Friday, 10 July 2009

Various - Pure Devotion

Something a wee bit different today, to tie in with me going to see Nine Inch Nails in Manchester next Tuesday.

Devotion was a UK label which licensed stuff from Wax Trax - nutters like Al Jourgensen & Paul Barker from Ministry and Chris Connelly under various different guises making industrial / electro / madness. Most of the stuff here is produced by the aforementioned threesome, along with one-offs like a taxi driver who used to take them around.

My pick of the bunch is Acid Horse - an electro-tastic Ministry / Cabaret Voltaire collaboration.

I remember ending up at the only Glasgow gig by Revolting Cocks by accident - it was supposed to be at the College of Building and Printing. I was seeing a girl at the time who wanted to go and see EMF(!) at King Tuts so we went and chanced our arms getting in there. This was back when 'Unbelievable' was flying up the charts so they were hot property. Managed to blag our way in to the gig - don't remember anything about it, unlike what happened next...

We went up to Glasgow Tech afterwards (a popular goth hangout back in the day), it was pure mobbed and there were bodies flying out the door totally fucked. I knew the folk on the door so we got in - I asked why it was so busy - "the Revolting Cocks are still on, Mog". What the fuck!?!?!?!?!? I charged up the stairs and managed to catch the last hour! Turns out the police had pulled the gig at the original venue due to all the paranoia at the time about putting them on - rumours about electric fences, cattle prods and strippers.

The stage at the Tech was tiny and the place was heaving. One of the vocalists (I'll not call him a 'singer') had a massive big rubber cock on and was squirting white goo all over the front rows, Al Jourgensen was yelling the chorus to Beers, Steers & Queers and offering sniffs of poppers to the audience in between lines. Everyone was totally fucked - we joined in with the festivities and had a fuckin blast. The gig ended up the stuff of legend and Chris Connelly says as much in his book, My Life As A Revolting Cock (recommended reading).

EMF? What the fuck was I thinking...



Various - Pure Devotion <-- new linky
A1 - Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers & Queers
A2 - 1000 Homo DJs - Supernaut
A3 - Acid Horse - No Name, No Slogan
A4 - Murder Inc. - Murder Inc.
B1 - Hyperhead - Teenage Mind
B2 - Chris Connelly - July
B3 - Lead Into Gold - Faster Than Light
B4 - PTP - Rubber Glove Seduction
C1 - Malhavoc - Re-Release
C2 - Excessive Force - Conquer Your House
C3 - Crowforce - White King
C4 - Pigface - Tonight's The Night (Little Sisters Remix)
D1 - Skrew - Sympathy For The Devil
D2 - Bomb Everything - Hoeda, Hoeda
D3 - Pigface - Ten Ground & Down
D4 - Revolting Cocks - No Devotion

Buy it here

5 comments:

Chaz said...

You lucky sod seeing the Cocks live!! I had a taped copy of this album back in the mid nineties and would have given my eye teeth to see them on stage. As it happens, I saw Pigface at the Clapham Grand, but there were no penises or poppers proffered, although I do recall a bottle of Scotch being passed around the front row... Happy days!

Nightlight said...

As happy as I was to see that here and ready to down that, 200MBs proved to be too much for sendspace (or is it my connection)...

Salem said...

Just chanced upon this page searching for Glasgow Tech. I was at the gig, too. Fucking amazing. Was pissed but I remember the huge friggin cock and squirted 'foam' all over the place. I fell down the stairs after it haha

Anonymous said...

For years I've never been sure if the big squirty cock had actually happened or I'd imagined it in a dream sometime later. What a mental gig - I don't think I've ever seen so much mayhem going on in one place. By the following evening I was absolutely shitting myself cos my hearing still hadn't come back.

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