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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

We Never Learn, Terrascope review

WE NEVER LEARN: THE GUNK PUNK UNDERGUT 1988-2001 - ERIC DAVIDSON

(Book from www.backbeatbooks.com)

Even at its peak, the music discussed in this fine book was dismissed by most, an underground phenomenon that was never heard outside the clubs and records it created. Ask even your music loving friends what they think of The Dwarves, Dead Moon, The Monomen etc, and they may well give you a blank look, which will turn to horror if you actually play them some of the music. This, of course, is what made it so special, other people hated it, dirty rock and roll with a fuzzed-up, fucked-up heart and a penchant for a good time; those that got it (the Ptolemaic Terrascope included) really got it...

Having been there as the singer in the New Bomb Turks, Eric Davidson is well placed to tell the tale of the movement. From its early days, its main players, the labels, clubs and bands the spawned the scene, the fact that he does so with passion, knowledge and a large dose of humour is to his eternal credit.

Over 300 plus pages, the scene is covered in depth, tales of rock and roll excess, bad times, and classic seven inchers cropping up on every page, the in-depth interviews with the likes of Dead Moon, Devil Dogs, Teengenerates and Billy Childish allowing the reader a glimpse of what awaited bands treading the trash-ridden path, and proving that the movement managed to spread its bruised and battered finger across the globe.

Perhaps even more enlightening is an interview with Crypt label boss Tim Warren, as he is name checked with various degrees of love and hate by most of the bands featured in the book, the thread that binds them together. Resolutely avoiding commercialism, indie fame and fortune and often making the wrong decision just for the hell of it, each and every band have a tale to tell, stories of lost opportunities, over-indulgence and life on the road. This is a fascinating and beautifully written read that will make you want to dig out all the vinyl, drink too much beer and turn the fucker up - which is perhaps the highest praise of all. Also included is a download code, so that the reader can access a 20 track compilation featuring some of the bands named in the book, including some excellent tracks from, \didjits, Thee Headcoats, Dwarves, Mummies and Oblivians, as well as “Slut” a fine slice of live noise from The New Bomb Turks themselves. (Simon Lewis)

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