Coil ‎– Scatology

Force & Form ‎– FFK1, K.422 ‎– FFK1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Anal Staircase Postcard

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A1 Ubu Noir
A2 Panic
Guitar, Vocals – JB*Programmed By [Original Rhythm] – PC*Sampler [Additional Sampling], Arranged By – Clint RuinWritten-By [Written With] – J.G. Thirlwell
A3 At The Heart Of It All
Clarinet – Stephen E Thrower*Piano – PC*Sampler [Overdubs Of Emulator] – Clint Ruin, PC*Synthesizer [Yamaha DX7] – JB*Written-By [Written With] – S.E. Thrower*
A4 Tenderness Of Wolves
Acoustic Guitar – Alex FergussonVocals, Written-By [Vocal], Lyrics By, Written-By [Written With] – Gavin Friday
A5 The Spoiler
Vocals – JB*, PC*
A6 Clap
B1 Solar Lodge
Guitar, Bass, Vocals – JB*Percussion [Additional], Clarinet – Stephen E Thrower*Programmed By [Rhythms, Samples] – PC*Written-By [Written With] – S.E. Thrower*
B2 The Sewage Worker's Birthday Party
Bass – JB*
B3 Godhead ⇔ Deathead
B4 Cathedral In Flames

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Original release of 3000 copies included an "Anal Staircase" postcard pasted over the black sun logo on the front cover. Comes with a black and white printed inner sleeve with lyrics. The artwork in the top left cover of the front of the inner sleeve is a woodcut by Alfred Jarry.

A1 - Four sounds, sampled and sequenced on a Fairlight CMI.
A3 - An improvisation at Aosis Studios.
A4 - Backing track composed on the Fairlight.
A5 - Original rhythm played on Mimic sampling keyboard and recorded on TEAC 4 track cassette machine and then bounced to 24 track for the addition of Ocarina, organ, sampled drums and vocals.
B1 - Recorded live at the Bar Maldoror, September 3rd, 1984.
B2 - This track consists of samples made from private recordings and from How To Destroy Angels.
B3 - Originally to be called "Ergot".

"The name 'Coil', first used by John Balance in Autumn 1982 for his solo works, now represents him in collaboration with Peter Christopherson."

"We would like to thank the following, who were all most obliging in one way or another: Marc A., Stevø, Rob, Jane and Sue, Gavin Friday, Steve, Nick Alvarez, Tibet 93, Barry Clempson, God's Gift, Max & Richard, Fritz, Derek J., Marc Monin, Bastille, and Leon, wherever he is."

On spine: Made in England ℗ & © K.422 1984

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): FFK1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): FFK1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): FFK 1 A¹ THE HILLS ARE ALIVE MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): FFK 1 B¹ I AM PERPLEXED MPO

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
N°562 Coil Scatology(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Coil) N°562 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
LOCI15 Coil Scatology(LP, Album, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Threshold House LOCI15 UK 2001 Sell This Version
RC005 Coil Scatology(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Rose Clouds RC005 2017 Sell This Version
FFK 1 Coil Scatology(LP, Album, TP) Force & Form FFK 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ARSN 228019 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) ArsNova ARSN 228019 Russia 1999 Sell This Version


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August 2, 2014
edited 10 months ago

Definitely because Coil
Soon to be unAvailable
At any price last look



May 7, 2014