The Blood (2) ‎– False Gestures For A Devious Public

Noise Records (6) ‎– NOYZ LP 1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Done Some Brain Cells Last Nite
A2 Degenerate
A3 Gestapo Khazi
A4 Well Sick
Lead Vocals – J.J.*
A5 Sewer Brain
B1 Sucker
Lead Vocals – J.J.*
B2 Mesrine
Written-By – G. Billingham
B3 Rule 43
Written-By – G. Billingham
B4 Joys Of Noise
B5 Waste Of Flesh And Bone
B6 Throttle Ya Blue

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Recorded at Alaska Studios, August 1982.
Mixed at Alaska & Greenhouse Studios August / September / October
Distributed by IDS

Includes a printed lyric inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): LP 1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): CUT YOUR OWN THROAT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): LP 1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): CUT SOMEONE ELSE'S THROAT

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September 11, 2010
I remember the first time I played this and it completely blew me away. There was power and tune and attitude and a real meaty loudness which just made me want to turn everything up. This was a punk band who really seemed to understand melody and could actually carry a quite complex tune. Marry this to the amusing earthy lyrics and the recipe was there for a fine first album, which more than lived up to the promise of the first single (Megalomania). Pepperred with memorable tunes (Well Sick, Sewer Brain, Waste Of Flesh And Bone, Gestapo Khazi, Sucker) and free of any really weak tracks this album still sounds fresh today, mainly because, unlike so many contemporaries, they were able to capture the full effect of their power-chord sound on record. All in all a mighty fine effort and one of my personal favourites.


September 8, 2010

False Gestures for a Devious Public (LP) LINK RECORDS AND MUSIC LTD. CLINK 5 UK 1990