Various ‎– The Last Testament

Fetish Records ‎– FR2011
Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 WKGB Non-Stop
Producer – Dave Goessling, Dennis Kelley
A2 The Bongos Nuts And Bolts
Producer – Ken Thomas, The Bongos
A3 Perry Haines What's Funk?
Producer – Jean-Paul Maunick
A4 8 Eyed Spy Lazy In Love
Producer – Bob Blank
A5a Clock DVA The Opening (Live)
Producer [Reprocessed] – Ken Thomas
A5b Genesis P-Orridge Voice Over
A6 Z'EV Wipe Out
Producer – Charles Ball, Z'EV
B1 Stephen Mallinder Del Sol
Producer – S. Mallinder*
B2 Bush Tetras Das Ah Riot
Producer – BT*, Ken Thomas
B3a 23 Skidoo Last Words
Producer – 23 Skidoo, Ken Thomas, S. Mallinder*
B3b Genesis P-Orridge Voice Over
B4 Clock DVA Remain-Remain (Live)
Producer [Reprocessed] – Ken Thomas
B5 Throbbing Gristle Discipline (Live)
Producer [Reprocessed] – Genesis P-Orridge
B6 23 Skidoo Hawaii 5-0
Producer – Tony, Terry and David*

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Printed inner sleeve includes "goodbye" letters from Jon Savage and Sandy Robertson, as well as a release catalogue with photos of sleeve artwork.

Tracks A2, A5, B1, B4 & B6 previously unreleased.
Tracks B3 & B5 new edits.

Track A1 recorded June 1979 at Mix-O-Lydian (NY). Published by WKGB Music.
Track A2 recorded at Jacobs Studio (Surrey UK) in 1981, mixed in Dec 1982. Published by Baby Music/Sonet Publishing.
Track A3 recorded at Marcus Music (London) in Sept 1981. Published by Baby Music/Sonet/Central Line Music Ltd.
Track A4 recorded in Oct 1980 at Blank Tapes (NY). Published by 8 Eyed Spy/Baby Music/Sonet.
Track A5 recorded live at the Lyceum (London) Feb 1981. Published by Baby Music/Sonet Publishing.
Track A6 recorded in NYC in 1981. Published by Ambassador Music.
Track B1 recorded at Western Works in 1982. Published by Baby Music/Sonet Publishing.
Track B2 recorded at Jacobs Studio (Surrey UK). Published by Bush Tetra Songs (ASCAP).
Track B3 recorded July 1981 at Western Works in Sheffield. Published by Baby Music/Sonet Publishing.
Track B4 recorded live at the Lyceum (London) in Feb 1981. Published by Baby Music/Sonet Publishing.
Track B5 recorded live in Berlin Nov 7th 1980, reprocessed in Dec 1982. Published by Southern Music.
Track B6 recorded at Jacobs Studio (Surrey UK) in Nov 1981. Published by Baby Music/Sonet Publishing.

℗ 1983 Fetish Records Ltd
Made in England

Sleeve message states: "Four years in a cage, now the cage is yours. We've been here and gone."

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May 25, 2014
This needs to be rereleased on CD with bonus tracks.


January 15, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Sadly, as history has it, independent movement remains a mistery as well as a failure - apart from offering music otherwise unavailable, the lack of confidence to produce authentic music and stay aside from greed and commerciality of the whole thing, many innocent labels suffered for the sake of others. Fetish Records in that respect was a perspective label with various talents involved, ranging from pure pop to industrial heaviness - 'The Last Testament' is ironic in both, the sleeve and the concept of a farewell album, collecting all of the artists that once recorded for Fetish. Worth noting are of course, 23 Skidoo (especially a piss-off closing number 'Hawaii 5.0'), Clock DVA's rare live recording, Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire, Z'ev and Throbbing Gristle - but there were also American 'no wave' acts such as 8-Eyed Spy, plus Bush Tetras and The Bongos... and a minor synthie-something duo WKGB. Sadly, this LP remains a mystery with its unlikely sound combinations - those who own it are bastards luckier for one hell of a sonic experience.