Various ‎– The Portable Altamont

Shock ‎– SX012 CD, Shock ‎– SX012CD
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Compilation of the first five Shock 7" releases with an extra track by each artist. Includes a 12-page booklet.

Tracks 1-2: Skullflower - I Live In The Bottomless Pit / Bo Diddley's Shitpump 7" (1989).
Tracks 4-5: Coil - Wrong Eye / Scope 7" (1990).
Tracks 7-8: Current 93 - She Is Dead And All Fall Down / God Has Three Faces And Wood Has No Name 7" (1989) All tracks recorded in Tokyo, July 1989. This trinity is for Thorn.
Tracks 10-11: Nurse With Wound - Sinister Senile E.P. 7" (1989).
Tracks 13-15: Drunks With Guns - Drunks With Guns 7" (1990).
Tracks 3, 6, 9, 12 and 16 are previously unreleased material by each group.

Back cover photograph: Thanks to Erica and Stuart for providing it.

Special thanks to John Balance, Savage Pencil, Stan Seitrich, Steven Stapleton and David Tibet, who conceived of this project and gave it its title.

All tracks © The individual artists
This compilation © 1991 Shock CD.

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  • Matrix / Runout: SX012CD 10147691 01 % MADE IN THE U.K.

Other Versions (1 of 1) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
005 Various The Portable Altamont(Cass, Comp, RE, Unofficial) Ricci's Gucci 005 Canada 2015 Sell This Version


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April 15, 2014

Just a warning, every single copy I have run across of this compilation is prone to CD rot.