Coil ‎– Scatology

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FFK1 Coil Scatology(LP, Album, Ana) Force & Form, K.422 FFK1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
FFK1 Coil Scatology(LP, Album) Force & Form, K.422 FFK1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
FFK1B Coil Scatology(LP, Album) Force & Form, K.422 FFK1B UK 1984 Sell This Version
FFK 1 Coil Scatology(LP, Album, TP) Force & Form FFK 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
FFK1 Coil Scatology(LP, Album, RP, Sec) Force & Form, K.422 FFK1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form, Force & Form FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form, Force & Form FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form, Force & Form FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form, Force & Form FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
FFK CD1 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, Enh, RE, Unofficial) Force & Form FFK CD1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ARSN 228019 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) ArsNova ARSN 228019 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
LOCI CD15, Loci CD 15 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, RE, RM) Threshold House, Threshold House LOCI CD15, Loci CD 15 UK 2001 Sell This Version
LOCI15 Coil Scatology(LP, Album, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Threshold House LOCI15 UK 2001 Sell This Version
FFK1 Coil Scatology(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex) Force & Form (2), K.422 (2) FFK1 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Coil Scatology(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Coil) none France 2015 Sell This Version
RC005 Coil Scatology(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Rose Clouds RC005 2017 Sell This Version
FFKCD1 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form FFKCD1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, RE, RP) Force & Form, Force & Form FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 Coil Scatology(CD, Album, RE, RP) Force & Form, Force & Form FFKCD1, FFKCD 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
N°562 Coil Scatology(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Coil) N°562 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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autoerotik

autoerotik

December 30, 2018
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex, FFK1
a lot of griping about the sound quality on this one, but it sounded fine on the shop stereo at my work (i work in a record store, the owner took a lot of care with the sound system). whoever did this put some effort into it. nicely printed sleeve and insert, repro labels that look good and clear. my copy wasn't one of the random ones with the repro postcard, but my original pressing didn't have one either.

for the 15 dollars it cost me, i have no qualms. i'm not holding my breath for a legit repress.
mcnish

mcnish

June 29, 2018
edited 11 months ago
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, FFK1
I have 2 copies of this, one with the anal staircase postcard and the other without. The one without postcard i got 20 years ago, the one with i just got. Both have identical covers with similar wear/change of color and both records have the same matrix which makes me believe they are both originals:

Matrix / Runout (A-Side): FFK 1 A¹ THE HILLS ARE ALIVE MPO
Matrix / Runout (B-Side): FFK 1 B¹ I AM PERPLEXED MPO

But the one with postcard has a matte printed inner, while the one without the postcard is glossy. Can anyone comment on what their inner is?

I'm curious if that is the best way to tell if it is a first press without postcard or second pressing.

MachEEf

MachEEf

March 6, 2017
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex, FFK1
What is written in the deadwax? We need matrix numbers, etc.
Neuralchemy23

Neuralchemy23

November 15, 2016
referencing Scatology, CD, Album, RE, RM, LOCI CD15, Loci CD 15
If your initiation into the work of Coil consists of later classics like "Love's Secret Domain," the "Unnatural History" compilations, or the "Musick to Play in the Dark" series, you are likely to be surprised by this early effort. This is not to say you will be disappointed, far from it. In fact, you will come to appreciate their work more by seeing yet another example of the variety of sounds they are capable of.

Unlike the atmospheric and abstract tendencies of the Moon Musick stage of their works, Scatology reflects Coil's connection to Throbbing Gristle in the album's aggressive, feedback-driven noise sculptures. On the other hand, the uniqueness and the highly mystical, surreal, sometimes diabolic outlook of Coil is exhibited in full even this early in their work. Much the same can be said for their artistry and reflectiveness; every song has a definite meaning, which is elaborated on in the CD booklet, a helpful companion to the music indeed.

The impressive variety of themes explored therein range from the perverse to the profound, and sometimes one can't tell where one ends and the other begins. Each page is peppered with quotes by sources ranging from Dali, to Dawkins, to Charles Manson and even an Archbishop cautioning the faithful against spiritual delusion.

As for the music, this wide thematic range is reflected there too, paralleled by a wide range of sounds, moods, and textures. A whimsical collage of jazz and symphonic samples with cut-up speech opens the album. This is then followed by an elegantly chaotic dancefloor piece "Panic." A couple of ambient but lively pieces with esoteric themes follow, one of which features gothic legend Gavin Friday crooning poetically about psychic vampires. From here on, the album can best be described as noisy and intrusively rhythmic enough for the industrial set, but with the right amount of melody, strange passion, and eerily ethereal resonance for the gothic set. Orchestral sounds intertwine with oppressive mechanical rhythms and the cryptic waveforms for which we know Coil's synth work. These seemingly disparate sounds form an order in their unique way to serve us as a soundtrack to apocalyptic visions, mass hallucinations, the latent perversion in man showing itself, and a famous vision of the notorious de Sade. Finally, while it seems odd to close such an album with a cover of a cover, Jhonn and Peter don't fail to put their unique touch here either. By some form of poetic alchemy, a sentimental song about the strife of love becomes a revelation of the invasion of love by a then-obscure plague.

Indeed the exploration of the dynamic between love and death has always been a major aim of Coil's work. This album proves that as surely as more famous later works do, and will serve as a great intro for the newcomer and a new enrichment for the longtime fan.
alexeysokolov73

alexeysokolov73

March 10, 2015
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex, FFK1

low-level dirty sound
my high-end turntable wondered by this "masterpiece"
birthdayblues

birthdayblues

August 28, 2014
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, FFK1
same questions as below!
Anthon40

Anthon40

August 2, 2014
edited 10 months ago
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, Ana, FFK1

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

puppyrevenge-2009

puppyrevenge-2009

May 7, 2014
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, Ana, FFK1
DONT BUY UNOFFICIAL RELEASES YOU MORONS.
zentra

zentra

April 21, 2014
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex, FFK1
Sound quality is not super, certainly not worth the cost nor the shame.