autoerotik

Coil - Scatology 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

Coil - Scatology mcnish

June 29, 2018
edited 10 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.

swallowingdiamondz

Coil - Scatology swallowingdiamondz

February 2, 2019
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, FFK1

I have the same pressing, with the same matrices and a matte printed inner sleeve but no postcard. I bought it new back in the mid 80s, about late '85 to early '86.
MachEEf

Coil - Scatology MachEEf

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

Coil - Scatology as reviewed by 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.
Saborcaracter

Coil - Scatology Saborcaracter

August 2, 2017
referencing Scatology, CD, Album, RE, RM, LOCI CD15, Loci CD 15
Excellent write-up. I first heard Scatology in 1986; I had just turned 15 and that year saw the release of Horse Rotorvator. Since that record grabbed me by the throat, I started to look for more and it lead me to Scatology. You have to experience Coil. Submerge in it. As with so many other Coil releases, my advice would be to make sure you have the house to yourself, wait until after sunset and curl up on the most comfortable part of your couch. Then put on Coil and soak it up. By the end of night, a few albums later, you'll feel cleansed, refreshed, energized and whole again. That's the effect Coil's music has on me. I was deeply shocked when John Balance died and, six years later, Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson.
Prele

Coil - Scatology Prele

January 13, 2016
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex, FFK1
Hello, i have bought this bootleg in France at 66€ it was sell as the original version.
and your question is good the Matrix is not the one of the original LP it is only : K422 A & K 422 B.
I'll add it to identifier.
alexeysokolov73

Coil - Scatology 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

Coil - Scatology birthdayblues

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

Coil - Scatology 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

Coil - Scatology puppyrevenge-2009

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

Coil - Scatology 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.
XKennethStevensX

Coil - Scatology XKennethStevensX

October 23, 2013
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex, FFK1
Thanks! I also picked one up and it was pretty good
wschiff

Coil - Scatology wschiff

October 22, 2013
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex, FFK1
I'd say it's pretty decent. Picked this and the others up a few weeks ago when I was in London. I'm not disappointed.
anarchopirate

Coil - Scatology anarchopirate

August 14, 2013
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex, FFK1
Bootlegs of COIL are flourishing in London's second hand record shops
phobos777

Coil - Scatology phobos777

April 10, 2014
referencing Scatology, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Tex, FFK1
Not ONLY in London's second hand shops, in Germany too they're sprouting like Mushrooms from the ground :-(