Blackouts* ‎– Lost Soul's Club

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Wax Trax! Records ‎– WAX 006
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A Everglades 12:25
B1 Idiot 4:19
B2 Writhing 3:31

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℗&© 1985 Icky Music
Side A is at 33 RPM
Side B is at 45 RPM

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  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area A-side [hand-etched]): WAX 006 A HUB GK
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area B-side [hand-etched]): WAX 006 B HUB GK
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area both sides [machine-stamped]): MASTERDISK

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OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

November 20, 2016
edited 12 months ago

Severely underrated Al Jourgensen project. Everglades especially. Mixing on that one gets beautifully dubbed out, thanks--in no small part--to Paul Barker's bassline at the unrelenting core. Combined with Erich Werner's vocal delivery I could easily mistake this for a PIL outtake.
Richard_23

Richard_23

December 23, 2009

Shortly after picking up some early Ministry singles and discovering Front 242 and The Revolting Cocks on Chicago's Wax Trax label back in the early 1980s, I no longer viewed the Wax Trax Mail Order catalog insert found in every Wax Trax release as a simple product listing. Before the insert went beyond a page or two, I viewed it as a collect 'em all challenge.

Naturally I failed, but not before picking up plenty of wax to scare my preppy school mates with! Had it not been listed in my mounting collection of Wax Trax vinyl I probably would never have heard of The Blackouts Lost Souls Club, let alone buy it without hesitation.

I listen to it every couple of years and it's a fascinating experience every time. Everlades, clocking in at over 12:00 is worth the price of admission alone. I'm at a loss to describe it except to say it's pretty freaking cool. Dark, pounding, vocal howls and a some nice guitar work flowing through the track.

Idiot and Writhing both fit well with Everglades, and are equally hard to pigeonhole. This 12" single is one of those weird ones where one side is 45 rpm (Everglades) and the other is 33 rpm. I listened to Idiot and Writhing for the first couple of years at 45 rpm! They hold the attention at either speed. So side two is 128 bpm or 185 bpm depending on one's mood.

I can't say that I can confidently recommend any actively seek this release out, but if you stumble across it, throw it on and see what you think. There's much worse ways to spend 20 minutes or so.

In high school some of my little friends told me that "my music" was if the kind that would wake the dead, as if that was some kind of insult... I suppose if that's one of your hobbies you might check out LostSoulsClub... or maybe head straight for the Wiseblood or Foetus. It's your call.

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R23