Various ‎– Hoisting The Black Flag

United Dairies ‎– UD 06
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Compilation


A1 Lemon Kittens Funky 7
A2 Truth Club To The Nile Sisters
A3 Nurse With Wound Duelling Banjos
A4 Mental Aardvarks Bogart Was Three Lemons
B1 David Cross Early Dance Music
B2 Paul Hamilton & Joseph Duarte Dance Music
B3a Whitehouse Her Entry
B3b Whitehouse Foreplay
B4 Mental Aardvarks What Have You Done (Pieces Of Meat)?



Limited edition of 500 copies

The NWW track uses samples of records by Mike Nichols & Elaine May, John Cage with David Tudor, The Nihilist Spasm Band and others.

The front cover was rotated by John Fothergill and not printed the way Steven Stapleton intended. There was also to be an insert included with this LP, but that idea was cancelled.

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January 5, 2005
edited over 7 years ago
To add a comment on a release that now is 24 years old, is a difficult thing to do. The world changed. And so did the music.
My interests and my mind has developed to other and different levels.
But how can I ignore that this record once changed my life?
Opened my ears and mind to a new and strange form of beauty.
As far as I remember, this was one of my first journeys into the world of "The second coming" of so called industrial music.
This exploration - radical like nothing before - made very clear, that there is a link between aggression and sexuality. A discovery, that nowadays might sound a little bit old-fashioned, not only to people who're still listining to music of that genre (probably of the third, fourth, "what ever" wave).
But what ever u're listening today, I can assure you of one thing. All that has to be said about this connection, was already said here before.
And thats the reason I'm writing this .
This compilation gave the sentence of „Entertainment through pain“ a new meaning. And not only that.
Whitehouse never again were so precise than here, not even on „Birthdeath Experience“.
NWW (spiritually very much connected to John Cage at that time) presented a track absurd and scarifying funny (as their track on „The Second Coming“ LP on Come)- absolutely irritating.
The Bombay Ducks ( Hamilton and Duarte) and Lemon Kittens with sounds ...equally intense.
The credo " You don't need to call it music, if the term shocks you" started here - renewed with hoisting a black flag, the sign of the pest.
Really, I can't think of any other compilation of UD or probably the whole genre, which repeated what this one did.

Intended or not, it just opened the door..........