VariousSuck (A Soundtrack For Everyday Living)

Label:Independent Video – INST 4
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mini-Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Non-Music
Style:Abstract, Industrial, Synth-pop, Experimental


A1Hardcorps*Water (Remix)5:10
A2Bow Gamelan EnsembleUntitled0:54
A3Faint Fifi SweetheartWhat's Good For Me3:58
A4Bow Gamelan EnsembleUntitled0:41
A5A Primary IndustryRose Madder (Edit)3:03
B1Okapi FeverBelieve Me (Everybody Has)3:19
B2Bow Gamelan EnsembleUntitled0:53
B3Pink IndustryPain Of Pride (Remix)3:42
B4Bow Gamelan EnsembleUntitled1:37
B5Crucifixion Of Sean PennEmpty5:07

Companies, etc.

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Suck (A Soundtrack For Everyday Living) is a companion to Suck (A Multinational)(INS V 3)(videocassette). It contains audio extracts from the video mixed with different tracks or alternate takes from some of the other contributors. Each piece is linked by extracts from the 'Bow Gamelan Ensemble' at the Place Theatre, London on November 14 1985 to make 2 long soundtracks, a reflection of and a contribution to modern living. MELODY-RHYTHM-NOISE.

Track A1 is a remix of the video soundtrack.
Track A3 is from video soundtrack.
Track A5 an edit from the LP 'Ultramarine' on Sweatbox.
Track B1 is specially recorded for this release.
Track B3 is a remix from the LP 'New Beginnings' on Zulu.
Track B5 is specially recorded for this release.

Distributed by Red Rhino/Cartel.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A): MPO INS-T 4 A1 A PORKY PRIME CUT SUCK ON THIS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B): MPO INS-T 4 B1 THE CAMERA IS LIKE A GUN...POW!


  • Bradx's avatar
    Before Chris Coco aka Chris Mellor got into DJing he was making videos way back in the mid '80s. The big dance explosion was yet to hit and he was more inclined towards experimental noise and hardcore rock at the time.

    Okapi Fever was a Brighton band who didn't record much but did appear on Various - Impact! (Auto·Edit), another Chris Mellor production, along with Sonic Youth (their track was a song left off the Walls Have Wars live LP). Marc Waterman was a member of the band before he got into engineering and production big time (check his credits).

    Crucifixion Of Sean Penn was another moody Brighton band who were heavily into metal-bashing a la Neubauten. Their main man was Jack Sargeant who was still at school when their contribution was recorded. Jack later moved to Australia and became a prolifiic author and journalist, mainly writing on the 'cinema of transgression'.

    Chris was going to put out a 12" by the Crucifixion but he got side-tracked by another shadowy Brighton character MC Mikey B who played him a recording of Jack Van Impe, from an album lent by Capt Sensible (never returned and subsequently 'borrowed' by Norman Cook and sampled for the Pizzaman single Sex On The Streets). This persuaded him that sampling, hip hop and breakbeats were the way forward, and not metal-bashing which ws already a ittle passe by this time.

    Funnily enough, when Coco Steel & Lovebomb were invented and the Crucifixion of Sean Penn were dropped, the first single Coco Steel & Lovebomb - Crucifixion Of DONNY retained the notion of an entertainer's 'crucifixion'.

    Chris Mellor and Lene Stokes appeared on the Channel 4 show The Tube to talk about this video.

    That's a little bit of Brighton musical history there.


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