L.voag*The Way Out

Label:Not On Label – No 9
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Lo-Fi, Experimental, Art Rock, Avantgarde


House X-axis
X1Front Door
X5Living Room
X7The Way Out
Chat Y-axis
Y1The Lengthy Pause
Y2Franco's Prayer
Y3The Raw End (Of The Tits, Bum & Challenge Deal)
Y4Boxing and Sparring (With The Third Dimension)
Y5The Goalkeepers Fear Of The Piss-Up
Y6Planning - Budgeting - Shopping
Y7Helping The Police With Their Enquiries
Y8Your Own Hair - Your Own Chance
Y9El Cada Dia Del Genté Comun
Y10The Tuned Knife And Fork Toned Down To A Light Lunch
Y11The Monumental


Paste-on front cover with large black and white poster attached to back cover, comes with two additional loose double sided posters.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): No 9a
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): No 9b

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
The Way Out (CD, Album, Reissue)AlcoholALLVCDUK1997
Recently Edited
The Way Out (LP, Album, Reissue, 7", 45 RPM, EP, Reissue)Superior ViaductSV083US2015



  • Gaupasol's avatar
    Rockin' concrète depositions from the mixing desk. Obra maestra hamijos.
    • Sam-Spacey's avatar
      I can tell you one artist on this, Anton Hayman (also a member of the 'Homosexuals' album of the same name...although incurrably straight in real life .... as a rather embarrassed 10 year old son taking that album to school to show my teachers it took some balls to do back then.

      Crazy punk cross ramblings either insanely intelligent or drug induced wibble.... I think I might master this album up to bring it back from the dead.
      • Bradx's avatar
        Edited 5 years ago
        This was in the Recommended Records catalogues from its release in 1979 and was a fixture there for several years afterwards. It took a long time to sell out. Eventually I got a catalogue where it said "rapidly running terminally out" ... and then it was gone. That was mid or late '80s. In those days, pre-internet, you would have to wait a long time for it to turn up in your local second-hand shop.

        I can't remember where I bought mine - it might have come from a little short-lived shop in Brighton called Attrix Records, or possibly Vinyl Demand. I had already bought the Move single on spec from Virgin, just going on the odd name was enough for me to buy records in those days.

        This is a crazily inventive album showcasing a number of wayward styles in impossible-to-categorise genres. Some of it is sort of lo-fi jazz, some is like warped easy listening, some is avant post-punk I suppose. It is packaged in an elaborate fashion with fold-out posters... and the whole thing seems deliberately mysterious and anonymous. No musicians are credited, leaving you to wonder at the time - who, or what, was L.Voag?

        You would never read about this in the NME, or anything about the Homosexuals. That whole axis was avoided by the NME. I have no idea why. Probably they didn't wave a wrap of Colombia's finest under their noses, or something. Maybe Sounds gave them some exposure, I'm not sure.

        About a year ago I picked up a copy of the CD version for £1 from a second-hand shop in Brighton. The guy who was selling it had no idea what it was. Plus ça change.


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