Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Savage Republic - Customs

"One of the most original bands to come out of Los Angeles during those fervent years was Savage Republic, led by guitarist Bruce Licher. Tragic Figures (1982) introduced a psychedelic and industrial music that was mostly instrumental and percussive, inducing trance and fear. The EP Trudge (1985) incorporated more explicitly elements of world-music. The atmospheric Ceremonial (1985) and Jamahiriya (1988), featuring new member Brad Laner, perfected their synthesis of psychedelic drones, middle-eastern cantillation and tribal rhythms. By the time of Customs (1989), their last album and their masterpiece, they had coined a musical language of extreme tension, instrumental subtlety and exotic appeal. "- Scaruffi

Throbbing Gristle, Glenn Branca, oil drums on fire, tribal percussion, situationist chants, monotoned guitars, two bass drone, next to nothing...

Rapeman's First EP


  1. Wow, this shit incorporates some of my favorite musical styles and influences. It even has some Flipper in there. I'm swooning like a kid on Christmas morning.

  2. This is one of my all-time favorite albums from one of my all-time favorite bands. You don't happen to have "Wilt" by Blue Daisies. It includes Brad Laner on a couple of tracks and is my other favorite from this time period. Sadly my old cassette of it is trashed. It seems to be the one album not to be found in the blog-o-sphere.

    Your blog is full of gems. Thanks for the effort.

  3. Sadly, i don't have it. I do have Steaming Coils stuff. Let me know if you're interested.

  4. Sandunga Cat,

    I believe all the Steaming Coils stuff is still available from Mutant Sounds, so no need, but thanks for the offer.