Culturcide – Tacky Souvenirs Of Pre-Revolutionary America – Culturecide Records 1986

Side One

Side Two

From Houston in Texas, U.S, Culturcide decided to do without the rock and roll traditions of actually having a band to perform tracks for voicing over. Culturcide thought that with such great material out there in the M.O.R. FM world they might as well just hi-jack these tracks and get there point of view over without the hassle of too much practising in garages and studio time…Al Puppy will probably have long words for this kind of thing finishing with ism’s and involving Societies Spectacles…I would describe is as ‘ripping the piss’.

Lots of tracks I recognise but can not put a title to, but Bowie, Michael Jackson, Beach Boys, McCartney and the Boss Springsteen all get the treatment, with lyrics involving vegetarianism, corporate America, and even industrial bands!

Of course Culturcide got into deep water for there antics but hey, any record that finishes with the lyric ‘colour my world with PIGS…fucking me’ has got to be onto a winner..! 

On the lyric sheet it has the following advice: Home taping is killing the record industry…so keep doing it. Let this record be the master for your cassette edition

Exactly what Robin and Lee from Acid Rain productions took on board when they released this LP as a cassette on their label in 1988 or there abouts.


  1. alistairliv
    February 16, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Is there an -ism for “damn kids have ‘borrowed’ the dinky little speakers from my computer so I can only look at the pictures and not hear the music?”

  2. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 16, 2008 at 1:27 am

    damn kids have borrowed the dinky little speakers from my computer so I can only look at the pictures and not hear the musicism maybe?

  3. p@ndora
    February 16, 2008 at 7:47 am

    How’s about get-some-headphones-so-you-can-enjoy-it-at-volume-anyhowism?

    Thanks for this and for all the other stuff! P@ndora

  4. alistairliv
    February 16, 2008 at 9:32 am

    DIYFSism. If I move my cutting edge piece of late eighties technology -a music centre with built in cd player (broken) – over to the computer I can use it as an amplifier and play the music through my vintage surround sound system, which includes a pair of big home made speakers I have had since Grosvenor Avenue days + two Wharfedale speakers that came with a Pioneer amplifier the size and weight of a breeze block I got given when my neighbour died.

    If I can re-assemble the spaghetti of wires, it plays loud with a heavy heavy solid sound.

    Then I can really wind up the youth of today by tuning into Radio Puppy all day long…

    Hey – anyone got a boat? We could set up our own pirate radio station, beaming waves from the sea…

  5. sean
    February 16, 2008 at 11:31 am

    Funny you should say that…..was involved setting up pirate radio in bristol 1990s,got voice printed and hunted down by DTI (who manage these things) and only got away with it cos the others caught very decently convinced “the man” that I was this mentally deficient kid they let hang around who fantasized about being in charge of it all.Very handy.
    They didnt take much convincing tho’……..

    Concerning the boat angle,Alan,one of the Wood Green Arts Center squatters just got in touch,he’s back in scotland building boats

  6. lee23
    February 16, 2008 at 11:48 am

    thanks for jogging my memory penguin, we did didn’t we ??? i’d totally forgotten…forgetting the zeitgeist indeed, must be my age 😉

  7. alistairliv
    February 16, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I am now wired up for sensuround sound – been listening to Blood and Roses and KLF videos. Love the one with Tammy Wynette. That’s KLF, not the rare recording of Tammy performing Blood and Roses greatest hits.

    Where abouts in Scotland is Alan building boats?

  8. John Eden
    John Eden
    February 16, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Oh wow – thanks for uploading this I heard a lot about it at the time but never got hold of a copy.

  9. Kerr Ray Z. Fokker
    Kerr Ray Z. Fokker
    May 31, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Lost my copy of this over ten years ago. Top selection, Mr Penguin.

  10. alistairliv
    June 27, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Actually listening to the record this time round. Pretty apt given media overkill of Mr. Jackson’s demise. Even Radio Four spent 20 minutes of 30 minute World at One rehearsing his exit from this mortal coil.

    If everybody wanted to be Michael Jackson then…. what happens now?

    Haven’t got an -ism but have an -ity. “Hypertextuality” or “hypotextuality”

    Follows from “intertextuality” which was invented by my (one of my) heroine(s) the absolutely fab/ gorgeous Julia Kristeva

    To make it sound more Situationist, for “hypertextuality” read “surtextualite”.

    a. A text that takes another text (the hypotext) and transmutes it in some way, but without simply being a commentary on the original
    b. Parody, adaptation, translation, pastiche, imitation etc.
    c. Because of the rise of computer hypertext, some critics are now referring to this as hypotextuality to differentiate between the two.
    d. Example of hypertextuality – recyling Shakespear’s Tempest as s.f movie The Forbidden Planet.

  11. kundooz
    September 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    The proper situationist term is detournement.Great to see you still going.I used to buy the zine.

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