1. Nic
    January 18, 2008 at 2:19 am

    Very important message…:)

    I love that Vomit Visions EP: I’m a big appreciator of their nasty scuzzed-up sound (and that of band member Eric Hysteric)…
    The sentiment of that song was very inspiring to me…

  2. Penguin
    January 18, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Had to watch my back for several years around this time. More relaxed nowadays thankfully.

  3. alistairliv
    alistairliv • Post Author •
    January 18, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I remember Eric Hysteric visiting Puppy Mansions (Westbere Road) to see Leigh Kendal ( of the Last Words) there. Leigh played on the Punks are the old farts of today ep.

    There is a German Wikipaedia entry on the Vomit Visions. Here are parts of the automatic Google translations.

    Eric Hysteric (Erich Knodt) guitars,
    Hans Wurst (Volker Hanreich) Bass
    Rola Rock (Roland ?) († 1989) singing
    Dieter Krist drums, guitar (2nd Single)

    Guest musicians
    Leigh Kendall (1. Single) Leigh Kendall guitar & vocals (1 Single)
    Gilles (2. Single) Gilles Punkette guitar (2nd Single)

    From 1973 made Erich Knodt and Dieter Krist, with a concert by Tina York had met with a 2-track tape recorder experimental music recordings in Lo-fi sound. After the two summer 1976 in London had spent Knodt was from the art figure Eric Hysteric and Krist started his first fanzine. A punk band attempts to establish failed several times, because in the province of Hessian allies were not appropriate.

    1978 and worked Hysteric Krist as roadies for XTC and sold records at the Frankfurt flea market. They learned from Herbert Egoldt Rock-O-Rama Shipping (Cologne) and Volker Hanreich (casting). Hanreich had encyclopedic knowledge of pop history as a collector and was obscure American punk singles, in conjunction with like-minded people like Greg Shaw (Who Put the Bomp, Bomp Records), and Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, Alternative Tentacles). Under the name Hans Wurst he wrote essays in which he journalism (New Musical Express, in Germany sounds) and scientific (Cultural Studies) Explain pattern of punk (as art and / or “authentic” expression of the working class) drew back. Sold were fanzines like “Same Old Song” and “ultra-hardcore punk sounds” at concerts, on the Frankfurt flea market in the Karl Marx bookstore by Joschka Fischer and Daniel Cohn-Bendit.

    Neither Hans sausage nor the sociology student had Rola rock musical skills, which means they were bassist and singer as the perfect complement to Hysteric (guitar) and Krist (drums). Under the name “SCUM” (Valerie Solanas) 1978/79 were two or three chaotic samples, which bans in the house youth centres of casting and Frankfurt-Hoechst to follow. Then Hysteric emigrated to London and started – with the support of the Australian punk pioneers “The Last Words” – a solo career.

    While Alfred Hilsberg of “embarrassing conventional punk” wrote and the Zig-Zag Magazine (No.102) the EP as “indescribably rotten”, was in Issue 3 of “Kill Your Pet Puppy”, the second by Tony D. Fanzine , in 1976 to 1979 & Ripped Torn had edited to read: “Far out man, makes Crass seem like a bunch of choirboys.”

    Slash, the House Magazine of the LA punk scene commented: “Great title, great name, great sound: they grate on the nerves. I love it. I love it. It has the superb production values of „Forming“ (erste Single der Germs )… It has the superb production values of “forming” (the first single Germs) … It sure emptied my tummie quick.“ It sure emptied my tummie quick. “

  4. Steve
    January 18, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    I’d love to hear more about the Last Words sometime – I’ve got (and love) their first 2 singles – never did track down their LP (on Armageddon?) and to this day I still know next to nothing about them…

  5. Tony Puppy
    Tony Puppy
    January 19, 2008 at 1:55 am

    I’m told, “It (the Last Words gig) is a Killing Joke support at the University of London.”

  6. Tony Puppy
    Tony Puppy
    January 19, 2008 at 1:57 am

    Leigh and Andy were part of the first puppy collective, huddled together the eight of us in the room in Sherriff Rd after being kicked out of King Bob’s Hospital domain.

  7. Steve
    January 19, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks for the links Tony – much appreciated. The only snag is the live LP is password-protected… I don’t suppose you know the password?!

    I’m amazed to say there’s a pretty good wikipedia entry on the band:


  8. Penguin
    January 19, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    What happened to the Kill Your Pet Penguin part of this post? Sticking the second Disorder 7″ single up now…that should get you all in the mood to give me a good toe-ing!

  9. Tony Puppy
    Tony Puppy
    January 20, 2008 at 1:48 am

    Steve, I think it’s one of those anti-spambot things where you have to type in the letters/numbers you see.

  10. Steve
    January 20, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Unfortunately it’s the actual zip file which is encrypted – presumably the site where it originally emanated from provided a password but that link bypasses that – I don’t suppose you can remember where it was actually posted?!

  11. Steve
    January 30, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Yessssssss! Cheers Nuzz!

  12. Nuzz
    January 31, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Was that the sound of a happy man Steve? No problem.

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