Various – Beyond Entertainment – Final Image Cassettes – 1984

UV Pop – Be Yourself / Fluid – The Long Goodbye / Son Of Sam – Not A Second Wasted / Tom Fazzini – Cradle Song / Possession – Fundamentals I

O Yuki Conjugate – Beyond Control 3 / jhaitb2 – Love Song / Mute Calm – Transcontinental Levitation / 391 – Why Did Daddy Die / The Bisro Band – Mixamatosis / The Eternal – Expulsion Of Spirits

I know little of the artists on this cassette so have included a page from the booklet below. Bisro Band is a great sounding band, has a slight flavour of Eno and Byrnes ‘Life in The Bush Of Ghosts’ sound. UV Pop are also a decent bit of kit.

Hoping Nic will fill in the gaps on the strange sounding music on this cassette, because to be honest I have not really felt up to posting the last couple of days, too hot, too under-nourished and too tired! Dont let that put you off listening to this though.

  1. Nic
    August 1, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Not too much to add really to the post by Curious Guy at Phoenix Hairpins (which has been a top quality blog for quite a while now)…

    Possession: Steve Thrower went on to become a member of Coil during their early period up to 1992 (as well as playing drums on Skullflower’s classic ‘Form Destroyer’ 12″), and now works under the name Cylobe…
    He also contributed articles to the 1980’s Euro-Horror-and-Obscurities magazine Shock Xpress which was edited by guitar demon Stefan Jaworzyn whose acid-damaged guitar made the early Skullflower slabs so vital…Jaworzyn also ran the Shock record label which put out some great releases by Coil, Nurse with Wound, Ramleh, the Blue Humans and Drunks with Guns (one of my all-time favourite bands)…

    UV Pop had a single out on Pax Records (recorded at Cabaret Voltaire’s Western Works studio) which released the ‘Wargasm’ comp LP (featuring Flux, Poison Girls, The System, and Dead kennedys among others) and the first Anti-System ep (total Discharge worship with heavy Animal Rights message)…

    I played a couple of concerts (on the same day!) with O Yuki Conjugate back in 1993: one at a festival in Belgium and then at the Paradiso in Amsterdam…There were some great artists playing as well including Rapoon (ex-Zoviet France), Main (ex-Loop) and God (featuring Kev Martin – aka The Bug: ‘London Zoo’ LP is great!) who were absolutely ferocious as usual…

    I am such a nerd…

  2. Curious Guy
    Curious Guy
    August 1, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the compliment Nic!
    I was there in Belgium but I missed on Rapoon and O Yuki Conjugate, damn! Did see Main, Ship Of Fools, Kong, Astralasia,… but my memory’s hazy as I drank alot and smoked quite some weed that day 🙂

  3. Nic
    August 2, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    My pleasure, Curious – been reading and downloading for some time from Phoenix…

    Just in case there’s any confusion – I was in Scorn at the time, and just enjoyed O Yuki’s sets (I didn’t play with them)…We were supposed to play quite late (1 am-ish) in Belgium, but had been double-booked with the gig in Amsterdam, so we played early in the afternoon…I’d forgotten Kong played – some nice instrumental business…

    I too got quite a buzz on that day…

  4. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    August 3, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Nic, interesting to find out the Stephen Thrower connection on this tape! I was just sent a vinyl copy of Cyclobe / Nurse With Wound LP by an old teenagehood chum, S**** N***** AKA Ossian Brown. That is a great LP by the way. Dunno if it still available though, maybe on CD now possibly?

  5. Nic
    August 3, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Always glad to be of help, Pengy!
    As E.M.Forster famously wrote – “Only connect”…

    I forgot that Thrower also edited his own Euro-Horror-Sleaze magazine called Eyeball in the later 1980’s: a great source for obscure Italian Giallo films at the time…

    I’ve got one of the vinyl copies of this LP (unfortunately not one of the ones hand-painted by Steve Stapleton): a nice re-visioning of the NWW original…
    I think it’s still available on CD from Beta-Lactam Ring records (a great label, by the way)…

  6. Andrew
    August 5, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    As a member of OYC back then – and still now – I can confirm that the Final Image cassette was released by myself along with the late D P Benson on our fledgling label. It was a taster of bands involved in both Final Image and a-mission (ran by Gordon Hope).

    Many bands were collaborations of artists and were never heard of again. Some – like OYC – went on to have “careers” of sorts.

    a-mission released OYC, Fazzini and Possession’s first albums along with a few other classics before disappearing for good into the bowels of the Post Office. As far as I know this was the extent of Thrower’s involvement with Possession.

    Final Image released OYC, Son of Sam and a few others before quitting when Red Rhino took all the profits.

    As for the gigs.. the Amsterdam one was a classic, the Belgian one a shambles due to the late hour and the sweat dripping off the ceiling which fused the DAT machine! A couple of us also took to the stage and bongo-ed our way onto a Main track as far as I recall.


  7. Nic
    August 6, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Yeah, that Amsterdam day/night was pretty crazy: that room that Main played in got unbelievably rammed and was a real sweatbox…

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