White Noise – Island Records 1969

Love Without Sound / My Game Of Loving / Here Come The Fleas / Firebird / Your Hidden Dreams

The Visitation / Black Mass: Electric Storm In Hell

This LP released on the Island Record label in 1969, is as mad as a bag of frogs…Equal part Pink Floyd and Amon Duul with maybe a little Soft Machine thrown in for flavour, this LP was indeed well ahead of it’s time. Tracks like Black Mass could perhaps sit quite nicely on some 1990’s Industrial Musical outfit’s musical release. Sold zilch when released, David Vorhaus was given another chance with Virgin Records who released the second White Noise LP crazily entitled ‘White Noise 2’. This also sold zilch but did have a nice cover with goldfish on it…I uploaded this onto the site because I could not find my Third World War debut LP on Fly Records (Marc Bolan’s Record Label) which I am seriously p’ed off about, because some folks were going on about it in comments. Stuck The Orb first 12″ up in post 86 section to cheers me up a bit also.

  1. Nic
    February 28, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Great freakout album…

    Delia Derbyshire (composer with the Radiophonic Workshop at the BBC who essentially realised the theme to ‘Dr Who’) also plays on the album…

    There’s a sample from ‘The Visitation’ on an album I did back in 1992…

    Have you heard the United States of America LP, penguin?

  2. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    February 28, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Yeah, Mark Astronaut used to play it to me at his place in Panshanger, Welwyn…I do not own it though.

  3. Nic
    February 28, 2008 at 1:52 am

    I’ve got it on vinyl and CD: let me know if you ever need a burn…

  4. Justin
    February 29, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    You seem to be uploading most of my record collection. Strangely suspious… Can’t fault your taste though! Thanks for uploading this (& others) though, as I can’t actually listen to to my vinyl since my son broke the needle off the blah, blah blah… Don’t suppose you’re considering uploading Saw Throat’s “Indestroy” or Elvis Hitler’s “Disgraceland? Pretty please?

  5. Justin
    March 9, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Nic, I owe you one. I am listening to “Indestroy” right now for the first time in about 15 years. My ears are in heaven!

    I’ve tried to download the Elvis Hitler, by seem to be having some technical problem. Still, I’m sure it won’t beat me.

    Thanks a lot mate. Yes, I’ll get googling!

  6. mateata
    September 24, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    hello ,does someone can help me in how to recognize the diffrent press on Dutch island records? how to recognise the original 1969 to the 2nd press of the 70s? or is there a 2nd dutch press? thank you

  7. Graham Burnett
    Graham Burnett
    September 24, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Wow! A blast from the past indeed! Here Come The Fleas was an old favourite of mine and Steve Dobson (bass player of stripey zebras/The Get, etc), in fact I still dig out my old vinyl copy and stick it on whenever he visits and we’ve drunk too many gin and raspberry juices between us…

  8. Evaristo (Arg)
    Evaristo (Arg)
    January 28, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Muchas gracias por el album!!!

  9. df
    November 27, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Such a strange and amazing LP!

    Also, this whole site is also pretty amazing. I’m finding so much stuff here, and I’m bookmarking a lot of pages to read later. Especially enjoying the On-U sound and dubby stuff.

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