CLIFFORD DARLING DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST by SEVERED HEADS

SKU86493
ArtistSEVERED HEADS
TitleCLIFFORD DARLING DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST
LabelDARK ENTRIES
Catalog #DE 105
Genre
ReleaseWeek 02 - 2016
FormatVinyl - US2LP
EAN Barcode744271372144
Import
€ 24,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Advertisement
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/1_advertisement.mp3
  2. Prototype Pop
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/2_prototype_pop.mp3
  3. Exiles Excerpt
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/3_exiles_excerpt.mp3
  4. A Day In The Country
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/4_a_day_in_the_country.mp3
  5. Elephant Decibels
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/5_elephant_decibels.mp3
  6. Power Circles
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/6_power_circles.mp3
  7. Alaskan Polar Bear Heater
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/7_alaskan_polar_bear_heater.mp3
  8. Umbrella
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/8_umbrella.mp3
  9. J Edgar Hoover
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/9_j_edgar_hoover.mp3
  10. Blame
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/10_blame.mp3
  11. Meanwhile, Back At Exiles...
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/11_meanwhile_back_at_exiles..mp3
  12. Dance
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/12_dance.mp3
  13. Saturday Night
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/13_saturday_night.mp3
  14. Man Dat Hip
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/14_man_dat_hip.mp3
  15. An American In Paris
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/15_an_american_in_paris.mp3
  16. Tarzan's Grip
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/16_tarzans_grip.mp3
  17. That That Revolves
  18. Special Day
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/18_special_day.mp3
  19. Malt Duck
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/19_malt_duck.mp3
  20. Never Fall In Love
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/20_never_fall_in_love.mp3
  21. Nazi Beach Party
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/21_nazi_beach_party.mp3
  22. A Relic Of The Empire No 2
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/22_a_relic_of_the_empire_no_2.mp3
  23. Tiny Fingers
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/23_tiny_fingers.mp3
  24. Sydney Quads & The Megascope Space Probe
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/24_sydney_quads_amp_the_megascope_space_probe.mp3
  25. Play It Again
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/25_play_it_again.mp3
  26. Carry My Books
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/26_carry_my_books.mp3
  27. Nightsong
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/27_nightsong.mp3
  28. Car Ad
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/c/86493_clifford_darling_dont_live_in_the_past/28_car_ad.mp3

Description

Australian post-punk independent music scene. They began in Sydney in 1979,incorporating elements of �industrial� noise-generation, tape cutting & looping and electronic sound synthesis. As the project developed song-structures and vocals were employed in a more-or-less recognizable mutant electro pop style. After many line-up changes featuring Garry Bradbury and psychedelic guitarist Simon Knuckey, Severed Heads was the vehicle for composer Tom Ellard.

In 1985 their record label asked them to release a retrospective, so they dragged out bits that we had lying around from 1979 up til 1983. The compilation was titled �Clifford Darling Please Don�t Live In The Past�, spread out into a montage over four sides of vinyl. Bradbury and Ellard would fuss each bit and sling it on their new digital recorder, and since they still have the digital recorder, this reissue is made directly from the bits assembled twenty years ago. This compilation includes live recordings, raw demos, unreleased studio recordings and solo pieces from each member of the band during from the first five years. Their early music was characterized by the use of tape loops, noisy arrangements of synthesizers and other dissonant sound sources in the general category of industrial music. After several releases in that vein, Severed Heads began incorporating various popular music tropes, such as a consistent 4/4 rhythm, strong melodic lines, resolving chord arrangements and the occasional vocal. This move was underscored by the incorporation of mimetic devices, such as drum machines and bass synthesizers. The result was a striking hybrid of the avant-garde industrial and pop.

All songs are remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Housed in a jacket featuring brightly colored, distorted, VHS graphics output by Stephen Jones' video synthesizer created by Tom Ellard video piece �Kato Gets The Girl� in 1985, designed by Eloise Leigh. Each copy includes a fold-out poster with a color video still photo on one side and liner notes and credits on the other. 30 years later Severed Heads� perverse creativity is still paving the way for powerful imaginative challenging music far and wide.