Rudimentary Peni – Cacophony reissue

Having barely caught our breath after shipping out Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric, we are very happy to say that the next Rudimentary Peni reissue is now on the presses.  We are really enjoying putting together these reissues and seeing all of the interest in the band.

BOO02 Rudimentary Peni Cacophony Four years after the release of Death Church, Rudimentary Peni surprised us by returning with Cacophony. At the time it confounded and delighted fans in equal measure. With retrospect it is considered by many to be the band’s masterwork, as well as one of the most visionary and radical works in the history of British punk. Cacophony could be considered a concept album in the sense that its spirit is obsessed with the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Musically it is a glorious melting pot of noise-punk, heavy guitar riffs, experimental rhythms, and psuedo-pop melodies. What is truly remarkable is the vocals of Nick Blinko, who throughout the 43 minutes of Cacophony assumes at least a dozen personalities and moves from punk screams to vaudevillian characterisations to Shakespearian monologues to pop choruses, and back again. Fans of HPL will find many reference points to delight them, whilst even those who have never read the work of the horror writer will come away from Cacophony feeling as if they have been immersed in one of his stories. Throughout the album, a sense of the darkest black humour pervades – we are the audience for a kind of grotesquely jovial pantomime of word-play and musical adventure. Most definitely a headphones-on, lights-off experience.

  • Remastered from the original analogue tapes.
  • All original artwork presented in fine detail.
  • CD version in gatefold sleeve with 20 page lyric booklet.
  • Vinyl edition comprises 180g black vinyl, gatefold sleeve, poster, 8 page full size lyric booklet and download card.
  • A limited edition shirt featuring the cover art.

“Cacophony is the exact point where genius meets madness.” – Punknews.org
“Cacophony is, in fact, the Ummagumma or Trout Mask Replica of British punk.” – Scaruffi.com
“The most original, outlandish, compelling, amusing and downright weird LP I’ve ever laid ears on.” – KKKKK Kerrang (April 1989)
“Very rarely have the aggressive dynamics of punk pock been harnessed with such convincingly odd and macabre thoughts.” – 4/5 Sounds (January 1989)


Track Listing:
1. Nightgaunts
2. The Horrors in the Museum
3. The Only Child
4. Architectonic and Dominant
5. The Evil Clergyman
6. Brown Jenkin
7. Crazed Couplet
8. Sarcophagus
9. Lovecraft Baby
10. Dream City
11. C12 H22 011
12. Zenophobia
13. Sunset for the Lords of Venus
14. Beyond the Tanarian Hills
15. Imps of the Perverse
16. The Dead Loved
17. Periwig Power
18. Kappa Alpha Tau
19. American Anglophile in the World Turned Upside-Down
20. Memento Mori
21. Better Not Born
22. Arkham Hearse
23. The Old Man Is Not So Terribly Misanthropic
24. Gentlemen Prefer Blood
25. Sonia
26. The Day the Universe Ceased (March 15, 1937)
27. The Crime of the Century
28. Musick in Diabola
29. Shard
30. Black on Gold
Total Running Time:  42:43

Available to pre-order now from the Southern shop.

NoMeansNo European Tour

Okay people, time to start doing your stretching exercises and double your vitamin dose in preparation for one of the most highly anticipated events on the over 70’s calendar – it’s the NOMEANSNO tour of Europe!These guys know how to take a venue, blow the doors off and leave the audience half-deaf and covered in sweat and beer.  This is what the joy of live music is all about.

NoMeansNoWrongnam Style European Tour

05.08.13 Amsterdam, Netherlands (Sugar) Melkweg
05.09.13 Obernausen, Germany Druckluft
05.10.13 Bielefeld, Germany Forum
05.11.13 Lubeck, German Treibsand
05.12.13 Flensburg, Germany Volxbad
05.14.13 Copenhagen, Denmark Loppen
05.15.13 Halden, Norway Feelgood
05.16.13 Lillehammer, Norway Felix
05.17.13 Trondheim, Norway Blaest
05.18.13 Oslo, Norway Parkteatret
05.19.13 Aalborg, Denmark 1000 Fryd
05.21.13 Nottingham, UK The Doghouse
05.22.13 Manchester, UK Sound Control
05.23.13 Dublin, Ireland Whelans
05.24.13 Cork, Ireland Crane Lane
05.25.13 Belfast, Ireland Voodoo
05.26.13 Glasgow, Scotland Stereo
05.28.13 Edinburgh, Scotland Electric Circus
05.29.13 Newcastle, UK The Cluny
05.30.13 Exeter, UK The Cavern
05.31.13 London, UK The Lexington
06.01.13 Bristol, UK Exchange
06.02.13 Brighton, UK The Haunt
06.04.13 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
06.05.13 Nurnberg, Germany K4
06.06.13 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Bar
06.07.13 Leipzig, Germany Ut Connewitz
06.08.13 Frankfurt, Germany Au Fest

Boduf Songs European Tour

Mat Sweet is bringing his new album Burnt Up On Re-Entry to venues across Europe.  He will be touring with the delightful Jessica Bailiff, so there are two great reasons not to miss out.

Meanwhile please enjoy the second video from Burnt Up On Re-Entry, for “A Brilliant Shaft Of Light From Out Of The Night Sky”.   You might also want to consider picking up one of the limited edition shirts (“Everyone will let you down in the end”) we have available from the web shop.

Boduf Songs and Jessica Bailiff European Tour Dates

  • Wednesday 17.04.13 UK – London / Cafe Oto
  • Thursday 18.04.13 UK – Bristol / Cube Cinema
  • Friday 19.04.13 UK – Brighton / Green Door Store
  • Sunday 21.04.13 D – Dresden / Tante Leuk
  • Monday 22.04.13 CZ – Prague / Rubinrot
  • Wednesday 24.04.13 IT – Padova / La Mela di Newton
  • Friday 26.04.13 IT – Ravenna / Hanna Bi
  • Saturday 27.04.13 IT – Rovereto / Locos
  • Sunday 28.04.13 A – Linz / Werkstatt
  • Monday 29.04.13 A – Vienna / Rhiz
  • Tuesday 30.04.13 CZ – Olomouc / Galeria u Moka
  • Wednesday 01.05.13 CZ – Brno / Boro
  • Thursday 02.05.13 CZ – Pilsen
  • Friday 03.05.13 D – Berlin / Schokoladen
  • Saturday 04.05.13 D – Leipzig / Kafic
  • Sunday 05.05.13 D – Offenbach / Hafen 2
  • Monday 06.05.13 CH – Winterthur / Portier
  • Tuesday 07.05.13 CH – Lausanne / Le Bourg
  • Tuesday 14.05.13 B – Ghent / Kinky Star
  • Wednesday 15.05.13 B – Antwerpen / Kavka

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