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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.

Rudimentary Peni Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric reissue

Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric

We are (finally!) be able to announce the first of our Rudimentary Peni reissues.  We’re starting with Pope Adrian the 37th Psychristiatric. Yes, we know it’s taken forever. We have worked really hard on these – remastering the audio from the original analogue tapes, presenting the original artwork in a spectacular new fashion.  In fact, we think these new versions look and sound better than the original releases.  Pope Adrian, original released in 1995, was never issued on vinyl. Now you can own it on 180gm black vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve, with a full-size 16 page book of Nick Blinko artwork, plus a bonus poster.  The CD is almost as good, except it’s CD-sized, and it doesn’t have the poster, and it’s not vinyl.  Shipping on 6th May, you can pre-order from the shop now.