Friday, 10 July 2009

Terminal Cheesecake - Pearlesque Kings of the Jewmost

Re-upped @ 320

The album sharity thing is not going so well here, I'm afraid.

The problem, such as it is, is that every album I consider including here - and I've gone through a good 12 or so in the last few weeks - winds up being available online somewhere else (and sometimes in better quality too).

It's a nice problem to have I guess, and it speaks to the wonderful times music fans live in these days, but it also means I've 'wasted' a lot of time looking into these records and finding links, only to toss them out as posts because I find a site already offering them.

With Terminal Cheesecake's "Pearlesque Kings of the Jewmost" (originally released on World Serpent in 1992) though, I may have finally cracked that elusive nut - the record is available at Sickness Abounds --

but in 128kps to my 192 320. Ha ha!

Oft compared to the Butthole Surfers, but with more of an ear to the dancefloor, these guys always came with mind-melting tunes & an all-or-nothing approach, but never quite as successfully IMHO as here. It's a real shame it's so hard to find.

I recommend clearing your plate & getting comfy before putting this on. You may even want to lie down.

From their MySpace page -

...the band were then back in 1991 with the heavy-heavy sound of 'Pearlesque Kings Of The Jewmost'. This album finally saw the band letting out all of their dub tendencies and tracks like 'Coils' and 'Drug' were pinned down by solid dub B-lines and grooves whilst the sample mayhem continued with tracks such 'Neu Seeland', a fine re-working of the Krautrock number (Neu! Seeland / New Zealand - geddit???!!!??), which saw Gordon's passion for late night talk-radio phone-in casualties being sampled and dispatched to vinyl for evermore.

The album also saw a more rocked-out side to the band as well, with tracks like 'Obscured' (another Pink Floyd cover - being a combination of two tracks from Obscured by Clouds) showing that Gordon (as Russ before him) certainly didn't fuck around when it came to playing the six-string. This album was put out on the reputedly dark surrounds of World Serpent (more known for it's EBM tendencies, Current 93, Sol Invictus, Nurse With Wound, etc than psychedelic drugged-out cockney dub fans) and this to this day is quite a rare find. Get the CD - it has an extra track.

I hope you enjoy.

Terminal Cheesecake - Pearlesque Kings of the Jewmost

1 comment:

Da-Renn said...

Thanks for some Terminal Cheesecake dude! I've only just heard of em from some guys at a festival last weekend! They played some and i dug it. Thanks again.