Lydia Lunch + Gallon Drunk = BIG SEXY NOISE + Bo Ningen + The Brute Chorus - Corsica Studios - 22/4/10
Thursday April 22nd
It was only a matter of time... Lydia Lunch has collaborated with Terry Edwards, James Johnston and Ian White in a variety of musical guises for the last ten years. From Hangover Hotel and Smoke in the Shadows to the most recent multimedia performances of Real Pornography and The Ghosts of Spain, the three rabble rousers from Gallon Drunk have, in a series of ever morphing configurations, collaborated with Lydia in creating psycho-ambient soundscapes in the service of propelling forth spoken word exorcisms in her decades-long prophecies of societal collapse, moral bankruptcy, and global corruption.
Big Sexy Noise is the primaeval bump, grind and holler of White’s thuggish drums, Johnston’s moronic low-tuned riffing and Edwards’ brutal organ and sax interventions led by Lunch’s take-no-prisoners vocals. If you can imagine a diseased fusion of The Birthday Party’s Junkyard out-takes blended with Ron Asheton’s narcotic caveman guitar slop then you’ll be heading in the right direction. According to the No Wave Nostradamus herself "It's time to stop complaining, quit your crying and embrace the coming End Times. Let's fucking rock." Amen.
London's primo Japanese psych-garage warlords Bo Ningen support. Looking like four cross-dressing Aum Shinrikyo accolytes reared on Nuggets compilations and kool-aid they'll tear your head off and probably play something with it, given half the chance. These guys are on fire right now and if there's anything left of the stage and their equipment after they finish we'll be amazed. The Brute Chorus kick things off with their ramshackle blend of scuzzy gypsy blues.
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