30.10.09

HARRY PUSSY : Fuck You



My last Harry Pussy post proved pretty popular so, me being Mr. Man-Of-The-People an'all that (hmmm), here's another one...

Released in 1997, several years on from their In An Emergency You Can Shit On A Peurto Rican Whore debut, this LP's officially untitled but has assumed the Fuck You (aka Tour) mantle. It's pretty scarce I think - a friend found the link on Soulseek & passed it onto me, since when I've only been able to excavate the scantest of info (even the mandatory sleeve scan has eluded me, what a sorry state of affairs). Noise-wise it's typically spectacular - the feral opener "Drop The Bomb" is a nigh-on perfect mission statement (all 16 seconds of it), though their D.Bailey-on-Salvia skronk (yes, skronk) has extended out into virtually avant garde territories by the album's close. Bits of Fuck You were compiled on Load's highly recommended You'll Never Play This Town Again compilation (a mere 42 tracks!), which you can purchase here, my dears.

You'll no doubt be aware that, since Harry P's demise, drummer/screamer extraordinaire Adris Hoyos has married The Shadow Ring's Graham Lambkin & apparently (hopefully temporarily?) given up music. Her insane Monostadt 6 CD is still well worth seeking out however (ahem!), as is her initial collaboration with Lambkin, Transmission (both debuted with eponymous releases on Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers around the same time as Fuck You). Guitarist Bill Orcutt recently re-emerged with A New Way To Pay Old Debts, a highly regarded vinyl LP of lo-fi acoustic soloing on Palilalia (500 copies, all gone). The Wire love it & bizarrely seem intent on setting him up as a 21st century Fahey - fingers crossed for a "challenging" appearance on Later... With Jools Holland semi-sharpish! Take cover, etc...

Yeah, you.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous11.3.11

    So good, and their most complete record by far. Thank you.

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  2. Thanks! Nice to see the link is still working too...

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  3. Anonymous27.8.12

    Any chance you could re-post this?

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  4. No problem, bear with me while I find the "master tape"... :)

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