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Culturcide

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started by songwriter/singer Perry Webb and synth guy Jim Craine (ex AK-47) in 1979 - introduced to each by U Ron Bondage of Really Red and united by a love of all things Throbbing Gristle - first single Another Miracle/Consider Museums released in early 1980 to much acclaim and added guitarist Dan Workman to the band - live gigs ensued with Billy Loner (ex-Plastic Idols) coming aboard to play bass and sax - opened for Sun Ra on one occasion , played legendary Halloween show at 3221 Milam venue - Year One LP brought together various live recordings (a remastered version entitled Year One Again with the first single added was released in 2007) - Craine booted from band for narcotic overindulgence in 1981 - various lineups followed with infamous Tacky Souvenirs LP released in 1985 - this LP consisted of a full slate of popular songs (ie Michael Jackson, Huey Lewis, Bruce Springsteen) deconstructed and rerecorded with new Webb lyrics - chaos and lawsuits follow but does not diminish the legacy of the LP which goes on to be namechecked in Jon Savage’s punk history England’s Dreaming and also in Spin magazine - more lineups follow but the rest of the band’s output pales to the first three releases - Webb morphs into another identity, Workman runs SugarHill Studios in Houston, Craine released a slew of techno/trance singles under various names and is a professor in California and Loner is in North Carolina doing his ongoing Bongoloid project.

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  • BallerCraig

    Jewce Summersteen

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • shitscud

    Uh...who says he isn't?

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • noisefiend

    like Weird Al if he were on LSD constantly and listened to too much SPK.

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • StDionysus

    Wow. You haven't heard anything yet.

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • theaxel

    i never heard something so disgusting..

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • bradleybee

    Legendary band!!! Home-Made Authority may be their best...

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • molesteban

    ...and of course becoming increasedly obsessed with this band

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • RandyMagnus

    Greetings from the gang at Leonard's Artspace.......

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • micaleano46

    anyone have any albums besides "tacky souvenirs" that they'd be willing to share?

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • molesteban

    at fist i thought this was a joke, i definitely didn't think id start to LIKE IT

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Diotor

    good stuff

    9 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Timure

    Got all cd:s except "Year one" now. Gotta get it, Culturcide's a real favourite.

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ehafh

    someone who gets it!

    3 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Gomhen

    This is amazing

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Timure

    I just got that one when I ordered Tacky souvenirs from ebay. Sweet!

    19 Aug 2008 Reply
  • willp2

    The latest release is called Gigs for an Imaginary Audience. It is a collection of Demos, Live, and unreleased tracks from 1980 - 1986. Comes in an Eco-friendly package. AWESOME!!!!!!!

    11 Mar 2008 Reply
  • jwc53531

    The Year One Again CD is now out on HotBoxReview Records - contains a remastered version of the original Year One plus the Another Miracle/Consider Museums 45 and a deluxe booklet plus some new artwork

    8 Dec 2006 Reply

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