Sunday, 10 January 2010

Fuckin' Amateurs - Fuckin' 50? x6 CDR box set



Well well, sorry it's been such a long time since my last proper upload. To make it up, I decided to present to you this incredible box set.

Colour Out of Space 2009 was a magnificent highlight of the year, showcasing tonnes of incredible acts in a relaxed and amiable atmosphere for 3 days of drunk and sedated bliss. As well as a shitload of memorable sets and interchanges, something that made me leave the festival feeling pretty fucking good about noise and life was the fact that this beauty of a CDR box set was given to me for free by one of the nice guys manning the merchandise. Apparently he hails from in and around Newcastle where this set of Fuckin' Amateurs operate. Other than just recognising the name of the label and knowing of one or two bands that aren't Romance, my only real experience of noise from North East way is a chance meeting I had with a couple of lads at a Slogun show in London a few years ago. They danced, wrestled, knocked gear over and got accordingly choked out by a pretty tough American, but kindly found time to organise giving me a CDR with a razorblade dangling off it. The guy who made the music on the disc was called Wrest. He's on here beating the shit out of a bass guitar.

Over these 6 discs is spread an overwhelming plethora of music, all at once brutal, beautiful, bemusing and bootlegged. Amazing and powerful drone pieces lay sandwiched between crunchy harsh slices of din, oddball cut up found sounds and scuzzed out Brown Ale swigging trash blues. Not only that but you have a couple of discs which focus on live recordings of heads like Mechanical Children, Birds of Delay and Jazzfinger associates as well as terrifying and confusing dictaphone sleaze. But this really is the tip of the iceberg when considering what's packed into the whole set. A set which I can only describe as a true D.I.Y. labour of under appreciated experimental love. Fuck off.

I've had to break this down into 5 parts and the files might be pretty big, but that's what you get for high quality MP3 rips AND id3 tag track information I inputted myself from the inlays that I can't scan. It's very worth it in any event.

Other than that they put out free/cheap noise and enjoy drinking and bootlegging, I dunno much about Fuckin' Amateurs. Finding the act of Googling the bastards difficult to perform without invoking page after page of lewd and unrelated results, I'm happy enough to keep it that way. Still, they have a discogs page and anyone can feel free to contact me and fill me in on their grim legend.

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UPDATE: Turns out somehow I was able to make the RAR while missing out disc 1 entirely...weird. Anyway, here is the link for the missing disc. Apologies!

Disc 1

3 comments:

Armagreth said...

It might just be me but Disc 1 doesn't seem to be included in the archive. It runs 2-6.

Are these your lunches? said...

Lame, I'll fix it now, cheers for notifying.

Darren said...

ta.