Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Supplementary Benefit -Update Video

Out today on Vinyl on Demand. is the latest re-issue of vintage Storm Bugs material. Matured in oak vats for over 25 years these fine recordings have a full body and a sharp prickly aroma reminiscent of carbolic and cinnamon. More precisely side 1 of the LP comprises full length versions of the the first two Storm Bugs singles; namely the 5 track Table Matters EP (1980) and the Metamorphose single (1981).

Whilst tracks from these singles have appeared on compilations before, this is the first time they are being presented in their entirety. This means the first re-issue of the spoof industrial rockabilly track Tin and the vocal version of Make Customer Matter. The tracks have been digitally re-mastered from virgin un-played copies of the two discs.

If side 1 displays Storm Bugs's infamous post punk DIY sound with much use of scratched vinyl, disemboweled radios and home made electronics, side 2 of the LP contained tracks made exclusively with the unique british synthesizer the VCS3. The VCS3 has a matrix pin patch bay in which any module can be connected to any other module, resulting in complex feedback loops and unexpected modulations. The VCS3 tracks which include Hodge, Slip Slap and Hiemal (And She Blew) are all taken from original Snatch Tapes cassette releases. This is the first time most have appeared on vinyl, and of course this means the full heavy weight VOD vinyl we have come to know and love. 

VOD 44 Storm Bugs "Supplementary Benefit" LP
Side 1
Cash Wash: 1.41
Eat Good Beans: 1:59
Make Customers Matter: 2.09
Window Shopping: 2:06
Our Main Objective: 4.44
Car Situations: 3:20
Tin: 2.54
Aboulia 19: 1:06

Side 2
Hodge: 6:41
Slip Slap: 1:36
Hiemal ( And She Blew): 4.51
He Rose Up Again: 3:08
Slow Along the Wire: 1.24
Blackheath Episode: 4.44


Steven Ball said...



just "seen" it at direct objective.
even better here:
expanded vision and bonus material.
(now that i am without turntable, i might invest in a projector to get the feel of listening to records again- tv discarded anyway) ful screen almost hi-fi again.
very enjoyable . cheers.

ps said...

Yes could be the way forward, projected records...