Thursday, October 28, 2010

Everybody's Pinned You But Nobody Cares



The first Dredd Foole 7" and the LP that followed it are two of my favorite records ever. I ended up losing contact with the 7" for the longest time (a fancy way of saying that some fucker stole it from me, or else I sold it), but I was eventually able to score another copy, which made me ecstatic because it's easily an all-time top-10 single for me. The a-side, "So Tough", has a great hook, with the guitar part sorta reminding me equally of the Byrds "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" and the Cockney Rejects "Bad Man". The b-side, "Sanctuary", is just flat-out awesome, starting out with one of the most unhinged whoops you'll ever hear before eventually fading out, nearly seven minutes and one pounding riff later, into a barely-recognizable version of the Velvet Underground's "I'm Waiting For The Man". Like the sleeve says, "recorded on first impression". Great sleeve, too-- the back is upside-down, meaning that it folds out to a full 14" x 7" illustration when you open it up. A closer look at the sleeve reveals a bunch of names that I don't recognize comprising the back-up band; I'm told one of them was a future member of Kustomized, don't ask me which one, though.




Dredd Foole and The Din -

"So Tough"

"Sanctuary"


24 comments:

Holly said...

You are my hero! I just recently spent an inordinate amount of time tracking down the 'Take Off Your Skin' lp. Slack. The song, that is... anyway, thanks muchly for this single!

Brushback said...

I still have a sealed copy of "Take Off Your Skin"... if I'd only known...

Holly said...

I should've thought to ask!

BTW, I bet _your_ rip of 'Eat My Dust' is better than 128 - that's a not-so-subtle posting suggestion:-)

Brushback said...

Yeah, that one will be coming up eventually...

Anonymous said...

Love the sarcasm - while everyone should recognize the backing band (Mission of Burma), what I'd like to know is, who the hell is dredd foole?

Brushback said...

"Dredd Foole" is Dan Ireton, he's released a ton of stuff (and is still going), not all of it rock.

The early version of "The Din" was Mission of Burma, and then Volcano Suns right afterwards. Since then it's morphed into a few other lineups, with some style changes to go along with it.

Holly said...

Dredde Foole is now big in the so-called "freak-folk" scene - who would've ever thunk it?

Brushback said...

I saw an interview once where the interviewer didn't have a clue about Dan's 80's output, and he was like: "So wait, the Din were a rock band?" and Dan was like, "well, it was rock to me".

ib said...

Impressive, although I tilt more to "So Tough" on first inspection; Lux whoop be damned.

Quite terrifying to think of what gems one might conceivably miss in just a month of offline activity.

Brushback said...

"SANCTUARYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!" what genius!

I think this is one of the records that comes closest to being what I want to hear the most from my music ("Hootennany"/"Stink", the first Feedtime album, the Void 12", Last Rights, there's a few others obviously).

vampyreverdi said...

This is great. Mr Foole shoulda done the Quasimodo voice for the Disney version of Hunchback Of Notre Dam, would have livened up that soundtrack.

Gimmie some obscure feedtime that I haven't heard before please.

Brushback said...

Hmmm... the most obscure Feedtime thing I own (the fanzine single with "Take the Buick") I've already posted...

Anonymous said...

Can anyone put up a digital rip of "Take off your skin" ? It would be well appreciated...Jeff Weigand aka Bonus McGinty...

Brushback said...

I'll try to get to "Take Off Your Skin" shortly, then, even if I tend to only post a few tracks instead of whole LPs...

jefferyweigand@hotmail.com said...

Brushback...I would appreciate that...actually, if we could get the whole LP I would be greatly indebted...it's my favorite album I ever played on even beyond the Suns stuff and I have not heard the whole thing in 15 years....Jeff from the Suns and foole...
but I do understand if you don't want to do that...anything would be appreciated...and no worries...no copyright problems as take off your skin is deader than pretty much any old album that can be imagined...thanks, jeff

Brushback said...

Well, now that I've got your e-mail address, I could always send the extra tracks your way, even if I don't use all of them for a blog post.

Holly said...

Give me a day or two & I can upload the copy I dl'd - it's only @128 though

Jeff said...

gosh, I would really appreciate that! Jeff

Holly said...

I'll upload my full lp copy by Thursday latest. And I'd love an e-mail copy of any higher-quality rips...

Holly said...

I figure Dave would not appreciate me posting in his comments so all interested parties please follow this link:

http://hollisterbanister.blogspot.com/2010/11/dredd-foole-din-take-off-your-skin-pvc.html

And the rip's actually @192 :-)

Brushback said...

Horray! Thanks, Holly!

I'll still probably do my own rip eventually, though I was planning on getting to "Eat My Dust" first.

Great interview with Jeff Weigand, really the best --

merryswankster.com/2009/02/25/interview-jeff-weigand-of-volcano-suns

Plus it's even got the infamous "bright open mouths" FE photo...

Jeff Weigand said...

Dave...if you should get to doing the eat my dust record, could you let me know? Would love to have that again as a whole as well...all the best, Jeff

Stathis said...

Hello again my friend,

can you please send me the files?
My e-mail is metallsta@yahoo.gr.

Thank you very much

Efstathiou Stathis

Brushback said...

I sent these out a few days ago, let me know if you didn't get them