A huge primary influence for the diy/industrial scene was the literature and (more importantly) the audio experiments of William Burroughs. When listening to this album the comparisons with Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire are obvious. The cut-up sound experiments were made in the early 1960's, consisting of chopped up recordings of TV commercials and news broadcasts,mixed up with reassembled passages of Burroughs' narrative.
The Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah is unrivalled in its vitriol against the system of control that evolved in the 20th century, spewing venom equally over politicians and big business.Probably my favourite poem of all time.
It is no accident that these tapes were saved from oblivion by Genesis and Sleazy of Throbbing Gristle, and thankfully released on their Industrial Records Imprint in 1981.
(Due to the evil supression of Megaupload, i have re-upped this file to Mediafire.....but i'm not sure my file is the same as the running order of this record,in fact there are now more tracks than before.....so its a bonus edition i suppose....enjoy)
Side One (21:44)
A1 "Captain Clark Welcomes You Aboard"
A2 "The Saints Go Marching Through All The Popular Tunes"
A3 "Summer Will"
A4 "Outside The Pier Prowed Like Electric Turtles"
A5 "The Total Taste Is Here" - News Cut-Up
A6 Choral Section, Backwards
A7 "We See The Future Through The Binoculars Of The People"
A8 "Just Checking Your Summer Recordings"
Side Two (22:21)
B1 Creepy Letter - Cut-Up At The Beat Hotel In Paris
B2 Inching - "Is This Machine Recording?"
B3 "Handkerchief Masks" - News Cut-Up
B4 "Word Falling - Photo Falling"
B5 Throat Microphone Experiment
B6 "It's About Time To Identify Oven Area"
B7 Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah
Re-Upped to 4 Shared DOWNLOAD HERE!