Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Beat From 20,000 Fathoms/Smersh


(minimal synth/industrial - Smersh was Mike Mangino and Chris Shepard. And from 1981 until 1994 they released many cassette tapes. They also contributed to many compilations. In the early eighties they established a unique sound that is known and loved, combining cheap electronics and wild guitar sounds with distorted vocals. They were in fact a bit The Ramones of the industrial scene. But were they industrial? The Smersh sound had so many faces that it is next to impossible to categorize their music. Smersh recorded on most monday evenings for a couple of hours. Each song was improvised over the course of the evening and then recorded. Once it was finished they never played it again. They never rehearsed, they couldn't read music, and they never played live )

heres a rare interview done on public access television I believe it was from 1987-1988???

download the L.P. here***




1.Greasing Wheezer
2.Judy Mach 7
3.Fish Still Bite
4.Hunter Killer
6.Make Me A Sargeant (An' Gimme The Booze)
7.Johnny Claw
8.Hollow Promises
9.The Man Who Ate Steam
10.Harpsichord Heart
11.Poppa Scooter/Bobby Dub

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