Rudimentary Peni ~ Death Church Demos posted by FRANKKUBB
With hindsight, the most important group to have emerged from the extremist English Punk scene may well be Rudimentary Peni. Led by a genuine obsessive, Nick Blinko, this trio (Blinko, Grant Matthews on bass and John Greville on drums) from Abbots Langley, the small town near London which produced England's only Pope, stand apart from the mass of hardcore groups not so much for the violence and brevity of their songs (which, incidentally, are hard to beat) as for the absolute essentiality of their music, their rhythmic variety and their above-average grasp of melody.
Their first two EPs are an unprecedented, full-frontal attack which few can match; Rudimentary Peni (Outer Himalayan), recorded in 1981, contains twelve tracks, each faster and more deafening than the last. In raw, violent anthems like Media Person, B-Ward and Play, Blinko speeds up Joey Ramone's `Ramalama' and Johnny Rotten's invective, deforming them with his own guttural caprices, somewhere between a werewolf in heat and a native American shaman. The Peni's refusal to waste a single second of music might hint at a certain monotony, but there is actually much more variety than one might imagine, and in songs like Teenage Time Killer and Him Hymn, it is the unusual guitar riffs which drive the harmony. Each track has a precise identity, and throughout the record, a `black' vein of esotericism continues to emerge (in Gardener, the group even attempts a kind of raga-punk).
Tracks: 01. 1/4 Dead 02. Blissful Myth 03. The Psycho Squat 04. Poppycock 05. Cosmic Hearse w/ The Cloud Song 06. Vampire State Building 07. Blasphemy Squad 08. When You Are a Martian Church 09. Pig In a Blanket 10. Inside 11. Nothing but a Nightmare 12. Flesh Crucifix 13. Slimy Member 14. Love Is Not 15. Radio Schizo 16. Happy Farm 17. Alice Crucifies the Paedophiles 18. Army of Jesus 19. Dutchmen
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