13 June 2006

blood sausage | fuck you & your underground

this song is taken from a compilation that absolutely inflamed me, back in the day. bought in the rough trade shop in covent garden, when "the nation" was in the grip of riot grrrl fever and every other bugger was starting a fanzine and releasing tapes. i think that day i bought about 5 different tape compilations along with a handful of fanzines. go into rough trade today and you'll be lucky to find any zines, let alone any tapes, a sad state of affairs indeed.

okay, so almost no one releases tapes these days, but it's suprising that the shop has never sold many cdr compilations and diy dvds. perhaps a sign of how much commercialised the shop is these days? or a sign that the diy scene relies solely on the internet? why is it that underground dvds are huge on the grime scene but virtually non-existant in the shambling/indie/etc world? maybe someone should do something about it. er anyway, back to blood sausage...

needless to say after rushing home and playing the tapes and reading the zines my friend and i started our first fanzine and our first tape. we also spent the next few weeks wandering around school saying "fuck you and your underground" (very very quietly - we were good boys).

try it, it's infectious.

:::blood sausage - fuck you & your underground (taken from the 1992 compilation kisserboy kissergirl curated by huggy nation, [aka huggy bear] and relased on rough trade shop label soul static sound)

i've ripped the rest of the tape too - people like huggy bear, kicking giant, mambo taxi - but haven't got round to chopping it up yet...

5 comments:

Max said...

ooh ooh please when you get time obvs post the rest of the tape!! we're dying to hear it!

the blackened air said...

okay will do! watch this space...

wshaunpennington said...

dude, did you ever get around to breaking this up? if so, can i have a link at wshaunpennington@yahoo.com? i'm trying to create a huggy nation/slaampt underground archive. Thanks, Shaun

Anonymous said...

so many people are still making zines! look how popular the london and manchester zine symposiums were this year. rough trade dont care about DIY (/anymore?) it is incredibly hard to get zines into the shop and then they make them incredibly expensive, the rate leaves many labels/zinesters out of pocket. i dont think they even sell tapes.

Anonymous said...

You put this up a couple years ago, but I'm wondering- did you ever put up the whole tape? I'd really like to hear it.