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PREMATURE EJACULATION - The Lost Recordings (Part 1)

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Malaise Music Mal1
Release Year: 2010
Note: previously unreleased experimental recordings from 1981 by this project of ROZZ WILLIAMS & RON ATHEY (six months before the legendary CHRISTIAN DEATH album "Only Theatre of Pain" was made); plus unreleased live-recordings from 1982
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"Rozz Williams was just seventeen years of age when he and Ron Athey formed Premature Ejaculation in the summer of 1981, a good six months before Christian Death entered the studio to record their first album, Only Theatre of Pain. If the seven untitled tracks on Premature Ejaculation - (Part 1) are primitive and raw, then this is hardly surprising taking into account Rozz and Ron's relative inexperience and their lack of proper recording equipment, or indeed, even instrumentation. While it is true that Rozz had been involved in various bands since he was fifteen, no recordings survive and it would be difficult to believe that any such recordings would have captured anything but their basic 'live' sound during rehearsals. At the time of creating this recording, Rozz and Ron were heavily influenced by NON and Throbbing Gristle. It is almost impossible to listen to Premature Ejaculation - (Part 1) and not make instant comparisons with Boyd Rice's debut offering, commonly known as The Black Album. Premature Ejaculation - (Part 1) and the bonus 'live' recording have both never been released before in any form. Premature Ejaculation - (Part 1) consists of seven untitled tracks. Each track consists of a series of harsh sounds and two include some vocalisation. We have included bonus material, dating from 1982 at the latest, which is in fact a very free jam session. Although Rozz titled the session 'Better Than None at All', it is clearly not a recording of the live performance of the same name given by Premature Ejaculation at the Arts Building in Pomona on 18 October 1981. Even so, it gives us a unique opportunity to hear how they sounded during this early period. The original cassette sleeve for Premature Ejaculation - (Part 1) survives and is in the possession of John Collins. It must be noted that Rozz did not actually make the cassette sleeve in 1981, since he did not start using the year 1334 in his artwork until the early 1990's. Rozz had at one time titled the cassette Auto-Erotism (Part 1) but scored this off the front cover with a heavy black marker." [label info]

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