The And Band: Outhern

As requested, here are the tracks from the flipside of The Perfect Strangers: Not To Be Taken cassette, labelled as And Band: Outhern. Being that the track titles are in Kawowski’s inimitable handwriting, let’s assume that the cassette is a dub he made from an original compilation by Lindsay Maitland, that came into Stu’s possession c.1984.

There are a few tracks on the tape that have been listed here as “Untitled” – (actually “Unknown title” would be more exact). If George D. Henderson or anyone else can indicate the correct titles, let it be known below in comments.

(Some tracks may have been inadvertently chopped up, or not: Such is the nature of this sprawling session).

–A Ski Tusk Wow

1. Short

2. Valhalla

3. Untitled

4. Hell

5. Home On The Range

6. Instrumental

7. Untitled

8. Untitled

9. Nausea

10. Dr Brill

11. Intoxication

12. She Done Daid

13. Holier Than Thou

14. March On The Stronghold

Glitter screenprint poster for artist Graham Snowden's SKULLS installation/performance featuring The And Band, c. 1984 (poster printed by Kawowski at Ink Inc).
Glitter screenprint poster for Graham Snowden's SKULLS show featuring The And Band, c.1984 (poster printed by Kawowski at Ink Inc).

2 thoughts on “The And Band: Outhern

  1. Pingback: The Perfect Strangers: “Not To Be Taken” « The Axemen’s Y2K Blog

  2. Valhalla is Music by George Lyrics by Mark and George; it has become Rainbow Bridge Airlines on the upcoming Playboys in the Bush album by The Puddle; on which is another track called Valhalla, which is based on the riff from the middle-8 section of Intoxication here; the rest of Intoxication was written by Ian Henderson’s friend Callum in Scotland from lyrics by Lindsay, and the bass line was re-arranged by me (from straight punk to chromatic jazz) later. She Done Daid is from a pulp fiction re-write by H.P. Lovecraft. Nausea is Susan’s lyrics my music. Dr Brill is on Into The Moon, my song from a non-fiction paperback about Bellvue psych hospital in the ’60s. Holier Than Thou is blasphemous and we were punished for sentiments like “I was in the church/ of the Holy Virgin Mary/ Looking for an altar to abominate/ looking for an idol to befoul”. In my defense, we were living in Christchurch, the born-again capital of New Zealand, and were continually being harrassed by half-witted, half-crazed evangelists. The religion of born-again salvation supplies intoxication and stupefaction to people who can’t handle sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. Whatever turns you on, but leave me out of it, and don’t pretend that Christ made any of those offers – you won’t find them in the Gospels.

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