Alternative TV / The Good Missionaries – Scars On Sunday.

(London): F.O. Reckords, no date, (1981).  First edition.  Cassette tape.  The first in Fuck Off Records “Weird Experiments In Noise” collection and is “a serious attempt to blow your mind with sound”.  Fuck Off Records was started in 1979 by Keith Dobson, known as Kif Kif le Batteur, a former member of art hippies Here and Now who also worked for the International Times.  Two sided cassette: Side One is the complete tape of the penultimate Alternative TV gig recorded live at Greenwich Theatre in Spring 1979. It features the very shaky drumming of Dave George and vocals from Anno Wombat.  Side Two features the very first Good Missionaries concert in ‘Bottom Of The World’ a jam recorded at the ‘Gig Of The Century’ in the Lyceum Ballroom May 1979. The other two ‘numbers’ are also largely improvised and were recorded on the ‘Pop Group’ Tour – Summer 1979. Henry – Drums/Sax, Gill/Suze – Vocals.  A very good example with information sheet housed in plastic bag as issued.  Cool and scarce item from the midst of the DIY record boom.


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