Sunday, February 25, 2007
The Membranes - Pulp Beating 1984 And All That! LP
The Membranes were from Blackpool and formed in the early 80's. The band's first releases were on Rondelet Records but were later picked up by the cult label Criminal Damage. The records that they did on Criminal Damage brought the Membranes more attention. They were asked by John Peel to do a session, the only one they ever did.
The 'Pulp Beating' LP is a collection of songs from the 'Spike Milligan's Tape Recorder' 7" and the 'Death To Trad Rock' 12", both released in 1984. I haven't heard many other records of The Membranes but I think these were the hardest and most abrasive. Just listen to the sound of John Robb's bass!
John Robb was the core member of the band. He also ran the Vinyl Drip label.
Tracks 1 and 3 are from the 'Spike Milligan's Tape Recorder' 7".
Tracks 4 to 7 from the 'Death To Trad Rock' 12".
Track 2 probably from the 'Crack House' MLP.
More Membranes records are on the way.
Pulp Beating 1984 And All That LP (Criminal Damage-CRI MLP 130-1986)
1. Spike Milligan's Tape Recorder
2. Kafka's Dad
3. All Skin And Bone
4. Shine On Pumpkin Moon
5. Big Nose And The Howlin Wind
6. Myths And Legends
7. The Kiteman