Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Helios Creed - Boxing The Clown

Label: Amphetamine Reptile
Year: 1990

The other requested Helios Creed album from the forum.
This one features Helios on guitar, bass, vocals and sampler, backed up by Rey Washam (Big Boys, Scratch Acid, Didjits) on drums. Not unlike other Helios Creed records, this one was also reportedly written and recorded in about a week. Imagine that for a second. Now, take into consideration that the drums and bass were recorded first, then the tape was flipped, and the guitar was recorded on the backside...as the drums and bass were playing backwards. Think about it. The tape was flipped back over, and the vocals were delivered in one take, stream of consciousness. There were additional "standard" guitar tracks added, drum manipulations made, and samples laid over top afterwards, but the skeleton of the record is straight off the cuff.
Musically, it's what you should expect from Helios Creed, a psychedelic take on noisy primal punk rock. It's good. You will enjoy it.


Anonymous said...

I love this one. Sister Sarah was the first Helios song I heard, and the cover of "You've got me floatin'" is so, not Jimi. Real good stuff...

Brad said...

Thank you, Helios stuff is really hard to find so this is much appreciated, by the way, The Last Laugh is no longer funky.

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Anonymous said...

Helios is great and good job for making this long out of print album available for people to listen to.

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