The Blood - False Gestures For A Devious Public

The Blood - False Gestures For A Devious Public

Original Release Date

1983

Release Information

UK LP 1983 (Noise - NOYZ LP 1)
UK CD 2006 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 256)

1 Done Some Brain Cells Last Nite 3:16
2 Degenerate 2:36
3 Gestapo Khazi 4:29
4 Well Sick 3:48
5 Sewer Brain 6:08
6 Sucker 3:10
7 Mesrine 4:41
8 Rule 43 2:56
9 Joys Of Noise 2:34
10 Waste Of Flesh And Bone 4:12
11 Throttle Ya Blue 1:52
CD Bonus Tracks
12 Such Fun (Oi! Oi! That's Yer Lot Version) 2:32
13 Megalomania 3:14
14 Parasite In Paradise 3:36
15 Calling The Shots 2:23
16 Stark Raving Normal 3:20
17 Such Fun (LP Out-Take) 2:16
18 Megalomania (LP Out-Take) 3:45
19 Napalm Job (Demo Version) 2:27
20 Coffin Dodgers (Demo Version) 2:12
21 Drunk Addict (Demo Version) 2:38

Chart Placings

UK Indie Hit: 5, 10 wks

Credits

NOYZ LP 1:

THE BLOOD
The Cardinal - vocals, tubular bells, priests ribcage
J.J. - guitars, lead vocals on "Well sick" & "Sucker"

Thanks to:
Muttz - bass
Napoleon Evo Moby dick Tankhead III - attempted drums, Quality Street tins
Frankie Boy - all Keyboards
Sick Mick - saxes
Quentin Zwa - blues Harps

Produced by J.J. & The Cardinal
Engineered by Iain (Free State Paddy O'Ginty) O'Higgins
Recorded at Alaska Studios, August 1982
Mixed at Alaska & Greenhouse Studios August/October 1982
Mastered by kevin "Careful" Metcalfe

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AHOY CD 256:

Tracks 1-11:
Cardinal Jesus Hate - vocals
J.J. Bedsore - guitars
Muttley - bass
Evo - drums
Sick Mick - sax
Quentin Zwa - blues harp

Track 12, 19-20 [Punky Gibbon: Listed incorrectly as track 11 in liner notes]:
Jesus Hate - vocals
J.J. Bedsore - guitars
Muttley - bass
Dr. Wildthing - drums

Tracks 13-15:
Cardinal Jesus Hate - vocals
J.J. Bedsore - guitars
Muttley - bass
Evo - drums
Sick Mick - sax
Quentin Zwa - blues harp

Tracka 16-18:
Cardinal Jesus Hate - vocals
J.J. Bedsore - guitars
Muttley - bass
Evo - drums

[Punky Gibbon note: the following info is adapted from the liner notes]

12: Recorded at Redan Recorders, Bayswater, London, produced by Micky Geggus. From Oi! Oi! That's Yer Lot! compilation LP, 1982
13-15: Recorded at Bass Clef Studios, produced by Frankie Flame. Released as Megalomania 7", 1983.
16: Recorded at Alaska Studios, produced by J.J. & The Cardinal. A-Side of Stark Raving Normal 7", 1983.
17-18: "False Gestures" outtakes, recorded at Alaska Studios. Previously unreleased.
19-20: Demos, recorded at Bass Clef Studios, produced by Frankie Flame. Originally released on South London 5 Hull 4 (Full Time Result)

Additional Credits

None yet

Reviews & Opinions

PAUL CASTLES, PUNK LIVES #11, 1983: Dear Mary Whitehouse. Congratulations on winning your campaign against video nasties. [read full review here]

RUTH SCHWARTZ, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL #11, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1984: I thought their first few singles made them seem like silly Oi boys, but this album is so well done that it's given me faith in their ability to play gripping rock 'n' roll. They have an English skunk style with heavy metal overtones, but the gruff vocals, singalong choruses, and demented lyrics turn many of the songs into instant classics, especially "Degenerate".

RECORD COLLECTOR, 1990: I guess I must qualify as a member of the devious public, although I don't feel any different for it. The Blood don't sound very devious, though, as they wear their obvious influences on their sleeves for all to see - aspects of early Damned are dragged down by tired heavy metal riffs and combine to sound like New Model Army on a very off night. And the 'song' titles are so cliched, they lose any impact: 'Throttle Ya Blue', 'Sewer Brain', 'Gestapo Khazi', and so on. Anyway, readers who've been desperately tracking down original copies of this 1983 debut LP can rest at last.

Additional Notes

The vinyl version ois split into Sui-Side (tracks 1-5) and Homi-Side (tracks 6-11).

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The Blood - False Gestures For A Devious Public - UK LP 1983 (Noise - NOYZ LP 1)The Blood - False Gestures For A Devious Public - UK LP 1983 (Noise - NOYZ LP 1)

UK LP 1983 (Noise - NOYZ LP 1). Click here for more (Thanks to Torsten Schitting)

The Blood - False Gestures For A Devious Public - UK CD 2006 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 256) The Blood - False Gestures For A Devious Public - UK CD 2006 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 256)

UK CD 2006 (Captain Oi! - AHOY CD 256). Click here for more

 

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