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    Who could have thought Graeme Revell of SPK fame, nowadays bigshot soundtrack composer in Hollywood, could have such cutesy ideas about his former career in noise-music...

    "Do you have a dream project?

    I'm working on it. I'm producing a movie at Disney called The Tear Garden. Peter Schneider bought it from us. It's actually my story - it's about my band in a mental asylum when I was 21 - we developed a story based on that, so that's fun. I get to write songs for the band to play. But it's not a regular band - the music is made from found instruments, like toy pianos and things like that. It's a fun comedy about a guy who really doesn't know why he's gone to work in an asylum - it just seemed like a cool idea. By meeting this girl, Billie Teargarden - who becomes the singer in the band, he finds out to his surprise what he's good at. Lo and behold - he had no idea what he was good at in life, he thought he wanted to be a musician but he's actually good at looking after people. "



    I mean - compare that recent statement with these ones made by SPK in 1981:

    "Charlie: How long have SPK been going?
    Operator: First started in January 1979 I think, but the first time we played together was June l979 and that was with me, a psychiatric nurse, a guy called Nehil who was a mental patient - schizophrenic, and two punk guys we got to help us, who left soon after to become pop stars.....

    ....The second one has three tracks on the original - the third track was a throwaway which was fucked up after I left and re-mixed by the psycho guy, before he killed himself.
    Charlie: He killed himself?
    Operator: Yes... and actually recently we had another guitarist who killed himself, so that's why the group's so unstable all the time.
    Charlie: Why did they kill themselves?
    Operator: Don't know. They didn't tell me. They didn't leave me anything in their wills either, which is annoying.

    A lot of the things we're doing now are about information overload. For example tonight there was a tape which you probably couldn't hear properly because of the distortion, it was a compilation of chemical warfare and side-effects of psychotropic drugs which is an indication that if we're all excited about chemical warfare, it in effect started in mental hospitals in 1952, with people subjected to it all the time. Another case is a cut-up between several porno loops, hard core and the soft core that you get on advertisements, so we packed them all together, which is the state that you have in the so-called free society.

    One of our songs is called Retard, about a guy who just went crazy-killed somebody - no motive, nothing at all. He's spent thirty-five years in a mental hospital, paying for it. They couldn't have let him out though, he might have done it again."


    I mean.... could that really be something for Disney - or is he just pulling an inside joke intended for fans of industrial music??
    "Only one thought left, that makes me come alive,
    and that is you and me side by side, on the licorice ride"

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    well...it's probably true....have you seen the new Herbie film...it's based on the "The Cars that Ate Paris"....very psychotic i'm told
    Country be dyin like poor people do
    Hospitals be closing...doors to me and you (Lopazz - Blood)

    And here's some other stuff that i get up to...

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Serio...796469?fref=ts

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      ...re-mixed by the psycho guy, before he killed himself.
      Charlie: He killed himself?
      Operator: Yes... and actually recently we had another guitarist who killed himself, so that's why the group's so unstable all the time.
      Charlie: Why did they kill themselves?
      Operator: Don't know. They didn't tell me. They didn't leave me anything in their wills either, which is annoying.
      he thought he wanted to be a musician but he's actually good at looking after people.
      Yeah, sounds like he was sooo caring! Generous amount of artistic licence there.

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