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A Creation Books Sampler
1994 | Audio CD | ??:??

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We are never serious – which makes us the most serious of all
– James Williamson, Creation Books

Creation Books was formed in 1989 by Creation Records with a brief to prise open cans of worms and guillotine sacred cows but they were unaffiliated by the time this came out. This was the first release on CodeX, part of a spoken word deal that included a Rapid Eye compilation by Simon Dwyer, but that never eventuated. This volume was curated by James Williamson except for the Mick Norman interview, that was my (Simon’s) idea!

  1. James Havoc‘s mocking voice weaves in and out of a hungry, looping synth track provided by Robert Young of Primal Scream…
  2. Geraldine Monk reads an arresting selection of poems from her book, Interregnum — an incorrigible individual and sardonic complainer…
  3. Exuberant, fanciful, sinsister, Hair of the Snake that Bit Me is Alan Moore and Tim Perkins’s words-and-music tribute to the macabre demi-monde of the circus, and an invite to Moore’s mysterious cabal…
  4. Novelists Mick Norman and Stewart Home are caught in conversation about Hell’s Angels, violence, and the Police…
  5. Symbolist poet Jeremy Reed reads a series of short, speculative narratives swimming in melancholy, rubbing up coldly against Tim Mitchell’s whimsical guitar
  6. Profoundly deaf writer and performer Aaron Williamson works-out a torrent of sheer rage through drumming and recitation…