Milk From Cheltenham- Triptych of Poisoners

Milk From Cheltenham- Triptych of Poisoners

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Label: Superior Viaduct

Reissued 2015, originally released 1983

Limited vinyl LP repressing of this 1983 album from the UK DIY legends including digital download. The album was originally released on the famed It’s War Boys imprint. “Flashback to no-when (1978) in a musty cellar beneath a record store in Brixton, later to become the humble 8-track recording studio of It’s War Boys. Milk From Cheltenham would regularly jam and invite friends/enemies to participate with whatever weapons/instruments they chose to deploy, making live recordings on an odd triple microphone input cassette player. By the time of the recordings at Surrey Sound in 1981-82, we had reduced in size from a hive of toxicity to a triptych of poisoners: Victorr Lounge, Salamander and myself. Like rabid quantum monkeys with broken typewriters, we were allowed to run loose in the studio, under the supervision of tonmeister Chris Grey and head zookeeper L. Voag. There was always a cornucopia of exotic instruments including kettle drums, synthesizers and electric sitar. To make some of the basement tapes sound bigger, Chris would play them through vast speakers and re-record the results. Almost half the song titles were borrowed from Le Corbusier’s book The Radiant City. The record was released to spectacular indifference and just 500 copies made their way into an unsuspecting world.” —Lepke B

Track Listing:

    1. The Man Who Cried
    2. Where Is the Money to Come From?
    3. Mr. Fridge
    4. International Questionnaire
    5. What About Air War?
    6. Do the Ready Can
    7. Decisions
    8. Snappy Fingers
    9. The Plan Must Rule
    10. El Toro Saldr? Cuando Suena El Clarin
    11. Our Dictator
    12. Invitation to Action
    13. Das Elefantenkalb
    14. Air - Sound - Light
    15. Passport to Happiness!
    16. Triptych of Poisoners
    17. Krazy Golf
    18. Can a Vacuum Cleaner Really Work Quietly?