New Testament B1. IY B2. Porno Base B3. Quiet Pillage B4. Untitled C1. Last Words 12" version D1. Macaw Gungah Peel Session D2. Four Note Bass Peel session D4. Structured rhythms provide the backbone for songs which often push the ten-minute mark, never straying from the established tempo, while a bass line frequently remains fairly constant throughout each piece. On top are layers featuring tape manipulations, faint guitar, horns, melodica, and muted vocals, soaked in primitive echoes and delays found primarily on early recordings from the mightiest dubmasters.
Once again LTM's presentation is classy and respectful, including an informative booklet to accompany the music. Disc one captures singles and compilation tracks from while disc two features the album Earthbound Ghost Need a Burroughs reference from Naked Lunch in its entirety. That said, the band were keen to distance themselves from metal-bashers such as SPK and Test Department.
We spent hours hitting it, and after a while a whole range of tonal relationships became apparent between the different shapes and types of metal. The move towards more commercial music outlined to Sketch bore fruit in February with the release of Coup, a tight dance version of a track that had been around for some time in various forms, including Coup In the Palace and GI Fuck You. The single version featured a classic bassline from Sketch, and horns courtesy of Aswad.
You see, it gave us a lot of confidence. The fact that we could consciously reject that, and then come back, has meant that we no longer worry about appearing commercial. Fritz agreed. The commercial arena is so small, and outside it lies a vast area, still relatively unexplored, of other music, other sounds… we like to work on the periphery, sometimes jumping into the small commercial area, then dodging back out again and hopefully pulling a few people out with us.
During this period 23 Skidoo did not play live, and instead the core trio practised chops of a different kind through extensive martial arts training. The album Urban Gamelan was released by Illuminated in August Perversely, the various single versions of Coup and Language were omitted, with the former appearing in radically different form as GI Fuck You with added bass and a vocal sample from Apocalypse Now , and the latter in sparse percussive form.
Although eagerly anticipated by many, the album was far less accessible that either of the 45s. That is, until Coup thundered over the horizon earlier this year. With Skidoo still essentially a trio of Fritz, Alex and Johnny, live performance of their more commercial tracks remained problematic, and for a series of dates in Spain and London the group relied on backing tapes.
Soon after the Spanish dates in Granada and Mercia, Fritz Catlin took a sabbatical from the group, while the Turnbulls devoted their energies to obtaining black belts in?. The next Skidoo single would not emerge until , when Illuminated released the hip-hop informed Assassin, backed with Ooze and T. Thoughts of You , the latter featuring vocals by Danny Ricketts. A different version of Assassin also appeared as Shgyosha Step on several compilations, including Funky Alternatives Vol 1.
The following year Catlin returned to the fold, and Illuminated as Bleeding Chin released Just Like Everybody, a compilation of Skidoo tracks recorded between and , including a previously unreleased monitor mix of Coup. A new track, Magrehbi, was also released as a promo, but no album followed.
For much of the next decade, 23 Skidoo activity was subsumed by remix and production work under various guises, including Assassins With Soul,? The group built their own eight-track studio in Highbury, and?.
Clients included? We played him some tracks and we were all set to do it. See 28 Skidoo. Usually a positive thing. Angry black man at a baby shower, I guess: "Fuck this shit. I'm 23 skidoo-ing this piece, bitch.
Other people : Blahblah blahblahboringblah. Smoker : Well, we gotta 23 skidoo! Jeffrey Epstein Categories : Alternative dance musical groups British industrial music groups English post-punk music groups Virgin Records artists. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version.
Industrial , avant-funk , post-punk , experimental , world.A year earlier, 23 Skidoo had contracted to record a new album for Virgin, although it would be four years before the tapes were delivered, the delay due in part to Catlin suffering serious illness. The album, simply titled 23 Skidoo, was released in August on CD and double vinyl, with a limited edition triple album set also available.