You must promise never to bring those sickly funeral decorations into the house! This seems to corroborate the reading of the line in the chorus as "Ray Milland," and if you listen closely, I think that this is indeed what MES is saying.
I have not found any antecedents for the phrase "sludge hai choi"; it may just be intended as mumbo-jumbo. I wrote the above a couple years ago, and since then I have come to think that these things may be confusing, but they're rarely that vague. Andy Lynes gives us another perspective:. And, finally , George Henderson gives us some red meat to chew on below! There is also the Chinese pirate Lai Chio San. Now, how might MES have known these names?
And why put it in the song? I don't have a copy so I don't know if it mentions Lia Chio San, but it's possible. It's also possible that this bit of atmospheric nonsense from MES echoes a half-heard aria from one of the world's most popular operas.
Apart from that, how it might make sense I have no idea, but there it is. Peter Van Greenaway was an English author who wrote thrillers, some of which had elements of horror. Incidentally, the Fall now have a guitar player named Peter Greenway. But see note one, this could be a garbled rendition of "vivant.
The use of these names in an incantation presumably voiced by the "hero" is characteristic of the song, which is both humorous and, to my ears at least, genuinely creepy. In magical rituals, names that are thought to possess power are chanted to the point where the practitioner loses consciousness of their semantic content, and in this manner sound supersedes sense indeed, some purported words of power seem to lack any explicit denotation, such as "abracadabra".
Thus, MES's invocation, while intentionally absurd, is also somewhat plausible as a magical spell or ritual. James live on live on.
You suffered grief ere long, Than grimly, ah! Than grimly, ah! Sludge hatred T. Chorazin was a village in Galillee, cursed by Jesus in the Bible. From the 11th chapter of Matthew:. Woe unto thee, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
The first cities named, including Chorazin, were Hebraic cities that Jesus visited, which did not repent, as opposed to the pagan cities names which were never exposed to the gospel. Location unknown. Said to be negative Jerusalem. Medecin" by R. Totale XVII. James' short story "Count Magnus," an Englishman with an interest in history is visiting an estate in Sweden built by a Count Magnus in the early 17th century.
The Count, a figure of evil repute, was rumored to have gone on something called the "Black Pilgrimage. Wraxhall, finds a Latin snippet about the Black Pilgimage in the Count's papers, which reads in English:. A deacon later tells him that he has heard from a priest that the Antichrist is to be born in Chorazin. Apparently this is actually suggested by several Medieval writers; according to the 13th century Book of the Bee , a compendium of various quasi-biblical legends, "[The Antichrist] shall be conceived in Chorazin, born in Bethsaida, and reared in Capernaum.
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Ron Hubbard:. But whether or not MRJ needed to invent the Black Pilgrimage to Chorazin, it is intriguing to discover that, in the s, a Californian named Jack Parsons actually went on just such a journey, and with disturbing consequences.
One of the goddess's demands was that: "Thou shalt make the Black Pilgrimage". Now it would seem that the further matters of the prophecy are at work; events press on tumultuously, and 'Time is' is writ large across the sky.
I reconstructed the temple, and began the Black Pilgrimage, as She [Babalon] instructed. And there a great tower of Black Basalt was raised, that was part of a castle whose further battlements reeled over the gulf of stars. Just like Count Magnus, Parsons "was taken within and saluted the Prince of that place", after which:.
Of course, Jack Parsons' pilgrimage was magico-spiritual rather than geographical, but so might Count Magnus's have been. At no point in the story does MRJ specify that his journey was a physical one. It would be interesting, too, to know how Count Magnus died. Parsons was killed when he accidentally dropped some unstable fulminate of mercury, thus fulfilling Babalon's prophecy that he would "become living flame".
Here we are introduced to a third character, a "detective" or "inspector" who has presumably become aware of a commotion at the scene of the possession. Thanks to Dan for finding this. Dan suggests the spector now in the rector blows the detective against the wall, to get him out of the way so as to finish off the rector Aubrey from the Fall online forum suggests perhaps the most plausible explanation, however, which is that the spectre is referring to exorcism with "Damn Latin!
We soon discover that he has grown weary, cynical, and bitter in his profession, and is perhaps a bit of a megalomaniac. The origin of this line is Premature Burial, in which Ray Milland's character responds to the offer of flowers by his wife with ""Take them away!
Even the Almighty shuns my polluted flesh! Spectre vs. Rector: Fall Tracks A-Z. An Older Lover Etc. And Therein Fascist Hey! Luciani Hey! Marc Riley Hey! Rector Spectre vs. Rector Lyrics 1 M. Corman Sludge hai choi choi choi son Sludge hai choi choi choi son Part six: That was his kick from life That's how he pads out his life Selling his soul to the devil And the spectre enters hero But the possession is ineffectual But the possession is ineffectual And the possession is ineffectual And M.
Corman Sludge hai choi choi choi son Sludge hai choi choi choi son, I said Sludge hai choi choi choi son Last scene: Hero and inspector walk from the scene Is the spe ctre banished forever? Corman Sludge hai choi choi choi son Sludge hai choi choi choi son [ Notes 1. In the Church of England, a rector is a kind of parish priest.
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Contents [ show ]. Side A No. Title Writer s Length 1. Smith , Marc Riley 2. Side B No.The "versus" bit between rector and detective is a confrontation, sure, but I think the spectre has is it for the Rector (which is why the title of the song is "Spectre vs Rector" not "Spectre vs Inspector"). Over on the Fall Forum I suggested a song like this exists in the shadow of the movie The Exorcist. The priest-exorcist in that has.