Very few photos exist of the band, as their albums feature Blinko's drawings instead, but Pushead published a few in an early edition of his magazine. Blinko and Greville had met years prior in Langleybury Comprehensive secondary school.
Greville had been playing drums since he was young, beginning lessons at the age of 10, and slowly became interested in punk rock around the time Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols by the Sex Pistols was released  After meeting Blinko through a mutual friend, the pair began the experimental electronic duo the Magits, formed in and dissolved around Blinko, Greville, and Matthews subsequently formed Rudimentary Peni.
In Maximum RocknRoll issue No. Greville later characterized the first show, as well as the ones following it, as fairly disappointing, setting a precedent for the band's distaste for playing live. While they were inspired by punk rock, the band did not adopt the look of the day, as Greville noted: "The majority of people [were] clearly disappointed that we didn't have green mohicans and multiple piercings It was fast, loud, and often described as "demented" due to the sound, as well as Blinko's lyrics and artwork, which adorned the cover and inner sleeves.
After the release of the EP, the band played their first London show on 18 September along with anarcho-punk bands Flux of Pink Indians and the Subhumans. Another subject that needed no explanation was their vegetarianism. Eating meat was simply wrong, with no reason and no excuse for it. Not only did meat mean murder but it meant also murderous cruelty perpetuated by greed, abdication of responsibility and a paper thin illusion of tradition: " What makes you want this torn ripped flesh so desperately?
Whilst in the track Flesh Crucifix, they conjure up one of their most horrific, startling and unsettling images of all: " Carnivores are like tombstones. Cremating animal carcasses, cremating animal shit coffins. Carnivores are like flesh tombstones. The album ends with the song entitled Dutchmen, which is presented as an almost straight narrative describing the murder of 20, Dutch men, women and children inside a British concentration camp.
Whilst the British were guilty of their murder, the Dutch men were guilty themselves of the murder of Zulus, who in turn were guilty of tribal murders: " It's just the same in Northern Ireland, Poland and Afghanistan, " they declare " They're just fighting for the right to enforce their own oppression through the bigotry and blindness of their moral law.
In the world as described by Rudimentary Peni, morality was a moveable feast. A feast that was moving all the time. Immediately after the release of Death Church, rumours circulated that one of the band members was dying of cancer and that the album was Rudimentary Peni's swansong - their last will and testament - making it all the more poignant and all the more meaningful.
It turned out that the rumours were true and that bassist Grant, did indeed have lung cancer. From such a fraught scenario a monument to desperate living had been wrought that would forever stand as an unorthodox paean to the spirit of freedom. By good fortune, Grant in the end overcame his illness but many years would pass before Rudimentary Peni would ever play together again. In the meantime, all that was left were the songs and the highlighting of the very simple fact that life was very fragile and very precious.
A very simple fact that seemed to escape the vast part of humankind but in particular seemed to pass all those in positions of power Labels: Rudimentary Peni. Anonymous 1 March at John Serpico 12 March at Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. The demo was cassette-only and Punk Alive Records put that out.
We plan to start writing a full length LP after our current tour. A question I ask all bands: If you were stranded on a desert island, but somehow had some mysterious way to play 5 LPs, yet would be stuck with those for the rest of your life on said island, what 5 LPs would those be, and why?
Demo by Slimy Member. Is it hard to juggle work schedules and being in multiple bands, as well as doing other stuff, while touring?
How do you handle it? Also, what other bands are members of Slimy Member in? Slimy Member: We are touring the east coast in March. I Austen also play bass in Parantumaton. And we all have a few new projects that are still in the works. Oliver Sheppard is a writer from Texas.
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