In Conversation with Rat Bastard (To Live and Shave in LA, Laundry Room Squelchers, Scraping Teeth)

Ever wonder what it was like to hang out with the one and only Rat Bastard? Today’s episode will be allow you to find out as we had a fantastic talk with Rat and get into his early days in Florida to his time in To Live and Shave in LA and of course the Laundry Room Squelchers. Rat has stories for days, from running a studio, to wild times at Churchill’s and much more. Rat Bastard has never slept and neither should you.

Various Artists – Good Alchemy Video

It’s time for another legendary noise VHS viewing with “Good Alchemy Video.” A mandatory visual document, we get classic footage of Masonna, Incapacitants, Merzbow, Solmania, and Hijokaidan. The explosive excitement of these performances infect us and anyone who pops this in their VCR. Adjust your tracking and prepare for the glory of noise.

In Conversation with Bill Orcutt (Harry Pussy)

Bill Orcutt of Harry Pussy joins us today for a great historical discussion on a different branch of noise. In the 90s along with bands like To Live and Shave in LA and Laundry Room Squelchers, Harry Pussy tore apart all semblance of good taste and set proper foundations ablaze. Miami in the ’90s was a wild place and Orcutt was right in the middle. We also get into his return to sound and his current work. What was music?

In Conversation with John Duncan (part 2)

In the second part of our talk with John Duncan, we get into his time in Amsterdam up to his current work. Greh and John reminisce about the “Voice Contact” performance that Greh participated in. In addition, John talks about ideas and process behind “The Crackling,” “Nazca Tranmissions,” and much more. We can’t thank John enough for taking time to let us in on his history and art.

In Conversation with John Duncan (part 1)

In the first of two episodes, John Duncan sat down with us for a riveting conversation about his early days in Los Angeles to his mid-80s period living in Japan. We discuss multiple events and works staged in both locations, from Scare to Radio Code to his work in pornography and much more. Next week’s episode will focus on his time in Amsterdam and Italy to his current work. Another mandatory history lesson is now in session.

Metgumbnerbone – Ligeliahorn

Sean Ragon (Cult of Youth) was the perfect person to join us to uncover the classic Metgumbnerbone “Ligeliahorn” LP on A-Mission Records from 1983. A truly mysterious project, Metgumbnerbone creates their own world and we are all more than happy to walk around the industrial ruins and abandoned mills where the recordings were made. This album is a staple for post-industrial and is cloaked in a fantastic mythology ripe for discovery.

In Conversation with Jim O’Rourke (Fenn O’Berg, Sonic Youth, Gastr del Sol)

Jim O’Rourke takes a journey through his deep history with us and we were absolutely thrilled. We get into 1980s Chicago, setting up shows for Merzbow and Zoviet France, the cassette culture network, working and living in Europe with John Duncan and Christoph Heemann, and so much more. Jim has more stories than most people have had days, so sit back for a first hand historical account of the underground world.

For the ExtraNoisextra segment on the Patreon, we have a great talk on Jim’s history with and love of film.

Incredibly Strange Records with Mitchell Brown

It’s time another “roots of noise” episode as we went to Mitchell Brown’s (Gasp, Points of Friction) place to learn more about the world of “incredibly strange records” from the 50s and 60s. From delay drenched novelty records to recordings of earthquakes to recordings of insects to equipment test records, Mitchell is an expert in this arena. For this one, we play some examples of these records and react to them in the moment. Make sure your stereo is calibrated and dig in.