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 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.

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.

In Conversation with Fennesz

Christian Fennesz joins us today for a fantastic discussion. It’s the 25th anniversary of his first album “Hotel Paral.lel” so we take a look back at those early days, from meeting Peter Rehberg and how radical using a computer was, to his recent work and what it’s like being back in a bedroom studio. We were very grateful to get to talk to Fennesz and get a perspective from one of the stalwarts of Mego and 90s experimental computer sound.

Skin Crime – Monster (Case History #9)

With the return of the Self Abuse Murder Series, we wanted to put up one of our Patreon episodes on the original Murder Series over here on the regular feed. March to 1980s Soviet Russia with this month’s Case History as Skin Crime tackles the werewolf-like existence of Andrei Chikatilo on the “Monster” 7″. We get into the life of the Butcher of Rostov and how perfectly the noise relates to his murders. Stay away from train stations and woods, but keep this 7″ close. You never know who you will run into.

In Conversation with Xome

Bob Scott, the mastermind behind Xome, took time to sit down with us to discuss his many decades in the noise world. From living in Japan in the 90s to tricking Mike into thinking he saw him play in 1999, this was a super fun and informative talk. Xome is one of the greats that is still going to this day, so fill up a jar with mud and put this one on at your next party.