Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dry Lungs One (LP, Placebo Records, 1985)


Paul Lemos of Controlled Bleeding compiled this album, and put his own band on the first side, first track. This album contains all the more well-known industrial music makers from the 80s, with half US acts and one half European, plus of course Merzbow. Also included are Etant Donnes, Neo Zelanda, Esplendor Geometrico, Toll, Vivenza, HNAS/Mieses Gegonge, Jarboe, P16.D4/SBOTHI, Maybe Mental, Le Syndicat, Sleep Chamber, John Duncan, P231/ANKH, Dog As Master and Problemist.

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9 comments:

litlgrey said...

I was kind of pissed off at Paul Lemos when this came out. Yes he did give opportunities for a bunch of previously unknown artists to appear on vinyl, but he gave himself a track at least twice as long as anyone else, and I thought that was unfairly self-indulgent. "Dry Lungs" was a good series, though. Of course... all out of print now.

Capa Nostra said...

I'm really fan of Paul Lemos's music, he has been dedicated to the manipulation of sounds in a way that really surprise us. This compilation is welcome cuz' is very hard to find nowadays. Really thanks for posting!

I have upload a Controlled Bleeding album if you're interested.

Greetings from Chile.

Anonymous said...

hi

still one of my favest compilation LPs ever!!! purchased it for some 4 euros back in 91 when i was 18, while diggin' records in 'happening' record store, athens downtown together w/ amm's 'the crypt' boxset (that was 5 euros!). when i listened to 'dry lungs' at home i had my pants wet!!! still one of my most groundbreaking records with nearly all my favest groups of that beautiful era!!!!
keep it up!!!
nicolas
www.void.gr/absurd

Anonymous said...

hey, thank you so much for posting this amazing album. do you think you could post a track listing, thought? the songs all downloaded as 'untitled' and i haven't been able to find a track listing for this album anywhere online.

433 RPM said...

how well do you look then? this has been properly tagged by me, so open up in say itunes. or look here
http://www.discogs.com/release/218565
nowhere online? how well are you prepared to look?

Keef said...

Thanks for this. I've owned two copies of this over the years and have always had a bit of trouble with the Controlled Bleeding track -- seems like it was mastered for stylus hopping. I'm also interested to see if you left the label scratch over the leadout on Side 2 (the label is so big that it covers the leadout lock groove, creating a conceptual track in itself).

433 RPM said...

i don't think i had any problems...

433

litlgrey said...

On the other hand, the long track "Taxi Music" on Cabaret Voltaire's soundtrack to "Johnny Yes No" (Doublevision, 1982) DID have an odd groove mastered into it like that, and ones' One True stylus would go hopping into space unless it was of a reasonable tracking weight.
Of course, the later CD reissue was inacapable of recreating that.
23 Skidoo's "The Culling is Coming" (Le Disques du Crepuscule) from about the same time had something funny in it too... a lock groove or something.

Unknown said...

I remember the first cassette of Dry Lungs I picked-up in 1986 from Bleecker Bob's. It was scary, nightmarish and compelling. Everytime a new comp would come out, I'd purchase it. I still have all four compilations on cassette. I have tried to find others that were exposed to the Dry Lungs comps and everyone would look at me as though I had a third eye. I'm happy to discover I wasn't the only individual exposed to the great music that is Dry Lungs. It was the first time I had heard of Controlled Bleeding and Phantom Toolbooth or the countless others on those recordings. I would like to thank Lemos and Placebo for compiling and releasing those albums. I still listen to them with awe to this day!