A public service announcement from R. Crumb and Destruction Unit.
Take up the mighty powers of destruction for therein dwells the powers of life
Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It’s kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.
Jock Club's Fantasy was the tape I listened to most in 2013. I picked it up in Austin when Total Control played with Destruction Unit and the Ascetic House guys opened a stall that included a couple of thousand different cassettes and pamphlets, from which they compiled a small selection and sent me on my way. Upon returning home to my old job, a coworker recommended me the Chris Low Ultimate Acid Mix which provided a pretty good introduction to Jock Club when I returned home to play the cassette that very same day. Such coincidences are the grist for many an obsessive’s mill, and the tape didn’t move from the player for months, providing a nice counterpoint to Lee Gamble’s incredible Diversions LP.
I spent a month in Berlin over Jan and was refused entry to Berghain for the second time (0/2 - I look like a narc), and returned home to an email from Andrew that he was happy to answer a couple of questions about Jock Club and Fantasy.
So here it is: a couple of questions answered about Fantasy, my preferred tape of 2013.
What made you decide to use the name Jock Club?
The name Jock Club came about because i was trying to relate to the 90’s dance and club scene, i always pictured 90’s clubs filled with jocks and street kids raving with glow sticks for some reason, the idea was funny to me.
What kinda stuff were you listening to when you put Fantasy together?
So basically at the time that i started Jock Club i was really getting into Techno from the Berlin Berghain and Ostgut Ton scene; a lot of Shed (Wax), Function, and Shifted. My first tape “Labyrinths” was just a stab in the dark, i really had no clue what i was doing. Fantasy being the second tape, i felt like i had a better idea of what sound i liked. I tried to include elements of everything i was into; i was getting into Deep House and other Techno like Skudge, Surgeon, and Nina Kraviz. After the tape came out, I went on tour with Destruction Unit for like 6 months. At that time i really started to get deep into Acid House and kind of the history of dance music; old school Detroit and Chicago House, it was all i listened to every day. I guess dance music was always apart of my musical upbringing, i grew up with Moby and the Chemical Brothers so when i started doing Jock Club i just felt excited to understand how electronic music worked.
Could you give me an idea of what you think “psychedelic music” means in 2014? I suppose with one foot in acid house (Jock Club) and the other in psych rock (Destruction Unit) you’ve got one of the widest stance on the matter of most anyone on the planet right now!
Overall though “psychedelic” is less about the actual genre of music and more about the mindset behind it, “Acid House” or any type of electronic music is constantly changing, sub-genres play a big role in this, (ex. “Acid House” or “Deep House”) Rock music is the same way. Playing this kind of music is about paying attention to the history of the music, but at the same time paving new ground for it to prosper.
Glasses and gum
Bad Teeth // Issue IV photo zine launch at this years “Festival of the Photocopier”.
Sunday 9th Feb, Melbourne Town Hall, 12pm
Ill have a stall and be selling some past Issues as well as other photo zines I’m keen to trade/sell/pass on.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/722965697715370/
THIS WEEKEND!!! BAD TEETH ISSUE IV LAUNCH.
ISSUE IV FEATURING PHOTOS OF VAARALINEN// EXTINCT EXIST// MOB// NERVOUS TREND// MASSES// LEATHER LICKERS// SIMFUCKERS// FORWARD// TEARGAS// INTERNAL ROT + MORE!!
Buy this zine see my peen
Bloodclot Faggots recording our 7” April 2010
the pretty boys
Dreaming that Stoic Violence and Lumpy and the Dumpers are playing some carni festival at the Adelaide showgrounds and some fruit kid with long ginger hair gets yelled at by some anti-consumerist nazis for hocking a zine, maybe Nuts or Seven Inches to Freedom or some shit. After running up and hugging/kicking Branden who is forcing this ugly coarse dinky di accent outta his throat and being told I was going swimming with Jimmy the next day, I track the ginger down to try to buy the zine outta sympathy but he is now with his girl who is massively pregnant and her water breaks. Something else happens and later I desperately need to take a shit so I go to the only toilet in the place and lo and behold long ginge kid is convulsing at the bowl while the dwarf from Life’s Too Short is doing something similar by the door, pretty sure there’s a priest between them. I back away and find Lewis Rodda, and a girl and we then walk past Ginger Kid’s girl who is giving/has given birth to a demon child. we don’t stop but then I spot Louise outta the corner of my eye watching the scene and we go say what’s up and then someone mention’s that a woman in the crowd who is more involved in the situation than the rest is a certain rat’s sister and we recieve an awkward smile and saunter away from us. then I realise it’s a fucking dream and wake up and have to go to work.