SCW’s second release on cassette came out in mid-1985 and was a mixture of new material and live recordings from the Sweet Children of the West show in April that year. The new material continued in the same disco-funk-industrial post-punk style of the first cassette, with added horns in some tunes. This release marked the end of SCW’s use of analogue synths, drum machines and tapes – all future work was done using either ‘real’ instruments played live or digital samplers and effects.
“Model 152 Blow Gun” cassette tape cover – folded out – by PnrH
In the First Days…
Bass, tapes and drum machine…
6th Test Amendment
Same as above but with added synths
SCW gets jazzy. Horns would become a bigger part of SCW’s sound in subsequent incarnations, first as a free jazz ensemble and then as a disco-funk band.
Puppy (on the table)
Sit see the puppy on the table…
Thank You Jesus
Sequenced drum machine and synths plus tapes
In The Reichstag
Hitler invades Poland – ’nuff said…
SCW also produced a video to accompany one of the new tunes, Capacity 330. Most of the video footage was recorded at SCW’s Willow St. practice/living space
The second side of the Model 152 Blow Gun cassette is a live recording from April 17, 1985. See the previous post for some video footage of the show.