SLUGFUCKERS / THE 2 JOHNNIES - SYDNEY SCULPTURE CENTRE 30/06/1979
THE 2 JOHNNIES - BAD IMPRESSIONS
THE BLEEDING ARSEHOLES - NO MEAT NO BEAT NO WANK NO THINK
All remastered at home
from very poor to good quality cassettes.
These 3 cd-rs display the awkward, anarchic talents that fueled the
The live show at the Sculpture Centre was found on an initially
pre-recorded cassette of a Supertramp album, wrapped in masking tape to
hold it together. The quality is awfull but, in some ways, it's a
definitive statement of the band.
The 2 Johnnies were John and Terry (augmented as required by other
Slugfuckers and friends) doing performance pieces, cut up poetry and
social commentary. Bad Impressions seems more obvious than the Slugfuckers
themselves with more emphasis on the words rather than the punk thrash
sound. My favourite - the ironic refrain of 'fucken aussies, we're tough
bastards, got those woggies by the balls'
The Bleeding Arseholes is John by himself. As befitting any release of
this type (guitarist from rock band makes solo album!) it has soft singer
songwriter moments ('Good King'), many guitar overdubs ('Logarhythms'),
essential cover versions ('Submission') and a nod back to the band that
made him 'famous' ('Mechanical Boy'). This is, ofcourse, knocked on the
head completely by his twisted take on sound.