I beg of you, don't be turned off by the ridiculous title of this post, because this 1988 demo from BENJAMIN LAMPSHADE is a gloriously noisy dirge of dark UK punk. Equal parts KILLING JOKE, UK DECAY and BAUHAUS, with guitar leads that would sound just as at home on a ZOUNDS record as it would a SCRATCH ACID release, and a hollow affected guitar tone that won me over 20 seconds into "The Madman's Waltz." These tracks were recorded at Soundstar in London in 1988, and the band's contact was Phil, on Palmerston Road...so Phil, drop me a line will you? I need more of this BENJAMIN LAMPSHADE shits!! Brilliant.
TERMINAL ESCAPE is a home for cassettes. Terminal Escape is here to share music that was released on, or copied onto, cassette. You are encouraged to acquire physical copies of the tapes you enjoy, as this blog is meant to support those artists and labels, not circumvent them. If you have a legitimate claim to any of the music I've shared and would like it removed, I'm happy to do so....but someone is probably already streaming it on YouTube anyway so you shouldn't be so uptight.
DEAD LINKS are common. Digital media are temporary. I will re-post tapes from Terminal Escape's infancy from time to time (primarily when requested), but I will not chase dead links.
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