Sunday, August 26, 2007
01.09.07: Tribute to DEATH IN JUNE
"Death in June emerged in 1980 from the remnants of the punk unit Crisis, reuniting singer/multi-instrumentalist Douglas Pearce and bassist Tony Wakeford; drummer Patrick Leagas completed the original lineup. From the outset, the group was criticized for its adoption of fascist imagery, and charges of Nazism dogged Pearce throughout his career. By the mid-80's Pearce continued Death in June primarily as a solo concern, aided by a revolving group of collaborators including Current 93's David Tibet, Boyd Rice (Non), and Coil's John Balance; the abrasive electronics and martial rhythms of early efforts gave way to an increasingly expansive sonic approach over the course of subsequent outings, even evoking Pearce's longstanding interest in traditional European folk music." - Jason Ankeny (www.allmusic.com)
Tonight we pay homage to the almighty Douglas P., Death in June, and Crisis.
For more info on Death in June: www.deathinjune.net