Empeyfree of the Week: BUCK-TICK


It’s only recently I’ve started to really get into the Japanese Goth/Industrial Rock band BUCK-TICK. I heard of them via Pig a few years ago, but never really took the time to peruse their Catalogue due to the relative difficulty in tracking down their music in the West… at least for realistic prices. I’ve been a Pig fan for a number of years now. Having realised that the reason some of KMFDM’s stuff is actually good is largely due to the involvement of Raymond “Pig” Watts in those recordings. Like a younger, more approachable, some might unfairly say less talented Foetus… I had to immediately get excited over everything he’d put out.

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Is this art?

Loyalist Michael Stone’s planned incursion on a crucial meeting of Stormont politicians was “performance art”, his defence lawyer has claimed. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/6193169.stm) This is a new one! “Performance art”. Jesus fuck. Was his attack on Milltown Cemetery 20 years ago performace art too? Should the media coverage be in the Tate? Is “art” going to be … Read more

Solving the problem of the “mentally ill”

Recently the government has voiced plans to get the majority of those claiming Incapacity Benefit back to work. Many of these people claim to be suffering from so-called “mental illnesses” that can’t be readily explained or proven by many GPs, employee health advisers, shop stewards or canteen staff. It is largely assumed by all Right … Read more

Meme #472

“List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.” Poached … Read more


(transcribed because of my crap webcam. Someone please buy me a new scanner.) “RED SAUCE GUSHER SHOCK WEIRDO DIRT MESS HORROR! A young person was SHOCKED, SICKENED, HORRIFIED and DISGUSTED today, when, upon opening a POT SIZZLER they discovered a small sachet of TOMATO SAUCE, lying there, on top of the dried noodles, like some … Read more

My Precious…

In other music news: “Things get damaged, things get broken…” It may not have escaped your notice that the new Depeche Mode single ‘Precious’ has been leaked onto the net months earlier than planned and, despite likely being a rough edit, it sees the band somewhat back on form. A fusion of Broken Frame & … Read more

MP3 of the week

The first stage of the conservative re-affirmation of their entrenchment of the known universe has begun. Despite massive amounts of perceived pressure to oust him, John Howard is back in power in Australia for a fourth term. And he didn’t win by a gnats wing. Despite all the shouting and fist waving by those supposed … Read more