of result you get when rock n roll devil worshipping nutters sit in
rooms without windows for months on end surrounded by everything
except les pauls. kickin'n'n'n'n....."
and grinding as it goes, `rockandroll' crunches along its merry way
like a synth-punk disco panzer division over the cobbles of
capitalism and fake punk. an ugly, mindless, hypnotic dirge alone and
angry in the tinsel-decked desert of niceness that coldplay built
with their own fair hands in art and craft lessons at school.
`rockandroll' didn't even go to school! That's why it's so stoopid!
And noisy! And ugly! cos it's too stoopid even to look in a mirror
and realise that it's ugly and stay indoors out of shame! there is no
shame in mindless ugly synth punk disco noise. there is only eternal
bliss! and if that don't grab you, you really are stupid"
Suicide decided to play Ramones covers they would sound something
Mark Back and
Graham Cooke formed the first incarnation of Morbius in 1994. They
were drawn together by a love of punk, synthesizers and sampling.
Early material had an electronic slant, but soon their love of the
Ramones and art-rockers The Cramps took over. Their sound had a new
direction, they set about incorporating the Rock & Roll antics of
punk into the electronic roots they had already established. By
combining the love of a good rock track with the sonic possibilities
afforded by electronic instruments they have a sound that is
released three full length Albums and several EP's during the years
1994 - 2002 when they decided to call it a day. They also appeared on
several important Compilations as well as soundtracking various TV
programs and DVD releases. Even though their releases received
universally good reviews and could be heard regularly on Xfm and
Radio one shows such as Steve Lamacq they never managed to break
through into the mainstream. Their releases are very hard to come by
these days and as their reputation as a cult band continues to
increase we feel the time is right to release the first ever
compilation of their work, sourced from the original masters and
remastered where necessary.
checking out their Myspace page for video footage from some of their
rare live appearances.