16 February 2022
Enigmatic Canadian sound-explorers GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
released a demo of their first LP All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling
in 1994, only on cassette with a total of just 33 copies, sold in an eyeblink.
About a month ago an anonymous user posted on /mu/ – Music, a wiki website
“dedicated to all things relating to 4chan’s /mu/ board and music-related information”
a folder of 68 minutes of music over 24 tracks accompanied by a long message of
how the user got hold of it. Read his full statement here.
A YouTube member named naskivik uploaded the alleged lost album on YT…
Now, following the leak, the band decided to give the full demo/album an official
release via Bandcamp. The music was recorded almost entirely by Efrim Manuel
Menuck, considered as the bandleader of Godspeed. Future members Mauro
Pezzente and Mike Moya also made contributions.
All Lights Fucked On The Hairy Amp Drooling contains 27 tracks
but are now issued as four tracks, each of around 17 minutes long.
The release came with this message: ““This was a retirement letter, recorded spring/summer/fall summer of 1993. all of it by efrim, and a little bass from mauro.
vocals on $13.13 by d.c., acoustic gtr. snippet and backwards hash by dan-o. no
relation to the band that followed. all proceeds from sales going to the CJPME’s
campaign to provide medical oxygen to the Gaza Strip. be gentle.”
Raw and Fascinating.
Here we go…
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR: Facebook
Ps: The band’s name comes from 1976 black-and-white
Japanese documentary about the crimes of a Japanese biker
gang called the Black Emperors.