01 November 2004

Marc Almond's Sparkly Mucus

Example

Marc Almond is slippery when wet. He cruises mercilessly the thin (painted) sideburn dividing cosy homo-nostalgia and the deviant undergound; camping it up with the best of them on TOTPs and then dropping down to Stevo's So Me Bizarre offices to be dragged around in chains by Gen and the PTV wolf-pack. Marc always sounds like he means it; no amount of postmodern irony can drown out the gutterheart within.

When he sang Gene Pitney it sounded like Bataille.

He played around in Coil, adding arabesque flourishes to even the bleakest songs, sidestepped with English Faggot baiting Foetus in the Berlin cabaret of Slut and hooked up with the Mambas to send out tales of terror and woe that must've confused the hell out of his record companies. As soon as anyone found him a comfortable niche he somehow manages to slide back out of it, leaving a thin trail of sparkly mucus wherever he's been:
System F (with Marc Almond) - Soul on Soul (Hacker remix)

Marc Almond - The Days of Pearly Spencer

Slut - A Million Manias

Marc Almond and the Royal Philharmonic - Paint it Black


Cheers for not dying in that crash, Marc. Get well soon...

9 comments:

the cap'n said...

Let me echo those cheers....we can't afford to let Scott Walker fans die!

Anonymous said...

This is Rick from emptyfree.com

I'm definitely happy that Marc didn't die in that crash. I'd hate for his performance on "Fashion Rocks" in the US to be his last performance.

If you didn't see it, Marc Almond started out "Tainted Love" solo with piano accompaniment. It lasted about 60 seconds and then lip-syncing fashion models did a "2004 version" of Tainted Love with female vocals. Marc was brilliant, but the models "singing" was painfully nauseating.

Get well soon Marc...

Spoilt Victorian Child said...

Thirded...
great choice of tracks,
never heard Paint it Black before...
Good stuff.

Runs off to dig out Mambas albums...

Simon
x

kek-w said...

4th'd! Eggs is eggs and Marc's a good one.

I can still remember the first time I heard "Memorabilia": Trinity Hall, Bristol. Straight into Acorn Records the next day to order it.

Not sure about that stuff at Gen's house involving the dentist's chair though.

Joe said...

Nice MP3 blog! I have *so* many different Marc Almond memories....'Tears Run Rings' probably the most vivid.

Check out the MP3 blog "Music Is A Virus". I met that guy in DC a few weeks ago, you might dig it.

It's www.MusicIsAVirus.blogspot.com

/joe

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Anonymous said...

marc never gets enough press and your words above are spot on. the tune picks are a fine selection too- well done!
ups

Anonymous said...

does marc have a tatoo of his son chester on him

Anonymous said...

why does nobody ever mention marcs son?

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