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 Savoy Records
Raw Power

Lord Horror with the
Savoy King Cocaine Band


1987

Savoy Amoral Records

SLH2

12"

Raw Power

  Crack A 45rpm

Raw Power
(Pop/Williamson)

Crack B 45rpm

The Liquidator (vocals by Madame Monoshock)
(H Johnson/Mr-Mrs Monoshock)

Recorded and mixed in the UK at Suite 16, Rochdale.

Raw Power available on the Savoy Wars CD


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  1987 was a good year for Savoy leading the ever-willing yellow press by their noses like pigs to a trough. Raw Power's excessive, cocaine-eulogising sleeve quotes stirred a hornet's net of indignation:

Don't miss the Hardcore hoo-hah either:


 
Raw Power label
Let's just say that if Art Rupe at Speciality Records of Hollywood could have heard this Iggy Pop composition back in 1956, he would have had no hesitation in getting Little Richard to record the definitive version: but unfortunately he didn't. It was left to Savoy to tackle the impossible.

First choice of vocalist for Raw Power was Kingsize Taylor (from Kingsize Taylor And The Dominoes, the best English Rock'n'Roll band there ever was!). Kingsize wasn't interested. He'd retired disillusioned from the business after a period with Jimmy Page as his guitarist in 1967, and no amount of inducement could persuade him back. Savoy's next choice fell to Bobby Thompson—second vocalist in Kingsize's original band, The Dominoes. Thompson had sang lead on many of their classic Rock records—Money, Hippy Hippy Shake, Hot Pastrami, etc. He cut the socks off the Beatles' versions and those of just about every other English outfit. Bobby, under the guise of the Lord, and Alan Hempsall, one time deputising singer with Joy Division (when Ian Curtis couldn't make it), roar through the track, abetted by Inner Sense Percussion, like filibejiggers. The entire session has a wonderfully chaotic feel. On the Iggy version the guitar carries the distinctive riff, but in this typical Savoy perversion it's the drums that rattle-out that hard Keep-a-Knocking drive. That ominous drone at the start is a bass guitar played by ISP man Colin Seddon. Jim Proby contributes yodels towards the end. There's no tape speed added at the climax. They actually were playing it that fast live. There are no synthesisers or drum machines on this record.


 

 

Record sleeve text:

"This world of tormented and agonised beings can only continue to exist by devouring each other..."

Schopenhauer

 

"Nothing exists really or externally to the intellect..."

Spinoza

 

"Comparatively few people care for art at all and most of them care for it because they mistake it for something else."

Arthur Symons, THE SAVOY, 1896

 

"Only dickheads die from cocaine. The best people used it
and are still using it."

Prince Charles, THE SUN, May 1984

 

"No fucking schwartze Jew ever gave me shit for free, man. I paid through the fucking nose for it."

Martin Luther King, THE SUN, 1976

 

"In the matter of AIDS carriers and Cocaine addicts, I am in complete agreement with Chief Constable James Anderton. I would act on biblical principles if the law of England allowed. Disembowelment would not be an unsuitable punishment."

Circuit Judge Hardy, THE SUN, 1987

 

"I always give cocaine to niggers. It helps them
to produce healthy babies."

Mother Teresa, THE SUN, 1978

 

"I'm not worried by the military reports coming in that say our lads are winning the Falklands War by taking cocaine. A cocaine victory is preferable to an Argie victory."

Margaret Thatcher, THE SUN, 1982

 

"Hear about the Democrat who stuck his cock in a freezer full of cocaine? He said he was getting it ready for Walt Disney's asshole!"

Ronald Reagan (inebriated), THE SUN, 1977

 

"Coke? It's the real thing!"

Jerry Lee Lewis

 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TITAN BOOKS
AND ROUGH TRADE RECORDS? FUCK ALL!
THEY BOTH SELL HAMBURGERS.

ENTROPY TIME: 108,048 Hours

No.2 IN A SERIES OF LORD HORROR RECORDINGS

Record label text:

Oh, tingouar, yé hén hén. Li appé vini, li Grand Zombi.

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