I’m just reminded about what this all means so I’d better describe a little known part of Crawling Chaos history that might explain the weird recordings floating about…
Crawling Chaos had a bit of a fan club, that is, they received mail (this was pre-internet etc) from all sorts of oddballs across the globe. Some of these messages would have replies if we felt they deserved one and also, some would include a tape specially recorded for the recipient. The tape was invariably abusive, sarcastic, puerile, full of crap (our opinion at the time) recordings, cuts from other stuff. The permutations could be any or all of this, and more. Very few replies would be straightforward as the mailing usually generated some ire either by being too obsequious, too mad or too bizarre and off the point. However, a sound knowledge of Derek and Clive is all that’s required to bring the humour into focus.
In other words, the mailing got the reply it deserved, following the usual Pitmatic rules.
The point of this is that there are quite a few unique Crawling Chaos tapes floating about, but that the holders, if they’ve kept them, are too embarrassed to put them in the public domain. Certainly in their entirety.
I’d be interested what we said all those years ago. If anyone wants to mail a copy to me I’ll happily publish it. Usually we’d be on something or other when we did it. I do have a copy of one that went to the Texas Cowboy Faggot in Austin, Texas – at least I think that’s what it is. I’ve a bit of work to do but I will release it – I’m not embarrassed by anything.