Harsh Reality Music
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
compilation produced by Chris Phinney
originally released on C-90 cassette
cassette cover typesetting by Carl Howard
This archival reissue is authorized by Harsh Reality Music label owner and compilation producer Chris Phinney.
The digital transcriptions are taken from Hal McGee's personal copy of the cassette.
Included are audio file transcriptions of the complete sides of the cassette, including the spaces in-between songs and at the beginning and end of each side, so that you can listen to the cassette sides as continuous listening experiences.
Prescott/Bohman: Whispering Wendy – Boston, MA
John Hudak: Mouth – Del Mar, CA
Indian Rope Burn: Flat Tire – Kent, OH
Minóy: Open Wide – Torrance, CA
Mental Anguish: Cough – Memphis, TN
Cephalic Index: A Jab in the Ass’ll Make You Come – Boston, MA
The Haters: Spanking – Vancouver, Canada
Semantics Could Vanish: Voweledge Accessory – Madison, WI
If, Bwana: Body By Bwana – Great Neck, NY
Die Rache: No Body –Nürnberg, West Germany
Odal: Nobody – Zaandam, Holland
blackhumour: dit dit dam isophate – Vancouver, Canada
M.A.P.: Love Mr. Bunny – Memphis, TN
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the Adventures of Taped Rugs Producer Charles Rice Goff III
an appreciation by Chris Phinney
Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour of the Southeast USA
Seven CDRs recorded in four states in June 2006. Includes an hour-long DVD.
Also comes with a little booklet with photos & written material.
Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour of the Southeast USA
North Carolina Disc One
First recordings made at Bret Hart's home. Goff had brought along several instruments & fx. Bret has tons of exotic & unusual acoustic & electronic instruments. Scotty Irving joined in on these sonic improvisations. They also recorded more sonic soundscapes at the Elsewhere Artist Collaborative. Brian Dunsmore joined in to play some Sonics as well. A great disc full of sonic mayhem. Some of the tracks were recorded by Benny Johnson also.
Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour of the Southeast USA North Carolina Disc Two
Bret & Goff did some more sonic improvisations joined by Ed Shepherd, some great music! The next day the two recorded at a abandoned cotton mill & at the site of what once was a calcium carbide factory. The two beat out & scraped out some very industrial sounding improv's. More improv of sonic proportion was recorded later at Bret's home. Some very great music indeed!
Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour of the Southeast USA Georgia Disc One
Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour of the Southeast USA Georgia Disc Two
Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour of the Southeast USA Florida
Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour of the Southeast USA Tennessee Disc One
The final leg of the tour.
Over the next three days Goff & Phinney recorded in Phinney's tiny but functional studio. All improvisational pieces, Eight recordings in three days. Phinney mixed them into four tracks. Used in these recordings were Goff's full battery of instruments he brought with him & Phinney's collection of synths, guitars, radios & other devices. This gave them a lot to work with to record these pieces of unique sonic madness. Two pieces of a sonic blend on this disc plus a piece Goff captured on micro cassette.
Taped Rugs 06 06 Tour of the Southeast USA Tennessee Disc Two
The tours Phinney took Goff on in Memphis had a strong influence on these recordings. Two more mixes of wild sonic experimentation plus a humorous collage of readings from the fence in front of Graceland that Goff recorded on his micro cassette recorder. These were the final recordings of the tour!
06 06 Tour of the Southeast USA
Video documentation of Goff's interactions during the tour.
The DVD showcases the artists
Andrew Chadwick, Dave Fuglewicz, Bret Hart, Scotty Irving, Hal McGee, Chris Phinney,
Ed Shepherd, and Charles Rice Goff III.
It also features visual & audio recordings in all of the states plus Nashville & airways & roadways while traveling.
Jack Engard hosted the Nashville leg of the tour.
Bret Hart & Charles Rice Goff 3 June 2006 Improvisation Outtakes
A bonus disc of revealing outtakes! Need I say more? Nah!
For a comprehensive directory of all media related to TAPED RUGS 06 06 TOUR OF THE SOUTHEAST USA go to this page at the Taped Rugs website.
Review, interview, video of package being opened, article, by my good friend Bryan Baker with whom I have done recordings, plus we started Tapegerm together with Scott Carr & J. Mundok.
One of my favorite bands today, Mazzy Star is very inspirational to me, especially the lyrics. The music makes me just want to do it in a electronic version. California band if you didn't already know.
The singer Hope Sandoval is originally from Memphis. She is one of my favorite female singers; has been for a long time. The band members are the ex Dream Syndicate, a great band to me in itself. Hope you enjoy as much as I do!
I used to run Harsh Reality Music, started the label in 1982 releasing my own music in various groups. They were Mental Anguish, Pungent Odor who became The Skoptzies, Misfeasance, Macroglossia, RSVP which became Cancerous Growth, Viktimized Karcass, Planet Zero.