Destroy All Monsters – The Detroit Oratorio

Band : Destroy All Monsters


Label : Compound Annex, #10

Year : 2003

Tracks : 11

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€ 15.00

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A new release by Mike Kelley’s Compound Annex and Cary Loren’s The End Is Here! labels (2003). Part of the CD was recorded live in Rotterdam on June 12, 1998 at Nighttown as part of I Rip You, You Rip Me, a series of exhibitions, performances, symposiums, and workshops examining the radical subculture and music scene of Detroit in the late sixties and early seventies. The other part was recorded live in Vienna on June 15, 1998 at Flex in association with Crossings, an exhibition of sound-related art presented at the Kunsthalle Wien. Directly addressing the theme of I Rip You, You Rip Me, in these concerts Destroy All Monsters utilized material lifted from such Detroit-based bands of the late sixties as the MC5, the Bob Seger System, grand Funk Railroad, the SRC, the Amboy Dukes, etc., as well as the local comedian Soupy Sales, and period recordings of broadcast television. Intro by Charlemagne Palestine & Scanner. Guest performance by Jördis Cordua.