(c) 1988 by Kirk Madison and Lewis D'Aubin
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This awful chunk of noise was composed by Kirk and I to annoy people. It was designed to be the loudest thing possible with our current level of technology, which in early 1988 was pretty crude indeed! I began by recording the drums through my Peavey mixer, onto a cassette. Then we performed over that, recording the result onto another tape. Kirk played his Flying 'K' guitar through an Arion distortion pedal, accounting for the horrible tone, and I played my Casio SK-1 keyboard set on 'synthesis' with as annoying a tone as I could program. The nuclear blast at the end is from a sound FX record I had lying around.
The 'concept' behind this piece was a manic drummer, performing high atop a mountain of ROCK, unable to hear what the rest of the band is playing. He finally freaks out in the end, Keith Moon style, until the guitarist utilizes his guitar as a bow and fires a drumstick, arrow-like, at the top of the mountain. The whole thing ends in a giant nuclear explosion.
Recorded and mixed 1988 at Lewis's Parents' living room, Harahan LA