Archive of Eluding the Lengthened Shadow
I'd Rather Stay Here With All The Madmen - 120:05 minutes (109.94 MB)
Alistair Livingston (of All The Madmen Records) described Centro Iberico, an anarchist center in London, as a place where the DIY ethic of punk prevailed and where anarchist theory was everyday practice. The counterculture had engendered an attitude of no clear boundary between audience and performers just as the Kill Your Pet Puppy Collective had become indistinguishable from the punk collective itself. Though many feel that Crass helped carve out a definition of what it meant to be anarcho-punk, people who viewed themselves as anarchists within the KYPP collective and its many projects were determined not to allow themselves to be constrained by what they perceived to be a puritanical label as defined by Crass and other bands who yearned to emulate them.
Drumming Up Hope - 120:00 minutes (109.87 MB)
DRUMMING UP HOPE
Massive public sector strikes that crippled the entire British nation led to the majority of people voting Tory by selecting Margaret Thatcher as the next Prime Minister. This decision appeared to be a light in the tunnel but many within the working class had no idea how tough things were going to get over the next decade under the Iron Lady's rule. Once anarcho-punk had made a political stance against the Thatcher regime, bands and people within the movement organized to fight against the injustice they perceived in their immediate surroundings as well as foreign policies of war waged abroad. The pressure was building as old and new activists combined their efforts through pacifist means, as well as direct action, to help build momentum toward creating a world based on true cooperation, mutual aid, and a society devoid of war. The movement may not have been entirely successful in this endeavor but it definitely left its mark and made a lasting effect in the decades that followed.
A foraging into the shit pile that was Thatcher's Britain featuring the music of ANDY T, FUCK THE CIA, REPUTATIONS IN JEOPARDY, ACTION FROGS, 22 CHILLIES, CRASS, POISON GIRLS, THE DEVIANTS, PINK FAIRIES, HAWKWIND, JOHN COOPER CLARKE, ARMED FORCE, THE HAMSTERS, BUZZCOCKS, and THE DAMNED. Also, featuring an original interview with anarcho-punk poet ANDY T as well as words from LEMMY KILMISTER, MICK FARREN, JERRY RUBIN, CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, JOHN COOPER CLARKE, the ORGREAVE MINERS, and, of course... MARGARET THATCHER with members of various POLICE DEPARTMENTS. Compiled and produced by Crumblestiltskin Gee.
Germination - 119:32 minutes (109.44 MB)
It was the early 1970s in Los Angeles and the music scene had become dominated by the likes of The Eagles, Poco, Jackson Browne, and Joni Mitchell. A movement of musical outsiders were beginning to cut a swath of musical mayhem into a world that had long become bland and passé. Once punk took the reins from the glitter rock scene, Independent record labels grew to the point that they far exceeded the record label conglomerates and mainstream music found itself tainted by the punk energy that so many thought had been extinguished with the death of certain punk rock icons.
A musical tribute to the punk scene in Los Angeles, its influences, and its descendants. Featuring the music of CHRISTOPHER MILK, SHADY LADY, JOBRIATH, THE CRIPPLES BERLIN BRATS, GERMS, ALICE BAG BAND, NERVOUS GENDER, VOX POP, THE SCREAMERS, THE CRIPPLES, THE RUNAWAYS, NEW YORK DOLLS, SEX PISTOLS, IGGY POP & THE STOOGES, THE QUICK, THE FLY BOYS, SONIC YOUTH, GO-GO'S, THE PLUGZ, THE WEIRDOS, FLEA, and 45 GRAVE. Also including interviews with ALICE BAG, DARBY CRASH, DON BOLLES, LORNA DOOM, HELLIN KILLER, and PAT SMEAR. Compiled and produced by Crumblestiltskin Gee.
The Noise Of Trouble And The Trouble Of Noise - 120:00 minutes (109.87 MB)
featuring an original interview with Peter Brotzmann
BYOV Special - 120:00 minutes (109.87 MB)
Features the music of LITTLE ANN, KOOL AND TOGETHER, THOMAS MAPFUMO, ARCHIE POOL, MATUMBI, PHARAOH SANDERS, BLACK ARTISTS GROUP, THREE SOULS IN MY MIND, PEACE AND LOVE, AGUATURBIA, PLANET GONG, GERMAN OAK, RED BEAT, VOMIT PIGS, CONTROL, SMEGMA, KITCHEN & THE PLASTIC SPOONS, PSYCLONES, THE NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS, and WHITEHOUSE.
-AND THESE THINGS THAT KEEP ALIVE ON DEPARTURE... - 120:00 minutes (109.87 MB)
Mists Of Avandaro - 120:02 minutes (109.89 MB)
Over 200,000 people showed up to take part in a day of peace, love, and music and the event was seen to completion despite the government's attempt to halt it mid-way through. As the government moved towards harsher ways to halt the rock and roll scene from creating social changes that it felt endangered its hold on the social structure, rock bands became increasingly adept at keeping their music and message alive by going underground and creating their own venues within the "lost cities" of Mexican society. The Mexican government could attempt to quash this youth movement through radio and television bans but they could never crush the spirit of those who believed in creating a new way of life through rock and roll.
A celebration of the music of Avandaro, Mexico featuring the music of BILL HALEY, GLORIA RIOS, BANDIDO, LA DIVISION DEL NORTE, LOS SPIDERS, LOS DUG DUG'S, LA REVOLUCIóN DE EMILIANO ZAPATA, LOVE ARMY, NAHUATL, PEACE & LOVE, JAVIER BATIZ, LOS LOCOS DEL RITMO, LOS CAMISAS NEGRAS, THREE SOULS IN MY MIND, TINTA BLANCA, and LOS CRAZY BOYS. Includes interviews with members of the STUDENTS MOVEMENT in Mexico, LOS SPARKS, LOS HOOLIGANS, LOS SINNERS, JAVIER BATIZ, CANNED HEAT, EL TRI, THREE SOULS IN MY MIND, and LOCOS DEL RITMO. Compiled and produced by Crumblestiltskin Gee.
Eluding the Lengthened Shadow - 120:00 minutes (109.87 MB)
Eluding The Lengthened Shadow - 120:00 minutes (109.87 MB)
As the late '70s became the early '80s, the once hippiefied squat scene began to be taken over by the burgeoning punk rock movement. Even the Free Festivals that had once been dominated by folk or rock bands started to see a surge of punk bands entering the mix. As the British recession started to worsen, sanitation strikes paralyzed entire communities as streets began to pile up with garbage for weeks at a time. And, as Thatcher rose to power, the British government slowly began to flex its muscle in the form of squat evictions all over the nation. This perceived setback of the squatters movement and this perceived victory by authority over the masses was reversed as squatters decided to take to large buses. Rather than live in a convoy that would only travel the summer months from festival to festival, they were determined to live in a convoy with a huge traveling community year-round. A form of self-reliance was discovered as travelers learned to support themselves and each other while the large convoy community began to grow ever larger.
An aural journey into the world of the Free Festivals & the New Age Travelers scenes in Britain during the '70s and '80s. Interviews with various members of THE WALLYS, the NEW AGE TRAVELERS, UBI DWYER, and MARK WILSON. Musical flashbacks provided by HAWKWIND, HERE & NOW, GONG, DAVID BOWIE, THE MOB, THE FALL, SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES, THE SLITS, ALTERNATIVE TV, THE POP GROUP, FLUX OF PINK INDIANS, CRASS, THE APOSTLES, THE REVIEW, and HYSTERIA WARD. Includes a discussion about the re-launch of ALL THE MADMEN RECORDS. Compiled and produced by Crumblestiltskin Gee.
Eluding The Lengthened Shadow v6 - 120:00 minutes (109.97 MB)
Nothing was left unsaid; regardless of whether it was intense feelings of hatred or an overpowering sense of reverence and love for humanity. His ability to tap into the human experience- as he felt it- kept his soul intact. A necessary ingredient for eluding the shadow of institutionalized hate that still grasps onto life even when we feel that we have bested it.
A tribute to the musical mastery of Charles Mingus. Includes interviews with CHARLES MINGUS, GUNTHER SCHULLER, WYNTON MARSALIS, SUE MINGUS, JOHN HANDY, CELIA MINGUS ZAENTZ, SNOOKY YOUNG, DANNIE RICHMOND, and DORIAN MINGUS. Featuring the music of CHARLES MINGUS, GUNTHER SCHULLER, and ERIC DOLPHY. Compiled and produced by Crumblestiltskin Gee.
Eluding The Lengthened Shadow - 120:00 minutes (109.92 MB)
This new tongue that spoke itself in short bursts of staccato was to bring new shape and form to an expression that had once thought itself to be solidified. A new relationship was forged with the sounds that we chose to surround ourselves with.
An afternoon of serialism & dodecaphonic music featuring the compositions of ALBAN BERG, ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, ANTON WEBERN, ALEXANDER VON ZIMLINSKY, GUSTAV MAHLER, BERTOLT BRECHT, KURT WEILL, and FRANK ZAPPA. Includes interviews with FRANK ZAPPA, ARNOLD SCHOENBERG and his family, JASCHA HORENSTEIN, and RUDOLF KOLISCH. Compiled and produced by Crumblestiltskin Gee.
Eluding The Lengthened Shadow - 120:00 minutes (109.93 MB)
When Stokeley Carmichael first used the term "black power" in a speech he was delivering to a group of people at the March Against Fear as a member of SNCC (the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), he opened the door to a new world for those who had felt disenfranchised as people of color living in the United States. The phrase was picked up immediately by those who had felt disenchanted with the Civil Rights movement and its expression took on many forms throughout the '60s and '70s. A ray of light shone itself on the black community and as people began to reach out to each other in an attempt to crawl out from the shadows of a racist power structure, people of all races would find themselves feeling a sense of empowerment that they, too, could share with the world.
A compilation of interviews with civil rights and black power activists including KATHLEEEN CLEAVER, BOBBY SEALE, MUMIA ABU JAMAL, MALCOLM X, MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr, and JOE McPHEE. Musical backdrops provided by CHARLIE PARKER, ORNETTE COLEMAN, JOE McPHEE, DON CHERRY, THE THING, AMIRI BARAKA, and CLIFFORD THORNTON. Produced and compiled by Crumblestiltskin Gee.
Eluding the Lengthened Shadow - 120:00 minutes (109.91 MB)
In this illusion of darkness, there was no choice but to extend oneself- not just for the sole purpose of seeing who else was out there- but to express an internal vision and to make itself manifest in the emptiness that lay in wait.
A foray into the world of squatting- its political significance and the effects it had on the music of underground youth culture. Interviews with members of the Villa Road Squat, CRISIS, AMEBIX, and ANTISECT. Musical backdrops provided by MOTORHEAD, CRASS, BLACK SABBATH, CRISIS, ANTISECT, KILLING JOKE, AMEBIX, IOWASKA, CHAOS UK, and DISORDER. Compiled and produced by Crumblestiltskin Gee.
Unruly Britannia - 120:00 minutes (110.28 MB)
Attempts at eluding the lengthened shadow would create the illusion of an UNRULY BRITANNIA.
A home-made soundtrack to accompany the BBC documentary REGGAE BRITANNIA. Featuring interviews with STEEL PULSE, MATUMBI, THE SELECTER, THE SPECIALS, THE CLASH, LINTON KWESI JOHNSON, THE SLITS, UB40, DON LETTS, CULTURE CLUB, BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH, POGUS CAESAR, & DAVE BARKER. Music provided by DESMOND DEKKER, DAVE & ANSELL COLLINS, BOB & MARCIA GRIFFITHS, STEEL PULSE, THE SLITS, THE CLASH, MATUMBI, BOB MARLEY, BIG YOUTH, ASWAD, MYSTIC FOUNDATION, TRUTHS & RIGHTS, BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH, MUSICAL YOUTH, BESHARA, UB40, PATO BANTON, LINTON KWESI JOHNSON, & LOUISE BENNETT. Compiled and produced by Crumblestiltskin Gee.