Erin Peacechild – Erin Peacechild

Erin Peacechild
Erin Peacechild
1988 Key Records / Bloodless Sacrifice Communion Records
Pensacola, Florida, USA

Scottie Joel Cooper – Vocals and instruments

Side 1:

  1. About Erin Peacechild
  2. The Least of These
  3. Dethdoor Introduction
  4. Industrial Generation
  5. Excerpts from Hellfire
  6. Ecstasy
  7. Hellfire
  8. U2’s New Year’s Day
  9. Song for Timigen
  10. Under the Sun
  11. This is for You
  12. Metaphysical
  13. Human Fear
  14. Amazing Grace
  15. When I Awoke This Morning
  16. Shall the Voice of the Prophet Die
  17. Ecstasy
  18. Ivory Statues
  19. Let the Voices Flow Within Me
  20. Is It Not Written?
  21. I Climb the Stairway
  22. Birth of Venus
  23. Satisfaction Satisfaction
  24. There is Hope [new version]
  25. Keyboard Playtime

Side 2:

  1. DeathDoor (parts 1 and 2)
  2. You’ll Never Make It
  3. Banshee (Hear the Cry)
  4. Running (007 Type)
  5. Reflections on This Tape
  6. Life in Suburban-land 1
  7. Suburban Rap Song
  8. DeathDoor (part 3)
  9. Childhood Bliss
  10. Random Samples
  11. There is Hope
  12. Prayer
  13. Keep Your Vision
  14. Army of Martyrs
  15. I’m not a Neo-Nazi
  16. All the Earth Will Vomit It’s Degenerates
  17. Moaning and Groaning
  18. Scottie Talks About the Orthodox Church
  19. About Erin Peacechild
  20. Death is an Open Door to Me
  21. One’s Death
  22. How God Works in Mysterious Ways
  23. Prayer for Mercy
  24. Children’s Prayers and Songs
  25. This My Family
  26. Industrial Generation and Dedication to Erin

This tape basically serves as a compilation of all of Scottie Joel Cooper’s work up until this point, with some new tracks added. This was released jointly with Key Records, so it probably saw some circulation in the tape underground. None of the tracks here are named, so I did my best to match the names here with those from past projects. In some cases it was hard, as some tracks have been split up into smaller pieces and spread out. It was a long process to digitize this one, as each side is 45+ minutes long. Since many of the songs on here are a tape copy of a tape copy, there is significant tape buzz on most tracks. But every one of Cooper’s solo tapes, Dethdoor, and Timigen are all represented here – along with many new tracks such as a rap track set to a Michael Peace accompaniment track.

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Scottie Joel Cooper – Human Patrol

Scottie Joel Cooper
Human Patrol
1987 (no label)

  1. For God So Loved the World
  2. Let the Voices Flow Within Me
  3. Hellfire
  4. Come Into the Presence of the One
  5. When I Awoke This Morning
  6. Human Fear
  7. Shall the Voice of the Prophet Die
  8. Satisfaction Satisfaction
  9. Stand in the Gap
  10. There is Hope
  11. This Recording Brought to You By…
  12. A Storm Blows Across the Sky

This recording was on the back of the Dethdoor – Beyond Death master tape. It is an unreleased project by Cooper. Some of the songs here are covers of earlier ones. This tape is mostly spoken word, with some instruments, found noise, sound effects, and other sounds in the mix as well. There were no track titles with this tape, so I took a guess at the song titles. “Come Into the Presence of the One” is a new version of the track I called “Metaphysical” on his X-Perimental Poetry tape.

Dethdoor – Beyond Death

Dethdoor
Beyond Death
1987 Jeru-Slam Records
Pensacola, Florida, USA

Scottie Joel Cooper – Vocals, sounds, instruments

Pain Face:

  1. Introduction
  2. Industrial Generation
  3. This is for You
  4. Hellfire
  5. Human Fear

Hope Face

  1. Ecstasy
  2. DeathDoor
  3. Childhood Bliss
  4. There is Hope
  5. Who Can Write? (unlisted track)
  6. Scottie Talks About the Orthodox Church

This is probably the most well-known release by Scottie Joel Cooper, since it made it into the tape underground thanks to Jeru-Slam Records. I was sent a copy of the original master tape that appears to differ in a few places from the label release. First of all, it has a track list on the inside, so that really helps with the track names. It also has an unreleased album by Cooper on the back. Also, the track “This is For You” is not on the label release. You get the first words “This is for” and then it cuts right to “Hellfire.” Also, the song “DeathDoor” is two parts on the label release (the song and then a child reading the Lord’s Prayer), but it is three parts on this tape (the song, The Lord’s Prayer, and then a spoken word poem about Death Door). There is an unlisted track after “There is Hope” on the master tape, as well as 7 minutes of Cooper talking about the Orthodox Church and why he has chosen to go that path in his beliefs. The sound here is an interesting mixture of spoken word, noise, and industrial elements. Some songs are pure spoken word, while others have interesting metallic beats as a backdrop. Also some bits and pieces of found noise here and there. The only difference between the covers of the label release and this master tape is that someone wrote “Jeru-Slam Records” in blue ink next to “Distributed by:” (and they didn’t include the list of song names).

Scottie Joel Cooper – X-Perimental Poetry

Scottie Joel Cooper
X-Perimental Poetry
1987 (no label)

Scottie Joel Cooper – Vocals, sounds
[others?]

  1. U2’s “New Years Day”
  2. Under the Sun
  3. Amazing Grace
  4. Let the Voices Flow Within Me

This is more experimental sounds and poetry from Scottie Joel Cooper of Dethdoor fame. This one is much shorter than the other one. It is basically Scottie singing U2’s “New Years Day,” a quick poem, then Scottie singing “Amazing Grace,” and then a longer track of rhythmic bells ringing, various noises, and spoken word/poetic interludes. It may be separate short poems with musical interludes, or the same longer poem with musical interlude between verses. Hard to tell. I put it as one track called “Let the Voices Flow Within Me” because that was the first line… but it also kind of fits the track as a whole. The two singing tracks seemed to have others at least present for the recording – if not contributing to the song, so there might be others involved on this recording as well. The second track I also took a guess at the name.

Missing Information: Some track names

Scottie Joel Cooper – The Beat: 1958

Scottie Joel Cooper
The Beat: 1958
1985 (no label)

Side 1:

  1. Metaphysical [poem]
  2. When I Awoke This Morning [poem]
  3. I’m Not a Neo-Nazi [poem]
  4. [playing harmonica over Lone Justice’s “Sweet, Sweet Baby (I’m Falling)”]
  5. [singing Over U2’s “New Year’s Day”]
  6. 40 [acapella rendition of U2]
  7. Why Does the Heathen Rage? [acapella cover of a local Athens, GA band]
  8. Warrior [acapella rendition of Arkangel]
  9. All the Earth Will Vomit It’s Degenerates [poem]
  10. Golden Axe [acapella]
  11. Walk Forever by My Side [acapella rendition of The Alarm]
  12. [singing Over U2’s “New Year’s Day”]
  13. Theme from Cheers [recorded from TV show]
  14. Girl on the Green [acapella]
  15. Erin Peacechild [poem]
  16. [Jake Owens – sermon on the Kingdom of God, part 1]

Side 2:

  1. [interview with Glenn Stanton President of Right to Life Florida]
  2. [Jake Owens – sermon on the Kingdom of God, part 1]

This is another tape sent in along with Timigen of unreleased music. I’m not sure if I should include these here, but one of the tracks here did make it onto Jeani Bond’s New Generation Tape Show back in the day. There were no track names here, so I came up with what I thought could be possible titles. Part of the track I called “Metaphysical” was played on New Generation. There are basically four types of tracks on here:

Spoken word poetry: 1 (with bongos), 2, 3, and 9
Singing/playing harmonica over another song playing in the background: 4, 5, and 12
Acapella cover songs (and possibly original songs): 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 14
Random stuff: 13, 16, and all of side 2

Some of the acapella songs may also be covers of songs that I have never heard of. The sermon might have been on the tape before it was taped over. The interview with Glenn Stanton is particularly disturbing, as he basically said he supports the bombing of abortion clinics, proving he is not truly “pro-life.” Scottie went on to record the Dethdoor tape, which gained wider distribution.

Missing Information: Actual song titles?

Du Laim Brainz – Fool of It

Du Laim Brainz
Fool of It
1997 (no label)

Steve Hook (and others?)

  1. Disfunctional
  2. Discover D&X
  3. Hardly Copy
  4. Sludge
  5. The Chain
  6. Hiur Intelajunse

This is an odd tape that I traded for. The rumor is that it is Steve Hook of Empty Tomb, but it seems there are many other voices on here. It is pretty much skits, with no music. Mostly right wing critique of left wing ideas (or at least, the weird view of “left-wing politics” that is popular in evangelical churches, but not really based on reality). Of course, 20 years later we know that people on the extreme left and right wings of politics rarely understand each other, so this is just an example of one side of that. I am sure there are also some left-wing versions like this as well. Worth maybe one listen, but cringe worthy at best. Unless you find Alex Jones credible 🙂

Steve Wheeler – Low Flying for Beginners

Steve Wheeler
Low Flying for Beginners
1984 Broken Records (UK) (BRS 014)
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Written, Performed, and Produced by Steve Wheeler
Steve Hemlock – Old Soldier
Louise Sturtridge – Girl
Wheeler, Nick Wilkes, Gavin Ranford, and Gnome – ‘Coff Chorus’

Low Side:

  1. Suffer, Little Children
  2. My Uncle Said
  3. Video Games
  4. Belfast Photographs
  5. Disco Floor
  6. Methylated Spiritists
  7. The Accident
  8. The Coffin Fit
  9. All This Must Go
  10. You’re Never Alone with Schizophrenia
  11. Paint Me Red
  12. I Did My Best

Flying Side:

  1. Low Voltage Prayer
  2. Key
  3. Newspaper Man
  4. Blood Transfusion
  5. Return to Boyhood
  6. Creative Genius
  7. Thoughts
  8. Nun Today, Thankyou!
  9. Eyes
  10. D-Day
  11. Honest Poem
  12. Crosspurpose

This is a pretty cool album of most spoken word performances. Kind of like Steve Scott, but Wheeler uses sound effects and tape manipulation more than found sound loops. For example, “Video Games” uses a bit of Noise percussion and video game sound effects. Also, don’t let the number of songs fool you – this is a short album, with some tracks under 30 seconds long (and only a few going over a minute and a couple going over 2 minutes). A couple of tracks are musical in nature – “Disco Floor” is pretty much a song (and a cool indie Crazed Bunnyz-esque one at that), and “Creative Genius” has some experimental noise/indie sounds interjected like you hear on Marc Plainguet or other projects influenced by that scene. The poems are sometimes obvious, sometimes deep in thought – a good mix if you ask me. This is the same Broken Records (UK) label that The Barking Dogs were on, and a quick search reveals two albums by Mark 2 (Stranger 7″ and Wrong Sida Life 7″) that feature Steven Wheeler fronting a band – both also on Broken Records. After doing some searching, I found a Steve Wheeler in Plymouth, UK (the mailing address for Broken Records) that is actually a big deal in my field of study (Educational Technology). Interesting. Maybe Broken Records was his label all along? But weird connection that he went into academia and is now known for a non-music related field.