'Now That's Disgusting Music - Live At The Sausage Machine' was the first ever release on Too Pure Records, a label that would very quickly become one of the most noted and highly respected indie labels in the country. It contained 12 songs by 8 bands, including the very first recording ever released by Peel favourites Th' Faith Healers.
- Jesus Freak [live] - Th' Faith Healers (from 'Now That's Disgusting Music')
They would become Too Pure's first signings with their debut single released shortly after. I can't believe this is also the first time I've ever posted a Th' Faith Healers track here. Must try harder. I have, however, waxed lyrical about Silverfish a couple of times before. They had two songs on this record, the double-whammy of Weird Shit/Don't Fuck, the originals of which featured on their debut EP the previous year.
- Weird Shit/Don't Fuck [live] - Silverfish (from 'Now That's Disgusting Music')
The Heart Throbs were the first live band I ever saw, being as they were the support to The Wedding Present in 1988. By now they were about to release their debut album which featured studio takes of the two songs on 'Now That's Disgusting Music', I See Danger, and this one:
- Big Commotion [live] - The Heart Throbs (from 'Now That's Disgusting Music')
|l-r: Th' Faith Healers; Silverfish; The Heart Throbs; Snuff; Mega City 4|
- Do Nothing [live] - Snuff (from 'Now That's Disgusting Music')
Mega City Four probably went on to become the biggest band on this comp. They had, like, Top 40 hits and everything. At this point however they were still establishing themselves, their second album would be released within six months, but it wouldn't be until their third that they would trouble the charts. So this blast through their second single is a fine document of a fine band at a relatively early stage in their existence.
- Clear Blues Skies [live] - Mega City Four (from 'Now That's Disgusting Music')
I still love this record. It's a snarling beast, yet loveable and comforting at the same time. It's a piece of vinyl I've kept since the day I bought it some 27 years ago. I don't intend to part with it any time soon.