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Anarchitrave = an+architrave = lacking architrave
“A LINTEL’S LAMENT”
Recorded in september 1991 when we were young and knew no better, this has only been available previously as the original mix issued on cassette.
It is a live studio session with natural imperfections.
(FIELDS OF) CLOVER -
SANCTUS (VEPUS) -
Please note that the source is a live analogue studio session and that there is consequently some nice authentic hiss between tracks. Please make sure that the quality is acceptable before purchase.
In the beginning AnArchitrave had a song called “Anarchitrave” that was first penned in July 1990 when Thatcher was Prime Minister and was nick-
The short anarchist poem “A Lintel’s Lament” was often recited prior to the performance of this song
A LINTEL’S LAMENT
A lintel supports a labyrinth
Of lethargy and lies
Trust the tossers and tyrants
As their testament is tried.
Beware the woodworm burrows
On belly doth bestow
A feast of finest woodpulp
Westminster's best you know
In classical architecture the architrave was more specifically the horizontal lintel that supports the stuff above and was thus a very important thing that could be destroyed by woodworm if made of timber.
As subsequent ministers took office the song evolved further. The 2016 version appears on the Domhwelus CD “Rogue Trait”. With any luck there will be a further amendment in a couple of weeks!
LYRICS INDEX FOR THIS ALBUM
A unique 4-
All songs are original material.
Pure unadulterated punk rock with folk overtones. There is a varied use and switching of ¾ and 4/4 timing signatures. The unique style is characterised by skilful percussion threads driving a mosaic of player-
This is a raw and very live recording achieved in a single 90 minute studio session take without edit and with minimal production. Nuance is not subdued.
Mot Hulus -
Dickie Tautskin -
Xander Bassick -
R G Bhaji -
All songs written by Mothulus Scrufulus.
Individual instrument parts composed by their respective performers.
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