Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore ‘Mx Liberty’ – new limited edition 7″ via Blank Editions available now;

Blank Editions, the Hackney based bespoke label have released a new 7″ from former Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore.

Side A: Mx Liberty
Side B: Panik

London based poet & artist Radieux Radio and Thurston Moore have unleashed a scathing punk rock broadside to the current “man-boys of the USA government” in response to their mockery of democracy:

The lyrics (included in a collage designed by Moore come packaged with the 7″, which also includes a pin badge,) describe Mx Liberty climbing over any and all fences with our so-called “enemies” in a radical heaven.

Thurston, with members of his London based group, Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine), James Sedwards (Nøught) and Jem Doulton (Dead Days Beyond Help) recorded the music in a studio nearby the early ‘70s headquarters of Britain’s Angry Brigade on Amhurst Road, N16. This non-violent group of anarchists poets and writers of resistance remain a source of radical inspiration for Thurston & Radieux.

On the flip is ‘Panik’ Thurston’s cover of one of the great generation zero punk rock records of all time. Originally recorded by Paris based Metal Urbain back in 1977; the tracks lyrics even more pertinent today in the face of contempo-demagoguery. The single never released in the UK brought the band to the attention of Geoff Travis who rush released the follow-up ‘Paris Maquis’ out as the fledgling release on his newly formed Rough Trade Records.

Mx Liberty

– Hand assembled Risograph foldover sleeve
– A4 Xerox lyric insert ( Designed by Thurston Moore )
– Pin Badge
– Download Code

Available now direct from Blank Editions; every item released by Blank Editions sells out, if you want this one, we suggest you don’t hang around.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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