FOUR years ago in the sleepy,
unsuspecting city of Oxford, emerged for
the first time the entity known as
Zounds. An animated product of the
unsavoury thought processes of several
Original progenitor Steve
Lake still sings and basses. Laurence
Wood still sometimes sings and always
guitars. Of the fateful Zounds dawning
Steve recollects they embarked upon:
Various ventures and practical
speaks with an unsettling evil gleam
twinkling in his eye. No doubt the
victims of these early deeds still suffer
grotesque nightmares as a consequence.
Psychically maimed for life.
Josef Portar gave up on life and enlisted
during March of last year. His presence
adding a new edge and commitment which
very quickly resulted in the 'Can't Cheat
Karma' three song waxing on Crasss
We were doing some gigs under the
auspices of the Street Level Organisation
(a collective geared to the distribution
of free music among the masses. The price
is right but the sounds sometimes aren't)
near where they lived. People at the gigs
had told us about them (Crass) so we
thought they'd be worth a visit.
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