Following Bradbury's departure, Deering arrived to continue the live shows and to work on the first album for which we had an expected release. This deadline was one of many causes of tension during the recording.
Paul's influence is most evident in the tracks Spasm, Bladders and Voices Of The Dead. As with STA, some of the tracks are group efforts while others such as 4WD, Explosive New Movie etc. are Ellard solo. Most of the tracks were devised for gigs which became increasingly chaotic - very good or very bad. Bradbury returned for a few live performances, and then finally faced with the need to organise a London show, the group splintered.
At this point Ink/Virgin urgently called in the album and the mixdown was performed by Bradbury and Ellard at a time when Deering was unavailable. Ink then held the album off til the following year, which was caused some bad blood. Despite attempts to create a set of linked solo recordings e.g. Deering's Shindi Shimae this period ended in a car wreck. As it probably was bound to.
released 01 February 1985
PAUL VON DEERING l THOMAS TEMPLE ELLARD
TAPE MACHINES DRUM PROGRAMMING
MICROCOMPOSER CHOIR CONTROL SAMPLING
TURNTABLES TELEVISIONS SYNCUSSION
VOCALS AND VOCAL TREATMENTS
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
GARRY BRADBURY VOCALS ON NEW MOVIE
DIGITAL SAMPLES ON TONSILS PRODUCTION
STEPHEN R JONES VIDEOTAPE
CHLORINE PRESLEY SMITH VOICE OF THE DEAD
PETER BRYCE LAUGH ON SPASM
TAPED BY MARGARET WOODS
RECORDED 1983 - 1984 AND MIXED SEPTEMBER
1984 ON THE TERSE MOBILE
PRODUCED BY TOPSY KEEVIL AND
SEVERED HEADS FOR SEVCOM.COM