Susan Lawly Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Originally issued back in 1980 on Come Organisation, 'Birthdeath Experience' was Whitehouse's second album, which followed the same year as their debut 'Total Sex'. This early incarnation of the pioneering power electronics / noise group featured founding member William Bennett alongside Peter McKay and Paul Reuter. Using minimal means of construction; tone generator, synth and effects they achieved maximum results - creating some of the most soul shattering, disturbing audio ever committed to tape.
You know, I think Whitehouse just released a Greatest Hits album… What is the world coming to? The Sound Of Being Alive contains 12 transgressive classics, including alternate universe sound-of-the-summer party hit ‘Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel’! All newly remastered by Noel Summerville to sound extra good. On the group’s Susan Lawly imprint.
You may have noticed that Whitehouse’s 1990 LP Thank Your Lucky Stars shares its name with a Beach House album that came out a couple of years back. That is where the similarities between the two groups end. Steve Albini had a hand in producing this collection of nasty, grizzled power electronics. This long-overdue reissue comes with four bonus tracks.