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Mona the Carnivorous Circus


(1970 LP)

Mick Farren's "Mona the Carnivorous Circus"

Mick Farren - Vocals
Twink - Drums
Victor Brox - Keyboards
Paul Buckmaster - Cello
John Gustafson - Bass
Steve Hammond - Guitar
Frank Newbold
Steve Peregrin Took - Bass & Vocals & Vocal Noises

This album features Steve Took as "Shagrat The Vagrant" and also includes a brief interview with Took about his time at Ashford Remand Centre.

Title Track Mona the Carnivorous Circus mp3 (1 min 5 secs) Listen out for "This is the Best Part" at the beginning of the clip!

Ashford Interview
Please note the guitar ends around 1 minute into the Interview. Sorry files haven't worked that well with the guitar drowning out Steve pretty well (unless you set the volume on very high!). In time I'll figure out how to fix this!
Ashford Interview mp3 (2 min 26 secs)

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Partial Recall

Contains tracks from "Mona the Carnivorous Circus"


On Your Knees, Earthlings!!!

On Your Knees, Earthlings!!! is a goldmine of recordings made by sci-fi garage rock guru Mick Farren and his band, the Deviants, between 1967 and 2001. The retrospective begins with the eerie intro "People's Suite" ("we are the people who creep in the night, we are the people who hide from the light"), and then proceeds to lay waste to human civilization with the psychedelic guitar onslaught. "You've Got to Hold On" combines a folky harmonica with screeching guitar and vocals that are half Johnny Rotten and half Love on a psychotic day. "Observe the Ravens" is a twisted and insane organ jam, like the Doors falling to pieces, and "All in the Picture" revs like a drag race. On 1968's "Last Man," Mick Farren spits with a seething fury backed by an evil ambience that could be a premonition of Bauhaus and goth. That's not all. The retrospective includes cranked-up covers of Dylan ("It's Alright Ma"), Frank Zappa ("Trouble Coming Every Day"), and the Rolling Stones ("Play With Fire"). Citizens of the world, bow down. Charles Spano


Crazy - The story of Mick Farren

A huge THANKS to Mick Farren. One of the originals.