Wednesday, 17 September 2008

VA - Black Cock Edits

As requested. Don't know too much about this except for DJ Harvey and Black Cock Edits written on the front of the cdr. Have no idea when or who compiled it. Obviously some sort of bootleg since you can hear the vinyl recordings and it overlapping into the next tracks in some cases. Who knows if they are even all Black Cock related? 11 of them here anyway. Heres a copy & paste job from Harvey's site about Black Cock: 'Gerry and Harvey together are responsible for the highly influential and collectible Black Cock records. The labels' releases are known as foundations for the resurgence of "left field," "warehouse" and "garage" type of music. Black Cock was like a voice in the wilderness when it started up in the early 1990s, as it was very unique and forward-thinking for its era. The dance music world of that time was at a crossroads. Disco dub & techno just starting to be heard out at the disco more, but the Black Cock records were edits reaching a bit deeper into "cosmic," "Balearic" & were just a little more fucked up sounding than the others. The records have had everything and anything appear in their mysterious grooves -- disco re-edits inspired by original tape edits from house music pioneers such as Larry Levan and Ron Hardy; strange sound effects and dialogue; to heavy, spacey drum breaks and samples.While gaining a reputation for being more "out there" than most, at the same time Black Cock was still fun and kept a more tongue in cheek attitude - from it's name, on down to the humorously titled tracks, credits, and logo mascot. However, it might be said that the label was so unique and advanced at one point that in fact, many distributors were unable to move copies and resorted to throwing hundreds of unsold records in the trash bin! Whoops! Fast forward ten or more years and now these elusive slices of sonic mayhem change hands between mania collectors and regularly fetch over hundreds of dollars easily on internet auction sites, as well as stylistically paving the way for a slew of imitators. These days it's not hard to browse thru a glut of modern "left field" "cosmic" "balearic" or "disco dub" re-edits at any well-stocked dance music store, a market that just wouldn't exist if Black Cock hadn't paved the way.' If anyone can id any, provide a tracklist, or even confirm if they are indeed Harvey/Black Cock related, would be appreciated.

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23 comments:

Josh A said...

The first nine tracks, at least, are Black Cock/DJ Harvey releases. Here's a tracklisting:

01 On The Nest
02 Get Ready
03 Love Is Everything
04 Vinegar Stroke
05 Juicy Sushi
06 Bermuda Triangle
07 No Way Back
08 Cosmic
09 Frog Scene

I'm not sure what tracks 10 and 11 are.

dark jazzor said...

Cheers for that Josh. Am glad to know that at least most of them are actually black cock related...

Anyone else know what 10 & 11 are then?

bozolino said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING THESE!

the orignal 12-inch botlegs of these cuts sell for $150+ a piece...

does anyone know the original artists & titles of these cuts? espially looking for info on #7 "No Way Back"...

thanks in advance!

zaphodbeta said...

amazing! i was so pleased to get these and then...how do open the files? please!!!!!!!!!

Dr Love said...

Tracks 10 & 11 are:

10 - Here & Now

11 - Joyous

Something to remember is that the Black Cock series,
were made be DJ Harvey & Gerry Rooney (who never seems to get a mention).

Track 2 - The Winners "Get Ready For the Future

discoriggall said...

one of the black cock releases was "love fingers" by the silver apples, I believe.. tho as I'm still waiting to download this, I can't say if it's here. cool shit, mind, I can't wait to hear it all!

Anonymous said...

Cheers n beers !
-bobbyh

Buscón said...

"Frog Scene" is a Re-Edit of "Cosmic Lady" by Tony Silvester & The New Ingredient.

Buscón said...

no 7 is "no way back" by the dells
no 8 is "dis go this way" by mothers finest

ohara said...

no 11 is new musik "24h fom culture" not joyous. joyous is by pleasure (jazz funk)
http://www.discogs.com/release/374852

AIS-T said...

holy fuck (pardon my language)!!!
thank you thank you you you thank thank v much!

jazzelicious said...

many thanks

space cadet said...

thanks for the linkage!

although i too am having trouble retreiving the files...pasword protected.. anyone know how to get around that?

Anonymous said...

Understandable that tons of these went into the trash, was probably due to a cease & desist order from the copyright holders.

This stuff is basically a vehicle for Harvey & Gerry to ride the coat tails of others & make a name for themselves so a truer statement would be that if they had never made a black cock label Harvey would have never gotten any remix work.

You can't say we owe anything to them for helping the disco edit scene as they started their edits in the 90s and people had been pressing up edits for 15+ years already.

These tracks are ok for what they are but the original versions are far better and way less expensive, oh wait these have been recently bootlegged so you can once again find any of these records for 5.99 but IMHO a big waste of money considering you can find the original tracks for a similar price if you look for them.

OK stuff but dig deeper and find some original production actually worth playing.

Shocked to this day that anyone would consider paying more than 10 bucks for one of these bootleg pressings let alone the 300+ people have been known to pay for them.

nathan said...

Get Ready is an edit of 'Get Ready For The Future' by The Winners

Anonymous said...

on the nest is an edit of 'in the bush' by musique

Walter, Texas Ranger said...

great to find this, but after downloading I was unable to extract due to no password. can you please help? thanks!

walter, texas ranger

steppenwill said...

holy. thank U all. great post. interesting comments ...

mattymatt said...

awesome.

people who can't figure out the password... look a little more carefully.

Walter said...

mattymatt -- thank you for opening my eyes for me. and harvey, thank you too!

Pablo Contraband said...

Thanks for these

Anonymous said...

The Winners track has been butchered its an awful edit, not what I expected at all

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to repost the download link??? Thanks mate!