Iron Man Records releases to be included in British Library Sound Archive

March 23, 2017

Something happens while you are orbiting the Nation’s capital on the M25 for 25 hours in a van with a dangerous madman jumping around and shouting instructions from the back seat. James at British Library Sound Archive has been in touch, he wants to catalogue and archive all the releases on Iron Man Records. The music will become part of the nation’s audio & cultural heritage and it will be available (on a restricted access server) to anyone holding a British Library readers pass (writers, researchers, fans etc.). You have to go in person either to London or to the other site in Boston Spa, Yorkshire. The Library do not allow any material to go out on loan or be downloaded and they comply with current copyright legislation regarding sound recordings. When catalogued the releases will be part of the Sound & Moving Image collection.. http://sami.bl.uk

I have supplied physical copies of everything where they exist, and WAV files of all releases to ensure a good copy will be available.

James says “with world class facilities at hand we can provide the safest possible home for your releases, both for preservation and access, for many generations to come.”

Amazing. Some things cannot be explained. I will let you know when the materials supplied are available to access. James may be at work for a few weeks assembling it all at his end.

British Library Sound Archive
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

To date, the releases supplied include:

IMB6001 I.O.D – Mundane Existence CD/WAV

IMB6002 P.A.I.N featuring Howard Marks and Larry MacDonald – Let Me Grow More Weed CD/WAV

IMB6003 P.A.I.N – Our Universe Commences Here (O.U.C.H) Vinyl/WAV

IMB6004 LESS – “And I’ll see you never work again” taunted Florence CD/WAV

IMB6005 GORGEOUS – Cursed with Being….. CD/WAV

IMB6660 LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCHORD – Negative Entropy  WAV

DLPR2006 PIGFISH – The Reverend James CD/WAV

IMB6007 SIST – Talking Points Not Tragedies CD/WAV

IMB6008 ACADEMY MORTICIANS – What Happened? CD/WAV

IMB6009 P.A.I.N – Oh My God, We’re Doing It! CD/WAV

IMB6010 LAST UNDER THE SUN – Windfall CD/WAV

IMB6011 LAST UNDER THE SUN – All Empires Crumble CD/WAV

IMB6012 LAST UNDER THE SUN – Gone CD/WAV

IMB6013 SENSA YUMA – Up Yours! CD/WAV

IMB6015 DUFUS – Neuborns CD/WAV

IMB6016 DUFUS – The Last Classed Blast CD/WAV

IMB6017 NIGHTINGALES – Out Of True CD/WAV

IMB6018 POLICE BASTARD – It’s Good To Hate….. CD/WAV

IMB6019 LAST UNDER THE SUN – Hooligan Jihad CD/WAV

IMB6020 POLICE BASTARD – Dead To The World WAV

IMB6021 POLICE BASTARD – Confined CD/WAV

IMB6022 JOHN SINCLAIR – Mohawk CD/WAV

IMB6023 DEATH TO FANATICS – Iron Man Records 1999-2014 compilation CD/WAV

IMB6025 Steve Fly – They Came To Starburg WAV

IMB6027 T.C. Lethbridge – Moon Equipped WAV

IMB6028 T.C. Lethbridge – 2000 TC WAV

IMB6029 T.C. Lethbridge – Mina WAV

IMB6030 Police Bastard – Traumatized WAV

IMB6032 John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth WAV

IMB6033 John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient  Vinyl/WAV

IMB6034 Dr Marshmallow Cubicle – Occupy WAV

IMB6035 Robert Anton Wilson – Meets Steve “Fly Agaric” Pratt WAV

IMB6036 Police Bastard – Confined – Vinyl/WAV

A big thank you to all Iron Man Records Patrons who continue to support the work:

Suzy Tweddle, Deborah Ritchie, Scott Roe, Margaret Calleja, Thomas Rathgeber, Dan, Lee Parsfield, Chris Scales, Muir Mathewson, Michael Howe, Jonathan Harris, Dave Barnard, Bill Fadden, Mike Burgess, Jachim Palm, Lyle Bignon, Thomas Burke, Ben Cartlidge, Matt Grimes, Toby Conyers, Chris, Andy Cavendish, Steve Wyatt, Andrew Dubber, Frank Knoblich, Vaughan Roberts, Ian Robertson, Marcus H, Seth Faergolzia, Ricky Lee, Kathryn McCormack, Ade Cartwright, Sunwoo Jung….

Ride Your Ride

September 8, 2001

Sorry I’m Late, I had trouble getting here

I met a man, yes another strange one

I was standing, Looking up at the thunderclouds

He said he was, the man who keeps the sky

 

What kind of people are these

Who put more value on property than people

Who put their wealth before their wisdom

Who fill the air with dust and all these poisons

 

I can carry, the sound with my bare hands

Of the ships bells passing in the night

I tend to the roofgardens of the world

Rest your tears, let me show you how to make it rain

 

The path of life is not an easy one

And we must sail the oceans of our dreams

Steer clear of all the money scrapers

And when the thunderstorms come my friend, ride your ride

 

Ride your ride

I can make it rain

I am a thunderdreamer

The keep of the skies

I can make the lightning

I can bring the rain

 

Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.

Days

February 27, 2001

I can see the lights of this place

Out across the water

Silently they pass on the tide

The watchers keep me awake

Do not look your days in the eye

I can feel the freezing on my skin

And these thoughts are something lost

On the oceans of memory

Awash with pictures that flash and fade

Do not look your days in the eye

Do not look your days in the eye

They will only look deeper into you

Do not look your days in the eye

And now I’m falling, I’m falling overboard

Silently they pass on the tide

And I’m slipping through these dreams

On a clear night you can hear the ships bells toll

And the anchor begins to drag

Forgotten Charts and the smell of the ropes

Growing colder beneath the waves

Beneath the waves

On a clear day, you can hear them

Do not look your days in the eye

They will only look deeper

Into you

Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.

 

Stop the Engines

February 27, 2001

I have come down unknown paths

To the sand on the shoreline

Like a last man standing at the ends of the earth

I have come here to speak

With the ocean

With the ocean

 

I do not recognise your currency

Stop the engines

Stop the engines

 

The silence is seething all around me

The spirits of the dead will live again

The tide slips and flows with the cycles of the sun and the moon

The spirits of the dead will live again

 

From far across the water like a silvery dawn

The words blew in from the atlantic

“If you lock yourselves in cages of fear you will never taste you freedom”

You will never taste your freedom

You will never taste your freedom”

 

I do not recognise your currency

Stop the engines

Stop the engines

 

“Do not look over your shoulder

Hell is just as bad as you imagine it to be

The spirits of the dead will live again

The Spirits of the dead they will live again”

 

Stop the engines

Stop the engines

Stop the engines

Stop the engines

 

Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.

Brother

February 27, 2001

This could be anywhere my friend

The same things day after day

Don’t be afraid cos I’m just someone to lean on

You’re not alone you’re like a brother to me

 

You’re like a brother to me

 

“X” Marks the spot I know you’ll never give in

It’s too late to stop all of this now

These bridges are burning and I’m feeling them pushing and

Pushing and pushing

I have my dreams and I’ve got my reasons

 

You’re like a brother to me

 

You take the sting out of my eye

All these straight lines and these walls

You take the needles from my side

You take the sting out of my eye

 

You’re like a brother to me

 

Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.

Footprints

February 27, 2001

I am forever

Walking these shores

Of sand and these white horses

The tide will wipe out my footprints

But I know you will find me

 

And what is right

What is wrong

What is true

What is not

 

Their shadow, which destroys the land

Soars like an eagle across the sun

Take a look at the cities and all of these towns

All these motorways and these roads

 

And what is right

What is wrong

What is true

What is not

 

Your business of good, and business of bad

They don’t mean a thing my friend

 

If you go to the rivers or to the mountains

To the fields or to the ocean

At the ends of the earth you will find that cave

Inside a lantern to heal a broken heart

 

Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.

 

 

This Business

February 27, 2001

This business is a bloody one

And these hands are dripping

Every night I can hear them

Banging on the inside

 

This business

 

I’ve tried to turn my eyes away

But still I hear them

I don’t know if I can do this anymore

I find the words so hard to find

 

This business

 

Can’t go on in silence

As if all time stands still

Shadows gather round us

And there’s a devil…..that lies within

 

I can’t go on in silence

I could never draw that line

Like the black ice of a frozen heart

There’s a devil deep inside

 

This business

There’s a devil…..

 

Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.

Threads

February 27, 2001

There’s always someone, to take your place

There’s always something, to spend your money on

You never find the time, to do what you wanted to

You have other reasons, why you could never stop

 

It’s just a job, it’s just a job to you

 

And now I’m hanging, by the smallest thread

And I’m looking, for a cliff to sleep on

All this picking, through these wasted days

Watch me change my shape, slip into another form

 

It’s just a job, it’s just a job to you

 

Let me take you to the fields

Let me feed from your touch

It’s just a job to you

Let me show you how to burn

 

Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.

 

 

Mir

November 3, 1997

Silence, is such a fearful sound

Someone pull me, from this metal box

Far above the atmosphere

I’m looking down to where the oceans never sleep

They never sleep

 

Electric storms and solar flares

Flashing through my dreams

This waking nightmare

In the wakefulness of the ocean

There’s a medicine

For the spirit

That cannot rest

I’m waiting for the tidal wave

 

Close your eyes

Let the whirlpool, take you under

Close your eyes

Can you see the colours burn

Close your eyes

I’ll Take you…..

 

How long can I keep awake

Across this endless silence

And all these meteor showers

All this time, this precious time

Spinning through the vortex

Carried on the tide

The spiral of the whirlpool, is closing in

Let me carry you…..

 

Close your eyes

Let the whirlpool, drag you under

Close your eyes

Can you see the colours burn

Close your eyes

I’ll take you…..

 

Go to sleep

Go to sleep

Go to sleep

Go to sleep

 

Words by Mark from “Cactus Farming At The Ends Of The Earth” first published by Miracle Grow 2001.