Iron Man Records releases to be incuded 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….

Life In A Blender – Two Legs Bad

January 31, 2013

released 01 May 1997
Produced by Al Houghton.

Guests include Chris Rael, John Linnell, Ron Caswell, Jennifer Charles, Julia Douglass, Jane Young.

You can buy all sorts of Life In A Blender CDs in the Iron Man Shop here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Life In A Blender – Two Legs Bad

January 31, 2013

released 01 May 1997
Produced by Al Houghton.

Guests include Chris Rael, John Linnell, Ron Caswell, Jennifer Charles, Julia Douglass, Jane Young.

You can buy all sorts of Life In A Blender CDs in the Iron Man Shop here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Life In A Blender – Tell Me I'm Pretty

January 30, 2013

released 02 October 2002
Produced by Al Houghton, mostly.

Guests include Ed Pastorini, Chris Rael, Arcady Annisimov, Deep Singh, Julia Douglass, and Olivier Conan.

You can buy all sorts of Life In A Blender CDs in the Iron Man Shop here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Life In A Blender – Tell Me I'm Pretty

January 30, 2013

released 02 October 2002
Produced by Al Houghton, mostly.

Guests include Ed Pastorini, Chris Rael, Arcady Annisimov, Deep Singh, Julia Douglass, and Olivier Conan.

You can buy all sorts of Life In A Blender CDs in the Iron Man Shop here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Life In A Blender – The Heart Is a Small Balloon

January 29, 2013

released 28 February 2007
Produced by Al Houghton. Guests include Andrew Solin, Chris Rael, Raquel Bell, and Jason Parker.

You can buy all sorts of Life In A Blender CDs in the Iron Man Shop here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

 

Life In A Blender – Homewrecker Spoon

January 28, 2013

released 31 October 2011
Al Houghton: guitars, banjo, organ, piano, backing vocals, percussion
Ken Meyer: drums, cymbals, percussion
Don Ralph: vocals
Mark Lerner: bass, mandolin, banjo, backing vocals
Rebecca Weiner Tompkins: violin, viola
Dave Moody: cello, live tambourine

With the Colony Collapse Horns:

Jackie Coleman: trumpet
Kevin Moehringer: trombone
Gavin Smith: alto sax

Additional musicians:

Ed Pastorini: piano on “Summer Goes Too Fast,” “Kill the Bottle,” “Sean Connery,” and “Homewrecker Spoon”
Jane Young: backing vocals on “Summer Goes Too Fast,” “Sean Connery,” and “Homewrecker Spoon”

Produced by Al Houghton
Recorded and mixed at Dubway Studios
Engineered by Mike Judeh, Stephen Schappler, and Al Houghton
Assistant engineers: Anthony Gibney, John Thayer, Chris Montgomery
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk
Strings and horns arranged by Mark Lerner
Additional string arrangements by Al Houghton
Illustrations by Leo Rauf
Graphic design by Mark Lerner at Rag and Bone Shop
Special thanks to Beth Mackin
All songs © 2011 Don Ralph (Stingy Brim Music/ASCAP)

You can buy all sorts of Life In A Blender CDs in the Iron Man Shop here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop