releases the secret weapon of the Bristol underground music scene on an unsuspecting world.
have been scaring friends and punters alike since 1996, unleashing aural assaults at breakcore, techno and hip-hop
nights around the city. Not to mention anywhere else that will have them, from Brighton to Madrid. They don't fit comfortably
into any nice little pigeon hole and have a sound all of their own, but strangely no imitators.
After a promising but stalled start as a low-fi Amiga 1200 toting indie band that made Portishead
sound like the theme from
My Little Pony they regrouped and concentrated on a purely electronic offering. Their break came in 2002 when Death$ucker
booked them to support Fanny
and Venetian Snares
on board the good ship Thekla (the floating venue brought
to Bristol by Vivian Stanshall as the Old Verity Showboat). Since then they have jumped at the opportunity to support any act their name sounds funny next to.
This remix compilation brings together remixes of their 2004 self-released Skidmark CDr. With remixes from the likes of
, Cock Rock Disco
's Jason Forrest
(nÈe Donna Summer),
Manchester's king of mash-up Hoonboy
(aka M-Pi) and a collaboration with the
collective's DJ Spazmo
. Further offerings include several of their own remanglings of the material,
familiar to their live sets, and a track by Zod
that claims to be a remix but neither he nor they can identify
what was actually being remixed, it's all too long lost in time. Either that or he pulled an Aphex Twin
Typical comments include, "Why do such nice people made such horrible music?", "Stay away from my children", and "I had no idea you were so depressed/twisted/perverted*"
* Delete as applicable.
Even the great John Peel said of them, "Is there any word in the English language more exciting that the word Gusset?"
The crowning glory is the gusset flashing transsexual nurse neon artwork. If you thought "nu-rave" couldn't take any more irony, then you've yet to "Ask Dr Kim"!
01. Parasite - 99 Skanky Hoes
02. Gusset - Need Brave Strokers
03. DJ Spazmo vs Gusset - 99 High Hoes Don't Make It Right
04. Gusset - Mumble Implanted in Dub
05. Shitmat - Magnum Opus (Peanut Allergy Mix)
06. Binray - Ceddered Mix
07. Gusset - Maniac Gene Time
08. m| |m - Gsstrmx 2.1 (Cyclic Mix)
09. Gusset - Suck It And See
10. Jason Forrest - Opus Fruits
11. Hardoff - Headnumbin'
12. Gusset - Mumble Implanted In Lad
13. Hoonboy - Hoonboy's In The Gusset Megamix
14. The Teknoist - The Teknoist's Gusset Inspection