|CARDIACS - latest update 16th DEC 2007|
always lost for words when we have to try to write a description of Cardiacs.
Every contradiction in the world comes into your head. They are utterly,
totally unique - which in these days of post post-ironic irony recycling
and tiredness should be enough to make them part of your life. Yes, every
band cliché is turned on its head with Cardiacs: don't bands get
tired and repetitive after a few years - or at least sell out? Cardiacs
are writing stuff that takes our breath away and breaks new ground 20 odd
years after their first, home made single. They write tightly structured,
often intricate tracks that make musicians worship them. A Cardiacs gig
generates the wildest moshpits you'll ever see, mad sweaty people of a
bewildering cross-section of ages and musical tastes bouncing up and down
in time to twists and turns, wrecking to To Go Off And Things (a
total thrash-out that happens to be in 7/8 time), pogoing to the delirious
ska of In A City Lining,
just plain dancing to irresistible tunes...
that's Tim Smith's secret, you see - tunes. Tunes you have to sing along
to, even though (if you took them apart) they weren't quite as normal as
pop tunes should be... Cardiacs have been described as: fairground
music; punk rock; prog rock; beautiful; frightening; deadly serious; total
euphoria; ugly; sexy; avant-garde; pop genius; totally genuine; disturbing;
uplifting... Let's cut this attempt short, let's just say that they really
are all things to all people. Just remember that a ridiculous number of
their fans loathed them on first hearing, then (by some mysterious process
that we're still unable to fathom) suddenly had to run to a record shop
five years later to buy all their albums.
Cardiacs have probably played more Organ shows than any other band. They run their own label - Alphabet - and have more than a dozen albums to their name. We've had the honour of releasing three singles on ORG as well as featuring them on a number of compilation albums and best of all the "SONGS BY CARDIACS AND AFFECTIONATE FRIENDS" album - a beautiful album put together for us by Tim Smith and featuring the more restrained side of Cardiacs and various side projects from the Cardiacs family - MORE DETAILS HERE.
Cardiacs are our fuel.
Where are they today?
DECEMBER 2007 and Cardiacs are working on their new album, they've just completed a two week UK tour in support of the Ditzy Scene single and getting ready to tour and promote the next single in the new year -expect news very soon.
|PRESS QUOTES AND SUCH|
|I'll do it a minute|
|RELEASES ON ORG RECORDS|
BELLYEYE cd single - Bellyeye/No Gold/Horses' Tail
organ044 bonus track on the SEA NYMPHS Appealing To Venus CDep - Hymn (taken from a bootleg recording from Stonehenge Festival 1984). Sea Nymphs are three members of Cardiacs - Tim Smith, Sarah Smith and William D.Drake
org051 Track on ORGAN RADIO 5 CD album Fiery Gun Hand
org055 Track on ORGAN RADIO 8 CD album (originally free with Organ zine #61) No Gold
org056 7 track split CDep - 4 tracks from Cardiacs (and 3 from Camp Blackfoot) Sleep All Eyes Open/Dirty Boy/Foundling/Insect Hoofs On Lassie (instrumental)
org062 Track on ORGAN RADIO 10 CD album - Sleep All Eyes Open
ORG228 "SONGS BY CARDIACS AND AFFECTIONATE FRIENDS" - CDalbum - tracklisting: SPRATLEYS JAPS - Cabinet, CARDIACS - No Gold, MIKROKOSMOS - Hold On Like Mother's Head, CARDIACS - Jitterbug (Junior Is A), WILLIAM D. DRAKE - Fiery Pyre, CARDIACS - Wireless, SPRATLEYS JAPS - Hazel, THE SEA NYMPHS - Appealing To Venus, CARDIACS - Eden On The Air, OCEANLAND WORLD - Swimming With The Snake, CATHERINE IN A CUPBOARD - Building Cakes, MARK CAWTHRA - Truth Be Told, JON POOLE - Swim My own Blood, CARDIACS - Foundling, THE LAKE OF PUPPIES - Largelife - MORE DETAILS HERE
ORG234 - Track on ORGAN RADIO 19 CD album - Core
ORG419 - Three track CD SINGLE - Ditzy Scene / Gen / Made All Up (released on Nov 5th 2007, limited edition of 1000, all sold now)
Releases elsewhere on other labels: There's absolutely loads out on their own label ALPHABET, far too much to list here, check their own site cardiacs.com
CARDIACS trainspotters might also like to know that the last track on ORGAN RADIO 9 (Organ Radio 9 can be found as about 60 minutes of bonus tracks at the end of our Beatmolls single) is by an extreme gabba/techno type outfit called TFM who have a track called "THE DUCK IS EVIL" which in turn is made up totally of Cardiacs samples - go here to buy one
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|MP3 HERE: www.myspace.com/cardiacs|
|THE ORGANART.COM GIG GUIDE FOR CARDIACS GIG NEWS|
|OFFICIAL WEBSITE: CARDIACS|
CARDIACS- An excellent unofficial site to get lost in for hours - Cardiac trainspotter land, excellent discography
MANDI APPLE - A fine fansite from the mysterious Mandi Apple with some excellent Cardiac imagery, just click on the concert hall door and in you go
CARDIACS MUSEUM - A rather active fansite with a busy forum
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