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The Behest of We're Late For Class

by We're Late For Class

A one-disc sampler by We're Late For Class - the web's irreverent, all improvisational, makers of uniquely bizarre stoner rock 'n noise.
Genre: Rock: Space Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 1000 Islands (Two)
1:24 $0.69
2. Burden Bearers (Of Aristocracy)
4:54 $0.69
3. Trippin' in a Plymouth Belvedere (College Sweater Breach / The Misplaced Prelude)
10:25 $0.69
4. Final Moments of a Cowsill (Redux 4)
10:08 $0.69
5. Fukhausen (Excerpt)
2:22 $0.69
6. The Air in Another Country (Soundtrack to an East Berlin Spaghetti Western)
11:00 $0.69
7. (Another) Summer of Heigel
8:22 $0.69
8. Jazz Interlude
0:33 $0.69
9. Bob Can Hear Us
22:44 $0.69
10. Available Bush
7:16 $0.69
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Our long-standing blog states only that We're Late For Class is a "live, all improv, college outfit with over a dozen rotating members... pro-herb, anti-contract and avid cut & pasters." And that was pretty much all anyone ever knew about us, except that we bill ourselves as "Live Improvisation For Your Smoking Jacketed Pleasure." The site's catalog includes a massive number of full length albums, extended EPs, (up-to) 40-minute single song improvisational excursions, an experimental Beatles Mash-Up, oddball sidetracks, tongue-in-cheek historical revisionism (#6 "'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun' As Played By Vanilla Fudge Imitating Iron Butterfly When Fudge Were Forced To Open For Butterfly At The Fillmore West After In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Went Top Ten") and - as of last year - a much-discussed jazz/rock/improv LP, "Gout."

After 10 years, we outed ourselves as the perpetrators of what became known the Musical Web Mystery of the new millennium... Art Jackson's Atrocity. A "radical, experimental jazz/rock outfit" that first surfaced on MySpace in 2006, with an "unreleased promo album from 1974" ("Gout") and a backstory featuring Black Panthers, Miles Davis and a heroin-addled, 20-year-old guitarist so "ahead of his time" that their label, CBS Records, didn't know what to do with him. But, alas, it was all bullshit.

The story lingered, however, then festered... in blogs and forums, until the original, freely circulating MP3s of "Gout" were being bootlegged on European vinyl by people that (somehow) believed the myth. Then... Art Jackson's Atrocity found its way into the pages of MOJO Magazine, where columnist/historian Fred Dellar had to admit that he was stumped by the legitimacy of "Gout," though he went on on to state that "whatever the provenance, it's a fine, percussion-fuelled, invigorating free-for-all."

Which brings us to this digital-only release from We're Late For Class, who have been posting free improvisation online since 2006. "The Behest Of We're Late For Class" is an 80-minute compilation culled from over 25 hours of WLFC's catalog. A "loss leader," of sorts, designed to introduce the masses to what a small cadre of followers, disturbed individuals, and purveyors of cosmic stoner rock n' noise have quietly known about for years. A taste of WLFC's completely improvisational approach to recording. It's cheap, too!

The CD of "Gout (Remastered & Expanded)," by Art Jackson's Atrocity, is currently available here at CD Baby, for those who might be curious what made-up underground '70s jazz/rock legends might sound like.

"Sometimes you just have to let art flow over you." - Nick - The Big Chill, 1983



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