Jism Harvester

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Tony Byker & Kev Byker Collaboration 1993

Sir Grand Citizen wrote
"Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm obsessed with the long-defunct grebo outfit GAYE BYKERS ON ACID. I still listen to their music quite regularily, even almost 20 years (!) after first hearing their mutated, dirty sounds. One of the things that has kept them 'vital' to me is that, both during and after the group's existence, a number of side-projects, alter-egos and elusive single-releases slipped through the cracks (to a generally disinterested audience, sadly). The thrill of the hunt, the slow determined process of eventually finding each and every GBOA-related release... it spurs me on, and keeps both the music-lover and the rabid-collector in me happy.

STEROID appears to be a project by some (at least one, maybe three?) ex-Bykers in the early 90's. Not much info is provided on the CD-artwork, nor is much info available on the internet as of yet.

The music on "JISM HARVESTER" is quite Byker-like, with the hard overamp'd guitars, the vocal movie-samples, and the slightly dubby asthetic.

Where it deviates from the GBOA-sound is in the song structure. A few songs have vocals, but only 2 have vocals which are clear-enough to make-out the words (or most of the words). And while the songs are long (the average track length is about 7-minutes, with at least one track besting 10 miniutes!), they often lack any sort of melody or standard set-up. Rather, they seem to have found sounds that they liked, and structured them to repeat, overflow, and repeat again with the occasional fill and sound-sample.

While that may sound like a damning statement, in fact it is far from it. I find that the structure and quality of the sounds works, and works very very well. It's a hard, abrasive album, the hard distorted beats remind me of Skinny Puppy (very high praise indeed!), while the riffing guitars and mutated vocals bring to mind industrial legends like Ministry.

And while the songs may seem to meander and wander aimlessly, it still ends-up working brilliantly! In fact, I found myself floating in a bit of a daze at times from the repeated beats and fuzzy aural highjinx.

A release definately for Bykers fans (in fact, track #4 "True Force" is like a companion piece to the PERNICIOUS NONSENSE track "Radiation", including much of the same rhythm, guitar, and "Taxi Driver" samples!!). Fans of the GBOA alter-egos Purple Fluid Exchange will find much to love on this release, as it really is very similar to PERNICIOUS NONSENSE in almost every way".

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released December 31, 1993

Written & Produced by Tony Byker & Kev Byker

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GBOA , the psychedelic electro punk pop 'grebo' combo from LA, the Leicester Area, unleashed their unique style of music onto the scene between 1986-2017.Here is a collection of every track they have ever recorded, including a few live performances and previously unreleased tracks.They are in chronological order, latest first, studio tracks then live tracks. ... more

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Track Name: Low Slung Autopsy
The rich are the third reich of the future
Surfing slicks down in Kuwait
Mincing with broods evangelical warrior
On mailing lists they masturbate

We all cry the universal dialect of pain
We all cry we all cry

Renounced of flesh and air to breathe extinction
Imbecilic plea for a toxic reaction
Like haddocks on ice we pray for slice
A cryogenic re-hash in a future life

We all cry the universal dialect of pain
We all cry we all cry

Eyes ice eyes ice

Churn restless
Luminous fuzz furtive rapid steps
Farcical furious working world
Scavenging the free radicals
From the bad into the dustbins of eternity

Eyes ice eyes ice
Track Name: Brains For Higher
Brains For Higher
Brains For Hire
Hit the mood and find the buyer

The universe is a drooling idiot with no fashion sense
Hit the mood and find the buyer

The shroud on stilts came on with stare
Daydreaming folks start tumbling down
The power to change my sniper's perch
Of tedium theme tunes tingling

Keep growing on pulsating gem
Your tombstone is laid bare
For the foreskin data system twine
With the skin flakes' dandy flare

Dry bachelors plunge and mystery kites
Don't kid me not foulmonger
My open soul is long on form
And the broken church no longer
Dreams of global absurdity are passed
Monotony rules forever
The Kennedy Sphinx my madness vest
My umbilical umbrella come shelter me because

I've got my brain in my hands.
Track Name: Real Time Evolution
well it's a fine time to do thought crime
get another cheap shot at peddling pot/ stopping the rot
and get a slow joe with the afro
his name machete man from kurdistan
he's quite a cool guy got a big shine
bin down to florida town for the goofball crowd
and they're pleasing but i'm freezing

is that the lot we've got, we beg the question
why volvo why , is that the car that god drives
why volvo why is that the car that god drives

we had a party for the people we like
theyve all got homes but they'll be here all night
they're in the deep freeze havin a ball
on his vodafone gonna start a war
and ted brundy's on his own better let him be let him use the phone
and jeffrey darmas karmas bad send a fax hide the axe and don't go asking questions

why volvo why , is that the car that god drives
why volvo why is that the car that god drives
why volvo why , is that the car that god drives
why volvo why is that the car that god drives

well it's a fine time to do thought crime
get another cheap shot at peddling pot/ stopping the rot
and get a slow joe with the afro
his name machete man from kurdistan
he's quite a cool guy got a big shine
bin down to florida town for the goofball crowd
and they're pleasing but i'm freezing
gotta bang utah gotta shoot the lot gotta football in a big mall
lost in a daze bin here for weeks try lose start a fast breed
quit the anti matter hear the bones shatter
don't think and do not sleep, that nagging pain is back again
so don't suck that he'll be back just think about the times we had

why volvo why , is that the car that god drives
why volvo why is that the car that god drives
why volvo why , is that the car that god drives
why volvo why is that the car that god drives
Track Name: Protocolic Countdown
As the sun sinks down on me again
Another rat detracts and steals my friend
All around the haze becomes real loud
Gotta trust the kids to burn down the shroud

Look ahead another stormy cloud arise
We'll be changing faces starting fires
There's a man from the Klan see his face is torn
See him lie on his back on my lawn

Time again for black meat in my shower
Catatonic hoof sized dreams of power
Stay away what a shame no time stay
We'll be hiding out won't be your prey

Here's Ted Bundy making the dead dance
He's killing everything there's not much chance
Go ahead people stare do it all day long
Should we pray for love I could be strong

Outside Christ stole my bike
Still, it's a nice day for ride
Didn't need to ask to have EST
They're so impatient human greed

So what if this town is a dead museum
We're freaking out on mugwump spiel

Stand up and be counted
Stand in the mountain

As we're walking down the long wide corridors
All the guests around me start to fall
Throwing up on the blood that they have just consumed
Choking on the teeth of those Mogul Worms

Still a drug is a thug in funny way
Never needed light to make my day
Feeling death around shrieks and wails
Dead fingers talk but they tell no tales

Stand up and be counted
Stand in the mountain
Track Name: Spit Jesu
New Orleans
Is trip museum
Freaking out
On a Mugwump Jism
Spitting in the hand of Jesus