UNITED DAIRIES
Swastikas For Noddy / Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God
Details
2015 October 2xCD UK THE SPHERES SPHERES FIFTEEN AND SEVENTEEN
Gatefold digipak
Track Listing
A
  1. Benediction (2:00) [lay20]
  2. Blessing (1:48) [lay20]
  3. One Eye North (0:41) [lay20]
  4. Black Sun Bloody Moon (0:55) [lay20]
  5. Oh Coal Black Smith (5:29) [lay20]
  6. Panzer Rune (5:56) [lay20]
  7. Black Flowers, Please (3:44) [lay20]
  8. The Final Church... (5:13) [lay20]
  9. The Summer Of Love (1:54) [lay20]
  10. (Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh) (1:42) [lay20]
  11. BeauSoleil (8:34) [lay20]
  12. Scarlet Woman (0:59) [lay20]
  13. The Stair Song (0:26) [lay20]
  14. Angel (1:30) [lay20]
  15. Since Yesterday (4:03) [lay20]
  16. Valediction (1:01) [lay20]
  17. Malediction (2:07) [lay20]
B
  1. He Is EveryWhere NoWhere (2:55) [ud033]
  2. NorthForth (0:38) [ud033]
  3. Hail (2:40) [ud033]
  4. The Return Of The Final Church (5:07) [ud033]
  5. Snow (2:00) [ud033]
  6. Oh Thou Coal Black Smith (4:45) [ud033]
  7. From Boyd's Bunker (0:33) [ud033]
  8. Ending Ending (1:00) [ud033]
  9. The Summer Past (2:07) [ud033]
  10. The SickStair Song (0:36) [ud033]
  11. Toytown Awakes (0:31) [ud033]
  12. Dark Wood Too Awakes (1:28) [ud033]
  13. After Tomorrow (4:03) [ud033]
  14. (Hey Ho) The Nodding God Comes (1:43) [ud033]
  15. Looney Runes (6:17) [ud033]
  16. The Ballad Of Bobby Sunshine (7:58) [ud033]
  17. The Use Of Compassion Explained (2:13) [ud033]
Sleeve Notes
Swastikas For Noddy

The Current of God were and weren't:
Tibet 93: vocals; Douglas P.: guitar, drums, and lead vocals on "Angel"; John Balance: stick guitar and co-vocals on "The FInal Church..."; Rose McDowall: guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "(Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh)", and co-vocals on "Black Flowers, Please"; Boyd Rice: spoken vocals; Steven Stapleton: harmonium and cello; HÖH: harpsichord; Ian Read: lead vocals on "Benedication" and "Valediction"; Freya Aswynn: lead vocals on "Blessing" and "Malediction" and co-vocals on "(Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh)" and "Panzer Rune"; Gary Carey: keyboards on "SinceYestrday"

Produced and mixed by Tibet 93 and Douglas P. Cover: Bluebirds In The Spring by Babs Santini.

This album is dedicated to Lilith Isidore Willow. May she live long and happily.

"When all vegetation is covered by the flood there are now eyebrows on the face of the Waterworld."
James Joyce,Finnegans Wake


Tibet 93, Reykjavik, November, 1987.


Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God

Current 93 ain't the Summer Of Love, but could have been:

David Tibet: vocals and drums; Douglas P: guitar, drums and vocals; Jhonn Balance: stick guitar and vocals; Rose McDowall: guitar and vocals; Boyd Rice: vocals; Tony Wakeford: guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and laughing; Ian Read: vocals; HÖH: obeah and wanga; Steven Stapleton: Hookah and bong; Cyril Bunting: accordion

Engineered by Colin Potter at ICR Studios, Tollerton, York. Produced by David Tibet and Steven Stapleton. Mixed by Steven Stapleton. Original cover painting: A Crooked Shriek by Rosy Abelisk.

Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God is a re-recorded, re-mixed, and re-structured version of Swastikas For Noddy, and so the colours I saw before and after Iceland are now complete. And, As Swastikas For Noddy was dedicated to Diana and Steven's first child Lilith, this album is dedicated to their second. Along and joyful life to Nyida, sun and moon.

"Then he stayed at Driche cave, manifesting sickness" from The Life Of Milarepa.
Swastikas For Noddy / Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God
Details
2015 October 2x12" UK THE SPHERES SPHERES FIFTEEN AND SEVENTEEN
purple and green vinyl copies
Gatefold sleeve
Track Listing
A
  1. Benediction [lay20]
  2. Blessing [lay20]
  3. One Eye North [lay20]
  4. Black Sun Bloody Moon [lay20]
  5. Oh Coal Black Smith [lay20]
  6. Panzer Rune [lay20]
  7. Black Flowers, Please [lay20]
  8. The Final Church... [lay20]
B
  1. The Summer Of Love [lay20]
  2. (Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh) [lay20]
  3. BeauSoleil [lay20]
  4. Scarlet Woman [lay20]
  5. The Stair Song [lay20]
  6. Angel [lay20]
  7. Since Yesterday [lay20]
  8. Valediction [lay20]
  9. Malediction [lay20]
C
  1. He Is EveryWhere NoWhere [ud033]
  2. NorthForth [ud033]
  3. Hail [ud033]
  4. The Return Of The Final Church [ud033]
  5. Snow [ud033]
  6. Oh Thou Coal Black Smith [ud033]
  7. From Boyd's Bunker [ud033]
  8. Ending Ending [ud033]
  9. The Summer Past [ud033]
  10. The SickStairSong [ud033]
D
  1. Toytown Awakes [ud033]
  2. Dark Wood Too Awakes [ud033]
  3. After Tomorrow [ud033]
  4. (Hey Ho) The Nodding God Comes [ud033]
  5. Looney Runes [ud033]
  6. The Ballad Of Bobby Sunshine [ud033]
  7. The Use Of Compassion Explained [ud033]
Sleeve Notes
Swastikas For Noddy

The Current of God were and weren't:
Tibet 93: vocals; Douglas P.: guitar, drums, and lead vocals on "Angel"; John Balance: stick guitar and co-vocals on "The FInal Church..."; Rose McDowall: guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "(Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh)", and co-vocals on "Black Flowers, Please"; Boyd Rice: spoken vocals; Steven Stapleton: harmonium and cello; HÖH: harpsichord; Ian Read: lead vocals on "Benedication" and "Valediction"; Freya Aswynn: lead vocals on "Blessing" and "Malediction" and co-vocals on "(Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh)" and "Panzer Rune"; Gary Carey: keyboards on "Since Yesterday"

Produced and mixed by Tibet 93 and Douglas P.
Cover: Bluebirds In The Spring by Babs Santini.

This LP is dedicated to Lilith Isidore Willow. May she live long and happily.

"When all vegetation is covered by the flood there are now eyebrows on the face of the Waterworld."
James Joyce,Finnegans Wake


Tibet 93, Reykjavik, November, 1987.


Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God

Current 93 ain't the Summer Of Love, but could have been:

David Tibet: vocals and drums; Douglas P: guitar, drums and vocals; Jhonn Balance: stick guitar and vocals; Rose McDowall: guitar and vocals; Boyd Rice: vocals; Tony Wakeford: guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and laughing; Ian Read: vocals; HÖH: obeah and wanga; Steven Stapleton: Hookah and bong; Cyril Bunting: accordion

Engineered by Colin Potter at ICR Studios, Tollerton, York. Produced by David Tibet and Steven Stapleton. Mixed by Steven Stapleton.

Original cover painting: A Crooked Shriek by Rosy Abelisk.

Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God is a re-recorded, re-mixed, and re-structured version of Swastikas For Noddy, and so the colours I saw before and after Iceland are now complete. And, As Swastikas For Noddy was dedicated to Diana and Steven's first child Lilith, this album is dedicated to their second. Along and joyful life to Nyida, sun and moon.

"Then he stayed at Driche cave, manifesting sickness" from The Life Of Milarepa.



This reissue of Swastikas For Noddy and Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God celebrates the 93rd anniversary of the forming of Current 93. All photographs of this Current Of God by Beloved Ruth Bayer. All songs have been remastered for this release by the bricoleur.

My deep and steep thanks to:Ania Goszczyńska for the layout; Darren Crawford for his support with this release and all the others; Steve Pittis for arranging almost all; Ossian Brown for his beautiful advice and insights here, there and everywhere; Mark Logan for support all the way down and back again; Michael Lawrence for expert singsong advice; and José Pacheco for all again. Blessings and Kissings to all those who have PickNicked with me since the beginning, and who will PickNick with me until the end.

David Tibet, Hastings and Babylon, May 2015.
Swastikas For Noddy / Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God
Details
2015 October 2x12" UK THE SPHERES SPHERES FIFTEEN AND SEVENTEEN
39 black vinyl copies
Test Pressing
In 6-panel screen-printed poster sleeve
In screenprinted resealable bag.
In hand-made linen bag with an original 1930's Crooked Cross patchwork dream sewn on the front, a hand-embroidered 93 with 3 dots on the back, and 3 ribbons which tie the bag together.
Hand-numbered and signed insert by David Tibet
Track Listing
A
  1. Benediction [lay20]
  2. Blessing [lay20]
  3. One Eye North [lay20]
  4. Black Sun Bloody Moon [lay20]
  5. Oh Coal Black Smith [lay20]
  6. Panzer Rune [lay20]
  7. Black Flowers, Please [lay20]
  8. The Final Church... [lay20]
B
  1. The Summer Of Love [lay20]
  2. (Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh) [lay20]
  3. BeauSoleil [lay20]
  4. Scarlet Woman [lay20]
  5. The Stair Song [lay20]
  6. Angel [lay20]
  7. Since Yesterday [lay20]
  8. Valediction [lay20]
  9. Malediction [lay20]
C
  1. He Is EveryWhere NoWhere [ud033]
  2. NorthForth [ud033]
  3. Hail [ud033]
  4. The Return Of The Final Church [ud033]
  5. Snow [ud033]
  6. Oh Thou Coal Black Smith [ud033]
  7. From Boyd's Bunker [ud033]
  8. Ending Ending [ud033]
  9. The Summer Past [ud033]
  10. The SickStairSong [ud033]
D
  1. Toytown Awakes [ud033]
  2. Dark Wood Too Awakes [ud033]
  3. After Tomorrow [ud033]
  4. (Hey Ho) The Nodding God Comes [ud033]
  5. Looney Runes [ud033]
  6. The Ballad Of Bobby Sunshine [ud033]
  7. The Use Of Compassion Explained [ud033]
Sleeve Notes
Swastikas For Noddy

The Current of God were and weren't:
Tibet 93: vocals; Douglas P.: guitar, drums, and lead vocals on "Angel"; John Balance: stick guitar and co-vocals on "The FInal Church..."; Rose McDowall: guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "(Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh)", and co-vocals on "Black Flowers, Please"; Boyd Rice: spoken vocals; Steven Stapleton: harmonium and cello; HÖH: harpsichord; Ian Read: lead vocals on "Benedication" and "Valediction"; Freya Aswynn: lead vocals on "Blessing" and "Malediction" and co-vocals on "(Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh)" and "Panzer Rune"; Gary Carey: keyboards on "Since Yesterday"

Produced and mixed by Tibet 93 and Douglas P.
Cover: Bluebirds In The Spring by Babs Santini.

This LP is dedicated to Lilith Isidore Willow. May she live long and happily.

"When all vegetation is covered by the flood there are now eyebrows on the face of the Waterworld."
James Joyce,Finnegans Wake


Tibet 93, Reykjavik, November, 1987.


Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God

Current 93 ain't the Summer Of Love, but could have been:

David Tibet: vocals and drums; Douglas P: guitar, drums and vocals; Jhonn Balance: stick guitar and vocals; Rose McDowall: guitar and vocals; Boyd Rice: vocals; Tony Wakeford: guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and laughing; Ian Read: vocals; HÖH: obeah and wanga; Steven Stapleton: Hookah and bong; Cyril Bunting: accordion

Engineered by Colin Potter at ICR Studios, Tollerton, York. Produced by David Tibet and Steven Stapleton. Mixed by Steven Stapleton.

Original cover painting: A Crooked Shriek by Rosy Abelisk.

Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God is a re-recorded, re-mixed, and re-structured version of Swastikas For Noddy, and so the colours I saw before and after Iceland are now complete. And, As Swastikas For Noddy was dedicated to Diana and Steven's first child Lilith, this album is dedicated to their second. Along and joyful life to Nyida, sun and moon.

"Then he stayed at Driche cave, manifesting sickness" from The Life Of Milarepa.



This reissue of Swastikas For Noddy and Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God celebrates the 93rd anniversary of the forming of Current 93. All photographs of this Current Of God by Beloved Ruth Bayer. All songs have been remastered for this release by the bricoleur.

My deep and steep thanks to:Ania Goszczyńska for the layout; Darren Crawford for his support with this release and all the others; Steve Pittis for arranging almost all; Ossian Brown for his beautiful advice and insights here, there and everywhere; Mark Logan for support all the way down and back again; Michael Lawrence for expert singsong advice; and José Pacheco for all again. Blessings and Kissings to all those who have PickNicked with me since the beginning, and who will PickNick with me until the end.

David Tibet, Hastings and Babylon, May 2015.
Notes
From the news announcement:
39 signed and numbered copies.

Swastikas For Noddy white label test-pressing with handwritten labels by David.

Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God white label test-pressing with handwritten labels by David.

A clear transparent lathe cut 12" of a remastered version of the Ekki Er Allt Gull, Sem Gloir... Skamt Er Öfganna Á Milli 12" single, which included "Happy Birthday Christus Christus", "Black Flowers, Please" and "Happy Birthday, Beau Maldoror Wolf Donnan", with David's silver thumbprints marking each side with the side-number.

The Swastikas For Noddy and Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God test-pressings are inserted into a 6-panel screen-printed poster sleeve, with previously unseen Ruth Bayer photos of C93 from the Swastikas For Noddy photo sessions. The folded poster sleeve with enclosed records is inserted inside a screenprinted resealable bag.

The lathe 12" comes in its own sleeve with silver silk-screened photographs of David and C93 on the front and back of a white card sleeve.

All the above items then placed into a hand-made linen bag with an original 1930's Crooked Cross patchwork dream sewn on the front, a hand-embroidered 93 with 3 dots on the back, and 3 ribbons which tie the bag together.

Each copy comes with a hand-numbered and signed insert, printed in a different colour, and on a different paper, of the insert for the standard 2LP edition.

Another Surprise PickNickTrick from the Nodding God is included in the package.

The additional item was a 12" flexi-disc.
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Swastikas For Noddy
Details
2015 December 12" UK THE SPHERES SPHERES FIFTEEN
6 black vinyl copies
Test Pressing
Title and artist written in the bottom left corner of cover in green ink
Initialled by David Tibet
Track Listing
A
  1. Benediction [lay20]
  2. Blessing [lay20]
  3. One Eye North [lay20]
  4. Black Sun Bloody Moon [lay20]
  5. Oh Coal Black Smith [lay20]
  6. Panzer Rune [lay20]
  7. Black Flowers, Please [lay20]
  8. The Final Church... [lay20]
B
  1. The Summer Of Love [lay20]
  2. (Hey Ho) The Noddy (Oh) [lay20]
  3. BeauSoleil [lay20]
  4. Scarlet Woman [lay20]
  5. The Stair Song [lay20]
  6. Angel [lay20]
  7. Since Yesterday [lay20]
  8. Valediction [lay20]
  9. Malediction [lay20]
Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God
Details
2015 December 12" UK THE SPHERES SPHERES SEVENTEEN
6 black vinyl copies
Test Pressing
Title and artist written in the bottom left corner of cover in green ink
Initialled by David Tibet
Track Listing
C
  1. He Is EveryWhere NoWhere [ud033]
  2. NorthForth [ud033]
  3. Hail [ud033]
  4. The Return Of The Final Church [ud033]
  5. Snow [ud033]
  6. Oh Thou Coal Black Smith [ud033]
  7. From Boyd's Bunker [ud033]
  8. Ending Ending [ud033]
  9. The Summer Past [ud033]
  10. The SickStairSong [ud033]
D
  1. Toytown Awakes [ud033]
  2. Dark Wood Too Awakes [ud033]
  3. After Tomorrow [ud033]
  4. (Hey Ho) The Nodding God Comes [ud033]
  5. Looney Runes [ud033]
  6. The Ballad Of Bobby Sunshine [ud033]
  7. The Use Of Compassion Explained [ud033]