I Monster Presents People Soup

by I Monster

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    A lovely limited edition compact cassette of the People Soup album – in baby pink! The cassettes are housed in a classic style black and clear case and wrapped in a sturdy card wallet, each one hand stamped with the sassy People Soup logo. Included in the package is a gloriously old styled photocopied insert with track list and info. A fantastic, tactile way of obtaining the Soup! Feed your Walkman! BONUS: Includes free album download in any format.

    Side One
    1. Come Out Biting
    2. Dumb Head
    3. Beat The Drum
    4. Flavours
    5. A Bullet Through The Heart

    Side Two
    1. Black Cat Bamboozle
    2. Knock The Door Down
    3. Devils On Horseback
    4. The Inevitable Plastic Soup Explosion
    5. Damn Your Hide

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about

The Legend of People Soup

Part 1: The Discovery
It was the year of Our Lord 2008 AD.
Two Sheffield musicians, known to some as I Monster, were traipsing round a car boot sale in darkest Derbyshire on a dank and dreary Sunday morning. Hidden among boxes of rusting royal biscuit tins and mildewed, well thumbed editions of Health and Efficiency, they spied a pair of silver magnetic tape reels that were attached to a dusty, yet beautiful, old Brenell tape machine. Its fascia, beneath the reels, was finished in Hammerite bronze and its four sides were clad in thick Indian teak. A fine example of over engineered 1960s British technology.
Being avid collectors of old tat and any object which produces sound, they excitedly offered the proprietor of the automotive junk emporium the handsome sum of ten English pounds for his recording device. The gay fellow assured them that the recorder was functional and accepted the offer without hesitation.
Upon handing over the machine he pointed down to a large cardboard box and exclaimed "ere, you might as well have these as well, they're of no use to me". Inside the box lay a disorderly stack of dozens of reel to reel tapes in a variety of cases and covers.

Part 2: The Treasure
Back at I Monster HQ, Brenell was cleaned up and dusted down and made ready for a test run.
From the box of tapes a reel simply labelled “THE GIRLS” was randomly selected, mounted on to the machine and the thin brown strip of tape was threaded over the heads and on to the take up reel.
The play button was pressed. After 30 seconds of lovely hiss, distant chattering and voices began to quietly leak from the speakers. And then……………chanting!…………singing!!…………joyous squawking girls!!!! The sound of voices from another time and place, captured many years ago and now magically released, through the wonder of ancient analogue technology, into our world.

Part 3: The Graft
The I Monster fellows naturally interpreted this rare find as a gift from the heavens. And so they set to work, cleaning and polishing, cutting and chopping, stretching and dressing the girls until they were transformed……… into PEOPLE SOUP.

credits

released 29 November 2013

Written and produced by People Soup and I Monster.
'Dumb Head' written by Hess/Monte (Memory Lane Music/Copyright control)

Performed by People Soup and I Monster.
Additional musicians:
Nicky Bee: guitar
Mick Somerset: saxophones and flute

Recorded at ?, The Bowling Green and Pig View studios, Sheffield, England.

Mastered by Dean Honer at The Bowling Green.

Artwork by Varrod Goblink/Jarrod Gosling

Copyright 2013 I Monster.

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I Monster Sheffield, UK

I Monster was born in 1998. The gentlemen responsible are Dean Honer and Jarrod Gosling. They specialise in a sort of left field psychedelic, new wave, electronic pop, sort of. Up to now the band have released three albums. Notable feathers in their caps are hit 'Daydream In Blue' and 'The Blue Wrath (theme from 'Shaun Of The Dead'). Their music is used in countless TV shows across the world. ... more

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