Posts Tagged ‘Innerpropriates’


Posted: December 14, 2014 in Releases
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Thoroughly Revised (TRI Ark-4)

Innerpropriates cover

CD sold out
Available only as a download
for the bargain price of £6

A long time coming but at last a comprehensive revision of Innerpropriates music.
They lasted from 1981 to 1987, & in this time made seven albums which were put out in the heyday of the UK do it yourself scene.
They finally got some sort of recognition being featured in the Messthetics series of CDs that chronicled the era in the new century.

Six tracks from their first album “Is This The Aqueous?” bookend this compilation, two of which, “Changing Our Wallpaper” & “Wake Up, Take It!” feature a guest appearance from Hawkwind legend Nik Turner.
Inbetween are key tracks from the rest of their cassette only releases.
Eighteen tracks, many of which only got a limited exposure at the time.

The emphasis though is not on their songwriting efforts but more on their experimental/improvised pieces. The Slide is a piano only piece that is not for the faint hearted in it’s intensity, as it twists & turns.
The Berlin Gate recalls a krautrock/Ash Ra Tempel vibe
& Crying Out For Somebody is a real power trio workout in a similar vein.

In the download section Santa’s Ride is a 12 minute experiment with an early 303 drum machine & a sitar like guitar that is probably more interesting than a lot of the late 80’s acid house in it’s scope.

The Inners were always searching for new avenues & eventually went back to trying to write ‘classic songs’.

Now remastered, they sound better than ever & there’s a chronological history & some rare photos. The excellent cover has the feel of those ‘old’ cassette releases, though it’s better!

If you like psych punk experimenters with an ear for a cool song then this is for you.

Reg Imes

cover design by Simon Wass


The First 50 Years (TRI Ark-3)

tonal 50 DVD Wrap

This does what it says on the tin…

The original 25 copies are gone & now this item is deleted.

74 tracks by – Egypt, Drug Squad, Peter Targett, MLR, Crazy About Love, Innapropriates, Innerpropriates, Fast Flowers, Psychic Matches, The Board, Art Baby Goes To Volgagrad, Thee Outcaste, Tonal D, Hairy McHairy, Chud, Wayward Sunns, Goshpurt RSJ, Koven-oe, Digital Satan, Survivors Of The Waco Furnace, The Barretts, John Plant, Simon Wickham-Smith, The Anniversary, Diary, Underground (K)No(w) One, Milk Roar, 46000 Fibres, Doghead, The Highjackers, Gag & Pink FA.

cover design by Tonal D



Posted: October 1, 2013 in Releases
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Is This the Aqueous? (TRI Ark-2)

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Formed in 1981 from some of the MLR crew, they were also given the Messthetics thumbs up.
Contains the acknowledged psych anthem Never.
Hawkwind & Inner City man Nik Turner appears on 3 tracks. Also guesting is Ashley Wales, later to be in Spring Heeled Jack.
This rocks out in an album full of psych punk songs.

As a bonus to the original cassettte release, there is a live section from their debut concert.

1. Fadies Cry
2. Never
3. Wake Up Take it
4. Overtoyou
5. Changing our Wallpaper
6. Aqueous
7. Thoughts Thinair
8. Hindu, Vishnu, Krishna, Swami
9. Purity’s Distortion
10. Amnesia: Nothing Lasts Forever
+ 8 tracks live at The Whisky a go-go, Soho 10/11/81

cover design by Tonal D


6 of these tracks have been remastered & re-released on the Innerpropriates compilation TRI Ark-4