#71 ART JACKSON'S ATROCITY Gout (1974)

"This is the tale of one of the great lost experimental jazz/rock albums. According to legend, Gout was bankrolled by Miles Davis in 1974, delivered to Columbia Records and pressed for promotion… then summarily abandoned by the label. Reasons, besides its lack of commercial potential, are unclear. Though theories range from guitarist Art Jackson’s already developed heroin addiction to Columbia’s desire to distance themselves from a band that may have included a few radical Black Panthers. Reportedly, when Miles (with his own drug problems) began withdrawing into seclusion, so did the desire to release Gout. Specializing in free form, live-in-the-studio, jazz/rock experimentation, The Atrocity was a chaotic, 8 to 11 piece collective fronted by the 20-year-old Jackson – whose guitar explorations were prone to both violent outbursts and spacey sonic excursions. No charts, no songs, no rhyme or reason. Driven by heavy-propulsion drumming, the musical interplay between the players suggests a drug-fueled free for all." - Willard, Never Get Out Of The Boat

"I've heard Gout and, whatever the provenance, it's a fine, percussion-fuelled, invigorating free-for-all." - Fred Dellar, MOJO Magazine

Listen

Shaft In Afghanistan (7:36)
Arabian Fabian (9:02)
Available Bush (7:15)
Tomato Reign (16:11)
Gout (6:21)

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15 comments:

Radio Free Wohlman said...

You motherfuckers - I love it!

I should have known.

Your old pal,

Radio Free Wohlman

We're Late For Class said...

Yeah, you should have. You're one of the few people who've actually listened to our shit over the years. Thanks for that, by the way.

Anonymous said...

Simly GREAT, guys!
Mike Floyd from HLFP

said...

Thanks for leaving a comment over at NSS.
I have the original scratchy Gout
(as well as all the rest of your great body
[of work, perverts]).
I love the truth behind the hoax...
now, I'm ordering the CD to add to my Piltdown Man bone collection.
Keep it up (go see alice).

We're Late For Class said...

Hey NØ,

Thanks for the life-long support. Except... we NOW question your formerly unquestionable judgement. No worries. Thanks for indulging in the CD. We promise we won't print your address, so other needy bands looking for beer money don't start calling on you to support THEIR unsupportable projects. We know how philanthropic work works, since we've often been the recipients of it. Who knows... maybe we'll collectively die in a kiln explosion and you'll be able to get your money back by charging post-death collector's prices for our memorabilia. It could happen. Thanks, NØ.

said...

Man, you FLA cats got some speedy delivery.

Thanks so much.

We're Late For Class said...

That was shipped from one of our 24 distribution centers spread across the United States and Canada (we were optimistically expecting a higher volume of orders). Glad you got it, NØ... and thanks for getting it.

Eric said...

I love it bro! thanks for sharing

Dirk Bill said...

This is goddamn hilarious. I found this probably on Willard's a while ago and when I saw it on my drive I decided to revisit the story to see if anybody had figured it out. Gotta order this shit now. Thanks for such a great musical urban myth.

We're Late For Class said...

Hey... we were serious! *smirk* Thanks for the support, Dirk.

Dirk Bill said...

Just grabbed the CD and the USB. And although I'd never heard of you guys until now, this is proof that it's never too late to discover great music.

We're Late For Class said...

Thanks again, Dirk. Hope you've got enough $ left over for the drugs you're going to need to endure 4.5 gigs of WLFC. (We just sent you a note, too.) We appreciate you egging us on.

Dirk Bill said...

HA I actually did enough in my life already that I can probably manage without them! And thanks for the "note"! I'm really looking forward to this controlled mayhem.

DoKtor Alphonzo said...

Top shit

We're Late For Class said...

We always listen to our DoKtor, thanks.