The Flesh Volcano: Slut

Release Information

12″ 1987 Some Bizarre #SLUT 1 Made in the UK

CD Sep1997 Some Bizarre #SBZ 034 CD Made in the UK

CD Feb1998 Thirsty Ear #THI 57042.2 Made in the US

Track Listing

(12″ Face A):

01) Slut

(12″ Face B):

02) The Universal Cesspool

03) Bruisin Chain

A number of confusingly-named compact disc reissues of Slut were released in the mid-1990s, bulked up to album-length with numerous bonus tracks. The Thirsty Ear CD re-issue, released 10 Feb 1998, also changed the artist credits to MARC ALMOND & FOETUS, though the title remains intact. The change is due to the added tracks from Thirlwell + Marc Almond collaborations (as opposed to the Almond tracks that appeared on the Some Bizzare re-issue), which are: Love Amongst The Ruined / Burning Bloats / A Million Manias / Beat Out The Rhythm On A Drum

In 1997, the Slut EP appeared on two different CDs reissued by Some Bizarre[1]. The first, Violent Silence•Flesh Volcano, appended the Marc Almond solo record Violent Silence. However, it was almost immediately recalled and a different CD, Flesh Volcano•Slut, took its place, adding additional Almond/Ruin collaborations in place of the Almond solo work.

This second version was also released by Thirsty Ear, simply titled Slut, in February 1998.

Violent Silence•Flesh Volcano (Some Bizarre)

Songs 4–8 by Almond[2]

01. The Universal Cesspool

02. Bruise N Chain

03. Flesh Volcano (Slut)

04. Blood Tide

05. Healthy As Hate

06. Things You Love for Me

07. Body Unknown

08. Unborn Stillborn

Flesh Volcano•Slut (Some Bizarre) and Slut (Thirsty Ear)[3]

01. Slut

02. The Universal Cesspool

03. Bruise N Chain

04. Love Amongst the Ruined

* Performer: Marc Almond

* Producer: Clint Ruin (as J. G. Thirlwell)

05. Burning Boats

* Performer: Annie Hogan

* Vocals: Marc Almond (as Raoul Revere)

* Producer: Clint Ruin

06. A Million Manias

* Performer: Marc and the Mambas

* Featuring: Clint Ruin (as Karl Satan and the Transvestites from Hell)

07. Beat Out That Rhythm on a Drum

* Performer: Marc and the Mambas

* Drums: Clint Ruin (as Frank Want)

Linear Notes

MUSIC / INSTRUMENTS: CLINT RUIN LYRICS / VOICE: MARC ALMOND

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY CLINT RUIN RECORDED APRIL 1984 AND SEPTEMBER 1986

SLEEVE ART BY ROBERT WILLIAMS : LAYOUT ASSORTED IMaGes

(Slut:)

ENGINEERED BY WARNE LIVESEY AND CHARLES GRAY PRODUCED BY CLINT RUIN PUBLISHED BY DIMEHART 45 RPM

(The Universal Cesspool & Bruisin Chain:)

ENGINEERED BY CHARLES GRAY PRODUCED BY CLINT RUIN PUBLISHED BY DIMEHART 33 RPM

Release Notes

The Flesh Volcano was a side project of singer Marc Almond and JG Thirlwell. The Flesh Volcano’ sole release was the Slut EP, which was expanded to album length in a number of reissues. Almond and Ruin were formerly bandmates in The Immaculate Consumptive.

No insert was included with the original 12″ release.

Reflex magazine’s discography stated this was initially released in February 1988.

Marc Almond credited for lyrics & vocals; Clint Ruin credited for music, instruments, direction, and production.

The Some Bizzare CD re-issue was renamed MARC ALMOND & FOETUS Violent Silence*Flesh Volcano, which seems to be a mistake or perhaps a poor joke, as Violent Silence is from a different Marc Almond release. The Some Bizzare CD re-issue track list is:

Flesh Volcano/Slut / The Universal Cess Pool / Bruisin Chain / Love Amongst The Ruined / Burning Boats / A Million Manias / Beat Out The Rhythm On A Drum

Love Amongst The Ruined taken from the If You Can’t Please Yourself You Can’t Please Your Soul various artists LP.

Burning Boats credited on the Some Bizzare CD re-issue as being from The House Is Haunted (By The Echo Of Your Last Goodbye), and also appears on the the ANNIE HOGAN Plays Kickabye 12″EP (see below).

A Million Manias credited on the Some Bizzare CD re-issue as being from the MARC & THE MAMBAS Torment & Toreros release, which is incorrect, as this version is the 10:16 version. Suspicion is that it is the MultiManiaMix from the MARC & THE MAMBAS Torment 12″, but without timing it one cannot be sure. Thirlwell does sing background on both versions, though.

Slut is a re-edited version of SFOTW’s Smut from the Ramrod 12″, or vice-versa.

Note that on the ‘Slut’ 12″ side 2 plays at 33 RPM; the tracks on the CD are the 45 RPM versions, and in this form Bruisin Chain is a re-edited vocal version of the FOETUS ALL-NUDE REVUE Rattlesnake Insurance from the Bedrock release, and The Universal Cesspool is a vocal version of the first half of Diabolus In Musica from the same release (the second half being used on the soundtrack to LYDIA LUNCH’s The Gun Is Loaded video).

Note that Burning Bloats is from the ANNIE HOGAN Plays Kickabye 12″EP, and was titled Burning Boats (sic).