Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Conspiracy of Silence - Clouds Grinned Like Skulls 7" (1987, Bricks & Mortar Records)

Obscure Dutch band that I don't know much about. The track "Mother" is a great song that reminds me of the Sister of Mercy's "Marian" with a stronger indie touch... sure to be an obscure "YouTube" hit with time. The two songs on the b-side have a guitar wave/indie/post-punk sound to them, not bad. I'm not 100% sure what the correct title to the last song is... it is listed as "Innocense" on the picture sleeve and "Innocent" on the label. Who knows?

Conspiracy of Silence also had a track on the '89 K7 compilation "10 Jaar S.P.M.J. Rhythmsticks" available at the No Longer Forgotten Music blog here. There are a couple compilation apperances listed on discogs for this band too, but I have my doubts that all of them are in fact the same band. The 1990 Dutch 2xLP compilation "Some Corrupt Not Self-Programming Dee-Jays" is likely correct.

Conspiracy of Silence - Clouds Grinned Like Skulls 7" (1987, Bricks & Mortar Records)

01. Mother
02. Turn Your Back
03. Innocense

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  1. Thanks for sharing another outstanding album.
    Such great taste as usual.

  2. By the way, love the pithy cynicism " bound to be a youtube hit in time" :D.

  3. hehe, I've seen 2 of the songs here make it on youtube already. -Matt/SV

  4. I am one of characters on the back of the sleeve.
    Never would have dreamed that the single made it to the other side of the ocean. We only had two other releases on vinyl other then this 7" on compilation albums. One mentioned here (full title "Let's Have A Picnic And Barbecue Some Corrupt Not Self-Programming Dee-Jays" ) The other vinyl release was on a German compilation. The track on the cassette must be us we've played there in 1988.