Tuesday, 19 May 2015
CHRIST CHURCH IN HAMPSTEAD - UPDATED
These musicians have connections to Hampstead.
Locations for one of PSYCHIC TV's albums "included Christ Church in Hampstead."
In PSYCHIC TV's album DREAMS LESS SWEET:
"A solo choirboy singing 'Always is Always', a song penned by the murderer of psychedelic innocence: Charles Manson, and much sung by his adopted family of waifs and strays.
"The choirboy's angelic voice drifts around in the sonic space until we are left with the distant sound of what could be water dripping from the roof of a cave, blood dripping from a corpse, a crackling fire or maybe someone pissing in the distance, with a barely discernable voice, perfectly encapsulating the contrast of seductive innocence and the mysterious threat of the unknown that pervades the atmosphere on this album...
"Locations included The Hell Fire Club caves 300ft. underground, Christ Church in Hampstead, and Caxton Hall."
Julian Cope presents Head Heritage
Psychic TVs version of Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix sung by a small child.
PsychicTV leader Genesis P.Orridge was implicated in "discredited" Satanic ritual abuse claims in early 1990s that saw him flee to the US.
Psychic TV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
"Instead of returning to the UK he chose to go into 'self-imposed exile'.
"This was after a video he had created was falsely presented as evidence of Satanic ritual abuse in an edition of Channel 4 TV's Dispatches.
"The programme was later 'discredited', though not before his house was raided by the police and the allegations had been repeated in the tabloid press. (in fact the Observer!) He said that he felt he would not get a fair hearing if he returned to England, so the family moved to California. "
"The 'nursery' sounds like a 'secret room.'
"The P-Orridges mostly occupied the upper two floors of the house.
"The main room on the ground floor was used as their sexual playroom, which they called 'The Nursery'.
"It was cold and smelt of piss, with whips, chains and instruments of torture hanging off the walls.
"A coffin sat in the middle of the room and the prize possession was an old dentist's chair, which Gen claimed had belonged to a dentist in the 1950s who was jailed for raping his female clients.
"He offered us the privilege of use of this grim dungeon.
"When I told Mark about the invitation, he snorted: 'Not chuffing likely. I know the dirty bastard's drilled a hole in the ceiling so he can watch.'"
Genesis p-orridge article from 1992
"Followers seemed to be mostly teenage boys at boarding school who were lonely, angry and looking for a cause.
"And easy to manipulate.
"To be initiated the wannabe Psychic Youth had to send in samples of his bodily fluids on the 23rd day of every month: blood, semen, saliva.
"Along with these, they had to write down in detail their masturbatory fantasies while being solemnly assured that these would never be opened or read, instead being placed in a vault for posterity.
"I saw with my own eyes what happened to those spotty youths' naive outpourings of their newly dawning sexual yearnings: Genesis and Paula opened them, read them aloud, pissed themselves laughing then invited the boy whose photo they found most appealing to stay with them.
"Paula seduced him while Gen watched.
"It's one way to keep a marriage going, I suppose.
"After witnessing all that, no wonder At Home With The P-Orridges was firmly burned into my memory."
"On the other hand, Psychic TV Vol.2 features an incredibly upsetting 'snuff' video Castration Movie.
"A disclaimer claims that the following footage is being investigated by the FBI for acts of actual violence and mutilation, as well as the exploitation of children.
"The video then begins and you can kind of tell it was made in the mid maybe late 70’s by the clothing and cars.
"It is grainy mostly looking like it was shot on a home camera of some sort.
"Two men are apparently making the video, one a doctor of some sort and a cameraman whom we never see.
"Castration Movie” documents the two men setting up shop in a local motel and eventually persuading young boys to come to the motel room where they have some sort of miniature steel rod inserted in their arms.
"This rod apparently acts like a conductor of some sort to which they can then apply live wires to, to achieve some sort of electrical induced orgasm.
"The video then cuts for about 20 minutes of clipped footage of these boys using the new implants in different locations.
"Finally one of them in the motel room uses it too much and dies.
"The doctor freaks out, starts waving his hands around for the camera to cut which it does.
"The next scene is the doctor driving and the cameraman filming the road, and they apparently are splitting town crossing the Mexican border.
"Finally it shows them setting up shop in a Mexican hotel then it cuts to graphic scene of a young boy surgically castrated.
"Personally I don’t know what to think about this extremely disturbing video.
"It appears to be real, but I strongly believe that some parts of it are cleverly simulated.
"There is a documentary (Dispatches) about the rise of Satanism in the UK.
"It claims that Psychic TV’s 'First Transmission' tape was a Satanic ritual and TOPY was responsible for murdering children.
"According to Genesis P.Orridge himself, a fundamentalist lawyer in Liverpool had convinced a couple of mental patients to relocate to a Christian safe house in the North of England where, through various methods including sleep deprivation they would confess to involvement in a Satanic cult, in this case TOPY.
"Overall, as a collector of extreme cinema I was quite pleased with 'First Transmission' videos. However this stuff is definitely not for the easily shocked."