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Face in the Crowd

Improvisational Ambient Noise
Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

Discography

1984 Phoenix Stride
1985 Glider Stride
1985 The Family That Blows Up Buildings Stride
1985 Sax and Drums and Rock and Roll Stride
1986 Playing Music to an Empty Room Zeal SS
1986 Scratching for Termites: The Best of Face in the Crowd 1984-86 Mystery Hearsay
1986 Nothing Left to Say
1986 Infinite Wreckage Medicinal Tapes
1986 Singing on the Narrow Ledge Artaman
1987 Strange Disguise

Phoenix

1984 Stride (Step 4)

Russell Kirk - Guitar
Rupert Loydell - Vocals, bass

  1. I Can Play
  2. How Much Do You Know?
  3. So You're all Little Anarchists?
  4. Don't Go
  5. Poem to Order
  6. Total Eclipse
  7. Somebody Else's Stranger
  8. For Simon Pitt
  9. No Sweat
  10. Timeless
  11. Call Them Us
  12. The Sudden Stain..
  13. Seduced by Colour
  14. Corrugated Shadows
  15. Breath of Warm Air
  16. Chunter and Podge in the Friedhof
  17. Huge Metropolis
  18. Blister Already
  19. Closed to the Public
  20. Heavy Breathing
  21. Phoenix
  22. Feckless
  23. Sun.Brick.Shadow

Glider

1985 Independent

Split with New 7th Music.

  1. New 7th Music - Mata Hari
  2. Face in the Crowd - The White Man Does not Understand
  3. Face in the Crowd - Artaud Cut-Up

The Family That Blows Up Buildings

1985 Stride (Step 58)

Rupert Loydell - Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, bass, backing vocals
Russell Kirk - Vocals, bass, synthesizer, percussion, acoustic guitar, effects

  1. Road of Evolution
  2. Face in the Crowd
  3. Nightrider
  4. Face to the Name
  5. Dr. Fizz
  6. Alchemy
  7. Radio Rentals Man
  8. Sudden Gamble
  9. On the Blink
  10. Think Aloud
  11. I Thought I Saw all Heaven
  12. Two Springs
  13. Done It Again
  14. Parasite
  15. Don't Move Around: (i) Trussed with Barbs
  16. (ii) I Stare and Stare
  17. (iii) God's Intervention
  18. Noise Ain't Dead (For Hibbs)
  19. Total Order
  20. Hendrix
  21. Tunnel Vision
  22. We Ran Clear
  23. Parasite (Re-mix)

Sax and Drums and Rock and Roll

1985 Stride (Step 61)

Rupert Loydell - Vocals
Russell Kirk - Guitar
Rupert Loydell - Bass
Hibbs - Drums
Martin - Saxophone

Live concert recorded at Camm Street Centre, Crew, Cheshire UK, with guest saxophonist and drummer.

  1. Factory Food
  2. Total Eclipse
  3. Dr. Fizz… …Clown
  4. Face in the Crowd
  5. Face to the Name
  6. All Little Anarchists
  7. A Strong Voice
  8. How Much Do You Know?… Statement… Justice

Playing Music to an Empty Room

1986 Zeal SS

Performed by Rupert Loydell and Russell Kirk

  1. There are no Easy Answers
  2. We Have not Counted
  3. Telepathischem
  4. This is Revolution
  5. Desert Lissener
  6. My Mirror Aches
  7. The Chilling Year
  8. L.D.B.(Fragments)
  9. Over These Stones Shall Live

Scratching for Termites: The Best of Face in the Crowd 1984-86

1986 Mystery Hearsay

  1. Capturing the Whirlwind
  2. I Can Play
  3. How Much Do You Know?
  4. Don't Move Around
  5. Factory Food
  6. Total Eclipse
  7. Poor Julia
  8. Don't Go
  9. Somewhere, Sometimes
  10. Only Have to Look
  11. A Strong Voice
  12. Face in the Crowd (live)
  13. Face to the Name (live)
  14. Justice

Nothing Left To Say

1986 Independent

  1. Nothing Left to Say
  2. Between Dark Dreams
  3. Stab
  4. Uphill All the Way
  5. Practicing for Blindness
  6. Until October
  7. Poor Julia
  8. Sunday Motorists
  9. The Pain in My Head Went Away
  10. Slowly How Slowly
  11. Etudes
  12. Colin Use Your Head
  13. The Sound of an Inflatable Seagull
  14. Interlude
  15. All the Girls
  16. Microwave Baby
  17. We are Not Catching Any Whales
  18. Unfinished

Infinite Wreckage

1986 Medicinal Tapes (0.197)

  1. Infinite Wreckage
  2. Only Have to Look
  3. The Final Fling
  4. Poor Julia (live)
  5. Microwave Baby (live)
  6. Only the River Runs Easy

Singing on the Narrow Ledge

1986 Artaman

Russell Kirk – Instruments, tapes, effects, noise
Rupert Loydell – Instruments, tapes, effects, noise
Tim Hodgson – Instruments, tapes, effects, noise
Martin Hibbert – Taped flute and vocals

Recorded live February 1986

  1. At Least Six Years…
  2. …What Are You Doing Tomorrow?
  3. We Only Came to Dream
  4. Rotating Globes
  5. Singing on the Narrow Ledge
  6. Attempts at Connection
  7. Nameless Trees Flashed Past
  8. Poor Julia (She Grew Very Strange)
  9. Even Hate Has Some Truth in It
  10. Even Hate Contd.
  11. Power Chooses Its People

Strange Disguise

1987 Independent

Music by Rupert Loydell and Russell Kirk

  1. Black Skirt in the Mirror
  2. A Fine Design
  3. Microwave Baby
  4. Angel of the Last Chance/Primitve Eyes
  5. One Aspect of a Thing
  6. All the Girls
  7. We are not Catching any Whales
  8. On This Plateau
  9. Capturing the Whirlwind
  10. My Mirror Aches
  11. The Ideal Person
  12. The Chilling Years
  13. L.D.B.
  14. Poor Julia
  15. Lost Dog Blues