Created from the rotting remains of Glam, Punk and Psychedelic rock Alien Sex Fiend were born bleeding and screaming onto the British underground music scene in 1982. Not since the heady days of the late seventies when Lux and Ivy graced UK shores had there been suck a demon twinning of evil rock'n'roll spirits. Nik and Mrs Fiend were to help establish the burgeoning Goth scene with its HQ, The Batcave, only to transcend the scene completely and metamorphose into possibly the most uncompromising, shocking and entertaining band ever. Their debut single on Anagram Records, Ignore The Machine, established them as indie chart favourites and became an instant anthem for kids disillusioned with the increasingly sugary state of British music charts. ASF's relentless aural violence has never been equalled, even by the most infamous pretender to the throne, Marylin Manson.
The two shows included here trace ASF's early evolution and include some of the most startling live performances of their career. This was beyond rock'n'roll and took showmanship to dizzy heights, combining fever pitch musician ship with a DIY ethic that is at once tasteless and sublime. A Purple Glistener was shot at the Tin Can Club, Birmingham 16/09/1893 and contains most of the material from their debut album, Who's Been Sleeping In My Brain, released the same year. Liquid Head In Tokyo was shot at Tsubaki House, Tokyo 17/01/1985 during their sell out tour of Japan, when the band had fully established credentials as the dark lords of noise rock.
Alien Sex Fiend shows are never short of amazing and for those who did not witness the bizarre hybrid rock outfit in their formative years, this is a fitting document of their live performance. An absolutely must have for their many fans.