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1990 Stratus Institute, Philadelphia, February 28

from LIVE 1990 vs. 2016 by David E. Williams

  • Limited Edition Cassette (DEWcass001, 2020)
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Your favorite troubling troubadour returns to cassette culture with 90 minutes of live music and the playfully iniquitous stage banter that has characterized his performances for over a third of a century!

    Two full concerts, mostly solo with occasional guests. As the title suggests, there’s one from 1990 and one from 2016. A total of 25 songs!!! Many early and later hits (including 3 of the 4 songs from the original Pseudo Erotica) and moderate obscurities like “A Man Needs a Man Friend” (performed live only ONCE), “Heat’s Down the Seeking Missile” and “Last Belch of the Fish”.

    Mastered for cassette by James Plotkin.
    With performance contributions from Michael Franklin, Ian Campbell (Crooked Mouth), Tony Cesa (Destroying Angel), Albo Sudekum (Apibus) and the inimitable Jerome Deppe.

    Self-released by Mr. Williams in a limited edition of 100. Catalog # DEWcass001.

    Available December 2020.

    Includes unlimited streaming of LIVE 1990 vs. 2016 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Photo by Jerome Deppe, behind a building at Broad and Tasker Streets, South Philadelphia

Recorded “from the board”

I sing and play Korg M-1 and Ensoniq Mirage

Michael Franklin plays Electric Guitar on songs 5, 7, 9

"Michael also worked at the time in a project called Apache Dancing in Limbo, with a partner named... Jerome Deppe. Probably my first ever 'solo' show in Philly. I played 2 gigs for these Stratus Institute folks, who were kind of a roving omnisexual art co-op. The performances were in storefronts and people could see me from the street." --DEW

1. Stench Number Seven
2. Last Belch of the Fish
3. No Fun Anymore
4. Charlotte's Glass Eye
5. Bad Day Anyway
6. T8nted Luv
7. Stillborn
8. There is No Mud in Joyville
9. The 23 Definitions of Love
10. Nativity of Skulls
11. My God and My Dog


from LIVE 1990 vs. 2016, released December 8, 2020


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David E. Williams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for over 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He was also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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