King Sound: A Quietus Hour Special With Karl 'Regis' O'Connor
, September 15th, 2016 11:17
In another Quietus Hour special Karl O'Connor comes to a sweltering tQHQ to speak to Luke Turner about nine formative tracks and discuss all sorts of wrongness. Thanks as always to our producer Seb White
Karl O'Connor had to ring up before coming on The Quietus Hour to check that it was OK to wear shorts on the hottest September day for decades. We said that was fine, as Luke Turner had was in his best EBM cut-offs and DM boots look to go with Regis' musical choices: nine incredibly formative tracks from his teenage years in the West Midlands during the early 80s. To a soundtrack of Nitzer Ebb, Foetus, Cabaret Voltaire, Matt Johnson, DAF, Dave Ball with Genesis P*Orridge, Nikki Sudden, Einsturzende Neubauten and the wonderful Fad Gadget they indulge in passable chat about how techno never made sense until Karl heard Jeff Mills, doing things your own way, Thee Temple Of Psychick Youth, and listening to German records with spanking grot mags in a tiny bedroom lit by nicked traffic lights. Also! Why Karl loves people who commit career suicide, German exoticism, why he doesn't like late nights, accidentally releasing Downwards records in mono not stereo, and who wouldn't want to be Douglas McCarthy?