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Crowleyan west-coast punk band?


David Dom Lemieux
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I was just watching a trailer for a DVD about the DESOLATION CENTER

 

DESOLATION CENTER | Official Slamdance HD Trailer (2019) | DOCUMENTARY | Film Threat Trailers - YouTube

 

and it reminded me of the time I ordered an SST Records sales-catalogue.  There was a band on it reviewed as a 'Crowleyan punk band' because i think one of the tracks was called 'Ra Hoor Khuit' (although that may be totally wrong) anyone know who the band was?  

https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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ignant666
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If anyone could answer this one, it ought to be me.

After reviewing the SST discography article in wikipedia, i can't recall anything that could possibly be what you're thinking of.

The only bands with any occult interests that came out on SST that i can recall would be metal band Saint Vitus, punk/theater act Saccaharine Trust, and maybe noise/math-metal band Blind Idiot God. BIG later (after they were briefly signed to SST) collaborated with probably-a-Thelemite NYC noise/jazz artist John Zorn (who was briefly in the early '80s the dishwasher at a Manhattan vegetarian restaurant where i was a cook; cannot recall ever discussing AC with him).

I can't really recall any punk bands ever with any Crowleyan tendencies, except maybe Cop Shoot Cop and Lubricated Goat. Each included one person i know to be a Thelemite from being friends with them, and Lubricated Goat has used some Thelemic imagery on covers etc. Neither is "normal punk rock" anyway.


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David Dom Lemieux
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Posted by: @ignant666

If anyone could answer this one, it ought to be me.

After reviewing the SST discography article in wikipedia, i can't recall anything that could possibly be what you're thinking of.

The only bands with any occult interests that came out on SST that i can recall would be metal band Saint Vitus, punk/theater act Saccaharine Trust, and maybe noise/math-metal band Blind Idiot God. BIG later (after they were briefly signed to SST) collaborated with probably-a-Thelemite NYC noise/jazz artist John Zorn (who was briefly in the early '80s the dishwasher at a Manhattan vegetarian restaurant where i was a cook; cannot recall ever discussing AC with him).

I can't really recall any punk bands ever with any Crowleyan tendencies, except maybe Cop Shoot Cop and Lubricated Goat. Each included one person i know to be a Thelemite from being friends with them, and Lubricated Goat has used some Thelemic imagery on covers etc. Neither is "normal punk rock" anyway.

Thanks no it would've been an 80s band I reckon , probably Saint Vitus or Saccaharine Trust. I thought Ra Hoor Khuit was the title of a song or the band though. 

https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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Note that when i google "Crowleyan punk band" in quotes, the only hit is... this thread.

Without quotes, we get lots of references to UK journalist Gary Crowley, and to Peter Crowley who booked many punk bands at the classic NYC club Max's Kansas City.

And one slightly interesting (worth listening to, once) single by a UK post-punk band, "Aleister Crowley" by The Pathetix (1978), which of course is not '80s, or US or west coast or on SST, isn't really "punk" per se, and isn't really Crowleyan (it's about a ouija board session). i have never heard or heard of this record before despite very detailed and extensive knowledge of such things.

I wish there had been an '80s Cali punk band on SST called Ra Hoor Khuit though; probably would have been killer.


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