My article Cassette Tapes, Mixtapes and Pop Anarchy in a Pre-PJ Harvey 1980’s Yeovil in TQ46/47 double issue.


“I’m playing the album Send No Flowers by Psyco Daisies. It always sends me back there. The time, the place, the personal internal confusion and intense difficult feelings. I remember the day I bought the cassette in Acorn Records, Glovers Walk, Yeovil. It was a big deal on the local music scene at the time. Much had been made of the fact that there was a colour cardboard insert for the album. This golden and pure album of local unpretentious beauty, depth and charm was released on the 9th of June 1984. I have one of only 30 original copies released…”

My article Cassette Tapes, Mixtapes and Pop Anarchy in a Pre-PJ Harvey 1980’s Yeovil features John Parish, The Chesterf!elds, Wilf, Psyco Daisies (with special arrangement by Graham Moores Bandcamp download yum codes of their seminal 1984 album Send No Flowers) and yours truly (with Bandcamp download yum codes codes of Electro Punk ’86) only in the double 60 page issue of TQ46/47.

Published by: Sheer Zed

• Writer • Shaman • Electronic Musician • Artist • Born in Newport, South Wales, Sheer Zed started singing at the age of six. He showed an interest in audio production, producing experimental tape shows in his bedroom at the age of eleven and started to write songs at sixteen. With a strong leaning to electronic based music, Sheer Zed recorded an industrial electronic album "Electro-Punk ’86" during the mid 1980’s. Festivals and numerous radio shows such as The Séance, The Dark Outside, The Phantom Circuit, The Numbers Broadcast, Frome FM's Homely Remedies and The Alrealon Musique Show have all featured Sheer Zed’s peculiar brand of outsider electronics. For over thirty years Sheer Zed has worked with many artists, collectives and groups. Numerous compilations such as Terse Greetings 2015 from Australia’s Severed Heads, Several by Several (a compilation supporting the late great John Several), the 95 track Hope Not Hate compilation promoting peace and tolerance and the Sombre Soniks Dark Ambient compilations have all featured Sheer Zed’s music. Sheer Zed has published articles on his personal experiences in the occult ritualistic aspects of shamanism and Thai Lanna Buddhism in the magazines Indie Shaman, TQ zine, Zazen Sounds, Rituals and Declarations and on the Folklore Thursday website. He is a practicing Buddhist and shaman, exploring the realm of sound through ritual, mantras and sound design. Sheer Zed also has contributed to the 2019-20 exhibition Do You Believe in Magic? at Bristol Museum. Sheer Zed has gone on three pilgrimages to Thailand and is currently working on various papers within his fields of interest while producing music and creating art •

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