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Psychic TV/PTV3 - Alien Brain Vs Maggot Brain

From Hyperdelic to psychedelic. Recorded after their final European tour, 'Alien Brain' is reinterpreted from the Psychic TV/PTV3 album Mr Alien Brain vs The Skinwalkers into psychedelic territory with a massive careering guitar freak-out courtesy of Jeff Berner and pared down vocal histrionics from Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. On Mr Alien Brain vs The Skinwalkers Psychic TV took on tracks from Syd Barret and the Velvet Underground, flip it over this time and it's Funkadelic's 'Maggot Brain' that gets the PTV3 treatment. Breyer P-Orridge slaps down an original lyric, focussing on - life and - death. Unsurprisingly the loss of his partner Lady Jaye hangs heavy here, though it's really the stunning guitarwork that takes centre stage here. Naturally it doesn't hit the heights and lows of Eddie Hazel's work of the original, though I'm amused by the connection to the Process Church of the Final Judgement. The popular stance is probably to disparage this but this is pretty good rockin' stuff and much further "out there" than much of the recent PTV3 material. Limited to 500 copies on splattered pink and white vinyl. For more information go to