Saturday, 23 October 2010

George Sanders And The Abandoned Sausages

Extracts from David Wilde's "A Shadow History Of Rock Music"

"One of the more cinematic groups to come out of the whole English Americana scene was "The Abandoned Sausages".  Their debut album was a lush post-rock imagined documentary, based on the final years of the actor George Sanders. The archetypal cad of British Cinema, Sanders had heavily invested in a Fife sausage meat company and pig factory,  ironically named "CadCo"...  When the company went belly up he lost his money and barely escaped prosecution. Sanders committed suicide in April 1972, taking an overdose of Nembutal, at a hotel near Barcelona. His suicide note read: "Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. I feel I have lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck."

The record received mixed reviews - criticised for its derivative nature, borrowing heavily from Scottish Post-Rock giants - Mogwai...  One particularly harsh jibe lampooned - 'The Future of post-rock? more like rock 'n' sausage roll..' In the light of these scathing attacks, The Abandoned Sausages changed their name to Hogwai and were never heard from again... "

English Heretic are proud to be re-releasing this lost classic in the near future as part of their English Americana research project.

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