Davy Walklett ‘Sacred Hymns & Twisted Blues’


01 Baby Never Go Back To Portland (3:03)
02 Let’s Be Frank (2:45)
03 Our Eyes Met (2:10)
04 Frog Fish Tail (0:25)
05 Darkness Divide (3:05)
06 Sound Of The Spa (2:46)
07 Divine Intervention Now (1:33)
08 Bummer (7:42)
09 The Wages Of Action (4:52)
10 Venus In Furs (Lou Reed) (4:25)
11 Burn Toast (2:46)
12 Two Lines Cross (1:29)
13 The Steer He Rides (1:38)
14 All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan) (4:01)
15 Feeling Feeling (4:39)
Total time: 47:20
Released 1990.


A member of Rimarimba and Smell & Quim, David Walklett is better known under his Milovan Srdenovic alias, aka Eva Perouk, aka Golden Testicle of God. Huddersfield, UK band Smell & Quim is an infamous confrontational noise duo with quite a reputation if I’m to judge from their Wiki page: ‘Their performance at the Deaf Forever festival run by the Termite Club in Leeds on 28 May 2007 resulted in the entire festival being ejected from the venue, due to the burning of a pigs head’. No surprise then, to find Milovan Srdenovic openning for Whitehouse in 2001 [+]. This awesome cassette was published a long time ago by french Underground Productions (they also released tapes and CDs by Klimperei, Deleted, etc…). What we have here is a degenerate blues album replete with perverted country and western elements. Using guitar & bass, harmonica, drum machine, keyboards, vocals and effect pedals a go-go – plus: is he blowing a trumpet with his ass on track #1, or what? Srdenovic has been compared to Captain Beefheart, maybe due to the raucous vocals, the awkward rhythm patterns, the surreal effects and unceremonious track editing. Without a dull track in sight, this cassette has enough one-of-a-kind songs to keep you on the edge of your seat. Each track is exciting thanks to the varied instrumentation, the entertaining vocals and lyrics disrupting common sense. If Nurse With Wound were to make a blues album, chances are it might sound exactly like this. Oh, and… smells like dope from start to finish, if you want my opinion. Full size poster included as a PDF file.

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15 Responses to “Davy Walklett ‘Sacred Hymns & Twisted Blues’”

  1. 2 Ankh January 25, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    I’m trying this one. Thanks for trying “Naga”, but as I’m looking for the stuff on your blog it won’t be your favourite item. You should better try Atman – this is brilliant stuff (the newest post). The second question about my blog – this is a phrase taken from the poem of polish poet Barbara Sadowska, mother of Grzegorz Przemyk – the young boy killed by communist militia during the state of war in Poland in 80’s. The free translation is: …. where the savage saint will go?

  2. 3 Ankh January 25, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    …. I found the third Ksiezyc album on http://www.polishnewwave.blogspot.com/ – try this

  3. 4 paj_chi_wo January 25, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    this surely is deviated and fun from start to finish. strangely enough he sounds convincingly “american”, a bit beefheartish with a decayes atmosphere – thank you for introducing this guy, never heard of him before.

  4. 5 bravojuju January 26, 2008 at 4:59 am

    – seductive description –
    – thank you –

  5. 6 ec January 26, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    I’m happy to see this one here, I did not issue much of them neither for sale nor trade ;)

    I had a smell&quim flexi in distribution too and could not manage to give the five or ten copies away ;)

    Music blogs are terrific to give a new life to old music; this one deserves it in my opinion, it was a pity I was so bad at promoting & there was so little interest around.


    eric chabert
    underground productions

  6. 7 dmtls January 27, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Great share, thank you very much!
    Quite reminiscent [in its own way] of Midnight Cowboys From Ipanema by Sun City Girls.
    Anything in the same vein would be more than welcome..

  7. 8 Ankh January 27, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Hello Continuo – You’ve asked me about polish band Ewa Braun. I’ve found it for you so you can try this band (2 albums) on this blog but i’m not a fan of this band. It’s some kind of grunge and hard core. Anyway try it.


  8. 9 jim January 29, 2008 at 1:28 am

    thanks so much… this is completely, unexpectedly fantastic. more please eric!

  9. 10 Maxi October 24, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Zshare link doesn’t work, can you re-upload this?

  10. 11 continuo October 24, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    The tape was re-upped, Maxi. Enjoy!

  11. 13 Leeds Festival April 7, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Interesting blog, has some pretty useful information.

  12. 14 continuo April 8, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Thank you.

  13. 15 Victor H. Marsillo February 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Anyone have any idea how I might go about contacting Davy Walklett? I really enjoy his artwork and have a few simple questions that I’d like to ask him about it.

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