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2016 - Part 2


Dec
2016

FIENDISH CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
- from Alien Sex Fiend


Fiendish Christmas Greetings


Dec
2016

WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BRAIN? AND ACID BATH ON VINYL
Limited Editions, re-issues on coloured double vinyl LPs


Double Vinyls

WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BRAIN?
DELUXE COLOURED DOUBLE VINYL
LIMITED EDITION!
ACID BATH
DELUXE COLOURED DOUBLE VINYL
LIMITED EDITION!
(Original Vinyl LP release date : 1983)
Re-issue released by Let Them Eat Vinyl
Cat No : LETV298LP
(Original Vinyl LP release date : 1984)
Re-issue released by Let Them Eat Vinyl
Cat No : LETV299LP
Includes 2 bonus tracks in addition to original Vinyl LP.
Gatefold sleeve, full lyrics written out by Nik Fiend.
The two discs are in red and black splatter effect coloured vinyl.
more info

Available now from Blue Crumb Truck

Includes 3 Bonus Tracks in addition to original Vinyl LP.
Gatefold sleeve.
Coloured vinyl, one disc is blue vinyl,
one disc is orange vinyl.
more info

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Dec
2016

OUT NOW! CLASSIC ALBUMS (VOLUME 1) AND BBC SESSIONS COLLECTION : 4 CD BOX SET
The 1st volume of four albums plus John Peel sessions
Box Sets purchased at Blue Crumb Truck will be signed by Nik and Mrs Fiend
(until further notice)


Alien Sex Fiend 4 CD Box Set

Released by Cherry Red Records
Catalogue No: CDMGOTHBOX41

Originally released in Febrary 2015
Re-issue date : 2 September 2016

CLASSIC ALBUMS (VOLUME 1) AND BBC SESSIONS COLLECTION :
4 CD BOX SET

Features the 1st four classic Alien Sex Fiend albums :
Who's Been Sleeping in My Brain?
Acid Bath
Maximum Security
and
It - The Album
plus
Six previously unreleased John Peel Session recordings (listed as "Live at the BBC")
and relevant single mixes, B-sides and rarities.

Albums packaged in mini LP sleeve replicas within a Clamshell Box.

Box Sets purchased at Blue Crumb Truck will be signed by Nik and Mrs Fiend
(until further notice)
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SEE FULL TRACK LISTING

Who's Been Sleeping In My Brain?

Who's Been Sleeping in
My Brain?

Acid Bath

Acid Bath

Maximum Security

Maximum Security

It - The Album

It - The Album


Dec
2016

OUT NOW! CLASSIC ALBUMS (VOLUME 2) : 4 CD BOX SET
A 2nd volume of four albums
Box Sets purchased at Blue Crumb Truck will be signed by Nik and Mrs Fiend
(until further notice)


Classic Albums (Volume 2) 4 CD Box Set

Released by Cherry Red Records
Catalogue No: CDMGOTHBOX42

Originally released on 24 June 2016

CLASSIC ALBUMS (VOLUME 2) : 4 CD BOX SET

A 2nd set of four classic Alien Sex Fiend albums :
Here Cum Germs
Another Planet
Curse
and
Open Head Surgery
plus
relevant single highlights, B-sides, rarities and remixes.

Albums packaged in mini LP sleeve replicas plus booklet all within a Clamshell Box,
designed as a companion to the 1st Volume Box Set.

Box Sets purchased at Blue Crumb Truck will be signed by Nik and Mrs Fiend
(until further notice)
ORDER NOW FROM
Blue Crumb Truck


SEE FULL TRACK LISTING

Here Cum Germs

Here Cum Germs

Another Planet

Another Planet

Curse by Alien Sex Fiend

Curse

Open Head Surgery

Open Head Surgery


Dec
2016

ALIEN SEX FIEND - 34th ANNIVERSARY
The 1st December 2016 marked 34 years since the very first ASF show at The Batcave, London


Batcave Flyer & Ticket

Original Batcave Flyer and Ticket for Alien Sex Fiend's 1st December 1982 show and a Batcave Members card.

Nik Fiend writes : At our very first gig as Alien Sex Fiend back on the 1st December 1982 at The Batcave - as I have said before - I really thought that it might be our one and only ever gig. So to be hitting the 34th anniversary of that event is unbelieveable!


Dec
2016

SIMON "DOC" MILTON (R.I.P.)
Nik and Mrs Fiend write...


Doc Milton at Amphi Festival

Doc Milton in action at Amphi Festival, Germany in 2013.
Photo credit : Daniela Vorndran www.black-cat-net.de

As some of you already know - and to those of you who have not heard this news until now we are sorry to be the bearers of such news - but our very dear friend of almost 30 years and current guitarist Simon "Doc" Milton died unexpectedly on September 22nd. It was a terrible shock to all of his family, his many friends, and everyone with a connection to Alien Sex Fiend, including all band and crew members, both past and present. We worked with Simon aka Doc more than anyone else ever within "ASF" - when all of the touring plus all the recording sessions are added together... and we were - as you might know - in the middle of recording a new album with Doc and Mat "Pod", so this was a devastating event for us and it brought everything to a halt. We have both been numb, we could not believe losing him, it has taken until now for us to absorb this news and gather our thoughts and to be able to write about Doc... And also to let you know where next for Alien Sex Fiend, but we are sure that you will understand that it has taken us this time to start to think about going forward....

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent messages of condolence, your kind words and thoughts have been very much appreciated,
we have passed them onto Doc's family and his wife and two children on your behalf.

Nik and Mrs Fiend


THOUGHTS ON DOC FROM NIK AND MRS FIEND 
Nik and Mrs Fiend share some memories....


Doc Milton

Alien Sex Fiend at Ratrock Festival, Belgium in September 2014 - this was to be the last live show that Doc would play.
L to R : Mrs Fiend, Nik Fiend, Mat "Pod", Doc Milton.
Photo credit : Stefan Timmermans

Nik and Mrs Fiend share some memories :
Doc woz one of life's good guys, wot you saw is wot you got. He was - as the saying goes "as straight as a die" - and always respectful of wot ASF is all about. We knew he woz an alright geezer as soon as we first met him in early 1987 at the House In The Woods studio where he was the sound engineer. That session became "The Impossible Mission" / "My Brain Is In The Cupboard" single. He had a lovely dog called Buddy, who we loved to bits, and Buddy was often alongside us in the studio...you can often get the measure of someone by their pet! After that initial meeting we returned to record parts of the "Here Cum Germs" album, again with Doc on engineering duties, and many times after that. Our relationship blossomed and gradually he became part of "Alien Sex Fiend". Eventually Doc played guitar with us at our live shows - he appears on the live albums "Too Much Acid?" (1989) and "Altered States Of America" (1993). Simon gained his moniker "Doc" because he would dispense the band's pre-show "medicine" - namely a Jack Daniels and cola! - while the rest of us were busy getting ready, whereas all he had to do was don his doctor's coat and he was ready to go! He engineered and/or played guitar on some of the tracks on the studio albums "Another Planet", "Curse" and "Open Head Surgery". It was amazing to re-connect with him in 2012 for yet more live shows, Doc hadn't changed at all, it was like a second lease of life for him, he really enjoyed it and we were looking forward to sharing yet more great experiences and completing the new album we'd been working on together. We're gutted that Simon ain't gonna be about any more, he loved havin' a laugh, he had a fuckin' great sense of humour, he could tell some hilarious stories from his times as a studio engineer, and could feel the music of ASF, just as we do, it wasn't all about the "Rock" thing, we had a far deeper connection wiv the fella... bless him. Of course we are gonna carry on with ASF... it is our lives and always has been... AND Doc would be very pissed off if we didn't get the new album out!! His guitar is on f'ing fire, he was personally dealing wiv some emotional shit, which - like us - he could put into the music, it's a form of release for all of us, and the new album is havin' IT, mate.... work on IT is continuing...

So get the Jack Daniels and cola out - or whatever your preferred tipple may be - and raise a glass in Doc's memory...
Doc, we're proud to have known you and created with you.... rest in peace...


Nov
2016

FAMOUS FIEND FANS
Another in the occasional series of famous fiend fans... this time it's Professor Brian Cox!


Prof Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox...
is he searching for Uranus? (ooh er missus etc!)

There is a regular feature on the NME.com web site called "Soundtrack Of My Life", featuring various celebrities. Recently it was the turn of Professor Brian Cox to choose his top tracks and he picked Alien Sex Fiend's "Dead And Buried" as "the song that makes me want to dance" AND also "the song that I want played at my funeral".... your fiendish secret is out now, Brian!
See the feature here

For those of you outside the UK who may not know about Professor Brian Cox... he is TV's top physicist, presenting programmes about the universe, astronomy, etc, he worked at CERN in Switzerland and he's also an ex-member of D:Ream (1994 pop hit "Things Can Only Get Better")

With thanks to Beano in the UK for spotting this...


Nov
2016

IS THERE SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE TOLD? 
ASF's Open Head Surgery cover vs the new Metallica album cover


Open Head Surgery

Alien Sex Fiend's 1992 album
"Open Head Surgery"

Hmm... these 2 album covers look suspiciously alike, don't you think?

Is there something we should be told?

With thanks to Andy in Germany for sending this...

Metallica - Hardwired

Metallica's 2016 album
Hardwired To Self-Destruct"


Nov
2016

BLUE CRUMB TRUCK ONLINE STORE NEWS
Last order dates for Christmas Delivery
Long Sleeve T-shirt - all sizes are now back in stock - keep warm the fiendish way! NEW
Fiendzine No 24 with "IT - The Album" Lyric Booklet NEW
4 New Badge Designs NEW



Christmas Posting Dates

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THE ALL NEW OFFICIAL ALIEN SEX FIEND
ONLINE STORE
For anything and everything fiendish!

Nik Fiend head

Secure payments via Barclaycard and Paypal
World wide shipping

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN-STORE

CLASSIC ALBUMS (VOLUME 1) :
4 CD BOX SET

Box Set Vol 1

Buy now from Blue Crumb Truck and your
Box Set will be signed by Nik and Mrs Fiend

CLASSIC ALBUMS (VOLUME 2) :
4 CD BOX SET

Volume 2 Box Sets purchased at Blue Crumb Truck
will be signed by Nik and Mrs Fiend
COLLECT THE SET!

Message from Liz
of Blue Crumb Truck

NEWSLETTER
To receive the latest BCT Newsletter for news and offers
there is now an easy "Sign Up" form at the store
Blue Crumb Truck
(look for the "Newsletter" form on the bottom right of any page)
Or, you can email me at liz@bluecrumbtruck.com
with the Subject "Sign Up".

QUESTIONS?
Please email me at liz@bluecrumbtruck.com

NEW IN-STORE

LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT
ALL SIZES NOW BACK IN STOCK
KEEP WARM THE FIENDISH WAY!

Long Sleeve T-shirt

ASF Long Sleeve Black T-shirt.
White print on a black top quality (Gildan Ultra Cotton) long sleeve T-shirt. Left hand breast area features an original Nik Fiend design and the ASF "drippy" logo runs down the length of the right sleeve.
Available in chest sizes :
Small 36-38 ins (90-95 cm)
Medium 40-42 ins (100-105 cm)
Large 44-46 ins (110-115 cm)
Extra Large 48-50 ins (120-125 cm)
Extra Extra Large 52-54 ins (130-135 cm)

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FIENDZINE No 24 with "IT - THE ALBUM" LYRIC BOOKLET

Fiendzine 24 & It Lyric Booklet

The Fiendzine is ASF's own band magazine.
Issue #24 has been compiled from early Fiendzines in order to celebrate the re-issue of the Classic Albums (Volume 1) 4 CD Box Set. Along with the Fiendzine is a separate booklet the "IT - The Album" Lyric Booklet, which is a reprint of the original that was included in initial pressings of the Vinyl LP.

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4 NEW BADGE DESIGNS

ASF new Badges

Metal ASF Silver Logo Badge
ASF logo in shiny silver on a black background.
Metal ASF Black Logo Badge
ASF logo in black on a shiny silver background.
Box Set 1 Badge
Black and white print of the Box Set (Volume 1) cover photo, no logo. Box Set 2 Badge
Black and white print of the Box Set (Volume 2) cover photo with drippy logo.

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Sept
2016

SIMON "DOC" MILTON
Statement from Nik and Mrs Fiend at 24 September 2016


Devastating news reached us yesterday that our very dear friend and current guitarist Simon "Doc" Milton passed away unexpectedly on 22nd September. We are unable to say more at this time, we can't think straight. Nik and Mrs Fiend


Sept
2016

NIK AND MRS FIEND WRITE.....
Recording continues....


Nik and Mrs Fiend of Alien Sex Fiend

Nik Fiend and Mrs Fiend write: The 1st "let's just go in and see what happens" recording session went so well that we all had the feeling of "let's go for an album then" so we set up further recording sessions... It's been a bit of an "All In One" process - between the 4 of us we've been doing all the playing and the engineering without anyone else's involvement in the studio... on some of the songs we seem to be writing / recording / arranging / mixing and producing ALL AT ONCE! On top of that Nik's been doing artwork as well! Other sensible people write a basic song idea, then figure out different parts, often demo it, sometimes rehearse it and THEN go into the studio, but not us ! It's been more "ooh that sounds good, let's go" and we've all piled in! Our heads have been full of new songs / lyrics / sounds... the new tunes are sounding well tasty, we could never have imagined how all this would come about! We are very excited by the new material we have bin coming up wiv... and we can imagine you lot going bonkers when u hear IT... we won't say any more to wind you up, only to say that IT is continuing onwards... it's all going on amongst other stuff such as the release of the Box Sets, compiling Fiendzine 24 (see below) and coming up with new T-shirt designs, etc, so it will take time, but blimey we reckon it'll be worth the wait!


Sept
2016

REVIEWS OF CLASSIC ALBUMS (VOLUME 2) 4 CD BOX SET
Some reviews from the press in print and on web sites


Vive Le Rock Review

Vie La Rock Header
Vive Le Rock, Issue No 38, Date 2016

This issue also features a great article about Alan Vega (R.I.P.) of Suicide, written by Kris Needs

"Delivering more fiendish lunacy
than a box of rabid badgers"

Nik and Mrs Fiend circa Curse album

"... any attempts of psychiatric help
were thankfully failing!"

Louder Than War : Print Magazine (Issue 5) and Online Review
All About The Rock : Online Review
Altered Frequencies : Online Review
Dark Entries (Belgium) Online Review
Good Times (Germany) : Print Magazine (Aug/Sept issue) Review
Record Collector : Print Magazine (Issue 457) and Online Review
Ox Fanzine (Germany) : Print Magazine Review
Classic Rock Magazine : Print Magazine (Aug issue) and Online Review
(The print mag has a review of Frank Zappa and the Sex Pistols on the same page as ASF - fame at last, eh?!!)
(If you do a Search for "Alien Sex Fiend" you can read old features in full online)


Sept
2016

FIENDZINE No 24 with FREE "IT- THE ALBUM" LYRIC BOOKLET
Available now from Blue Crumb Truck


Fiendzine 24 plus IT Lyric Book

Available now only from Blue Crumb Truck

FIENDZINE No 24

A new issue of Alien Sex Fiend's own magazine, the Fiendzine. Number 24 has been compiled by Nik and Mrs Fiend to celebrate the re-issue of the Classic Albums (Volume 1) 4 CD Box Set. Most pages in this "trip down memory lane" have been resurrected and "remastered" from a selection of original Fiendzines of the period and parts of the Maximum Security lyric book. Plus bonus items such as previously unseen group photos and additional short stories.

Includes illustrated lyrics by Mrs Fiend for Lips Can't Go from 1983 and runs through E.S.T and Acid Bath era adverts and photos, In And Out Of My Mind lyrics, I Walk The Line, It The Album and Smells Like... features and cuttings, onto the 1986 Alice Cooper tour and Nik's Strange Tales about his connection to George Robey.

A5 size. 32 pages. Black and white print.

FREE 
"IT - THE ALBUM"
LYRIC AND PICTURE BOOKLET

The "IT - The Album" Lyric and Picture Booklet is a full reproduction of the original Lyric Book which was free with initial pressings of the 1986 It-The Album Vinyl LP as a do-it-yourself poster which could be cut and folded into a booklet. Most of the artwork is by Nik Fiend but it includes illustrated lyrics created by Mrs Fiend and Yaxi as well.

A5 size. 16 pages. Black and white print.


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