Being a record of the ruminations, ramblings and obsessions of a Hound of the noblest breed (or so His Lordship claims, anyway). The focus being on dark music and culture, style, spirituality and - naturally – Basset Hounds.
Welcome to the chronicles of Lord Bassington-Bassington, coming to you from Little Storping in the Swuff – a quaint place located somewhere between England’s Lake District and the outskirts of the Norwegian capital.
This is intended as a log of His explorations of music, books, films and so on. I, your humble chronicler, is merely His Lordship’s secretary.
For more information on Lord Bassington-Bassington, please confer this blog’s opening post. Contacts can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Total War" by NON is one of the milestones of martial industrial music. With its militaristic drumming and calls for the return of Thor it is still quite powerful, even if it's been more than two decades since it was made (and whatever your feelings about militarism or divinities wielding hammers).
The reason Lord Bassington-Bassington would like to bring this track to your attention is that a lot of interesting interpretations of it are starting to surface on the amazing world-spanning webatron. And they are worth enjoying.
This old performance, from a documentary about Satanism, gives an idea of the impact that NON's headman Mr. Boyd Rice would like it to have. Even if his attempts to channel Mussolini tend to end up with him channeling someone far more soft-spoken.
This interpretation mixes NON's music with some images most definitely not by NON.
While this interpretation takes certain... liberties... with the lyrics.