Frenz and fiends. As we enter the pagan feast season it seems wise to paint more psychedelic wrestlers. Behold the first three daubings: The mystic Kendo Nagasaki. Look at him. But don't look at him, and for God's sake do not spill his pint. Then Les Kellett, perhaps the most 'occult' of the golden age of wrestlers. I have rendered him channelling The Fall's Spectre Versus Rector, and laughing his fucking head off. And finally in this instalment I present 'Cyanide' Sid Cooper. A classic heel and bad man - here Sid from Yorkshire contemplates Satan, the Lord of fallen angels.
This painting is acrylic on canvas 30cm x 30cm edition 1 of 1. Painted and signed by Luke Haines
This painting is acrylic on canvas 30cm x 30cm edition 1 of 1. Painted and signed by Luke Haines. NOW SOLD OUT.
This painting is acrylic on canvas 25cm x 30cm edition 1 of 1. Painted and signed by Luke Haines. NOW SOLD OUT
'RIGHTEOUS' PAINTINGS By Luke Haines. LIMITED EDITION OF 20
Available for 7 days only (Closes midnight Monday 16th November)
Hail Frenz and Fiends.
It has been a busy year. A year of the mini album, a 'Raving' LP, a cookbook, and of course my current 'waxwork': 'British Nuclear Bunkers'. A righteous year for me and hopefully for you brothers and sisters. To end the year I decided to pick up my paintbrushes, put on my Pete Townshend boiler-suit and size 50 DMs – and take to the canvas. This particular canvas is a limited edition of 20 individual 'Righteous' paintings, available in Maoist red and white and revolutionary black on red. These paintings are so revolutionary that they will only be available for 7 days.
So look, feel the power of the righteous fist salute, and don't let the heat run you off the streets.
Luke Haines, Baron of Righteousness. South England. 9th November 2015
Example of three Righteous paintings in a row
'Righteous' Painting. Ltd edition of 20 individual paintings by Luke Haines. Acrylic on canvas. 25cm by 30cm. Each painting will be signed by the artist.
'Raving' is the new Outsider Music CD
by Luke Haines: An album, a folk-ART statement and instant
collector's item. Each of the 75 CDs contains a separate performance
of the 12- 14 songs that make up the 'Raving' album/ART statement.
Let's put that another way: Luke Haines has recorded this album 75
times (he is very tired). For you. For art. Each CD of 'Raving' is
recorded live to tape with minimal overdubs and lasts between 30 –
35 minutes. Mr. Haines plays some of the instruments simultaneously.
Here's a bit of blurb about the tracks on 'Raving':
'Marc Bolan Blues' – 'Sitting
here with the Marc Bolan blues...' a self explanatory boogie
'The Incredible String Band' –
The story of how the ISB discovered Scientology. In song. With Kazoo
Chris From The Stars - A
song about a mythological character from teen soap 'Hollyoaks.' The
elusive 'Chris' lures the songs narrator into a dance of death. A
harmonium drone with tape effects - all played simultaneously.
Herbie Hancock Has An Idea – The
synth jazz pioneer is hungry. He needs spicy pizza. Originally titled
'Hungry Herbie.' Features an overdubbed 'Korg Attack' synth' solo.
'68p In My Pocket' –
You all know Iggy's 'I've got my cock in my pocket.' You may also
know the Velvet Undergrounds' 'Fever In My Pocket.' Well, this is a
song about a man who has 68p in his pocket.
Hey Bobby –
Bobby is a modern day Mad Hatter. Sometimes he's here - sometimes he
isn't. Sometimes he crops up in other songs. That's Bobby for you.
Makin' The Ladies Cry
– A man who has an unfortunate habit of reducing every woman he
meets to tears. No one knows why.
'I'm sticky like the fluff on your chin. I'm dusty like dusty bin.'
Goes the song.
Bomber Jacket –
A song that didn't make it on the Auteurs Bootboys album because I
could never finish it. Now I have. Some things are worth waiting for.
Impossible Art Band
– A spoken word album wrapped up in under a minute. Frank Zappa's
entire career reduction. 4 instruments played simultaneously
including a reversed backwards piano. (Bobby sometimes creeps into
Rave – After
New Pagan Sun
– A retelling of the 1980 Dart World Championship...
will be available to buy on Thursday 26th
February, from the Outsider Music Blog website only. Each CD has an
individually hand drawn/painted cover, and is signed, by Luke Haines.
'Raving' is an extremely limited release of 75
copies only. Each one is entirely different. Each CD is £75 inc P&P - see Paypal menu for worldwide options.