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touch: feature mist

  • The audio-visual organisation Touch was initiated in 1981 by graphic designer Jon Wozencroft along with Andrew McKenzie, Garry Mouat and Panni Charrington.

  • Their first publication, Feature Mist, published in December 1982 was the first in a series of six cassette magazines. The 32 page A5 magazine featured stories by Psychic TV, Neville Brody and others, with illustrations by a host of up-and-coming graphic designers and artists (including Malcolm Garrett), and a cover-cassette of exclusive material from New Order, Tuxedomoon, Soliman Gamil and Simple Minds.

  • The Simple Minds track was a previously unreleased instrumental version of King Is White And In The Crowd. Unfortunately the music was interrupted several times by snippets of a recording between Jim and Garry Mouat conducted on an extremely windy Brighton seafront.

  • Some copies of the magazine also featured the cassette tape in a plastic box with a multi-fold black and white sleeve.

  • This dodgy cassette recording is the only official source of this version whilst wily bootleggers snapped it up as an outro for the All Kings Are White bootleg LP.

    touch: feature mist: quick reference
    A1. Final Verse, "Last Poem"by Vladimir Mayakovsky
    A2. Video 586-1by New Order
    A3. The New Nubiaby Soliman Gamil
    A4. From an interviewby Robert Wyatt
    A5. Song of the Houseproud Ghost by The Death & Beauty Foundation
    A6. Subbotnikby Hans Eisler/Mayakovsky
    A7. In Cassette Conferenceby Eric Random Meets the Bedlamites

    B1. King Is Whiteby Simple Minds
    B2. Shelved Dreamsby Tuxedomoon
    B3. Waltz from 'The Bedbug'by Shostakovitch
    B4. Video 586-2by New Order
    B5. Hesitateby Flesh