1981 classic masterpiece album by the legendary Hastings of Malawi who were John Grieve, David Hodes and Heman Pathak.

The album was released in 1981 as Vibrant Stapler Obscures Characteristic Growth by Hastings of Malawi on the Papal Products label.

Reissued in 2017 on the Belgian SubRosa label on red vinyl, just like the original pressing and then again on gold/black vinyl. Described as dada, underground, post-industrial, concrete music, DIY, punk. Available from SubRosa

Features Pat Simmons who was the voice of the UK speaking clock between 1963 and 1984.

"Rarely has an album so consistently made me question what the actual fuck is going on" - The Wire

extract released on paradigm discs in 1999.

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