The devil said make peace an’ he’d loosen the chains to write all these pretty little songs.

Is the realm of the Hell Beings simply a metaphor for our state of consciousness and suffering before we begin to awaken?

Hell Beings a twisted catharsis physical as cerebral, a crossword puzzle of the conscience, daily exhumed for sanity.

The kingdom of hell is within.

see The Six Realms of Samsara in Tibetan Buddhism

photo The Realm of Beings in Hell: Naraka-gati/Jigokudō

Special thanks to Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges / The Watt From Pedro Show)

Tom Robinson (6 Music)

The Shend (The Cravats, Totally Radio)

Artrocker Radio

Jim Gellatlly (Amazing Radio Scotland)


Matt and Lizzy, Hell Beings past, love always.

mouldy dianas grrrgtr/wailing

manraj ghale sticksman

jonathan meacock bass

At best, maybe it’s Roky Erickson banging ’em out with the Sex Pistols

lyrics pencilled in by a chuckling Elliott Smith

at worst, in tune and no pencil!

The Long Suffering Songbook