Various - Snatch 1

Side 1

Karl's Empty Body - 1441

N4's - N4's

Storm Bugs - Hodge


Side 2

Steven Reynolds

Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey - Under Press of Sail

A Clough - Untitled


Format: Cassette, 50 copies

Release Date: 1979

Label: Snatch Tapes

Catalogue Number: None

Sleeve Design: Photocopy onto white paper, design by Philip Sanderson, photo by Sally Francis



The first ever Snatch Tape kicks off with the DIY pop of Karl's Empty Body, a fairly straightforward number, nicely mangled by being fed through a couple of VCS3 ring modulators. The N4's feature some sweet blister guitar (Neu with a drum machine?). Side one rounds off with the Storm Bugs number 'Hodge' again featuring that great British synth the VCS3. Side 2 has the first outing for those fictitous knob twiddlers Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey. The side ends with a melancholic piece of morse interference by A Clough. The tracks by Karl's Empty Body, The N4s, A Clough, and Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey were all later included on the Vinyl on Demand LP Snatch Paste.