Mel Croucher | Albums & Singles

"My early stuff was pretentious and badly played. And there wasn't a lot of anger or humour in there either. I didn't think people would buy my music voluntarily, but my video games provided me with a mechanism to force-feed the public my musical efforts. All of the singles appeared as a soundtrack on early broadcast games, or on the flipside of a video game cassette, so anyone who bought one of those games got a single whether they wanted it or not. As for the albums, why they are still selling completely baffles me. It feels like all I had to do was fail to die and wait for critics to write nice things about me."

Albums | discography

PIMANIA - THE VIDEOGAME MUSIC OF AUTOMATA - Remasters (2015, streaming and download all formats)
With Christopher Lee, Ian Dury, Frankie Howerd: Pibolar Disorder, New Wheels John, An ACt Of Wanton Thatchery, Video Nasty, Cuntry Music, Groucho, Ally Pally Wally, Don't You Know Who I Am, Lieder Of The Pac, Crummy Song, Hark Hark The PiMinister, Pompey Rock, Put Cat Out Mother It's On Fire Again, Donkey Hotay, I got Bugs, The Song Of The Sperm Parts 1, 2 and 3, Ass About Face

DEUS EX MACHINA - Remasters (2014, streaming and download all formats)
With Ian Dury, Jon Pertwee, Frankie Howerd, Donna Bailey, EP Thompson, Children of Warblington School: I Am Machine, All The Screen's A Stage, Fertlizer, Foetus, Asked To Be Born, School, Love, War Crimes Are Easy, Justice, Old Age, Replay

DEUS EX MACHINA 2 (2011, streaming and download all formats)
With Christopher Lee, Ian Dury, Chyna Whyne, Chris Madin, Sulene Fleming, Mary Carewe, Joaquim De Almeida: Prelude, Fertilizer, Birth, Infancy, School, Adloescence, Love, Betrayal, Soldier, Pain, War Crimes, Dance, Guilt, Power, Decline, Danger, Old Age, Senility, Wonder, Death, Transfiguration, Thanks

THE MUSIC OF MEL CROUCHER AND AUTOMATA - PIMANIA (2010, Feeding Tube Records, US import, 12-inch vinyl, gatefold) Download the full press kit in PDF format by clicking HERE.

THE PIMAN'S GREATEST HITS TOO (1984, Automata, cassette)
New Wheels John, The Piracy Tango, I Got Bugs, All The Little Mistakes Cut Out Of Deys Ex Machina That Nobody Was Ever Supposed To Hear, Pi-Balled, Put Cat Out Mother, Bankrupt Stock, Dartz, Ally Pally Wally, Pi-Eyed, Extremely Silly Song, Fertiliser, Olympimania, Some People

DEUS EX MACHINA (1984, Automata, cassette, with Ian Dury, Jon Pertwee, Frankie Howerd, Donna Bailey, EP Thompson, Children of Warblington School)
I Am Machine, All The Screen's A Stage, Fertlizer, Foetus, Asked To Be Born, School, Love, War Crimes Are Easy, Justice, Old Age, Replay

THE PIMAN'S GREATEST HITS (1983, Automata, cassette)
Leader Of The Pac, Video Nasty, Bit Of A Cult, Computer Alphabet, Groucho, Crummy Song, Pompey Rock, Angel, PiBalled Blues, Country Musac, Donkey Hotay, Pimania

THE TEMPEST (1971, Caravan, acetate)
Recorded in Spain, based on a work by William Shakespeare of the same name. Long deleted.

HANG LOOSE (as Blind Joe Deaf, 1969, Pioneer, acetate)
Recorded in Stockholm, includes Mel playing Hammond organ through a wah-wah pedal. Long deleted.

Singles | discography

Pibolar Disorder (2015, feat. Christopher Lee)
Pi-Balled (1984, flipside single on Pi-Balled)
Put Cat Out Mother (1984, flipside single on Piromania)
Dartz (1984, flipside single on Datrz)
Pi-Eyed (1984, flipside single on Pi-Eyed)
Olympimania (1984, flipside single on Olympimania)
Desert Island Floppy (1984, flipside of Crusoe)
New Wheels John (1983, flipside of Morris Meets The Bikers)
Groucho (1983, flipside single on My Name Is Uncle Groucho You Win A Fat Cigar)
Pimania (1982, flipside single on PiMania)

Deus Ex Machina 2 soundtrack sessions | Deus Ex Machina original sessions