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Hit

Hit was FAT's second album conceived in their new home at Calle de Pavia, 29 in Sants, Barcelona, Spain in 1987 / 88 and recorded in New York City in November 1988 and then released on UK label These / Recommended in 1989. To a large extent the record was created by taping extended improv sessions in their home with the group then replicating the most interesting moments and then re-configuring these sections back to back often using a cut-up method on songs exemplified in songs such as Top Ten. The album shows the group at its most controlled, particularly in the song New Power and Get Up With It (both mixed by Elliott Sharp), while songs like Top Ten (with horn players Borbetomagus) bring an absurdist, free-noise edge to the album. In performance in this period, FAT often played with the experimental films of Mark Nugent, who accompanied FAT to Morocco and created the film Dark River from film shot there. Released by UK label These / Recommended, FAT spent many months in London following its release living with Chris Cutler and his extended family of artists and friends in Brixton. 

 

 

 
                                                                                                                               FAT at the dog track near their home in Sants, Barcelona

                                                                   

                                                          FAT at the dog track near their home in Sants, Barcelona