Joseph B. Raimond ( Doc Wor Mirran)
Originally from the USA, Joseph Raimond moved to Germany where he recorded as Doc Wor Mirran. His group released tapes, vinyl and eventually CDs of bedroom rock textures. Sometimes he moved into experimental territory but often employed melody and structure for a very delightful blend.
Inside this LP was the fifth edition of Insanity Twirl , a publication detailing their releases and coming projects at the time.
n addition to his own releases, Joe Raimond as Doc Wor Mirran appeared on many compilations, especially European collections. The one above left is an untitled release on the Empty label from Germany and is a double 10” vinyl comp with other notables such as Sack, Kapotte Muziek and Nostalgie Eternelle.
To be honest, I don’t really remember who I first traded tapes with. At that time in the early 1980s, I was living in San Francisco, and was collecting and listening a lot to both experimental and punk music, and both scenes had a thriving tape scene at that time. I know that some of the first contacts I had were with some of the more exotic artists at that time, from countries and areas like the Canary Islands, Chile, and the former DDR. From Germany, where I later moved to, some of the first artists I had collected were Harald “Sack” Ziegler and Der Durstige Mann. I loved trading music at that time, and for me it was a very liberating idea, that it could be so easy to record, distribute and trade music free from the confines of the music business. I put out three tapes while in SF, and soon after moving to Germany, got much more involved in the tape scene.