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Two Mormons

"Bag" cover

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True cover

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Release

11 November, 1968

Recorded

19 May, 1968

Genre

Noise

Length

29:27

Label

Rutle Corps

Old Bag or Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Mormons is a 1968 avant-garde/noise album by Ron Nasty and Chastity, the first of three experimental albums released by the two. The album art very notorious, as it follows Nasty's conflictual relationship with organized religion after his "bigger than God" comment.

The album came wrapped in a paper bag, covered in a passage from The Book of Mormon, and with the words "Old Bag" written on the cover. It was only by removing the bag that the viewer could see the true album and its title.

This caused drama in the life of Ron Nasty, as David Bowie incorrectly believed that "Old Bag" was a reference to his wife of the time. Bowie eventually forgave Nasty, but by that time he had gone into isolation. [1]

Track listing[]

All selections by Ron Nasty and Chastity, except where noted.

Side one
"Two Mormons Side One": – 14:14

  • "Two Mormons No. 1"
  • "Endeavour" (Gange Blunty DeSalvia, Loo Brown, Gay Benderson)
  • "Two Mormons No. 2"
  • "Two Mormons No. 3"
  • "Two Mormons No. 4"
  • "Two Mormons No. 5"

Side two
"Two Mormons Side Two": – 15:13

  • "Two Mormons No. 6"
  • "Shut Up and Leave" (composer unknown)
  • "Two Mormons No. 7"
  • "Two Mormons No. 8"
  • "Two Mormons No. 9"
  • "Two Mormons No. 10"

Bonus track

  • "Remember Lunch" (Chastity) – 4:05

Footnotes[]

  1. David Bowie extended interview, The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch
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