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The Games Collector announces – ‘Inspred - Mel Croucher’s Collective Musical Works’

(Is that Pacman’s Liver You’re Wearing?)

The Games Collector is pleased to announce the launch of their Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a never-to-be-repeated and extremely limited edition remastered release of Mel Croucher’s collective musical works for Automata video games on CD, 12” Vinyl and Cassette!

The emphasis is on merciless fun, tongue-in-cheek adult humour and bizarre rock'n'roll, with tracks like Pi-Eyed, Crummy Song and Cider Fecks whizzing you straight back to the rainbow-coloured decade that brought us leggings, Rubik Cubes and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home micro-computer.

This exclusive collection includes music featuring Mel’s vision in pink - the Piman - as well as the soundtracks from ‘Deus Ex Machina’ (1984) and ‘Deus Ex Machina 2’ (2015), featuring Jon Pertwee, Ian Dury, Frankie Howerd, Donna Bailey, EP Thompson, Chyna Whyne, Mary Carewe, Chris Madin, Joaquim de Almeida and Christopher Lee in one of his final acting roles!

Who is Mel Croucher?

Mel can be described in many ways, some of them printable, and the usual one is that he's the Godfather of the UK computer games industry. He was right there at the beginning, the Pi-oneer of multimedia, long before most people had even seen a computer, let alone knew what to do with it.

At a time when most computers were being used to calculate the compound interest on the revenue from a year’s worth of potato sales, Mel was selling his eclectic range of games for the ZX Spectrum through adverts cunningly hidden away in the little-read back pages of magazines of the day!

The videogames published by his company Automata in the early 80s were the perfect excuse for Mel to release his music into the wild. And the result was a bonkers, pun-filled , electric, eclectic, barrage of musical wonders that cemented Mel’s place in the annals of history.

What is Insπred?

Insπred (pronounced ‘Inspired’) comprises of five albums spread across five CDs, five cassettes or a magnificent seven 12” vinyl LP records. Back when Automata published computer games for the Sinclair ZX81 and the Sinclair 48k Spectrum, Mel sneakily included music on the other side of the cassettes. Mel has now dusted off the original recordings and remastered them all just for you!

The collection includes The Piman’s Greatest Hits, More Piman’s Greatest Hits Too, Pimaniacs Forever, Deus Ex Machina and Deus Ex Machina 2. Some of the featured tracks have never been released before, and also included are brand new interviews and behind-the-scenes recordings including the soon to be infamous ‘Evil Laugh Heavy Weight Championship of the World’ contest between Joaquim de Almeida and Christopher Lee!

Now The Games Collector has decided to inflict these sonic ‘gems’ on anyone willing to part with a reasonable amount of their hard-earned wages, making the collection available on vinyl, CD and even cassette tape for real fans of the era.

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