Amis drank like a proverbial fish from boyhood through adulthood. In his early days, when he was poor and unrecognized, he went for whatever gave the most alcohol for the smallest amount of money. This method is known in England as “drinking the park-bench bottle,” because it is by looking under park benches, where the tramps have left their empties, that one may discover, without having to work it out for oneself, which drink gets one drunkest for the fewest pennies. Young Amis discovered for himself that for twenty-five old pennies he could get himself plastered on three barley wines, a pint of rough cider, and a small whisky. As his means improved, he moved on to beer as his daily tipple and from beer advanced to Scotch whisky, of which he drank so much that by the late ’70s, his monthly bill for the stuff was one thousand pounds. “Scotch whisky is my desert-island drink,” he said.

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Bone Awl – “I Feel Tension” [Bone Awl / The Rita Փ Klaxon Փ 2006]

Pissblood – “Faith Of The Miserable” [“Fevered Dreams Of Delirium” Փ Vrasubatlat Փ 2016]

Kūka’ilimoku – “Ancestral Fog” [“Kūka’ilimoku” Փ Knife Vision Փ 2019]

Gammal Sed – “Det är Gammal Sed” [“Blót” Փ Legion Blotan Փ 2010]

Dry Insides – “Doorway” [“Doorway” Փ Fallow Field Փ 2015]

Arnaut Pavle – “Massgraves Call” [“Arnaut Pavle” Փ Vlad Tapes Փ 2013]

Ash Pool – “Crucifixion Fantasy” [“World Turn On Its Hinge” Փ Paragon Records Փ 2007]

Ildjarn– “Utsyn, Del II” [“Minnesjord” Փ Self-released Փ 1994]

Akitsa – “Chimères” [Grands Tyrans Փ Hospital Productions Փ 2015]

Wømb – “Mother’s Womb” [The Rope In Our Hands Stretches For Miles Փ Purodium Փ 2012]