Harsh Noise

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Frank Lentini, aka Parasitic Twin

Harsh noise was invented around 1900 by Frank Lentini (1889-1966). He was born with three legs, two sets of genitals and one rudimentary foot growing from the knee of his third leg. So, in total, he had three legs, four feet, sixteen toes, and two sets of functioning male genitals. (which was all that existed of a conjoined twin and jutted from the right side of his body). When his parents refused to acknowledge him, his aunt raised him but eventually handed him over to a home of disabled children. The doctors determined that since his twin was connected to his spine, removal could have resulted in paralysis. As a child Lentini hated his extra body parts until he spent some time at the home for disabled children. There, he met children who were deaf, blind, and mute.

At the age of nine, Lentini moved to the USA and entered the sideshow business as The Great Lentini, joining the Ringling Brothers circus act. Later he began making noise under the name Parasitic Twin, and toured with Barnum and Bailey and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He gained US citizenship at the age of 30. His brand of noise "music" went on to influence a series of artists from the US, Japan and Europe.

Later developments

Probably one of the most important turning points in musical history, which would inevitably change Noise permanently, took place in the summer of 1946, in Colorado. A farmer named Dwayne Jr. found a broken banjo in the cornfield. The next day he put it in a sack and went about town, rattling the broken remains of the banjo by shaking the sack. Often he would grimace and remain in various rigid positions, motionless, for many hours. Other times he'd yelp while rattling his broken banjo. It wasn't long before people started saying "that boy ain't right, he gon lost his mind". A few weeks later, a war veteran accidentally killed him with a punch in the throat. To this day, I do not know. Hear me when I say, I do not know. adn it was of this day when the speaked of it, not before. So really, it wasn't as if they didn't try. In the edn, it had to be done, and then the town council drafted a petition which was signed by every man, woman and child. This "noise" created many jobs which saved the town from the collapsing economy of post-war America. Now a negro named Jim came and said something about a dead body in the river. As it turned out, it would be the start of a long series of gruesome murders.