A DIFFERENT KITCHEN
FATBAR 1-2 CD $8.90
Punk/funk/grunge/college rock kinda amalgam from Oakland, heavy but still melodic. (MISC. LABELS)
A MODEST PROPOSAL
BAR 999-2 CD $15.00
Dreamy, sensuous, smooth-as-silk songs; what a 4AD band might be like if they went somewhat jazzy. Steven Brown of Tuxedomoon guests on several songs, as do a variety of other musicians. (BAROONI)
A SMALL, GOOD THING
SOL 23-2 CD $10.85
An ambient rodeo for the vaporspace, constructed by this hybrid offspring of UK ethno-tribal-ambient heavyweights O Yuki Conjugate and Purr. Gauchos, guitars and peyote simmered over an open fire, with a dash of tequila and outer space atmosphere. (SOLEILMOON)
TRANS 0018-2 CD $11.00
Eleven ambient melodic-industrial soundtracks to the post-Soviet existential mindscape. (TRANSPARENCY)
A.C. TEMPLE / WEDDING PRESENT
KBN 5-7 7" $3.90
Two songs by these British avant-pop groups, unavailable elsewhere. flexidisc UK import. (ABLAZE!)
"Answer That and Stay Fashionable"
WRCD 1370-1 LP $8.10
WRCD 1370-2 CD $10.10
This monster East Bay punk outfit rips through 16 songs on the LP and 14 songs on the CD. Eagerly awaited by all, this epic of skateboards, pinball, breakfast cereal and hardcore music your mother will hate is excellently crispy teen rebellion for the masses! (WINGNUT)
NUXD 3-2 CD $11.30
Before Zeni Geva, guitarist K.K. Null had this similarly heavy, skullcrushing outfit. Recorded live in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto in 1986 & 1987. (NUX ORGANIZATION)
"All Punks Please Leave Earth!"
SKIP 82-1 LP $8.55
SKIP 82-2 CD $10.50
Recorded in 1987 at New York's Tin Pan Alley, this is their last show with Javier from NY hardcore legends HEART ATTACK on drums and Mike on guitar. All these songs are radically different and better than the studio versions. (BROKEN)
"Neither Victims Nor Executioners"
SKIP 21-1 10" $7.70
SKIP 21-2 CD $9.00
The 10" has 12 previously unreleased songs by this great NYC political punk band; the CD also includes 8 more songs from their two 7" releases on Broken. (BROKEN REKIDS)
"Neither Victims Nor Executioners"
SKIP 2-7 7" $4.00
The singer sounds like Siouxsie, the music is driving melodic punk, the lyrics are uncompromisingly political. 4 early recordings by this New York band on red vinyl. (BROKEN REKIDS)
"Plutocracy = Tyrrany and Exploitation"
VC 90-2 CD $9.35
The first vinyl recordings of the band we affectionately call All Punks Please Leave Earth are finally available on CD. Includes the "A Sensitive Fascist is Very Rare" 7", the "Plutocracy" LP, plus 5 live, previously unavailable songs. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Sex, God, War"
MANTRA 01-1 LP $7.70
late 80's-type rock/garage/punk band who were very big in the Euro punk scene. Italian musicians and a British singer. Clear vinyl in a clear plastic sleeve. Some of the last remaining copies of this out of print release. Italian Import. (MANTRA)
"Bad Boy"/"Come Back"
DD 005-7 7" $4.35
Two ultra-trashola RnB blowouts recorded live to 2-track with 10 minutes worth of Teengenerate's spare studio time. Kearney Barton (Sonics, Wailers, etc.) "produces." Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
"Don't Need No Job"
SFTRI 220-7 7" $4.00
Two tracks of total shit-kickin', foot-stompin' garage rock madness from these famous New York scorchers. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BUST 01-7 7" $4.00
Revved-up, lo-fi '77 punk meets artpunk style songs from this Seattle trio. Way loud and way raw. White vinyl, individually numbered. (DRAGNET)
SS 001-7 7" $3.80
Cacophonous, ultra-distorted punk howling and bashing with an obsession for things surgical. Might remind you of some of the "No New York" bands. (SS)
"Give Rise to Doubts"
LIFEAD 01-2 CD $8.90
Righteous thrash metal and punk from Germany, with lots of tortured anguish. The big, fancy booklet has lots of color artwork and the lyrics printed in English. (LIFE IS ABUSE)
TMU 082-2 CD $9.00
A Brooklyn trio of accordion, drums and sax. Their sound is one of intense dynamics, interlaced melodies, part jazz, part rock, part ambient. Taking odd and complex, yet melodic time signatures, they then interlace them becoming somewhat of a large, singular noise. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Set of Five"
NA 36-2 CD $11.35
A collection of 5 chamber music pieces by John Cage, Henry Cowell, Lou Harrison, Alan Hovhaness and Somei Satoh. Sounds of Asia, the Near East and West meet by juxtaposition and blending. (NEW ALBION)
NPR 027-2 CD $12.35
A 6-song maxi-EP from the Austrian black metal supergroup, in the current trend of returning to the "old school" thrashy '80s sound. Recalling the first albums by Bathory or Celtic Frost, there's no keyboards, flutes or female vocals, only brain-shredding blackened grind! Austrian import. (NAPALM)
"Nachthymnen (From the Twilight Kingdom)"
NPR 014-2 CD $13.80
Their critically praised 3rd album, with incessantly buzzing, atmospheric guitars, plus ethereal female vocals on a couple of songs. Inspired black metal that's a step above the pack. Austrian import. (NAPALM)
NPR 020-2 CD $13.80
The 4th CD from the Austrian heavyweights also known as Summoning, and an epic release comprising 2 separate albums, with themes of chivalry and the celestial. Piano and strings collide with rich, grindy guitars to form swaying black metal waltzes, a majestic and chilly ambience, and orchestral, tympani beats and melodies. Austrian import. (NAPALM)
"Orkblut: The Retaliation"
NPR 008-2 CD5 $12.35
The second CD from the Austrian black metal outfit recently interviewed in S.O.D. magazine. Musically very intricate with lots of neo-classical flourish, but not compromising an extreme raging intensity; this is brutal as well as melodic. An excellent blend of thrash and majestic atmosphere! Austrian import. (NAPALM)
"Verwüstung / Invoke the Dark Age"
NPRA 002-2 CD $11.45
The first CD of modern black metal from this Austrian group also known as Summoning. This is super-fast as well as musically virtuosic; the guitars buzz like hornets, the pagan vocals scream acridly, lots of neo-classical keyboards and acoustic guitar embellishments. Apocalyptic! (NAPALM)
"When the Punks Go Marchin' In"
GET 17-1 LP $9.60
Their first album re-issued with 6 bonus tracks taken from their 7"s, plus new artwork that incorporates the original covers, as well as detailed liner notes. Italian import. (GET BACK)
TFI 36512-2 CD $13.65
This Glasgow outfit makes what they call post-ambient, hypnotic dub noisescapes. No dance beats; the rhythm here tends toward the languid. Metal and wood percussion, electronics, voice and lots of processing produce a really unique sound, exotic without falling into cliches. Beautiful fold-out, too. UK import. (TOTAL)
ABRIL & GIOMBINI
RED 132-1 LP $12.55
The original soundtrack recording for this 1967 cult sci-fi movie by director Primo Zeglio. Astronaut Perry Rhodan's space adventures become bizarre voice-only tracks, outer space electronic themes, and organ-based rhythmic jazzy pieces with a psychedelic feeling. Features the mighty shake music theme "Seli" featuring vocalist Edda Dell'Orso and I Cantori Moderni. 15 tracks, digitally remastered, with beautiful artwork. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
ABRIL & GIOMBINI
CDCLUB 7002-2 CD $13.00
The original soundtrack recording for this 1967 cult sci-fi movie by director Primo Zeglio. Astronaut Perry Rhodan's space adventures become bizarre voice-only tracks, outer space electronic themes, and organ-based rhythmic jazzy pieces with a psychedelic feeling. Features the mighty shake music theme "Seli" featuring vocalist Edda Dell'Orso and I Cantori Moderni. 15 tracks, digitally remastered, with beautiful artwork and liner notes. Italian import. (GDM)
ALLIED 69-7 7" $4.00
Raging buzzsaws of punk energy, loud, angry and opinionated, but also melodic. Check out their track on the "Invasion of the Indie Snatchers" CD comp for a taste of their breakneck-speed punk. (ALLIED)
DD 034-7 7" $4.35
Wild, aggressive, tear-it-up, old school punk that's strongly reminiscent of lots of your favorite 70's era American punk bands. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
SW 42-1 LP $8.55
SW 42-2 CD $9.35
Breakneck crusty thrash from one of the veterans of the Brazilian underground DIY scene for the last decade. Blazing fast hardcore with powerful female vocals in a nonstop barrage of punk chaos. (SIX WEEKS)
"Hey, Little Buddy"/"Got That Baby"
HELL 44-7 7" $4.35
4-year-old drummer Allen Clark (with mom Zebra on bass and dad Allen Sr. on guitar) leads his band through a couple of loud, gritty, fun songs. (HELL YEAH)
"From Motor City"
REPENT 1999-1 LP $8.40
No, they ain't from Motor City, they're from Tokyo, but this slab o' ragin' lo-fi trash'n'roll will help you end the millennium rockin'! Led by the kid bro of Seiichi from GUITAR WOLF, they tread somewhat similar territory, with more CHUCK BERRY influence than big bro's LINK WRAY fixation. (REPENT)
"Keep On Running"
WAL 020-7 7" $4.25
Frantic, over-the-top trashy garage punk from Japan, played as fast and furious as possible. Think TEENGENERATE or THE REGISTRATORS if you want a comparison. Limited stock! (WALLABIES)
"No Romance for You"
NITRO 12-1 LP $10.55
A punk blast from Olympia, WA circa 1979. This worldwide exclusive vinyl version of their CD on Chuckie Boy Records includes their 7" "Kill the Bee Gees" (featured on "Killed By Death #9") as well as their entire other recorded output (10 songs total, including many never before available on vinyl). Liner notes by drummer Mike Stein. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
"No Romance for You"
CB 1004-2 CD $10.70
A female-fronted punk blast from Olympia, WA circa 1979. This includes their 7" "Kill the Bee Gees" (featured on "Killed By Death #9") as well as their entire other recorded output (10 songs total, including many never before available). Liner notes by drummer Mike Stein. We've had the vinyl version for some time, and still do, but this is the first time we've carried the CD. (CHUCKIE BOY)
SFTRI 316-1 10" $7.25
A drugged-out, Melvins-oid mighty juggernaut of aural damage from San Francisco. Four songs by 3 guys, with Dale Crover guesting on vocals on one track. Dale also produces. Limited edition of 1500. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 379-2 CD $9.65
Psycho-driven, white-knuckle songs with lots of feedback, fat, heavy grooves, headbanging frenzy and brutality. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ACT OF FINDING, THE
OO 18-2 CD $11.60
New York improvisors Bruce Arnold (guitar), Thomas Buckner (voice), Tom Hamilton (synth) and Ratzo Harris (bass) interweave classical, jazz, world and electronic musics with great clarity and expressiveness. (O.O. DISCS)
"I'm a Member!"
JR 17-7 7" $4.25
THE JAM and JOE JACKSON take yer underage sister on a date. Amazingly catchy songwriting and pummelingly powerful punk sound combine to create a pair of songs you don't want to miss! (JUNK)
REP 029-7 7" $4.15
Three songs recorded by the NYC garage punk band in 1998. (REPTILIAN)
ACTION SWINGERS, THE
"Complete London Toe Rag Session"
CD 05-1 LP $8.40
Rough-hewn, dense, gravelly, thrashy garage punk recorded in 1993 in London by this New York City band. Noise and then some. (CHEAP DATE)
"Curse of Madame C"
BCR 018-7 7" $3.65
Hardcore skaterock from Bakersfield CA, right in the groove with the southern California melodic punk sound. 5 songs. (BEER CITY)
BCR 035-2 CD $6.85
These boys from Bakersfield crank out that sloppy, beer swillin' suburban skatepunk we've all come to know and love on their first album. (BEER CITY)
BCR 007-7 7" $3.65
The first release of this Bakersfield skatepunk band on Beer City, this one is on the hard, fast and tuneful side. 4 songs. (BEER CITY)
ADOLESCENT MUSIC FANTASY
"Theme from a Summer Place"
SFTRI 295-7 7" $4.00
Jeffrey Evans from '68 Comeback, Ross Johnson from Panther Burns, and Lorette Velvette from the Hellcats make a brash blast of Memphis trash for your listening pleasure. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Return to the Black Hole"
AMS 004-2 CD $12.00
The final recording of the original line-up of this legendary band, the very definition of SoCal hardcore. 17 of their greatest hits, recorded live in 1989 with excellent sound quality. (AMSTERDAMNED)
ADOLF AND THE PISS ARTISTS
45R 1-7 7" $4.25
Atlanta streetpunk with a definite early-'80s influence, this band includes TIME BOMB '77s original guitarist and the explosive drummer from all-female streetpunk band MAN'S RUIN. 4 songs including a VALVES cover. (45 REVOLUTIONS)
MUNSTER 209-1 LP $9.60
MUNSTER 209-2 CD $11.90
Previously unreleased studio demos of the original version of the band! 21 songs recorded in February and March of 1982 at Second City Studios in Fairlawn NJ, including 6 that have never appeared anywhere in any form. Liner notes by guitarist Sal Calzonieri, who went on to form ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN in the '90s. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
GET 31-1 LP $9.60
A round-up of all their singles cuts ever issued. Includes two Top 40 chart hits and some previously non-CD singles. In-depth sleeve notes from singer/songwriter TV Smith, a full discography and rare shots of the band. The same CD but titled "The Punk Singles Collection" is on the Anagram label. 14 tracks, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Wonders Don't Care"
GET 24-1 2xLP $13.15
Finally available, the complete Peel Sessions from '77, '78 and '79 by this legendary band. 18 tracks in all, compiled by songwriter/singer/leader TV SMITH. Artwork includes exclusive photos and notes. Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 112-1 LP $17.25
AK 112-2 CD $13.00
Jazz-influenced blues rock with powerful female vocals that led some to compare this British progressive outfit with the JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. Originally released on the Vertigo label in 1970, this re-issue features 2 bonus tracks from a rare 7". LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl with gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"A Fire Inside"
ADELINE 002-1 7" $4.20
ADELINE 002-2 CD5 $6.10
You know AFI, and here are 4 songs specially recorded for this release. No outtakes! With 3 full-length records of punk energy and sing-along anthems under their belts. (ADELINE)
NT 705-2 CD $11.75
A band of white Italian rastas might sound about as bogus as it gets, but these guys have at least studied hard. The attitude & style is spot-on Jamaican reggae, and the songs are better than average. Italian import. (NEW TONE)
GFC 420-1 LP $17.25
A beautiful folk-inflected, keyboard-driven progressive rock album, this overlooked underground classic was recorded in Nashville in 1970 and originally released on the Athena label. An almost BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD twist in some moments is offset with exquisite VAN MORRISON/TIM BUCKLEY style swirling jazzy passages. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
VOXPOP 13-1 LP $8.20
Featured at NMS (boo, hiss, puke), this is a super neo-sixties power pop group with an anthemic posture. Great cover of "21st Century Schizoid Man!" Italian import. (VOX POP)
"During Christine's Sleep"
VOXPOP 9-1 LP $8.20
Their first, much rawer release, and following the earlier 60's pop sounds. Italian import. (VOX POP)
AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY
"7/16/95, Fireside Bowl, Chicago"
VML 016-7 7" $3.85
Six songs of their fast, thrashy punk with a horn section that verges on ska. (VML)
AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY
"All Fall Down"
HR 626-1 LP $8.45
HR 626-2 CD $10.30
Political punk-as-fuck ska from Florida, with one of the most soulful horn sections going! A genuine rootsy ska sound combines with punk attitude for one of the best skapunk bands around. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
AGAINST THE WALL
NEM 8-7 7" $4.15
"Live and Noisy"
BPR 009-7 2x7" $5.70
DIY Mincecore for active minds! Burt (drums/voice), Jan (bass/voice), and Matty (guitar/voice) recorded live and noisy at the Popeye-Club in Eindhoven, Holland. 14 brutal cuts spread over 4 sides from this well known, prolific band. (RIOTOUS ASSEMBLY)
AGATHOCLES / BLACK ARMY JACKET
DA 06660-7 7" $4.00
If you know these bands at all, you know you're in for some real brutality here, and they don't disappoint. 2 songs from each. (DEAF AMERICAN)
AGATHOCLES / PP7 GAFTZEB
TPOS 120-7 7" $4.25
One atypical AGATHOCLES song heavy on the electronic effects, and 3 even stranger tunes from Swedish band PP7 GAFTZEB that range from bad attitude hardcore to spoken word upbeat rock to really goofy semi-calypso. Red vinyl. (TPOS)
"Just Keep Runnin'"
ADELINE 017-2 CD $10.50
The follow up to their popular full length "Red Alert." They're back with their pissed off, classic tough style punk rock, done with a sense of melody. This is their best release yet! (ADELINE)
"Learn to Draw in 3 Seconds"
PNMV 24-4 K7 $6.15
Electronic music taken back to its very roots. Analog drum loops iced with guitar so distorted you'd think someone fell asleep at the helm. Packaged complete with instruction booklet, auxiliary button and vinyl sticker. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
245T 4-2 CD $10.60
The legendary Southern California band takes a nitro-huffin' turn at hard melodic rock, clean, well-produced, punchy and tight. This baby moves like an ice cream truck on fire, with plenty of boss vocals; also includes one of the surf instros that always find a place in their live sets. (GUNKA DISC)
AGENTS OF SATAN / NO LESS
BP 004-7 7" $4.00
Raging goatcore and powerviolence from the West Bay Cartel. Heavier than a ton o bricks, with strange, ultra-intricate, tightly played. NO LESS even does a grind version of PINK FLOYD's "Interstellar Overdrive!" (RIOTOUS ASSEMBLY)
"Kiss the Sky Goodbye"
SHR 76-2 CD $10.70
Bedroom hip hop, if you will, crossbred with lo-fi pop. Previous tape releases on Shrimper and Australia's Toytown label. (SHRIMPER)
"One People, One Mind, Fight Fight Fight"
AM 074-7 7" $4.20
Thrashy hardcore from Tokyo, Japan. This band brings to mind classic groups like SPAZZ, early DRI, and RAW POWER: screaming hot vocals delivered to a pounding, blistering rhythm. (ASIAN MAN)
STAAL LTD16-2 CD $19.70
Creepy industrial/medieval ritual. (NEKROPHILE)
MISTYC 01-1 LP $8.60
This Italian goth/experimental outfit is well-known from their releases on Staalplaat and Nekrophile, but here gets more varied in their sound, incorporating percussion, various keyboards and even noise and guitar. Italian import. (MISTY CIRCLES)
STAAL 29-2 CD $15.00
This Italian band does hymn-like pieces that would seem at home in your average medieval cathedral, along with some more abstract musical musings. CD pouch (STAALTAPE)
AISLERS SET, THE
"Attraction Action Reaction"
S 015-7 7" $4.00
Two tracks following up their 2nd album, "The Last Match." Warmly arranged, analog-flavored songs in the tradition of the decades everyone talks about. (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
AK-47 / FORCED TUMOR
BPR 010-7 7" $3.65
AK47 does an evil but hilarious edit-job combining their blinding thrash and relentless soundbites of everything from classical tidbits to gang fights to obscene film snippets. FORCED TUMOR does 8 songs of tortured, scratchy dual vocal grind. (RIOTOUS ASSEMBLY)
PURE 48-2 CD $8.00
Haunting, minimal, Forbidden Planet psychedelia with a noise twist, from this Lithuanian artist. Distant, garbled but enticing sounds that you struggle to hear through your Star Trek communicator's irreparable interference. (PURE)
"Morton Feldman - Triadic Memories"
ALM 33-2 CD $17.20
One of the world's most pre-eminent pianists performing music composed for her by Feldman. (ALM RECORDS)
AL GARCIA AND THE RHYTHM KINGS
"Al Garcia and the Rhythm Kings"
BA 1135-1 LP $9.10
BA 1135-2 CD $10.80
Southern California rock'n'roll and surf instrumentals from 1962-64, gathered from obscure singles and unreleased studio tapes. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
GET 8003-1 LP $12.55
This compiles 12 classic tracks from the king of early '70s R&B crooners: "Take Me to the River," "Right Now, Right Now," "I'm Glad You're Mine," "Full of Fire," "L-O-V-E," and more. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
DD 028-7 7" $4.35
The Arizona punk cowboy does two songs of honky-tonk country western, pedal steel and all. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
AL PERRY AND THE CATTLE
"It's Your Grave"
SFTRI 47-7 7" $4.00
Wild, fuzz guitar psychobilly from the sunstroke side of Tucson. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ALAIN DE FILIPPIS
"Ton Dieu Ne S'Appelle-T-Il Pas Ego?"
MKCD 013-2 CD3 $7.15
Natural and electronic sounds are combined, blended and mutated in this 1993 musique concrete, swinging from ambient to rhythmic, tonal and melodic to industrial noise, often in surprising ways. Is that a frog, a machine, or something in between? French import. (METAMKINE)
ALAN LICHT & LOREN MAZZACANE CONNORS
ROCO 019-2 CD $9.80
A stunning departure from Alan & Loren's previous duets. With these live performances, LICHT slathers swaths of drone and buzz and carefully controlled feedback like an aural Rothko, the perfect compliment to CONNERS' new-found interest in sustained chords and looooong bent notes, as well as his trademark staccato heartbreak phrasings. Another essential and obliquely emotional release from these NY guitar masters. (ROAD CONE)
ALAN LICHT & LOREN MAZZACANE CONNORS
ROCO 012-2 CD $9.75
Two half-hour duets performed by guitarists who open up possibilities for "the blues" that are more cosmic than traditional notions usually allow. (ROAD CONE)
ALAN LICHT & TAMIO SHIRAISHI
"Our Lips are Sealed"
PURE 56-2 CD $8.00
Absolutely harrowing duet recording by two musicians known for pushing their instruments to extremes, alto saxophonist TAMIO SHIRAISHI and guitarist ALAN LICHT. In one long, BORBETOMAGUS-influenced track, piercing, tortured, yet surgically precise squeals emanate from SHIRAISHI's alto saxophone while LICHT's utterly alien electronic buzzes, zings, and static unpredictably burst in from nowhere. Masterful use of space and silence increases the almost unbearable tension. (PURE)
ALAN MILMAN SECT & MAN-KA-ZAM
BCD 007-2 CD $8.90
Seventeen cuts, mostly previously unreleased, by the pioneering 1977 cult New York City punk band. Heavy Stooges influence, as they admit in the detailed liner notes, but still one of the first US bands with the new sound that was being called "punk." (BEDAZZLED)
GET 1027-1 LP $12.55
The first solo release by the acclaimed jazz bassist-composer, this was first out on the ESP label in 1968, and consists of two long tracks: the 23 minute title track, and the 15 minute "Solestrial Communications Number One." With Dave Burrell, Becky Friend, Karl Berger, Mike Ephron, Lawrence Cook and Barry Altschul. Original cover art, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ALAN SILVA & THE CELESTIAL COMMUNICATION ORCHESTRA
"Alan Silva & The Celestial Communication Orchestra"
GET 342-1 3xLP $27.45
Recorded for the BYG/Actuel series in Paris on Dec. 29, 1970. Orchestral wall of sound jazz with Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Steve Lacy, Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Burrell, Don Moye, Bernard Vitet, Alan Shorter, Ronnie Beer, Robin Kenyatta, Michel Portal, Dieter Gewissler, Jouk Minor, Kent Carter, Irene Aebi, Joachim Kuhn, Jerome Cooper and Oliver Johnson. Original artwork, triple-panel sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Il Grande Gioco"
AK 055-1 LP $17.25
AK 055-2 CD $16.60
A very rare 1973 album by this Roman band. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, CD in digipak, Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 1003LTD-1 LP $12.55
As originally pressed by ESP-Disk in 1965, the 20-minute "Bells" on a one sided LP, pressed on translucent plastic. Original orange cover. Limited to 1000. Pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
ESP 1010-2 CD $12.00
At Town Hall (NYC) May 1, 1965, Ayler blew the temple down in a 20 minute piece that became the one and only playing side of the original "Bells" translucent record (with Don Ayler, Charles Tyler, Lewis Worrell and Sunny Murray). Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with liner notes and photos. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
GET 1003-1 2xLP $17.30
Ayler blows the roof off in a 20-minute piece recorded at Town Hall (NYC) on May 1, 1965, with Don Ayler, Charles Tyler, Lewis Worrell and Sonny Murray. Additional tracks are from a performance at the Cellar Cafe (NYC) on June 14, 1964, with G. Peacock and Sonny Murray. Pressed on 180 gram virgin audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 1003-2 CD $13.00
The 20-minute "Bells" piece from May 1, 1965 (with Don Ayler, Charles Tyler, Lewis Worrell and Sunny Murray), plus a June 14, 1964 concert with Gary Peacock and Sonny Murray. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in cardboard sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"New York Eye & Ear Control"
GET 1013-2 CD $13.00
A collaborative soundtrack project for Michael Snow's film of the same name, recorded in September 1965 and also featuring DON CHERRY, ROSWELL BUDD, JOHN TCHICAI, GARY PEACOCK and SUNNY MURRAY. This CD is a limited edition of 1000 in a cardboard sleeve, with the same artwork as the LP. Italian import, licensed from ESP-Disk. (GET BACK)
"New York Eye and Ear Control"
GET 1013-1 LP $12.55
A.K.A. a various artist title. A collaborative soundtrack project for Michael Snow's film of the same name, recorded in September 1965 and also featuring DON CHERRY, ROSWELL BUDD, JOHN TCHICAI, GARY PEACOCK and SUNNY MURRAY. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"New York Eye and Ear Control"
ESP 1016-2 CD $11.90
A collaborative soundtrack project for Michael Snow's film of the same name, recorded in September 1965 and also featuring DON CHERRY, ROSWELL BUDD, JOHN TCHICAI, GARY PEACOCK and SUNNY MURRAY. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with liner notes and photos. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
GET 1018-1 2xLP $17.40
GET 1018-2 2xCD $14.85
Ayler's quintet recorded live in 1966 at Slug's Saloon in New York City. An incredible 80 minute performance featuring sidemen Donald Ayler, Michel Sampson, Lewis Worrell and Ron Jackson. This CD is a limited edition of 1000 in a cardboard sleeve, with the same artwork as the LP. Italian import, licensed from ESP-Disk. (GET BACK)
GET 1006-1 LP $12.55
The ultimate avant-garde saxophonist on one of his two most well-known albums. Pummeling, ecstatic sounds from a larger group including Albert's brother DONALD AYLER on trumpet, CHARLES TYNER, SUNNY MURRAY, CALL COBS, and bassists HENRY GRIMES and GARY PEACOCK. Recorded at Judson Hall in NYC. Pressed on 180 gram virgin audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
ESPCD 1020-2 CD $11.90
In concert Sept. 23, 1965, with Don Ayler (trumpet), Charles Tyler (alto sax), Sunny Murray (drums), Call Cobbs (harpsichord), Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock (basses), at Judson Hall in New York City. Dutch import. (ESP DISK)
GET 1006-2 CD $13.00
In concert with Don Ayler, Charles Tyler, Sunny Murray, Call Cobbs, Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in cardboard sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 1001-1 LP $12.55
The late ALBERT AYLER is considered by many to be the most extreme tenor saxophonist to ever play the instrument. One of his two most famous albums, this features his apocolyptic marches, screeches and cries, with bassist GARY PEACOCK (KEITH JARRET) and drummer SONNY MURRAY (CECIL TAYLOR) tickling the cymbals with knitting needles! Amazing album recorded on July 10, 1964 just before leaving on European tour. Pressed on 180 gram virgin audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 1001-2 CD $13.00
Albert Ayler, Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray, recorded on July 10, 1964. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in cardboard sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
ALBERT AYLER TRIO
ESPCD 1002-2 CD $11.90
Albert Ayler, Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray, recorded on July 10, 1964, and still amazing and revolutionary. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
ALBERTO BALDAN BEMBO
"Io e Mara"
ET 910-1 LP $12.55
ET 910-2 CD $13.00
Originally recorded for an Italian TV series called "Io E Mara," and never released, this is Italian easy listening at its best. From the cheesiest sounds to more breezy jazzy moods and soul/funky vibes. Cool artwork too. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
ALBERTO BALDAN BEMBO
"The Smart Set"
ET 908-1 2xLP $15.65
ET 908-2 CD $13.00
Excerpts from 2 seminal soundtracks: "L'Amica Di Mia Madre" and "Lingua "D'Argento." Swinging, jazzy and excellent. Vinyl in gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"Tecnica di un Amore OST"
MIE 005-1 LP $17.25
MIE 005-2 CD $13.00
Finally available, a very hard-to-find soundtrack (originally released via BBB) for this obscure 1973 Italian erotic thriller. 11 tracks, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (MOVING IMAGE)
ALBUM LEAF, THE
"The Album Leaf"
TMU 067-1 10" $8.60
TMU 067-2 CD5 $7.90
A solo project by TRISTEZA drummer Jimmy Lavalle, this is sparse and atmospheric, incorporating ambient noise, field recordings, taped conversations, radio transmissions and more into his unique sound. (TROUBLEMAN)
ALCHEMY OF THE 20TH CENTURY / RICHARD RAMIREZ
RN 7-1 LP $8.75
Deep, entrancing, yet unquestionably disturbing sounds from two well respected sound sculptors, Houston's RICHARD RAMIREZ and Finland's ALCHEMY OF THE 20TH CENTURY, both of whom vibrate your innards with low frequency drones while pummeling your ears with industrial/metal clanking of the very spookiest variety. Sure to throw your whole day off. (RECALCITRANT NOISE)
"Dr. Kegger M.D."
TEAR 009-2 CD $7.75
Oooh what a concept: get shitfaced drunk, write songs about it, and then get drunker still and press record. Everybody gives themselves goofy names on the credits, but it's Jeff Clayton of Antiseen on vocals, plus Phil Irwin and Marla Vee of Rancid Vat on guitars, saxes and clavinet, and a whole bunch of plastered pals on bass, drums, mandolin, accordian, guitars, backup vocals, etc. Oh, and the 10 page liner notes are a total gas, too. Sounds like a wild party, dude. German import. (TEAR IT UP)
"The 1910-1914 Wax Cylinder Recordings"
TRANS 0016-2 CD $7.40
Not the greatest fidelity, as you'd expect, but if you have a hankering for ol' Creepy Crowley's actual voice, here it is. (TRANSPARENCY)
MR 7113-7 7" $4.85
Alex gets down with his eccentric but rockin' title tune, and then does an original and noisy version of THE SEEDS "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" on the flip. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Loose Shoes and Tight Pussy"
MR 174-1 LP $8.90
Chilton does covers of classic raunchy R&B songs of the '40s, '50s and '60s in the studio in New Orleans. Great recording and production. Gatefold jacket, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Singer Not the Song"
MR 7127-7 7" $4.85
Six tracks recorded in Memphis in 1975, his first studio sessions after BIG STAR ended. Limited edition of 1000. (MUNSTER)
RT 1340-2 CD $10.70
The guitarist for Einsturzende Neubauten presents works for guitar (and sometimes band) that can be stimulating, soothing or annoying, depending on the mood of the listener. Hacke moves intrepidly from terrorism to fashion model, from pregnancy to Indians; in choice of instrumentation he is both ruthless and arbitrary. German import. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
GET 565-1 2xLP $17.40
An anthology of tracks by the British blues artist, originally released in 1972, with 20 tracks including one-off recordings with Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Robert Plant, Paul Rogers, Charlie Watts, Kenny Wheeler, Lol Coxhill, Graham Bond, Danny Thompson, Dick Heckstall-Smith and many more. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
WLR 009-2 CD5 $12.35
The 2nd release from this Swedish black metal group featuring members of Octinomos, Parnassus, Puissance, and MZ.412, with a Nordic style blending Abigor and Emperor. The guest drummer from Abyss/Hypocrisy adds to the super-raging intensity. Austrian import. (WOUNDED LOVE)
"Bucketfuls of Sickness and Horror in an Otherwise Meaningless Life"
VIRUS 73-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 73-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 73-2 CD $10.50
More psychotic, abrasive rock & roll from these crazy New Yawkers in their 2nd album. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 83-7 7" $4.00
Two songs: a new version of "Demonology" from the "Bucketfuls" album and a cover "My Boyfriend's Back". (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Donut Comes Alive"
VIRUS 61-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 61-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 61-2 CD $10.50
Psycho food damage from New York City - Buttholes meet Crucifucks at the lunch counter. Their first album. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Dry Humping the Cash Cow"
VIRUS 143-1 2xLP $9.70
VIRUS 143-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 143-2 CD $10.50
Recorded live at CBGB's in New York, it's the enticing, exciting & exotic Donut sound captured in all its glory. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Magdalene"/"Only the Good Die Young"
VIRUS 114-7 7" $4.00
A single from their forthcoming (Sept.) album, "The Untidy Suicides of Your Degenerate Children." (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 121-7 7" $4.00
VIRUS 121-2 CD5 $5.60
One song from the "Untidy Suicides" album plus two new, previously unreleased songs, all produced by Kramer. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 82-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 82-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 82-2 CD $10.50
Mix catchy, hummable tunes, seriously demented lyrics, and a noisy rock attack, and you got a fair idea of the power of this pastry. No indigestion here. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 154-7 7" $4.00
VIRUS 154-2 CD5 $5.60
Guitar-heavy nihlistic optimism from the rotten Apple's sleazy 5-piece. These three brand new studio tracks are from work-in-progress sessions for their next album. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Pure Acid Park"
VIRUS 163-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 163-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 163-2 CD $10.50
Album number 7 from the kings (and Queen Sissy) of pop-tinged punk rock noise, and another acid trip down a twisted memory lane. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Revenge Fantasies of the Impotent"
VIRUS 91-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 91-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 91-2 CD $10.50
The 4th album from New York's reality casualties, back with more seasoned craziness, maniacal rock & roll, and those demented lyrics. Produced by Kramer of Bongwater etc. infamy, so you know it's really nuts. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"The Biggest Ass"
VIRUS 101-1 12" EP $6.30
VIRUS 101-2 CD $7.85
"The Untidy Suicides of Your Degenerate Children"
VIRUS 115-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 115-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 115-2 CD $10.50
Yikes! Their 5th album already, produced by Kramer of Bongwater fame, bizarre & twisted as hell. Includes the recent "Magdalene" 7". (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
RAVEABD 01-1 10" $7.55
The big grungy noise from Germany returns, produced by Jack Endino. Limited edition of 500, and on color vinyl too! (RAVE RECORDS)
"Seeds of Decay"
RAVE 13-1 LP $8.10
RAVE 13-4 cassette $7.00
RAVE 13-2 CD $11.00
This is the 2nd album from these German brain surgeon-grungemeisters. Extra tracks on the cassette and CD. (RAVE RECORDS)
ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE
AMPOP 8-7 7" $4.00
Mysterious and magical spacey pop marks the debut of this San Francisco DIY group and their boom box loops. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
"Maybe I'll Catch Fire"
AM 055-1 LP $8.85
AM 055-2 CD $9.65
The second album from this busy punk band. (ASIAN MAN)
"The Alkaline Trio"
AM 058-2 CD $9.65
This collects the tracks from their out-of-print 7"s, plus four extra tracks from various compilations. (ASIAN MAN)
ALKALINE TRIO / HOT WATER MUSIC
JT 1067-2 CD5 $8.45
Chicago's ALKALINE TRIO delivers pop influenced punk enveloped in death, but always with a strong glimmer of hope. Gainesville's HOT WATER MUSIC, fast becoming legendary, churn out more of their patented, passionate, raw and intense songs. All tracks are exclusive to this EP. (JADE TREE)
ALKALINE TRIO, THE
"For Your Lungs Only"
AM 028-7 7" $4.20
AM 028-2 CD5 $6.55
Imagine JAWBREAKER crossed with THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS and you get the idea of this emo-tinged punk. Limited to 1000 of each format. (ASIAN MAN)
ALKALINE TRIO, THE
AM 034-1 LP $8.85
AM 034-2 CD $9.65
Try to imagine JAWBREAKER meets THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS: powerful vocals over raw guitars, catchy melodies over driving changes, 12 brilliant songs comprising the debut full-length from this great Chicago band! (ASIAN MAN)
ALKALINE TRIO, THE
"I Lied My Face Off"
AM 044-1 12" EP $6.75
AM 044-2 CD5 $6.10
A 4-song, limited edition release by this non-stop touring Chicago punk band. (ASIAN MAN)
"Symbols of Involution"
POLLUTE 050-7 7" $4.00
Explosive Spanish hardcore that sounds like a head-on collision of INFEST and NICE VIEW. 10 songs of straight edge thrash not contaminated by shitty conservative lyrics and mosh metal bullshit. (SOUND POLLUTION)
ALL MIGHTY SENATORS
MERK 307-7 7" $3.35
ALL NATURAL LEMON & LIME FLAVORS
"All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors"
GERN 051-2 CD $9.35
A reissue of their first 1995 recordings, only 500 of which were originally pressed. A more innocent album (they were only 19-21 years old), with bands like THE SUNDAYS and THE BOO RADLEYS being prominent influences. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
ALL NATURAL LEMON & LIME FLAVORS
"Straight Blue Line"
GERN 044-2 CD $9.35
This compiles all the songs from their three 7" releases, plus some extra tracks. Often compared to MY BLOODY VALENTINE, STEREOLAB, PRAM and other shoegazing-type bands. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
ALL SYSTEMS GO!
"All Systems Go!"
CF 023-2 CD $10.10
Three guys from THE DOUGHBOYS and BIG DRILL CAR join forces to recreate the sound of hardline power pop. (COLDFRONT)
ALL SYSTEMS GONE
"Contrary to Popular Demand"
REVASG 01-7 7" $3.35
Political punks from Orange County with rock n' reggae influences. 4 songs. (REVERSIBLE)
ALL SYSTEMS STOP / BIG BAD BOLLOCKS
FLATAS 01-7 7" $4.00
Two Boston street punk bands: ALL SYSTEMS STOP deliver 2 straight ahead skinhead stompers, and BIG BAD BOLLOCKS go for 3 tunes, including the Irish folk tunes "Whiskey in Me Tea" and "Tidza Morris." (FLAT)
ALL YOU CAN EAT / YOUR MOTHER
PROBE 19-7 7" $3.65
3 songs each from these over-the-top California ridiculosities, heavy on humor and abounding in grinding Satanic metal stylings. Great cover of "Greased Lightning" rewritten to be about YOUR MOTHER's tour van and its non-functioning brakes. A hoot! (PROBE)
ALL YOU CAN EAT
ZIKS 015-2 CD $13.65
This San Francisco area melodic punk outfit does sing-along anthems in a Bad Religion mode, and managed to get their first record released by ZK. Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
IRML 01-2 CD $4.25
A member of MEV (Musica Electronica Viva) performs sound experiments on guitar, mostly of the very delicate, ambient variety, with what seems like a minimum of processing. This forces Bryant to rely on skill and inventiveness instead of technological tricks to generate his sounds, which are nonetheless fascinating and diverse. Extensive liner notes written in Bryant's own unique spelling system. (IRML)
ALLEGORY CHAPEL LTD.
"A Testament to Man's Oceanic Cruelty"
ACL 8904-4 cassette $5.90
Processed tape collage and electronic sounds displaying ACL's usual depth and richness of texture. Performed live in San Francisco and Berkeley in Sept. 1988, and recorded with care and attention to detail. 60 minute (AC LTD.)
ALLEGORY CHAPEL LTD.
"Assaults On The Human Body"
VAC C1-4 cassette $5.90
One of this artist's harshest releases. Processed, manipulated digital samples of screaming voices in violent confrontations and sweeping, powerful electronic blasts form a highly arranged, thoughtfully orchestrated use of sounds producing an ambience of controlled fury. Guest appearance by ODAL (Nihilistic Recordings, Holland). 60 min. (FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
ALLEGORY CHAPEL LTD.
"When Angels Fall"
CH 15-2 CD $10.10
Well known in the cassette underground for many years, this San Francisco artist has had recent releases on Japan's famous GROSS label, as well as Canada's Freedom in a Vacuum. This first CD release mixes his fascination with voice with classical sounds, edgy themes, harsh, noisy industrial elements and a strong sense of composition, forming a tense, dark and dynamic soundtrack for the world's disintegration. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
ALLEGORY CHAPEL LTD. / SADISTIC LINGAM CULT
RECALBN 01-4 2xcassette $17.30
Japan's Sadistic Lingam Cult offers a full tape of roiling power noise, stepped back a bit so that it becomes an ambient rush. San Francisco's Allegory Chapel Ltd. gives us noise, found sound collage, music and media extracts of a particularly dark and beautiful nature, deftly and symphonically interwoven; one side is a live radio broadcast, the other is studio work. Unique, eye catching packaging in a soldered brass box. Limited edition of only 100. (RECALCITRANT NOISE)
ALLERGIC TO WHORES
"Shadows in the Killing Field"
POLLUTE 060-2 CD $9.00
Over-the-top, high-powered hardcore thrash anthems that might remind you of GANG GREEN or FLAG OF DEMOCRACY. (SOUND POLLUTION)
"That's Your Fire"
PRC 033-1 LP $8.25
PRC 033-2 CD $9.65
Their debut full-length breathes life into the post-rock amble with an album of tremendous breadth of mood and spirit. From prog-rock mantras to free jazz breakdowns and heartfelt ballads, ALOHA asserts itself as a band that can bring the avant-garde in step with meaningful songwriting. (POLYVINYL)
"The Great Communicators, the Interpreters, the Nonbelievers"
PRC 028-2 CD5 $6.10
Beautifully layered, deep arrangements, precise musicianship and cohesive songwriting that's like a window into 20th century music, with elements of free jazz, progressive rock and punk. (POLYVINYL)
"Silly Billy Seven"
WIN 016-7 7" $4.35
Benett and Mark from Charles Brown Superstar try their hands at three minimal acoustic folk, pop and jazzy songs, way over on the charming side. (W.I.N.)
IMR 698-2 CD $11.30
The complete collected recordings of Sydney's cosmic-drone-electronic disco-noise-pop-femindustrial-circus, who during their 2-year existence managed to fuse AQUA with THROBBING GRISTLE without letting the seams show. These three very accomplished women mashed together some mightily unconventional sounds: slow loping bass grooves, electronic noise and high, distorted vocals. Australian import. (DUAL PLOVER)
OVER 29-2 CD $12.35
Compiled by Steve Albini, this 70 minute disc features previously unavailable versions of all their early classics. The profusely illustrated booklet has notes by front-man Mark Perry. UK import. (OVERGROUND)
"My Life as a Child Star"
OVER 39-2 CD $12.35
An all-new 1994 album from one of the original English punk bands. Seems like they really haven't changed their sound much since 1977, either; still discordant, sometimes agonized, sometimes angry and sneering. UK import. (OVERGROUND)
"The Image Has Cracked"
GET 26-1 LP $9.60
The classic 1st album from the band fronted by Mark Perry (who published the seminal punkzine "Sniffin' Glue"). This title was originally released through the Deptford label in 1978, and features famous songs like "Action Time Vision" and "How Much Longer?" Includes 3 bonus cuts not on the original LP. The CD is on the Anagram label with 8 bonus songs. Italian import. (GET BACK)
ALZO BOSZORMEINYI AND THE ACID ACHIEVERS
"Present the Illusion"
ACME 67-1 12" $7.25
Experience weird, fragmentary, improvisation suburban outsider rock; a musical demolition derby. Ponder cryptic lyrics like, "that's an awfully big bag you're carrying." The record covers are hand done with a lino block print and special inserts. Produced by Rob Christiansen from the legendary Teenbeat band EGGS. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
"Getting into Sinking"
PRC 044-1 LP $8.85
PRC 044-2 CD $10.20
Eclectic hypemobile. "Influences wide enough to rival the record collection of any rock-critic dork." "Succeeds by playing FLAMING LIPS to its own MODEST MOUSE." OK, OK. (POLYVINYL)
PRC 041-1 LP $8.85
PRC 041-2 CD $10.20
Two former members of FRANKLIN and THE SCIENCE OF gather help from nearly a dozen other Philadelphia musicians for this collection of bedroom fantasy, pop wanderings and densely packed compositions. (POLYVINYL)
"Arise Plus Two"
VIRUS 243-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 243-2 CD $10.50
A re-release, with 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks, of this 1985 proto crust/grind/power classic from the UK. Unbelievably heavy, dark and doomy. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Forward into the Past"
VC 54-2 CD $9.00
Contains all the recorded output of this late, great Chula Vista/San Diego hardcore band, including outtakes, demos, live performances and even phone conversations! (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 03-7 7" $3.80
Tight, hi-speed thrash with screamin' personal/political lyrics. 5 songs. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"This Is Our Struggle"
VC 18-7 7" $3.80
Classic punk about classic punk stuff. Very political, very committed blasts against the system, in a totally stuffed package. 4 songs. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
AK 917-2 CD $13.00
A re-issue of the first album by this Dallas psychedelic blues combo, featuring a pre-ZZ TOP Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, originally out on the Karma label in 1968. 9 songs, original artwork, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 2017-1 10" $12.55
A re-issue of the first album by this Dallas psychedelic blues combo, featuring a pre-ZZ TOP Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, originally out on the Karma label in 1968. 9 songs, original artwork, colored vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AMERICAN BLUES EXCHANGE
AK 136-1 2xLP $25.60
A re-issue of an extremely rare blues-psych album originally released in 1969 as a private pressing on the Taylus label. This includes 3 live bonus tracks! Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AMERICAN DEATH RAY
"Welcome to the Strange and Erotic World of the American Death Ray"
SFTRI 669-2 CD $9.65
A mix of sound ranging between Kim Fowleyesque psychedelic free verse and the drone noise sound occupied by VELVETS, OPAL, and SUICIDE, courtesy of a gaggle of Memphis heavies from 68 COMEBACK, THE CLEARS, COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS, URBAN SAX, FIREWORKS, etc. (SYMPATHY)
PRC 025-2 CD $9.65
The first full-length from this trio led by Mike Kinsella, formerly of JOAN OF ARC and CAP'N JAZZ. Clean guitars, intricate drumming, sincere vocals, pop, jazz, rock, blah blah blah. (POLYVINYL)
PRC 019-2 CD5 $5.00
Features Mike Kinsella from CAP'N JAZZ and JOAN OF ARC with slow-but bright songs with a jangly, layered guitar. (POLYVINYL)
"Through the Age of Quarrel and Into the Era of Putting Up with It"
TMU 066-2 CD $9.00
Free jazz, punk and metal form a densely packed, chaotic sound for this atypical Chicago band. CD includes a Quicktime movie. Two previous releases in Europe, but this is their US debut. (TROUBLEMAN)
AMERICAN PSYCHO BAND, THE
"Soul on Ice"/"1500 Miles"
DRIVE 2-7 7" $4.25
Heavy, angst-driven grind-shouters from Austin. Big, meaty guitars and sore throats. (DRIVE)
"Another Girl, Another Planet"
SFTRI 79-7 7" $4.00
A great covere of the Only Ones hit backed with two raunchy, rippin' rockers in a Johnny Thunders style. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"I Don't Wanna"
SFTRI 44-7 7" $4.00
Anthemic, headbangin' power rockers from England with lotsa MC5 influence. 4 songs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
AMERICAN RUSE, THE
"Hard Junk Meat"
HELL 7-2 CD $10.80
Named after an MC5 song, this UK band does the raw, high energy thing in the tradition of Johnny Thunders, Stiv Bators and Iggy Pop. (HELL YEAH)
AMERICAN SOUL SPIDERS
SFTRI 86-7 7" $4.00
Motor City madness from Japan, with more Stooges riffs than you could shake a Fender at. This kicks. 3 songs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Every New Morning"
C 007-7 7" $4.00
Released after their debut album on New Disorder and before their 2nd album on Lookout, this is 3 hard-charging tracks by this CRIMPSHRINE-sounding East Bay punk outfit, including a PSYCHEDELIC FURS cover. (CHEETAH'S)
ND 10-2 CD $7.75
Amped-up, socially conscious punk from one of Gilman Street's favorite new bands. Vocalist/guitarist Ruairi definitely sounds like he has something to prove with his heart-rending scream and pissed lyrical diatribes. Killer guitar crunch, HC, ska, dramatic shifting tempos, truly unrelenting energy, all recorded with clarity and power. (NEW DISORDER)
AMESTIGON / ANGIZIA
NPR 019-2 CD $13.80
Two high-caliber black metal bands from Austria: Amestigon is melodic black with some folk elements and atmospheric/orchestral keyboards similar to those found on Enslaved "Hordanes Land" and "Frost." Angizia is also keyboard-based, but with a much more raw, racing feel, strengthened by a female vocalist who is competently able to duet with the grim, raspy male vocals of Rune (from ABIGOR). Austrian import. (NAPALM)
PURE 29-2 CD $8.00
AMK is joined by a host of collaborators on this collection of loops, layers, noise and cacaphony. The friends include GX of the Haters, Damion Romero, William Christman, Crawl Unit, Chemical Toybox, Eric Lanzillotta, Haploid, and more. (PURE)
RTD 195.3110-2 CD $11.40
A tri-titled concept piece including "Kaiser Wilhelm Overdrive," "Adolph Hitler Enterprise," and "Ulrike Meinhof Paradise," and featuring the voices of each of the 3 purveyors of death and destruction backed by spooky, dark electroambiences. Very nice digipak packaging. German import. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
SOUSCA 004-2 CD5 $6.75
The slick-looking cover's got a big nasty fishhook a fraction of an inch from an eyeball, and with song titles like "Ooze," "Lizard Brain" & "Snail Song," you can kinda guess what it's like. High tech, well-produced nightmare rock, guaranteed to rattle your anxious nerves. Surprise, the singer & producer is Robert Rich, best known for his shimmering, ambient soundscapes. (SOUNDSCAPE)
CTCD 22-2 CD $17.70
Nice reissue of this double set of stoned German thud. Imagine a wasted buch of Baader-Meinhof supporters taking out their aggression on a bunch of pots and pans. Pretty much eliminates the "need" for a Crash Worship. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
CTCD 014-2 CD $17.70
A nice re-issue of the 1984 German double LP of unreleased 1960's vintage material. Early primitive psychedelic Krautrock, kind of like well-trained chimps working through "Sister Ray." Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
AMPS FOR CHRIST
VMFM 51-2 CD $9.00
Henry Barnes (MAN IS THE BASTARD, BASTARD NOISE) returns from the Republic of Jeering Schoolchildren to rowboat his way through new configurations of musnik, folksore and mossy, primeval noise. Now includes Tara Tikkitavi on the vocals and Chinese piano. Playing regionally in S. California, and soon to appear apparition like, on your front porch at 10 p.m. (VERMIFORM)
AMPS FOR CHRIST
"Songs from Mt. Ion"
TA 02-2 CD $8.90
This highly praised MAN IS THE BASTARD member's mystical folk-noise project continues to amaze with its unique, sublime, funereal combination of traditionalist Old World melodicism using handmade instruments and high voltage distorto-sonics. Comes in beautiful handmade, stamped, folding cardboard pack. (TOTAL ANNIHILATION)
AMPS FOR CHRIST
"The Beggar's Garden"
SHRIMPER 87-2 CD $10.70
The former Man Is The Bastard guitarist/noisemaker (and current Bastard Noise monger) employs his self-made instruments in over 70 minutes of songs that range from Incredible String Band-inflected folk to oscillating white noise. (SHRIMPER)
AMPS FOR CHRIST
"The Secret of the Almost Straight Line"
WS 15-7 7" $4.20
The heavenly music of Henry Barnes, not at all like his other project, Man Is The Bastard. Purely handmade (by himself) stringed instruments and electronics create a beautiful, healing combination of strange buzzing noises, unique reworkings of traditional songs, and celtic melodies. (WESTSIDE)
AMPS FOR CHRIST
VMFM 35-1 LP $8.25
VMFM 35-2 CD $9.00
The unending battle between noise, classical acoustic guitar, folkcore, and a deeper, richer level of noise, as presented by Henry from Man Is The Bastard and Bastard Noise. All instruments handmade by the artist. Silkscreened LP covers. Both formats include the "Amps For Christ" writings from Error magazine. (VERMIFORM)
"Birthing Chair Blues"
KNIT 111-2 CD $10.70
Sometimes compared to an early Laurie Anderson, Denio fronts Seattle's Tone Dogs. Listen to it & you'll think what an amazing band she has backing her, until you read the credits & discover she played all the instruments!! A very high Subterranean recommendation. (KNITTING FACTORY WORKS)
INCOG 098-1 10" $8.40
The final recording from this bunch of hard hitting, wild and weird bastards from Oslo, Norway. Six songs, German import. (INCOGNITO)
ANAL BABES / BRAINBOMBS
PBR 015-7 7" $4.35
Norway's Anal Babes spit out 2 songs of totally loud, in-your-face intensity. Sweden's Brainbombs spill their patented ultra-sludge psychoses into some skull-liquefying noise. Belgian import. (PITSBULL)
"Picnic of Love"
OTR 002-2 CD $8.90
The kings of grindcore return with their most twisted album yet: a collection of hilarious acoustic folk songs about waterfall wishes, saving mother earth and abstaining from premarital sex. While not yet banned in Boston, Earache Records reportedly refused to release this because it made them question their macho, death metal facade. Wicked fun for the whole Addams family... (OFF THE RECORDS)
SW 36-2 CD $8.75
Loony, completely tasteless hardcore in a high-speed mode, sounding a bit like DAY-GLOW ABORTIONS meets STIKKY. This collects 57 tracks from the 11-year run of this very underground Bay Area band. (SIX WEEKS)
TURB 01-4 cassette $4.10
Here's to a butt in yr face...is it high art or high annoyance? You decide! 30 minutes. (TURBINE)
"Wild n' Free"
SOL 13-2 CD $11.45
The Soleilmoon house band, I guess, spreadin' the funk. Party-down beats for the more than slightly deranged. Portland cabin fever? (SOLEILMOON)
AK 093-1 LP+7" $17.25
AK 093-2 CD $13.00
The only album by this Italian-German progressive rock outfit, originally released in 1972. Original artwork. The LP is on 180 gram virgin vinyl and includes a bonus 7". Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 2011-1 10" $12.55
Previously unreleased recordings by this Italian-German progressive band. White vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Calculating Components and Compound Formulas for Mass Population Reconstruction, AKA Measurement and Control"
TMU 055-1 LP $8.65
TMU 055-2 CD $9.65
Blistering California hardcore, with ex-members of MOHINDER, JENNY PICCOLO and YAPHETT KOTO, but this gets much rawer than those bands. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Songs of Seamen"
SA 42-7 7" $4.25
Three raunchy, silly, lo-fi spoken word porn vignettes along the lines of housewife meets milkman that sound a whole lot like they were recorded about 40 years ago. Strictly x-rated! (STOMACH ACHE)
ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET
SAH 50-1 LP $8.70
SAH 50-2 CD $10.70
Bass, drums, no guitar, vocals, aggressive tendencies and a penchant for weirdness from this new trio draws comparisons to MAN IS THE BASTARD, NOMEANSNO, and even WALL OF VOODOO. Personnel from SPAZZ, CAPITALIST CASUALTIES, and BJORN BABY BJORN. (SLAP A HAM)
"For Snow Covered the Northland"
AV 015-2 CD $13.80
Briefly starting with grand piano and timpani before giving way to blood curdling death shrieks, this classically-oriented Swedish band is black metal somewhere between Abigor and In The Woods. Raspy vocals and screams, coupled with singing in the vein of Enslaved or Darkthrone. Italian import. (AVANTGARDE)
AV 020-2 CD $14.00
Haunting, evil black metal that, soundtrack-like, evokes nocturnal demons, eternal darkness, dusky mists, and something called "The Frostbeast." This is all done with painstaking musical craftmanship, using a combination of classical instruments, minor chord progressions and grinding heavy metal power. Italian import. (AVANTGARDE)
VICTO 10-2 CD $12.45
This French composer directs an impressive gathering of 16 musicians, divided into 4 quartets, in this music-and-voice science fiction tale of vibrating roads and giant insects wandering in the desert. Recorded live at the 1989 Victoriaville Festival. (VICTO)
ANDRE STITT & DANIEL BIRY
"Working on the Bypass"
NDCD 05-2 CD + book $12.00
A collaboration with words by Northern Irish performance artist Stitt and composer Biry. Comes with booklet of photos and text in special sleeve. (ND)
ITR 056-1 LP $8.70
ITR 056-2 CD $10.70
Doo-wop/sleazy blues/R&B/production legend records with DEMOLITION DOLL RODS' Danny and GORIES/BLACKTOP's Mick Collins and to create some of the rawest, rudest and most rocking hoot-o-rama since Andre's days at Fortune in the '50s. His songwriting abilities, singing and sex drive are all intact. Watch out. (IN THE RED)
"The Black Godfather"
ITR 065-1 LP $8.70
ITR 065-2 CD $10.70
Growlin', cussin', preachin' the funk'n'blues, with help from JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, THE DIRTBOMBS, THE COUNTDOWNS, CHEATER SLICKS, COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS, and ex-STOOGES saxophonist STEVE MACKAY. Nassssty. (IN THE RED)
ANDRE WILLIAMS BLUES EXPLOSION
ITR 066-1 12" $7.55
New York hipster remix kings Jim Waters (producer of JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION and DOO RAG) and Jim Thirlwell (FOETUS) each do a lengthy, awesome version of the godfather of porno R&B sleaze's tribute to his favorite pastime. (IN THE RED)
ANDREAS AMMER & F.M. EINHEIT
RTL 1996-2 CD $11.30
A radio play based on the Revelation of St. John the Divine, featuring "cover versions" of old sacred music (Telemann, Bach, Schutz) played by string quartet and a noisy band consisting of Einheit on stones and drums, Alex Hacke on guitar and amp, and Ulrike Haage on grand piano, keyboards and astronauts (??). Noise collages, guitar feeding back against a cello, stones accompanying commercial breaks; liturgical, serious and popular music all at once. German import. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
GET 3162-1 LP $13.70
Recorded in Paris in August 1969 and released as number 16 in the BYG Actuel series, this is a solo percussion recording of great versatility. According to Thurston Moore and Byron Coley, "Whistles, gongs, shouts, et al. are played ferociously here by one of the planet's most formidable improvisors." Gatefold sleeve, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ANDREW D'ANGELO & JAIME FENNELLY
FALC 0033-2 CD $10.70
In this series of free jazz duets, D'Angelo plays bass clarinet, alto sax and powerbook, while Fennelly plays double-bass and electronics. These are wide ranging improvisations, which can movie from frantic yelps to quiet whispers in an eyeblink. (FALCATA-GALIA)
SA 33-7 7" $4.25
Two low frequency drones; one is pretty much featureless, the other has a frosting of low frequency white noise. (STOMACH ACHE)
LOW 001-7 7" $4.25
Poetry set to eerie, tense but not melodramatic electronics, by this well known industrial musician who usually works under names like Data Bank A, Dominion, Compound & Parade of Sinners. (LOWELL)
GET 561-1 LP $12.55
British psychedelic/progressive rock trio, originally released on RCA in 1969. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ANDY G. & THE ROLLER KINGS
"Andy G. & The Roller Kings"
SFTRI 647-1 10" $7.70
SFTRI 647-2 CD $8.00
Aggro-pop sock-hop'n'roll from the DEVIL DOGS alumni that might be MITCH RYDER meets PHIL SPECTOR, or maybe THE SAINTS meet Motown with this very full, over-the-top sound. (SYMPATHY)
ANGEL CORPUS CHRISTI
"I Love New York"
MR 161-1 10" $9.60
MR 161-2 CD $11.90
Eight cuts, all covers of our favorite Noo Yawkers: LOU REED, RICHARD HELL, SUICIDE, THE RAMONES, PATTI SMITH, and of course THE VELVETS. SUICIDE's Alan Vega joins in on vocals on two of the songs. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
GRAVITY 17-1 LP $8.25
Their first and only LP, this is the band at its peak. Faster and more chaotic, it also put 'em in their grave. Complete with a Bauhaus cover, "Stigmata Martyr." (GRAVITY)
"Pregnant with the Senior Class"
GRAVITY 18-2 CD $9.00
Multi-tempoed music with alot of guitar, bass, drums and drastic vocals. This CD collects the entire recorded output of this Boulder CO band: their LP and 7", plus three other split 7"s on other labels. (GRAVITY)
GRAVITY 14-7 7" $4.00
Four songs from this Boulder band; the singer does his best to be heard over the piercing guitars and wailing drums as he cries "I sell ice to Eskimos and ass to assholes." (GRAVITY)
VENTRICLE 8-2 CD $10.10
A different sort of dark ambience, where the enchanting, angelic vocals of Vanessa Harvey swoop in, around and through the imaginative collage/electronics atmospheres of Kelly Thistle. (VENTRICLE)
FUCK YOU 2-7 7" $4.00
New York sewer sludge: the scum part of White Zombie give it up on the Melvins new label, and boy is it slimy. (FUCK YOU)
ANGEL 'IN HEAVY SYRUP
SUB 74-2 CD $10.10
The first album by these Osaka girls is a way-60's-style not-quite-garage psychedelic tour de force, rather reminiscent of the earliest San Francisco sound groups. Sometimes gentle & spacey, sometimes punky, with great, lush female vocals. This also includes their 11 minute space opus "Crazy Blues," from the out-of-print, Japan-only compilation "Taste of the Wild West 3." (SUBTERRANEAN)
ANGEL'IN HEAVY SYRUP
MONOCD 04-2 CD $10.70
Another tour-de-force from this all-female Japanese band, very skillfully blending acid psych, progressive rock and a bit of goth, and led by Mine Nakao's pyrotechnic psych guitar and Mineko Ikatura's light-as-a-feather ethereal vocals. The 16-page booklet has lots of photos, drawings, and translations of the lyrics. (MONOTREMATA)
ANGELA Y. DAVIS
"The Prison Industrial Complex"
VIRUS 234-2 CD $10.50
One of America's leading social critics in a 1997 talk from Boulder, Colorado offers an incisive, succinct yet compelling argument against our national obsession with locking people up. A legendary speaker, known for the clarity and subtlety of her thought and the compelling compassion of her delivery, DAVIS also discusses the evils of Nike, corporate crimes, the demonization of immigrants, and crimes against the environment, amongst other issues. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
FREE 002-2 CD $11.60
Especially for fans of METALLICA or THE OFFSPRING who felt burned by their latest albums, Torino, Italy's ANGELI play ultra-high-energy power punk with brains. 15 metal-edged, singable, occasionally ska-inflected songs, 14 sung in English, sounding hard-as-nails and played faster than an Italian sportscar. (FREE LAND)
"Live from the Justice League"
TKOROUND 71-1 2xLP $11.00
TKOROUND 71-2 CD $10.35
Finally, the 2nd installment in the Ringside Live TKO series. The first featured COCKSPARRER. Now gang, grab your popcorn, plastic cup of beer and scorecard, and get ready to get it on with the ANGELIC UPSTARTS! Taped at the Justice League (ex Kennel Club) in San Francisco, this recording captures the boys powering through all of the classics, plus some surprise SHAM 69, CLASH, and SPLODGE favorites. (TKO)
ANGELO FRANCESCO LAVAGNINO
"Gli Specialisti (The Specialists)"
CDCR 28-2 CD $11.60
This famous Sergio Corbucci western starred Johnny Halliday as a killer with an inventive streak. Also included is the original soundtrack to the Nunzio Malasomma western "15 Forche per un Assassino," composed by the master Francesco De Masi. Italian import. (BEAT)
"Dr. Madd Vibe's Comprehensive Linkology"
AM 067-2 CD $9.65
The FISHBONE leader is back with another solo collection of spoken word tracks and music, with Moore playing all the instruments. (ASIAN MAN)
ANGELO MOORE/DR. MADD VIBE
"The Yin Yang Thang"
AM 064-2 CD $9.65
FISHBONE frontman Angelo Moore, aka Dr. Madd Vibe, with live performances of his brilliant, over-the-top solo poetry and saxophone. The video version is listed in the video section. (ASIAN MAN)
ANGELS OV LIGHT MEET THEE ANGRY LOVE ORCHESTRA, THE
"Psychick Youth Rally"
CSR 7-2 CD $13.90
Not a band but an illegal event organized by TOPY back in 1988, this CD is a recording of it, augmented with special location recordings made in and around the abandoned London warehouse exactly 7 years later. Spacious ambient soundscapes convey a sense of the rituals performed, with members of Psychick TV, Current 93 and Death in June among the noisemakers. UK import. (COLD SPRING)
"Die Kemenaten Scharlachroter Lichter"
NPR 026-2 CD $13.80
This Austrian black metal outfit, whose split CD with Amestigon you may already know, comes about as close here to actual classical music as this classically-influenced genre ever gets. Celestial female vocal melodies adorn the black metal rasp. Lilting, carefully composed piano and cello collide with grinding guitars and drums. Austrian import. (NAPALM)
ANGST HASE PFEFFER NASE
"El Sabor Rojo"/"The Spirit of Rock"
SS 03-7 7" $3.90
This anonymous San Francisco artist (you have to guess who it really is) makes quiet, Caroliner-style antique psycho-noise with primitive percussion, squealing violins, lo-fi AM radio noise and guitar feedback. Bright silkscreen cover and Caroliner-ish artwork. (SERENE SARDINE)
ANGST HASE PFEFFER NASE
"The Myth of the Golden Jackal and the Frog"
BMR 009-7 7" $4.00
Androids may dream of electric sheep, but they also spin fables of wild electronic critters romping and chattering through sonic virtual swamps and misty glens. (BIRDMAN)
GET 580-1 10" $10.20
A.k.a. "Club Au go-go." Six early ANIMALS tracks recorded live at Club Au Go Go in 1963, including classic songs like "Boom Boom," "Dimples," and "Bo Diddley." Gray vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 074-2 CD $13.00
A definitive ANIMALS collection, including all their best-known songs from the early days ("House of the Rising Sun" alternate mix, "When I Was Young," etc.) to their final efforts ("Sky Pilot," "San Francisco Night," etc.). Italian import. (AKARMA)
ARTDIR III-2 CD $11.60
Already well known for their releases on the Staalplaat and Korm Plastics labels, Brume delivers again with a very beautiful and sonically complex suite of compositions of electronically altered environmental sounds, synthesized instrumentals and electro-acoustic musique concrete. Swedish import. (ART DIRECTE)
ANONIMA SOUND LTD.
"Red Tape Machine"
AK 1006-1 LP $17.25
AK 1006-2 CD $13.00
A re-release of this Italian progressive combo's 1972 album. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl, CD in sharp digipak. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Inside the Shadow"
AK 170-1 LP $17.25
Mid-'70s garage psych outfit formed by two former members of SIR WINSTON & THE COMMONS, with ringing guitars and harmonic vocals which earned them comparisons with '60s bands like THE BYRDS, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, and BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD. First issued in 1976 by Midwest indie A Major Label in a pressing of only 300. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
ANTEDILUVIAN ROCKING HORSE
"Music for the Odd Occasion"
SEELAND 505-2 CD $10.20
Bizarre DJ-ing dada from Australia: cut up, layered, affected, redirected by way of vinyl, CDs, tapes and broadcast media. A crazy, channel-hopping mishmash of burps, old samples, and a gallery of strange voices, cut-ups, and '70s elevator music run backwards. (SEELAND)
GET 315-1 LP $13.70
Recorded in Paris in September 1969 and released as number 15 in the BYG Actuel series, this features Braxton on alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute and chimes, with Leo Smith on trumpet, Leroy Jenkins on violin, and Steve McCall on drums. Also known under the "Braxton-ese" title "B-Xo/N-O-1-47a," it's a great example of his complex fusion of many different avant-garde traditions. Gatefold sleeve, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Ensemble - Victoriaville 1988"
VICTO 7-2 CD $11.90
An incisive suite of connecting pieces, unfolding into solos, exchanges and embellishments among seven great avant-garde musicians. (VICTO)
ANTHONY BRAXTON & GINO ROBAIR
BRD 2-1 LP $9.30
Sax/percussion duets by two master improvisors that the critics have called stimulating, challenging, lyrical and elegant, extracting a maximum variety from the format. Limited edition, with special letterpress packaging. (RASTASCAN)
ANTHONY BRAXTON and DEREK BAILEY
VICTO 02-2 CD $11.90
One of the most outrageously creative saxophonists of our time in nearly 50 minutes of free improvisation with master guitarist Derek Bailey. Not to be missed! (VICTO)
ANTHONY BRAXTON QUARTET
VICTO 21-2 CD $12.45
The famed saxophonist performs with an all-star lineup of Marilyn Crispell on piano, Mark Dresser on bass and Gerry Hemingway on percussion! Four compositions by Braxton, and one by John Coltrane, delivered with brilliant clarity and spitfire energy. Canadian import. (VICTO)
"Disco by Night"
AVAN 11-2 CD $23.70
Five pieces by this New York composer/keyboardist inspired by his early-80's experiences in Belgrade, soaking up the music of Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania and Hungary. Japanese import. (AVANT)
"Die for the Government"
NRA 70-1 LP $8.85
NRA 70-2 CD $9.65
With blood-boiling vocals and the raw guitar work of Justin Sane leading the charge, this touring machine from Steel City (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania keeps relentlessly churning out the political punk rock. This is their debut album. (NEW RED ARCHIVES)
AF 0014-2 CD $10.70
New anarcho-punk from these baby-sitting Steel City pogo punk rockers, and the follow-up full length to their "Underground Network" album. Here are 8 new studio tracks, plus 6 live tracks including "Die for the Government," "A New Kind of Army," and "Underground Network." The Fat influence remains on these new tracks, with some new school breaks and stutters, and alot of melody and harmony ala NAKED RAYGUN. Plus, a free A-F Records sampler CD is included with every copy. (A-F)
"Their System Doesn't Work For You"
AF 001-2 CD $10.70
A CD reissue of the 9 songs from the limited edition "North America Sucks" CD, plus an additional 10 unreleased songs. No wimpy pop shit here, but there's hooks all over the place, along with lots of power guitar riffs, no compromise lyrics and scathing sarcasm. (A-F)
ARR 006-2 CD $12.40
The soundtrack for the first TAGC experimental film of the same name, unavailable now for several years, has been partly remixed with the addition of several pieces previously unavailable. (ANTERIOR RESEARCH)
DFX 22-2 CD $10.85
A sort-of "best of" collection, this CD has all TAGC singles from 1985 to 1990 in versions that are for the most part remixed, re-edited or previously unavailable. Includes the cult hits "Big Sex," "Broadcast Test," "Zulu," "The Ocean," "Morpheus Baby" and more. (SIDE EFFECTS)
DFX 21-2 CD $10.85
Brand-new, never-before-released material recorded during the last 3 years, marking the re-launch of Adi Newton's famous research/audio project. Includes a lavish and extensive booklet full of the controversial written and visual information that is the hallmark of all Anti-Group/TAGC releases. (SIDE EFFECTS)
"That's Right/Don't Tread on Me"
GMM 101-2 CD $10.65
This combines their first 2 albums (from 1985 and 1986) on one CD. Classic, anthemic blue collar street punk and oi from one of the best known American skinhead bands, this pulls no punches, with brawling music and angry, articulate lyrics. Includes 8-page booklet with complete lyrics and photos. (GMM)
"Underneath the Underground"
GMM 161-2 CD $10.65
With their first studio album since 1996, the kings of American Oi are back with 12 blazing tracks of streetpunk fury and working class outrage. Booklet folds out into a big, full color lyric and photo sheet. Produced by Lars from RANCID. (GMM)
"Caution in the Wind"
GET 70-1 LP $9.60
A re-issue of their 2nd and final LP, originally out on Rondelet in 1982. Includes "East to the West," the title cut, and 3 bonus tracks! Complete lyrics included. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Last Call..."
GET 07-1 LP $9.60
A re-release of this UK hardcore band's first album from 1981, with the addition of 7 tracks from their first three 7"s. Think Exploited, Discharge or Anti-Nowhere League. The CD is on the Anagram label. Italian import. (GET BACK)
CHARGED 007-1 LP $10.55
CHARGED 007-2 CD $10.50
Fast'n'hard streetpunk group singalongs from this Amsterdam band. Comes with all the lyrics, and the LP is on green vinyl. (CHARGED)
"In Love with Jetts"
GRAVITY 11-1 LP $8.25
Driving further into bombastic and dramatic hardcore, like a semi sliding down the freeway on its side. Yes, it's a re-release of an early LP. (GRAVITY)
"In Love with Jetts/The Lady is a Cat"
GRAVITY 30-2 CD $9.00
This CD collects their two Gravity 12"s, plus their hard-to-find split 7" with Candle and some previously unreleased stuff too. Loud, powerful, sporadically fast composed chaos. (GRAVITY)
"The Lady is a Cat"
GRAVITY 4-1 12" EP $6.30
The re-release of their first recording, and a furious display of musik non stop. Spray painted covers. (GRAVITY)
"The Deafening Silence of Grinding Gears"
TRIBLW 03-1 LP $7.55
Totally shredding anarchothrashcore with male/female vocals and plenty of rage to spare. This comes with a 16-page zine with all the lyrics, plus commentary and graphics, as well as a big poster and another 16-page booklet on vegan living. (TRIBAL WAR)
ALLIED 5-2 CD $8.90
The vinyl is out of print, so here comes a CD version of this anarcho-punk Crassoid whang & spittle classic. A peculiar type of alienation not seen by many but still felt by all. (ALLIED)
PRANK 034-1 LP $8.25
PRANK 034-2 CD $9.00
A re-release of this classic South Carolina political thrash band's only album from 1991, unavailable for several years. (PRANK)
"Boys from Brutalsville"
TKOROUND 62-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 62-P pic LP $10.00
TKOROUND 62-2 CD $10.50
The first album since 1996's "Here to Ruin Your Groove," the undisputed heavyweight kings of scumfuck rock'n'roll unleash a blood soaked death match of a record onto an unsuspecting public. Sizzling slices of country soul and rock'n'roll annihilation! If this record doesn't change your life, it will certainly end it. (TKO)
"Eat More Possum"
TPOS 092-1 LP $8.25
A fresh helpin' of Antiseen's musical roadkill, raw as fuck, y'all. Includes one of the songs from their Sympathy 7". (TPOS)
"Here to Ruin Your Groove"
RNR 005-1 LP $8.40
Jeff Clayton sounds more like Roky Erickson all the time, but stretched in a shit-kickin' punk meets shit-kickin' country direction that's Antiseen's alone. Check out their masterful, awe-inspiring "Billy The Kid." CD version is on the Baloney Shrapnel label. (RUFF-NITE)
"Masters of the Sky"
PBR 011-7 7" $4.35
Some neatly arranged, new-style Antiseen monster rock with Jack Starr doing the alien's voice, plus an old-style cover of Iggy's "1969." Belgian import. (PITSBULL)
"Screamin' Bloody Live"
TKOROUND 77-1 2xLP $11.00
TKOROUND 77-2 CD $10.35
Now, experience the power and fury of an ANTISEEN live show without risking life and limb. This, #3 in the TKO Ringside series, captures the boys in Portland and San Francisco, during their now infamous "Rolling Blackouts" tour of the West Coast in the summer of 2001. It's all here: cover songs, shocking and offensive between-song banter, and special appearances by Confederacy Of Scum superstars like LIMECELL, and RANCID VAT's Cosmic Commander. (TKO)
ANTISEEN / BLUE GREEN GODS
TPOSABG 01-7 7" $4.00
Brutal grunge monsters Antiseen are recorded live in Germany. Noisy punk minimalists Blue Green Gods do a Germs cover plus one distortion-drenched other. Packed in a brown paper bag with the sleeve art printed on it. (TPOS)
ANTISEEN / COCKNOOSE
BSR 004-7 7" $3.35
Each band does one of their country-western faves. Antiseen checks in with a George Jones song, Cocknoose with David Allen Coe's "Livin' on the Run." (BALONEY SHRAPNEL)
MM 001-2 CD $11.50
A re-release of the out of print CD on the defunct Amarillo label. LaVey conducts the first-ever recording of an actual Satanic ceremony, live at the Church of Satan in 1968; he also reads several excerpts from his book, "The Satanic Bible." This was originally released as an LP in 1968. (REPTILIAN)
ANYTHING GOES ORCHESTRA
"Bought Fruit/Got Meat"
BRD 6-4 2xcassette $11.25
Southern California's premiere improvising orchestra goes live on one cassette and into the studio on another. Packed in a colored burlap pouch. (RASTASCAN)
HOPSCOTCH 4-1 MLP $7.80
This San Jose crustoid outfit combines hoarse, screaming, almost black metal styled vocals with definitely crusty, nihilistic lyrics and hard, loud, crushing rock instrumentals. The cover folds out into a huge poster with all the lyrics. (HOPSCOTCH)
"Sounds of the Apemen"
DD 011-7 7" $4.35
The Apemen take their '66 Toronado to the dragstrip with these 4 gear grindin', rubber-shreddin' blasts. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
APEMEN / MONOMEN
DD 002-7 7" $4.35
Deadly dragstrip action by the Monomen, plus a howlin' at the moon opus from Holland's trashiest surf band, the Apemen. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
"Seven Inches of Love"
DCCD 08-2 CD $10.10
Be prepared to be blown away! This amazing Dutch band manages to cross the aggression and energy of hardcore thrashpunk with the tone and style of traditional surf, kinda like DICK DALE on massive steroids and amphetamine! This CD collects all their 7" and compilation tracks, plus 3 unreleased covers, for a total of 16 smokin' tunes! (DOUBLE CROWN)
"Surfvival of de Onbeschofste"
NITRO 04-1 LP $10.00
NITRO 04-2 CD $12.00
This Dutch quintet (including organ!) is getting a great reputation for their revved-up, stripped-down surf instrumentals, played loud and hard with a wild-eyed, amphetamine-driven mania that never gets sloppy. One song has vocals, sung in Spanish! Belgian import. (NITRO)
APHASIA / DACHISE
RZD 021-2 CD $11.30
Two up-and-coming progressive noise artists from the UK: APHASIA opens with three tracks of jarring yet carefully poised blend of environmental musique concrete and post-industrial noise collage. DACHISE's four tracks combine elements of searing power electronics with dark ambience and heavily treated raw sound, resulting in a disorienting, multi-layered journey thru alternate aural realities. Limited to 1000. (REALIZATION)
RPATALL 1-7 7" $4.00
Tear-jerkin', bird-flippin' pop punk from England in the classic 70s mould, and a singer that looks just like BILL CLINTON in a leather jacket. 3 songs give you great melodies, blasting guitars (and guitar solos!), gang vocals, and lots of heart. (RAPID PULSE)
TIC 001-7 7" $4.15
Pure power pop for pow people! Late '70s-early '80s-style sing-alongs for the whole damn party, with all the hooky melody, bouncy energy and polka dot shirts you could want. Limited to 500. (THERAPEUTIC)
"God Only Knows"/"Today (is a fine day to die)"
ECHO 009-7 7" $4.00
A loose, spaced-out, warpo version of the Brian Wilson classic on the A side; the flip continues down a similar violin-spiked path. (ECHONET)
"Burning World of Hate"
VC 26-7 7" $3.80
NY power punk (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
APOSTLES OF GEIN
BCR 041-7 7" $3.65
Spawn-of-Satan thrash with a sense of humor. Lots of sudden pauses and tempo changes. 6 songs. (BEER CITY)
APOSTLES ON STRIKE
"Torrid Tales of the Superhate"
JFR 025-7 7" $4.00
Four songs of great, raunchy, old-school punk, with a rockabilly song to top it all off. (JOHANN'S FACE)
APOSTLES ON STRIKE
"Torrid Tales of the Superhate"
JFR 025-7 7" $4.00
Four songs of great, raunchy, old-school punk, with a rockabilly song to top it all off. (JOHANN'S FACE)
SFTRI 398-2 CD $9.65
The ex-singer for the Shitbirds is joined by other former Shitbirds, plus Jonathan Richman, Andy Paley and othe rock luminaries for these four sweaty songs. CD has 3 extra tracks. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Paris in April"
SFTRI 456-2 CD $9.65
Accompanied by her pals Jonathan Richman, Andy Paley and the Shitbirds, and including 5 tracks from the "Chick Habit" CD, April sings 14 more French influenced tunes is split between French and English sides. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
APRIL MARCH & THE MAKERS
"April March Sings the Songs of the Makers"
SFTRI 434-1 LP $8.00
SFTRI 434-2 CD $9.65
Just what it says: sultry, swinging vocalist April March fronts the manic aggressive punk band the Makers, savagely tearing their songs asunder while the kings of barroom brawl trash struggle to remember their own songs to back her up and deliver some background vocals. The vinyl is limited to 2000 copies. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
APRIL MARCH AND LOS CINCOS
SFTRI 491-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 491-2 CD $9.65
This is a masterful, surprising, riveting collaboration from two well-known artists. MARK LINETTE produced this creative explosion with its delightful excursions into bossanova, samba, jazz, pop, "Smiley-Smile"-era BEACH BOYS and a psychic link with STEREOLAB. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"La Doctrina de los Ciclos"
NA 29-2 CD $11.35
New music performed on traditional Andean instruments by the Contemporary Orchestra of Native Instruments of La Paz, Bolivia. The orchestra sounds variously like a large folk ensemble, like wind, like wild animals. Extensive notes. (NEW ALBION)
"Feedback in Turmoil"
SSS 35-4 cassette $5.90
A live performance by this NYC mad scientist of controlled feedback. (SSS)
"We Hate Your Ugly Face"
SPR 0701-7 7" $4.00
4 tunes of '60s-garage-turned-evil with whining organ, reckless stand-up bass, mean-spirited gang vocals and super-trashy sound, a horrifying twist on the sounds of '60s acts like THE SONICS, THE WAILERS, THE KINGSMEN. Ltd. to 250 numbered copies! (SIGMA PHI)
"Blasé / Live at the Pan-African Festival"
SNAF 819-2 2xCD $16.60
Recorded in Paris and Algiers in 1969, Shepp's tenor sax is accompanied by Jeanne Lee on vocals, Lester Bowie on trumpet and flugelhorn, Clifford Thornton on cornet, Grachan Muncur III on trombone, Dave Burrell on piano, Julio Finn on harmonica, Malachi Favors and Alan Silva on bass, and Philly Joe Jones and Sunny Murray on drums, with Algerian and Tuareg musicians. UK import. (CHARLY)
GET 318-1 LP $13.70
Recorded in Paris in 1969, Shepp's tenor sax is accompanied by Jeanne Lee on vocals, Lester Bowie on trumpet, Dave Burrell on piano, Malachi Favors on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums on these intense and legendary sessions. 5 tracks, with the original artwork and a gatefold sleeve. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Virgin Birth...(Born Again)"
FUNCTIONAL 004-2 CD $11.00
Their first CD after an LP and cassette. Totally remixed versions and unreleased material from this Swedish artist who shows you dark, intense sounds and morbid ambience mixed with unobtrusive percussion in a realm of shades, like some monumental movie soundtrack. German import. (FUNCTIONAL)
"Arbeit Macht Frei"
GET 5101-1 LP $12.55
Their first album, originally released in 1973. This well-known Italian progressive rock band featured the amazing voice of Demetrio Stratos, and will delight fans of SOFT MACHINE or NUCLEUS. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork (including the infamous "gun" insert), 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 5103-1 LP $12.55
Uncompromising blend of jazz-rock, ethnic folk, experimentation and politics, with furious, mind-bending rhythms and melodies balanced with humor and the avant garde. The 3rd album by this unique Italian group, originally released in 1975 on the Cramps label. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 1030-2 3xCD $35.50
This very nice boxset includes 3 complete live concerts by the massively influential Italian progressive group led by Demetrio Stratos, capturing the group at the peak of their unique creative prowess. Encompassing rock, jazz, folk, free improvisation, classical influences and progressive, they approached rock music with a political rigor that was unmatched by any other popular group of the time. The 1st disc is from a Milan concert, with guests Steve Lacy and Paul Lytton. Filled with the dense sound of unbelievable high virtuosity and inspired energy, it includes the previously unreleased "Improvisation" which sees Lytton and Lacy really stretch out into some abstract atmospheres. Two 1976 concerts from Paris (2nd disc) and Lisbon (3rd disc) make up the rest of the collection which feature some excellent performances and some charming French asides from Demetrio Stratos. A crucial documentation of possibly the single most vital Italian progressive rock group of the 1970s, beautifully packaged, with liner notes and previously unpublished photographs. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 1009-1 LP $17.25
AK 1009-2 CD $13.00
The Italian progressive outfit's final studio effort with singer Demetrio Stratos, this also featured guest appearances by Steve Lacy and Paul Lytton. Originally released by the Cramps label in 1976. Original artwork, 180 gram virgin vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
ARESKI & BRIGITTE FONTAINE
GET 414-1 LP $12.55
An exceptional recording from one of the most avant-garde leaders of the French chanteuse movement of the 1970s, Brigitte Fontaine. In a perfect symbiosis with her magnificent voice and surrealist texts, Areski creates a minimalist "ethno-folk acoustic universe." Their first collaboration among several, it was recorded for BYG Records in 1974. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)"
4M 101-1 LP $13.15
The Queen of Soul's amazing first release for the Atlantic label, out in 1967, unleashed her full, unrestrained intensity on the world. Includes the single version of "Respect," the title tune, and more hard soul groovers. With new liner notes by music historian Alec Palao, the original notes by producer Jerry Wexler, and audiophile remastering from the original masters. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (4 MEN WITH BEARDS)
"The Starbody EP"
VC 112-1 12" EP $8.85
Dubwise techno made the indie way, this journey through modern electronica creates memorable songs using pre-midi drum machines, analog synths, vocoded basslines, and transformed breakbeats. Part trance, part trip-hop, part ambient, this compares to Vapourspace, Orbital, and Air Liquide. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
BRON AR1-2 CD5 $17.00
(Also "Arizigku") Tin-horn punks from Osaka, or lively, energetic poppy punk with samples of people grunting & screaming "have a nice day!" (yep, in English). What if the Boredoms were on Lookout Records?? 4 songs. (BRON/DOPE OK)
"Every Job"/"Mark Twain"
SUB 41-7 7" $4.00
Jazzy melodies; sparse, clean structures; unpredictable rhythms; a few choice words. (SUBTERRANEAN)
MOD 2-1 12" EP $6.15
A melodically dissonant, offbeat smoothie of a record. Guitar/bass/drums, minimal vocals; nobody else sounds like this. 4 songs. (MODERN MASTERS)
ARMANDO PIAZZA & SHAWN PHILLIPS
"Naus + Suan"
AK 1027-2 CD $13.00
Fifteen tracks of good psychedelia, from the two albums originally released on the BBB label between 1972 and 1973. Italian import. (AKARMA)
RED 134-1 LP $12.55
RED 134-2 CD $11.90
The original soundtrack recording for the 1965 horror cult film known in the US as "Tomb of Torture," this is a fantastic and intense score, now with previously unreleased bonus tracks and liner notes by psychotronic film historian Roberto Zamori. This is also its first CD release. 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (DAGORED)
CNLP 002-1 LP $14.90
The original soundtrack for this 1968 hippie-exploitation comedy, known in the UK as "Mr. Kinky" and in the US as "The Prophet," directed by Dino Risi and starring Ann-Margret and Vittorio Gassman. The composer's "jazzy beat" themes, coupled with intriguing Indian sounds and obscure themes for orchestra, made this album a must-have. This is its first vinyl release, and it's limited. 180 gram vinyl, great cover art, Italian import. (CINEDELIC)
CNLP 001-1 LP $14.90
The original soundtrack for this 1968 Italian comedy, known in the US as "The Libertine," directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile and starring Catherine Spaak. The various versions of the main theme shows the composer's complexity of styles, ranging through lounge, jazzy, bossa nova, and soft arrangements for orchestra. This is its first vinyl release, and it's limited. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (CINEDELIC)
"La Matriarca/Il Profeta"
GDM 2026-2 CD $14.90
The original soundtracks to these two 1968 Italian films, together on one CD. Italian import. (CINEDELIC)
SFTRI 286-7 7" $4.00
This wild UK garage outfit, named after a British toilet manufacturer, has Billy Childish guesting on guitar, with a mighty wicked organ and Don Scum's back-from-the-grave vocals rounding it out. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"La Cosa Nostra"
MC 01-2 CD $8.90
Providence RI power trio hardcore, played blindingly fast, deafeningly loud, sickeningly tight. The heavy, metallic guitar riffs and punishing drums are pretty mind-boggling, but bassist Christian's gushingly sincere, beyond-fast scream that really steals the show. 20 songs, including DK & BLACK FLAG covers. (MOBCORE)
MLADC 01-2 CD $15.60
A cross of traditional and synthesized instruments with classical voice and atmospheric influence, sometimes compared to Tuxedomoon, Current 93 or Legendary Pink Dots. German import. (MISC. LABELS)
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO
"A Jackson in Your House / Message to Our Folks"
SNAP 066-2 CD $11.90
The four multi-instrumentalists in a tribute to Charles Clark, recorded in Paris in 1969. UK import. (CHARLY)
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO
"A Jackson in Your House"
GET 302-1 LP $13.70
This album was recorded in Paris on June 23, 1969 during the group's initial days in France with the quartet of Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and Joseph Jarman, and released as #2 in the BYG Actuel series. A shockingly formalist album though far from conventional in any way. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO
4M 104-1 LP $13.15
The first of 2 landmark albums originally out on Atlantic, by one of the most significant avant jazz groups, recorded live at the legendary Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival on September 9, 1972. A radical, outrageous performance ranging from driving percussion jams to exaggerated poetic narration, spare tenor solos and rhythm explorations, to chaingang R&B. With new and detailed liner notes by MC5 manager John Sinclair and a rare photo from the bands archives, and audiophile remastering from the original master tapes. 180 gram vinyl, original artwork, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (4 MEN WITH BEARDS)
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO
"Message to Our Folks"
GET 328-1 LP $13.70
Their fifth album, recorded in 1969 after their move to Paris, and number 28 in the BYG/Actuel series. One of the most influential and long-lasting avant-garde/free jazz bands of all time. All the original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ARTI E MESTIERI
"Giro di Valzer per Domani"
AK 1025-1 LP $17.25
AK 1025-2 CD $13.00
The 2nd album by this ripping Italian jazz fusion combo, powered by the totally amazing drumming of Furio Chirico. Often compared to Ponty-era MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, they also featured exceptionally good guitar, violin, sax and keyboards. Originally released in 1975 on the Cramps label, this re-issue has 2 bonus tracks. Gatefold sleeve with original art. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
ARTI E MESTIERI
AK 1024-1 LP $17.25
AK 1024-2 CD $13.00
Compared to bands as diverse as PFM, MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, KING CRIMSON and SOFT MACHINE, this Italian progressive band's first album was released in 1974 on Cramps. This re-issue has the original artwork, and is on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Confessions of a Male Chauvinist Pig"
UV 008-1 LP $17.25
UV 008-2 CD $13.00
Better known for his collaborations than his solo career, this album reveals the sax player as also a jazz and R&B composer. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, CD in gatefold folder. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
"Cold Cold World"
PRANK 043-7 7" $4.00
Four more songs of pulverizing destruction from this San Francisco band, mixing spastic thrash fits with ultra-tonnage low end clamor. (PRANK)
"The Civil Dead"
PRANK 035-1 12" EP $7.35
PRANK 035-2 CD $9.35
Downturned crunch lurching to uncontrolled spastic fits of hardcore fury, howled rapid-fire screams on top of crunching percussive bombardment. A darker, heavier descendant of the late FUCKFACE. CD has tracks from "Cold Cold World." (PRANK)
"Beer Is Better Than Girls Are"/"Crassdriver"
VC 17-7 7" $3.80
Mykel Board's endearing plea to get hate mail from Anglophiles. If you like snotcore you'll love this. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
ARTORTURED / CRISIS REBIRTH
BPR 005-7 7" $3.65
A brutal split EP of raging grind and pissed sludgey crust-punk. Relentless, pummeling sound, intricate metallic compositions, double bass drums. (RIOTOUS ASSEMBLY)
"100 Oxford St."
GET 524-1 LP $12.55
A fine 16-track release including most of their mid '60s singles and a bunch of songs from their 1966 album "Art Gallery," featuring rare photos and liner notes by leader Art Wood (Ronnie Wood's brother, in case you had to know). 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 184-1 LP $17.25
AK 184-2 CD $13.00
An excellent album of tuneful interplanetary madness from this British group recorded in 1969 under goofy pseudonyms, but in fact these guys were some of the biggest names in UK progressive rock: Steve Hillage (who went on to play in GONG) and Dave Stewart, Clive Brooks and Mont Campbell (who formed EGG). Originally out on Evolution, this heavy, spacey, keyboard driven album is often compared to PINK FLOYD's "Saucer Full of Secrets," and their "Garden of Earthly Delights" is an influential classic of early UK progressive psychedelia. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Sweep the Leg"
EXIT 3-7 7" $4.00
Hard-chargin', crusty thrash from New York, these guys spit out ten well chewed gobs of musical hate soaked in resignation and flavored with bits of snide humor. (EXIT)
OS 2202-2 CD $10.80
Straight-ahead modern rock from Los Angeles, influenced by THE CULT, U2, THE CURE, and THE BEATLES. (ORANGE SKY)
FUNCTIONAL 007-2 CD $11.00
A very interesting and fresh mixture of different soundtypes ranging from ambient, ritual, occult over noise to some more rhythm-oriented stuff. Over 77 minutes of very listenable music with high quality sound. German import. (FUNCTIONAL)
"A Simpleton's Dream"
DIRHIT 6-7 7" $4.00
Melodic, bluesy-but-gutsy punkoid rock; hard boogie from hard-livin', hard chuggin' guys. (DIRECT HIT)
"The Quest for Eldenhor"
NGR 002-2 CD $12.35
Dark, enchanting, atmospheric black metal from Barcelona. The first half of this 5-song mini-CD is straight out of Emperor's "In the Nightside Eclipse" album, and the other half compares to Gehenna's "First Spell" or to the neo classical instrumental interludes on Dimmu Borgir's "Stormblast." Spanish import. (NEW GOTIA/REQUIEM)
ASHLEY VON HURTER & THE HATERS
BD 02-7 7" $4.00
This Rhode Island band belts out classic '77 style punk with tuff female vocals, including a cover of the VKTMS' "Midget!" (BABY DOLL)
"River of Many Dead Fish"
SB 73-1 LP $8.70
SB 73-2 CD $6.85
The first album from this Philadelphia quartet led by Strapping Fieldhands singer/guitarist Bob Malloy, and it's lo-fi, lo-tech space rock time, with that shambolic pop vibe that might remind you of seminal New Zealand outfit The Puddle. Slurred, psychedelic side-stepping with great organ fills, soaring vocals and wah-wah guitar to die for. The vinyl has 6 previously unreleased songs and is limited to 1000 copies, and the CD includes "Unbearable Lightness" from their 7", plus the unedited, 6+ minute version of "Archipelago." (SILTBREEZE)
"Use Copenhagen 69 Guitars & Park Drive Circular Effects Pedals Exclusively"
SB 69-1 LP $8.70
Now that Harry Pussy is no more, we must seek alternative forms of musical destruction from the mighty Siltbreeze. So now, after innumerable cassette releases, we have the very first vinyl offering from Mr. Phil Todd (Inca Eyeball, Target Shoppers, Ceramic Hobs), full of overdubbed guitar & effect pedal chicanery, not to mention some whacked, hamfisted synth action, conjuring soaring flashbacks and trails of 'lost' acid shimmer. (SILTBREEZE)
"Das Vieh und Sien Vater"
RZD 020-2 CD $11.30
Collects 18 tracks spanning 14 years, all originally issued on LP and cassette compilations. Longtime TIETCHENS aficionados will jump at the chance to add so many of his rarest pieces to their collection, and for neophytes, you couldn't ask for a more ideal introduction to one of Germany's most influential and uncompromising electronic composers. (REALIZATION)
MRC 008-2 CD $14.00
A re-issue of his LP of the same name, with the addition of the complete "Zwingburgen Des Hedonsimus" mini-LP. The 3 long compositions here include his only work for computer, the romantic, 19th century inspired piece "Grunschatiger Nachmittag." Dutch import. (MULTIMOOD)
RRR 101-1 3xLP $22.15
The famed German electronic experimenter uses the "RRR 100" 7" (the one with 100 lock grooves, each by a different artist) as the sole sound source for these rich, glistening manipulations. Limited edition of 1000; elegant triple-gatefold jacket. (RRR)
ASMUS TIETCHENS / PBK
RZD 008-2 CD $11.30
A brilliant collaboration featuring original sound material created by PBK, reworked by German sound composer ASMUS TIETCHENS. If you're familiar with either artists' work, you know it's safe to expect this to be absolute cutting edge abstract electronics, at once calming and enervating. Collage cover art created by PBK. (REALIZATION)
ASPIRIN FEAST / CHICKEN
OR 006-7 7" $4.00
Chicken gives us blunt, rude, drunken hardcore with a muddled hint of ska on their 2 tunes. The scathing Aspirin Feast delivers 2 sour, undiluted punk diatribes, each ending with a raging spewcore spazz attack. Orange vinyl. (OUTCAST)
ASS BABOONS OF VENUS
"Spanking the Species"
STIBAN 06-2 CD $7.75
More totally weird crazyness from Japanese comedian Naoko Nozawa as she squeaks, chirps and howls her way through 12 rockin', noisy songs with the abandon of an insane 7 year old. This US release comes just 4 months after her Japan-only release of completely different material on an Epic/Sony sublabel, DOHB Discs. (STINGY BANANA)
"Terra di Nessuno"
MLAFTD 01-1 LP $10.00
MLAFTD 01-2 CD $9.70
Italian rap. Say no way? This is powerful with metal guitaring over Public Enemy style beats. Lotsa samples. Very cool. (MISC. LABELS)
ASSASSINS OF GOD
"No Music Tonight"
SKIP 3-7 7" $4.00
Psychopunkthrashjazz from San Francisco. These folks have a bunch of stuff out in Europe, where their extreme diversity is maybe better appreciated. On hot pink vinyl. (BROKEN REKIDS)
"Race to Destruction"
STAPLE 1-7 7" $3.70
Thrash anthems and Nomeansno-damage introspection from Texas. 5 songs. (STAPLEGUN RECORDS)
PRANK 003-7 7" $3.80
Brutal, rippin', burn-it-up thrash from Tokyo, recorded in the studio during their 1995 US tour. Four songs of pure punk rage, Japanese style. (PRANK)
IS 13-7 7" $4.30
Let's begin by mentioning that the first of these 4 songs is called "Beer Is Good Food," which is followed by "Adjusting My Nuts." The musicians' names are Joe Assman, Gary Head, and a chap named Blammo on drums. Every song is in the same tempo. They all use the same chords. Every word of every verse of every song is shouted irritatingly in the same monotone. All are played at the same ear-splitting volume. In other words, THIS RECORD R.U.L.E.S.! (INTENSIVE SCARE)
POLLUTE 007-1 LP $8.00
The record that set the standard in speed and intensity... classic! (SOUND POLLUTION)
POLLUTE 017-2 CD $9.00
Essential collection of early material. (SOUND POLLUTION)
POLLUTE 034-1 LP $7.65
POLLUTE 034-2 CD $7.85
Time has not slowed them down. More speed from Florida's "Kings of Brutality." (SOUND POLLUTION)
ASTERISK / JENNY PICCOLO
"Asterisk / Jenny Piccolo"
31G 18-1 10" $9.20
The simple, fast hardcore (ala HERESY or CROSSED OUT) of JENNY PICCOLO share the bill here with ASTERISK, which can be described as progressive grindcore. Whatever way you look at it, speed is the relevant reflection of life here. All of this is previously unreleased. (THREE ONE G)
"Not Meant for This World"
ANDA 209-2 CD $9.65
Old school kick-out blues based rock scorchers from Australia, with a glass raised all the way in the direction of the MC5, Rocket From The Tombs, Flamin' Groovies and Roky Erickson. (AU GO GO)
"Songs of Wrath and Optimism"
SKIP 81-7 7" $4.00
High energy punk from North Carolina that harkens back to the old East Bay punk sound, and featuring Aaron Cometbus (ex-CRIMPSHRINE) on drums and Cindy from Doris zine on vocals. (BROKEN)
"War of the Satellites"
SHOT 3-7 7" $4.00
Not the original Astronauts, this German quartet still knows how to sling a tremolo bar. Three ultra-reverb drenched surf instrumentals from deep in the garage, with psychotronic sci-fi themes. The title tune is killer! German import. (SHOT DOWN)
REPENT 4505-7 7" $4.00
Four classic, reverb-drenched surf instrumentals, or topiaries of tinnatations, if you prefer! Lotsa typically goofy sleeve notes about panty raids, interspecies mating, and the poison ivy covered walls of old Wassamatta U. Are these the Astronauts of olde? Would we tell you if we knew? (REPENT)
"Light Years Away"
AM 063-7 7" $4.20
Virginia indie rock and pop that draws on influences like THE SMITHS, CARDIGANS, THE BEATLES, BELLE & SEBASTIAN and SONIC YOUTH. (ASIAN MAN)
ATARI STAR, THE
"And Other Smaller, Brighter Worlds"
JFR 061-2 CD $9.65
Swirling, gentle pop songs coupled with bittersweet lyrics, this expands even further upon the melodic pop textures of their 2001 debut. This is straight forward pop, so do not expect a bunch of indie noise or noodling. You can expect touching, almost quirky at times pop, as if WEEZER were a bit softer, and alot cooler. The arrangements are also accented by perfectly placed piano, organ, and synth; so perfectly it's hard to notice at times, while at other times, bright piano chords or spooky synths are featured. Recorded by Chicago engineer Jeremy Lemos, whose other credits include STEREOLAB, JOAN OF ARC, SMOG, and JIM O'ROURKE. (JOHANN'S FACE)
ATARI STAR, THE
"Moving in the Still Frame"
JFR 052-2 CD5 $7.85
Ephemeral longing and dark blue days, following in the footsteps of PEDRO THE LION, SMOG and JOAN OF ARC. (JOHANN'S FACE)
ATARI STAR, THE
"Shrp Knf Cts Mtns"
JFR 055-2 CD $9.65
Chiming guitar melodies, piano, strings and simple pop beats on these 10 lush new songs, following up the "Moving in the Still Frame" EP. (JOHANN'S FACE)
ATARI TEENAGE RIOT / ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION
DMGD 132-7 7" pic disc $5.30
Well known for their uncommonly intense brand of techno (recently featured in the SPAWN soundtrack), ATARI TEENAGE RIOT pumps up the volume with a violently distorted and unreasonably fast shouter, "Paranoid." ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION continues the urgent mood with their poundingly heavy, yet unnervingly spooky, style of political rap on "Free Satpal Ram." (DAMAGED GOODS)
INANE 1-1 LP $7.25
If Motorhead snorted iron filings instead of crank... (INANE PERSISTENCE)
"Pills Versus Planes"
PRC 011-2 CD5 $7.55
Sounding like a mix of SLINT and A MINOR FOREST with 2 guitars and drums (no bass). (POLYVINYL)
GET 552-1 LP $12.55
This British jazz/progressive band released this album on the Dawn label in 1970. This re-release has 2 bonus tracks, and the original artwork with gatefold sleeve. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Like Pure Unawaited Magic"
NGR 001-2 CD $13.80
Blasting fast and very aggressive black metal from Spain. Grind mixes with ringing, clean electric guitars, and the melodic attack of an operatic female soprano in duet with raging, screeching, and very grim male vocals. Drums rumble beneath the metallic clang of splashy, bell-resonance cymbals, while high-distortion guitars fly over solemn, ritualistic keyboards and crystalline acoustic guitar arpeggios. Spanish import. (NEW GOTIA/REQUIEM)
"The End of Philosophy"
DFR 32-7 7" $4.25
The first US release for this Polish ambient/experimental group, recorded live during their 1994 "Save the Earth" tour with special guest performers from Guinea Bissau and Germany. Compares to some aspects of Ghost, Popol Vuh, or Comus. (DRUNKEN FISH)
ATOM AND HIS PACKAGE
"Going to Ames: A Tribute to the Mountain Goats"
TMU 065-7 7" $4.00
ATOM, apparently without his package, proves he's a big MOUNTAIN GOATS fan by doing their songs in his own style. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Chasin' the Onagro"
MR 213-1 LP $9.60
MR 213-2 CD $11.90
The 3rd album from this Basque band sometimes compared to THE CRAMPS, PERE UBU, THE MAKE UP, and JON SPENCER, among others. To further throw you off, this was produced (and titled) by American garage punk/blues/trash icon Mick Collins. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Complimentary Buckskin Holster"/"Superstupid"
SPASM 101-7 7" $4.00
An intense blast of catchy, hammerheaded guitar riffs from this Northwest band, from their upcoming album. Red vinyl one-sided 7" with the lyrics engraved on the flip. (INTELLECTUAL CONVULSION)
BDS 1-1 10" $7.55
Heavy, kick-ass, sledgehammer rock from Seattle scene veterans (Mr. Epp, Dickless, 7 Year Bitch). 6 songs. (BOX DOG SOUND)
"Rip"/"Digestive Tube Blues"
SFTRI 114-7 7" $4.00
This Seattle 2 girl/2 boy band is loud, agressive & in your face like a megaton blast. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"White Christmas"/"Blue Christmas"
SFTRI 198-7 7" $4.00
Brutal covers of the two standards, in a limited edition of 600 blue and 600 white vinyl. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
AK 167-1 LP $17.25
The debut album by this '70s British artrock group, first out on the B&C label in early 1970. Led by former CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN organist Vincent Crane, this lineup also included Carl Palmer, who subsequently joined EMERSON LAKE & PALMER. With 3 bonus tracks. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve with lyrics and photos, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Death Walks Behind You"
AK 168-1 LP $17.25
Their 2nd album, first out on B&C in late 1970, and included their 2 Top 20 UK hit singles "Tomorrow Night" and "Death Walks Behind You," and featured guitarist John Cann, formerly of ATTACK, FIVE DAY WEEK, STRAW PEOPLE, and ANDROMEDA. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"In Hearing of Atomic Rooster"
AK 169-1 2xLP $25.60
Considered their finest, this is their 3rd album, first out on Pegasus in 1971. This re-issue includes as bonus tracks their B&C single "Devil's Answer" and a bunch of live cuts from a rare 1972 show at the Paris Theatre in London. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Made in England"
AK 177-1 LP $17.25
AK 177-2 CD $13.00
Their 4th album, out on Dawn in 1972, marked a sharp turn away from hard rock to soul and funk, thanks to the influence of new singer Chris Farlowe of COLOSSEUM. Includes bonus tracks. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Nice n' Greasy"
AK 178-1 LP $17.25
AK 178-2 CD $13.00
The final album of the first era of British revolving-door prog band ATOMIC ROOSTER, this 1973 effort retained the funkyness of "Made in England," but with more guitar, thanks to new guitarist John Mandella. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 167-2 3xCD $35.50
This beautiful box set includes the complete first 3 albums ("Atomic Rooster," "Death Walks Behind You," and "In Hearing of...") by the British art/prog band, with the addition of many bonus tracks from demos, studio outtakes, and live performances. Also included is a fancy booklet with lyrics, bio, discography and photos. Italian import. (AKARMA)
702 18-1 LP $8.25
702 18-2 CD $8.80
Wearing their rootsy influences on their sleeves, this Reno trio slashes and burns their way through high-octane rock'n'roll fuelled by rockabilly, surf and trashabilly, combining a standup bass with '90s punk guitar distortion. (702)
GET 602-1 LP $12.55
Previously unreleased material from 1967-68 by this British mod psychedelic-freakbeat band, collected from guitarist John DuCann's personal stash of acetates. Packaging includes a bonus 7" in its own picture sleeve, plus massive liner notes by Jon "Mojo" Mills of Shindig Magazine! Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 16-1 LP $9.60
A vinyl re-issue of this great UK band's first LP, with bonus tracks from their two 7" releases. Powerful hardcore/oi, sometimes showing a Motorhead influence. New artwork and detailed liner notes. Italian import. (GET BACK)
ATTILEO (ART) MINEO
"Man in Space With Sounds"
SUBCD 4-2 CD $9.40
This virtually unknown gem was recorded in the early 1950s, and released in limited quantity at the Seattle World's Fair in 1963 and was the music that was piped into some whacked-out Space Age spherical elevator ride called THE BUBBLEATOR! ESQUIVEL-like easy listening orchestrations blast off into outer space exotica, with Theramins, oscillators, electronics, and voice overs promising the hope and havoc of space and the atom! (SUBLIMINAL SOUNDS)
ATTITUDE ROBOTS, THE
MEGALIM 005-2 CD $11.60
More "rock" than the Jaunties, but Jason and Benb are at it again, this time with 3rd guy Andrew Barranca on bass, sax and vocals. Punk in the way that early Half Jap was punk, but way noisier. Hand colored cover, limited edition of 500. (MEGAPHONE)
AU PAIRS, THE
"Equal But Different: BBC Sessions 1979-81"
RPM 139-2 CD $13.00
Previously unreleased sessions taped for John Peel, Richard Skinner & David Jensen. Re-workings of studio tracks along with material never recorded elsewhere. Discography included in special fold out booklet. 20 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
AU PAIRS, THE
"Sense & Sensuality"
RPM 111-2 CD $13.00
Includes the 2nd part of the band's history (written by journalist Martin Aston), the whole of the 2nd album plus what remains of the abandoned 3rd album. 16 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
ALIENCD 2-2 CD $11.90
Becoming more well known all the time, Aube (Akifumi Nakajima) has been crafting exquisite noise releases that impress all the more for their thematic discipline: each one is created from a single sound source, in this case, the human heartbeat. Be ready to have your ears and mind challenged with these 66 minutes of numbing soundscapes spliced with nerve-shattering high end climaxes. But act fastthis is a limited edition of 666! Canadian import. (ALIEN8)
IGLOO 007-2 CD $11.70
Becoming steadily better know with each release, Kyoto noise artist Akifumi Nakajima is capable of putting the most otherworldly spin on everyday phenomena. This completely engrossing 6-track, 70 minute CD is derived entirely from the sounds of fluorescent and glow lamps, electronically manipulated into a haunting, ingenious composition which ranges from delicate, layered ambience yo bone-munching distortion. Swedish import. (RELEASING ESKIMO)
GROSS 6-4 cassette $8.85
Promising new noise (& design) artist, the man behind the G.R.O.S.S. label with his third tape of manipulated water sounds. Wonderful & puzzeling noises that sound more like electronic distortion; packaged in multi-layer cover of vellum & laminated parchment paper. (G.R.O.S.S.)
GROSS 16-4 cassette $10.00
Shifting waves and sand dunes of sonic drones, rather in the manner of Organum, but definitely harder. Japanese import. (G.R.O.S.S.)
"Frequency for Collapse"
GROSS 026-4 cassette $10.00
Field recordings from the dismantling of the Daiku Building in Okayama are processed and assembled by Akifumi Nakajima. Excellent "hardhat ambience!" Japanese import. (G.R.O.S.S.)
GROSS 11-4 cassette $10.00
Mr. Nakajima's newest features the sounds from a keyboard-like instrument made of flourescent tubes & flashing lights. Intriguing & indescribable sounds that are both compelling & provocative. Black on black screen package. (G.R.O.S.S.)
"Metal De Metal"
MANCD 10-2 CD $13.25
All sounds are created with metal objects for these dark, strange soundscapes, ambient and powerful. Packed in a very special custom made sheet steel sleeve with steel clasp. Very limited, going fast! (MANIFOLD)
"Purification to Numbness"
PURE -2 CD $8.00
This late-1994 recording by the Japanese noisician sounds less like distorted water and more like distorted distortion getting interrupted by lethargic mores code at a disoriented carpenters' trade show. (PURE)
GROSS 1-4 cassette $10.00
Aube's second tape of processed water sounds (the first tape is available on the Vanilla label), starts out calm & soothing but always climaxing in a violent swirling fury. Again, wonderful multi-layered, multi-colored package. (G.R.O.S.S.)
"Submerged Tension Remix"
GROSS 021-4 cassette $10.00
Composed solely of processed water sounds, this is a remix of the original 1992 recordings. Japanese import. (G.R.O.S.S.)
AUBE AND COCK E.S.P.
CHCD 18-2 CD $10.70
A collaboration between Japanese noise-mix-master Aube and Minneapolis based Cock E.S.P., with 4 long tracks ranging from calm waves of sound to harsh noise textures. Limited edition of 1000, in a special package with 7 letterpress cards. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
RPR 14-7 7" $3.35
Eight odes to terrorism, anti-authoritarianism, and of course deadbeatism on the brand new record from one of Boston's best and trashiest punk bands. If you like thrash, you came to the right place! (RODENT POPSICLE)
"Il Dio Serpente"
RED 140-1 LP $12.55
A great 1970 lost erotic trashy soundtrack filled with some excellent groovy numbers, with great compressed guitar and Hammond organ plus lots of exotic percussion. New artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
MR 020-7 7" $4.65
Techno death metal from Germany that supposedly makes Megadeath sound like the Knack (remember them?). 9-color silkscreen sleeve, edition of 1000, magenta vinyl. (MAN'S RUIN)
AUNTIE HORROR FILM
"Now I See It All"
ADOR 797-2 CD $14.00
What could loosely be described as ambient world techno from a member of Transglobal Underground, this subtly weaves together themes from many non-Western cultures, sampled sounds and dialog from film and TV, as well as orchestral music, within a rhythmic framework that never becomes overbearing. Like Muslimgauze, but on a broader scope, this is excellent work. UK import. (D.O.R.)
"So Long Ivan"
MLASLI 01-1 LP $8.65
Hungary's top hardcore band bids adieu to the Red Army on their latest album. Melodic but with plenty of thrash power, this independent release sold over 10,000 copies in Hungary alone! Import (MISC. LABELS)
"And Now Back to Our Programming"
TRIBELW 04-2 CD $9.90
Raging hardcore with some strong emo tendencies, but very political and not a bit wimpy. Strong, informed, info-packed lyrics, with both formats packed in LP-sized sleeves that fold out into a huge poster with lyrics on one side and anarchist poster on the other. The vinyl is colored, too. (TRIBAL WAR)
ARCD 26-2 CD $18.40
These guys get compared to Steppenwolf with a Vegas-era Elvis on vocals. Very strange. (ALCHEMY)
AUSTIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
DEEP 007-2 CD $8.90
Sophisticated, all-instrumental surf/spy/tex mex twang with a refreshingly spontaneous feel, where the reverb/tremolo/whammy bar-adorned guitar leads dispense with the slavish stiffness typical of the genre. And the CD's ultra-hi-fidelity realism clinches it: this one's a winner! (DEEP EDDY)
GH 1042-2 CD $11.00
CD reissue of the posthumous LP of unreleased studio tracks and the perty amazing "Soundtrack For Trouble" EP from this Stockton thug punk group of 1982. "If there was any justice in this rotten world these guys would have made a zillion bucks and spent their days sailing over an ocean of teenie bobber butts. No if or ands, just genius," KBD #1. (GET HIP)
"On Glory's Side"
OUT 005-2 CD $10.35
No-frills, no-punches-pulled working class streetpunk/oi, gritty and committed as it comes. This is their 2nd album (the first was on GMM), and the influential UK streetpunk zine "Kontrol!" gave it an impressive, hard-to get 84% rating (easily beating releases by COCKNEY REJECTS and US BOMBS). (OUTSIDER)
77RPM 002-7 7" $4.00
Two fine new songs from this Southern California streetpunk outfit, one of which shines in a classic storytelling oi mode. Previous album releases on GMM and Outsider. (77 RPM)
GMM 113-2 CD $10.65
Huntington Beach interracial streetpunk that successfully captures both the threatening violence and self-mocking humor of the genre. Songs spew hate at neo-Nazis, politicians, jail, the IRS, and life itself, while rocking and rolling in a sloppy but powerful maelstrom. (GMM)
"Welcome to the Dissonance Engine"
MONOCD 02-2 CD $11.40
Heavy ambient trance from one man and a massed army of guitars fed through miles of effects and set to slow-motion, minimalist beats. Sprawling, dense, hypnotic and psychedelic. This is the first AUTODIDACT CD, after years of cassette-only releases. (MONOTREMATA)
AMPOP 2-7 7" $4.35
Led by ex-SUNNYCHAR singer Momoko Yoshino, this new Japanese band does 2 originals and a PRIMITIVES cover. Husker Du send up cover art. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
STAAL 20-2 CD $15.85
A CD re-issue of this formerly Yugoslav group's (now relocated to Prague to escape the war) first 1989 release, with additional tracks from 1993. Sounding somewhat similar to Laibach, they use classical music themes, manipulated with tape loops and sampling, with the addition of electronics. Special silkscreen packaging in a digipak, limited edition of 1000. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
STAAL SP1-1 12" $8.35
An exceptional EP from this Yugoslav group! Industrial, psychoacoustic trancemuzik using samples, slight keyboards and subtle percussions. Soothing. (STAALTAPE)
"Died For Your Sins"
LOOK 217-1 LP $8.70
LOOK 217-2 CD $10.40
Fuckin'-A, it's the almighty AVENGERS! These West Coast punk pioneers only lasted a couple of years in the late '70s, but in that time managed to acquire an enduring international reputation and blow the SEX PISTOLS off the stage at Winterland, among other things. This album features unreleased studio tracks, demo recordings, ferocious live material and all new recordings (by vocalist Penelope Houston and guitarist Greg Ingraham, along with a bassist and drummer picked up from other Lookout bands) of AVENGERS songs never before studio recorded. Check this out, it kicks major booty. (LOOKOUT)
AVENGERS VI, THE
"Real Cool Hits"
BA 1155-1 LP $9.10
BA 1155-2 CD $10.80
A re-issue of a legendary, rare and highly collectable '60s surf album, including the original version of "Time Bomb," recently covered by THE BOMBORAS. With bonus tracks and liner notes from an interview with original member Rick Bastrup. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"In the Spirit of Massdestruction"
PRANK 038-1 LP $8.65
PRANK 038-2 CD $9.00
More old-school 1980s hardcore a la DISCHARGE from this veteran Swedish band, this is their 2nd album since reforming (after a 10 year break) in 1998. (PRANK)
"New Lease on Life"
MLANL 01-1 LP $7.90
MLANL 01-4 cassette $7.10
"Dancing Madly Backwards"
AK 056-2 CD $16.60
This obscure progressive rock combo "released" this in the early '70s as an acetate only. This new edition includes 2 previously unavailable live tracks. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Apparatus of Love"/"Don't Worry, Be Sappy"
DION 717-7 7" $4.35
Two diverse tunes from these New Zealanders: the A side is a slow psychedelic blues, but the flip is a total garage noise screamer. Blue vinyl. (DIONYSUS)
"Private Tapes 1985-95"
PSFD 64-2 CD $15.65
Takahashi's "neo-traditional" music sounds like Magical Power Mako if he were into Richard Thompson and Fairport Convention instead of the Cosmic Jokers, with tasty acoustic guitar and distinctly Celtic rhythms. Sung in English if that matters. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Music for Scattered Brains"
ALP 81-2 CD $11.30
CD reissue of solo album by Azita of the Scissor Girls. This has a chimey noise, wiggy, arcane vibe sort of like a telex machine transfering the sounds of a circus onto a dictaphone. Potential reference points could be Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock or Commode Minstrels? (ATAVISTIC)
FUNKYM 11-1 LP $8.70
FUNKYM 11-2 CD $10.10
Azalia makes strange and hauntingly beautiful songs of psycho-psychedelic folky noise and resonating dissonance. One of the best of the new breed of mind-expanding troubadors. (FUNKY MUSHROOM)
FUNKYM 32-2 CD $10.10
GARDEL-7 7" $4.70
Delerious, opium-hazed psycho-folk featuring Azalia's reverb-drenched multitracked vocals and distorted slide guitar. A dreamy brew augmented by splashy drums and melodic horns. UK import. (GARDEN OF DELIGHTS)
AZUSA PLANE / LAB RAT
ROCO 015-7 7" $4.00
AZUSA PLANE blends improvisation and structure in 7 minutes of elegant, slathered guitar in three parts, under the title "HAL." LAB RAT is the long running solo project of BLOWHOLE's Patrick Barber, who juxtaposes guitar spazz overdrive with an extraordinarily odd and beautifully manipulated a capella experiment. (ROAD CONE)
BBPTC 27-1 12" EP $8.40
Four warm, comfy, resonating instrumentals in the cootchie-coo Shrimper mode, recorded live. Noise-swirl-pop-a-go-go. Limited edition of 200. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
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