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"B.A.L.L. Four (Hardball)"
SHIMMY 30-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 30-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 30-2 CD $14.00
The final classic album from the B.A.L.L. vaults: Fleming, Kramer and Rummager spend 10 days on tour in the UK, and here lie the results. A smashingly desperate cup of arsenic for the guitar side of your mind, a relentless tribute to hard-rock histrionics; indeed, a flaming wall of pig-fuck. The CD has extra tracks from "Period," the cassette has 2 extra live tracks recorded in Holland. (SHIMMY-DISC)
SHIMMY 14-4 cassette $7.10
The noize boyz show us what real hard-rock distortion is all about. A whoopie cushion on the seat of 70's rock. The CD has several extra cuts from the "Period" LP. (SHIMMY-DISC)
SHIMMY 22-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 22-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 22-2 CD $14.00
These guys are either in danger of becoming the Grateful Dead of the 90s, or of staging a summit between Tim Leary and Ollie North in a burned-out tenement. The possibilities are truly frightening. The CD has 9 extra tracks. (SHIMMY-DISC)
"All Over Again"
FT 804-2 CD $11.90
This great live recording contains some previously unreleased material and a jam with Dave Brubeck. Recorded January 28, 1983 at the Palace Of Festival Theatre in Cannes, France. 11 tracks. Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
"That's What You Get"
NEM 42-7 7" $4.15
I94 005-2 CD $8.90
Killer Detroit punk recorded live at the Gold Dollar. These guys freely mix influences from '80s thrash, classic Detroit bands like MC5 and THE STOOGES, '70s hard rock and late '70s punk. (I-94)
VPAG 557-6-7 7" $3.35
Two women from Hawaii do three songs with violin, vocals, guitar & bass. Handmade, gift-wrapped packaging; each is different. (MISC. LABELS)
"68% Pure Imagination"
SFTRI 411-2 CD $9.65
Current LA underground scene faves roll out some big, beautiful melodies and classic, rockin' song excursions ranging from 34-second blast to 11 minute hypno-headphone opus to an inspired Arthur Lee cover. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"The High Life Suite"
SFTRI 610-2 CD $9.65
Formerly Arthur Lee of LOVE's backup band '93-'96, they've also had several releases of their own in the US and Europe. This is their 3rd Sympathy release, melodic, omniscient, and stylistically diverse. (SYMPATHY)
"The Wonderful EP"
SFTRI 297-1 10" $7.25
If you took the Clash and put them in a room with the Beach Boys, kicked out head-Republican Mike Love, recruited Alex Chilton and Nick Drake and put J. Mascis on the volume control, you might have a reasonable facsimile of these guys. Produced by Kramer, and blessed by Arthur "Love" Lee as his latest backup band! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Air on a G-String"/"Scream Savers Theme"
WOE 32-7 7" $3.80
The ex-keyboardist for Psychedelic Furs (and veteran of session work for the Ramones, Deborah Harry, etc.) turns out a piano & string section tune on side 1 that sounds like one of those mid-70's Carole King numbers gone wacky. The flip might be an Anton LaVey special: bouncy/creepy halloween organ over screams and evil laughter. Full color sleeve art by cartoonist Steve Blickenstaff. (WORRY BIRD)
BACK OF DAVE / WALKER
PRC 003-7 7" $4.00
One emo-core tune from BACK OF DAVE, plus 2 poppy songs from WALKER. (POLYVINYL)
BMFU 003-2 CD $12.00
The first full-length from this very gritty, punky yet melodic & hard-rockin' LA band. This trio includes an ex-Porno Sponge, an ex-Angry Samoan, and a current member of Clawhammer! (BLUE MAN FROM URANUS)
BMFU 001-7 7" $4.00
One very potent power trio from LA, blending kickass 70s rock and 90s punk. The band includes current members of the Angry Samoans and Clawhammer, plus the ex-leader of the Porno Sponges. (BLUE MAN FROM URANUS)
BEP 941223-1 LP $8.40
Powerful, complex thrash-metal with shouted gang vocals, tight musicianship, and big, in-your-face production from this New Jersey band. Lyrics about pain and stuff. Italian import. (BREAK EVEN POINT)
"Cut It Off"
DEKON 112-1 LP $8.10
Screamin' Brit-thrash, heavy on the political outrage. With lyrics. (DE KONKURRENT RECORDS)
BAD EGG SALAD
WOE 18-2 CD $10.70
That lurching in your stomach may have found its archetypical source in this Georgia quartet that specializes in loud, noisy & definitely queasy rock. (WORRY BIRD)
BAD FORM, THE
"The Bad Form"
MATW 04-7 7" $4.00
Violent, tortured, nihilistic New Jersey hardcore with a singer who sounds alot like Nikki Sikki of SICK PLEASURE. 5 songs with lyrics, sticker and poster. (MAD AT THE WORLD)
"Lust For Life"
PUP 1-7 7" $4.15
Acoustic bluegrass-core produced by Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers. (FIST PUPPET)
SFTRI 232-7 7" $4.00
An all-new single from one of the top paid punk bands ever. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 158-7 7" $4.00
Song on one side, Pizz etching on the other. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Stranger than Fiction"
SFTRI 326-7 7" $4.00
The band's favorite track from their upcoming album, plus one exclusive to this single. Nuff said. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
TIC 005-1 LP $8.75
Jay Reatard, Eric Oblivian and King Louie get together for the ultimate one off project: one rehearsal, one live show, one recording session, and one record. C'mon and feel the hate! (THERAPUTIC)
"BBC in Concert"
TPM 99201-1 2xLP $17.40
Fifteen standout performances from the hit English power pop group's happiest and most successful period (1972-73), including a version of the top 10 hit "Come And Get It." Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (TURNING POINT)
"A Thousand Years"/"At the Gate"
DIRHIT 9-7 7" $4.15
Psycho-acidified noise grunge, loud & heavy. (DIRECT HIT)
"Spectre/Intrigo a Francoforte"
SC 318-1 12" $9.60
The futuristic lounge combo does a John Barry meets breakbeat tune with sophisticated sensitivity, plus a new remix by the London duo KARMINSKY EXPERIENCE of the best track from their album "More." Italian import. (SCHEMA)
BALD GUYS, THE
"Old Atlantis Town"
ID 074599-7 7" $4.35
3-piece Boston group incorporates B-movies, explosive '60s garage a la early WHO, lo-fi, and a tad of bachelor pad music with plenty of CRAMPS-style spookiness. A shredding, epic original and a cover of the classic "Fortune Teller." (DIONYSUS)
BALDWIN & LEPS
"Baldwin & Leps"
VANGUARD 6567-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 6567-2 CD $13.00
Originally out in 1971, this acoustic folk duo featured a rather mournful violin and guitar, with very emotional vocals and a sublime, near telepathic interplay. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
T 59-1 LP $7.70
T 59-2 CD $9.70
These L.A. girls rock hard and noisy, but in a very stripped-down, clean cut, Beat Happening sort of way, although with a fury and gut-spilling outrage that the Olympia bong-huffers were never able to manage. The duelling vocalists are especially outstanding, along with the dynamic-but-minimalist instrumentals. (THEOLOGIAN)
BAMA & THE FAMILY
"Don't Think...Do"/"Get Up in Your Hot Pants"
SF 009-7 7" $4.80
Two groovin' instrumentals that fuse FELA KUTI-style Afro-beat with rough, heavy, JAMES BROWN-derived funk (yes, side 2 is a JB cover!). Tasty all the way through! (SOUL FIRE)
SFTRI 569-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 569-2 CD $9.65
From Japan comes a mix of RAMONES and the female pop singers like ANNETTE and JACKIE DE SHANNON of the early '60s. The singer has a pretty dizzy musical sensibility with a unique high-pitched delivery that works in perfect contrast to her band's no-frills '77 style buzzsaw punk assault. There is nothing earth-shattering here. Instead, they boldly cover familiar territory, but they've added their own fascinating twist. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Fed Up With High School Days"
SFTRI 571-7 7" $4.00
A fun, fast, and furious taste of the upcoming album from Japan's ultra cool girl group. PHIL SPECTOR-era RAMONES bop graciously infused with a dizzy/quirky female vocal that is pure bliss. Limited to 1000 colored vinyl copies. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BAND 19-1 12" EP $7.25
Hard n' heavy Boston rock. 5-song (MISC. LABELS)
"Deal Me In"
CRYPT 077-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 077-2 CD $10.20
Yet another minimalist crew with maximum outburst! Hooking up in 1994 after the split-up of Potter's Kill Devil Hill and the down-time of Cook's Gravitar in order to unleash a rather intense, hillbilly-blues-infused rock'n'roll squall. Results are a beefy stew comprised of the ribcage of Pussy Galore, the rump flank of Thee Mighty Caesars, the elbow of les freres Gibson and perhaps the pelvic bone of Jerry Lee. Recorded in Detroit at the mighty ace Ghetto Studios a former fried chicken processing plant: hence a natch for Bantam ROOSTER! Their debut 18-song LP. (CRYPT)
"Fuck All Y'all"
SFTRI 651-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 651-2 CD $9.65
Kickin' out their own brand of fucked up rock'n'roll, these Motor City ragers toss in everything from slash and burn garage punk to dirty blues to deep funk to pop. (SYMPATHY)
"Mexican Leather"/"Summer in Hamtramck"
BN 015-7 7" $4.00
A raucous, drooling, screaming trashout with a nod to the blues on the A side, plus a slow, steamy broiler on the flip. And no, you won't find these songs on the new album! (BIG NECK)
CRYPT 071-7 7" $3.80
This swank little 7" consists of two mighty fine tunes; "Miss Luxury" cops heavily from Michigan forefathers' "1969" as driven thru Mr. Childish's AC30. "Real Live Wire" is a slinky, sexy, struttin' plea of lust. (CRYPT)
"The Cross and the Switchblade"
CRYPT 87-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 87-2 CD $10.20
Scorch-o-rama garage overload from this Detroit duo. Previous 7" on Flying Bomb. (CRYPT)
"I Smell a Roast"
MLBFIS 01-7 7" $4.00
This Bay Area band does very spirited 90's melodic punk with a gritty, garage attitude on this self-released 7". Two songs and a couple of out-of-it people trying to call a cab. (MISC. LABELS)
"Scotto El Blotto"
DEPTH 2-2 CD $9.50
Oakland hardcore band whose popularity is on the rise due to constant performances, this trio brings the house down with their blinding speed and tightness, powerful metalchunk breaks, and unbelievable energy. Lyrics about pathetic self-hatred and beer are sung, ironically, with spot-on confidence, urgency, and wit. Crystal-clear, overwhelming sound. Not bad, really, for a bunch of drunks! (DILL)
BAR FEEDERS / HUMAN BEANS
PR 14-7 7" $3.65
8 songs of all-out high-energy hardcore blur from two popular San Francisco bands. BAR FEEDERS already have a full-length CD, in stock here, and tour aggressively. This is the first release from HUMAN BEANS, a group of drunk punk teenagers, a rarity in the SF scene. Marbled grayish violet vinyl. (PROBE)
"Queen of the Galaxy"
SFTRI 560-1 10" $7.70
SFTRI 560-2 CD5 $8.45
From Oslo, Norway, and with a abundance of '60s-era "space" features, this garage punk group of 5 intergalactic lovelies have offered us their token to Earth, interstellar beambop. 8 songs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BARBED WIRE DOLLS
SFTRI 85-7 7" $4.00
These four guys from Ohio have a sound kinda like a musical meatgrinder. Slow motion death, gore and disaster. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
DF 15-2 CD $10.70
Cloudy Philadelphia guitar drone, summoning the spirits of opiates past. I'm not sure what the toad has to do with it. (DRUNKEN FISH)
"The Optical Sound"
ET 928-1 2xLP $15.65
ET 928-2 CD $13.00
Italian easy listening from the late '60s and early '70s, featuring jazz, funky, Afro and Brazilian themes, cool driving rhythms and unforgettable melodies. With appropriately sleazy artwork, and the vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
BARNEY LOVE TAPES, THE
VC 16-7 7" $3.80
Everybody's fave pastime, crank phone calls! Barney tries persuading a hotel clerk to allow a sheep into his room, and other adventures. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
DUM 001-2 CD $8.90
The debut CD from this LA band has the pop sensibilities of GREEN DAY's first record, crossed with the goofiness of F.Y.P. Fast punk where the hooks and harmonies abound, but they don't take themselves overly seriously, so as to sound whiny or arrogant. (DUMMYUP)
VICTO 08-2 CD $12.45
One of the world's outstanding bassists in a solo live performance in Vancouver, 1989. An originator of the solo bass performance over 20 years ago, Phillips stresses spontaneity and play, sustaining interest from slivvers of sound, harmonics, overtones, extreme timbres and dynamics. (VICTO)
"Bright Sun is Shining"
VANGUARD 6551-2 CD $13.00
Originally out in 1970, this solo by the COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH guitarist includes classic tunes by Eddie Boyd, Isaac Hayes, Otis Rush, Elmore James, Holland and Dozier, and more. 12 tracks of blues, R&B and soul, with help from Donny Hathaway, Phil Upchurch, Morris Jennings and Gerald Sims. Original artwork, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
"Rebuilding Amerika on 45"
LITE 1UP-7 7" $3.85
The kings of Bavarian garage pop do two cool, simple, no-frills tunes, with Calvin from Beat Happening etc. joining in on melodica. Co-released with Germany's Little Teddy Records. (K)
"Sweet Caroline"/"Love is for Everyone"
FLW 13-7 7" $3.20
Way-minimalist garage folk-pop. Possibly the first US release by this UK group with lots of stuff out in Germany. (FOUR LETTER WORDS)
BASE OF FICTION
GMCD 013-2 CD $17.20
Led by composer/avant-bassist George Sawada and featuring the talents of Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Yamamoto (Boredoms), Hoppy Kamiyama (Optical*8) and others, this group explores modern avant-garde and progressive idioms from all angles, ranging from noise, cacaphony and jazz to classical influences. Japanese import. (GOD MOUNTAIN)
"Sounds of Mayhem"
BN 003-7 7" $4.00
4 songs of lo-fi punksploitation in the classic mold, a shining jewel of ear slicing, throat-shredding, taperecorder-overloading rock'n'roll violence. (BIG NECKS)
"This is the Greatest R&R Record Ever"
BN 002-7 7" $4.00
What's with the connection between punk rock and baseball? The Baseball Furies toss up "Coney Island" which sounds kinda like Circle Jerks/Supersuckers, "Fuckin' Jim" which moves them into a Dead Boys feel on the A side, and "Carshouter" and "Teenage Love Dolls" on the B side serving up more of the same. (BIG NECKS)
"It's All Right"/"Happy Girl"
RPATALL 2-7 7" $4.00
High-energy melodic punk and ska with just enough edge, all the way from Norway. These 2 short-and-sweet gems, one ska and one uptempo hardcore, feature real melodies, sung in Egil Pinas' fantastic, child-like voice, and backed by a tight but raw and powerful band. (RAPID PULSE)
SFTRI 150-7 7" $4.00
Mr. Wolverton was a famous cartoonist during the '50s and '60s. The father of weirdo art, he also sang and played ukulele on some home recordings. Rock'n'roll it ain't, but historic document it is! Includes unpublished artwork in 3-D. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"(She Said I Had a) Problem"/"Changes Had to Come"
BOH 32-7 7" $4.15
Scary-hairy haunted house blues trashola with plent of reverb and vibrato. A terrifying apocalyptic vision seen through the eyes of white delta rockers with hyperactive phasers on their guitars. (BAG OF HAMMERS)
"Deaf Mix Volume 3"
ITR 49-1 LP $8.70
ITR 49-2 CD $10.70
Ex-Gibson Brother John Howland and drummer Bim, recorded live in Don's basement to four-track. Raw, rank punk/blues, about as stripped down as they've ever gotten. (IN THE RED)
"Haunted Hill Archive Series volume 2"
ITR 025-1 LP $8.70
ITR 025-2 CD $10.70
A trip into the real folk blues world of rock where you can tell everyone is real, you know, they have big record collections with Lightnin' Hopkins and the Fugs. And they probably say "fuck" all the time, too. (IN THE RED)
SFTRI 175-7 7" $4.00
Don Howland from Gibson Bros. with a neat new project, primitive & lo-fi raucous energy & bare-bones hillbilly rockin'. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"The Secret Strength of Depression"
SFTRI 587B-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 587B-2 CD $9.65
Recorded live and miraculously hi-fi on their last California tour, stripped to the bone and rocking the hell out of an 11-song set. (SYMPATHY)
"When My Blue Moon Turns Red Again"
ITR 59-1 2xLP $11.35
Gritty, weird, punkified blues scuzz from the guys who know how. Their 5th album. (IN THE RED)
BASSHOLES FEATURING APRIL MARCH, THE
SFTRI 514-7 7" $4.00
APRIL fronts the BASSHOLES for a version of the ESG oldie "Moody," plus a BASSHOLES original on the flip which also features CLAWHAMMER's JOHN WAHL on frantic harmonica. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"If It Be Not True"
VMFM 44-2 2xCD $13.25
Out of the minds that gave form and essence to MAN IS THE BASTARD and AMPS FOR CHRIST spring this 90-minute all-noise release in painstakingly hand-printed manila envelopes with a likewise handcrafted booklet. 30 tracks of atmospheric depth charges, colored with many hues of whisper and undertone, buzzing with faint satellite pulses from the shady, eternal garden of ambiguity. (VERMIFORM)
BASTARD NOISE / PAIN JERK
VIRUS 229-7 7" $4.00
Extreme hi-tech recordings (64 tracks done in an audiophile's dream studio) of apocalyptic white noise recorded on John Lennon's birthday by SoCal's BASTARD NOISE and Japan's PAIN JERK. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Acid"/"Eyes Not Open"
AS 013-7 7" $4.00
Drums, percussion, metal percussion, bass, vocals and samples are melded into an intense, tribal, orgiastic melange. Sharp, opalescent packaging. (ALLEY SWEEPER)
"Let's Get It On, Street Men"
ZIKS 013-2 CD5 $12.45
Six intense blasts of punk/funk outrageousness from Osaka. Think early Beastie Boys meets Primus. Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
"East Side Skinhead Pride"
BOOTBOY 01-7 7" $4.70
Four hard-hitting skinhead street anthems about East Coast unity and kicking people with Doc Martens. The BATTLE CRY boys have come to remind the world that Punk's Not Red! (PUNK CORE)
BAZ / EDITH BUNKER'S DEMONIZED VOMIT INSURANCE
NSBQ 7-1 LP $9.60
Two sides of playful noise and goofing around with tape recorders. Instruments, bits of songs with dadaesque pre-adolescent lyrics, electronics, bashing on stuff, yelling, blowing on microphones, extreme distortion, you name it. This also comes with a CD-R, and who knows what the hell's on that. All the covers are handmade, there's a ton of inserts of various descriptions, and they only pressed 200. (NAUSCOPY)
BBQ YOUNG / BUNNY BRAINS
PBR 010-7 7" $4.35
Sort of a tribute to GG Allin, with Bunny Brains doing "GG's Dead, and I'm Not Feeling Too Good Myself," and BBQ Young (Antiseen in disguise) covering GG's "Violence Now" and Roky Erickson's "I Walked with a Zombie." Belgian import. (PITSBULL)
BEA PICKLES, THE
DION 751-7 7" $4.35
Four tracks of pure rockin' psychobilly from San Fernando Valley. This one will fit quite comfortably between your Hellbillys and Big Sandy singles. (DIONYSUS)
BEACH BOYS, THE
"Studio Sessions '61-'62"
GET 576-1 LP $12.55
Rare studio material, including their first recording sessions in September and October 1961 (the "Hite Morgan" sessions), plus the February 1962 "Candix" session and the March 1962 "Kenny & The Cadets" session. 20 tracks (several previously unissued), digitally remastered from the original tapes, with extensive liner notes. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram yellow vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
SFTRI 499-7 7" $4.00
Raunch guitar splatter from a sleepy English town, superchaged for maximum power. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Unsafe... At Any Speed!"
SFTRI 539-2 CD $9.65
5 boys on the limit, always in the red line, beyond the ragged edge, pushing themselves way past the line of decency and safety. It's got lust, it's got death and it's got heartbreak! What are you...chicken? (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BEACON STREET UNION
"State of the Union"
AK 157C-2 3xCD $36.20
This set contains their MGM debut album "Eyes of Beacon Street Union," their 2nd album "The Clown Died in Marvin Gardens" (noted for its trippy orchestral parts, a 16 minute version of "Baby Please Don't Go," and the unusual "May I Light Your Cigarette?" and also released by MGM in 1968), plus their 3rd album "Come Under Nancy's Tent," recorded under their new moniker EAGLE and originally released by Janus in 1970, plus 2 bonus tracks. Deluxe artwork including a booklet with the complete biography. Italian import. (AKARMA)
BEACON STREET UNION
"The Clown Died in Marvin Gardens"
AK 164-1 LP $17.25
Originally out on MGM in 1968, their 2nd album mixes acid rock, blues and ballads, including a 16 minute overkill version of "Baby Please Don't Go." Too much drugs, methinks. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
BEACON STREET UNION
"The Eyes of the Beacon Street Union"
AK 157-1 LP $17.25
The 1968 debut album by one of the "Boss-town Sound" Boston psychedelic bands, with an original mix of acid rock, blues and ballads. 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (AKARMA)
INS 13-2 CD $9.50
A hybrid of jazz, punk, and improv rock ranging from tight and heavy to a loose whirlwind; a frenzied, free-form noise rock peppered with modernist jazz stylings and emotion. (INSIGNIFICANT)
IN 05-7 7" $4.00
Psycho-damaged punknoisejazz congealed from guitar, drums, bass, sax and vocals. Severely deranged, screaming panic of a brand designed for impact and power, not comfort or cheap angst. (INSIGNIFICANT)
"Fa Fa Ha Ha La"
DION 749-7 7" $4.35
Brain-damaging thrash, wacky pop-a-billy and melodic banjo & accordian sobbin' from these L.A. guys & a gal. (DIONYSUS)
"Red Head Walking"
TUP-1 12" EP $6.65
Side A is about a person; side B is about a place; all contained on a thing. Yes, this is BH's noun project. Recorded on rattlesnake hide and just issued as a 12". (TUPELO-COMMUNION)
BEATLES & TONY SHERIDAN, THE
"The Savage Young Beatles"
GET 570-1 LP $12.55
GET 570-2 CD $11.90
In May 1961, the Fab Four (here with Pete Best on drums; Ringo Starr will come later) were hired as the backup band for singer Tony Sheridan resulting in the recording of eight tracks, six of which featured Sheridan on vocals, one of which was an instrumental written by John Lennon and George Harrison, and another one, "Ain't She Sweet," featured a lead vocal by Lennon. Originally released on Savage in 1964. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
VIRUS 65-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 65-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 65-2 CD $10.50
Hip hop sensibilities, Last Poets-style raps, industrial daring. Totally inspired, intricate, rockin' stuff! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 71-1 12" $5.35
Two funky fresh mixes by Tackhead; hard beats & rhymes reminiscent of Soul Sonic Force filtered through the consciousness of the Last Poets. Strong stuff and right to the point. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
SLUMB 58-2 CD $10.70
A collection of 23 rare, out of print and re-recorded songs spanning the career of this popular British post punk pop experimental band. (SLUMBERLAND)
"Live at the Orifice"
CS 2000-P LP pic disc $9.30
CS 2200-2 CD $9.20
Fourteen songs recorded live in the studio with a rambunctious Cleveland crowd, this is their first full length since 1995's "Taste the Sand." Lots of previous releases on Lookout, Recess, Just Add Water, No Tomorrow, etc., so everybody knows who they are. (SKULL DUGGERY)
"Ode to Susie & Joey"
RECESS 26-7 7" $4.00
Cleveland's Beatnik Termites rock out with 2 boppin', very pogo-able pop punk tracks. (RECESS)
CF 040-1 LP $8.40
All RAMONES covers, limited edition of 1700. (COLDFRONT)
RECESS 25-7 7" $4.00
Bubblegum punk from Cleveland for alla youse faint-hearted teens. Cute full color cover, and a new album supposedly coming soon. (RECESS)
BEAU BRUMMELS, THE
"Don't Talk to Strangers"
GET 581-1 LP $12.55
GET 581-2 CD $11.90
The BEATLES opened the door, and this mid-'60s, pre-psychedelic San Francisco pop/rock band walked right through with their catchy hit "Laugh, Laugh." This collects a bunch of their tracks for the indie Autumn Records label, such as "Laugh, Laugh", "Just a Little" and the underrated "Don't Talk to Strangers." LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
BEAUTIFUL BERT & THE LUSCIOUS ONES
BCR 017-7 7" $3.65
Big beefy guys do hard rock, punk and wrestling, including a cover of a Dictators song. 4 songs. (BEER CITY)
TRCD 17-2 CD $10.70
Electric bass and sampler improvs resulting in inspired clank and whir that's difficult but rewarding. One guy sets up loops and blurps while the other plays bass with fingers, tin cans, transistor radio, elastic bands, etc. Canadian import. (TRACKSHUN)
"Thing of Beauty"
C 020-2 CD $10.10
Primal, sleazy, high energy, country-tinged punk led by former SMEARS singer/guitarist Kathleen, who shouts, screams and hammers her guitar like she really means it. Previous releases on Hopeless, Mutant Pop and House-O Pain. (CHEETAH'S)
FLIP 60-2 CD $9.15
The 23-track collection of folk, blues, country, raw-edge punk, and noise released 2 weeks after "Mellow Gold" and before he won almost every award known to the music industry. Includes "Row Boat," later covered by JOHNNY CASH. (FLIPSIDE)
"The Rest of the Day"/"I'm Not Here"
DIRHIT 16-7 7" $4.15
Slow, chiming guitars & near-subliminal vocals, lots of distortion & minimal percussion. (DIRECT HIT)
SPIRITBR 01-4 cassette $6.75
SPIRITBR 01-2 CD $9.50
San Fran's wonderful celtic folk-punk heros' long-awaited 2nd album has a good helping of their excellent songwriting and super-tasty arrangements. Just don't expect these folks to pull their punches, 'cause the politics are right out front. (SPIRIT)
BEDLAM ROVERS / WANNABE TEXANS
"American Peace Test"
SPIRIT CFG 6-7 7" $3.80
These two truly great San Francisco new-folk bands do a couple of wonderfully poetic songs against continued nuclear testing. No rants, just great music & lyrics. Special numbered edition of 800 on glow-in-the-dark vinyl! (SPIRIT)
BEEHIVE & THE BARRACUDAS
"Plastic Soul with the White Apes"
SFTRI 673-2 CD $9.65
Featuring members of the RED AUNTS, HOT SNAKES, TANNER, and ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, this San Diego outfit is attempting to redefine modern music with a blistering new sound. Mix raw, pounding rhythms, soulful vocals, and a dynamic magnetism that culminates into a voluminous departure from the stale sounds of today. Relentless energy and fresh frequencies; this is a truly defining moment in the evolution of punk rock music. (SYMPATHY)
"Time Waits for No One"
STAAL 080-2 CD $14.00
Nine tracks based around the theme of time, from the Dutch duo of Frans de Waard and Frans Kinkelaar. Ambient soundscapes, uptempo pieces, and a 20-minute suite for electric, acoustic and bass guitars highlight their 2nd CD, on the crossroads where Aphex Twin and Nurse With Wound just didn't meet. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
SSS 51-7 7" $4.00
The Netherlands duo of Freek Kinkelaar & Frans de Waard at their spaciest and spookiest, using saxophones, guitars and synths, but really not sounding like any of the above. Three tracks hauntingly evoke otherwordly, nocturnal atmospheres, deeply frightening yet too sublime, too fascinating, and too beautiful to turn your ears away from. (SSS)
"They Came, They Saw, They Conquered..."
TKO/FLAT 6819-2 CD $10.35
Hold on to your pint glass!! The UK's newest punk export has finally washed up on America's shores! BEERZONE, England's latest street punk sensation, features former members of mid-'80s Oi! heroes INTENSIVE CARE, and they've just blown the crowds away at the Holidays In The Sun and Streetpunk '99 festivals this summer. Their single "Gazza Gazza" (featured on this release) has been receiving heavy European radio play as well as being aired at several English Premiership football matches. All 16 songs feature hilarious lager-drenched lyrics backed by hard-hitting tunes ala TOY DOLLS, PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES and THE GONADS. (TKO)
CRYPT 039-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 039-2 CD $10.20
The group's 2nd LP (and, unfortunately their last, as lead guitarist and majorly great cat Mike Ball was killed by a drunk driving asshole in Sept 1994). This ain't no happy-lala-retro garage, baby! Hot-wire a few used stooge riffs thru a massive reverb tank, mash & distill in a swamp, toss in the charred remains of the Scientists & Cheater Slicks, whip & blend in 200 litres of mescal, and top it off with the brains of Henry Lee Lucas. The result: one evil garage headache! (CRYPT)
BEHEAD THE PROPHET N.L.S.L.
"Making Craters Where Buildings Stood"
POLLUTE 047-7 7" $4.35
Awesome 7-song follow-up to the amazing "I am the Great and Fiery Force" album. Chaotic screaming and hectic rifting fills this EP that comes in a cover that folds out into a poster. Their best yet! (SOUND POLLUTION)
BEHEAD THE PROPHET NO LORD SHALL LIVE
"I am That Great and Fiery Force"
OUT 18-2 CD $10.70
Olympia's queer answer to Suicidal Tendencies, with 22 songs of ferocious hardcore driven by piercing electric violin and the lyrical angst of one pissed off fag. (OUTPUNK)
BEHEAD THE PROPHET NO LORD SHALL LIVE
OUT 16-7 7" $4.00
The debut from Jon and Josh's (they ex of Mukilteo Fairies) new band. Harsh, heavy duty queercore accomapied by screeching electric violin. No exports. (OUTPUNK)
WR 1372-7 7" $3.65
A big, ultra-heavy metal-grind sound from the East Bay, featuring Jim Martin of Faith No More. The B side is a grind style cover of a Pogues song, believe it or not. (WINGNUT)
TOUCH 33.9-4 cassette $7.25
Dynamic and hypnotic, this is a collection of traditional and original songs based on and played in the manner of the ancient, pre-Islamic music of Persia. 53 minutes. (TOUCH)
"Birds of Passage"
MASO 152-2 CD $13.25
This Scandinavian band mixes classical, folk and goth influences in a very 4AD way, with a female vocalist who sings in English most of the time. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
MT 243-7 7" $4.00
Three unemployed Seattle girls that get compared to Pussy Galore with pop sensibilities, melodic without being wimpy. (eMpTy RECORDS)
BELLRAYS / ADAM WEST, THE
VGR 012-7 7" $4.70
LA's maximum rock & soul blasters THE BELLRAYS cover a SAINTS tune from 1977, and Washington DC's ADAM WEST cover a CREAM tune from 1967. (VITAL GESTURE)
REV 004-7 7" $4.70
Two power-riffing "maximum rock & soul" songs from this popular band that aren't on their album. (REVENGE)
UC 001-1 LP $9.80
UC 001-2 CD $10.60
The long-awaited, crushing 2nd album from the rulers of "maximum rock & soul!" 13 explosive songs that have been blowing people away at their live performances for months now, on record for the first time. Yes, this kicks butt just as much as their debut. (UPPERCUT)
"Let It Blast"
VGR 010-2 CD $10.35
"Maximum Rock & Soul" from this astonishing LA band featuring lead singer Lisa Kekaula (considered by many to be the finest vocalist in the LA scene today) and ex-GREY SPIKES guitarist Tony Fate. Imagine a young ARETHA FRANKLIN or TINA TURNER backed by the MC5, recorded live in their practice space with no overdubs! This is the Soul-Punk Revolution! And incidentally just happens to make those other "soul-punk" bands sound really lame... (VITAL GESTURE)
"Wall of Soul"
VGR 006-7 7" $4.35
Lisa wails and shouts on these 3 songs on their 1995 debut 7", none of which made it onto their album. (VITAL GESTURE)
NPR 007-2 CD $13.80
The debut from an ex-member of Germany's premier dark-metal outfit, Eminenz, this is sometimes hallucinogenic, melodic rock, but mostly evil and atmospheric black metal of the trollish, "horror-movie" variety sure to send chills down your spine. Lots of muscular guitar fireworks and psychedelic arrangements make this a truly unique and interesting style of extreme metal! Austrian import. (NAPALM)
NPR 016-2 CD $13.80
The 2nd release from an ex-member of Eminenz, with brutal, raging dark metal exuding pure evil. Hoarse, trollish vocals and total horror atmospherics that rocks! Austrian import. (NAPALM)
SLUMB 39-2 CD5 $7.15
Led by New Bomb Turk's bassist Matt, this Columbus band spews pop stew in an early Flying Nun type way. Two new songs on the 7", plus 5 more from earlier releases on the CD5. (SLUMBERLAND)
"The Killing Verdict"
VACCD 04-2 CD $11.00
A Butoh dance of gradual suffocation, a volcanic eruption of white-hot rage, inexorable rhythms and swirling washes of vocal, electronic and guitar-based catharsis. You could call it ambient grind in the vein of Lull or Final (but more violent), or noise in the vein of Skullflower (but more insidious). Canadian import. (FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
TKOROUND 74-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 74-2 CD $10.50
The first full length by this Gainsville, FL outfit, combining the sounds of rockabilly, mod rock, and classic punk. After a full US tour and a freeway crash that left all of the band's gear and belongings strewn about the highway, this is their finest offering to date, including a STIFF LITTLE FINGERS style reworking of Bob Marley's "Concrete Jungle," reworked faves, and 10 brand new originals. (TKO)
"Naming My Bullets"
TKOROUND 17-7 7" $4.35
Gritty, '77-style punk with firm roots in the '50s and '60s, catchy songs and great reviews all around. (TKO)
"On Deaf Ears"
TKOROUND 18-2 CD $7.25
Gravelly, CRIMPSHRINE-like vocals and hard, punchy street punk will tell you where this Virginia outfit is coming from. Tuff punk for tuff times. (TKO)
"Shitty in Pink"
RADIO 11-7 7" $4.00
Classic streetpunk sounds from this popular Florida band, one a new original, the other a cover from the legendary NIPS. (RADIO)
"The Prehistoric Ben Vaughn"
MR 155-1 LP $9.60
MR 155-2 CD $11.90
Vaughn's first recordings, made from 1978 to 1980 in his bandmate's apartment on a 4-track, with Steve Ianetti, Ed Brady, John Duffy and Lonesome Bob helping out. 12 vital, fresh-sounding songs, limited edition of 700 on vinyl. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"So You're Not Coming Over?"
WIN 022-2 CD $10.85
The former singer for Charles Brown Superstar goes solo, using folks from a large bunch of LA's trendsetting groups for backup. Her songs range from Phil Spector-styled '60s pop to proto-pop spaced new wave a la Gary Numan or Berlin. (W.I.N.)
"Harold Finchley"/"Groover Way"
ECHO 010-7 7" $4.00
Way, way down the road of late 60's-early 70's English psychedelia, with bits of the Hollies, Raspberries, Sweet and Big Star surfacing from time to time. Groovy, man... (ECHONET)
MK 018-2 CD3 $7.15
This group of five electronic compositions from 1980 explores a type of fractal-generated sound that lies somewhere between a buzz, a honk, a drone, a screech and a howl, if you can picture that. In each piece, different frequencies slither noisily past one another, sometimes loud and sometimes quietly. French import. (METAMKINE)
"Paramaribo Classics / The Unique Sound of Berry Lipman"
ASM 007-2 CD $13.00
This collects the best of Lipman's '60s and '70s groovy lounge pop recordings. One of the best of Germany's exponents of the genre, he mixed a touch of HERB ALPERT and BURT BACHARACH with a jazzy feel and catchy tunes. This has his cult hit "Girls of Paramaribo" plus many other swingin', funky gems. German import. (ALL SCORE MEDIA)
BERRY LIPMAN & ORCHESTRA
"Star Maidens: Original TV Soundtrack"
ASM 003-2 CD $13.00
Available for the first time, this sexy and funky '70s score for British German sci-fi TV series in which Adam leads the Men's Liberation Movement in a fight for freedom from the women of planet Medusa who have made men their servants. Includes disco-style tracks like "Shaft" as well as "Sex World" sung by Toni McVey, spiced up by German dialogue and original sound effects. With a bonus track and two remixes by Ali N. Askin. German import. (ALL SCORE MEDIA)
BERRY PICKERS, THE
"Watcha Tryin' Todo"
DION 706-7 7" $4.35
Psychedelic blues rock grunge to the max. Hot stuff, for sure! 3 songs. (DIONYSUS)
MERK 322-7 7" $3.35
MKCD 012-2 CD3 $7.15
Starting off a bit like a brawl in an accordian factory, this highly expressive 1981 musique concrete then moves into very quiet, naturalistic bell-like sounds, and then back to the scuffle, with much very sonorous huffing, puffing, crashes and thunks, and ending with a brief return of the chimes. French import. (METAMKINE)
"My First 7 inch"
RECESS 38-7 7" $4.00
15 year olds from Portland make spastic anthems not unlike early DRI, Verbal Abuse (Nikki Sikki era) or SOA, only with snotty girl vocals. Nice full color sleeve with FYP-type artwork. (RECESS)
"In the Broken Fields Where I Lie"
BC 2-2 CD $10.70
Featuring CLUB FOOT ORCHESTRA, members of John Zorn's MASADA and the TOM WAITS band, among many others, here's a big collection of songs ranging from jazzy to soulful to experimental to cabaret, all with Custer's uniquely rich style. The 2nd CD from the renowned San Francisco composer/multi-instrumentalist, compiling 32 tracks from her many compositions for film, dance, theater and the concert stage. Excellent full color artwork throughout. (BC)
"The Shirt I Slept In"
BC 1-2 CD $10.10
The first solo CD by the San Francisco-based composer/clarinetist spans five years of her enormous and diverse body of work, and features current and former members of Club Foot Orchestra, Trance Mission, the Residents, John Zorn's Masada, TJ Kirk, Splatter Trio, Tuxedomoon and New Klezmer Trio, to name a few. 15 very sophisticated, enjoyable and engaging pieces, revolving around Custer's masterful clarinet. (BC)
TUC 046-2 CD $10.10
Santa Cruz space rock quartet drifts to the dreamy side of SPIRITUALIZED or SPACEMEN 3. Luscious layers of guitar noise with minimalist vocals, occasionally showing a pop groove. A somnolent soundtrack for self discovery. (UNIT CIRCLE)
BEWITCHED / MEATHEAD
HELTER 93732-7 7" $5.20
Ex Pussy Galore drummer Bob Bert teams up with the Chrome Cranks to split this 7" with Italian noise rockers Meathead. Artwork by Kaz! Italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
ZIKSBB 015-2 CD $13.65
This Japanese quartet does melodic punk with a fairly brutal, angst-ridden edge, and here they're recorded live on 13 high quality tracks. Japanese import. (BLOODY BUTTERFLY)
"A Dutch Feast: The Complete Works of Balthasar Gerards Kommando"
VIRUS 218-1 2xLP $9.70
VIRUS 218-2 CD $10.50
The year was 1983. The place was Amsterdam. And BGK was one of the wickedest political HC punk bands in existence. Here's everything they ever recorded, "Jonestown Aloha," "Nothing Can Go Wrong," and the rest, 47 songs in all on double LP, or 45 songs on the CD. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
BIG BOBBY & THE NIGHTCAPS
"Story of My Life"
RON 004-7 7" $4.55
Three ex-M80s take '60s-style heavy garage stomp and play it with the loud, rough abandon of '90s garage punk. Limited edition of 500, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
BIG BOY PETE
BA 1137-2 CD $10.80
The psychedelic adventures of Pete Miller, part the 2nd. A demo version of his minor Columbia hit from 1965, plus a bunch of other unreleased stuff that somebody thought was too weird for public consumption, inspired by early PINK FLOYD, TRAFFIC, and psychedelic period BEATLES. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
BIG BOY PETE
"World War IV"
GFC 414-1 LP $17.25
British psychedelic guitarist Peter Miller recorded this 47 minute epic symphonic poem in 1969, graphically depicting the destruction of Earth. Almost released on Apple Records by his old mate JOHN LENNON, this has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
UHT 727-4 cassette $4.80
A big blast from the past of Texas punk, this is a collection of the legendary band's rarest material, including lots of demo cuts, unreleased songs, rare compilation tracks, alternate versions, and stuff from early 7" releases. Produced by Spot, a legend in his own right. (UNSEEN HAND)
BIG BROTHER & ERNIE JOSEPH
AK 036-1 LP $17.25
AK 036-2 CD $16.60
Recorded during their 1971 tour, this is loaded with blistering, fuzzed-out raveups and bluesy melodic tracks, many of which are previously unreleased. Embossed cover art, 180 gram vinyl LP, digipak CD. Italian import. (AKARMA)
BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING CO.
GET 511-1 LP $12.55
Recorded live on July 28, 1966, before the band had cut any studio tracks. Songs include "Down On Me," "Ball and Chain," "Piece of My Heart," "I Need a Man to Love," "Summertime," and more. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
BIG BROTHER ERNIE JOSEPH
AK 013-1 LP $17.25
AK 013-2 CD $16.60
Originally released in 1970 on the All American label. This re-release of a rare, much-sought-after album has a previously unavailable bonus track; the LP is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"From the Udder"
DUCK 18-1 LP $9.60
DUCK 18-2 CD $10.10
A total freakin' tour-de-force, very diverse and constantly interesting. Many, many additional tracks on the CD. All covers are elaborately screenprinted in many colors. The LP is a limited edition of 250, the CD of 750; all are numbered. (DUCK BUTTER)
DUCK 13-7 7" $3.70
Side one is lounge jazz from Mars, side two is dreamy psychedelic from Clovis, and it's all about turning yourself into something quite different indeed. On sky blue marbled vinyl with 3-color silk-screened cover. (DUCK BUTTER)
"Step In & Do A Certain Something"
DUCK 3-1 LP $7.80
Their first album flips back & forth from acoustic trip-outs to thrashy punk. Very schizoid, heh? On cool grass-green vinyl with colorful silkscreened cover. (DUCK BUTTER)
SFTRI 157-7 7" $4.00
Michigan's finest fucks up a perfectly good Germs song, and you get one of those trendy etchings on the other side. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
RALPH BCO1-4 cassette $6.90
Dense, swirling tones; this hour-long tape is composed entirely from animal sounds. (RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
RZD 011-2 CD $11.30
Simultaneously parodying the "White Album," "Two Virgins" and themselves, BCO produce, in addition to part 3 of their Sound Effects Library, grand new versions of 8 classic (is there any other kind?) Beatles songs, with howlers, loops, annoying and stupid blips and screeches galore. (REALIZATION)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
VC 128-2 CD $10.20
The long thought lost books of Od McUb put to music, plus the newest installment of BCO sound effects library. Readers include MONTE CAZZAZA, EDWARD KA-SPEL, AMK, Markus Wolff (CRASH WORSHIP) and several others.
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
"Greatest Hits and Test Tones"
POGUS 2015-2 CD $11.00
The "Greatest Hits" part is five "pop" songs recorded between 1979-89, featuring such guests as Daevid Allen, Jonathan Segal, Marcus Wolff (Crash Worship), Mic Gendreau (Crawling With Tarts), etc. The "Tones" part consists of electronic and tape manipulations featuring guest artists John Duncan, Monte Cazazza, GX Jupitter-Larsen and Brook Hinton. The result is strange, disjointed and somewhat screwy, as BCO is wont to be. (POGUS PRODUCTIONS)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
"In the Near Future"
VAC C2-4 cassette $6.75
Eyes dart behind closed lids. A dream of embrace and expectancy; a dream of dead flesh. Handle either or both. 60 min (FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
"Instructions for Use"
PURE 42-2 CD $8.00
Noisy noise and harsh ambience from this veteran San Francisco artist, plus several tracks of crazyness for this release's installments in the ongoing "Sound Effects Library." (PURE)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
"Quirks In Law"
AUR 7-4 cassette $7.00
a collection of process pieces with a booklet explaining the processes for each composition. Guests include members of the Haters and Nux Vomica. Packed in a plastic pouch. (AURICULAR)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
"So Much Better Than Exuberant"
BCOSMB 01-4 cassette $7.00
A collection of their playful electronic musique concrete recorded at live performances between 1989 and 1992, and featuring several guest artists. Packed in a tall pouch, with 12 page booklet by GX of the Haters. (AURICULAR)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
"The Consumer CD"
CF 2-2 CD $10.70
Their commercial album: all the lyrics for the first 57 tracks are ad copy, accompanied by pseudo-poppy eclectic noise instrumentation; includes guest appearances by Miss Murgatroid and G.X. Juppiter-Larsen. The remaining 42 tracks make up Sound Effects Library vol. 5. (COMMERCIAL FAILURE)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
"The Four Cassettes of the Apocalypse"
SEIS 1-2 CD $10.70
Longtime stalwarts of the cassette underground (70 cassette-only releases and over 300 compilation appearances!) finally do a CD. This outstanding collection of soundscapes draws on collage, ambient-industrial and process techniques, as well as the construction and demolition of an in-studio environment. (SUBELECTRICK INSTITUTE)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA
UBUIBI 2-4 cassette $7.65
The 5th in their series of cultural remnants in a bag, with the theme this time being hands/stars/lists, plus other oddities. BCO covers Maurice Sendak & dr. seuss on side one, with guests the Haters doing math on side two. Comes with lotsa neat stuff inna bag. Limited edition of 200. Ouch! (UBUIBI)
BIG CITY ORCHESTRE
"We Like Noize Too"
UBUIBI 1-4 cassette $7.65
Noizyest release ever?? Packed in zip sleeve with info card, and stuffed with shredded records. Produced by The Haters. (UBUIBI)
BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE
AM 056-2 CD $9.65
Energetic, infectious and forceful ska from this constantly-touring Boston outfit. (ASIAN MAN)
SA 29-7 7" $4.25
The howls, growls and roars on this little thing purport to be location recordings of ole Sasquatch hisself. If so, the big fella has quite a repertoire of sounds, ranging from air raid siren to squirrel bark. (STOMACH ACHE)
BIG FOOT CHESTER
"Devil in Me"
SFTRI 420-2 CD $9.65
Jack O'Fire's vocalist/blues harp terrorist Walter Daniels is joined by folks from Poison 13, the Hickoids and Lord High Fixers for a punk/blues/trash, messy goulash of originals and obscure covers. Raucous vocals, terrifying harmonica squonk, duelling guitars and hit n' run rhythm that's been shaking up Austin for the last year. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BIG FOOT CHESTER
SFTRI 419-7 7" $4.00
One track from the "Devil in Me" CD, plus a version of Jimmy Rogers' "What Have I Done" that's exclusive to this single. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BIG FOOT CHESTER
SFTRI 520-2 CD $9.65
Gnarly feedback-drenched guitar and Walter Daniels (ex-JACK O'FIRE) terrorist harmonia tactics bellow and explode on 13 evil, ugly tracks wrenched straight from the heart. Vintage blues, boozy gospel, sonic punk and even a lonesome blue yodel. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
CLM 38-2 CD $10.85
This Chicago band uses violin, sax, percussion and keyboards, and comes off like a mixture of Sinead O'Connor, the B-52s and This Mortal Coil. (C'EST LA MORT)
BIG JOE LOUIS & HIS BLUES KINGS
"Rock 'n' Roll Baby"/"3-6-9"
SPIN 006-7 7" $4.15
Voted 1995 Best British Blues Artist, and 1996 saw a new CD on the Ace label that garnered rave reviews. Check it out! No picture sleeve (SPINOUT)
BIG JOE LOUIS & HIS BLUES KINGS
"Wine Head"/"One More Time"
SPIN 014-7 7" $4.15
Great rockin' blues with a ravin' honky-tonk feel and no pretensions. No picture sleeve, either. (SPINOUT)
BIG LOST RAINBOW
"Big Lost Rainbow"
AK 078-1 LP $17.25
A delicate mix of electro-acoustic sounds and soft interludes of guitar, flute and cello, similar to the crystal-clear sound of CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG, recorded by this East Coast group in 1973 and released in a private pressing of only 200 copies, making the original a rare collectors' item. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
BIG POO GENERATOR
"Please Kill Us"
SPOO 1-2 CD $10.35
Some of the most fucked-up and bizarre pop you've ever heard. Third grade humor abounds with songs like "Rear-entry pants," & "Toilet 42" from these 3 Silicon Valley rejects who all call themselves "Rikki Rocket." Hand numbered, very few left. Rock 'n' ?? in a kids-blender. (C/Z)
BIG RAY & THE FUTURAS
DCCD 06-2 CD5 $7.75
The 2nd release by this up-and-coming Boston surf/instro combo, recorded live on 2 Boston-area radio stations. This is trad surf the way you like it, with plenty of reverb and DICK DALE-style double-picking. 10 songs including both originals and covers of surf classics. (DOUBLE CROWN)
BIG RAY & THE FUTURAS
DCCD 11-2 CD $10.10
Space, surf and reverb instrumentals from this popular Cambridge MA trio. All originals this time, but still all with that classic surf sound. (DOUBLE CROWN)
BIG SANDY AND THE FLY RITE TRIO
"Fly Rite with..."
DION 1214-1 LP $9.10
DION 1214-2 CD $10.80
For those who like their apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a slice of cheddar. Raw, stripped-down rockabilly minus the Stray Cats' flash. Recorded on vintage tube equipment live to mono! (DIONYSUS)
BIG SANDY AND THE FLY-RITE TRIO
"On the Go"
NOHITCD 6-2 CD $11.00
One of the best-loved bands in the business take time out from a recent tour of the south to record these 12 new action packed tunes that are bound to send this album "On The Go"...right up the charts! (NO HIT)
BIG SANDY WITH LOS STRAITJACKETS
"La Plaga"/"Que Mala"
SPIN 015-7 7" $4.15
LA's king of rockabilly sings in Spanish, backed by Los Straitjackets! (SPINOUT)
KU 0013-2 CD $11.30
Heavy hitting, noisy, committed punk rock; these guys are playing everywhere and getting airplay on numerous radio stations. The band features members of DEATH ANGEL and THE ORGANIZATION. A good combo of pop punk riffs and barrels of energy. (KRANKED UP)
AKARMA 028-1 LP $17.25
Featuring Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, this first BIG STAR album was released on the Ardent label in 1972. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AKARMA 029-1 LP $17.25
The 2nd album by this very influential Alex Chilton band, first released in 1974. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
big THING, THE
"Chewy Jesus Yum-Yum"
RAVE 21-7 2x7" $7.25
Six new songs from a band that's hot, heavy, and about as hard as you can get. Produced by Ben Vaughn. (RAVE RECORDS)
big THING, THE
"In the Elbow Room"
RAVE 07-1 LP $7.80
RAVE 07-4 cassette $7.00
...Where anyone you meet who isn't drunk seems like a creature from outer space, where the alien is huge and grotesque and in the back of his round pink eye you can see James Brown dancing and singing... (RAVE RECORDS)
TROJAN 61-2 CD $11.70
A re-release of his classic 1973 album. UK import. (TROJAN)
"I am the Eggman"
SHREDR 41-1 LP $8.25
SHREDR 41-2 CD $9.00
That egg-stra prolific songwriter from the McRackins does a solo, with lots of irresistible pop punk tunes with the great lyrics and melodies that have been his trademark. Bil does everything except drums, which were handled by Tommy from Gob. (SHREDDER)
TUC 045-2 CD $9.15
Says improvised guitar solos and duets, but heck you'd never guess from the way it sounds: Amazing, off-the-wall electronic sound contructions unlike anything you've ever heard. HORIST, who has done soundtrack work for PBS, has a great talent for creating beautiful, subtle, and startlingly fresh textures, and keeping things going along at a consistently engaging pace. None of the dreamy, delicate, carillon-like "prepared guitar" effects or apocalyptic dissonant noisescapes used seems remotely recognizable, not even to fans of FRED FRITH, HANS REICHEL, or KEITH ROWE, the three guitar players that bear any relationship to his original voice. Features guests RICH HINKLIN, EVELINE MULLER, and TROY SWANSON. (UNIT CIRCLE)
BILL WARE AND THE CLUB BIRD ALL-STARS
"Long and Skinny"
KNIT 131-2 CD $10.70
Straight ahead, dark impressionistic jazz, reminiscent of the old masters of the 60's. (KNITTING FACTORY WORKS)
"1949-52 Radio & TV Broadcasts"
ESPCD 3002-2 CD $11.90
Live recordings from the Apollo and the Eddie Condon Show, among others. The 12 tracks include "Miss Brown to You," "Lover Man," and "Billie's Blues" as well as some nice radio banter. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
"1953-56 Radio & TV Broadcasts"
ESPCD 3003-2 CD $11.90
13 tracks, including "Them There Eyes" from a Tonight Show broadcast, and a version of "Stormy Weather" recorded at Carnegie Hall with Count Basie, Lester Young and Buck Clayton. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
GET 1019-1 2xLP $17.40
Recordings of radio broadcasts from 1949 to 1952, featuring COLEMAN HAWKINS, LESTER YOUNG, ROY ELDRIDGE and BEN WEBSTER. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
NEM 35-4 cassette $7.10
NEM 35-2 CD $10.30
Slammin' Chicago hardcore without apologies, excuses or brakes, going straight for the throat. (NEMESIS)
"Ferret in a China Shop"
BOBOK 2-1 LP $7.90
This could easily be a film soundtrack, but it's not. Mostly instumentals, mostly in a softer vein, from a former member of Th' Inbred and the Rhythm Pigs. Quite a tour-de-force. (BOBOK)
"Crimes Against Music: Blues Music 1986-99"
SFTRI 582-1 2xLP $11.00
SFTRI 582-2 CD $9.65
Billy plays da blues. 29 tracks, mostly from out-of-print 7" releases, but also including 3 previously unreleased tracks. (SYMPATHY)
"Hunger at the Moon"
SFTRI 265-2 CD + book $14.15
The latest of his more than 25 collections of poetry (and the first to be published in the US exclusively), this is a 90 page book of 54 poems as well as new woodcuts and monoprints, and a CD featuring readings of 34 poems from the book. Limited edition of 1500. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Made with a Passion (Kitchen Demos)"
SFTRI 449-2 CD $9.65
Extracts from Billy's home recordings, originally made simply as electronic "notebooks" for his songwriting, and never intended for release. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BILLY CHILDISH & DAN MELCHIOR
"Devil in the Flesh"
SFTRI 529-2 CD $9.65
The Childish one teams with London bluesman (and HOLLY GOLIGHTLY backing guitarist) Dan Melchior for some stripped-bare, field-recording-style blues with vicious hooks. Includes originals by both, along with choice covers including a spectacular MUDDY WATERS tune. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BILLY LEE RILEY
AVI 5007-2 CD $11.45
Even if he never scored a major national hit, Billy Lee Riley rates right up there with the greatest Sun rockabilly artists. His savage "Red Hot," "Flying Saucer Rock & Roll," and "Pearly Lee" are solid gold rockabilly, and they're by no means the only highlights on this storming 24-song retrospective of his 1956-59 Sun stint. (AVI)
BILLY NAYER SHOW, THE
"Return to Brigadoon"
BNS 06-2 CD $10.10
The 3rd CD from one very unique, bizarre and edgy bunch of guys. Wicked wordplay, rockin', jazzy tunes, and that voice of the lounge singer from, well, someplace that's severely wacky. 16 songs of completely sane dementia. (BSG)
BILLY NAYER SHOW, THE
"The American Astronaut"
BNS 07-2 CD $10.10
The soundtrack to Cory McAbee's latest film, the absurdist, surreal, retro futuristic and completely lo-tech-funky "musical space western" of the same name, this has 21 songs in the band's grungy, wacked-out cabaret style. The film debuted at Sundance earlier in 2001. (BSG)
BILLY NAYER SHOW, THE
"The Ketchup and Mustard Man"
BNS 04-2 CD $10.10
Cory rants, tells insane stories and sings those wonderfully smart but goofy songs on this 1994 release, the group's first CD, now finally available here. The soundtrack to their film of the same name, this features the band in the full-on lunatic-cabaret mode that has made them such a cult favorite. (BSG)
BILLY NAYER SHOW, THE
"The Villain That Love Built"
BNS 05-2 CD $10.10
With a voice somewhere between suave assurance and cracked desperation, lead singer and songwriter Cory McAbee turns every song on this amazing disc into a dark, disturbing narrative. This icon of the alternative universe have acquired an insistent cult reputation through massive airplay across the US and their first 2 self-distributed albums, the initial pressings of which have sold out completely. It is no simple task to sum up THE BILLY NAYER SHOW, but words like frightening, commanding, theatrical and fascinating come to mind. The album includes a track from the forthcoming BNS film, "The American Astronaut," which was part of this year's Sundance Film Festival Screenwriter's Workshop. (BSG)
HELLO 402-2 CD $7.15
Six intense, shredding songs of hardcore punk, with a bit of a streetpunk influence, from this well-known Texas band. This is catchy, kick-ass stuff that'll have you singing along within seconds. Thumbs up! (HELLO)
CF 016-2 CD5 $7.45
Ex-members of THE EXPLOITED, UK SUBS, DISCHARGE/BROKEN BONES, and the original singer from REO SPEEDEALER join forces to kick the world's ass with these 7 all-out-punk tunes. On extensive tour soon with GBH. (COLDFRONT)
BIRD GOD ATE MEGANADA'S SNAKE TO SAVE THE MONKEY'S ARMY, THE
ALAR C4-4 cassette $6.45
Gamelan music recorded live in Bali by members of Crash Worship. Beautiful and exotic, with a genuine cloth batik cover. (ALARMA)
"Birdland with Lester Bangs"
BA 1118-2 CD $10.20
A one-day recording session from April Fool's Day 1979, featuring a collaboration between the legendary rock critic and writer Lester Bangs and guitarist/songwriter Mickey Leigh (Joey Ramone's brother and founder of the RATTLERS). Originally released in 1983 on LP, now on CD. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
HEMLINE 2301-2 CD $7.75
Edgy hooks and powerful female vocals on the 2nd album by this constantly touring San Francisco band. Lush, heavy, and highly melodic all at once, with a driving energy occasionally relieved by softer moments. (HEMLINE)
"A Message From..."
AK 014-1 LP $17.25
AK 014-2 CD $16.60
Originally released on the All American label, produced by STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK guru Bill Holmer. Only 3 or 4 copies of the original are known to exist! The LP is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
LIP 003-7 7" $4.25
Michelle and Chris from LOLI & THE CHONES grab some help from pals Jessica and Jennifer for these 3 bubblegum punk odes to teenage libido. (LIPSTICK)
BLACK ANGEL'S DEATH SONG
"Drag Strip 66"/"Why Write Songs"
WOE 38-7 7" $3.80
After two CDs on Hell Yeah, this Los Angeles based band cough up a couple of exhaust pipeline rockers that don't sound like the Velvet Underground or like they came from LA, but more like the trailer hitch broke loose on an incline out of Death Valley. (WORRY BIRD)
BLACK ANGEL'S DEATH SONG
DION 722-7 7" $4.35
Some of the guys from TRASH CAN SCHOOL recorded this intensely noisy thwack to the head. (DIONYSUS)
BLACK ANGEL'S DEATH SONG
"The Name Remains the Same"
HELL 16-7 7" $4.35
One side of this is Beastie Boys-style rap, the other is straight-out punk. (HELL YEAH)
BLACK CLOTHES POINTY SHOES
JACK 2-7 7" $3.35
Copping pop trash culture on a world-wide scale, no less, these folks play a variety of instruments with more than passable skill. Numbered edition of 500 (BLACKJACK)
TMU 042-1 10" $8.85
TMU 042-2 CD $7.85
The debut album from this uniquely chaotic Brooklyn noise/hardcore band that's been described as VOID meets HARRY PUSSY. The vinyl comes with a deluxe full color 16-page giant booklet, and the CD has the same booklet CD sized. (TROUBLEMAN)
TMU 074-2 CD $9.00
Sound experiments mixed in with their own brand of violent hardcore, maybe like VOID meets HARRY PUSSY meets MERZBOW. Anyone remember SOB Kaidan? (TROUBLEMAN)
"Peace in the Valley"
31G 17-7 7" + book $7.20
Rarely are BLACK DICE songs constructed from musical reference, but rather from drawings and visual assemblages. This release attempts to illustrate the process, with 40 full color pages of photos, collages, and illustrations that loosely relate to these two abrasive tracks. (THREE ONE G)
GRAVITY 35-7 7" $4.00
Providence, RI hardcore/punk in the vein of the late great UNITED MUTATION along with a bit of early BLAST. 6 or so songs, crafty packaging. (GRAVITY)
"Semen of the Sun"
TMU 084-7 7" $4.00
A re-release of a highly sought-after 7", originally out on Brooklyn, New York's Tape Records. Their last hardcore release, these sounds are still chaotic, disturbed and brutal. This has the original artwork, highly stylized, in typical BLACK DICE fashion. (TROUBLEMAN)
BLACK DICE / ERASE ERRATA
TMU 080-7 7" $4.00
Brooklyn's BLACK DICE have evolved from a straight hardcore band into a very interesting and brutal noisecore unit reminiscent of HARRY PUSSY, THROBBING GRISTLE, and MERZBOW. Their sound keeps changing and this record finds them at their creative peak using soundbites and tape loops to create an insane and chaotic experience. San Francisco's ERASE ERRATA offer two exclusive tracks not on their upcoming full length. Their sound blends all the best elements of punk, new wave, and disco. Fans of the Rough Trade/99 Records/Y Records sound will not be disappointed. Amazing cover art as well. Pressed in an edition of 1000 copies. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Hormel is Giving Away Free Red, White, and Blue Sports Tubes to 1000 Lucky Corn Dog Lovers"
ZAF 010-7 7" $3.35
Witness the rock and roll apocalypse in the privacy of your own bedroom with this horrific declaration of war and revenge. Black Fork faces the the onslaught head on with six songs from the blook-encrusted fucking streets, man. Five blazing originals and a drop-dead Motorhead cover, powered by Robin Tussin's gnarly female vocals (Bikini Kill wish they were this mean!) and Von Ludar's trashy thrashy guitar. (ZAFIO)
"Quality Job One"
QJ 1-7 7" $3.35
The 7" previously on Vinyl Communications is re-released by the band's own label. Six songs of choppy, fast, upbeat hardcore punk from the East Bay, with nasal-sounding female vocals that work well. (BINARCULAR)
BLACK HEART PROCESSION, THE
S 016-7 7" $4.65
Two great new tracks here from this San Diego outfit, continuing their work of brooding, compelling piano founded songs, splashed with a loose mixture, of organ, loops, drums and synth. Maybe the most aptly named band in music. (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
ES 1241-2 CD $9.50
Unadulterated "hate anthems" for today's youth from Portland's most feared foursome, contemptible creeps drawing inspiration from FEAR, MISFITS, and PLASMATICS. (ESTRUS)
BLACK KALI MA
"You Ride the Pony (I'll Be the Bunny)"
VIRUS 237-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 237-2 CD $10.50
A new band from legendary punk/blues frontman Gary Floyd, who got his considerable reputation leading THE DICKS and SISTER DOUBLE HAPPINESS. Floyd fans will not be disappointed! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
BLACK MARKET FLOWERS
PIECE 18-7 7" $3.80
Moody and heavy on the guitar. (PIECE OF MIND)
BLACK MUSEUM, THE
GROSS 14-4 cassette $10.00
Southern California noise artist Tom Duda, who has eaten snack foods in the past at Survival Research Labs, creates a world of spacious drones. Black on-black layered packaging. (G.R.O.S.S.)
BLACK RANDY & THE METRO SQUAD
"Pass the Dust, I Think I'm Bowie"
SFTRI 291-2 CD $9.65
A re-release of the infamous album (unavailable since 1979!) by one of L.A.'s original trash-punk groups, (their "Trouble At the Cup" being a rent-a-boy revenge tradional.) Godfather of P.E.T. Rock via the James Brown route and political incorrect to the point of making one squirm, Black Randy viciously but humously thumbed his nose at the social colapse of overpopular culture and lodged his fist up the ass of a terminally unweened new wave scene in the same motion. Also includes tracks from their singles and some live stuff. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BLACK STRAP MOLASSES FAMILY
"Traveling Medicine Show"
TRANS 0024-2 CD $11.00
Dame Darcy, Pandora Pumpkinhead and Black Strap Jack Shellac perform murder and lovelorn ballads from the early 1600s. (TRANSPARENCY)
GET 571-1 LP $12.55
The third album from this British satanic hard rock outfit, originally released in 1971 on CBS. Gatefold sleeve with original art, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 531-1 LP $12.55
The first, unforgettable album from these masters of doom! Featuring Jim Gannon, who later went on to play with FOX, this is dark, satanic metal with progressive influences. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"2nd self titled"
ILOKI 10-1 LP $7.60
"Big Train"/"Waiting for the Man"
ILOKI 106-7 7" $4.15
Chip & Tony Kinman, ex of the Dils, haul out those chiming guitars again on one original tune and a cover of the Lou Reed/Velvets tune. (ILOKI)
ILOKI 9-2 CD $10.85
Melodic, anthemic 3-chord pop punk & rock from Chip & Tony Kinman, the core of the seminal late-70's SF/LA punk group the Dils. (ILOKI)
BLACKEN SNAPPER / KILL THE HIPPIES
WC-7 7" $4.00
Blacken Snapper turns in some cartoon-sloppy melodic punk tunes suitable for a beer & cheezos breakfast, but Kill The Hippies gets way more earnest with their classic punk sound and political lyrics. (WHEELCHAIR FULL OF OLD MEN)
"Wake Up Stupid"
SFTRI 154-7 7" $4.00
NYC 3-piece with a faint similarity to Gun Club, but more rockabilly. The b side is a Carl Perkins tune. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Call the Shots"
BN 005-7 7" $4.00
Thick, chewy distortion and a blistering, rockabilly-style tempo from this Swedish lo-fi garage punk band. Four rockin' tunes. (BIG NECK)
BN 010-7 7" $4.00
Three blasts of maximal, primal garage punk crunch! A limited edition tour single, this won't be around long! (BIG NECK)
"Hide and Go Seek"
ITR 043-7 2x7" $5.70
The last ever recording session spread over four sides of wax from this sadly short-lived band. Features a cover of BUNKER HILL's classic "Hide and Go Seek" that takes up two whole sides. (IN THE RED)
"I Got a Baaad Feelin' About This"
ITR 27-1 LP $8.70
ITR 27-2 CD $10.70
A big, raucous, bluesy garage noise with members of the Gories, Fireworks and the Ovalteens. Stand back... (IN THE RED)
BLADDER BLADDER BLADDER
"No Control"/"Slots of Fun"
77RPM 001-7 7" $4.00
Two songs from these UK expatriots (relocated to LA for some reason) who do the '70s punk thing in a decidedly CLASH-oid way. (77 RPM)
BLADDER BLADDER BLADDER / DIMESTORE HALOES
PELADO 4-7 7" $4.00
The guys with the triple name are 4 Brits that moved to LA, sound a bunch like early Clash, and do it well. Dimestore Haloes, from Boston, do an oi anthem and a melodic rocker. 4 songs. (PELADO)
"Let's Take a Ride"
SFTRI 284-7 7" $4.00
Blag from the Dwarves lets loose with a couple of 3-minute mindless blasts; lotsa gristle on them thar bones. Collector scum alert! Due to pressing plant error, the first 1000 will have a different B side than subsequent pressings! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"A Murder of Crows"
VAC C3-4 cassette $5.30
Combining cool, sophisticated use of drums, metal percussion, rhythm machines, synths, faraway distorted vocals, crunchy guitar and saxophones to produce a dark, night-oriented musick of the forbidden. (FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
"Up the System"
QLI 002-1 10" $7.55
This veteran New Jersey hardcore band describes themselves as "total fucking pogo punk," and that's about right. 8 songs of pure '77 punk energy, on very cool aquamarine vinyl. (QUALITY OF LIFE)
BLANKS 77 / QUINCY PUNX
TB 008-7 7" $3.70
Like it says on the record, total fuckin' pogo punk. Two of the top no compromise punk bands of the mid-'90s each do 2 songs. Comes with a neat lyrics 'n photos poster. Four songs and an invitation to eat a bowl of fuck! (TURKEY BASTER)
BLAST ROCKS, THE
PUG 029-2 CD $6.55
Happy fuzz guitar, toys, Casios, plastic trashcans, jars and snide cynic indie rock pride: 14 songs of worked out, tweaked K Records style punk rock and new wave jug band for all the genre freaks, unnerving and endearing at the same time. Do you have what it takes to hang in the guy/girl-attacking, coffee-cup-dysfunctional, hip, hip world of the BLAST ROCKS? Relate. Wonderful. Go blast rock. (S.P.A.M.)
SJR 001-2 7" $4.00
Three tracks of heavy, garagey, rockabilly-ized punk from Milwaukee, with a definite leaning to 1950's rock n' roll. And that's flat-out, ass-kickin', hot rod racin', beer-drinkin' rock n' roll! (SODA JERK)
MUSICK 017-2 CD $9.75
Milwaukee's answer to MC5, THE STOOGES and THE SONICS are back with another helping of their punk-fuelled growling rock'n'roll stomp. (MUSICK)
"I'm an American"
HR 003-7 7" $4.25
Never mind the SKA-NNABE's, here's the BLEEDERS! Orange County's best kept secret have finally released their debut vinyl only effort, limited to 300 red and 300 red/white handnumbered copies. If you like it raw, rockin', and raucous, you'll dig this 4 songer with its killer DAMNED cover with FRANK AGNEW on guitar at no extra charge. (HOSTAGE)
"Jesus in the Streets"
HR 009-7 7" $4.25
Diverse, grease-and-destroy SoCal punk, from '77-inflected street punk to X style punkabilly. This is their 2nd 7", and it's a numbered edition of 600. (HOSTAGE)
AK 118-1 LP $17.25
An obscure, ultra-rare album of DOORS-influenced psychedelia from Philadelphia, originally released on the TNS label in 1971 in an edition of only 1000. This has the original artwork, and is pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"You're Not the Only One"
SKIP 72-2 CD $9.00
Excellent Japanese punk influenced by JAWBREAKER, J CHURCH, AVAIL, known from their tours with SNUFF, J CHURCH, DISCOUNT, SPROCKET WHEEL. (BROKEN)
ASH 1.4-1 LP $10.70
Sounds to make your hair curl taken from the control tower of an American Air Force base somewhere in England, recording the disembodied voices of the pilots as they engage in mock battles over the North Sea. UK import. (ASH INTERNATIONAL)
BLIND IDIOT GOD
AVAN 010-2 CD $19.55
Heavy, thundering bass/guitar/drums instrumentals, as emotional and catalysmic as a force of nature. (AVANT)
"The Absence of Time"
ALDA 001-2 CD $14.30
Bill Laswell, Anton Fier and Japanese vocalist extraordinaire Phew join forces for this excursion into rhythmic prog ambience, where long, sinuous, complex jams weave hypnotic but exhilarating grooves. Also includes Aiyb Dieng, Nicky Skopelitis and other great musicians. Recorded in 1993 and 1994 somewhere in New York City. Japanese import. (ALIDA)
"Our Future's Looking Bleak"
OUT 006-2 CD $10.50
Hardcore punk in the vein of early BLACK FLAG from this New Jersey powerhouse band. (OUTSIDER)
THR 02-2 CD $9.00
Intensely energetic 3rd wave ska band with soul from this non-stop touring act who've played with CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES, SKANKIN' PICKLE, LET'S GO BOWLING. Whether it's the ultra quick circus ska of "The Fly," a more relaxed groove as with "I Want to Believe," or the 3rd wave horn lines in "Carp," BLINDSPOT's debut full length is sure to wake people up to Northern California's best kept secret! (TOMATO HEAD)
"Baby I'm Yours"
PAT 702-7 7" $4.15
Noisy garage-type stuff from Canada. 4 songs. (PATOIS)
RT 2252-1 LP $7.80
RT 2252-4 cassette $7.00
RT 2252-2 CD $10.70
With two ex-Christ On Parade members in the crew, these folks opt for scree Victims Family style. Well-contained fury with that frantic jazzcore bass. This is the first album from this Oakland political hardcore band, after their 7" last year on Shred of Dignity. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
OUT 2-7 7" $3.90
"All Out Attack"
GET 14-1 LP $9.60
Twenty tracks by this extremely popular, totally uncompromising early '80s UK skin/punk/oi! band, including all the tracks from their first three 7"s, plus the best selections from their 1982 LP. At least two of the songs have the chorus, "Boys are out tonight!" The CD version titled, "The Best of Blitz," is on the Anagram label. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Complete Singles Collection"
GET 71-1 LP $9.60
This collects on vinyl all of their 7" sides ever released, showing their transition from hardcore punk to innovative guitar synth terrorists. Italian import. (GET BACK)
EGO 401-2 CD $11.30
Einsturzende Neubauten's main madman presents 12 songs he did for the play "Dumpfe Stimmen" and the film "Jahre der Kälte." All moody, dark but melodic instrumentals and noise (except for a rather twisted, phenobarbitol version of "Over the Rainbow") with a good variety of approaches that make this very listenable and enjoyable. German import. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
TX 003-7 7" $4.85
Bouncy, sing-along melodic punk with obvious Ramones influences and a 90's melodi-core sensibility, sung in English. 3 songs, Spanish import. (TOXIC)
"Toys are Us"
SUBTERFUGE 93-2 CD $10.00
Tight, catchy melodic punk, with plenty of power and energy, all but one sung in English. Lots of Southern California-style punk influence, with some parts verging on garage punk or old-school 70's punk. Spanish import. (SUBTERFUGE)
BLOOD FOR BLOOD / HUDSON FALCONS
TKOROUND 35-7 7" $4.20
The kings of Boston thug-core, BLOOD FOR BLOOD, do a raging original plus a WRETCHED ONES cover. New Jersey street punk heros HUDSON FALCONS hit hard from the left with two original working class anthems. (TKO)
"Everybody's Punk Rock"
VML 040-7 7" $4.00
Twitch-n-shout quirkiness, razor-sharp verbal vivsections and justifiable paranoia. Society is sick and here's the spew! (VML)
"Love Under Glass"
VML 022-7 7" $4.00
Maybe the Minutemen with an inbred Doc Dart/Biafra love child on vocals, with maybe a nod to a distortion-free Victims Family or even an unplugged Nomeansno-ish abstraction. Six crispy-cool, tight-assed, tongue-tappin tunes. (VML)
"Stopping A Freight Train on a Dime"
MLBBSF 01-1 LP $7.55
Noisy, punky but melodic stuff from DC, with members of Dag Nasty, Senator Flux, etc. Heavy Dischord influence. (MISC. LABELS)
"Chaos Day is Almost Here"
OR 005-7 7" $4.00
Six uptempo rockers and hi-energy thrashers with rhymed political lyrics barked out at frantic speeds in a 2-man shouting tradeoff. (OUTCAST)
"Can't Resist the Times"
NEM 47-1 LP $7.90
In-your-face powersludgecore death metal from Minneapolis. (NEMESIS)
"Hated in My House"
ITR 36-7 7" $4.00
Mudhoney's Mark Arm imitates Jon Spencer imitating Captain Beefheart. Grungadelic loping contractual obligations will make this into a major label CD someday soon, with the vinyl sliding into pseudo-indie territory via In The Red. (IN THE RED)
"In a Gadda Da Light?"
SFTRI 233-2 CD $9.65
Three members of Lubricated Goat plus Mark Arm from Mudhoney, with a throbbing, innerspace, noisy barrage of mutant tunes. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Live My Way"
ITR 39-1 LP $8.70
Pseudo-indie version of the CD now out on Reprise. Mark Arm of Mudhoney imitates Jon Spencer imitating Captain Beefheart. (IN THE RED)
"Ten Solid Rockin' Inches of Rock Solid Rock"
SFTRI 336-1 10" $7.70
Described variously as jazzy rock without the tropical fruit, knuckle-dragging rock and just plain odd, this "lavish musical" is the story of four proudly triumphant failures in a Meatloaf/Sonny Bono world of winners. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"I'm Standing Nowhere"
RBFI 2506-2 CD $16.00
Wall-of-noise punk from Tokyo, melodic and sometimes anthemic, powerful and catchy, and always very tuneful. Touring the West Coast now! Japanese import. (RBF INTERNATIONAL)
BLOW UP, THE
MTR 386-7 7" $4.00
Equal parts BLACK FLAG, WIRE and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, gene-spliced for your pleasure by refugees from THE GIMMICKS, THE INHALANTS, THE YOUNG LOSERS, and THE TOKYO DRIFTERS. Three songs. (EMPTY)
BLOW UP, THE
MTR 391-2 CD $9.65
The debut CD by these Seattle distortionists. Again teaming up with Tim Kerr, this is a twelve song mind bender that states its point with an urgent accuracy in 26 minutes. (EMPTY)
POINT 16-1 LP $7.70
Duo guitar/drums free improv blare! Material ranges from exploratory amp noise disintegration to full force sonic attacks. (ZABRISKIE POINT)
POINT 15-1 LP $7.70
Very raucous experimental free-improvisation and noise via guitars, drums, bass, horns, abused strings, decaying amplifiers and more. (ZABRISKIE POINT)
ZPOINT 11-1 LP $7.70
LP reissue of Apraxia cassette of noisy Hendrix based improvisations using bits of interviews not to mention the obvious guitars, bass, drums, violin, tapes, shortwave, megaphone, cheesy microphones etc. (ZABRISKIE POINT)
"One Less Summer"
TKR 8-7 7" $4.00
More nervewracking squall and chatter from the Blowhole crowd, with some soft, low-frequency pillow-rumble that is positively asphyxiating. Canadian import. (TINKER)
BN 001-7 7" $4.00
Savage, loopy garage twang and spew, ultra-sloppy and verging on noise. It really is kind of surprising that just guitar and drums can make this much racket. It's like LINK WRAY being produced by MASONNA. 4 songs of pure delicious rock'n'roll mayhem. (BIG NECKS)
"Blood and Tar"
BN 013-1 10" $7.25
Yow, this is one extreme record! Knife-edge horror screamadelica, dominated by tortured, slicing guitar and anguished, straight-outta-the rubber-room vocals. Gray marbled vinyl, too. (BIG NECK)
ES 7146-7 7" $4.65
The shitbombs of Buffalo are back with 3 new explosive cuts of their own brand of howling garage-punk trash. (ESTRUS)
BOV 11-7 7" $4.00
Four cuts of 100% pure grain punk noise squall from Philly. (BOVINE)
"Up in a Down World"
FP 002-1 12" EP $10.00
Four highly eloquent and romantic guitar-oriented songs. Limited edition of 1000, UK import. (FANTASTIC PLASTIC)
BLUE BALLS, THE
DAM 076-7 7" $4.45
Whiskey-throated, fire-blowing, glass-smashing DWARVES-oid punk out of Long Beach, including "(Let's Do) the Ball Gag," a graphic but hilarious story of the fine line between pleasure and pain in a sadomasochistic romance. (DESTROY ALL RECORDS)
AK 017-1 LP $17.25
AK 017-2 CD $16.60
Their 4th album, originally out on Phillips in 1969, signals a change in the direction of their sound. Original artwork, and the LP has a hard cardboard sleeve and is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 017-P LP pic disc $17.25
A limited picture disc edition of the 1998 Akarma re-issue. Only 300 copies! Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 016-1 LP $17.25
AK 016-2 CD $16.60
Originally released in 1969 on the Phillips label. The LP is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 016-P LP pic disc $17.25
A limited picture disc edition of the 1998 Akarma re-issue. Only 300 copies! Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Oh Pleasant Hope"
AK 018-1 LP $17.25
AK 018-2 CD $16.60
Their 6th album, and the last for the first incarnation of the band. Originally out in 1970 on Phillips. The LP is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 012-1 LP $17.25
AK 012-2 CD $16.60
First released in 1968 on the Phillips label. This re-release features a bonus track, and the LP has the same beautiful gatefold sleeve as the original, and is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"The Original Human Beings"
AK 150-1 LP $17.25
AK 150-2 CD $13.00
Their 5th and most psychedelic album, first released on Phillips in 1970. With only one original member by this time (Dickie Peterson), there's alot of experimentation with GEORGE HARRISON style raga-rock, THE BAND style country/roots rock, SPENCER DAVIS style blues, and more. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 011-1 LP $17.25
AK 011-2 CD $16.60
The best-known album from what was hands down the loudest, rudest, most obnoxious '60s punk band on the planet (the '60s version of CRIME, if you will). First released in 1968 on the Phillips label, this includes their underground hits "Summertime Blues" and "Parchment Farm," plus a bonus track. The LP has the same trippy embossed sleeve as the original, and is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Live: A Sonic Documentation of Exhibition and Banter"
AM 029-2 CD $9.65
Twisted carnival-influenced punk rock meets jazz-tainted bebop; 21 songs recorded live to 16-track, covering material from all three of their full length releases. (ASIAN MAN)
BLUE MEANIES / MU330
AM 015-7 7" $4.20
MU330 delivers a hard-rockin' ska tune that's poppy as they get, while the BLUE MEANIES will have your brain doing cartwheels to keep up with the John Zorn-type madness. (ASIAN MAN)
BLUE MEANIES, THE
"Kiss Your Ass Goodbye"
AM 045-2 CD $9.65
Take a powerful punk carnival ride with this 7-piece band. Originally released in 1995 on the Fuse label. (ASIAN MAN)
"Hearts in Clubs"
MLBMHC 01-1 LP $7.25
A potpourri of guitar-band pop, folk, and garage rock that really works. (MISC. LABELS)
BLUE OYSTER CULT
"For the Heavy Metal Kids"
MR 168-1 10" $9.60
Four full-on live Cult classics, recorded in 1972 in New York just before their signing with CBS. The triple-lead guitar attack includes "Workshop of the Telescopes," "Red and Black," "Buck's Boogie," and one more. Includes insert with photos and liner notes by Lindsay Hutton. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
BLUE SANDALWOOD SOAP
"Loring Park Love-Ins Revisited"
BA 1158-2 CD $10.80
Farfisa-driven druggie-psychedelia circa 1967-68, hailing from Minneapolis/St.Paul, with bonus tracks and new artwork. (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)
BBPTC 10-1 12" EP $7.55
Four SoCal teenagers wield guitars, drums and violin in lo-fi bedroom odes to hanging out, getting wasted on beer, getting pushed around and trying (unsuccessfully, it appears) to understand the opposite sex. Minimal packaging, but at least they print the words. One sided. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
BLUE WATER SCHOOL
DCRD 003-2 CD $14.00
Inspired by the realm of subatomic physics (one of the producers being a nuclear physics graduate), the first release by this collaboration takes us from dark ambient to ambient dance, much in the vein of Biosphere. UK import. (DECEMBER DAWN)
GFC 406-1 LP $17.25
Some good CREAM-style blues from this obscure band that was part of Vancouver's late-'60s psychedelic ballroom scene. This was their only album, out on Condor in 1970, and features great fuzz guitar, driving organ and good vocals. Closely related to THE CRAZY PEOPLE, with the mysterious Johnny Kitchen involved in the songwriting. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
"Long Tall Willy"/"3rd Brown Eye"
SFTRI 192-7 7" $4.00
Most of Clawhammer gets together with the sax player from Lubricated Goat and makes some harsh, jarring and dissonant rock & roll. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
POP 4-7 7" $4.00
Heavy, throbbing noise rock a la Unsane. 4 songs. (POP BUS)
STOMACHE 4-7 7" $4.25
Emil Beaulieau and others rip it up in this collection of grating, extreme noise. (STOMACH ACHE)
STMCD 005-2 CD3 $8.50
This Dutch trio performs "serious" electro-acoustic music in conjunction with live performances and installations. All trained at the Institute of Sonology and are regulars at the famous S.T.E.I.M. studio in Amsterdam. Here are six short selections, each recorded at a different event. Limited edition, with only 250 available in the US. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
GFC 419-1 LP $17.25
Originally released in 1971 on the small Snakefield label, this is raw garage psychedelia mixed with some keyboard driven numbers recalling BLESSED END and THE DOORS; other moments touch on fuzzed out blues numbers and psychedelia. This reissue combines the original album in its entirety with some additional outtakes and a handful of tracks from their first album, "Anvil." 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
BOB JAMES TRIO
ESPCD 1009-2 CD $11.90
Five very avant-garde pieces, with Barre Phillips on bass and Robert Pozar on drums, with electronics and tape distortion effects by James. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
BOB JAMES TRIO
GET 1029-1 LP $12.55
Five very avant-garde pieces, with Barre Phillips on bass and Robert Pozar on drums, with electronics, tape distortion effects and found sounds by James. Originally out in 1965 on ESP. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
BOB LOG THE 3RD
"Daddy Log's Drive-In Candy Hoppin' Car Babes"
SFTRI 545-7 7" $4.00
Once again crossing the double yellow line between real music and real shit... an instant classic from the guitarist of DOO RAG continuing his conquest of musical taboo. Limited to 1200. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
TROJAN 62-2 CD $11.70
This classic, essential album has songs like "Lively Up Yourself," "Duppy Conqueror," "Trench Town Rock," "400 Years," "Fussing and Fighting," and several others. UK import. (TROJAN)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
"Best & Rest of"
ACTREP 1013-4 cassette $5.30
ACTREP 1013-2 CD $7.45
Twelve tracks including "Soul Rebel," "400 Years" and "No Sympathy." UK import. (ACTION REPLAY)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
"In the Beginning"
TROJAN 221-2 CD $11.70
A collection of 13 songs from their early years, produced by such legends as Lee Perry, Leslie Kong and Bunny Lee, with liner notes. UK import. (TROJAN)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
GET 902-1 2xLP $17.40
The best and most highly sought-after tracks from the vaults of Marley's former manager Danny Simms: 16 tracks produced by Johnny Nash and Arthur Jenkins in 1968, and 16 tracks produced by Leslie Kong, the Wailers and Bunny Lee in 1970. With rare and previously unreleased photos, plus a rare interview. Gatefold sleeve, cool artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
TROJAN 89-2 CD $11.70
Thirteen tracks including the original versions of "Duppy Conqueror" and "400 Years," produced by Lee Perry. UK import. (TROJAN)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
"Soul Revolution I & II"
TROJAN 406-2 2xCD $18.55
The original band, including Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, produced and released by Lee "Scratch" Perry in Jamaica in 1969, and released here for the first time outside Jamaica. "I" has many of their great early songs; "II" has entirely instrumental versions of the same songs. UK import. (TROJAN)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
"The Early Years"
TAL 600-2 4xCD $37.55
Super-deluxe boxed set of four CDs: "Rasta Revolution," "African Herbsman," "In the Beginning," and "Soul Revolution II." Also includes the 60 page, LP sized picture book "Rebel with a Cause." UK import. (TEL-EVENT)
BOB MARLEY & WAILERS
RECEIVER 06-2 CD $11.70
Twelve tracks produced by Lee Perry, including the title track, "400 Years," and more. UK import. (RECEIVER)
BOB NANNA / ELIZABETH ELMORE
TMU 069-1 7" $4.00
TMU 069-2 CD $5.50
The A side features Bob Nanna, best known as the vocalist of BRAID and HEY MERCEDES. Elizabeth Elmore was the vocalist of SARGE; both have never done solo work. The songs are subtle and acoustic, appealing to fans of their old bands, and new fans alike. (TROUBLEMAN)
RIFT 14-2 CD $11.30
Bob does 26 tracks of John Zorn samples and manipulations, followed by 6 tracks of Fred Frith treatments. Weird to say the least, and a real delight for noise fans. (RIFT)
"Fear No Love"
AVAN 041-2 CD $19.00
Screamin' jazzfunknoiserock blasts with Ostertag doing digital destruction and re-engineering, assisted by Justin Bond, Lynn Breedlove, Raz Kennedy, Mike Patton and many more. Japanese import. (AVANT)
"Getting a Head"
SEELAND 516-2 CD $11.40
A re-issue of a scarce, classic album of tape manipulation, originally released in 1980. Ostertag uses a bizarre, complex tape loop system to manipulate Fred Frith's guitar and Charles K. Noyes' percussion. (SEELAND)
"Like a Melody, No Bitterness"
SEELAND 508-2 CD $10.20
The acclaimed sampling pioneer's first ever recording of solo improvisations, blowing the conventional sound world to bits, blasphemous and beautiful. (SEELAND)
"Sooner or Later"
SEELAND 514-2 CD $10.80
A re-issue of this 1989 underground classic of digital sampling and sound manipulation. Using sounds from the recording of a boy in El Salvador burying his father who had been killed by the army, Ostertag weaves in the guitar of avant master FRED FRITH. This has been out of print for 10 years. (SEELAND)
"Verbatim, Flesh and Blood"
SEELAND 512-2 CD $10.80
Ostertag separately records four virtuoso musicians improvising, then takes the tapes and reassembles them by computer into a virtual band, then gets them to learn and play the results live, then re-manipulates the live recording and the original tapes, then has the musicians learn and play the new results, which is then recorded for this release. Features Mark Dresser/bass, Gerry Hemingway/drums, Phil Minton/voice. (SEELAND)
BRD 029-2 CD $11.30
The wildly inventive Ostertag has taken recordings of virtuoso improvisors Phil Minton (an amazing, spooky, raspy vocalist), Mark Dresser and Gerry Hemingway (the well-known bassist and drummer from Braxton's old quartet) and combined, rearranged and otherwise modified them via sampling and computer. The haunting, beautiful result magnifies the intensity and skill of the performers, blurring the line between live improvisation and computer manipulation. Packed in a board gatefold sleeve with paint-by-numbers art by D-L Alvarez. (RASTASCAN)
"Wanderer"/"I Just Do"
FOWL 7-7 7" $3.00
Somehow Pittman falls between the cracks of everything else that's ever been done in the realms of direct, simple rock. Very original. (FOWL)
"Ice Cream Truck"/"Get That Thing Away From Me"
HS 95759-7 7" $5.25
High energy female punk from Los Angeles, featuring Jula Bell from Bulimia Banquet. Limited edition of 500, Italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
"The Shy Tuff Bunny Runs Away"
TR 0106-2 CD $10.70
A solo recording from the POLAR GOLDIE CATS member, this highly varied all electronic effort ranges from abstract noise to rock attack to melodic, always with some sort of rhythm going on, whether minimal or extra-heavy. (TRANSPARENCY)
"Clear the Corner"
TPOS 107-7 flexi 7" $3.00
Former Bunny Brains members do a rock opera rave up about a British cop who likes to beat up people L.A. style. (TPOS)
BOBBY & THE MAGIC PACER
"Dig This Dig That"
WIN 024-2 CD $10.85
PACER's sophomore release ups the ante from "White Room" by unleashing an acid-drenched "Detroit Rock City"-style backing band into his signature analog keyboard assault. A 12-song (including hidden track!) hyperspace homage to 30-odd years of rock influence from this founding member of CHARLES BROWN SUPERSTAR. Produced by TOM GRIMLEY (BECK, GERALDINE FIBBERS, etc.) (W.I.N.)
AK 128-1 2xLP $25.60
AK 128-2 CD $13.00
Seriously stoned, mystical, Eastern-influenced psychedelia originally out in 1968 on MGM. Sitars, tablas, an orchestra, and a host of other musicians including Hugh McCrackin and Colin Walcott join the young jazz performer in this epic produced by Alan Lorber. Both formats with 2 bonus cuts and an engraved 4th side on the LP, pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 129-1 2xLP $25.60
AK 129-2 CD $13.00
A previously unreleased album recorded in 1970 with a few members of OREGON, this mixes jazz, psychedelia and Indian influences. The LP is on 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and the 4th side is engraved. Italian import. (AKARMA)
ALP 302-2 CD $11.35
Seems part of this guy's psyche got stranded back in the early-mid '70s, where UK glam rock got mugged by Superfly funk enroute to a Rocky Horror screening, only to find Arthur Brown ranting amid the rice-throwers. A trip, definitely a trip. (ATAVISTIC)
BOBBY FULLER FOUR
"I Fought The Law"
MR 7141-7 7" $4.85
Includes "I Fought The Law" (the original Mustang 7" version) plus unreleased/mono versions of "It's Love, Come What May," "My True Love" and "A New Shade Of Blue." Gorgeous picture sleeve, color vinyl pressing, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
BOBBY FULLER FOUR
"The Mustang Years"
MUNSTER 184-1 2xLP $17.40
This monster includes every LP track (both the "KRLA King of the Wheels" and "I Fought the Law" albums), every single, some amazing songs previously unreleased on vinyl, alternates and outtakes, some on stereo for the first time on vinyl. 40 songs total, with extensive liner notes by Lisa Fancher and lots of photos. Gatefold sleeve, heavy 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
BOBBY JOE EBOLA & THE CHILDREN MACNUGGITS
PUG 15-2 CD $8.90
The absolutely geekiest of nerdcore, but with songs so entertaining and so funny they must have forgot they were trying to make you uncomfortable. Fun topics include skin cancer, root canals, psychotic girlfriends and more. Booklet includes lyrics and lots of artwork. (SPAM)
BOBBY PREVITE'S EMPTY SUITS
"Slay the Suitors"
AVAN 036-2 CD $19.00
Drummer Previte's group is composed of Robin Eubanks on trombone & electronics, Wayne Horvitz & Steve Gaboury on various keyboards, Jerome Harris on guitars, and Roger Souitero on percussion, and together they make a very deft and sinuous avant-jazz. Good stuff. Japanese import. (AVANT)
"Rubare alla Mafia e' un Suicido"
RED 123-1 LP $12.55
The original soundtrack for this 1972 blaxploitation movie known in the US as "Across 110th Street," enjoying renewed interest with Quentin Tarantino's use of the title track in "Jackie Brown." Includes extra instrumentals by J.J. Johnson. Completely new artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
"Fast Livin' & Rock 'n Roll"
ES 1266-2 CD $11.45
Remember Tina "Boom-Boom" and Danielle "Lead Pedal", the infamous princesses of the trash-dirt-surf-band the TRASHWOMEN? They're back in action and this time teamed up with SR. Russell Quan (Mummies, Phantom Surfers, Dukes of Hamburg, Booger-Eater extrodanaire) and Lisa Schenberg (Spastics, badass about town) to form the Bobbyteens. Two previous releases on Superteem and a self released LP, this is their first CD. Songs like "Hot City Boy", "Babydoll", and "Downtown" are among 15 smokin' tracks. (ESTRUS)
"Not So Sweet"
ES 1274-2 CD $11.45
Think RUNAWAYS, RAMONES, NIKKI & THE CORVETTES, REAL KIDS, SUZI QUATRO...sweaty leather jumpsuits, high heels, fast cars, power chords and a bottle of booze. (ESTRUS)
"Young & Dumb"
JAW 023-2 CD $10.10
Extra-trashy rave-ups from one of the funnest bunch of girls around! This collects 11 tracks from out-of-print 7"s, plus 4 unreleased tracks. And if it sounds a bit like early DONNAS, it's 'cause half of these songs were written by Darin Raffaelli, the guy who wrote all the early DONNAS material. (JUST ADD WATER)
HELL 24-7 7" $4.35
New songs from a new band led by Jula Bell from Bulimia Banquet, with Steve Dro' from Angry Samoans and Peter Tomlinson from Glue. (HELL YEAH)
"Firepower is Our Business"
TKOROUND 72-2 CD5 $7.25
Sonoma, California's BODIES blend garage punk and Oi! into a powerful stew. This is the first time that this essential street punk record has been available on CD. (TKO)
ROUND 6-7 7" $4.35
This punk/garage cross-over band from Sonoma sounds like they could be on either TKO or Rip Off. Deadly serious lyrics sometimes contrast the overall anthemic, upbeat punk sound of the BODIES, which at times invokes the spirit of the MISFITS. (TKO)
TKOROUND 20-2 CD $10.35
This is the first full length from one of the bands that have swept the Bay Area streetpunk scene like wildfire. Killed by death/murder punk style punk'n'roll that appeals to fans of '77-style, Oi! and garage. (TKO)
AK 125-1 LP $17.25
AK 125-2 CD $13.00
A disturbing sound with Hammond organ and heavy, SABBATH-oid guitars from this obscure British combo, originally released in 1972. Cross-shaped gatefold cover, 180 gram color vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
SW 27-7 7" $4.00
Angered political punk, '80s hardcore style, played with raw, violent precision. A little like THE PIST mixed with the abrasive chaos of FILTH. (SIX WEEKS)
CY 112-2 CD $10.15
A raw, aggressive sound on this Philadelphia band's first album, somewhere between punchy hardcore and catchy, singalong streetpunk. (CYCLONE)
GFC 409-1 LP $17.25
A re-issue of a mega-rare German psychedelic exploitation album from 1967, compared to VANILLA FUDGE and IRON BUTTERFLY. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
REV 11-4 cassette $6.00
REV 11-2 CD5 $7.35
Their last 7" remixed with extra songs; Bold helped define the tough sound of late 80's NYC hardcore. (REVELATION)
REVELATION 9-4 cassette $7.25
REVELATION 9-2 CD $10.30
BOLLWEEVILS / 4 SQUARES
DSR 46-7 7" $4.00
Two pissed off, pumped up Chicago bands team up. Bollweevils you know from their many releases; 4 Squares come off sounding a bit like Discharge or Conflict. (DR. STRANGE)
BOLLWEEVILS / THE FREEZE
"A Deadly Duo"
DSR 44-1 10" $7.70
DSR 44-2 CD5 $8.45
Four otherwise unreleased songs from each band, and a nice, easily digestible chunk-o-punk melody. First 500 of the 10" are on colored vinyl. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 19-7 7" $4.00
Punchy, melodic punk that compares to Screeching Weasel or Naked Raygun. This is their 4th release. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 35-1 LP $8.25
DSR 35-4 cassette $7.45
DSR 35-2 CD $9.65
Aggressive, pissed-off stuff from Chicago that may give you the uncontrollable urge to quit your job and smash the hell out of something (their record?). Or maybe not. The first 1000 records are a limited picture disc. (DR. STRANGE)
"History of the Bollweevils, Part 1"
DSR 25-4 cassette $7.45
DSR 25-2 CD $9.65
From one of Chicago's reigning punk legends, a collection of all their previous 7" releases, compilation tracks, and 6 unreleased songs from their early demo. (DR. STRANGE)
"History of the Bollweevils, Part 2"
DSR 75-1 3xLP $11.15
DSR 75-2 CD $9.65
Years in the making but well worth it, this collects 24 songs, 7 never before released, others from obscure comps. For the first time, "History, Part 1" will appear on vinyl, with Part 2 as a double LP on colored vinyl, limited to 1000! (DR. STRANGE)
"Stick Your Neck Out"
DSR 20-1 LP $8.25
DSR 20-4 cassette $7.45
DSR 20-2 CD $9.65
Punchy Chicago punk along the lines of Naked Raygun, Screeching Weasel and the Effigies. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 48-1 LP $8.25
DSR 48-2 CD $9.65
Their fourth full album, and first live album, capturing them at their energetic, anxious and electrifying best. The cover is a parody of the Misfits' "Evil Live" album. (DR. STRANGE)
"Happy All the Time"
BONER 17-1 LP $8.70
BONER 17-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 17-2 CD $10.70
The San Francisco gurus of sex and psychedelics are back with 6 tracks of throbbing and bouncing jungle weirdness. Full of distorted bass and spaced out guitar effects over the trademark big Bomb beat. Cassette with extra track and CD with most of "Hits of Acid" (BONER RECORDS)
"Hits of Acid"
BONER 10-1 LP $8.70
BONER 10-4 cassette $7.35
Psychotic and scary as hell, without ever slipping into noise. Led Zep brought into the late 80s nightmare. (BONER RECORDS)
WR 1384-2 CD $10.10
The first new album in several years from these guys, and all the original members are back for this dark, psychotic romp through twisted psychedelia. (WINGNUT)
BOMB BASSETS / MCRACKINS
GI 010-7 7" $3.80
Two pop punk gems from each of these bands. East Bay pop supergroup the Bomb Bassets brings all the members of Mr. T Experience together with two guys from Hi Fives and Sweet Baby, and of course the McRackins are one of Canada's most talked-about pop punk outfits. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
HELTER X3-1 12" EP $7.20
Really cool, upbeat raggamuffin. This is definately bordering on ska. Skamuffin? italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
X 3-1 12" EP $6.55
Really cool, upbeat raggamuffin, definitely bordering on ska. Skamuffin? 4 songs, Italian import. (X RECORDS)
BOMBARDED WITH FLOWERS
"El Cheapo Blastura"
EXILE 7-4 cassette $4.70
Tom & Nick's 2nd collaboration ranges from the acoustic folk of "Blossoms" to the hard rock of "Talk Later" to some very strange stuff indeed. 16-song (EXILE)
VC 161-2 CD $10.20
Think a meaner, nastier, angrier, younger DELTA 9. Discovered by KID-606 in the ghettos of San Francisco making tracks in his aunt's living room by sampling old punk like MINOR THREAT, BORN AGAINST and TITWRENCH and combining them with 250 bpm+ distortion-fueled beats and programming. This CD showcases his best songs in a continuous mix; future releases with Crapshoot of London, the Dropbass sub-label Ghetto Safari and Renegade should make him a household name in the gabber underground. Compares to the Bloody Fist Crew, including SYNDICATE and PENDULUM, DHR groups like EC80R, ALEC EMPIRE and BOMB 20. Distorted as fuck, punk as barbed wire. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
ID 123342-2 CD $9.00
Surf, instrumental, garage and exotica! This budget priced, 15-track CD definitively collects their vinyl singles on the Dionysus and Screaming Apple labels plus bonuses and previously unreleased tracks. (DIONYSUS)
"Head Shrinkin' Fun"
TR 032-1 LP $8.85
Fifteen of THE BOMBORAS' most hopped up and cranked up tunes ever. This wild tiki/hot rod surf'n'roll circus from Southern California gives us fuzz guitar power, ass shaking energy, screaming instrumentals and snarling punkers, all wrapped up in deluxe artwork that's much easier to appreciate than on the major-label-released CD. (TELSTAR)
"It Came from Pier 13!"
ID 123345-1 LP $9.10
ID 123345-2 CD $10.80
One of LA's hootest instro surf outfits explores the dark, scary side of B movies, mixing in a garage influence that only magnifies the grindin' guitars and crazy keyboards. (DIONYSUS)
ID 74576-7 7" $4.35
Somewhat different than their album, this budget priced, no-picture sleeve single pushes the envelope in the Link Wray/Trashmen direction. (DIONYSUS)
ID 123354-1 10" $8.55
ID 123354-2 CD $9.65
Released in 1996 in Germany by Screaming Apple, this hard-to-find recording is now available as a US release, with the addition of 6 bonus tracks taken from a live recording at a BOMBORAS record release party in Los Angeles. Includes 4 very primitive, cool tracks exclusive to the vinyl edition! Plus totally new artwork! (DIONYSUS)
ID 123329-1 LP $9.10
ID 123329-2 CD $10.80
Formed from former members of the Finks, this band takes takes surf a step beyond, adding elements of Link Wray-oid instrumentals (including a cover of Wray's "Slinky") and great tiki-ridden exotica. (DIONYSUS)
ALLIED 33-1 LP $8.10
ALLIED 33-2 CD $8.90
Melodic, verging on emo-styling punk from Gainesville. Their first full-length, following 2 singles and a couple of compilations. (ALLIED)
GMM 162-2 CD5 $6.35
Six songs from this hot Swedish band that weren't on their 1999 Epitaph release. Think DROPKICK MURPHYS, RANCID, THE CLASH or OXYMORON for comparisons. (GMM)
FUSE 009-7 7" $4.35
All the members of Noggin, every last one of 'em, plus a reeds/thumb piano guy, amke nonstop heartwarming improv that maintains a jittery energy level without being intimidating. (FUSETRON)
"Angry Youth"/"Rejected Revolution"
OUT 002-7 7" $4.20
Larger-than-life anthemic punk with Raybo's pissed-off vocals, backed by the singalong yelping of the whole band. Total buzzsaw guitar and huge, muscular sound. It's impossible not to shout along when you here this! (OUTSIDER)
HR 005-7 7" $4.25
OK punks, the damn thing's finally here...the follow-up to BONECRUSHER's blistering "Animal" EP. 4 new workin' class anthems from OC's foremost garage punks, seething with blue-collar frustration. Vinyl only, limited to 800 handnumbered copies! (HOSTAGE)
"Problems in the Nation"
HR 013-7 7" $4.25
They saved the best for last. Here's the long-awaited final installment in the "life on the streets" trilogy of 7"s by OC's kings. Five exclusive tracks, including 2 previously unheard and unreleased tracks from their '97 summer demos. Cheers.... (HOSTAGE)
HR 001-7 7" $4.25
The second release from this orange county foursome is to give us some insight as to why they've been banned from every club in their area. Described fairly accurately as a hybrid of D.O.A. and BLITZ, these guys are real punk. (HOSTAGE)
"The Singles Collection"
OUT 008-2 CD $9.30
Just what it says, this collects all the tracks from the "Animal" EP, the "Angry Youth" EP, the "No Escape" EP, the "Problems in the Nation" EP, and the "Sights on Today" EP by this popular Southern California hardcore/streetpunk outfit. 18 songs total! (OUTSIDER)
"Working for Nothing"
HRCW 001-2 CD $5.40
11 new working-class anthems from Orange County's foremost hardcore garage punks, seething with blue-collar frustration. This foursome's debut CD gives us some insight as to why they've been compared to D.O.A. and BLITZ, as well as why they've been banned from every club in their area! Dig that bargain price, too! (HOSTAGE)
"Written in Stone"
NEM 49-2 CD $10.85
NRA hardcore from ex-members of Point Blank. (NEMESIS)
EON 16-1 LP $7.60
Rockabilly hillbillies cursed by leprechauns. (EIGHT ONE NINE PRODUCTIONS)
"Breaking No New Ground!"
SHIMMY 2-1 MLP $7.90
A psycho-psychedelic soup trip of demented covers and originals; fun & tuneful. (SHIMMY-DISC)
SHIMMY 11-1 2xLP $10.40
SHIMMY 11-4 cassette $7.10
An epic to end all epics. A concept to end all concepts. An X-rated ode to moral misery. Excess as an art form. The CD also includes the "Breaking No New Ground" mini-LP, the 7", and lots of previously unreleased material - a total of 38 songs! (SHIMMY-DISC)
"Too Much Sleep"
SHIMMY 31-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 31-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 31-2 CD $11.00
A dreamlike trip backwards, forwards and sideways, from the pseudo Quicksilver logo to the media-overload tape snippets. Ann Magnuson, Kramer & Dave Rick allegedy took two years to make this, but it sounds like 20 years in the Twilight Zone. The CD has 4 extra songs, and the cassette has all of "Breaking New Ground." (SHIMMY-DISC)
BOOM & THE LEGION OF DOOM
BONER DR08-1 LP $8.70
BONER DR08-4 cassette $7.35
"Take the Payback"/"Song for Trevor Hercules"
VISION 36-1 12" $6.65
A very funky rap, hip hop, house fusion from the London rave scene, for the most adventuresome hardcore ravers. (VISION)
BOOTS & BRACES
"Eleven Pints of Oi!"
GMM 180-2 CD $10.65
Classic European oi in the vein of RED ALERT or THE PARTISANS from this German band that's been on the scene since 1983. German import at a domestic price! (METAL ENTERPRISES)
"Buncha Hair That Long"
AGARIC 1990-2 CD $11.65
Plunging new depths (of pitch, not of quality) and covering "Blue Jay Way," they prove themselves to not be getting at all weaker with age. Some effects (wah, harmonizer) are being used on the saxes, and Donald Miller shows us his Eddie Van Halen influence (briefly). Now considered by some who considered "Snuff Jazz" to be their best to be their best. (AGARIC)
"Experience the Magic"
AG 1992-2 CD $11.50
Prime (and primal) skronk from the horns and guitar of Sauter, Miller and Dietrich recorded live at CBGB's in NYC in 1993. "Music is the most beautiful gift we are given to share." RSVP. (AGARIC)
"Live at InRoads"
PSFD 19-2 CD $15.65
Crossing the borders of free jazz, live electronics and noise, this famous New York quartet has for many years made one of the world's most consistently fascinating eruptions of sound. This is their first Japan-only release, with liner notes by T. Mikawa of the Incapacitants. (PSF RECORDS)
"Sauter, Dietrich, Miller"
AGARIC 82-2 CD $11.50
Birthed from the gracious bosoms of re-issue-dom after a fifteen year silence (500 copies sold out shortly after its 1982 release), this is great, early Borbeto (as early as 1979) with now unheard-of moments of silence and melody making the full sax/sax/guitar noise bulldozer that much bulldozier. (AGARIC)
BORBETOMAGUS / SHAKING RAY LEVIS
AG 1991-1 10" $8.00
AG 1991-P 10" pic disc $12.55
A.K.A. "Coelacanth. On one side of this eye-popping, full color picture disc, Borbetomagus add a drummer and electronics to achieve a feeling of freedom akin to "LA Blues." On the other, Chattanooga-based Shaking Ray Levis complements primitive synth patch works with homemade racket. Also, in standard format with cover. (AGARIC)
BORBETOMAGUS & VOICE CRACK
"Fish That Sparkling Bubble"
AG 87-2 CD $11.50
CD re-issue of this other shortly sold-out LP. The first meeting of Swiss junk electronics savants and Borbeto-plus-bass (Adam Nodelman of Missing Foundation), this is one of the most unrelenting and abrasive of their albums, and well worth every second. (AGARIC)
AVAN 26-2 CD $19.55
(A.k.a. "Wowz") The greatest show on Earth checks in with fourteen songs recorded live in the studio in New York in 1992, and even though you can't see the choreography (which is half the cause for you dropping your jaw when you see them) this is as goofily outrageous, bombastic and outta control as they get. Japanese import. (AVANT)
"4 x 12"
BDRLP 4-1 LP $13.00
A Yugoslav-only release by a techno-beat group that collected a big following over the years. (BLIND DOG)
BORIS THE SPRINKLER
"11/1/96, Fireside Bowl, Chicago"
VML 077-7 7" $3.85
Seven songs of goofy party-pop-punk, furious tempos, great melodies, all done with surprising tightness and spot-on vocals. Outrageous energy captured live. (VML)
BORIS THE SPRINKLER
"Kill the Ramones"
JR 18-7 7" $4.25
Green Bay's Packers of Punk blast thru the hilarious "Kill The Ramones" which nevertheless sounds like the RAMONES. B/w the classic, "Kill The Sex Pistols!" (JUNK)
BORIS THE SPRINKLER / MORAL CRUX
TSMR 1-7 7" $3.80
Two bands who need no introduction! 3 twisted tales of romance from Moral Crux, plus Green Bay's goofy Boris The Sprinkler does a glam-punker and a cowpoker. Gold vinyl. (THEY STILL MAKE RECORDS)
"Battle Hymns of the Race War"
VMFM 12-1 10" $7.70
Finally back in print! Noisy, dissonance-strewn hardcore blasts of no compromise fury with the radical politics right up front, no shit. Lyric sheet included, just in case you didn't get the message. 10 songs. (VERMIFORM)
VMFM 6/12-2 CD $9.00
Both of their most sought-after releases, "Nine Patriotic Hymns for Children," plus "Battle Hymns of the Race War" on one CD. Blistering hardcore and sophisticated, intelligent political sarcasm. (VERMIFORM)
VMFM 1-7 7" $3.80
A re-issue of the long-out-of-print 1990 debut of the band that produced an influential and fresh new take on leftist hardcore, full of anger, angst, sarcasm and nihilism. (VERMIFORM)
"The Rebel Sound of Shit and Failure"
VMFM 20-1 LP $8.25
VMFM 20-4 cassette $7.45
VMFM 20-2 CD $9.00
A 20 song posthumous release of all their remaining obscure and out of print stuff, including US and Euro compilations, a flexi, live 7" and 8" tracks, all in one easy-to-swallow losenge. Classy graveyard-ana from one of the most intelligent, sarcastic and belligerant hardcore bands ever. The CD has a 20 page booklet and includes their first EP. (VERMIFORM)
BORN AGAINST / UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMAGEDDON
GRAVITY 5-7 7" $4.00
Two early UOA songs, and two late-period Born Against tunes from two bands with so much stuff out on so many labels it's silly to go over it. (GRAVITY)
"Stories from Magatrea"
TRANS 0017-2 CD $10.70
A member of both LAIBACH and BORGHESIA, Krzisnik is also an orchestral composer, and here conducts the State Orchestra of Slovenia in performances of 6 of his own compositions. (TRANSPARENCY)
RON 030-1 LP $8.60
Their 4th album, with more wonderful sparkling surf instros and JAN & DEAN styled hotrod vocal numbers, plus 3 tracks by garage-o-phonic spinoff band MYSTERY ACTION and 2 tracks by female counterparts THE BOSS MARTIANETTES. Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
"The Jetaway Sounds of the Boss Martians"
HLP 102-1 LP $8.40
HCD 102-2 CD $7.75
Jet plane songs for a supersonic world! Super-swank button-down instros from the Seattle masters of twang that sound just like they hopped off a Boeing 707 circa 1962. So nice you gotta hear it twice! (HILLSDALE)
BOSS MARTIANS / SURF TRIO
BRS 7003-7 7" $4.35
A Blood Red Battle of the Titans! 2 songs each from the top of the heap of today's surf elite. THE BOSS MARTIANS do a light-hearted vocal number, "Martian Stomp," and acid fuzz-tone garage instro, and THE SURF TRIO does a spooky surf instro and a vocal rocker about "Wine, Wine, Wine." (BLOOD RED VINYL)
BOSS MARTIANS, THE
"13 Evil Tales"
ID 123344-2 CD $10.80
Eight instrumental raves and five vocal blasts of authentic-sounding 1960s era surf-frat-stomp from Seattle's kings of hi-fi surf n' drag. (DIONYSUS)
BOSS MARTIANS, THE
CT 4502-7 7" $4.25
Four new songs (three instros and one vocal) on the theme of getting plastered, from one of the best known (and best selling) new surf bands! Suave, always upbeat, silky smooth and instantly identifiable, this Seattle quartet will always bring a smile to your face. (CONTINENTAL)
BOSS MARTIANS, THE
ID 074587-P 7" pic disc $5.85
A vocal on one side, an instro on the other, and two full-color killer photos on both! Limited edition. (DIONYSUS)
BOSS MARTIANS, THE
ID 123381-1 LP $9.10
ID 123381-2 CD $10.80
This long-awaited record shows off a refreshed, harder rocking, recklessly louder Fender-endorsed MARTIANS, with a tough rock'n'roll-pop approach. Still though, this Seattle-Tacoma 4-piece have retained their surf stompin' WIPERS-PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS sound. (DIONYSUS)
BOSS MARTIANS, THE
ID 123327-1 LP $9.10
ID 123327-2 CD $10.80
The first full album from this great, supercharged hot rod & surf band from the Northwest. Clean, lean and mean rock & roll in an early 60's mode that'll make you think of great bands of the era like the Astronauts or Dick Dale. (DIONYSUS)
BOSS MARTIANS, THE
"She Moves Me!"
DION 755-7 7" $4.35
Another fine slab from this Washington State surfabilly group, authentic and uncompromising. Also check out their earlier 7" "XKE!", on Hillsdale, available from Subterranean. (DIONYSUS)
BOSS MARTIANS, THE
"XKE!"/"I'm 'A One You Need"
HILLS 453-7 7" $3.65
This very cool surf-influenced band is probably one of the best things out of Tacoma these days. A great instrumental surf song on one side & a very early-Beatle-esque vocal rocker on the flip! (HILLSDALE)
BOTTLE OF SMOKE
"A Wrench in the Monkey Works"
SFTRI 479-2 CD $9.65
A thick jambalaya of punk, blues, country and Beefheart, served over a bed of twisted rock, this Seattle band features members of (among others) Girl Trouble, The Crows, U-Men, and Truly. This difficult-to-pigeonhole stuff soars from Detroit down through the Delta, dips deep into the Cajun swamps and drives all the way across Texas, eventually ending in the cold, wet forest of the Northwest. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
BOTTLES & SKULLS
"Never Kiss the Wasp"
C 021-2 CD $10.10
Bigger, faster, louder, blinder... this is punk rock with a vengeance. Brutal, direct, minimal stuff that manages to avoid the current hardcore clichés. (CHEETAH'S)
BOTTOM FEEDERS, THE
HELL 21-1 10" $8.10
The official Satanic word is that these guys are hideous, loud and blow really hard. Or maybe they just blow. We'll see. (HELL YEAH)
PRAXIS 5-2 CD $12.10
The ninth album by this veteran South London experimental group finds them in a totally electronic mode, with pieces that vary between ultra-hard technorave and softer, but still rhythmic songs a little reminiscent of pre disco Eurosynth. UK import. (PRAXIS)
NIRBQB 01-1 LP $8.90
This is an excellent and fascinating overview of the entire 10 year career of these famous-in-Europe-but-obscure-in-America south London experimentalists, including several previously unreleased works. So diverse you'd swear these tracks were by different bands, these folks have never been known to get stuck in a rut. UK import. (NEW INTERNATIONAL RECORDINGS)
"Feeding the Hungry Ghost"
FUNFUN 4569-2 CD $12.10
Excerpts from live performances recorded all over the European continent, 1987-93, giving a good sampling of the band's work in their tribal-industrial improv phase. Excellent fidelity recordings. German import. (FUNFUNDVIERZIG)
PRAXIS 2-1 12" EP $6.70
Every element in these technohouse mixes is channelled into emphasizing the beat, but there's still lots going on. Great for ravers! UK import. (PRAXIS)
PRAXIS 3-1 12" EP $6.70
Cyberdrone rampage technohouse, harder than hard. DJ pre-release edition. UK import. (PRAXIS)
TFI 3-2 CD $14.00
This 1992 album hovers somewhere between the On-U Sound exoticism of "My Government Is My Soul" and the full-on rave dance assault of their recent 12" releases and the new album "Autonomia." UK import. (TOTAL)
RR 010-2 CD $9.30
The 2nd full album from this hot Southern California street punk band (their previous releases are all sold out), with more of their smokin' punk-meets-oi! upbeat madness. Eight new songs, plus 6 cuts from out of print vinyl releases! (RADIO)
"Piss Off and Die"
DAM 074-7 7" $4.25
You heard 'em before on the "Battle for the Airwaves" comp, and now here's 4 more songs from this Los Angeles oi band! (DESTROY ALL RECORDS)
BOX THE COMPASS
"Run the Easting Down"
SUBSTANDARD 1004-1 10" $9.15
SUBSTANDARD 1004-2 CD $8.45
A collection of earlier material, mixing hardcore and melodic punk at a mid to slower pace. This captures plenty of aggression, all the while allowing the melodic elements of various types of music remain. (SUBSTANDARD)
BOY DIRT CAR
"Live w/Out a Body 1983-7"
RRR 47-1 2xLP $6.35
Harsh industrialisms from the frozen wastes of Wisconsin: metal percussion, electronics, tapes, chanted vocals, taken from several live performances. Check out the world's only industrial version of Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life". (RRR)
BOY IN LOVE
"The Peehole Sessions"
WC 169-7 7" $4.00
Raging like a redneck Sockeye, as firm in their convictions as a lobotomized Crass, these paragons of mental retardation attack sensitivity, lust over their grandmothers, and bellow about their manly Bible in a way that would make Freddie Blassie proud. (WHEELCHAIR FULL OF OLD MEN)
BOY IN LOVE;
WFOMBL 01-2 CD $7.00
This CD runneth over with Ohio's goofiest scatalogical humor and dumbass punk rock jokes. F'rinstance the first song, titled "Foreskin that Looks Like George Bush." And it gets sillier after that. (WHEELCHAIR FULL OF OLD MEN)
BOYD & ROSE
"Johnny Remember Me"
SFTRI 330-P 7" pic disc $5.25
The infamous Boyd Rice, the Mr. Misanthropy hisself of projects like Non, the Tards and S.W.A.T., teams up with Rose McDowall, Scotland's pop tart/polka dot teen queen of Strawberry Switchblade, for two romantic but somewhat evil songs of love and death. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SLUMB 35-7 7" $4.00
A dynamic amalgam of punk rock attitude, US lo-fi buzz and UK-style pop hooks. They're also known for their 2 singles on the Sarah label. (SLUMBERLAND)
"More Songs About Frustration and Self-Hate"
SLUMB 28-2 CD $10.70
You'll undoubtedly remember this UK group from their two singles on Sarah and one on Slumberland; punky attitude, pop melodies and fuzz. (SLUMBERLAND)
BBPTC 17-1 MLP $8.40
Ten previously unreleased songs by these Brit shoegazers. Lots of melancholie, atmospheric pop noise, and a bit of almost rockin' out. They're a big deal, and this is real limited, with a handmade, rubberstamped cover. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
"We Are Made of the Same Wood"
SLUMB 48-2 CD $8.90
British indiepop band drools over a Creation sampler and attempts to get it over with. Your guess is as good as mine. (SLUMBERLAND)
GET 53-1 LP $9.60
This punk classic was their 2nd album, originally released in 1978, and sure to do quite well again with this re-release. Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 52-1 LP $9.60
Their 1980 4th album, with naughty'n'nice originals plus the Sam Cooke classic "Wonderful World" and 3 bonus tracks. Liner notes by Mark Brennan, complete lyrics, gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 35-1 LP $9.60
The original, 1977 album by this UK punk band, plus 2 bonus tracks. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"To Hell with the Boys"
GET 51-1 LP $9.60
Their 1979 3rd album, which topped out at #4 on the UK independent charts. This features 5 bonus tracks, liner notes by Mark Brennan, complete lyrics, and a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
BOYSCOUTS OF ANNIHILATION
REVERSIBLE BSA-7 7" $4.00
Equal parts drone, pounding rock and tortured scream, this LA band manages to mix synth with heavy guitars and drums on these 4 songs. (REVERSIBLE)
BRADFORD REED & THE FIREFISHERS
GMCD 010-2 CD $19.20
The first full length release by this New York street musician, who also contributed to the "Slut" compilation on God Mountain. Some very strange and unique-soundng improvisations with home made instruments, cute female vocals, saxes and several percussion instruments. Japanese import. (GOD MOUNTAIN)
KYS 002-7 7" $4.55
The debut release by this garagey, punky, lo-fi instro surf band from Italy. These are the absolute last copies of a numbered edition of 409! Italian import. (KILL YOURSELF)
"First Day Back"
PRC 017-7 7" $4.00
Two rockers: one re-recorded from their debut album, the other featuring their punchy guitar hook. (POLYVINYL)
"I'm Afraid of Everything"
PRC 008-7 7" $4.00
Three inspiring songs in BRAID's patented style. (POLYVINYL)
"Movie Music, Vol. One"
PRC 030-2 CD $9.65
This compiles all of BRAID's 7" and split 7" tracks, many rare and out of print, arranged in chronological order, plus an unreleased studio song from May 1999 which was their last ever recording. 17 tracks total, none of which have been on CD before. (POLYVINYL)
"Movie Music, Vol. Two"
PRC 031-2 CD $9.65
This gathers together all of BRAID's compilation appearances, plus 6 cover tunes. Four songs are previously unreleased. 19 tracks total. (POLYVINYL)
PRC 032-1 4xLP $18.50
All the songs from both the Vol. One and Vol. 2 CDs, pressed on 4 vinyl LPs in a box set. Numbered, limited edition of 2000. (POLYVINYL)
"Please Drive Faster"
PRC 026-7 7" $4.20
The final single from this acclaimed band, with two complex tunes recorded in the spring of 1999. White vinyl. (POLYVINYL)
PRC 004-7 7" $4.00
Their debut release. (POLYVINYL)
BRAID / BURNING AIRLINES
PRC 022-2 CD5 $5.00
Each band does an '80s cover tune. (POLYVINYL)
BRAID / CORM
PRC 015-7 7" $4.00
A brand new song each from DC's CORM and Illinois' rock superheros BRAID. (POLYVINYL)
BRAIN POLICE, THE
"The Brain Police"
AK 174-1 LP $17.25
The 1968 album by one of San Diego's more popular bands, originally out on the KB Artists label. A remarkable document of American rock's transitional period between flower-power and the guitar-led heavy rock that was to soon dominate the scene. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
JACK 9-1 LP $7.55
JACK 9-2 CD $10.70
Sweden's much-more-grungier-than-thou band finally gets a US release. Delivered with all the dedication to low-fi trashyness of the Mummies, these guys make the Melvins sound like the Osmonds. We kid you not. (BLACKJACK)
"Genius & Brutality, Taste & Power"
JACK 12-1 LP $7.80
JACK 12-2 CD $10.70
Yer gonna need some pretty big boots to wade thru this muck. Supernoise sludgerock from Sweden. (BLACKJACK)
BRAINDANCE / OXYMORON
KOEP 027-7 7" $4.30
Two hardcore/streetpunk songs each by England's BRAINDANCE and Germany's OXYMORON from 1995. German import. (KNOCK OUT)
"Heavy Rock Spectacular"
BWR 042-1 LP $17.25
A rare and excellent organ-led progressive rock album, originally released by Windmill in 1972. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (BLACK WIDOW)
BRAN(...) POS, THE
CHICD 006-2 CD $10.10
A crazy, gurgle-and-throb cross between MORTON SUBOTNICK and MASONNA, where sophisticated electronic music meets dumpster-diving harsh noise. (CHITAH! CHITAH!)
BRAND NEW UNIT
CMD 045-1 LP $8.60
No pop bullshit here, folks. This is slammin', body-bashin', shreddin' skatepunk that just doesn't quit, with clear, powerful production that knows how to leave out the wimpy gloss without sacrificing quality. Check it out. Big, full color poster inside the LP. (CREATIVEMAN)
BLB 1-2 CD $10.10
Electronic music experiments that seem to be largely constructed from loops of hums both edgy and lulling, unnerving crackles, and evocative ambience. Labelle is a member of Id Battery. Packed in heavy clear vinyl sleeves with thick textured insert and black dyed leaves. (UNIQUE ANCIENT TAVERN)
ALLIED 68-2 CD5 $6.45
A bottom-end, guitar-heavy careening mass of punk muscle from County Cork, Ireland, this post-hardcore outfit has been compared to Therapy?, Fugazi and Leatherface, with lyrics lurking somewhere in the emo camp. Previous releases include an album and several singles. (ALLIED)
BREADMAKERS / PURITANS
WAL 007-7 7" $4.25
Two songs apiece by two Australian bands who both inhabit a realm of '60s inspired melodic beat. (WALLABIES)
"The Songs May Last a Minute and a Half..."
WOUND 48010-7 7" $4.25
Good ole brain-dead melodic punk, with four energetic songs about beer and girls. (WOUNDUP)
MASO 71101-2 CD $13.30
One hour-long track of disconcerting tranquility from the father of ambient music, dedicated to an aphrodesiac perfume extracted from orange blossom. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
"Guitar Obstacle Course"
TR 1223-1 LP $9.30
Ruryk's first full-length vinyl release collects material from various now unavailable cassettes. Littered with frantic, improv noise guitar mini-events, each seemingly recorded in different circumstances with different levels of fidelity, then strung together, layered, scattered, and interspersed with sudden pauses, other instruments and found-sound bits, resulting in a cohesive, enjoyable whole. Recommended to fans of Fred Frith, Borbetomagus and Masonna. Recycled, over-pasted and over-painted covers. (TRACKSHUN)
"Out Guitar Explosion"
STOMEBR 01-7 7" $4.25
Intense, killer amphetamine guitar noise from Canada, some recognizable as guitar and some not. This is a long 'un, too. (STOMACH ACHE)
BRIAN WOODBURY & HIS POPULAR MUSIC GROUP
FANG-2 CD $10.10
Avant-rock eclecticism of Sparks and Zappa meets the melodic sheen of NRBQ, but this is, after all, still underground music, so you've still got a good biting edge to it. Highly original fold-out packaging, too. (FANG)
RIPOFF 034-7 7" $4.35
The final release from these Chicago punx known from their previous awesome Rip Off 7". Punk-as-fuck vocals and overall catchiness. (RIP OFF)
RIPOFF 027-7 7" $4.00
This up-and-coming band put Chicago back on the punk-rock map with their young, loud, snotty style and catchy tunes. Kinda like a mixture of the live attitude of the Devil Dogs and the recorded sound of the Heartbreakers. (RIP OFF)
BRIGHTER DEATH NOW
FUNCTIONAL 002-2 CD $11.00
The first CD after 2 LPs from this Swedish noise pioneer. BDN produce the most depressing music you have ever heard, a powerful sound called Death Industrial with slow moving, doom-laden electronics with bestial voices and screams of tortured machines. German import. (FUNCTIONAL)
"Pogo Till You Puke"
BCR 003-7 7" $3.65
Hardcore Jersey punk with a touch of oi and that classic pogo sound; their first Beer City release. 5 songs. (BEER CITY)
"We're in It Till the End"
BCR 038-7 7" $3.65
The re-formed Bristles tackle 4 angry songs in a classic 3 chord punk style for these 1996 recordings. (BEER CITY)
BCR 013-7 7" $3.65
One of their all-time classic pogo punk releases from 1994, repressed at last. (BEER CITY)
"This Bomb's for You"
PELADO 3-7 7" $4.00
Maybe New Jersey's punkest export, with two furious, pogo-till-ya-puke, punker-than-shit blasts of disgust and rebellion. (PELADO)
AM 053-2 CD $9.65
The final release for this aggressive Chicago punk outfit, recorded just before their split. Six previously unreleased songs in the vein of FIFTEEN, early JAWBREAKER or CRIMPSHRINE, plus their out-of-print 7"s on Asian Man and their own label, Bicycle Music. (ASIAN MAN)
"Big City Life"
AM 011-7 7" $4.20
AM 011-2 CD5 $6.10
Featuring two members of Slapstick, this is the debut of this Chicago band with a sound like Crimpshrine and Smashing Pumpkins doing straight-ahead punk. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 021-1 LP $8.85
AM 021-2 CD $9.65
Aggressive punk in the vein of JAWBREAKER, CRIMPSHRINE and FIFTEEN, featuring former members of SLAPSTICK and TRICKY DICK. (ASIAN MAN)
"Beyond the Valley of the Brood"
ID 123366-1 LP $9.10
ID 123366-2 CD $10.80
The 4th album from this veteran (since 1983!) '60s garage-inspired all-girl group. 16 tracks of total, ravin' stomp! (DIONYSUS)
ID 123330-1 LP $9.10
ID 123330-2 CD $10.80
These girls from the garage lay it out with 8 new originals and 8 rockin' covers. Fuzz guitar and farfisa abound. (DIONYSUS)
ECHO 005-7 7" $3.65
Two girls & two guys do melodic, country-&-folk-rock tinged tunes. (ECHONET)
"See You Tonight"
BANG 12-7 7" $4.85
Three songs of high-energy, melodic hard rock in a '70s Detroit style from this kick-ass Australian band. Full color board sleeve, heavy blue vinyl, Spanish import. (BANG)
"The Same"/"Chip on My Shoulder"
RCK 01-7 7" $3.35
Sporting lots of cross-pollination with folks like THE CELIBATE RIFLES, DENIZ TEK GROUP, PROTON ENERGY PILLS, ASTEROID B-612, CHALLENGER-7, YES MEN, and HORNY TOADS, this veteran Australian institution does the whole Detroit/STOOGES/MC5 thing with the style and energy of RADIO BIRDMAN at their best. This is their first US release. Snappy full-color sleeve art! (ROCKIN' HOUSE)
MT 165-7 7" $4.00
Dynamic, multi-faceted acoustic punk band with more hooks than a tackle box. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Come On Down"
DF 35-2 CD $10.70
TYRANNASAURUS REX-era Bolan strained through PRETTY THINGS and soaked in bongwater, beer and bathtub microdot, from ORIGINAL SINS founder John Terlesky. Numerous previous releases on Siltbreeze, Twisted Village, Bar None, AuGoGo, etc. (DRUNKEN FISH)
"Rainy Day Fun"
DF 30-2 CD $10.70
Original Sins / Fuzzface / Vibrolux member John Terlesky has been floating around space for so long that it has been deemed necessary to land on this planet to perform some psychedelically charged pop songs. (DRUNKEN FISH)
"The Other Head"
SB 41-2 CD $10.70
Ripping Coltrane-esque fuzz psych explorations with call and response mantra being. (SILTBREEZE)
BROTHER JT & VIBROLUX
SB 65-2 CD $10.70
Brother JT can write great '60s-ish melodies and Vibrolux can rock out a la Stones or Steppenwolf (albeit in a thoroughly '90s-noise way), but at Her Satanic Majesty's request, they don't stop at merely playing psychedelic. The production will throw your head in a spin with its stoney voiceovers and swirly tremolo and noise effects. (SILTBREEZE)
BROTHER JT & VIBROLUX
"Invocation pts. 1 & 2"
SB 45-7 7" $4.25
This splash of Electric Sky Church is limited to a ceiling height. It's your room, bud. Ascension guaranteed. (SILTBREEZE)
VC 132-2 CD5 $6.55
This talk-radio terrorist Texas radio preachers have called "a stench in the nostrils of God" takes it a step further by perpetrating 2 of these calls live before a packed club, plus 2 other tracks. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
BROTHER RUSSELL / MELBA JACKSON
"Melba Comes Alive!"
VC 123-2 CD $10.20
The mysterious talk-radio saboteur BROTHER RUSSEL presents a rioutous follow-up to his '96 CD, Radio Jihad. The feisty grandmother MELBA JACKSON and her friends wreak havoc on religious programs, prayer lines and home shopping channels with impossible scenarios, frantic glossolalia, joyful trumpets of God and much more! (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
BROTHER RUSSELL AND MELBA JACKSON
VC 94-2 CD $9.35
Austin's senior phone prankstress, together with sister Dorothy and Brother Russell, seriously fuck with many a Christian and conservative talk radio host from throughout the midwest and Texas. Speaking in tongues, healing from porn, paramilitary orangutans storming the Vatican and installing a one-world government, it's all here. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
BROWN LOBSTER TANK
DSR 29-7 7" $4.00
Sounds like a cross between Big Drill Car and the Descendents, they say, fronted by a singer who would have been in All if he could handle their tour schedule. (DR. STRANGE)
BROWN LOBSTER TANK
DSR 40-1 LP $7.35
DSR 40-4 cassette $6.00
DSR 40-2 CD $7.85
The first full length from this Southern California outfit sports the upbeatness and catchiness of the Descendants and the hard hitting power of the Adolescents. Personnel includes two guys from Decry and one ex member of All. (DR. STRANGE)
BJ 65-7 7" $4.70
The debut solo from a member of midwest garage icons THE SCREAMING MEE MEES, this throws lo-fi, lo-energy guitar musings, electronic noise and very off the wall vocals into something that may remind you of JANDEK, PRICK DECAY or BEVIS FROND. Limited pressing of only 350. (BOBBY J.)
BRUCE LEE BAND, THE
AM 004-1 LP $8.85
AM 004-2 CD $9.65
Skankin' Pickle's former singer, Michael Park, gets together with members of Less Than Jake for a blend of punk, ska, folk and hardcore songs written by Michael. (ASIAN MAN)
"What's Your Name?"/"Waking to Sleep"
SUB 38-7 7" $4.00
Flipper's Bruce solos with a quieter chaos that goes under the skin and heads for the heart. The stuff that insomnia is made of. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"Anything You Want, It's All Right Here..."
CYCD 107-2 CD $10.20
After 9 years of uncompromising punk and countless fantastic reviews & MRR top 10s, THE BRUISERS became known world-wide as one of America's premiere Oi!/Street Punk bands. 28 tracks reissue all of their singles and rare tracks. (CYCLONE)
"In the Pit: Live & Rare"
TKOROUND 45-1 LP $8.25
TKOROUND 45-2 CD $10.35
An 18-song collection of rare and unreleased material gathered from throughout the band's decade-long history, mixing the classic Oi! sound with rockabilly and hardcore to create their own unique music. (TKO)
CYCD 106-2 CD $7.85
Possibly the best material from this veteran street punk group, and as always it is uncompromisingly anthemic, angry, and hard. Their last 5 songs before frontman Al Barr joined DROPKICK MURPHYS. (CYCLONE)
VIRUS 113-7 7" $4.00
An over-the-top Mexican grindcore band discovered by Billy Gould of Faith No More. This is their 2nd US release (the 1st was on Nemesis). (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 142-7 7" $4.00
The infamous renegade Mexican grindcore outfit is back with a tribute to the late Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. The flip is a tip of the hat to those darlings of the tabloids, the Menendez brothers. Hey, nobody ever accused them of being PC. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
ARTDIR V-2 CD $11.60
A member of Pacific 231 debuts his new side project, a seemingly all acoustic collection of pieces often based on primitive, tribalistic drumming, but also digressing into horns, melodic piano and chanting voice. Swedish import. (ART DIRECTE)
NDCD 07-2 CD $10.10
Rich, unified work using concrete sources, analog electronics, and occasional percussion and other instruments coalesced into a 56 minute piece in 8 movements. Neither pretty nor harsh, surreal imaginary soundtrack work. (ND)
BRUME / VRISCHIKA
BRUME 142-2 CD5 $10.90
Two French experimental artists each contribute a 10 minute track. Brume uses tapes and lots of abrupt, nervous snippets of sound, while Vrischika gets atmospheric and moody in the vein of Zoviet France. A bit on the pricey side for 20 minutes of music, but both tracks are quite well done. (MISC. LABELS)
"Agente Speciale LK Operazione Re Mida"
RED 107-1 LP $12.55
RED 107-2 CD $11.90
The original soundtrack for a 1967 spy comedy by cult director JESS FRANCO, known in the US as "Lucky the Inscrutable," or "Lucky, El Intrepido." This great NICOLAI score uses catchy Hammond organ, guitar and vocal riffs to accompany Franco's goofy pop-art style story of secret agents, beautiful women, mad scientists and fast cars. The CD has a previously unreleased bonus track. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, gatefold sleeve with great artwork, Italian import. (DAGORED)
ET 929-1 2xLP $15.65
ET 929-2 CD $13.00
Nicolai's first title on the Right Tempo label is the original soundtrack for an early-'70s Italian sex film, somewhat similar to ENNIO MORRICONE's scores from the same period. Cool and groovy, with great artwork, and the vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"Il Mio Nome E' Shangai Joe"
PRCD 123-2 CD $11.60
This CD brings together two great spaghetti western scores written in the late '60s. Heroic trumpet, twangy electric guitar and exoticisms abound in the beautiful, lush "Shangai Joe" soundtrack. The 40-minute orchestral suite from "I Giorni Della Violenza (Days of Violence)," never before released, features a driving main title theme in the style of ELMER BERNSTEIN and a touching love theme for classic guitar. Italian import. (POINT)
"Black Moment of Panic"/"Rock Town"
VIRUS 122-7 7" $4.00
Grungy rock and punk-funk-noise from this new Austin band. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
DA 02000-7 7" $4.00
A crushing, lacerating wall of speed and overpowering, ear-bleeding guitars on the title track and 4 others. Red vinyl. (DEAF AMERICAN)
"A Gathering of Promises"
GET 537-1 LP $12.55
Hard garage-psychedelic from 1969, this includes their hit single "Hot Smoke and Sassafras." Original artwork. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
SFTRI 557-7 7" $4.00
More pop-punk genius from the Lisas who brought you CUB. One track from upcoming self-titled album, plus an exclusive B-side with the wildest sax section this side of Chicago. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 553-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 553-2 CD $9.65
More pop-punk genius from the Lisas who brought you CUB, BUCK rages thru from start to finish with a mind-blowing meld of infectious melodies, tasty guitar licks, pounding rhythms and more hooks than you can shake a stick at. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Christmas In My Heart"
SFTRI 601-7 7" $4.00
Oops, the looming inevitable Xmas single, this one by LA's hotshit power pop trio. A country-twang original, a cover of "Santa Baby" ala EARTHA KITT, and a souped-up version of "Father Christmas." (SYMPATHY)
SFTRI 573-7 7" $4.00
LA's hotshit upstarts appear to be a genuine sensation, with acclaim from Flipside, Billboard, and nominations in BAM including best indie album. 2 love songs for the romantically afflicted. Limited to 1200 (colored vinyl). (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
AVAN 007-2 2xCD $35.10
Welcome to Bucketheadland, an amusement park under construction. Meet Giant Robot, Bootzilla and the little Bucketbots, Smashosaurus, Willy Wonka in the slaughter zone, and lots more crazyness, all propelled by Buckethead's massive guitar histrionics, silly dialog and samples. Produced by Bootsy Collins. Japanese import. (AVANT)
BR 0007-7 7" $4.00
With stand-up bass a-slappin', whammy-guitar a-twangin', drums a-crackin', and all 3 guys singin' away, you got yourself some first-rate psychobilly. Even though the tempo's quick and the attitude's punk, the sound is refreshingly undistorted and charming. (T.F.U.)
BUFF MEDWAYS, THE
"'Til It's Over"
SMART 010-7 7" $4.65
The latest project from BILLY CHILDISH, and it sure does rock! Classic CHILDISH, but heavier and more kick-ass than you've heard before, with some ragin' guitar distortion. The other 2 members, Johnny Barker and Simon "Wolf" Howard, are veterans of many groups including THE DAGGERMEN, ARMITAGE SHANKS, SALTY SEA DOGS, SERGEANT'S MESS, etc. Recorded for maximum gnarliness at Toe Rag, of course! (SMART GUY)
BUFF MEDWAYS, THE
"Tribute to the Daggermen"
SFTRI 664-7 7" $4.00
A new group led by underground legend Billy Childish, and featuring the rhythm section of THE DAGGERMEN, a group not heard from since 1986, and full of as much punk credential as any of Billy's other groups, and just as snarling! Beck likes them, too. Who would've guessed? (SYMPATHY)
VANGUARD 79300-1 LP $17.25
Originally released in 1969, this folk-avant-shamanistic album includes her hit "God is Alive, Magic is Afoot." Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
"Many a Mile"
VANGUARD 79171-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 79171-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1965 and long out of print, these 14 tracks, almost all originals, are played with acoustic guitar and bass only. Edgy American folk at its best. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
"Big Bowl of Warm Fur"
VC 102-2 CD $9.35
Over 20 indigestible tunes from the melodic blender of Rosebud's (Night Soil Man, Leather Muffin) cathartic windpipes and scratchy 'coostick, Scott Ireland's ( Leather Muffin, Captain Paralysis) caterwauling guitar, John Green's (Haley's Vomit) sawed off bass fiddle, and Andy Borracho's (Cranium Crunch) pummeled drums. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Great Spangled Fritillary"
VC 172-2 CD $10.20
Wickedly captivating singer-guitarist/multi-instrumentalists ROSEBUD (NIGHT SOIL MAN, LEATHER MUFFIN) and Scott Ireland (PULLTOYS, COCKADOODLE CHRIST) join forces with the throbbing backbone of the BROTHER BUZZ rhythm section in a raucous joyride brimming with blasphemous sensuality and penetrating wit. Twisted hints of RAGE AGAINST, PJ HARVEY, DK's, BJORK, TOM WAITS bristle throughout their own indescribably delirious brand of psychopowerpop and punkfolknoise, and audio from the disturbing videotape that captured the impending logging murder of activist "Gypsy" Chain whose skull was crushed beneath a giant tree. Guest appearances from JEWEL's evil black sheep brother (the lost Alaskan), Rotten Jonny and the Fuck Shit Up Choirgirls. Compelling vocals, grinding grooves, big noisy guitars, and funhouse mirrors. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Yo! Baby, 'Sup"
DSRBOS 90210-1 LP $7.00
DSRBOS 90210-2 CD $7.45
Sassy attitude rules OK with these Brooklyn homeys doin' no-shit hardcore with an ultra-urban goofball, in-yr-face cockeyed sneer. (DRUNKEN SHAOLIN)
SCRATCH 20-1 LP $8.70
SCRATCH 20-2 CD $10.70
In retreat from the swimming pool of Seba-doughy tunefulness and towards the Residential sauna of odd and treated sounds, Bugskull have yet to lose those guitar-based songs, but the more abstract yet musical collages seem to be oozing from every pore. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
"Blurred Vision and Twisted Thoughts"
MR 152-1 10" $8.55
Puke-encrusted hate-core from Austin that you already know from their album and several singles on the Junk label. (MAN'S RUIN)
BULEMICS & TEXAS TERRI, THE
"Product of America"
SCR 005-7 7" $4.35
Austin's kings of violent, tear-it-up thunderpunk do one original, and then joined by Texas Terri on co-vocals, cover JOHNNY THUNDERS' "Tie Me Up." Full color cover, inside and out. Italian import. (SCAREY)
"Can't Keep It Down"
JR 028-7 7" $4.25
Find out why they've been banned from every rehearsal studio, bar and strip joint in Austin, Texas. 2 songs ("If I Only Had A Heart" and "Austin Strangler") produced by MIKE MARICONDA (DEVIL DOGS, NEW BOMB TURKS, etc). Loathsome. (JUNK)
"Old Enough to Know Better"
JR 032-2 CD $10.85
The first album from Austin's favorite fuck-ups. If the music's as hot as the babe on the cover, they must have somethin' goin'. (JUNK)
"Your Man's Gonna Die Tonight"
JR 31-7 7" $4.25
More of the same "great shit" from Gerry Atric and his band and his bloody face and his swastika tattoos. THE BULEMICS are poised for immediate world takeover or at least the distinction of being the most offensive band around. (JUNK)
BULLET IN THE HEAD
"Jawbone of an Ass"
VMFM 28-2 CD $9.00
An all noise, secret reservoir of slosh and feedback that drains you. Two guys, no electronics, nothing gets broken. This is a reissue of the 1993 release on Lungcast Records. (VERMIFORM)
GFC 402-1 LP $17.25
Organ-heavy progressive rock from Michigan, sometimes compared to THE NICE or VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, first released in 1970 on Pioneer. Originals are mega-collector fodder, and this re-issue has 2 bonus tracks. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
JACK 018-1 LP $8.10
Another heaping helping of all-out freeform psychedelic hard rock assault from our harebrained friends. Absolutely no quarter given to sanity, decorum or peace. Check out the ultra-drug-freakout cover art; it fits perfectly. (BLACKJACK)
LHG 1993-2 CD $11.30
Those infamous Connecticut harebrains are back again with more totally fucked up noise and slaughterhouse rock. Just think, a whole 73 minutes of utterly trashed-out overkill, just waiting to help your digestion! Edition of 1500, with handmade covers, each unique. (TPOS)
TPOS 048-4 2xcassette $7.60
Hand dubbed, hand assembled, each of these tapes is different in both content and packaging! All studio recordings! 100% knarly noise from some of the noisiest dimwits around. All packaging recycled and severely mutated from common objects. (TPOS)
"You Got It (Comin')!"
PBR 008-7 7" $4.35
Totally twisted noiserock; 3 songs of completely flipped, howling, pounding, screaming rock & roll noise in the patented Bunny Brains style. Belgian import. (PITSBULL)
BUNNY FOOT CHARM
PNMV 12-7 7" $4.00
Their debut is an exercise in low end mayhem. Heavy rock'n'roll with strained vocals, but the music's so loud you can hardly hear 'em. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
BUNNY FOOT CHARM
"Stalking The Boogieman"
PNMV 15-1 LP $8.55
PNMV 15-2 CD $10.20
The perfect culmination of years of live shows and their two singles. This is pure rock, with all the knobs all the way up, beer in hand. A rollercoaster of sound with KARPesque rockers and amazing pop anthems to ballads and even a cover of SWEARING AT MOTORISTS' "True Romance." Produced by TIM GREENE of NATION OF ULYSSES. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
BUNNY FOOT CHARM
"What's With This"
PNMV 14-7 7" $4.00
Single from their upcoming full-length "Boogieman." they've taken their sonic low-end and added a bit of pop influence, comparable to old NIRVANA. Recorded by Justin and Vern of UNWOUND. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
BUON VECCHIO CHARLIE
"Buon Vecchio Charlie"
AK 1011-1 LP $17.25
AK 1011-2 CD $13.00
An album recorded in the early '70s by this little known Italian progressive group who had a much more well-known existence as the backup band for popular singer/songwriter Claudio Baglioni. Not actually released until a limited edition was done in Japan in the early '90s, this new edition makes it widely available for the first time. The LP is in a gatefold sleeve on 180 gram virgin vinyl, and the CD is in a digipak. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Working Class Joke"
GMM 128-2 CD $10.65
This Northern California street punk foursome combines the ferocity of early-'80s SoCal punk with the purity of '77-style Brit punk (maybe ANGRY SAMOANS meets CHELSEA) in this slice of underdog America. (GMM)
REVELATION 22-7 7" $4.70
REVELATION 22-2 CD5 $6.15
BURNED UP, BLED DRY
"Cloned Slaves for Slaves"
SAH 48-7 7" $4.25
Ten pulverizing songs of violent, powerful, guttural hardcore. Black Flag meets Born Against meets Capitol Punishment on 78 RPM? (SLAP A HAM)
"Fall of the Plastic Empire"
FT 35-2 CD $10.20
The debut release for this heavy trio, supposed to fall somewhere between SABBATH's "Masters of Reality" and THE BEATLES' "Magical Mystery Tour." Deep, heavy fuzz guitar, loud bass and drums, and vocals that range from straight-ahead to three and four part harmonies. (FILE 13)
"Revolution Without Guns"
VC 35-7 7" $3.80
SAH 49-1 LP $9.40
Negligently slow, thicker than STEVE MALKMUS' little black book, and gooier than dusk in Pasadena. Plus they're from Southern California, land of grind's most mind-roasting combos. 4 songs, 35 minutes. (SLAP A HAM)
"What About You?"
SW 52-2 CD $9.00
One of the new breed of U.S. straight edge hardcore. Combining the fury of bands like 97A, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE and STRONG INTENTION with the old school roots of INFEST and D.R.I, these Oklahoma punks dish out 25 tracks of complete hardcore violence on this debut. (SIX WEEKS)
PRANK 045-2 CD $9.00
Gothenburg, Sweden spawned new school (REFUSED, COALESCE), combined with fastcore, melody, quick solos and monster riffs. Ten songs, with the final track remixed by MERZBOW! (PRANK)
BURTON GREENE ENSEMBLE
GET 308-1 LP $13.70
Recorded at Studio Saravah in Paris on June 9th, 1969 and released as #8 in the BYG Actuel series. Pianist Greene recorded three of his own compositions with the help of Jacques Coursil (trumpet), Arthur Jones (alto sax), Claude Delcloo (drums), Didier Malherbe (flute), Beb Guerin and Dieter Gewissler (basses). Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 77-1 LP $9.60
The legendary debut album by one of the greatest ever Oi! bands, originally out on Secret Records in 1983. Yes, it's got "Harry May," plus other great songs like "Real Enemy" and "Guttersnipe." Original artwork, Italian import. (GET BACK)
MRLR 16-2 CD $10.20
Classic rock guitar, riff-raw guitar and content driven lyrics very reminiscent of TEAM DRESCH. Their 3rd album. (MR. LADY)
MRLR 20-7 7" $4.00
2 brand new songs, conjuring up feelings of isolation and freakdom, hormones and protest, insecurity and acne, feathered hair and grown out perms. One call to action, and one bi-polar duet from THE BUTCHIES. (MR. LADY)
"I Left My Flannel in Seattle"/"Pink Gun"
HELL 10-7 7" $4.35
The record company drool sez it's supposed to be a jab at the Seattle trendoids. Can this possibly be a smellier hunk o' plastic than their last single? (HELL YEAH)
HELL 15-1 LP $9.10
HELL 15-2 CD $10.80
Sick, sarcastic humor, noise, maximum volume, and a lot more such shit, produced by Geza X. (HELL YEAH)
BUTCOL 01-1 12" $8.40
60s derived pop sound. 4-song (MISC. LABELS)
"Brown Reason to Live"
VIRUS 32-1 12" EP $6.75
The Butthole's vinyl debut and one of their best, most consistent recordings. Now on butthole brown vinyl! Seven songs. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 39-1 12" EP $6.30
This is the live version of their debut EP, "Brown Reason to Live". The same seven songs. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Live at the Roxy '77"
RECEIVER 131-2 CD $11.70
A totally classic performance of some of their best & earliest material, recorded live at London's legendary punk club. Excellent liner notes, plus a beautiful gatefold sleeve on the LP, make this a great choice. (RECEIVER)
"Small Songs with Big Hearts"
GET 80-1 2xLP $13.85
Pete Shelley and the band recorded live at London's Rainbow Theatre on Nov. 9, 1979. Great versions of 17 of their classic tunes! Gatefold sleeve with lots of vintage photos. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Beating Hearts (Manchester 1978)"
GET 74-1 2xLP $13.85
19 tracks recorded at the Apollo Theater in Manchester in October 1978, including all their great early material. Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"House of Bad Touch"
VIRUS 233-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 233-2 CD $10.50
Spastic hardcore, Jersey metal and Three Stooges rock covering all the bases. Their 3rd full album. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Meat is Dinner"
VIRUS 179-7 7" $4.00
Four furious, psychotic ditties covering everything from grind to rock, all in the span of 7 minutes! They've had several other releases on a variety of labels over the past 2 years. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 188-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 188-2 CD $10.50
A rollercoaster of noise, power riffs, tension release, comedy, tragedy, chaos, speed, and damn catchy tunes from this New Jersey power-punk trio. 22 songs in 42 minutes, ideal for short-attention-span victims. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"...At a Loss"
OTR 003-2 CD $8.90
A sonic felony: no record has a right be this heavy. 13 songs of hardcore blitzkrieg, SABBATHesque dirge, and catchy, COC-like swamp boogie, plus a disembowelment of an ELO song and a chilling acoustic offering, all woven together masterfully by Billy Anderson via feedback and mind-altering samples. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the violence. (OFF THE RECORDS)
"The Gospel According...II"
ALLIED 84-2 CD5 $6.45
Five studio recordings, all heavier than should be allowed by the laws of gravity, that pummel the listener into submission through the musical equivalent of a jackhammer to the chest. (ALLIED)
"To a Frown"
ALLIED 21-1 LP $8.10
ALLIED 21-2 CD $8.90
Throw Corrosion of Conformity, Neurosis and the Melvins into a blender, and you might get this heavy stuff. Straight outta Charlotte, NC. (ALLIED)
"Unwilling to Explain"
ALLIED 35-2 CD5 $6.45
From high-speed guitar assaults to sludge-laced dirges, this one has it all. Extra stuff on the CD5. (ALLIED)
AK 2010-1 10" $12.55
A collection of their best songs ("Turn Turn Turn," "Eight Miles High," etc.) plus a rare a capella version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" recorded in 1965. Color vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
BYRON ALLEN TRIO
"Byron Allen Trio"
ESPCD 1005-2 CD $11.90
The trio's debut in 1964, including "Decision for the Cole-Man," on Ornette Coleman's urging ESP to record them. With Byron Allen (alto sax), Maceo Gilchrist (bass), and Ted Robinson (percussion). Dutch import. (ESP DISK)
"Masterpieces vol. 1"
DS 0034-2 CD $18.20
Korea's foremost composer and kagayam (6-string zither) master performs new works on this ancient instrument that cross centuries, cultures and traditions. Korean import. (SEM)
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