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D. LORENZ, J. WALTON & H. KOPP
"Nekromantik der Todesking"
ARTDIR VI-2 CD $11.60
The soundtrack for a popular European avant-garde film, the 20 compositions here feature vivid melodies, symphonic overtures, lyrical piano, complaining violin, snatches of sound effects and dialog, intense atmospherics and more. Swedish import. (ART DIRECTE)
"If the Music's Loud Enough..."
NFR 9511-1 CD $10.10
Their 2nd full album, with lots of abrasive yet melodic, singalong political punk, sporting the occasional ska and oi influence with great punk attitude. All the lyrics are in the fold-out booklet, along with lots of color photos. Canadian import. (NEFER)
"Snowball's Rollin' Fine"
NFR 002-7 7" $4.00
A couple of well-crafted melodic punk tunes plus an anthemic rocker on this blue vinyl release. Canadian import. (NEFER)
"Tales from the Crib"
NFR 9480-2 CD $10.10
Vancouver's youngest punk band (they're all 15) turns out straight-ahead melodic/anthemic rockers played with real skill, energy and punch, and featuring the powerful production of studio hotshot Cecil English. Shortly touring with Rancid, so watch out! Canadian import. (NEFER)
D.J. BONEBREAK SKIP HELLER QUARTET, THE
"One More Midnight"
ID 123334-2 CD $10.80
Drummer Bonebreak (of X fame), guitarist Heller, stand-up bass legend Joey Altruda, and keyboardist Reg Youg (who's played with Tammy Wynette) do a jazz supersession, recorded live to 16 track. (DIONYSUS)
"13 Flavours of Doom"
VIRUS 117-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 117-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 117-2 CD $10.50
It's the return of the Ignoroids from Vancouver; straight-ahead classic D.O.A. punk, produced by John Wright of Nomeansno. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
WRONG 7-7 7" $4.00
Their 2nd single, first released back in 1979, now available again. Whistle side 1 on your way to Raooul's house; grunt the flipside at your landlord. (WRONG RECORDS)
"It's Not Unusual..."
VIRUS 120-7 7" $4.00
VIRUS 120-2 CD5 $7.85
An unmistakably D.O.A. rendition of the Tom Jones chestnut, plus a new, previously unreleased song. The CD5 has 3 more new songs. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Let's Wreck the Party"
VIRUS 44-1 LP $8.85
The third offering by Vancouver's best. Classic rock & roll meets punk in the 80's. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 130-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 130-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 130-2 CD $10.50
All new, solid, no-nonsense punknroll from these Canadian veterans, produced by John Wright of Nomeansno, still radical and passionate. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"The Dawning of a New Error"
VIRUS 105-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 105-2 CD $10.50
The first part is cuts from their early, rad, out-of-print records, 1978-82; very rough-edged, non-slick mixes (i.e. punker) of their earliest tunes (not found on "Bloodied But Unbowed"). The second half is "The Peels Sessions" and "Let's Wreck The Party". 33 songs, 17 unavailable anywhere else. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"The Only Thing Green"
VIRUS 131-7 7" $4.00
A benefit single to help save the Clayoquot Sound old growth forest of Vancouver Island. Both songs are from "Loggerheads." (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"War on 45"
VIRUS 24-1 12" EP $6.30
One of the most classic, rockin' recordings of Canadian punk. Includes: "War," "Class War," "War in the East" and more. 8 songs. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
GET 557-1 LP $12.55
His first solo album, recorded with help from Robert Wyatt, Pip Pyle and Christian Tritsch, originally released in 1971 on the French label BYG. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
DAEVID ALLEN & KRAMER
SHIMMY 60-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 60-2 CD $11.60
Daevid Allen of Soft Machine / Gong fame (a true legend, folks) teams up with Kramer and drummer David Licht for an album of warm and whimsical songs. (SHIMMY-DISC)
"The Border of the Light"
FUNCTIONAL 010-2 CD $12.75
The long-awaited first full-length release from this extremely dark, mystical German goth-noise-ambient project. Not some lightweight casio ditties, mind you, these pulsating drones, otherworldly rings, waves of distortion, and menacing processed vocals really are quite chilling. This CD contains live tracks, unreleased new studio tracks, one track based on WAGNER's "Rheingold," and one track from the "Heriot" cassette. "The jackals of the night break through the border of the light; The demons rise and rape the earth!" (FUNCTIONAL)
"Kiss That Girl"/"Kids are Alright"
SFTRI 127-7 7" $4.00
From Norway, and yes that's a WHO cover! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Valentine Kid's Litter"
T 36-1 LP $7.70
Hard, noisy, driving alterno-pop with urgent female vocals and occasional bursts of punk and straight ahead hardcore, the songs tend toward the thoughful without slipping into emo wussiness. (THEOLOGIAN)
"Bring Down the Night"/"Silly Willy"
ECHO 008-7 7" $4.00
Boy/girl crooning and soft lounge-oid rock. This Sacramento quartet seems permanently stuck in some sort of 1974 Carpenters warp. (ECHONET)
DS 003-1 LP $10.00
DS 003-2 CD $11.00
With an arsenal ranging from barking baritone sax and clarinet, to eerily winding flute and melodica, THE DAKTARIS' nation of horns pumps out an encyclopedia of dark, enormous African melodies over an ocean of pounding funk syncopations, straight FELA style. So raw and nasty in its unique delivery of Afro-funk, that after just one listen you are left fat'n'smiley with funk. (DESCO)
DALHART IMPERIALS, THE
SHAKE 711-7 7" $4.15
These boys do it up right, a little JOHNNY HORTON mixed with the likes of BOB WILLS & HANK THOMSON! The national rockabilly scene is already hip to the DALHARTS due to bassist Kurt Ohlen's hosting of the Annual Denver Rock N' Rhythm-Billy Weekend, and the alt.country scene is catching on thanks to articles in such magazines as NO DEPRESSION. This single, their best yet, includes four new original cuts of rockabilly/western swing. (SHAKE IT)
PRANK 030-1 LP $8.25
PRANK 030-P LP pic disc $9.70
PRANK 030-2 CD $9.00
A thundering destructo-core hybrid of SABBATH, death metal, southern rock and punk crust. Tonnage riffs, whirling noise, and grim to grimmer samples, all caked over with screeched, howled, growled and cackling vocals, but lyrically a beacon of hope, concerns for the environment, the paths one walks through life, and balance with nature. Their 2nd album. (PRANK)
"Rise and Fall"
PRANK 011-1 LP $8.00
PRANK 011-2 CD $9.00
Treading and stomping all over and between the lines of metal, rock, punk and the occasional gothic, crusty, eerie diversions, while remaining lyrically very punk, this Savannah band combines hoarse vocals, intricate but not overbearing guitar riffage and harsh noise samples in the vein of Neurosis, Integrity or Buzzov-en. (PRANK)
"Mexican Crawling Poppy Seed"
NUFQA 6-7 7" $4.00
Filmy, greasy & way fucked up scratchy noise made with xylophone, banjo, cowbell, autoharp & vocals. Caroliner fans'll have an orgasm. (NUF SED COURTESY NIPPLE)
AK 102-2 3xCD $35.50
All 3 albums by this Cleveland acid rock band, plus lots of bonus tracks, and a booklet with rare photos, a discography and detailed biography, plus a poster in this box set. Italian import. (AKARMA)
OUT 003-7 7" $4.20
This HC band slams thru 4 rabid odes to drinking and smoking, with biting, metal-tinged guitars and just-melodic-enough-without-being-annoying vocals. Green vinyl. (OUTSIDER)
JT 1025-1 10" $7.70
JT 1025-2 CD $8.45
Brutal, raw and moving, this followup to 1995's "No More Dreams of Happy Endings" is chock full of that East Coast hardcore ferocity. A hint of melody, a soul-drenching wall of noise, earthquake drumming and throat blistering vocals. (JADE TREE)
"No More Dreams of Happy Endings"
JT 1020-1 LP $8.85
JT 1020-2 CD $10.20
Ex-members of Washington DC's Worlds Collide make driving hardcore in a boiling cauldron of bitter pain with pinches of Melvins, Neurosis, Rodan and Integrity. (JADE TREE)
"The Damnation of Adam Blessing"
AK 100-1 LP $17.25
Acid rock and hard rock from Cleveland; their 1969 debut album, originally out on United Artists. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"The Second Damnation"
AK 101-1 LP $17.25
Their 2nd album, originally out on United Artists in 1970. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Which is the Justice, Which is the Thief?"
AK 102-1 LP $17.25
Their 3rd album, originally out on United Artists in 1971. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING
AK 139-1 LP $17.25
AK 139-2 CD $13.00
The final album by the infamous Cleveland heavy acid psych band, originally released in 1973 on Avalanche. This re-issue has the original artwork, and the LP is on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
RECEIVER 159-2 CD $11.70
Live at the Lyceum. (RECEIVER)
MUNSTER 7149-P 7" pic disc $5.70
The limited edition black vinyl re-issue is sold out, but here's a picture disc of the same 7"! Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
DAMON & NAOMI
"More Sad Hits"
SHIMMY 58-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 58-4 cassette $7.10
The first project from Galaxie 500's old rhythm section proves more ephemeral and fragile than even the most translucent of their previous work. Rainy-day introspection with a fogged-lens view of flower-childhood. (SHIMMY-DISC)
SMART 005-7 7" $4.00
It's Dan and his acoustic guitar, alone in his tile bathroom (nice echo) with a cheap tape deck, doing two raw, swamp-infested Delta blues tunes, including a cover of Robert Wilkins' 1929 classic "That's No Way to Get Along," both with style and finesse. With its rough-looking silkscreen cover, this is as good a homemade, DIY statement as you're gonna find. (SMART GUY)
DAN MELCHIOR'S BROKE REVUE
ITR 083-1 LP $8.70
ITR 083-2 CD $11.30
The longtime BILLY CHILDISH collaborator takes his love of country blues and R&B and marries it to furious '70s punk and '60s garage in this latest album with his own band. (IN THE RED)
DAN MELCHIOR'S BROKE REVUE
"This Love is Real"
SFTRI 579-2 CD $9.65
Authentic sounding blues and folk, and trashy swamp stompers recorded with help from members of THEE HEADCOATS and THE WILDEBEESTS, plus HOLLY GOLIGHTLY on backup vocals. (SYMPATHY)
AM 042-2 CD $9.65
Solo acoustic release by the singer/songwriter of MU330. (ASIAN MAN)
DION 715-7 7" $4.35
This Hawaiian group who relocated to San Francisco plays deep in-your-soul modern psychedelia. On sky blue marbled vinyl. 3 songs. (DIONYSUS)
DANCING FRENCH LIBERALS OF '48
SKIP 34-1 LP $8.25
SKIP 34-2 CD $9.00
Their first full length release combines crushing hardcore punk rock with a melodic pop sensibility. Popstar alert! Joan Jett does vocals on one song! Touring through May & June, too. (BROKEN REKIDS)
DANCING FRENCH LIBERALS OF '48
SKIP 30-1 10" pic disc $8.20
SKIP 30-2 CD5 $6.55
Crushing melodic hardcore punk from ex-members of the Gits with Julien from the DC Beggars on 2nd guitar. Gits guitarist Joe Spleen does the vocals. The vinyl is a full color limited edition picture disc. (BROKEN REKIDS)
DANCING FRENCH LIBERALS OF '48
"Spags"/"Scream Clown Scream"
SKIP 26-7 7" $4.00
Two great blasts of melodic hardcore, straight from teh heart, in the debut release from this band composed of ex-members of the Gits with Julien from the DC Beggars on 2nd guitar. Gits guitarist Joe Spleen does the vocals. (BROKEN REKIDS)
DANDY WARHOLS, THE
T/K 167-1 2xLP $13.10
Two years after their debut album, the Dandys are back with 15 fresh songs in a limited edition double gatefold LP. Their noisy drone-pop sound has been called an aggressive mix of psychedelic guitar, lush dissonance and stoner vocals, a winning combination of traits. This vinyl version with 1 bonus track. (TIM/KERR)
SHIMMY 28-4 cassette $7.10
Accompanying himself on guitar or piano (and with occasional help from friends), Daniel sings simple, gentle songs that nonetheless express some very deep feelings. The William Blake of our generation. (SHIMMY-DISC)
SHIMMY 48-4 cassette $7.10
His best yet, with a full band this time. (SHIMMY-DISC)
"Legions in the Wall"
TOC 953-2 CD $17.20
A CD of digitally edited live performances from 1994 and 1995 by one of noise's rising stars. German import. (TRENTE OISEAUX)
GLKDM 01-7 7" $4.55
Play this at any speed, and you get totally different impressions. Not hard noise this time, but mysterious abrasive, stretching sounds, very simply processed but a fascinating sound experiment. The sleeve is fancy handmade paper with embedded bark fibers. (GENDER-LESS KIBBUTZ)
DANIEL MENCHE / NEPENTHE
ERR 001-7 7" $4.55
Two distinct personnas of the well-oiled noise beast. Menche's hyena is back and pissed, wreaking no quiet havoc on ceramic bowls and effects to create an oppressive, swirling atmosphere. Nepenthe prefers the Branca-meets Eno method of slowly shifting distortion/feedback drones. Clear vinyl in a translucent parchment sleeve. (ELYSIASM)
ZZZ/RRR 9-2 CD $11.60
Daniele gets with his band for a bunch of songs that go from artpunk squall'n'scream to postpunk moodyness, throwing in some ambient pieces and all-out noise blasts along the way. (RRR)
DANNY AND THE PARKINS SISTERS
MOD 3-1 12" EP $6.15
Trashy, seedy quasi-folkies manage to destroy all pretensions to "real" music. 8 songs. (MODERN MASTERS)
WIN 011-7 7" $4.00
Percussionist Frankel teams up with Kid Congo Powers on guitar and Patrick Warren on orchestron and chamberlin for 4 instrumentals that cast a spooky, Martin Denny-esque glow all over the strawberry blonde vinyl it's pressed on. (W.I.N.)
"New Thing on Jupiter"
WIN 023-2 CD $10.85
With a little help from his friends, the Los Angeles percussionist/composer performs several strange, whimsical, and very inventive pieces combining tapes, jug, optigan, guitars, keyboards, flute, autoharp, voice, clarinet, trumpet, and any number of percussion instruments. Unconventional in every sense, and a real treat. (W.I.N.)
"The Vibration of Sound"
TCCD 011-2 CD $10.70
Trance and ethno-ambience from master percussionist Frankel, who plays a huge array of instruments accompanied by a few friends on everything from sitar and harmonium to didgeridoo, flute, steel guitar, clarinet and tape loops. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
"Ladder Out of Hell"
ARCD 078-2 CD $18.40
The 2nd album by this classic Osaka horror-punk/metal band. Motorhead fans should definitely pay attention to the Lemmy-like vocals and buzzsaw guitar riffs. The big booklet prints the lyrics in English, along with lots of photos. Japanese import. (ALCHEMY)
ARCD 32-2 CD $18.40
Heavy Sabbath-oid guitar, grind vocals, cool movie song lyrics in English plus high-calibre punk treatment equals an accessible goth-doom rock. (ALCHEMY)
SFTRI 436-7 7" $4.00
Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion, backed by ex-members of Devo and the Vandals, does a musical love letter and an anthemic tip of the hat to the Stiff Records bands he grew up listening to. Amazing pop with a reckless punk spirit. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Round the Edge"
AK 007-1 LP $17.25
A legendary prog-rock band formed in Northhampton in 1968; only a handful of this very rare LP were actually pressed. The first 12 copies had full color gatefold sleeves, handmade photo book and handwritten liner notes, and were given only to band members and their girlfriends; they are now valued at $3000. The next 65 copies had black & white sleeves, and are now valued at $2500. This re-issue has the original gatefold cover and is on marbled 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Round the Edge"
AK 007-P LP pic disc $17.25
A limited picture disc edition of the 1998 Akarma re-issue of this exceedingly rare 1968 British progressive rock LP. Limited edition of only 300! Italian import. (AKARMA)
DARK ALCESTE DE SOCAI VOMIE
RRR 71-1 LP $7.55
"Something Once Whispered to Cava"
TRANS 0019-2 CD $10.70
Middle Eastern-sounding, but more like a soundtrack. If MUSLIMGAUZE or SAVAGE REPUBLIC were done by a woman, this might be it. (TRANSPARENCY)
"The Last Great Ride"
SFTRI 431-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 431-2 CD $9.65
The return of legendary Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton, accomapnied by nearly-as-legendary Destroy All Monsters vocalist Niagara. Dense, stripped down and white hot, with the haunting vocals giving the music a nervy edge; an unglossed slice of Motor City apocalypse. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
VC 6-7 7" $3.80
The "lost" Vinyl Communications release, recorded in 1987; straight-ahead San Diego thrash punk. 5 songs. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Take Me Dancing"/"Heart the Size of Texas"
SFTRI 195-7 7" $4.00
Judy Toy from the Creamers, with pal Suzanne Sherwin, goes country with a full band that includes fiddle and steel pedal guitar, produced with traditional C&W lushness. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
DARMETH 01-2 CD $8.90
The first release by this San Francisco dark ambient duo is a smokey, swirling mix of flutes, loops, shortwave, Tibetan bells and horns, percussion, kalimba, tapes, psaltery, e-bow and sampler. Numbered, limited edition of only 100 copies! (DARMSTADT)
SA 70-7 7" $4.55
One of the folks from Impact Test with a heavy-ish murk sort of in the same vein as Scorn, but this has a piano so maybe not. The flip busts a move into the lucrative rhythym oriented market. (STOMACH ACHE)
"Who Do You Want It To Be?"
TOX L20-1 LP $7.90
TOX L20-4 cassette $7.10
GET 320-1 LP $13.70
Recorded in Paris in August 1969 and released as number 20 in the BYG Actuel series, this features pianist Burrell with Archie Shepp on tenor sax, Alan Silva on bass, Sunny Murray on drums, Clifford Thornton on cornet, Grachan Moncur III on trombone, and Arthur Jones on alto sax. Ranking very high in the pantheon of free jazz recordings, Thurston Moore and Byron Coley termed it "a humongous, infinitely dense blur of high-action free-blown group dynamics." Gatefold sleeve, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
DAVE BURRELL & DAVID MURRAY
VICTO 16-2 CD $12.45
Saxophonist Murray, a veteran of the acclaimed World Saxophone Quartet, performs 5 duets with pianist Burrell, who, no slouch himself, has performed with jazz luminaries like Marion Brown, Roscoe Mitchell & Archie Shepp. Way in/way out cool jazz improvs. (VICTO)
DAVE CHASTAIN BAND
AK 159-1 LP $17.25
AK 159-2 CD $13.00
Southern fried rock akin to LYNYRD SKYNYRD, ALLMAN BROTHERS or OUTLAWS, originally released by Rumble Records in 1980. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve with lyrics, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Back to Demo"
AMPOP 1-7 2x7" $6.30
Solo recordings from Dave of the PARASITES, done in his basement on a 4 track cassette. Dave plays all the instruments and sings on these 5 originals and one BUZZCOCKS cover. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
DAVE PIKE SET, THE
"Got the Feelin'"
WGR 001-1 LP $10.00
WGR 001-2 CD $11.00
The rarest of the rare, originally pressed in Holland 1969, limited to 1000. DAVE PIKE, master vibraphonist, lays down 12 irresistible psychedelic funk tracks with tough pounding beats, greasy Hammond organ, super heavy bass, rough rhythm guitars and vibes like you've never heard before! (DESCO)
AVAN 019-2 CD $19.00
Well known for his work with the Soldier String Quartet and the Sequence Girls, Soldier has composed music for Latin poetry of the Middle Ages, and he & several friends play it on electric guitars, trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, etc. A rather jarring confrontation, to be sure. Japanese import. (AVANT)
GFC 413-1 LP $17.25
The only album by this obscure Canadian band, first out on the Sounds Canada label in 1968, this is notable mostly for its groundbreaking combination of '60s psychedelic pop of THE VEJTABLES or THE LEFT BANKE and early '70s gritty city soul in the vein of BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS, predating bands like CHICAGO by over a year. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
DAVID & TINA MELTZER
AK 054-1 LP $17.25
Members of SERPENT POWER released this in 1968 on the Vanguard label, after the demise of the band. Original artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
OO 5-2 CD $11.30
Guitarist First does 6 pieces with various collaborators including the World Casio Quartet, Joseph Celli, Loretta Goldberg, Joseph Kubera and others. (O.O. DISCS)
"The Good Book's (Accurate) Jail of Escape Dust Coordinates"
OO 23-2 CD $11.70
Not easy listening, or easy anything. Hard, strong, and starkly beautiful, spinning, careening and flying into a dervish of tone and vibrational resonance. Long, microscopically detailed crescendo and metamorphosis; microtones, hair-raising pitch-bending and scintillating rhythms. (O.O. DISCS)
DOSSIER 7519-1 LP $10.10
Some red, white & blue translation of P16.D4's utter sonic insanity, played by an all-star cast of avant characters: ELLIOT SHARP, WAYNE HORVITZ (NAKED CITY), ROBERT PREVITE, DAVID HOFSTRA, and FULTON. Released back in '86, it surprises with a complex noise and abstract sound beginning, later slipping into something more like ZORN's "Cobra," jumping liberally between different mechanical, yet oddly charming, sound worlds. Lots of prime guitar improv. German import. (DOSSIER)
DAVID IRELAND AND GX JUPITTER-LARSEN
"David Ireland and GX Jupitter-Larsen"
VC 163-2 CD $10.20
Three collaborations between GX-JUPITTER-LARSEN (founder of America's foremost noise crew, THE HATERS, and sound engineer for killer machine artists SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES) and conceptual sculptor DAVID IRELAND. These 2 mavericks assemble sonic sculptures that sabotage the notion of aesthetic safety. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Lays an Egg"
PPR 010-7 7" $4.25
The cult of David Nudelman rolls on! Six new songs, from "Finger Fucking Time" to "Too Lazy to Pee," show who's boss as the rotund one accompanies himself on acoustic guitar and piano, interspersed with testimonials from the San Mateo glitterati. Full color cover, white vinyl & egg-yolk yellow label! (PLANET PIMP)
DAVID PEEL & DEATH
"Rock'n'Roll Junkie"/"Junk Rock"
HATE 18-7 7" $4.85
With former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer joining in, the legendary Lower East Side musical provocateur recorded these two raw punk tracks in 1979! Board sleeve, Italian import. (HATE)
DAVID S. WARE QUARTET
"Wisdom of Uncertainty"
AUM 001-2 CD $11.45
Many consider this group to be the finest jazz quartet since the classic COLTRANE outfit of the mid-60s. Fully steeped in the rich history of the music, while truly taking it (and you) further than ever before, WARE, pianist MATTHEW SHIPP, bassist WILLIAM PARKER, and drummer SUSIE IBARRA, have garnered glowing reviews in ROLLING STONE, DOWNBEAT, SPIN, NEW YORK TIMES, etc, etc, for their last two albums (Their last one stayed at #1 on the CMJ jazz charts for 6 weeks!). Trance-inducing ecstasy! (AUM FIDELITY)
TR 0107-2 2xCD $12.45
For a truly mind-numbing effect, Shafer plays 10 easy listening records at the same time, interweaving them so that parts drift in and out of prominence. It's like being lost in a sea of violins, woodwinds and pianos. Each of the 2 CDs is one long track. (TRANSPARENCY)
"Discharge & Irritation"
VAC C10-4 cassette $6.75
90 min. (FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
VAC C11-4 cassette $6.75
(FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
"Same Time Next Year"
VAC C12-4 cassette $6.75
(FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
DAVID TOHIR AND HIS BACKBONE
"Angels Dancing in Virga"
BRD 028-2 CD $11.30
The Backbone (short for "feedback trombone") is the invention of Dave Tohir and Scott Vance, both members of Anything Goes Orchestra. Its sound mixes the unpredictable noisyness of guitar feedback with the range and slipperyness of the trombone; bizarre, unearthly, sometimes downright ugly. Guests include Myles Boisen and Rastascan mainman Gino Robair. (RASTASCAN)
AK 097-1 LP $17.25
AK 097-2 CD $13.00
The solo debut, originally released in 1971 on Fantasy, by this Canadian folk singer who was a former member of THE CHILDREN and THREE'S A CROWD. Ed Bogas, Jim Stern and Bernard Krause also appear. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, CD in gatefold folder. Italian import. (AKARMA)
DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
"Loud, Loose and Savage"
ID 123368-2 CD $10.80
This cult legend, the originator and still-reigning King of the biker-fuzz guitar follows up his recent PHANTOM SURFERS collaboration with this reissue of his '94 all-instro release, blasting with screeching guitar cycledelics, nut wrenching melodies, stiletto-jabbin' whammy and one of the oiliest fuzztones ever dripped from a Fender Jaguar. (DIONYSUS)
DAVIS REDFORD TRIAD
"The Mystical Path of the #86"
HM 8655-1 LP $9.20
The debut solo album by Steven Wray Lobdell (of Sufi Mind Game, as well as considerable presence on Faust's "Rien" album). Mostly solo guitar compositions, with occasional analog synth, percussion and theremin, this is violent psychedelic space rock which manages to bring down and propel maximum sky. (HOLY MOUNTAIN)
"Sorgh Pa Svarte Vingar Flogh"
NR 6664-2 CD5 $9.00
A crushing eulogy to a suicide world depraved of light, from the newly crowned Lords of Aggressive and Melodic Dark Death Metal. 7 monumental tales of sweet cyanide seductions, cleansing pestilential winds and the killing force that hides within every human mind, played with uncompromising musicianship and power. (NECROPOLIS)
DAWN OF DECAY
VOD 003-2 CD $10.10
Fast, heavy, crushing death metal from this veteran Swedish band. This is their first full length release, though they've had lots of press from previous EP and demo releases. The full color, 8-page booklet prints all the lyrics, along with photos and great artwork. Swedish import. (VOD)
DAY CALLED ZERO
"Day Called Zero"
GRAVITY 23-1 12" EP $6.30
GRAVITY 23-2 CD5 $6.55
With calm, subdued music that builds from a trance-like state into explosive dynamics, this San Diego band features members of THREE MILE PILOT, STACCATO READS, and ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT. The vinyl version is in green paper sleeves from the 1940s, with all information on the cover and lyric sheet hand-stamped, and is limited to 1000 copies. The CD with 2 extra songs. (GRAVITY)
"Emerging from the Tube"/"Moon Relay"
XCR 04-7 7" $3.85
If you love the smell of heavy reverb in the morning, you're gonna dig these two raw, twang-ridden surf instros. (SOLAMENTE)
"Dig Out the Switch"
SPASM 6-2 CD $10.70
Knock down, drag 'em out punk metalcore from St. Louis (where they're still holding their ears...). (INTELLECTUAL CONVULSION)
"Some Boys Got It, Most Men Don't"
ND 16-2 CD $8.90
Powerful, lyric, melodic hardcore from this popular Vancouver band. (NEW DISORDER)
DDAA (DEFICIT DES ANNEES ANTERIEURES)
KK 11-1 LP $9.50
Import (KK RECORDS)
GSL 45-1 2xLP $10.30
GSL 45-2 CD $10.50
Eclectic, constantly evolving composites of sound, hinging squarely on instrumental dub reggae. Featuring Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez of AT THE DRIVE IN, this group also dabbles with electronica, salsa and jazz, resulting in a distinct, transcendental sound. For fans of AUGUSTUS PABLO or ROOTS RADICS. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
DE WOLFE MUSIC LIBRARY
"Sound Book: Part One"
DOUCE 812-1 2xLP $15.65
An encyclopedia of the hippest Italian "background sounds," including Latin flavored jazz, funk-rock with flutes, lazy saxes, prominent percussion, pulsing beats, and everything in between. Song titles like "I'm Feather," "Jazz Rule," "Silver Thurst," and Bernie Stoller's "Funky Spider." Italian import. (IRMA)
DE WOLFE MUSIC LIBRARY
"Sound Book: Part Two"
DOUCE 813-1 2xLP $14.90
More from the archives of the prolific DE WOLFE MUSIC LIBRARY of themes, background and incidental music from the swingin' '70s! 17 smooth, cool, sleaze-o-rama funk, jazz and rock orchestrations for chase scenes and spy themes, shootouts and dramatic moments with titles like "Hard Crust," "Time Machine," and Bernie Stoller's "Cool Character." Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (IRMA)
DEAD AND GONE
"God Loves Everyone But You"
VIRUS 191-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 191-2 CD $10.50
Back with their 2nd album, it's more of that dark, brooding, gothic-edged rage from the bowels of the infamous East Bay crust scene. Eerie, heavy, dismal, ambient, tribal, jazzy, and above all intense, in a way that invites some comparisons with Christ On Parade, Scratch Acid, Black Flag, Neurosis and Econochrist, among others. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
DEAD AND GONE
VC 58-7 7" $3.80
Fast, energetic East Bay punk with scary vocals and sentimental guitar; ex members of Blatz, Filth, Jack Acid, and Special Forces! (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
DEAD AND GONE
PRANK 01-1 12" EP $7.25
PRANK 01-2 CD $9.00
From the hot East Bay hardcore spawning grounds of AFI, Screw 32, Grimple, Econochrist, Neurosis, Filth and many others, Dead and Gone deliver their snarling vocals, thrash and noise-distortion-complex hardcore. Earlier releases include a 7" on Vinyl Communications and a track on the "This is Berkeley Not West Bay" comp. Recorded by Billie Joe. 8 songs on the vinyl, 14 on the CD. (PRANK)
DEAD BODY LOVE
PURE 49-2 CD $8.00
Hard-as-nails distortion with a pulsating, at times almost techno sound. Layers of disturbing squeaks, crackles and rumbles slowly fade in and out, creating a static, impersonal mood. (PURE)
CF 035-7 7" $4.55
Two previously unreleased songs: a cover of the Adam Faith classic "It's All Right" from 1978, and a song written for the never-finished film "The War Zone" from 1980. (COLDFRONT)
DEAD BOYS, THE
"Twistin' on the Devil's Fork"
BA 1121-1 LP $9.10
BA 1121-2 CD $9.35
Peak live moments from the original lineup, taken from two CBGB shows, '77 '78, in pure, unadulterated form with nothing fixed or overdubbed. Hear the band rip while people scream and bottles break! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
DEAD BROTHERS, THE
"Dead Music for Dead People"
VR 05-1 LP $9.60
VR 05-2 CD $11.30
Absurd and bizarre Swiss voodoo-swamp-blues-trash-rock'n'roll-funeral cajun-polka madness, reinforced with tuba, accordion, banjo, clarinet, pots & pans percussion, guitars and megaphone vocals. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
DEAD C, THE
SB 66-2 CD $10.70
Another churning, stormy sea of guitar noise-ambience and feedback textures from Mr. Morley and friends, recorded in 1996. Quasi-structural at times, at others dissolving into complete, fractured chaos. (SILTBREEZE)
"Harsh 70's Reality"
SB 1112-2 CD $10.70
New Zealand's avant/noise/psyche/rock trio of Michael Morley, Bruce Russell and Robert Yeats Xpress themselves circa 1992. Grainy. (SILTBREEZE)
DEAD C., THE
SB 40-2 CD $11.75
The newest release by New Zealand's proud sons of extended guitar exploration, with the extra use of Moog pushing them in to Forbidden Planet territory. Some improv, some songs, and all the quintessential cast-off noise-rock-now sounds you'd hope for. (SILTBREEZE)
DEAD END CRUISERS
"Deep Six Holiday"
ROUND 10-1 LP $8.85
ROUND 10-2 CD $10.35
Starts off with "Methadone Kids" and slices thru 12 more fast, high energy, catchy, and utterly pissed songs in the old school punk tradition, including a DEMOLITION 23 cover and a little lift from THE CLASH. (TKO)
DEAD END CRUISERS
TKOROUND 19-7 7" $4.35
3 hot new songs from these Austin '77-style street punk faves. 2 originals and a cover of THE RODS "Do Anything You Wanna Do" that instantly, effortlessly create a timeless punk sound, with catchy vocals, hard-rocking riffage, swaggering confidence, and no trace of emo. (TKO)
DEAD END CRUISERS
ROUND 7-7 7" $4.35
A 3-song maxi-single from this Austin band you'd swear was from England. Cover of THE WHO's "Can't Explain" gets the vocal harmonies just right, and "Friday Night" borrows from THIN LIZZY's "Boys are Back in Town." Full-color cover and white vinyl. (TKO)
DEAD END CRUISERS / THROWAWAY GENERATION
USR 006-7 7" $4.00
A couple of songs each from Austin's famed DEAD END CRUISERS and Logan, UT street punk upstarts THROWAWAY GENERATION, who are writing some damned good CLASH-inspired tunes. (UNITY SQUAD)
DEAD END KIDS
PELADO 1-7 7" $4.00
This Florida trio mixes influences from early '80s punk and oi for a funny song about Elvis ordering 8 large fries at a Jacksonville drive-in, plus a couple more including the thrashy "All Revved Up." (PELADO)
"Bedtime for Democracy"
VIRUS 50-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 50-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 50-2 CD $10.50
The rousing followup to "Frankenchrist" - 21 great songs and an insert with some of the funniest political satire we've seen in a while. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 45-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 45-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 45-2 CD $10.50
The album that started all the censorship troubles. Psychedelic-tinged music over the vocals of Jello Biafra. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables"
VIRUS 1-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 1-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 1-2 CD $10.50
The famous first album, back in print in the U.S. after an absence of several years, with all those great songs that made the band famous. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death"
VIRUS 57-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 57-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 57-2 CD $10.50
The last album! Out-of-print singles and other rare tracks. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"In God We Trust Inc."
VIRUS 5-1 12" EP $6.30
VIRUS 5-4 cassette $5.50
VIRUS 5/27-2 CD $10.50
The first DKs foray into hi-speed DC-style thrash, recorded in 1981. Eight songs. The CD includes the complete "Plastic Surgery Disasters." (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Nazi Punks Fuck Off"/"Moral Majority"
SUB 24-7 7" $4.00
Back in 1981, the Slab 4 checked in with this hot no-nonsense hardcore blast. This is the original packaging, including the anti-Nazi armband. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"Plastic Surgery Disasters"
VIRUS 27-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 27-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 5/27-2 CD $10.50
Their second album and a move toward a more eclectic, progressive style while still producing great hardcore. Features: "Moon over Marin," "Halloween" and "Government Flu". The LP comes with a 28 page booklet; the CD includes the entire "In God We Trust Inc." (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
DEAD MAN'S CURVE
GORGEOUS 1-2 CD5 $5.65
Three instrumentals from this London progressive surf band. The first updates trad surf with a more '90s rock influence, the 2nd brings in a lounge and mood music touch, and the 3rd fuses surf twang with the tango! And it's all drenched in Johnny Deadman's cool and moody organ tones. UK import. (GORGEOUS)
DEAD MAN'S CURVE
"World Catastrophe Generator"
GORGE 2-2 CD $11.90
Crashing, twanging, reverb-laden surf instrumentals that range from cool languor to instro-mayhem, including a frightening cover of MOONTREKKER's "Night of the Vampire," a stratospheric take on LINK WRAY's "Rumble," and a "Hawaii Five-0" which hangs 10 with the best. Between each song is an episode of a surfin' spy radio drama starring the band as a group of secret agents trying to recover the world's deadliest weapon, stolen by evil surf genius Cesare Gorgeous. Will the earth survive?? UK import. (GORGEOUS)
DEAD MAN'S SHADOW
"Dead Man's Shadow"
GET 22-2 CD $11.90
This CD contains all the songs they ever recorded: the "4 P's" LP plus 7 tracks from singles originally released on Rondelet and Expulsion. Italian import. (GET BACK)
DEAD MAN'S SHADOW
"The 4 P's (Pride, Pacifism, Passion, Perseverance)"
GET 22-1 LP $9.60
A first-time re-issue since the original 1983 release on Expulsion, this punk masterpiece is back from the grave in a digitally remastered edition, with original artwork. Italian import. (GET BACK)
TOMB 22-7 7" $3.65
2 songs from 1989, exclusive to this 7". (TOMBSTONE)
"Crack in the System"
TOMB 55-1 LP $7.60
TOMB 55-2 CD $9.20
11 tunes from 1994, including a cover of Dylan's "The Times Are a Changing." The CD is a German import. (TOMBSTONE)
TOMB 34-7 7" $3.65
2 otherwise unavailable tunes from 1990. (TOMBSTONE)
MTR 377-1 LP $8.85
MTR 377-2 CD $9.65
The 12th full album from this legendary Portland band led by the even more legendary garage rocker Fred Cole. (EMPTY)
"Don't Burn the Fires"
TOMB 08-7 7" $3.65
2 songs from their "Graveyard" LP. (TOMBSTONE)
"Fire in the Western World"
TOMB 42-7 7" $3.65
2 songs from their "Strange Pray Tell" album of 1992. (TOMBSTONE)
"Hardwired in Ljubljana"
MTR 361-2 2xCD $12.00
A limited edition (1000 copies) featuring the 70 minutes of music from the double LP/single CD, plus a CD-ROM of a 1996 European tour with live footage and surprises. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Hardwired in Ljubljana"
MTR 360-1 2xLP $10.30
MTR 360-2 CD $9.65
A rootsy, heartfelt, hard-rockin' compilation of live shows from this legendary Portland band who have released 10 previous albums in the US and Europe. The performances cover the last couple of years in Europe and the Northwest. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"In the Graveyard"
TOMB 11-1 LP $7.60
Their first album from 1988, with 10 songs including "Hey Joe." (TOMBSTONE)
"Nervous Sooner Changes"
MMCD 066-2 CD $9.20
10 songs from 1995, with a full-color cover. German import. (MUSIC MANIAC)
"Over the Edge"
TOMB 39-7 7" $3.65
2 songs from 1991, exclusive to this 7". (TOMBSTONE)
"Ricochet"/"Running Out of Time"
SFTRI 276-7 7" $4.00
Mean, mono madness from Clackamas, OR. These guys are a huge force in Europe; here's a rare chance for US fans to sample their thunder. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Stranded in the Mystery Zone"
TOMB 40-1 LP $7.60
10 Fred Cole originals from 1991. (TOMBSTONE)
"Strange Pray Tell"
MMCD 048-2 CD $9.20
15 songs from 1992, including the STONES song "Play With Fire." German import. (MUSIC MANIAC)
"Trash and Burn"
MTR 390-1 LP $8.85
MTR 390-2 CD $9.65
Since the age of 15, Fred Cole has been dedicating his life to rock and roll. From THE LOLLIPOP SHOPPE to the RATS to cutting records on a lathe at home, it doesn't get any better. This LP showcases some new material by a band that I've seen go from being so rocking on stage, to so sincere and melancholic that the music actually made people in the audience burst out in tears. And don't forget wife Toody on bass, and drummer Andrew Loomis: every member functions as a piece of the heart and soul of DEAD MOON. (EMPTY)
VC 57-7 7" $3.80
Their fisrt release since 1989 has a full-on punk anthem, an intense look at a world gone wrong, plus their contribution to the last Maximum Rocknroll compilation album. Full, ripping, classic, powerful hardcore. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 56-2 CD $9.00
A whopping 28 song collection of the first 4 vinyl releases of this Rocky Mountain hardcore band, reminiscent of great UK acts like the Subhumans or Rudimentary Peni. Straightforward, biting politicore with a US-style melodic undertone. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
DEAD SILENCE / TIT WRENCH
VC 62-7 7" $3.80
Two classic political hardcore blasts from the recently reformed Dead Silence, and two songs (one about July 4th) from Tit Wrench. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
THEOL 12-7 7" $3.85
Pretty energetic noise-punk-pop with catchy melodies that tend to stick in your head. (THEOLOGIAN)
"Live at the Whisky 1978"
SFTRI 274-2 CD $9.65
One of the earliest & more outrageous LA punk bands (which included the way-legendary Mr. Geza X) finally gets an album, many years after its demise. Their big hit, "Kill the Hippies," was mandatory coolness material in the late 70's West Coast punk scene. Check this out! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 433-2 CD $9.65
The legendary LA avant punk combo's first studio release in 18 years reunites crazed madman Geza X with the Guerin brothers for 14 spastic tracks of Beefheart/Fellini/John Cage inspired saxophone squawk and discordant keyboard blather. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
DEADLY SNAKES, THE
"I'm Not Your Soldier Anymore"
ITR 077-1 LP $8.70
ITR 077-2 CD $11.30
The 2nd album by this punk-rock-garage-r&b-soul monster, now featuring Greg Oblivian on these raw, swampy, foot-stompin' tunes. (IN THE RED)
DEADLY SNAKES, THE
SFTRI 562-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 562-2 CD $9.65
Rock'n'roll played as if their lives depended on it, in the tradition of THE REAL KIDS, THE ANIMALS, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and THE MODERN LOVERS. Greg Oblivian contributes second guitar on four songs. LP limited to 1000 copies. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Adapted for Television"
SAP 3-4 cassette $6.45
Recordings taken from TV, processed, distorted (usually beyond recognition) and then collaged together into one long composition; ambient in a harsh way. 60 min (STOLEN ART PRODUCTIONS)
SAP 4-4 cassette $6.45
The best tape from this San Francisco artist so far. Sound collages ranging from acid noise to ambient textures. includes booklet (STOLEN ART PRODUCTIONS)
SAP 1-4 cassette $6.45
Based on a simple synth wave, the mood is somber but unsettling. Found sound and tape manipulation is used exellently. With 12 page booklet. 60 min (STOLEN ART PRODUCTIONS)
SAP 2-4 cassette $6.45
Some of the most stimulating & provoking material to come from the genre of electronic music. Found sound and tape manipulation is the main body of this work. Abstract but cerebral. 60 min (STOLEN ART PRODUCTIONS)
"Silent Night"/"Little Drummer Boy"
DONUT-7 7" $5.45
Surf guitar instrumental versions of two Xmas songs. On red vinyl with green labels, super-bright red & green sleeve, very limited edition! (DOUBLE NAUGHT)
"Ne Plus Ultra"
PURE 54-2 CD $8.00
Jonathan Canady (also of BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA) takes a sci-fi/horror delight in spooky, unearthly soundscapes to new extremes of power and noise. Layer upon layer of harsh, swirling atmospheres, volcanic sonic eruptions, terrifyingly ear-splitting whistles, garbled shortwave static, and ghostly distorted voices on nine unrelenting tracks. (PURE)
PRANK 015-7 7" $4.00
Edged to the boiling point, charged and angry hardcore cut with terse shouts, clean and jumpy guitars, pounded drum skins and loads of energy. Skate edge vaguely rooted in bands like SS DECONTROL, CITIZEN'S ARREST, YOUTH OF TODAY. 8-song debut 7". (PRANK)
DEATHREAT / TALK IS POISON
PRANK 019-7 7" $4.00
Five-song rampage from Memphis' DEATHREAT: stripped-down old-style HC; short, quick songs. 4-song detonation from Oakland's TALK IS POISON: hardcore cut from a nastier, BLACK FLAG-styled jib; shouted lyrics, grimy distortion, steamrolling anger. (PRANK)
"Rhythm of the Night"
DROTF 01-1 12" $6.00
BRD 11-2 CD $11.30
One of the leaders of the Boston improv scene, this band combines thoroughly modern composition, top-notch traditional jazz improvisation and the emotional mandates of rock & roll in a space where discipline meets the unrestrained, where chaos meets control. (RASTASCAN)
GI 011-7 7" $3.80
Sweet mod power pop from Sacramento, with influences that range from the Beach Boys to the Jam to the Dave Clark Five, and everywhere inbetween. Cover art by Groovie Ghoulies/Mr. T Experience/Knockoffs artist S. Britt. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
HR 008-7 7" $4.25
Old school is in session on this one, so sharpen your pencils you poseurs and take some notes. Includes the smash "Loaded Gun" and 2 other cuts that rip like very early CH3 meets '82 CHINA WHITE, you know, the ol' pogo till you bleed stuff. Only 300 hand-numbered copies! (HOSTAGE)
"Honky Tonk Nighttime Gal"
IL 1018-1 10" $6.25
Dee's a good girl by day, but watch out for this party girl come nightfall. Genuine country western honky-tonkin', with a great backup band that includes DJ Bonebreak on drums. The title tune is a Merle Haggard cover, the rest are rockin' originals. Red vinyl, too. (ILOKI)
"Lasso Your Heart"
ILOKI 105-7 7" $4.15
Honky tonk country western ballads sung by one of the main figures in the LA C&W underground; produced by Rosie Flores. (ILOKI)
"I Just Wanna Rock & Roll"
RON 002-7 7" $4.35
Lo-fi '60s-style garage scuzz from Sweden, and some say one of the best. Two previous 7"s on Estrus. Numbered edition of 500, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
"This is Not the Modern World"
ES 7105-7 7" $4.55
A four-song debut blast from Sweden's newest keepers of the 3-chord flame. Blazing groove-beat garage-o-rama featuring ex-members of the infamous Maryland Cookies. (ESTRUS)
DEEDS OF FLESH
RPS 016-2 CD $13.80
Hyperblasting, ultra-brutal death metal/grind from southern California, with an uncompromisingly extreme and furious gore-worshipping stance. Spanish import. (REPULSE)
BEP 931211-1 LP $8.40
Some might call this emo-core, but if so it's of a distinctly non-whiny variety. Dramatic, stripped down heavy guitar phrasing, and anguished but triumphal shouted vocals from this Philadelphia band. Italian import. (BREAK EVEN POINT)
"Come See the Duck"
BAN 001-7 7" $4.20
Kill Rock Stars' most unpredictable band journeys deep into the collective conscious of rock & roll. Pleasing or painful? Good or Evil? Pop or rock? DEERHOOF is one of those bands that refuse to provide an answer. (BANANO)
"Dirt Pirate Creed"
COH 1-1 LP $7.25
The first full-length, released in 1996, by this unpredictable San Francisco/Portland group, on this release consisting of bass, drums, female vocals, Subotnick-esque analog synth, scraped guitar, and even melodic flute and organ on one song. One side of long, noisy improv, and one side of bonafide songs ranging from bizarre pop to minimal, spacious un-rock. Now with a new, more colorful handmade cover. (CHILDREN OF HOOF)
"For Those of You on Foot"
IN 06-7 7" $4.00
From the American version of Keiji Haino's ill-at-ease-ness comes 4 mono "songs" (one channel per side) of noise bass and free jazz drums, interspersed with painful moments of shy-mouse vocals. Handmade covers. (INSIGNIFICANT)
MENLO 7003-1 2x7" $6.20
Their most successful stab yet at capturing the deer-in-rut mayhem of their live shows. Ultra-intense pummeling rock, wacky electronica, androgynous vocals, and brittle melodies like a baby animal's bad dream. Unique to a Deerhoof release, this one sports a legible cover, not to metion hand screened art and strange etchings under the grooves of the vinyl. (MENLO PARK)
"Government Denies Knowledge"
BCR 045-7 7" $3.65
Hardcore thrash with a crusty edge from the East Bay. (BEER CITY)
"Serenity in Chaos"
VODCD 005-2 CD $11.90
Twelve songs and 40 minutes of total grinding death from this well-known Swedish underground act. Swedish import. (VOD)
"Beyond Our Means"
BCR 014-7 7" $3.65
Up against the wall hardcore thrash from Manitowoc WI with those ragin', sore-throat vocals. 6 songs. (BEER CITY)
"Die With Honor"
PGR 7-7 7" $4.00
Diverse but brutally fast hardcore assault from Wisconsin, with gut wrenching start-stop rhythms, sublimely dark black metal guitar richness, and some of the scariest, most extreme screaming ever recorded. 4 deafening songs on side A, complete silence on side B. (POWER GROUND)
"Beyond Machine Gun Love"
RAVEUP 01-1 LP $11.35
You heard their track on Killed By Death #18, now here's a full live LP recorded in 1979 by these crazed Colorado punks! Full color cover, great photos, and liner notes by singer Chris Murdock. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
"Look at Me Mom I'm Not Dead"
SV 30-7 7" $4.35
The return of a classic early-'80s Cleveland punk band (check 'em out on Killed By Death #3 and Back to Front #2!), with a tough new song and a totally screamin' live version of old fave "51%," recorded in the spring of 2001. Red vinyl, limited pressing of only 500. (SMOG VEIL)
"Live At the Knitting Factory"
KNIT 4-2 CD $10.70
Steamin' hot funky stuff to make you sweat. Great originals and scorching covers; we loved it! (KNITTING FACTORY WORKS)
OR 007-7 7" $4.00
It's trash-thrash city, with 6 songs of cowpunk, oi, and racing hardcore chaos full of good ole power mower guitar, in-yr-face bass and drum discombobulations, and something approximating a melody hiding in Nil's barking vocals. Green vinyl. (OUTCAST)
SR 03-2 CD $13.70
The first album from this melodic surf punk band with an angry edge and a bouncy, energetic, Ramones-ish influence. These four guys from Livorno sing in English, write great, slammin' tunes and have previously appeared on the "No Time to Panic" compilation. Italian import. (SUPERSONIC)
"We Will Destroy...You Will Obey!!!"
BMDC 666-1 LP $9.60
BMDC 666-2 CD $11.30
No, not a Dalek invasion, this Bay Area band is way old-school speed metal of the most brutal mid-'80s thrash style, featuring current members of EXHUMED and ex-members of NOOTHGRUSH and COLOSTOMY, with guest appearances by Frederik Soderberg from DAWN, Leon de Muerte from IMPALED and Chainsaw Demon from CRANIUM! (BLACKMETAL.COM)
GRS 105-7 7" $4.55
Two full-on surf-stompin' instrumentals from this well-known leader of the GO-NUTS and UNTAMED YOUTH. Raw, powerful guitar melodies with Dickerson's trademark touches of "ecco-fonic" overdubs. These tunes, not available on any other release, are sure to delight. Finnish import, generic printed sleeve. (GAS)
EF 1009-7 7" $4.70
Deke's distinctive brand of humor, widely known from the hijinks of the Go Nuts and Untamed Youth, is all over these 4 kooky tunes. Chet Atkins-style pickin', Les Paul double speed laboratory experiments, and Link Wray full bore menaceon 2 originals and 2 covers, all recorded in ultra-picky Ecco Fonic hi fidelity! (ECCO-FONIC)
"Swingin' in Outer Space"/"Diggin' It"
EF 1003-7 7" $4.15
The guitarist for Untamed Youth (and lately the fab Go-Nuts) shows off his rootsy chops with a bright, jazzy, lounge-ified instro on the A side, and a rockabilly-influenced thumbpicker on the flip. (ECCO-FONIC)
SFTRI 339-7 7" $4.00
Gas Huffer trades in their singin' for instro guitar slingin' on this hip-shakin', clam-bakin' slab o' surf n' soul fun. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
DEL NOAH & THE MT. ARARAT FINKS
SK 008-2 CD $10.10
Raging, honking, blistering musical onslaught with guitar, vocals, sax, marimba, and upright bass. Under the spiritual and musical spell of a deity named Del Noah, this band spews 17 wild hot rod and surf tunes, including "Sasquatch on a Snowmobile," "Bajavishnu 500," "Amish Drag Bunny," and "Mafia Staff Woody." (SKUNK)
DEL NOAH & THE MT. ARARAT FINKS
"The BIG sounds of..."
ID 074569-7 7" $4.35
The label goes a bit over the deep end with their dragstrip-inspired hype on this, so it's safe to assume we've got a pretty rad slice of hot rod scorchers here. (DIONYSUS)
SFTRI 671-7 7" $4.00
Led by the songwriting tandem of Coco Butter Khan and Oily Chi (SPACESHITS), and also including Dorrito Dan (SEXAREENOS, SPACESHITS), Choyce (SEXAREENOS, DAYLIGHT LOVERS), guitarist Cheddy (SCAT RAG BOOSTERS), and the vocals of Jenna Roker. Two wild and dirty rock and roll numbers. (SYMPATHY)
SFTRI 648-2 CD $9.65
Led by the songwriting tandem of CocoButter Khan and Oily Chi (SPACESHITS), and also including Dorrito Dan (SEXAREENOS, SPACESHITS), Choyce (SEXAREENOS, DAYLIGHT LOVERS), guitarist Cheddy (SCAT RAG BOOSTERS), and the vocals of Jenna Roker. 13 heart thumping, hip grinding, head bopping numbers sure to catch even the most discriminate aficionados of the rock and roll off guard. (SYMPATHY)
"Play With Fire"
CTCD 03-2 CD $10.10
Continental is pround to set loose this collection of trashy surf 'n' garage tunes from these Arizonian reverb fiends. Heavy lowdown mean twango whammy with a penchant for fun and flair. 4 FIREBALLS covers, as well as ten other fired-up instrumental and vocal cuts! (CONTINENTAL)
"Surf Stompin' Nightmare"
REPENT 10-7 7" $4.00
Three fast, moody, lo-fi, haunted house surfabilly instrumentals from Arizona's junior league Phantom Surfers. They even wear masks and iron crosses, not to mention slingin' that reverb like it was goin' out of style. (REPENT)
DELPHIUM / SHEEPHEAD
AS 011-7 7" $4.00
The 7 people of Sheephead throw a submerged pool party, where classic horror movie scenes are acted out to the accompaniment of tape loops and noise washes, while Delphium sounds kinda like a rhythmic, repetitious splice up monolithic machine hell. Numbered edition of only 300. (ALLEY SWEEPER)
"The Sound of Power"
RV 389-2 CD $9.30
It's the sound of a big cube, open header V-8 shaking the pavement 'till your Chuck Taylors self-destruct! On this, their first full-length, THE DELSTARS dish-up seven instrumentals and six vocal tunes guaranteed to be the hit of your next twistin' cave stomp. Screaming reverb-soaked guitars, rumbling monster bass and the big beat drum stylings of mid-America's most popular combo! (SWIZZLE)
VC 109-2 CD $9.65
Hardcore techno-punk and pure, brutal gabber, incorporating raw industrial noise, death metal and punk rock, extreme, aggressive and definitely rockin'. Though some tracks were previously released on limited 12"s on Drop Bass Network, they are here on CD for the first time. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"VC Mix CD Vol. 1: xUnequilibriuMx"
VC 138-2 CD $10.20
Prolific DJ, gabber artist and noise freak DELTA 9 brings together some of the biggest names in harsh electronics on this fine collection. Mixed to perfection are THE HATERS, GOVERNMENT ALPHA, MERZBOW, SOMATIC RESPONSES, SHADOWMAN, KILLER BUG, BASTARD NOISE, SPACEWURM, LESSER, MAN IS THE BASTARD, HANATARASH, ZIPPERSPY, PSYWARFARE, SUBHEAD, KILLDOZER, and DELTA 9. Two continuous mixes, over 60 minutes of hi-lites from some of the world most groundbreaking artists. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
GET 5206-1 LP $12.55
The late, Egyptian-born DEMETRIO STRATOS was one of the most unusual and extreme vocalists ever to record, and this 1976 album, reflecting work he was doing with JOHN CAGE at the time, proves it. Seven compositions free his unbelievably skilled voice of every restraint. Screeches, screams, yodels and other instances of vocal chords stretched to the limit alternate and collide with tones you would swear are instruments, but aren't. Solo voice, overdubbed voices, occasional synthesizer blips contribute to the indescribable strangeness. Original artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
DEMI SEMI QUAVER
GODMT 008-2 CD $19.20
Big, heavy, driving, multi-instrumental jazz-rock with a singer that sounds like a cross between Nina Hagen and Diamanda Galas transplanted to Japan by way of France. In other words, neat & attention-grabbing. Japanese import. (GOD MOUNTAIN)
"End of an Era"
GTA 034-2 CD $10.40
While lots of people are jumping on the extreme raw thrash bandwagon some have dubbed "powerviolence," this Valencia, California destruction unit should be given its due as one of the originators of this brutal new style. 37 tracks including all of their releases plus some bonus demo cuts. (GRAND THEFT AUDIO)
DEMOLITION DOLL RODS
"Power Cruise"/"You Gotta Do That Do!"
WANTAGE 007-1 7" $3.65
Two previously unreleased songs by the bareassed queens of Motor City primitive stomp. 'Nuff said. (WANTAGE)
DEMOLITION DOLL RODS
ITR 48-1 LP $8.70
ITR 48-2 CD $10.70
Yep, here it is, their first album after scattering 7"s all over the USA. More primitive, raunchy, pounding perversity than most people can handle, packin' 'em in coast to coast. (IN THE RED)
SCAP 056-7 7" $4.70
Two exclusive tracks of nitro-fuelled dragstrip garage punk from these Bay Area surf rodders. Previous releases on the Man's Ruin label. German import. (SCREAMING APPLE)
"Swing is Hell"
BP 9721-2 CD $6.55
Dark swing with a raw edge...Bachelor pad sounds in the Jeff Dahmer vein. These guys have apparently achieved legendary status in the greater New York area, sharing the bill with THE LUNACHICKS, CIV, and THE BUSINESS. Plus the vocalist turned down an offer from THE MISFITS to join this suave, frightening, and enigmatic band instead! (BLACK PUMPKIN)
DENNIS MOST & THE INSTIGATORS
"Excuse My Spunk"
RAVEUP 19-1 LP $12.55
13 studio tracks (plus a 1976 live track) by this Massachusetts band best known for their 1979 "Excuse My Spunk" 7", comped on Killed By Death #18. With vintage photos and liner notes. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
MEGALIM 006-2 CD $11.60
The ubiquitous Jason Willett joins Andrew Barranca of Attitude Robots and Slamhound on this amalgam of free jazz, no wave and punk with Middle Eastern flavorings. Fever dreams and wild roller coaster rides. (MEGAPHONE)
GUNKA 245T71-7 7" $4.15
Member of Agent Orange and the Halibuts team up for four silky smooth, dual-guitar surf instrumental melodies. Intensely ocean-blue vinyl, individually hand-numbered edition of 1000. (GUNKA DISC)
CRSCD 062-2 CD $11.90
14 cuts of prime Bailey from 1975. In this recording his electric guitar is patched through 2 separate amps, each controlled by its own volume pedal, often creating an amusing stereo effect. Lots of great photos in the booklet. Italian import. (CRAMPS)
AMPERE 2-2 CD $12.00
14 cuts of prime Bailey from 1975, originally out on the Cramps label. In this recording his electric guitar is patched through 2 separate amps, each controlled by its own volume pedal, often creating an amusing stereo effect. With liner notes and photos. (AMPERSAND)
GET 6202-1 LP $12.55
14 cuts of prime Bailey from 1975. In this recording his electric guitar is patched through 2 separate amps, each controlled by its own volume pedal, often creating an amusing stereo effect. With liner notes and photos. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
MT 295-2 CD $9.65
Late 80's Seattle punk kings weigh in with a posthumous album. Here's the alcohol and hate rage that made way for later groups like the Supersuckers, Fumes and Zipgun. (eMpTy RECORDS)
DER 003-1 LP $10.50
DER 003-2 CD $9.80
Here's some great, ultra-bouncy, speedy, upbeat melodic punk that compares very favorably with early Green Day. This is fun, smile-infested stuff all the way through, with sing-along choruses, joyful melodies and hooky guitar riffs. The eye-catchingly goofy cover art looks like a cross between Bagge, Hewlett and Hernandez. Italian import. (DEROTTEN)
DESERT SESSIONS, THE
"Vol. III: Set Co-ordinates for the White Dwarf"
MR 111-1 10" $8.55
The third transmission from this crew of space rock temponauts including members and ex-members of SOUNDGARDEN, KYUSS, EARTHLINGS, WOOL etc. (MAN'S RUIN)
DESERT SESSIONS, THE
"Vol. V & VI"
MR 123-2 CD $10.35
Combines all the tracks from both 10" releases onto one handy little digital turd. How thoughtful. (MAN'S RUIN)
DESERT SESSIONS, THE
"Volume VI: Poetry for the Masses (Black Anvil Ego)"
MR 122-1 10" $8.55
Josh Homme and fellow travellers from KYUSS, THE DWARVES, FU MANCHU, FATSO JETSON, TUATARA, SEA HAGS, etc., make prog/stoner heaviness. (MAN'S RUIN)
DESERT SESSIONS, THE
"Volumes III & IV"
MR 113-2 CD $9.00
Due to psychotically overwhelming demand, here's the CD of the instantly sold out vols. 3 & 4 10"s, from this now legendary musical experiment under the guiding hand of Professor of Pleasure Josh Homme. (MAN'S RUIN)
TROJAN 9104-2 CD5 $6.45
Four songs: "Israelites," "007 (Shanty Town)," "It Mek," and "The Harder They Come the Harder They Fall." UK import. (TROJAN)
PESS 43-7 7" $4.00
13 songs in the fast & hard vein only sweeter as a result of the vocal putsch of one Leticia. (PESSIMISER)
"West Side Horizons"
PESS 30-2 CD $10.70
62 grinding hatecore tunes: all their out-of-print singles, comp tracks, and the "PCP Scapegoat" EP are bundled with 16 unreleased songs originally intended for a split release with MAN IS THE BASTARD. (PESSIMISER)
DESPISE YOU / CROM
T 26-7 7" $4.15
Both of these LA bands specialize in the most extreme deathgrindthrash imaginable. As heavy as it gets, dude. Previous appearances on the infamous "Cry Now, Cry Later" comp. (THEOLOGIAN)
DESPISE YOU / STAPLED SHUT
PESS 42-7 7" $4.00
Entering the race of the prolific, Despise You put out another single this week. More loud fast and shitty sounding crunch. Stapled Shut's contribution is titled "Resin Heaven" and is appropriately heavy. (PESSIMISER)
"The Destroyers Will Be Destroyed"
SW 33-1 LP $8.40
SW 33-2 CD $9.00
16 new trax of pure wartorn brutality which mix the down-tuned power of STATE OF FEAR, MISERY and DOOM with doomsday-ridden lyrical imagery to create a rumbling, frightening look at our decaying, dark world! This one is a must for political hardcore/crust fanatics worldwide! (SIX WEEKS)
BEP 930714-7 7" $4.25
An angst-ridden Italian power trio whose 3 songs here feature Motorhead-like vocals, as well as many tempo changes and extended instrumental passages whose dark riffs recall the early days of heavy metal. (BREAK EVEN POINT)
POLLUTE 019-1 LP $8.00
POLLUTE 019-2 CD $9.00
Blistering high-speed punk from Minneapolis' "Kings of Punk." CD version is the ultimate collection of 51 tracks and the now-back-in-print LP version has a big fold-out cover. (SOUND POLLUTION)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
"Backyard Monster Tube and Pig"
DAM BAC-2 CD $9.25
Two devastating live shows (Tokyo, L.A.) consisting of some of the most nihilistic noise/trash you'll ever hear. Mike Kelley, Art Byington, Cary Loren, Dave Muller, Jim Shaw & Xavier Bousslron lay waste to any sense of taste or aesthetics with this unrelenting racket (marred drums, broken guitars, cheap casios, garbled psychedelic oddments). Mixed by WARREN DEFEVER. Comes in arty/kitschy silkscreened folding cover. (DESTROY ALL MONSTERS)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
"Backyard Monster Tube"
TS BMT-4 cassette $6.75
Studio recordings from 1995, meticulously collaged by Warren Defever of His Name Is Alive. The chaotic, spastic squall and noise of the band's instrumentals gets even more abstract with Defever's treatment, resulting in a dense, intricate flow of sonic images. (TIME STEREO)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
"Paranoid of Blondes"
SFTRI 467-7 7" $4.00
Two tracks that were left off their "Silver Anniversary" reunion CD, recorded live at the Magic Bag in Detroit in April '95. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
TEIH 03-2 CD/CD-ROM $14.00
One long, 44 minute sound collage of found sounds, media liftings and music, made entirely without samplers, keyboards or synthesizers. Numbered, limited edition of 500. (THE END IS HERE)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
GET 31-1 LP $9.60
Finally on one LP, all the singles recorded by this band for the Cherry Red label. Featuring Ron Asheton (STOOGES) and Mike Davis (MC5). Italian import. (GET BACK)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
"Silver Wedding Anniversary"
SFTRI 444-2 CD $9.65
The groundbreaking 1970's Detroit noise band has reunited, with all 4 original members. The bastard child of the Stooges, MC5, Sun Ra and Stockhausen, they still sound as ugly as ever. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
FREAKLP 010-1 LP $14.60
Dutch noisician Franz De Waard of KAPOTTE MUZIEK and American jack-of-all noise Emil Beaulieau join forces to clean that wax outta your ears with this slab that ranges from all-out power blasts to quietly ambient textures. Nicely toasted covers, too. Limited edition of 800, Finnish import. (FREAK ANIMAL)
KIP 003-2 CD $12.65
From Amsterdam's "ultrascene" (described as experimental music based on punk rock), this is a collection from Det Wiehl's cassette releases and compilation tracks from 1982-87. Dutch import. (KORM PLASTICS)
KIP 005-2 CD $12.65
The 3rd CD from this Amsterdam duo is two ballet pieces consisting of short, hectic songs that are dense and intense with a strong nervous play. Basically two guitars and vocals, with the addition of other players on sax, flute, drums and vocals on some songs. (KORM PLASTICS)
"Live in New Jersey, 1983"
BL 4-7 7" $4.00
These guys had an underground hit with their infamous song "Dead Rock'n'Rollers" way back when, and it's on here along with 4 more of their distinctive '77-style punk tunes. (BLAMMO)
DETROIT COBRAS, THE
"Love, Life & Leaving"
SFTRI 635-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 635-2 CD $9.65
Old school soul and R&B fused with ferocious garage punk on their new release. Reformed after their 1997 debut album and subsequent split, they're back with a new album and as much energy as ever. (SYMPATHY)
DETROIT COBRAS, THE
"Mink Rat or Rabbit"
SFTRI 525-2 CD $9.65
Sex charged garage r'n'b that a cult of fans from Motown to NYC have been shakin it to for three years. THE DETROIT COBRAS' reputation has grown while playing with legends ? AND THE MYSTERIANS, an all-nite jam with THE OBLIVIANS, and opening for KIM FOWLEY. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
GET 529-1 LP $12.55
The third album by Mick Farren and company, in a gatefold sleeve with the original art. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 512-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd album recorded by Mick Farren and band, originally released in 1968. Pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 504-1 LP $9.60
The first album by Mick Farren's legendary, late-'60s proto-punk outfit, which anticipated acts like the STOOGES with an inspired collision of punk attitude and psychedelic eclecticism. Originally released in 1967. Gatefold sleeve, original artwork. Italian import. (GET BACK)
MT 229-7 7" $4.00
NYC punk sensations produce another high-energy slab o' wax following their single on Skene Records. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"30 Sizzling Slabs!"
CRYPT 028A-2 CD $10.20
This 32-song, 76-minute CD crams 95% of the first 3 Devil Dogs LPs ("The Devil Dogs", "Big Beef Bonanza", "We Three Kings") onto one action-packed long-play blaster! Spirited, shameless, authentic, anthemic and, oh yeah, fast and loud. The Devil Dogs are uncompromising, they wear their influences on their leather sleeves and they're not gonna change for anyone. The D-Dogs can out-Ramones the Ramones if need be. (CRYPT)
"Bigger Beef Bonanza"
CRYPT 028-1 LP $8.85
A swank repackage of their 2nd and 3rd 12"s, "Big Beef Bonaza", and "We Three Kings", piling all 17 cuts from these 2 out-of-print mini-LPs onto one 18-song LP, featuring their absolute scorch-fest cover of Aussie punk legends the FUN THINGS "Time Enough For Love." If you think they're too primitive, too dated - that's too bad. This be essential. (CRYPT)
MT 218-2 CD5 $7.85
Five songs recorded in the same sessions as the "Saturday Nite Fever" album on Sympathy. (eMpTy RECORDS)
CRYPT 016-1 LP $8.85
Their 16-song debut LP of July 89. They not only perfect their own genre but blow it back to its roots of Eddie Cochran, Wanda Jackson, Hank Williams and anyone who ever attempted to electrify those axe-old ideas with an amp. Unlimited and totally focused, this blistenng three-piece restructures and redesigns scuz-rock, full of fuzzed-out speed, barking vocals and the lyrical demons' confrontation with booze, broads and brashness, the Dogs are as much fire as flash, as much raw meat as grilled steak. (CRYPT)
"Get On Your Knees"
SFTRI 67-7 7" $4.00
New York rockers inna Lazy Cowgirls meets Johnny Thunders style. Raw, rowdy, loud, drunken rave 'n roll. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"No Requests Tonight"
SFTRI 310-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 310-2 CD $9.65
Twelve songs from this New York City snot/trash trio, recorded live in California about a month before their 1994 breakup. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Saturday Night Fever"
CRYPT 035-1 LP $8.85
Their 4th and BEST record! More true to the title than anyone dares admit. Imagine S.N.F. disco-dancing teen Travolta doing music: he ain't going to whine like a spoiled studio Bee-Gee, he's gonna be in a outwardly happy but angry-as-fuck on the inside, wild and dangerous garage band; stealing equipment from his deadend hardware store job; the locals from the biggest city in the world (& the largest garbage pile on the planet) have nowhere to go and want revenge now but will party in the meantime. This blasts forth like a royal shit-party, complete with party-ambience babble intro and outro ing each song. This is the real shit... all sweaty and powerful raw. CD is on the Sympathy label. (CRYPT)
"Saturday Nite Fever"
SFTRI 231-2 CD $9.65
Unlike just about every other release on Sympathy, this gets described as loud, blistering, obnoxious punk rock. Just the thing to bring Granny. She'll love it, trust me. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MT 266-7 7" $4.00
An original plus a rockin' Elvis cover, from the same recording sessions as the "Saturday Nite Fever" album with Kurt Bloch. (eMpTy RECORDS)
PC 10-7 7" $5.00
PC 10-2 CD5 $9.65
The first release in 2 years from this raging, spitfire NYC hardcore band. A new, all-girl lineup and some powerful new songs, including 3 new originals and a 4 SKINS cover. Bonus tracks on this CD version are their entire first 4 song 7" and their 2-song 1997 demo. 8 page booklet with full color throughout. (PUNK CORE)
BOOTBOY 03-7 7" $4.85
Leather, bristles, studs and lipstick! Three NYC hardcore punk girls and their guy drummer go for maximum crunch on these 4 songs with obvious early '80s UK influences. (PUNK CORE)
"Live Fast, Die Young"
PC 16-1 LP $10.30
PC 16-2 CD $10.80
The most original title of the year goes to... These gals are called the female CASUALTIES, and it's true: studs, spikes, Manic Panic tri-hawk theme music for those who help keep the malt liquor industry alive. What we're talking about here is the fucking PUNX! This is a NYC based VICE SQUAD, VIOLATORS or EXPELLED-style female punk rock band for those who are into putting it up the system! The system sucks. (PUNK CORE)
CH 31-2 CD $12.50
Charming strummy-strum punk, immediately catchy all the way thru. Though the band is Japanese, the lyrics are all in English and their pop sensibility and fun-loving vibe will easily win over any listener with a shred of decency. Osaka love-rock with a fuzzbox! Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
GET 334-1 LP $13.70
Redman's second recording as a leader took place at Studio E.T.A. in Paris on October 1st, 1969 and released as #34 in the BYG Actuel series. Tenor saxophonist Redman is joined here on 5 of his own compositions by THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO's Malachi Favors (bass) and Ed Blackwell (drums). His playing exhibits a wild style always involving the practice of mouthing and vocalizing. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
702 17-7 7" $3.80
This Amsterdam band might remind you of the CRAMPS' basic guitar sound, but these guys sport a bassist and songs that take more inspiration from '60s garage. (702)
LF 003-2 CD $16.40
The first CD by this Nagoya psych band features lots of guitar driven West Coast style rock. Japanese import. (LONG FUN)
NRA 1003-2 CD $9.65
Another round of East Bay punk musical chairs, this one features Andy Ernst (producer/engineer for slews of big-name EB punk bands), Ian Miller of SKANKIN' PICKLE and REDEMPTION '87, and Rob Ivey of BOTTOM DAWG and THE HAVE-NOTS. (NEW RED ARCHIVES)
ID 123341-1 LP $9.10
ID 123341-2 CD $10.80
This 3-girl, one-guy combo of sexadelic psychos from London do raw, burning, garage trash rippers, with nods to the "Girls in the Garage" series, the Liverbirds (a UK group who made their mark in Germany in the '60s), and Thee Headcoats. (DIONYSUS)
"Itching For Action"
ID 123356-1 10" $8.10
Grindin' garage sounds and hot-as-hell looks from this loved English band. This all-analog atomic platter, limited to 1500, was recorded at the legendary and now defunct Toe Rag Studios. (DIONYSUS)
"Double A Side"
NON 002-7 7" $4.00
Two more tough, garagey punk tunes from this Swedish outfit on their first US release. (NOW OR NEVER)
"Oh Baby Doll!"
NON 10188-7 7" $4.00
The latest from this Swedish powerhouse, two songs including a BOYS cover! (NOW OR NEVER)
"Short Sharp Shock"
RBR 034-1 MLP $8.40
Eight hard-rockin' tunes (including a cover of THE KIDS' "Bloody Belgium") from this Swedish band that often gets compared to early NEW BOMB TURKS. German import. (RADIO BLAST)
"So Many Girls"
FRO 020-7 7" $4.00
Don't let the poppy cover art fool you, this sucker rocks like hell with one song that uses a chunky '60s punk beat, and another with both feet firmly in the 21st century with an extra-tough nitro-huffin' chugger. Danish import. (BAD AFRO)
DIAS DE BLUES
"Dias De Blues"
AK 103-1 LP $17.25
AK 103-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1972 by Discos De La Planta, this is a rare and great album of South American blues rock. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
DICKEL BROTHERS, THE
"Let Her Go"
MTR 374-7 7" $4.00
In the sweet and rowdy tradition of an old-time string band, they explore the rural, musical history of the American '20s and '30s, capturing the stories of stills and barn dances. Armed with junk store and borrowed instruments, they deliver the old-time message like no other: it's fun, it's fast, it's definitely ragged, but right. From Portland, OR. (EMPTY)
DICKEL BROTHERS, THE
"The Dickel Brothers"
MTR 376-1 LP $8.85
MTR 376-2 CD $9.65
Fun, fast, ragged-but-right old-timey string band music made with junk store and borrowed instruments, this is the 4th release (and first album) by this Portland OR group. All acoustic, all real, no shit. (EMPTY)
DICKEL BROTHERS, THE
MTR 383-1 LP $8.85
MTR 383-2 CD $9.65
More traditional, old-timey country tunes with an authentic Appalachian flavor, kinda like you might have heard if you were listening to the radio in 1935. Reminds me alot of those old WOODIE GUTHRIE recordings. Refreshing, and pretty cool. 24 page booklet with all the lyrics, in case you want to follow the bouncing ball. (EMPTY)
VIRUS 200-2 CD $10.50
The best, most essential tracks from the career of this seminal Texas punk band, who along with other great Longhorn State bands like the Big Boys and Really Red, have left a rich legacy of spirited defiance and instantly memorable songs. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
RTD 195.1914-2 CD $11.40
The eighth album from this German instrumental rock quartet, featuring guest vocals by Blixa Bargeld and Alex Hacke, among others. These dramatic, dynamic tunes lean in the direction of progressive hard rock and metal, but some of it would work well as incidental music for a Hollywood film. German import. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
VR 704-7 7" $4.65
This is a fist directly in your fucking face. ULTRA hot german far out garage TRASH!!! With a brilliant cover of LIGHTENING BEAT MAN's "Hurt Me" and a PRETTY THINGS styled "I Got My Mojo Workin" and a LOWLANDER original. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
"Alfa Bravo Charlie"
SUB 014-1 2xLP $15.65
SUB 014-2 CD $13.00
This German band takes off in a '60s lounge/sleazy listening-type mode, with soundtrack and bossa nova mellowness and female vocals. Not only that, but they bring in folks like STEREO TOTAL, VALVOLA, THE HIGH LLAMAS, MAXWELL IMPLOSION, DJMEDJYOU, EROBIQUE, ELECTRIC SHEEP and more to do special mixes. Italian import. (SHADO)
DIEDRE MURRAY & FRED HOPKINS
VICTO 20-2 CD $12.45
A fine, rich tapestry spun from cello and bass duets by two master musicians renowned for their creativity. (VICTO)
"Double Chins are Go!"
MRR 011-7 7" $4.00
The final chapter from this aging San Jose punk band. These guys date back to the early hardcore days, combining catchy hooks with powerful, driving music, but their trrademark has been retarded lyrics and a wild stage show. Three songs in praise of double chins, fucking shit up at shows, and a banjo headed boy. (MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL)
"Hooked On Moronics"
MRR 009-1 LP $8.25
AKA "Fuck or Fight". The first album by San Jose's infamous purveyors of pervo-sexual punk. Imagine classic LA hardcore meets the grossout Meatmen. The CD is on Sympathy. (MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL)
"Hooked on Moronics"
SFTRI 366-2 CD $9.65
A.K.A. "Fuck or Fight". The first album by San Jose's infamous purveyors of pervo-sexual punk. Imagine classic LA hardcore meets the grossout Meatmen. The LP is on Maximum Rocknroll. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 290-7 7" $4.00
A loud, unruly, retarded, Hanna-Barbera version of GG Allin from the South Bay, funnier than shit and twice as punk. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
AMAR 580-7 7" $4.00
This is what happens when you hit a country-western band in the head with a hammer: dazed and confused shitkickers. (AMARILLO)
"John the Butcher"
AM 598-7 7" $4.00
Dieselhed gallops off into the sunset of Meat Puppet Land with two big-beat, country-melody songs. (AMARILLO)
"Shallow Water Blackout"
ACM 608-2 CD $10.70
These guys (featuring MR. BUNGLE drummer Danny) have become nationally famous not only touring with, but also backing up LINK WRAY on tour. Their punk abandon mixed with incredible musical ability obviously impressed Link, and it's these traits that set DIESELHED apart from the rest of the alternative country crowd. Melodic balladeering with traditional elements brushes up against the surreal and musically progressive for a sound that's uniquely theirs. (AMARILLO)
ELS 019-2 CD $10.50
Thick, dark, heavy stuff from Portland, this trio pounds out 8 agonizing, angular, headlong power-blitzes. (ELASTIC)
HR 613-7 7" $4.00
Ex-Weston guitarists Phil and Chris, along with ex-Wendy bassist and drummer Matt and Mike debut their new band of off the handle, idiotic pop punk with influences freely plundered from 50's pop, 80's rock and 90's punk. Album coming this fall, and they're on tour right now. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
HR 615-1 LP $8.45
HR 615-4 cassette $7.70
HR 615-2 CD $10.30
Featuring 2 ex-Weston guitarists, with the finest in Pennsylvania pop-punk played with a rough, reckless energy and propulsive drive and emo-esque vocals. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
DILLINGER FOUR / PINHEAD GUNPOWDER
ADELINE 007-7 7" $4.35
DILLINGER FOUR out of Minneapolis, and PINHEAD GUNPOWDER from the East Bay, meet somewhere in the middle to bring you five brand new, unreleased tunes! (ADELINE)
BA 1132-1 LP $9.10
BA 1132-2 CD $10.80
Along with the mighty AVENGERS, the awesome DILS were at the top of San Francisco's punk heap in the late 1970s (they tended to alternate headline positions when they frequently played on the same bill). They only released 3 singles and the posthumous "Live" LP, and this collects the tracks from first 7 inch, "I Hate the Rich"/"You're Not Blank" from What Records, plus the 1980 material from the LP. Check it out! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"Dils Dils Dils"
BA 1166-1 LP $9.10
BA 1166-2 CD $10.80
This seminal '70s West Coast punk band was often called the "American Clash" by the lazy (and fearful) because the band was political, but they definitely had their own sound, and scene criticism. The band's 2nd and 3rd seven inchers of studio tracks, "Class War" and "Mr. Big" on the Dangerhouse label and "Sound of the Rain," "It's Not Worth It," and "Red Rockers" on Rogelletti. (The first single's songs are on the "Class War" LP, also on Bacchus.) Also includes live material, previously released on the out of print self titled release on Damaged Goods. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
AM 19-2 CD $10.10
Psychedelic fatsos from Cleveland prove that you don't need a lot of fingers to play Sabbath as they allow melody to be scraped out of the bong every now and then, a la The Mike Gunn. A groover? Sure. (ANTI-MUSIC)
DIMBULB / BOULDER
AS 015-7 7" $4.00
Two Cleveland bands each do their take on the heavy, grungy rock thing. Bludgeoncore to the max. (ALLEY SWEEPER)
"Hate My Generation"/"Slow Suicide"
JR 10-7 7" $4.25
Pure punk for pogo people. A little bit of oi, a little bit of BLANKS 77, a little bit of SWINGIN' UTTERS. (JUNK)
"To and From Concentrate"
SILLYB-1 LP $7.25
Disoriented guitar-bass-drums songs with multiple female and male vocals. Spastic in a low-key way, and melodic, even. Sometimes. Full color cover. (SILLY BIRD RECORDS)
PR 18-1 LP $8.40
Aging punk rockers turn to booze and country music, as former members of legendary '80s punk bands VERBAL ABUSE, OPERATION IVY, TALES OF TERROR, and 23 MORE MINUTES (plus well-known punk photog Murray Bowles on violin) spit out the nastiest, rawest, shit-kickin'-est country classics you ever heard. (PROBE)
"Tree Bark Spiked with Whiskey"
SA 73-7 7" $4.55
New, totally retarded primitive grunt-groan project from the infamous Mr. Dave Schall of Sockeye. This sounds like Neanderthal Man pushing an empty wheelbarrow around in a football game. (STOMACH ACHE)
"Holiday Drunk Fest"
JR 15-7 7" $4.25
All fucked up and ready to rock. Featuring members of THE SLOBS, THE TIGERLILIES, plus Larry from THE CANDY SNATCHERS on vocals. 4 filthy, drunken songs including THE LEWD's "Kill Yourself" and THE ZEROS' "Wimp." Bow down (and watch for flying bottles!). (JUNK)
WOE 6-7 7" $4.00
Swept from under the same barstool as the Cows and Didjits, Dirt were the first Atlanta band to get out-of-town opening spots with Jesus Lizard and Fugazi. Mark Dancey of Big Chief did the artwork. (WORRY BIRD)
"Sahara of the Bozart"
WOE 11-2 CD $10.70
Only a very few of these left before it goes out of print, but we managed to snag some. Take-no-prisoners garage rock, with 12-packs-a-day vocals. Cover art by Savage Pencil, produced by Albini, title by HL Mencken. (WORRY BIRD)
"High Octane Salvation"
SFTRI 423-7 7" $4.00
A lethal mix of Beefheart, blistering chainsaw guitar, whiskey-soaked vocals and manic blues from the former singer/guitarist of the awesome Gories and Blacktop. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"All Geeked Up"
ITR 051-7 7" $4.00
Four songs of full-on blown-out psycho rock from this new combo led by Mick Collins (ex-GORIES, ex-BLACKTOP). More punk than blues, more fucked up than punk. Two bass players, two drummers and Collins screaming his dang head off. (IN THE RED)
ITR 55-1 LP $8.70
ITR 55-2 CD $10.70
The first album from the group fronted by ex-GORIES, ex-BLACKTOP man Mick Collins. From blown-out hardcore punk to psycho garage to all-out noise, but no retro-styled garage rock. This shit is far too brutal for that. (IN THE RED)
"Ultraglide in Black"
ITR 079-1 LP $8.70
ITR 079-2 CD $11.30
The many-talented Mick Collins does his take on '60s soul in this latest DIRTBOMBS opus, with help from BANTAM ROOSTER's Tom Potter among others. Covers of unforgettable classics by MARVIN GAYE, PARLIAMENT, BARRY WHITE, CURTIS MAYFIELD, STEVIE WONDER, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE and many others, plus a few originals, all in that raw-as-fuck DIRTBOMBS style. (IN THE RED)
DIRTY BURDS, THE
RPATALL 6-7 7" $4.25
The third single from the most fetching femmes of the London garage scene. Total '60s garage girl punk, 2 originals and a cover of the TURTLES "Almost There." This ain't no "Happy Together!" (RAPID PULSE)
DIRTY SWEETS, THE
RIPOFF 052-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 052-2 CD $10.50
Catchy, raw, scary Austin punk rock, fronted by a crazed female singer. This is even being compared to LOLI & THE CHONES. Instantly classic Rip Off stuff for all you stupid suckers! (RIP OFF)
"It Ain't Easy"
I 002-7 7" $4.00
You know em from their rampaging Crypt album, now here's the scratchy, gritty 7 inches of wax to really do these sonic scumbags justice. Fast, maddening, frightening, pounding garage with a drug-induced hard rock tinge just so you know this aint no feelgood retro deal. You should be sinnin'! (ITALY)
"You Should Be Sinnin"
CR 086-2 CD $10.20
The DIRTYS are decadent hyperfreaks who burn it all with their twin-guitar frenzy and blasphemous rock'n'roll mayhem. Legend has it that while deep in contemplation the DIRTYS were beckoned by a hovering baby blue '62 Cadillac, which they interpreted to be CHUCK BERRY commanding them to lead a R'n'R revival. Oaths were taken. Beer and cocaine were acquired. Lusting teenagers were stockpiled. Once Mick Collins arrived and hit the pause button, the ass-kicking had begun. (CRYPT)
"All Cranked Up!"
SELL 01-7 7" $3.80
Pennsylvania's snarliest powerpunk threesome are all pissed about something, and here they channel their frustrations into three hard, loud pogo singalongs that get right to the point. (SELL OUT)
RR 006-7 7" $4.00
The 3rd release from this hot punk band that everyone seems to love. Fast, snotty blasts of pure fury with the unbeatable guitar sound of late '70s classic punk! (RADIO)
VC 156-2 CD $9.00
Glitchy electro ambience utilizing new digital audio encoding techniques for CD mastering and audio processing, guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser with the laptop rock aficionados. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 143-2 CD $10.20
LESSER, TIGERBOY(KID-606, SPACEWURM, ARIEL), and MATMOS create mostly electronic, sorta noisy, very mental sounds, including their deconstructionist cover of JOY DIVISION's "Love Will Tear Us Apart." (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 134-2 2xCD $12.00
LESSER teams up with Michael of SPACEWURM and ARIEL and the SF duo MATMOS for this breakthrough, specially-priced double CD of house music for squatters, jungle for those who can't dance, punk for the 21st century... (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Crisi di Valori"
02-1 MLP $6.90
A cross between industrial and metalpunk in the Ministry vein, featuring Mussolini on lead vocals and fascist schoolgirls on monotone backups. Supposedly Biafra's fave Italian band; lots of dorky pseudo-fascist imagery. On hot pink vinyl, too. Italian import. (I DISCHI DEL MULO)
SHR 55-1 LP $8.70
SHR 55-2 CD $10.70
A stiff dose of 90's indie rockness from Shrimper's little hotbed of bored-in your-bedroom introspection and quaint suburban blight, SoCal's inland empire. Imagine the huge audience lurking out there... (SHRIMPER)
"Instill/On the Move"
GROSS 4-4 cassette $10.00
Kansai-based multi-instrumental noise quartet last heard on the "Noise Forest" CD showcase of new Japanese noise-artists. This is very strong, first rate free-exposition type noise. Muti-layered packaging of velum over cracked eggshell-like fragments. (G.R.O.S.S.)
NPR 018-2 CD5 $12.35
The debut release by this anthemic and melodic Norwegian black metal outfit; stirring, heroic music with excellent atmospheric elements, "finesse" drumming and grimly wicked male vocals threatening to overpower the female vocalist. Brutal and raging, like a harder, darker The 3rd. & the Mortal, or Storm. Austrian import. (NAPALM)
"Soria Moria Slott"
NPR 021-2 CD $13.80
Their first full-length, this time more keyboard-oriented, with beautiful Keltziva's vocals more upfront in equal duet with Ole's grim, black metal screams! Only two songs from the debut mini-CD are reprised here (re-titled & with re-recorded new arrangements); eight songs in all of majestic gothic ambient fueled modern black metal stratospherics! Austrian import. (NAPALM)
GET 37-1 LP $9.60
The complete collection of all their EPs and singles originally released on the Riot City label. With fellow Bristol band CHAOS UK, DISORDER led the charge for early '80s UK hardcore. The CD is on the Anagram label. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Steel Capped Thunder"
GMM 149-2 CD $10.65
This North Carolina Oi!/streetpunk quartet gives us song after song about boots, fighting, whiskey, bourbon, guns, knives, hate, beer, revenge, killing, and some other stuff. Pretty vile stuff, but if it's your bag you could hardly do better than this, if for no other reason than that the music on this CD is recorded so well and really rocks. (GMM)
"In the Cold Night"
RF 19-2 CD3 $5.40
This young Swedish band tackles war and brutality in 8 songs on this 3" CD. No-compromise, bludgeoning thrash of the hardest kind, with rasped-out vocals nearly buried in the overwhelming onslaught. Swedish import. (REALLY FAST)
BCR 036-7 7" $3.65
Garage-y hardcore quartet spews an impenetrable wall of mush on 4 topical, sometimes political songs. (BEER CITY)
"Will Not Be Served"
BCR 055-7 7" $3.65
A slightly clearer, less trashed-out presentation of their buzzsaw punk attack on these 4 songs. (BEER CITY)
"Epitome of Democracy?"
AMITY 3-1 LP $8.10
AMITY 3-4 cassette $7.35
Anger, punch, power, and great melodic punk riffs mark their 2nd album. (AMITY RECORDS)
AMITY 1-1 LP $8.10
A powerful 4-piece political thrash band from South Dakota with very expressive vocals. Their first recording. 15 songs. (AMITY RECORDS)
"Conformity is Deformity"
SV 17-1 LP $8.40
SV 17-2 CD $7.75
20 songs of filthy, filthy filth and "Killed By Death" style minimalist punk from Cleveland, circa 1979-82, compiled from unreleased demos. Liner notes by Jim Jones of PERE UBU. Remember the kids THE PAGANS puked on? They started bands, too! LP on white wax, limited to 500. (SMOG VEIL)
"Shake It Up!"
BN 009-7 7" $4.00
Oh yeah...another 6 songs of frantic, screamin', sassy-as-fuck, no-fi garage punk. The good stuff. Dig this or you know what. (BIG NECK)
SCRATCHED 3-7 7" $4.00
Motorpsycho bludgeoncore from Dallas. 4 songs. (SCRATCHED RECORDS (TX))
"What's Left of Us"
PESS 46-1 LP $8.70
PESS 46-2 CD $10.70
Totally ragin' hardcore punk with female vocals played at breakneck speed. The singer is one seriously pissed off girl, with words both political and personal, and the band is tight and fast as all fuck. This is one punk locomotive you don't wanna stand in front of. (PESSIMISER)
"Save It for Me"
TIC 004-7 7" $4.30
Two rockabilly and blues influenced tunes from this way-lo-fi Stockholm trio led by ex-BLACKS singer/guitarist Martin Savage. This stuff is so rough it hurts! (THERAPEUTIC)
DM BOB & THE DEFICITS
"Bad With Wimen"
CRYPT 067-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 067-2 CD $10.20
This masterful new Schallplatten is the product of 2 young Hamburgers, Susie and Tanktop, and ex-patriot Bob Tooke. Mashing out the finest roots Americana slop you're likely to hear, their repertoire consists of a great blend of cajun, tex-mex, instro scree, C&W yawl, Louisiana swamp R&B, rockabill, and whatever the fuck they feel like at the time! Ref points to familiarize those of you who insist on tags: early Panther Burns wrestling with a more inbred version of 68 Comeback or even Southern Culture On The Skids, minus the overtly "camp" touch. Their goal: to be the modern purveyors of the famed Eddie Shuler Goldband label sound. (CRYPT)
DM BOB & THE DEFICITS
"Bush Hog'n Man"
CR 081-1 LP $8.85
CR 081-2 CD $10.20
Chicken-fried lo-fi blues slop with an extra helpin' jalapeno, this German trio rocks and positively grooves with primitive, twanged-out slide guitar, howlin' mouth harp and grungy-fuzz vocals. Yep, it's good. (CRYPT)
DM BOB & THE DEFICITS
CRYPT 054-7 7" $3.80
"Mexicano Americana" (which also kicks off their LP "Bad With Wimen") is a rollicking accordian-driven foot-tapping tex-mex ditty that will surely send you into high spirits, or at least drinking said spirits. The non-LP B-side "Bandido Mexicano" is a rather epic Western-style desert wind breather, appearing in Sergio Leone's new porn western. (CRYPT)
DM BOB AND THE DEFICITS
"Cajun Creole Hot Nuts"
VR 06-1 LP $9.60
VR 06-2 CD $11.30
Behold the nekkid mismatch of red dirt re-hillbilly-ation and backwater swamp rot that is DM BOB. Hailing from the Louisiana swamps, but hole up in Hamburg, Germany since 1991, "DM Bob" Tooke has been pourin' out his bad Creole jungle juice and High John goofy dust ever since. 2 previous albums on Crypt. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
MR 144-1 LP $9.60
This contemporary Australian trio makes '70s-style pop and power pop that will probably remind you of ALEX CHILTON. Gatefold sleeve, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Agonistes 1 & 2"
GROSS 028-4 cassette $10.00
Harsh but dynamic electronic noise from the Dutch artist Jac Van Bussel. Japanese import. (G.R.O.S.S.)
PURE 44-2 CD $8.00
Franz de Waard, nearly a household name in the noise biz for many years, teams up with the guitarist from Dutch Zeni Geva sound alikes the Lewd for this album of electronic noise and guitar feedback. (PURE)
VIRUS 79-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 79-4 cassette $7.45
The former lead vocalist for the Crucifucks opts for a more delicate sound, without sacrificing his shrewd lyricism or vocal style. The punk version of Dennis Wilson's "Songs My Psychiatrist Taught Me." (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
DOC THOMAS GROUP
"Doc Thomas Group"
AK 181-2 CD $13.00
Classic UK garage beat, R&B and soul from 1967, with great versions of songs by Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown and more. Guitarist Mike Ralphs and vocalist Stan Tippins went on be key members of MOTT THE HOOPLE. 12 tracks, Italian import. (AKARMA)
DOC WOR MIRRAN
SFTRI 208-7 7" $4.00
Genuine weirdness from Germany, if you know anything at all about this famous & long-lived outfit. With their usual unusual packaging, including a 12-page book and hand printed cover. Limited to 1200 copies! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
DOC WOR MIRRAN
VC 78-7 7" $3.80
Germany's infamous musical anarchists return with their 51st release, featuring various male and female vocals, some music and some other sounds, all explaining how much more complicated it is to play "unplugged" these days. Plays at both 33 and 45 for your convenience. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"El Loco Mundo de los Jovenes"
SUBTERFUGE 49-2 CD $10.00
Truly crazed, top-o-the-line garage pysch, garage punk and surf! Not only are these guys totally nuts, they write some great songs. Most are in English, and they've got the Headcoatees doing backup vocals on 2 songs! Spanish import. (SUBTERFUGE)
"Maximum Rhythm & Shit"
DD 037-7 7" $4.35
What can we say? Hands down, Europe's (if not the world's) best garage/beat band around these days. In their native Spain, they're big (teen!) stars, playing for sold out (600-800 capacity) clubs and selling thousands of albums. 4 killer tunes recorded at Toe Rag, blue vinyl, full-color photo of the band dressed as nuns on the cover. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
"¿Que Os?"/"The Egg of Dog"
SA 39-7 7" $4.25
The cover has a photo of a big dog with what looks like somebody's severed foot in its mouth. The record sounds like the foot's former owner. (STOMACH ACHE)
DOG FACED HERMANS
"Bump & Swing"
VIRUS 159-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 159-2 CD $10.50
A US release of a live CD released in early 1994 in Europe by De Konkurrel. 11 songs recorded at performances in Germany, Holland, England and the US. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
DOG FACED HERMANS
"Those Deep Buds"
VIRUS 151-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 151-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 151-2 CD $10.50
The 6th album from this long-running Dutch outfit blends punk, ethnic folk of a wide variety, bop and freestyle into their own unique and highly-regarded stew. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Cyclops Nuclear Submarine Captain"
SHIMMY 43-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 43-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 43-2 CD $11.60
The guy with the silly name is back and better than ever with his own unique psychedelic style. Songs that are simple, tuneful and so mind altering they'll probably be illegal soon. (SHIMMY-DISC)
SHIMMY 53-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 53-4 cassette $7.10
Songs from the fantasy novel by Stephen "Dogbowl" Tunney which will be published this Fall, going from the beautiful to horrific and nightmarish. This guy has one vivid imagination! (SHIMMY-DISC)
SHIMMY 63-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 63-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 63-2 CD $11.60
More strange, whimsical songs from the former King Missile man. Heavy irony and gruesome images mix it up with goofy pop arrangements. (SHIMMY DISC)
"Tit! (An Opera)"
SHIMMY 23-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 23-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 23-2 CD $11.60
The man from King Missile steps out on his own with an album of Fugs-y, tuneful, Blake-on-acid friendly 60's ambience that treads the line between deep sincerity and deep parody. One extra track on the CD. (SHIMMY DISC)
SHREDR 30-2 CD $9.00
These early to mid 80's Boston punk heros (with rave reviews in the Trouser Press Record Guide) had 2 well-received 12" EPs out on Homestead, and this CD collects those tracks plus 4 previously unreleased songs. (SHREDDER)
RAVEUP 04-1 LP $11.35
Finally available on vinyl, the complete recordings by these Iowa punk monsters, including their rare 7" from 1979, plus studio recording from the same period. Great artwork with vintage photos, and liner notes by lead guitarist Jody Koenig. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
DOGS ON ICE
ALLIED 30-7 7" $4.00
The debut from this Tampa three-piece features melodic pop-punk like early Replacements or the Descendants. (ALLIED)
DOGS ON ICE
ALLIED 45-2 CD $8.90
Catchy, melodic as all hell power pop punk from Tampa, with obvious similarities to Jawbreaker, NOFX or the Replacements. (ALLIED)
"Charlie was a Good Boy"
MR 7135-7 7" $4.85
The first ever punk record to come out of France, this 1977 release on the Skydog label is beyond legendary, mixing '70s punk with '60s garage inspired by groups like THE MUSIC MACHINE, THE SEEDS, and ? & THE MYSTERIANS. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Class of 1970"
ID 0745105-7 7" $4.35
A scathing, NEWLY RECORDED lament to this band's Detroit days (before their move to LA and "Slash Your Face" history); no new tricks. Board it with a lo- fi, snarling version of "Rebel Rock," recorded in the '70s. Rabid! (DIONYSUS)
BA 1152-1 LP $9.10
BA 1152-2 CD $10.80
A collection of stuff by this legendary '70s LA punk band, who were comped on both Killed By Death #1 and Bloodstains Across California! Packaging includes lots of photos, plus comments by band leader Loren Molinare. Both CD and LP version now include "Slash Your Face." (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
REVENGE 002-7 7" $4.20
SoCal hardcore with a morbid streak, and just enough melody to get 'em thrashing in the pit if they weren't already banned from all the clubs. (REVENGE)
"Slash Your Face"
BA 1164-7 7" $4.35
A "Killed By Death" classic! THE DOGS transplanted from Michigan to LA in the '70's. Punk rock with a heavy dose of Detroit hard rock. (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)
VHF 32-2 CD $10.70
The more ambient and contemplative side of this duo, with raga, solo percussion, post-astral jamming, mutilated beats and karmically correct mic placement all join forces to take you to neo-Jungian jamolicious places heretofore unregressed to. (VHF)
"Secret Life of Machines"
VHF 21-1 LP $8.70
VHF 21-2 CD $8.90
Like fellow extraterrestrials Flying Saucer Attack, Labraford and Brise Glace, these folks combine improvisation, weird arcs of sound, blissful diatonics and lazy vocalising. (VHF)
"...Of The Angels"
FSCO 105-1 LP $7.55
Tortured, schizophrenic vocals intertwined throughout spastic Delta-noise guitars ala Bad Seeds/Velvet Underground. (FIASCO)
"Of Happiness and Resolution"
JFR 047-7 7" $4.00
The former guitarist for LINK 80 makes a left turn with his new band, into JOY DIVISION, RADIOHEAD or JOAN OF ARC territory. (JOHANN'S FACE)
KK 52-1 LP $9.50
KK 52-2 CD $11.00
From the same guy behind Databank A and Compound, Andrew Szava-Kovats. Belgian import. (KK RECORDS)
"I Just Keep on Dancing"
ICP 107-1 12" $10.20
From the upcoming album, a '70s disco-influenced house groove. Italian import. (IRMA)
"Mu 2nd Part"
GET 331-1 LP $13.70
Recorded at Studio Saravah in Paris on August 22, 1969 by Don Cherry (pocket trumpet, piano, indian flute, bamboo flute, voice, bells, percussions) with Ed Blackwell on drums, percussion and bells, a drummer whose playing Cherry was very conversant with through a shared history in the Coleman group. This was released as #31 in the BYG Actuel series. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Mu First Part / Mu Second Part"
SNAP 067-2 CD $11.90
A.k.a. "Mu". Cherry plays pocket trumpet, piano, Indian flute, bamboo flute, voice, bells and percussion, with Ed Blackwell on drums, percussion and bells. Recorded in Paris in 1969. UK import. (CHARLY)
GET 301-1 LP $13.70
Cherry plays pocket trumpet, piano, Indian flute, bamboo flute, voice, bells and percussion, with Ed Blackwell on drums, percussion and bells, on these 6 electrifying duets. Recorded in Paris in 1969, this was the first of the BYG/Actuel series of releases. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
DON CHERRY & K. PENDERECKI
TRANS 0008-2 CD $10.70
The ultimate free jazz and avant-classical collaboration, this also features PETER BROTZMANN, HAN BENNINK, GUNTER HAMPEL and others. Recently sampled on the K&D Sessions album to great effect. Superbly remastered from the original tapes, with 12 pages of notes & pics. (TRANSPARENCY)
E 25-7 7" $4.20
One of the Borbetomagus guys with highly amplified, effected solo sax, sometimes minimal but more often full-bore noise that sounds like a herd of rats trapped in a sinking ship. (ECSTATIC PEACE)
DON PAUL & THE SUSPECT MANY
"We Could Use The Rain"
IMR-2 CD $10.85
DON PAUL & THE RANGE RIDERS
"What Kind of Trouble?"
MLDPRR 01-1 LP $7.55
Radical political poetry set to rock & roll. (MISC. LABELS)
RRRCD 16-2 CD $11.60
Well, yes and no. Largely very abstract musique concrete, with an occasional concession to percussion instruments and what sounds like a toy piano, the 5 lengthy pieces here were composed for dance troups, and use artful ensembles of found and environmental sounds which progress and evolve in very interesting ways. (RRR)
"American Teenage Rock'n'Roll Machine"
LOOK 191-2 CD $10.40
Looks like our RUNAWAYS-of-the-'90s got a record contract as a high school graduation present. A bit less garage and more pop than their legendary releases on Superteem, but it's the DONNAS, so what the hey. (LOOKOUT RECORDS)
"Hey You!"/"Rock'n'Roll Love Affair"
RX 11-7 7" $4.00
Oh shit...just listen to this! Two great, totally catchy anthems to teenage angst in the HEARTBREAKERS style (with echos of early VELVETS), featuring lo-fi king and ex-SUPERCHARGER Darin Raffaelli. (RADIO X)
DONUTS N' GLORY
"When Pregnasaurs Ruled the Earth"
L 37803-1 LP $8.60
L 37803-2 CD $10.30
Upbeat, melodic, emo-tinged punk with tons of speed and energy. The LP cover folds out, and has all the lyrics and photos printed on the back.The CD 12 page booklet has all the lyrics (plus lots of photos), so you can sing along with ease. (LIBERATION)
"What We Do"
DEPEND 1-1 LP $8.70
DEPEND 1-2 CD $10.70
No-fi megaphone blooz from some other century or maybe some other planet, with all the odd starts, stops, slurs, stutters and twists you might expect. (DEPENDABILITY)
"Edge of Insanity"
CF 002-2 CD $8.90
Another classic album from BILL McCRACKIN, but with a more aggressive edge than we've heard before. With Bill being responsible only for music and backing vocals, frontman Dan Kristensen carries the lyrical weight on his shoulders, and boy does he deliver. McRACKIN's power punch might shock a few people. While sticking to his pop punk roots, he mixes in a RnR, almost melodic hardcore sound that should have all the McRACKIN fans freaking out! (COLDFRONT)
DORY TOURETTE AND THE SKIRTHEADS
PUG 011-2 CD $7.75
Dirty, ass licking, young girl fucking pop/early style rock and roll with a punk attitude and tons of rough edges, like the immortal EXPLOSIVE KATE but with a T-REX songwriting slant, a tackling of different genres that I haven't seen with a tongue going in and out of cheek this quickly since SOCKEYE, and beautiful execution. Do you want to belong, or do you want to listen to cool music? Throw away your leather pants, or at least poop them. (S.P.A.M.)
DOT DOT DOT
"The Dot Dot Dot Story"
TURKEY 000-1 LP $8.40
Chicago style neo-no-wave noise made by 3 girls (one's in Duotron) with some nice Yoko-isms, and is that Marlon Magas on backup vocals? Big fat zine/booklet included. (TURKEY)
DOUBLE NUTHINS, THE
"Got into a Fight in Special Ed (And the Retard's Winning)"
RP 7-7 7" $4.00
A blazing '77-style punk number on the A side, and a somewhat more pop punk track on the flip, from this Providence trio. (RAPID PULSE)
"The Scars of Our Existence"
ELECTRODE 2-7 7" $3.70
Fugazi-oid thrash from Quebec. 6 songs, nice fold-out cover with lyrics and graphics. (ELECTRODE)
COMM 41-1 LP $8.70
COMM 41-2 CD $10.70
From out of the blue of the incredibly incestuous San Francisco hit-on-the head-with-a-hammer-pop scene comes Double U, with an album of tonality straining ruminations on the quiet and quirky side of the equation. (COMMUNION)
DOUBLE U / GLANDS OF EXTERNAL SECRETION
VHF 31-2 2xCD $11.30
Cheapass double CD: SF's fjord-rocking art-void trio gets in bed with canned BANANAFISH editor Seymour Glass. The first disc features a courageous assemblage of all new 'U songs, while the second is a track-by-track demix of the first, a collision of the GLANDS' kerflump and the DOUBLE U's structure. (VHF)
"Deconstruction of the Art of Violoncello Playing"
MLDCDO 01-4 cassette $5.90
Mama, the cello was never made for this!! Abstract abrasivness, but not superficial noodling. Carroll has studied under Stockhausen, Anthony Braxton and Lou Harrison. Noise-ists and ones that enjoy "serious" musics should be pleased. (MISC. LABELS)
"Deconstruction of the Art of Chamber Music"
MLDCDO 02-4 cassette $5.90
Compositions and improvisations for cello and electronics; eleven pieces of extraordinary depth and beauty, firmly rooted in 20th century avant-garde classical traditions. (MISC. LABELS)
"Louise in Paris"
MLDOLP 01-1 LP $7.25
A new album from one of San Francisco's new-folk revivalists. Reflective, spirited, catchy songs. (MISC. LABELS)
GFC 405-1 LP $17.25
A re-issue of the rare 1970 album by this Oregon band sometimes compared to THE DOORS or GUESS WHO, originally released on the short-lived Quad label. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
DOWN BY LAW
"Yellow Rat Bastard"
BEP 9315-7 7" $4.65
BEP 9315-2 CD5 $6.00
Three rockin' songs from this well-known Southern California band. (BREAK EVEN POINT)
VC 52-7 7" $3.80
Accordian, tin whistle, guitars, banjo, drums, bass, amplification, Irish folk and post punk all add up to the best live band in Dan Diego at the moment. These two songs are a preview of their upcoming CD. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
DOWNS FAMILY, THE
"Beer is Like a Dog, It Knows When You're Scared"
VC 69-2 CD $9.00
Punk, traditional folk, beer, and a heap of spirit from the Emerald Isle mix it up on the debut full-length from this San Diego band. Fiddle, banjo, tin whistle, mandolin, lod guitars, and double bass drum make it rockin' yet happy. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"About ta Blast"/"Body Cry"
THEOL 17-7 7" $3.85
Early Black Flag type ultra-tuff hardcore with rap/hip hop sensiblities & dedicated to exposing the suffocating realities of life in the city. Members range from college students to LA graffiti artists & ex-gang members. (THEOLOGIAN)
"Fuzz and Sway"
VC 43-7 7" $3.80
Five abrasive, noisy little pop songs from the king of Iceland's underground, Gunni Halmarsson. Kinda like Big Black with a hyena as vocalist. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"The Rule of Capture"
MONOCD 05-2 CD $10.70
Cool, creative. greatly varied ambience, drum'n'bass and trip hop, with vocals built up from samples and processing that goes way beyond the usual repetitive techno. (MONOTREMATA)
IS 8-7 7" $4.20
This NYC female group has been said to combine the Sex Pistols' punk rawness with Siouxsie & the Banshees' powerful grace. Punky bile, sweet soaring, arty trills and exceptionally good songwriting, all rolled up in a group that's currently quite hot on the New York scene. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
"Lightning"/"Too Many Friends"
SC 03-7 7" $3.65
This East Bay punk outfit follows a "Raw Power" era Stooges groove. (SCOOTER'S)
"Little Lisa #109"/"Tell That Girl"
TR 996-7 7" $4.00
A bluespunk garage raver on one side, and a straight-up garage punk blast a la the Rip Offs on the flip, from this increasingly popular Berkeley band. (TOAST)
"Cheers to Me"
JR 020-1 LP $7.80
JR 020-2 CD $10.85
San Diego's power drinkers meet up with the ZEROS, RAMONES & STONES and toss a few back. Melodic, powerful, good-time rock n roll with punk attitude. LP is limited edition red vinyl. (JUNK)
OUR 05-7 7" $3.65
This Southern California band does a melodic punk original on one side, and yep, that is a Rolling Stones cover on the other. Very spiffy artwork. (OUTER UNIVERSE RESEARCH)
"Rock Like Fuck"
JR 036-2 CD $10.85
Kick-ass, hyped up and stripped down rock'n'roll from this veteran San Diego band. This is their 4th album since their 1990 beginnings, and yep, it rocks like fuck. (JUNK)
DRAGS / PEECHEES, THE
GI 007-7 7" $3.80
A double dose of great garage rock, this features each band (Estrus artists The Drags, and Lookout artists The PeeChees) covering the other's most popular song! Ultra-slick artwork by Lookout Records house artist Christopher Applegren. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
MTR 379-1 LP $8.85
MTR 379-2 CD $9.65
This collects everything this amazing lo-fi Albuquerque 3-piece recorded while Keith was still in the group and that hasn't already appeared on their 2 LPs for Estrus. (EMPTY)
MT 309-7 7" $4.00
The kings of New Mexico garage punk return with some tracks recorded in Seattle just after their Garageshock '95 appearance. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"I Killed Rock & Roll"
MTR 370-7 7" $4.00
After false rumors of a breakup, one of the most amazing lo-fi rock bands around finds a new drummer and returns from European tour as tight as a traffic accident. (EMPTY)
"Set Right Fit to Blow Clean Up"
ES 1263-2 CD $11.00
Their own melange of country honk, heretical distorto-blues boogie, and straight-ahead, fast and loose punk, which they claim was actually recorded in a barn. OK. (ESTRUS)
"Stop Rock and Roll"
ES 1239-1 LP $8.10
ES 1239-2 CD $9.50
The first full length from these Albuquerque trashmeisters is some seriously ragged, completely unrestrained lo-fi slop'n'sleaze. 12 short but crazed cuts of prime stomp and howl. (ESTRUS)
SHREDR 38-2 CD $9.00
Twelve scorching surf/hot rod instrumentals; the debut release of a group led by veteran instro guitarist Frankie Camaro, who was responsible for the 80's hit album "Big Guitars from Texas." (SHREDDER)
"Sun Ra"/"Don't Fear the Reaper"
AMPOP 4-7 7" $4.00
The Bloomington trio led by Grammy-nominee Frankie Camaro does a stunning melodic guitar monsterpiece, backed by their instrumental take on the old BLUE OYSTER CULT chestnut. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
"Sin City Hotrods"
ID 123373-1 LP $9.10
ID 123373-2 CD $10.80
Las Vegas' premier rockabilly combo, filling the empty space left by THE SHAKIN' DOMINOES and complementing the rockabilly explosion set off by local bands THE RUFFNECKS and THE SHUFFLE-AIRES. High octane, no brakes, no holds barred! (DIONYSUS)
MPK 7008-1 LP $10.50
One of the most brilliant cohesive caccophonic, duct tape ridden science experiments ever to grace your ears, from the SPIKE JONES/JOE MEEK/CAROLINER/kiddie puppet show freak-out known as THE DRAMATICS. The lovechild of Jason Willett & Martha Colburn, this is THE DRAMATICS' fourth and finest album, with beautiful handmade covers by Martha, limited to 1000 total, each one a genuine work of art. (MENLO PARK)
"Garbage for Your Gut"
SA 16-1 2x7" $9.90
It's the Jason Willet and Martha Colburn show, with all the stops pulled out for 12 spazz-wheeze, multi-instrument (something like 20), lo-fi raves. Features guests Fred Collins on stylaphone (whatever that is), John Diecker on bass clarinet and sax, and Wally The Duck on quack. Funny and way fun craziness on red and green vinyl, and the boxes are all hand-collaged, painted and splattered. (STOMACH ACHE)
MEGALIM 001-2 CD $11.60
Spazzed out drumming, nihilistic guitar and bass, trashy electronics and unusual vocals. Sometimes they rock, sometimes they barf, often both simultaneously. Lots of surprises from this collaboration of Martha Colburn and Jason Willett. Extravagantly elaborate handmade package! Limited edition of 500. (MEGAPHONE)
"Bonnie and Clyde"
SW 35-1 LP $8.30
SW 35-2 CD $9.00
Punch in the face pogo punk with the melodic yet rage-filled sounds of fast, tuneful hardcore that may remind you of YOUTH BRIGADE or AVAIL. Previous LP on Clearview, with lotsa 7", 10" and various split releases under their belts. (SIX WEEKS)
DUM 002-2 CD $8.90
A collection of 31 explosive songs from this political hardcore band, taken from their 1995 "Can't Get Away" LP on Clearview, their "Sickening" 10", a 1991 7", various split releases with ANTI-FLAG, ADVERSIVES, CAPITALIST CASUALTIES and GODSQUAD, plus a compilation cut. Lyrics to 28 songs in tiny print in the booklet. (DUMMYUP)
"Moans on the Phone"
UP 006-7 7" $5.15
Recently unearthed and never before released 1979 recordings from this long-gone Hamilton, Ontario outfit. Two great, swaggering HEARTBREAKERS style punk blasts, with liner notes by Mickey DeSadist of FORGOTTEN REBELS. Limited, numbered pressing of only 600 in a striking silver and black sleeve. Canadian import. (UGLY POP)
"3 1/2: The Lost Tapes 1985-1988"
ALP 65-2 CD $11.15
Their "missing" album recorded between the 3rd "Out of the Grey" and the 4th and final studio album "Ghost Stories." (ATAVISTIC)
"Edens and a World of Shells"
ODDSIZE 5-1 LP $10.00
Inner-space music for a journey into your subconscious; a suggestive pattern to give form to free-floating thoughts. (ODD SIZE)
BURTUR DRE1-7 7" $6.30
Creepy is a good word for this. Creepy enough to kill? Ultra-limited clear vinyl, only 50 made, only 40 to be put into circulation. Four tracks of hushed, disturbing buzzes, creaks, and rattles, with awesome handmade packaging. (BURPING TURDS)
HED 13-2 CD $10.85
Melodic, guitar-driven alternative rock from San Diego. (HEADHUNTER)
KOKO 11-7 7" $4.25
This NYC band features Bobby Weeks of Chia Pet, & does dreamy, lush, Cocteau Twins-style guitar pop with female vocals. (KOKOPOP)
"Moja Kochana Mamusia Marysia Mania"
BCR 043-7 7" $3.65
Wisconsin Polish punks with plenty of anger, attitude, speed and power. (BEER CITY)
"Ja Bede Bardzo Dobry"
PG 2-7 7" $3.65
These fast, loud and noisy Polish punks from Wisconsin thrash their way through 4 rippin' tunes. Two songs sung in English, and 2 in Polish. (POWER GROUND)
"If You Can't Eat It or Fuck It, Kill It!"
VC 34-7 7" $3.80
Heavy death-grunge-thrash. Totally morbid! Comes with a big poster insert. 4 songs. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Voice of Reason"
VC 24-7 7" $3.80
Like a beserk buzzsaw or one helluva big mad hornet, this angry bunch of nihilists from Victoria BC gets your attention quick. Look out! 4 songs. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
GET 6-1 2xLP $13.15
The definitive vinyl reissue of this legendary 1977 Manchester, UK punk band, including all the tracks from their singles. The only vinyl edition! The CD is on the Anagram label. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Attic Tapes"
GET 25-1 LP $9.60
The popularity of this band continues 20 years after the fact, and rabid fans won't want to miss this collection of rarities, previously unreleased material and alternate versions of their best songs. Includes their very first session, a cover of "Search and Destroy!" 11 tracks from 1975-82. Italian import. (GET BACK)
SHREDR 10-1 LP $6.15
SHREDR 10-4 cassette $5.45
This German band plays great pop-punk with English lyrics that's reminiscent of early Lemonheads. (SHREDDER)
"46th & Teeth"
HED 16-4 cassette $6.15
Kevin from 7 Seconds has this solo project called Drp Acid, and here's their 2nd release. Muscular (of course) guitar rock with lots of melody. (HEADHUNTER)
"Boys on the Docks"
CYCD 105-2 CD5 $7.85
Strongly song-oriented, singalong oi-punk from Boston that blows the lid off the working-class, bar-fighting competition with their anthemic approach and thought-provoking lyrics. 6 song EP. (CYCLONE)
"Curse of a Fallen Soul"
ROUND 14-7 7" $4.35
Five songs (4 originals plus a cover of an IRON CROSS tune), featuring the band's new singer, Al Barr, by probably the best street punk/oi band in America. (TKO)
DROPKICK MURPHYS / OXYMORON
FLAT DMO-7 7" $4.00
Two of the world's most popular street punk bands team up for this mighty split release. Boston's DROPKICK MURPHYS do a new song plus a COCK SPARRER cover, and Germany's OXYMORON do a new tune plus a reworked version of a song from one of their older albums. (FLAT)
"Ruin It for Everyone"
TKOROUND 58-2 CD5 $7.25
Loud, brash and really drunk punk and oi from New Hampshire, these guys have been slugging it out around the New England scene for a couple of years. (TKO)
DRUNKS WITH GUNS
"Drunks With Guns"
NITRO 14-1 LP $10.00
This mid-'80s St. Louis band blended the bottom-heavy riffage of BLACK SABBATH with the fury of hardcore, creating an impressive wall-of-sludge that presaged later bands like the MELVINS and MUDHONEY. This re-releases their only LP, with new artwork and a previously unreleased bonus track. Belgian import. (NITRO)
RAVEUP 14-1 LP $11.35
The definitive release of this great early-'80s Canadian punk band, this has all 3 songs from their rare 1981 7" (previously on "Smash the State vol. 1"), plus 10 previously unreleased studio tracks! With vintage photos and liner notes by band member Kevin Shannon. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
"Live in Concert"
DONUT 11-2 CD $9.85
Stoned minimalist-psychedelic hard rock segueing from French horn-led dreamyness into bombastic bludgeoning and intimidating growls. This Houston band gets open-ended a la Dead C., but even more aimless. (DOUBLE NAUGHT)
DUANE PETERS & THE HUNNS
DSR 9011-1 LP $8.55
DSR 9011-2 CD $11.00
Led by skateboard legend and self-destructive singer Duane Peters (US BOMBS), this is a great Orange County punk rock in the classic tradition: two Les Pauls, bass, and drums. All of this is punctuated by Duane's drawling, intense vocal delivery, and a much more street rock'n'roll-oriented sound than that of THE BOMBS. (DISASTER)
DUB NARCOTIC SOUND SYSTEM
KLP 40-1 LP $8.00
KLP 40-2 CD $10.65
The train to nodville fuelled by Super Dub Narcotic. Riverbound monkey hips and rice with shake-a-puddin chaser, ship to shore bunny echo test pattern, stalked by the Bass Assassin. No exports. (K)
"Orange Dog"/"Garbage Man"
LOW 012-7 7" $4.25
Two songs of bored cleverness from the thriving metropolis of Lowell, with a sense of the absurd akin to a bat's sense of sight, and occasional flourishes akin to Styx circa Paradise Theatre. On yellow duck-colored vinyl. (LOWELL)
GMM 145-2 CD $10.65
Their 2nd album, with fourteen hard-as-nails street punk anthems from the working class side of Boston. Complete lyrics in the booklet. (GMM)
"Live from the Banks of the River Charles"
OUT 004-2 CD $8.50
Boston's hardest working streetpunk band, live at WMBR, New England's hottest college radio station. Seven top quality tracks with all the energy and power you'd expect. (OUTSIDER)
DUCKY BOYS, THE
"No Gettin' Out!"
GMM 122-2 CD $10.65
The debut CD from this impressive Boston band who have already earned a reputation as one of the best US streetpunk-oi outfits. (GMM)
RRR 20-2 CD $11.60
Thomas Dimuzio, Ron Lessard, and John Wiggins improvise a surprisingly cohesive, satisfying hour-long concrete album with all manner of noises and electronics. Attractive full-color cover, too. Baffling. (RRR)
"Fin de la Voix"
RRR 030901-2 CD $10.30
Ron and Jason collaborate with Chris Cooper, Greg Kelley, David Quinn and Vic Rawlings on five goofy noisefests. Lo-fi hijinx of every sort, junkyard riots, bestial trumpetings, rumblings, spacey ambiences and power electronics. Silkscreen covers on recycled backdrops, limited edition of 500. (RRR)
RRR K74-4 cassette $5.60
More live collaging, this time with tape contributions from Brume, DDAA, Asmus Tietchens, Psyclones and others. (RRR)
RRR K73-4 cassette $5.60
Performing a live-over-the-air tape and record collage with improvisational musical accompaniment. (RRR)
GET 551-1 LP $12.55
Recorded during the period 1965-67 but not released until 1971 on Transatlantic, this seminal group featured folks like Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker (both later of CREAM), John McLaughlin (MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA), and Danny Thompson (PENTANGLE). Original artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
BONER 29-1 LP $8.70
BONER 29-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 29-2 CD $10.70
San Francisco's most unco-ordinated band advocates freedom thru mental inferiority. Pointy-headed fun. (BONER RECORDS)
"The Unholy Handjob"
VIRUS 168-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 168-2 CD $10.50
The second helping of witless wonders, with Dean Menta (Faith No More), Dustin Donaldson (Pansy Division) and Chris Dodge (Slap A Ham mogul and ex No Use For A Name). (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
DUKES OF HAMBURG
"Bad Side of July (Dukes of Earl)"
ID 123377-1 LP $9.10
Another booger-eatin', half devoted and half contemptuous take on mid-'60s beat by these Bay Area musical thieves, with genuine "shit in your pants" enthusiasm shoved into every minute-and-a-half song. (DIONYSUS)
DUKES OF HAMBURG, THE
"Star Club Show 4"
ID 123346-1 LP $9.10
Picture '60s Euro-beat music, done up ultra-frantic, 1000 miles per hour. Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles and the like, as seen through the eyes of mid-'60s Euro-teen bands like Casey Jones & The Governors, The Boots, or The Rattles, on a coffee overdose that borders on debilitating panic attack. Members include Thilo from the (German) Astronauts (and Pin Up Records head), Rusty Quan from The Mummies, Phantom Surfers, Bobbyteens, Count Backwurds, etc., and Shannon Smith from the Astronauts, Vulcaneers and Latter Day Saints. (DIONYSUS)
DUKES OF HAMBURG, THE
"Twist-Time im Star-Club Hamburg"
ID 123359-1 LP $9.10
Another 12-song Euro-'60s beat-style rock'n'roll out-of-control masterpiece from this Rusty Quan (MUMMIES, PHANTOM SURFERS, BOBBYTEENS)-fronted quartet. (DIONYSUS)
"She's a Nuclear Bomb"/"Reach Out and Grab"
TOX BR2-7 7" $3.85
An early punk-pop sound from this LA group, produced by the infamous Geza X. Red vinyl. (TOXIC SHOCK)
"Couch Potato Resistance"
TR 716-7 7" $4.30
Tokyo noisician Enichi Hatakeyama cuts up, manipulates and collages audio bits from Japanese TV in this spastic, goofy tribute to mindless channel surfing. Canadian import. (TRACKSHUN)
DUMDUM TV / WAYNE BUTANE
THEMES 5-7 7" $4.00
DumDum TV is a group of Japanese media collage/cutup artists, sometimes a bit like Violent Onsen Geisha except that they rely totally on crazym chaotic sound clips lifted from TV and never engage in harsh noise. Arizona artist Wayne Butane also uses media sound clips, but longer, more coherent segments assembled into humorous sequences which satirize the originals. (EERIE MATERIALS)
MT 264-7 7" $4.00
High strung, lo-fi, fucked up punk; classic slash & burn meets dark & moody dirge that jumps into fits of rage. Previous releases on Get Hip and Bag O'Hammers. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"I Can Hear Music"
BRCD 029-2 CD $11.30
Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew makes another entry in the lo-fi superstar "look Ma, no fi!" sweepstakes, with the predictable bunnywabbits, cute kitties and pretty little melodies all over it. Too much white sugar is bad for the liver, they say. Dutch import. (BRINKMAN)
OR 004-7 7" $4.00
Four blasts of simple 4-chord thrash where the pace is quick, the nerves are frayed, the mood is pissed, the guitar/bass/drums are trashy, the vocals are borderline tuneful, and the recording is of the very lowest fi. Red vinyl. (OUTCAST)
"The Complete Book of Duotron, Illustrated"
SCRATCH 26-2 CD $10.70
Both Bulb label LPs "We Modern! We Now!" and "Batallia Femini!" are crammed onto one CD, along with all eight tracks from a split with Xerobot, plus a previously unreleased spoken word piece called "Stage Fright." Canadian import. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
"Vs. Tom Smith"
MPK 7006-1 LP $10.00
Jodie and Rikkeh deliver a 1-2 sonic punch to the solar plexus of To Live & Shave's Tom Smith on side 1. Stumbling drums, chattering guitar, and vocals that would sound great from your average toddler. Tom takes his revenge on side 2, pulling it all apart and putting it back together under his own dire design. As they say, a battle to to the death but for it. (MENLO PARK)
"Triumph of the Ill"
TREE 15-2 CD $10.10
A trio of young men from Detroit whose gene-splicing of rap, noise, and grindcore has already caused quite a stir in the underground music scene. Wacky lyrics, heavy beats, and special guest appearance by Seth Putman from the grindcore band A.C. Includes a special "space harshtronics" remix by Masonna (his first ever remix!), and a "felch cowboy" remix by Little Princess. (DAVIES)
MASO 90024-2 CD $11.90
Eleven new studio songs from this Manchester cult band, plus four recorded live. The title song is a long, airy, complex instrumental excursion, and is followed by 14 more in a similar light mood; each one is a gem. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
MASO 37-2 CD $11.90
Vini Reilly performs 12 of his pensive songs that hover somewhere between minimalism, new age, soft electric folk and ambient. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
DUST BREEDERS, THE
"I'm Psycho for Your Love"/"Woodstock Blind Fest"
RRR 62-7 7" $6.60
This French psycho-noise duo is so nihilistic that the record sleeve is lined with sandpaper, so sit back & relax as the record & your phonograph needle destroy each other. Extremely limited edition of 150. (RRR)
"That's Rock & Roll"
SFTRI 280-7 7" $4.00
The final blast of moronic, hard-drug-induced musical mayhem from these late masters of punk grossout retardation. Features a cover of the Shawn Cassidy hit plus a version of "I'm a Man." (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
CF 046-P LP pic disc $9.20
Full color picture disc of tracks licensed from Epitaph. Numbered edition of 2000. (COLDFRONT)
T 58-7 7" $4.15
Three rockin', raunchy punk tracks from this infamous group. One is from the upcoming new album "The Dwarves are Young and Good Looking," one is a non-album track from the same 1996 sessions, and the last is a remix of another track from the album. Full color cover. (THEOLOGIAN)
"How to Win Friends and Influence People"
REP 068-2 CD $10.10
A new album for the closing days of 2001, here's a solid dose of hyperactive, manically rude punk madness from one of the more infamous bands around. (REPTILIAN)
DWIGHT ASHLEY AND TIM STORY
"A Desperate Serenity"
MRC 012-2 CD $14.00
This collaboration between these two composers is moody ambience in the vein of Brian Eno, using synthesizers, samplers, piano, electric guitar and household appliances to create soundscapes that balance consonant and dissonant harmonies. Dutch import. (MULTIMOOD)
"Between the Cracks, Vol. 1"
MR 177-1 LP $12.55
A collection of power pop gems, including outtakes, unreleased tracks etc. by the legendary Twilley and his band. Extra-heavy 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
DYNAMITE MASTERS BLUES QUARTET
CH 24-2 CD $13.65
These guys take a 2-ton sledgehammer to the blues and just plain pulverize. Randy Bachman never imagined anything this heavy, noisy and garage-y, and you might need to give your ears a long rest after hearing it. Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
DYNAMITE MASTERS BLUES QUARTET
CH 6-2 CD $13.65
Operative buzzwords: loud, heavy, effects-driven, psychedelic. Yeah, you could call it blues, in the sense that Cream or Deep Purple were blues. Massive, thundering guitars. So there. Japanese import, numbered edition of 200. (LESS THAN TV)
"First Among Equals"
CARGO 6-1 LP $7.90
CARGO 6-2 CD $10.85
Holy sheet!! Duck, it's metal puke and it's coming this way, with all screaming licks and pounding drums some of us are afraid we like so much. How can such cute Canadian boys play so nasty? (CARGO)
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