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RT 2001-2 CD $10.70
Einsturzende Neubauten's percussionist delves into dance and experimental sounds with guests Diamanda Galas, Blixa Bargeld, and others. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
THEOL 10-7 7" $4.15
Hyperthyroid, cardboard box thrash that's angry but still insightful. These guys definitely think before they bark. 6 snappy songs. (THEOLOGIAN)
"Dance My Dunce"
RECESS 13-1 LP $7.40
RECESS 13-2 CD $9.40
Pissed off, snotty hardcore for 10 year olds. Fifteen songs, and no pop music in sight. Nice big lyric 'n graphic zine-oid, too! (RECESS)
"Finish Your Popcorn"
RECESS 4-1 LP $7.40
RECESS 4-4 cassette $6.65
Out of hibernation after years of absence, FYP's first album is finally back, this time with a full color cover and including the tracks from their first two 7"s. More political than most of their later songs, this is intense, ragin' speedthrash with a very strong anti-war stance. Lo-fi, but the intensity makes up for it. (RECESS)
T 18-2 CD $7.90
This CD collects most of their vinyl output, including the "Finish Your Popcorn" LP, the "Cooties" 7", "Made in the USA" 7", some compliation songs & other crap. Yes, this is a full 70 minutes of prime snotpunk at a bargain crap price. (THEOLOGIAN)
"My Man Grumpy"
RECESS 45.5-1 LP $7.40
RECESS 45.5-2 CD $9.40
Their 4th full album, and lots more of the furious, snotty, defiant, dirty faced punk they're so well known for, and nary a sign of compromise or commercializing the act, while they don't hesitate to experiment. Lyrics and photos abound. (RECESS)
"Toilet Kids Bread"
RECESS 24-1 LP $7.40
RECESS 24-4 cassette $6.65
RECESS 24-2 CD $9.40
Something like the world standard in snotty, rebellious, pissed off kiddie punk, this LA-area trio delivers their 3rd album with a flourish of sing-along melodies, lo-fi vocals and roaring guitar. They print all those silly lyrics, too. (RECESS)
"From Poppy With Love"/"Five Crowns of the Saxon King"
SSS 50-7 7" $4.00
Two thick slabs of roarin' space rock laid down in May of '95 to promote their US tour. Extra bonus feature: play this sucker at 45 and it sounds like Man or Astro-Man! (SSS)
SSSFIM 01-4 cassette $5.90
Renowned industrial garage rockers from Milwaukee with unreleased tracks from their album. C-30 (SSS)
"Out of Space & Out of Time"
RRRFIO 01-2 CD $11.60
Seven tracks from various out-of-print releases, two new versions of previously released songs, and two completely new tracks. (RRR)
D 05-7 7" $4.25
This is where the carborundum meets the steel. 3 pieces of heavy-duty abrasion and electronic textures make this pure industrial noise! (SQUARE D)
"Majik on the Moonlight"
PURE 27-2 CD $8.00
This Michigan artist makes sounds inspired by heavy industry. Abrasive, rattling, roaring, pounding, full-on noise, vividly executed. (PURE)
RED 133-1 LP $12.55
RED 133-2 CD $11.90
The original soundtrack recording for this 1981 cult horror movie known for its nauseatingly special effects. A terrific music score for this Louisiana set creepy story (directed by Lucio Fulci) about cannibalistic zombies, haunted houses, multiple murders and the ever-popular hell. Beautiful new artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
FABULOUS MACH KUNG FU, THE
"Mish Mash"/"Tiger Stomp"
TELSTAR 025-7 7" $4.00
One of the leaders of the pack of extraordinary Japanese garage screamers deliver a wild R&B-derived dance tune (originally performed by The Combo Kings) backed with an original in full, reverb-drenched garage/surf instrumental frenzy. Don't miss it! These folks know the TONE! (TELSTAR)
FABULOUS MACH KUNG-FU, THE
ID 074598-7 7" $4.35
Here's the second 7" effort for Dionysus from this Japanese three piece. Their wacked brand of surf/rockabilly rides high the waves of reverb. (DIONYSUS)
FABULOUS SHOCKWAVES / IAN & THE BARNETTS, THE
BB 45001-2 7" $4.00
Hey, who says surf music is dead? Here's two rockin' new bands from the Northwest with that great, high energy garage surf sound that made bands like THE PHANTOM SURFERS so vital. Red vinyl, with liner notes by Deke Dickerson! Honk if you love reverb! (BOOM BOOM)
FACE TO FACE
VR 326-1 10" $7.75
Six songs recorded live at unannounced shows in small clubs, complete with all the ad-libbing, audience participation, chaos, ragin' melodic punk and general lunacy you'd expect. (VAGRANT)
FACE TO FACE
DSR 12-7 7" $4.00
Melodic SoCal punk with an ultra-punchy sound and beefy vocals, featured on the Strange Compilation LP. 3 songs. (DR. STRANGE)
"10/8/95, Fireside Bowl, Chicago"
VML 024-7 7" $3.85
6 songs of loud, buzzsaw punk, recorded live. (VML)
"Unauthorized Volume Dealers"
VIRUS 175-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 175-2 CD $10.50
Hyperdelic-industrial noisecore from Vancouver that fits somewhere between Ministry, Grotus and Therapy? for want of better benchmarks. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
DILL 0015-2 CD $10.40
Inspired hardcore with a twist: when the singer's not ripping his voice to shreds he's boppin' around on his bari sax! But make no mistake, this ain't no light ska background music, this is hard-edged, furious, heart-on-sleeve, melodic HC, featuring thoroughly heavy production. Lyrics to all 15 songs included in the fold-out. (DILL)
ADOL 09-1 LP $7.80
Brooding industrial/electronic rhythms drift through a haze of surreal imagery. The classic first album from one of the original industrial groups. Color vinyl. (ADOLESCENT RECORDS)
GSL 47-1 12" EP $8.55
Four tracks of timeless, atmospheric pop from this Omaha, Nebraska group. Icy synths and electronic beats manipulate, push, and pull songs like "Dust Rises Again," PYRENDUST and THE LACK remixes, and a cover of the haunting SONIC YOUTH song "Mote." This is COIL, DEPECHE MODE, SOFT CELL influenced pop, with post hardcore reminiscent of THE VSS and SATISFACT. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
"From Home to Home"
GET 584-1 2xLP $17.40
Recorded by UK psychedelic legends KALEIDOSCOPE (not to be confused with the US band of the same name) under the FAIRFIELD PARLOUR name and released by Vertigo in 1970, this re-issue includes 5 songs from their 1970 Vertigo singles plus 5 previously unreleased tracks. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
FAITH OF BLIND
RBFI 2002-2 CD $13.65
These guys are prone to a wall-of-extreme-guitar-distortion sound in very melodic punky-angst songs with soaring vocals. Good stuff that should be right at home in the US. Japanese import. (RBF INTERNATIONAL)
CHAIN 08-1 LP $8.70
CHAIN 08-2 CD $10.70
This here's a punk rock opera with a bit of country and a bit of rock & roll. Lots of songs by Kathleen from Bikini Kill, Rachel from kicking Giant and Tim from Nation of Ulysses, plus spoken word bits from Billie Strain and Angie and Sue P. Fox, who does something with Tae and Rachel from Kicking Giant. (CHAINSAW)
RPT 002-1 LP $8.00
RPT 002-2 CD $8.80
A crushingly heavy power-violence assault from this Reno outfit. This is their 2nd full album, along with some 7" releases. The vinyl version is a split release with the 702 and Satan's Pimp labels. (REVOLUTIONARY POWER TOOLS)
"Because the World Has Failed Us Both"
HR 627-1 LP $8.45
HR 627-2 CD $10.30
Tight.Tight.Tight. These boys need to switch over to boxer shorts and let some air out of their shoes... new school pop punk caught up in the late-80's school of Op Ivy, Crimpshrine, and other Bay Area Faves... popping snare, punctuated riffs that are perfectly articulated, and studied lyrics complete the formula that the kids love to swallow. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
"Right On Time"
HR 610-1 LP $8.45
HR 610-4 cassette $7.70
HR 610-2 CD $10.30
Somewhere between the singalong skapunk riffs of the Bay Area and the guitar-driven humor-core of Orange County, this Riverside band does 18 driving punk/ska tunes to plow your mohawk down. On tour with Funeral Oration as we speak. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
FALLING SICKNESS / NOBODYS
HR 609-7 7" $4.00
Riverside's Falling Sickness whip out two speedy, out-of-control skapunk face-smashers, and Colorado Springs' Nobodys slam out 3 superfast blasts of piss driven punk. Great full color sleeve, too. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
"Spit on the Innocent"
GTA 038-2 CD $10.40
One of GTA's infrequent releases of current bands, this 46-track CD contains some of the most intense and uncompromising punk in existence today. Seething, politically charged, left-wing hardcore that spans the band's past (they formed in '94) and present, including live tracks. (GRAND THEFT AUDIO)
"Here I Come and Other Hits"
ES 128-1 LP $8.10
A 17-song collection of most of the band's hard-to-find singles and compilation cuts, plus eight previously unreleased cuts. Short fast Seattle punk! (ESTRUS)
SHIMMY 54-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 54-4 cassette $7.10
Heavier than a herd of elephants, moodier than Sybil, nicer than Shari Lewis & Lambchop, and New Jersey's answer to Seattle. Get picture? (SHIMMY DISC)
"Blind Roaches and Fat Vultures: Phantasmagorical Beasts of the Reagan Era"
VIRUS 244-2 CD $10.50
Who are these vain little children?! One of the best punk records of 1984, this New York band's debut album melds thrash, psychedelic drones, bass driven reggae, rap grooves and punk-rock opera in an unlikely but amazingly intense recording. This re-release adds 8 bonus cuts including their ultra rare singles and previously unreleased material. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 58-1 LP $8.85
Their 2nd howlin', wailin' album. The Lower East Side freaks out in your kitchen. Great recording, featuring the guest sax work of James Chance. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VSR 19-7 7" $4.00
Originally from Virginia, and now hangin' with the East Bay crew, these guys fit easily into the ever-popular Gilman St. sound. (VERY SMALL)
"BBC Radio Show 1973"
TPM 204-1 2xLP $17.40
13 live tracks recorded for the BBC in 1973. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, UK import. (TURNING POINT)
FAMILY JAMS, THE
TRANS 0011-2 2xCD $12.75
The lost "desert music" songs of Charles Manson, recorded in 1970 during Manson's trial by a group of his close friends. Classic acid-folk featuring ultra-ethereal female vocals of Gold, Country Sue and others, plus violin and guitar. The 20-page booklet pictures embroidery from the legendary missing vests of Manson and Beausoleil, plus liner notes by Manson, Blue (Sandra Good), and Red (Squeaky Fromme).
"Around the World in 80 Bikinis"
ES 1261-2 CD $10.15
A whole CD full of some of the trashiest all-instro, all-gal surf stomp ever conceived! Twelve tracks taken from 3 out-of-print 7"s, plus a bonus live track with the girls in full trashophonic effect! (ESTRUS)
"A Mi Ga Sfafas?"
BONER 09-1 LP $8.70
BONER 09-4 cassette $7.35
Their latest LP; wild punk/metal obnoxiousness from the open ward. (BONER RECORDS)
WR 1380-1 LP $8.10
WR 1380-2 CD $10.10
Resurrected from the dead and finally out of jail, this infamous gutter punk outfit is back in action, with a new album, tours, and massive press attention. Going for that golden GG ALLIN pisspot with memorable songs like "Eat a Vegan" and "Blow-up Dolls Never Say No," you can bet the demand will be heavy. Joe Coleman cover art. (WINGNUT)
"Landshark / Where the Wild Things Are"
BONER 1/2-2 CD $10.70
First two releases from Berkeley's sillypunks FANG. Recorded in '82 and '84, it combines Black Sabbath-inspired riff attacks with faster thrashers. Included are "The Money Will Roll Right In", "Destroy the Handicapped" and 21 altogether. (BONER RECORDS)
"Further on Up the Road"
AK 099-1 2xLP $25.60
AK 099-2 2xCD $24.90
Blues originals and standards from a stellar combination of legendary musicians including Merrel Fankhauser, Ed Cassidy, Pete Sears (JEFFERSON AIRPLANE and HOT TUNA), and John McEuen (NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND). 20 tracks including "Bright Lights Big City," "Louisiana Blues," "High Heel Sneakers" and many more. LP on 180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
FANTASY MISSION FORCE
VC 105-7 7" $4.00
Early Dischord meets Tubeway Army in Rob Crow's (of Heavy Vegetable) punk-as-fuck side project, featuring members of Tit Wrench and Boilermaker. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VANGUARD 6510-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 6510-2 CD $13.00
Heavy psychedelic with jazz influences, this was the group's only album, originally released in 1970. Original artwork, and the LP is on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (VANGUARD)
BJ 004-7 7" $4.25
Space rock in the vein of early Hawkwind or Chrome; the cover is silkscreened on clear packaging, with a clear vinyl record. Limited edition of only 500. (BIG JESUS)
"When Science Fails"
FALC 0018-2 CD $10.70
These quiet, slow songs have plenty of atmosphere, with distortion, effects and electronics liberally used to bring about a hallucinatory, dream-like or trance-like mood. (FALCATA-GALIA)
AK 2012-1 10" $12.55
Described as sounding like a psychedelic version of the ALLMAN BROTHERS, this was originally released in 1969 on the Crusade Entertainment label. Brown vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
REV 33-1 LP $8.00
Their long-awaited 2nd album is full of driving punk and great melodies in the vein of Bad Religion, Lemonheads, Dag Nasty or Sugar. (REVELATION)
REVELATION 25-1 LP $8.00
REVELATION 25-4 cassette $7.25
REVELATION 25-2 CD $10.30
"Because This Fuckin' World Still Stinks"
VIRUS 217-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 217-2 CD $10.50
Their entire out-of-print discography released on one album! The year: 1981; the city: Seattle; the attitude: political, snide, hardline. Their first 9-song 7" EP "Because This World Fuckin' Stinks" was unmistakably thrash, the follow up 12" EPs, "WOrld Full Of Hate" and "You, We See You Crawling" found solid footing in hardcore. Band members went on to THE ACCUSED and TEN MINUTE WARNING. Fuck art, letz fart! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"What's in a Name?"
VIRUS 262-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 262-2 CD $10.50
With the exception of one song, this is a state of the art re-recording (with the original singer and bassist) of the "Because This Fuckin' World Still Stinks" re-issue, including "Police Force" and a cover of BLACK SABBATH's "Children Of The Grave." This live in the studio outburst was set up, recorded, and mixed by the legendary Jack Endino in 14 straight hours. These searing Seattle pioneers' brand of cruel school hardcore is still as raw as it gets: music to torture retro power poppers with! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
FAST FOOD / AEROBITCH
"No Beer Left!!"
PUNCH 2-7 7" $4.55
Aerobitch is total, raging, hyperspeed, pissed-off thrash with female vocals. Fast Food, while also zipping along at about warp 10, uses bouncy, catchy melodies in place of fury. Aerobich sings in English, while Fast Food croons in Spanish. 6 songs, numbered edition of 666, Spanish import. (PUNCH)
VMFM 55-2 CD $9.00
A mystery unit from Los Angeles. These dozen songs are to hostile electronic new-wave as the German Panzer division was to mechanized warfare. (VERMIFORM)
MUNSTER 7122-7 7" $5.70
A 4-song sampling of THE FASTBACKS unique pop punk combination of classic '77 punk, '60s girl group pop, and '70s glam rock. Two originals, plus a SUPERSUCKERS cover and a GUIDED BY VOICES cover. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"The Day that Didn't Exist"
MR 164-1 LP $9.60
MR 164-2 CD $11.90
An absolute-tail-end-of-the-millennium album from Seattle's pop punk royalty. The CD has 10 live bonus tracks that aren't on the LP. LP gatefold jacket, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
FATAL FLYING GUILLOTEENS
"Ask Marie Antoinette"
ES 7140-7 7" $4.65
Legendary producer/garage icon Tim Kerr calls 'em the "GANG OF FOUR of garage rock," while various rowdy fans pigeonhole this Houston outfit as "Texas death fuck blues" or some shit. Check it out. (ESTRUS)
MUSICK 0006-1 LP $8.60
MUSICK 0006-2 CD $11.00
Eagerly anticipated by the thousands of fans who made this band's debut, "Fathomless," a smashing success, "Overboard" proves once again why this Boston quintet is considered the finest traditional surf band in the land! Into the reverb-drenched and raunchy sax sound for which they are famous, THE FATHOMS mix ska, grind, and rockabilly as only they can. Come along to the fun world of THE FATHOMS, enjoy the festivities, but prepared to get thrown "OVERBOARD!" (MUSICK)
"Flames for All"
MR 143-1 10" $8.55
Heavy, twisted songs about the sticky places inside your head, the bad taste in your mouth. Peyote-tinged sadness in the vocals, gritty yellow crank coursing thru the intrumental veins. For fans of DESERT SESSIONS, PINK FLOYD, VALIS, KYUSS. (MAN'S RUIN)
"Show Pride in Coalinga"/"The Colors of Coalinga"
COLCOC 05-7 7" $4.00
Coalinga is a little town off I-5, about halfway between LA and SF. Issued by the Coalinga Chamber of Commerce (yeah, right), we've got two hilarious, totally sick songs of civic pride by this death-metal parody band of physically challenged Coalingans. Limited edition of 400! (MISC. LABELS)
LBX 03-7 7" $4.00
San Fran's fave death metal band tries sniffin' burning rubber for a cool new high. And don't forget to hire the handicapped. (LA BREA)
FE-FI-FOUR PLUS TWO / LINCOLN ST. EXIT, THE
BA 1143-7 7" $4.35
This re-issues two ultra-rare, rippin' 1967 garage-punk singles from New Mexico's Lance Records; the sleeve has rare band photos and liner notes by Lance owner Dick Stewart. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"Have Another Beer With Fear"
HR 005-2 CD $10.30
A re-issue of their instantly-out-of-print 1996 album (you don't wanna hear the gory details), this is prime Fear in all their, uh, glory. So, is Lee Ving really the Bob Hope of punk rock, or what? (I'LL BE DEAD IN HELL)
FEARLESS IRANIANS FROM HELL
"Die for Allah"
BONER 08-1 LP $8.70
BONER 08-4 cassette $7.35
The world's only Iranian punk band from Texas wins a place in Paradise with this one. You can almost feel the heat from the burning embassy as these rabid bomb-throwers ask the musical question, "How far can we take one joke?" (BONER RECORDS)
FEARLESS IRANIANS FROM HELL
BONER 23-1 LP $8.70
BONER 23-4 cassette $7.35
Amir & the gang let loose with some rip-roarin' sunbaked metalloid hardcore in their 3rd album. Hey, with a burning flag on the front and a dedication to the late Ayatollah Khomeini on the back, you know it's gotta be cool. (BONER RECORDS)
FEARLESS IRANIANS FROM HELL
BONER 13-1 LP $8.70
BONER 13-4 cassette $7.35
After holding record execs hostage in West Beirut all summer, these bloodthirsty terrorists are ready to assault the Great Satan with their latest hardcore blast. Praise the Ayatollah! (BONER RECORDS)
HELL 1-1 LP $9.10
HELL 1-2 CD $10.80
The pinnacle of New York Dolls/Kiss scumbucket revivalists; sleazy, politically incorrect reek 'n roll produced by Jeff Dahl. (HELL YEAH)
FEAST UPON CACTUS THORNS
"Beer Soaked"/"Third Feud"
PS 3-7 7" $4.00
It's the ole jazzpunkthrash thingie, done raw and very direct on the A side. The flip is a garagey cover of Hendrix's "Third Stone from the Sun." (PEYOTE STOMP)
"Livid for the City"
F 013-7 7" $4.00
Today's hardcore is hard and muscular. We will fight it out in the pit and survive tomorrow. They swear alot, too. Gray vinyl. (FEARLESS)
FED UP / ADVICE FOR ADDICTS
FOO 9-7 7" $4.00
Fed Up does 3 songs of fast n' angry punk with a minimum of frills, while Advice for Addicts chips in two tunes that hark back to the sounds of early UK punk. (FEARLESS)
FEDS / THE MARSHES, THE
DSR 68-7 7" $4.00
The Feds are a new band featuring Ken from the Bollweevils. Fast, solid and forceful. The Marshes are led by Colin Sears of Dag Nasty and Down By Law, and they come off like a more powerful Jawbreaker. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 60-1 LP $7.35
DSR 60-2 CD $7.85
Hard-hitting, in-your-face punk rock featuring Ken from the Bollweevils, bringing the best influences from bands like Dag Nasty, D.O.A., the Bollweevils and Naked Raygun. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 51-7 7" $4.00
Ken from the Bollweevils debuts his side project, sounding like a hybrid of The Bollweevils, Naked Raygun and old D.O.A., with many of the songs being Bollweevils tunes that never made it to the studio. (DR. STRANGE)
"Ever Feel Like Killing Your Boss?"
STEAL 1-2 CD $10.55
At long last, the classic first album by these Phoenix, Arizona punk terrorists has been reissued. Just like the original LP, this CD has a sandpaper cover designed to wreak havoc on the rest of your CD collection. Features "Jesus Entering from the Rear" and 16 more politically incorrect diatribes. So abrasive it'll destroy your other records, so subversive you'll wanna do it yourself. (FLAMING BANKER)
FEINE TRINKERS BEI PINKELS DAHEIM
"Mother, Son and the Holy Ghost"
VC 97-7 7" $4.00
Haunting soundtrack-esque, chillout room ambient from the Black Forest of Germany. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Close Your Eyes"
ITALY 005-7 7" $4.00
Ultra-trashy '60s-style garage punk stomp with a melancholy streak rare for the genre. "Close Your Eyes" features JOHNNY HENTCH on piano and a couple of striking blasts of pure noise. This Tucson, AZ band (well-known from their Estrus releases) is really one of the harder-rocking garage bands around. (ITALY)
"Fun Date"/"Easy Rider"
TWUFEL 01-7 7" $4.20
Goofy, raucus, trashy noisepunk from Tucson with melodic flashes. (THIRD WORLD UNDERGROUND)
"I Don't Need You"
BOHFID 01-7 7" $4.15
This Tucson band delivers hi-energy, lo-IQ punkslop fun on side 1, but the guitar on the flip gets into a droney, Velvets-like riff that's sure to catch your attention. (BAG OF HAMMERS)
MLFSG 01-7 7" $4.15
Cool avant surf punk from Tucson with tunes that cross Bobby Fuller and early Wire with the roaring distorto-fuzz of Television. Wacko cover, too. Good shit. 3-song (MISC. LABELS)
ES 1237-2 CD $9.50
Their long-awaited debut album is a 12-song sonic shakedown in the tradition of THE REAL KIDS, THE RAMONES, THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES and MC5. "Grab a brew, turn it up and let THE FELLS remind you why you like the RnR stuff in the first place." (ESTRUS)
AK 127-1 LP $17.25
AK 127-2 CD $13.00
A rerelease of the very rare album by this psychedelic blues-rock band from Alabama, originally out on Nasco in 1971. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"I Don't Know"
206 001-7 7" $3.60
Suburban dork-punks on totally radical doses of speed tear up the basement rec room. You can tell it's begun to affect their minds by the bizarre, mutated way they attack these songs. (206 RECORDS)
"The Full Use of Nothing"
FUSE 024-1 LP $12.25
Indulging in dark ambience similar to fellow Brits TOTAL or LULL (but anticipating them by several years as this was recorded in 1985), FERIAL CONFINE created these complex, layered soundscapes with what sounds like nothing but electronics and effects. Very nice artwork, too. (FUSETRON)
AMPERE 1-2 CD $12.00
One of the most inventive and captivating double bass performers, Grillo is recorded solo with a suite of parabolic and contact microphones. The spectacular and deeply spiritual kinaesthetic bass gesticulations elicit sounds that straddle the finest lines between free rhythmic improvisation and sparkling electroacoustic bliss. Originally out on the Cramps label in 1976, this edition includes archival photos, schematic scores, original notes by Grillo, and retrospective notes by French composer Ana-Maria Avram. (AMPERSAND)
KNIT 118-2 CD $10.70
Recalling both the modern, tasteful pop of XTC and the power trio innovations of the Police, with an occasional odd rhythm or dissonant riff woven in, the Fertile Crescent is both complex/literate and emminently hummable. Neat full color fold-out packaging, too. (KNITTING FACTORY WORKS)
"Satisfaction Slips Away"
BOV 8-7 7" $4.00
Supercharged Midwest punk with jazzy drumming & noisy, thrashy, stop/start guitars. (BOVINE)
FESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER
"The Spleen Position"
BBPTC 16-7 7" $4.30
Way, way noisy, trashed out, no-fi, pitch-dark angst-punk, this is. The song titles are a bit weird, like out of a bad, surrealistic dream. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
ADELINE 010-1 LP $8.25
ADELINE 010-2 CD $10.00
It's new, it's rock, and they're from the Bay Area is about all the label is willing to tell us. Oh well. (ADELINE)
SPASM 5-1 MLP $6.65
This Vienna band makes a creative but still thuddingly loud metallic noise in the vein of Treponem Pal, Cop Shoot Cop, or later period Voivod. (INTELLECTUAL CONVULSION)
"The Fevers Show!"
LIP 002-7 7" $4.25
Trashy, glam influenced garage rock featuring two members of THE RETARDOS. A rockin' three piece that shows no shame as they tear through four hits that won't exactly stick in your head but will leave you panting for their next release. (LIPSTICK)
"I Cried at the Fair"
MLFIBR 01-2 CD $10.10
This rather enigmatc group seems to be listening to world music without filters of any kind and then feeding it back to us, so we get stuff like tribal bagpipes and psychedelic Hawaiian, jazz-classical-noise hybrids and dozens of others, all shifting around and melting imperceptibly from one to another. (MISC. LABELS)
"Drank from the Asphalt"
CPA 013-1 LP $7.80
The kings and queens of West Oakland art-pop dish up their 2nd album, full of moody but jaunty arrangements, often discordant and disquieting, complex and very musical, in the vein of Dagmar Krause and Art Bears. Hand screened cover, each one somewhat different. (ELECTRO MOTIVE)
"Even From Here You Look Big"
CPA 010-1 LP $7.80
Kurt Weill meets Zappa in this quirky pop punchbowl of an album that's damn hard to classify. (ELECTRO MOTIVE)
ALLIED 29-7 7" $4.00
ALLIED 29-2 CD5 $6.45
Their 2nd release on Allied; heavy guitar & bass, pounding drums and vauge, angst-ridden vocals, much like Tar or Jesus Lizard. (ALLIED)
ALLIED 17-7 7" $4.00
A heavy sound from Georgia, a bit like Jesus Lizard. 3 songs. (ALLIED)
"The Deaf Waiter"
ALLIED 43-1 10" $7.10
ALLIED 43-2 CD $7.85
Eight new songs from this Atlanta 4-piece, featuring a heavily rhythmic, melodic assault akin to Jesus Lizard, Tar or Glazed Baby. Recorded by Steve Albini. (ALLIED)
ID 123365-1 LP $9.10
ID 123365-2 CD $10.80
Frightening fuzz, spooky farfisa and snotty vocals released on the most revered holiday of the gore-garage boys! (DIONYSUS)
ID 123337-1 10" $8.10
ID 123337-2 CD $9.35
Lurking in the shadows, fuzz-boxes in hand, this Canadian trio makes a frightful, creepy, nightmarish din with their sick, twisted, demented garage o-phonic noise. (DIONYSUS)
"She Looks Outta Sight"
ID 074596-7 7" $4.35
Those creepy Canadians (and their creamy cover girl) dish out two exclusive songs of garage ghoulishness, plus the two CD-only bonus tracks from the "In Scareo" album. Limited edition of 1000. (DIONYSUS)
BP 9511-2 CD $8.90
Warm, fuzzy-bunny, melodic tunes with lots of hooks and an occasional moody, psychedelic moment. Tons of love songs and reflective lyrics. (BLACK PUMPKIN)
BP 9619-2 CD $8.90
Catchy, melodic pop indie songs that ride the sensetive side. Lots of minor chord progressions and three part vocal harmonies. Perfect for optimistic jr high and high school kids. Romantic, sincere, and sticky sweet! (BLACK PUMPKIN)
"We're the Fiendz"
BP 9516-2 CD $8.90
By far the most rock'n'roll of the three CDs on this week's update. Anthemic pop punk songs that fall in the same box as MR T EXPERIENCE. Good stuff for the kidz! (BLACK PUMPKIN)
FIFI & THE MACH III
WRENCH 12-7 7" $4.55
Japanese hard rock at its finest, led by the commanding voice of diva powerhouse FIFI. 4 songs, including a cover of "Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die," that blend punk attitude, metal posturing, uncannily KISS-like power pop, and heavy-hitting (over)production into a big whump so wrong it's right. (WRENCH)
FIFTY FOOT COMBO
ZR 001-1 LP $9.60
ZR 001-2 CD $11.60
This wild, wild Belgian instrumental combo starts off with raging traditional surf, quickly shifts to DAVIE ALLEN-style fuzz guitar attack, dips into garage pop with their one vocal number, slaps us with a very cool and atmospheric spaghetti western tune (complete with gunfight sound effects), and so on through 12 great songs, including a screaming, full-bore, reverbed-and double-picked ATLANTICS cover! Belgian import. (ZEBRAAK)
FIFTY FOOT COMBO
MS 0013-2 CD $11.00
Previously available only as an import, here's the first CD by this wild Belgian surf/garage instrumental combo. The band's sound is a mix of DICK DALE, THE ATLANTICS and THE LIVELY ONES. This U.S. edition also features two previously unreleased bonus tracks, live versions "SL 54 Automatic" and LINK WRAY's "Jack The Ripper." (MUSICK)
FILET OF FEEDBACK
SSS 44-4 cassette $6.45
Two live performances and one studio track (90 minutes total) from Pittsburgh's big time noise-makers (featured on the "Subterfuge" compilation). (SSS)
FILO DA TORCERE
HELTER FDT1-1 LP $9.40
HELTER FTD1-2 CD $11.10
Italian ska similar to the Specials or Selecter, with a good dose of reggae & a massive horn section. Italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
FILTHY THIEVIN' BASTARDS
"Our Fathers Sent Us"
TKOROUND 56-2 CD5 $7.25
Whiskey-drenched folk-pub from Johnny and Darius of THE SWINGIN' UTTERS, with influences from THE CLASH, WIRE, BILLY BRAGG, SHANE McGOWAN, BILLY CHILDISH and Irish folk music, mostly acoustic but still raw as hell. (TKO)
"Compendium from the Bureau of Elfin Marm"
CICD 2-2 CD $10.85
The 2nd CD by this Los Angeles experimenter takes obscurity and mystery to new extremes. Vague, usually exceedingly soft environmental ambience recalling Bernhard GŁnter, evoking movement in confined spaces, sometimes frighteningly close or remote and distant. To top it off, the printing on the brown cardboard cover is so tiny and blurred that it's unreadable, and the CD is spraypainted flat black. (CATORCE INDEX)
CATIND -2 CD $7.75
This group of Los Angeles artists makes industrialoid noise and sound experiments, mostly on the harsh side, but with good atmospherics and a sense of exploration. Packed in a cardboard box with lots of little goodies, scavenged objects, clippings from books, etc. (CATORCE INDEX)
MAN 703-7 7" $4.55
A side project of Godflesh members Justin Broadrick and G.C. Green, Final explores the darker side of "isolationist" ambient-experimentalism. Exclusive tracks, limited edition of 1000. (MANIFOLD)
"The First Millionth of a Second"
MANCD 16-2 CD $10.30
The side-project of Godflesh mastermind Justin Broadrick, this represents a further descent into dark, white-hot, misanthropic ambience. (MANIFOLD)
FINGERS / FEATURES
"Floozie of the Neighborhood"
RAVEUP 03-1 LP $11.35
Amazing punk from New York, with studio and live recordings from 1978-79, including their singles and the incredibly rare FINGERS "Isolation" 7". Great artwork and photos, with liner notes by the singer for both bands, Francis Rifugiato. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
"Dirty Rotten Finks"
ID 074564-7 7" $4.35
Four brand new surf-stompers, frantic and turbocharged in the tradition of great bands like the Astronauts. (DIONYSUS)
"Fill 'er Up and...Go!"
ID 123323-1 LP $9.10
ID 123323-2 CD $10.80
Members of the Witchdoctors, plus a former Tommyknocker, do originals along with tunes by the Crossfires, Link Wray, the Impacts, and the Novas. Recorded in hi-fi mono by Wally Hersom of Big Sandy & the Fly Rite Trio. (DIONYSUS)
MR 070-7 7" $4.65
Over-the-top Australian psychobilly, with four veggiemite-fueled tracks by these extra-large-haired hepcats. Rockin' Aussie-greaser action! Silk screened Kozik sleeve! (MAN'S RUIN)
FIREBALLS OF FREEDOM
"Fireballs of Freedom"
MTR 369-7 7" $4.00
Just when you thought the era of power rock was fading, comes this Detroit MC5/STOOGES onslaught! 4 songs to whet your appetite for the upcoming full-length. (EMPTY)
FIREBALLS OF FREEDOM
WANTAGE 009-7 7" $3.65
Three frantic, nervewracking songs that range from knife-edge psycho to exploding, chaotic energy. (WANTAGE)
FIREBALLS OF FREEDOM
"The New Professionals"
MTR 371-1 LP $8.85
MTR 371-2 CD $9.65
Out to dispel the notion that Montana is populated solely by mountain men, militias and nature-loving movie stars, the FIREBALLS prove there's punk in them thar hills. MC5, AC/DC, BLACK FLAG fans take note. Recorded by TIM KERR. (EMPTY)
"Off the Air"
ANDA 195-2 CD $9.65
This Dallas band plays deconstructed Southern fried rockabilly, trashed and smashed, with the shit well and truly kicked out of it. Some songs here are from their earlier "Set the World on Fire" album, plus a bunch of previously unrecorded stuff, all recorded live in a broadcast studio. (AU GO GO)
"Set The World On Fire"
CRYPT 038-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 038-2 CD $10.20
This group's debut LP, punked-out rockabilly screech is what they're all about, and their triple-guitar lineup is pretty much a guarantee for screech. Recorded and mixed in a speedy 2 nights at the ace Easly Studios of Memphis. Imagine the Gories popping a buncha bennies and plundering the Charlie Feathers songbooks whilst roaring down the highway strapped to the roof of a Mack truck. (CRYPT)
OO 13-2 CD $11.30
17 electro-acoustic improvisations by this New York trio wielding synthesizers, double bass, computer, oboe, English horn and wind controller, with special guests like Elliott Sharp, Pauline Oliveros, Samm Bennett, Robert Dick, Ned Rothenberg and Steve Mackey. (O.O. DISCS)
FIRST THINGS FIRST
"Second to None"
PBR 003-7 7" $4.35
A Hawkwind-meets-Chrome-meets-Can piece of Krautrock from this semi legenday German band. Belgian import. (PITSBULL)
"Hell Hound On My Leg"
ADDL 03-7 7" $3.00
More Arizona sunstroke rock & roll madness from Al "The Cattle" Perry and friends. 4 songs. (ADDLED RECORDS)
T 45-7 7" $4.15
Sounding like the Mummies meet the Dwarves for an 11 song showdown of blazing 30-something punk rock angst, this includes the long out of print "Mr. T vs. Godzilla" EP plus four more. (THEOLOGIAN)
FISHSTICKS / SHORT FUSE
T 60-7 7" $4.15
On one side Fishsticks mash 8 blasts of energy with creative tempo contortions, trade-off vocals and funny lyrics. On the other side, the young Short Fuse displays their refreshingly tight, lean sound on 3 fast expressions of frustration and anger. (THEOLOGIAN)
FISHSTICKS / TITO O'TITO BAND
IM 5-7 7" $4.15
Spastic punk/thrash haiku by the Fishsticks, while Tito takes on Motorhead's "Bomber" and more. (I AM A IDIOT)
HED 14-1 LP $8.00
HED 14-2 CD $10.85
Their 2nd album should be as big a fave as the first, last year's "Snailkiller." Punky SoCal attitude & melodies, and they're on tour too. (HEADHUNTER)
HED 001-2 CD $10.30
You probably snatched up their popular 7" on Nemesis, but now they're back with a full album. These guys from San Diego have their own trademark type of punk mixed with Fugazi-oid melodic hardcore. (HEADHUNTER)
TMU 020-1 LP $8.25
TMU 020-2 CD $9.00
Aggro and unrelenting, abstract and confusing, a convoluted mess of thrash and jazz, with the demonic female vocals of Summer Mastos. Chaos set to music. The CD version contains their complete discography, with all their 7" output and compilation tracks. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Too Many Rules"
GET 18-1 LP $9.60
GET 18-2 CD $13.15
Notorious, intense Blackpool punk foursome rereleased! This album contains their first album "You're Nothing You're Nowhere" plus three singles originally released on Beat The System and Rondelet in the early '80s. The CD features three bonus tracks from another 7" on Corpus Christi. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Le Nostre Piccole Storie"
AQ 004-1 10" $8.40
One of the top Italian oi bands, these guys deliver lots of melody, singalong choruses, hot guitars and tons of passion. Members of NIA Punx and We Are Your Punx involved, we're told. 10 songs, fold-out cover, Italian import. (APPLEQUINCE)
FIVE BY NINE
SJR 004-7 7" $4.00
Kickass melodic hardcore straight outta Atlanta; fans of Pennywise and Strung Out will love this, although the sound and vocals might also remind you of early Youth Brigade and The Damned ("Machine Gun Etiquette" era). (SODA JERK)
FIVE DAY WEEK STRAW PEOPLE
"Five Day Week Straw People"
GET 573-1 LP $12.55
Great British psychedelia originally released on the Saga label in 1968. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
FIVE IRON FRENZY
"Miniature Golf Courses"
AM 023-7 7" $4.20
This 8-piece ska band from Denver will put ants in your pants and even if you're not prone towards that kind of itchy-pick-it-up fervor you can sell this to someone who is. Includes a cover of ABBA's "Mama Mia". (ASIAN MAN)
"The Seven Inches of the Apocalypse"
COMPLA 9301-2 CD $11.00
Technohouse sexmuzik by Illusion of Safety founder Dan Burke. Kraftwerkian rhythms interspersed with sound samplings from porno films and real life; double entendres and lustful obsessions. (COMPLACENCY)
VIRUS 187-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 187-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 187-2 CD $10.50
The long-running Southern California heavy rock-punk-psych trio's 3rd album, with comparisons that range from Dead Kennedys to Bad Religion to the Doors, and a definite political message to their madness. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Pop A Wheelie"
DION 750-7 7" $4.35
A fun Sunset Strip band with glam trappings, they say. Limited edition of 1000. (DIONYSUS)
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY
"Down With People"
RAVE 12-1 LP $8.10
RAVE 12-4 cassette $7.00
The 3rd album from one of the fastest, loudest and all around most intense bands in the known universe. Extra tracks on both the cassette and CD. (RAVE RECORDS)
"Bip Bam Boom!"
JAW 022-7 7" $4.25
Two raving, no-holds-barred garage rock-outs from this band of San Francisco lunatics, including members of THE BOBBYTEENS, LOOSE LIPS, and COUNT BACKWURDS. (JUST ADD WATER)
"Wanna Meet the Flakes?"
LIP 006-7 7" $4.25
A new single from these San Francisco major league garage/glam fuck-ups, featuring Rusty "Mr. Suave" Quan (BOBBYTEENS, MUMMIES, PHANTOM SURFERS, DUKES OF HAMBURG, COUNT BACKWURDS, etc.), Greg from LOOSE LIPS, John and Brett from COUNT BACKWURDS, etc. Rock out, dudes! (LIPSTICK)
FLAMENCO A GO GO, THE
"Fully Fed Freaks"
JHC 9601-2 CD $10.40
The US release of this monster girl garage band from Japan features 10 energetic, trashed-out, hooky tunes, plus Robt. Williams style crazed artwork by Rockin Jelly Bean. Pure girl group garage mania! (HOLY COW)
MR 158-1 2xLP $17.40
MR 158-2 CD $11.90
A collection of stuff from the legendary '60s-'70s San Francisco band originally released on Skydog, including the 1973 "Grease" 7", the 1974 "More Grease" 7", a 1977 single produced by Dave Edmunds, and some sessions at Goldstar Studios (used by Phil Spector on some of his greatest hits). Deluxe 220 gram virgin vinyl, super-deluxe gatefold cover, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
MR 188-1 10" $9.60
Their first release, recorded and released by the band on their own Snazz label in 1968, and now expensive collector-nerd fodder. Seven songs cut in one smokin' 7-hour session! This re-issue has all the original artwork, plus the signatures of all 5 band members and 4 different inserts: reproductions of 3 gig posters, plus a large band poster! Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Cantan En Espanol!"
SP 027-7 7" $4.85
Rootsy, rock'n'roll punk with plenty of SONICS, MC5 and MITCH RIDER influences from this band with an Argentinean singer who rips through 3 originals in Spanish. Spanish import. (SAFETY PIN)
"Loose My Soul"
BANG 9-7 7" $4.85
Three songs of high-octane rock'n'roll from Helsinki's rootsy rock screamers. Gold vinyl, full color cover, Spanish import. (BANG)
FLAMING STARS, THE
VIRUS 268-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 268-2 CD $10.50
Nick Cave, Morricone soundtracks, punk Elvis, whiskey, SLADE, outlaw country, and Tom Waits. You know what this is trying to sound like, but it pulls it off in its own way, like a GUN CLUB or LA's contemporary ragged souls THE STARVATIONS. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
FLAMING STARS, THE
"One Lonely Night"/"Days Like This"
VIRUS 267-7 7" $4.00
Two brand new songs from this UK band of sharp-suited garage/country/saloon image conjuring outlaws. Fronted by singer and keyboard player Max Decharne (ex GALLON DRUNK), this can be fittingly described as NICK CAVE meets ELVIS in a whiskey bar. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Where is Wally?"
MISTY 032-7 7" $4.55
Pure, 60's sounding raw garage psych from this Spanish group with obvious influences from The Outsiders, Shadows of Knight and Pretty Things. 4 songs, full color cover, Italian import. (MISTY LANE)
BOH 28-7 7" $4.15
This bit of hard rock/punk dunt must be the one that Jimmy was promising as a Sympathy for Sympathy for the Record Industry one-off. It works! (BAG OF HAMMERS)
BP 9722-2 CD $8.90
These east coast pop punk veterans have emerged with a singalong full length that combines SoCal HC with 50s Rock'n'Roll. As a live unit FLATUS is rumored to be tight, vigorously entertaining, hilarious and horrifying, so what more could you want? This release follows a full-length and a host of 7"s on Round Records. (BLACK PUMPKIN)
FLAVOR CHANNEL, THE
JFR 027.5-2 CD $9.65
The debut album from this band combines the melodicism of The Smoking Popes with hints of The Monochrome Set. Add a little touch of surf, and viola, pure heaven. (JOHANN'S FACE)
FLAVOR CHANNEL, THE
JFR 027.5-2 CD $9.65
The debut album from this band combines the melodicism of The Smoking Popes with hints of The Monochrome Set. Add a little touch of surf, and viola, pure heaven. (JOHANN'S FACE)
MLFLAX 01-2 CD $8.90
Kind of like Eno in his "new wave" period, this band takes rock in a very invigorating new direction, mixing in radio theater, experimental opera and abstact cabaret. Excellent, glistening production and challenging but extremely listenable sounds, this is highly recommended. (MISC. LABELS)
"Ashes of Time"
UP 001-2 CD $10.30
Punk singer/songwriter Chris D. has been doing his FLESHEATERS project for over 20 years, and here's the Y2K installment: still rockin', '70s-style punk with that unique, Los Angeles smog-huffin' taste and Chris's complex, visionary lyrics. (UPSETTER)
FLESHIES / VICTIMS FAMILY
VIRUS 270-7 7" $4.00
Unreleased tracks not featured on either band's new LPs. FLESHIES give us some of their power packed, whirling dervish doomsday rock complete with gratuitous banshee wails on "Gonna Have To Pass." Veterans VICTIMS FAMILY continue to dismantle the universe atom by atom with maestro-like musicianship, obliterating the lines between noise, jazz core, and punk. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Kill the Dreamer's Dream"
VIRUS 264-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 264-2 CD $10.50
The 2nd album from what's arguably the hottest underground punk band in the East Bay, after their now out-of-print debut on the tiny S.P.A.M. label. Yes, they were all in other bands, no, you don't care which ones. Just check this out. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"More Than Skin Deep"
TR 031-1 LP $8.75
This new Fleshtones release needs no description, either your a fan or your not. 60's mush with style. (TELSTAR)
TELSTAR 026-1 LP $8.75
Choice rock'n'roll and r&b nuggets from a band that's been burning the torch for some 20 years. 13 rootsy, searing, pull-no-punches versions of songs first performed by The Animals, Chris Stamey, Tarheel Slim, Dave Davies, Roscoe Gordon, Louis Prima, The Chants, Otis Williams, and more. (TELSTAR)
FLIES AMONG THE MAGGOTS
"The Little Record that Wished It Could"
SFTRI 45-P 2x7" pic disc $12.90
This severely pricey little item has been in the works for 7 years, and involves a story written by Sympathy label magnate Long Gone John and illustrated by Savage Pencil. No music, no sound at all, just the drawings on the discs. Limited edition of 1000! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MT 320-7 7" $4.00
More good old time adrenaline-pumpin' punk, straight out of Spokane. Real heavy guitars over quick drums and fierce, to the point vocals with great harmonies to boot. Four previous releases on Too Many and Trench. (eMpTy RECORDS)
VML 007-1 LP $8.00
Retardo new wave pogo-pop created by 5 sick minds from Chicago. Two chick singers play fuzzy guitar and bouncy bass, plus two keyboards synchopated with toy drum solos. (VML)
"Album - Generic Flipper"
SUB 25-4 cassette $6.80
The groundbreaking, radical first album from 1982's great acid hope of punkdom. Melts in your mind, not in your ear. This is the original, pre-sellout version! (SUBTERRANEAN)
"Some Day"/"Distant Illusion"
SUB 70-7 7" $4.00
One of this world's most controversial bands returned in 1990 after a hiatus of several years and the death of a key member, with two new songs by Bruce Loose, Ted Falconi, Steve DePace and new bassist John Dougherty. Very special packaging in a transparent pouch with four foil stickers and color vinyl. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"This Color is Bittersweet"
COMM 33-1 LP $8.70
COMM 33-2 CD $10.70
An acoustic album from two people who used to call themselves Ford: Michele Fialer and Jeanne McKinney. Olympia style loser rock. (COMMUNION)
"Once Upon a Time in a Quazar"
OBUH 19-7 7" $4.55
Members of SUBARACHNOID SPACE and a friend head for deep space with these two rich, tasty guitar/bass/synth pieces. Beautifully packaged in hand-made, textured and embossed paper sleeves in a numbered edition of 333 copies. Polish import. (OBUH)
"Flesh Sparks to the Beat"
VISION 29-1 12" EP $7.25
Kinda like a funky Captain Beefheart with a hyperspeed beatbox, this Swiss outfit lurches, howls, grinds and growls its way into your intestines. 4 songs. (VISION)
"One and a Half"
VISION 17-1 2xLP $8.40
Their second album; sharp guitars on heavy Motor City beats. Includes a bonus 12" EP of remixes. (VISION)
"Clumps Takes a Ride"
WORD 4-1 LP $7.90
WORD 4-4 cassette $7.10
WORD 4-2 CD $11.60
A NYC band with roots in the Europrog of Can & Faust as well as Brit artpunk of Wire & Swell Maps. (SEE EYE)
"Down to Earth with the Flying Machine"
GET 555-1 2xLP $17.40
Originally released in 1970 on the Pye label, this UK studio pop band featured songwriters Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stevens, as well as vocalist Tony Newman. This re-release has 10 bonus tracks, and is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
FLYING SAUCER ATTACK
VHF 14-2 CD $10.70
The 2nd album by this group of UK noisemongers is actually a collection of singles and previously unreleased tracks. As always, waves of overwhelming distortion and fuzz are scupted into catchy melodies, dreamy and powerful at the same time. (VHF)
FLYING SAUCER ATTACK / ROY MONTGOMERY
VHF 26-1 LP $8.70
VHF 26-2 CD $8.90
Two FSA tunes, an angry and obsessive collage, and a lengthy and lovely sonata for guitar and sampler, sandwich a collaboration between the UK dronemeisters and New Zealand wizard Roy Montgomery. (VHF)
STAAL K7Q-4 cassette $7.00
A live recording of FNTC's famous 3-dimensional "hear-play". During this performance, the audience was blindfolded and stretched out on couches; the sound came from all sides. "Opera" has been broadcast in Canada, the USA, Australia, Germany and Holland. 60 minute cassette in a pouch. (STAALTAPE)
MLFOIL 01-2 CD $15.65
Electronic music ranging from beat-oriented to fairly abstract, from this new Melbourne group. Australian import. (MISC. LABELS)
FOLK IMPLOSION, THE
"Palm of My Hand"/"Mood Swing"
COMM 39-7 7" $4.00
COMM 39-2 CD5 $7.45
Two new songs by Lou "Sebadoh" Barlow and John "In a Band with Lou "Sebadoh" Barlow" Davis on the 7-inch, with a slightly rockier and less folksier feel. The CD also includes the "Electric Idiot" 7-inch from 1994, with three "tradtional" songs and two of the "experimental" ilk. (COMMUNION)
FOLK IMPLOSION, THE
"Take a Look Inside..."
COMM 32-1 MLP $8.70
COMM 32-2 CD $8.90
Lou Barlow & John Davis of Sebadoh do 6 songs in John's bedroom. No, it ain't folk, and no, it doesn't sound like 2 guys in a bedroom. Let's call it quirky rock with a sweet streak. (COMMUNION)
ARCD 28-2 CD $18.40
Goofy, whimsical (and very tuneful) weird-pop featuring M. Ohno of Solmania on his specially-modified guitar. Kind of like a more relaxed, less didactic early Devo. These guys are having fun & aren't afraid to let us know about it. (ALCHEMY)
"Six of My Favorite Turds"
SA 20-7 3x7" $9.85
Imagine a Hasil Adkins type character who's under the sway of Beefheart and AC/DC rather than Elvis. A crazed and personal peek at someone definitely more fucked up than you. Boxed set. (STOMACH ACHE)
FOR LOVE NOT LISA
THEOL 11-7 7" $3.85
Energetic, loud & rockin' stuff with a heavy guitar sound and hoarse vocals, lyrical and powerful at the same time. (THEOLOGIAN)
FORCA MACABRA / ARMAGEDOM
SW 26-1 LP $8.25
SW 26-2 CD $9.35
Five never-before-heard deathcore slabs-o-gore dug up from the rotting corpse of Brazil's famed ARMAGEDOM, plus 8 blazing hardcore monster tracks from Finland's FORCA MACABRA. (SIX WEEKS)
"Deus Ex Machina"
KK 49-1 LP $9.50
KK 049-2 CD $10.85
The 2nd album from Belgium's premiere new beat group known for their tough female vocals. The sneering, growling Amazon is still there, and the music this time out is more majestic and prettier (but still deadly at close range) for a cooler, sophisticated ambience. Joseph Campbell is sampled on one of the more introspective songs. (KK RECORDS)
WEDGE 8-7 7" $3.70
Fast, furious and sharply angst-driven, this Northern California band is deadly serious, except maybe when it comes to the cover art. Picture a cross between Darth Vader and G.I. Joe, in full color on a starry background. Lovely diarrhea-colored vinyl, too. (WEDGE)
"I Don't Like You Either"
SMC 46723-1 10" $8.40
SMC 46723-2 CD $10.10
You want hardcore?! 12 tracks of straight up punk rock produced by the renowned Andy Ernst (AFI, SCREW 32, SWINGIN' UTTERS). Eye-catching cover featuring none other than Greedo from STAR WARS! May you be with THE FORCE when their full length debut strikes. (SPIDER CLUB)
VC 45-2 CD $9.00
D.C hardcore sensibilities with influences from Article of Faith and Embrace with a solid rock backbone of bands like Zeppelin and the Who. Includes former members of Pitchfork, Amenity and Statement. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 15-7 7" $3.80
4 songs. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"13 Years of Forced Reality"
OUT 009-2 CD $8.65
Ten songs from 1986-1999 by this well-known East Coast oi band, capturing all their fury and power. Two previously unreleased studio tracks plus 8 recorded live at WMBR in Cambridge, including a cover of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried." (OUTSIDER)
JACK 11-7 7" $4.00
Four San Francisco girls make an intensely noisy rolling rock, jittery and angry. (BLACKJACK)
SFTRI 204-7 7" $4.00
SF based chicks with an ear on the East coast sounds. Brutal, guitar-driven Iggy children. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
WRONG 15-2 CD $9.00
A sometime performer with Canadian acts as diverse as D.O.A., Showbusiness Giants, Roots Roundup, the Tonics, Jr. Gone Wild and Tankhog, Ford plays all the instruments on his debut solo album, in styles as wildly varying as the groups he's played with. (WRONG RECORDS)
"Into the Squared Circle"
FOROB 01-1 LP $7.25
A bunch of songs about wrestling? Yep. Who the hell is Lou Albano, anyway? The music sounds like prehistoric Blondie with male vocals. (MISC. LABELS)
"Not Too Cool"
DINOFTV 6176-2 CD $9.80
This western Massachusetts band regurgitated big slimy chunks of junk culture (especially pro wrestling) 1979-81, doing periodic "reunions" for a few years after, and released a 7", an LP, and had a track on the "Wrestling Rocks" comp. Here they are again, 24 songs worth, plus a 16-page booklet with band reminiscences, photos, posters and more. (DINO)
BONER 9002-1 LP $8.70
BONER 9002-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 9002-2 CD $10.70
Denver's latest word in deca-dance, from one ex-Warlock Pincher and one ex hibitionist. Hard-edged industrial discotortion. (BONER RECORDS)
BA 1120-2 CD $10.80
Another late 70's Canadian punk band that's quickly gaining status in the history-of-punk-camp. Known for turning heads with their obnoxious wit and behavior, song titles include "Third Homosexual Murder", "Nazi's", and "Elvis is Dead". This CD is made up of unreleased demo's and a raw live set culled from private tapes of former lead guitarist Al McCombo. Dig it. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
ROUND 2-7 7" $4.35
4 songs of gritty, hi-powered, anthemic hardcore with a biting political bent. Big, booming sound, unrelenting vocal diatribes, bright pink marbled vinyl. (TKO)
"Keep the Corpses Quiet"
TKOROUND 49-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 49-2 CD $10.35
Their 2nd album of GBH meets THE PARTISANS streetpunk anthems, following up their 1998 debut full-length and a bunch of singles and compilation tracks. (TKO)
"Veni Vidi Vici"
TKOROUND 12-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 12-2 CD $10.35
Another excellent, rockin' album from the exploding street punk scene! Picking up where they left off with the "Class Separation" 7", with more great, super-punchy punk rock in the '82 UK style mixed with their own tuff take on '90s working class street punk and oi. (TKO)
"We're Alright"/"The Freedom"
ABUSIVE 001-7 7" pic disc $5.70
Two exclusive songs recorded in July 1998 from a great, kick-ass street punk outfit, on a cool full color picture disc in a heavy clear vinyl sleeve. (ABUSIVE)
OT 005-2 CD $10.10
Here's one in the growing movement of cross-cultural, cross-genre musical experiments. Multi-ethnic jazz, ambient and folk elements blend under the skillful manipulations of a master musician. (MISC. LABELS)
FORTUNE & MALTESE
HLP 103-1 LP $8.40
HCD 103-2 CD $9.50
This Michigan combo features spot-on '60s-sounding frat rock, sparkling Beach Boys-like harmonies, Farfisa, sax and brass-laced instrumental work, early Stones-type lead vocals and sweaty R&B, all rolled into one hell of a record. For some people "Hang on Sloopy" is just a song, for others it is a way of life. (HILLSDALE)
FORTUNE & THE PHABULOUS PALLBEARERS
"Sonic Sounds from Seattle"
ID 0745102-7 7" $4.35
The explosive finale of this very fine mid-'60s-style frat/pop group, with four songs recorded in pure vintage analog. (DIONYSUS)
"Foul Ball for Foul Men"
CH 11-2 CD5 $12.45
Catchy, occasionally anthemic melodic punk power trio from Tokyo. 6 songs, Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
CFCD 1-2 CD $10.70
Electro-noise, processed sounds, acoustic sounds and other sound experiments, mostly composed and structured in a way that uses the best of the Euro-ambient-industrial, new music and noise genres. (COMMERCIAL FAILURE)
FOUR PIECE SUIT
"Ready to Where?"
OM 2006-2 CD $10.10
Boston's esteemed ambassadors to Cocktail Nation, who know how to take swank and make it crank! All-instro sax'n'guitar spy-fi, bomp and lounge spectaculars by Mancini, Barry and Gold, plus plenty of swingin' originals, both turned up high for maximum dancefloor sweat factor and laid out nice an' smooth for finger-snappin' cool. (OCEAN)
FOUR WALLS FALLING
JT 1001-2 CD $10.20
Straightforward hardcore with an innovative lyrical twist from Richmond VA. (JADE TREE)
DION 1211-2 CD $10.80
Their 3rd album of energetic and melodic neo-60's rockers. The CD has 5 extra tracks. (DIONYSUS)
FOX FORCE 5
"If It Feels Good, Do It"
OMD 016-7 7" $4.55
Three of the rowdier songs from their LP, plus one just unspeakably cool beat/spy/jazz swinger, "Pocadot Top Girl," that's exclusive to this 7". German import. (ONE MILLION DOLLAR)
FOX FORCE 5
"White, Middle Class, Suburban, Heterosexual Mods, and We are Bored"
OMD 018-1 LP $9.65
Hey, this has gotta be some of the swankiest '60s-inspired, '90s-brewed garage mod/beat on the planet! Too cool for mere words, this German band throws just about everything into the soup, including a silly disco parody, singing one song in German-accented Spanish, and other atrocities. And just when you think they can't throw another groovy hook into a song, they do! German import. (ONE MILLION DOLLAR)
AMPOP 206-2 CD $9.65
This Dallas duo gets compared to PAVEMENT, GUIDED BY VOICES and VELVET UNDERGROUND. Their first CD after a self-released 7" that caused quite a buzz. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
AMPOP 208-2 CD $10.15
The 2nd album from this Dallas duo, with 12 slightly skewed indie underground pop gems that simultaneously recall THE BEACH BOYS, BIG STAR (check the title), THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, and SEBADOH. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
"A New Host of Torment"
CALOD 02-1 CD $6.00
Crushing East Bay drunk punk rock. These guys take an '80s hardcore thing inspired by THE DEAD KENNEDYS and THE MISFITS, and then mix an awesome Mystic Records "Nardcore" sound with it; 11 songs that are not only rough and powerful, but also blazing fast and fun. Fun the way smashing a car window is fun. (CALENDAR OF DEATH)
"Always Drunk and Incapable of Love"
CALOD 01-2 CD $6.00
Violence against music! 13 raw songs reminiscent of THE WHITE OUTS or ECONOTHUGS. This is 40 oz.-fueled hardcore punk rock with some speed, and a great distorto guitar and low gut vocal sound, powerful drumming, and classic guitar lines snaking on top of the chaos. (CALENDAR OF DEATH)
DSCAP 002-7 7" $2.80
4 more songs of destruction. Singer Joe is in MISFITS tribute band PLAN 9. Take that for what it's worth, but remember "Earth A.D."-era MISFITS. (DEAD SEA CAPTAIN)
"Grisly Lobby Display"
IND 041-2 CD $10.10
Sometimes furious, sometimes soaringly emotional jazzpunk made by 2 girls & a guy from Victoria, BC. Astonishingly intricate playing and songwriting puts these folks right up at the top of the genre. Canadian import. (INCENTIVE)
FRANCESCO DE MASI
"Lone Wolf McQuade"
CDCR 26-2 CD $11.60
Dramatically blending traditional and contemporary, De Masi brings classic spaghetti western themes to this modern-setting action thriller which starred Chuck Norris, David Carradine and Barbara Carrera. Italian import. (BEAT)
FRANCESCO DE MASI
"Ringo: Il Cavaliere Solitario"
CDCR 32-2 CD $11.60
Regal marches, sweeping string crescendos, twangy guitar melodies, and of course the ubiquitous and tasty harmonica solos of Franco De Gemini. Also included are Gian Piero Reverberi's score for "Una Colt in Pugno al Diavolo," and Bruno Nicolai's score for "L'Ultimo Mercenario." Italian import. (BEAT)
FRANCESCO DE MASI
CDCR 22-2 CD $11.60
Spaghetti western soundtracks as cool as they come. The dramatic flair, wordless choirs, lone-prairie guitar and harmonica, castanets and other Tex Mex-isms, and memorable themes feature a few vocal numbers as well as ultra-hip band-plus-orchestra production. Included are 3 films: "Vado...L'Ammazzo e Torno," "Sartana non Perdona," and "Ammazzali Tutti e Torna Solo (Kill Them All and Come Back Alone)." There are also some themes for "Ben & Charlie" which were never used in the final film version. Italian import. (BEAT)
"Modern Music for Dancing Lovers"
SD 003-2 CD $9.10
Debut full-length from this Portland band chucks a diverse collection of ska styles into their musical arena. From the opening swing style number to tracks influenced by surf, soul, rock-steady and traditional ska, this album will keep the kids dancing. Powerful femme fatale vocalist, tight as a dime horn section, interesting recording ranging from slick production to vintage 50s two-track. (SIMMER DOWN)
"Untitled Music for Geography"
SEDCD 024-2 CD $10.85
New 46-minute CD of austere and intense sonix created for the new RALPH LEMON dance work. Beautifully mysterious electronic music composed and recorded in spring, 1997 by this well-known Spanish experimental master. Elegant slimline packaging. (SEDIMENTAL)
TOC 951-2 CD $17.20
New work by this Spanish composer which is VERY subtle, quiet and minimal. German import. (TRENTE OISEAUX)
"Le Disque Bruitiste"
RRR 097-1 LP $9.90
An impressive variety of sound collages, subtle electronics and harsh noise. Limited edition of only 200 (or so they claim), minimal packaging. (RRR)
MLFGXT 01-4 cassette $6.45
Long, trancy, hallucinogenic mixes very similar to Sheffield's Warp/OuterRhythm (LFO, Nightmares on Wax, etc.) ambient-techno or 808 State's panoramic house. Loaded with samples and an almost gamelan-type percussion for strange, floating excursions into virtual-reality (smart-drugs not required). (MISC. LABELS)
FRANK MY UNCLE'S BAND
PR 5-7 7" $4.00
Raunchy, rude, tongue-in-cheek and very politically incorrect Stooges influenced punk with a singer who just can't seem to shut up about his sex fantasies. (PELADO)
VAC 014-2 CD $10.70
FRANK PAHL has for years been one of the wackiest and most creative artists working in the Detroit area, though his inimitable brand of DIY avant country, lo-fi classical music, heartfelt singsmithery, and general what-the fuck-ness has remained staunchly underground. This CD's 17 tracks epitomize the sad-but-funny sound that is his alone. Features a slew of collaborators including EUGENE CHADBOURNE, Pahl's long-running band ONLY A MOTHER, IMMIGRANT SUNS, SHAKING RAY ELVIS, JESSICA LURIE and others. Nice digipak with complete info and lyrics inside. (VACCINATION)
"The Cowboy Disciple"
PRIV8 1-2 CD $11.30
Ralphy wierdness, more on the fathomable side, from the guy behind Only A Mother. 67 min (PRIVATE STUDIOS)
"For the Love of Jesus, Chapter Three"
SFTRI 528-7 7" $4.00
Chapter Three in the For the Love Of Jesus series (with Fat Possum Records), this is raw, emotional, way down and dirty blues from Louisiana's backwoods Juke Joints. Limited edition of 1000. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
FRANK WRIGHT TRIO
"Frank Wright Trio"
GET 1035-1 LP $12.55
With HENRY GRIMES and TOM PRICE, the Reverend blows with an intense preaching sound picked up via ALBERT AYLER, who had originally persuaded him to abandon the double bass for saxophone. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"How is Your Bird?"
GET 525-1 10" $9.60
Contains Zappa's earliest works (such as the title track), that went on to be some of his classics, demonstrating his strong collaboration with producer Paul Buff, who also worked with THE SURFARIS and RENE & RAY. An extraordinary opportunity to experience the king of weirdness in his earliest period. Very cool pop-art cover, and pressed in orange vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Forty Hour Sea"
CM 003-2 CD5 $7.75
Powerful, kick-ass, atmospheric and mind-warping all at once, these folks have been compared to early Pixies meets the Gun Club played at half speed. Crazy, reverb-laden guitars, awesome Hazel-esque harmonies, and sunstroked, ultra-real lyrics just start to describe this Florida band. Too cool. (CASH MONKEY)
"Eve of the Dead Boys"
HELL 37-1 10" $8.10
HELL 37-2 CD $6.70
Three songs recorded in 1975 in Cleveland by the band that soon became the legendary Dead Boys. Although the same songs were re-recorded for the Dead Boys' Sire Records release, these versions are a little more in the Alice Cooper vein, but much more threatening. (HELL YEAH)
WEDGE 6-7 7" $3.70
Their 2nd release is just as speedy as the first, with plenty of buzzsaw guitar and snotty vocals. One of the 4 songs dips into skapunk territory, but the y all rock just fine. (WEDGE)
"She's a Drag"
WEDGE 4-7 7" $3.70
Not a bad name for a kinda-silly, coffee-addicted pop-punk band. Four speedy, upbeat tunes, including a ska-flavored ode to their favorite hot beverage. This'll make you smile. (WEDGE)
OILBFB 01-7 7" $4.00
Two girls and a guy from Danbury make an intense rockin' noise somewhere between early Sonic Youth and early Flipper. (OIL BURNER)
MLFBST 01-7 7" $3.35
Two girls & a guy from Danbury make an intense rockin' noise somewhere between Sonic Youth and the original Flipper. (MISC. LABELS)
"Freakout Song"/"When Is the Cow Going to Eat Your Yellow Shirt, Annika?"
SMILIN 2-7 7" $3.65
"Regressive Music for Mind and Body"
MLFARM 05-1 LP $7.25
An eclectic convergence of electric guitar, found objects, cello, sampled voice and toy pianos extracted from live improvised performances. They have been called a cross between Pere Ubu, Throbbing Gristle and The Velvet Underground. (MISC. LABELS)
FRED FRITH and RENE LUSSIER
VICTO 01-2 CD $12.45
Lighthearted, passionate, yet masterful musical romps with help from Chris Cutler, Tenko Ueno, Genevieve Letarte, and Christoph Anders. A record you won't easily forget. (VICTO)
FRED FRITH and TIM HODGKINSON
MEGAP 2-2 CD $11.60
Excerpts from several duet concerts by reedist Hodgkinson and famed guitarist Frith. (MEGAPHONE)
"From the One that Cut You"
SHIMMY 21-4 cassette $7.10
Fred's a way cool hepcat from the twilight zone, daddy-o. This is his 2nd album of 30's, 40's and 50's popular music seen thru a fun house mirror. The CD and cassette includes entire "Car Radio Jerome" LP. (SHIMMY DISC)
"The People United Will Never be Defeated"
ALCD 19-2 CD $18.00
Thirty six solo piano variations on the the famous theme song of the Chilean anti-fascist resistance, "El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido." Yuji Takahashi, piano. Japanese import. (ALM RECORDS)
"The Piano Music"
OO 16-2 CD $11.60
Pianist Anthony de Mare presents four works spanning 15 years of Rzewski's piano writing, including "Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues" and the recent "De Profundis." (O.O. DISCS)
"Theory of Motion"
POGUS CP1-2 CD $10.10
The cellist and composer directs a shifting ensemble (including Anthony Braxton and William Winant) in a live digital recording of ten compositions that fall somewhere between avant classical and avant jazz. (POGUS PRODUCTIONS)
"Oh Bondage Up Yours"
SFTRI 256-P 7" pic disc $5.00
Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore) and Yoshimi (Boredoms) get raw, shrill and extreme with their version of the X Ray Spex classic. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
FREE MUSIC QUINTET
"Free Music One and Two"
ESP 1083-2 CD $11.90
Dutch free improviser Pierre Courbois led this group for this 1968 release after previous work with John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Kenny Clarke and Bud Powell. His own all-Dutch group plays expertly, energetically and totally freely here. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with liner notes and photos. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
WI 02-2 CD $14.00
The opening spiky surgical beats become subsumed in an almost surreal dreamscape, as this 70 minute CD from the London West End Ambient Soho emporium unwinds. UK import. (WORM INTERFACE)
"11/2/96, Fireside Bowl, Chicago"
VML 075-7 7" $3.85
Six songs ranging from sentimental melodic punk to harsh and furious hardcore that sounds like it's self-destructing right before your very ears. Meaty guitar, heavy drums, hearty group vocals and a pinch of ska, recorded live. (VML)
"One False Move"
DSR 78-2 CD $9.65
One of Boston's cornerstones of hardcore, THE FREEZE commemorate their 20th year as a band. One of the best FREEZE albums since "Rabid Reaction," as well as an original cover from the legendarily ghoulish artist Edward Gorey. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 62-2 CD $9.65
A collection of hard-to-get stuff from 1981-96 from one of those legendary hardcore bands that just keeps rolling along. 27 songs here, taken from old singles, the "This is Boston Not L.A." comp, different versions of classic songs from their "Rabid Reaction" and "Land of the Lost" LPs, as well as 4 unreleased songs. (DR. STRANGE)
"Bumps & Grinds"
ID 123340-1 LP $9.10
ID 123340-2 CD $10.80
Subversive Cocktail Nation lounge from San Francisco blends influences from Peggy Lee, jump blues, Rain Dogs-era Tom Waits, jazz and more. (DIONYSUS)
ID 123350-1 LP $9.10
ID 123350-2 CD $10.80
Frenchy delivers a stunning follow-up to their smash debut "Bumps and Grinds" with this one. Remember East Bay Ray from the Dead Kennedy's? His Trademark guitar sound is all over this along with a mix of marimba, clarinet, string bass, traps, and female vocals. A must have for all the lounge lizards. (DIONYSUS)
VMFM 24-7 7" $4.00
Three guys from Ohio who once had real lives fritter it all away on shoddy, lo fi instrumental stuff. (VERMIFORM)
FRESHLY WRAPPED CANDIES
"I Like You"
RALPH 8954-1 LP $7.60
RALPH 8954-2 CD $10.40
For those who miss what Renaldo & the Loaf used to give, welcome back to quirky listening! And for fans of their self-produced LP "Dark Side of the White Christmas Thriller", here's a second helping of their unique sound. This bounces around between eerie, strangely dark, loopy, and whimsical, but always fun. Cannot be too highly recommended! 7 extra songs on the CD. (RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
"Blurred in Six"
ALLIED 39-1 LP $8.10
ALLIED 39-2 CD $8.90
This 3-piece from Downer's Grove laminates their quirky, off-kilter punk with pseudo-emo overtones, rather DC-style. Previous appearances on several singles and compilations. Six bonus tracks on the CD! (ALLIED)
EERIE 11-2 CD $10.10
Seven folks from Richmond VA create unclassifiable songs tinged with pop, country, swing and operatic influences, with instruments ranging from violin and trumpet to banjo and electric rake. Two previous singles and countless compilation appearances. (EERIE MATERIALS)
"The Portable Friendly"
EERIE FRIEND-7 7" + cassette $7.25
Making groovy, funky, low-fi pop that gets compared to Sebadoh, Thinking Fellers or Bongwater, this Richmond VA combo includes members of Eeyore Ass Guzzler, and uses trumpet, glockenspiel, banjo, chord organ, clarinet, violin, power tools, and household appliances on these 8 songs. Packed in handmade, elaborately hand decorated cardboard folders; no two alike! (MISC. LABELS)
"Bad Word for a Good Thing"
TR 9-7 7" $4.00
Bad-girl rock & roll, 60's garage pychedelic style, with plenty of twang & echo to go around. (TELSTAR)
"Mama Look At Me Now"
SFTRI 272-1 10" $7.25
This totally rockin' gang o' New Jersey girlz specialize in over the top 60's-oid garage stomp, and on this slab tackle the gamut from heart-wrenching swoon to crotch-stomp mayhem. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Cat Farm Faboo"
SUB 46-1 LP $7.80
The infamous first album, showing the band at its rowdiest and raunchiest; wild women that rock as hard as you can get. Funny, funky, furious and Flipperesque. Produced by Snakefinger. (SUBTERRANEAN)
BONER 19-1 12" EP $7.55
BONER 19-4 cassette $5.90
BONER 19-2 CD $9.65
I am woman, hear me rock. Long-time members Deanna and Rebecca are joined by Sister Double Happiness' Lynn Perko for 6 tracks of fuzzed-out wildness. Incredibly genius-like production by Redd Kross' Jeff and Steve McDonald. First 1000 on green vinyl. (BONER RECORDS)
ADELINE 018-1 MLP $7.35
ADELINE 018-2 CD $7.85
Jesse Luscious, Mike Sexxx and Zach Attack from THE CRIMINALS, plus Hunter from AFI team up on some good ole East Bay style punk. Eight raging new songs. (ADELINE)
FRODE GJERSTAD AND NICK STEPHENS
"North Atlantic Drift"
FALC 0024-2 CD $10.70
Norwegian saxophonist Gjerstad and British bassist Stephens recorded these 7 improvisations in Norway in the spring of 1997, inspired by their daily walks along the fjords or through the woods, and the music is appropriately expressive of the environment. (FALCATA-GALIA)
FRODE GJERSTAD TRIO
FALC 0007-2 CD $10.70
The first release by a new Norwegian improvisational group, led by veteran multi-instrumentalist Gjerstad, with Oyvind Stresund on bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums. A series of 13 pieces, this is moody but very energetic stuff. (FALCATA-GALIA)
SUBTERFUGE 71-1 LP $9.30
SUBTERFUGE 71-2 CD $10.00
Energetic, melodic punk, thrashy punk and emo-core, all sung in English. The "Boy with green hair" from the old movie is on the cover, and a complete lyric sheet is inside. Spanish import. (SUBTERFUGE)
"From the Pond"
AK 106-1 LP+7" $17.25
This great but obscure Nebraska band had a strong English-progressive attitude with a keyboard-oriented sound a la EMERSON LAKE & PALMER. Produced by David Sandler, who also worked with Brian Wilson. This re release has the original, self-released 10 track LP from 1973, plus their 1972 7" featuring "Nothin' Here For Me" and "Movin' On." 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
FRONT PAGE REVIEW
AK 135-1 LP $17.25
AK 135-2 CD $13.00
Soft, wiggy, but certainly not poppy psychedelia recorded in 1968 by this Boston band, featuring lots of Farfisa, guitar effects, the production of ULTIMATE SPINACH producer Alan Lorber, and fronted by the same Steve Cataldo who formed seminal Boston punk/new wave band THE NERVOUS EATERS in the mid-'70s. Deluxe 4-panel, heavy board folder. Italian import. (AKARMA)
HUMPIEFR 01-2 CD $8.90
Using only guitar feedback, this quartet has created a softly pulsing, constantly changing velvet curtain of sound, where noise and tone blend in a dark, smoky, atmospheric ambience. Packed in a heavy cardboard, letterpress printed folder. Each is numbered. (HUMBOLDT PIE)
"Live at the Grande Ballroom"
VANGUARD 6553-1 2xLP $25.60
VANGUARD 6553-2 CD $13.00
A previously unreleased 1968 Detroit show by this devastating '60s hard rock band, featuring duelling guitars and a great rhythm section. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
"Rock and Roll Music"
VANGUARD 6541-1 LP $17.25
A mixture of studio material and live tracks (recorded at Detroit's Grande Ballroom), their 2nd album was first released in 1969. Considered the band's best, this album strongly foreshadowed guitarist Dick Wagner's later work with LOU REED and ALICE COOPER. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
MENLO 7007-7 7" $4.35
Nasty lo-fi, lo-IQ blues squall and noise for the truly retarded. These wonder dudes are supposedly buddies with Harry Pussy. Does it show? (MENLO PARK)
MPK 7012-2 CD $9.80
Brain-damaged rock and roll dementia that sounds like some old worn out STOOGES or LINK WRAY single played at earsplitting volume on a broken boombox. Savage, confrontational, awesome. Recorded in part by HARRY PUSSY's Bill Orcutt. Killer eyecatching digipak. "...Ten pink hearts of ephedrine and I don't give a fuck if the restroom's clean..." (MENLO PARK)
"Anna Marina"/"Moanin' the Blues"
PBR 001-7 7" $4.35
A fuzz-loaded whirlwind of garage psychedelia, featuring Mike DeLeon from Drunks With Guns. Belgian import. (PITSBULL)
"Bored in the USA"
ADELINE 005-1 10" $7.35
ADELINE 005-2 CD $8.15
A twisting trip through the dusty trail of punk rock'n'roll, prodded along by the punchy bass lines of GREEN DAY bassist Mike Dirnt. (ADELINE)
MR 157/8-1 10" $8.55
Currently obliterating any and all opposition in the arena of stoner rock. Here's what's going on: the 10" has four tracks, and the CD has everything from this 10", the 3 tracks from the out of print "Godzilla" 10" and a bonus CD track. All tracks are exclusive to Man's Ruin. (MAN'S RUIN)
"Return to Earth 91-93"
ELS 014-1 LP $9.50
ELS 014-2 CD $11.30
Vintage stoner heaviness collected from their early 7" releases, remixed and remastered. Full color reproductions of the original artwork. (ELASTIC)
REC 2006-2 CD $11.90
A collection of singles, outtakes, alternate versions, compilation cuts, previously unreleased material and more from this Bay Area band. 24 audio tracks plus 2 video clips. (HOMESLEEP)
LIE 005-7 7" $4.15
Heavy psychedelic guitar riffs, wailing fiddle, deep-voiced crooning and wacky, psycho words about stuff like the Kennedy assasination and a south of-the-border nightmare. One-sided transparent vinyl, with silkscreened JFK with a gun to his head on the other side. This is one hell of a record! (NO LIE)
"Lifestyles of the Drugged and Homeless"
LIE 007-2 CD $9.15
Take a big, heavy sound, add highly unlikely but hooky pop melodies, and stir well in the Texas heat until sunstroke sets in and the words get kinda goofy. (NO LIE)
FUCK ON THE BEACH
SAH 57-1 LP $8.70
SAH 57-2 CD $11.30
The 2nd album from Tokyo's steamroller power-violence crew. Bombastic thrash attacks with a homage to the classic '80s Japanese hardcore of GAUZE, LIP CREAM and OUTO. (SLAP A HAM)
FUCK ON THE BEACH
"Fastcore on the Beach"
SLAP 42-7 7" $4.25
Three Japanese thrashers clock in with 14 songs in 7 minutes on their debut disc. Hi-speed Far East fastcore! (SLAP A HAM)
FUCK ON THE BEACH
"Power Violence Forever"
SLAP 51-2 CD $10.70
The roaring, brutal debut full-length by this powerhouse Tokyo trio, following up their 1999 7". (SLAP A HAM)
SW 20-2 CD $9.35
A re-release on CD of the 1998 LP by this bulldozing San Francisco crust core behemoth. Only 1000 were pressed, and the band soon broke up to form ARTIMUS PYLE and WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? (SIX WEEKS)
LOW 003-7 7" $4.25
Guitar/bass/drums/vocals done like these 4 guys just decided to get together & bash the piss out of their instruments. Noise & chaos for the sake of noise & chaos. (LOWELL)
OSTIN 01-2 CD $11.00
This German band might remind you of SKULLFLOWER in some ways, though their overwhelming noise-rock tsunamis are more atmospheric in tone, almost lighter than air. Very nice 16 page booklet with each page illustrating a song with striking imagery. German import. (OSTINATO)
SKIP 84-2 CD $9.00
This collects the tracks from the self-titled album, two 7"s, and a few compilation cuts by these Bay Area emo pioneers. Previously released on Allied. (BROKEN)
"Monuments to Excess"
ALLIED 47-2 CD $8.90
This collects the entire recording output of this Bay Area emo-core outfit that broke up when their former label (Rough Trade) bit the big one a few years back. Ain't the music biz wonderful? (ALLIED)
AKARMA 035-1 2xLP $33.00
All the tracks from their first album on Folkways, "The Village Fugs," plus previously unreleased studio tracks from those sessions, and a full side of live material from 1965, including the Bridge Theater show where the band dumps a bowl of spaghetti on Andy Warhol's head! 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
FUJIEDA SATO MEEHAN
"Improvisations 07 October 1994"
TRUSTFSM 01-2 CD $13.65
The one-off trio of Mamoru Fujieda (computer), Michihiro Sato (tsugaru shamisen) and Sean Meehan (drums) recorded these five improvisations live in a Tokyo recording studio, remarkably blending free jazz, high technology and traditional Japanese music. The balance shifts from one to the other as the five pieces, all on the quiet, understated side, progress. Packaged in an all-black cardstock letterpress folio, with a stamped, stainless steel nameplate fastened by rivets to the cover. Limited edition of 500. (TRUST)
"(Figure 14) Sitting Stance"
ALLIED 72-7 7" $4.00
Raw punk by four girls (Carmen White, Cathy Ellis, Rhonda Simmonds, Karin Gembus); a mini-book they wrote plus two songs stuffed with ideas and ways to start the revolution. (ALLIED)
FULL TIME MEN / THE MASTER PLAN, THE
"The Fabulous Sounds of Coney Island"
BRS 005-7 7" $4.35
THE FULL TIME MEN is really Keith Streng, Ken Fox and Bill Milhizer from the FLESHTONES, and THE MASTER PLAN is the same guys joined by ANDY SHERNOFF, mastermind of the legendary DICTATORS. Together these New York rock'n'roll veterans do 4 songs in tribute to the Coney Island boardwalk! (BLOOD RED)
"Knock Out the Axis"
MT 173-1 LP $8.85
MT 173-2 CD $9.65
Snotty, heavy, loud punk from Spokane, with a singer that sounds like he's in serious pain. Comparisons range from the Stooges to the Derelicts to Mudhoney. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Self-Appointed Guardian of the Machine"
MT 319-1 LP $8.85
MT 319-2 CD $9.65
This veteran Spokane band pumps out snotty, energetic, heavy, loud punk in the Northwest tradition, full of beer-soaked energy with snarling vocals, fast-paced guitar riffs and solid rhythms. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Spine Tingling Excitement"
MT 308-7 7" $4.00
Spokane's bad boys toss up 4 chunks of their driving, melodic punk in a Supersuckers vein, with lyrics of depression, shit jobs, muscle cars, rocker chicks and cigarettes. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Tossin' Plates & Forks"
MT 208-7 7" $4.00
Spokane band that favors drunken debauchery and bird calls with their shows. Raw, hard & fast punk. 4 songs. (eMpTy RECORDS)
RECESS 20-2 CD $9.40
Rollicking, stripped down, powerful, punch-in-the-gut punk from LA in a kind of early 80's mode. Great slammin' material! (RECESS)
"Ways to Enjoy Life"
MT 119-7 7" $4.00
"Party Political Bullshit"
PC 05-1 LP $10.30
PC 05-2 CD $10.80
The US debut release by one of Europe's fathers of street punk, active since 1985. These Belgian yobbos have released several albums in Europe, as well as touring with bands like UK SUBS, GBH, THE EXPLOITED, and COCK SPARRER. 16 tracks of pure pogo punk energy guaranteed to have you bouncing off the walls! (PUNK CORE)
HR 616-1 LP $8.45
HR 616-4 cassette $7.70
HR 616-2 CD $10.30
Plenty of raw energy and catchy tunes from this Amsterdam melodic hardcore outfit. This is their 2nd US album (and 4th worldwide). (HOPELESS RECORDS)
HR 606-1 LP $8.45
HR 606-4 cassette $7.70
HR 606-2 CD $10.30
Catchy, melodic punk from Holland with the driving guitar style of Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys-like vocals, plus the hooks and heart of Green Day. This veteran band has had several releases on various Dutch and German labels, and have toured extensively throughout Europe. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
"What is It?"
HR 6051-7 7" $4.00
Happy-core melodic punk rock from Holland. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
"Overdrive Cloudy Skyes Complete"
ZIKSBB 3-2 CD $12.45
Heavy-duty Japanese grunge, kind of like ZeniGeva meets Ruins; you heard 'em last on the "Dead Tech 3" comp. Japanese import. (BLOODY BUTTERFLY)
UQF 998-2 CD3 $8.90
Naoko from Japanese psych/noise/pop weirdos TIGER MAD & THE STRANGE CLASSICS and Phoebe from Sydney experimental bass/synth combo ALTERNAHUNK join up for this 5-song excursion into BECK-style folk-hop, cartoony kitch, space-age bachelor-padisms and freaky electronica. Kooky origami-style packaging. Australian import. (DUAL PLOVER)
SFTRI 243-7 7" $4.00
Delicate (?) balance of hard rock and strong pop sensibility, in the tradition of the Max's Kansas City bands of the late 70's. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
RECESS 42-7 7" pic disc $5.55
One song from the "Gets a Record!" album, plus a live recording of "I Gotta Gun" on a bright, colorful picture disc. (RECESS)
"Gets a Record!"
RECESS 43-1 LP $7.40
RECESS 43-2 CD $9.40
The fast and furious first album for this New York band fronted by scene veteran and all-round controversial figure George Tabb. 16 songs, including one where Joey Ramone takes over on lead vocals. These guys never fail to deliver great, hooky, well played punk, and this is no exception. (RECESS)
FURIOUS GEORGE / STANLEY
DEVOUR 1-7 7" $4.15
Two great slices of NYC punk. Pounding, driving, muscular punk from Furious George on their cut "Pumpkinhead," and a more melodic, emo-tinged tune, "AI Lover," from Stanley. (DEVOUR)
FURIOUS! FIGHTING! CAR THIEVES, THE
"Everybody's Going Ape"
RX 07-7 7" $4.00
Raw?? Did you say raw? You ain't heard raw till you heard this fucker. Totally apeshit raw-raw-rawk! Four songs, three guys, one slab o' burnin' hot wax. (RADIO X)
FURIOUS! FIGHTING! CAR THIEVES, THE
PPR 007-7 7" $4.00
Who this really is we don't know, and probably wouldn't tell you if we did. Five grungy, raw surf instrumentals by what's described as "America's newest, gayest surf band." Yeah, right. Goofy cover, but it kicks butt. (PLANET PIMP)
AVAN 8-2 CD $23.70
Keiji Haino and crew, perhaps Japan's best avant-rock group, in a 1992 studio recording co-produced by John Zorn in New York. Japanese import. (AVANT)
CHCD 30-2 CD $10.10
Japan's furthest-out, most mind-blowing and awe-inspiring psychedelic power trio, led by guitarist/vocalist/maniac KEIJI HAINO in a rare US appearance, recorded live with superb sound quality. 72 minutes ranging from beautifully minimal crystalline chimings to ear-shattering heights of sonic density. Their very first US release after numerous imports. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
PSFD 50-2 CD $15.65
This is the fourth installment from Keiji Haino's incredible, rather indescribable improv/noise "rock" band. Over the top and in-the-red loud, this is a 70 minute performance guaranteed to re-evaluate your position on earth. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
WAR 09-7 7" $4.00
This Peruvian melodic pop-punk band is light years from the normal South American blood & guts fare, instead drawing obvious influences from the Lookout crowd. (WARDANCE)
"I Saw the Best Minds of My Generation Rock"
NWOS 17-2 CD $10.15
This thundering herd of psych-noise-wankers (7 are listed in the credits) obviously took a big hit off the ole bong back in '95 when these tracks were recorded. There's 11 extendo jams here, ranging from lazy and trippy to full-fledged freakouts. (NEW WORLD OF SOUND)
AK 180-1 LP $17.25
AK 180-2 CD $13.00
A reissue of this classic UK underground progressive psyche album originally out in 1971 on Mam in an edition of only 500 copies, then reissued on Repertoire in the early '90s. This release adds four bonus unreleased tracks, with deluxe packaging. Features Mick Harnsworth of FIVE DAY WEEK STRAW people and ANDROMEDA fame on bass, while keyboardist Roy Sharland had played with ARTHUR BROWN and SPICE. Think heavy keyboard-driven instrumentals. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
FYP / GRUMPIES
RECESS 47-1 7" $4.00
Featuring a great shot of late FYP bassist Joe "Stoots" Ciauri on the cover, FYP's side of this ultra-punk trashy slab features one song produced by BLAG DAHLIA and another recorded by Joe on his 4-track. On the other side Amy, Greg and Jayson of THE GRUMPIES unleash their rage at ROBERT DeNIRO and hardcore-ify LITA FORD's "Kiss Me Deadly." (RECESS)
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