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H.T. 3, THE
"The H.T. 3"
BA 1153-2 CD $10.80
12 very teenage tracks from these mid-'60s Minneapolis garage pop almost sensations: organ-driven, guitar-reverbed party rock'n'roll. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
VIRUS 99-7 7" $4.00
Aussie garage grunge (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
WLR 008-2 MCD $12.35
Heavy, mid-tempo black metal in the hardiest tradition of early Bathory or Darkthrone. Ringing guitars soar over doomy drums, while hoarse screams sing out madly of Viking exploits. A classic and popular 3-song EP finally out on CD! Austrian import. (NAPALM)
"Mastery of Money"
TOUCH 18-2 CD $12.75
This 75 minute sequel to last year's "Kill the King" encompasses such diverse influences as Scientology's "deprogramming" and an 1857 invention, the "vowel flame," which showed how a regulated burner would respond to sounds. Libretto packaging with 20 page booklet. (TOUCH)
"Walk Gently Through the Gates of Joy"
KUT 2-2 CD $10.85
This CD contains the EP "Soundtrack to Alternation, Perception & Resistance," originally on the Belgian label L.A.Y.L.A.H., plus a substantial amount of previously unreleased material. (GREY AREA)
HAFLER TRIO & THE SONS OF GOD
TOUCH 22-2 CD $12.75
Recorded live in Stockholm in 1992, "Resurrection" is a piece for two actors, six cookers, crockery, six baths, live mixing via two PA systems (one stereo, one six-way surround), slides and audience. Digital recording, UK import. (TOUCH)
HAFLER TRIO and THEE TEMPLE OV PSYCHICK YOUTH, THE
"Brion Gysin's Dreamachine"
KK 15-2 LP, book and dreamachine $84.20
Yes, this is the real thing: an actual Dreamachine, as designed by Gysin and refined by Andrew MacKenzie, ready to assemble and run. This (unfortunately) rare package also includes an album by the Hafler Trio and Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth of music designed to enhance the Dreamachine effect, and a 66 page large format book with texts by Genesis P-Orridge, Andrew MacKenzie, Gysin and others. (KK RECORDS)
HAFLER TRIO, THE
"All That Rises Must Converge"
KUT 5-2 CD $10.85
A CD reissue of two rare EPs from 1986, plus additional unreleased material. A trip into a universe of subliminal impressions and ghostly presences through electronics, found sounds and environmental recordings. (GREY AREA)
HAFLER TRIO, THE
"How to Reform Mankind"
TO 24-2 CD $12.75
The 3rd CD in a long-running trilogy that began with "Kill the King" and "Mastery of Money," this contains disturbing but beautiful pieces dealing with communication with the dead, female catharsis and the menace of a nuclear power station, psychoactive frequencies, distressed submarines, sex and breath, heat turned into sonic information, and much more fascinating and baffling arcana. UK import. (TOUCH)
CF 018-2 CD $8.90
With two previous albums (one on Polydor and one on Fat/Honest Don's), HAGFISH has managed to establish themselves as one of the most rockin' bands ever. Recorded live at Trees in Dallas, with plenty of quirky energy to make you feel like you were there. (COLDFRONT)
MRLR 18-2 CD $9.65
Get ready to have your expectations and stereotypes smashed by these queer screamers/political punk rock shouting enthusiasts! Fiery guitars and high velocity drums hammer out emotion-packed songs of sexuality, religious pasts, and outdated patriarchy and its corrupt politics. (MR. LADY)
MOT 001-1 LP $9.00
Thirteen minimal, experimental, late-night mood pieces, mostly guitar improvisations a la Loren Mazza Cane, Caspar Brotzmann or Keiji Haino, but with a sense of humor and spacey smatterings of other instrumental colors. Limited edition of only 150, with each cover individually hand painted, sometimes with quite startling drawings. (MOTILITY)
"All Aboard the Sinking Ship"
VMFM 52-1 LP $8.25
VMFM 52-2 CD $9.00
A volley of thump and blistering hardcore from the desiccated valleys and ruined industrial hubs of upper Empire State. A healthy Ford Econoline van burning in the darkness near a NY Thruway exit. Ex-EUCHARIST. CONNIPTION. Aberrant silk-screened on oversized manila envelope covers. Produced by men. (VERMIFORM)
VMFM 33-7 7" $4.00
The sequel to their Prank 7". Reckless Empire State hardcore. Collapsed scaffolding, loss of cabin pressure, subway collisions, firearm accidents, burning debris. Relentlessly touring. Ex-EUCHARIST. (VERMIFORM)
PRANK 014-7 7" $4.00
Point-blank hardcore charge, snarling vocals, searing guitar and bleak lyrics delivered with precision, this Albany NY outfit recalls bits of Agnostic Front, Lifesblood, and Born Against. (PRANK)
"My Will to Die is Dead"
VMFM 37-7 7" $3.80
Third EP from upstate NY anchors of shaven klang. Members of DROP DEAD, EUCHARIST, and CONNIPTION. Slow-explode hardcore of a tone and register suggesting pods, drones, firing pins, leaking storage tanks, expired foodstuffs, drift nets being cast over entire cities... (VERMIFORM)
HALF A CHICKEN
"Food for Thought"
RABID 14-1 LP $8.10
RABID 14-4 cassette $7.35
Produced by Bob Mould, with all the elements of the classic Mpls sound: haunting guitar, mid to uptempo progressive pop punk. (RABID CAT)
"People are Basically Good"
ND 8-2 CD $6.55
Smart DIY hardcore for the kids, with 13 short, fast tunes. Fits of start/stop action, tempo changes and the occasional ska riff, with girl/boy vocals dripping with sardonic venom. In a digipak, with lyric-and-graphics filled fold-out poster. (NEW DISORDER)
NEWDISHE 01-7 7" $3.65
Classic, East Bay folk/ska punk, where boy/girl duelling, pissed as hell vocals race along with relentlessly driving punk rhythms, stripped down instrumentals and tons of attitude. (NEW DISORDER)
VIRUS 197-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 197-2 CD $10.50
Twenty tracks from one of the icons of the alternative scene since 1977, who have released 11 albums of their own, not to mention frontman Jad Fair's numerous solos, side projects and collaborations. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 245-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 245-2 CD $10.50
The first HALF JAPANESE album since 1997, with plenty of the trademark nerdy rants, off-kilter indie rock and honey-drippin' love songs this Jad Fair project has been known for over the last 20 years or so. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
ERL 10-7 7" $4.00
Five songs recorded live, loud and very clear in Prague last April. Jad's in fine form for these geek-core classics. (ERL)
"We Are They Who Ache With an Amorous Love"
RALPH PA1-1 LP $7.60
RALPH PA1-2 CD $10.40
An overview of this noisy, grating and very famous group's career from 1974 to 1990, consisting of some of their many unreleased works, and arranged in a sort of chronological order. The CD has an extra song. (RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
"She's a Heart Attack"
BN 006-7 7" $4.00
Totally ragin' shreddin' garage punk, slapped into hooky tunes that everybody can dig. Four wild songs! (BIG NECK)
ILOKI 3-1 LP $7.60
Surf instrumentals & sing-alongs so fresh they drip all over the rug! Keyboards & sax liven up those twangy, echo-laden guitars. (ILOKI)
CREEPY 01-1 MLP $7.25
This Austin band specializes in extra-trashy no-fi garage pop that's so goofy and frantic it sometimes verges on early-'80s new wave. Several other releases on various labels. Cool-lookin' embossed, foil-stamped cover art. (CREEPY DRIFTER)
FRAMED 1-2 CD $7.15
Packing the twin-guitar wallop of a tornado, the bass/drum lockstep of a cadre of Fascists, the unorthodox wheeze of ELECTRIC PRUNES organ and a lead vocalist who sounds like the bastard child of JELLO BIAFRA and BORIS KARLOFF, Austin's idiosyncratic HAMICKS specialize in horror matinee bombast, with nods to garage punk and 1977 style punk a la BUZZCOCKS. Six and a half songs. (FRAMED)
"Golden Age of Heavy Blood"
ARCD 41-2 CD $18.40
Heavy rockin' grunge band featuring Hira (from the Boredoms) on vocals; kinda funky like early Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but heavy & hard enough for Sub Pop or Amphetamine Reptile. (ALCHEMY)
"4 - AIDS-a-delic"
PBCD 3-2 CD $10.70
Completely psycho freakout, conducted by Eye Yamatsuka and friends. Loops, screams, feedback, slowed down records, mayhem, sound collage and noise. Totally genius. New cover art, too. (PUBLIC BATH)
VC 63-7 7" $4.00
For all that the safe music, "sell it don't use it," mega-indie label clowns know, this is the first US release by Eye Yamatsuka's (of the Boredoms) noise-chaos-garbage-attack project. Of course, us tards know it's their third. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
HAND OVER HEAD
"Daddy Was A Nazi"
ASPTX 2-7 7" $4.00
Mike Hard's (1st God Bullies singer) new band. Mega-grungefest. (ASP (TX))
HAND OVER HEAD
"Evil Guru"/"Soul Wants Out"
SFTRI 259-P 7" pic disc $5.00
Led by ex-God Bullies frontman Mike Hard, this Detroit 5-piece features duelling buzzsw guitars, thumping metallic bass and loud, tribal drums that pound mercilessly at your skull. Artwork by Big Chief's Mark Dancey, & limited to 1500 copies. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
HAND OVER HEAD
"Goliath"/"I'm Not Afraid"
ASPTX 4-7 7" $4.00
The follow-up to last year's "Daddy Was a Nazi" 7" is even better. Two-guitar double-punch crunch, featuring Mike Hard and Adam Berg from the God Bullies. (ASP (TX))
HANDFUL OF SNOWDROPS
"Dans l'oeil de la tempete"
CLM 34-2 CD $10.85
Like New Order meets Xymox, sez Mr. Woody. Check it out. (C'EST LA MORT)
URT 02-2 CD $17.20
Assembled by Jeph Jerman entirely from environmental recordings by Jerman, Patrick Barber, Eric Lanzillotta, Steve Johnson, and Akifumi Nakajima. German import. (URTHONA)
"Hands To Turn My Hands To"
ZPOINT 4-2 CD $11.50
A collage of environmental sounds collected over a 9-year period from 11 locations as diverse as Leningrad, Beijing, New York, Montana and Albuquerque. (ZABRISKIE POINT)
MANCD 11-2 CD $10.80
Hypnotic, lo-fi ambience created with environmental samples and naturally occurring soundscapes..The title is a Navajo word meaning "to spiritually surround." Limited edition of 750, wrapped in a hand-imprinted paper. (MANIFOLD)
ZPOINT 1-2 CD $11.50
Like a jet engine up close, the listener is enveloped in waves of overdriven, billowing rumble. (ZABRISKIE POINT)
"One Million Layers B.C."
MR 116-1 10" $8.55
Doom/stonerock heavy hallucinogenic noise from this London quartet, 4 tracks on translucent vinyl to transport you far away from the everyday. (MAN'S RUIN)
HANK ST. RAMBLERS
"Itch to Floss"
DONUT 2-7 7" $3.80
Wailin', bluesey, countrified grunge from Austin, featuring some of the Jack O'Fire gang. (DOUBLE NAUGHT)
SMI 020-2 CD5 $5.70
This moody singer/songwriter accompanies herself on piano and guitar on four songs. Everybody here says "Carly Simon!" but methinks Hannah is much less poppy. (SPIRIT)
HANS JOACHIM ROEDELIUS
MRC 016-2 CD $14.00
The Austrian pianist/keyboardist collaborates with several musicians (including Brian Eno) on these ten atmospheric instrumental compositions, redolent with jazz, modern classical and ethnic influences. Beautifully designed digipak packaging. Dutch import. (MULTIMOOD)
BRD 016-2 CD $11.30
The first recording to combine Reichel's famous daxophone with his unique guitar approach, this proves that the most colorfully bizarre sounds can be made by purely acoustic means, if you know how. Singing sea otters, wheezing barn animals, sleigh bells going through the washing machine, celestial dissonances, angelic overtones, cackles, howls, yodels and whispers, produced by Reichel's handmade instruments. (RASTASCAN)
VIRUS 116-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 116-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 116-2 CD $10.50
A Nomeansno spin-off featuring the Wright brothers rhythm section, Tom from Show Business Giants, and Ken from DOA. Total Ramones damage! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
HAPPY FINGERS INSTITUTE
BAYLOG 2-1 LP $7.25
Led by poet John Reen Davis, this Houston band uses imaginative melodic rock to back some literate, thoughtful and complex lyrics with a radical political message. Very well recorded and produced. (BAYOU-LOGICAL)
HAPPY FINGERS INSTITUTE
"Science of Communication"
BAYLOG 3-2 CD $8.90
Led by poet John Reen Davis, this Houston band uses imaginative melodic rock, varying from punky to proggy, to back some literate, thoughtful and complex lyrics with a radical political message. The 31 tracks also include their 1991 LP, "Job Specimen." Very well recorded and produced. (BAYOU LOGICAL)
HAPPY FINGERS INSTITUTE
"Screw the Curfew"
AN 04-7 7" $4.15
Houston sunstroke victims doing blues-oid swirling guitar stuff with political lyrics. Gray vinyl. (ANGRY NEIGHBOR)
HAPPY NEW YEAR
MEGAP 011-2 CD $11.60
Ron Anderson of the Molecules is joined by two friends on sax and drums for a shriekin', freakin', amphetamine-driven bop session. Scuzz-jazz at its noisiest and scuzzziest. (MEGAPHONE)
RABID 13-1 LP $8.10
RABID 13-4 cassette $7.35
Their 2nd LP, with a rockin' yet melodic blend which also uses a manic psychedelic feel. (RABID CAT)
HARD FAST & LOUD
INSNOI 03-1 LP $7.60
INSNOI 03-4 cassette $6.80
An Orange County hardcore band that's true to its name, reminiscent of the Adolescents & full of driving punk & catchy riffs. (INSTA-NOISE)
HARD FEELINGS, THE
"Fought Back and Lost"
SFTRI 604-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 604-2 CD $9.65
The soul and depth of American roots music, plus the fire and energy of punk, as if HOUND DOG TAYLOR was sitting in with the STOOGES rhythm section, fronted by the recently-revived corpse of BUDDY HOLLY. Actually, it's John Schooley (ex-REVELATORS) on guitar and vocals, Andy Martin (ex BULEMICS) on bass, and Trey Roblez (ex-YOUNG LOSERS) on drums. (SYMPATHY)
"Hard Nuts and Hard Cunts"
SKIP 67-P LP pic disc $9.15
SKIP 67-2 CD $10.20
From the streets of Gypsy Hill, England comes this pure power, hoist a beer in the pub with yer mates, sing-along oi! band in the tradition of COCK SPARRER, THE BUSINESS. Originally released on Helen of Oi records, Broken sticks it to ya with an extra track. (BROKEN REKIDS)
MR 7129-7 7" $5.70
Two new songs of supremo Aussie punk featuring their original lineup. Limited edition of 1500, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Protect Us From Evil"
HELL 2-1 LP $9.10
HELL 2-2 CD $10.80
It's the return of Lance Kaufman, responsible for the "They Dug Up Elvis" 7" on the Dionysus label. Jazz thrash, lounge boink, jazzbo rock, and a bunch of other bases are touched. (HELL YEAH)
"Harmonia Meets Zappa"
MASO 90067-1 CD $11.60
This very unconventional chamber ensemble takes on the music of a very unconventional composer, Frank Zappa. Songs from albums like "Freak Out!," "Lumpy Gravy," "Hot Rats," "Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention," and more are given the Harmonia treatment. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
HARMONIA ENSEMBLE WITH ROGER ENO
"In a Room"
MASO 90051-2 CD $13.30
Acoustic melodies for piano, cello and clarinet, thoughtful and contemplative in tone. This is a beautiful exposition of new European post-modern classical music. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
"Ride a Dove"
SB 50-2 CD $10.70
Latest scritch from these Miami Beach legends, "offending" cover intact. (SILTBREEZE)
"What Was Music?"
SB 60-2 CD $10.70
A 31-track '92-'95 omnibus collection of tracks by these chaotic noise rockers includes the early singles, the Blackjack 7", their LP, and lots of previously unreleased stuff. Comes in a beautiful digipack with a cover that makes Adris look like Yoko Ono! (SILTBREEZE)
HARRY PUSSY / FROSTY
MPK 7010-7 7" $4.85
Four songs of HARRY PUSSY's patented over-the-top wall-of-sound noise punk genius, held together by drummer-vocalist Adris' heavy breathing, superbly recorded (for once!) by TOM SMITH at HARRY PUSSY's last ever recording session. Side 2 features FROSTY's brand of liquor ridden, day after, fuck, spank, and wake up dizzy scum rock applied to DEVO's "Mongoloid." Lovely childlike art will have you thinking you're 6 again. Limited to 800 copies! (MENLO PARK)
TWR 15-2 CD $9.20
Forty plus minutes of music from these Portland peace punks, featuring multi-layered scream-till-ya-puke female vocals topping their brutal hardcore. Packed with an 8-page booklet of lyrics and graphics, plus a large poster. (TRIBAL WAR)
HARUNA MIYAKE, TAKEHISA KOSUGI & MOTO YOSHIZAWA
"Angels Have Passed"
PSFD 22-2 CD $15.65
Fine, fine ultra-avant jazzness, very radical and experimental and at the same time highly musical in a traditional sense. Piano, violin and homemade 5 string bass. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
DDR 518-2 CD $11.90
Christian-oriented psychsploitation from 1971, originally out on the Destiny label. Italian import. (DODO)
AK 075-1 LP $17.25
Psychedelic jazz fusion from 1971 by this Southern California guitarist, originally released on the Janus label. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Shangrenade/Feel the Sound"
AK 166-2 CD $13.00
This CD combines 2 solo albums released on the Janus label in 1973 and 1974 by the versatile blues guitarist who also played with JOHN MAYALL, CANNED HEAT, BARRY GOLDBERG, SUGARCANE HARRIS, and many others, and is noted for his fluid style and use of sustain and feedback. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 076-1 LP $17.25
Mandel's freewheeling guitar style is backed by a few members of CANNED HEAT, plus Sugarcane Harris on violin. Mostly instrumental, this has Mandel playing all the solo parts as well as duets with himself, and reached 198th on the US charts. (AKARMA)
"The Snake" / "Baby Batter"
AK 075B-2 CD $13.00
Both of Mandel's LPs on one digipak CD. Italian import. (AKARMA)
SARAH 406-1 10" $8.40
SARAH 406-2 CD $11.90
Ex-member of the Field Mice does a solo project of soft, dreamy, keyboard based melodies. UK import. (SARAH RECORDS)
HASH JAR TEMPO
DF 44-2 CD $10.70
Ozone sludge from Roy Montgomery and BARDO POND in full post-Terrastock glory, doing 56 minutes at 5 miles an hour. (DRUNKEN FISH)
HASH JAR TEMPO
DFR 24-2 CD $10.70
The ever-zonked Roy Montgomery meets Bardo Pond for over 70 minutes of pure smoke-fueled instrumental stonedness. Oh man... (DRUNKEN FISH)
DIRHIT 8-7 7" $4.15
These guys listen to too much Ted Nugent. (DIRECT HIT)
"Drinkin' My Life Away"
SH 516-2 CD $11.00
These recordings span just some of the years HASIL ADKINS has spent in Boone County, West Virginia making his mark on American contemporary culture. Thirteen songs about lost love, drinkin' and doin' the Chicken Wobble from the king of lo-fi downhome backwoods blues, pulled directly from cassettes with no studio enhancements. (SHAKE IT)
HATE BOMBS, THE
BD 004-7 7" $4.00
Slinky, spooky, organ and twang guitar-driven garage. THE HATE BOMBS' horri-fonic sound ranks up there with the likes of THE SWINGIN' NECKBREAKERS, but with a nightmarish thematic twist, not to mention some hip group vocal harmonies. Eye-popping dayglo orange and black printed sleeve. (BABY DOLL)
HATE BOMBS, THE
"Hunt You Down"
ID 123371-1 LP $9.10
ID 123371-2 CD $10.80
Full-throttle garage-o-phonic trashouts from Orlando. You probably know them from their many compilation and 7" appearances, and their "Ghoul Girl" 7". (DIONYSUS)
BET 19-7 7" $4.55
Mark from Milk Cult takes some Haters destructo noise and totally warps it into something with an actual beat and resemblance to music (horrors!) on side 1, while the flip is processed into a howling, cybermechanical tornado of a cold-ambient soundscape. (BEHEMOTH)
"Nihil Ad Rem"
SSSHNA 01-4 cassette $5.90
Excellent experimental noise collage work from the internationally known Vancouver virtuoso of positive destruction. C-45 (SSS)
HATERS AND SCANNER, THE
"The Haters, Notably Scanner"
VC 171-2 CD $10.20
With every new release, THE HATERS implicate themselves as fetishists that celebrate entropy through noise, where there's nothing sexier or more life affirming than rot and decay. Always on the outlook for new and different ways to break things, this collaboration CD with the techno-voyeur SCANNER will suggest that even dead batteries can have a seductive nature. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 125-1 10" $8.55
VC 125-2 CD $10.20
America's premier noise crew presents the underground's newest and sexiest female comic-book superheros, the Piggy Girls. One rescues the other from arch-nemesis Grromp Man, an explosion ensues, and everything seems to be put right by the hubbub that blazed afterwards. Yes, it's noisy, and very absurd. The CD version also has their "Predetermined by Accident" and "Drops Ascending" 7"s. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 85-7 2x7" $6.15
A big, thick noise thrashscape made from the sound of things falling apart, car accidents, skipping CDs, explosions, flamethrowers, and scratched records. In a glossy, brightly colored gatefold sleeve. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Drunk on Decay"
RR 6906-2 CD $10.10
One of the most ambient productions ever from one of the world's consistent proponents of noise and decay! All sounds on this CD were produced from a suspended, amplified funnel dragging and eroding on rotating sandpaper, erosion being the only way a solid object can truly penetrate the void. (RELEASE)
"Mind the Gap"
VC 107-2 CD $9.35
"The ultimate fuck-you to both normal America and trendy care-bear rebels" sez ThoraZine. Prime Haters noise using only staple guns for a source, amplified distorted and processed beyond recognition into completely diverse sounds, including a wild, extended remix of a limited edition Greek 7". (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
SEX 59011-7 7" $4.55
One side sounds like an explosion/meltdown in a steel foundry, but the other is kind of a whirry drone, like electric insects. Limited (of course), on either red or white vinyl, on a Japanese label but manufactured in the US. (KUBITSURI)
PURE 31037-2 CD $8.00
Three rhymingly titled tracks of monolithic dense noise (the joyous sounds of smashing, crashing, and discarded radio signals trying to re-insinuate themselves into our lives), followed by a computerized voice waxing poetic about magnificence, beauty, and fires backed by basso profundo noise. (PURE)
"Predetermined by Accident"
VC 74-7 7" $3.90
Another in the recent parade of Haters releases, this has been liked to either a tribe chanting for a rain dance in hell or a printing press in desperate need on WD-40. In other words, classic Haters destructo noise! (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
CFV 102-1 10" $8.40
In another valiant attempt at complete commercial non-viability, here's 4 cuts of prime, high cholesterol Haters noise! Noise fans are salivating at this, as are weird-format junkies, since two of the tracks run backwards, that is, from the center out! (COMMERCIAL FAILURE)
COMFAI 3-2 CD $10.70
The Haters take grinding wheels to live microphones, smash glass in abundance, and collage and loop the sounds of heavy machinery in this symphony of industrial noise. GX claims this is pop music, the rascal. (COMMERCIAL FAILURE)
REPENT 33-1 LP $8.40
Three boys, 3 chords! These Japanese STOOGE-thrashers come on like a head-on collision of TEENGENERATE and THE RAMONES, carefully recorded in the lowest possible fi, doing 12 "Killed By Death"-inspired blasts. Lyrics approximately in English. (REPENT)
SFTRI 370-7 7" $4.00
Another April March inspired slab o' rock, as she fronts LA garage-oids The Haves. Think suitably distorted vocals and questionably crummy guitar sound. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Best & the Rest of"
ACTREP 1018-2 CD $7.45
Live versions of 8 space rock songs, budget priced. UK import. (ACTION REPLAY)
GFC 417-1 LP $17.25
A great fuzzed out psychedelic classic from 1968, featuring the outstanding lead vocals of Gloria Lambert. This much-bootlegged album was the soundtrack to the original Baron & Bailey Light Circus at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. If you enjoy JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, JIMI HENDRIX, CREAM and IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY, this one is for you. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
NEM L02-7 7" $4.00
CTCD 007-2 CD $16.40
Led by guitarist Kurihara of White Heaven, this band from the Tokyo psych underground has a sound reminiscent of early Quicksilver Messinger Service with Can influences, yet is uniquely original. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
"Blank Florida"/"Motor Sport Daredevils"
CA 10-7 7" $4.00
With Donna Dresch at the controls, this Portland trio turns in 2 tunes that fall neatly along the K-to-Kill Rock Stars axis of grungy punk boy/girl singalongs. (CANDY ASS)
HEAD AND LEG
"In Your Dreams"
SEE 504-2 CD $9.65
Two guys from Boston use sound collage and spoken word in surreal examinations of the dream world, the waking world, the inner world, and that nagging feeling that you should have stayed in bed. Ken Nordine meets Negativland meets the Firesign Theater at a Laurie Anderson houseparty with "Revolution #9" for a soundtrack. (SEELAND)
"Fish Pie"/"Come Into My Mouth"
SFTRI 151-7 7" $4.00
Would you believe a single by Thee Headcoats' girl friends? Sounds like the Shangri-Las on crack; not for the squeamish! The songs were written by Billy Childish. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Gotta Move"/"Automatic Love"
MUNSTER 7058-7 7" $5.70
British rhythm'n'blues with Billy Childish's trademark of quality. The classic KINKS song coupled with a great original penned by Mr. Headcoat in the best BO DIDDLEY tradition. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
SFTRI 332-7 7" $4.00
A gooey chunk of garage trash from the female contingent of the Childish camp, with an organ-drenched, masturbatory opus replete with festering guitars and screeching vocals. The flip is a down n' dirty, insult-ridden assault on pick-up artists. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"La Plane Pour Moi"
SFTRI 485-7 7" $4.00
A cover of Plastic Bertrand's classic pogo punk hit, backed by a cool Billy Childish song. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 463-2 CD $9.65
Twelve tracks from England's gutter darlings, in an equal mix of originals and covers of vintage '77-style punk nuggets. All wild, raw and rude! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Beach Bums Must Die"
CRYPT 024-2 CD $10.20
Yet more unceasingly relentless nitro that links 50s, 60s and late 70s into a tasty, grungy fuel just right to propel you through the Nihilistic Nineties wherein Link Wray and Bo Diddley rumble they Ramones. 16 bold tunes, 12 of them exclusively here, the other 4 from old LPs on Hangman. CD version includes all of "Earls Of Suavedom". (CRYPT)
"Earls of Suavedom"
CRYPT 020-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 020-2 CD $10.20
Brilliantly raw English Beat scuzz-filtered through the mesh of early UK 70s punk into an unstoppable blur of choppy-prim sonic shit. This is their 2nd LP, with a slew of ace originals, a Seeds cover, and the obligatory Link Wray cover. (CRYPT)
"I'm a Confused Man"
SFTRI 267-7 7" $4.00
Billy, Bruce and Tub fire up the way-back machine and unleash another couple garage-punk classics. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Something Went Wrong"/"It's Your Own Fault"
DION 735-7 7" $4.35
The nearly ubiquitous Billy Childish & Co. churn out two slabs o' punk gnarl. (DIONYSUS)
WORK 6-1 LP $8.30
WORK 6-2 CD $10.30
MR 078-1 10" $8.55
Two psych-rock mega-jams from the pride of Bristol, England. 9-minute-plus epics that fall somewhere between BLUE CHEER and "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls." (MAN'S RUIN)
MR 041-1 10" $8.55
Nasty psyche-rock musings from Bristol, England, combining influences from Russ Meyer to Blue Cheer, with a few bong hits thrown in for that well rounded thing. (MAN'S RUIN)
HELTER 1203-1 LP $7.55
Major Scratch Acid / Jesus Lizard damage here; big guitars and lotsa noise. Italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
HELTERHS 01-7 7" $4.20
Heavy grunge from Italy along the lines of early Mudhoney or Soundgarden. Italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
ANT 41.11-2 CD $11.00
The one and only album from this original, underestimated band. Tasteful wah-wah guitar with leslie-d organ and vocals that sound more like today's alternative big shots than they would admit. Long, jammy, bluesy songs with wide atmospheres and great rock grooves that totally capture that 1970 vibe like a time capsule. Italian import. (ANTHOLOGY)
"Patterson Meat Co."/"Wallflower"
DIRHIT 19-7 7" $4.15
Heavy, distortion-soaked guitars, explosive drums, anguished screaming vocals. (DIRECT HIT)
THEOL 8-7 7" $4.00
Bass-heavy noise & sludge with very strange lyrics; 3 songs. (THEOLOGIAN)
HEALTH HAZARD / SUFFER
PRANK 028-2 CD $9.00
A volley of abrasive thrashing from the British Isles; overpowering blasts of hardcore fury; intense lyrics questioning Man's place at the end of the 20th century; technology, life and resistance. HEALTH HAZARD's sound was short detonations of speeding snare drumming and hammering guitar riffage, layered with impressively scathing female vocals. Upon HEALTH HAZARD's break-up, the band continued with the musicians picking up the vocal duties and continuing as SUFFER, with a slightly darker tone. (PRANK)
"Toxic Lullabyes 1980-84"
SKIP 90-2 CD $11.10
At 12 years of age, Jesse Malin (of D GENERATION) started this band, what was essentially the first NYHC band. This compiles 10 outtakes from their original single, the "Keep Your Distance" EP, and the "Subliminal Seduction" EP. All of that, plus outtakes from those sessions and unreleased demos! (BROKEN)
HEART OF SNOW
"Endure or More"
GSL 42-1 12" EP $7.35
GSL 42-2 CD5 $7.00
Released in 1991 by this Oakland band. Taking cues from JOY DIVISION and SOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, HEART OF SNOW pulls off intelligent, capable, and original sounding songs, influenced, but in no way redundant. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
"Live at Mother's"
MR 140-1 10" $9.60
Recorded in 1976 at this NYC nightclub with the original lineup. Limited edition of only 750, red vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
GRAVITY 29-7 7" $4.00
This San Diego group has tight, danceable rhythms with soul, accompanied by a guitar rollercoaster and the ex-singer of Young Destroyers. Songs for summer, with die cut covers. (GRAVITY)
CB 1008-2 CD $10.70
Originally known as THE HEATERS, this now-obscure late-'70s, early '80s Seattle powerpop outfit played tuneful stuff influenced by DAVE EDMUNDS, NICK LOWE, ELVIS COSTELLO, and other British punky pop groups of the era, but with a more wistful edge. This collects a bunch of studio tracks, with extensive liner notes by Seattle Times music columnist Erik Lacitis. Also on LP as an import on the Backstreet label. (CHUCKIE BOY)
"Light 'Em Up"
GODDAM 02-2 CD $10.30
Hard-assed, leather jacket instro from the Canadian prairie, a thick, fiery mixture of dragstrip surf, rockabilly and punk. Canadian import. (GODDAMN)
HEAVENLY / BIS
IPU 66-7 7" $3.85
Two kicky pop punk bands, one from England and one from Scotland, hook up for this release in the "International Pop Underground" series. Heavenly's song is from the upcoming "Something Beginning With Heavenly" album, and the Bis song their first US release. (K)
"Between Human and Divine"
HS 001-2 CD $12.35
An excellent mixture of neo-goth oriented doom and black metal from Madrid. Both clear, deeply reverbed, and reptilian-grim vocals top either grindy electric or straight acoustic guitars, with the icy, floating keyboards presenting a soaring, atmospheric and ambient blackened metal. With great melancholic, depressive melodies, this is much in the vein of Katatonia, Cultus Sanguine or Lux Occulta. Two of the four songs on this 22 minute EP also feature strong, rich female vocals providing a dreamy etherealness amidst the harmonic grind. Spanish import. (REPULSE)
PRM 9110-2 CD $9.50
Ethereal, lush female vocals blend with sustaining guitars, haunting keyboards and hypnotic rhythms. A must for early 4AD, Cocteau Twins, or Xmal Deutschland fans. (PRIMITECH)
HEAVY BALLS & THE FLIPOFFS
BCR 051-7 7" $3.65
"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm Heavy Balls and these are my Flipoffs!" 6 quick headbangers of fun, goofy barroom punk. (BEER CITY)
"The Complicated Futility of Ignorance"
HR 621-1 LP $8.45
HR 621-4 cassette $7.70
HR 621-2 CD $10.30
The 2nd album from this New Jersey hardcore outfit. A distinctive blend of West Coast melody and East Coast fury, recalling Gorillla Biscuits or Good Riddance. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
"We're Not Laughing With You"
WR 1375-1 LP $8.10
WR 1375-2 CD $10.10
This hot New Jersey band plays an excellent blend of East and West Coast hardcore, reminiscent of early Rancid and Gorilla Biscuits at first listen, but with an originality and energy all their own. (WINGNUT)
HECKLE / JUGHEAD'S REVENGE
HOPLESHJR 01-7 7" $4.15
Heckle does two thundering, powerhouse rockers, "So Much the Same" and "Blanket," while Jughead's Revenge does two melodic thrashers, "Parliament of Whores" and "Show the World." (HOPELESS RECORDS)
"You Happy Face"
HED 009-2 CD $10.85
Jazzy, melodic hardcore from Santa Cruz; kind of a cross between All & Soulside. (HEADHUNTER)
ALLIED 48-7 7" $4.00
Sometimes compared to Jesus Lizard, this is a hard and heavy-hitting piece of post-punk noise with a slant toward the darker side of life. (ALLIED)
HEINER GOEBBELS and ALFRED 23 HARTH
"Live at Victoriaville"
VICTO 04-1 LP $8.60
VICTO 04-2 CD $11.90
Music-hall rhythms, toys, march anthems, slapstick, rubber hoses and an entire Chinese orchestra on tape. This German duo plays a wide variey of instruments in their first North American appearance. Great fun, strong music. (VICTO)
TR 016-7 7" $4.25
The rudest, crudest surf combo in the Australian outback deliver four high octane, sax-driven instrumentals. (TELSTAR)
"Sensational: The Uncollected Helen Shapiro"
RPM 151-2 CD $13.00
Contains every non-CD EMI cut, including eight rare singles tracks. An excellent CD for fans of '60s female singers in general and the inimitable Helen in particular. 24 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
VC 14-7 7" $3.80
Spooky, moody, sparse & melodic tunes with a big beat from a popular San Diego area band. Colored vinyl, with special rubber stamp artwork. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
HED 21-2 CD $10.85
Moody but heavy pop rock from San Diego. The band ended in 1992 when the bass player died, but the album is finally being released. (HEADHUNTER)
"Superior Catholic Finger"
SUB 62-4 cassette $6.80
On his second solo album, Helios gets a bit stranger and subversive, combining terror and humor, psychedelic-industrial noise and metal, in a way that Chrome never quite tried, and demonstrates that he's one of the most creative, original and wigged out guitarists around. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"X Rated Fairy Tales"
SUB 49-1 LP $7.80
The first solo album from Chrome's legendary singer-songwriter-guitarist, who by now is probably better known than Chrome itself ever was. Juicy, intense psycho-metal noise, very much in the vein of his former band's more song-oriented material. Color vinyl (SUBTERRANEAN)
WARD 4-7 7" $3.80
Sore-throat-gothic thrash with angry, chanted lyrics & buzz-saw guitar. 4 songs, great graphics. (WARDANCE)
"Skin Job / Reformer"
WARD 05-2 CD $8.50
Their incredible LP and 7" EP are together on one CD at a bargain price! If you haven't heard Hell No's truly amazing brand of gut-twisting, soul wrenching hardcore, now's the time! (WARDANCE)
WARD 5-1 MLP $7.00
Yeesh, can these guys pour on the emotion! All the primal angst you could ever want, thank you. 8 songs. Highly recommended. (WARDANCE)
"Super Nasty pt. 2"
HANDIKRAFT 01-7 7" $4.00
Rated X, ultra-heavy swaggering punk/metal/hard rock bombast. Non-stop top-of-his-lungs screaming, razor-sharp guitars and wailing drums with hints SLAYER, JESUS LIZARD, THIN LIZZY, and Vegas strip music, recorded by MARTIN BISI. (HANDI-KRAFT)
"If You Can't Take the Heat..."
BONER 14-1 LP $8.70
BONER 14-4 cassette $7.35
Ex-members of Fang and the Boneless Ones overdose on Desenex and have delusions of being Bon Jovi. Speed metal, sludge metal, goof metal, and metal metal. More fun than a barrel of burnt chickens! (BONER RECORDS)
HELLACOPTERS / GLUECIFER, THE
"Respect The Rock America"
MR 117-2 CD $10.35
A different recording by these two bands to the similarly titled and out of print 10" "Respect The Rock," released in 1997 on White Jazz Records. Ten exclusive tracks by the almighty raw power, fuel-injected HELLACOPTERS and the self-proclaimed "Kings Of Rock," GLUECIFER. (MAN'S RUIN)
HELLACOPTERS / NITWITZ
"Rock & Roll Jihad"
RD 001-7 7" $4.60
A pair of previously unreleased head-banging anthemic rock gems done hard, fast, and loud with hot-licks guitar solos and throat-shredding shout-along choruses. If there's anyone out there who's not already familiar with Sweden's poised-for-world-takeover HELLACOPTERS, fans of AC/DC, KISS, or Southern rock will eat this up! But personally I think THE NITWITZ rock harder. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
HELLACOPTERS / POWDER MONKEYS
SP 017-7 7" $4.85
Both bands rip into DICTATORS covers, and they make them wear Handsome Dick wigs for the cover photos. Limited pressing, Spanish import. (SAFETY PIN)
BANG 4-7 7" $4.85
Head bangin', fuel injected action rock to the max! Full color board sleeve, heavy blue vinyl, Spanish import. (BANG)
ANDA 246-1 10" $8.00
Sweden's rocket-propelled rock'n'roll heart starters offer up a mini comp of guitar carnage covering their embryonic beginnings thru to the here and now. 7 tracks including SONIC RENDEZVOUS BAND and RADIO BIRDMAN covers! (AUGOGO)
"Looking At Me"
ES 7122-7 7" $4.25
Sweden's heavy rock renegades unload another pair of .30-caliber blasts of rabid raunch'n'roll, with wah-wah laced STOOGE-like thunderesque guitar mutilations and below the hips NOMADS gyrations landing them at the forefront of the second wave of the Nordic garage/punk invasion! (ESTRUS)
"Super Shitty to the Max"
MR 022-2 CD $9.00
The legendary first album from these Swedish Grammy winners & possibly the best rock band on the planet, released in America for the first time. (MAN'S RUIN)
OEDIHK 01-7 7" $3.35
Lyrical, moody, melodic and at times anthemic punk from North Carolina with introspectively political words, very well done and very underground. (OEDIPUS)
"Hangovers in Overdrive"
GUM 02-7 7" $4.00
Intense, hi-energy punk from this raging and popular LA band. Several comp appearances, and recent album on Deadbeat, so check 'em out! (GUMSHOE)
ID 074571-7 7" $4.35
This cool San Francisco band has been tearin' it up recently with awesome shows & singles, and a great Flipside interview. This 3-song psychobilly blast has 2 originals plus the theme from the UK superhero "Captain Scarlet." (DIONYSUS)
"Cavalcade of Perversions"
WR 1381-2 CD $10.10
More hard-driving psychobilly from this much-in-demand, veteran band. This CD collects 22 tracks from various 7"s and other out-of-print releases. (WINGNUT)
WINGNUT 1378-2 CD $10.10
13 songs of some of their most classic material, from one of the best psychobilly bands around. Often touring through Mexico, Japan and the US, THE HELLBILLYS are non-stop psychobilly personified! (WINGNUT)
IS 4-7 2x7" $6.50
New Yorkers sporting cowboy hats, with cowpunk tunes deriving from Hank Williams, Tex & the Horseheads or Gun Club. Devilish old time stories of murder and mayhem, alcohol and evil women. Comes in a double gatefold sleeve, in a limited, numbered edition of only 666. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
"I Can Quit Any Time"
MTR 363-1 LP $8.85
OBLIVIANS-esque full blast rawk'n'roll from former and present members of KENT 3, KINGS OF ROCK, THE GIMMICKS, THE HORMONES, THE CRYIN' OUT LOUDS. Only 1000 pressed! (EMPTY)
MTR 352-7 7" $4.00
Punk with female vocals that straddles the line between garage and rockabilly, from a bunch of Austin-to-Seattle transplants that includes former members of The Cryin' Out Louds, The Inhalants, and The Hormones. (eMpTy RECORDS)
HELLO 305-2 CD $9.50
Casey Orr from GWAR teams up with former REO SPEEDEALER and HAGFISH members for this DRI and CIRCLE JERKS influenced band. Tight, hard charging hardcore with a down'n'dirty attitude. (HELLO)
"A Sound Like Shit"
POLLUTE 031-2 CD $8.45
25-song collection of high-speed hardcore including their 1st LP, 2nd 7", compilation tracks, plus 1 unreleased song. (SOUND POLLUTION)
POLLUTE 020-2 CD $9.00
22 fast-core hits! Ultra-fast, ultra-harsh. (SOUND POLLUTION)
"Fucked Up Mess"
POLLUTE 049-1 LP $8.25
POLLUTE 049-2 CD $9.00
Over 10 years of high speed punk-thrash, and here's some more. Lots of speed, lots of distortion and lots of cussin'. Wunnerful. (SOUND POLLUTION)
"Your Chaos Days are Numbered"
POLLUTE 041-1 LP $8.00
POLLUTE 041-2 CD $8.45
37 tracks of unrelenting hardcore power thrash! The missing link between HERESY and old S.O.B., their 3rd album is the fastest yet. Full-blown carpet bombing distortion. (SOUND POLLUTION)
HELLNATION / C.F.D.L.
POLLUTE 030-7 7" $3.90
Kentucky and Nagoya team up in a high-speed punk-rock thrash fest. (SOUND POLLUTION)
HELLNATION / SINK
POLLUTE 036-7 7" $3.90
6 new high-speed assaults from Hellnation, while Tokyo's Sink do their final tracks. Best stuff from both! (SOUND POLLUTION)
HELLO I'M A TRUCK
FRI 006-2 CD $9.50
LA co-ed quartet of guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards of feel-good pop rock with just enough quirks to keep it floating above ground in a strange melodic/harmonic/rhythmic ecstasy, and just enough ambivalence and sarcasm in the lyrics to complicate the mood just right. (FRAMED)
"Hellbent for Dixie"
PTBI 03-1 10" $8.60
The Tennessee branch of the Confederacy of Scum steps out with this swank cowpie and invites you to put your foot right in it. Besides 3 originals (one of which features Widowmaker from COCKNOOSE on guest vocals), there's an AC/DC cover and a medley of tunes by HANK WILLIAMS JR., ANTISEEN and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS. Pressed on heavy vinyl, too. Italian import. (PROUD TO BE IDIOT)
KEBAB 014-7 7" $4.55
Kickass motorheaded rock'n'fuckinroll from France for fans of NASHVILLE PUSSY, THE DWARVES or NEW BOMB TURKS. First 300 copies on red vinyl. Swiss import. (SHEEP)
VIRUS 219-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 219-2 CD $10.50
Members of VICTIMS FAMILY go back to their roots of spine-jolt pummel-rock noise-punk, yet with almost funky bass lines and melodic songs. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Clippity Klopp Don't Rob Me"
EERIE 16-2 CD $10.70
Sounds like an anally-fixated ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS hopped up on goofballs and creating excruciatingly demented audio oddities far beyond "catchy." This scatological nursery school experience is released in a limited edition of 250, packaged in a mini pastel hat box stuffed with candy and small toys! The packaging-challenged among us can wait for an unlimited jewel-box version to be released in later. (EERIE MATERIALS)
HENRY FIAT'S OPEN SORE
WRENCH 14-7 7" $4.55
Six 1000-mile-an-hour songs from Sweden's finest. The thrashiest garage punk you've ever heard! UK import. (WRENCH)
HENRY FIAT'S OPEN SORE
"Makes Your Cock Big"
RNR 45005-7 7" $4.00
Six tracks of screamin', headbangin', thrashin' lo-fi madness from these crazy Swedes. Lots of stuff out in Europe, but this is their first US release. Yummy blue vinyl. (ROCKNROLL BLITZKRIEG)
"Graduation and Other New Country and Blues Music"
AMPERE 8-2 CD $11.90
A central figure in the early '60s Fluxus movement (and VELVET UNDERGROUND collaborator) presents his avant-hillbilly American ethnic music, cast from a mixed up mold of Indian classical, bluegrass, funk, blues and psychedelia. Remastered from the original tapes, with updated track notes by the artist. Italian import. (AMPERSAND)
"Bust 'Em Green"
SLUMB 54-1 LP $8.70
SLUMB 54-2 CD $8.90
Twelve Buzzcocks-like, UK obsessed, mod/punk/pop blasts recorded live and straight to 8-track in the band's garage. (SLUMBERLAND)
SLUMB 34-2 CD5 $8.35
A New Mexico band that's relocated to San Francisco, these guys range from super-heavy Unsane-ish thud to feedback-laden mod/punk-pop, covering all points from My Bloody Valentine to Codeine. Six songs on the vinyl, 8 on the CD. (SLUMBERLAND)
ITALY 008-1 MLP $8.60
Hip-shakin' rock&roll, Detroit-style. Everybody already digs this beat/garage trio, and the addition of JACK WHITE puts this 45rpm humdinger over-the top. 9 songs of tremulous Farfisa organ, Neanderthal drum pounding, and guitars that just won't quit. (ITALY)
"Red Hot Car"
HILLS 11-7 7" $3.65
Ultra-lo-fi, rubber burnin' hot rod tunes from Detroit. Effect-less guitar, drums & farfisa (no bass!) do three odes to their '56 Chevy Nomad. (HILLSDALE)
GET 2005-1 LP $12.55
Flutist Herbie Mann's first recordings as a band leader: seven tracks from 1954 (originally on a 10"), plus four more cuts from 1956. It's essentially straight-ahead bop, and a good example of his early style of melody and swing. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GRAVITY 20-2 CD $9.00
A collection of all their vinyl releases, plus a few previously unreleased songs, on one CD. (GRAVITY)
VC 27-7 7" $3.80
San Diego HC 6 songs (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
GRAVITY 7-1 LP $8.25
The re-release of their one and only LP, recorded at home and abroad, with hardcore punk songs about human nature and tar pits. (GRAVITY)
GRAVITY 1-7 7" $4.00
Four hardcore songs about self-pity from this San Diego band. The covers are made from grocery bags. (GRAVITY)
"Showing a Luminous Ball of Fire Above His Head Emitting a Beam of Light"
USR 001-2 CD $14.65
Abrasive guitar sonics, pounding percussion and insidious noise and found sound samples from this UK noise duo. A total aural assault designed to produce those Exedrin moments. UK import. (ULTRA-S)
HEROINE SHEIKS, THE
"Rape on the Installment Plan"
REP 055-1 LP $8.40
REP 055-2 CD $10.10
The first album from former COWS frontman/madman Shannon Selberg's new band, which also includes former SWANS and FOETUS guitarist Norman Westberg. Way heavy, way demented, way catchy. (REPTILIAN)
HERS NEVER EXISTED
"A Static State of Developmental Disability"
ND 17-2 LP $9.60
Here's the vinyl version of this album that was released on CD in August. Emo-flavored melodic punk and rock with echoes of SLEATER-KINNEY, BIKINI KILL and PAXTON QUIGGLY, this East Bay all-female trio includes ex-members of CRINGER and MALCREADA. (EL SABADO)
HERS NEVER EXISTED
"A Static State of Developmental Disability"
ND 17-2 CD $7.75
Emo-flavored melodic punk and rock with echos of SLEATER-KINNEY, BIKINI KILL and PAXTON QUIGGLY, this East Bay all-female trio includes ex-members of CRINGER and MALCREADA. (NEW DISORDER)
HERU RA HA
CFY SUB1-1 12" EP $6.00
Creepy crawly Crowley death rock. Includes a flawless Led Zep cover. (CFY RECORDS)
TMU 053-1 7" $4.00
TMU 053-2 CD $6.70
Stripped down Chicago no-wave from ex-members of ASSEMBLY LINE PEOPLE PROGRAM, and influenced by bands like BIRTHDAY PARTY, Y PANTS and THE CONTORTIONS. (TROUBLEMAN)
PRC 035-1 12" EP $7.25
PRC 035-2 CD5 $6.55
Basically BRAID with a new 2nd guitarist, continuing their songwriting and performing pretty much seamlessly. (POLYVINYL)
HI TECHNOLOGY SUICIDE
"Paint It Black Sabbath"
SFTRI 223-7 7" $4.00
This Japanese band Deliberately tries to put the Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath in a blender, but it comes out more like Godflesh. Very severe and eccentric, and very hard. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
HI-FIVES / PIN-UPS
GZ 005-7 7" $3.85
Two bands that play two songs each that will stick in your head like peanut butter. The HI-FIVES you know well from their many popular releases on Lookout, and Canada's PIN-UPS plays a similar yet unique blend of catchy, melodic rock. It's what pop music's all about, baby. (GO ZOMBIE)
"Waltz A Cross-Dress Texas"
TOX L19-4 cassette $6.00
Their best, craziest yet. Down-home sleazy country thrash with tongue planted firmly in cheek. It takes a real man to wear a dress... A total gas! (TOXIC SHOCK)
"We Got the Eggnog if You Got the Whiskey"
TOX 14-7 7" $3.85
Old-timey western swing Christmas cheer here, with a folky acoustic "Frosty Blue Christmas" on the flip. One of the hippest things these very hip guys have done yet. Green vinyl, limited edition. (TOXIC SHOCK)
"We're In It for the Corn"
TOX L12-1 LP $7.90
TOX L12-4 cassette $7.10
Their first album shows off their unique, irreverent, surf-trash, metal country cornpone sleaze and thrash. The cassette includes the out-of-print EP "Hard Corn". (TOXIC SHOCK)
PSFD 26-2 CD $15.65
Their 3rd album is killer fuzz/wahwah psychnoise, & a must for all speedfuzz freaks! Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
AK 091-1 LP $17.25
AK 091-2 CD $13.00
The 3rd album by this English psych outfit, originally out only as a private release tape. The LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 002-1 LP $17.25
AK 002-2 CD $16.60
An unreleased 1970 studio session by this great band from the UK progressive underground scene. The LP is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
GFC 424-1 LP $17.25
Spacey, bluesy and psychedelic extended jams with some good organ and guitar interplay on the only album by this East Coast group, first released on the Abbott label in 1968. American flag rolling papers grace the cover. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
HIGHLANDER II'S, THE
"Nursing a Hangover"/"Cash In On Queer Core"
PPR 006-7 7" $4.00
The debut from San Francisco's premier Scottish hillbilly band. Rumors that it's actually members of well-known surf-trash rock bands have been hotly denied. (PLANET PIMP)
HIGHLANDER TWOS, THE
REPENT 45008-7 7" $4.00
The Phantom Surfers' Michael Lucas and Planet Pimp's Sven-Erik Geddes don kilts, get sauced and do truly ugly, wildly funny versions of old songs like "Clementine," "My Baby Rocks Me," and "Daughter of Geronimo." This may make you as mentally ill as they are. (REPENT)
"Stories for Stags"
MC 02-7 7" $4.00
Highspeed punk with a muscular 70s hard rock edge. Echoes of BLACK FLAG, THE DIRTYS, AC/DC on 4 songs of sin from this Providence, RI power trio, on red vinyl. (MOBCORE)
ARCD 067-2 CD $18.40
This is a re-release of an earlier Hijokaidan CD from 1989, originally issued in an edition of 500. Japanese import. (ALCHEMY)
ARCD 069-2 CD $18.40
A CD re-release of some early, cassette-only recordings by the kings of noise, from 1979, 1980, 1985 and 1986, including their very first recording ever. Liner notes include a history of this extreme noise group and explanations of each cut. Japanese import. (ALCHEMY)
"Hillow Hammet's Hammer"
DDR 510-2 CD $11.90
Good hard rock with lots of acid guitar, from this somewhat mysterious group said to be from Oklahoma. Released on the House of Fox label in 1969 (or 1973, depending on who you believe), it was produced by 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS producer Lelan Rogers. Euro import. (DODO)
AK 080-1 LP $17.25
AK 080-2 CD $13.00
Tim Hinkley, the main guy behind THE JODY GRIND, collaborates with folks like Alvin Lee, Mick Ralph of BAD COMPANY, Neil Hubbard, Bobby Tench (JEFF BECK GROUP), Micky Moody (JUICY LUCY), Mitch Mitchell, Joe Cocker, Mike Patto, and many others from the late '70s UK prog and rock scenes on these previously unheard tapes. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, digipak CD, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Pope on Dope"
VML 034-7 7" $4.00
Growling, raw, scum-fuck punk from Deutschland. A great sing-along record, if you're gagging on rusty nails. (VML)
HIS HERO IS GONE
"Fifteen Counts of Arson"
PRANK 013-1 LP $7.70
PRANK 013-2 CD $9.00
Ultra-tonnage immensity propelled by hardcore combustion. Churning, volatile pieces of thrash colliding with metal in expansively loud distortion, feedback and noise. Destructo-core with everything amplified into the red. (PRANK)
HIS HERO IS GONE
"Monuments to Thieves"
PRANK 016-1 LP $8.00
PRANK 016-2 CD $7.25
Quickly follows up the first album's success with 15 new songs combining immense metallic heaviness, rapid-fire HC velocity and a complex churn of push-pull-drag-tear-crush, plus even a touch of melody. (PRANK)
HIS HERO IS GONE
"The Dead of Night"
PRANK 05-7 7" $3.80
Heavy, heavy death grind from Memphis, by ex-members of Face Down and Copout. Full length coming this Fall. Full color sleeve. Play it loud! (PRANK)
HIS MASTER'S VOICE
"Singing the Boundaries"
MANCD 14-2 CD $11.00
A full collaboration of veteran soundsmiths Randy Greif, Jeph German (of Blowhole and Hands To) and Rick Kitch (of IAM Umbrella), this is a unique, progressive ethno-ambience in the same universe as O Yuki Conjugate or Steve Roach, but with an experimental edge that keeps things unpredictable and challenging after numerous listens. (MANIFOLD)
"Alien Bass Soundscapes"
CALM 001-2 CD $11.30
An organic sounding atmosphere of layered textures which spans audible and inaudible frequencies, this is way heavy on the bass if you have the equipment to reproduce it. At moderate volumes and with normal speakers it's a quiet, soothing, minimal ambience, but crank the bass and it's an overwhelming physical experience that will rattle your whole house. Australian import. (AGROCALM)
"4th and Back"
VIRUS 160-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 160-2 CD $10.50
Nomeansno guitarist Andy Kerr gets together with Shovelhed's Scott Henderson for this one. Out-front Nomeansno meets Shovelhed meets the Ex, in full effect! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"The Making of Him"
VIRUS 210-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 210-2 CD $10.50
The 2nd album from this long-distance collaboration between former NOMEANSNO guitarist Andy Kerr and SHOVELHED leader Scott Henderson. Jazzy, bombastic innovation, built track by track, sending tapes by mail back and forth between Andy in Amsterdam and Scott in Victoria BC. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
HOAGIE KINGS, THE
"Cigar Bands vol. 1"
SWING 6743-2 CD $7.75
Hipster alert! This premier cocktail quintet does supersmooth instro lounge jazz classics by HENRY MANCINI, MILES DAVIS, CHARLIE PARKER and JACKIE GLEASON, with a cool combo of sax, vibes, guitar, bass and drums. Cool cats and kitties everywhere will dig this one. (SWING-O-MATIC)
ARCD 29-2 CD $18.40
(Also spelled "Hovlakin") This early crazy band from '79-83 has been compared to a cross between the Residents and Half Japanese; this CD contains the complete released works of this sadly departed Osaka band. (ALCHEMY)
SHAKE 5.10-2 CD $8.90
Sounding unlike anything else you've heard, Hogscraper's backwoods satanic dementia throws together banjo, jaw harp, washtub bass, saw, kazoo, jug and primitive drums in a mix that might have come from the mind of Uncle Dave Macon possessed by Charlie Manson on a really bad day. (SHAKE IT)
HOLDEN PAYNE AND THE AGONIES
MT 331-7 7" $4.00
A debut from the ashes of Seattle's Latch Key Kids, with Adam (Brother Buzz and Kent 3) on guitar and John Wright (Steel Wool) on harp. 10" coming soon on Bag of Hammers. (eMpTy RECORDS)
SFTRI 053-7 7" $4.00
SFTRI 053-2 CD5 $5.80
Thumb-up-yr-butt retarded Hollywood grunge weirdos with a REALLY demented girl singer. Don't give 'em your phone number when you join their fan club. CD adds a bonus track from the same recording sessions. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
EYAS 31-1 12" EP $6.40
Relentlessly rhythmic (but never disco!), Hole uses the pounding percussion to create a cyberpunk tension and apprehension, along with spooky instrumentals, noise and found sounds. 3 songs, UK import. (EYAS MEDIA)
"Other Tongues, Other Flesh"
EYAS 17-1 MLP $7.75
Some slower-tempoed, early works with a definite goth feel, but still very experimental, using lots of tape effects and found sounds. UK import. (EYAS MEDIA)
HOLIER THAN THOU
"Holier Than Thou"
SW 43-7 7" $4.20
Ripping hardcore punk and thrash from a new and young Southern California outfit. Think RKL, DR. KNOW, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. (SIX WEEKS)
HOLIER THAN THOU?
"The Hating of the Guts"
SW 51-1 LP $8.85
SW 51-2 CD $9.35
A fierce combo of speedcore guitars and old school shouted vocal and skate thrash styles. Crushing new songs drenched in ollie grinds and rabid Southern Californian hardcore. CD version contains all 4 songs from their first astounding 7" as a bonus. (SIX WEEKS)
"I Want to be a Refrigerator with Maximum Bo Jangle"
VC 88-1 LP $7.70
Repetitious guitar noise with varying harmonics, somehow combining Merzbow, Branca and Earth. Classy silkscreened cover. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
SFTRI 471-1 2x7" $6.15
A member of the premier female garage-punk combo Thee Headcoatees has her first non-limited solo US release, after several in the UK and Japan. Four songs ranging from a countrified melody to a whiskey-soaked, harp-riddled blues scorcher to classic-sounding garage psych. Packed in a lush gatefold sleeve. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 474-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 474-2 CD $9.65
The fourth solo album from the most famous member of the HEADCOATEES, and the first to be released in the US. All new, exlusive songs, with cover painting by Billy Childish. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Up the Empire"
SFTRI 506-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 506-2 CD $9.65
A rare performance from '96 at Bridgetown's premier nightspot, The Empire Ballroom, along with her group (Dan Melchior, Brian Nevill, Matt Redford and Little George Sueref. The LP is a limited edition of 1000. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & DAN MELCHIOR
"Desperate Little Town"
SFTRI 591-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 591-2 CD $9.65
A homemade batch of originals and covers, with both singing and playing guitar, and Bruce Brand providing drums. (SYMPATHY)
GET 47-1 LP $9.60
The members of UK punk phenoms THE BOYS recorded this NEW YORK DOLLS sounding album in 1973, believe it or not. Italian import. (GET BACK)
HOLY CHILDHOOD, THE
"Up With What I'm Down With"
GERN 048-1 LP $7.70
GERN 048-2 CD $9.35
Songs that exalt their own bottoming out like the blues and raise you up like a 'lude. Band leader/songwriter Danny Leo (ex-NATIVE NOD, RADIO TO SATURN and SIN-EATERS), with Andrew Barker (THE WILLIAM PARKER TRIO, THE GOLD SPARKLE BAND, AU TEMPO, THE CHRIS LEE TRIO), Sherry Sacks (THE TURN OFFS), Gibb Slife (LES SAVY FAV, THE LAPSE), Jodi Buonnanno (THE SECRET STARS), Buik Prentice (THE RUNWAY), Ted Leo (CHISEL, THE PHARMACISTS), Jordan Mclane (NO FLAGS), Tom Abbs of the Jump Arts Festival, and Philadelphia sax legend Nawi Avila make like TELEVISION meets THE BAND, BLONDIE vs. THE BOSS, GARY NEWMAN vs. RANDY NEWMAN, or FRED NEIL fights FRED SCHNEIDER over ERICA POMERANCE. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
HOLY LOVE SNAKES
HED 007-2 CD $10.30
HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS
"Indian War Whoop"
GET 1009-1 LP $12.55
The infamous 3rd album, recorded in June 1967 by Peter Stampfel, Steve Weber, Lee Crabtree, Sam Shepard, Antonia, Barbara and Wendy. Outrageously psychedelic; you really have to wonder where they got that great acid. Pressed on 180 gram virgin audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS
"Indian War Whoop"
ESPCD 1068-2 CD $11.90
Peter Stampfel, Steve Weber and friends take way too much acid, and here's the notorious result. Hilarious psychedelic nuttiness! Dutch import. (ESP DISK)
HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS
"Indian War Whoop"
GET 1009-2 CD $13.00
Peter Stampfel, Steve Weber and friends take too much acid, and here's the notorious result. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in cardboard sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
L 37802-1 LP $8.60
L 37802-2 CD $10.30
Orange County's favorite and immensely popular ska-punk band, with influences from Screeching Weasel, NOFX, and Operation Ivy. The cover folds out, and has all the lyrics and photos printed on the back. Nice green marbled vinyl, too. (LIBERATION)
"As We Fall"
T 66-2 CD $9.70
New-style punk somewhat reminiscent of Strung Out and definitely appealing to Fat Records fans, these San Fernando Valley teenagers make a hell of a ruckus with their "prejudice-free rock & roll." (THEOLOGIAN)
SFTRI 369-2 2xCD $12.00
58 tracks from 10 years of this New York band's whiskey-soaked existence. Core members Jerry and Lisa are joined by a rotating crew drawn from NYC hipster bands like Pussy Galore, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Demolition Doll Rods, Bewitched, STP, Boss Hog, Railroad Jerk, and Chrome Crank for this long, cool party in the shadow of the skyscrapers. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
TIRC 002-7 7" $4.00
Two moody surf instros from this new St. Louis band, both ranging from dark and creepy to full-bore surf rage. (TROUBLE IN RIVER CITY)
"All My Screws Fell Out"
MEGAP 6-2 CD $11.60
Elements of Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman & other mid-60's high-energy jazz & a very "rock" drumming foundation; danceable but never robotic. Unique CD covers (individually hand made). (MEGAPHONE)
HONOR SYSTEM, THE
AM 057-2 CD $9.65
Melodic punk in a similar vein to JAWBOX and early JAWBREAKER, featuring ex-BROADWAYS guitarist Dan Hanaway and drummer Rob System. (ASIAN MAN)
"Cabled Linear Traction"
SLUMB 46-1 LP $8.70
A US re-issue of the Leeds combo's debut that mixes Flying Saucer Attack fuzz-folk with Xpressway-style cutandpaste and the lo-fi moodiness of the Shrimper brigade. Limited, with handmade black & white covers. (SLUMBERLAND)
SLUMB 59-1 LP $8.70
SLUMB 59-2 CD $10.70
Sprawling tastefully on the Xpressway/Siltbreeze heap of lo-fi noise bands, this Leeds outfit hoses the listener down with weary, pale, hazy but exultant songs of seductive, abstract and ambient bliss. This is their 2nd album. The LP includes a bonus 7". (SLUMBERLAND)
HOODS / SMUGGLERS
FMR 001-7 7" $5.20
California's Hoods (ex-Tell Tale Hearts folks) do a Bo Diddley-esque garage psych power riffer, and Canada's Smugglers chip in with a furious garage punk raver. Italian import. (FOR MONSTERS)
"You Won't Take Her"
DION 732-7 7" $4.35
DDR 513-2 CD $12.00
A mix of psychedelic and southern rock from Patrick Hearns of the New York band SAPIENS, originally out on Illusion, possibly in 1970. Euro import. (DODO)
"Juice and Tremolo"
SON 02-2 CD $13.65
Japan's renowned keyboardist, composer, producer, label maven (God Mountain) and all-around band slut (PUGS, OPTICAL*8, FLOMOFLO, etc.) gathers together a diverse array of his compositions ranging from a string quartet to background music for TV ads to avant-rock and beyond. French import. (SONORE)
"La Maquina de Cantar"
AMPERE 11-2 CD $12.00
A 2 track masterpiece of multilayered sci-fi epic glop from this Argentine electronic composer, produced in the 1970s for the Cramps label's legendary Nova Musiche series, this runs the gamut from SCHNITZLER-like textures and layering to progressive pop. (AMPERSAND)
"The Three of Swans"
CHARRM 18-2 CD $14.00
The 2nd album from this trance-ambient spinoff from Zoviet France is a beautifully subtle example of the genre. Sometimes gently rhythmic, sometimes kaleidoscopically spaced, and always entrancing, masterfully recorded and mixed. 72 minutes, packed in a strikingly designed full-color digipak. UK import. (CHARRM)
VR 07-1 LP $9.60
VR 07-2 CD $11.30
Totally hoppin', wild-eyed rockabilly jive and swing (with even a bit of instro surf) served up by a crazed Scotsman on vocals and guitar and two Italians on stand-up slap bass and drums. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
"45 RPM Single"
MT 333-7 7" $4.00
Fun, melodic and hard classic-sounding punk from the magical kingdom of Austin TX, in the spiritual vein of Johnny Thunders and Generation X. Lots of previous releases, plus a full album coming soon. (eMpTy RECORDS)
ITR 064-1 LP $8.70
ITR 064-2 CD $10.70
Raw, heavy, stripped-down an' trashed-out takes on '60s garage stomp and blues, heavy on the hate and desperation. Think loud, think abrasive, think no-fi, think OBLIVIANS, think DOO RAG. (IN THE RED)
TRACKS 04-7 7" $4.00
Mid-fi, catchy noise scrunge that gets compared to Pavement. Cool ukelele solo, cool gold & purple cover. Canadian import. (TRACKSHUN)
HORTON BROTHERS, THE
"Jack in the Boogie Box"
EF 1010-7 7" $4.15
Austin, Texas' answer to the DAVE & DEKE COMBO. Great harmony vocals with hillbilly/rockabilly backing. It's a 3-song EP, "Jack in the Boogie Box," "Roll Hot Rod Roll," and "Pickin' & Slappin'(inst)" and a cool cover designed by Johnny Bartlett! (ECCO-FONIC)
"Broken Cake Listener Cakes"
BURTUR HOS1-4 cassette $7.25
Ominous, lo-fi electronic drones, oppressively blunt dialogue clips and recitals, and a variety of goofy/stupid/annoying noise effects and samples mix it up on these homemade cassettes by two New Hampshire doofuses. The goofiness continues with the packaging: Chinese food takeout containers, with a coil of aluminum lathe turnings stuffed in alongside. (BURPING TURDS)
BURP HOSE-4 cassette $7.75
Ridiculous, hilarious noise concrete that ingests overlarge helpings PIERRE HENRY, NEGATIVLAND, and HANATARASH and flatulates, burps, vomits and poops it back out on a cassette housed in scavenged LP jackets, each individually painted and covered with taped on trash and other decorations. Very entertaining sonic pastiche of goofy children's lessons, radio flotsam, band members talking on the phone to witless record store buyers, and one heckuva lot of weird noises. (BURPING TURDS)
"Jack of Grubs"/"Lip From Lip"
HELL 27-7 7" $4.35
Fronted by former God (the Australian garage-punk one, not the UK grinders!) member Joel Silbersher, this band lets loose with MC5-like screaming guitars mixed with Stones-oid raggedness and Sabbath-y chord slabs. (HELL YEAH)
"Beaver Shot"/"Take It Off"
HELL 40-7 7" $4.35
Covers of two genuine Vegas grind tunes by The Periscopes and the Genteels, done raunchy party style with a wailin' sax. (HELL YEAH)
"Big Fat Lover"
HELL 41-1 LP $9.10
HELL 41-2 CD $10.80
With pants down and middle fingers up, HOT DAMN couldn't really care less about anything but loud, simple rock'n'roll, having some f-u-n and, of course, lots of s-e-x! Solidly produced by lead guitarist Allen Clark (LAZY COWGIRLS), also features model Kristna Miller and the star of the show, Zebra, on vocals and bass. (HELL YEAH)
"High Heels Slut"
HELL 31-1 LP $9.10
HELL 31-2 CD $10.80
Featuring vocals by Zebra and members of Clawhammer and the Lazy Cowgirls, these guys n' gals dish out 3-chord punk spiced with sleaze, smutty attitude and the wisdom that sex sells. (HELL YEAH)
"Bitch With An Attitude"/"I Just Wanna Be Naked"
HELL 28-7 7" $4.35
Singer/bassist Zebra returns from the void with these scorchers and a new band including Bob Lee of Clawhammer. San Fernando Valley chick-punk extraordinaire. (HELL YEAH)
HOT ROD HONEYS
"Kill Me Now!"
NITRO 17-1 LP $10.00
The 3rd full album from Belgium's most explosive punk band, fast, furious and vicious, with a good lot of DWARVES-ish trash appeal and 3-chord RAMONES damage. 12 originals plus a MISFITS cover. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
HOT ROD HONEYS
"The Thrills, the Booze, the Dope, the Chicks"
DD 041-7 7" $4.55
Good time hardcore anthems for fans of booze, dope, pointless anger, and insidiously catchy melodies, all the way from Belgium. This guitar/bass/drums trio dedicates this 4-song blue-vinyl slab "to all we rocked, boozed and fucked with all over the globe." Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
HOT ROD HONEYS
"Used and Recycled!"
RON 027-1 LP $8.60
The 2nd album from this Belgian punk outfit, mixing up '70s punk, '80s hardcore, streetpunk, melodic hardcore, pop punk and just about anything else you can think of. Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
HOT ROD HONEYS, THE
"Horny and Hungry"
NITRO 11-1 LP $10.00
Killer punk rock in the grand Belgian tradition. Anyone who loves THE KIDS or RAXOLA (anyone with taste, you might say) is gonna go crazy for this Belgian trio's instantly singable songs, ultra-snotty delivery and wacko energy. The discerning punk may also hear a trans-Atlantic psychic connection to bands like THE LOUDMOUTHS, THE JACK SAINTS or THE DWARVES in such tunes as "Satan Loves Y'all," "We're Gonna Burn the Shithouse," or their great cover of the classic "Bloody Belgium." Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
HOT SHOTS, THE
"Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me"
ID 074595-7 7" $4.35
Japanese hillbilly/rockabilly band shakes the roof with a crazy cover of a Wayne Raney tune, sounding like Betty Boop fronting early Big Sandy! Special guest star: master geetar-picker Enocky from Jackie & The Cedrics. (DIONYSUS)
HOT SHOTS, THE
"Wise Up, Watch Out"
ID 123372-1 LP $9.10
ID 123372-2 CD $10.80
Roots rock alert! The first album by this Japanese rockabilly quartet fronted by female vocalist Chie Comeda, and featured with a 4-page spread in V/Search's "Swing" book. Produced by Deke Dickerson of UNTAMED YOUTH, this recording is saturated with authentic '50s production and sound. (DIONYSUS)
SFTRI 602-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 602-2 CD $9.65
Featuring John Reis (ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, DRIVE LIKE JEHU), Rick Fork (DRIVE LIKE JEHU), and Jason Kourkounis (DELTA 72, MULE), this is a sinister, dense and turbulent sound likened to the classic recordings of BLACK FLAG, THE WIPERS, SUICIDE, and SONIC YOUTH. (SYMPATHY)
HOT WATER MUSIC
ALLIED 78-7 7" $4.00
A stew of FUGAZI, AVAIL, MONSULA, and FUEL, tight, energetic and honest. This 7" contains two non-album tracks, and is packaged in a die cut sleeve. Second album "Forever and Counting" currently in the works. (ALLIED)
HOUSE OF LARGE SIZES
TOX L21-1 LP $7.90
HOUSE OF LARGE SIZES
"Heat Miser/One Big Cake"
TOX L21-2 CD $10.85
HOUSE OF LARGE SIZES
"Hippie Neck Chop"/"Auf Wiedersehen"
PS 2-7 7" $4.00
This veteran midwest trio slams out two new big-beat rockers. (PEYOTE STOMP)
HOUSE OF LARGE SIZES
"One Big Cake"
TOX L16-1 LP $7.90
TOX L16-4 cassette $7.10
This Iowa band keeps their instruments in cages, tossing in raw meat now & then to keep them from gnawing thru the bars. Truly a monster sound. (TOXIC SHOCK)
HOUSE OF MIRRORS
"Reflections of a Broken Past"
AKASIC 1-2 CD5 $8.35
Serious nerdcore with Bauhausian overtones (if Bauhaus was from Nebraska), this comes off as fairly goofy, though that may not have been the intention. Oops! (AKASIC)
HOUSE OF SUFFERING
VC 28-7 7" $3.80
Former members of Amenity get a heavy sound with rap influenced vocals. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
IRMA 503348-1 2xLP $15.60
IRMA 503348-2 CD $13.00
Three young DJs from the House Royale scene in Bologna masterminded this project of Deep House with Afro, Brazilian, Techno and Chill Out sonorities. An original and innovative sound, including live musicians and American vocalists Voon Washington and April. Italian import. (IRMA)
"Wide Eye Doo Dat"
SUB 61-1 LP $7.60
Imagine a cross between Patti Smith and Lou Reed translated to the freaky streets of San Francisco. Gritty, real-life blues-inflected rock & roll; killer songs. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"A People's History of the United States"
VIRUS 224-2 2xCD $12.00
A scintillating lecture and discussion by the legendary teacher, historian, and activist. Here ZINN explains with great humor and passion how his teaching, his history and his activism are parts of the same project: the recovery of the stories of social movements that are left out or grossly distorted by the mainstream. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Heroes and Martyrs: Emma Goldman, Sacco & Vanzetti"
VIRUS 241-2 2xCD $12.00
Historian Zinn takes us back to the early 20th century, and, through a focus on Emma Goldman and Sacco & Vanzetti, opens windows on immigrant life and labor struggles of the day, the political scalawags and cold-hearted tycoons. Zinn is professor emeritus of history at Boston University. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Stories Hollywood Never Tells"
VIRUS 255-2 CD $10.50
In this talk given at the Taos Film Festival, the radical historian dissects the Hollywood version of history, the stories it tells and the ones it neglects or buries, from "Saving Private Ryan" to Mother Jones and Hellen Keller. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
HOWLIN' ANDY HOUND
"The Electric Dreams of..."
MH 003-2 CD $8.90
Andy leads his guttural army through 11 tracks of totally trashed out (if THE MAKERS were from the Midwest; remember when there wasn't 1000 lame garage style bands) '60s punk. It slices, it dices, it covers the LOLLIPOP SHOP, and it proves that upper Midwest garage rock and roll is not only alive and kicking, but is threatening to smash the new face of the underground. (MOD HOLLAND)
ART 1008-2 CD $10.40
This six-member computer network ensemble blurs the boundaries between performance, composition, improvisation and game playing to make music ranging from quick and cacaphonaous to distant and dreamy. Collaborators on these recordings include Alvin Curran and ROVA. (ARTIFACT)
"Desperation and Revolution"
GMM 165-2 CD $10.65
The first full album from this hardworking New Jersey streetpunk outfit after several singles and compilation appearances. Gritty working class anthems in the vein of STIFF LITTLE FINGERS and DROPKICK MURPHYS, plus a MENACE cover and a version of the traditional "Come Out Ye Black & Tans." (GMM)
"Come In Tokyo"
SL 0014-7 7" $4.85
Two fine instrumentals from this well-known band. This release floats between rockin' in a frat kinda way, and something that might be at home in a truck commercial. Nice clean production. Canadian import. (SLOTH)
HUEVOS RANCHEROS / VICE BARONS
DD 017-7 7" $4.35
Huevos Rancheros oozes a surfin' tequila vibe with the potential of a car chase soundtrack. Vice Barons get blotto behind their own brand of surf grunge; you can almost feel the strain of their roadies holding them up (or is it the wrong speed?). Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
"Long Distance Lovers"
GRAVITY 9-7 7" $4.00
Several songs recorded by the UK punk sensation while staying in San Diego, with help on the horns from Dustin "the roadie" and JC2000 of Rocket From The Crypt. Special spraypaint cover. (GRAVITY)
"Church of José"
1-7 7" $3.35
Slow, dreamy and jangly on one side, a little faster & distortion-drenched (but just as dreamy) on the other. Green vinyl. (SMILEX)
"Beat Until Stiff"
TOX L18-1 LP $7.90
TOX L18-4 cassette $7.10
A big metallic roar out of Boston. Bad Company meets Black Flag & they duke it out for lords of the stadium. (TOXIC SHOCK)
TOX L22-1 LP $7.70
TOX L22-4 cassette $6.00
TOX L22-2 CD $10.85
These Boston guys have a big, hard rock sound with a definite early 70's slant. This is what hard rock was like before the image-mongers got ahold of it - direct, pounding, but still tuneful and hooky. (TOXIC SHOCK)
HUMAN BEINZ / MAMMALS, THE
GET 535-1 LP $12.55
Originally released on Gateway in 1967, this features the HUMAN BEINZ, who you might know from their tracks on "Nuggets," "Pebbles vol. 8," "What a Way to Die," and "Highs in the Mid-Sixties vol. 9." The MAMMALS likely fit right in, though the label isn't giving us any info. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
SPL 04-2 CD $8.00
22 blasts of unrelenting dual-vocal spiny-letter crustcore, politically charged, sonically pummelling, maniacly fast, brutal, utterly distorted. Voice-over soundbites add to the spooky, apocalyptic atmosphere. The complete recordings, 1992-95, of this Quebec quintet. Canadian import. (SPINELESS)
HUMAN HEAD TRANSPLANT
"The Lay of Her Land"
WNS 014-2 CD $11.90
Their latest effort covers so many genres of new industrial music that you really don't know what to expect from one track to the next. Very diverse, with something for everybody. (WE NEVER SLEEP)
TRIBELW 06-1 LP $7.55
Straight-ahead '80s style political hardcore, this Pittsburgh band rages its way through 8 thoroughly committed songs with screaming guitar, sore throat vocals, and thundering bass and drums. Insert includes all the lyrics. (TRIBAL WAR)
"As Safe As Yesterday Is"
GET 549-1 LP $12.55
Their first album, originally released in 1969, featuring Peter Frampton and Steve Marriott. Two bonus tracks, liner notes and rare photos, 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
TR 721-7 7" $4.35
Obnoxious white funk rap in a Pistacio coloured sleeve. Can you get Cookie Puss in Canada? (TRACKSHUN)
SCRATCH 09-7 7" $4.25
Truly fucked up noise. Grunge so distorted and lowdown smelly you'd think they recorded in a sewage plant. 3 songs. Canadian import. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
"Journey to the Center of Your Wallet"
SFTRI 282-2 CD $9.65
Here's a no-frills, angry, speed-induced punk onslaught that's about as enlightening as driving your jalopy head-on into a brick wall, and almost as much fun. Bring your aspirin. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Baby '89"/"Saint Jon"
SFTRI 84-7 7" $4.00
Headed by Scott Drake of the Suicide Kings, this SoCal band delivers high energy rock & roll. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 344-1 10" $7.70
SFTRI 344-2 CD $9.65
Recorded live at Al's Bar in Los Angeles, this features songs both old and new, including two new ones available nowhere else. The CD has 2 extra tracks lifted from the out-of-print Sympathy single. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Fast, Fucked and Furious"
SFTRI 351-7 7" $4.00
Alcohol-driven, tight-fisted rock somewhere in the realm of Motorhead meets the Shangri-Las (??) at Johnny Thunders' wake. Ooh lala. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 490-7 7" $4.00
A rerelease of two exclusive scorchers that appeared last Valentine's Day as a heart-shaped disc, now made ready for your jukebox and including a snappy color photo of Long Beach's favorite musical thugs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Mutate With Me"
JR 7-7 7" $4.25
Now a pretty big deal on Epitaph, here's 2 songs from this trashy, snotty Long Beach punk outfit that are otherwise unavailable. (JUNK)
"Positively Sick on 4th Street"
SFTRI 216-2 CD $9.65
Sparing no expense of their generous $300 recording budget, the Humpers show why they're at the head of the pack of the world famous Long Beach garage rock scene. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Space Station Love"
BOHHSS 01-7 7" $4.15
What can we say about the Humpers that hasn't already been said? Rock & roll guitar slinging without pretense or fancy trimmin'. (BAG OF HAMMERS)
"The Dionysus Years"
HELL 34-1 10" $8.10
HELL 34-2 CD5 $7.15
The tracks from two out of print, very limited edition singles on the Dionysus label, plus two previously unreleased songs. (HELL YEAH)
BCR 046-7 7" $3.65
This is what they thrash to in Missoula. Scathing hardcore that rages against zombies everywhere. (BEER CITY)
"A Reason to Care"
SCTX 01-1 LP $8.40
SCTX 01-2 CD $8.90
For all of you that miss the super-intense, sore throat, snot-in-your-face sound and attitude of the infamous Sick Pleasure, we have some glad news: Nikki Sikki is back! Raunchier, funnier, angrier and more real-life than ever! And the band also includes Joe Dead, ex-guitarist of A3I. (SCRATCHED RECORDS (TX))
"Strictly from Hunger"
AKARMA 045-1 2xLP $33.00
AKARMA 045-2 CD $16.60
Originally released in 1969, this set has 2 versions of the album: the original cut, and an ultra-rare test pressing with all the tracks remixed by Ed King of STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import, nonreturnable. (AKARMA)
"Dante's Escape Route"
NEM 18-7 7" $4.00
This shows an undisputable knack for original songwriting. Interesting without pretensions. 4-song (NEMESIS)
NEM 40-1 LP $7.90
NEM 40-2 CD $10.30
Great harmonies with a cold edge. (NEMESIS)
NEM 11-7 7" $4.00
A mysterious band that combines post punk stylings (i.e. jabbing guitar bursts, sparse but hooky melodies) with So. Cal. punk roots. 6-song (NEMESIS)
"Live at the Palladium 1979"
GH 1041-2 CD $11.00
CD reissue of this Texas punk artifact from the Summer of Hate. There is nothing 60s about this; true punk vitality from a bunch of assholes who documented a bad vibe worthy of hearing. (GET HIP)
NORMAL 61/62-2 CD $11.30
Hard, uncompromising industrial rock and snarled vocals on these songs from 1985-87. This CD has one more track than the US-released LP and cassette. German import. (NORMAL)
SM 05-1 LP $7.00
SM 05-4 cassette $6.15
Hard, uncompromising industrial rock and snarled vocals on these songs from 1985-87. This seminal Michigan industrial band managed to combine the most brutal attack with a fine razor-edged viciousness. (S/M OPERATIONS)
SM 03-1 LP $7.00
SM 03-4 cassette $6.15
Tribal rhythms, metal percussion and analog synth noise combine with bass and threatening vocals in this classic album. Two bonus tracks on the cassette. (S/M OPERATIONS)
"This is Truth"
NORMAL 62-1 12" EP $7.00
Two songs from the "8 Ball" album, plus a live version of another available only on the CD. German import. (NORMAL)
"Tribal Warning Shot"
NORMAL 22-1 12" EP $7.25
A studio and a live version from 1984 of their highly polemical song, endorsing with harsh rhythmic noise the violent overthrow of white power in Africa. German import. (NORMAL)
HUNTINGTON CADS, THE
"Introduce the New Sound"
DD 0132-2 CD $10.85
Their 2nd album of instrumental surf and exotica, where tasteful guitar is fleshed out with exotic vibraphone. Very cool, stylish stuff indeed. Co produced by Deke Dickerson of UNTAMED YOUTH fame. (MAI TAI)
HUNTINGTON CADS, THE
"Music From the Hit Ultra-Marionation Series"
ID 074584-7 7" $4.35
Chris and Steve from the Finks meet up with Josh from the Tiki Tones and Jeff from Insect Surfers and Boardwalkers to form a rocking and moody instrumental band that's been playing around Southern California since early '95. (DIONYSUS)
POP 9-7 7" $4.00
A neat cross between emo-pop-core like Jawbox or Green Day and the slower melodic stuff of Seam or Codeine. 3 songs. (POP BUS)
HÜSEYIN ERTUNÇ TRIO
INTEXHET 01-2 CD $12.60
Mysterious free jazz reissue by this drummer with a Turkish name. Also features Phill Musra and Michael Cosmic on a variety of reeds plus organ, percussion, and something called a zurna. There is some heavy blowing here in the style of Pharoah Sanders or Frank Lowe. Who were these guys? (INTEX)
HUSKY & THE SANDMEN
GASCD 1-2 CD $11.90
Visions of palm trees, sand, and camels from the last place you'd expect: Helsinki, Finland! 14 surfin' favorites in a smooth, traditional vein, heavy on the reverb and double-picking! Swank, catchy tunes played on twangy whammy-guitar, with rad uptempo backup provided by guitar/bass/drums plus the occasional organ or sax. Finnish import. (GAS)
HUSKY & THE SANDMEN
GRS 102-7 7" $4.55
Two more great surf instros from Helsinki's favorite combo. Not featured on the CD, these include one Husky original and one cover. Finnish import, generic printed sleeve. (GAS)
"The Rhythm of the Ritual"
CHCD 13-2 CD $10.70
Ritual music, beautiful atmospheres of measured percussion and musical textures intended to accompany meditation and rituals, plus a collection of pagan imagery from around the world. This is this well-known Belgian outfit's first US release, after several on European labels like Dark Vinyl, Artware, Discordia and Koninklijke. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
HYMEN OF TONGUES, THE
"Venus in Blue Jeans"
MISTY 036-7 7" $4.85
A new project from one of the central figures in the Swedish mid-'80s garage psych scene that was documented in the "Weird Out!" LP, this continues Jens Lindberg's output with a moody folk-punk sound reminiscent of the Zombies and Rising Storm. Italian import. (MISTY LANE)
"Rock & Roll Drag Queen"
OUT 10-7 7" $4.00
This is what would happen if the Ramones were drag queens: gender-bending 3-chord singalongs with several kinks. (OUTPUNK)
HED 1007-7 7" $4.15
DD 026-7 7" $4.35
Monster instro from the land of Laika & the Cosmonauts, Finland. Think Link Wray meets Swing with lots of power and excellent sound quality. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
MS 0014-2 CD $11.00
The first US release by Finland's great instrumental combo, who manage to seamlessly join DAVIE ALLEN-type biker fuzz to Euro-swank, retro-Latin and the soundtrack to an imaginary, never-made cult film. (MUSICK)
"Sound of the Silencer"/"El Pancho"
GRS 106-7 7" $4.55
Two nerve-jangling wild 'n' crazy instro nightmares, one with whining organ providing the spooky tune, one with ice-picking guitar. As always, there's plenty of reverb and clashing cymbals throughout. Finnish import, generic printed sleeve. (GAS)
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