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STAAL 54-2 CD $14.00
This Hungarian composer, assisted by friends, explores varieties of Asian music from Arabic to Indian to Indonesian, from within an ambient experimental context. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
TGCD 027-2 CD $11.90
A large, loose collective of free jazz, classical, contemporary and rock musicians, plus visual artists and poets, this group formed in Montreal 1967 and ran until 1974, releasing 4 albums. This is the first, available on CD for the first time, with 2 live bonus tracks. (MUCHO GUSTO)
MASO 90094-2 CD $11.60
John Oswald, Henry Kaiser, Franco Fabbri and Fausto Rossi join the core duo of Piero Chianura and Luciano Margorani for some free-flowing electronic symphonic rock improvisations. Uniting many streams of contemporary music, this is unpredictable, explorational and essential. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
LA 1919 with Chris Cutler, Charles Hayward & Roberto Zorzi
"Jouer, Spielen, to Play"
MASO 90063-2 CD $13.25
Progressive improvisations with some of Europe's outstanding innovative musicians including Chris Cutler, Charles Hayward & Roberto Zorzi. This crosses complex musical pathways of radical rock and jazz, creating endlessly evolving and expanding atmospheres. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
STCD 109-2 CD $14.00
This Belgian duo mixes Afro-Cuban rhythms with technology, using sampling, analog synths and percussion to create a variety of rhythmic, danceable ambience. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
"Am I Ernie?"
VML 008-7 7" $4.00
A high energy melodic 4-piece from Germany, this band celebrates pop culture with 2 originals and covers of "Strychnine" and "Great Balls of Fire." (VML)
VML 038-1 MLP $8.10
The first album by this fine German punk band. Fast paced melodies, rockin' attitude and tight, powerful playing, with roaring guitars and machine gun drums. (VML)
VML 018-7 7" $4.00
The 2nd US release for this German Elvis-meets-Ramones punk outfit. Speed, tattoos, boredom and Elvis; melodic punk, beer, sloppy energy and attitude. Full color sleeve. (VML)
RABID FRO1-1 12" EP $6.15
Texans executing minimal pop with twists. 7 songs. (RABID CAT)
LA DONNAS, THE
P 060-2 CD $10.20
Here they come, roaring out of Denver for their third Scooch Pooch full length. Taking the pop edge of "Shady Land" and combining it with the heavier rock sound of "Rock You All Night Long," the LA DONNAS turn in their most cohesive and abrasive record yet. (SCOOCH POOCH)
"Memories Pt. 1"
HELL 42-2 CD $10.80
A collection of songs from the past decade of this popular Spanish band's punk-rockin' noise, including material from their first 7", their first album, some great, raunchy live shows, as well as some studio covers of their idols THE STOOGES, MC5, THE ZEROS, MUDHONEY, REDD KROSS, CELIBATE RIFLES, NY DOLLS, etc. Fully distorted noise, tight rock'n'roll blasts and psychedelicized garage punk, with packaging which includes the band's history, many photos and much more. (HELL YEAH)
"Lo Que Necesitas es Punk Rock"
SUBTERFUGE 81-7 7" $4.85
Tough, snarling old school punk that doesn't skimp on either melody or power but wastes no time whatsoever on nicey-nice sweetness. Very political lyrics, but they're all in Spanish. 4 songs, gatefold sleeve, Spanish import. (SUBTERFUGE)
LAB RATS, THE
ND 30-2 CD $7.75
Here's the first CD by a young (average age 16) and very active (playing nearly every week for the past year) Bay Area band. Tough, gritty, distinctly old-school hardcore with that YOUTH OF TODAY or GORILLA BISCUITS approach. (NEW DISORDER)
"The Invisible States of America"
VC 149-2 CD $10.20
"The loudest band in San Diego" assaults us with noise rock bathed in feedback and dissent, ala UNSANE, CIRCUS LUPUS, CLIKATAT IKATOWI, STEEL POLE BATHTUB and BLACK FLAG with lyrical themes in the vein of DEAD AND GONE. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
LACK OF INTEREST
SAH 52-1 LP $8.70
SAH 52-2 CD $10.70
Twenty-four songs of stripped-down, pissed-off, totally lethal fastcore from one of the most punishing power violence bands around. (SLAP A HAM)
TMU 090-2 CD $9.00
Often compared to NIN, MINISTRY, NEW ORDER, APHEX TWIN, CHAMPAGNE KILL, SONG OF ZARATHUSTRA, and SKINNY PUPPY, this Columbus, Ohio band takes dark moods and industrial soundscapes, then mixes them into what has been described as "a beautiful train wreck." With 2 drummers, bassists, and guitar/synth players, this band also provides its own 10000 watt PA system, known to send all loose objects to the floor. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Pick Up Your Soul"
JR 043-7 7" $4.25
Punchy, snarling punk with a strong sense of melody that might remind you of ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN. Purple vinyl. (JUNK)
LAGARTO Y LAS PUSSYCATS
"Gimme Gimme Gimme"
MZH 5499-7 7" $4.85
The KENNY HARPERS singer is backed by Spain's trashy all-female punk combo THE PUSSYCATS for a cover of the BLACK FLAG song and the trad blues tune "Early in the Morning" (also covered by THE GORIES). Silver-gray vinyl, full color cover, Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
LOW 008-7 7" $4.25
Lance accompanies himself on bizarro synth and sings his psycho-sicko songs of weirdos, monsters and creeps. (LOWELL)
"They Dug Up Elvis"
DION 713-7 7" $4.35
This former Yard Trauma keyboardist does a totally hot screamer on the A side, and an ultra-cool tropical tribute to Martin Denny on the flip. Colored vinyl. (DIONYSUS)
VMFM 45-1 LP $8.25
VMFM 45-2 CD $9.00
Even more crushing than their apocalyptic, self-destructing, downright creepy 10", these 10 artpunk magic spells are like hardtack nubbins angrily chawed upon by the half-blind and syphilitic sailors (guest musicians from SIX FINGER SATELLITE). Don't miss it! (VERMIFORM)
"Why I Live"
VMFM 34-1 10" $7.70
Commanding cocktail of circumstantial cacophony, covert crisis and crescendoing clang and clamor that will have you, too, applauding Dan Landed, a Rhode Islander who lit himself on fire. (VERMIFORM)
NA 30-2 CD $11.35
Works range from the sensation of a small child listening to his parents talk in the front seat of the family car to a vamp through the macho bloodlust of heavy metal guitar. Composed with IBM, DEC, and NeXT hardware. (NEW ALBION)
"70s Rock Must Die"
VIRUS 235-1 12" EP $7.65
VIRUS 235-2 CD5 $8.15
The title track is a bit of a departure for LARD, a trip down Melrose with long hair, decked in leather, with Biafra, Al and Paul flipping the bird as they drive. The rest of the EP is back to classic LARD, with all the crushing guitars, freakish noise and Biafra's wailing vocals we all know. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Pure Chewing Satisfaction"
VIRUS 199-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 199-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 199-2 CD $10.50
Some 6 years after the last Lard release, Jello Biafra's unmistakably acid, aggro vocals are back again fronting the pounding, powerhouse musical assault of Jourgensen, Barker and Reiflin of Ministry/Revolting Cocks infamy. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"The Last Temptation of Reid"
VIRUS 84-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 84-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 84-2 CD $10.50
A full album of Dead Kennedys-meets-Ministry style slash & burn crunch-o rama to sink your sonic teeth into, as Biafra gets together with Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker and Jeff Ward. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"The Power of Lard"
VIRUS 72-1 12" EP $6.30
VIRUS 72-4 cassette $5.50
VIRUS 72-2 CD $7.85
Biafra joins up with Al Jourgensen of MINISTRY and REVOLTING COCKS fame for a surprisingly DKs-like blast. Only 3 songs, but they total 45 minutes and have all the bite, punch, power and sardonic wit you expect from Biafra. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
LARRY & THE LEFTHANDED
"Punk Rock Hold-Up"
DD 032-7 7" $4.35
The Finnish kings of no-fi trash strut their stuff on two organ-drenched rock n' roll shouters. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
"At the Village Gate"
UV 022-2 CD $13.00
A powerful performance for an enthusiastic NYC crowd, this 1971 recording for Vanguard invokes the spirit of JIMI HENDRIX (4 months after his death) like no one else could. Guitarist Coryell is accompanied by bassist Mervin Bronson and drummer Harry Wilkinson. Includes a 9 minute version of Jack Bruce's "Can You Follow?" Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
UV 020-2 CD $13.00
A guitar player that needs no introduction, here with one of his less known but still great albums, recorded between 1968 and 1969, and originally released by Vanguard in 1975. The line-up features Ron Carter, Chuck Rainey, Bernard Purdie and Ray Mantilla. Long out of print, and finally available on CD. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
UV 021-2 CD $13.00
The jazz fusion guitarist's 2nd album (and first for Vanguard, out in 1969) is masterful and impressive, including the fearsomely funky "Jam with Albert." With Ron Carter, Bernard Purdie, Mike Mandel and Jim Pepper. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
UV 028-2 CD $13.00
This album of rock-oriented jazz (originally out in 1972 on Vanguard) directly anticipated the formation of Larry Coryell's Eleventh House. In fact, the guitarist is joined by a future member, keyboardist Mike Mandel, and the style of fusion is similar to what would later be developed. Steve Marcus also contributes some fiery soprano solos Original artwork, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
UV 013-2 CD $13.00
This pioneering jazz fusion recording from 1969 brought guitarist Coryell together with heavyweights John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous and Billy Cobham. This reissue includes 2 previously unreleased tracks totalling an extra 20 minutes. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
"The Real Great Escape"
UV 029-2 CD $13.00
A killer 1973 progressive fusion album, originally out on Vanguard, from the renowned jazz guitarist, with wah-wah, feedback, and effects pushing his sound in a rock direction, and some cosmic jazz moments aided by ARP synth. The band featured Steve Marcus, Mike Mandel and Mervin Bronson along Harry Wilkinson and Earl Derouen; Julie Coryell contributes additional vocals and the horn arrangements are by Bryan Wells. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
LARRY CORYELL & OREGON
UV 033-2 CD $13.00
The jazz fusion guitarist extraordinaire recorded this introspective album following early '70s recordings with John McLaughlin and Chick Corea that had raised his playing to another level. He is joined here by fellow Vanguard recording band, the highly influential ethno-jazz unit OREGON. Recorded in 1975, it features 2 outstanding long improvisations amid the 5 tracks total. Original artwork, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
"Simple Harmonic Motion"
ART 1011-2 CD $10.40
Four works for instuments in just intonation, including solo harp, string quartet, bass quartet (played by Robert Black), and French horn and computer, composed from 1975 to 1989. The result is ethereal, but not overly academic at all. (ARTIFACT)
LARS HOLLMER & LOOPING HOME ORCHESTRA
VICTO 24-2 CD $12.45
This Swedish keyboardist teamed with Fred Frith, Jean Derome, Lars Krantz, Olle Sundin and Eino Haapala in these 15 live recordings of gently sophisicated compositions and improvisations. (VICTO)
"Vita Sul Pianeta"
AK 1015-1 LP $17.25
AK 1015-2 CD $13.00
Italian progressive at its best, they say. Originally released in 1973. The LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Thoum Aesh Neith"
STAAL LTD17-2 CD $19.70
Quiet, ritualistic mystery. (NEKROPHILE)
GMM 117-7 7" $4.25
The first 7" from this powerful punk quintet. (GMM)
LAST MINISTER, THE
"We Talk Romance"
RNC 011-1 12" $10.20
Funk and house from the recent "Essential Funk Box" album by Claudio "Moz art" Rispoli and Kekko Farias. Italian import. (IRMA)
LAST POETS, THE
"The Last Poets"
GET 8005-1 LP $12.55
The seminal debut album from one of the prime originators of what would become rap and hip-hop, first out in 1970 on the Douglas label and reaching the top 10 in the US. Politically-charged raps, syncopated rhythms and dedication to raising Black consciousness, this features the classic "When the Revolution Comes." 13 tracks, original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
LAST SONS OF KRYPTON / THE CREATURES
KRYPTONITE 002-7 7" $3.65
If you thought the first LAST SONS OF KRYPTON single was totally off the lo fi scale, check this out! THE CREATURES were Brad X (drums) and RJ (vocals/guitar) and these 2 songs are from when they were 16. THE LAST SONS OF KRYPTON are RJ, Brad X, plus Liz on bass, and their 3 songs are from now, when they are 18. (KRYPTONITE)
LAST SONS OF KRYPTON
KRYPTONITE 001-7 7" $3.65
Seen gracing the cover of MRR #163, hailing from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, THE LAST SONS OF KRYPTON crash and smash thru 4 slices of lo-fi garage punk with some serious swagger. A little like THE STATICS, but not so damn polite. Previous releases on Bulge and Decay. This record limited to only 500 copies, and comes in one of five different covers! (KRYPTONITE)
LAST YEAR'S YOUTH
GMM 133-7 7" $4.25
The debut release from this St. Louis band, with 4 songs of furious, UK-style street punk. (GMM)
STCD 087-2 CD $14.00
Four electro-acoustic pieces by this Hungarian composer, written for synthesizer, computer, trumpet and piano. Dubrovai explores the possibilities of sound using microintervals and glissandos as well as natural resonances. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
LATCH KEY KIDS
SKENE 39-7 7" $4.25
The singer's voice, the defiant but big-hearted stance, and the giant, guitar driven sound may recall Green Day, but with the tempo revved way up the scale. (SKENE)
GRAVITY 2-7 7" $4.00
Tonie Joy of Moss Icon and U.O.A. plays guitar on all four songs. (GRAVITY)
AM 059-2 CD $9.65
Ex-members of BAXTER and THE BROADWAYS leave behind the politics, and try on some early JAWBREAKER and CRIMPSHRINE sounds. Their 2nd album. (ASIAN MAN)
LAWRENCE ARMS / THE CHINKEES, THE
"Present Day Memories"
AM 077-2 CD5 $7.00
Four new tracks from punk trio THE LAWRENCE ARMS and the organ-driven ska five-piece THE CHINKEES (the first from them in nearly 2 years). The songs range from stories that can be depressing, sometimes uplifting, but all with a common theme of a better tomorrow. (ASIAN MAN)
LAWRENCE ARMS, THE
"A Guided Tour of Chicago"
AM 046-2 CD $9.65
Ex-members of THE BROADWAYS and BAXTER play punk much like THE BROADWAYS, but minus the politics, and gets compared to a mix of early JAWBREAKER and CRIMPSHRINE. (ASIAN MAN)
ALLIED 34-7 7" $4.00
Catchy as hell melodic hardcore from Corvallis, Oregon, in the style of Jawbreaker, Pegboy or Dogs on Ice. (ALLIED)
"Another Long Goodbye"
SFTRI 219-1 10" $7.25
The record company blurb literally says "blah blah blah," so you know it must be really exceptional to inspire such eloquence. Well, by now you know the band, so you know what to expect. Brand new songs, too. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Here and Now (Live!)"
SFTRI 661-2 CD $9.65
Just another live record? Hell no! This is an almost entirely new record featuring 5 tracks that have never been recorded, 3 that have only appeared on limited edition releases, 4 older tracks, and covers of THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES, BILL MONROE, NAT KING COLE, BILLY JOE SHAVER, and CLARENCE "BON TON" GARLOW. (SYMPATHY)
SFTRI 001-2 CD $9.65
Their first album, plus all tracks from all of their Sympathy 7" releases. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
CRYPT 061-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 061-2 CD $10.20
Their 6th album and their best to date, so damn any notion of age taking any edge off of these long-lasting purveyors of primal punk-rock'n'roll crunch! Recorded at Earle Mankey's home studio in March '95, it's their fullest sounding and lengthiest album yet, clocking in at over 45 minutes and featuring absolute rip-roar. (CRYPT)
LAZY COWGIRLS, THE
"A Little Sex and Death"
CR 083-1 LP $8.85
CR 083-2 CD $10.20
Pin-eyed, slash'n'burn punk, heavily rooted in guitars, the lasting influences of blues, C&W, '50s rock sensibilities and a whopping dose of American working class heartbreak. For more than 10 years THE LAZY COWGIRLS have watched fads come and go and have faithfully stuck to their vision of pure, powerful, uncomplicated stomp and howl. 13 energy-hungry, mind-frying songs. (CRYPT)
LAZY COWGIRLS, THE
"Broken Hearted on Valentines Day"
SFTRI 538-2 CD5 $6.10
Four exclusive cuts, including two originals, plus covers of BUDDY HOLLY's "That Makes It Tough" and JOHNNY CASH's "Home of the Blues." (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
LAZY COWGIRLS, THE
"Goodbye to Yesterday"
KEBAB 012-7 7" $4.55
Two new songs from this SoCal rock'n'roll institution: a powerful, speed demon rocker (exclusive to this release), and on the flip, their first-ever acoustic recording! Swiss import. (SHEEP)
LAZY COWGIRLS, THE
SFTRI 588-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 588-2 CD $9.65
Still going strong after 18 years, here's nine scorching rockers in a classic COWGIRLS mode, plus a brooding acoustic ballad, a blues/countrified tune, and something that could almost be called pretty. (SYMPATHY)
LAZY COWGIRLS, THE
"Route 66"/"I'll Tell You Why"
SFTRI 465-7 10" pic disc $8.00
A cover of the classic "Route 66" on, you guessed it, a record shaped like an interstate sign. The flip is an original. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
LAZY COWGIRLS, THE
"Somewhere Down the Line"
SFTRI 605-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 605-2 CD $9.65
Needing no big explanation, these guys have been kickin' it since the early '80s, and here they are again, somewhere down the line with another pile of gritty rock'n'roll stomp. (SYMPATHY)
LE BAMBINE CATTIVE
HS 941230-1 LP $9.30
This great Italian riot grrl trio strikes again with their first full-length. More melodic than the typical US fare, but still in-your-face punk, sung in English. Italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
LE FORBICI DI MANITU
STCD 106-2 CD $13.35
Led by legendary cassette networker Vittore Baroni from Trax, this is part music and part game. The music is lush textures of samplers, guitars and flutes with found sounds whirling in and out of the mix, and it comes with a game board, cards and instruction booklet, all packed in a silkscreened plastic wallet. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
LE LOUP GAROU
"The Grave and the Trees"
GETMAG-2 CD $11.70
Kind of a cross between Nick Cave, Tuxedomoon and Le Negress Verte, this group sings their cabaret-styled songs in French, German, English & Italian. Italian import. (GET MAGIC)
"Withdrawing From the Species"
VAC C9-4 cassette $7.00
(FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
AK 060-1 LP $17.25
AK 060-2 CD $16.60
The first album from this Italian acid rock group. With references to HENDRIX and PINK FLOYD, this concept album sweeps from dreamy melodies to epic rock and '60s free psych. The 180 gram virgin vinyl LP is in a gatefold sleeve, with a bonus 7", and the CD also has the bonus tracks. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"L'Aurora Delle Orme"
AK 067-1 LP $17.25
AK 067-2 CD $13.00
Compilation of unreleased rarities by the original line-up from the late '60s by this veteran Italian prog rock group. Includes "Summer's Coming" (English version), a DAVE BRUBECK cover and a remake of one of Johann Sebastian Bach's works. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl in gatefold sleeve, CD in digipak. Italian import. (AKARMA)
LE STELLE DI MARIO SCHIFANO
AK 1008-1 LP $17.25
AK 1008-P LP pic disc $17.25
AK 1008-2 CD $13.00
Italian '60s pop painter/sculptor Mario Schifano recruited 4 young, unknown musicians to record this innovative album. Originally released in 1967, this features cover art by Schifano, with the LP in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
PURE 30-2 CD $8.00
Re-issues, this and the two that follow, from when "industrial" meant something. Hard, oppressive electronics with a non-dance beat and badgering vocals. (PURE)
PURE 32-2 CD $8.00
1984 album of fascistic loops and incessant feedback/electronics. (PURE)
"Relikat & Schraguemusik"
PURE 31-2 CD $8.00
More classic industrial/noise that stands face to face with most any recent noise, and quite well crushes toes of many, especially in terms of sounding truly dark and unyielding. (PURE)
STAAL 15-2 CD $14.00
Electronic noise beat like Skinny Puppy meets Kraftwerk, only without the vocals. (STAALTAPE)
"Ten Years of Excess"
STCD 026-2 2xCD $17.55
First released as a limited triple LP on RRR in 1987, this early release by this French outfit ranges from ambient to sheer noise, with samplings of classical music sprinkled throughout and played along with. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
MRLR 19-1 LP $9.15
MRLR 19-2 CD $10.50
Rollerskate jams, sampler-punk, political dance trax and electro-conceptual, feminist pop, influenced equally by basement recordings and top-forty electronic production. Sub-bass and breakbeats figure prominently, even with introspection, absurdity, and politically exquisite feminist perspectives. (MR. LADY)
"From the Desk of...Mr. Lady"
MRLR 14-2 CD5 $7.85
Buzzing guitars, chaotic gang vocals, lo-res samples and programmed beats; punk political rage and danceable beats. (MR. LADY)
MRLR 07-1 LP $8.85
MRLR 07-2 CD $9.65
A new band featuring Kathleen Hanna (formerly of BIKINI KILL, JULIE RUIN, THE FAKES and SUTURE), videomaker Sadie Benning, and zine writer Johanna Fateman, using samples, claves, farfisa, a live dj, guitar, voices and beats to make their music. Their sound touches on conceptual garage, digital anthemic, political sadness and unfinished soundtracks. (MR. LADY)
MRLR 24-1 12" $7.25
A DJ-oriented release of dance remixes for those with radical politics. Remixers include Reid Speed (NYC two step/speed garage/drum and bass DJ), THE DFA (international punk step production team), SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS (Johanna of LE TIGRE's techno project), and DJ Ham And Cheese On Rye, best known for the "Hot Topic" remix. (MR. LADY)
"Her Magic Smile"
MISTY 028-7 7" $4.85
This Orlando, Florida, combo does two songs with Byrds-like influences and their own psych-pop style. Italian import. (MISTY LANE)
"Sunshine and Other Forms of Radiation"
TRANS 0050-2 CD $10.70
Superb girl-pop harmonies with crunchy backings, that might remind you of YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS backed by AMON DUUL II and QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE. (TRANSPARENCY)
VC 61-7 7" $3.80
Rosebud, the amazing singer from Night Soil Man, fronts this band with husband Scott Ireland. Eerie, banshee vocals over duelling guitars and percussion. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
SUB 40-7 7" $4.00
Sweden's answer to Iggy turns in some awesome hard rock on "Primemover", b/w a wicked "fist & shout" funky sleaze... and that ain't Future Farmers of America, either. This was their first American release. Pressed on yellow vinyl. (SUBTERRANEAN)
LEATHER UPPERS, THE
"Cut Off Vest"
SFTRI 309-7 7" $4.00
This Toronto band is punk personified in a "back from the grave" mode, with fast, catchy songs played with dedicated abandon. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
LEE FIELDS & THE EXPLORERS
"I'm the Man"
SF 006-7 7" $4.70
Rough, tough, greasy, soul-filled funk screaming from Mr. Fields and band, sounding a whole lot like JAMES BROWN something over 30 years ago. Limited edition of 1500. (SOUL FIRE)
LEE FIELDS & THE EXPLORERS
"Soul Dynamite"/"Ain't It Funky Now"
SF 015-7 7" $4.80
Thoroughly steeped in the heavy, cookin' funk of JAMES BROWN, Mr. Fields and the band get right on down with a nasty scorcher on the A side, and a heavy, Afro-styled cover of a for-real JB tune on the flip, complete with breakbeats, soul shoutin' and a mean piano solo. (SOUL FIRE)
"In Double Light"
AVAN 15-2 CD $19.00
Four quiet but very well structured compositions for traditional string quartet, with the occasional use of clarinet, piano, percussion and flute. Japanese import. (AVANT)
"Broken Circle / Spiral Hill"
STAR 02-2 CD5 $8.00
Ranaldo once again shows why he's at the forefront of the ambient-guitar noise-drone movement with these elegantly crafted pieces. Two songs on the 7", five on the CD, cover art by Dead C.'s Michael Morley. Space is still the place. (STARLIGHT FURNITURE COMPANY)
NEM 23-1 LP $7.90
NEM 23-2 CD $10.30
ND 4-7 7" $3.65
This East Bay band hovers unsteadily somewhere between the tough punk of bands like the Criminals and the poppier sounds of Green Day. Produced by Bille Joe of Green Day. (NEW DISORDER)
"From The Bottom of the Bottle"/"Eau to be Young"
FOWL 11-7 7" $3.00
Demented country blues ala Dr. Feelgood and Merle Haggard. Totally unique, unconcerned with trends. (FOWL)
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS
"Greetings 9 + Premonition 11"
MASO 29-2 CD $13.25
The entire "Greetings 9" LP plus an extra 18 minutes of previously unreleased material. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
"And a Cast of Thousands"
AK 094-1 LP $17.25
AK 094-2 CD $13.00
The 2nd solo effort by the BLUE CHEER guitarist, also featuring Mick Waller, Dick Morrisey, Tony Ashton and Glenn Cornick, originally released in 1971 on the Charisma label. The LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 059-1 LP $17.25
AK 059-2 CD $16.60
The first solo project by the BLUE CHEER guitarist, with ROLLING STONES keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and JEFF BECK GROUP drummer Nick Waller helping out. Originally released on Phillips/Mercury in 1969, this is well-structured, soft and psychedelic, with a positive outlook. LP is 180 gram virgin red vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
LENINGRAD BLUES MACHINE
NUXD 7-2 CD $11.30
Before joining Zeni Geva, high end guitarist Tabata (in addition to joining Eye Yamatsuka on the first Boredoms EP) was head of this twisted outfit that combine a hard guitar attack with some slower, melodic bluesy passages. Aside from some very hard-to-find compilations, this is this legendary Japanese outfit's first release. (NUX ORGANIZATION)
"Treat Me to Some Life"
FT 32-2 CD $10.20
Mostly laid-back songs built on gentle riffs and warm guitar lines, with some more fiery moments. This is their 4th album. (FILE 13)
LES BATON ROUGE
MUNSTER 7146-7 7" $4.85
These Portuguese girls combine BUSH TETRAS/CONTORTIONS-like New York no wave with MAGAZINE/WIRE-style British post punk. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"By Popular Request"
BA 0014-2 CD $9.00
The remainder of the "Lost Episode" concert, this features bachelor pad-ized versions of 9 popular songs of the era, including "Never on Sunday," "Exodus," "Calcutta," and more. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"The Lost Episode"
BA 07-1 10" $8.10
BA 07-2 CD $8.75
One of the originators of the 50's exotica genre, Baxter was featured in Re/Search's "Incredibly Strange Music vol. 2." This is a never-before released live show from 1961 with full orchestra, featuring a version of the classic "Quiet Village." A must-have for tiki/exotica fanatics! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"The Mood is Modal"
SC 324-1 12" $9.60
Four tracks by London's hottest Hammond organ jazz/beat trio, with contemporary Brazilian diva Monica Vasconcelos and supervixen tones by Beat Girl. Groovy and swinging Brazilian sounds with a bossa nova mix. Italian import. (SCHEMA)
LES MALEDICTUS SOUND
"Les Maledictus Sound"
RED 120-1 LP $12.55
Originally released in 1968, this is a mish-mash of psychedelic pop, romantic ballads, musical tongue-in-cheek, drugged-out chipmunks, near-delirium sound effects, horror movie screamadelia and a mega-twisted '60s vibe. Gatefold sleeve, original artwork, and a poster. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
LES MALEDICTUS SOUND
"Les Maledictus Sound"
TGCD 024-2 CD $11.90
Originally released in 1968, this is a mish-mash of psychedelic pop, romantic ballads, musical tongue-in-cheek, drugged-out chipmunks, near-delirium sound effects, horror movie screamadelia and a mega-twisted '60s vibe. This re issue includes one bonus track. We also have the vinyl version, on the Dagored label. (MUCHO GUSTO)
LES MCCANN & EDDIE HARRIS
4M 102-1 LP $13.15
Recorded live at the 1969 Montreaux Jazz Festival, this was one of the most popular and best selling soul-jazz albums of all time. Contains the definitive version of Gene McDaniels' "Compared to What," with Benny Bailey on trumpet, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Donald Dean on drums. With new liner notes by original producer Joel Dorn, and audiophile remastering from the original tapes. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (4 MEN WITH BEARDS)
TRAREV 1-7 7" $3.65
Melodic punk, but not exactly easy listening, from San Francisco; lo-fi heaviness. (TRAVOLTA REVOLTA)
"Girl on a Motorcycle"
RED 108-1 LP $12.55
An enigmatic and brilliant score for this 1968 cult movie, with lots of groovy Hammond organ, incidental ambient noises, strong beats and generous helpings of roaring motorcycles. Gatefold sleeve plus poster, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
LES SAVY FAV
PSP 003-2 CD $9.50
A hip concept album performed by LES SAVY FAV, that somehow takes the power and melody of the best heavy guitar punk bands, and puts on a no wave-meets-SERGE GAINSBOURG nutty spin. The LP, housed in a colorful shower cap (in the cap's original packaging, with a LES SAVY FAV sticker stuck on it!). Cast of thousands chorus includes BRAINIAC, SIX FINGER SATELLITE, TRANS AM, THEE HYDROGEN TERRORS. (SELF-STARTER)
"14 Frenzied Shakers"
SFTRI 636-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 574-2 CD $9.65
These Canadiens take the best elements from '50s and '60s rock'n'roll/soul/frat/R&B and garage, and blast it all back at you. Recorded in Montreal with Cheddy (SCAT RAG BOOSTERS, DEL-GATORS), this drunken party was put to 4-track with superb results. A permanent summer Saturday night where the BBQ is always on, and people are always dancing, drinking and making out. Includes a cool poster. (SYMPATHY)
SFTRI 653-7 7" $4.00
Two solid punkers and two wild ass-shakers from Montreal's party kings. (SYMPATHY)
"Live! In The Bed"
SFTRI 607-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 607-2 CD $9.65
Ass-slappin' rock'n'roll dance music that'll make you think of songs like "Louie Louie," "Hang On Sloopy," and "Gloria," and performers like LARRY WILLIAMS or JJ JACKSON. Features three SPACESHITS (one a DAYLIGHT LOVER) and a sexy temptress, delivering thawed-out melodies from ages past, musical mating calls for generations young and old! Vinyl limited to 1000. (SYMPATHY)
"International Anti-Boredom Front"
VIRUS 93-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 93-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 93-2 CD $10.50
"Beer is My Co-Pilot"
RECESS 30-7 7" $4.00
Good ole drunk punk and a bunch o' songs about complete duhness, the way it's supposed to be. (RECESS)
"The Future Sound of Lesiman"
ET 920-1 2xLP $14.90
ET 920-2 CD $13.00
You already know LESIMAN from 3 great tracks on Easy Tempo Vol 2. Here is an entire work showing his still modern and original sound. Funk and jazz tunes, ambient atmospheres, and more by this underrated composer from the early '70s. Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"(all) Tricked Out"/"Via Dolorosa"
JT 1011-7 7" $4.00
Interstellar (so they tell us) punk from former members of Jawbox, Swiz, Shudder to Think and Edsel. Clear vinyl. (JADE TREE)
MPK 7011-1 LP $9.80
Edgy, depressing folk songs from some blackened, twisted mirror world to ELLIOTT SMITH's smoothed-over easy listening. LESLIE QUINLIN's voice, at once quietly lonely and brimming with violence, her almost no-wave acoustic guitar minimalism, and her fractured, fragmented songwriting (most songs are under 1 minute) are recorded in hauntingly gritty lo fidelity by Tom Smith (TO LIVE AND SHAVE IN L.A.). Beautiful embossing and printing on the cover. (MENLO PARK)
AMPOP 7-7 7" $4.00
A sort of "greatest hits" of the reigning Kings of smooth Swedish pop, 4 songs taken from various releases. 2 tracks mixed by CARDIGANS producer Tore Johansson. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
LESS THAN JAKE
AM 001-2 CD $9.65
The first full-length from this popular Gainesville band blends pop punk and ska that can have you smiling for hours. (ASIAN MAN)
LESS THAN JAKE
"Rainbow Connection"/"Movin Right Along"
LM 019-7 7" $3.85
One of the most talked about bands in today's pop-punk scene does a romping, speeded-up HC version of "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, complete with full-color photo portraits of GONZO and ANIMAL! 3 other songs, short-and-sweet, explode with the same wacky energy and fun. (LIQUID MEAT)
"Excommunicate the Cult of the Live Band"
VC 101-1 LP $8.25
Interesting, original beats reminiscent of Oval or Seefeel, with influences including Middle Eastern, tribal, break-beat, hip-hop, noise, a skipping CD and drums n' bass. White vinyl in a clear plastic sleeve. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 115-2 CD $10.20
Electronics that sounds a bit like drum'n'bass, but with a unique bent all its own. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"I Hate Me"
ENDLESS 11-2 CD $7.50
Noise, samples, hard sounds, hard rock and hard attitude from San Diego. Don't let the low price fool you, this is a 50 minute CD. (ENDLESS MUSIC)
VC 39-7 7" $3.80
Other than a cover of Public Enemy's "Night of the Living Baseheads," expect a variety of undefinable angst, from the moody to the crazy. It must be something in San Diego's water. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Welcome to the American Experience"
VC 121-1 12" EP $7.65
VC 127-2 CD $10.20
Everything you've come to expect from LESSER: Phat beats, grinding noise, skipping CDs, irritating squeals, irrational breaks, confusing cover art and even the occasional Amen break for DJs sadistic enough to spin this shit. Imagine...a joint MERZBOW/THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS jungle 12"...JOHN OSWALD making a drum'n'bass record out of MOTLEY CRUE...a NURSE WITH WOUND album produced by BOMB SQUAD. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
LESSER / KID-606
VC 142-2 CD $10.20
Vinyl Communications has matched up schizophrenic, post drum'n'bass beatmaster LESSER with resident intelligent gabber boy wonder KID-606 (SPACEWURM, ARIEL, DISC) on a compact disc built for 2. Rest assured that fans of MERZBOW, DELTA 9, WHITEHOUSE, APHEX TWIN, NURSE WITH WOUND, SHIZUO and the general destruction of music as we know it will never question their purchase of this particular CD. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
LESSER & ROB CROW
VC 72-2 CD $9.00
Ambient/trance technician Lesser faces off against Rob Crow of Heavy Vegetable. Car crash spirituality, abbreviated acoustic ditties and 90's punk anthems. Not for fans of the conventional or passive consumers. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Big River Rag"/"Navajo Rose"
EF 1004-7 7" $4.15
Two perfectly delightful guitar-pickin' instrumentals, with his swingin' backup band the Barnshakers on side A and solo on the flip. Lester's got the flawless technique, complete assurance and beautiful tone that most of his retro-guitar-slinging peers only dream of. (ECCO-FONIC)
LET'S GO BOWLING
AM 024-2 CD $9.65
73 minutes of live music from this Fresno band that's toured with THE SPECIALS, THE SELECTER, BAD MANNERS, and THE SKATALITES. SELECTER's Pauline Black says they're "the greatest ska band in the US." (ASIAN MAN)
AK 110-1 LP $17.25
AK 110-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1974 on London Records, this is heavy progressive American rock at its best, where the strong influence of English prog music was mixed with the classic American rock sound of the era. The powerful vocals, guitar and production work make this a standout. 7 tracks, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
NUXD 6-2 CD $11.30
Not to be confused the the Seattle to San Francisco punk band, kinda like a Dutch Zeni Geva, with heavy, pound-the-brain guitars and guttural, scream from-the-id vocals. Come roll in the muck and blood. (NUX ORGANIZATION)
"Complete Discography 78-82"
LEWDLP 01-1 LP $10.60
The whole shebang, the complete discography 1978-1982, including their first 7", various compilations, and the "American Wino" LP with both studio and live tracks. The energy from this Seattle/San Francisco foursome just explodes off the record like it was done yesterday, both in the slicing studio songs and the unbelievable, feedback-laden live detonations. Racing tempos, some male-female vocal tradeoffs, garage-meets-GREG GINN guitar attack. Original sleeves reproduced on back cover. (MISC. LABELS)
CB 1009-2 CD $10.70
A mainstay of early '80s San Francisco punk, THE LEWD tore the place up with their catchy, raging songs and wicked humor. This collects 26 songs, including their first 7" and previously unreleased outtakes from it, the entire "American Wino" LP, some unreleased 1978 demo recordings, and 2 more tracks from a 1980 demo. The booklet folds out into a punk graphics-laden poster with discography and the band's history. (CHUCKIE BOY)
NITRO 13-1 2xLP $16.45
A worldwide exclusive vinyl version of their CD on Chuckie Boy Records. These late '70s-early '80 San Francisco punks hardly need any introduction; their songs have been featured on such comps as "Feel Lucky Skunk," "Killed By Death" and "Screaming Fists," and have more recently been covered by the likes of TURBONEGRO or the LOUDMOUTHS, and their songs "Kill Yourself" or "Trash Can Baby" rate as bonafide punk classics. This is 29 tracks, including their "Kill Yourself" 7", the "American Wino" LP, and numerous compilation tracks as well as a whole bunch of tracks that have never before been available on vinyl. Detailed liner notes by Lisa & Alan from "Do the Pop" fanzine. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
"Lewd Conduct in a Public Place"
SUB 77-1 LP $9.60
The entire 12-song set of the legendary late-'70s, early-'80s punk band, recorded for radio broadcast in San Francisco in early 1980. Includes intro and outro by MC Dirk Dirksen, great artwork by singer J. Sats Beret, and 3 studio bonus tracks recorded for the "SF Underground 2" 7" comp by TOOLS/SICK PLEASURE/CODE OF HONOR guitarist Mike Fox, 2 of which are previously unreleased. Pressed on heavy 220 gram vinyl. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"They Threw Us in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top"
GERN 059-1 LP $8.00
GERN 059-2 CD $9.65
This NYC based group combines raucous hip hop, punk, and dance beats, somehow melding them into heart attacking, fire eating tunes. But don't forget the angle of THE BIRTHDAY PARTY and PIL. Pat Nature (OPIUM TAYLOR), Ron Albertson (MERCY RULE) team up with Australia's Angus (Beef), the 6'6" basketball coach of punk rock, shouting plays from the book of Job (something he picked up while living with Nick Cave). Add producer Steve Revitt (BLUES EXPLOSION, BEASTIE BOYS). What the fuck? The world needs more "what the fuck." (GERN BLANDSTEN)
"See You in the Next Life"
NRA 1002-2 CD $9.65
Stylized NY rock'n'roll; a totally lethal combination of power and angst, catchy, fist in the air anthems, BIG choruses, attitude, and more style than you can shake a pair of stretch jeans and leopard print earmuffs at. THE CLASH and JOHNNY THUNDERS are the obvious comparisons, but don't forget the splash of PSYCHEDELIC FURS and BILLY IDOL. These guys have played with MOTLEY CRUE! These guys have the '70's glam/punk/Brit Pop act down cold! Next stop: Anaheim Stadium. (NEW RED ARCHIVES)
SHIMMY 46-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 46-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 46-2 CD $11.60
"The Return of Red Emma"
SHIMMY 62-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 62-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 62-2 CD $11.60
Lida's 3rd album, with shorter, more guitar-oriented but still thoughtful songs. (SHIMMY-DISC)
SHIMMY 56-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 56-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 56-2 CD $11.60
Lida gets techno, among other things, in her latest release, playing most of the instruments including some rockin' guitar. Very good songs, as always. (SHIMMY-DISC)
MKCD 001-2 CD $11.90
Electronoise, tape manipulation and musique concrete from this Lyon artist, painting vivid, expressive sonic images that seem to have more in common with avant garde films. The 16-page booklet features photo images and commentary on each of the four compositions. French import. (METAMKINE)
LIFE AFTER LIFE
VIRUS 192-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 192-2 CD $10.50
A very unique, nearly impossible to describe "gypsy punk" band, this San Francisco-based outfit houses two refugees from the former Czechoslovakia who were persecuted by the Communist government for playing in rock bands, plus two refugees from Tennessee's The Farm hippie commune, a refugee from the Rhythm Pigs, and a refugee from the old San Francisco punk venue also called The Farm. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
LIFE AFTER LIFE
VIRUS 174-7 7" $4.00
The debut recording from this gypsy punk outfit composed of former Czech dissidents and ex-members of the renowned Plastic People Of The Universe. Energized folk-punk melodies and passionate lyrics with a similarity to The Pogues or Bad Livers, according to Biafra. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Pry Open My Mouth with the Red Knife of Heaven"
WNS 020-2 CD $10.10
Getting somewhat into Zoviet France territory, this Phoenix group uses a huge array of ethnic and unconventional instruments to produce their shamanistic mystical-trance pieces. (WE NEVER SLEEP)
AGNI 1-2 CD $9.15
Inspired by the ancient music and culture of India, this veteran Phoenix group presents over 70 minutes of new electro-acoustic music performed on a wide variety of folk and modern instruments, including flutes, chanters, reed instruments, hand drums, metal percussion, gongs, bells, violin, sitar, bowed zither, sho's, sampler, string instruments and voice. Packed in a lushly designed, full color paper folder. (AGNI MUSIC)
VMFM 3-7 7" $4.00
Straight-out, no frills thrash, a festering barnacle on the rusted hull of New York hardcore, the only recording from an ancestor of Born Against. An anachronistic and unconditional middle finger fueled by convulsing guitars, toilet bowl production and lyrics by 18 year olds. (VERMIFORM)
VMFM 3-2 CD5 $6.55
Blistering fuck-you flavored hardcore attack from another decade; the tense embryo of Born Against. Their debut 7" from several years back is gathered with unavailable compilation and split 7" tracks. (VERMIFORM)
NA 15-2 CD $10.85
Melodic hardcore from New Jersey. (NEW AGE)
JT 1021-1 LP $8.85
JT 1021-2 CD $10.20
This New Jersey hardcore group gets compared to Dag Nasty, Gorilla Biscuits, Descendents or Agent Orange; other releases in their 5 year history include a 7" and album on New Age, a 12" on Break Even Point, a self released 7" and several compilations. (JADE TREE)
"Jersey's Best Dancers"
JT 1034-1 LP $8.85
JT 1034-2 CD $10.20
Rough and tumble punks from the wrong side of the tracks with hook-laden songs and hardcore sensibilities; fast, melodic punk that's dynamic, sincere and sappy. (JADE TREE)
"This Boy's No Good"
JT 1027-7 7" $4.00
An anthemic hardcore rager from their upcoming album on one side, and a melodic, mid-tempo pop punk song, exclusive to this single, on the flip. (JADE TREE)
SKENE 036-7 7" $4.25
Very catchy but melancholie pop-punk, reminiscent of Slint or Meat Puppets. Happy-sad songs, emotionally exhausted vocals, and dreamy, dissonant yet powerful guitars. (SKENE)
ANT 38-2 CD $11.00
Ants-in-their-pants fuzz-guitar-garage fronted by ex-Litter leader Tom "Zip" Caplan. This, their only album, was released in a limited edition in 1969. Impatient, inspired songs flit from one tempo to another, led by Caplan's wail and seriously psychedelic guitar soloing. Italian import. (ANTHOLOGY)
LIGHTNING BEAT-MAN AND THE NEVER HEARD OF 'EMS
"Apartment Wrestling Rock And Roll"
VR 1202-1 LP $9.60
Switzerland's lo-fi king takes '50s rock'n'roll and rockabilly as a jumping-off place, stuffs in some rawer-than-ever garage/trash punk, and tops it off with his own crazy humor. This guy is certifiably nuts, but lots of fun. This pressing has a new design silkscreened cover. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
LIGHTS IN A FAT CITY
COT 001-2 CD $10.80
A US re-issue of their first album, widely praised for its linking of aboriginal and world music and modern, high tech sounds. (CITY OF TRIBES)
"Music From Outer Space"
INDEX 3-2 CD $10.10
Tom Waits meets Jon Wayne meets Karlheinz Stockhausen meets the Mothers of Invention on acid meets the Hafler Trio meets... Hmmm, maybe the title says it all. (INDEX)
LIKE WOW / BLISS BLOOD
"Drinking Blues Classics"
PT 1005-7 7" $4.00
Ex-Pain Teens singer Bliss Blood does a soulfully sweet ukelele, musical saw and jug-accompanied blues by Robert Johnson, while Like Wow turn in a frenetic Joe Liggins cover. (PSYCHO TEDDY)
WRENCH 13-7 7" $4.55
These Sacramento nutcases take the cake. Look people, if you prefer your rock to ROCK, if you want your punk to be played by a buncha PUNKS, if your fi must be LOW, if you want a band that means it when they scream "Get out of my bunnie hole, asshole!" then you may have a chance in hell at surviving this record. Deranged, depraved, delinquent, devastating. (WRENCH)
LILLINGTONS / NOTHING COOL, THE
CS 2700-1 LP $8.70
The Lillingtons do bouncy, melodic ear candy with Ramones-y punk'n'roll monster guitar crunch and a singer pulled straight out of some maddeningly catchy AM radio song. Nothing Cool blasts through 6 breakneck hardcore anthems with a strong melodic sense. (SKULL DUGGERY)
"I Lost My Marbles"
CS 2300-7 7" $4.00
And you would too if you only knew 4 chords and one drum beat. These four singalong tunes, completely modern and completely disposable, biodegradable pop punk, are the very essence of the genre. (SKULL DUGGERY)
CS 2400-7 7" $4.00
Four more maddeningly catchy pop punk tunes from this Colorado Springs band. This clear vinyl disc is a numbered edition of 498. (SKULL DUGGERY)
"In the Presence of Nothing"
SLUMB 20-2 CD $10.70
Slabs of way fuzzed out distortion, bent and twisted into hooky pop tunes. Not the weak stuff, either. This grooves and rocks like hell. (SLUMBERLAND)
CF 004-7 7" $4.00
The 4 kick-ass pop-punk masterpieces that got the now super-popular LIMP signed to Fat Wreck finally see the light of day! Produced by Greg Hetson of CIRCLE JERKS/BAD RELIGION fame. (COLDFRONT)
"Till Another Time"
SLUMB 16-7 7" $4.00
This Baltimore singer/songwriter combines the skewed low-fi simplicity of the Xpressway bands, the 60's orchestrations of Bacharach and the DIY spirit of the Raincoats. (SLUMBERLAND)
VICTO 15-2 CD $12.45
She of Henry Cow (and much else) fame gets together with Sally Potter, Alfred 23 Harth, Hugh Hopper, Marilyn Mazur, Phil Minton and Elvira Plenar for a fun and irreverent stew of jazz, rock, waltz quotes and opera kitsch. (VICTO)
AM 005-1 LP $8.85
AM 005-2 CD $9.65
A very young Berkeley band (the oldest is 18) that has already done 2 national tours, Link 80 plays rapid-fire punk-meets-reggae like a cross between Madball and Voodoo Glow Skulls, heavily influenced by Operation Ivy. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 014-1 10" $7.70
AM 014-2 CD5 $7.00
Lots of youthful energy (half the band is still in high school) from this wildly popular 7-piece Berkeley ska-core band. (ASIAN MAN)
"The Struggle Continues"
AM 054-1 LP $8.85
AM 054-2 CD $9.65
The long-awaited 2nd album from this very popular band, with 14 tracks of blistering punk, soulful ska and aggressive hardcore. (ASIAN MAN)
LINK 80 / SUBINCISION
"Rumble at the Tracks"
SWIBLA 003-7 7" $3.65
Two Berkeley bands face off! Three blasts of jumpin', hyperspeed ska-punk from Link 80, and three solid, singalong, old-school punk tunes from Subincision. (SWITCHBLADE)
MKCD 007-2 CD3 $7.15
Comical and VERY strange musique concrète composed of shrill, childlike voices, electronics and conventional instruments in a lumpy gravy of noises and found sounds. French import. (METAMKINE)
"Something Special for the Kids"
BR 5006-2 CD $10.65
After serving up a heaping helping of brilliant songwriting on their current Matador release, the famed LIQUOR GIANTS rewrite pop history, as former GUN CLUB/PONTIAC BROTHERS guitarist Ward "Puffy" Dotson leads the band thru a bevy of tunes made famous by THE ZOMBIES, CONNIE FRANCES, JEFF BECK, DEL SHANNON and DAVID BOWIE to name just a few. We only ask that you refrain from tossing your undies at the hi-fi as the fellas tear through their raunchy remake of "What's New Pussycat!" (BLOOD RED VINYL)
"Fucks the Sky"
JACK 10-1 LP $7.80
That album everybody's been panting for is finally here! Where these guys came from (planet??) we know not, but it's strange grunge-adelic psychonoisejazz that spreads like peanut butter on yr soul. If you get religious listening to this, don't blame us. (BLACKJACK)
JACK 014-1 LP $7.80
Another jolt of heavy guitar psychonoise from this enigmatic Bay Area group. Four long tracks of gut-spilling, amp-blowing distortion and tortured howl. (BLACKJACK)
"Live in Hitler's Bunker"
JACK 022-1 LP $9.00
This latest excursion into the warped universe of LIQUORBALL is not for the faint at heart. Wasted, sludgey, ugly slop'n'space improvisation that picks up where the instrumental BLACK FLAG left off, and careens into uncharted territories of moaning guitar feedback, ear-shattering organ drones, and mindless rock beats. Each LP jacket individually sprinkled with grit and splattered with multicolor paint (with very different colors and patterns on each jacket), and will self-destruct if you're not careful. (BLACKJACK)
JACK 6-7 7" $3.65
Howling, demented psychoacidrock on multi-colored vinyl. Edition of 1000, and absolutely no info on band or songs! (BLACKJACK)
LISA MARR EXPERIMENT, THE
SFTRI 626-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 626-2 CD $9.65
The BUCK and CUB alumnus stumbles out into the California desert with friends from various well-known alt/pop combos. Two bonus tracks on the CD. (SYMPATHY)
VICTO 27-2 CD $12.45
Inspired, elevated improvisations led by bassist Ellis, featuring Joe McPhee, Larry Ochs, Christopher Cauley, James Ruthier, Glenn Spearman and Donald Robinson. Canadian import. (VICTO)
AKARMA 050-1 LP $17.25
AKARMA 050-2 CD $16.60
Originally released in 1968 on the Vanguard label, this Boston combo featured Peter Malick and Walter Powers. The LP is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Dance Class Revolution"
TCCD 010-2 CD $10.70
Formerly known as LEATHER HYMAN, this southern California band retains their great signature vocal harmonies, with more pensive but aggressive melodies. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
LITTLE FYODOR & THE HATERS
"Time Doesn't Move"/"Paper Tears"
NOP 02-7 7" $4.55
This rad single combines the unique punk vocalizations of LITTLE FYODOR with the harsh noise of THE HATERS. With tracks that are less than 20 seconds, the grooves are spread millimeters apart to cover a whole side: A grindcore classic for the discriminating extremist! (NOISOPOPOLY)
"All of the Water"
CPA 016-7 7" $4.00
With their complex, cerebral, yet minimalist rock from the East Bay, these folks turn in 4 new tunes totalling nearly 20 minutes of music. (ELECTRO MOTIVE)
"Food At It's Best"
CPA 11-1 10" $6.15
This East Bay band has songs that are a little on the strange side, with intricate melodies and changes, enigmatic vocals and multiple influences. 4 songs. (ELECTRO MOTIVE)
"Paint That Tree!"/"National Park Style"
CHIRP 07-7 7" $4.00
The A-side is a bit of upbeat indie-country slightly skewed prancing about, the B-side is dreamy folk-psyche, like when Tim Buckley visited Moominvalley. (SILLY BIRD RECORDS)
SFTRI 544-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 544-2 CD $9.65
A stack o' country roots plus a dash of reverb, an ounce of gasoline, 2 tablespoons of soul and a steaming cup of NY-style flava from Lonesome Jerry Teel (CHROME CRANKS, HONEYMOON KILLERS, BOSS HOG), Lisa Jayne (HONEYMOON KILLERS), Stumblin' Jack Martin, and bandleader/nonmusician Lazy Susan. Welcome to LITTLE PORKCHOP...enjoy. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
DAVLPFT 01-2 CD $10.10
Basically a project of Warren Defever of His Name Is Alive and Princess Dragon Mom, this creates a powerful mixture of minimalist electronica and lock groove noisetronics, sounding like a train wreck on the Grand Funk Railroad, or maybe like your favorite malfunctioning CD. If breakbeat science were a class in school, this is the retardo in the back doing a remix of the air conditioner hum. Special handmade corrugated cardboard package. Co released with Defever's Time Stereo label. (DAVIES)
LITTLE RED ROCKET
"Who Did You Pay"
T/K 171-2 CD $10.70
Like gulping down sweet iced tea on a hot day: refreshingly decadent, guilt free goodness. The 2 guitarist/vocalist frontwomen trade off delicious girl group melodies and moody harmonies in this wide-ranging, accessible pop. (TIM/KERR)
CPROD CD14-2 CD $11.00
Welsh technobeat anarchists, very smooth & Wax Traxy stuff mixed Tackhead stylee. UK import. (CONCRETE PRODUCTIONS)
"Kind of Like a Feel Good Thing"
SFTRI 551-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 551-2 CD $9.65
BOSS HOG drummer Hollis Queens sings lead with SPEEDBALL BABY drummer Martin Owens, on 11 songs ranging from booty-shaking screaming rockers to sad ballads. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MWCD 001-2 CD $8.90
We know there probably isn't anyone out there who's heard of this band, but we just couldn't pass up this gem! LO-LITE is a power duo from Holland that plays very primitive garage trash swamp blues with deafeningly distorted slide guitar, irresistible drum beats and screaming distorted vocals with a Holland accent. Raw, sick, and twisted sound, man, this is how blues music should sound, it's got soul, it's got soul, it's got energy, it's got that wild feeling! Dutch import. (MOTORWOLF)
SFTRI 36-7 7" $4.00
T. Tex Edwards and Click Mort retaliate with soulful strummin' & howlin' from a dark corner of the garage, continuing their rampage of madness. 3 songs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"All the Power"
VC 133-2 CD $10.20
Dark harsh noise with tools, machinery, voluptuous female vocals, with ex MAN IS THE BASTARD Eric Wood also on vocals. Scary, yet sensual, not unlike President Clinton these days. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Blue Print Theories"
VC 155-2 CD5 $6.55
Another in the series of budget-priced CDs, this is violent, disturbing and apocalyptic, combining power tools, production machinery, extreme power electronics, horrific religious samples and haunting vocals. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
GF 006-2 CD $7.75
Ohio's very own machine wielding maniacs use found electronics and industrial machinery to take the listener on a nightmarish journey through a factory of pure sonic mayhem. Several other releases including 2 on Vinyl Communications. (GROUND FAULT)
LOCUST / MELT BANANA, THE
GSL 48-7 7" $5.15
Japanese noisecore-freakout icons MELT BANANA share this platter with San Diego's THE LOCUST, with full color art by Sam McPheeters of BORN AGAINST. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
"Flight of the Wounded Locust"
GSL 41-1 7" $4.65
GSL 41-2 CD5 $8.45
11 songs on this San Diego band's final release as a 5-piece, including those from last year's split with ARAB ON RADAR. Get ready for furious sci-fi venom, weird, uncontrolled, Pokemon-esque seizures, and sonic chaos of the highest caliber. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
AK 1014-1 LP $17.25
AK 1014-2 CD $13.00
This 1972 album by this obscure Italian band sported a jazzy rock sound with classical influences. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl in gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Demons in Rapture"
DRJIM 10-2 CD $11.60
A heavy tribal sound layered with noise and effects a la Cop Shoot Cop, and a percussive thundering that sometimes approaches Crash Worship, but with more synth/sampling whammy. Totally in the "modern" vein. Australian import. (DR. JIM)
"Expand the Hive"
VIRUS 203-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 203-2 CD $10.50
More brutal and blackened crustcore from one of the better known names in the genre, alongside Gauze, Extreme Noise Terror, or His Hero Is Gone, with the added power of noise, loops, sampling and relentless drumming. Guest backing vocalists include Jello Biafra, Dave Edwardson of Neurosis, and Greg Valencia of El Dopa. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 214-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 214-2 CD $10.50
Full-throttle, paint-peeling, crust punk pandemonium. This is a licensed reissue of the New Mexico hardcore sextet's 1995 album from Tee Pee Records, available once again to the band's steadily growing audience. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
TP 04-2 CD $9.10
Heavy qua heavy new CD by this very asked about band who will have a split LP with Grimple. (TEE PEE)
KLP 57-2 CD5 $8.20
Five songs written and recorded in collaboration with various people in various cities across the US, including folks from Fugazi, Yo La Tengo, Trenchmouth, Low, Red Red Meat, Dub Narcotic, Beat Happening, and more. (K)
LOLI & THE CHONES
"Make Out Party"/"Straightjacket Baby"
RIPOFF 15-7 7" $4.00
Slam-bang primitive punk with great Ramonesy hooks and sense of humor. Lo-fi as hell, but that only adds to the coolness. (RIP OFF)
LOLI & THE CHONES
"P.S. We Hate You"
RIPOFF 023-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 023-2 CD $10.50
Simple, fun, non-wimp pinheaded punk from Whittier CA, the birthplace of Richard Nixon. (RIP OFF)
LOLI & THE CHONES
"Total Fucking Genocide"
REPENT 245-1 LP $8.40
Like being hit upside the head with a punk rock sledgehammer, LOLI and her buddies smash their way through 15 take-no-prisoners songs on their 2nd full album. (REPENT)
LOLI & THE CHONES
"Weenie Choker Rock 'n' Roll"
REPENT 45007-7 7" $4.00
Three kids from Whittier; Loli plays drums while her younger brother and his friend play guitars and wear underwear on their heads like masks. Kinda like a younger, brasher version of Supercharger. (REPENT)
"Write Me a Poem"
SFTRI 298-7 7" $4.00
Despite the silly name, this Buffalo trio delivers brutal, ass-kicking rock & roll. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
LONE SURFER AND HIS SUPER PALS, THE
"Church Key"/"Horror Beach"
PPR 3-7 7" $4.00
Yowee! It's an ultra-trashy surfadelic super jam with members of the Mummies, the Trashwomen and the Phantom Surfers! Recorded live at the Pony Express Pizza Parlour in trash-o-rama mono! (PLANET PIMP)
WC 2-7 7" $4.60
New York City garage punk; twisted, hairy and scary. Hot pink swirly vinyl. (WOLFCUBB)
"My World and Welcome to It"
GARDEL-7 7" $4.70
Lo-fi, languid folk-noise with a desolate, tragic moodiness made with guitar, autoharp and organ. The kind of thing that Calvin would put out on K. UK import. (GARDEN OF DELIGHTS)
LONELY SOULS, THE
VC 75-7 7" $3.90
San Diego soft punks play thrift shop pop rock. Your little sister will be sleeping with a copy of this under her pillow. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Prepare to Burn"
SHAKE 1217-1 LP $8.65
These mothers from Cincinnati will have you checking your ass to make sure it didn't catch fire! After blasting thru their top-notch debut 7" faster than anything they have ever issued, Shake It is proud to present an instant garage-punk-rock'n'roll classic with nods by fellow Ohioans THE PAGANS. Issued on limited edition black polyvinyl chloride only! (SHAKE IT)
LONG GONES, THE
"Heads or Tails"
SHAKE 714-7 7" $4.15
4 over-the-top dragstrip RnR ass whomp cuts from these boys who are making a name for themselves as they burn up the Midwest with their live sets! They sing about racing cars & they actually do & they've got the tickets & blown gaskets to prove it! Their DMZ/DEVIL DOGS anti-limp dick indie rock anthems are sure to be "in" with the Crypt/Ripoff Records crowd! (SHAKE IT)
LONG HIND LEGS
"3 Songs (and a Horse) Shot Right to Hell"
PNMV 18-7 7" $4.00
This re-issue of the first release by this Olympia group melds slow, dreamy melodies and vocals with extreme distortion guitar, acoustic guitar, and drone guitar. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
LONG HIND LEGS
"Charmed, I'm Sure"
PNMV 11-7 7" $4.00
It's 1985, or is it? LHL brings new wave into the 21st century. BOWIE meets PAVEMENT meets NEW ORDER, featuring Vern from UNWOUND. Recorded by JOHN GOODMANSON. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
LONG HIND LEGS
"This Cold Room"
STRN 03-7 7" $3.85
This Olympia group melds slow, dreamy melodies and vocals with extreme distortion guitar, acoustic guitar, and drone guitar. (SATURNINE)
LONGMONT POTION CASTLE
"The Best of Longmont Potion Castle"
VC 92-2 CD $9.35
Culled from their 3 self-released cassettes, this prank phone call extravaganza gleefully victimizes butchers, retired army sergeants, GG Allin, packaging stores, drunk wrestlers and far more. John Trubee says it's one of the funniest things he's ever heard, so there. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
LONGMONT POTION CASTLE
"The Best of Longmont Potion Castle Vol. 2"
VC 126-2 CD $10.20
A ton of some really great prank calls! Check it out! Beats the JERKY BOYS all to hell! Guaranteed to leave you rolling on the floor! (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Grr Huh Yeah"
SUB 45-1 LP $7.60
Our entry in the neo-beatnik jazz-poetry sweepstakes features some nearly famous and very talented Bay Area jazz musicians backing Dog, Carol and Judy's finger snappin' beat poetry. Neanderthal Kerouac. Cool. Hip. Dig it. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"Walk the Plank"
SUB 54-1 LP $7.80
This one topped college radio charts across the country. Image-laden beat poetry with minimalist sound accompaniment; songs of love and death, automania and B movies. Inspired, totally hip nuttiness! Color vinyl. (SUBTERRANEAN)
LOOKING GLASS ALICE
VH 001-2 CD5 $8.80
Psycho-pop-noise influenced by the likes of the Velvets, Pavement, Meat Puppets and Quicksilver, with English lyrics. Italian import. (VACATION HOUSE)
LOONEY TUNES, THE
SFTRI 340-2 CD $9.65
Germany's premier surf band with 16 hot, action-packed instrumentals, including Dick Dale and Davie Allan classics, along with forgotten nuggets and five rippin' originals. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"The Analogue Years"
ER 03-2 CD $12.00
Hypnotic dark-ambient sounds produced, as the name suggests, entirely from tape loops running on old reel-to-reel tape recorders. The pieces on this CD were recorded during the 10 year period 1987-97 by this large group of Australian sound experimenters. Australian import. (DUAL PLOVER)
"Fire It Up"
CF 007-2 CD $8.90
Their 2nd full length of unequalled NorCal melodic hardcore, Fat Wreckchords style. Features a duet with Cinderblock from TILT. An instant addiction. (COLDFRONT)
SHREDR 23-7 7" $4.00
Four tracks of catchy pop punk from the Northern California town of Ukiah, produced by Nicky Parasite. (SHREDDER)
TKOROUND 33-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 33-2 CD $10.35
You dug their debute 7", now here's the album. This San Francisco outfit peddles the raw, sleazy stuff, straight outta THE NEW YORK DOLLS, HEARTBREAKERS, REAL KIDS and HOLLYWOOD BRATS, and they're veterans of outfits like THE RIP OFFS, INFECTIONS, SPASTICS and SPOILED BRATS. What more could you want? (TKO)
"Two Time Loser"
TKOROUND 22-7 7" $4.35
The debut from this San Francisco band featuring members of THE RIP OFFS, THE INFECTIONS and THE SPASTICS. Real-deal rock'n'roll in the style of JOHNNY THUNDERS, THE REAL KIDS and THE HOLLYWOOD BRATS. (TKO)
VIRUS 54-1 12" EP $6.30
One of the stars of San Francisco's World Beat scene, the Looters mix Afro Caribbean influences with polished rock and radical politics. Four songs. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
LORD HIGH FIXERS
"Beware the Revolution"
LIE 006-7 7" $4.00
Another fab Tim Kerr (ex-Poison 13, Jack O'Fire, etc.) project, with bluesy garage punk and a call to arms to join in the noise and confusion of old/new ideas, carefully/carelessly packed to go for the ammunition set. (NO LIE)
LORD HIGH FIXERS
"Group Improvisation...That's Music!"
SFTRI 409-1 10" $8.55
SFTRI 409-2 CD $9.65
With enough impenetrably obtuse "revolutionary" blather to choke Mao Tse tung, these guys toss us another 10" vinyl frisbee of noisy, reckless rock'n'roll abandon. CD with an extra 6. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
LORD HIGH FIXERS
"Integrity, Soul, Attitude"
NOLIE 016-7 7" $4.15
Two songs released in a special edition for their January 1997 Japanese tour. They rock harder than ever here, with raw, irresistable riffs and catchy tunes. Limited edition of 1200, silkscreen covers. (NO LIE)
LORD HIGH FIXERS
"Is Your Club a Secret Weapon?"
ES 1260-1 LP $11.60
ES 1260-2 CD $11.00
This garage punk supergroup mixes the best of Texas punk, drivin' blues and a whole lotta soul to document their search for free thinkin' folks everywhere, with 18 cuts awash in feedback and power chords. (ESTRUS)
LORD HIGH FIXERS
"Once Upon a Time Called...RIGHT NOW!"
ES 113-1 10" $7.60
A 120 decibel aural onslaught of unrestrained fury and feedback from one of the leaders of the Texas garage punk scene. (ESTRUS)
LORD HIGH FIXERS
"When the Revolution Comes"
ANDA 199-2 CD $9.65
Twelve prime, intense tracks from this Texas garage supergroup that features famous alumni of legendary bands like The Big Boys, Poison 13, Sugar Shack, Jack O'Fire, and The Spoilers. (AU GO GO)
LORDS OF ALTAMONT, THE
"To Hell with the Lords"
SFTRI 680-2 CD $10.80
From the streets of Los Angeles, this band manages to combine all of the best elements of garage and punk. Featuring members of THE BOMBORAS (though they've ditched the surf), this CD not only has great, irrepressible energy, but the songwriting quality to set them apart from the rest of the pack, rivaling THE STOOGES and STONES not only in sound, but also in depravity. (SYMPATHY)
SLUMB 32-7 7" $4.00
SLUMB 32-2 CD5 $6.00
Dreamy emo-swirlcore, seems to have female vocals on one side & male vocals on the other. File somewhere between Lilys and Red House Painters. (SLUMBERLAND)
"Everyone Must Touch the Stove"
SL 44-1 LP $8.70
SL 44-2 CD $10.70
Where dubbed-out bass meets howling, noisy guitars meets wildly syncopated drumming, with pop song structures twisted and bent into new shapes, adventurous sonics and actual melodies. (SLUMBERLAND)
UATLC 01-2 CD $10.10
The other half of ID BATTERY besides BRANDON LaBELLE, CHASSE gives us another splendid journey into enchanting, delicate environmental ambience which, like a rainstorm, seems to halt time and draw one into deep contemplation. This one comes in a more marketable jewel box (not slipcase), though twigs and/or pebbles are exquisitely housed inside the clear tray where the spine would normally show a title. (UNIQUE ANCIENT TAVERN)
LOREN MAZZA CANE
ROCO 008-2 CD5 $9.65
Space music for solo electric guitar, dreamy and melodic, ambient and inventive. 13 untitled pieces in 30 minutes, and every minute a gem. (ROAD CONE)
LOREN MAZZA CANE
"The Stations of the Cross"
MP 7002-7 2x7" $6.25
Four sides of MazzaCane's patented dark, hazy, moody guitar tones which seem to go by way too fast. Packed between differently colored translucent overlays for that necessarily indistinct look. (MENLO PARK)
"In Search of the Monkey Girl"
LORIS 1-7 7" $5.15
Low key pop rock with female vocals. Circus music. (MISC. LABELS)
CRYPT 072-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 072-2 CD $10.20
Punk rock action blast supreme! What these crazed fuckers blanged out is fast, extremely loud, and extremely obnoxious! A real big bundle of raw assed garage punk roar with irreverent tips of the hat to Thee Mighty Caesars, 50's rockabill, and early Angry Samoans (without being retro or looking teary-eyed into the "wonder years of 1977".) Crams together 21 of cuts in a scorchin' 21.5 minutes of amphetamine overdrive! (CRYPT)
"Temas de Peliculas de la TV Americana"
EH 011-1 10" $9.60
Four guys in the studio take themes from mid-'60s TV shows like "Batman," "The Green Hornet" and "The Avengers," and the music of LINK WRAY, JOHN BARRY, HENRY MANCINI and BOOKER T & THE MGS, blending them into a wild stew of wacky instrumentals. Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
"Wild Women"/"Los Cacahuetes"
SHOT 8-7 7" $4.20
Two wild, 60's-inspired garage rockers, one vocal and one near instrumental since all they do is shout "Los Cacahuetes" a few times. German import. (SHOT DOWN)
"The Kids are Alroot"
NR 20037-7 7" $3.65
Fast n' furious melodic punk with female vocals, on tour this summer with Black Fork! Truth in packaging: they're from Florida, not Canada. (STARCRUNCH)
"Experimental Procedures in Hi-Fidelity, Volume: 001"
SFTRI 492-2 CD $9.65
This collects all the tracks from the LP of the same name on the I Am A Idiot label (probably their best release), adding the 5 tracks from the out-of-print Demolition Derby 7" and 2 previously unreleased tracks. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Experimental Procedures in Hi-Fidelity"
IDIOT 140-1 LP $7.80
A tour-de-force in anybody's book, this release takes the band through time and space, as it were, with an all-instrumental combination of psych, space rock, hurdy gurdy, drones, extendo garage rock 'n boogie, and more. In a word, it's a trip. Red vinyl. (I AM A IDIOT)
"Kissing at the Carnival"
SFTRI 441-7 7" $4.00
This LA garage/surf/punk combo is supposed to sound kinda like an early Who on this one. Lots of previous releases on Demolition Derby, Our, etc. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
DD 033-7 7" $4.35
Seems One Eyed Richard & the Goddamn Liars changed their name to something a little quicker to type, but it's the same ole garage rawk with noise outbursts and a tamale overdose. Been compared to what you wish the Makers records would sound like after seeing their smash-em-up show. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
"The Blood Fusion"
OR 02-7 7" $3.55
Inventing their own genre of lo-fi punk-surf-psych-whatever, these guys ooze their way into your brain with these four noisy tunes. On red vinyl, with a lock groove at the end. (OUR RECORDS)
"The Five Deadly Sins"
SFTRI 442-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 442-2 CD $9.65
Another amazing tour-de-force by this amazing band, combining new recording techniques with unusual instruments, and running from the MC5/Beefheart hybrid title track to the 20-minute psych/Beach Boys pop opus to an improvised jam resembling '60s krautrockers Can. LP limited to 1000 copies. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
LOS CINCOS / CROWN FOR ATHENA
OR 001-7 7" $3.60
Los Cincos used to go by the name One-Eyed Richard & the Goddamn Liars, and they still do their punk/surf/indie/noise thing here on two songs. Crown For Athena are 3 girls with a folkish vocals-guitar-bass sound somewhere to the other side of shoegazing. (OUR RECORDS)
LOS CINCOS / GOGOGOAIRHEART
SFTRI 580-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 580-2 CD $9.65
LOS CINCOS focus on their CAN and FAUST influences, fusing them with WIRE-like edgy guitar and haunted dub. GOGOGOAIRHEART only does 2 songs, but one of them is 17 minutes of Krautrockian intrigue. (SYMPATHY)
LOS CINCOS SOUND
SFTRI 559-1 2x7" $6.40
SFTRI 559-2 CD $8.45
An old batch of trashy garage rock recorded in '95, but never released because the original label ran out of money. KINKS, COUNT 5, STOOGES, HEADCOATS, extended improv madness. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"I'd Love to Save the World"
VIRUS 141-7 7" $4.00
VIRUS 141-2 CD5 $5.60
A side project of Ramones bassist CJ Ramone, Los Gusanos does a full-on, rocking cover of the 10 Years After oldie, plus one more on the vinyl & 3 more on the CD5. Plus it's a benefit for the Oglala Lakota College. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
BUST 03-7 7" $4.00
Not exactly known for being shy and retiring, these Sacramento rowdies are back in your face with this screaming, drooling, 4-song slab o' rude'n'crudeness. (DRAGNET)
DD 0124-2 CD $10.85
Hard drivin', punky rock in the fast lane from this Riverside fivesome that features members of Cadillac Tramps and Rev. Horton Heat. (DOCTOR DREAM)
VIRUS 225-7 7" $4.00
Burly, latino-rock quintet from Riverside. "The Outlaw" is a high energy punk ditty about speed-fueled truckers and the B-side "Beer Run" pays homage to their roots of instrumental rockabillied '60s gutter-punk. Likened to a big ol' inferno of REV. HORTON HEAT, ROCKETS FROM THE CRYPT, and SOCIAL DISTORTION. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
LOS KENNY HARPERS / LOS CACAHUETES
SHOT 10-7 7" $4.00
Smokin' garage punk from Spain (Los Kenny Harpers) meets Germany's good time punk/surf combo Los Cacahuetes (wherein hide ex-members of the Astronauts) with a garage punk ripper and a super-speed, reverb-soaked surf instro. A guaranteed smash at your next teen dance party! Blue vinyl, German import. (SHOT DOWN)
"Swing Into Action"
PPR 019-1 LP $8.40
The best of the French Mexican superhero garage bands drop science with their first full album. Cool 60's dope surf/garage rock beats, with ten hot instrumentals and one vocal number. Did I mention the gorilla? Presented by Baron Von Rooster! (PLANET PIMP)
"Tribute to Ron Haydock"
PPR 011-7 7" $4.00
"...Fuckin' band that is to be the best Mexican's of the French band- We only playlate 50's and early 60's song style. In France, nobody knows that we are French, even our good friends, only friends from outland know the truth..." (PLANET PIMP)
ES 759-7 7" $4.00
A.k.a. "Live From Anamosa Women's Prison." From the heart of Iowa where corn is king and UFO abductions are a way of life, come these trashy, chop bustin' ass-stompers. Two of the 4 songs were recorded live at a maximum security women's prison! (ESTRUS)
"Surfin' at Black Point"
HKR 001-2 CD $7.75
Seventeen romping reverbed rave-ups from one of Canada's hottest instro surf bands! Short, to-the-point, rippin' and inventive excursions into foamy reverb and staccato guitar runs that never tire or wear thin, plus great cover artwork with a South Seas theme. (HALAKAHIKI)
"Girl You Won't Succeed"
MUNSTER 7142-7 7" $4.85
Billed as the Uruguayan answer to THE ROLLING STONES, this '60s garage raunch R&B outfit does 2 songs, including a fast rave-up of "I Just Wanna Make Love to You." Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Jerk Jerk Jerk"
EH 029-1 10" $9.60
One of the most popular Mexican bands of the mid-'60s, this Guadalajara outfit did a whole album devoted to the dance craze The Jerk! A bunch of wacky originals here, plus demented covers of songs by THE ANIMALS, PRETTY THINGS, TROGGS, and JIMMY REED! Originally released in 1965, this re-release features the original artwork. Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
"On My Floor"
CRYPT 040-7 7" $3.80
Here's the debut 7" from ex-DEVIL DOG The Fabulous Andy G. teamed up with bassist Candy del Mar (ex-Cramps), sax-honkin' Pete Linzell (ex-Raunch Hands) and drummer Mighty Joe (ex-Devil Dogs). Though forging a more roots/soul influenced attack, this is NOT gonna let down fans of the Devil Dogs. A-Side is a raw-assed, greasy punkabilly throwdown ala 1957 Elvis with a wasp's nest dropped in his trousers - yelping honkin' distorto slop! B-Side is a sweet pop cover of the old Manfred Mann tune. (CRYPT)
SFTRI 380-7 7" $4.00
A.K.A. "Twistin' con los Primos". Andy G. (ex-Devil Dogs), Candy Del Mar (ex Cramps), plus drums and screamin' sax, make up this very 50's-spirited NYC combo. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Dead in the Suburbs"
RAVEUP 02-1 LP $11.35
Sick, obnoxious and weird punk from this Oklahoma band, who had 2 tracks on the out-of-print Killed By Death #100. This collects the songs from both of their 1980 7"s, plus a bunch of previously unreleased studio and live tracks. Great artwork, vintage photos, plus liner notes by guitarist Roger Scott. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
DILL 017-4 cassette $6.75
DILL 017-2 CD $10.40
The original 1990-93 demo never before released! Madcap organ-driven genius blend of ska, dub, funk and '60s style rock. 14 songs. (DILL)
"Wild Teen Punk from Peru 1965!"
EH 005-1 10" $9.60
This collects all 5 singles released by this group 1965-66, and apparently influenced by THE TRASHMEN, LINK WRAY and THE DOWNLINERS SECT. Ultra intense, wild garage punk! Photos and liner notes included. Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
EH 018-1 10" $9.60
A re-issue of a classic Mexican rock'n'roll record from 1957, by a group who, along with LOS LOCOS DEL RITMO and LOS SONAMBULOS, helped define the sound of late-'50s/early '60s Mexican rock with their hits "La Carrera del Oso" and "Donna." Hilarious liner notes by guitarist Federico Arana. Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
EH 016-7 7" $4.85
Wild 1950s rock'n'roll stomp! This is the original recording from Luis Buñuel's cult classic "Simon of the Desert," where LOS SINNERS are tearin' it up on stage when the Devil takes Simon to the nightclub! Also included is the previously unreleased studio version! Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
"Rock con los Sonambulos"
EH 012-1 10" $9.60
A blast from the wild past, here's the re-issue of a 1957 release by one of Mexico's top rock'n'roll bands of the late '50s! Over-the-top, non-stop rockin' inspired by JERRY LEE LEWIS, BUDDY HOLLY, JOHNNY BURNETTE, GENE VINCENT and EDDIE COCHRAN! Original artwork, too! Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
SFTRI 356-7 7" $4.00
This Nashville instrumental combo performs in Mexicn wrestling masks with a sound that's been described as powerful, scary and culturally confused, staying away from the standard surf cover tunes. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Marshmallow World"/"Sleigh Ride"
SPIN 013-7 7" $4.15
A red vinyl Christmas single from the masked ones that rocks hard all year long. Two cool instros, but no picture sleeve. (SPINOUT)
SPIN 012-7 7" $4.25
Two hot instros from one of the hottest instro bands on the scene! One song is a mellow cruiser (from their "Viva!" album), and the other is a surf rave-up with lotsa wild drumming and reverb drenched guitars. Full color picture sleeve. (SPINOUT)
GRS 104-7 7" $4.55
This popular, constantly-touring, wrestling-mask-wearing American surf band knows how to capture the danger element of surf music. Two tense, edgy instrumentals that might wipe out at any moment. Fast single-note tremolo twang loaded with reverb. Finnish import, generic printed sleeve. (GAS)
"The Velvet Touch"
YEP 2013-1 LP $8.85
YEP 2013-2 CD $11.60
Killer instro and pummelling surf tunes from the masked avengers of rock! Their 3rd album finds the boys doing a tribute to James Cameron & Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," a bone-rattling version of "Sing Sing Sing," and more kick-ass all-instro rock'n'roll! (YEP ROC)
MLLTST 01-2 CD $9.40
Unusually raw and violent death metal with a touch of punk crust, where even the drummer thrashing away with all his might and the singer yowling at the top of his lungs can't begin to compete with the sheer volume of this ultra low-tuned metal guitar crunch and mind-numbing riffage. (MISC. LABELS)
"Cut Out the Heart"
HED 002-2 CD $10.30
HED 004-2 CD $10.30
Great riffs, hooks and melodies galore without being the least bit wimpy. Screamin' guitars, howlin' vocals, and a punchy hard rock sound. Strong stuff! With lyrics. (HEADHUNTER)
LOST & FOUND
GET 538-1 LP $12.55
Also known as "Forever Lasting Plastic Words." Their first and only album, this 1968 Texan nugget is drug-inspired psychedelia that sounds a bit like 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS (Roky Erickson co-wrote one of their tunes). Original artwork. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
PSFD 18-2 CD $15.65
Keiji Haino's first group, recorded back in 1971, foreshadows his later work with Fushitsusha, with bizarre voice, piano & drums. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
GTA 006-2 CD $10.40
Thirty tracks from this Connecticut hardcore band that was active from 1981-91. Includes classic-sounding stuff from 6 different recording sessions, including one with HR from Bad Brains. The 16 page booklet has lots of photos, show posters, a discography, band history and memoirs, and more. (GRAND THEFT AUDIO)
"Beware of Chupacabras"
POS 1134-7 7" $4.00
Ultraheavy, dark, thunderous wall-o-distortion from hell itself. Unearthly, roaring female vocals, squalling guitar, and a rhythm section that'll shake the plaster off your walls. (MISC. LABELS)
VIRUS 208-7 7" $4.00
LOST GOAT are the new heavy, working directly for Satan. Punishing hard rock from this increasingly popular band, for the first time on AT. Full length release on Life is Abuse. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Trapped on Earth"
LIFE 007-1 LP $8.40
LIFE 007-2 CD $10.10
Two badass mamas and their egghead whipping boy guitarist lay waste to San Francisco and your ears with this depressing yet heroic, ultra-heavy rock with brains. Epic, complex, dissonant songs with punky, urgently screamed vocals, recorded by hard rock production dude BILLY ANDERSON. (LIFE IS ABUSE)
"Belle Isle is on Fire"
GSL 43-1 12" $7.35
GSL 43-2 CD $6.55
Dante from DETROIT COBRAS and STARLITE DESPERATION teams up with guitarist/songwriter Jennifer Pearl and a makeshift band including members of Detroit heroes THE GO!, THE DIRTBOMBS, and JACK OBLIVION BAND on these 4 tracks, recorded in mid-2000. This is a dense, cynical adaptation of the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS, LOVE, and PUSSY GALORE. The only tapes left behind before the band moved back to California. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
"Memphis is Dead"
MTR 387-7 7" $4.00
Another Jay Reatard project: analog keyboards, raw guitars, tribal beats, bass overload. The evil twin of WIRE. Psychotic punk heavy on the gain, light on the garage. (EMPTY)
LOST SOUNDS, THE
MTR 392-1 2xLP $10.90
MTR 392-2 CD $9.65
This follow up to their "Memphis is Dead" debut achieves and surpasses the absurd yet gorgeous sounding Three Imaginary Boys era CURE by way of THE SCREAMERS, crossed with EMPEROR, and also THE SEEDS. All of this is done with a large injection of truly timeless aggression. (EMPTY)
LOST SOUNDS, THE
"Memphis is Dead"
BN 014-1 LP $8.40
BN 014-2 CD $8.90
The first album from this Jay Reatard (of, duh, THE REATARDS) project, and a much more diverse sound. You still got some garage punk rave-ups, but there's also a very dark, evil-sounding keyboards/guitar brew that seems to have more in common with black metal, angular, new-wave-ish romps and more, all with an extremely psycho, outta control attitude and creepiness. (BIG NECK)
"Head"/"She Is Weird City"
KOKO 6-2 CD5 $8.10
New York City alternative rock on the somewhat dreamy side; one extra song on the CD. (KOKOPOP)
"La Koro Sutro"
NA 15-2 CD $11.35
Well known as an innovator in the use of gamelan and just intonation in modern music, Harrison here brings together a chorus of 100 voices and American gamelan in a setting for the Buddhist scripture "The Heart Sutra," sung in Esperanto. (NEW ALBION)
"The Perilous Chapel"
NA 55-2 CD $11.35
David Tanenbaum (guitar), William Winant (percussion) and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players perform some of their favorite works by Lou Harrison, by all odds one of this century's cultural icons and leading pioneers of new music. (NEW ALBION)
LOU HOFFNER TRIO
KEBAB 003-7 7" $4.55
Classic spy sounds from this criminal Swiss group that takes their spine tingling TV-theme evocations to a twang guitar-with-organ-and-theramin and-totally-spaced-out-sound effects extreme. Hilarious full-color sleeve sports our shades-wearing, gun-toting, yellow sportscar-driving hero in a classic action pose. As always with Sheep Records, impeccable sound. Imported from Switzerland. (SHEEP)
LOU HÖFFNER TRIO
KEBAB 008-7 7" $4.55
This one's got hip written all over it, from the '60s sleazy listening soundtrack meets PIERRE HENRY feel of the music to the cute robot on the cover playing his synthesizers. Psychedelic, danceable, cheesy, hilarious, and just overflowing with good taste, from the brother of one of the mysterious people behind STEREOPHONIC SPACE SOUND UNLIMITED. Green vinyl, Swiss import. (SHEEP)
"Blackmail Me?"/"Mr. Barnett"
EERIE THEME1-7 7" $4.00
Prank phone calls get turned into hilarious songs. While Mr. Barnett gets apoplexy over the impending arrival of his Cambodian refugee, the prankster just get his goat, and then some. Hand colored covers. (EERIE MATERIALS)
GET 78-1 2xLP $17.40
A previously unreleased live recording made in New York in 1972, just after the release of his landmark "Transformer" album, this includes many songs from that, along with some well-known VELVET UNDERGROUND tunes and an early version of "Berlin," plus a rare interview track and photos by Mick Rock. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
LOU X & DISASTRO
AF 006-2 CD $10.50
Just in case you were wondering what the Italian answer to Public Enemy was (and even if you weren't), look no further than Lou X and his posse Disastro. Italian import. (ASSALTI FRONTALI)
702 19-1 LP $8.00
702 19-2 CD $8.75
Loud, drunken, in-yr-face, what-the-fuck street punk from San Francisco, as trashy as you can get and still manage to stand up (but just barely). Fronted by Beth (guitar) and Dulcinea (bass), two of the loudest, most obnoxious females to ever destroy a club; this is their 2nd album (the first was on New Red Archives). Un-produced by Jon Von of the RIPOFFS. (702)
LOUDMOUTHS / HOT ROD HONEYS
WRENCH 16-7 7" $4.55
Three songs each from San Francisco's great, in-your-face LOUDMOUTHS and Belgium's increasingly popular, alcohol-fuelled HOT ROD HONEYS. UK import. (WRENCH)
LOUDMOUTHS / VALENTINE KILLERS
MTR 382-7 7" $4.00
San Francisco's LOUDMOUTHS spit out angst-ridden, feline-charged, booze soaked thrash, and THE VALENTINE KILLERS (ex-NOTORIOUS BRODIES) let loose their obnoxious, fucked-up punk. (EMPTY)
"Gotta Live Fast!"
WOUNDCAJ 03-7 7" $4.25
This San Francisco quartet of 2 girls and 2 guys plays a mix of loud, fast pogo punk and hardcore. Four songs. (WOUNDUP)
SFTRI 218-7 7" $4.00
Ex-Pussy Galore and Crucifix folks explode and bleed from their lair deep within NYC's Lower East Side. Wild, abrasive noise 'n metal with schizoid guitar and growling vocals. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 399-7 7" $4.00
Their third single delivers the heavy goods as usual, with this gruelling, low down punk attack. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Rubberneckers vs. Tailgaters"
SFTRI 285-2 CD $9.65
Fat primal rhythms, stun guitar and nerve-racked vocals from this stripped down new York 3-piece. Their first rlease since 1992's "Supernatural" album. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
PAT 4-2 CD $10.85
You might remember this New York noise unit from their Sympathy single. Former members of Pussy Galore, Crucifix and Rhythm & Noise. Good stuff. (PATOIS)
"Rock in the Sea"
SFTRI 48-7 7" $4.00
These four girls rock in a very hard metallic vein. Remember those "Love Dolls" films? These folks are stars! Day-glo psychedelic cover and vinyl. 3 songs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"The Rose He Lied By"
TMU 070-1 LP $8.55
TMU 070-2 CD $9.00
Dark and introspective rock that's been compared to THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, but bolstered by piano, strings and horns, from former members of UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMAGEDDON, GREAT UNRAVELING, and JAKS. This is their debut release. (TROUBLEMAN)
ND 23-2 CD $6.55
A solo project from Craigums of WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?, with 24 funny, poppy but rockin' songs mostly about girlfriends and other dude stuff. (NEW DISORDER)
"Pusherman of Love"
SM 500-2 CD $10.10
Detroit-style hard rock with a touch of JAMES BROWN, the inevitable STOOGES influence, and even a PRETTY THINGS cover to round it out. Is Detroit the only place where soul and hard rock goes together so seamlessly? I guess it must be something in the water... Previous album on Total Energy (Bomp). (I-94)
LOW END LARS
"Crystal Arcade Supertsar"
BJ 66-7 7" $4.70
Sub-basement syke-o-delia that skips from loud electric guitar to sludge ified acoustic strumming to abstract electronic assault on these three tracks. And no, we didn't misspell the title. Limited pressing of only 350. (BOBBY J.)
LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT
SUB 60-1 LP $7.60
An all-instrumental album that crosses the boundaries of jazz, rock and space music, featuring ex-members of King Crimson and other avant Eurorock outfits. Keith Tippett on keyboards, David Cross on violin, Dan Maurer on drums, and Jim Juhn on guitar and bass. A superb digital recording of virtuosic performances. (SUBTERRANEAN)
LOW SUNDAY GHOST MACHINE
BLISS 1-7 7" $4.55
Wow, this one's a genuine downer. 2 hopelessly lonely, eternally melancholy tunes, sung far in the distance, completely awash in atmospheric guitar sonics and a just barely perceptible drum beat, recalling both 80s goth (Cure) and 90s shoegazer density (My Bloody Valentine). Shiny cover and pale blue vinyl with multicolor marbling. (BLISS)
"Diggin a Hole in the Middle of the World"
JR 4-1 MLP $7.80
JR 4-2 CD $10.85
Sponging up loads of late 70's punk influences with reckless energy and spirit, this San Francisco band spews it all out over 10 songs on red wax. (JUNK)
LOWELL DAVIDSON TRIO
"Lowell Davidson Trio"
ESPCD 1012-2 CD $11.90
Recorded in 1965, with Milford Graves (percussion) and Gary Peacock (bass) accompanying pianist Davidson. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
LOWER CLASS BRATS
"Glam Bastard"/"Live for Today"
TKOROUND 23-7 7" $4.35
A hilarious send-up of an Austin music journalist (complete with piano and acoustic guitar in true faux-glam fashion), backed with an obscure SWEET cover. Limited pressing. (TKO)
LOWER CLASS BRATS
CR 040-7 7" $4.70
The title tune plus "Situations" and "Rather Be Hated" from this rampaging "Clockwork Orange" Austin band. French import. (COMBAT ROCK)
LOWER CLASS BRATS
"Rather Be Hated Than Ignored"
GMM 141-2 CD $10.65
Welcome to the ultra-violence! Twelve kick-in-the-chops songs from this great Austin street punk-oi-clockwork orange band. Color photos and complete lyrics in the poster-style booklet. (GMM)
LOWER CLASS BRATS
"Rather Be Hated Than Ignored"
PC 13-P LP pic disc $10.60
This is a re-mastered, limited version of this unofficial 1998 LP. Austin's LOWER CLASS BRATS are considered modern street punk heroes. (PUNK CORE)
LOWER CLASS BRATS
"The Plot Sickens"
PC 07-1 LP $10.30
PC 07-2 CD $10.80
Thirteen unlucky tracks of pure streetpunk fury, as only these degenerate Texas legends can deliver, going way beyond the simple Oi! chants of old. As a bonus, the CD version includes 2 video tracks, a slideshow and a 12-page, full color booklet with lyrics and photos. LP on color wax, with full color innersleeve with photos and lyrics. (PUNK CORE)
LOWER CLASS BRATS / DEAD END CRUISERS
STN 001-7 7" $4.55
Fun, irreverent and outrageously energetic HC and oi from two great Austin bands, DEAD END CRUISERS and LOWER CLASS BRATS, whose "Addicted to Oi!" is an instant classic. Full-color artwork with humorous photos of each band, 2 songs from each on blue vinyl. (SECOND TO NONE)
PNMV 19-7 7" $4.00
The A-side is a moody piano instro found only as a hidden track on the "Going Away Present" CD, the flip is an exclusive rocker with outstanding drumming. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
"Sometimes I Feel Like a Vampire"
PNMV 02-7 7" $4.00
This guitar/bass duo whoop it up a la GODHEADSILO and UNWOUND on their debut 7". Recorded by Vern Rumsey of UNWOUND. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
"The Going-Away Present"
PNMV 16-1 LP $8.55
PNMV 16-2 CD $10.20
Dissonance served in large portions on their 3rd album, after 2 on Amphetamine Reptile. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
CPR 707-1 LP $9.60
The first full-length from LT. PREY (aka LETTUCE PREY), a long-time veteran of the mid-Atlantic noise-pop scene (including stints in THE LILYS and CATERPILLAR). Plenty of lo-fi psych/pop/drone here, as he plays all the instruments himself and writes all the songs (except for one ENO cover). Limited edition of 300, in handscreened cover with art by Chris Rice of "Halana" and "Yakuza" magazine fame. (CATSUP PLATE)
"Shut Your Mind"/"In the Wrong Hands"
SFTRI 194-7 7" $4.00
Two new tracks recorded in September! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MKCD 008-2 CD3 $7.15
This classic musique concrète from 1971 uses just one voice and ambient noise to create a pensive, mysterious atmosphere. French import. (METAMKINE)
LUCAS AND FRIENDS
"Discover a World of Sounds"
VC 118-2 CD $10.20
San Diego musician Pea Hicks (TIT WRENCH, etc.) scavenged thrift stores for homemade recordings, cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, and even early recordable phonograph records, and then assembled it all into this collage of spoken word, music and general domestic wackiness. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
AK 044-1 LP $17.25
AK 044-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1970 on the tiny Gallo Records, this very rare album was the work of a Rochester NY band with somewhat schizoid tendencies. Dark seedy hard rock, fuzz/organ moves, soulful vocals and deep lounge moods like they'd been runnin' the late night bar circuit treadmill for a long time. 11 tracks, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
TMU 044-7 7" $4.00
A solo from SEAN NA NA's keyboard player, with delivery and tone straight up NEIL YOUNG circa "On the Beach." Beautiful die-cut sleeve, limited pressing of only 500. (TROUBLEMAN)
LUDUS PINSKY, SMAIL AISSA KOUIDER & LOUIS BONAVENTURE HELL
WIDE 6-1 LP $9.65
Afro-Euro-Arab-reggae worldbeat extravaganza collaboration featuring some great performers from Algeria, Cameroun & Italy. (WIDE)
"Il Grande Duello"
PRCD 120-2 CD $11.60
Haunting harmonica/guitar spaghetti western themes, dramatic orchestrations and rowdy saloon music for this classic 1973 Lee Van Cleef shoot-'em-up. Also includes Bacalov's score for the 1972 Jack Palance western "Si Puo' Fare...Amigo." Italian import. (POINT)
"Desde El Anden"
MASO 700522-2 CD $11.60
Along with Astor Piazzolla, this Argentinian guitarist is one of the leading figures in the new tango movement. Extensive liner notes in English and Italian. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
"Suite El Barrio"
MASO 90080-2 CD5 $11.90
One of Argentina's more original composers & guitarists presents a 5-part suite for 3 guitars, bandoneon and violin, based on the tango and inspired by the working class slums of Buenos Aires. (MATERIALI SONORI)
"Dreamt About Dreaming"
SET 3-2 CD $12.90
A solo project of Mick Harris, drummer extraordinaire with Napalm Death and Painkiller! But guess what, it's not grindcore. More like a threatening nightmare; glowing coals of ambient dread, ready to singe through to the bone at the slightest contact. Excellent! UK import. (SENTRAX)
"Journey Through Underworlds"
SET 4-2 CD $12.90
The much-awaited new solo album from Mick Harris of Napalm Death is even more darkly ambient than his last, with muffled, machine-like rhythms, distant rumblings of thunder, and hallucinatory, psychotic aural images. UK import. (SENTRAX)
"Way Through Staring"
MANV 17-1 LP $10.75
This slow, dark, moody ambient record aches with solitude and offers the perfect soundtrack for outcasts, loners, necrophiles who don't have a date on a fri. night, and those contemplating the slow, painful death of self or others. LULL is of course PAINKILLER member and former NAPALM DEATH drummer MJ HARRIS. (MANIFOLD)
GFC 423-1 LP $17.25
A rather strange album of psych-and-blues-inflected hard rock from this Fayetteville NC band. Originally released in 1970 on the Radnor label, this includes big, fold-out inserts for the "Overdose" game with the game board and pieces in full color: a kind of "Monopoly" for the stoned! 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
VC 68-7 7" $3.80
Very melodic punk/postpunk sounds with introspective lyrics, with former members of Impel and Julia. Big influences are Amenity and Forced Down. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Will Blow for Food"
RAW 1-2 CD $9.50
This uniquely twisted, entertaining "musical assault force" cuts a wide swath across styles and textures, staggering from kick-ass power-chord rock to ballads, blues and spaced jazz, with little dips into the 12th century for a little Gregorian chant (to remember their roots). Points of comparison for this collection of 13 off-the-wall songs could perhaps be ZAPPA, BUKOWSKI, or maybe a politically incorrect KINGDOM SCUM. Full-color fold-out with interview. (RAW NERVE)
LUNAR BEAR ENSEMBLE
MUWORK 1006-1 LP $8.10
MUWORK 1006-4 cassette $7.35
MUWORK 1006-2 CD $11.60
SCRATCH 3-7 7" $4.25
Hugely loud and intense enough to make yer walls quivver, OK? Black & red splatter vinyl, Canadian import. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
"Polly Wolly Crappy"
BCR 001-7 7" $3.65
Fast, melodic, sing-along punk from Chicago, recorded in 1993. 4 songs. (BEER CITY)
"The Open Pop Star"
WOT 499009-2 CD $11.90
After a series of 19 books, countless articles and at least one album, the mysterious Luther Blissett releases this strange brew of Anarcho breakbeats and noise as a final act to coincide with the end of the old millennium. 20 tracks featuring contributions from MERZBOW, Stewart Home and many others. Italian import. (WOT 4)
AK 2013-1 10" $12.55
AK 2013-2 CD $13.00
This Los Angeles band was pure '60s garage psych, and "released" this in 1970 only as an acetate. White and yellow vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Honeymoon in Red"
ALP 54-2 CD $11.10
Originally recorded in 1982, with most of the Birthday Party (especially guitarist Rowland Howard) collaborating, plus added guitar by Thurston Moore and production by Foetus. Includes a cover of the Lee Hazelwood/Nancy Sinatra classic "Some Velvet Morning." (ATAVISTIC)
CDP 01-4 cassette $11.80
1976-86 ret-rospective. (MISC. LABELS)
"Stinkfist + Crumb"
ALP 53-2 CD $11.25
A reissue of two mid-80's collaboration EPs, "Stinkfist" (with Jim "Foetus" Thrilwell, aka Clint Ruin) and "Crumb" (with Thurston Moore), this moves from orgies of drums, metal percussion and chanting to bloody-minded rants and howls to raging, guitar-based assaults. (ATAVISTIC)
"Uncensored / Oral Fixation"
ALP 70-2 CD $11.40
Our Lady of Perpetual Pathetic Petulance ressurects two of her more obscure mid-80's spoken word opuses on one CD. If you're really into rants, this is probably your cup o' poison. (ATAVISTIC)
GET 34-1 2xLP $13.70
23 tracks spanning the earliest recordings with TEENAGE JESUS & THE JERKS, through 8 EYED SPY and later collaborations with folks like Rowland Howard (BIRTHDAY PARTY), Lucy Hamilton (MARS), Thurston Moore, Jim "Foetus" Thirlwell, SHOCK HEADED PETERS, DIE HAUT, and others, including "Death Valley '69" with SONIC YOUTH. Liner notes, gatefold sleeve, and pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
LYLE SHERATON AND THE DAYLIGHT LOVERS
"Lyle Sheraton And The Daylight Lovers"
SFTRI 628-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 628-2 CD $9.65
16 lowbrow, lo-fi hits from these Montreal dirt-hounds, with guest appearances by Mick Collins and Screamin' Joe Dirty, unproduced in Detroit by Jack Oblivian. (SYMPATHY)
"You're Wreckin' Me"
JFR 042-2 CD $9.65
Bright and catchy three-piece melodic punk from Chicago, original and well written enough to stick out even in this age of pop punk overkill. (JOHANN'S FACE)
"You're Wreckin' Me"
JFR 042-2 CD $9.65
Bright and catchy three-piece melodic punk from Chicago, original and well written enough to stick out even in this age of pop punk overkill. (JOHANN'S FACE)
"2/7/96, Fireside Bowl, Chicago"
VML 033-7 7" $3.85
Four pop-flavored punk tunes with a sense of humor and lots of energy, recorded live. (VML)
CRYPT 057-2 CD $10.20
The LYRES is where the whole damn garage revival all started (forget not that Jeff's pre-Lyres punk crew, DMZ, were knockin' out revved-up covers of pre-punk punks such as the Sonics, Elevators, Wailers, Stooges, Pretty Things, etc in 1976!). And this fine 25-song, 75-minute CD reissue is a fine "documentation" of the stripped-down, post-DMZ Lyres circa 1979-1983, collecting the bulk of the tracks previously issued on the two mighty sharp and long out-of-print fanboy live LPs issued by Crypt, er, PRYCT, in 1987 and 1989. (CRYPT)
LYRES 01-1 12" $7.80
Energetic 60's-ish Boston band. 3-song (MISC. LABELS)
TR 11-7 7" $4.00
Two new recordings of two ultra-obscure 60's punk songs by the Living Ends and It's Them. (TELSTAR)
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