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"Advanced Environmental Control"
TOC 952-2 CD $17.20
An interesting new work by a promising young composer. Ranging from naturalistic to highly artificial and abstract soundscapes. German import. (TRENTE OISEAUX)
FER 1017-2 CD $11.30
Like a tour through a high-tech factory, this presents, one after the other, a series of rhythmical electro-mechanical sounds, very much noise but on the quiet side, as if the myriad robotic machines we encounter are creating small, intricate parts. Very appropriate and elegant computer-code artwork. Swedish import. (FIREWORK EDITION)
"It Only Hurts if You Think"
VC 89-1 LP $7.70
Chicago punk-poet-rapper heads to San Diego, making noise and mass eclectic posturings. Modern expressions of youthful fear, anger, joy and determination wrapped in funk-techno madness. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VIRUS 258-1 2xLP $9.70
VIRUS 258-2 CD $10.50
One of the highlights of early-'80s Southern California hardcore gets their output collected in one great package. Included are the "Murder in a Foreign Place" 12", their side of the "Last Rights" split LP, early demos, lost live tracks, and some excellent studio demos that pre-dated their later work. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
M.J. HARRIS & MARTYN BATES
"Murder Ballads (Drift)"
EEE 26-2 CD $11.30
Mick Harris, who has been at the center of the dark ambient/grind style (LULL, PAINKILLER) which has come to be called "isolationism," teams up with the very expressive vocalist Martyn Bates, formerly of EYELESS IN GAZA. The result may be called post-isolationism, marrying Bates' beautiful, archaic-folk vocals to Harris' rich tapestries of sound, digital abstraction and sampling. Italian import. (MUSICA MAXIMA MAGNETICA)
M.J. HARRIS AND MARTYN BATES
"Murder Ballads (Passages)"
EEE 36-2 CD $11.30
The 2nd "Murder Ballads" CD marrying the dark ambience and digital abstraction of Mick Harris (Lull, Painkiller, Napalm Death) with the beautiful, archaic-folk vocals of Martyn Bates (Eyeless in Gaza). The effect is sublime, harrowing post-isolationism. Subtle, elegant bronze-on-magenta packaging with the story for each of the 4 tracks printed inside. Italian import. (MUSICA MAXIMA MAGNETICA)
"Hell's Kitchen"/"Slit My Wrist"
DION 754-7 7" $4.35
Raucous, noisy, sharp garage music with a killer snarl from a band that's been on the scene for a few years. (DIONYSUS)
SHIMMY 52-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 52-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 52-2 CD $11.60
Its name taken from a Fritz Lang film, this combines the dark beauty of Lang with the cloudy English pop sensibility of Syd Barrett or early Soft Boys. (SHIMMY-DISC)
"Stylin' and Profilin'"
SPLITS 001-7 7" $4.25
Southern-fried garage punk boogie from New Orleans, loud and pumpin'. (SPLITSVILLE)
MACH KUNG FU
"Spicy Drum"/"Rockin at the Phil"
ID 074590-7 7" $4.00
Savage and outta control garage stompers from Osaka. This is their US debut. (DIONYSUS)
MACHINE FOR MAKING SENSE
"On Second Thoughts"
OO 19-2 CD $11.30
Having the sonic purity of AMM, but with a scary, on-the-edge fierceness, this Australian noise quintet dispenses a synthesis of polemics and chaos with orgasmic/panic stricken babble and cheerful harmonics. Music, spoken text, vocal and instrumental improvisation, sampled sounds and more. (O.O. DISCS)
MUWORK 1003-1 LP $8.10
MUWORK 1003-4 cassette $7.35
MUWORK 1003-2 CD $11.60
"Pass the Ammo"
MUWORK 1011-2 CD $11.60
Live attack-jazz improvs by Thomas Chapin, Robert Musso, John Richey, Bill Bryant and Jair-Rohm Parker Wells, recorded live in the studio and on stage. These guys prove you can be intense, loud, tuneful and swingin' at the same time. (MUWORKS)
MUWORK 1001-1 LP $7.00
MUWORK 1001-2 CD $10.40
MACHINE GUN TV
JAPOVRMG 01-2 CD $12.10
Wall of weird noise with chiseled rock overtones and a teeny tiny vocalist singing over the top, going from Masonna flange to Claudine Longet fringe. (JAPAN OVERSEAS)
MACRONYMPHA / GOVERNMENT ALPHA
MSNP MAC/GOV-2 CD $9.00
Five diverse and varied noise tracks each from Japan's Government Alpha and Pennsylvania's Macronympha. Ranging from harsh intensity to almost ambient, with lots of complexity in between. (MOTHER SAVAGE NOISE)
"Attack of the Mad Viker!"
SHOT 7-7 7" $4.20
This Japanese trio does a totally devastating Motorhead-style instro backed by a cool surf instro. Full color cover with Big Daddy Roth style artwork. I think they meant to say "Biker" in the title, but their English ain't that great. German import. (SHOT DOWN)
SFTRI 503-7 7" $4.00
Two wicked, blistering instrumentals from the wildest, most frantic 3-piece R'n'R powerhouse outta Tokyo. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 556-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 556-2 CD $9.65
This Tokyo trio, led by guitarist Eddie, the undisputed grandfather of the Japanese garage scene, creates a "crush me like a tornado punk/instro sound" fueled by the entire history of RnR's bad blood, and will blow everyone within range way the fuck away! Vinyl is red and limited to 1000! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MAD 3, THE
SHOT 2-7 7" $4.00
A band with a decidedly split personality, these guys get heavy as fuck with noisy garage rock instrumental on the A side, but do a clean-cut rockabilly instro on the flip. German import. (SHOT DOWN)
MAD BROTHER WARD & THE SCREAMING STREET TRASH
"Am I Cool or What?"
BSR 005-7 7" $3.65
Charlotte NC's worst (and Jeff Clayton's good buddies) slam home with 6 tracks of shitkickin' punk. (BALONEY SHRAPNEL)
MAD BROTHER WARD AND THE SCREAMIN' STREET TRASH
"Hated By All"
TPOSMB 01-7 7" $4.00
Antiseen side project trash-o-rama. Tattoos, rock & roll, rasslin' and drunken rants, all on one very dangerous disc. Limited edition of 500! (TPOS)
"Cat Scratch Fever"/"Yeah"
SFTRI 42-7 7" $4.00
The operative terms here are LOUD and NASTY. Yep, that's a cover of the Nugent song, but if anybody could be louder 'n nastier than Ted, it's these four guys from New Jersey. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Fifty Dollar Baby"
SFTRI 206-2 CD $9.65
Loud guitars, twisted vocals and the demented strains of mutated rockabilly have led some to call these guys New Jersey's answer to the Cramps. This CD also includes their first EP, "Music for Men" produced by Lux and Ivy of you-know-who. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Get Yer Ta Tas Out!"
NITR 008-1 LP $10.00
Recorded live at their favorite New Jersey dive, with great sound and a generous helping of their inflammatory, booze-drenched, riff-drunk frenzy that mixes blues, punk, rockabilly and gutter rock n' roll. Belgian import. (NITRO)
MAD MAYNARD HORLICK
"Go Go Rip Van Winkle"/"Longhair's Lament"
EF 1008-7 7" $4.15
Crazy, man! Unreleased primitive rockabilly recordings from the late 1950s by the brain (?) behind such wacky classics (well known to rockabilly afficionados) as "Library Rock" (on Desparate Rock & Roll Vol. 3), "The Strut," and the European dance floor hit "Do the Bop Bop Bop" (both found on Bison Bop Vol. 20). Also includes a short radio interview! (ECCO-FONIC)
"God Bless America"
DSR 83-2 CD $9.65
A new album from this veteran Orange County punk outfit that's been kickin' it since 1982. All the original members, with a sound close to their first LP! (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 74-7 7" $4.00
These guys were the shit in the early-to-mid-'80s Southern California scene, and still have the strength, energy and raw power they did many years ago. Four new punk anthems, signed by the band (all the original members, by the way). (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 70-2 CD $9.65
This combines their first self-titled LP, their 2nd "A Thousand Words" LP, plus the "Right is Right" and "Second Chances" 7"s. A great look back at this 15 year old street punk/hardcore band. (DR. STRANGE)
"Right is Right"
TOX 7-7 7" $3.85
Great punk anthems reminiscent of early Clash or Sham 69. If they'd been in the UK 13 years ago, they'd be legends. 3 songs. (TOXIC SHOCK)
ES 115-2 CD5 $7.00
Sweet, sassy, sexy, jazzy and laid-back serenades from the Memphis seductress, backed by R&B instro kings IMPALA, members of the MEMPHIS HORNS, THE ROYAL PENDLETONS and more. Swirling rhythms laced with bump and grind intoxication, silky smooth guitar, a little soul and a whole lotta lovin' vocal stylin'. (ESTRUS)
"I Wanna Sleep in Your Arms"/"Nicky Hoeky"
SEEDMR 01-7 7" $3.65
This NYC band does a punky pop cover of an Iggy tune on one side, and a slower rocker on the flip. Great full color cover, gold vinyl, numbered limited edition of 1500. (SEED)
"Mae Day: The Masquers Club Salutes Mae West"
BA 1124-2 CD $10.80
A 1973 tribute to the world's best-loved sex idol, a 50-minute parade of comedians and 3 of her one-time leading men, followed by a 25-minute one woman show featuring MAE strutting her stuff to several songs and skits! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"Multiple Personality Disorder"
KIP 1-2 CD $12.45
Three young Germans who have been active in the cassette network for a few years, who with their first CD draw on 4 disticnt personalities ranging from passivity to aggression. This has been compared to Illusion of Safety or Zoviet France. Dutch import. (KORM PLASTICS)
NDCD 08-2 CD $10.70
75 minutes of metaphysical sounds by these German artists who "seek beyond the eyelids." 3 long droning tracks, one of which is for 12 guitars and slowly builds to a distorted crescendo, one quiet almost Ash Ra Tempel-style drone, and a 47 minute track which strolls through various gardens of multi textural drones. Comes in a unique triangular origami package. (ND)
"Far Away"/"Couples Night Plus One"
WOE 8-7 7" $4.00
Magic Bone fucks up a pretty good date rape song in this homage to serial killer etiquet. (WORRY BIRD)
"Rodents as Gifts"
WOE 15-2 CD $10.70
Not methadone nor tragic phone, this Atlanta band has been called the grunge Jefferson Airplane. They hate it. Maybe a grunge-garage aggro Hendrix would be more like it. (WORRY BIRD)
MR 057-1 10" $8.55
Three kick-ass, psych-punk tunes from Australia, capturing the energy and weirdness of the Land Down Under. (MAN'S RUIN)
MAGIC MAGICIANS, THE
S 013-2 CD $9.00
John Atkins of 764-HERO and Joe Plummer of BLACK HEART PROCESSION team up for slightly off-kilter pop inspired by BIG STAR, T REX and THE BEATLES, with a bunch of guests like Janet Weiss of SLEATER-KINNEY and Coady Willis of MURDER CITY DEVILS. (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
WIN 013-1 CD $10.85
Bobby from Charles Brown Superstar debut his new group, and guess what: it sounds a whole lot like late-period CBS, minus Benett's vocals. A whole bunch of friends lend a hand on a variety of instruments, but Bobby's electronics dominate. (W.I.N.)
CAP WNF 8011-2 CD $12.10
They look like one o' those glam haircut bands, but rock like the early Clash. Excellent thrashing Japcore! (CAPTAIN)
MAGNIFICENT ESCAPADES, THE
"A Narrow Escape"
WIGLP 007-1 LP $9.60
Come worship the Holy Reverb with this Oxfordshire quintet's laid back, rootsy garage surf (including an oddly mutated version of the "Hawaii 5-0" theme) and 60's style garage psych. Sir Baldie and Keith Morris (of the Green Hornets) guest on guitar and Vox organ respectively. UK import. (ALOPECIA)
GONE 5-7 7" $3.85
Two girls and a guy from Osaka do 2 versions of Them's "Gloria" that are so lo-fi it hurts. We're talkin' total sonic massacre here! (GONER)
BBPTC 29-7 7" $4.00
Four songs recorded on a karaoke machine, somewhat mellow but also noisy and creepy-disturbing, and sometimes grating. Definitely lo-fi. Warning: these things have Princess Di photos pasted all over them! Limited edition of 100. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
BBPTC 11-7 7" $4.00
4 song, one sided dreamy-folk pop collage. Hand done sleeves numbered edition of 150. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
MAIL ORDER CHILDREN
"Thinking of Raising a Family"
AM 031-7 7" $4.20
Huge 8-piece ska sounds from Boulder, 4 songs surging with youthful energy, limited to 1000. (ASIAN MAN)
MAIN STREET SAINTS
"Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven..."
GMM 158-2 CD $10.65
The debut CD by this class-of-'95 oi/streetpunk band from Kansas City. Already known from their 7"s, as well as from hosting the annual Mid-West Oi Fest, originating the American Upstart fanzine, and Hooligan Street Wear, they're one of the more popular US skinhead bands. (GMM)
AK 084-1 2xLP $25.60
The complete recordings by this 1960s psychedelic group, from their beginnings as THE NEW PRIMITIVES to their final recordings in 1969. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"The Ultimate High"
GMM 136-2 CD $10.65
With band members fresh out of England's Borstal prison, these "clockwork orange" 'ooligans punch back with their first studio release since their 1984 oi classic. (GMM)
MAKERS / KINGS OF ROCK, THE
SFTRI 318-7 7" $4.00
Covers of two classic Link Wray songs, "Mary Ann" and "Snagin'rawchickenhides" by two of the trashiest, muck-encrusted groups to grace the Sympathy label so far. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Hip-Notic / Shout On!!"
SFTRI 470-2 CD $9.65
That's right, both classic, ever-popular EPs on one sloppy CD, with a bonus of 9 additional tracks from the golden age of Maker-dom. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 251-1 10" $7.25
Yep, it's the same band with a single on Estrus coming out at the same time. 8 songs taking cues from Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, and all those 60's English bands that took their cues from American bluesmen, blasted right out of the Makers' garage. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ES 1248-1 LP $8.70
A titillating torture-tonic of sex-mad soul music, betrayal and degenerate guitar-lust on their 5th full-length. (ESTRUS)
SFTRI 394-7 2x7" $6.15
A deluxe, gatefold double 7" brash/trash blowout crammed with 9 dirty new scuzz-classics, from these sharp-dressing ruffians with the sublety of a chainsaw. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Tear Your World Apart"
ES 71001-2 CD5 $6.85
Two tracks from the upcoming album "Hunger," plus four ultra-trash punk attack tracks unavailable elsewhere. Comes in a full color slipcase with art by Jaime Hernandez of "Love & Rockets" comix. (ESTRUS)
"The Devil's Nine Questions"
ES 104-1 10" $7.60
The Northwest's trashola kings return with 9 new & frenzied instrumental blasts to delight trash-rock fans everywhere. (ESTRUS)
PHYS 106-1 LP $8.40
Michael Lucas of the Phantom Surfers dug this artifact of the early 80's out of his closet just for us, and we're gonna share it with you whether you like it or not. A parody of all those silly goth rock bands with runny mascara, this might just make your day. And then again, maybe not. (PHYSIOCRAT)
DH 033-7 7" $4.25
Two dudes and some buds make angular, jokey punk rock that may remind you of the early BUTTHOLE SURFERS. (DIRECT HIT)
"Man Grows Cold"
MF 198-1 LP $8.40
MF 198-2 CD $7.75
Death metal-laden grindcore with black metal influences, this does more than tip the scale in the heaviness department, it falls right through the fucking floor. Great reviews in MRR, Profane Existence and Heartattack, among many others. If you're into radical, ultra-heavy political grind a la ASSUCK, this is for you! LP on blue vinyl. Canadian import. (OUT OF ENSLAVEMENT)
"Welcome Diaper Part"
CHIRP 05-1 LP $7.25
CHIRP 05-2 CD $10.10
A stripped down and less artsy Thinking Fellers one-man band with more of an intent to rock. (SILLY BIRD RECORDS)
"Don't Kill Us!"
RUG 02-7 7" $5.70
New York City punk from members of PEROXIDE and ARTHUR'S DILEMMA, recorded in the studio in the summer of 1979. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
BOV 9-7 7" $4.00
Lots of guitar noise & tempo changes, sort of like Nomeansno crossed with Fugazi & Black Flag crunch. (BOVINE)
"2 Ounces of Plastic (with a Hole in the Middle)"
GET 585-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd album by the famed Welsh progressive psych combo, originally released on the Dawn label in 1969, with a sound strongly influenced by early QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 563-1 LP $12.55
This Welsh outfit isn't progressive in the general sense, but nevertheless find themselves on many a prog collector's list. Why? These guys rock hard. This re-release of their 1968 debut (they have something like 16 albums out) includes their controversial "Erotica" single. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"All the Songs You've Always Hated"
DSR 33-7 7" $4.00
Pop punk covers of moldy cheese-oids by the Eagles, Huey Lewis & the News, and Van Halen. Believe it. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 41-1 10" $7.70
Reissue of their self-released debut, this is rougher and more aggro than recent recordings. You could still call it pop punk, but with a pissed off edge. (DR. STRANGE)
"How's My Driving?"
DSR 21-7 7" $4.00
A trio out of Phoenix that purveys powerful, tight, crunchy, melodic and danceable punk tunes. This 7" serves as a taste of their upcoming album. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 22-1 LP $7.35
DSR 22-4 cassette $6.00
DSR 22-2 CD $7.85
Catchy, melodic, upbeat punk with vocals like Big Drill Car and music along the lines of Game Face or Fifteen. Wild cover art by TAZ. (DR. STRANGE)
MAN IS THE BASTARD
SLAP 22-2 CD $10.70
CD collection of self recorded, self produced aural devastation. 53 tracks and over 73 min. of progressive noise/thrash/jazzy punk and hardcore. Also assembles out of print 7" and split 7" with a few unreleased gems. (SLAP A HAM)
MAN IS THE BASTARD
GRAVITY 22-P LP pic disc $8.25
GRAVITY 22-2 CD $9.00
A.K.A. "Thoughtless." Tracks of power and violence mix with excursions into pure noise. Hunchbacks hiss, double bass guitars boom, mechanisms pound and oscillators howl. Andy from No Comment adds in on vox. (GRAVITY)
MAN IS THE BASTARD / AGATHOCLES
T 25-7 7" $4.15
Agony-inducing death-grind with an angry and highly political point. MITB takes on "land-wounding Eurosavages" and US war policy in Laos, Belgian band Agathocles disses hippie/punk complacency and proclaims their uncomromising hatred of the system. (THEOLOGIAN)
MAN IS THE BASTARD
"Sum of the Men"
VMFM 9-1 LP $8.25
VMFM 9-2 CD $9.00
The long-awaited re-release of their 1991 debut album! A granite tower of manipulated noise, power thrash, dual bass, and glacial fragments of distant explosions far, far below the Earth's crust. The CD version runs over 70 minutes, with lots of extra spoken word and noise tracks from various split releases. Artwork by Morbid Mark, 20 page booklet. (VERMIFORM)
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN
"Destroy All Astro-Men!"
ES 1215-1 LP $8.10
ES 1215-2 CD $9.50
This album of intergalactic all-instro astro-insanity collects 23 cuts (21 on the CD) from the band's veritable black hole of 7" singles along with a few alternative versions that have existed only in parallel universes. (ESTRUS)
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?
SHAKE 709-7 7" $4.00
Two reverb-splashed surf instrumentals, a vocal rocker, and an unusual track of noise ambience from the far side of the moon. (SHAKE IT)
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?
"Intravenous Television Continuum"
ANDA 213-1 LP $8.55
ANDA 213-2 CD $9.65
Originally released only in the UK, this album features crazed versions of the themes from TV shows like The Jetsons, The Munsters, and Outer Limits, plus retoolings of some past favorites. (AU GO GO)
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?
"Is It Man or Astro-Man?"
ES 129-1 LP $8.10
ES 129-2 CD $9.50
An all-instrumental slam-dunk from Auburn, Alabama's barons of twang. Science-fiction-gone-mad surf, trash, spy themes and sleazy cocktail lounge mating calls. (ESTRUS)
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?
"Postphonic Star Exploration"
SFTRI 250-5 5" $5.25
Yes, a little black 5" vinyl thingie with grooves filled to the brim by Alabama's foremost purveyors of late-nite surfin' sci-fi madness. What could be cooler? (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?
ES 1221-1 LP $8.10
ES 1221-2 CD $9.50
From a place beyond space and time called Auburn, Alabama, comes this collection of this prolific group's most recent and best 7" releases. Includes "Alpha Surfari," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," and lots more sci-fi B-movie trashola-inspired madness. (ESTRUS)
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?
"What Remains Inside a Black Hole"
ANDA 191-2 CD $9.65
A hard-to-find, and much sought-after Australia-only release is finally available in the US at a domestic price. Prime stuff: alien hot rod, espionage in outer space music, Hawaiian lounge channelled by Johnny Thunders and Devo, kookerama in 3-D. (AU GO GO)
MAN OR ASTRO-MAN? / ANACHRONAUTS
THEME 3-7 7" $4.00
Man Or Astro-Man goes way way out with a side of sci-fi B movie sound clips and eerie-but-cheesy outer space sound effects. The Anachronauts bring it all back down home with a rockin' surfadelic, garage-o-phonic song about going to the movies. (EERIE MATERIALS)
MAN TEE MANS
BOH 30-7 7" $4.15
Girl-driven Hello Kitty rock, tiny amps that fit into tiny backpacks; a good group for boys to play for girls. (BAG OF HAMMERS)
MAN VS. HUMANITY
"In the Line of Fire"
TMU 060-2 CD $9.00
Brutal, insane metal and thrash from Germany, with comparisons to SLAYER, RORSCHACH, HIS HERO IS GONE, etc. Their first US release. (TROUBLEMAN)
GMM 140-2 CD $10.65
These four Atlanta girls blow away all those other grrrl bands with this ragin' street punk riot. Punk doesn't get much rawer than this! Poster-style booklet with lyrics and color photos. (GMM)
"Drinking Out the Hourglass"
RUSSMC 01-2 CD $10.70
Atmospheric, electro-acoustic/industrial compositions using a wide variety of sound sources. Usually on the dark side, but not obsessively so, with some forays into more light-hearted sound experiments; these folks seem to be more interested in pure sound than in being "musical." (RUSSELL RECORDS)
"Food For the Moon"
MAN 18-2 CD $10.35
80's Euro-vocals backed by jungle beats and hypnotic rhythms are mixed to synthesized sounds to create an overall experience that evokes a "techno nature" feeling. A textured and deeply interperative journey that spans continents as well as dimensions. (MANIFOLD)
MANCD 05-2 CD $10.70
The 3rd CD by this San Francisco experimental ambient project is an hour of mesmerizing, organic ambience via guitars, strings, percussion, non-existent environments and baffling sonic manipulations, reminiscent of O Yuki Conjugate or Zoviet France. (MANIFOLD)
"Hair Hair Lock & Lore"
RUSSELL 2-2 CD $11.30
Amazing and amazingly varied sonic atmospheres from these San Francisco artists on their 2nd CD; evocative electroacoustic creations in the vein of Zoviet France, In Slaughter Natives, Strafe FR or O Yuki Conjugate, while refusing to be restrained by any particular genre, even including an acoustic guitar interlude. Obvious cadidates for a Staalplaat release. (RUSSELL RECORDS)
"Measuring the Marigolds"
RUSSEL 003-2 CD $11.90
Psychedelic ethno-ambience mixes with gentle, trippy, poetic songs of wonder on this San Francisco group's 3rd album. A masterful combination of sonic experimentation and songwriting. (RUSSELL)
DSR 43-1 LP $7.35
DSR 43-4 cassette $6.00
DSR 43-2 CD $7.85
Sounding like a cross between Propagandhi, Big Drill Car and Rhythm Collision, their 2nd album is fast paced, hard driving and punker than hell. Cover art by Derek Hess, production by Steve Albini, plus guest appearance by Bones of UK Subs and Discharge. (DR. STRANGE)
MASO 90056-2 CD $11.60
This group from the Alsace region of France plays modern gypsy "manouche" music, and shows lots of influences from Euro-jazz, folk and blues, in the tradition of Django Reinhardt. Indeed, there are 2 younger Reinhardts in the band. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
MANGAZOIDES / SIR DANCE-A-LOT
REPENT 2000-1 LP $8.40
From Peru comes that country's top (and only) garage band, combining '60s and '90s garage punk with a bit of STOOGES influence. And from San Francisco, SIR DANCE-A-LOT gives us a trashy, garagey take on all those early-'60s dance crazes. Any resemblance to HIGHLANDER 2s or a certain PHANTOM SURFERS bassist is entirely coincidental. (REPENT)
DIRHIT-7 7" $4.15
Texas's premier female garage punks blow it out with 3 powerful hardcore blasts, political and angry as hell. (DIRECT HIT)
"Ain't No Legend"
GET 45-1 LP $9.60
This UK punk band released one 7" in 1977, and had a couple of tracks on the "Live at the Vortex" LP. This album collects those tracks plus a demo session recorded by SEX PISTOLS producer Dave Goodman. A couple of members had previously played in THE RINGS with Twink (PRETTY THINGS, PINK FAIRIES, etc.), and various members went on to play with THE DAMNED, THE ADVERTS, THE PHYSICALS, etc. Italian import. (GET BACK)
MANILP 01-1 LP $8.40
Good tuff punk band from Rome with good tuff lyrics sung in English. Italian import (MISC. LABELS)
MANON ANNE GILLIS
SFCRCD 005-2 CD $13.65
Electro-acoustic music using various Vietnamese instruments, tapes, metal and more, combining into a whole that recalls the work of Harry Partch without being academic. French import. (SOUNDS FOR CONSCIOUSNESS RAPE)
"God's Fun Children"
DSR 4-7 7" $4.00
CH 32-1 10" $8.40
Downright inspirational Japanese punk menace with frighteningly tough female vocals. MANWOMAN has got both brains and brawn, combining sophisticated, churning riffs, truly maniacal vocals for that teetering-on the-edge-of-insanity feeling, and ungodly guitar heroics that slither from metal crunch to acid-soaked wah-wah leads to outright noise. 3 amazing songs on weird clear-grey vinyl. Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
CH 12-1 10" $8.40
Their 1st 10", featuring 4 blistering songs. Just imagine THE JESUS LIZARD with JIMI HENDRIX on guitar and a pissed-off KIM GORDON on vocals, and not being afraid to charge into full-on heavy metal or to venture into the psychedelic danger zone. Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
"It's My Time"
ES 736-7 7" $4.00
Two psych/punk anthems recorded at the Gear Box sessions. Limited edition of 1500. (ESTRUS)
ES 705-7 7" $4.00
Rippin' buzz-saw 3-chord guitar; intense! (ESTRUS)
"Old from New Heads"
CTCD 002-2 CD $16.40
A selection of the best of the original version of Marble Sheep up until the end of 1987, in an anarchistic psychedelic punk mode, tribal and tranced out. Includes guest musicians from legendary Japanese underground bands Friction, Loud Machine and White Heaven. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
CTCD 010-2 CD $16.40
Recorded live in 1994, this has only 5 songs, but two of them are extended, gentle and tuneful psychedelic space jams and well worth the price of the CD by themselves. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
CTCD 003-2 CD $16.40
Their highly polished yet cutting 3rd album, recorded in 1993, with a more progressive and contemporary sound. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
CTCD 004-2 2xCD $22.90
Live recordings from 1988-89, featuring massive doses of their heavy but spacey and often delicate psychedelic hard rock, with maximum volume twin guitar, twin drum set attack. No bombast or wanking, just solid musicianship. T. Mikawa of Incapacitants and Hijokaidan guests on one song. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
MARBLE SHEEP & THE RUN DOWN SUN'S CHILDREN
1-2 CD $21.85
Spacey-psychedelic pop-rock from Tokyo played by a group of very tight, expert musicians with the ability to actually put together decent songs. A real trip... you can often pick out influences from many different 60's & 70's bands. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
MARC BOLAN & T REX
"I Danced Myself Out of the Womb"
GET 509-1 2xLP $16.70
Beautiful gatefold live double LP including recordings from the infamous Electric Warrior tour and acoustic tracks from 1972 US radio sessions. Liner notes and great photos, 20 tracks, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
MARC BOLAN & T REX
"The BBC Recordings 1970-1976"
GET 507-1 3xLP $17.40
Beautiful special folded packaging for this triple LP set that includes all of the BBC sessions recorded between the years 1970-1976. 32 tracks, rare photos and liner notes. Features classics like "Get it On," "Telegram Sam," "Summertime Blues," and "Jeepster." Italian import. (GET BACK)
MARC BOLAN & T-REX
"The Electric Warrior Sessions"
GET 502-1 LP $12.55
The legendary studio sessions for their smash hit 1971 album. 50 minutes and 12 songs, including 2 radically different versions of "Get It On," plus embryonic versions of "Jeepster," "Monolith," "Cosmic Dancer," and "Life's a Gas," not to mention the early outtakes: covers of Carl Perkins' "Honey Don't" and Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues." Detailed liner notes by Nikki Sudden and Cliff McLenehan. on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
MARC BOLAN, CATHERINE LAMBERT & LORE LIEGE ENSEMBLE
"Beltane: A Musical Fantasy"
XXICD 22159-2 CD $9.15
Bolan's unfinished, Tolkien-inspired "Children of Rarn" suite is interpreted by singer Lambert and the Lore Liege Ensemble in a rich mix of medieval, renaissance and baroque instruments and styles with harpsichord, organ, recorders, acoustic guitar and cello, bringing it to life in a way that's totally compatible with Bolan's original vision. The booklet includes all of Bolan's lyrics. Canadian import. (XXI)
"La Cabane su'l Chien"
GMVL 09-2 CD3 $8.40
Largely found sounds, with sparse, ambient electronics and occasional vocals are woven into a dreamlike composition in 3 movements. This is the first we've heard from this composer-cellist-comedian, but it's an auspicious debut. French import. (GROUPE DE MUSIQUES VIVANTES DE LYON)
AVAN 033-2 CD $23.70
This New York guitarist has played with everybody from Wilson Pickett to Elvis Costello, John Zorn and Syd Straw, but here he takes his own band through 10 rather over-the-edge compositions that range from quiet musings and ambience to full-bore shriek and roar, sometimes within the same piece. Japanese import. (AVANT)
"Entire Musical Work"
AMPERE 5-2 CD $12.00
Performed by New York's S.E.M. Ensemble, these 1913 compositions by the dadaist/surrealist pioneer anticipated by some 50 years the radical directions of modern music later taken by John Cage, Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff. Original photos of the performers and notes by Petr Kotik. Italian import. (AMPERSAND)
"To Lilliput & Back: Volume One"
ALP 007-2 CD $10.10
A collection of 4 track recordings from the past 10 years. Includes sketches and experiments as well as 72 min. of music that would make an uptight butt shake with delight. Rhythm/funk sensibilities that will be supported by regional and national touring. (ACCRETIONS)
AK 140-1 LP $17.25
AK 140-2 CD $13.00
An ultra-rare album, released only as an acetate in 1970, by the legendary Austin psych/blues/rock outfit, featuring a 16 year old Eric Johnson. This re-issue has 2 bonus tracks from a rare single. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
VICTO 12-2 CD $11.90
Joined by jazz superstars Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman, plus Peter Buettner and Gerry Hemingway, pianist Crispell turns out four fucking incredible improvisations. Stirring and emotional stuff, indeed. Recorded live at the 8th annual Victoriaville Festival. (VICTO)
VICTO 6-1 LP $8.40
VICTO 6-2 CD $12.45
Solo piano original compositions, plus interpretations of 3 by Coltrane. Crispell demonstrates an amazing, lightning-quick facility with the piano keyboard. (VICTO)
MARILYN CRISPELL & GERRY HEMINGWAY
KNIT 117-2 CD $10.70
Pianist Crispell and percussionist Hemingway make the sparks fly. (KNITTING FACTORY WORKS)
MARK BRODIE & THE BEAVER PATROL
"Shreddin' and Surfin'"
SHREDR 29-7 7" $4.00
Three songs from a hot, but relative newcomer to the surf fray. One is a Dick Dale cover. Their 1994 debut EP is already a collectors' item, so watch out! (SHREDDER)
MARK BRODIE & THE SABOTEURS
AMPOP 6-7 7" $4.00
Three instrumentals with MARK BRODIE's trademark feel for '60s surf-instro authenticity: one original, plus a cover of THE CHALLENGERS' "Our Man Flint" and the title track by THE ROCKING TIGERS. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
MARK BRODIE & THE BEAVER PATROL
"The Shores of Hell"
SHREDR 31-2 CD $9.00
Riding the wave of instrumental surf, this Vancouver outfit does 12 sizzling originals (including the 3 tracks from their 1994 "To Surf and Protect" 7"), plus classics by the Ventures and the Shadows. (SHREDDER)
"Dreaming with Alice"
AK 126-1 LP $17.25
AK 126-2 CD $13.00
Mellow psychedelia with some Eastern influences, recorded in London and Milan and originally released by IT/RCA in 1972. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Cry for Happy"
TEIH MARNIE-2 CD $11.00
Lydia Lunch meets Lewis Carroll in a childhood dream laced with happy bunnies, surreal stories, and DIY psychedelia, from this Los Angeles performance artist who's married to Jim Shaw of Destroy All Monsters. (THE END IS HERE)
ALP 48-2 CD $11.30
Studio and live recordings from 1977-78 by the legendary NYC "no wave" ensemble; this stuff is abrasive and noisy as hell, with each of the four players torturing their instruments with percussive, paranoid-schitzo glee. Compiled by Lydia Lunch and Jim Thirlwell for your listening displeasure. (ATAVISTIC)
"Your Kung Fu is Pretty Good"
CF 021-2 CD $10.10
Kurt Bloch, Kim Warnick and Mike Musburger of the FASTBACKS team with Dave Fox of the POSIES and "superfan" Scott Lee for 15 of the best FASTBACKS songs that the FASTBACKS never wrote. (COLDFRONT)
"The Medium is the Message"
TAPI 2218-2 CD $12.60
Spoken word snippets of McLuhan's lectures are manipulated, looped, processed and mixed with some very minimal electronic accompaniment in this recording that very successfully captures the famous media philosopher's message. Canadian import. (TIME AGAIN)
"Pox on the Tracts"
DSR 63-1 LP $8.25
DSR 63-2 CD $9.00
The new band from Colin Sears, formerly of DAG NASTY and DOWN BY LAW, so you kinda know what to expect. Punk rock with intensity, drive and urgency. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 79-2 CD $9.65
The 4th album from these guys, who include DAG NASTY's old drummer. May remind you of bands like ALKALINE TRIO, SNUFF, JAWBREAKER, and of course DAG NASTY. (DR. STRANGE)
DION 702-7 7" $4.35
Two tracks recorded live in the studio and two live at Tucson's Club Congress of sizzling, energetic crunch. These guys have that 60's LA sound down pat, including a flawless Love cover. (DIONYSUS)
DION 1207-1 LP $9.10
The first full album from Arizona's finest psychedelic crunch rockers. Excellent production and great songs. (DIONYSUS)
"The Baroque Sound of thee..."
MISTY 021-1 LP $9.00
A collection of tracks from various points in the career of this long-running paisley-pop/garage psych outfit, including previously unreleased tracks, some never before on vinyl, and remixes. Bright, colorful cartoon cove by Darren Merinuk. (MISTY LANE)
GET 587-1 LP $12.55
Featuring Peter Bardens, this progressive outfit sported wild vocals, manic guitar work and keyboard solos. Now quite collectible, this 1971 release was their 2nd album. Gatefold sleeve, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 586-1 LP $12.55
The now-collectible first album by this British progressive folk outfit, first released in 1970 on Transatlantic. Original artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
OILCAP 03-7 7" $4.00
Alien trash garage punk invades the trailer park and then sets off on some sort of scenic tour. Three guys from Tulsa, Mars, with no apologies. Yellow vinyl. (OIL CAPITOL)
"Low Budget Stunt King"
ALLIED 57-2 CD $8.90
A minimalist power trio from Athen GA with 10 tracks worth of tight and wiry noise rock in that Shellac, Jesus Lizard, Rapeman style that's so popular. Produced by Mr. Albini himself, and featuring former Fiddlehead drummer Kyle Spence. (ALLIED)
"Need Me Never"
ALLIED 59-7 7" $4.00
Highly melodic power pop punk in the J Church vein, from Urbana IL. Crunching guitars and a rock solid rhythm section. (ALLIED)
ESP 1044-2 CD $12.00
Watts recorded this for ESP in December 1966 with Sonny Sharrock (guitar), Henry Grimes (bass), Byard Lancaster (alto sax, flute and clarinet), Clifford Thornton (trombone and cornet), Karl Berger (vibes), Juney Booth (bass) and J.C. Moses (drums), and the adventurous combo jams through three Watts originals. The performances really live up to their potential, especially the opening 18-minute "Backdrop For Urban Revolution". Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with original artwork. Italian import. (ESP DISK)
GET 1032-1 LP $12.55
Watts recorded this for ESP in December 1966 with Sonny Sharrock (guitar), Henry Grimes (bass), Byard Lancaster (alto sax, flute and clarinet), Clifford Thornton (trombone and cornet), Karl Berger (vibes), Juney Booth (bass) and J.C. Moses (drums), and the adventurous combo jams through three Watts originals. The performances really live up to their potential, especially the opening 18-minute "Backdrop For Urban Revolution". Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"I Believe"/"Last Train to the Sun"
ECHO 2-7 7" $3.65
Pulsing, driving, distortion-laden noise-rock from San Francisco. (ECHONET)
HP 0649-2 CD5 $8.90
Junko from Japan's MACHINEGUN TV goes solo with this 10-song mix of her demented, sing-songy vocals with equally demented, noisy electronics, beats, keyboards, and sounds gathered from who-knows-where. Australian import. (DUAL PLOVER)
AK 105-1 LP $17.25
Originally released on Eleventh Hour in 1971, this is a very rare album by a psychedelic combo from Virginia with strong R&B influences and lots of excellent instrumentation. One track, "Golden Sails," sounds uncannily like JETHRO TULL but all of the tracks are originals. 2 bonus tracks, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
CHCD 31-2 CD $10.70
Mason Jones (Charnel Music, TRANCE, SUBARACHNOID SPACE) collaborates with some of the biggest names in Japanese noise in live recordings spanning the last 6 years. The amazing cast of characters includes K.K. NULL (ZENI GEVA), JOJO (HIJOKAIDAN), YAMAMOTO SEICHI (BOREDOMS, OMOIDE HATOBA), AKIFUMI NAKAJIMA (AUBE), KAWABATA MAKOTO (MAINLINER, MUSICA TRANSONIC), TSUYAMA ATSUSHI (OMOIDE HATOBA), and KOIZUMI HAJIME (ex MAINLINER). The material ranges from eerie, atmospheric guitar soundscapes, to heavy psych-freakouts, to intense drum & guitar interplay. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
"Midnight in the Twilight Factory"
MONOCD 01-2 CD $11.40
Beautiful, evocative, dark soundscapes with textures that lie somewhere between ambient and noise, with a mood verging on unsettling or even forbidding. Two of the pieces here are solo guitar (not sounding at all like guitar), with two more being live collaborations, one a guitar-bass duo, and the other with cello and a 2nd guitar. Jones has also recorded as TRANCE, and is a regular member of SUBARACHNOID SPACE. (MONOTREMATA)
"Down Among the Dead Men"
SFTRI 530-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 530-2 CD $9.65
Distinctive and compelling garage from members of THEE HEADCOATS, THEE MILKSHAKES, POP RIVETS, upsetting the applecart of mediocrity with their diverse nerve tingling talent and their learned philosophical approach to their beloved art and life-long vocation of making a racket! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
AM 18-1 8" $5.70
The dingo's favorite orator lets everybody know what it sounds like to be castrated. Oddball 8" size, and eye-catching cover art, too. (ANTI MUSIC)
AS 009-5 5" $5.40
Yep, it's another one of those frustrating little 5" vinyl discs. Maso Yamazaki does his thing with voice, microphone, fuzz and digital delay. Bright red, yellow or blue colored vinyl, no labels, and limited to only 500. (ALLEY SWEEPER)
NPCD 002-2 CD $14.30
It's pop-MASONNA! No, no, he hasn't added strings or hired the latest hip-hop producer, but rather he has taken his unwaveringly brutal cut-up noise-edelia and hammered it into 14 separate pop-song-length blasts! And when MASO screams into that wacky homemade-microphone noise-contraption of his, even MICHAEL BOLTON can't match this guy's passion. Ultra-eye-catching digipak. Japanese import. (NANOPHONICA)
VR 001-2 CD $9.15
Nineteen blasts of cut-up, acid charged noise from the artist who can be understood as the "Ramones of Noise." (V.)
PURE 34-2 CD $8.00
One track of "reclaimed" material from his second through seventh albums (plus "?"), edited even more tightly than usual, and a second all-new almost all-white noise track, leaving absolutely no breathing room. (PURE)
MASSILIA SOUND SYSTEM
X 10-1 LP $8.60
Melodic, somewhat poppy raggamuffin (the mutant child of rap & reggae). Dancehall goofy, with hyperspeed rapping, strong beats and infectious melodies. Italian import. (X RECORDS)
"Being Led Around By the Tongue"
MSR 1-4 cassette $7.65
MSR 1-2 CD $10.70
If you're attracted to the absolute extreme, you may have found it here. Extreme noise and extreme sexuality; harsh, uncompromising, in your face and x-rated. Keep the kiddies away from this one. (MSR)
"My State of Evil Dreams"
STAAL LTD12-2 CD $14.00
A collection of the best songs from Debbie Jaffe's early and impossible-to find cassette releases, this is prime, seminal MSR, down & very raunchy in the S&M groove. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
"Smut Picture Racket"
CT 001-2 CD ROM $19.55
The world's first interactive CD-ROM devoted completely to S/M, this compiles 10 years of Deborah Jaffe's music, extreme noise, video, photography and writing on some of the most extreme, disturbing material ever to hit your shelf. Includes almost every song M/SR ever recorded, all lyrics, 3 wild morphs, 16 QuickTime video clips, a 161 page digital novel in readable or narrated form, hundreds of photos and depraved digital art, and more. Will play on both Windows and Macintosh platforms! Plus, a third version that's optimized for the Mac Power PC! Adults only!! (CYBERTZARA)
"This Lubricious Love"
MSR 2-2 CD $10.70
Bondage, domination, rubber, leather and harsh industrial noise. A re-release of the out of print LP on RRR, with 3 new tracks. (MSR)
MASTERS OF DECEIT, THE
"Hensley's Electric Jazz Band & Synthetic Symphonette"
VMD 6522-1 LP $17.25
VMD 6522-2 CD $13.00
An experimental fusion of underground rock and unconventional jazz, first released on Vanguard in 1969. This re-issue has the original artwork, and is pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
MATEEN, HEYNER & NUSS
"Light Comes from the Front"
S@1 39-1 LP $11.50
Spiritual and playful at once, these guys can do the sax/bass/drums acoustic free jazz thing with the best of 'em. But what really sets this apart is the sax player switching to flute, clarinet and piano; the bass player sometimes going electric, and especially the fact that they all sing! Spontaneous vocalisms and rhythmic poetic recitations adorn each of these 6 improvisations. Limited edition of 750, with hand-drawn cover art. (S@1)
MATES OF STATE
"Our Constant Concern"
PRC 046-1 LP $8.85
PRC 046-2 CD $10.20
Pulling off the 2-people-sounding-like-4 trick with ease, this SF band has sold thousands of records on tour with their unique drums/vocals/keyboards sound. (POLYVINYL)
MATT POND PA
"I Thought You Were Sleeping"
FT 37-2 CD5 $7.85
Aching, orchestral, melancholy pop, constructed of strings and French horn, distorted guitars lulling horn blasts, filling the space and theme between their 2nd album and the next. (FILE 13)
MATT POND PA
"The Green Fury"
PRC 048-2 CD $10.20
This six piece (guitar, drums, bass, cello, violin, and even vibes) band has produced an absolutely clean, shimmering CD where everything falls into place, appealing to a far greater audience than just the standard indie rock fan. (POLYVINYL)
MATT POND PA
"This is not the Green Fury"
PRC 045-7 7" $4.20
4 new songs that WILL NOT be included on their 3rd LP. (POLYVINYL)
MATTY & MAX
PR 16-7 7" $3.65
Matty Luv from HICKEY does a bunch of acoustic songs (written especially for solo acoustic performance) live at the Probe house before an enthusiastic audience. All-around weird-guy Max does a sensitive acoustic ballad on his side of this split record. (PROBE)
VOXPOP 14-1 12" EP $7.35
For those of you familiar with Les Negresses Vertes this is their Italian counterpart. A very cool mixture of gypsy-like, Moroccan and ethnic Italian sounds and instruments. (VOX POP)
AK 1029-1 LP $17.25
AK 1029-2 CD $13.00
Originally out in 1975 on the Produttori Associati label, this is one of the best Italian progressive rock albums. Full-bodied, richly arranged symphonic prog, similar to the strong Italian classicism of LOCANDA DELLE FATE and the dynamic, serene feel and high-pitched vocals of Peter Gabriel's GENESIS. With 2 bonus tracks and the original artwork. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Do the Reggae 1966-70"
ATTACK 103-2 CD $11.70
One of the first & greatest reggae groups (formed in 1961), the Maytals introduced the reggae sound to the world with their late 60's string of hits. UK import. (ATTACK)
MAYUKO HINO, MONTE CAZAZZA, MASON JONES & ELDEN M.
"Chaos of the Night"
EDP 010-2 CD $11.30
Three incredibly noisy tracks recorded live in a radio studio by these members of C.C.C.C., Trance, and Allegory Chapel, plus the inimitable presence of the infamous industrial prankster Monte Cazazza, who also was responsible (along with Michelle Handelman) for the gorgeous cover art. (ENDORPHINE FACTORY)
"Symphony for a Genocide"
TEGAL 006-2 CD $11.60
Originally recorded and released by Maurizio Bianchi as a cassette in 1981, this is another in the recent series of re-releases from this early master of industrial electronics. A cold, studied and distant brutality is evoked by these distorted, abstract layerings of electronically generated tones. (TEGAL)
CFY HIY1-4 cassette $5.30
Melodic SF-area rapper 4-song (HIYELLO)
MR 149-1 LP $12.55
The definitive vinyl version of the legendary studio sessions at Herouville Castle in March 1972, featuring classics like "Ramblin' Rose" and "Kick Out the Jams," plus some great covers of songs from folks like JOHN LEE HOOKER and THE ROLLING STONES. 220 gram audiophile vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
UV 002-1 LP $17.25
Originally released in 1973 on Milestone, this featured Bobby Hutcherson, Gary Bartz, Azar Lawrence, Buster Williams, Billy Hart and Guillermo Franco. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
VANCHM 01-7 7" $3.35
Four guys from suburban Enfield make trashy punk rawk songs about girlfriends, Friday night fighting, cops closing clubs, etc. (VANDAL CHILDREN)
MCM AND THE MONSTER
DTM 322-2 CD $10.10
Imagine some sort of collision between the Beastie Boys, Aerosmith and AC/DC, and you might start getting the drift. This is their 2nd album of funky metal riffs, turntable scratching and sarcastic white boy singing that got major write-ups and attention for their first album. (DIET TOAD)
SHREDR 39-7 7" $3.60
SHREDR 40-2 CD $7.00
The 7" has 3 new studio tracks in their best pop-punk style, and the CD adds 4 live tracks from their appearance on Canadian TV and one track from their recent BBC sessions. (SHREDDER)
"Comic Books and Bubble Gum"
CF 017-2 CD $8.90
Their first all-new studio album in 2 years! Hatching onto the international punk scene in 1995, the MCRACKINS have amazed and astounded wide eyed onlookers with their ability to crank out high quality songs so consistently. They are one of the most prolific power-pop/punk bands of the '90s. (COLDFRONT)
"Life, Hey Mikey"
SHREDR 28-7 7" $4.00
Two great songs from Vancouver's premier pop-punk trio. The A side may remind you of the Dickies at their best, while the flip is a Cheap Trick/Patty Smythe cover with the appropriate treatment. (SHREDDER)
"Short & Sweet"
SHREDR 33-1 10" $7.70
SHREDR 33-2 CD5 $7.00
Eight raw, early-Ramones-influenced tunes recorded in their garage as a followup to "In on the Yolk," including songs based on the film "Natural Born Killers" and on their 1995 tour van crash. A new US tour is in progress now! (SHREDDER)
"What Came First?"
SHREDR 26-2 CD $9.00
This Vancouver band rocks out on 14 melody and hook-filled tunes influenced by the Ramones and the Replacements. (SHREDDER)
MCRACKINS / LIPMONGER
NPR 008-7 7" $4.25
The McRackins' famous enthusiasm for pop, punk and twisted sarcasm shines through on two speedy tunes, including a romping cover of that insufferable '70s radio hit, "Seasons of the Sun." Emo-rockers Lipmonger sing us 2 teenage tearjerkers of unrequited love over a pounding hardcore beat. Full color cover. (NEGATIVE PROGRESSION)
MCRACKINS / PEST
MAR 01-7 7" $4.00
Canada's ever-popular McRackins dish out two Ramones-influenced pop-punk tunes, while Pest from North Carolina contribute two more ultra-punchy melodic punk tunes. (MARIGOLD)
WAL 008-7 7" $4.25
An egg-stra speedy version of Chuck Berry's "Surfin' USA" plus a couple of Bil and Fil originals. Great, bouncy pop punk from Canada's faves. (WALLABIES)
"In on the Yoke!"
SHREDR 32-1 LP $8.25
SHREDR 32-2 CD $9.00
Certifiably catchy pop-punk with two guitar players in egg costumes backed by a drumming dog. Their 2nd album, this has 14 songs by these Vancouver crazies to get you jumping. (SHREDDER)
FLW 10-7 7" $3.20
Well known for their releases on the K label, here's two more 60's-ish garage punk/pop ravers from this UK band. (FOUR LETTER WORDS)
"Hey Cop, If I Had a Face Like Yours..."
MDC 8-1 LP $8.70
MDC 8-2 CD $10.70
"Metal Devil Cokes"
MDC 7-1 LP $8.70
MDC 7-4 cassette $7.35
MDC 7-2 CD $10.70
Possibly their most varied release yet, with some country and Irish flavored cuts alongside the usual hardcore speed blasts. It's worth getting just for the tofu spaghetti recipe alone. (R RADICAL)
"Millions of Damn Christians"
MDC 5-1 LP $8.70
MDC 5-2 CD $10.70
The 3rd LP; powerful, humorous and political. One of their best yet, with a cover that has to be seen. (R RADICAL)
"Millions of Dead Cops"
MDC 1-2 CD $10.70
Their first album, and most direct and tightly structured collection of pure power and speed. Includes hardcore classics like "Dick for Brains" & "John Wayne was a Nazi". With lyrics. Also includes "More Dead Cops," the compilation of their 7" releases "Millions of Dead Children" & "Multi-Death Corporations" and some odds and ends. (R RADICAL)
MDC 4-1 LP $8.70
Dedicated to Hopi and Navajo tribes battle with the American govt. and the current attempt to forcibly relocate them. MDC's most varied sounding record, for 1986 gave them the status as comeback hardcore band of the year. Elaborate, full color fold-out packaging. Lyrics included. (R RADICAL)
SKIP 64-2 CD $10.20
Rock, pop, punk and a touch of psych blended in a totally original way, this San Francisco girlpop band sounds a bit like HOLE or THE MUFFS with their first album. (BROKEN REKIDS)
SKIP 51-7 7" $4.00
Humor, hooks and a touch of cynicism highlight this San Francisco band's mix of rock and pop-punk with more than a touch of psych influence. 3 songs on red vinyl. (BROKEN REKIDS)
SKIP 42-7 7" $4.00
The debut release by this San Francisco all-woman, melodic pop/rock band with a dash of garage and psych sensibilities. 3 songs, none of which is on the upcoming CD EP. (BROKEN REKIDS)
SFTRI 620-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 620-2 CD $9.65
The 3rd album from this MUFFS-meets-PRETENDERS San Francisco band. Hooks, super tight energy and slickness abound. (SYMPATHY)
"Super Touchy Feely"
SKIP 77-2 CD $9.65
Rock band with punk around the edges, with the uncanny ability to rock hard, yet have catchy melodies and vocal harmonies. Call it punk rock, pop punk, noisy pop, or just plain rock this has what you've been jonesing for. (BROKEN)
SKIP 43-2 CD5 $6.55
The first CD by this San Francisco all-woman, melodic pop/rock band with a dash of garage and psych sensibilities. Touring the West Coast in June. (BROKEN REKIDS)
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
HR 624-7 7" $3.85
Covers of 2 Neil Diamond songs, "America" and "Sweet Caroline," by an anonymous all-star punk supergroup! Silly concept, and an even sillier (and completely goofy) sleeve. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
"In Your Barcalounger"
VIRUS 226-7 7" $4.00
Fronted by golden-voiced NOFX roadie/music maniac Spike Slawson, and hosting "heavyweights" like NOFX's own Fat Mike on bass, the GIMMES thrash out upbeat, straight-ahead covers of JAMES TAYLOR's '70s chestnuts "Fire & Rain" and "You've Got a Friend." (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
AM 010-7 7" $4.20
AM 010-2 CD5 $6.10
From Orange County comes one of the premier female-fronted ska bands, who have been out with their poppy ska sound since 1993. Previous releases include two full lengths on their own label. (ASIAN MAN)
"Secrets of the Ancients Revealed"
MUNSTER 210-1 10" $8.55
MUNSTER 210-2 CD $7.85
Six new songs from these kickass Aussie punks, with tons of the energy and irreverent attitude you'd expect. Previous US releases on Frontier, Empty, and Merge. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
MT 245-2 CD $9.65
A sort of "greatest hits" of this Australian band, including many of their out of-print 7"ers. Thrash-pop that falls somewhere between the heaviness of the Cosmic Psychos and the melodies of the Hard Ons. (eMpTy RECORDS)
POLLUTE 051-2 CD $9.00
The US release of one of the best Swedish punk records ever, previously out only as a limited edition 10" in Holland. Two previous albums on Nuclear Blast and We Bite, with a 3rd coming this year. Their best output yet, with plenty of DISCHARGE influence. (SOUND POLLUTION)
"Same Shit New Millennium"
POLLUTE 054-1 LP $8.55
POLLUTE 054-2 CD $9.00
Raw, DISCHARGE-oid, thundering hardcore with hoarse vocals. 100% Swedish punk fucking rock. (SOUND POLLUTION)
HS 931228-1 LP $9.30
Hard, percussive noise rock a la Ministry, with a distinctly evil streak. Italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
FANG 026-2 CD $10.10
This brother duo takes eastern percussion through some serious twists and turns (as the title implies), with help from a gaggle of friends on a wide variety of accompanying instruments. Brazilian clay pots, African/Indian drums, hammered dulcimers, gas tanks and guitars layered over a blend of urban industrial noise and sounds of nature. (FANG)
KLP 14-2 CD $10.85
Jean Smith has gotta be one of the best of the new poets, as abundantly shown here, and David Smith's aggro-edgy guitar backdrops accentuate the emotional impact in just the right ways. (K)
KLP 22-1 LP $8.00
KLP 22-2 CD $10.85
Plain and powerful words from Jean, backed by David's unpretentious guitar. This is the real stuff, no bullshit. (K)
"From the Surface"/"Upside Down Flame"
DION 739-7 7" $4.35
Come worship at the altar of Jean & David, all ye faithful, as well you should. They never fail to provoke! (DIONYSUS)
KLP 18-1 LP $8.00
KLP 18-2 CD $10.85
A mess of songs from their singles and compilations, dating from 1987 to 1992, on quite a few different labels. A collection that reveals the awesome might of their thing. (K)
"Paris in April"
IPU 68-7 7" $3.85
Three songs that aren't on the Matador album (or anywhere else, for that matter), recorded previous to the addition of drummer Peter Jeffries. Razor-wire jagged but sublime. (K)
MT 207-7 7" $4.00
Hard n' hummable pop from the Bay Area, they say this is a prelude to a full length release. (eMpTy RECORDS)
WOM 4-7 7" $4.15
Two meaty slabs o' garage punk grunge on white vinyl. Great silkscreen cover art by TAZ, plus a new issue of a neat little fanzine, "Bobby is Fred," stuffed in the sleeve with the record. (WORD OF MOUTH)
"A Historical Document"
IKR 002-7 7" $4.20
"Audio Highlights of the Satanic Lunar Landing Mission." Like BLACK FLAG if they could carry a tune, JUDAS PRIEST if they were punk, or one of those emo bands if they weren't so annoying, San Francisco's THE MEICES blast thru two thoroughly rockin tunes, "Was Ever Was" and a live "Lettuce is Far Out." On white vinyl. (ITCHY KOREAN)
"Don't Let the Soap Run Out"
MT 164-7 7" $4.00
A San Fran 3-piece that plays killer, catchy pop punk. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Greatest Bible Stories Ever Told"
MT 205-1 LP $8.85
MT 205-2 CD $9.65
Raw garage pop like the Dwarves-meets-Green Day. Their first full-length. (eMpTy RECORDS)
GET 2006-1 LP $12.55
An excellent voice, a great band and pure gold material. Backed by a great 10-piece group, he gets a bit more swinging and a bit more up-tempo than usual, especially on cuts like "Lulu's Back In Town," "The Carioca," and "Sing For Your Supper." There's also fantastic and definitive versions of standards like "Lullaby Of Birdland," "Fascinating Rhythm," and "The Lady is a Tramp." Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
MELINDA SIMON & MARK FAY
"Sounds for Little Ones"
DISH 001-2 CD $10.10
This label's first release will find you stumbling over your feet, backwards in time to a place where sights and sounds ring hauntingly familiar. This children's soundscape is constructed from recordings of ice cream trucks, 25 cent kiddie rides, and attractions at the Oakland CA children-only amusement park Children's Fairyland, where the twinkly tunes and lo-fi voices of the machines play through rasping old speakers. (DISH)
"Cactuses Come in Flocks"
AZ 02-1 LP $8.70
AZ 02-2 CD $10.70
Originally out on cassette in 1994 on the Scotch label Chocolate Monk, this early MELT-BANANA ooze has live recordings from a 1992 improv festival at Tokyo University, plus some 4-track stuff from 1994. Mystical awareness, hysterical screech, robotic attention to detail. (A-ZAP)
AZ 01-1 LP $8.70
AZ 01-2 CD $10.70
Japan's freak-core noiserock crusaders release their umpteenth album. Guest appearances by members of DIESELHED, MR. BUNGLE, WINTERMITTENS, and THE THREE DOCTORS BAND. (A-ZAP)
"Speak Squeak Creak"
AZ 04-1 LP $8.70
AZ 04-2 CD $11.30
A re-release of their 1994 debut album, this Japanese freakazoid group takes cues from punk, no wave and rock, fashioning short but sweet speed rush hybrids from their thoroughly unconventional use of guitar, bass, drums and vocals. First release on KK Null's Nux label, and now on vinyl for the first time. (A-ZAP)
AZ 03-1 LP $8.70
AZ 03-2 CD $11.30
The 3rd self-released album by this well-known and long-running Japanese avant-abrasive psycho-noise-mania outfit. (A-ZAP)
BONER 25-2 CD $10.70
Definitely their most accessible effort yet, but still sludge-o-rama Led Zepisms galore. An underwater anvil chorus, for sure. (BONER RECORDS)
BONER 28-2 CD $9.65
4 song (BONER RECORDS)
BONER 16-2 CD $10.70
The heaviest band on Earth returns with their first album in two years. These sludge monsters from Seattle (now relocated to San Francisco) will utterly flatten anything in their path. Very, very slow and very, very loud. CD includes the entire "Gluey Porch Treatments". (BONER RECORDS)
BONER 35-2 CD $10.70
A.K.A. "Lysol." This is the last hurrah on an indie label before their jump to major label muckdom. We get one big long slice of Melvins, no separate tracks, no song titles (although an Alice Cooper & Flipper cover are discernable), like a dive into a deep pool of sonic hyperspace. Prime Melvins, fer sure! (BONER RECORDS)
"Solos, Part 1: King Buzzo"
BONER 32-1 MLP $7.55
BONER 32-4 cassette $5.90
BONER 32-2 CD $9.65
Oh boy, it's another juicy concept: a Kiss-oid sendup, each Melvin getting his own hunk o' plasticware to go nuts on. Fine, fine stuff it is, too, maybe their most creative in a good while. If anyone had any doubts about their artistic inventiveness, these releases should quell them but permanently. The LPs come with huge, disgusting posters. Buzzo barfs and spits flames on occassion; he is truly the industrial Melvin. (BONER RECORDS)
"Solos, Part 2: Dale Crover"
BONER 33-4 cassette $5.90
BONER 33-2 CD $9.65
Dale is the the Melvins' man with a flower in his hand; emotion is but pain. (BONER RECORDS)
"Solos, Part 3: Joe Preston"
BONER 34-4 cassette $5.90
BONER 34-2 CD $9.65
Oh, Joe: you're so new to the group, and yet so worldly. The Melvins Army has you to look up to as its Mr. Torso-Tension; really, just a silly, noisy guy. (BONER RECORDS)
"Solos, Parts 1, 2, 3"
BONER 333-4 3xcassette $15.00
BONER 333-2 3xCD $27.00
Well of course you want all three parts so we thought we should sell it cheaper as a set. (BONER RECORDS)
"With Yo Heart Not Yo Hands"
SFTRI 81-7 7" $4.00
Two of the bombastic Sabbath-like tunes that we all love this band for and one industrial meets Buttholes cut. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
VISION 30-1 12" EP $7.25
Samplers, industrial noise and funky hip-hop sensibilities go into the Melx mix, along with an off-the-wall iconoclastic attitude reminiscent of Mark Smith of the Fall. 4 songs. (VISION)
MEN FROM S.P.E.C.T.R.E., THE
"Revenge of the Blind Man"
KEBAB 007-7 7" $4.55
4-song EP of what I can only call organ-fueled, fake '60s TV jingle-cheese, outrageously updated with ear-shattering guitar distorto-rama. Fans of STEREOPHONIC SPACE SOUND UNLIMITED will appreciate the instro humor of this Swiss group, etched into dayglo green vinyl. Swiss import. (SHEEP)
MEN FROM S.P.E.C.T.R.E., THE
"With the Finger on the Trigger"
KEBAB 011-1 LP $9.60
KEBAB 011-2 CD $11.30
The first full album by these Swiss secret agents of swank Euro-instro, featuring 14 Hammond-driven, fuzz guitar fuelled, 9 mm-totin', hip-shakin' spy themes, including their own over-the-top version of "Secret Agent Man." Swiss import. (SHEEP)
MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT
"Frank Talk About Humans"
VC 70-2 CD $9.00
Pointless late-night college dorm arguement set to the dull thud of some jerk's boombox down the hall. Androgynous mechanical nocore. Soulless computer scat. Libertine posturing. Astute political analysis disguised as self-indulgent technopap. The CD has another half hour of fucked-up remixes, celebrity cameos and crisp graphic design. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT
"Make a Baby"
VMFM 17-7 7" $3.80
The electric sounds of sloth and paste from Sam & Neil of Born Against, Tonie Joy of Universal Order of Armageddon, and Neil of the earlier Men's Recovery Project. (VERMIFORM)
MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT
GRAVITY 21-7 7" $4.00
With Adam and Brooks of Young Pioneers on board, these guys have completed the transition brutal, yesteryear hardcore of the shitty, European-style trash variety. Are we serious yet? (GRAVITY)
MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT
"Resist the New Way"
VMFM 53-1 12" $8.25
VMFM 53-2 CD $9.00
Neil, Sam and R-5 are joined by Joe Preston (THRONES, EARTH, MELVINS). The label says fuck you. We second the motion. (VERMIFORM)
MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT
"The Golden Triumph of Naked Hostility"
VMFM 40-2 CD $9.00
59 otherwise-impossible-to-find songs spanning the last 50 months, a gushing rumpus of stammering baloney and coded hardcore. The stark, unending "new way" that will have you sitting quietly at home on a Friday night in no time at all... (VERMIFORM)
MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT / SINKING BODY
"Grappling With the Homonoids"
VMFM 43-1 LP $8.25
VMFM 43-2 CD $9.00
Men's Recovery Project: Distant sump pump hardcore brought to life by jerks in barrel suits with speech impediments and crappy Radio Shack keyboards (not their pretension material, but rather the "good" stuff). Sinking Body: harsh, last minute electronic omissions. Cameos by JOE PRESTON and members of SIX FINGER SATELLITE and LANDED. (VERMIFORM)
"G.L.C. (The Final Vinyl)"
GET 8-1 LP $9.60
The entire recorded output of this incendiary 1977 London, UK punk band, including the songs that were banned by the Tory government. Italian import. (GET BACK)
VMFM 4-7 7" $3.80
A slow and miserable single from folks behind Born Against, Damage, Virus and Blacksnakes, with crazy old Cassandra Stark of Kern film fame on vocals. (VERMIFORM)
VMFM 29-1 LP $8.25
A big scary mess from the early '90s, made by Neil from Born Against, Denny from Damage, Pat from Virus and Black Snakes, and Cassandra from the films of Richard Kern. The unfinished masters to this album were rescued and finished by Neil in 1996. (VERMIFORM)
"Stand Up for Yourself"
WRENCH 20-7 7" $4.55
Three girls, one guy, and four Stetson cowboy hats wreaking havoc in Oslo, Norway! Comparisons have been made to THE AVENGERS, but add the sleazier hard rock feel and hooks of THE RUNAWAYS. Two originals here, and a ripping cover of Fred "DEAD MOON" Cole's "54/40 Or Fight." For those out there who thought (or hoped!) the Norwegian hard rock explosion was over, this 7" may be all the evidence needed to prove otherwise. UK import. (WRENCH)
MENSTER PHIP & THE PHIPSTERS
TR 10-1 LP $8.75
TR 10-2 CD $9.85
Not so much garage as basement, these guys do the ultimate in trashy rock. Recorded in a basement in Fairlawn NJ in 1963, and discovered years later by one of the Phips' kids, this shows how you can be worthless and have fun just the same. (TELSTAR)
"Mood Swing Shift"
ACL 0689-4 cassette $5.90
A mostly abstract approach to electronic music makes this very appropriately titled. Depending on how you're feeling, nearly anything could be read into it. 60 minute (AC LTD.)
WINGNUT 1379-2 CD $10.10
A two-piece band from the small East Bay refinery town of Martinez, these guys jump out with an intense brand of butt-punk, metalloid, fucked-up, we don't-care-core. This CD is offensive in nature, just like it's supposed to be. (WINGNUT)
"Hollywood or Bust"
BOV 7-7 7" $4.00
Dense & twisted dual-guitar skree with harrowing vocals & pounding rhythm. (BOVINE)
GERN 16-2 CD $9.35
Fifteen inhumanly intense songs, including their entire LP plus compilation and 7" tracks. The real shit. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
"Music from Merkin Manor"
AKARMA 049-1 LP $17.25
The original of this 1972 release on the Windi label is an ultra-rare collectible item, and this re-release has 3 previously unheard tracks plus the original artwork. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Batztoutai With Material Gadgets"
RRRCD 6-2 2xCD $16.90
De-composed works from 1985-86 from the leading exponent of noise, and noise is indeed what you get, in all it's flavors, kaleidoscopically spread across two very full discs and 26 tracks. (RRR)
DISTEMP 001-2 CD $11.00
A re-issue of a 1987 LP on their own ZSF Produkt label, this is much less harsh, more textured, spacey and ambient, a bit like the "Music for Bondage Performance" CD on the Extreme label, but with more unprocessed metal percussion. (DISTEMPER)
ETW 002-2 CD $10.70
Full, meaty electro-skronk noise slabs as only Masami Akita can deliver, with a full color cover with photos from Tokyo's infamous Sex Museum! (ETHERWORLD)
"Great American Nude"
ARCD 35-2 CD $18.40
The king of Japanese power electronics, and probably the best practitioner of the genre on earth. This, his 2nd CD for Alchemy, contains a collection of live excerpts recorded in various American cities, plus one outstanding studio track of masterfully wild noise-collage. (ALCHEMY)
"Hybrid Noise Bloom"
VC 113-2 CD $10.20
Some seriously harsh shit, where Masami Akita uses more filter processing than on previous releases, creating a fuller, more varied, yet dense sound. Atmosphere music and information theory for the Now Generation of corporate enslavement disguised as free enterprise. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Merzbow Love Emil Beaulieau"
PURE 45-2 CD $8.00
Composed using two Beaulieau pieces as source material, Masami Akita hearks back to his days of music concrete. A mood of extreme tension is masterfully created by combining unpredictable volume bursts of overwhelming harshness with moments of uneasy calm. (PURE)
"Metalvelodrome - Exposition of Electro-Vivisection"
ARCD 61/64-2 4xCD $77.50
Yes, four CDs full o' that good ole gut-ripping noise that Merzbow is so famous for. The 4-way jewel case comes in a cardboard slipcover, with a big full-color fold-out poster and full color insert photos. Oh yeah, limited edition of only 700! Japanese import. (ALCHEMY)
VC 104-2 CD $10.20
The reigning Emperor of noise checks in with maybe his umpteenth release this year. 64 minutes of pure harshness to massage your frayed nerves. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
ALIENCD 4-2 CD $11.30
Those expecting a white-noise endurance test may be surprised by Masami Akita's latest concoction: ambient space effects derived from Moogs and Theramins, with loads of unexpected change ups that keep you tuned in throughout the five tracks. You could almost say this is "catchy" Merzbow! Top-notch full-color packaging. Canadian import. (ALIEN8)
VC 110-2 CD5 $6.10
Two short pieces from the reigning Emperor of Japanoise. Filter sweeps galore and a full-on noise assault, creating a diverse release. Minimalist packaging, with a slim-line jewel case and cover art printed on the CD. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
MERZBOW & LADYBIRD
HW 015-2 CD $11.30
An almost unbelievable collaboration between noise legend MERZBOW and German new wave pop songstress LADYBIRD, with MERZBOW's million-mile-an hour wall-of-pain in the left speaker and 9 songs of LADYBIRD's pure disco karaoke cuteness in the right! Like 3 CDs in one, as you can choose to listen to one or the other or both, and it sound truly amazing all 3 ways! Colorful artwork by Claude Debussy. German import. (HUMAN WRECKORDS)
MERZBOW AND JOHN WATERMANN
CSRCD 9-2 CD $13.40
A collaboration of new material from Masami Akita and German-Australian noise artist John Watermann. Each does a solo piece, followed by a massive collaborative blast where the two artists blend their distinctive styles into a mammoth ball of experi-rage. Packed in a black and gold hi-gloss wallet, with text in English and Japanese. Limited edition of 1000, UK import. (COLD SPRING)
AMPOP 205-2 CD $9.65
New Vancouver trio fronted by the ubiquitous MARK BRODIE, influenced by the science fiction radio dramas of the '40s and '50s, with lots of cheesy Farfisa and heavily reverbed surf guitar. For the sartorially obsessed, they wear Beatle wigs, alien antennae, and matching shirts. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
PRAXIS 8-1 12" EP $6.70
It's armageddon time, and Metatron shows us the way on these six tracks of ultra-hard techno noise, where there is nothing left in the world but its cold mechanical crashbeat, headbang assault and amok ambience. UK import. (PRAXIS)
PRAXIS 4-1 12" EP $6.70
Wall-to-wall ultrahard electrobeats, samples and metal percussion, like a jackhammer to the brain, straight from the heart of the London rave scene. 5 songs, UK import. (PRAXIS)
SILENT 8906-4 cassette $5.30
Processed spoken text and electronic sounds create a sense of altered consciousness, of primal spiritual forces unleashed. (SILENT RECORDS)
"Let's Party with the Meters"
GET 8006-1 2xLP $17.40
Here's 19 tracks taken from the first 3 albums by this fantastic combo that defined New Orleans funk, all released between 1969 and 1970 on the Josie label and produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn. Mostly instrumentals, the syncopated rhythms and living grooves of guitar and organ create a distinctive, organic, earthy funk that made them New Orleans legends. Great artwork and liner notes, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
RIPOFF 035-7 7" $4.35
Another great unknown band from Detroit, with a blown-out guitar sound and immediate catchiness that reminds one of an amped-up, early GUN CLUB. (RIP OFF)
RIPOFF 040-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 040-2 CD $10.50
Their debut album, with pure GUN CLUB-fueled, urban jungle punk with unbelievable vocals and a nail-biting over-the-top guitar buzz. (RIP OFF)
MEV (MUSICA ELETTRONICA VIVA)
"The Original MEV"
IRML 02-2 CD $10.10
Four sections from an improvisation recorded in London in 1968. The group at this time was composed of Allan Bryant, Frederick Rzewski, Alvin Curran and Jon Phetteplace, making very free sounds on amplified percussion, an early portable synthesizer, cello, and trumpet. With extensive (and rather weird) liner notes by Bryant, in his own unique spelling system. (IRML)
MEXICAN POWER AUTHORITY
"Strang From Endville"
SCRATCH 14-7 7" $4.25
Suffering from an acute case of multiple personality disorder, this Victoria spacecorejizzgrindfuckinpunkrock 7-piece is damn near Beefheartian. Canadian import. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
"Sempre + Veloce"
WIDE 18-1 12" EP $7.40
Billed as the strangest in Italian techno, MGZ lives up to his rep on this collaboration with TAX (Negazione). With titles like Drògàti (drug addict) featuring a sampled intro by Burroughs. (WIDE)
VCR 2-7 7" $3.65
Melodic white-noise pop/punk with a definite political bite & very well informed lyrics. 6 songs. (VANDAL CHILDREN)
"Ultraphonic Hi Fi"
VANCHM 02-7 7" $3.35
Six pieces of sonic candy by these masters of the Husker Du style of power pop punk. Their 2nd 7" for Vandal Children. (VANDAL CHILDREN)
MICHAEL BANABILA & YASAR SAKA
MY 6194-2 CD $14.00
One of Holland's most important ethno/ambient/electronic musicians collaborates with one of Turkey's top musicians. Electronics and keyboards mix with ethnic Turkish instruments like baglama saz, cuta saz and kemane. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
DH 036-2 CD/CD-ROM $8.90
The singer/songwriter for hard acid-punk band BOMB does a solo album including 7 new songs in audio format, 27 songs in MP3 format, 12 QuickTime videos, 3 RealAudio interviews, and his complete, sprawling www.kittyfeet.com website with over 1900 files. (DIRECT HIT)
VVCD 001-2 CD $14.00
The sonic result of a journey through the Brazilian rainforests, using animal sounds and traditional folk songs, processing on location using the natural reverb of caves, and studio manipulation. Fahres was also responsible for compiling the "Soundscape Amsterdam" CD. Dutch import. (VALVES)
VIRUS 166/167-1 3xLP $11.90
VIRUS 166-2 CD $10.50
The ex-frontman for New York's legendary avant garde band the Swans returns with an album of brand new songs. The vinyl version also includes the complete new album "Sacrificial Cake" by ex-Swans member Jarboe. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
GFC 411-1 LP $17.25
The re-issue of a rare and much sought-after folk-psych album by this obscure Wisconsin figure, originally released by Hub City in 1974. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
"Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers"
RALPHED 23-2 CD $10.40
Perilstein writes film scores and incidental music for cheesy psychotronic/horror films, and, um, here it is. Just sit back, listen, & imagine the toothy alien of "The Deadly Spawn" creeping up on you for a light snack. (RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
RRRCD 09-2 CD $11.60
The four pieces on this UK artist's CD uses sound sources like a metal storage rack, environmental street sounds, a toilet, and something called a water machine. The result is quite a bit more ambient than you might expect, and says much about the composer's skill. An excellent and always interesting release from a member of Organum & Morphogenesis, with beautiful color photos. (RRR)
"Priory Gardens"/"Skeet Hill"
PX 001-7 7" $4.55
Ultrasonic recordings of feeding bats, run through a transducer to make them audible. The composer is a member of MORPHOGENESIS, and often works with ORGANUM. Limited edition of 325. (POVERTECH)
"Cobra Smoke Dance"
T/K 152-2 CD $10.30
Using his didjeridu as the lead instrument, composer MICHAEL STIRLING creates a vibrant world of earthy grooves and spiraling melodies augmented with violin, tabla, drums and voice. A new music with a cosmic view: the sounds of other continents, distant oceans, desert villages, ancient tombs and human essence, with the erotic motion of serpentine kundalini energy. (TIM/KERR)
MUNSTER 7151-7 7" $4.85
The 2nd solo 7" from a notorious former member of THE BITCH BOYS, who also played with JOHNNY THUNDERS in the '80s. Expect a good dose of sleazy '70s style rock from this guy. Limited pressing of 300, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
MICHAEL WHITMORE SOME'TET
"Juggling The Thing of a Thing of a Thing"
TCCD 006-2 CD $10.70
Heavily accompanied singer/songwriter style music, ala TOM WAITES. Hope you brought your whiskey and your razor blade; the soundtrack to very long, or very short (and final) night. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
MRC 018-2 CD $14.00
This Swedish composer makes purely electronic music created with analog synthesizers, in the classic 50's and 60's style but less academic and more playful. A series of short cyclical pieces are blended into two long parts. Dutch import. (MULTIMOOD)
MKCD004-2 CD3 $7.15
This playful but dreamy musique concrète combines dialog, instrumentation, electronics and processing. (METAMKINE)
MKCD 015-2 CD3 $7.15
Vocals, acoustic and electronic instruments, environmental recordings and spoken dialog are united by a common musical phrase that weaves through this 20 minute composition, creating intensely vivid scenes through the use of sound. French import. (METAMKINE)
MKCD003-2 CD3 $7.15
A fine musique concrète composed in 1984, this piece uses voices, violin, electric organ and some quite imaginative processing to create an other worldly atmosphere. (METAMKINE)
MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT, THE
MR 218-1 2x10" $14.30
Following up last year's "Gear Blues," here's an exclusive vinyl version of the latest by the Japanese garage punk sensations! 15 new songs on a double 10" in a gatefold jacket. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT, THE
MR 182-1 2x10" $14.90
A Japanese monster invasion! Over a million kids in Japan bought this record, and now you can too! Influences from DR. FEELGOOD, THE RAMONES, THE CRAMPS, STOOGES and every other cool band you can think of! Deluxe gatefold jacket with poster and lyric/photo inserts! White vinyl! Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT, THE
"Get Up Lucy"
MUNSTER 7143-7 7" pic disc $5.70
A special item from this amazing Japanese band! One song from "Gear Blues," plus two more that have never appeared on vinyl before. Limited edition of 1000, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
PSFD 28-2 CD $18.00
Avant-garde music played on an ancient Japanese 3-string guitar, the tsugaru-jamisen, resulting in a fascinating cross-polination of very old and very new. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
PSFD 14-2 CD $15.65
Solo album by a trippy-psychedelic-freakout guitarist who really likes to pile on the effects. At times very lyrical and flowing, at others totally cacaphonic and chaotic. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Mona (The Carnivorous Circus)"
GET 530-1 LP $12.55
Solo album by the leader of THE DEVIANTS, with the original cover art and pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
MICKEY AND THE SALTY SEA DOGS
"Saltwater and Whiskey"
SFTRI 638-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 638-2 CD $9.65
Mick from THEE MILSHAKES meets up with Wolf and Johnny from THE DAGGERMEN for 14 raw, back-of-the-docks 2-track songs. (SYMPATHY)
MICKY & THE SALTY SEA DOGS
SMART 006-7 7" $4.35
Raw blues and even rawer fuzztone garage stomp from current and former members of a whole bunch of bands like THEE MILKSHAKES, THE DAGGERMEN, JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET, THE BUFF MEDWAYS, THE MASONICS, DODSON'S DOG, ARMITAGE SHANKS, etc. 4 songs, and it all cooks. (SMART GUY)
SUB 012-2 CD $13.00
Sixties-influenced ear-catching melodies driven by French movie samples, sound effects from NASA, Farfisas, vocoders and distorted Stratocasters blend into a bossa nova/lounge sound in this space age bachelor pad pop art extravaganza. Italian import. (SHADO)
"The Toggle Switch"
ANDA 203-2 CD5 $7.85
Pure pummel from Sydney, Australia with crashing guitars, three vocalists, and mean and mellow melodics, where odd turnings and string-happy turmoil cut to repressed atmospherics that build to frenzied bombardment. (AU GO GO)
"John Lennon's Corpse"
CRYPT 018-1 LP $8.85
Not a "Best of", this here scorcher is thee Caesars final LP. 15 cuts recorded in Nov 88 after their mini-tour of NYC, and it's the Caesars at their most vicious. 13 originals plus twos ragged and outta control covers of the Ramones and Clash, all wrapped up in a "lovely" sleeve containing the serial killer/ mass-murderer hall of fame. Essential! (CRYPT)
"Surely They Were The Sons Of God"
CRYPT 023-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 023-2 CD $10.20
"Best-Of Volume 2". 16 more high octane pummelers, chosen from their over 120-song repertoire to provide the Childish fan with an economical sampling! CD contains 33 songs of utter howl from the 3 Caesars LPs on Crypt. (CRYPT)
MIGHTY CAESARS, THE
"You Are Forgiven"
SFTRI 416-7 7" $4.00
Wild, raw trash rock from this Billy Childish project. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MIGHTY DIAMONDS, THE
BURSOU 1061-1 LP $8.45
Backed by Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, this famous 70's vocal group recorded this album of mellow, dreadwise reggae, sweet & soulful. UK import. (BURNING SOUNDS)
RON 001-7 7" $4.15
Hard-edged, screamin' punk'n'roll from Japan with female vox and Ono from the JET BOYS on guitar! 4 songs, numbered edition of 409, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
MIGHTY GORDINIS, THE
"Kiss My Wheels"
NITRO 15-1 LP $10.00
A new project from ex-members of Belgium's way-fabuloso VICE BARONS, with about half the tunes being BARONS-style, ultra-suave, organ-driven dragstrip instros, and the other half some very rockin' vocal numbers that might be the missing link between RONNY & THE DAYTONAS, THE TRASHMEN and GARY USHER, and '70s New York bands like THE RAMONES, CRAMPS and HEARTBREAKERS! Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
"Face Rakin' Rock"
DINOCJ 1028-2 CD $9.80
Formed by the guitarist of UNNATURAL AXE and a couple of refugees from GG ALLIN's band in 1980, these guys bounced around Boston's punk underground for a couple of years, recorded a bunch of demos that got lots of local radio play, but only had one compilation track officially released. Here's the demos, plus a few live tracks from these punk rasslin' maniacs. 12-page booklet has band history, photos and gig posters. (DINO)
MIGHTY LEMON DROPS
"All the Way"
OVER 31-2 CD $12.35
The first full length live recording from this popular UK band includes versions of all their hits plus three early demos. UK import. (OVERGROUND)
"4/27/96, Fireside Bowl, Chicago"
VML 026-7 7" $3.85
Loud, fast paced pogo punk. Six songs, recorded live. (VML)
JT 1066-1 LP $8.85
JT 1066-2 CD $10.20
A shining 10-song debut of home recorded brilliance from RITES OF SPRING bassist Mike Fellows. Done with an acoustic guitar and Powerbook, this record evokes images of him floating in the air, a copy of Neil Young's "On the Beach" in one hand, and Chris & Coseys "Trance" in the other. Tired of simply lending his talents to others (ROYAL TRUX, SILVER JEWS, SMOG), Mike has stepped away from that to give us his own remarkable, personal vision. (JADE TREE)
FT 807-2 CD $11.90
10 tracks of original and classic rock and blues recorded in the mid-'70s, featuring the songs "Hully Gully," "Wings of an Angel," "Walkin' the Floor," "Don't You Lie to Me," "Junko Partner," "Knockin' Myself Out," "Women Loved Each Other," "Cherry Red," "RX for the Blues" and "You Must Have Jesus." First released on the Aura label in 1982. Original artwork, Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
"Red Hot & Blue"
UV 006-2 2xLP $25.60
A collection of previously unreleased material from the late 1970s by this great blues guitarist. 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
"Are You the Guru?"
ERR 001-7 7" $4.00
Five songs from this Massachusetts folk-noise-gutter wonder, after a considerable underground cassette reputation and stints playing with Sebadoh and Crain. Dirty, greasy little songs with a handmade naivite but lots going on. (ERRONEOUS)
"Luice in the Juice"
ERR 002-7 7" $4.00
The 2nd solo release from the ex-Sebadoh/Crain guy; four more no-fi vocal fuzz and foggy, tricky, complex/meandering songs that leave you wondering just what the hell it was you were listening to. (ERRONEOUS)
MIKE GUNN / SMILE 69, THE
DONUT 3-7 7" $3.80
Two very heavy Texas bands square off for a grunge duke-out. (DOUBLE NAUGHT)
MIKE GUNN, THE
DONUT 001-1 LP $8.20
The original vinyl version of their legendary 2nd album, this features long, extendo-contemporary psychedelia with a stronger tendency toward riffage than enlightenment. (DOUBLE NAUGHT)
MIKE GUNN, THE
"Durban Poison/Hemp for Victory"
DONUT-2 CD $9.75
A CD re-issue of their first two out-of-print and extremely rare LPs. Black Sabbath is alive and well and growing in your back yard. Features Scott Ayers and their immortal 16 minute tribute to Bliss Blood. (DOUBLE NAUGHT)
MIKE JACKSON & THE SOUL PROVIDERS
"The Revenge of Mister Mopoji"
ST 5918-1 LP $9.90
ST 5918-2 CD $11.00
Mike and the Soul Providers do rough and nasty Kung-Funk ala JAMES BROWN's "Slaughter's Big Ripp-off," "Black Caesar," and "Payback" soundtracks, with raunchy horns, gritty organ, relentless rhythm section pounding, the soundtrack to the action-packed Kung-fu extravaganza, "The Revenge of Mr. Mopoji." A sure shot way to add unlimited coolness to your record collection! (SAM LUNG)
MIKE JUDGE & OLD SMOKE
REV 30-1 LP $8.00
REV 30-4 cassette $7.25
REV 30-2 CD $10.30
And now for something completely unexpected: ten folk blues tunes by Mike from the fab hardcore band Judge. Mike sings & plays guitar & harp on the first half of the album, & gets joined by the Old Smoke band with bass, drums & organ on the 2nd half. (REVELATION)
MIKE REP & THE QUOTAS
"Heros and Idols"
BOH 22-7 7" $3.85
Heavy and Velvets-oid on one side of sludge, and then you turn it over and it's like the best Amon Duul song you ever heard. Uh huh. (BAG OF HAMMERS)
AMPERE 12-2 CD $12.00
The first CD release of this Czech artist's groundbreaking work of art damage, begun in the mid 1960s with severely altered phonograph records, and continuing with mutated, cut-and-paste musical scores. (AMPERSAND)
JT 1061-1 LP $8.85
JT 1061-2 CD $10.20
Hardcore punk with innovative electronic elements, as if science fiction soundtracks were genetically spliced with BLACK FLAG's "Henry Rollins Athletic Shorts & Track Shoes" phase. Their 4th studio album, and more notably "new wave" than previous releases, this band seems to be finding its own voice in these dramatic, sprawling rock anthems. (JADE TREE)
"Frigid Form Sells"
JT 1069-2 CD $10.20
Their "full scope" of "potential" has finally been captured on this CD, thus making them "a true innovative force", says the label hype. So if you trust them, there you go. But don't expect only the guitar/bass/drums set up of old. This CD is spiced up with carefully crafted keyboard and electronic sections, accented by the familiar haunting, lilting male/female vocal delivery, offset by the hardcore screaming, and the sliding guitar octaves and almost metallic soloing. For the true haircut set, for sure. (JADE TREE)
"Cool with Charlie"
FT 813-1 2xLP $17.40
Quality recordings of two live performances from the early 1950s, one of which features Charlie Parker. 19 tracks, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
"Here, There and Nowhere"
ELS 010-2 CD $10.10
Featuring ex-Descendants member Milo, this has 9 songs that his subsequent band recorded in 1989 and 1993 in San Diego. This is melodic punk, but stripped down and raw, without any studio slickness or pretense. (ELASTIC)
GET 1028-1 LP $12.55
The 1965 album on ESP by one of the best known drummers in the '60s free jazz scene, noted for his skillful use of Asian and African rhythms. This is essentially a series of percussion duets with another fixture of the '60s jazz scene, Sunny Morgan. Gatefold sleeve with original art, liner notes, photos and more. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
MILFORD GRAVES PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
"Milford Graves Percussion Ensemble"
ESP 1015-2 CD $11.90
The 1965 album by one of the best known drummers in the '60s free jazz scene, noted for his skillful use of Asian and African rhythms. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with liner notes and photos. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
BONER 38-1 LP $8.70
BONER 38-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 38-2 CD $10.70
Two Steel Pole Bath Tubbers team up with some drug-crazed hacker/raver. Abrasive samples, tape snips and spastic turntable manipulations get computer processed into non-disco industrial sound on sound on sound on sound. (BONER RECORDS)
MILLHOUSE / DIG DUG
AYA 003-7 7" $4.00
2 bands, 5 songs, all on one little disc. Both MILLHOUSE and DIG-DUG wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves and prefer fast tempos and distorted guitars, but the vocalists take different approaches to the emocore style, MILLHOUSE's sounding more deadpan and DIG-DUG's more overtly expressive. (ACT YOUR AGE)
LA 006-7 7" $4.20
From Denver come 3 brilliant pop inspirations complete with BEACH BOYS vocal harmonies, endearing VELVET UNDERGROUND-type chord strummings, and psychedelic backwards guitar solos. And if the memorable melodies ain't enough, it comes in an exquisitely silkscreened package with stickers and whatnot. (LITTLE ARMY)
"Busted in Reno"
MA 2004-1 LP $7.80
Their first release in over 2 years finds this incredibly wacky San Francisco instrumental-lounge group doing some it's craziest material ever. Can you imagine THE TIJUANA BRASS covering DICK DALE's "The Wedge?" And putting it right next to equally insane covers of tunes by MORRICONE, JOHN BARRY, HENRY MANCINI, THE BEATLES, and THE DOORS? I thought not. How about the theme from the "Hawaiian Eye" TV show (bet you haven't heard THAT one in a few years!), complete with loopy steel pedal guitar and tropical sound effects? Too cool... (MABEL)
MA 2002-7 7" $4.00
Crazy, daddy-o! A quick trip to a late-60's incredibly-strange-music-land of goofy horns, Latin beats, smoke-filled rooms and cocktails. Wild full color cover painting, too. (MABLE)
"On the International Go-Go Trail / Portal of Grandeur"
MA 2003-1 MLP $7.80
Herb Alpert meets the Mothers Of Invention in the cocktail lounge and they get really plastered. Goofy, loungified versions the theme from "The Prisoner" TV show and "The Lonely Bull," a James Bond take-off, and lots more instrumental irreverence. Double-front-cover artwork for further confusion and confounding of conventions. (MABLE)
"Out of Our Way"
MAB 2001-1 10" $6.65
Bay area 60s style lounge act throw out a few instrumental cocktail classics of their own plus covers of Nina Rota, Morricone, and John Barry. (MABLE)
MINISTER OF NOISE
"Heaven In Your Eyes"
KK 70-1 LP $9.85
Heavy, industrial-based house/dub with a hint of gruff grind-core vocals from ex-Peaceville outfit; very trancy hypno-grooves! (KK RECORDS)
"Lake Boon Retreat"
BBPTC 39-1 12" EP $8.40
A bunch of songs in the lo-fi, Sentridoh-like sensitive-boy style. Acoustic guitars, loss, innocence and dreamy pop. Lyrics and drawings inside. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
AK 015-1 LP $17.25
AK 015-2 CD $16.60
The first and only album by this band which featured future BLUE CHEER members R.B. Kellogg and B. Stephens, and future FABULOUS RHINESTONES member Gregg Thomas. Originally released in 1969 on the Dot label, produced by James William Guercio at A&R Studios, New York. The LP has the original gatefold, diecut sleeve, and is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
MINUS THE BEAR
"This is What I Know About Being Gigantic"
S 017-2 CD5 $8.45
Members of KILL SADIE, BOTCH, and SHARKS KEEP MOVING are teamed up here for 5 tracks. This is a perfect mix of catchy melodies, angular textures, and a dose of spaced out atmosphere. (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
MIRACLE WORKERS, THE
"Way Back When"
SFTRI 56-7 7" $4.00
A burning, driving energy that really captures their Stooge-like soul. These guys have the reputation as being one of the best in their genre, and this shows it. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
DOUCE 809-1 2xLP $14.90
DOUCE 809-2 CD $13.00
An absolute jewel of italian Easy Listening from the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s. This now obscure LP represents one of the high points of the Italian "Sound Gallery" with its drug-induced grooves, cocktail funk and cinematic touches. All the tracks from the original LP plus 3 bonus tracks, spread onto 2 LPs. Gatefold sleeve. (IRMA LA DOUCE)
"Thunder and Lightning"
DOUCE 808-1 2xLP $14.90
DOUCE 808-2 CD $13.00
Another gem from MIRAGEMAN's glory days, containing every track from the incredibly rare original LP plus bonus tracks. Delirious sounds transport the listener into the psychedelic world of acid funk with violent thrashings of fuzz guitar intertwined with a total freakout on the Hammond organ. Gatefold sleeve. (IRMA LA DOUCE)
MISS ALANS, THE
"All Hail Discordia"
DUCK 22-2 CD $9.80
Jangly pop that's been getting lotsa big-label attention. (DUCK BUTTER)
MISS HIGH HEEL
"Split Wax Cylinder, Inscribed: The Beast 661"
BS 02-2 CD $10.00
A one-time-only no wave/grindcore supergroup, recorded at a Chicago radio station in 1996, and featuring Tom Smith (TO LIVE AND SHAVE IN L.A.), Marlon Magas (LAKE OF DRACULA, COUCH), AZita (SCISSOR GIRLS, BRIDE OF NONO), and three members of the FLYING LUTTENBACHERS: William Pisarri, Chuck Falzone and Weasel Walter. A true period piece of the Chicago noisecore underground! (NO SIDES)
"Methyl Ethyl Key Tones"
WOE 24-2 CD $10.40
The queen of industrial-ambient-weird accordian does her toxic worst on her first CD. This carcinogenic brew is part childs' nightmare, part Pippi Longstockings, part Wagnerian opera, and something to behold. (WORRY BIRD)
WIN 018-2 CD $11.45
Wrenching and coaxing dark sonic timbres and textures from her 1930's Dallape accordian, the queen of avant-noise accordian presents her 2nd full CD of soundtracks for nightmares and noisy lullabyes for devout insomniacs. In a foil stamped, blood red jewel case. (W.I.N.)
"Shadows On My Wall"/"Dead Magician"
WOE 31-7 7" $4.00
The electric accordianatrix is back. "Shadows On My Wall"is a cover of the eerie Poppy Family masterpiece and "Dead Magician" combines carnival squeezebox, distortion and treated stand up bass. Blood red and black cover art by comix artist Dame Darcy. (WORRY BIRD)
"Killing Us Softly"
WORK 8-7 7" $4.15
OC straight edge, of course (WORKSHED)
PRS 018-2 CD $13.80
The 4th album by this legendary Brazilian act featuring Jairo Guedz (Sepultura's original guitarist). Almost a full hour of awesome power thrash in teh vein of bands like Sodom, Exodus, Slayer, Machine Head, etc. Spanish import. (REPULSE)
MISTER LITTLE JEANS
"La Dolce Vita"
VOODOO 2-2 CD $8.90
Melodic nerfcore from Southern California, where kids with nothing much else to do can start a band. (VOODOO)
"Grab Them Cakes"
BN 012-1 LP $8.40
BN 012-2 CD $8.90
Raving, psycho garage punk to the max! What more can we say? Their first full album! Check it out! (BIG NECK)
BN 007-7 7" $4.00
Rough, violent, explosive trash-o-phonic garage punk, so lo-fi it'll curl your neighbor's hair. The 4 songs on here are this Wisconsin band's debut release. (BIG NECK)
GET 4-2 CD $11.90
Vintage tracks of 1969 slicked-up guitar blues/psych/pop dark heaviness from this US group that moved to Britain to seek fame and fortune, neither of which was forthcoming. First out some years back on Cherry Red as an LP, this CD reissue also includes two bonus tracks from 1966. Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 500-1 2xLP $17.40
Vintage tracks of 1969 slicked-up guitar blues/psych/pop dark heaviness from this California group that moved to Britain to seek fame and fortune, neither of which was forthcoming. First released only in 1984, this was their 2nd album, and also includes 8 tracks taken from their 1966 Gold Star sessions. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
MIYA MASAOKA, TOM NUNN AND GINO ROBAIR
BRD 025-2 CD $11.30
Masaoka plays masterful traditional and prepared Japanese koto, instrument builder Nunn joins in with his bug-like electroacoustic creations, and master multi-percussionist Robair adds his own layers of sound. Everyone has a bow, drumsticks and handfuls of odd gadgets, and the result sounds like it was created on some mythical super-instrument. (RASTASCAN)
XCD 17-2 CD $11.00
Musical roots of Central and West Africa, Indonesia and South India meet the many flavors of western music to form eclectic hybrids of rhythm and harmony. (EXTREME)
"Let the Tribe Increase"
SKIP 57-2 CD $10.20
One of the more popular of the mid-'80s UK "peace punk" bands, they had releases on the Crass and All The Madmen labels, including an LP that topped 50,000 in sales. This CD collects all tracks from all their releases. (BROKEN REKIDS)
"Let the Tribe Increase"
SKIP 57-1 2xLP $11.80
The complete collected discography of this extremely popular '80s UK political punk band, this has 20 songs comprising their LP and 3 EPs, now released for the first time in North America. Tuneful, with a melodic edge and incredible lyrics! (BROKEN)
AK 1028-1 LP $17.25
AK 1028-2 CD $13.00
This Italian hard rock outfit (later known as CITTA FRONTALE), who sang in English and are sometimes compared to LED ZEPPELIN or BLACK SABBATH, recorded these tracks in 1970 and 1973 in Rome and London. Apparently not released at the time, this includes 3 bonus tracks. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
GFC 407-1 2xLP $25.60
A live album recorded in October 1968 by this Vancouver psychedelic band, originally produced only as an acetate in handwritten sleeves, with the addition of previously unreleased studio and live recordings from the same period. Think fuzzed-out COLTRANE meets hard-driving rock with Farfisa organ. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
PNMV 10-1 LP $8.55
PNMV 10-2 CD $10.20
A masterpiece of new wave, with male-female vocals fronting a whirlwind of DEVO-ish guitar and choppy rhythm section. Their first full-length, recorded by John Goodmanson (SLEATER-KINNEY, UNWOUND, TEAM DRESCH). (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
MODERN LOVERS, THE
"Live at the Long Branch"
MR 157-1 2xLP $17.40
Recorded in 1972 at the seminal Berkeley CA rock club, and featuring the original lineup of Jonathan Richman, Jerry Harrison, Ernie Brooks and David Robinson. Also included: one song from 1973, plus 8 songs recorded at Harvard University in 1971 which also featured John Felice (future REAL KIDS) on guitar. Gatefold sleeve, 220 gram virgin vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
MODERN LOVERS, THE
"The Modern Lovers"
GET 66-1 LP $12.55
Nine tracks produced mostly by John Cale in 1971, including classics such as "Roadrunner," "Astral Plane," "She Cracked" and "Girl Friend," and originally released on the Beserkley label in 1976. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Non-Study of First Impressions"
DKM 01-2 CD $8.90
The dark side of solo percussion on the debut CD from MOE!, who attacks found-metal percussion, piano frame and prepared guitar. Solo pieces as well collaborations with MOLECULES guitarist RON ANDERSON and many others. Post-industrial, eerie soundtracks, avant-noise, free jazz, and the sound of objects being thrown. (DEPHINE KNORMAL MUSIK)
MOG STUNT TEAM
"Boredoms vs. Black Sabbath"/"Iron Fist"
AS 108-7 7" $4.00
The song title about says it: the Boredoms face off against Sabbath with heavy guitar pyrotechnics in the alien autopsy section of the X Files warehouse. Comes in a grossout, you-don't-wanna-know-stained sleeve full of dead cockroches. (ALLEY SWEEPER)
MOJDEHI & FREEMAN
FUSE 007-1 MLP $7.45
Two scraped guitars make noise, feed out and feed back, reminding one of Mr. Velocity Hopkins or some Japanese guy. One sided LP in a jacket sealed with a big sticker. (FUSETRON)
"Down Under the Black Light"
MEGAP 7-2 CD $11.60
A stark, gutwrenching, Nomeansno-on-acid guitar/bass/drums trio, all jutting angles and sharp corners, led by Ron Anderson, a founding member of Rat At Rat R. Also still in stock is their great first CD, "Steel Toe." (MEGAPHONE)
COMFAIL 013-2 CD $11.30
Hold on to your Starbuck's napkins, it's another spazzjazz attack for the coffee generation from America's answer to Japan's spazz attack rulers the Boredoms, the Ruins, Melt-Banana, etc. Guitar, bass, drums and vocals go from intricate, interlocking flippedness to noisy free improv. Yasuko from Melt-Banana joins in on vocals on one song, and Fred Lonberg-Holm adds his cello on 3 others. (COMMERCIAL FAILURE)
TRAMUL 2-4 cassette $7.65
TRAMUL 2-2 CD $10.10
One of San Francisco's top "improv" thrash-jazz groups (sometimes compared to a more dynamic Naked City) gives us a musical boot to the chops; tight, white-hot, angst-torn, furious, razor-sharp. (TRAGIC MULE)
"Jerks in Progress"
VIRUS 178-7 7" $4.00
Some Germs-inspired nihilism from the New York City underground that's been described as a wall of repetitive bludgeoning riffs that threaten to fall into incoherence. With lots of East Coast, Midwest and European touring, not to mention playing with many well-known punk bands in NYC over the past 3 years and a couple of previous releases, they're getting quite well known. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
RIFT 15-2 CD $11.10
Punky prog rock trio from London. Sweeping, sophisticated arrangements played with garage rock intensity and fervor. (RIFT)
"The World is Round"
HSM 1-7 7" $3.65
Most definitely a pop band, but one with an unpretentious sophisication that would be hard to match. (SIMPLE MACHINES)
GROSS 10-4 cassette $10.00
"Noise Forest" sensation captured live at Club Bears, Osaka. Intense processed electronic feedback-based noise similar to Merzbow or Incapacitants. Crumpled foil under velum cover. (G.R.O.S.S.)
GROSS 2-4 cassette $10.00
Mr. Iwasaki's first for G.R.O.S.S. explores the theme of personal hell; a purgation of uncompromisingly harsh blasts & sonic maelstroms. Not for the timid. Extra-cool black on black, metal cover. (G.R.O.S.S.)
"Selected Noise Works 93-94"
EDP 009-2 CD $11.90
Unremittingly harsh noise from this Japanese artist, in one hour-long track of schizophrenic high-speed editing and chaotic jumbles of noise textures, producing a thick tapestry of sound that rewards attention. (ENDORPHINE FACTORY)
MONDO CRESCENDO, THE
"Young, Naked, and Very With It"
BBPTC 150-2 CD $10.10
A premier combination of casual structures, effortless phrasing and contemporary good humor, for fans of THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT, JOHN'S CHILDREN, LEE HAZELWOOD & NANCY SINATRA, THE HOLLIES and THE DELFONICS. From the sweet, orchestrated string section in "Free," to the '60s soul-influenced horn section of "Check It On Out," THE MONDO CRESCENDO brings us a varied and immensely personal pop album. With ex members of LILYS, ROPERS, and JUNIPER. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
GI 017-7 7" $3.80
This band takes more than just their name from RUSS MEYER; the lyrics are sassy, the sound stylish, and the songwriting on these 3 pop-inflected beat garage hits is not unlike THE CARRIE NATIONS. Razor-sharp guitar, megaphone vocals, energy OD. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
"Get Ready for Action!"
ID 123364-1 LP $9.10
ID 123364-2 CD $10.80
MONDO TOPLESS strips the music down to its erotic core and invites everyone along for the ride. Their own brand of high-octane, fuzz-drenched, organ-fueled garage mayhem is well known from their shows with such notable purveyors of sonic madness as SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS, FLESHTONES, SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS, and more. (DIONYSUS)
"I Want To"
WOE 43-7 7" $3.65
Named after a Russ Meyer film, this East Coast garage band eats, drinks, breathes and molts to the rhythm of 1966, that banner year between mod and psychedelic mayhem. Simple, hooky, trashy slop with the unmistakable wheeze of a vintage Vox Continental organ. (WORRY BIRD)
RO 1-7 7" $4.00
Neckbreaking, headlong bass n' drums rhythms and sheets of icy, stun-gun axe witchcraft from the fertile Chicago noise-sters Mr. Quintron, Jeff Day (of the "CIA via UFO to Mercury" and "Chicken Bomb" compilations) and the everpresent Emily. Limited edition of 500, nice silver on black sleeve. (RADIONIC)
MONKEY / UNSTEADY
AM 032-7 7" $4.20
Two California bands offering the finest in traditional ska, even featuring the legendary Roland Alphonso of the SKATALITES on saxophone! Limited to 750! (ASIAN MAN)
"That Trip You're On"
ITR 73-7 7" $4.45
An explosive foray into the dirty world of jam from blues shakers Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Martin Bland, Tim Kerr and Tom Price. (IN THE RED)
"Have a Nice Day, Motherfucker"
ES 1234-1 LP $8.10
ES 1234-2 CD $9.50
More drunken, sleazy rock ravers from Bellingham's drunkest and sleaziest. Trimmed down to a 3-piece since their last release, but louder, faster and more aggressive than ever. (ESTRUS)
"Sin & Tonic"
ES 1218-2 CD $9.50
Their 4th full album of heavy-handed, no-brow, testosterone-driven scorchers and loud n' lewd, 3-chord garage-punk attacks. (ESTRUS)
"Took That Thing"
SFTRI 164-7 7" $4.00
Ravin', Sonics-influenced 60's coolness from Washington state. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MONO MEN, THE
ANDA 215-1 LP $8.25
ANDA 215-2 CD $9.65
This 14-track collection of rare flipsides and comp cuts includes covers of songs by The Sonics, The Wipers, and Billy Childish, and features pupil-poppin' cover art by Art Chantry. Originally only available as a European import, which has been out of print for a good while. (AU GO GO)
MONO MEN, THE
ES 71R-7 7" $4.00
A re-release of their first primitive garage-punk 7" from 1988 (and the first Estrus release as well!), also including a 3rd, previously unreleased song from those sessions. (ESTRUS)
"Peeping Through the Listen Hole"
CPA 019-1 LP $9.90
Probably one of the oddest yet more engagingly complex musical recordings you're likely to encounter, with tracks that range from beautifully melodic ethno-folk instros to abrasive noise to tape manipulations to garage rock to goofy lounge-isms and somewhere beyond, sometimes all mixed up in the same track. Pretty wild. (ELECTRO MOTIVE)
"When the Mutes Come to Root"
GRAVITY 27-7 7" $4.00
Sounding a bit like the Fall, this Washington DC guitar/vox band is composed of refugees from the amazing Circus Lupus. (GRAVITY)
"Model Citizen (Nitrogycerine)"
BOH 34-7 7" $4.15
Over-the-top, slobbering, fucked-up, non-nerf punk noise for purists and connoisseurs of rock-til-you-drop. Lovingly fucked with by Mike Rep. (BAG OF HAMMERS)
JACK 017-7 7" $4.00
The second single from Grady von Liquorball's other project, just in case you don't have enough abuse yet. (BLACKJACK)
"Walk to the Fire"
JACK 24-1 2xLP $11.35
JACK 24-2 CD $10.70
The pinnacle of apex-of-high sound that this loosely together outfit has been attempting to stumble upon. Four long sides of slobbering distortion-punk, fall-over late night pound and generally destroyed, fucked-up rock. (BLACKJACK)
"Ooka Meets Jing Pow Ki Poo"
EERIE 13-1 LP $8.40
A noisy storybook from the ex-DUOTRON, MATH, DOT DOT DOT, and TWEEZERS one-woman extravaganza. One side tells the story of "Ooka, Man or Gorilla?", while the other details the daily struggles of a super-being fuelled by the power of chiklets! Sounds come from an amazing array of percussive kling-klangy objects and wonders of remedial science, while songs range from sweet and tender to evil and mean, and are impossible to dislike unless you lack at least one retarded gene. (EERIE MATERIALS)
MONSIEUR JEFFREY EVANS
"I've Lived a Rich Life"
SFTRI 650-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 650-2 CD $9.65
The leader of THE GIBSON BROS. and '68 COMEBACK, armed only with acoustic guitar and cowboy hat, performs live at Shangri-La Records in Memphis, with rockabilly and '50s-'60s rock'n'roll covers from folks like GENE VINCENT, WARREN SMITH, BUDDY HOLLY and ALEX CHILTON as well as several originals. (SYMPATHY)
MONSIEUR JEFFREY EVANS and LA FONG
"Music from Binghamton"
SFTRI 101-7 7" $4.00
Gibson Bros. guitar hellbilly, they say, cooked up in Jeffrey's bedroom, by the sound of it. Hot & raw rock & roll. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
KEBAB 002-7 7" pic disc $5.15
This band cooks up a disturbing sonic concoction from far flung influences as disparate as surf/spy guitar, psychedelic space rock, buzzing noise/metal, dance music, and a pronounced dose of EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN adventurousness and moaning vocals. All this and it's a hip-looking 3-color picture disc! Imported from Switzerland. (SHEEP)
"From the Michigan Floor"
ECSPEA 76-1 LP $12.40
Haunting Michigan folk by CARY LOREN (DESTROY ALL MONSTERS) on vocals and acoustic guitar, WARN DEFEVER (HIS NAME IS ALIVE) on percussion and shakuhachi, ERIKA HOFFMANN on vocals, violin and bells, and MATT SMITH on sitar and bass. Loren's charming, understated songwriting is in striking contrast to the harshness of D.A.M., and the 20-page silkscreened-on-multi colored-paper booklet and the full-color collage cover are the icing on the cake. (ECSTATIC PEACE)
MONSTER TRUCK FIVE
"Dry Leaves...Hot Wire"
SFTRI 438-2 CD $9.65
Stooges riffs, barroom brawls, and swaggering rock, with 68 Comeback's Jeff Evans producing in Memphis. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MONSTERS / T-BONE BADOS, THE
"Surprise Party No. 1"
16TONS 1-7 7" $4.55
The MONSTERS serve up the heaviest, nastiest fuzz guitar we've heard in a while, and the T-BONE BADOS top it off with a thumpin' blues-psych-garage number that scores pretty high on the nastiometer, too. Swiss import. (16 TONS)
"Birds Eat Martians"
VR 1203-1 LP $9.60
VR 1203-2 CD $11.30
This famed Swiss garage/trash combo features LIGHTNING BEAT-MAN dishing out some of the nastiest fuzz guitar this side of DAVIE ALLEN, topped with wickedly raspy vocals and over-the-top crazed energy. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
VRCD 01-2 CD $11.30
Switzerland's boss rulers of rockarolla trash and chainsaw massacre garage punk collect a bunch of tracks recorded in 1995 for vinyl releases on Germany's Jungle Noise label, Italy's Mad Driver label, and the US's GI Records. Long out of print and much sought after by the band's drooling fans, all 19 tracks are now on this CD in swank digipak packaging! Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
GI 021-7 7" $3.80
Led by the legendary Lightning Beat Man, Switzerland's most treasured garage punkers have blended the rawness of 60's punk with todays's aggressive sounds for the last 10 years. With the guitar stylings of a Brian Setzer and the vocal tone of a drunk Popeye, Beat Man dishes out a new dance craze for Swiss youth, a song off their popular 10" on Voodoo Rhythm, and a cool surf instrumental. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
SFTRI 367-2 CD $9.65
Uh, I guess these spuds are from Columbus. Can we say loud guitars? Yes, we can! Can we say lots of meaningless record label drivel? Yes, we can! Keywords: Columbus, spuds, loud, guitars, drivel. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 355-7 7" $4.00
Very different from their recent CD, this 1990 recording includes guitarist Jack Taylor, who subsequently graduated to '68 Comeback. This is a must have for lo-fi garage-trash-rock devotees! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Raccolta No. 1"
IRMA 488196-1 2xLP $14.90
IRMA 488196-2 CD $13.00
Ultra-smarmy cocktail schmaltz with a hint of the absurd, what with BECK like sound effects, synths and programming, and kitchy voice-overs. Sax/flute man FREDERICO MONTEFIORI leads the band through eerily sickly sweet renditions of RAVEL's "Bolero" and a host of other tunes. Nice gatefold sleeve. (IRMA LA DOUCE)
"The First Monument"
BWR 041-1 LP $17.25
A mystical-progressive British album (the result of a drunken all-night jam session) featuring members of Zion. Originally released by Beacon in 1971. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (BLACK WIDOW)
"Of"/"Before You Go"
MLMSOB 01-7 7" $3.35
San Francisco pop-punkoid group's 2nd outing. Live recording. On white vinyl. (MISC. LABELS)
MLMSST 01-7 7" $4.00
Hooky, 70's-influenced pop from a Connecticut band that later moved to SF. (MISC. LABELS)
MOONEY SUZUKI, THE
"People Get Ready"
ES 1273-1 LP $10.90
ES 1273-2 CD $11.45
Foot-stompin' R&B-infused rock'n'roll drawing from bad boy Brit blues and Stax/Volt power soul. Vinyl limited to 1000 copies. (ESTRUS)
"Stolen Days"/"Step Back"
SKIP 66-7 7" $4.00
This Bay Area power pop 4-piece is sort of a combination of early WHO mixed with the KINKS by way of the RECORDS, with the recent addition of ex JAWBREAKER drummer Adam Pfahler. (BROKEN REKIDS)
"Bluevolution Pt. 1"
SFTRI 88-7 7" $4.00
The first cut's an ultra-wacked-out, back porch drunken blues, featuring an electric razor solo. The others get into electro-psychedelic blues. 3 songs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"...And Nothing But the Truth"
CF 015-2 CD $8.90
Eleven tracks from the 1992 album, with 3 bonus tracks from 3 different compilations. (COLDFRONT)
"I Was a Teenage Teenager"
CF 011-2 CD $8.90
Classic melodic political punk. This re-issue of the original LP is beefed up with 4 bonus tracks collected from singles and comps. (COLDFRONT)
MORAL PANIC / DOOMTOWN
DTMP 1-7 7" $4.00
Two rabid, Canadian crustcore combos set out to banish gods from skies and capitalists from Earth, and sell a few 7"s while they're at it. Tons of totally raging songs, a sticker, an extensive lyric-and-political diatribe booklet from EACH band. Saskatchewan's MORAL PANIC sounds more HC, while Winnipeg's DOOMTOWN features a pronounced metal edge. (MORAL PANIC)
MLMOBA 01-1 LP $7.55
Skate or die. Party 'till you puke. This San Francisco band goofs it up through some fast, catchy, skilled and intricate songs. Great production. (MISC. LABELS)
RAVE 09-1 LP $8.10
RAVE 09-2 CD $11.00
Side A is their awesome Peel session, including the twisted medley of "Ace of Spades" and "Yellow Submarine." Side B was recorded at Southern Studio in London, and truly captures their unrelenting fury. The CD includes the "Yo Asphalt Head" album, plus 3 extra tracks. (RAVE RECORDS)
"Yo Asphalt Head"
RAVE 03-1 LP $7.80
RAVE 03-4 cassette $7.00
Raw, tight, angry lyrics, spit out and bitter, screaming merriment, and angst, angst, angst. Wig out with the hyperspawn of the devilman. They'll give you worms! (RAVE RECORDS)
"The Only Truth"
AK 109-1 LP $17.25
AK 109-2 CD $13.00
This Ohio band released only one album, in late 1969, on the Starshine label, which has been a rare collector's item for years and now is re-issued in a digitally remastered version. The 17 minute title track is the highlight, full of acid guitar work and incorporating the band's reworking of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." Includes a rare poster that was included in some copies of the original release. 8 tracks, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Chapter of Wills"/"California Day"
KOKO 2-7 7" $4.25
KOKO 2-2 CD5 $8.00
This psychedelic San Diego trio somehow wound up in NYC, absorbing guitar pop influences from both coasts. CD has 2 extra songs. (KOKOPOP)
MORNING SHAKES, THE
"Trash Action Girl"
WAL 012-7 7" $4.25
Garage punk with a late 70's sound from this New York City band of trashmeisters. Japanese import. (WALLABIES)
SHAKE 705-7 7" $3.90
These five guys rock tight & hard with a big, loud sound. Kings of their own garage-adelic corner of the universe. (SHAKE IT)
"Take a Ride with Us!"
VIOLATOR 001-1 LP $9.00
Rockabilly, instro surf and garage punk stuffed in a blender and osterized to perfection in one high-energy trashout after another. Italian import. (VIOLATOR)
"For John Cage"
ALM 41-2 2xCD $30.75
Aki Takahashi, piano, and Yasushi Toyoshima, violin in an authoritative and transcendent performance of one of Feldman's most important works. Includes and elegantly produced 24 page booklet. Japanese import. (ALM RECORDS)
ERL 5-1 LP $7.90
Here's a full album from the vocal-harp-guitar-drums combo consisting of Jad Fair, Steve Shelley and Tim Foljahn, just three goofballs havin' fun. (ERL)
"Lyburnum Wits End Liberation Fly"
VMFM 13-1 LP $7.25
VMFM 13-2 CD $9.00
Thoughtful, alarmingly poetic lyrics, radical but also introspective and literate, backed by driving and complex punk instrumentals played with real style. This CD also includes their later work on Ebullition, previously unreleased tapes and aborted live sessions, before collapsing into a fuzzy orgy of lurching, legally organic, Kellogg's Nutra-Grain-style bombastic spasticity. (VERMIFORM)
"Saturday Night Special Ed."
MTR 358-1 LP $8.00
MTR 358-2 CD $8.45
13 slabs of raw Texas garage punk recorded by TIM KERR. More stupid, derogatory kid stuff to make the beer flow and your hangovers keep coming. (eMpTy RECORDS)
MOTARDS / PERMANENT VOLTAGE
RL 001-7 7" $4.35
One of the greatest bands on earth while they existed, THE MOTARDS do 2 songs including an original(!) called "Kick Out The Jams." On side 2 is the first release by Osaka trash-rockabilly-noise duo PERMANENT VOLTAGE that stunned THE MOTARDS when they shared the stage in Tokyo one time. (RUBBER LEGS)
"Kings of Blues"
RIPOFF 11-7 7" $4.00
These Texans bash out a lo-fi din kinda like chewing on a tin can: sharp and tough, with the acidic taste of crushed metal. (RIP OFF)
"Open in Obscurity"
TOUCH 10-1 LP $11.55
A collaboration between Andrew McKenzie (of the Hafler Trio), metal percussionist Z'ev, and poet Doro Franck. Limited! (TOUCH)
"All the Lessons"
FOO 4-7 7" $4.00
This SoCal 5-piece does hard stuff with a locomotive rhythm section and screamin' geetars. (FEARLESS)
"I Don't Give a Shit"
BCR 008-7 7" $3.65
Hardcore drunk-punk thrash from Milwaukee with a big bare butt on the front, somebody's dick on the back, and extra-offensive lyrics. 8 songs. (BEER CITY)
PSFD 55-2 CD $18.00
A re-issue of Yoshizawa's 1975 bass improvisation using bows and hands to create pieces both melodic and rhythmic. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
PSFD 54-2 CD $18.00
Like Hans Reichel's daxophone, Yoshizawa's homemade electric vertical five string bass makes musique concrete-like sounds that are very unexpected. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"From the Faraway Nearby"
PSFD 21-2 CD $18.00
Impressionistic tone-poems for solo acoustic bass. A must for new music fans. (PSF RECORDS)
PSFD 8-2 CD $18.00
This famous avant bassist does brilliant, free-form improvs with Elliot Sharp, Ikue Mori and Butch Morris. Recorded live in New York. (PSF RECORDS)
MOTO YOSHIZAWA AND BARRE PHILLIPS
PSFD 75-2 CD $15.65
Two of the world's master freeform bassists meet in a lush, textural showdown. Yoshizawa's otherworldly electric soundscapes collide and fuse with Phillips' mastery of acoustic human textures in an orgy of sensitivity and pure inventiveness. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
SFA 01-7 7" $4.55
These three New York girls make a thundering, superheavy rock noise, over which they purr and growl their hipster lyrics. Lenny Kaye makes a guest appearance on guitar and vocals on the B-side. Blue vinyl. (STOOPITFAST)
"White Line Fever"/"Leavin' Here"
MUNSTER 7147-P 7" pic disc $5.70
The limited edition black vinyl re-issue is sold out, but here's a picture disc of the same 7"! Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
RUNT 26-7 7" $4.55
Combines happy-sad vocals, irresistable rhythmic drive, overflowing emo punk energy and some of the most lushly warm guitar harmonies around. Like Sea and Cake without the antiseptic aloofness. Italian import. (RUNT)
MOTORPSYCHO / HEDGEHOG
HS 93731-7 7" $4.00
Two Norwegian bands mine the Seattle grunge lode with these two psych/hard rock tunes, complete with wah embellishments and wasted vocals. Italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
AK 066-1 2xLP $25.60
A reissue of the rare, self-released album by this late '60s-early '70s blues psych group from Chicago. Lots of GRATEFUL DEAD influence, genre-mixing experimentation and talented musicianship. This has the entire original LP, plus 30 minutes of previously unreleased material. 180 gram virgin vinyl, nonreturnable Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Beautiful Rat Sunset"
SHRIMP 99-2 CD5 $8.00
Wordy, literate acoustic songs, not overly simple in structure, but decidedly living room production. Ingenuity and genuineness, innocence and honesty. (SHRIMPER)
MOUNTAIN GOATS, THE
SHRIMPER 68-1 LP $8.70
SHRIMPER 68-2 CD $10.70
Doin' that ole lo-fi bedroom strummin' an' poetizin' thang. (SHRIMPER)
MOURNING AFTER, THE
"One + One is Three"
FMR 006-7 7" $5.20
Two songs on a one-sided 7" from this British garage psych band, drenched in fuzz and Hammond organ. Italian import. (FOR MONSTERS)
"In Dreams You See"
MINDCD 01-2 CD $8.90
Atmospheric psychedelia that's been compared to Amon Düül II, Ghost, or Legendary Pink Dots, featuring folky stuff that is occasionally blended with noise shards for a kind of goth-like feeling, if you think about it. So don't. (MINDFIELD)
GTA 033-2 CD $10.40
Featuring future UNDEAD/SAMHAIN member and MISFITS neighbor Steve Zing, this Jersey gem bears more than a passing resemblance to these ghoul punkers. Their ultra rare 1982 7" EP, previously unreleased 1984 LP session, 1981 demos, a 1985 outtake cut, and live '82 on the air at WFMU. (GRAND THEFT AUDIO)
WOE 9-7 7" $4.00
A little voice recites misanthropic tales & gets buried by a big, guitar crunchin' Albini mix. (WORRY BIRD)
MR 068-1 LP $8.85
Straight up white blues: a mixture of early Stones, Creedence, The Creation, and raunchy gospel with a mod twist, from an alternate universe where disco never happened, punk wasn't needed, and the radio was still your friend. (MAN'S RUIN)
MRLR 08-7 7" $4.00
The favorite dyke pop punk band of their homotown of Northampton, MA. Sara Cooper, Sara Shaw and Rachel Cohen play songs that are catchy, danceable and wicked cool. THE MOVES also kick off the new Mr. Lady comp, with a full length coming next year. (MR. LADY)
MR LR10-2 CD $9.65
Pop punk and monster ballads, a little like THE SMITHS meets EXCUSE 17 meets FUGAZI, from this Massachusetts female trio. (MR. LADY)
MOVING SIDEWALKS, THE
AK 117-1 2xLP $25.60
AK 117-2 CD $13.00
One of Texas' premier psychedelic bands, featuring Billy Gibbons (later of ZZ TOP) on guitar and vocals. This re-release of their 1968 album on Tanatara has all the original tracks, plus five bonus cuts taken from ultra-rare singles (including a BEATLES cover). Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
MR. AIRPLANE MAN
SFTRI 655-7 7" $4.00
Barebones garage in a haze of dirty-ass blues. A window-smashin' track from the "Red Light" album is backed by "Drive Me Out," an exclusive track not available elsewhere. (SYMPATHY)
MR. AIRPLANE MAN
SFTRI 649-2 CD $9.65
Raw, bare-bones drum/guitar female duo with some hot Delta blues that owes as much to THE STOOGES and VELVET UNDERGROUND as it does to T MODEL FORD or JUNIOR KIMBROUGH. They're from Boston, but Monsieur Jeffrey Evans produced this in Memphis! (SYMPATHY)
VMFM 47-2 CD $9.00
70 minutes of crisp clank from this ex-FORCE FIELD member: 'Twas piped into oversized walkmen and fed continuously to a select group of sperm whales, zombified by a Bush-era navy operation to lumber across unlit enemy waters with ticking H-Bombs lashed below their mighty bellies, never to be seen again. (VERMIFORM)
MR. CALIFORNIA & THE STATE POLICE
"Mr. California & The State Police"
SCR 003-7 7" $4.35
Abrasive-as-all-hell electro-scum one-man-band from Silicon Valley spews raw hatred, bile and disgust in all directions. Italian import. (SCAREY)
GET 590-1 LP $12.55
The debut release of this Leeds electric folk outfit, originally released in 1970 on Transatlantic. "A masterpiece of contemporary folk" -Tapestry Of Delights. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 591-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd album by the Leeds acoustic folk combo, released in 1971 on Transatlantic. More experimental than their first album, this made them serious competition for acts like STEELEYE SPAN for a while, though they broke up soon after. Gatefold sleeve with original art, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Twin Smooth Snouts"
STAR 05-1 LP $8.70
STAR 5-2 CD $10.70
A solo album from Brian Hageman of Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, the ever cheerful but severely strange man who's always got a kooky little song going on in his head. A way out there, way twitched combo of noise, tunes, cut-ups, and more. (STARLIGHT FURNITURE COMPANY)
MRTVA BUDOUCNOST / LEFT IN RUINS
SW 22-1 LP $8.30
The Czech Republic's MRTVA BUDOUCNOST make manic, furious blasts of political hardcore, heavily influenced by US power violence and European punk, while Sweden's LEFT IN RUINS combine all that's great in grind, power violence, and raw Scandinavian hardcore. (SIX WEEKS)
MS. CARRIAGE & the CASUAL TEASE
"All for Nothing/Death Happens"
ANOM K1-4 cassette $8.85
90 minute (ANOMIE)
ISO 007-2 CD $10.10
A collection of MSBR collaborations with DANIEL MENCHE, CRAWL UNIT, and BASIC NOISE. Not so much a communication as a destruction between artists, each track is created by the exchange and manipulation of others' sound source materials. Listen and tremble at the nightmarish glory of this distillation of perversion and evil that is these four men! (ISOMORPHIC)
STONE 002-2 CD $17.55
The ultimate soundtrack for the Kobe earthquake of 1994, potent enough to cause violent earth tremors even at low volume. The package includes 20 pages of artwork by Koji Tano. Limited edition, German import. (HEEL STONE)
"Destructive Locomotion Dedicated to Chizou Matsumoto"
PURE 25-2 CD $8.00
Intense noise blasts by this Japanese artist primarily known for his limited edition cassettes, lying somewhere on the spectrum between Merzbow and Incapacitants, but maybe a bit closer to the latter. (PURE)
MSBR / BLACK LEATHER JESUS
DLN 112-1 LP $14.30
Japanese noise outfit MSBR goes the Incapacitants route of intense white noise (but with more variation and atmospherics), while Texas noise artist Black Leather Jesus concentrates on Merzbow-like squalls of chaotic electronics. Sleeve is hand decorated black paper sewn together with red thread. Limited edition of only 300! (DEADLINE NOISE)
"Chumps on Parade"
AM 008-1 LP $8.85
AM 034-2 CD $9.65
Totally rockin' ska that mixes a little bit of the Specials with Weezer, with some Fishbone thrown in. This is their 2nd outing, first released in 1995. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 016-1 LP $8.85
AM 016-4 cassette $7.45
AM 016-2 CD $9.65
Lots more sing-along ska, rock and punk on the 3rd album from this hardworking band. SKANKIN' PICKLE's Gerry Lundquist makes the horn section tighter than ever. (ASIAN MAN)
"Live: Oh Yeah!"
AM 069-2 CD $9.65
This chronicles the 12-year old St. Louis ska-punk band's years of touring and recording, and includes a 36 page booklet listing every show they have ever played. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 039-1 LP $8.85
AM 039-2 CD $9.65
Ska, rock, punk and just great songwriting from the hardest working band in America, having celebrated their 1,OOOth show and this their 4th full album. With all the hype dying down on mainstream ska, it's time for the true bands to shine once again. If you're not familiar with their sound, imagine THE SPECIALS and WEEZER joining forces. One of the pioneers of American ska. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 007-1 LP $8.85
AM 007-2 CD $9.65
After being out of print for 2 years, the debut release from this very happening St. Louis ska-punk band is available again. Also includes 2 bonus tracks not available on the original release. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 049-2 CD $9.65
After 12 full years, 4 full lengths, a handful of 7"s, compilation appearances, and over 1200 shows in 9 countries on 4 continents, it's time to release a Xmas album. Well, here it is! 10 infectious pop songs done in MU330 fashion to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!! (ASIAN MAN)
MUDHONEY / GAS HUFFER
"You Stupid Asshole"
MT 166-2 CD5 $6.40
CD version with 2 extra tracks. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Have A Good Time"/"For?!?!"
BDR 1-7 7" $3.35
Total musical anarchy, primal scream therapy played out on guitar, bass, drums & vocals, & includes two members of the original (early 80's) Frightwig. (BIG DOG)
"Mysteries of Inner Beauty"
SKIP 33-1 LP $8.25
SKIP 33-2 CD $9.00
Undeniably heavy stuff that's wild, furious and strangely beautiful, with the trademark throbbing bass, screeching, splintering guitar, and thunderously tribal drums surrounding vocals that are at once angry, seductive, self assured and vulnerable. (BROKEN REKIDS)
BDR 103-2 CD $8.90
Totally, completely over-the-edge rockin' noise, dark & psycho like a scream from the depths of hell. Includes two members of the original (early 80's) Frightwig. (BIG DOG)
"Throwing Rocks"/"Dog Woman"
BJ 002-7 7" $4.00
Big, heavy, bombastic, primal-scream rock like no one else does it. Loud and then some. Silkscreen cover, numbered edition of 550. These won't last long! (BIG JESUS)
"I Don't Like You"
SFTRI 121-7 7" $4.00
3 songs (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Big Mouth"/"Do the Robot"
SFTRI 238-7 7" $4.00
A preview from their upcoming major label (ugh) debut backed with an exclusive cover of the Saints classic. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 589-2 CD $9.65
A 10-year retrospective of the hot-shit LA band, including stuff from their infancy, 7"s, the major label days, excursions into commercials and soundtracks, some of Kim's personal demos, and covers (including the one that won them a gold record). 24-page full color booklet with lots of photos and commentary by Kim and Ronnie. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Happy Birthday to Me"
TR 027-1 LP $8.75
A special vinyl edition of their self-produced Reprise CD. 15 blasts of pure, singalong, power-chord ear candy; distorted pop guitar buzz, toe-tappin' rhythm, refreshing harmonies, and of course Kim Shattuck's trademark vocals, here recorded in her apartment. Catch the Muffs on tour, in the movie "Father's Day," and on the TV series "Clueless." (TELSTAR)
"I'm a Dick"
SFTRI 464-7 7" $4.35
A prelude, we are told, to a 1997 major label album, with one original by singer Kim and a cover of an Amps song by Kim Deal. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Greetings from Planet Stupider"
BBCD 04-2 CD $10.70
Crunchy, catchy, totally landlocked kapowee surf rock! This Dayton OH trio delivers once again on their 2nd full CD, with 14 quirky but energetic instrumentals, throwing in their trademark Theramin goofiness every now and then. (BIG BEEF)
"Louder Than Dirt, Thicker Than Mud!"
BBCD 03-2 CD $10.70
The only surf band we've heard of to regularly use theremin, this Ohio group also does groovy pre-surf, late-'50s-inspired guitar instros, including some in the vein of Santo & Johnny as well as a theremin-drenched version of Link Wray's "Rumble," done slow dancing style. Too weird! (BIG BEEF)
"In My Mind"
CR 007-7 7" $3.65
Cool as fuck East Bay hardcore with female vocals rasped out like the girl gargles with broken glass. Kicks butt, OK? (CAMPGROUND)
ADOR 19-2 CD $13.65
John Everall of Hole, with some help from Mick Harris (Lull, Painkiller, etc.) and Paul Neville (Cable Regime), turns in an excellent and gripping album of textures that shift effortlessly from ambient to heavy noise, with an occasional near classical touch. UK import. (D.O.R.)
MULTIPLE CAT, THE
"Welcome to the Multiple Cat"
AMPOP 3-7 7" $4.35
Three songs from Iowa's best British pop band, perhaps their strongest stuff since 1996's debut album on the Zero Hour label. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
REVI 006-2 CD $10.85
Italian release by an L.A. band that used to go by the name of Drowning Pool. They had a cut on Dr. Death's vol. 5. Neato unconventional packaging, too. (VIVA)
"175 Progress Drive"
VIRUS 261-2 CD $10.50
Rare interviews by and with journalist and Pennsylvania death row resident Mumia Abu-Jamal. Featured are unreleased essays written in prison, and rare excerpts of 1979-1981 recordings of Mumia, including his interviews with BOB MARLEY, HUGH MASEKA, OSSIE DAVIS, RUBY DEE, the first president of Nigeria, two Philadelphia mayors, MOVE prisoners, plus statements from his son Mazi, Assata Shakur, bell hooks, and death row inmate Kevin Cooper amongst others. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"All Things Censored, Volume 1"
VIRUS 221-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 221-2 CD $10.50
Commentaries and essays by this prominent black writer and public radio journalist turned death row resident, recorded by Prison Radio/Quixote just days before all media interviews were banned. Mumia's battle to be heard intensified when former Senator Bob Dole and the National Fraternal Order of Police forced NPR to cancel Mumia's commentaries from their "All Things Considered" news show. Also featured are the voices of Howard Zinn, Alice Walker, Dorothy Allison, Cornell West, Joycelyn Elders, Manning Marable and more. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
MUMIA ABU-JAMAL / MAN IS THE BASTARD
"Mumia Abu-Jamal / Man Is The Bastard"
VIRUS 206-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 206-2 CD $10.50
Powerful, insightful spoken word commentaries from imprisoned radical journalist MUMIA ABU-JAMAL recorded on Philadelphia's death row make up the first part of this unique split release. The other half is the patented double-bass-driven hardcore vortex of outrage of Southern California's MAN IS THE BASTARD. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"(You Must Fight to Live) on the Planet of the Apes"
SFTRI 196-7 7" $4.00
Yipes! More Mummies! The band that couldn't be beat, with yet another fab posthumous release. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Food, Sickles and Girls"
ES 45002-7 7" $4.00
The pungent, fish-like stench of the wrapped rulers of repulsion's 2nd release, vanished for lo these many years, regurgitates on their anthemic ode to Sunday school. (ESTRUS)
"Gwendolyn"/"Big Boy Pete"
PINUP 94014-7 7" $4.25
We've found a limited stash of this classic MUMMIES single from 1994, with one exclusive track and one taken from the nearly out-of-print "Party at Steve's House" LP. Either white or orange vinyl. German import. (PIN UP)
"Legend of Sleepy Hollow"/"I Saw Her in a Mustang"
PPR 2-7 7" $4.00
Two prime cuts, just dripping with the rockin'est farfisa & psych guitar on the planet. Recorded live at the Pony Express Pizza Parlor for extra fidelity! (PLANET PIMP)
"Never Been Caught"
TR 5-1 LP $8.45
A completely obnoxious 17 track album with all new material, balanced with totally sacreligious covers of Don & Dewey, the Rockin' Ramrods, Young Rascals, etc. Could've been bigger than Larry & the Loafers. (TELSTAR)
ES 45001-7 7" $4.00
The stoner-slaying magic of their primitive, budget rock debut release is risen from the tomb! The original black & white cover art, too! (ESTRUS)
SKIP 79-7 7" $4.00
Arguably San Francisco's first punk/metal band and Nyna Crawford's first band after she left the VKTMS along with Bob Clic who had just left THE LEWD. Ahead of their time and anticipating the "crossover" scene by a few years; yet these songs are strong, powerful punk songs with tinges of tasteful metal playing (not metal wank). These tracks were mixed off the original 16 track tape. (BROKEN)
MURDER CITY DEVILS
MTR 354-7 7" $4.00
Four tall, tattooed, black-clad guys fronted by a short nerd in a button down shirt and glasses who makes like an epileptic. Lo-fi, aggressive punk noise that bounces between short rock & roll bursts and sonic dirges. 2 members from Death Wish Kids and 1 from The Unibomers. (eMpTy RECORDS)
MURDER CITY DEVILS
"Three Natural Sixes"
HOPSCOTCH 5-7 7" $3.65
These four tattooed, black-clad guys fronted by a short, bespectacled nerd have fully grasped the menacing, shredded tremolo twang of Link Wray and injected it into their heavy punk chaos. Four swaggering, bloodthirsty songs reminiscent of Jesus Lizard in their underground heyday. Previous 7" on Empty. (HOPSCOTCH)
MURDER CITY WRECKS
GMM 134-2 CD $10.65
Hardcore street punk from Detroit with a sharp '77-style sound and attitude; these yobs have been called one of the best new bands. (GMM)
PURE 43-2 CD $8.00
Old school industrial noise, rather similar to classic MB material, on this Italian group's debut CD. Definitely on the harrowing side, but not extremely harsh. (PURE)
"Analog Hi-Fi Surprise"
FT 806-1 2xLP $13.85
The latest effort for this SF combo in the vein of CAN, GONG, MILES DAVIS and MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA. Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
ATRO 1-1 LP $8.60
All covers are hand painted, most quite intricately. Melodic weirdness, very reminiscent of DALI'S CAR. Italian import. (ATROPINA)
MUSIC FOR TUNNELS
LOUDER 1-4 cassette $5.45
40 plus minutes of random ambient soundscapes flow, ebb, and scream from the RMS 2000, Multi Effect Sound Synthesizer, and the MXR Pitch Transposer, all delicately conducted by Mr. Tim Green at San Francisco's Space Station. Brings to mind Tarkovsky's "Solaris". Not recommended for headphones or play at above 75db. (LOUDER)
MUSICA ELETTRONICA VIVA
"The Sound Pool"
GET 326-1 LP $13.70
Not easily defined as one band, MEV was closer to a movement based around the idea of free improvisation in the form of experimental, electronic jazz. Originally released in 1969 as #26 in the BYG Actuel series, this live recording from May of 1969 features a free-form ensemble including Constance Abernathy, Michel Asso, Bert, Michael Blake, Barbara Bryant, Carius, Franco Cataldi, Ivan & Patricia Coaquette, Alvin Curran, Chaia Gerstein, Jeff Levine, Jean-Marie Poiret, Frric & Nicole Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum and the audience. A historic avant-noise document! Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Rock is Dead"
SUB 51-1 LP $7.60
Washboard and accoustic guitar are the main weapons here as these Omaha transplants give a rousing, blistering kickoff to the new San Francisco folk scene. (SUBTERRANEAN)
SUB 58-1 LP $7.60
The second washboard 'n guitar assault from San Fran's outrageous Dynamic Duo, this time thoroughly demolishing some of the cheesiest hits of the '60s and '70s. A continuous riot, performed with skill and sincerity. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"Abu Nidal/Coup d'Etat"
SOL 2-2 CD $10.85
One of their best, really. Moody, rich, exotic Islamic/African soundscapes, often surprising, always enthralling. All the tracks from their self titled cassette plus 6 other gems. (SOLEILMOON)
STAAL 051-2 CD $12.00
Remixed material from the unreleased album "Shekel of Israeli Occupation," reflecting the rapidly changing events in the Middle East. The original version of "Shekel" will only be available as a DAT release to buyers of "Hamas Arc," by redeeming a special coupon included here. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
SOL 24-2 CD5 $7.90
Recorded at the Abraham Mosque in Manchester on March 5, 1994, this single 25-minute composition is surprisingly light in tone considering the horrific subject material. Keyboards, multi-layered percussion and sampled voices weave throughout. Strictly limited edition of 2000. (SOLEILMOON)
SOL 20-2 2xCD $13.80
Probably the most prolific artist in ambient music, Muslimgauze is also one of the most consistently satisfying; the care taken with each composition is obvious. In this package we have two full CDs, each with a different flavor of Arabic styled ambience, but both polished to perfection with sumptuous instrumentals and flawless production. (SOLEILMOON)
HR 620-1 LP $8.45
HR 620-4 cassette $7.70
HR 620-2 CD $10.30
The long awaited 2nd album from the Midwest's extremely popular ska-punk kings. This one is very melodic, with a really swingin' horn section! (HOPELESS RECORDS)
WNR 005-2 CD $8.90
Who played shows at a school for the deaf and a mental hospital? That's right, THE MUTANTS. Combining elements of campy props and dress-up, performance art, and a skewed take on punk, this early San Francisco punk outfit created frenzied, frenetic fun, polar opposites of their friends THE DEAD KENNEDYS. This CD collects the tracks from their abortive 1982 "Fun Terminal" LP (out of print forever, since the label that issued it went belly up shortly after its release), 4 unreleased demo tracks from 1980, the 3 tracks from their 1978 7", and 3 live tracks from 1979 and 1981. 12 page booklet has great liner notes and photos. (WHITE NOISE)
"Bad Bad Man"
SPIN 004-7 7" $3.65
Forget the Stray Cats, these guys know how to inject some real danger into their punk rockabilly. Guitars in overdrive, breakneck tempos, an absolutely maniacal, over-the-top vocalist, and even a hint of ska thrown in. (FRISBEE)
"Das Love Boat"
ALP 56-2 CD $11.10
Nineteen blistering instrumental tracks spanning 15 years of the group's history from 1975 to 1990. Originally issued on their own Quadruped label in very limited quantities, this has selections from all their other albums plus unreleased tracks. (ATAVISTIC)
"I've Seen Enough"
ALP 67-2 CD $11.20
Fresh for 1996, this is the first studio recording in years from this 20 year old prog/rock/punk band. A crash course in sonic existentialism, impeccably airy and complex yet earthy and forceful musicianship, with some of the more demented lyrics going. (ATAVISTIC)
"Out of Control"
ALP 32-2 CD $11.10
Both of their classic Ralph Records LPs, "Out of the Tunnel" and "Crowd Control," on one CD, remastered and repackaged with a rare bonus track. Think cathartic guitar overdrive and deadpan nihilism, totally uplifting at times, stupefyingly bleak at others. (ATAVISTIC)
RALPH 8055-7 7" $3.00
One long song of tough, gritty drone-rock stretched over both sides of this single. Heavy meat-al? (RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
MY DOG POPPER
"Buenos Dias Jesus"
PAT 2-4 cassette $7.10
Goofy, satirical, wacky and irreverent only begins to describe this Montreal hardcore band. Hard rockin' crunch and humor; legendary everything-but the-kitchen-sink live shows. (PATOIS)
MY LIFE IN RAIN
ALLIED 81-2 CD $8.90
Tortured and distorted guitars, pounding drums and plaintive vocals, incorporating pop sensibilities with more raucous and unpredictable rhythms and guitars. Punk that's dissonant, noisy and melodic, and known to draw comparisons with Superchunk, Jawbreaker and Jawbox. (ALLIED)
MY LIFE IN RAIN
"This Band is Killing Me"
ALLIED 91-2 CD5 $7.00
Vocal melodies float above churning atonal guitars as MY LIFE IN THE RAIN adds their own skewed perspective to the quagmire that is rock and roll! Influences include CHAVEZ, JAWBOX, and LUNGFISH. (ALLIED)
"Build My Gallows High"
ENDLESS 05-2 CD $7.50
One guy and his synth, sounding more like a band with a huge drum kit & stacks of amps. Hard rock with an arty demeanor, on a budget-priced 50 minute CD. (ENDLESS MUSIC)
ENDLESS 1-2 CD $7.75
Cybertech but very diverse, this one-man band throws around mile-thick slabs of distortion, big arena riffs, baskets of samples and multilayered vocals like there was no tomorrow, and then launches into outer space ambience. Despite the low price, this runs a full hour! (ENDLESS MUSIC)
"Speak Softly & Carry A Big Stick"
CIA 014-1 12" EP $8.70
And indeed they do, sometimes. Elsewise these girls can get loud and rude. Can be compared safely to Au Pairs. 6-songs (CIA RECORDS)
BRD 013-2 CD $11.30
The outstanding improvisational guitarist collaborates with a wide range of musicians ranging from Fred Frith to Ralph Carney on these 28 often radical musical excursions, with never a dull moment. Good liner notes, too. (RASTASCAN)
"Here's to Another Year"
MUSICK 015-2 CD $10.30
Melodic mod-pop from Evan Foster's (of BOSS MARTIANS) other band. SMALL FACES and CHEAP TRICK meet in the year 2000 and rock you hard. (MUSICK)
"Tasting the Smell of Light"
SFTRI 23-7 7" $4.00
Most of the original Child Molesters get back together for some low-down funky party tunes. Can you dig it? (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MYSTIC ASTROLOGIC CRYSTAL BAND
"Clip On Put On Book"
GET 522-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd album by this semi-obscure psychedelic band, originally released on the Carole label in 1968. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
MYSTIC ASTROLOGIC CRYSTAL BAND
GET 521-1 LP $12.55
Their first album originally released in 1967; weird and wonderful Indian influenced psychedelia mixed with pop tunes and sunny string arrangements. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
MYSTIC MOOG ORCHESTRA
TRGCD 001-2 CD $9.10
Sixteen members of bands like His Name Is Alive, Slug, Lilys, Princess Dragon-Mom, Laughing Gas, Grace Brother, Red Gnein Sextet, Fab.44 and more collaborate on these 10 all-star tracks of often harsh noise textures produced on Moog synthesizers. Very abstract noise here, with lots of variations. (TANTALUS RECORDING GROUP)
MYSTIC ZEALOTS, THE
"Now That's a Monkey"
CS 2100-7 7" $4.00
Two very poppy punk hits with a big, well-recorded sound and strong musicianship. Quirky lyrics, a bit of brains, and alot of singer Jeff's giddy melodic whine. (SKULL DUGGERY)
"Don't Do That"/"I Try So Hard"
SFTRI 341-7 7" $4.00
The English foursome knocks out two solid, super-heavy fuzz garage stompers. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"There's No Escape"
SFTRI 244-7 7" $4.00
Totally 60's mode garage rock, lovingly produced in glorious mono by Billy Childish. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
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