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RRR 60-1 10" $9.90
Pittsburgh's multi-media electronic industrial band is back with their 4th release. Better than ever, great diverse noise on a 10" clear vinyl disc in a screenprint clear vinyl sleeve. As always, a very limited edition. (RRR)
CHARNCD 5-2 CD $10.70
Fascinating industro-electronic aural soundings into a sea of the unusual, where noise, rhythms and tones assemble themselves into crystalline but organic patterns. The first CD from this well-known Pittsburgh multi-media performance group assembles the best of their three previous vinyl-only releases, plus three new tracks. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
"You Talk of Sacrifice"
BM 12-2 CD5 $6.55
34 tracks of N. California punk rock. Dual male-female vocals with a thriving upbeat energy that reminds one of some old UK punk band out of place in the early hardcore eighties. Comparable to THE AVENGERS, CONFLICT, or JACK ACID. (BAD MONKEY)
P.A.W.N.S. / POLITICAL SILENCE
BMR 005-2 CD $7.75
34 songs of old-school political HC from 2 great bands on one great CD! P.A.W.N.S. delivers 13 hard-hitting, satirical snapshots of the world's idiosyncracies with power-packed music, tagteam male/female vocals and a sound reminiscent of influential East Bay punk band JACK ACID, only more hyperactive. POLITICAL SILENCE has been flaying government policies and corporate culture since 1989 with biting lyrics and a hard, rhythmic style, and blast thru 21 songs here. Absolute must for punk aficionados! (BAD MONKEY)
GTA 021-2 CD $10.40
This LA-area punk/alternorock "orchestra" specializes in songs of bloody vengeance and glinty-eyed, knife-in-the-back retribution. "Normal" songs mix with sections of pure noise, and all the sick lyrics are in the booklet. (GRAND THEFT AUDIO)
VELVET PSO87-1 LP $7.60
Impeccable Steve Fisk production of diverse pop with assistance from members of Pell Mell. (VELVETONE)
REALLY 6-7 7" $4.55
Falling somewhere between melodic punk and thrash, this has overtones of many of the harder-edged early punk groups. Very high quality pressing and sleeve, with lyrics in Swedish. 5 songs. (REALLY FAST)
RRR 023-2 CD $11.60
Highly abstract, excellent and challenging work from 1987 by this well-known German industrial group, taken from 3 previously released (but now unavailable) projects, and featuring collaborations with S.B.O.T.H.I., Selektion Optik and Merzbow. Good, informative liner notes in the 8 page booklet. (RRR)
IGLOO 005-1 LP $12.30
This Swedish electronic trio explores extreme low frequencies and dark ambient soft industrial noise on this very minimal recording. Hint: turn it up until the surface noise is nice n' loud. Limited to only 500 copies. Swedish import. (RELEASING ESKIMO)
"Complete Disintegration Upon Impact Show Tunes"
STOMACHE 23-7 7" $4.25
Kind of a take-off on P16.D4, this little slab of vinyl is nicely decorated with a variety of quieter industrial noises and several lock grooves. (STOMACH ACHE)
BCR 02-7 7" $3.65
Long out of press, the Pacers played unique, fast paced ska done 2-tone style, complete with horn section and pork pie hats. (BEER CITY)
"Behind the Green Pachinko"
VIRUS 190-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 190-2 CD $10.50
Shit-kicking noisecore and hyper-distorted mayhem a la a factory worker on bad crank with real sandpaper vocals, guitar hemorrhaging and general chaotic persuasiveness, with the occasional bit of tongue-in-cheek action. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"El Diablo en Senorita Pachinko"
VIRUS 176-7 7" $4.00
Wisconsin version of noise based volume, no skill or talent needed or maybe even wanted. They have an upcoming split with Zeni Geva doing AC/DC covers. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Splendor in the Ass II: Electric Boogaloo"
VIRUS 230-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 230-2 CD $10.50
Their 2nd album of mean-ass, sicko thug-core, and a sordid mix of the AmRep sound (TAR, HALO OF FLIES, KILLDOZER, etc.), AC/DC, SKYNYRD, and ol' fashioned BLACK FLAG hardcore. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Oudjat Millenium Phase"
ARTDIR IV-2 CD $11.60
One 42-minute-long track that moves from a remarkably primitivistic take on guitar-drums-vocals to spaced-out banshees to electro-ambience to a more aggressive gumbo of electronic and found sounds, and then back to the devil's choir. And that's just the beginning. Swedish import. (ART DIRECTE)
WIDE 7-1 LP $9.65
Italy's answer to Sonic Youth, & starting to get lots of US attention. (WIDE)
CRYPT 090-1 LP $9.15
CRYPT 090-2 CD $10.80
Even more from this legendary Cleveland punk powerhouse of the '70s and '80s. This one apparently re-issues another of their '80s LPs (or collects their singles, they don't say which), plus bonus tracks: five 1979 tracks on the LP, and a bunch more 1978-79 live stuff (including 2 featuring DEAD BOYS Cheetah Chrome and Jimmy Zero) on the CD. Extensive liner notes by singer Mike Hudson. (CRYPT)
"The Pink Album...Plus!"
CRYPT 091-1 LP $9.15
CRYPT 091-2 CD $10.80
One of the greatest bands from the 1970s Cleveland punk explosion. This re-issues their 1983 first full album, with 4 previously unreleased 1978-79 bonus tracks on the LP, and loads more live tracks plus 2 1988 studio tracks on the CD. Extensive liner notes by singer Mike Hudson. (CRYPT)
PURE 26-2 CD $8.00
The first CD by this Japanese noisician, after several cassette releases. Exceptionally harsh and intense electronic blasts in the Japanese style, with constantly shifting textures throughout. (PURE)
CHCD 32-2 CD $10.10
First released on vinyl 10 years ago and completely unavailable for several years, this is the first album from this legendary Houston band. A brutal, brooding mood with pounding, distorted rhythms, eerie vocals and tapes, and an assortment of electric and electronic instruments; a deeply disturbing encyclopedia of fiendish cruelty. This CD re-issue also includes 4 bonus tracks taken from some of their rare, early cassette releases. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
MLPTSF 01-4 cassette $7.65
Their last album(?) (MISC. LABELS)
PAIN TEENS / GOD & TEXAS
RAVE 24-7 7" $4.00
Pain Teens you know about: Houston psycho noise that's very hot these days. God & Texas ain't from Texas, they're from Columbus but just as hot. (RAVE RECORDS)
"The Truth... Is All That Matters"
POLLUTE 035-7 7" $4.00
9-track raging debut from ex-Ulcer members. Hardcore influenced by Japan, New York and Boston greats! (SOUND POLLUTION)
TSPH 400-1 2xLP $15.65
TSPH 400-2 CD $13.00
The debut album from this Milano turntable whiz. Easybeat drum'n'bass lounge/breakbeat, produced by Gak Sato. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"Singing Shouting Crying"
UP 009-1 LP $9.30
A licensed vinyl pressing of this hugely popular Japanese band's CD of the same title. Catchy, well executed, powerful Japanese hardcore with a heavy MOTORHEAD influence. Canadian import. (UGLY POP)
PAJAMA SLAVE DANCERS
"Surfin' Sex Machine"
MR 01-1 LP $11.35
Furious, funny and speedy hardcore from Massachusetts, circa 1983, selected from their studio recordings. Vintage photos and liner notes, Italian import. (MINDLESS)
"Introducing the Inscrutable Panasonics"
SPIN 008-7 7" $4.15
Politically incorrect instro-madness from Osaka by way of Toe Rag, featuring Takashi "Mr. Pan" Manabe and Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets. Sorry, no picture sleeve. (SPINOUT)
ECHO 011-7 7" $4.00
The 2nd single by this San Francisco pop band; clean strumming and melodies with boy/girl vocals. (ECHONET)
"Ninny Cake Bake"/"Books of Water"
ECHO 7-7 7" $3.65
Complex, loud rocknpop that has more tempo & melody changes per song than you can shake the proverbial stick at. (ECHONET)
"Thunder Alley"/"I Didn't Cry"
ID 0745101-7 7" $4.35
Two vintage 1985 tracks, previously out only on long-out-of-print compilations, from this all-girl LA band that did the '60s garage thang to a tee. (DIONYSUS)
PANIC EAR SERVICE
ECHO 6-7 7" $3.65
Ringing, drone-like guitars and minimalist melodies. (ECHONET)
PANIC EAR SERVICE
ECHO 012-2 CD $7.75
Jangled, mangled, mutated and birth-defected tunes that go from slightly to severely, grafted onto your basic guitar-pop-rock. This includes their first double 7", plus a bunch of new stuff. (ECHONET)
PANIC EAR SERVICE
ECHO 1-7 2x7" $5.70
Caught in a perpetual spin cycle of the mind, these 5 songs from 1992 reflect a bandular obsession with things that go around & around. (ECHONET)
"I Wanna Kill My Mom!!!"
GULCHER 403-2 CD $10.00
Another blast from the early day of Midwest punk, this collects 24 tracks from Indiana's first high school punk band. Includes their rare 1980 7", their track on the 1981 "Red Snerts" comp LP, an unreleased studio track, 15 live tracks from August 1980, 4 tracks from a 2000 reunion, plus a Quicktime movie of one of the most abrasive songs by this abrasive group, "Best Band." 16 page booklet with extensive liner notes by singer John Barge, lot of photos and more. (GULCHER)
VULCHER 0004-1 LP $11.20
Now on vinyl, all the vintage stuff from their just-released "I Wanna Kill My Mom" CD: 3 songs from their 1980 7", their cut from the 1981 RED SNERTS compilation album, an unreleased studio recording as "Johnny Esad & The Music Killers," plus an amazing 15-song live performance from August 1980! Includes many pics and liner notes by the band. Limited edition, Italian import. (HATE)
NIHIL 10-2 CD $11.30
Somewhere between noise, free-form experimental music and rhythmic industrial, the PANICSVILLE gang throws together voice, electronics, radio, computer, tape manipulations and drums in an audio exploration of evil. The CD comes packed between 2 slats of wood, held together by metal clips, with a handmade booklet of words and images of death and suffering. Limited edition, of course. (NIHILIST)
CON 171-2 CD $10.85
Their first studio album in two years has them going way beyond the usual techno industrial territory, branching into warmer regions of ballads, frenzy guitar and more, with a definite political edge. (CONTEMPO)
"Jack U Off"/"Strip U Down"
MT 286-7 7" $4.00
A frantic, 100 mph rip thru a Prince tune, plus a slower and sexier homopop original on the flip. Eye-catching cover art, as always. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Broken Rock'n'Roll Blaster"
TLTR 4-7 7" $4.15
Hang on Yanks, cuz here comes Nagoya, Japan's #1 party band! 2 parts CHUCK BERRY, 1 part KINKS and throw in Annette after eating glass. (TWIST LIKE THIS)
"Are You Down?"
TMU 099-1 LP $8.55
TMU 099-2 CD $9.00
Another Brooklyn band, this one featuring members of TURING MACHINE, PITCHBLENDE, DOLDRUMS, UNREST, and THE RED SCARE. Drawing influence from the MC5 and THE STOOGES, Dada, Neoism, Fluxus, the Situationists, Weather Underground, and the Provos, it's politically inflammatory and musically diverse. 10 tracks of THE noise. (TROUBLEMAN)
DD 013-7 7" $4.35
Four fairly straight-on 70's style garage punk tunes from this Dutch band. Speed, tuff but hummable melodies, sloppy energy and no-nonsense street wise attitude, sung in English. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
PANTY BOY / DRUNKS WITH GUNS
PBR 004-7 7" $4.35
An El Sludge-o Supremo face-off, as these two heavy stompin' monsters lay down these brutal tracks. Belgian import. (PITSBULL)
"The Secret's Out!"
RAWSUG 01-7 7" $4.00
Berkeley girl-band with a trashy, no-fi garage squall for a sound (Junebug sounds like she sings thru a cardboard megaphone) and funny, way-raunchy lyrics to songs with titles like "Cheap But Hot," "Fast'n'Easy," and "Hot'n'Horny." Drummer and cover artist is Janelle from TALES OF BLARG, DESPERATE TIMES, TOURETTES, etc. (RAW SUGAR)
SEELAND 510-2 CD $10.20
San Francisco sampling genius Bob Ostertag, Tokyo's premier noise DJ Otomo Yoshihide, and NYC drag legend and performance diva Justin Bond collaborate on this noise-meets-noise-meets-cabaret gem. Or maybe it's Venus meets Godzilla meets John Cage meets Princess Grace? (SEELAND)
MASO 90090-2 CD $11.60
Guitarist Lotti teams up with avant chamber ensemble Harmonia for a trip through the music of Jimi Hendrix. Far from being simply another tribute, they reinterpret and explore the boundaries of the songs from a "new classical" perspective using some of the most outstanding musicians on the classical and contemporary Italian scene. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
BJ 006-7 7" $4.25
The popular LA band tosses out two fresh slices of their noisy, discordant rock, and there's plenty o' desperation for all. Silver & red silkscreen cover. (BIG JESUS)
"Circle of Deception"
MLPLAW 02-1 LP $7.25
Their first LP, in a somewhat more pop vein. (MISC. LABELS)
"Love and War"
MLPLAW 01-1 LP $7.25
Thrashoid power pop songs about individual struggles with life's problems. Features two former members of Pariah. (MISC. LABELS)
"Nyquil Fueled Rock Armada"
WR 1374-2 CD $10.10
Recorded in a New Jersey radio studio in 1995, it's live, it's powerful, it's the Parasites at their best, hammering out 23 songs nonstop and straight into your CD player. A very limited, import double LP version will be available soon. (WINGNUT)
"Nyquil Fuelled Rock Armada"
MR 086-1 2xLP $14.30
Released in the US on CD by Wingnut Records, here at last is the vinyl version of this great live recording made at WFMU in 1995. Gatefold sleeve, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
SHREDR 22-2 CD $9.00
Twelve of this pop-punk band's most popular tunes, including many previously unreleased fan favorites. (SHREDDER)
SHREDR 20-2 CD $9.00
More blood-suckin' hyperpop from this enduring band. 12 songs including versions of their last 3 A-sides, & Fastback guitarist guesting on one track. (SHREDDER)
"12/3/94, Off the Alley, Homewood IL"
VML 005-7 7" $3.85
Five manic pop-punk songs recorded live. (VML)
"5/3/96, Fireside Bowl, Chicago"
VML 036-7 7" $3.85
Their 2nd for the VMLive series, with 4 more great songs. (VML)
PRC 036-2 CD5 $6.55
A more complex and aggressive five new songs following up 1999's debut album from this Madison WI quintet. (POLYVINYL)
PRC 020-2 CD5 $5.00
Four melodic, catchy, punchy songs from this Madison WI band with members of NONE LEFT STANDING. (POLYVINYL)
"So, You Think It's Hot Here?"
PRC 027-2 CD $9.65
No, they're not from Texas, these 5 guys are from Wisconsin, and they make a diverse bag of indie rock, pop and punk sounds. (POLYVINYL)
MEYERJ 04-1 12" EP $5.45
Non-fluffy dancerock from a popular SF band, produced by Steve Fisk of "Life Elsewhere" fame. 5 song (MISC. LABELS)
AK 037-1 LP $17.25
AK 037-2 CD $16.60
Underrated Bay Area power trio from 1970 playing excellent hard rock with blues influences. Lead vocalist/guitarist G. Wagner may also have played with the CHOSEN FEW. 180 gram vinyl LP, digipak CD. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Breaths and Heartbeats"
RRD 019-2 CD $11.30
Well known for his intoxicating circular breathing technique, English saxophonist Evan Parker performs with his trio, including bassist Barry Guy and drummer Paul Lytton. The improvisations on this album have been assembled into a sequence with a symmetry not unlike a palindrome, with each piece preceded by a tutti percussion "breath." (RASTASCAN)
"Rock & Roll is Disco"
VIRUS 40-1 12" EP $6.30
You want bowling hits? This one's got 'em. Goofy punk with alleys, gutters, pins and slight metal overtones. 8 songs. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
BATBOR 039-1 LP $5.45
A very DIY project by this Las Vegas hardcore outfit, with lots of fast, literate, politically charged songs backed up by a fold-out cover with all the lyrics, essays explaining the songs, artwork, and even a suggested reading list. (BATTLE BORN)
"The Time was Right"
GET 41-1 LP $9.60
The 2nd album by the Welsh Oi! band, originally released in 1984 on Cloak & Dagger Records. Bonus track: the 7" version of "Blind Ambition." Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 15-1 LP $9.60
The complete first album from this Pistols-influenced South Wales band of the early '80s, plus the tracks from their first single and two of the tracks from their "17 Years of Hell" EP. 16 tracks total of extreme punk anger and anti-fascist outrage, with outstanding new artwork. The CD is on the Anagram label. Italian import. (GET BACK)
TKOROUND 70-1 7" $4.35
TKOROUND 70-2 CD5 $5.80
These class of '78 UK punk rockers have returned with their first release in seventeen years! Two new tracks; it's 1984 all over again. Hard hitting CLASH meets THE PROFESSIONALS material from this classic band. (TKO)
PARTY OF HELICOPTERS
TMU 046-2 CD $9.00
The 2nd album from this apparently pretty popular Kent, OH band. Vocals like MY BLOODY VALENTINE meets RIDE, with MAIDEN-like guitar solos, they say. Whatever. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Why Drag It Out?"
LRR 032-1 LP $9.20
In 1984 this scruffy punk band owned Houston. To say they were legendary would be an insult; to say they were unheard of would be an understatement, leaving this world with only a 45 and a blurry memory of something great. This is the lost, never-released PARTY OWLS album, mastered from the original, fully restored master tapes. Just remember "Piss In A Cup." PARTY OWLS Andy and Mark have since become modern day indie hot shots in SUGAR SHACK. (LANCE ROCK)
HW 014-7 7" $4.00
Um, this record is, like, scary. Just one pissed-off German dude ranting his brains out (and sometimes threatening to pulverize his vocal cords) on 8 "songs" including heavily German-accented "covers" of "Stairway to Heaven," "Like a Prayer," and "I Wanna Be Loved!" For fans of GG ALLIN, RUNZELSTIRN & GURGLESTOCK, "The Gong Show"??? German import. (HUMAN WRECKORDS)
"Learning From Las Vegas"
BABY 8-7 7" $3.65
Noise-folk hometaped experiments from Southern California. (BABY HUEY)
PASTLIFE (MIND MACHINE)
"The Mourn of Angels"
FALC 0005-2 CD $10.70
Hellishly evil black ambience and melodies, the stuff nightmares are made of. (FALCATA-GALIA)
"Metamorphose d'un Jaune Citron"
MKCD 014-2 CD3 $7.15
Beginning with a startling, angry outburst of electronic voices, this 1979 composition continues with noisy, chattering, argumentative tones, supplemented by dramatic punctuations and atmospherics to give the impression of heated conflict. French import. (METAMKINE)
"Another Dead Generation"
GMM 127-2 CD $10.65
Furious blue collar "thug rock" punk anthems in the vein of LAST RESORT, COCKNEY REJECTS and the 4-SKINS, from four big Chapel Hill NC guys who know how to play powerful, no-compromise punk with lyrics that speak to real-life hardships. 10-page booklet with color photos and complete lyrics. (GMM)
"Cadence from the Street"
GMM 103-2 CD $10.65
More skinhead oi tunes, anthems and aggro bar-fight songs (including a SYMARIP cover) from a blue collar point of view from this North Carolina quartet. (GMM)
"Wet Circuit City"
VIRUS 259-7 7" $4.00
Two more songs quickly following up the debut single on Gearhead by this new Bay Area punk/indie rock band. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
AK 185-1 LP $17.25
A re-issue of the 1970 debut on Vertigo by this unequaled force in the UK rock scene, which featured the extraordinary guitar of Ollie Halsell who is capable of reaching unimaginable peaks of distortion and jazz inspired runs on both electric guitar and vibraphone, along with a fierce rhythm section and the vocals of Mike Patto. The late Mike Patto was wild man of UK rock who spent time in the BOW STREET RUNNERS, SPOOKY TOOTH and most notably TIMEBOX. PATTO released two notable albums for Vertigo and a third for Island. Original artwork, gatefold cover on snakeskin-textured board, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 1015-1 LP $12.55
This is the debut album recorded in 1965 by this legendary singer/composer who influenced people from YOKO ONO to DIAMANDA GALAS and beyond. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ESP 1025-2 CD $11.90
This is the debut album recorded in 1965 by a legendary singer/composer who influenced people from YOKO ONO to DIAMANDA GALAS and beyond. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with liner notes and photos. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
PAUL BLEY & SCORPIO
"Paul Bley & Scorpio"
UV 001-1 LP $17.25
Originally released in 1973 on Milestone, this featured David Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
PAUL BLEY QUARTET
GET 1025-1 LP $11.90
Originally released in 1964 on the ESP label, this featured Dewey Johnson, Marshall Allen, Eddie Gomez and Milford Graves. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
PAUL BLEY QUINTET
ESPCD 1008-2 CD $11.90
Originally released in 1964, this featured Dewey Johnson (trumpet), Marshall Allen (alto sax), Eddie Gomez (bass) and Milford Graves (percussion) accompanying pianist Bley on compositions by Carla Bley, with wildly disparate philosophies pooling enough common ground to make it work. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
PAUL BLEY TRIO
ESP 1021-2 CD $11.90
This 1965 release by pianist Bley (with Steve Swallow on bass and Barry Altschul on drums) was termed "comparable in its democratic intensity and high melodic content to Chick Corea's 'Song of Singing'" by the Penguin Guide To Jazz. 7 of the 10 songs were written by Carla Bley, with the other 3 by Paul Bley, Annette Peacock and Ornette Coleman. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with liner notes and photos. Dutch import. (ESP DISK)
"Misery with a Beat"
SPINCD 007-2 CD $11.00
5 song CD from this NICK LOWE-like great songwriter who has penned hits for the likes of MARTY STUART, THE JUDDS, and LINDA RONSTADT. (SPINOUT)
PAUL PLIMLEY, LISLE ELLIS & GREGG BENDIAN
VICTO 22-2 CD $11.90
Compositions for piano, bass and percussion by each of these master musicians, who deftly mix idioms from free jazz, bop, 20th century classical and free imrov. Brilliant music with real depth. (VICTO)
"Season of the Zebra"
FER 88811-1 12" EP $6.65
Three tracks from the psychedelic drummer. The title track features the sweet and mysterious vocals of Chom Nimol singing in her native Cambodian over a heavily armed hip-hop beat, plus two lazybeat ghetto blues excursions for the permanently blunted: "Manipulations" with its guitar pluckings, accordion and haunted samples and the almost-sinister "My Lord." (FUNCTION 8)
"Yesterday and Tomorrow"
FOWL 8-7 7" $3.00
We don't know how Fowl finds these people. Thornton used to be in the Godz, a mid-60's band that never touched their instruments until they got into the studio. Softer 60's sound. (FOWL)
SD 04-7 7" $4.55
The first solo recording from the former singer for TARNATION, first released in 1995. Her new solo CD is being released with much hoopla by the Birdman label, with tour to follow. (SUNDAY DRIVER)
"Aloha from Saturn"
BOS 007-2 CD $12.00
The 2nd album by this heavy Norwegian stoner-core outfit, in the vein of MONSTER MAGNET and KYUSS. Italian import. (BEARD OF STARS)
"Skinhead Rock & Roll"
BOOTBOY 04-7 7" $4.85
Four angry, determined songs of working class pride from these Boston skins. (PUNK CORE)
TP 08-1 LP $7.40
Brutal, desert-fried crusty thrash from Phoenix, taking the sound of ENT, Slayer and Discharge to create a full-on aural assault. Smoked-out vocals, politically charged lyrics, and a terrifying low end that will annihilate fans of hardcore, punk and grind. (TEE PEE)
PAY THE MAN
"Way Out World"
MLPTM 1-1 12" EP $7.00
Heavily influenced by Sonic Youth, but not a mere clone, this is this L.A. band's 3rd release. 5 songs. (MISC. LABELS)
"Shadows of Prophecy & In His Throes"
NDCD 06-2 CD $10.10
Decidedly unsentimental CD of 13 pieces arranged into 2 movements, static, electronic sound data, and other sources get manipulated beyond recognition and baked into a pie that lies somewhere between composition and that sweetener loved by all, noise. (ND)
PBK / HANDS TO / AMK
PURE 35-2 CD $8.00
As well as Al Margolis, Brian Ladd, and others. Collaborations in various configurations over twelve pieces, with recognizable elements of each artist remaing intact. (PURE)
"Terror of History"
TOX ML5-1 12" EP $6.25
Punk collides head-on with jazzy rock, and the resulting mutant proves to be kinda sick in the head. 6 songs. (TOXIC SHOCK)
ALLIED 66-2 CD $8.90
Upbeat, sing-along, anthemic punk with piles of tearing guitar and driving rhythm mark this southern California quartet. Influences include Pegboy, Face To Face and Bad Religion. (ALLIED)
"No Justice, No Peace"
ALLIED 97-2 CD $8.90
POW! Solid, fast-paced punk with a coating of pop from this popular San Diego melodic HC trio. Angry, blistering, proudly defiant, comparable to AVAIL or GOOD RIDDANCE. (ALLIED)
PEACEFUL MEADOWS / STINK
"Rumble in the Vinyl"
ALLIED 95-7 2x7" $5.70
All the action, twice the wax! Seattle's STINK turn in four new guitar-driven gems, while the MEADOWS throw 3 of their SoCal-style full-throttle flavorful melodic punk into the battle. Action packed in a gatefold jacket! (ALLIED)
AM 071-1 LP $8.85
AM 071-2 CD $9.65
This veteran, constantly-touring Swiss band features explosive, psychobilly influenced, standup bass-driven music with a flair for catchy melodies, punk energy and hints of ska, maybe like REV. HORTON HEAT meets ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and ELVIS COSTELLO. Their 3rd album, with previous releases on Jump Up and Tudor. (ASIAN MAN)
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
GET 1010-1 LP $12.55
The second album by Tom Rapp and his band, recorded in 1968 with Jim Bohannon, Wayne Harley and Lane Lederer. Somewhat more "experimental" than their first. Pressed on 180 gram virgin audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
GET 1010-2 CD $13.00
Their 1968 album takes them in a more experimental direction. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in cardboard sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
"One Nation Underground"
GET 1008-1 LP $12.55
Neo-folky acid-rock-psychedelia! The very first album by Tom Rapp and his group, recorded in May, 1967 with Wayne Harley, Lane Lederer, Roger Crissinger and Warren Smith. Contains the outstanding anti-war song "Uncle John." Pressed on 180 gram virgin audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
"One Nation Underground"
ESP 1054-2 CD $11.90
Released in 1967, the first album by this neo-folky acid rock mob led by erudite rocker Tom Rapp. Mystical, innovative and mysterious, with gentle vocals and drug-induced sounds. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with liner notes and photos. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
"One Nation Underground"
GET 1008-2 CD $13.00
Released in 1967, the first album by this neo-folky acid rock mob. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in cardboard sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"I'm Sitting by the Window"
PPR 015-7 7" $4.00
These Japanese girls do three lo-fi, raw, minimalistic tunes with lots of plundering from the 50's and early 60's rock & roll, surf and girl groups. (PLANET PIMP)
"The Pebbles First Album"
SFTRI 498-2 CD $9.65
Trashy, cool female garage pop from Japan! You've heard their three 7"s, and now here's a domestic re-issue of their import CD, with the addition of some live tracks recorded at a New Jersey radio station. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"We're Going Shopping"/"I Wanna Be Loved By You"
DG 108-7 7" pic disc $4.55
A picture disc version of the Planet Pimp Records 7" by this cool Japanese female garage-trash band. UK import. (DAMAGED GOODS)
"We're Going Shopping"/"I Wanna Be Loved By You"
PPR 004-7 7" $4.00
This Japanese girl-quartet does a couple of way 60's garage blues thingies with plenty of spirit. Produced by Maz Mummy & Mike "Big Daddy" Lucas in Japan! (PLANET PIMP)
"You Can't Sit Down"/"A Bunch of Berries"
REPENT 4502-7 7" $4.00
This wild-rockin' Japanese female quartet belts out two hot R & B numbers, garage-raw but energetic and skillful. The flip is an instrumental tribute to Chuck Berry! (REPENT)
"An Evening at Pearl's Hurricane"
BA 1161-2 CD $10.80
Late '70s Tucson proto-punk, this band had future members of GREEN ON RED and GIANT SAND. From their start in 1976 doing NEIL YOUNG covers in a bedroom, they, along with THE SUSPECTS and Z9, eventually helped kick off the Tucson punk scene. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
PEDRO THE LION
"It's Hard to Find a Friend"
JT 1063-1 LP $8.85
JT 1063-2 CD $10.20
A re-release of their 1998 debut album on the defunct Made In Mexico label, this topped many critics lists and was named as one of both Spin and Magnet magazines "10 Best Records You Didn't Hear in 1998". Remixed, remastered, and repackaged with a brand new layout and lyrics. (JADE TREE)
PEDRO THE LION
"The Only Reason I Feel Secure"
JT 1064-2 CD5 $8.45
A re-release of the 1999 followup EP to the first album on the now-defunct Made In Mexico label. Includes 4 bonus tracks from their first 7" and "Promise" which was originally the last song on "It's Hard to Find a Friend." Remixed, remastered, and repackaged with a brand new layout and lyrics. (JADE TREE)
PEDRO THE LION
"Winners Never Quit"
JT 1046-1 LP $8.85
JT 1046-2 CD $10.20
Storyteller, frontman and multi-instrumentalist David Bazan spreads his wings with these lyrically forthright, simplicity-as-strategy, laid back accounts of characters being both at war and peace with their surroundings, set in pared-down, unshakable melodies. Be prepared for everything from acoustic ballads to full on rock assaults. This 2nd album follows much critical praise for the debut on the Made In Mexico label. (JADE TREE)
PEELED HEARTS PASTE
IMOPJO 00-2 CD $11.30
Monster distorto noise-o-rama, with a twist: most of the sounds are quiet, even delicate to begin with, but then outrageously overloaded for a surreal, cartoony effect. Australia native Lucas Abela (featured in the current Bananafish) coaxes tense, unpredictable, alternately goofy and terrifying sonic mysteries from instruments like "bridge, humming bar, voice, acoustic guitar, dictaphone, crap stereo." Then just as you've adjusted to the racket, he shatters you with a sudden burst of silence or hushed, haunting micro sounds. All in all, a thoroughly engaging CD. Australian import. (DUAL PLOVER)
"Ballad of the Last American Rock Band"
SUPER 804-7 7" $4.00
Three girls from Scottsdale, big hair, super-sleazy attitude, and a total "fuck you" to anything approaching fidelity. Trashcan garage punk with switchblades and too much mascara. Kinda like THE DONNAS before Lookout got ahold of 'em. (SUPER 8)
LIP 005-7 7" $4.25
These three Arizona girls put out a rock'n'roll mayhem like THE RAMONES meet THE HEARTBREAKERS in a dark alley, switchblades open. Hot, no prisoners glam-punk with big 'tude and big hair. (LIPSTICK)
"Talk of the Neighborhood"
SFTRI 637-7 7" $4.00
You know 'em already from that hot single "Stiletto" on Tina BOBBYTEEN's Lipstick label we've ben selling for a while now. Bad girls and serious fun, with one song from their upcoming album and one exclusive to this 7". Limited edition of 1000. (SYMPATHY)
SFTRI 630-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 630-2 CD $9.65
Three girls, three chords. "Bad grrrls in too tight, too short skirts, a storm of black eyeliner and teased up beehive hair laying down snotty-sexy punk anthems" says their producer Jeff Dahl. Trashy, garagey glam-punk with plenty of 'tude, says we. Check it out. (SYMPATHY)
PEGGY SCOTT & JO JO BENSON
"The Complete Recordings"
RPM 209-2 CD $13.00
For the first time ever, the complete 1960s recordings of this smash soul duo, originally made for the SSS International label, including their smash hits "Lover's Holiday" and "Picking Wild Mountain Berries." All the singles and hits plus their two albums. Compilation and liner notes by Clive Richardson, with rare photos plus album cover sleeves. 21 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
"Bacon Lettuce & Tornado"
AN 08-2 CD $10.90
Jangly guitar alterno-pop with lots of nooks, crannies and tempo changes, strange lyrics and sharp turns. Mike Watt guests on one song. (ANGRY NEIGHBOR)
PRC 034-1 LP $8.25
PRC 034-2 CD $9.65
The 4th album from this emotional Milwaukee trio, combining experimentation and improvisation with intentional melodies, recorded in various living rooms and basements by their guitarist-producer Chris Rosenau. (POLYVINYL)
VIRUS 165-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 165-2 CD $10.50
Former Dead Kennedys and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer D.H. Peligro returns with his own band, singing and playing guitar on this album of back to-basics melodic punk. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Tape Yr TV"
BGS 1202-1 12" $6.10
Vancouverite Arlo Renwick deftly explores elements of jungle/house/techno/etc into what has become his own style of electronica. The sounds are decidedly electronic, the rhythms are alternately simple and complex and always engaging. This is techno in all its glory, balancing compositional experimentation with knowledge of the dancefloor. "The beats are made of plastic and they don't stop." (BUG GIRL SOUND)
VHF 25-2 CD $10.70
A CD reissue of 1995's hard to find double LP of inspired and shimmering noise rock. (VHF)
EGO 002-2 CD $10.45
Shimmering, ethereal guitar feedback and drums, often very noisy and sometimes even harsh, but with a sense of direction, space and attention to the quality of the sound which is not often apparent in other guitar/drums noise outfits. (ECONOGOLD)
"Empty Bell Ringing in the Sky"
VHF 43-1 2xLP $11.35
VHF 43-2 CD $10.70
Their complete set from Terrastock II, a collaboration with rhBAND, a slice from an East Coast warehouse party performance, and a new recording, heavy on the Tibetan bowls. All live recordings are first class digital, capturing their forceful, multi-layered sound accurately. (VHF)
VHF 28-2 CD $10.70
Their 3rd album, this combines the free-form organic noise of their 1st release with downer song-craft of the 2nd. A wide variety of unusual instruments, including many of their own design, are used here to create their very unusual sounds. (VHF)
VHF 36-2 CD $10.70
Contemporary and traditional musics collide and splatter the devoted listener with tamboura, guitar, violin, tabla, flute, banjo, lap steel, oscillator, voice, organ, and a variety of other instruments both conventional and homemade. Their 3rd CD for this label. (VHF)
"The Road Less Travelled"
RISABP 01-4 cassette $7.00
Newest UK import from Lee (Cathedral & ex-Napalm Death) Dorrian's "DOOM" label. Imagine the Melvins meet St. Vitus! Includes a long, alternate version of their self-titled song which appeared as a bonus-track on the V/A "Dark Passages" CD. UK import. (RISE ABOVE)
SUB 63-4 cassette $6.80
SUB 63-2 CD $10.10
The vocalist for seminal punk band the Avengers returned in 1988 with a completely fresh approach - an all-acoustic blend of vibrant melodies, insightful lyricism and eclectic musicianship. Several songs were produced by the late Snakefinger. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"Glad I'm a Girl"/"Sweetheart"
ILOKI 104-7 7" $4.15
More rockin' acoustic songs to stir the most jaded soul. A one-off from the "den mother" of San Francisco new-folk. (ILOKI)
NORMAL 183-2 CD $14.25
Penelope does it again with these 13 new songs recorded in 1994, and released only in Germany. Energetic acoustic folk-rock with her uniquely intense vocals; catchy tunes and ironic, blood-chilling lyrics. German import. (NORMAL)
"On Borrowed Time"
MLPHBT 01-4 cassette $13.55
An hour of great live recordings, lots of new songs! (MISC. LABELS)
"Once in a Blue Moon"
PEN 019-2 CD $11.30
Her latest, self released album, this features brilliant songwriting and spot on, totally appropriate production, with 9 tracks culled from two out-of-print European releases plus 6 previously unreleased tracks. (PENELOPE.NET)
"Take Care"/"Corpus Christi"
ILOKI 107-7 7" $4.15
Another couple of acoustic gems, one an Alex Chilton cover, the other an old Avengers song, on white vinyl with fancy full color sleeve. (ILOKI)
"The Whole World"
HEYDAYPH 01-2 CD $11.30
Finally out, and finally available here, is Penelope's very long awaited (how about 5 years?) second album. No radical departures, but lots more great, vividly technicolor songwriting, rockin' acoustic playing and honeydrippin' singing. (HEYDAY)
"The Whole World"
PEN 003-2 CD $10.70
A re-release of her 2nd album after "Birdboys," with lots more great, vividly technicolor songwriting, rockin' acoustic playing and honeydrippin' singing. (PENELOPE.NET)
"The Early Years"
GET 13-1 LP $9.60
GET 13-2 CD $13.15
Classic late-'70s tracks by this awesome British coal-town punk outfit that featured the god-like vocals of Pauline Murray and some of the wickedest songs and playing of the time. 16 no-compromise songs, including one of their hits, "Don't Dictate." Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Fifth A Day"/"I'm Trash"
SFTRI 131-7 7" $4.00
Drunkrock with one of the rudest covers yet; includes members of the infamous DWARVES. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Kings of Basement Rock"
RAVEUP 11-1 LP $11.35
A re-issue of the only album by these Syracuse NY lo-fi masters of "Back from the Grave" style garage punk! Recorded in 1976-78 but not released until the late '80s on their own label, it featured their '70s singles plus previously unreleased studio tracks. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
"Watch Out for the Penetrators"
RAVEUP 05-1 7" $5.70
An official re-issue, with original artwork, of their two singles from the late 1970s. This New York band did some great punk with strong garage influences. Limited edition of 500, Italian import. (RAVE UP)
PENETRATORS / SPACE COSSACKS, THE
XCR 07-7 7" $4.00
Searing, hyperspeed surf instros from Tuscaloosa's (now Atlanta's) secret agents of surf the PENETRATORS, and Washington DC's ultrahot sci-fi reverb kings the SPACE COSSACKS. Two songs by each band, one original and one cover. And speaking of cover, check out the great artwork by Penetrators' lead guitarist Rip Thrillby! (SOLAMENTE)
"Hit the Jet Stream"
CT 3301-7 7" $4.25
Join Tuscaloosa's favorite all-instro surf band and their fellow agents of the Southern Surf Syndicate on another top secret, high-speed weekend mission of surfin' an' spyin'. Danger, adventure, romance and reverb await! Four great instros, hilarious in-flight commentary by Special Agent Buck Bangalore, and outrageously hyper-Bond cover photos make this unmissable! (CONTINENTAL)
"Kings of the High-Speed Weekend"
S3 001-1 CD $9.90
Tuscaloosa's special agents of 90's style, slicked-down surfin' & spyin' instros stand ready to do battle with the evil forces of G.R.E.M.M.I.E. (SOUTHERN SURF SYNDICATE)
"Live at the Kenny's 1980"
RAVEUP 20-1 LP $12.55
A great live recording from 1980 plus 3 previously unreleased studio cuts by Syracuse's kings of basement rock. With vintage photos and liner notes. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
"Locked & Loaded"
DCCD 05-2 CD $10.10
At long last, here's the 2nd album by these surfin'n'spyin' action heroes! All the high-power reverb and large-calibre twang you crave, on thirteen cranked up, smooth as glass, melody packed instros. So, er, Rip, whatever happened to the video game? (DOUBLE CROWN)
"The Beauty of Pain"
DPR 001-2 CD $13.80
The 2nd album by this popular Cold Meat Industry band from Norway, where melancholy neo-classical piano meets solemn, spoken word poetry (by the notorious K. Hamre, now a fugitive supposedly for publishing incendiary pamphlets) with a morbid, death-obsessed bent. The music, by Asbjorn Log, is clearly influenced by masters like Chopin and Liszt. Austrian import. (DRAENOR)
"A Word To The Wise"
THEOL 1-7 7" $4.15
Good SoCal hardcore from a band that has an album out on Bad Religion's label. 4 songs. (THEOLOGIAN)
THEOL 3-4 cassette $6.00
THEOL 3-2 CD $8.50
This collects all the tracks from their two 7" releases on Theologian. (THEOLOGIAN)
"Tomorrow"/"Don't Feel Nothing"
T 30-7 7" $4.15
These two songs were on the "Soul Arch" compilation and are otherwise unavailable. Totally rippin' punk! (THEOLOGIAN)
"Review Your Choices"
BWR 031-1 LP $17.25
BWR 031-2 CD $14.70
A new 12 track studio album from the masters of doom. LP is limited, on violet vinyl, and comes in an embossed gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (BLACK WIDOW)
PEOPLE LIKE US
"Beware the Whim Reaper"
STCD 101-2 CD $14.00
Their 2nd full length CD is a witty, surrealistic comment on ambiet and exotica. Ludicrous people riot in a musical junk shop frenzy. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
PEOPLE LIKE US
"Guide to Broadcasting"
STMCD 002-2 CD3 $8.40
Two tracks constructed from taped TV music and instructional records, scratched and looped, a both witty and surreal guide to broadcasting in the appropriated sounds vein of Negativland or the Tape Beatles. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
PEOPLE'S TEMPLE CHOIR
GREMAT 04-2 CD $14.85
Yes, that People's Temple. This is for real. The rare album by Jim Jone's bunch, plus tapes of his last sermon and the mass suicide that were found at Jonestown. UK import. (GREY MATTER)
PERCY & THE GAOLBIRDS
"Who Can help Me"
BA 1125-7 7" $4.35
Three mid-'60s beat-mod classics and a little up-tempo trad German meets Merseybeat number, from this combo featured on the "Beat on the Kraut" comp LP. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
GET 58-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd album by this groundbreaking, famous Cleveland group, originally released in 1978 on Chrysalis/Rough Trade. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"New Picnic Time"
GET 59-1 LP $12.55
The 3rd album by David Thomas's legendary band, originally released in 1979 on Chrysalis/Rough Trade. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 73-1 LP $12.55
This collects the band's non-LP singles and B sides from 1975 to 1980, including "Final Solution," "30 Seconds Over Tokyo," "Heart of Darkness," "My Dark Ages," and more, with detailed liner notes on each track. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Art of Walking"
GET 81-1 LP $12.55
Their 4th album, this was first out on Rough Trade in 1980, and marks the debut of RED KRAYOLA guitarist/mastermind Mayo Thompson in the group, replacing original guitarist Tom Herman. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Modern Dance"
GET 54-1 LP $9.60
Their first (and generally considered best) album, first released in 1978. Italian import. (GET BACK)
PERIFERIA DEL MONDO
"In Ogni Luogo, In Ogni Tempo"
AK 3001-1 LP $17.25
AK 3001-2 CD $13.00
This contemporary Italian progressive band features guest stars Francesco Di Giacomo and Rodolfo Maltese (formerly vocalist and guitarist for '70s pop band IL BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO). The LP includes a bonus 7", with the extra tracks also on the CD. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, CD in gatefold folder. Italian import. (AKARMA)
BA 1144-7 7" $4.35
A re-release of the infamous early-'60s bump-and-grind classic, along with its original flip side, "Happy To Be," which is one of the dumbest "Louie Louie" rips you'll ever hear! Liner notes by Tim Warren of Crypt Records. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
GFC 401-1 LP $17.25
7 long tracks of beautifully dark acoustic folk, recorded in 1973 and never before released. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
VC 170-2 CD $10.20
Jungle-IDM-gabber-noise terrorism from Eric Cook, ex-drummer for GRAVITAR and BANTAM ROOSTER, with remixes by LESSER, Warren Defever (HIS NAME IS ALIVE), TOTEMPLOW, MARUMARI and KID-606. This works (they say) as a soundtrack to either "A Clockwork Orange" or "Blade Runner." (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
SPLIT 2-7 7" $4.25
Southern fried garage spew as dirty as is gets: snarling, whining vocals with a pair of snarling, slightly out-of-tune guitars and headbanger drum pounds, on four defiant, short, not so sweet rockers. (SPLITSVILLE)
SAV 001-1 LP $8.65
Totally raw, ear-bleeding garage punk! The first album from this great New Orleans band, who have so far appeared only on singles and compilations. This is so fuckin' raw you can smell the blood. Recorded by JAY REATARD, so you know what's up! Swedish import. (SAVAGE)
"For Perverts Only..."
DD 025-7 7" $4.35
Lo-fi budget rock stompers from Holland, complete with buzzsaw guitar and cardboard box-sounding drums. 3 chords, 3 songs! Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
TMU 045-7 7" $4.00
A solo from the vocalist/guitarist of RED MONKEY, PUSSYCAT TRASH and MILKY WIMPSHAKE, with a couple of raw punk love songs done MILKY WIMPSHAKE-style. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Big Boy Pete: Homage to Catalonia"
BA 1123-2 CD $10.80
A genuine UK psychedelic artyfact, recorded between 1966 and 1969. Influenced by early TRAFFIC, Syd-era PINK FLOYD and Sgt. Pepper, Satanic Majesties, Axis Bold As Love. Recently recorded amazing instro album under the name SHIG AND BUZZ, on Mai-Tai and in stock here! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
PUB 006-2 CD $10.80
Brighton, England's most long-lived and unerringly obnoxious punk band lays waste to planet Earth with this 16-song domestic release, licensed from We Bite Records. Tough, anthemic street punk with more than a touch of twisted humor. (TKO)
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
"Journey to the Center of Johnny Clarke's Head"
DSR 59-2 CD $9.65
Originally released in 1984 as a fan club cassette only, this has funny radio interviews as well as rare recordings of some of their classics like "Keep Britain Untidy." (DR. STRANGE)
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
DSR 54-7 7" $4.00
Three songs off their recent "Supermodels" album, limited to 2500 copies on crazy multi-colored vinyl. (DR. STRANGE)
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
DSR 55-2 CD $9.65
High energy punk rock from a group that's been around since the late '70s. All new, 1996 recordings. (DR. STRANGE)
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
"Test Tube Trash"
DSR 58-2 CD $9.65
A sort of a greatest hits collection, with 23 punk anthems like "Banned from the Pubs," "Moped Lads," "Up Yer Bum,' and a ton more. (DR. STRANGE)
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
"The Loud Blaring Punk Rock CD"
DSR 57-2 CD $9.65
This Record stretches way back to 1979, when the band was rawer, and maybe a bit drunker. With songs like "Vicars Wank Too" and "Rock & Roll is Shit," you oughta know what you're in for. (DR. STRANGE)
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES
"The Mating Sounds of South American Frogs"
DSR 56-2 CD $9.65
A CD re-release of their awesome 2nd album, originally released in 1983 on their own Trapper Records. (DR. STRANGE)
"Songs from the Shed"
XCD 11-2 CD $11.00
Appleton constructs complex electro-acoustic instruments and then plays them, making sounds rhythmic and melodic, abstract and noisy, in ways that might remind you of folk or ethnic music, or just plain wiggy experimentalism. Neat stuff. (EXTREME)
GET 574-1 LP $12.55
The 2nd solo album from the leader of CAMEL, who also played with THEM, VILLAGE, and SHOTGUN EXPRESS. Originally out in 1971 on the Transatlantic label. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
PETER BRÖTZMANN AND KEIJI HAINO
"Spreading Blushes, or Accelerating Original Sin"
PSFD 79-2 CD $15.65
A series of duets with Haino on vocals belting it out against the furious roar that is Brötzmann's sax. This avoids, for the most part, any Zorn humor, and can actually walk up the stairs backwards. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Nana + Victorio"
AVAN 12-2 CD $19.00
Two pieces for solo percussion and vibraphone + piano, in Garland's typically lyrical, peaceful and contemplative style, based on the history and music of the Indians of New Mexico. Japanese import. (AVANT)
"Walk in Beauty"
NA 52-2 CD $11.35
Three suites, based on the all-night peyote ceremonies of the Native American Church and Navajo curing ceremonies, and very evocative of the vastness and peacefulness of the American Southwest. Two are performed by Aki Takahashi on piano, and one by the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio on violin, piano, vibraphone and tom-toms. (NEW ALBION)
"Op. 30: Hairy Vibe & Double Indemnity"
MLPPHV 01-1 LP $8.40
45 minutes of violin/mouth harp/god-knows-what-else tape-stretched "kinetic conduction logarithmic glissando ensemble music" hell by this Tenderloin-based acid casualty composer. East Asian music traditions enter his head, come out, get spliced and stretched beyond recognition, and you get to listen to it. This is the shit, man. (MISC. LABELS)
PSFW 01-1 LP $9.00
A bit like Kraftwerk in their softer moments. German import (MISC. LABELS)
WIN 019-2 CD $10.85
The vocalist for That Dog uses minimalist composer Steve Reich for inspiration, drawing on influences as diverse as Bach and Bulgarian choir music, for these otherworldly, whimsical soundscapes of undeniable imagination. Haden plays all the instruments, but it's mostly her intricately layered voice that forms the songs. Not at all like That Dog, this really stands out. (W.I.N.)
VP 001-2 CD $13.00
Rare and revealing interviews recorded in the U.S. and assembled by her fans. 9 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
"Euphoria"/"Order and Chaos"
SILENT 9007-7 7" $4.55
Two compositions for prepared autoharp, pot lid, prepared guitar, and syrup can, creating floating islands of percussive tonality. On clear vinyl (SILENT RECORDS)
PHAETON DERNIERE DANSE & LE SYNDICAT
"Théophanie a Visou"
PURE 16-2 CD $8.00
Eight previously unreleased compositions by these French artists, recorded in the 1987-91 period. Lots of looped, processed and layered electronic, electroacoustic and environmental sounds. (PURE)
AK 009-1 LP $17.25
AK 009-2 CD $16.60
Hard-edged, drug-induced rock'n'roll craziness from Iowa, circa 1969. The original was pressed in a limited edition of only 50 copies! The LP is on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
PHANTOM 5IVE / THE PENETRATORS, THE
XCR 03-7 7" $4.00
Two Tennessee wet n' wild reverb combos duke it out with four top notch surf/hot rod instros! Wrestlemania sleeve art by Merinuk! Like, totally tubular, dude! (SOLAMENTE)
PHANTOM 5IVE, THE
EXCRO 1-7 7" $4.00
Quickly gaining a reputaion as one of the best new instrumental surf bands, this Nashville group lets loose with a great original plus an Astronauts cover! Like the liner notes say, through reverb all things are possible! Spiffy green vinyl. (SOLAMENTE)
PHANTOM 5IVE, THE
"Play Guitars Galore"
ID 074591-7 7" $4.00
Four songs by 5ive guys from Gallatin TN, the original home of Dot Records. Three steamin' surf originals, plus an almost unrecognizable cover of the classic "Quiet Village." (DIONYSUS)
PHANTOM CREEPS / PARANOIDS
NL 014-7 7" $4.00
Loud, heavy Trance styled rock backed with something resembling rock a la Lord High Fixers or Jack O'Fire. Too bad you can't say "Blues Rock" anymore. (NO LIE)
PHANTOM LIMBS, THE
VIRUS 263-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 263-2 CD $10.50
This is the sound of THE SCREAMERS and GILBERT & SULLIVAN going terribly wrong. Eerie, grinding keyboards mix with driving bass, thundering drums, wall-of-sound guitar and frantic, desperate vocals in a blend of old school punk, deathrock, and no wave. Their live shows have become stuff of legend too, with singer Hopeless sometimes going so far as to handcuff himself to unsuspecting fans. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
RON 029-1 LP $9.00
High-energy CANDY SNATCHERS-style punk from Japan! The vinyl version of their "Kiss Me Now" CD on the 1+2 label, plus bonus tracks! Numbered edition of 500, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
"Flutter Foot"/"Playa Raton"
DO 1-7 7" $2.80
Two prime cuts of lo-fi ultra-budget surf madness! Note the low price: no picture sleeve, but boy does this rock! (DROP-OUT)
"Play Songs from the Big Screen Spectacular"
ES 125-1 LP $8.10
Their 2nd LP, but probably the first to be readily available, finds the kings of the San Mateo surf ragin' through a wad of new surfadelic instrumentals. (ESTRUS)
"Survival of the Fattest"
PPR 012-7 7" $4.00
13 minutes of on-stage fun, cut-ups, incredibly tasteless jokes and goofing off with the Phantom Surfers, plus a hilarious crank phone call to Dick Dale. (PLANET PIMP)
"The Exciting Sounds of Model Road Racing"
HOBHUT 124-1 LP $8.40
HOBHUT 124-2 CD $9.50
The third Phantom Surfers album is a total raving goof, as you might expect from these surf guitar crazies. Slot racing is the theme, and the cover art and insert (right down to the phony label name & "file under Slot Cars") are perfect. (HOBBY HUT)
PHANTOM SURFERS, THE
"...With Dick Dale"
CROWN 5358-1 LP $8.40
CROWN 5358-2 CD $9.50
Twelve great, rootsy instrumentals by the Surfers, plus two goofs on Dick Dale that we can't say anything about just yet. Oil painting cover by Fazio. (CROWN)
PHANTOM SURFERS, THE
"18 Deadly Ones!"
ED 218-1 LP $8.40
By special arrangement with the band, we've managed to score a number of these, their first-ever 1991 LP. It's rip-roarin' vintage Phantom Surfers, with a pack of traditional-styled surf instrumentals (and one vocal number) done lo-fi style, just as you might have heard it coming out of many a garage in Huntington Beach in 1963. (NORTON)
PHANTOM SURFERS, THE
"A Decade of Quality Control, 1988 to 1999"
SR 1999-1 LP $8.40
This sweet platter collects reverb-soaked tracks from many hard-to-find or out-of-print singles and compilations spanning their first decade, plus some previously unreleased stuff. Fans of the rawest, early-'60s style trad garage-surf will definitely not be disappointed! The laugh-out-loud hysterical liner notes are a bonus. (SECRET RECIPE)
GET 1033-1 LP $12.55
His first solo album, recorded for ESP in 1964. The "Penguin Guide To Jazz" called it "terrorist grunge with a shake of mysticism" by "the most fearsome tenor saxophonist on the '60s scene." 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ESPCD 1003-2 CD $11.90
His first solo album, recorded in 1964. The "Penguin Guide To Jazz" called it "terrorist grunge with a shake of mysticism" by "the most fearsome tenor saxophonist on the '60s scene." Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
PHAST PHREDDIE & THEE PRECISIONS
"West Hollywood Freeze-Out"
PPTP 01-1 12" EP $6.00
LA writer & scene-monger with his own band. 5-song (MISC. LABELS)
MUWORK 1004-4 cassette $7.35
MUWORK 1004-2 CD $11.60
"Beyond the Valley of the Phenobarbidols"
SFTRI 245-1 10" $7.70
Four nice girls meet lotsa nice drugs. One side of this 7-track EP is slower with lush harmonies, while the other is more manic and rockin', with plenty of rough edges n' spittle. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 348-2 CD $9.65
Their first full length starts off kinda folk, degenerates into acid drone, jumps into Patti Smith, rock and pop, and ends up in a mind-altering come down. Also included are all the tracks from their "Beyond the Valley of the Phenobarbidols" 10". (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Mr. Hoo-Ha Visits the No-Stop Pissing Circus"
DRJIM 11-2 CD $11.60
These Australian spastics flip out in a funk-free Boredoms way, collide with grindcore heaviness and spurt their fair share of pure skronk. Full color cover shows Booger from "Revenge of the Nerds" licking bananas from between another's toes. Australian import. (DR. JIM)
PHIL AND THE FRANTICS
"Phil and the Frantics"
BA 1129-2 CD $10.80
Known to scores of American '60s garage band fans, PHIL AND THE FRANTICS gained their widespread notoriety by being one of the bands to have their regional '60s single "I Must Run" included on Pebbles Vol. 1 (first released in 1978!). In 1980, an entire album was released on the Voxx label as a vinyl LP. This CD release of PHIL AND THE FRANTICS includes some of the same tracks, but has been remastered for supreme sound quality, from all the original '64-'68 master tapes! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
FUN 11-4 cassette $6.45
The city as a permanent ongoing sound piece. Here the aural topography of city life is disassembled into its component parts, examined, and re-mixed with highly processed mirror versions of themselves. 30 minutes. (FUN MUSIC)
FUN 1004-1 LP $7.25
A series of pieces composed as an alternative to early morning "drive time" AM radio. The piece moves from melodic songs to electronic washes to stereo location recordings of street bands, parades, animals, kids, etc. Very entertaining. (FUN MUSIC)
"Hall of Flowers"
FUN 1005-1 LP $7.25
Side A is taken from part 1 of the cassette, side B is excerpts from "The Flame of Ambition". Beautiful color cover. (FUN MUSIC)
"Hall of Flowers"
FUN 16-4 cassette $6.45
An incredible sonic kaleidoscope, integrating found sounds with a minimalist orchestration. Perkins likens the effect to moving through a large shifting space, encountering one "flower" after another as they come into view and then recede. 32 minutes. (FUN MUSIC)
"King of the World"
FUN 1003-1 LP $7.25
This album was inspired by the lives and works of three ancient monarchs, all of whom considered themselves the ruler of all mankind. The music is imbued with a sense of myth, tragedy caused by pride, and extreme distance in time. (FUN MUSIC)
"Neighborhood with a Sky"
FUN 1002-1 LP $7.25
This album was conceived of with a "neighborhood" of short, highly evocative audio pieces, similar in size and structure, that would present an audioscape to the listener in much the same way as a neighborhood of buildings and streets presents a landscape to one walking through it. (FUN MUSIC)
"Pacal (the Shield)"
FUN 13-4 cassette $6.45
A musical inference of what the life of this 7th century Mayan king might have been like, based on the art & details of his tomb. Contains one piece not on "King of the World". (FUN MUSIC)
"Shapiro, Vermeer, Florida and San Francisco"
FUN 1006-2 CD $7.75
Four pieces: "Shapiro Songs" are settings of 7 poems by Karl Shapiro, with vocals by Frederick Goff. "re: Vermeer" consists of 5 audio essays looking at the paintings of Jan Vermeer in fascination, respect and wonder. "South Florida Remote" is a highly subjective audio documentary on the Miami area, recorded on location, and commissioned by New Music America 1988. "San Francisco Remote" is a recording of an audio installation piece at the SF Arts Commission Gallery in 1988. Total running time: 72 minutes. (FUN MUSIC)
FUN 12-4 cassette $6.45
Nine audio pieces executed in a variety of styles, from the purely abstract to settings for the spoken word. 60 minutes. (FUN MUSIC)
"The Flame of Ambition"
FUN 14-4 cassette $6.45
Ambition in these times is particularly visible in the actions of large corporations. This extremely varied collection of songs and sound pieces eloquently and powerfully reflects on various aspects of this consuming desire for power. 40 minutes. (FUN MUSIC)
"The Remotes (1)"
FUN 17-4 cassette $6.45
In 1988, Perkins began a series of live radio performance works called The Remotes, playing with various guest musicians through an electronic system allowing a unique synthesis of automatic and intuitive processes, continually creating itself in real time. This is an hour-long live studio remix of some of the best moments from the first nine Remotes. (FUN MUSIC)
"The Rosetta Stone"
FUN 15-4 cassette $6.45
Very young children hear language and noise as basically the same phenomena. This work creates a powerful sonic portrait of the process of discovery through sound composition, melody and location recordings. The B side contains "Horizontal", a gently melodic environmental piece. 40 minutes. (FUN MUSIC)
FUN 1001-7 7" $4.55
Engrossing sound-pieces excerpted from larger works, onto fun-sized 7" chunks. Non-cliched electronic processing of little sounds and city resonances, even radio personality "Wolfman." Abstract textures treated so musically as to almost become "songs." (FUN)
FUN 18-4 cassette $6.45
Four pieces produced for radio performance by this ex-Resident who has turned to experimental soundscapes. The long title piece was recorded in Indonesia, and features an impressionistic view of that country. Also included is a performance of John Cage's "Radio Music." (FUN MUSIC)
"Village of Savoonga"
HMIKS 016-1 LP $10.10
Four and 8 track soundtrack recordings with a baroque Faust appeal. Songs, cut-ups, and crunch; this has it all, housed in a nice textured jacket. German import. (HAUSMUSIK)
MKCD 017-2 CD3 $7.15
Delicate, glassine electronic tones and sounds, like a crystal chorus, surround other similarly themed sounds (corks pulled from bottles, pensive piano tinkles) in this fascinating and impressionistic 15 minute composition. French import. (METAMKINE)
SFTRI 41-7 7" $4.00
Here's more of that hard, driving Australian garage rock that these greasy guys are known for. 4 songs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
PHILLIP JOHNSTON'S BIG TROUBLE
AVAN 37-2 CD $19.55
Music for Tod Browning's film "The Unknown," which starred Lon Chaney as a grotesque and obsessed circus performer and Joan Crawford as the object of his compulsions. Brass, woodwinds, piano, synth, drums and bass create an atmosphere of dissonance, intrigue, moody intensity and playful color. Japanese import. (AVANT)
AK 147-1 LP $17.25
AK 147-2 CD $13.00
A re-release of the only album by this trippy Boston psychedelic band, first out on Verve in 1968. Produced by Alan Lorber (who worked with many other Boston psych bands), this has one bonus track, and comes in a gatefold sleeve. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Destroying the Masses"
PESS 32-1 10" $8.70
PESS 32-2 CD $8.90
More of the most intense grind-death-power violence from this veteran band, with the usual strong personal/political lyrics. (PESSIMISER)
"Means of Existence"
SAH 47-1 LP $8.70
SAH 47-2 CD $10.70
"Crushing" would be an understatement. Political as fuck, heavy as shit and faster than that, these crustlords screech and growl through 17 anti-war, anti-cop, anti-vivisection, pro-grind aural assaults. (SLAP A HAM)
"Hour of the Wolf"
MLPTHW 01-7 7" $4.00
Rough, lo-fi rasping vocals and grating guitar with a heavy sound kinda like an early Amphetamine Reptile release. And then you get to the last song, which features harmonica, banjo, atonal shouted vocals and bluesy riffs. (MISC. LABELS)
GRAVITY 34-2 CD + book $9.65
First in a series of CDs accompanied by short books. 70+ minutes of drifting drum oddities and layers of guitars and synth, with art book by THE EXPERIMENT. (GRAVITY)
PICKLE FACTORY, THE
SWILL 012-1 LP $9.85
SWILL 013-2 CD $9.15
Evoking the spirits of both rhythm and melody while maintaining a serene detachment, this experimental trio creates smoky, hazy synth/guitar/tape/voice soundscapes that are both minimalistically spare and idealistically rich. You can hear echos of late '70s-early '80s synth artists like Gary Numan and Slava Ranko, but central member Scott Foust was himself half of the legendary experimental synth outfit XX Committee, and it shows. Minimal/homemade packaging. (SWILL RADIO)
ET 905-1 2xLP $14.90
ET 905-2 CD $13.00
This is pure FuturisticFunkJazz countersigned by a never-ending bottom bass. Composed in 1970, tunes like "Pearls," "Slow Flute Beat" and "Funky Lovers" are shaped for 2000 Easy Dancefloors. Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
ET 925-1 2xLP $15.65
ET 925-2 CD $13.00
One of PICCIONI's most intriguing and intimidating film scores, this original soundtrack recording for an early '70s Italian detective movie features driving orchestras, crazy rhythms,strong bass lines and fat drumming, along with some spacey tracks and jazzy gems. This includes 15 previously unreleased tracks. LP in gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"Fumo di Londra"
BCR 0102-1 2xLP $15.60
BCR 0102-2 CD $13.00
Piccioni's score for his best friend Alberto Sordi's 1966 directorial debut. Shot in London going between the High Street socialites and the young Mod crowd of Richmond bridge, the music likewise goes from elegant bossa nova tracks to wild up-tempo shakes. Some vocals by Lydia MacDonald, and even Sordi himself "sings" on "Breve Amore." The first LP of the set (first part of the CD) is the original LP, while the 2nd LP has alternative and previously unreleased tracks! Digitally remastered, with the original cover art! Italian import. (BLACK CAT)
"Il Dio Sotto la Pelle"
ET 931-1 2xLP $14.90
ET 931-2 CD $13.00
Piccioni at his best, with this previously unreleased score for the Folco Quilici documentary known in the US as "God Under the Skin." Features "It's Impossible" sung by Catharine Howe, plus a bunch of "clubbish" tracks. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"La Decima Vittima"
ET 923-1 2xLP $14.90
ET 923-2 CD $13.00
Wonderful soundtrack written for this '70s Italian movie known in the US as "The 10th Victim." The movie starred MARCELLO MASTROIANNI and URSULA ANDRESS (both on the cover) and the album includes Italian pop star MINA singing on 2 tracks. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
STN 1012-2 CD $13.00
The music of Piccioni gleaned from soundtracks of various films starring Alberto Sordi, the famous Italian comedy actor, and featuring the original version of "Fantastic Plastic Machine," a cover of "In Viaggio Attraverso l'Australia" and classics like "Finche c'e Guerra c'e Speranza" (orchestrated by Berto Pisano), and also including "Amore, Amore, Amore" sung by Christy (the "Deep Down" singer of the rare Morricone soundtrack "Danger Diabolik"), as well as some never-before-issued ambient themes and four re-mixes of important tracks. Italian import. (STUDIO UNO)
"Quel Caldo Maledetto Giorno di Fuoco"
CDCR 31-2 CD $11.60
Tense, spooky, downright wicked atmospheres permeate Piccioni's soundtrack for this western espionage drama set during the Civil War. Also included are Piccioni's sentimental western score of the Al Bagran spaghetti western "Attento Gringo...e Tornato Sabata," and Manuel De Sica's score for Lo Chiamavano Verita." Italian import. (BEAT)
"Angeli Bianchi...Angeli Neri"
ET 903-1 2xLP $14.90
ET 903-2 CD $13.00
Immediately after his smash hit "Mah Na' Mah Na" (from "Sweden: Heaven and Hell"), UMILIANI recorded this wonderful score for a documentary, originally available in only 300 copies. Gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
ET 933-1 2xLP $15.65
ET 933-2 CD $13.00
The original soundtrack recording for "Il Corpo," an obscure Italian movie of the mid-1970s. Featuring singer Edda Dell'Orso, this has 21 tracks, with the vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"La Legge dei Gangsters"
ET 914-1 2xLP $14.90
ET 918-2 CD $13.00
The great 1969 soundtrack for this crime movie with KLAUS KINSKY (who is also on the cover)...one of the best works from PIERO UMILIANI, plus the usual great Right Tempo artwork. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"La Ragazza dalla Pelle di Luna"
ET 909-1 2xLP $15.65
ET 909-2 CD $13.00
The original soundtrack from a 1973 low-budget Italian comedy, this features jazzy, easybeat, orchestral and funky tunes, all previously unreleased. Cool artwork, with the vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"Mah Na' Mah Na': The Remix Project"
MET 201-2 CD $13.00
Remixes of Umiliani's 1969 hit by DJ SMASH, RAPHAEL SEBBAG (U.F.O.), GAK SATO (featuring DJ MASSIVE), THE KARMINSKY EXPERIENCE INC., SWEET DICK WILLY/Z BOUBY/ZEBIA and more, with great cover art. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"Mah Na' Mah Na': The Original Mix"
MET 205-1 12" $9.60
MET 205-2 CD5 $9.50
The legendary cheese-filled pop ditty that became a worldwide hit in 1969. 4 tracks on the 12" (including 2 previously unreleased cuts), plus a 5th bonus track on the CD5. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
ET 930-1 2xLP $15.65
ET 930-2 CD $13.00
Umiliani's work with primitive synth machines and weird recording techniques from 1969 to the late '70s, which fan of MARTIN DENNY, PERRY & KINGSLEY, ANDRE POPP and JEFFERSON AIRPLANE or KEITH EMERSON, standard jazz and space age bachelor pad music should all go ga-ga for. LP in gatefold sleeve, with great artwork. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"Ode to Duke Ellington"
ET 935-1 2xLP $15.65
ET 935-2 CD $13.00
Recorded in the late 1960s, Umiliani and his moog work on original material and Ellington compositions like "Take the A Train," "Sophisticated Lady," "Caravan" and others. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
"Sweden: Heaven and Hell"
ET 901-1 2xLP $14.90
ET 901-2 CD $13.00
An excellent soundtrack for a "documentary" exploitation film set in Sweden in 1968. Contains the hit single "Mah Na Mah Na" and three tracks with GATO BARBIERI on tenor sax. Beatiful gatefold sleeve, 28 tracks, 12 of them previously unreleased! Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
ET 906-1 2xLP $14.90
ET 906-2 CD $13.00
This is a concept album originally released in 1971. Funk and jazz grooves, alongside deep, sometimes folky soul and salsa-samba provide an electric and eclectic landmark in the development of elecronica. Umiliani's use of the Moog puts him in the company of innovators like Dick Hymen, Jean Jaques Perrey and Pierre Henri. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
AK 1019-1 LP $17.25
The 2nd album from this Italian progressive avant-rock band, originally released in 1977. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 1007-1 LP $17.25
A classic from the 2nd wave of Italian progressive, this 1970s band featured Arturo Stalteri. 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"A Stroll in the Pork"
CPROD 18-2 CD5 $9.20
High calorie techno-dance attack, along the lines of last year's "Praise the Lard" album. (CONCRETE PRODUCTIONS)
"Praise the Lard"
CPROD CD17-2 CD $11.00
UK import (CONCRETE PRODUCTIONS)
"Independent Women are So Damned Good"
WRONG 16-2 CD $9.00
Spastic funk, jazzoid rhythms and strange, 3-way vocal tradeoffs, like maybe the Ruins meet Saccharine Trust, or a hyper-kinetic cross of Rush and early Devo. (WRONG RECORDS)
"Perfect Cop Mustache"
INC 32-2 CD $10.10
Catchy grooves, quirky, blindingly fast changes and bludgeoning, unrelenting ferocity distinguish this Victoria, BC, jazzpunk trio. Canadian import. (INCENTIVE)
"V As In Victim"
AVAN 27-2 CD $19.00
Featuring Naked City keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, this Seattle combo can only be described as chock full o' nuts. Muscular chunks of grunge-oid noise, frolicsome jazz-like take-offs, Beefheartian dissonance and more. Japanese import. (AVANT)
LOW 009-7 7" $4.25
Sounding alot like your basic stuck-in-your-bedroom-and-bored-to-death recording, this determinedly lo-fi quintet sounds a whole lot like something Shrimper might come up with, but maybe weirder. (LOWELL)
"Hard to Say"
THEOL 14-7 7" $4.15
Heavy-riffin' alterno-punk from former members of Buzz, in a great-looking 6-color hand-silkscreened cover with art by TAZ. Limited edition of 1200. (THEOLOGIAN)
PUG 028-2 CD $6.55
This is a soundtrack, not to a film or play, but more as a soundtrack correlating to the hardcore scientific information discovered by University of North Sacramento scholars. In the 17th century, long haired skinny people and their music were shunned in their own country. Apparently these pilgrims invented a primitive recording device, and were able to put these "recordings" onto some form of black vinyl disk. These are the very songs that you hold in your hand. Special statement by Professor Perry: "I do not feel that this "Jar Jar Binks" song is truly authentic to the time of the pilgrims. How could these people have made a song inspired by Star Wars, or Will Smith?" Plus they have a web site! Whatever hypothesis you might hold, if you listen to this CD you will dance, and that, my friends, is timeless. Fuzzed out, keyboard and female backing vocal heavy beat music for any generation. Cover art by S.britt of GROOVIE GHOULIE fame. (S.P.A.M.)
"Songs About the Letter W"
PUG 008-2 CD $7.20
Quirky pop, lounge pop, '60s-oid garage/psych pop, '80s-ish wave/pop, yadayada. The cover only lists 4 songs, but there's 14 tracks here, some of which are different versions of the same songs. (SPAM)
PILOT SHIPS, THE
"There Should Be An Entry Here"
ATAGLANCE 005-2 CD $9.30
Debut recording venture from this Austin, TX unity of songwriters featuring members of STARS OF THE LID, THE ANGELS and MONROE MUSTANG. The band's sound falls somewhere between textured ambient and slow-fi pop classics on painkillers and red wine. Real nice artwork, too. (ATA GLANCE)
PILOT TO GUNNER
"Games at High Speeds"
GERN 052-1 LP $7.70
GERN 052-2 CD $9.35
Chaotic layers of jet engine guitars, driving rhythms and jagged melodies that are anything but subdued. Comparisons to WIRE, MISSION OF BURMA, POLVO, JAWBOX. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
RPATALL 9-7 7" $4.00
Super-snotty mid-tempo punk from Virginia Beach. Maximum RocknRoll raved about their first single, so check this one out. (RAPID PULSE)
SB 63-2 CD $10.70
An early '80s group from Christchurch, New Zealand (and both Roy Montgomery's and Peter Stapleton's first band) inhabiting a murky, warbling and thumping limbo somewhere between Joy Division and the Velvet Underground. This CD collects their rare, tiny-edition releases on Flying Nun, plus their 1992 Siltbreeze 7" and a live cover of War's "Low Rider." (SILTBREEZE)
"All For What"
KOKO 8-7 7" $4.25
KOKO 8-2 CD5 $7.15
These guys from the Bronx go in for a heavy beat, screaming guitars and smooth vocal harmonies. (KOKOPOP)
"Carry the Banner"
TM 63-1 10" $8.70
Jason from Chino Horde, Bill from Monsula, Aaron from Crimpshrine and Billie from Green Day. Need we say more? Produced by Kevin Army. CD on Lookout. (TOO MANY RECORDS)
"Shoot the Moon"
ADELINE 003-1 MLP $7.35
ADELINE 003-2 CD $7.00
Their 4th album (the previous 3 were on Lookout) since their formation in 1991, with 7 brand new songs that will shoot directly to your heart, self recorded by the band in Billie's basement studio. (ADELINE)
"Trundle & Spring"
TAD 2-7 7" $3.45
Former members of Crimpshrine, Green Day, Fuel and Monsula make up this East Bay punk "supergroup," with all the driving intensity and melody you'd expect. 4 songs, and an upcoming album on Lookout. (TAKE A DAY)
"Live at Weeley Festival 1971"
GET 527-1 LP $12.55
All previously unreleased live recordings from one of the seminal UK bands from the late '60s and early '70s. Features underground legend Twink (PRETTY THINGS, TOMORROW). 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 514-1 2xLP $16.65
More outrageous, drug-addled late-'60s psychedelia from this UK group which was previously THE DEVIANTS. This 3-sided double LP includes rare tracks such as the first Polydor single "The Snake," cuts from BBC broadcasts, live tracks from the Glastonbury Fayre Fest ...and fabulous pigs engraved on the 4th LP side! 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"We're Glad We Are What We Are"
SV 19-2 CD $7.75
Kiss a fat guy, kiss holes, and kiss it pink. Rock and roll, puke, blue jeans, and Les Black. Classic Cleveland punk with a classic fuck-you attitude, first out on LP in 1984, and now on CD with 9 previously unreleased bonus tracks. This is ass shaking, cum staining degradation rock and roll. (SMOG VEIL)
PINK HOLES, THE
"Breakfast with the Holes"
SV 20-2 CD $8.00
The 2nd album from this Cleveland dumbass-punk outfit, first released in 1985. Chock full of toilet humor and zany covers, with 12 bonus studio tracks (no live stuff) including the first studio recordings with Bob Sablack of THE DEFNICS. (SMOG VEIL)
PINK SLIP DADDY
"Junkyard"/"Live Sex & Violence"
SFTRI 144-7 7" $4.00
New Jersey group that features Mick Cancer of Sic Kidz on vocals and legend Ben Vaughn on guitar. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
PINK SLIP DADDY
SFTRI 186-2 CD $9.65
Straightforward garage grunge rock & roll with absolutely no redeeming social value, or so sez the label. Lots of songs aboout important stuff (like sex) from this two-girl, two-guy combo. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Pinkos and Faggots"
MTR 385-7 7" $4.00
Vocalist/guitarist Vanessa (ex-BELL) and drummer/vocalist Steve (ex-GITS) fuse pop and punk into something a bit like the early acoustic punk of VIOLENT FEMMES. Limited to 500 copies. (EMPTY)
MTR 388-1 LP $8.85
MTR 388-2 CD $9.65
The first album (after a well received single) by this snotty, scruffy acoustic punk duo comprised of Vanessa from BELL and Steve from THE GITS. (EMPTY)
VICTO 34-2 CD $11.90
This Italian horns & rhythm sextet jumps from fiery, fierce, Coltrane inspired free blowing to cool bossa nova, mixing jazz, European traditions, Nino Rota, etc., in an orgy of virtuosity, adventurousness and clowning. Canadian import. (VICTO)
"Dictating Machine Service"
RNR 008-7 7" $4.00
More screaming, snarling, drooling, keyboard-propelled, totally chaotic rock'n'roll trashola from one of the wildest straight-outta-Michigan bands yet. (ROCKNROLL BLITZKRIEG)
PIRX THE PILOT
"Pirx The Pilot"
ND 28-2 CD5 $6.55
They call it "structuralist" punk, and it's got ex-members of AMERICAN STEEL, THE GODS HATE KANSAS, and IDA. A bit of melody, a bit of thrash, yowling guitars, male/female vocals. (NEW DISORDER)
BDR 5-7 7" $3.35
This New York band has a real Patti Smith complex, but in a pretty cool way. (BIG DOG)
PISSPOOR / UNGRATEFUL
POLLUTE 037-1 LP $8.25
These Austin, TX and Lexington, KY outlaws do battle on wax! Limited to 1000 copies. (SOUND POLLUTION)
PIST / HALF EMPTY, THE
ND 3-7 7" $3.65
Connecticut's The Pist hammer out two dense, angry hardcore bashers, and Half Empty throws out three wicked, sharp shards of pure chaos punk. (NEW DISORDER)
C 025-7 7" $4.55
Three songs on the darker side of punk (with a bit of an old-school skate sound) from this new East Bay band that features members of SCREW 32, BIG RIG, and STRESSBOY. Their debut was a split CD on Lookout, and a full album is due on Revelation in early 2002. Limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies, with hand-screened covers and lyric insert. (CHEETAH'S)
"Kill Atom Smasher"
FIST 12-1 LP $8.00
Very heavy, dark, wall-o-guitar noise, buried melodies and lots of soul. (FIST PUPPET)
"The Weed Slam"
JT 1008-7 7" $4.00
A DC group of loud guitars, repetitive, pummeling rhythms; chaotic, angst ridden and moody. (JADE TREE)
NEM 39-2 CD $10.30
PIVA DAL CARNER
"La Pegra a la Mateina la Bela e la Sira la Bala"
NT 6735-2 CD $11.60
This well-known Italian acoustic band specializes in the music of the Appenines and the Po Valley, using the traditional bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy and, melodeon of the region, plus instruments like acoustic guitar, sax, and double bass to tie their songs in with modern European music. Italian import. (NEW TONE)
TMU 079-1 12" $8.55
TMU 079-2 CD $9.00
This Brooklyn, NY group began in 1999, with some referring to their sound as "disco punk." Others simply refer to similar bands, such as LIQUID LIQUID, ESG, PIL, MEDIUM MEDIUM, or any other band with 3 letters or two words repeated in their name. This is percussion oriented, with Hirsham from BLACK DICE pulverizing the drums with his erratic and machine-like style. The guitar is played by a nameless NYC graffiti artist, who creates a unique sound through the use of effects. The female vocals are used like an instrument, with yelps, screeches and wails, bringing to mind PATTY WATERS. All of this with a dance beat in the background! Colored vinyl, with silkscreened covers by Neil Burke. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Dead End Mind"
VSR 18-2 CD $7.15
Urgent, stacatto jazzpunk from Fresno, full of nervous angst and trapped like-a-rat 90's jittery tension; often compared to Nomeansno. This is their 3rd album. 10 songs. (VERY SMALL)
"Mind Tracing the Going Down"
VSR 13-1 LP $7.80
VSR 13-4 cassette $7.00
VSR 13-2 CD $10.70
PLAIN WRAP / MOX NIX
GTA 011-2 CD $10.40
Two memorable bands from the thick of the early '80s Orange County punk scene. MOX NIX waged a war on the ears with raw hardcore thrash, while offshoot band PLAIN WRAP adds an element of melody and light humor to some tracks. 36 demo tracks in all. (GRAND THEFT AUDIO)
"Meat 'n' da Folks"
FUCK YOU 3-7 7" $4.00
It's on King Buzzo's label and produced by the forked one. Truly Michigan style hatecore (albeit in a glossy sleeve). (FUCK YOU)
"PCP Headquarters"/"One Through Eight"
BOV 13-7 7" $4.00
Two doses of hammer-headed, blood-on-the-tracks ugliness from San Francisco's apostles of gutsy perv. (BOVINE)
"Around the USA"
WOE 21-7 7" $4.00
The first record by these Rhode Island legends in 6 years, and maybe a reminder that you can get heavy, melodic & still not sound like you're from fucking Seattle. (WORRY BIRD)
"Gotta Travel On"
SPIN 003-7 7" $4.15
The legendary Tennessee rockabilly ravers recorded these two swingin' tunes at London's Toe Rag Studios during a UK trip. Hot! (SPINOUT)
PLANET ROCKERS, THE
"26 Classic Tracks"
SPINCD 003-2 CD $11.00
An hour-and-15-minute rockabilly party, done straight and hard, complete with stand-up bass and irresistible swing. The fantastic Sonny George does the drawl and croon, but Eddie Angel's spot-on picking provides the meat. 26 covers and originals, including 2 live cuts and another previously unreleased studio track. (SPINOUT)
PLANET ROCKERS, THE
"A Night at the Twist & Shout"
SPINCD 004-2 CD $11.00
22 tracks of wild primitive rockabilly from Nashville's PLANET ROCKERS. This live recording captures a peak performance, featuring SONNY GEORGE and the rockin' guitar of EDDIE ANGEL. (SPINOUT)
"Pleasurecraft Recovery Theme"
DFT 002-2 CD $8.90
This San Francisco surf quartet blends a punky attitude and sound into their trad-styled instrumentals, giving them the energy and spunk you've been looking for. And as for diverse influences, check out their great surf-style cover of "Dr. Zhivago"'s "Lara's Theme." Totally wild! (DEFAULT)
"The Color of Foul Thoughts"
ETY 01-2 CD $7.75
11 songs of "alien grindcore," extreme and bizarre. Heavy, pummeling thrash beats and intense, crushing guitar riffage merely set the stage for the elements of this CD that really set it apart: spooky, mechanical sounds and completely crazed vocals that move from unearthly robot voices to maniacal screams with an eerie heartlessness. MAN IS THE BASTARD, MARILYN MANSON, and DEVO all mushed together. Extreme music for open minds! (ETY)
PLASTIC PATRICK & THE HICKOIDS
"Fun While It Lasted"/"Ragged But Right"
TOX MM8-7 7" $3.85
Surfin' cowpoke boogie from Austin. (TOXIC SHOCK)
PLEASANT LIVERS, THE
"From the Land of Pleasant Living"
MEGALIM 002-2 CD $11.60
Truly capturing the essence of Baltimore, this is one of the more bizarre "rock" bands you could hear. Songs about microwave ovens, day care, barbeque sauce on your penis, benadryl and stress. Hand painted graphics, limited edition of 500. (MEGAPHONE)
SFTRI 466-7 2x7" $6.15
Spain's notoriously hard, abrasive purveyors of mayhem, with four rough blasts and solid scorchers in a lush gatefold sleeve. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
PLEASURE FUCKERS, THE
SFTRI 509-1 10" $7.70
SFTRI 509-2 CD5 $8.45
These Spanish favorites distill the best of unrelenting and brutal rock'n'roll, with covers of SUICIDE KINGS (pre-HUMPERS), DICK DALE, ROSE TATTOO, THE SPACE JUNIORS, ROD STEWART and a Spanish version of FREDDIE CANNON's "Tallahasie Lassie." (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
PLEASURE FUCKERS, THE
"Ripped to the Tits"
SFTRI 359-2 CD $9.65
Spain's most well-known trash-garage-punk band's 4th album is their usual combination of 50's trash, 70's punk and 80's hardcore. This contains the entire Spanish release plus 4 tracks from various Crypt Records releases. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
VMFM 48-2 CD5 $7.15
LANDED's bassist pulls this mythic, terrifying creature from our subconscious, furnishing a singular array of disciplined rhythms and liberal use of non-audio source material. So honest and raw, one listen will send you to the emergency room with a nosebleed. (VERMIFORM)
PLECID 1-2 CD $10.10
Dark, brooding goth ballads by this San Francisco artist, recorded in 1986 but just released in 1996. Fans of the World Serpent sound and other such mobid stuff will no doubt be delighted. All-black packaging with purple foil stamped lettering. (MISC. LABELS)
"A Million Miles Away"
MR 7134-7 7" $5.70
A re-issue of their best and most popular single; this little power pop gem made it to #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982. In a high quality, full color picture sleeve. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Control"/"Peaches and Dope"
SPIRITPL 01-7 7" $3.80
Wall-o-guitar, thunderous rhythm section and sampled textures; slow, heavy and dirgy. Limited edition of 1000 on multi-colored splatter vinyl. (SPIRIT)
"Short Way to Live"
SMI 019-7 7" $3.80
SMI 019-2 CD5 $5.70
The 2nd single from this swirly, hypno-groove, death-of-rock (but sometimes thundrously rockin') San Francisco band features new violinist Amy Malick of Pork's House. The B-side of the 7" isn't on the CD5, but two other songs are. (SPIRIT)
"69 Plunderphonics 96"
SEELAND 515-2 2xCD + book $23.65
The return of John Oswald's original, legendary PLUNDERPHONICS project that was deep-sixed by MICHAEL JACKSON's lawyers, but twice as big! Five dozen tracks with the previously banned cuts and previously unreleased material, including the first rap song ever (1975's "Power"), the first jungle track ("Birth"), with double-size replications of the original collages and a long interview with Oswald in a full color 48 page book. (SEELAND)
"Here are the Plungers"
IS 14-7 7" $4.45
Those two Japanese girls from THE STALLIONS, Masayo and Akiko, get a drummer and go on a trashy garage punk rampage. 5 songs. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
PLUS ONES / TRAVOLTAS, THE
AM 081-2 CD $4.30
Three new power pop tracks from the East Bay's PLUS ONES, comprised of MR. T EXPERIENCE refugee Joel Reader, Scotty Hay, and Danny Panic. The Netherlands' TRAVOLTAS also check in with their RAMONES-WEEZER-BEACH BOYS style pop punk. (ASIAN MAN)
GET 558-1 LP $12.55
A re-release of the only album by this UK progressive boogie rock outfit, originally out on the Dawn label in 1972. With 3 bonus tracks. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
BRD 014-2 CD $11.30
Experimental, wigged-out but still fluid jazz-rock from this long-running gang of 7 East Bay musical heavies. Guitars, horns, electronics, percussion, voice and tapes are used to produce songs that are humorous, swinging and very musical. (RASTASCAN)
SW 34-1 LP $8.55
SW 34-2 CD $9.35
Punishing, powerful grindcore from this Bay Area band, now reformed after a several year hiatus from their early-'90s heyday, during which various members did time in SPAZZ and NO LESS. (SIX WEEKS)
IN 02-7 2x7" $5.15
Two boys, one on guitar, one on drums; one in San Francisco, one in Lawrence KS, make stripped-down but melodic music in the SF noisepop tradition. Big sound, catchy hooks, lyrics with wit and grace. 6 songs. (INSIGNIFICANT)
POLAR GOLDIE CATS
"Dut Dut Che Che"
WIN 012-7 7" $4.35
Two clockwork sounding instruments with a sort of updated and better produced Mars kind of feel. The major difference would have to be that PGC are not afraid of Savage Republic styled melody. Orange vinyl. (W.I.N.)
"Rock, You Sucker"
SKIP 59-2 CD $10.20
The best tracks from this Scottish anarcho-punk band's 11 year career, all the way from their first, self-released cassettes, through 7" and 12" releases, all the way to their final, 1993 10" on Allied. All except the last are long out of print. 22 songs. (BROKEN REKIDS)
"Window to the World"
ELECTRODE 1-1 LP $7.25
It's about fuckin' time. Half studio and half live, this is a good summary of what's great about this band from Scotland (also found on the Sign Language box set from Allied and the Komotion Intl. Vol 2 CD.) Excellent playing, fun, catchy tunes and relevant lyrics. Essential Canadian import. (ELECTRODE)
DOG 005-2 CD $7.75
POLKACIDE is what happens when a bunch of punks, musical oddballs and confirmed barflies gets turned on to trad polka. Outrageous, gut-busting humor, really great, high-energy playing, and attitude all over the place. This ain't your grandma's polka band, kiddo. If anybody cares, this is their 2nd album, released some 13 years after the first. How's that for drunken procrastination? (DOGPATCH)
POLLO DEL MAR
POP 714-7 7" $4.00
San Francisco's chickens of the sea let loose with two splashy wet prog-surf instrumentals and two turf-side instros for hodaddies. Great full color cover. (POP)
POLLO DEL MAR
"The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
MS 0012-2 CD $10.70
Smooth, glassy instro work from this remarkable San Francisco group on their 2nd album. Way out on the progressive/art rock end of surf, they do 6 silky originals plus 4 covers, including the DEAD KENNEDYS' "Moon Over Marin." (MUSICK)
"Bewitched: The Polly Brown Story"
RPM 143-2 CD $13.00
The first collection of the "blue eyed" soul singer includes chart singles from "Pickettywitch," hits from her duo as "Sweet Dreams" and a round-up of solo material assembled by Polly, who also helped write the liner notes. 25 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
"Hey! Bob! My Friend!"
AM 070-P LP pic $8.85
AM 070-2 CD $9.65
Visually, a Japanese equivalent to DEVO, right down to the yellow jumpsuits! Musically, an indescribable mixture of electronic wizardry, mixed with the aggressiveness of fellow countrymen the BOREDOMS, raw guitars, and tons of energy, more like MELT BANANA or the UK's infamous RANCID HELL SPAWN (without the raunchy humor). Funny thing is that this could appease an electronica crowd. The vinyl is a full color picture disc! (ASIAN MAN)
"Big Black River"
SFTRI 205-2 CD $9.65
These guys were sort of the ultimate bar band, heavily influenced by the early Stones but without the pretensions of being rock gods. Originally released in France in 1985, and long unavailable. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
HELLO 210-2 CD $10.10
Cheery, hooky melodies and quirky, amusing lyrics channeled alternately through heavy fuzz and precise, clean guitar. Heavy (though pleasant) PAVEMENT damage. (HELLO)
"Golden Pill"/"Donner Party"
PRM 9107-7 7" $3.15
This San Francisco band does dreamy girl/boy vocals over very cool, lo-fi swirly/dirgy Slumberland-type guitar, bass and drums. A full-length CD is coming in May. Magenta marbled vinyl, budget priced to move! (PRIMITECH)
PRM 9108-2 CD $9.50
An exercise in blown-out slowness with extra heavy bass/drums/guitar and lots of distortion. Bliss, pain and dreamy depression, girl/boy vocals, haunting harmonies and surging power. (PRIMITECH)
POO POO BOMB WITH ASS BABOONS OF VENUS
"Nightmare of the Cock"/"Sticky Knobs"
STINGY 005-7 7" $4.00
Performance artist Stephen Holman (ex-Torture Chorus) and Japanese TV comedian Naoko Nozawa trade demented babble over perverted noise toys and simple, stripped down instrumentals. The cover is an elaborate, multi color silkscreen of Holman's bizarre artwork. (STINGY BANANA)
"Staplebelly"/"Trip Through the Serendipity"
1-7 7" $3.65
Dinosaur Jr. meets Soul Asylum in your garage. (POSING TOAD)
"Who Loves You"
SFTRI 115-7 7" $4.00
(SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Young People"/"Crazy In Love"
SFTRI 149-7 7" $4.00
(SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
POOH STICKS, THE
SFTRI 76-P 7" pic disc $5.00
More pop punk fun from these Welsh guys & gals. Two new versions of songs from their LP, plus one new song on a very cool, very special picture disc with a photo of the band. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
POOH STICKS, THE
"Formula One Generation"
SFTRI 58-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 58-2 CD $9.65
Light-hearted pop punk with plenty of energy and originality. This Welsh band really knows how to capture a mood. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SWEBET 01-2 CD $10.10
Good-time, bouncy, upbeat and way rockin' garage and surf with a big fat '60s streak running through it (but plenty of '90s 'tude), from these four San Francisco girls. Farfisa and fuzz guitar fans will love this, and it doesn't hurt that the lyrics tend to be hilarious, either. Very very cool. (SWEATY BETTY)
AMAR 581-7 7" $4.00
Joe Pop-O-Pie, the man who refused to just go away & shut up, has crawled back out of the woodwork with a new single, his first recording in about 6 years. Raw and direct rock, with his infamous sense of humor intact! (AMARILLO)
"Joe's Second Record"
SUB 44-1 12" EP $7.25
Wherein the redoubtable Mr. Pie takes on the Grateful Dead, New York, political punks, the music industry, assorted other rock & roll hopefuls and cookieland morons and still manages to come up grinning. An instant classic. Joe was backed on this outing by SF's FAITH NO MORE, believe it or not! 6 songs. Color vinyl. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"Game of Fear"
DION 728-7 7" $4.35
POPDEFECT / OUTSIDEINSIDE
ID 074581-7 7" $4.35
Both bands cover tunes by the legendary 60's punk group the Sonics. Frenzied, chaotic and over the top. The Outsideinside track was produced by Geza X, and tracks from the inside out to the edge. (DIONYSUS)
POPSICLE MELTS / COLON ON THE COB, THE
EERIE 005-7 7" $4.00
Popsicle Melts gets sing-songy & child-like; Colon on the Cob veers between carousel-oompah with horns & psychotic raving & guitar-pounding. Elaborate & colorful hand-made sleeves, each is different. (EERIE MATERIALS)
POPSICLE MELTS, THE
EERIE 003-7 7" $4.00
These totally no-fi ditties from the hairy underbelly of the pop underground make Beat Happening sound like Bon Jovi. (EERIE MATERIALS)
VIRUS 126-7 7" $4.00
Jazzpunk in the vein of Victims Family or Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, with former members of Primus, Sister Double Happiness and Samiam. They're from San Fran, but promise to visit you soon. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
TRACKS 05-7 7" $4.00
One song that's ambient & trippy, and another that's a guitar-driven cruncher. A good whipping for all and God Bless Sergio Leone. Canadian import. (TRACKSHUN)
"If Man Did Indeed Descend From Birds"/"Stumped, Slumped and By No Means Impaired"
TR 719-7 7" $4.35
Fast trip to Africa (real or imagined) finds the Queen's guitar sounding like a kora or berimbau. The other side has the feel of a powerful top that can burn glass. (TRACKSHUN)
SCR 19-2 CD $10.70
More guitar-based and less tape-based than many Pork Queen morsels. Perhaps Jim O'Rourke induced lengthy spells of quieter, nearly ambient guitar improvisations. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
PORK QUEEN / NOGGIN
TRACKS 06-1 LP $8.10
A roomy, more human example of the Pork Queen aesthetic, blending electronic and found sounds with sweet acoustic ponderings. Noggin's vinyl debut finds them purveying a swirling, dizzying electric guitar & violin improv free-screech. Neat hand-made covers. (TRACKSHUN)
"Nowhere to Go"/"Driving Me Sane"
FTD 011-7 7" $3.80
Evil forces at work. Pop hooks juxtaposed with subliminal weirdness, bleating sax, rockin' viola & psycho guitars. (SPIRIT)
RRRPN 01-4 5xcassette $27.10
Merzbow's Masami Akita recorded this material in 1984, and distributed it himself in handmade packaging. Now it's available all together, in a somewhat mass-produced fashion. Noise, noise and more noise! Oh yeah, the cover is x-rated. (RRR)
POPBUS 11-7 7" $4.00
This Pittsburgh-area power trio is in the Minutemen/Firehose style, but with heavier guitar. (POP BUS)
"'Til I Die"
AM 062-1 LP $8.85
AM 062-2 CD $9.65
Their 3rd release on Asian Man, it's been out for a year in Japan already, selling over 100,000 copies. The sound? Imagine SCREECHING WEASEL and THE SPECIALS doing a tango. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 083-2 CD $9.65
Released to the tune of 100,000 copies sold one year ago in Japan, this, POTSHOT'S 4th album, is their catchiest to date. Adding even more big smiling pop and oohs and ahs to their brassy ska sound, this will appeal to fans of both SCREECHING WEASEL and THE SPECIALS. (ASIAN MAN)
"Freedom and Responsibility"
AM 061-7 7" $4.20
Pop punk ska from Tokyo; this is a preview of their 3rd album. (ASIAN MAN)
"Pots and Shots"
AM 018-1 LP $8.85
AM 018-2 CD $9.65
Japan's most exciting ska-punk band invades the US with a sound like SCREECHING WEASEL, OPERATION IVY and BAD MANNERS. This Tokyo 7-piece sings in English, with a positive, upbeat sound that will bring a smile to your face. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 038-1 LP $8.85
AM 038-2 CD $9.65
Domo arigato! From Tokyo, Japan, their long-awaited 2nd release is finally here. More of that pop sound that we've grown to love with lots of oohs and ahhs to go with that big brassy ska sound. Imagine SCREECHING WEASEL and THE SPECIALS doing the tango. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 036-7 7" $4.20
Ultra-poppy ska punk from Tokyo that will have you singing for days. Amazing Japanimation cover art, 3 songs. (ASIAN MAN)
POWDER FRENCH / MINOZIN-V
SSS 39-1 LP $8.40
Two Pittsburgh experimental-industrial bands split this LP. Powder French uses dark keyboards & beats; Minozin-V is drones, motors & ambient noise. (SSS)
"Time Wounds All Heels"
ANDA 219-2 CD $9.65
An animalistic, chaotic, raw, til-it-bleeds rock'n'roll overdose from Melbourne that mixes the most primal influences (Stooges, Dolls, Dictators, early Motorhead, Pistols) with painful desperation and defiant individualism. (AU GO GO)
PREHENSILE MONKEYTAILED SKINK
"I Am A Gorilla"
JACK 15-7 7" $4.00
A little slab o' totally fucked up noise, chaos and aborted punk reminiscent of Hanatarash, except they're from the Midwest or someplace like that. (BLACKJACK)
DV 21-2 CD $14.40
A project of Rozz Williams of Christian Death & Shadow Project, this CD release (remixed and remastered) of an out-of-print 1989 LP on the Bader Meinhof label features apocalyptic, ethereal soundscapes. Deep, dark, gloomy indulgences and an inspiring trip through hell before death. German import. (DARK VINYL)
"Why We Don't Rent to Women"
JFR 046-2 CD $9.00
Ex-SMOOTHIES singer/guitarist Sarah Contorer, ex-BOREDOMS bassist Atsu Nagayama, and ex-MOTORHOME drummer Laura Masura mix elements of THE PIXIES, SLEATER-KINNEY and many others, creating an album of depth and insight. (JOHANN'S FACE)
PRBR 01-1 LP $7.80
This great but obscure San Francisco group mixes industrial noise, tapes, jazzy riffs and some of the P-Funkiest beats you'll ever hear. Ten great musicians! Hand made covers, too. (MISC. LABELS)
"Cross to Bear"
GMM 151-2 CD $10.65
The follow-up to their best-selling debut, this is street punk giving a voice to the down and out, the angry and proud. Produced by Lars from RANCID, this is a must-have for any fan of the ANTI-HEROS, THE TEMPLARS or RANCID. (GMM)
TKOROUND 28-2 CD5 $7.25
Four fresh originals, a cover of a classic BLITZ tune, plus a new version of "Strength Thru Oi!" en Espanol! These Sacto boot boys totally kick butt with these great working class anthems. (TKO)
"Youth on the Street"
GMM 122-2 CD $10.65
Boots, braces and working class skinhead solidarity are alive and well in Sacramento CA, with this anthemic oi band showing the way. (GMM)
PRESTON WAYNE FOUR
"Themes from Wayne Manor"
DINOJH 6578-2 CD $9.20
The former guitarist for Boston punk band DMZ makes a sharp left turn with his new band, doing smokin', smog-belchin' dragstrip instros, including 10 originals, a couple of LEE HAZELWOOD covers, and a very untraditional take on "Kumbaya." (DINO)
"Mud Sound for Car Stereos"
PURE 52-2 CD $8.00
Mind-liquifying squeaks, burps and flatulence from an all-star cast including Emil Beaulieau, Runzelstirn & Gurglestock, Jeph Jerman of Blowhole, and lots of mysterious others. Actually this noise-fest is a source of endless amusement, what with its ever-surprising array of overloaded, clumsy, explosive sounds. (PURE)
IG 02-7 7" $4.65
This Scottish brother/sister duo, with help from a bunch of noise-inclined friends, does creepy, lo-fi organ drones mixed with found-sound bits and thuds on side 1, but goes for a more active cacaphony on the flip with lots of acoustic noise, scrapes, banging around and feedback. (IGNIVOMOUS)
"The Smash Hits of..."
BN 004-7 7" $4.00
Straight up, no questions asked, '60s-style garage punk! You'll need this one for your next dance party, with 2 organ-fuelled vocal stompers and 2 wild ass surf-beat instros, by four of the coolest dudes ever to don monkey suits and bow ties. Some things just cannot be faked! (BIG NECK)
PRIMATE 5, THE
GI 016-7 7" $3.80
Seattle's favorite apes bring us four fuzzed-out, farfisa-cranked, primitive garage slop'n'rollers with a winning blend of '60s garage and '90s lo-fi punk noise. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
"Sferic Mandalas from the Ecclips'd Eye"
BABYPU 01-7 7" $3.65
PRIMORDIAL UNDERMIND, THE
DION 747-7 7" $4.35
Eastern droning on the A side, serious acid-drenched riffage on the B side. Artwork by Mick Dillingham of Bevis Frond / Ptolmaic Terrascope fame, and a limited edition of 800. (DIONYSUS)
PRINCE FAR I
"Voice of Thunder"
TROJAN 204-2 CD $11.70
Far I chants down powerful words over deep roots dub. This re-release of his famous 1980 album is as essential as ever! UK import. (TROJAN)
GET 901-1 LP $12.55
This legendary reggae album was recorded at Channel One Studio in Jamaica in 1978 and originally released on United Artists. All 7 tracks are remastered from the original studio masters. Gatefold sleeve, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Man on Silver Mountain"/"Library Girl"
AS 006-7 7" $4.00
Loud, bone-rattling rock band type noise like Skullflower on amphetamines, made by Warren Defever of His Name Is Alive and friends. Full color, hand altered cover with lotsa insert do-dads. (ALLEY SWEEPER)
IN 12-2 CD $9.50
New all encompassing noise gush from 4AD recording artist Warren Defever of His Name is Alive. Maybe you'll get lucky and get a kernel of corn in your package. (INSIGNIFICANT)
PRINCESS DRAGON-MOM / LAUGHING GAS
BINA 9142-7 7" $4.25
Noise comes to Livonia! PD-M is members of His Name is Alive, but sounding more like an especially lavish train wreck than their usual 4AD. Laughing Gas, on the other hand, is more like a cyclone in a scrapyard. (BINAUSIC)
"There is a Time"
MR 162-1 10" $9.60
Early '80s maximum R&B UK punk-funk, this is 4 songs from the kings of the Medway Sound, featuring James Taylor (no, not that James Taylor), who later went solo to form the JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET. This is a re-issue of the PRISONERS first single, plus 2 songs from a rare French 7". Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Someone Else's Car"
SFTRI 124-7 7" $4.00
Unrelenting racket from Cleveland has been heard quite a bit around the country lately, and here's a fresh helping. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
RIPOFF 017-7 7" $4.00
Classic-sounding punk from the midwest, a bit like a cross between the Pagans and the Saints, this will roar and scorch its way across your turntable. (RIP OFF)
"The Kids All Suck"
RIPOFF 032-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 032-2 CD $10.50
HEARTBREAKERS/PAGANS-influenced punk you have to hear to believe from this incredible band. 6 songs recorded for a full length just before the breakup of the band, plus the very rare "Blown Out" 10" and a split single. (RIP OFF)
PRODUCERS FOR BOB
"Bob's Media Ecology 2"
TAPI 18-2 CD $12.45
In this 2nd volume of media freakout, featuring guest appearances by Negativland, Steinski and Coldcut, these three masters of tape and disc manipulation produce a total treat for the ears. Re-issued from the original, 1993 release by DOVentertainment. Canadian import. (TIME AGAIN)
PRODUCERS FOR BOB
"Bob's Media Ecology"
DOV 144-2 CD $12.45
A veritable Bobological kaleidoscope of Subgenius philosophizing, weird raps, conspiracy theories, UFOs, media overload and audio cutups, flowing seamlessly together with slick songs & musical samples. Re-issued from the original 1992 release by DOVentertainment. Canadian import. (TIME AGAIN)
WG 004-2 CD $8.30
This first post-The Mike Gunn project for guitarist/vocalist John Cramer owes a big debt to early-'70s guitar psych heaviness a la Deep Purple, but you can also hear elements from many other spots during the last 25 years lurking about in the mix. And it's all tied tightly together in these tuneful, heavy, smoky songs with nary a trace of pomposity or overkill. (WORSHIP GUITARS)
GTA 023-2 CD $10.40
Ultra-catchy UK working class hook-ridden punk from the late '70s, by a band that only released two singles while they were together. This collects 20 tracks from 5 recording sessions, one live track, and four 1994 reunion tracks. There's lyrics, notes by band members, and several photos in the booklet. (GRAND THEFT AUDIO)
JT 1048-2 CD5 $6.55
Four new songs from this extremely popular indie band, recorded during 1999's "Very Emergency" sessions, and an early-2000 session. (JADE TREE)
PROMISE RING / TEXAS IS THE REASON, THE
JT 1024-7 7" $4.00
A previously unreleased track from each, with Milwaukee's Promise Ring delivering a jagged bout with melodic sensibilities, and NYC's Texas Is The Reason with a harder edged slice of pop. Both are touring this summer, and have albums on Jade Tree and Revelation respectively coming out soon. (JADE TREE)
PROMISE RING, THE
"30 Degrees Everywhere"
JT 1026-1 LP $8.85
JT 1026-2 CD $10.20
Poetic, dreamlike arrangements embellished with soaring energy and plenty of hooks, subtle yet hard-hitting. (JADE TREE)
PROMISE RING, THE
"Boys & Girls"
JT 1040-1 7" $4.00
JT 1040-2 CD5 $6.55
Following critical accolades, commercial recognition, and core-following approval of last year's breakthrough album, the band offers boys & girls a single that moves these Milwaukee natives into the stirring pop direction they've as yet only hinted at. (JADE TREE)
PROMISE RING, THE
"Falsetto Keeps Time"
JT 1023-7 7" $4.00
Pop hooks and good looks from Milwaukee, with reference points including Sunny Day Real Estate, Lync, Seam and Codeine. (JADE TREE)
PROMISE RING, THE
"Nothing Feels Good"
JT 1035-1 LP $8.85
JT 1035-2 CD $10.20
Serious pop melodies, syrupy-sweet vocals, and deluxe-style servings of rhythmic couplings and on-the-money guitar stylings on the 2nd album from Milwaukee's jukebox heroes. (JADE TREE)
PROMISE RING, THE
"The Horse Latitudes"
JT 1031-2 CD $10.20
All of their 7" tracks are collected here, plus two previously unreleased songs. (JADE TREE)
PROMISE RING, THE
JT 1043-1 LP $8.85
JT 1043-2 CD $10.20
All hail their 3rd album. We won't bore you with trying to sing their praises, 'cause all the media from the NY Times to Punk Planet already does that. Consume, you bastards; the hordes await. (JADE TREE)
"Change is Good"
T 57-2 CD $9.70
The first full-length from these veterans of LA's South Bay punk scene. Edgy, loud guitar with a charismatic, smart singer and a drummer that somebody must've lit a fire under. But beneath the hip, uptempo energy and great sound quality lurks and urgent seriousness that makes this a cut above. (THEOLOGIAN)
"Turn the Tide"
THEOL 5-7 7" $4.00
These guys like it hard & loud, with lots of guitar. Punk, metal & hard rock mix it up. 4 songs. (THEOLOGIAN)
SCR 28-2 CD $10.70
Vancouver-based Mark Spybey (ZOVIET FRANCE, DEAD VOICES ON AIR, DOWNLOAD) delivers processed electric and acoustic guitars, pulsed beats derived from acoustic sources, drones from electric objects, chants and vocal improvisations. Specially embossed package designed by CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
SCR 18-2 CD $11.40
Dense, unambient, unravey collage from an ex-member of Zoviet France, proving to be just the grit that most any other ex-Zoviet France project may seem to lack. Plus, it's in the tradition of the best ZFish packaging, ie, two pieces of copper wrapped in twine. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
"Get Me Sick!"
PELADO 2-7 7" $4.00
They're from Harrisburg, and this is maybe a couple of decades later, but these guys fall right into that 1977 UK pogo punk groove. (PELADO)
LA 005-2 CD5 $6.00
Two powerful, stirring recordings of a one-off live collaboration between members of WINDY & CARL, FLYING SAUCER ATTACK, AZUZA PLANE, and BARDO POND, from a performance at Terrastock '97. (LITTLE ARMY)
RRR STA14-4 2xcassette $9.20
Like some cross between a cat fight and a gang of raving, howling, technologically adept baboons, this anonymous Swiss band just doesn't quit easily. Besides their own "material", they also manage to fracture, use and abuse recordings by several other well-known artists. (RRR)
"Pushin' Up Daisies"
PSDA 01-1 LP $7.25
Good ol' rock & rollers from south Florida. (MISC. LABELS)
"Crazy Times Ahead"
SFTRI 236-7 7" $4.00
Aussie rockin' retards (no, I did not make that up) with influences from Radio Birdmen, the Stooges (of course), NWA's Randy Savage and King Kong Bundy. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 264-7 7" $4.35
From Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, these guys play trashed-out, punk influenced, noise-drenched, feedback-laden, pop-infused rock & roll. Silkscreen cover art by Frank Kozik, limited edition of only 1000. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SUB 48-1 LP $7.60
Industrial pop music, if you will; real songs with real melodies that can still rasp, grind and hammer with the best of them. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"Paul Lynde Presents the Swingin' Sounds of..."
VC 154-2 CD $10.20
This record ranges from experimental drum'n'bass to hardcore to soundtrack/ambience to extreme power electronics and finally beyond anything imaginable. Guest stars include: a drunken, crooning BOYD RICE, the late PAUL LYNDE (Hollywood Squares), ROD McKUEN (60s beat poet) and many more. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"The Exotic Sounds of..."
VC 117-2 CD $10.20
Power electronics, noise, harshness, pop and repetitive stuff from the former singer of hardcore band Integrity. Sounds reminiscent of Bastard Noise, Non and Merzbow, but with a frequency all its own. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"I Was a Teenage Rancor"
RECESS 22-7 7" $4.00
It's that good ole Britpunk sound circa Chelsea, Generation X or Sham 69, but filtered through Bainbridge Island, Washington. 4 songs and a full color sleeve, so how can you lose? (RECESS)
"The One on the Wall is a Trout, I'm the Shark"
RECESS 40-1 LP $7.40
RECESS 40-2 CD $9.40
The band may be over, but this album rocks like if Shane McGowan or all of Sham 69 were the staff at the McMartin Preschool and Pud were the little tots. Massive response from their cuts on "Hot Curly Weenie" guarantee this will be popular too. The CD includes 6 extra songs (everything else they ever recorded). (RECESS)
GODMT 006-2 CD $19.20
Noisy, guitar-driven, hard prog rock with female vocals, well-produced and very tight, including Hoppy Kamiyama of Optical*8 and Steve Eto of Demi Semi Quaver. Japanese import. (GOD MOUNTAIN)
PUKA PUKA BRIANS
MKCD 001-2 CD $16.40
The debut release from a young Tokyo psychedelic group, this has elements of really spaced out psych, funky folk and lots of distorto noise, as well as Stooges style punk. Japanese import. (MAJIKICK)
PULSAR MUSIC LTD.
PLASTIC 008-1 LP $13.15
PLASTIC 008-2 CD $14.85
The original soundtrack for Umberto Lenzi's 1976 crime movie, this includes groovin' tunes like "High Tension," "Subway," "Obsession," and "Blue Funk." Italian import. (PLASTIC)
"United Rumors of Punkreas"
TVOR 018-1 MLP $9.30
Ska-core from Italy sounding somewhere in between Bad Religion and Operation Ivy. Italian import. (TVOR)
"My Life is Only Killing Time Between Masturbations"
CH 13-2 CD $14.30
One pissed off dude and his fuzz-bass create a one-man middle-finger minimalist hardcore song cycle that sounds like it's on the verge of complete deterioration, and is likely to have a similar effect on your mind. PUNKU BOI ("Punk Boy") brings new definition to the word snotty with his enervating high-pitched whine, and his bass playing is so rumbly there's no need for a band. In fact, once you hear this there's no need for any more punk rock, as this is its ultimate expression. Either that or it is the funniest thing you'll ever hear. Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
"Salute to Irwin"
VC 64-7 7" $4.00
Members of Crash Worship live at a party, with tribal drumming mixed with insanity. One-sided 7" in a cardstock cover. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
PURPLE GANG, THE
GET 600-1 LP $12.55
Originally released in 1967 on Transatlantic, this is a gem of pure UK beat straight outta the "Swinging London" scene. Contains the classic hit "Granny Takes a Trip" (UFO club theme song in 1967). Original artwork, 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ID 074565-7 7" $4.35
Fuzzed-out frenzy and 60's inspired punk/folkisms from Tucson. (DIONYSUS)
HR 011-7 7" $4.25
All hail punk and roll, here's the highly anticipated vinyl return of Huntington Beach's amazing' PUSHERS and the debut of their new front man, the punk as-I-want skate legend Mr. Rickey Barnes. This monkey is chock full of punk rock soul, searing guitars and snotty vocals, the bash and fury that makes punk rock great. (HOSTAGE)
HR 004-7 7" $4.25
This debut ep for the pushers marks the return of OC legend and former frontman for SHATTERED FAITH, Spencer Bartch. Can you get any more So Cal sounding than this? We don't think so. (HOSTAGE)
"The Junkie Son"
HR 014-7 7" $4.25
Three new vinyl-only songs for 1999 from the punk rulers of the OC underground. Numbered edition of 800. (HOSTAGE)
"Logic & Loss"
AM 065-2 CD $9.65
MEALTICKET ditches their singer for this mix of THE KNACK, RICK SPRINGFIELD, and THE FOO FIGHTERS, with sweet melodies complimented by keyboards and horns. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 033-2 CD $9.65
This SoCal band breaks down the barriers between ska, indie rock and punk with their sweet blend of pop melody, upbeat horns, and great musicianship. (ASIAN MAN)
SFTRI 429-7 7" $4.00
Thurston Moore calls this UK group a cross between the Avengers, the Runaways and Slant 6, so you know they've been officially blessed. Need we say more? (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Zero for Sweet Talk"
SFTRI 430-2 CD $9.65
Punk that incorporates diverse influences from the Undertones, Blondie, the Heartbreakers, Nancy Sinatra, the Sonics, the Rezillos and others. Their 2nd album. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"The Brat Years: 1992-1995"
TMU 048-2 CD $9.00
Early '90s UK riot-grrrl band is collected and re-issued. 40 songs, including their LP, a bunch of singles and various compilation tracks, very few of which ever made it to the US. This band featured Pete and Rachel, who later formed RED MONKEY. (TROUBLEMAN)
HELL 43-7 7" $4.35
The first American release from Spain's all-girl power pussy trio, combining cool riffs with loud, fast and wet punk rock. (Imagine an all-female mutation of THE CRAMPS and ANTISEEN.) (HELL YEAH)
HELL 48-1 LP $9.10
HELL 48-2 CD $10.80
The long-awaited first album from the wildest little kitties in the land. This sexy Spanish trio sheds all inhibitions on 14 fast and dirty RnR numbers that conjure up THE CRAMPS, THE DEAD BOYS, THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS, THE REAL KIDS, THE COCKNEY REJECTS, or THE PLASMATICS. (HELL YEAH)
MR 166-1 LP $9.60
The 2nd album from the sexiest, sleaziest (almost) all-girl band in Spain, this one is way more garage and less punk than the last. On splatter color vinyl, with big poster insert. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"National Band of Texas"
TB 013-7 7" $4.00
Four beer-soaked punk shouters from a band of 3 drunken fuck-ups. Fast, loose and punk as fuck, with Tim Kerr pitching in on the mix. (TURKEY BASTER)
"Trace Element Syntax"
PURE 53-2 CD $8.00
A clangorous cartoon soundtrack played at double speed through distortion pedals? A field recording of being battered around in a giant pinball machine? Or just a maniacal fun-house of mind-bending noise, from this UK artist serving up old-school power electronics since the early '80s. Sure to entertain and drive you out of your mind. (PURE)
"Do You Remember?"
FOG 04-1 LP $9.20
Featuring Fefo (later in Toxic Reasons), this early '80s Italian hardcore band mixed influences like crazy, with Pistols-like punk, barking hardcore, metal guitar, reggae and new wave trading bows. Italian import. (FLOWERS OF GRAIN)
"Fear of Women"
MT 226-1 LP $8.85
MT 226-2 CD $9.65
Backwoods-redneck-dumbass 'Murcan hard rocknpunk like early AC/DC or Motorhead that takes a few cues from their high school chums the Supersuckers. (eMpTy RECORDS)
MT 185-7 7" $4.00
Agonizingly loud, straightahead back-to-basics punk from the gutters of Seattle. 3 songs. (eMpTy RECORDS)
PYGMY LOVE CIRCUS
"King of L.A."
SFTRI 22-7 7" $4.00
How can you not immediately love a band that entertains thoughts of killing Axl Rose? Here's some extremely hard rock with non-punk sensibilities, crunch & venom. 3 songs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
JL 41079-2 CD $10.10
Full-on vomitaceous death metal, this very hard to find 1992 release features a lo-tech, basement attitude, chainsaw massacre guitar, and bile soaked, cookie monster vocals. Co-released on Osmose in France. (JL AMERICA)
"Requiem for a Radio"
RZD 012-2 CD $11.30
GHAZALA's awesome reinterpretation of the Requiem Mass, in which all sounds come from the destruction/transformation of a small transistor radio. Within the four movements, the poor radio is first pried apart, then chewed up in an electric ice crusher, the pieces then thrown into a metal container to be melted, and finally the molten radio-blob sawed into chunks. A landmark work in the musique concrete genre. (REALIZATION)
"Threnody to the New Victims of Hiroshima"
RZD 022-2 CD $11.30
Recalling PENDERECKI's famous work, this bone-chilling tour de force is performed entirely on GHAZALA's homemade "Vox Insecta," an elaborate insect voice synthesizer. Five pieces ranging from ominous drones rising and falling to sweeping orchestral textures to disquieting cricket choirs. Exquisite packaging and full-color picture disc. (REALIZATION)
QUADRACOPTERS / HELLAJETS
ES 7144-7 7" $4.65
Alabama's QUADRAJETS and Sweden's HELLACOPTERS melt themselves into one big band and make a fine mess of each other's songs. (ESTRUS)
REZ 15-7 7" $3.65
This totally pummeling band from some garage in Athens, GA, known for their Sympathy For The Record Industry albums, kick and scream their way thru the wasted, fuzzed-out blues trash of the title song, plus a cover of JOHN FOGERTY's "Fortunate Son." Performed like there's no tomorrow and produced by THE QUADRAJETS and SPAZZ! (RESERVATION)
"Alabama Hip Shake"
SFTRI 427-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 427-2 CD $9.65
Their 2nd album, with more high-energy, high-octane rhytm and blues tales of terror. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"I Wanna Do Everything to You"
SFTRI 414-5 5" $5.80
Two tracks of turbo rock & roll on one of those little 5" vinyl things that won't play on our turntable. We're sure you've heard of the band; their 2nd album is immanent. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Queen of the Twist"
SFTRI 393-7 7" $4.00
White trash roar from a bunch of guys with a stranglehold on the devil's rock & roll, delivered in an intense, unrelenting attack of guitar overkill. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"When the World's on Fire"
ES 1262-1 LP $9.60
ES 1262-2 CD $11.00
Original recipe, smooth tastin', certified genuine ass kickin' southern fried rock, plus one electrifying tribute to feedback, BLUE CHEER's "Second Time Around." (ESTRUS)
"Let's Go to Outer Space"/"Just My Kind"
SFTRI 358-7 7" $4.00
One song from the recent album "When I Lay My Burden Down," plus a Howlin' Wolf cover that's exclusive to this single & features the blues harp stylings of the Wetumpka Bullet! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"When I Lay My Burden Down"
SFTRI 362-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 362-2 CD $9.65
Formed by folks from the Alabama twang underground (ex-members of Teenage Cavemen, Insect Syren, etc.), the Quadrajets manage to marry Elvis, John Lee Hooker and Fred "Sonic" Smith on a backwoods dragstrip. A for-sure tear-em-up rhythm & blues monster. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
AK 175-1 2xLP $25.60
AK 175-2 CD $13.00
Originally released on the Harvest label in 1970, this was a brilliant British prog trio (the classical combo of keyboards, bass and drums) with a very personal style, often compared to NICE, DEEP PURPLE and ELP. Contains 2 bonus tracks. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork, on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
VIRUS 223-7 7" $4.00
Karen and Terry, the rhythm section of the mighty THRALL, have created these 2 riveting pop songs delivered the way they know best: dirty guitar, hypnotic charm. "Aggresso-glam." (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"I Love You"/"Beat Me"
BBC 1-7 7" $4.55
Psycho-compulsive beats and squall; a quick-step march to distortion-box hell. Numbered, limited edition. (BIG BROTHEL)
QUEST FOR QUINTANA ROO
"Quest For Quintana Roo"
ND 22-2 CD5 $5.40
Intense, pounding, raging, screaming emo-influenced hard psycho-core of the type that can be soft and hypnotic one second, and then rip the shit out of your ears the next. 6 songs. (NEW DISORDER)
REVELATION 18-7 7" $4.70
REVELATION 18-4 cassette $4.90
REVELATION 18-2 CD5 $6.15
RECESS 16-7 7" $4.00
First thing you see is the cover's a parody of the Germs' album, and it doen't stop there. Totally outta control rasp n' thrash, with great songs like "Darby Was a Martyr," "Cereal Killer," and 7 more! Don't miss it! (RECESS)
"1/12/96, Fireside Bowl, Chicago"
VML 027-7 7" $3.85
Seven songs of their great, dumbass punk, recorded live in Chicago. (VML)
RECESS 46-1 LP $7.40
RECESS 46-2 CD $10.00
One of Recess Records' most popular bands blasts thru 22 tracks of unstoppable punk live-in-the-studio, all with QP's patented sense of humor and including covers of such old favorites as "Uncontrollable Urge" (DEVO) and "I Killed Mommy" (DAYGLO ABORTIONS). And for all you Cyber Punx, this enhanced CD ROM includes video footage and other goodies. (RECESS)
"We're Not Punks"
RECESS 10-1 LP $7.40
RECESS 10-2 CD $9.40
Just imagine, a full album of finger-up-yr-butt dumbass thrashpunk from these Twin Cities shits that have nuthin' better to do than be slobbery pissed at you and the rest of the world. Your day is made... (RECESS)
QUINCY PUNX / REJECTS
CIRCLE 001-7 7" $3.70
Scuzzy garage punk from Minneapolis. The well-known Quincy Punx get anthemic on their 2 songs, while the Rejects just plain scuzz out on their 4 gobs of venom and bile. (I'LL BE DEAD IN HELL)
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