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PURE 55-2 CD $8.00
22 extremely unsettling tracks of MASONNA meets RUNZELSTIRN & GURGLESTOCK, in which an uneasy quiet and malfunctioning subsonic rumble is unpredictably yet masterfully shattered by jarring explosions and flatulent ugliness. Incredible vocal yelps, burps, screams, caged-animal roars, and speaking-in-tongues, all monstrously distorted, are among the many sonic ingredients in this delightfully nauseating stew. (PURE)
SFTRI 494-7 7" $4.00
The hype says this guy is to the blues what the Sex Pistols were to punk. Excuse me, is he like 150 years old or something? The hype also says he did an album with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion last year that sold 30,000 copies. La de da. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Welcome to my Insanity"
FOO 2-7 7" $4.00
Fast & hard OC-style straightedge with shouted vocals & relentless tempos, simple 3-chord melodies & grinding guitars. (FEARLESS)
CIPRB 001-7 7" $5.15
A rumbling collaboration between Rennie and Blake, on clear vinyl with letterpress-printed cover on Japanese rice paper. Numbered edition of 200. (CRIPPLED INTELLECT)
RABIES 1-7 7" $4.00
These St. Louis boys have the pop punk'n'ska thing down on their debut release. Nick Baur (former trumpeter for MU330) wails fiercely about girls, dickheads, soda pop and pork chops, with catchy riffs that'll keep you humming for days. 4 songs. (DILL)
"Want Me Back"
DILL 022-2 CD5 $5.40
With catchy riffs, ultra-tight playing, youth and innocence on their side, THE RABIES have the pop punk'n'ska thing down. Nick Baur (former trumpeter and vocalist for MU330) sings fiercely about girls, frat boys, soda pop and pork chops. (DILL)
"Dance to the Underground"
GERN 053-1 12" $6.75
GERN 053-2 CD $7.25
The band gets funkier on this followup to its first album, with more emphasis on the beat, stripping away any excess. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
"The New Song and Dance"
GERN 047-1 LP $7.70
GERN 047-2 CD $9.35
The debut full-length by this New York combo takes its cues from the late '70s/early '80s post punk scene (AU PAIRS, GANG OF FOUR, MISSION OF BURMA, THE CURE) and combines it with a modern dose of inspiration and style, edgy, melodic and danceable all at once. Features ex-members of GARDEN VARIETY, SLEEPASAURUS, LONG DISTANCE RUNNER and MILHOUSE. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
"Radios On!:Ritualism-the Reunion 1996"
CRYSUN 01-1 LP $11.20
Wow! A reunion concert, first broadcast on Triple R's live music feature "Caught in the Act," May 1996. This studio recording was performed before an invited audience totally live, no overdubs, which makes its flawless sound and performances all the more amazing. Great, sped up cover of STOOGES' "TV Eye." Beautiful red vinyl! (CRYING SUN)
"In Their Strange White Armor"
PRC 012-1 LP $8.25
PRC 012-2 CD $9.65
Members of HOOVER and GAUGE collaborate on this complex and musically elaborate album. (POLYVINYL)
SFTRI 241-1 10" $7.25
From San Diego, and hot on the heels of Rocket From The Crypt. Serious idolatry going on here, but this should definitely appeal to all those RFTC fans. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
VIRUS 155-7 7" $4.00
Aggro-rock with a distorted edge from Finland, but sung in English. The 6 songs are short, sharp and to the point, sounding a bit like Kepone only heavier. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
GF 003-2 CD $7.75
The crackling static world of San Francisco sound artist Scott Arford: densely layered collages of radio static, sounds from TV picture tubes and field recordings, vibrating sound structures of hidden harmonies and overtones, sick electronic beats and thick feverish tones. (GROUND FAULT)
"Wear the Beat Spectacular"
VMFM 42-2 CD $6.55
Members of MEN'S RECOVERY PROJECT, SLEEPY TIME TRIO, and DAMN NEAR RED. Muscular, unfettered arias of whimsical enigma, hammering their own kits and keyboards into a mulch pulp. (VERMIFORM)
"I Am You"
JT 1007-7 7" $4.00
Emotive, melodic hardcore that gets introspective and personal, dealing with the mental and physical manifestations of internal conflict. Don'tcha just luv it? (JADE TREE)
JT 1012-1 LP $8.85
JT 1012-2 CD $10.20
Melody and power somewhat reminiscent of some of the better known Washington DC bands; this is their first full album. (JADE TREE)
"A Better Version of Me"
PRC 039-1 LP $8.85
PRC 039-2 CD $10.15
The viscerally affecting sound of solitudes circling one another, here's another one for the postpunk literati. (POLYVINYL)
PRC 029-2 CD5 $6.10
Three songs with the band at its most intimate and high-fidelity, opening with grinding, jangular guitar, then slamming into soft focus on the title tune, followed by a dimly layered vocal, inviting the listener to sit closer to the speaker, with the final tune a sort of "tabula rasa" Mid-Western style, wiping the slate clean. (POLYVINYL)
"Hell and High Water"
PRC 038-7 7" $4.20
Two songs from the sessions for their upcoming album, "A Better Version of Me." (POLYVINYL)
"Look Now Look Again"
PRC 024-1 LP $8.25
PRC 024-2 CD $9.65
While ferociously independent, the album has a sense of pop-musical history. Listening to punk rock and Brit-pop along with a tinge of metal, they moved backward through sixties rock, early folk and jazz. While the majority of independent music oscillates between driving hooks and quiet drawn-out pop, it's the collision of the two that positions RAINER MARIA's second album as a compelling music endeavors. (POLYVINYL)
"New York: 1955"
PRC 013-7 7" $4.00
Two beautiful songs that suddenly change, come together and fall apart again. Hand numbered in handmade sleeves. (POLYVINYL)
"Past Worn Searching"
PRC 016-1 LP $8.25
PRC 016-2 CD $9.65
The debut album from this Madison WI trio. Can anyone say guitar dissonance? (POLYVINYL)
PRC 009-2 CD5 $7.55
Harmonious male/female vocals, paper-thin drums and bright guitar on these six songs; RAINER MARIA's debut release. (POLYVINYL)
POLLUTE 024-7 7" $3.90
4 tracks of devastating Japanese hardcore ala Deathside. (SOUND POLLUTION)
"Art Ensemble of Rake / The Tell-Tale Moog"
VHF 18-2 2xCD $10.70
The first disc of this set is 4 immense slices of improvised but carefully constructed sound, with Can-like mantras, bizarre electronic collages, dense 5 piece interplay, and a stretch of ambient musings. The 2nd disc is completely different, with a mayhem of old test records, punk noise, electronic bleeps, incompetent guitar tuning, and other agitating junk. (VHF)
MLRAKE 01-7 7" $4.00
Noisecore and then some, so extreme you'll think your turntable's self destructing, subliminal Bullwinkle samples & all. 4 songs. (MISC. LABELS)
EEE 17-2 CD $11.30
This Belgian group's music is strongly derived from the music of indigenous peoples worldwide, and is played on native instruments from Tibet, Egypt, Brazil, Morocco, Mali, Nepal and the Cameroon, along with many other acoustic percussion, wind and string instruments. The result is folk/tribal, ritualistic and quite beautiful. Italian import. (MUSICA MAXIMA MAGNETICA)
EEE 19-2 CD $11.30
Their third album takes it's inspiration from the great Persian lyrical poet Hafiz. Focussing on the music and cultures of North Africa and the Middle East, Raksha Mancham teams up with Berber musicians of Libya to present a highly emotional tribute to an ancient but still evolving and rich cultural heritage. Italian import. (MUSICA MAXIMA MAGNETICA)
EEE 13-2 CD $11.30
This Belgian group does 23 songs dealing with the repression of native peoples around the world. Each song is constructed using elements of a group's actual music, with extensive notes: Tibetan, American Indian, Kurdish, Armenian, Papuan, Masai, Palestinian, Tuareg, Aborigine and Tzigan. The emphasis is on Tibet, and all profits will be donated to the Tibetan Youth Congress. Italian import. (MUSICA MAXIMA MAGNETICA)
MKCD 020-2 CD3 $7.15
Otherwise known as RLW (of P16.D4), Wehowsky creates here a world of abrupt collisions of solid objects, floating in a surrounding void of silence, and often collecting into short noise "conversations." Phillipp Ulrich joins in the fun on contrabass, with plucked and bowed string sounds. French import. (METAMKINE)
"Car Accidents, Guitar Accidents"
BBPTCRS 01-2 CD $4.00
Very Sebadoh-like bedroom guitar musings and daydreams, lo-fi melancholie and wistfulness. Yes, the price is for real. Minimal packaging, of course, but at 33 songs and 74 minutes, it's a full CD. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
RAMBLIN' JAMES & THE BILLY BOPPERS
"Which Way the Wind Blows"
EF 1011-7 7" $4.15
This is great wild rockabilly with weird warblin' vocals courtesy of Ramblin' James, a man who sounds like he stepped right out of the crazed, over-the top rockabilly scene of the 1950s! The group hails from Orange County and often features members of BIG SANDY/DAVE & DEKE at their live shows. (ECCO-FONIC)
"Be Careful What You Wish For"
SFTRI 377-2 CD $9.65
The 4th US-release CD by this British noise outfit throws together harsh synth, space guitar riffs, feedback and drums in a way that goes beyond brothers-in-pain Skullflower. 79 minutes of prime power-howl. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 337-7 7" $4.00
Two more slabs of deranged noise from these famous UK bedlam-merchants. One side is supposed to be about that dead Nirvana guy. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Eightball Corner Pocket"
SFTRI 235-7 7" $4.00
Aggressive guitar pummel from the UK in the vein of Skullflower. Those into intense industrial guitar noise undoubtedly are familiar with these guys, the rest of you should be. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"We Created It, Let's Take It Over vol. III"
PURE 31041-2 CD $8.00
Volume three of this 3-part blast of electronics, tapes, feedback, and the howling and screaming of a human who feels there is evil in the world which need be commented upon. Dark, droning, and clunkingly repetitive like an incinerated laundromat in heat. (PURE)
"We Created It, Let's Take It Over vol. II"
PURE -2 CD $8.00
Volume two of this 3-part blast of electronics, tapes, feedback, and the howling and screaming of a human who feels there is evil in the world which need be commented upon. Dark, droning, and clunkingly repetitive like an incinerated laundromat in heat. (PURE)
"We Created It, Let's Take It Over vol. I"
PURE -2 CD $8.00
Volume one of this 3-part blast of electronics, tapes, feedback, and the howling and screaming of a human who feels there is evil in the world which need be commented upon. Dark, droning, and clunkingly repetitive like an incinerated laundromat in heat. (PURE)
RANCID HELL SPAWN
STUNCH 4-1 LP $8.60
Yeesh, what an ungodly noise! They say it's done with Casio & drum machine, but the totally outrageous white noise blast is the real instrument here. Buried under it all are hyperspeed pop punk tunes with titles like "Stomach Pump Rock" or "My Pet Corpse." UK import. (WRENCH)
RANCID HELL SPAWN
"Gas Mask Love"
STUNCH 3-1 MLP $8.00
Gross, silly, disgusting and all those other fun adjectives apply to this one. How 'bout songs like "Autopsy Lemonade" or "Surgery Games"? UK import. (WRENCH)
RANCID HELL SPAWN
"Jumpin' Jack Flesh"
STUNCH 2-1 LP $8.60
24 songs on this one, their first album. Total fucking mental illness, no kiddin. UK import. (WRENCH)
RANCID HELL SPAWN
WRENCH 18-2 CD $10.70
A collection of the best from this totally insane early '90s UK band, including the entire "Chainsaw Masochist" LP and "Gastro Boy" 7", plus their split 7" with the FELLS and the best from their other 3 LPs and 3 7"s. Super fast, super twisted, super lo-fi-distorto and super funny punk burnouts! UK import. (WRENCH)
"31 Flavors of Hostility"
BSR 014-2 CD $7.75
Brutal scumpunk shit from Philadelphia's rotting underbelly. Saying it's heavy and fucked up doesn't quite get there, but you can just picture them plowing through the piles of broken glass, bent needles and homeless scum in their beat up old Monte Carlo. (BALONEY SHRAPNEL)
"Blobs Have More Fun"/"Tattoo Boogie"
BPR 024-7 7" $4.00
Declaring unconditional war on pretentious jerks everywhere, Rancid Vat blasts out a meaty scum-punk ode to blubber, backed with a very rockin' an' screamin' Capt. Don Leslie cover. And if you don't know this American legend, too bad! (BRILLIANCY PRIZE)
"Hostile City USA"
BPR 013-7 7" $4.00
After 20 years in Portland, the Rancid Ones relocate to Philadelphia and do an homage to the scumpit once known as the City of Brotherly Love. As always, filthy and proud of it! (BRILLIANCY PRIZE)
BSR 008-2 CD $8.50
Portland's veteran ultrashitmeisters collect several years worth of out-of print and unreleased material on this disc. This festering sonic garbage transcends both grunge and industrial noise. The real stuff, no shit. (BALONEY SHRAPNEL)
"Portland Bloodbath" / "Cop"
SFTRI 148-7 7" $4.00
This super grunge outfit from Portland has been around for years, so maybe you know 'em. Depraved and yes, truly rancid. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Radio Rampage '96"
BPR 022-2 CD $8.90
The hatred and disgust come alive as the kings'n'queen of scuzz take over New Jersey's WFMU for a 45 minute live broadcast into the heart of the worm-eaten apple that's New York City! The Cosmic Commander Of Wrestling and the Whiskey Rebel rant, rave, bellow and rock real hard on 11 bonecrushing songs, including a bruising Fred Blassie cover! Completely unedited!! (BRILLIANCY PRIZE)
RANDUMBS / PRESSURE POINT, THE
"Cow Town Boot Boys"
FLAT TRPP-7 7" $4.00
Hardass, fast-paced and furious street punk from the Sacramento CA area by two bands that can't be beat! Two great originals by THE RANDUMBS, while PRESSURE POINT hits home with an awesome cover of "Chaos," originally done by the 4 SKINS, and an original track that's tuffer than you. (FLAT)
"Back from Sonoma"
ROUND 8-7 7" $4.35
Rude, trashy California hardcore in the vain of THE WORKIN' STIFFS or THE BODIES, but with even more rabidly intense screaming for vocals. 4 songs of pure punk power, recorded for a $5 rock and 3 clean needles. Orange heavyweight vinyl. (TKO)
"In Search of the Abominable Snowman"
TKOROUND 27-2 CD5 $7.25
Ten tracks recorded hot on the heels of their tour with THE DROPKICK MURPHYS by these Northern California streetpunk badboys. (TKO)
"It's About Time"
GMM 132-2 CD $10.65
If FEAR and BLANKS 77 collided in a drunk driving accident, the broken remains would be the RANDUMBS, a nonstop cacophony of chaos, punk anger and disgust for the vagaries of working class life in trailer park California. (GMM)
"Piss On It"
UR 9999-2 CD $7.75
You've heard their stuff on TKO and GMM, now here's the latest and greatest from these losers from Sonoma. Fast, snotty, old school street punk with shades of GG ALLIN and ANGRY SAMOANS. (URINE ENTERTAINMENT)
"Things are Tough All Over"
TKOROUND 41-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 41-2 CD $10.35
The 2nd album from these Sonoma CA yobbos, after 1997's "It's About Time" on the GMM label. Tough, stripped-down, no-frills, beer-soaked, old school hardcore with shit-stained lyrics, kinda like GG ALLIN meets THE ANGRY SAMOANS. (TKO)
"Of Love and War"
GET 1022-1 LP $12.55
The first album by this folksinger for Bernard Stollman's label, this contains a version of ERIC ANDERSON'S "Thirsty Boots." Pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Bacteria and Gravity"
RRR 44-1 LP $6.35
The most perfectly named album in recent memory, the bongos beat to support a stunning mix of organic sounds that seem to be hovering in a cloud of swamp gas. This is what imagining sounds like. (RRR)
"The Barnacles Inside"
STCD 066-2 CD $14.00
Musically similar to his famous "Alice in Wonderland" recordings, Randy uses synthesizer and samplers to create dark, ambient atmospheres, tense, fearful and claustrophobic. The packaging includes special full color cover & poster on special paper, enclosed in a plastic wallet. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
RANDY GREIF AND DAN BURKE
CSAP 01-2 CD $11.00
Hypnotic, surreal and fractured dreams for corrupted states of mind, formed from a seamless blend of dark soundtrack passages, convoluted rhythmic structures and environmental ambience. (COMPLACENCY)
"I Kraftans Klor"
CBR 6-1 LP $8.40
The guitarist in this band can solo over the fastest speed and take everyone else on a metallic flight through tempo changes and mini bass solos. (CHICKENBRAIN)
GET 40-1 LP $9.60
Everything recorded by one of the most banned punk bands ever, including "My Baby's Got a Hard-On," "Pretty Paedophiles," etc. The same CD but titled "The Complete Raped Punk Collection" is on the Anagram label. Italian import. (GET BACK)
ARCD 37-2 CD $18.40
Intense death/thrash metal; dark & nihilistic songs in the best "grindcrusher" tradition. (ALCHEMY)
"Raising Earthly Spirits"
STCD 063-2 CD $14.00
1994's remarkable release, originally released in a limited edition wooden box, is now available in digipack at a somewhat lower price. Industrial ragas with minimalist influences; rhythmical, trance-like and distinctly non-western in influence. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
"Recurring (Dream Circle)"
SOL 11-2 CD $11.15
Containing three reworked tracks from 1992's out-of-print "Dream Circle" plus original new material, this continues Robin Storey's exploration of ethno ambience of sheer beauty, mesmerizing textures and subtle yet distinctive Indian rhythms and atmospheres. (SOLEILMOON)
GRAVITY 36-1 LP $8.25
GRAVITY 36-2 CD $9.00
Very original band possibly inviting comparisons to such groundbreaking bands as SUICIDE, TELEVISION, PIL, or THE CURE. Care and passion, without pretension. (GRAVITY)
"Powerpop: Volume Two"
RPM 163-2 CD $13.00
This re-issues the albums "Side 3" and "Starting Over" (with its million selling single "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)"). The 2-volume project contains THE RASPBERRIES entire Capitol output from 1971-74. 19 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
"All that Was Left After..."
BCR 035-7 7" $3.65
Scuzzy, beer-soaked hardcore from Chicago's south side. (BEER CITY)
RATOS DE PORAO
VIRUS 220-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 220-2 CD $10.50
Brazilian hardcore veterans who put out the first South American HC album back in 1983. Raw sounding and intense, with a mix of crust, metal and '90s punk, not too far astray from elements of LOGICAL NONSENSE, SEPULTURA and old SLAYER, but with more severity and vocals that turn stomachs inside-out. Sung in Portuguese, except one in English. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
RATOS DE PORAO
"Descanse em Paz"
TRLP 095-1 LP $10.50
TRLP 095-2 CD $9.20
Reissue of the band's second studio album, circa 1986. One of the brightest legends of the early Brazilian hardcore scene, RATOS DE PORAO's "Descanse em Paz" (Rest in Peace) is clearly an LP one step ahead of the burgeoning crossover movement, rivaling RAW POWER's "Screams from the Gutter" with its sheer hardcore intensity and metallic thrash elements. Screaming, fast, insane hardcore from the poverty stricken streets of Brazil. Maybe what front man Gordo said in 1986 is the key to the band's sound: "We hate heavy metal... What we do is trash." Gatefold sleeve, deluxe 220 gram red vinyl, Spanish import. (TRALLA)
RATOS DE PORAO
"Guerra Civil Canibal"
VIRUS 265-1 10" $8.85
VIRUS 265-2 CD $10.50
A.T.'s 3rd collaboration with this cornerstone of Brazilian hardcore slaps it like it was 1986 all over again. This is eight songs of sheer, unmitigated power; politically slanted thrash at its most potent. Previously pressed only in Brazil and Spain, this limited 10" is a must! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
RATOS DE PORAO
"Guerra Civil Canibal"
BEAT 004-1 10" $9.60
BEAT 004-2 CD $8.90
Eight furious songs from this extreme Brazilian crustcore-hardcore-power violence outfit. One of the songs was written by a collaboration of SEPULTURA and JELLO BIAFRA, and two more are their own versions of HALF JAPANESE songs. Previously released only in Brazil. Spanish import. (BEAT GENERATION)
RATOS DE PORAO
"Sistemados Pelo Crucifa"
VIRUS 249-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 249-2 CD $10.50
The Brazilian hardcore/crust veterans re-record their entire 1983 debut album (South America's first hardcore LP), with state-of-the-art Y2K production. Also included are 2 re-recordings of songs from their 2nd album, plus a cover of a song by Brazilian punk pioneers AQUIDELROCK. In addition, the CD has the entire original 1983 recording as bonus tracks! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Too Much of a Good Thing"
HSAF 1-4 cassette $6.45
HSAF 1-2 CD $9.50
A brand new release from this veteran Midwest political punk/metal band. Excellent production by Paul Mahern captures all the power and musicality you could want. (ASSAULT FORCE)
BA 1119-2 CD $10.80
Led by Mickey Leigh (Joey Ramone's brother), this New York outfit spent 8 years together, releasing an album and 2 singles, playing at the legendary NYC punk clubs with the biggest names around, touring with 999 and the Buzzcocks, and delivering some fun, hard-edged pop with a guitar backbone and Mickey's Ramones-like vocals. This CD collects the LP and 3 tracks from the singles. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
RATTLESNAKES / SWITH
FOOD 001-1 LP $8.40
Two great Southern California garage punk bands out to kick your ass! The RATTLESNAKES deliver a fine garage-mod-R&B-surf noise reminiscent of LOS CINCOS, while SWITH takes aim with a primal punch not unlike THE STOOGES, MONO MEN, or DR. EXPLOSION. (FLAMING OWL OF DEATH)
"Taalta Tullaan Kuolema"
GTA 015-2 CD $10.40
74 minutes of rare stuff and early 7" releases from this classic, seminal Finnish punk outfit. The booklet has an intro, tons of photos, a complete discography and more. (GRAND THEFT AUDIO)
"Fuck Me Stupid"
CRYPT 031-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 031-2 CD $10.20
THE finest purveyors of the most VARIED bag of ROOTS-ROCK slop to ever hit the planet, the Raunch Hands called it quits in 1993. Their irreverent skimming of the seedy under-belly of 50s R&B, instrumental roar, C&W, soul, CCR, Beefheart-blues, "Exile"-era Stones, 70s punk-rock, etc saw 'em lay waste to heaps of obscure and just-plain classics. No wonder they could never be tagged or appreciated... Their 5th and final LP, slapping together 8 originals and 4 covers. CD also contains the 7 cuts from the 'HAVE A SWIGS mini-LP. (CRYPT)
"Have A Swig"
CRYPT 021-1 LP $6.75
Their 4th and best LP, featuring 7 songs, including the 6 & 1/2 minute opus to a gal-pal's luscious mom, "Everybody Loves Yo' Mama", quite possibly the LEWDEST, most lascivious song EVER, wherein Chandler grunts, drools, stoppers and pants about the anatomical finery of said mom whilst peeping thru backyard shrubbery. All this set to a fine accompaniment swamp wail. (CRYPT)
CRYPT 015-1 LP $8.85
Their 3rd LP: 13 fine tunes including rippin' covers of Mitch Ryder's "I'd Rather Go To Jail", Dick Dale's Middle-Eastern "The Victor", a high-speed "Live At The Royal" version of James Brown's "Good Good Lovin", a blastin' Ramone-ification of the Sunrays' surf-wimp classic "I Live For The Sun", plus plenty more fine "dissertations" on the joys of booze and sex. (CRYPT)
MIE 007-1 LP $17.25
MIE 007-2 CD $13.00
The original soundtrack for this 1968 sci-fi/drama directed by Ralph Nelson which won Cliff Robertson an Oscar for Best Actor. Shankar is helped by Tom Scott, Bud Shank, Bill Plummer and Laurindo Almeida. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (MOVING IMAGE)
AK 153-1 LP $17.25
AK 153-2 CD $13.00
The 2nd album by this British progressive rock combo, this is a mixture of acoustic and melodic prog, heavy guitars, sax and keyboards that might appeal to fans of early Syd Barrett-era PINK FLOYD. Originally out on RCA/Neon in 1971. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Screams from the Gutter"
UP 007-1 LP $9.60
An authorized vinyl re-issue of this classic 1984 Italian hardcore album, with 17 tracks of blistering hi-energy thrash, wailing leads and some of the sickest vocals ever recorded. New cover art and insert. Canadian import. (UGLY POP)
HELLO 304-2 CD $10.10
Now an amazing 20 years old (but with only 2 original members), this powerhouse Italian hardcore band is back with 16 old-school, metal-tinged but brutal songs (all in English), not unlike their previous output. (HELLO)
MLRAX 01-1 LP $11.60
Originally released in 1978, this LP took Belgium by storm. Following the success of the Kids' first LP, Phillips was on the lookout for new punk talent. What they found was Raxola. Phillips gave them a recording deal on the condition that they "Punk up" their songs. The resulting sound was amazing. The fact that most copies didn't make it to the public made the original LP nearly impossible to find. (MISC. LABELS)
RAY & PORCELL
REVELATION 23-7 7" $4.70
REVELATION 23-4 cassette $4.90
REVELATION 23-2 CD5 $6.15
"Perpetual Stomp (The Ray Campi Anthology 1951-1996)"
BA 12-1 LP $9.10
BA 12-2 CD $10.80
17 boot-heels-on-the-bar-rail rockabilly classics by one of the original legends of the genre. Includes appearances by Rosie Florez, Big Jay McNeely, James Zintveld, Johnny Legend, and many others. None of these songs has appeared before on domestic CD. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
ID 123362-2 CD $10.80
All-acoustic hillbilly rockabilly, with Ray leading a band featuring acoustic guitar, standup bass, dobro steel guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle and spoons! Great choice of classic songs, too! (DIONYSUS)
EMIGRE 8-2 CD $11.30
Ray's an Ohio singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist with a pretty good take on early 80's soft rock (with a 90's beat that sneaks in now & then), to the extent that you'd swear you heard it on the radio years ago. (EMIGRE)
RAY CONDO AND HIS HARD ROCK GONERS
CARGO CRA3-2 CD $10.85
Twenty six tracks of primo material that takes sleazy C&W, dirty blues, drunkard's waltzes, downtown do-wop, heart-attack hillbilly, barstool ballads, pipeline guitar, crazed gypsy fiddle, and Ray's mule skinner vocals all the way out to Condo Country. (CARGO)
"Lipstick Pickup Lines"
ES 7109-7 7" $4.55
Four chukka-chukka power-packed mod/punk tracks of lo-fi lease-breakin' mayhem from Denver's debonair dons of debauchery. Suits, shades and sweat. (ESTRUS)
RAYDIO 01-1 LP $4.90
Features Ray (Ghostbusters) Parker. (MISC. LABELS)
RAYMOND & PETER
"Shut Up Little Man"
SULMCD 1-2 CD $10.10
Ray and Peter, two aging alcoholic roommates, launch continual, 24 hour a day belligerant rants, hateful harangues, drunken soliloquies, and audible fistfights, while their neighbors tape the whole thing. This CD boils down the tapes into 72 minutes of the most caustic, vitriolic dialogue you've ever heard. (SHUT UP LITTLE MAN)
"Tag Ohne Schaffen"
RAZZIA 01-1 LP $8.40
Angry political hardcore from Germany, strongly played & well-recorded. Import (MISC. LABELS)
"Comin' My Way"
JR 047-7 7" $4.25
Hot-shit Seattle punk'n'roll from ex-members of ZIPGUN and JESUS CHRIST SUPERFLY. Big fat superbad dual guitar crunch, with Robb from ZIPGUN doing the vocals. 4 songs, blue vinyl. (JUNK)
RAGIN 1-7 7" $3.65
Fresno hardcore. (RAGIN' RECORDS)
RAVEUP 07-1 LP $11.35
All their releases, plus unreleased studio tracks and live stuff by this great New York City punk band of the late '70s, famous for their "I Want Sex" song, comped on Killed By Death #14! Great artwork, plus liner notes by band member Shepherd Ginzburg. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
"A Collection of Pop Classics, Vol. 1-4"
NRA 13-2 CD $9.65
Though they only released one EP during their "official" ten year career, REAGAN YOUTH will nevertheless be remembered as one of the most influential and dynamic New York City punk rock bands ever. This CD includes the "Volume One" and "Volume Two" LPs on one disk. The band was flushed down the drain addled on by Dave I's drug addiction and the murder of his girlfriend, but the music screams on. (NEW RED ARCHIVES)
NRA 11-1 LP $8.85
Originally called "Youth Anthems for the New Order," this is the classic REAGAN YOUTH album, now with a few extra tracks from the same session, remixed by Nicky Garratt (of the UK SUBS) and singer Dave I when he was still alive. (NEW RED ARCHIVES)
NRA 12-1 LP $8.85
The second album, only completed after Nicky Garratt and Paul Cripple (REAGAN YOUTH guitar player) kidnapped Dave I, locked him in the studio, and forced him to complete his vocals. (NEW RED ARCHIVES)
"Down to You"
TKOROUND 31-7 7" $4.20
For the first time in over 20 years, the original line-up of this legendary Boston band has returned to the studio to record this single of all-new material to promote their upcoming full length. Both tracks rock in classic KIDS' form, and are sure to please their huge international cult following. Limited pressing on colored vinyl. (TKO)
REAL KIDS, THE
"Down To You"
TKOROUND 32-2 CD5 $7.25
The two tracks from the "Down to You" 7" are joined with two more tracks from the same recording session. All four tracks rock in classic 'KIDS form, insuring that this release will be a must for their huge international cult following. (TKO)
"We Love Nick"
BBCD 02-2 CD $10.70
Catchy, captivating, cathartic songs, including the KIM DEAL-produced single, "Hell." REAL LULU is the joined-at-the-hip guitar/bass team of Kattie Dougherty and Sharon Gavlick, who share the melodic but deadpan vocals. They are joined by a rotating cast of powerful drummers from the left field of alternative rock, including Jim Macpherson of THE BREEDERS/THE AMPS, Tim Taylor of BRAINIAC, and Gregg Spence of THE MULCHMEN. Sharp, biting lyrics, irresistibly fuzzed-out guitars, crystal-clear production. (BIG BEEF)
SEE 506-2 CD $10.20
Sticky sounds from life, layered and synchronized with unusual mechanical music and assorted other weird-ass stuff, fusing complex collage and distorted pop melodies around textured plastic rhythms. (SEELAND)
REASON TO BELIEVE
"When Reason Sleeps Demons Dance"
NEM 9-4 cassette $7.10
GONE 10-1 LP $7.55
GONE 10-2 CD $8.90
Memphis' premier bedroom punk rock'n'roll 3 piece. On their 1st full-length release, 15-year-old Jay Reatard and his band have crafted 18 blasts of lo-fi, hi-volume garage shredders using frustration, broken hearts, distortion, broken dreams, guitar solos, yelling, no ska, and covers of FEAR, THE DEAD BOYS, and BUDDY HOLLY to actually express the troubles and trials of life, love, and not fitting in. It's beautiful. It's punk. All you have to do is listen. (GONER)
"Grown Up Fucked Up"
MTR 381-1 LP $8.85
MTR 381-2 CD $10.80
Fronted by Jay Reatard, who's been rockin' since age 14, this Memphis gang sounds a lot like the Killed By Death comps. Hell yeah! Jay's one of the few kids that understand that punk rock ain't punk if it's overproduced and predictable and this record doesn't even come close. Most previous releases on Eric Oblivian's Goner Records. (EMPTY)
"You're So Lewd"
MTR 378-7 7" $4.00
Hate-filled howling and overdriven guitars courtesy of Memphis's Jay Reatard. You'll recall his 7" and album on Goner, now here's a teaser for a 2nd album coming this fall. (EMPTY)
"In One Mouth and Out the Other"
SHIMMY 32-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 32-2 CD $14.00
She's an amazingly talented poet, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and with the help of friends like Kramer, Fred Frith, Tom Cora and David Licht, she fills an album with truly riveting acoustic songs. (SHIMMY-DISC)
REBELS & INFIDELS
"Young, Gifted, and Black"
FOWL 10-4 cassette $5.30
A clash between Avengers, Honeymoon Killers and Ramones. Raw, auditorium sized sound. 13 songs to beat up neighbors with. Lyrics included. (FOWL)
"Words and Terms"
WR 1383-2 CD $10.10
The first full-length from this popular East Bay pop-punk outfit. Cohesive, mid-tempo or faster tunes with firm roots in the punk scene. Previous 7" on Cheetah's. (WINGNUT)
"More of the Same"
MTR 355-7 7" $4.00
A sound spiked deep in the vein of early '80s punk, featuring Tim Storm from the Gargoyles and Mike Leggett from the Cryin' Out Louds. Fast aggressive stuff with snotty, ragin' vocals and a stompin' backbeat. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Outta My Face"
TB 009-7 7" $3.70
MRR raved about this one, calling it "raging...fast rocking beer punk, like yer La Donnas, yer Fumes, and such." (TURKEY BASTER)
WOT 499005-2 CD $11.90
The 2nd outstanding album from this Rome based electronic/lounge/dance/trash/easy duo. 12 tracks, Italian import. (WOT 4)
"Rebels in Society"
GET 19-1 LP $9.60
GET 19-2 CD $13.15
Originally formed in their native Sunderland, in northeast England, RED ALERT became one of the most well-known Oi! bands from '79 to '82. 18 anthems compiled together on one release for the first time, including their first album "We've Got the Power" plus four bonus tracks taken from singles. All new artwork, featuring lyrics. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Bad Motherfuckin' 40-oz."
SFTRI 283-2 CD $9.65
Produced by Brett from Bad Religion, their 2nd album is full of loud, pumped up guitars, distorted vocals and a thick, beefy layer of barely controlled feedback. Vinyl limited to 1000 copies. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
HELL 4-7 7" $4.35
Female hardcore-sleaze (HELL YEAH)
SFTRI 237-2 CD $9.65
Trashy, fucked up punk rock, chimed so perfectly with the real movement that the only people it outrages are the Leninists it denouces; in the coming days of street fighting the rioters will discover its relevance. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 397-5 5" $5.25
One side is an enticing mix of test tones, maracas, vicious guitars, menacing drums and alien screams, while the other is a tight, mean track featuring Clawhammer's John Wahl on a frantic sax with heavy, Rocket From The Crypt overtones. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Retard Jenny Jones"
SFTRI 207-P 7" pic disc $5.00
With Jon of Clawhammer fame on guitar, this disc quakes with a raging guitar and female-vocal cover of the Clash's "Janie Jones". (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
RED AUNTS / CONSTANT COMMENT
SFTRI 495-7 7" $4.00
An exclusive track from the Red Aunts, plus the debut of a band featuring Patty and Melissa of Hole. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"The Parable of Arable Land"
GET 533-1 LP $12.55
Originally released in 1967, this debut remains their most notorious and extreme effort. ROKY ERICKSON guests on vocals on a couple of tracks. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Seven Types of Ambiguity"
RPM 109-2 CD $13.00
The word "red" being somewhat operative, these guitarists played humanist, political songs in contrast to the shallow narcissism of the New Romantic synth groups occupying Britain at the time. Comprised of BBC sessions recorded for John Peel and others 1983-1985, this also includes the original studio version of their 1983 debut 45 "Good Technology." UK import. (RPM)
"God Bless the Red Krayola and All Who Sail with It"
GET 534-1 LP $12.55
Mayo Thompson's 2nd album, originally released in 1968. Original artwork. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Difficulty is Easy"
TMU 032-1 LP $8.25
TMU 032-2 CD $9.00
With roots in the '80s no-wave and post punk sounds of WIRE, THE FALL, GANG OF FOUR, CONTORTIONS, and more modern bands like CIRCUS LUPUS, they here add some other influences (THE EX especially), as well as some outside instruments (cello and violin) to make a real natural progression. (TROUBLEMAN)
TMU 054-7 7" $4.00
Funky, GANG OF FOUR-inspired political anthems you can dance to, or so they say, longer and more intricate than previous releases. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Gunpowder, Treason and Plot"
TMU 068-1 LP $8.55
TMU 068-2 CD $9.00
Dance anthems with a personal and mature angle added, now sounding more like THE EX than GANG OF FOUR. Political and engaging lyrics, vocal layers, horns, and experimental time structures. A thinking persons dance band? You be the judge. (TROUBLEMAN)
RED PAINT PEOPLE
U-32455M-7 7" $3.65
A dense, heavy-guitar roar outta Philly, with atonal sore-throat vocals. 3 songs. (MISC. LABELS)
RED PLANET ROCKETTS
SFTRI 109-7 7" $4.00
Aussie rockabilly (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
HHWF 003-7 7" $3.65
Melodic, emo-esque alternapop from Redmond WA with noisy guitars and sing-along vocals. (HAIR HURT)
TMU 043-2 CD $9.00
This popular Knoxville hardcore outfit takes their influences from SHOTMAKER or HAL AL SHEDAD and adds a chaotic element of their own, pioneered by bands like VOID. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Strangers Die Everyday"
TMU 063-2 CD $9.00
Their 2nd album, this is early-'90s style hardcore with a bit more melody and odd time signatures. Think SHOTMAKER or HEROIN, but louder, tighter and more brutal. (TROUBLEMAN)
RED STARS THEORY
"Red Stars Theory"
S 014-2 CD5 $7.00
The 1995 tracks from an out of print 10" and 7" by this Northwest emo/dreamcore outfit are collected on this CD. (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
"Meet the Redcoats!"
BA 1157-1 LP $9.10
BA 1157-2 CD $10.80
This American band did pure mid-'60s British invasion rock, very evocative of THE BEATLES, unheard and completely unreleased for some 35 years, and now available for the first time. (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)
MR 186-1 LP $12.55
A re-issue of the first full length evil creation of the young McDonald brothers! The complete 1982 LP, plus 4 bonus tracks, and all the original artwork, including the insert! 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"A Broken Light"
FOO 7-7 7" $4.00
These five guys from Simi Valley sound a hell of a lot like Bad Religion, but don't hold it against 'em. The playing is strong & energetic. 4 songs. (FEARLESS)
REDMOND SHOOTING STARS
SKIP 46-7 7" $4.00
This is what happened when Aaron Cometbus (Crimpshrine, Pinhead Gunpowder, Shotwell Coho) met Nick and Sue from Oswald 5-0. Pretty, melodic pop-punk, with two songs by Sue and one each by Aaron and Nick. (BROKEN REKIDS)
702 21-7 7" $3.85
An '80s-style old-school hardcore thrash assault by these Reno yobbos. (702)
"It's About Time"
RIPOFF 051-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 051-2 CD $10.50
Here's the follow-up to the record some critics and fans have called the best punk record of the past 5 years. Pure, loud as fuck tunes with hot, raw, high energy hooks galore. This record is even more of the guitar heavy business. (RIP OFF)
RIPOFF 044-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 044-2 CD $10.50
After a slew of very popular 7"s, here's the first full album from these already-legendary Tex-ass fucks. It rips, of course. (RIP OFF)
"Under Control"/"Pop Action"
RIPOFF 042-7 7" $4.35
Raunchy, raw and for fuckin' real! Two songs from these Texas hicks, anticipating a full album next year. Previous singles on Little Deputy and other labels. (RIP OFF)
"Don't Like You"
TKOROUND 15-7 7" $4.35
This great SF punk powerhouse may just give THE WORKIN' STIFFS, THE DROPKICK MURPHYS, or THE SWINGIN' UTTERS a run for their money with their unabashed anthemic melodies and punchy streetpunk sound that instantaneously causes irresistible waving of fists and banging of heads. White vinyl, too. (TKO)
"Backing the Long Shot"
TKOROUND 21-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 21-2 CD $10.35
A great blast of pub-rock influenced street punk! These guys get compared often to COCK SPARRER, CHELSEA, EDDIE & THE HOT RODS, MENACE, and SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS, and this, their first full length, promises to be one of the street punk highlights of the year. (TKO)
"Crappy Clubs and Smelly Pubs"
TKOROUND 63-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 63-2 CD $10.50
Grab a case of Harp and your wedgie straps, 'cause here it is: the warriors of the San Francisco streets are back! Pure pre-punk, boot-boy glam delivered with all the intensity of COCKSPARRER, CHELSEA, and STIFF LITTLE FINGERS. Produced by Steve Burgess, bassist/songwriter of COCKSPARRER. (TKO)
TKOROUND 40-7 7" $4.65
Two new tracks from this great San Francisco band, blending early UK punk, glam and pub rock that goes far beyond typical oi. (TKO)
"We Are the People"
POD 002-7 7" $3.70
Anthemic singalong punk that really deliver on the all-for-one one-for-all feeling. 3 catchy tunes that will have you chanting along in no time if you let em. Great sound, full-color soccer ball cover. (PAIR-O-DOCS)
SCRATCHED 1-7 7" $4.00
Furious, ultraspeed, sore throat thrash from Dallas. 4 songs (SCRATCHED RECORDS (TX))
"Anchors of Bleed"
COMM 40-1 LP $8.70
COMM 40-2 CD $10.70
Uh, do they call it "refrigerator" so they can remember where they stashed the dope, or are they just implying they're so dern cool? (COMMUNION)
"How You Continue Dreaming"
COMM 36-1 LP $8.70
COMM 36-2 CD $10.70
Semi-dissonant indie rock eulogies for special people. (COMMUNION)
SKIP 88-7 7" $4.35
Two powerful, crushing and melodic new songs from the legendary Japanese band, which will not be on the upcoming REGISTRATORS singles collection. (BROKEN)
RIPOFF 013-7 7" $4.00
With an intense, balls-to-the-wall sound like many early punk bands, this Japanese group shows they really know how to pour on the rawk. (RIP OFF)
RIPOFF 043-1 2xLP $10.90
RIPOFF 043-2 CD $10.50
The first release in 2 years for the kings of Japanese garage punk. 16 new songs. (RIP OFF)
RIPOFF 025-7 7" $4.00
The first release by these Japanese garage punks since 1996's "Terminal Boredom" album. (RIP OFF)
"I Hate You!"/"Hotel California"
REPENT 45006-7 7" $4.00
Screamin' Japanese style '77 garage punk a la Teengenerate. The B side is a hilarious and rockin' cover of the Eagles' chestnut. (REPENT)
RIPOFF 047-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 047-2 CD $10.50
Like the title implies, this collects a bunch of early and rare singles by this monster Japanese garage punk outfit, including some that were only available on tiny Japanese pressings. (RIP OFF)
RIPOFF 019-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 019-2 CD $10.50
The first full album from one of Japan's leading pure pogo punk bands. Raw, screaming, cranked up and definitely in your face. (RIP OFF)
SFTRI 656-7 7" $4.00
The first single from GREG OBLIVIAN's new band. Two originals, plus GENE CLARK's "Without You." (SYMPATHY)
REIGNING SOUND, THE
"Break Up, Break Down"
SFTRI 654-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 654-2 CD $9.65
Fronted by Greg Cartwright (OBLIVIANS, COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS), this new band reveals a bit of a different side to his songwriting. Vocal harmonies and a jangly folk rock influence will be heard here, as the singer laments over love lost and emotional collapse. (SYMPATHY)
"Rice Field Silently Riping in the Night"
PD 002-2 CD $12.25
Dreamy, minimalist songs from this veteran of the Tokyo underground scene since the late '70s. Reiko's soft, almost child-like vocals are intermittently accompanied by guitar (which can sometimes turn very dissonant), simple piano riffs, cello, offhand scrapyard percussion, and a variety of other acoustic instruments courtesy of her husband Tori Kudo and various members of PUKA-PUKA BRIANS. Co-released with Japanese label Majikick. (PERIODIC DOCUMENT)
PR 17-7 7" $3.65
Heavy, heavy sludge-grind-crust in the vein of SLEEP or ANAL CUNT, this is the first record by this all-girl band containing former members of LESS THAN JAKE, OVARY DOSE, and other Gainseville area bands. Vocalist Jen throws her entire body into each wrenching, guttural scream, while Becky on drums is as heavy as anybody this side of Dale Crover. Margaret on guitar and Jessica on bass complete this hard-hitting band. (PROBE)
OO 17-2 CD $11.30
This world-renowned new music ensemble uses fairly conventional woodwinds, brasses, string, keyboard and percussion instruments on the works of four contemporary composers: Robert Ashley, Lois V Vierk, Eleanor Hovda and Fred Wei-han Ho. Near-perfect performances of very complex, demanding music. (O.O. DISCS)
REMINGTON SUPER 60
SUB 013-2 CD $13.00
The debut album from this Norwegian boy/girl band. Strange, sweet BEACH BOYS-style harmonies, with electronic organ, alien sounds and ingenious percussion. Several previous 7" releases. 14 tracks, Italian import. (SHADO)
"Fetus the Code"
PG 4-7 7" $3.65
Six slices of the most brutal thrash and crust from these Wisconsin maniacs, featuring their unique duelling hi/low singers. (POWER GROUND)
"Our Days are Numbered"
BCR 040-1 MLP $7.55
Brutal, screaming, raging hardcore thrash with all the trimmings. Dual high low vocals, fuzzed guitar, speed, 80's thrash, crust and more. Comes with a large booklet with the lyrics, lots of graphics and photos. (BEER CITY)
"Time Served: '95-'98 Discography"
BO 45-2 CD $8.35
The complete discography (36 tracks!) of this incredible band. Manic (an understatement), ultra-powerful dual-vocal Wisconsin hardcore that hits harder than a double-team body smash off the top ropes!!! Killer recording makes most of those flimsy crust efforts pale. REMISSION: Destroying Music's Future TODAY. (POWER GROUND)
"Hello, My Name is Irrelevant"
WRONG 19-2 CD $9.00
A full album of instrumental punk on this video-enhanced CD. (WRONG)
PURE 28-2 CD $8.00
Dark, spacious, powerful electronic sounds and noise washes, harsh blasts and very dynamic noise from this Northern California artist. (PURE)
EXILE 3-4 cassette $4.10
With his sister Jennifer, Tom put together this eleven-minute joyride through the mind of a child. Globs of music, noise and snippets of tape Jennifer recorded of herself as a child whirl past in a giddy rush of impressions. 12 min (EXILE)
CF 012-1 LP $9.00
Finally, the vinyl version of the kick-ass album on Royalty Records (with bonus tracks to boot). As if you didn't know, this is R&R in the MOTORHEAD / ZEKE vein, yet done oh-so well!! (COLDFRONT)
STCD 089-2 CD $14.00
With Hafler Trio leader Andrew McKenzie joining this Icelandic outfit as a full time member and producer, this is a succesor to the Hafler Trio/Reptilicus "Designer Time" collaboration, blending dark songs with fine dance music. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
STCD 102-2 CD $13.00
This full length CD consists of four long remixes, two by Andrew McKenzie and two by Reptilicus, of material from their well-recieved "O" CD. Danceable, if not exactly house music. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
"Freedom Through Ability"
STRM 003-7 7" $5.15
This totalitarian electronic band from 1982 was a decade before its time. Features stirring oratory by frontman H.A. McNeill, who has since become well-known for his symbolist occult artwork, as featured in Kenneth Grant's Outer Gateways. White vinyl. (STORM)
"(I can't get no) Satisfaction"/ "Loser's Weed"
RALPH 1015-7 7" $4.00
Their 1976 classic, featuring Snakefinger on lead guitar. This set some kind of standard for warped cover versions that many others have copied over the years. Yellow vinyl. (RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
RALPH 1016-7 7" $5.15
The original 7" version of this 1977 classic release. 4 songs. (RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
RALPH 7906-4 cassette $6.90
Legends and adventures told entirely through the usage of sound. A moody, abstract piece of music punctuated by primitive vocals and rhythms. Quite original. (RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
RALPH OP1-4 cassette $6.90
(RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
"Hit the Road, Jack"
RALPH 8722-7 7" $3.00
(RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
"Stars and Hank Forever"
RALPH 8652-4 cassette $6.90
Vol. 2 of the fab American Composer Series. Ramble to the sounds of Hank Williams with "Hey Good Lookin'", "Kaw-Liga", "Jambalaya" and more. Down the block I hear the parade roundin' the corner, it's The Residents marching to Sousa's "Stars & Stripes Forever", "Semper Fedelis", "Nobles of the Mystic Shrine" and more. (RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
"The Big Bubble"
RALPH 8552-4 cassette $6.90
Definetly not part 3 of the Mole Trilogy, part 4 explores the music of "pop stars", THE BIG BUBBLE. "BB" plays an integral role in the politcs of part 3's plot. A surprising change in sound for The Residents as they pretend to be guitar-wielding brats. Gatefold cover with photos of "the band." (RALPH T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
"This is a Man's Man's Man's World"/"Safety is a Cootie Wootie"
RALPH 1013-7 7" $2.80
(RALPH-T.E.C. TONES-ELEMENTAL MUSIC)
PA 06-2 CD $9.50
Scrappy, garagy, backglass-shattering debut from San Francisco's kings of primal panic pummel, featuring the most dominant big man in the game today, David Nudelman (ex-3 STONED MEN, Planet Pimp solo recording artist) on guitar, and base-line clank-master Anthony Bedard (ex-ICKY BOYFRIENDS, THE LEATHER UPPERS) on drums. (PAST IT RECORDS)
CD 06-1 LP $8.40
Scrappy, garagy, backglass-shattering debut from San Francisco's kings of primal panic pummel, featuring the most dominant big man in the game today, David Nudelman (ex-3 STONED MEN, Planet Pimp solo recording artist) on guitar, and base-line clank-master Anthony Bedard (ex-ICKY BOYFRIENDS, THE LEATHER UPPERS) on drums. All the stuff from their 1998 CD, plus a bonus track from a live radio broadcast. (CHEAP DATE)
"Don't Want the Retardos"
SUP 4504-7 7" $4.00
Superteem goes geek with this quartet of trash rawk screechers and thoroughly retarded pop howling. (SUPER TEEM)
RETURN FROM MANILA
"Don't Trust the Manila"
ZIKS 010-2 CD $14.30
A.k.a. "The Manila Gaeri." The bastard Japanese offspring of Big Black and Cop Shoot Cop, these guys pump the aggro energy way up & then slam it into the sinuous structures of their highly rhythmic, percussive songs. Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
REVELAIRS / JOURNEYMEN, THE
HR 15-7 7" $3.65
Two 1963 vintage surf tracks from these two bands from the South Bay region of Los Angeles. The Journeymen rock real hard in a rave-up style, and the Revelairs do a Ventures-style instrumental. Raw and real, straight from the garage. Limited edition, red vinyl. (HILLSDALE)
"Serve The Man"
CRYPT 068-7 7" $3.80
The ultra-raw basement-recorded debut 7", featuring one cut that was re recorded and included on the "We Told You.." album, plus the exclusively here and essentially bold goddamn scree-thump of "Crawdad", which approximates the effect of being run over by a wheat chopper, ala the excellent Missouri located Lee Marvin flic, "Prime Cut." (CRYPT)
"We Told You Not To Cross Us"
CRYPT 073-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 073-2 CD $10.20
The Rev's crank out a stripped-down gutteral roar that reeks to high hell of some sick blend of punked-out southern hillbilly, Sonics-y northwest white boy R&B, a bit of that raw buzzsaw guit-buzz of DMZ, and mebbe Elmore James on a shitload of Benzedrine, jamming with the Devil Dogs. Jeremiah belts out a screechin' vocal over the thumping pound of Mark's drumkit while guitman Schooley jumps from bottleneck slide to buzzsaw blast! (CRYPT)
"The Revelators featuring Walter Daniels"
SFTRI 512-7 7" $4.00
The big, bad, harmonica blowin' daddy from BIG FOOT CHESTER and Crypt's premier mean machine, THE REVELATORS, got together and churned out these two furious blues/hillbilly scorchers. Over-the-top harp antics by WD and blistering rock from THE REVELATORS together make for a rare performance of stupefying magnitude. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"The 12 Swinging Signs of the Zodiac"
RAVE 06-1 LP $7.80
I'll bet these guys are often caught in graveyards, howling at the moon. A vaguely uneasy sick-o-delic sound to set your stomach roiling and your mind aflutter. (RAVE RECORDS)
REVEREND BEAT-MAN AND THE UNBELIEVERS
"Get on Your Knees"
VR 09-1 LP $9.60
VR 09-2 CD $11.30
The incredible, indestructible BEAT-MAN is back with a new band (folks from THE MONSTERS, THE MIRACLE WORKERS, and THE NEVER HEARD OF 'EMS), and a new album of the most primitive, hollerin'-preacher gospel blues trash ever to make your nice Aunt Matilda turn blue. Produced by Liam Watson at Toe Rag in London, so you know it's got "that" sound! Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
"The Revillos 4-Track 7"
SFTRI 555-7 7" $4.00
Two tracks from the "Totally Alive" album, plus two exclusive tracks: "Secret of the Shadow" and "Voodoo." (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 549-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 549-2 CD $9.65
The seminal trash/glam/punk band of the late '70s and early '80s play a "best of" farewell show in '96, which turns out to be their best album ever, and the only one to be released in the US. Full-color 20-page booklet with comic picture story of the band and lots of photos. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SSS 49-7 7" $5.15
Cut-n-paste madcapness in a Negativland or Tape Beatles mode, with an emphasis on hi-tech themes, space and science. Limited edition of 300, in a baggie with hanger. (SSS)
REYVISION - THE SOUND CAGE
"The Other Acts/ Pianos and Thinking"
REY 787-1 LP $7.25
Six improvisations of voice, percussion, piano, electronics and other instruments. Flowing, moody, very evocative. Excellent digital recording. (SILENT RECORDS)
MEDRAR REZ1-7 7" $4.70
The original band in it's '77 prime, and you can tell just by listening to it. "Top of the Pops," "Good Sculptures," "It Gets Me," and "No!" with all the punch and sheer pogo-crazy energy that was missing in all those later incarnations. (MEDIUM RARE)
1-2 CD $10.90
This well-known SoCal punk band is back with a pretty darn neat helping of thick, creamy & filling hardcore. Great production, great playing & great songwriting. (SCREAMING SKULL)
SMK 7102-2 CD $9.75
A new album by one of the originators of the Southern California punk sound, still old school after all these years! 15 slammin' songs that don't give an inch! (SMOKE 7)
"Third Order Parasitism"
DF 33-2 CD $10.70
An improvisational California quintet with influences from the likes of ORGANUM, PELT, etc. (DRUNKEN FISH)
"Rhubarb's Revenge, or Confessions of a Big Lanky Dope"
GFC 416-1 LP $17.25
Also calling themselves THE ROADAPPLES or THE FUCKING ASSHOLES, this New Jersey garage psych band released this homemade album in 1973 in a pressing of only 100 copies. Often folky, but also with some clear progressive influences, they do several of their own tunes, plus covers from bands as diverse as THE KINKS, THE BYRDS, NEIL YOUNG, THE STONES, and THE MOVE. Includes 4 bonus cuts, the original artwork, and extensive liner notes on an insert. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
"The Hidden Tongue"
GF 009-2 CD $7.75
Brief, very abrupt eruptions of complex noise are separated by swaths of faint, nearly subliminal sound, making for a strange dichotomy of moods somewhere between contemplative and explosive. (GROUND FAULT)
DSR 39-1 LP $8.25
DSR 39-4 cassette $7.45
DSR 39-2 CD $9.65
Their third album is angrier, catchier, faster and more aggressive than previous efforts. No sugar-coated tunes here, just pure punk rock! (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 53-2 CD $9.65
19 of their blistering, rapid-fire punk frenzy blasts gathered from rare, hard-to-find and out-of-print 7" and compilation tracks, from releases scattered all over the globe. (DR. STRANGE)
"Happy as a Fucking Clam"
BEP 960722-7 7" $4.25
Two indelibly melodic, kind of cute, very fast studio songs on side 1, plus 2 live recordings (including a Fine Young Cannibals cover) on the flip, featuring the truly hyper drumming of Sean Donnelly. (BREAK EVEN POINT)
DSR 15-1 LP $8.25
DSR 15-2 CD $9.65
The 2nd album from this L.A. group features the fresh, melodic but aggressive punk they're known for. The CD also contains their first album, "Pressure." (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 6-4 cassette $7.45
Their first full album; catchy LA powerchord punk. Ex-members of Youth Brigade (LA) sounding like Social Distortion. A better youth organization all around. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 32-7 7" $4.00
Three new hard-hitting, energetic punk tunes leading up to a new album due out this summer. (DR. STRANGE)
TKOROUND 34-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 34-2 CD $10.35
Authentic-style roots reggae with the funky elements of TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, LEE PERRY's dub-driven beats, and the live energy of SLY & THE FAMILY STONE. Lead Hammond organ, Lesie amps and a heavy heavy sound. (TKO)
"Baby Falcon Getaway"
CBR 04-2 CD $7.75
These guys started out in El Paso in 1983, put out put out 3 albums and abunch of singles and comp tracks over the years, eventually moved to San Francisco, and now here's 15 new tracks of very Texas oriented punk rock. (COOL BEANS!)
"She Just Goes A Little Mad Sometimes"/"It's Not As Though She's Some Sort of Raving Thing"
SA 51-7 7" $4.85
The formar F/i guitarist throws together guitars, basses and drums with concrete effects and analog synth galore to show you that Wisconsin 1995 is not so far from Germany 1973. On yellow reverb-colored vinyl. (STOMACH ACHE)
"Welcome to the Electric Circus"
INS 14-2 CD $9.50
The leader of legendary space/noise/experimental groups F/i and Vocokesh leads us on a journey through guitar and other stringed instrument-based space rock, as well as some more academic compositions, including music for the Buchla modular analog synth. (INSIGNIFICANT)
OVER 36-2 CD5 $6.50
A re-issue of the legendary 1978 proto-punk classic which also featured the original (and best!) versions of "Blank Generation" and "You Gotta Lose." The new artwork incorporates the original design. UK import. (OVERGROUND)
"The Night is Coming On"
OVER 024-7 7" $4.80
OVER 024-2 CD5 $7.00
His first new single in 14 years; the 3 tracks also feature Thurston Moore, Steve Shelley & Don Fleming. Some of the Cds are autographed. UK import. (OVERGROUND)
RICHARD LAST GROUP
AK 062-1 LP $17.25
AK 062-2 CD $16.60
The 1972 album by this enigmatic 7-member Italian band with a sound comparable to UK bands of the era like JETHRO TULL, AUDIENCE, or FAMILY. LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Deconstructed Hand Device"
CD 145-2 CD $8.90
The sounds of tornados ripping and rumbling through, tin roofed shacks scraping together and flying apart, all rendered with low-grade electronics. Abrasive, non-rhythmic, non-ambient harshness, in a numbered edition of 500 in spraypainted envelopes. (DEADLINE NOISE)
RICHARD TEITELBAUM and CARLOS ZINGARO
"The Sea Between"
VICTO 03-1 LP $8.40
VICTO 03-2 CD $12.45
Teitelbaum plays a whole passel of electronic keyboards, and Zingaro wields a MIDIed violin on these dramatic, free-flowing fantasies. Very fine, crystal clear and intensely musical. (VICTO)
TOTE 21-2 CD $11.60
His first solo CD fuses disparate instrumentation (homemade electronics, plaintive vocals, clock chimes and found objects) into a lengthy series of pealing, minimal compositions. (TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS)
RICHARD YOUNGS & STEPHEN TODD
VHF 22-2 CD $11.00
A startling yet accessible mix of crazy musics, bubbly moods and moderately intense interludes. What more could you expect from Richard Youngs? (VHF)
RICHARD YOUNGS VS. LEATHER MOLE
C4-7 7" $3.35
Prime Richard Youngs strangeness! One side of whistling/whining noise accompanied by random found-object percussion, plus a side of glistening drone with what sounds like a severely distorted voice. (CRANK AUTOMOTIVE)
"Live at the Paradise Theater 1978"
LK 001-1 2xLP $25.60
Here's the first in a new series of official live concert recordings. This was recorded July 7, 1978 in Boston, and features 3 sides of live music and 1 side of prestigious fine etched vinyl artwork. With Derringer on guitar, Kenny Aaronson on bass, Neil Geraldo on guitar and keyboards and Myron Grombacher on drums. 56 minutes of music, 11 tracks, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (LIVE KARMA)
RICK WAKEMAN & MARIO FASCIANO
"Stella Bianca alla Corte di Re Ferdinando"
AK 1017-1 LP $17.25
Released on CD by MP Records in 1999 and now available on vinyl, the former YES keyboardist collaborates with '70s rock veteran Fasciano on this classic mix of traditional Neapolitan and Mediterranean folk songs. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"I Can't Find My Beer"
BCR 011-7 7" $3.65
Back in print at last, 5 songs by this famous Olympia hardcore punk outfit, including one song that was left off the original pressing by mistake! Comes with a poster with photos and lyrics. (BEER CITY)
"Stewed, Screwed and Tattooed"
BMD 009-7 7" $4.00
Four songs from this greaser-punk rockabilly-rooted band with a bad attitude, great songwriting with plenty of riffs, and tons of energy. They've been gathering steam playing with the likes of AGENT ORANGE, AFI, DI, and HAYRIDE TO HELL. Includes CLINT EASTWOOD sample. Muscular punk rock to beat the shit out of someone by. (BAD MONKEY)
RIFF RANDELLS, THE
"How 'Bout Romance?"
LIP 007-7 7" $4.25
Hangin' somewhere between tuff powerpop, hard rock and pop punk, these three Vancouver gals just wanna rock & roll straight outta the garage. (LIPSTICK)
"Kustom Made Hell"
FSA 666-2 CD $8.90
The tuff-as-nails, hard-rockin', long-awaited debut full-length from this uniquely Santa Cruz punk foursome blends the hard-hitting energy and pace of hardcore and rockabilly, and a catchy but dark mood to the songwriting that's quite original. Previous 7" praised in MRR and other zines, shows with AFI, HAYRIDE TO HELL, D.I., GOOD RIDDANCE, AGENT ORANGE and others. This is good. Buy it. (F.S.A.)
"And the Saga Begins"
TKOROUND 48-2 CD $10.35
A fearsome teenage foursome from Sweden, bound by solemn duty to preserve the tradition of Oi! Their debut album, produced by Carl from the TEMPLARS. (TKO)
RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED
NTR 87-4 cassette $5.30
This little relic of the mid-'80s recently dropped into our laps: it's the noisy, rockin' first album by this legendary Chicago teen punk band, released in 1987. They later evolved into big deals TRIPLE FAST ACTION, but don't hold it against 'em. (NATIONAL TRUST)
RRR RUE15-1 LP $7.80
Tape manipulations, malfunctions, reconstructions and "plagiarisations" by an Australian sound experimenter. A very broad array of sources and unlimited imagination make for some very entertaining, if highly unconventional, listening. (RRR)
RINGLING SISTERS, THE
"Cherries in the Snow"
SFTRI 273-7 7" $4.00
Debbie Patino, Annette Zilinskas, Pleasant Gehman and Iris Berry do spoken word stuff about Hollywood as seen thru the eyes of four vixens who've been around the block, swung from the chandeliers and been to hell & back. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Eject the End All"
NE 006-7 7" $3.35
Well, we told you that BULLROARER was the heaviest there is, but RINGWURM may give em a run for their money. Throat-shredding politicisms, squealing feedback, the true nature of CRUST. But wait, now it's some kinda Revolution 9 fucked-up tape collage punishing your ears and harrowing your soul. Real punk, not for the faint of heart. Green wax, full-color fold out poster. (EAST BAY MENACE)
RINGWURM / BETTY'S LOVE CHILD
NE 007-7 7" $3.65
Perhaps the heaviest release yet from the ever-more-infamous Probe Records and magazines. Two songs each from these San Jose bands: RINGWURM does super-heavy crusty riffage which spine-tinglingly screechy vocals, while BLC does tight, tricky hardcore with a metallic edge and a dab of emo-melody. Lyrics included, white vinyl. (PROBE)
RIP OFFS, THE
RIPOFF 010-7 7" $4.00
Yow! Brand new, 1995 songs! Some of these are 2 songs on a one-sided 7", and some have a 3rd song on the other side. These are randomly mixed together, so don't ask us to sort them out for you! (RIP OFF)
RIP OFFS, THE
"Got a Record"
RIPOFF 006-1 LP $9.15
Pinhead punk, blitzkrieg bop and pogo rockin', lo-fi, 3-chord madness from this popular San Francisco band. Lotsa write-ups in Maximum Rock & Roll, so everybody else knows about these guys too. Red vinyl! (RIP OFF)
RIP OFFS, THE
"Got a Record"
RIPOFF 006-2 CD $10.50
Hey, it's the first CD release of this classic early-'90s garage punk album! (RIP OFF)
RIP OFFS, THE
"Make Up Your Mind"
RIPOFF 004-7 7" $4.00
Tons of 77-style punk energy and hooks on these two songs. (RIP OFF)
"Come On, Let's Go!"
DFBX 2359-2 3xCD $24.50
62 tracks, many previously unreleased, including outtakes from his sessions at Gold Star Studios, recordings at producer Bob Keane's home studio, and a 1958 live concert at Pacoima Jr. High. This deluxe box set also includes a 64-page biographical booklet (with lots of photos), 4 different Ritchie Valens postcards, a large, full color poster, and a 12-page booklet with discography and recording session notes. (DEL-FI)
RITCHIE WHITES, THE
"Stop Me Before I Kill Again"
RPATALL 12-7 7" $4.25
Two crunchy, powerful, hooky punk tunes from a new Austin band featuring ex-members of THE MOTARDS, BULEMICS, SECRET LOVERS and LOS TIGRES GUAPOS. Insert with lyrics, photos and graphics. (RAPID PULSE)
"New Music for a New America"
BRD 022-2 CD $11.30
This experimental rock quartet blends the furious noise of New York free jazz, the crazy structures of Captain Beefheart and the rage of Diamanda Galas, while plundering 60's rock, country music and folk-rock icons. (RASTASCAN)
RIVER CITY RAPISTS
JR 033-1 MLP $6.85
JR 033-2 CD $7.15
Tuff, no-nonsense punk from this Austin band including members of the BUTTHOLE SURFERS, DIDJITS, and MOTARDS! (JUNK)
"Cosi Dolce, Cosi Perversa"
CHLP 1002-1 LP $15.65
The original soundtrack for this 1969 Italian cult movie, and a must-have for all fans of Riz Ortolani. This is its first vinyl release, and it's an audiophile limited edition of 500 copies. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (CINEDELIC)
RED 113-1 LP $12.55
RED 113-2 CD $11.90
Original soundtrack for this 1974 erotic adaptation of Voltaire's "Candide," after Ortolani's worldwide success with "Mondo Cane." Liner notes by Roberto Zamori, with beautiful artwork. LP in gatefold sleeve on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (DAGORED)
CDCR 38-2 CD $11.60
If you like those "Easy Tempo" comps or the "Beat at Cinecitta" stuff (on Crippled Dick), you'll love the sleazy-listening, cool jazz sounds of these 3 original soundtracks. Yes, it's got babes on the cover. Italian import. (BEAT)
RED 128-1 LP $12.55
RED 128-2 CD $11.90
The groovy, jazzy original soundtrack to a 1969 Italian thriller known in the US as "One on Top of the Other" or "Perversion Story," directed by Lucio Fulci. With 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Gatefold sleeve with the usual great Dagored artwork, poster insert, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
"Phoning It In"
SFTRI 639-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 639-2 CD $9.65
Formed in 1995 in LA with a guitar, snare drum, and cardboard box, Sarah (drums and vocals), and Jen (guitar and vocals), began the journey documented on this release: 5 years of broken hearts and broken bones. This is stripped down, harmony laden indie pop, mixed with some plain old rock'n'roll a la SHOP ASSISTANTS, or TIGER TRAP. (SYMPATHY)
"Revue et Corrigé"
TOC 954-2 CD $17.20
Ralf Wehowsky (founder of P16.D4) has digitally reworked his contributions to the "Nicht Niemand Nirgends Nie" 2LP presenting the results on this CD. German import. (TRENTE OISEAUX)
RLW WITH K2
"Junk on the Parameters"
VSPS 03-7 7" $4.55
Ralf Wehowsky of P16.D4 collaborates with Japanese noisician Kusafuka for this very dynamic, textured mixture of electronic blasts and processed metal percussion, organ and flipped-out junkpile demolition. (KINKY MUSIC)
SCAP 054-7 7" $4.70
Wild'n'raving R&B-influenced, purely '60s-style garage punk stomp a la PRETTY THINGS or DOWNLINERS SECT. Dig that nasty fuzz guitar on the flipside track! German import. (SCREAMING APPLE)
MRC 017-2 CD $14.00
Lots of ethnic-style rhythm a la O Yuki Conjugate or Muslimgauze, using a limited amount of source material in circular compositions that often spiral through cycles. Dutch import. (MULTIMOOD)
"Voice of the Eagle"
VANGUARD 79321-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 79321-2 CD $13.00
The first album for Vanguard for the Berkeley CA acoustic guitar innovator, originally out in 1972. Dissonance, unusual tunings, and Eastern and American Indian influences characterize these songs, which sometimes sound more like Indian chants than folk tunes. Original artwork, and the LP is on 180 gram vinyl. Italian import. (VANGUARD)
VANGUARD 79339-2 CD $13.00
The 1972 album by the acoustic guitar virtuoso, this uses Persian, Arabic and Western themes. Original artwork, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
"In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven there were Men and Women"
GET 413-1 LP $12.55
A uniquely original work from 1972, where spoken vocals trigger electronic sounds. The voice part is read with as few inflections and breaths as possible, and the electronics then respond with inflected sounds. The musical effect is like an internal voice stimulating involuntary ideas and feelings, offering a profound exploration of the relation between the physical nature of the voice and social/language behaviors. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"State of the Bass"
OO 14-2 CD $11.30
Avant bassist Black performs works by John Cage, Paul Dresher, Orlando Garcia, Amy Knoles, James Sellars and Richard Zvonar, using double bass, electric bass, electronic upright bass, and MIDI bass. The result, as you can imagine, ranges from traditional bass sounds to unclassifiable. (O.O. DISCS)
"For the Love of Jesus, Chapter Five"
SFTRI 541-7 7" $4.00
CAGE's Mississippi "grunt"-style blues is the 5th chapter in the ongoing series of co-releases with the legendary Fat Possum label. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
OO 7-2 CD $11.30
The music of composer & flute revolutionary Robert Dick, also featuring Neil Rolnick, Steve Gorn, Ned Rothenberg and Mary Kay Fink. (O.O. DISCS)
ROBERT DICK & STEVE GORN
"Steel and Bamboo"
OO 12-2 CD $11.30
These two composers/improvisors/flute virtuosi perform on a wide variety of flutes from around the world. Literally a trip around the globe by flute, each of the 8 pieces here is in a different style and from a different culture. (O.O. DISCS)
BA 09-2 CD $10.80
Martin Denny-inspired exotica turned out by a veteran of 1940's big bands (Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown etc.), who later went on to compose music for many hit TV shows (Twilight Zone, Lost In Space, Mission Impossible, Man From U.N.C.L.E.). (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
MUWORK 1002-4 cassette $7.35
MUWORK 1002-2 CD $11.60
MUWORK 1008-4 cassette $7.35
MUWORK 1008-2 CD $11.60
ROCK AND ROLL ADVENTURE KIDS
"Rock And Roll Adventure Kids"
SNS 03-7 7" $3.15
Total garage punk mayhem, raw and no-fi as fuck, with no pretensions. These 3 Berkeley kids (Oscar, Amy and Marcos) level the house with 3 songs recorded live (including a cover of THE TAMRONS' '60s garage punk classic "Wildman"). And yes, it's the same recording on both sides of the record! MUMMIES and SUPERCHARGER fans will love it! (SOUL NOT STYLE)
BA 1160-7 7" $4.35
This is a four song (two were never released) EP by this '60s Camden, Arkansas group. What you get is basic, premium, kick ass local American garage and folk. Originally released on Revise Records in 1967. (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)
"Mr. Lee's Swingin' Affair Presents..."
BA 1115-1 LP $9.70
BA 1115-2 CD $10.80
Originally released in 1969 in a very limited quantity, this features elements of mid-to-late '60s garage, fuzz guitars, and some very cool songs. This was the Southern California folk-garage-psych band's only release, and original copies command hefty prices on the collectors' market. The vinyl is limited to 500 copies. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
"All Systems Go 2"
SWAMI 2001-2 CD $9.50
A 25-track collection culled from 13 different recording sessions over 8 years. Most of the tracks are making their CD debut, only having been released in the forms of limited vinyl runs or rare b-sides and compilations on labels such as Merge and Elemental. Two never-before-released songs are included. (SWAMI)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
"All Systems Go 2"
SWA 2001-1 2xLP $11.50
Extremely limited vinyl version of the CD released a while back. (SYMPATHY)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
"All Systems Go"
SFTRI 558-2 CD $9.65
The most sought after RFTC release is finally back in print! All their early, horned, guitar-drenched, 12-legged singles, now fetching exorbitant prices in the collectors' circles, collected on one CD. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
SFTRI 179-7 7" $4.00
A re-issue of their long-out-of-print single, now with completely new graphics, and on good ole black vinyl. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
"Paint As A Fragrance"
HED 003-4 cassette $7.25
This San Diego band fits its name pretty good - a noisy, rockin' blast that hits hard and sweaty. These guys must tear the roof off a club, serious. (HEADHUNTER)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
"Plays the Music Machine"
SFTRI 373-5 5" $5.80
SFTRI 373-7 7" $4.00
Covers of two long-lost Music Machine classics, "Trouble" and "Masculine Intuition," on the somewhat bizarrely trendy 5" format. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT / JULIAN
VC 76-7 7" $4.00
Two great San Diego bands on one 7"! RFTC you've no doubt heard, and JULIAN BRIANO is a Norteńo band (that's the style with the accordion). Full color sleeve with pictures of both bands. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT
"The State of the Art is On Fire"
SFTRI 320-1 10" $7.70
SFTRI 320-2 CD5 $7.85
Six new sonic blisters and unholy blasts with horns galore. This goes way way beyond punk, but spares nobody in the process. CD is joined by the two tracks from the "Plays the Music Machine" 5"/7". (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ES 720-7 7" $4.00
Noisy, pounding biker rock from Delaware; Estrus Crust limited edition. (ESTRUS)
"A Certain Smile"
SLUMB 40-2 CD $10.70
Sacramento 8 track hermit does lilting pop songs in a way somebody likes. (SLUMBERLAND)
"Best of the Rockin' Ramrods"
AK 156-2 CD $13.00
Starting out as Freddie Cannon's backing band in the early 1960s, this Boston band went on to issue a bunch of singles beginning with the instrumental "Jungle Call" and later with influences ranging through THE BEATLES, '60s garage punk, folk rock, psych and soft rock. This collects all their singles 1963-66, plus some tracks from their later incarnation as PUFF. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"The Complete: It's Alright!"
RPM 196-2 CD $13.00
British mod/R&B from the mid-'60s; includes their entire recorded output (4 singles + unissued tracks) plus a great story contributed to by founder Harry Feeney, as well as the first recordings of one-time member Lemmy. 14 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
"No More Vinyl For The Masses"
EON 15-7 7" $4.00
(EIGHT ONE NINE PRODUCTIONS)
"Somebody's Watching Me"
ROKWEL 01-1 LP $6.00
Berry Gordy's kid grabs the mike while nobody's looking. (MISC. LABELS)
ROD MYERS & THE RAMPS
SUB 47-7 7" $4.00
Whaddaya do if you're a disabled rock 'n roller in Rockford, Illinois? Start a band and do songs about it, o' course. The dawn of dis-abilly! (SUBTERRANEAN)
"The Death Adder"
WIN 021-2 CD $10.85
Originally planned for release on Table of the Elements, this improvisation for solo steel string acoustic guitar uses a "just intonation" system of tuning which results in ethereal and eerie tones that have more to do with harmony than melody. (W.I.N.)
GET 578-1 2xLP $17.40
30 tracks collecting all of his 1960s output (with the exception of THE JEFF BECK GROUP), including rare tracks, demos, live recordings and previously unreleased material from solo sessions and with SHOTGUN EXPRESS '66, PYTHON LEE JACKSON and QUIET MELON (also featuring Ron and Art Wood), with musicians including BRIAN AUGER, KEITH RICHARDS, KEITH EMERSON, JULIE DRISCOLL, PP ARNOLD, JOHN PAUL JONES, and LONG JOHN BALDRY. With many unpublished photos, detailed liner notes and a detailed bio by John Gray covering the singer's '60s career. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
RODNEY AND THE TUBE TOPS
"I Hate the '90s"
SFTRI 476-7 7" $4.00
Ack. Can you imagine sleaze-o-matic LA DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, Thurston Moore, Eric Erlandson of Hole, and Pat Fear from White Flag all in the same band together? It boggles th' ole wig hat. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MRC 010-2 CD $14.00
Close in sound to his well-known early 70's band Cluster, this collaboration with various other musicians adds flute, sax, viola and contrabass to his keyboards, producing a massive work of texture upon texture, line upon line, color upon color, sound upon sound. Dutch import. (MULTIMOOD)
SHIMMY 67-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 67-2 CD $11.60
Heading the New York anti-folk charge back in the late 80's, Manning is still at it with his hard-edged acoustic guitar backed by an electric band, firing out sharp, amphetamine-rap, early-Dylan-esque songs. Excellent! (SHIMMY DISC)
RRR 104-7 7" $4.65
The records of FRANK SINATRA, JAMES BROWN, THE BEATLES, BLACK SABBATH, XENAKIS, THE INK SPOTS collaged!...but not in the way you think. The only parts of these records used is before the music starts or the grooves between songs. That's right: this piece is made solely from vinyl surface noise! Side 2 has the score of a Bach fugue etched into it, and we don't recommend that you play it unless you want to destroy your needle! (RRR)
"Get Out Alive"
FORCEM 4-7 7" $3.35
Working class Detroit kids wielding 50 caliber guitars blast out with some really inspiring political punk anthems. Angry, radical hardcore attitude, great production, and totally intense playing! 4 songs on 7" & 6 on cass. (FORCE MAJEURE)
ROKY ERICKSON & EVILHOOK WILDLIFE
SFTRI 345-2 CD $9.65
Another collection of rare and unreleased material from the earthly master of darkness and things that go bump in the night. An LP that's been out of print for 10 years, live and studio versions of several knock-out tunes, plus live stuff from a 1983 Austin show, interview excerpts and more. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ROKY ERICKSON & THE RESURRECTIONISTS
"Beauty and the Beast"
SFTRI 182-2 CD $9.65
Roky and his backing band, recorded live in Houston in June of 1982, doing many of his greatest songs. Hot, powerful, classic tracks from one of the underground's best songwriters. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ROLLING SCABS, THE
JULIONO 01-7 7" $4.00
A couple of 12 year old snotty punks do totally unforgettable songs like "I Hate My Teacher" and "My Mom Smokes Pot," backed by members of BOMB. Recorded live at the Gilman St. Project, with an intro by Lawrence Livermore of Lookout Records. 4-song (MISC. LABELS)
POLLUTE 042-2 CD $9.00
Tokyo greats' 19-song follow-up to their amazing split release with SPAZZ! Fast hardcore with crazed vocals, passion and enthusiasm. (SOUND POLLUTION)
TRAMUL 1-1 LP $8.40
A head-on collision of wailing acid-rock and Celtic-flavored folk, at times venturing into territory usually claimed by guitar whizzes like Fred Frith or Steve Tibbetts, at other times venturing off into many other exceptionally diverse influences. Anderson started as one of the notorious New York "downtown" crowd (with Rat At Rat R and Yellow Tang). (TRAGIC MULE)
"pak small r 1/2 inch"
BRD 020-2 CD $11.30
Molecules guitarist Anderson splices up a stew of intense sound featuring many of San Francisco'smost creative musicians for this 90's version of Zappa's "Uncle Meat" with a pinch of Japanese noise. 19 dense, noisy, cut-n paste pieces packed into one stream of consciousness performance. (RASTASCAN)
RON ANDERSON & TATSUYA YOSHIDA
CFCD 4-2 CD $10.70
Tatsuya Yoshida of the Ruins does his manic percussion and voice thing in this all-day jam with Ron Anderson of the Molecules, who spazzes out on hyper-amphetamine fractured guitar. (COMMERCIAL FAILURE)
RON CARTER QUARTET
UV 005-1 2xLP $33.00
Originally released on Milestone/Fantasy in 1977, this features the prodigious Carter on "piccolo bass," along with Kenny Barron (piano), Buster Williams (2nd bass), and Ben Riley (drums). Recorded live, it's notable for the duelling basses, but the piano and drums could give you chills. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
RON URINI and the WILD BUNCH with MARS BONFIRE
"Wild Venus on Wheels"
SFTRI 40-7 7" $4.00
Three tracks featuring the Czech vocalist (with Mars "Born to be Wild" Bonfire on cheesy Farfisa) doing 60's Seeds-like driven garage tunes. Flower power? (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
RON WOOD & RONNIE LANE
"Mahoney's Last Stand"
GET 517-1 LP $12.55
Gatefold LP version of this hard-to-find soundtrack originally released on Atco in 1976. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Just Rockin' & Rollin'"
NOHIT 019-1 LP $9.90
The 1996 album from the Blond Bomber, still going strong for longer than most of us have been alive with his raw, swingin' rockabilly, blues and rock'n'roll madness. UK import. (NO HIT)
NOHITCD 8-2 CD $11.00
This cat continues to rock the house into the '90s, and this amazing recording proves that he's never sounded so good. 23 steamy rockabilly gems including "Mule Train," "Wham Bam Jam," plus all the tracks from Ronnie's "Still a Lotta Rhythm" LP. Prime guitar pickin' twang, absolutely spot-on vocals, and incredible energy and fun, captured in full glory and explosive retro-fidelity at Toe Rag. UK import. (NO HIT)
"More Bad Habits"
YEP 2012-2 CD $11.60
One of the pioneers of American rock'n'roll (he just turned 60), the Blonde Bomber releases his first US-recorded studio album since the 1960s with this collection of hot, down-home rockabilly tunes. Raw, jazzy and rockin' as hell all at the same time, and it sounds like Ronnie's having so much fun there oughta be a law. (YEP ROC)
NOHITCD 1-2 CD $11.00
The Blond Bomber's too cool '50s sides are collected on CD, along with a bunch of previously unreleased tracks from that era. With his distictive boyish vocals and down'n'dirty lyrics, not to mention the raw, crashing instrumental accompaniment, Ronnie does 20 songs including his hits "Action Packed," "Do Do Do," and "Rockin' Bones." UK import. (NO HIT)
"Up Jumped the Devil"
NOHIT 101-7 7" $4.15
The '50s rockabilly legend only improves with age, whipping up 2 awesome toe-tappers with EDDIE ANGEL, BRIAN NEVILL & MATT RADFORD. (NO HIT)
"Coney Island"/"New York Groove"
SR 001-7 7" $4.30
Ronnie is the singer/guitarist for THE 5,6,7,8s, and she recorded these 2 mighty garage screamers with some friends in NYC in October '97, releasing them herself (with help from Tina and Russell of THE BOBBYTEENS) on this limited edition 7". Snazzy artwork, too! (SCRATCH (US))
MTR 368-7 7" $4.00
This Yokohama, Japan trio mutates '77 punk with ferocious energy and eyebrow-raising musical competence that belies the "typical wannabe punk rock band" stereotypes. Limited to 1000! (eMpTy RECORDS)
"All the Time"
SLUMB 50-1 LP $8.70
SLUMB 50-2 CD $10.70
60's psychedelic pop and 90's guitar noise combine deftly in these introspective songs. Jangle, hypnotoc pulse and sweet melodies. (SLUMBERLAND)
"Live in Italy"
GERN 058-2 CD $9.65
This early-90s hardcore band ('89-'93) featured future members of DEAD GUY, BEAUTIFUL SKIN, COMPUTER COUGAR, KISS IT GOODBYE, RADIO TO SATURN, AMBUSH, etc., and played a significant role in shaping the modern face of hardcore punk. This is a very rare recording of a live show in Italy on their 1992 European tour. Cassette copies have been floating around for years, said to sound better than their Protestant LP. Now remixed and EQd, this has 16 originals, plus a cover of BLACK FLAG's "My War." (GERN BLANDSTEN)
WARDRP 01-1 LP $7.00
Totally heavy, thudding doompunk with the most extreme vocals imaginable...I'd be surprised if the guy had a throat left after the recording session! Full length album at a bargain price! (WARDANCE)
"Songs In The Wind"
VICTO 11-2 CD $11.90
The world famous saxophonist teams up with several collaborators, including instrument inventor Steve Sylvester, on a collection of 13 very experimental pieces which lie somewhere between avant jazz and sound environments. The result is highly emotional, vivid tone poems of urban life and the natural world. (VICTO)
ROSE 4 BOHDAN
BBPTC 21-4 7" + cassette $6.40
A Ukranian thang with Brian of Blue Sonoco and his Asian gangsta colleagues in 8 songs of anti-pop in a baggie with broken pieces of records. Limited edition of 100. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
VC 135-2 CD $10.20
DIAMANDA GALAS meets LITTLE MARCY in a dark alley for this raw velvety folkafuckingdelic soundtrack to the collapse of the empire. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VML 012-7 7" $4.00
A great Canadian band with obnoxious songs from outta the late 70's that you can really pogo to. Fun, but with lyrics that seethe with desperation and bitterness. (VML)
LSEP 008-7 7" $4.00
Lethargic feedback, cut-ups, low frequency trips, opera samples, white noise coughing and channel surfing. This collectible vinyl is a numbered, limited edition of 500. (LAZY SQUID)
"Pull It and Yell"
BA 1145-1 LP $9.10
BA 1145-2 CD $10.80
Talk about filth and fury, this Santa Barbara/Goleta band pretty much had the market cornered with their 1978 single "Sit On My Face, Stevie Nicks." That's all they released back in the day, but here's a full album of their maximally offensive spew, unheard for over 20 years! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"Construction and Demolition "
AVAN 017-2 CD $19.55
Nine selections taken from a composer's collective consisting of Mark Degliantoni (Soul Coughing), Eric Qin & Norman Yamada. The compositions range from chaotically precise percussion to dark and brooding soundscapes. Also appearing Anthony Coleman, Lindsey Horner, James Pugliese & Marc Ribot. Japanese Import. (AVANT)
"Travel the Globe"
GROSS 3-4 cassette $11.20
Zev Asher of Osaka's Nimrod, with a collection of early sound experiments. A variety of dynamic sound explorations. Again, velum & special fiber paper cover. (G.R.O.S.S.)
"Yen for Noise"
SCRATCH 17-2 CD $10.70
Zev Asher of Nimrod, Flying Testicle and Bustmonsters collaborates with KK Null, Masonna, Solmania, Merzbow, Omoide Hatoba, Mayuko Hino of CCCC, Shohei Iwasaki of Monde Bruits, Akifumi Nakajima of Aube, Yamamoto of the Boredoms, and lots of other Japanese noise folks in this long-awaited experimental ambient noise collage project. Canadian import. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET
"This Time We Are Both"
NA 41-2 CD $11.35
Recorded during ROVA's 1989 tour of Russia, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia, this extraordinary recording crosses borders that separate musical as well as political ideologies. (NEW ALBION)
SW 54-2 CD $9.00
1980s political hardcore punk from Sweden. This is a lethal dose of DISCHARGE, MOTORHEAD, DEAD KENNEDYS, and POISON IDEA. 20 plus tracks of sawblade guitars and total mayhem, like Prank vets AVSKUM! (SIX WEEKS)
FT 814-1 2xLP $17.40
Great live recordings from their Manifesto tour show in Denver on April 12th, 1979. Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera and co. are captured here in excellent form on these 15 tracks, including old favorites like "Out of the Blue," "In Every Dream Home a Heartache," "Love is the Drug" and "Do the Strand." Gatefold sleeve, cool artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
ROY & THE DEVIL'S MOTORCYCLE
"Forgotten Million Sellers"
VR 1201-1 LP $9.60
This amazing band takes blues and country music and mixes it with noise and trash, but no art fart bullshit, the real thing wild and fucking primitive, loud fuzzed-out guitars and stupit jungle drums. Very special, very colorful screen print fold-out cover! Remaining stock has slightly bent covers. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
"And Now The Rain Sounds Like Life Is Falling Down Through It"
DF 41-2 CD $10.70
Who else but this diginified New Zealander can do things like this with naught but a guitar, piano, four-track, and an armful of effects boxes? (DRUNKEN FISH)
"Scenes from the South Island"
DF 22-2 CD $10.70
New Zealander and Pin Group/Dadamah member (and recent Flying Saucer Attack contributor?) molds many guitars into glimpses and snapshots of his life on New Zealand's South Island. (DRUNKEN FISH)
ROY NATHANSON & ANTHONY COLEMAN
"The Coming Great Millenium"
KNIT 119-2 CD $10.70
Both of these composers bring classical, jazz, noise, jokes and more to original compositions, collaborations, free improv and ridiculous treatments of jazz standards. (KNITTING FACTORY WORKS)
ROYAL FINGERS, THE
ES 7152-7 7" $4.65
Roaring, vintage-sounding dragstrip surf and voodoo-a-gogo stomp instros from Japan. Full color sleeve by Johnny Bartlett of SATURN V. Limited edition of 1000. (ESTRUS)
ROYAL GRAND PRIX
WRONG 18-2 CD $9.65
Customized in the shop where the BEASTIE BOYS, MC5 and AC/DC fine-tuned their performance vehicles, from members of HUEVOS RANCHEROS, CHIXDIGGIT, DOA, HANSON BROTHERS. Every lap there's a danger flag as the speed exceeds reality. (WRONG)
ROYAL KNIGHTMARES, THE
"Beach Bunny at the Biker's Party"
XCR 06-7 7" $4.00
These Italians play vintage, strictly traditional surf instros that heark back to the very beginnings of the surf sound around 1960. Five originals on red vinyl, and cover art by MERINUK! (SOLAMENTE)
ROYAL KNIGHTMARES, THE
"Sounds from the Ocean Side"
MISTY 030-7 7" $4.55
Four hot instros from Rome's kings of primal surf swing. Full color cover, Italian import. (MISTY LANE)
ROYAL PENDLETONS, THE
"Oh Yeah, Baby"
SFTRI 532-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 532-2 CD $9.65
Recorded 100% live-in-the-studio by ALEX CHILTON, the long-awaited full length debut from these keg-tappin' rock'n'roll savages is bound to turn the RnR world on its ear and shake down the impostors for all they're worth! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ROYAL PENDLETONS, THE
BRS 7002-7 7" $4.15
That THE ROYAL PENDLETONS remember that rock is supposed to wild and crazy is entirely evident on this blood-red disc. Two guitars, organ, drums, and at times throat-shredding vocals, on four vicious garage rockers, including a biting surf instro and a ? AND THE MYSTERIANS cover! Totally goner sound recorded by JACK OBLIVIAN, color jacket with them in ties screamin their hearts out into the microphone. (BLOOD RED VINYL)
ROYAL PENDLETONS, THE
GONE 4-7 7" $3.85
Plenty of surf & psych twang from this great, rootsy New Orleans group who are quickly becoming legendary in the current garage scene. Two instrumentals and two vocal numbers with a rockin' combo of guitar twang, farfisa and soulful vocals. (GONER)
ROYAL PENDLETONS, THE
"Sore Losers"/"Boo's Bash"
SFTRI 524-7 7" $4.00
Southern culture at its finest on 2 tracks from this great New Orleans garage/trash band, one a much more rockin' remake of a song from the "Sore Losers" soundtrack. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SBCD 8-2 CD $8.90
An overwhelming sense of haunting beauty, melancholy, and unease, from one of THURSTON MOORE's favorite bands. Guitars buzzing and droning, or rumbling atmospherically, or ringing like bells. Lonesome-cowboy vocals on top, or out back somewhere. Caterwauling drums and loping, skewed bass riffs, recklessly driving the whole thing forward. (SILLY BIRD RECORDS)
FOPMRR 01-7 7" $3.35
Noisy but spacey guitar distortion in the vein of some of the Slumberland or Sarah bands, but more intense and chaotic. Noise and blow-it-away volume is the emphasis, not sweet melodies. (FEAR OF POP MUSIC)
RUBBER CITY REBELS
WNR 004-2 CD $8.90
Here's this early Akron punk band's side of their legendary 1977 split LP with THE BIZARROS, plus 9 live bonus tracks. Originally out on Clone Records, the LP featured early, raw and more rocked-out versions of such classics as "Child Eaters" and "Rubber City Rebels." The live tracks were recorded in 1977 at the Crypt bar on Market St. in Akron, right across from the Goodyear Tire plant. 12 page booklet with detailed liner notes and photos. (WHITE NOISE)
RUBBER O CEMENT
MLROCST 02-4 cassette $4.85
Graph Head from Faxed Head turns out another of his kooky noise cassette releases. Rhythmic heavy noise, highly distorted and very dense, ominous and alien. This comes with a genuine dumpster-salvage medical urine collection kit, presumably suitable for starting your own collection. (MISC. LABELS)
RUBBER O CEMENT
ROC 1-1 LP $9.50
The first album from an enigmatic, costumed San Francisco quartet. 2 girls, 2 guys, and their black batwing baby. Electronic hell with a slight dose of Vixen/Silver Apples, female vocals and severely fucked-with noise. Handmade packaging includes spinnable lungs and batwings, as well as a superhero comic book. (CEMENT COLON)
RUBBER O CEMENT
ROC 3-4 cassette $7.65
This tape (packed in an old, smelly, made-in-Indonesia-for-pennies, endorsed by-arrogant-braindead-multi-millionaire-superstars, sold-in-the-US-for-big bucks athletic shoe) comes with its own guide (it needs it) and exudes "alien tone keys unhinging groaning crocodile radio doors with loopy sand kicked into the lock tumblers." And then there's that shoe... (CEMENT COLON)
RUBBER O CEMENT
MLROCST 01-4 cassette $9.60
Graph Head, the bass player from Faxed Head, makes his solo debut with a cassette of processed noise sounds from the Harris Ranch, near Coalinga. Maybe a little like Aube, the sounds are so distorted that they reveal the true industrial nature of the meat business. The cassette comes taped to a genuine Evil Mutant toy, still in its original package, big and ugly as fuck. Very limited edition. (MISC. LABELS)
RUBBER O CEMENT
"The Flawge & Toggle"
ROCFAT 01-4 cassette $9.70
The flawge is a batwing ziggurat integrated into an impressive assemblage of circuit boards, electronics, a dual-toggle controller of unknown origin, an envelope of isolated biological info, and an exceedingly arcane instruction sheet on the use of all of the above. The attached cassette provides strange electronic textures and stop signs designed to make the batwing fly. They say it makes alot of sense if you have serious brain damage. Oh, and there's one of those superhero comic books hidden inside the dual-foamboard base. All handmade, and a limited edition of only 50 copies! (CEMENT COLON)
SFTRI 117-7 7" $4.00
Subnormality rules: a couple of retarded songs and a pin-headed, redundant, pseudo-Catskills monologue from the mastermind behind the book "CAD", plus sicko cover art by Daniel "8 Ball" Clowes. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Bitch Bitch Bitch"
DILL 011-1 LP $8.40
DILL 011-2 CD $10.40
Lowdown, gritty, heavy and raging ska-punk, with no punches pulled. The LP is a numbered edition of 500, with spraypainted stencil covers. (DILL)
"Terror in the Heartland"
RUDIMENTS 1-7 7" $4.00
More hard-edged thrashpunk ska, heavy and ragin', including a version of FANG's "Landshark." (DILL)
RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT, THE
"GÜnther Packs a Stiffy"
SEE 502-2 CD $9.65
Stretching the foreskin of "alternative music" into a marketable snack food, the Austin artist Joe Newman leaves nothing out of bounds or safe from plagiary: surf, hillbilly of the most inbred strain, dance music for curmudgeons, and sarcastic swing that mocks fundamentalists, all delivered with a happy sneer sure to irritate Republican housewives. (SEELAND)
RUE MORGUE JUG BAND
EBRMJB 01-1 MLP $9.60
An evening of contemporary heavy psychedelic overpriced space rock from upstate New York, captured live for stoners and loners. Limited edition of 200. (EL BORRACHO)
"Bang the Heaven, Bang the Hell"
ZIKS 007-2 CD5 $12.45
A very melodic, almost Slumberland-type guitar-oriented sound with some unexpected 60's psychedelic touches and well-thought-out songs that are worth listening to. 5 songs, Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
ZIKS 018-2 CD $13.65
Somewhere along the Sarah-Slumberland axis of gentle janglepop, these four guys do highly melodic but sometimes distortion-laced tunes. Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
AK 186-1 LP $17.25
AK 186-2 CD $13.00
A great collection of heavy fuzz mixed with up-beat psychedelic pop and blues, this is the sole album by an obscure Louisville, Kentucky group recorded between 1966 and 1969, and originally released (with a handful of singles) on the Amazon label. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
SW 29-7 7" $4.35
Nihilistic Los Angeles thrash-core that takes its cues from bands like RATTUS, RATOS DE PARAO, LOS CRUDOS and OHLO SECO. (SIX WEEKS)
SHIMMY 57-4 cassette $7.10
This Japanese drum/bass duo is known for making a hard, hellish noise/metal bombardment, which is here modulated with some very crazed vocals and effects. These guys are becoming legendary, and this is only their 2nd album! (SHIMMY-DISC)
SHIMMY 37-4 cassette $7.10
"Get Out Go Home"
ND 7-7 7" $3.65
Eight dark, demented, original, exceedingly fast hardcore songs. The singer screams incessantly as if from some forgotten cell in the psycho ward, while the band crashes frantically about. Intense, Crass-like foldout poster. (NEW DISORDER)
RUNAWAY WEINER DOG
"Here Be Monsters"
RWD 1002-7 7" $3.55
Ten short, jumpy, hyperactive, neurotic rants disguised as songs about stuff like limping falcons, drinking pickle juice, Harriet Tubman, and orange taxi cabs. Toy casios collide headlong with more "regular" instruments played in a very unregular way. May tend to remind you of HALF JAPANESE, but so what. (IMPEDANCE)
"Reclaim the Streets"
TKOROUND 46-2 CD $10.35
Direct from the council estates of Belfast, here's the US debut of Ireland's premier Oi! band! Power, aggression and authenticity, with traditional Oi, doses of reggae, and lyrical odes to alcohol and street violence. (TKO)
AK 111-1 LP $17.25
AK 111-2 CD $13.00
Focussed on the savage guitar-slinging of Ray Russell, with his incredible solos, speed and innovation, this progressive rock outfit also included Gary Windo (sax), Harold Beckett (horns), Alan Greed (vocals, bass and keyboards), and Alan Rushton (drums). Originally released in 1972 on RCA's progressive rock imprint, Neon. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK
"Dein Mund So Rot..."
PURE 15-2 CD $8.00
Bursts of activity in a bed of silence. Noises from many sources, ranging from intense to barely noticeable, and from jarring to comical, float randomly in a sea of nothingness. (PURE)
RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK
"Live in Taiwan"
RRR 103-1 7" $4.85
Another classic noise slug-fest from these cut-ups, where disconcerting noise outbursts collide with agonized cries. At once humorous and disturbing, like a soundtrack to some violent, severely twisted cartoon. (RRR)
"Ire Feelings, Chapter & Version"
TROJAN 281-2 CD $11.70
This album is about "version," the Jamaican practice of having every track use the same backing, with creative alterations by producers & DJs. This has 22 different versions of the early 70's hit "Everyday Wondering" by Johnny Clarke, with DJ cuts, dub versions, and more. UK import. (TROJAN)
RUTHIE AND THE WRANGLERS
"Rockabilly Song #10"/"Harper Valley PTA"
SPIN 011-7 7" $4.15
Swingin' honky tonk rockabilly and country western from Washington DC, with a great singer who can wrestle those notes straight to the ground. (SPINOUT)
"New Sheriff in Town"
GERN 018-7 7" $4.00
Over the edge psycho tension rules on these 3 songs, where the guitars scream in terror and the singer sounds like he's been doing nothing but gulping coffee for 3 days straight. Oh yeah, the horse vs. cowboy cover art is of the roll-on-floor-laughing variety. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
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