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PB 06-2 CD $10.70
This Kyoto-based band, reminiscent of a toned-down Ruins, play a somewhat complicated pop, accented with fractured rhythms, power chords and whimsical, often cartoonish vocals. (PUBLIC BATH)
"Byoin de Go"/"Ushi"
SCRATCH 13-7 7" $4.25
This female Japanese duo is rapidly becoming known as an act to watch. A startlingly tight exercise in noisy spazz pop; peppiness quotient off the scale! Canadian import. (SCRATCH (CANADA))
SOAP 9201-2 CD $18.00
Lots of interest in this band since their interview & cassette tracks found in Public Bath's "Show Kai #1" mag. 2 females on bass, vocals, & drums form the core of this wild & intense fun-core band that utilizes lots of guest guitarists. You'll like this! (BRON/DOPE OK)
"Now and Forever"
LIB 4-4 cassette $7.35
Showing greater polish but still packing a mighty punch, the boys return with their 4th album. Includes one track with their original singer from the "Rat in a Maze" days. (LIBERTINE RECORDS)
ATR 00601-2 CD $8.90
Way-old school hardcore with teeth and a tale of defiance of all trends over its 20-year intermittent career. Formed in San Francisco in late 1979, this veteran band has weathered a few personnel changes, but retains the same snarling sound and underground attitude it began with. 25 songs recorded in 1998, including standouts from its early days and some new stuff as well. (ATROPHONIC)
SOCIETY GANG RAPE
"More Dead Than Alive"
POLLUTE 021-2 CD5 $6.10
Swedish band's debut. A mix of bone-crushing slow riffs and discharge. (SOUND POLLUTION)
SOCIETY GANG RAPE
POLLUTE 023-2 CD $9.00
Dual female vocals over unbelievably heavy Swedish hardcore. Crushing power-crust. (SOUND POLLUTION)
SOCIETY GONE MADD
DION VU702-7 7" $4.35
Hardcore punk, the way we all remember it: fresh vibrant, angry. Recorded live on Los Angeles' KXLU radio. 7 songs (DIONYSUS)
SOCIETY GONE MADD
"What Do You Care?"
ID 126969-1 LP $9.10
ID 126969-4 cassette $8.00
Featuring Nick of Tuscon's CONFLICT, this is straight ahead hardcore with a pro-people stance. (DIONYSUS)
SOCKEYE / THAT ONE BAND
"Butts Taking Craps"
HAPPYCORPSE 1-2 CD $7.75
SOCKEYE, the world's number one pre-adolescent grossout sillypunk band, has perhaps met it's match in THAT ONE BAND. What you have here is 14 prime SOCKEYE anthems like "Date with a Fetus" and "More Songs About Jesus & Dildos," plus 16 equally stoopid ditties from THAT ONE BAND like "My Penis is a Vegetarian" and "Crucified Hamsters." Lots of butts and penises on the cover, and some the wackiest "music" you're likely to ever hear. (HAPPY CORPSE)
CR 793211-2 CD $8.90
The first full-length from these well-loved California pop punks with strong female vocals, known from rave reviews in MRR, their split 7" with NO USE FOR A NAME, and even their appearance on MTV Sports as featured artist during the Warped Tour in L.A. 14 catchy, powerful tunes, plus our hero in his Hanes briefs on the cover. (CAMELTOE)
SODA POP FUCK YOU
ND 9-2 CD $7.75
Following up their popular 7", this raucous SF Bay Area ska-punk band releases their first album. The female-fronted foursome is well known for strong, distinctive vocals, uppity lyrics and a unique, streetwise, slightly 2 tone influenced sound. Comes in a nice, basic black & white digipak. (NEW DISORDER)
SODA POP FUCK YOU
"Soda Popium Fuckum Youium"
SPFY 327-7 7" $3.85
This female-fronted Santa Cruz band switches back and forth kinda schizophrenically between totally 2-tone styled ska and melodic pop punk, with soulful vocals and uppity lyrics. (BAD MONKEY)
SODA POP FUCK YOU
"Timing is Everything"
ND 12-2 CD $8.90
Santa Cruz, California's girl-fronted psycho-ska wonders are back with their first full-length of hard-partyin' tunes. Expect to be fully entertained by their mix of ska, punk, swing, rockabilly, emocore and Oi! (NEW DISORDER)
SODA POP SPIES
DEEP 002-2 CD $8.90
Take a journey with San Antonio's kings of stomp as the SODA POP SPYS redefine the classic surf of yesteryear and transform it with a trumpet-two guitars-bass-drums swingin' sound that will burn up the dance floors from Madagascar to Maui. Whether or not you're walkin' the nose on the Banzai Pipeline or just bounty huntin' on the sands of Mars, we know you'll dig this piece of instro exotica! (DEEP EDDY)
"Jet Propelled Photograph"
GET 560-1 LP $12.55
Nine demos from April 1967, featuring the original lineup of Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge and Daevid Allen. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AM 048-7 7" $4.20
AM 048-2 CD5 $6.10
From Chiba, Japan, SOFTBALL is an all girl trio that has the distinction of being the only Japanese high school punk band to record and tour in the U.S. Very Japan-pop, they're a cross between the punkier sound of SHONEN KNIFE and the pop punk sound of other Japanese bands like SUPERSNAZZ and THE BANANA ERECTORS. (ASIAN MAN)
AM 050-1 LP $8.85
AM 050-2 CD $9.65
An all-girl trio of high school kids from Chiba, Japan, with a cross between the punkier sound of SHONEN KNIFE and the pop punk of other Japanese bands like SUPERSNAZZ and THE BANANA ERECTORS. (ASIAN MAN)
SLUMB 47-2 CD $8.90
Jen and Rose both play guitar and sing on these 8 songs that range from highly melodic to sadder-than-sad to mesmerizing. No bass or drums, just quiet guitars and lovely harmonized vocals. (SLUMBERLAND)
SOLA & WU MAN
AVAN 046-2 CD $19.55
Vocalist Liu Sola collaborates with master pipa player Wu Man on five pieces that take traditional Chinese music as a starting point, but allowing influences without boundaries. The result still sounds very Chinese, though unlike any Chinese music you've ever heard before. Japanese import. (AVANT)
SOLDIER STRING QUARTET
RIFT 13-1 LP $7.80
Well, actually there's 6 of 'em, and one's a drummer, but otherwise they hew closely to the traditional concept. The music, though, is lovely but adventurous, without becoming strident. (RIFT)
PURE 51-2 CD $8.00
Gothic, spooky noise collages, in which urgent but incomprehensible voices, nightmarish echoes of martial cadences and submarine warfare, ghoulish backwards sounds and experimental processing combine to create an air of malice and horror. (PURE)
"Sugar & Spice"
ITALY 007-7 7" $4.00
Really fantastic nitty-gritty one-chord blues shuffle from this Detroit duo of Johnny Walker (guitar/vocals/harmonica) and Ben Smith (drums). "Sugar & Spice" is uptempo, paint-peeling lofi electric blues noise, and "Johnny's Death Letter," featuring the great JACK WHITE (WHITE STRIPES, HENTCHMEN), is slow and acoustic but just as dirty. Another must-have release from this inspirational label! (ITALY)
SOLEDAD BROTHERS, THE
"The Soledad Brothers"
ES 1271-1 LP $10.40
ES 1271-2 CD $11.40
File under: raw 2-piece trash/blues guitar-drum-harp wail and howl. RSVP Sin City, Ohio, USA. Recorded by Jack White of THE WHITE STRIPES. LP limited to 1000, two bonus tracks on the CD. (ESTRUS)
SOLID STATESMEN, THE
"Melodies of Man, Machine and Nature"
MT 240-7 7" $4.00
Lo-fi garage punk from these guys who are known fro their sharp dress, short songs and solid state equipment. The bassist is also in Steel Wool. (eMpTy RECORDS)
TOUCH 14-1 LP $11.55
His 2nd album, experimenting with Egyptian folk musics and instruments to extract and interpret the innate sounds which literally date back to the times of the Pharohs. (TOUCH)
"The Egyptian Music"
TOUCH 7-2 CD $12.75
This prominent Egyptian composer and instrumentalist presents a collection of traditional and traditionally-based contemporary music, recorded in Cairo. The CD has 1 extra track. Very beautiful, highly recommended. 40 minutes. (TOUCH)
ARCD 66-2 CD $18.40
Folk Tales guitarist Masahiko Ohno unleashes his 2nd solo noise album. Using his specially-modified drone string guitar, Ohno produces intense waves of feedback and howl. Japanese import. (ALCHEMY)
ARCD 077-2 CD $18.35
In one of his few moments spent neither sleeping nor designing a highly attractive Alchemy cover (such as this one, with cut-out tray card and screened clear plastic insert a la "Metamorphor Chorus"), M. Ohno collaborates with Katsumi Sugahara in this 3rd Solmania CD, augmenting the guitar, electronics and feedback with vocal noise, more space and variety than your average noise release. Japanese import. (ALCHEMY)
SOME VELVET SIDEWALK
KLP 10-1 LP $8.00
KLP 10-2 CD $10.85
If you're one of those secretly awaiting the return of the Great Pumpkin, this is a fab surrogate. Produced by Steve Fisk, the album includes "Loch Ness" from the Kill Rock Stars compilation and 9 others. (K)
SOME VELVET SIDEWALK
KLP 19-2 CD5 $7.90
Frozen solid, rots your teeth and locks your brain. Sherbet lovers haven't got a clue. Five new songs scooped up for you by producer Steve Fisk. (K)
SOMEONE & THE SOMEBODIES
"Bops on the Head"
SATS 01-1 12" EP $7.25
Light and slightly dissonantly tweaked pop songs from Boston. 4-song (MISC. LABELS)
SONG OF ZARATHUSTRA
"Birth of Tragedy"
TMU 040-2 CD $9.00
An odd mixture of goth/industrial, thrash, and NEUROSIS-esque doom with the anger of hardcore, this loud Minneapolis band is sometimes compared to CAMERA OBSCURA. This is their first album, after 3 7" releases. (TROUBLEMAN)
SONGS FOR EMMA
SKIP 75-2 CD $9.00
From the ashes of STRAWMAN and A.P.P.L.E. come these politically-charged rockers, biting social commentary wrapped in memorable melodies delivered by piss'n'vinegar-throated singer Tommy Strange. Tommy's a big guy with a big heart, challenging today's punk/indie status quo while delivering a collection of songs that are solid cutting rock-n-roll. (BROKEN REKIDS)
"What Came Before After"
SFTRI 493-2 CD $9.65
Collects 70+ minutes of previously unavailable alternate mixes, outtakes, collaborations and long-deleted singles by this influential space-drone artist (ex-SPACEMEN 3, SPECTRUM and E.A.R.), including SONIC's first solo recordings, the KOZIK collaboration, and "Ecstasy in Slow Motion," a fave of LaMONTE YOUNG! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MRC 022-2 CD $14.00
Layered and improvisational works of industrial sound collage and and aural ambience, where acoustic and electronic timbres couple with free evolving rhythms and loops. Dutch import. (MULTIMOOD)
"A Thousand Leaves"
MSCR 03-1 2xLP $11.65
Four sides ranging from moderne rocking to chunky rhythmic rhyming to formless art-drift. (MY SO CALLED RECORDS)
"Silver Session for Jason Knuth"
SKR 1-2 CD $8.00
Dedicated to the late KUSF dj and SY fanatic, with proceeds to fund the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline. The roaring and howling of every amp they owned turned up all the way, later mixed and ultra-processed into a haunting 'piece'. (SKR)
"Slaapkamers Met Slagroom"
SYR 2-1 MLP $8.70
SYR 2-2 CD5 $8.00
Perhaps you've heard that SONIC YOUTH have started their own label. It's called Sonic Youth Records, and it was set up to release records by SONIC YOUTH. Only AT&T commercials are easier to understand. This is their second release, written and recorded in their NYC studio. Three mostly instrumental songs, full of sprawling spontaneity, trademark dissonant-yet lush guitar clusters, and absolutely dry, crystal-clear sound. Also you get a few noise giblets edited in, and some extremely bizarre KIM GORDON "vocalise" on the last tune. High-fashion packaging with everything written in Dutch; the vinyl is limited and colored, the CD is in a gatefold cardboard jacket. (SONIC YOUTH RECORDS)
SONIC YOUTH WITH JIM O'ROURKE
"Invito Al Cielo"
SYR 03-1 LP $8.70
SYR 03-2 CD $8.00
All text in Esperanto for this 3rd installment of their limited edition, home recorded, self-released series. Three wild, spontaneous improvised pulsations that exemplify contemporary guitar abstraction at its most adventurous. Mini-gatefold cardboard sleeve for CD, clear wax for LP. (SONIC YOUTH RECORDS)
"Hittin' That Jug!"
AVI 5006-2 CD $11.45
No rockabilly legend-in-the-making at Sun Studios was any wilder than Sonny Burgess. Nor did any of them leave more grade A+ material in the can; he had only a handful of 45s (every one an acknowledged classic), but his out of-control performances on this 25-cut compilation recorded between 1956 and 1958 make you ponder anew why Sam Phillips didn't do anything with them at the time. (AVI)
SONNY FLAHARTY & THE MARK V
"Sonny Flaharty & The Mark V"
BA 1151-1 LP $9.10
BA 1151-2 CD $9.90
This collects the best tracks by this mid-'60s garage psych band, known for their semi-hit "Hey Conductor." Also included are some tunes by Flaharty's earlier band, THE YOUNG AMERICANS. (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"Rockin' Country & Western Roundup, Volume One"
HR 007-2 CD $11.00
Big Boss Man and PLANET ROCKERS lead vocalist sings songs for truckers and wild women. Debut recording from the Country Music Capitol of the world, these 14 tracks (like "Hillbilly Beat," "Big Iron," "Dixie Doll," "Lovesick Daddy") exude an authentic honky-tonk sound and style, and a delightful sense of humor. (HERMITAGE)
SPIN 009-2 CD $11.00
Nashville's SONNY GEORGE, lead singer of THE PANASONICS, rounds up a shit kickin' band for his latest solo outing, a concept album of sorts: fourteen country-western style trucking songs! As always, Mr. George's deep baritone, irresistible melodies, and story-telling lyrics steal the show, but let's not forget the startlingly authentic sound created at the famed but alas defunct Toe Rag Studios (HEADCOATS, SPLASH 4, KAISERS, etc). (SPINOUT)
4M 103-1 LP $13.15
A legendary album produced by Herbie Mann and originally released in 1969 on the Atco subsidiary Vortex; Sonny Sharrock and his wife Linda recorded these tracks with a cast of New York free jazz all-stars including pianist Dave Burrell, drummer Milford Graves, trumpeter Teddy Daniel, and bassist Norris Jones among the others. A radical album with uncompromising blasts of atonal electric guitar, free-form sonic explorations, eccentric country blues touches and Linda Sharrock's PATTY WATERS/YOKO ONO-influenced vocals, featuring the classic "Portrait of Linda in Three Colors, All Black." This reissue contains detailed liner notes by Byron Coley, with audiophile remastering from the original master tapes. 180 gram vinyl, original artwork, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (4 MEN WITH BEARDS)
GET 337-1 LP $13.70
Recorded in Paris on June 22nd, 1969 and released as #37 in the BYG Actuel series, this features his wife Linda plus Ben Guerin (bass) and Jacques Thollot (drums). Sharrock was one of the top avant-garde guitarists and his playing was intense and ferocious, mixing influences from Jimi Hendrix to Pharaoh Sanders, wanting his playing to mirror the emotional scream of the tenor saxophone. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Staying on the Watch"
ESP 1030-2 CD $12.00
One of the most promising avant-garde players of the '60s, altoist Simmons recorded this for ESP in 1966, and it still sounds advanced and powerful over 30 years later. Performing in a quintet with Barbara Donald (trumpet), John Hicks (piano), Teddy Smith (bass) and Marvin Pattillo (drums), Simmons stretches out on four intense and mostly free-form original compositions. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with original artwork. Italian import. (ESP-DISK)
"Staying on the Watch"
GET 1031-1 LP $12.55
One of the most promising avant-garde players of the '60s, altoist Simmons recorded this for ESP in 1966, and it still sounds advanced and powerful over 30 years later. Performing in a quintet with Barbara Donald (trumpet), John Hicks (piano), Teddy Smith (bass) and Marvin Pattillo (drums), Simmons stretches out on four intense and mostly free-form original compositions. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
MR 189-1 LP $9.60
MR 189-2 CD $11.90
14 new songs from New York's original punk rock bad boy, still raw an' ragin' after all these years. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Parallax in Wonderland"
MR 169-1 LP $9.60
Punk rock veteran Sonny Vincent (TESTORS etc.), with Wayne Kramer (MC5), Captain Sensible (THE DAMNED), plus Detroit rock legends Ron & Scott Asheton! 14 songs, produced by Ron Asheton in Detroit! Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
SONNY VINCENT & THE SAFETY PINS
MR 7140-7 7" $4.85
Four dynamite songs from raw power maniac and TESTORS founder Sonny, backed by high energy Spanish punk outfit THE SAFETY PINS. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
DDR 512-2 CD $12.00
Heavy duty, doomy hard rock, sometimes compared to KISS or GRAVE, originally out on Century in 1978. The original vinyl is big-time collector fodder. Euro import. (DODO)
MIE 006-1 2xLP $25.60
MIE 006-2 CD $13.00
The original soundtrack from this 1978 movie, with 11 tracks of '70s style hard rock, originally out on the Groovy label and now quite rare. Italian import. (MOVING IMAGE)
FOG 08-1 LP $13.80
Recorded in 1979, this early Italian punk band's only album is heavy on all the style, melody, aggression and crazyness that were typical of the time. Classic punk sounds from one of the pioneers of the Italian scene! Italian import. (FLOWERS OF GRAIN)
"C'mon, Let's Twist & Shout"
VANCHM 03-7 7" $3.35
What punk would sound like if Elvis played it. Frantic 1950's sounding tunes liberally doused with goofiness, from CT's only band that plays in the nude. (VANDAL CHILDREN)
"Volumes 1 & 2"
AK 096-1 2xLP $25.60
Sitar, banjo and theramin weave a moody garage Indian-psychedelia on the US band's recordings. This collects their 7" releases, originally out on labels like Fraternity, Boss, Counterpart, Laurie and Rondo. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
SHR 56-1 LP $8.70
SHR 56-2 CD $10.70
Ex-Truman's Water stalwart Glen Galloway gets bitten by the religion bug and creates music that careens between 70's freeform jazz and acoustic/early Sebadoh. (SHRIMPER)
SC 322-1 2xLP $15.65
SC 322-2 CD $13.00
Brazilian bossa nova, crazy soundtracks, nu-jazz, and Italian easy listening, including a cool version of "Aftermath of Love" from LALO SCHIFRIN's "Bullitt" score. 11 tracks, Italian import. (SCHEMA)
SC 313-1 12" $9.60
A cocktail of bossa, jazz, Italian style and experimental sounds, light and trippy. This has the album version from "En Route" plus an extended dub version. Italian import. (SCHEMA)
SC 315-1 2xLP $15.65
SC 315-2 CD $13.00
Their debut release, a musical journey with new-jazz beats, the wonderful music of Brazil and the mad world of soundtracks, with 21st century production. Italian import. (SCHEMA)
"Listening to Lalo"
SC 323-1 12" $9.60
Three great versions of two classic tracks from the wonderful score by LALO SCHIFRIN for the Steve McQueen feature "Bullitt," with great cover art. Italian import. (SCHEMA)
SOUND EXPLOSION, THE
"I'll Shake the Universe"/"Why Can't You See?"
ID 074557-7 7" $4.35
Sixties garage psyche from Greece, in the vein of (they say) the Music Machine, the Yardbirds or the Pretty Things. (DIONYSUS)
SOUND LIKE SHIT
"Once Upon the Metal"
SW 38-7 7" $4.35
All-out ballistic thrash like an out-of-control FUCK ON THE BEACH from these die-hard Japanese fastcore monsters. Brutal, unrelenting power violence that's faster than, er, shit. (SIX WEEKS)
SOUND WITCHES, THE
DUCK 15-4 cassette $5.90
Mesmerizing ambient post-music for headphones and drugless experimentation. 50 minute chrome cassette. (DUCK BUTTER)
SSCCD 001-2 CD $14.00
Participants from Dutch national radio and several Dutch arts organizations and academies recorded the sounds of Amsterdam, which were then collaged. Only noise, no musical instruments, but extensive liner notes. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
GFC 403-1 2xLP $25.60
The first album by this critically acclaimed (JIMI HENDRIX was said to be a fan) Wisconsin blues/rock/psych outfit led by ace guitarist Doug Yankus, originally released on the band's own label in 1970. This re-issue has 12 bonus tracks taken from rare singles and previously unreleased recordings. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
"Dressed to the Left"
MUNSTER 224-2 CD $10.70
15 of the best tracks from the first 2 albums by this New York rock'n'roll sensation composed of veterans of a bucketful of slammin' NYC acts from CHEETAH CHROME to WALTER LURE and JEFF DAHL. Think "New Values" era IGGY meets Chicago blues phase BEASTS OF BOURBON. Also includes 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks and a video clip! Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS WITH DON HOWLAND
"Cockroach Blues"/"Bird Nest Blues"
SFTRI 270-7 7" $4.00
Don from the Gibson Bros. & Bassholes teams up with one of the other great Southern blues-influenced punk-noise bands. Limited edition of 1500. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS
"Dirt Track Date"
TR 020-1 LP $8.45
Well yes, this is the vinyl version of their major label debut on Geffen, but it's still 100% prime chicken fried SCOTS. Vinyl addicts, check it out! (TELSTAR)
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS
SFTRI 266-2 CD5 $7.85
All 6 tracks from their 1993 Sympathy 10", now available on CD. This stuff ranges from classic Bo Diddley-inspired riffage to pure instrumental madness. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS
"Plastic Seat Sweat"
TELSTAR 030-1 LP $8.75
Back with another steamin' platter of tunes concerning world issues like shotgun weddings, psychotic towtruck drivers, bulldozers in the morning, unrequited country love, and of course food! (TELSTAR)
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS WITH DON HOWLAND
SFTRI 328-7 7" $4.00
The 3rd wigged-out team up of Mr. Howland (of Gibson Bros. and Bassholes fame) with everybody's fave down home kissin' cousins, Southern Culture on the Skids. Lifted from a old B movie, the title track is a crazy mess spiced with freak-out sound effects and schreeches. A portable riot! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Taste the Flavor"
HS 951233-1 LP $9.00
These 5 guys are from Venice (Italy, not California) and though it was recorded in 1994, it sounds straight outta LA circa 1966. Think total 60's hard-rockin' psychedelic garage, and excellently done. Italian import. (MISTY LANE)
"Your CD Collection Still Sucks"
REZ 18-2 CD $8.90
Speedy-assed punk rock that thrashes and does not suck. Actual chord changes, ripping sing-along melody, rough vox from Athens, GA, comparable to NEW BOMB TURKS. This CD compiles out of print 7"s and some extra songs. Fuzzed out lo-fi production, old-school send-ups, highly recommended by MRR, Skratch, Impact. (RESERVATION)
SPACE COSSACKS / FATHOMS
MS 7010-7 7" $4.35
Washington DC's SPACE COSSACKS rip through two beautifully executed surf instros (one a classic CHANTAYS cover), while Boston's FATHOMS lay on the reverb with two sax-driven dance-floor instro scorchers, one showing a bit of ska influence. (MUSICK)
SPACE COSSACKS / HYPNOMEN
"From the Shadows of the Evil Empire"
MS7020-7 7" $4.35
Cold War nostalgia? Washington DC's SPACE COSSACKS whip out 2 silky smooth, reverb-drenched surf instros with a bit of an Eastern Europe influence, and Helsinki's HYPNOMEN heap on the fuzz guitar for their 2 driving, Russian-flavored instros. Great Soviet-style artwork! (MUSICK)
SPACE COSSACKS, THE
MUSICK 0005-1 LP $8.60
MUSICK 0005-2 CD $11.00
More than surf, more than rock, more than instro: THE SPACE COSSACKS have arrived! They bring with them, in one of the most eagerly anticipated debut albums of recent times, a sound combining the shred of DICK DALE and the guitar noise of MYU BLOODY VALENTINE with the tone of Hank Marvin of THE SHADOWS. Nothing can equal the brutal power, intensity and awe inspiring musicianship of this band. (MUSICK)
"First to the Future"
BRT 7-1 LP $8.85
New Zealand psych band featuring members of Brother Love, whispery female vocals and clarinet. Their sound shimmers in a stoned, free-folk manner. (CARBURETOR)
NUXD 5-2 CD $11.30
Japanese psycho-techno-punk sounding much like the Boredoms, and first heard on the "Dead Tech 3" compilation. Insanity seems to be contagious, you get it from pocket ashtrays and trampoline boots. (NUX ORGANIZATION)
"Getting Warm on the Trail of Heat"
FR 005-1 LP $8.55
FR 005-2 CD $9.65
Amazing, utterly insane, truly heavy sounds, from the label that brought you THE CHAMPS. Like their Bay Area buddies they revel in over-the-top metal influences, tricky, intense structures, and unapologetically punishing production. But what sets them apart is their unsettling psychedelic touches and the urgent, totally pissed punk vocals that rage throughout. (FRENETIC)
"Full Fisted Action!"
SFTRI 439-7 2x7" $6.15
Montreal's roughest, toughest hooligans on the punk rock block, with seven scorching soon-to-be-classics. Gatefold sleeve. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SPACESHITS / THE DEADLY SNAKES, THE
SFTRI 550-7 7" $4.00
Putting the fun back into juvenile delinquency, Montreal's sexy marauders THE SPACESHITS give us a bloodthirsty, anthemic stomper and Toronto's up and-coming hooligans THE DEADLY SNAKES, generate some soul-shakin', farfisa-driven R&B that'll prowl your room and drive out the squares! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 487-7 7" $4.00
Four chords of immaculate deception and real, sinful musical mayhem from Montreal. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 564-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 564-2 CD $9.65
The highly anticipated follow-up to the classic "Winter Dance Party" is finally here, and the hits just keep on coming. 13 new boulders, just itching to crush squares dead. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Winter Dance Party"
SFTRI 488-2 CD $9.65
A little bit mindless with a whole lotta bad attitude. It's the first full-length from this primal, somewhat crazed trashpunk combo. Devil Dogs without the pat on the back. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Searching for the..."
VC 130-2 CD $10.20
Mostly comprised of a live show in October 1997, this CD combines the best tracks from three performances in San Diego. These Performances touch on ambient, jungle, and electro beats as well as their familiar pounding sound. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Army of God (Experimentations in Intelligent Gabber)"
VC 111-1 LP $8.85
VC 111-2 CD $10.20
The world of electronic hardcore (aka gabber), via fast tempos, overblown drum machines, and an array of analog synths that would make Gary Numan cry. Compared to Alec Empire, Jammin' Unit, and Ultraviolence. 2 bonus tracks on the CD. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VC 93-1 MLP $7.70
Lo-fi techno, they proclaim, being an experimental mix of vintage synths, space rock and homemade tape loop effects, with influences from Painkiller, Pink Floyd and The Orb. Limited edition of 1000 on colored vinyl, numbered with 8 different covers, glued on by hand and enclosed in a clear plastic cover. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"See You Later Oscillator"
GRAVITY 38-2 CD $6.55
Secretly intercepted cell phone conversations, ambient noise, effects and broken beats in this delve into digital voyeurism. (GRAVITY)
INSIGHT 2-1 LP $7.25
Gloom-and-doom with some interesting use of acoustic instruments; variations on the Joy Division theme. (INSIGHT)
SPARKALEPSY / VERONICA CARTWRIGHTS / MIKE FLOOD / GODRAYS
WCO 001-7 7" $4.00
A little comp with no title, featuring exclusive cuts by Sparkalepsy (Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh), The Veronica Cartwrights, Mike Flood, and the Godrays. Lo-fi, tunefully pop-oid musings from folks in the Sebadoh school of arty wistfulness. Nice, appropriately low-key, funky, full color cover. (WORMCO)
CH 18-2 CD5 $12.45
Thirteen short, frantic, spazz attacks with a goofy edge, somewhere between hardcore punk and Hanatarashi noise. Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
RIPOFF 021-7 7" $4.00
Led by Elka from the Trashwomen (and featuring drummer Ian from the Spoiled Brats), this new San Francisco band is raw and catchy, with punched up guitars and drums, plenty of manic abandon and hysterical lyrics. (RIP OFF)
RIPOFF 031-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 031-2 CD $10.50
The only recording of this smokin' garage monster other than their 7", this was done at KZSU-FM and featured Elka (TRASHWOMEN and SPOILED BRATS), Lisa (BOBBYTEENS), Justin (INFECTIONS), and Ian (SPOILED BRATS). (RIP OFF)
"Crush, Kill, Destroy"
SAH 54-1 LP $8.70
SAH 54-2 CD $10.70
The first new album in 3 years from these pioneers of power violence. A triple-vocal assault of 24 nail-biting, steamrolling thrash anthems. (SLAP A HAM)
POLLUTE 027-1 LP $8.00
POLLUTE 027-2 CD $9.00
This Bay Area band has done a lot and this is their best: a masterpiece! (SOUND POLLUTION)
"Sweatin' to the Oldies 3: Skatin' Satan and Katon"
SAH 60-2 CD $11.30
A full (well, if like 'em short) 67 out of print and obscure tracks 1995-98 by one of the originators of the power violence nuclear waste dump. (SLAP A HAM)
"Sweatin' to the Oldies"
SLAP 36-2 CD $10.70
San Francisco purveyors of power violence compile 64 of their rarest tracks on one CD, including material from their split EPs with Brutal Truth, Rupture, Charles Bronson, Toast, CFDL, Jimmy Walker, and Despise You, plus live and otherwise previously unreleased tracks. (SLAP A HAM)
SPAZZ / ROMANTIC GORILLA
POLLUTE 025-1 LP $8.25
Finally repressed after being out of print for more than a few years, the classic is back and this time with a proper LP jacket. San Francisco kung-fu violence meets Tokyo fast-core, SPAZZ crank out 9 tracks of demented HC trash while ROMANTIC GORILLA tear up the other side with 9 tracks of thundering HC with some of the most insane female vocals ever heard! (SOUND POLLUTION)
RECEIVER 168-2 CD $11.70
Another of the best of the two-tone bands in an excellent live recording. (RECEIVER)
GET 20-1 LP $9.60
GET 20-2 CD $13.15
An in-your-face, controversial buzzsaw punk band that was active in the UK scene from 1978-84. This collects their best songs, including the entire "'77 in '82" album and several tracks from their Rondelet singles. Italian import. (GET BACK)
SPECIAL DUTIES / VIOLENT SOCIETY
SNS 004-7 7" $4.50
UK spikes'n'studs veterans SPECIAL DUTIES take another turn on the 33 rpm merry-go-round with a new track ("I Wish It Could Be '77"), and a cover of "Gary Gilmore's Eyes." Pennsylvania's VIOLENT SOCIETY checks in on the other side, showing off their more hardcore socio-political take on the beloved safety pin punk rock with three tracks: "The Blind," "Something's Gone Wrong," and a cover of SPECIAL DUTIES' classic "Violent Society." Nice color artwork, with lyric/photo insert. Canadian import. (SOAP & SPIKES)
SPECIES OF FISHES
KIP 006-2 CD $14.30
This Russian group explores house, ambient and trance music with industrial textures that have been sampled and electronically treated, and witty samples by some folky heros. Species of Fishes is part of a larger artists collective working under various names. Dutch import. (KORM PLASTICS)
TRANS 0014-2 CD $10.70
An early, 1994 cassette-only release by the well-known Los Angeles noise artist, expertly remastered for CD. The cover art consists of layered transparencies in 24 different combinations. (TRANSPARENCY)
TRANS 0015-2 CD $8.60
A hard, harsh noise collaboration between Los Angeles' SPECULUM FIGHT and Osaka's HIJOKAIDAN. (TRANSPARENCY)
"Way Way Way"/"Hangin' in the Sky"
MLSBWW 01-7 7" $3.35
Fuzz-o-matic guitars and a garagey-melodic feel; these guys would fit just fine on Slumberland. (MISC. LABELS)
SFTRI 468-7 7" $4.00
This Austin female trio defies existing categories, or so sez the label's hype. Driving, motorheaded, nitro-belching punk that burns. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 454-2 CD $9.65
The first CD from a furious, riotous female punk trio that combines the best of The Muffs, Black Flag, L7 and The Runaways. Ten perfect, undiluted tracks of pure mayhem. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"I'm Gonna Stomp Mr. Harry Lee"
SFTRI 531-1 10" $7.70
SFTRI 531-2 CD $7.85
Like a deranged bull in a china shop, a hybrid of punk mayhem, gospel testimony and the music of JOHN BARRY or DUANE EDDY at an oblique right angle all chewed to a pulp and spat out on the nearest clean wall. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ITR 74-7 7" $4.45
One song from the new album, plus two non-LP tracks. Mick Collins guests. (IN THE RED)
ITR 72-1 LP $8.70
ITR 72-2 CD $11.30
This Noo Yawk outfit throws together the twang of rockabilly and the shout of gospel, with a good shot of Lower East Side no wave dissonance, like the soundtrack to "Streetcar Named Desire" as directed by Richard Kern. Guest appearances by Mick Collins and the BLUES EXPLOSION's Judah Bauer. (IN THE RED)
MR 074-1 10" $8.55
Minneapolis-style rawhide honky-tonk hardcore, featuring NOFX guitarist Steve Kidweler. Six classic blue-collar country tunes by GEORGE JONES and BUCK OWENS, enhanced by pedal-steel whiz GREG LIESZ! (MAN'S RUIN)
"He Drives Me Wild"
ID 123333-1 10" $8.10
Ex-members of the Gloo Girls, the Deviators and Zombie Squad move from NYC to St. Paul and create this mixture of cool rockabilly, house-rockin' and pop punk. (DIONYSUS)
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
GET 601-1 2xLP $17.40
Recorded in 1969 for Date Records but never officially released until its CD release on the One Way label, and their 2nd or 3rd album (depending on how you count them) after the departure of first frontman Stevie Winwood. Includes 10 bonus tracks from broadcast sessions, studio outtakes and live recordings from the same period, all digitally remastered. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
GET 548-1 LP $12.55
A 17-track collection of original recordings from their 1967 sessions, including the original version of "Time Seller" plus previously unreleased material. In gatefold sleeve with liner notes and photos. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
RPM 188-2 CD $13.00
Collection of original recordings from the mid-1967 sessions that could have been their debut album. This R&B/psychedelia crossover includes early versions of later singles and album cuts, soundtrack recordings and unissued bonus tracks. 16 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP, THE
"Mojo Rhythms & Midnight Blues"
RPM 207-2 CD $13.00
a.k.a "Sessions & Shows 1965-68." The first archive release of excellent live recordings 1965-68 of this British R&B from their Stevie Winwood era, with 19 tracks including all their best songs recorded for BBC broadcast and live in concert. Quality packaging, rare full-color photos and extensive liner notes; a must for all SDG fans. UK import. (RPM)
SPENT IDOLS / DEAD END KIDS
RR 0003-1 LP $7.80
A limited reissue of this punk rarity by two Florida bands. The Spent Idols mostly cover a bunch of mostly-mid-'70s US punk classics, while the Dead End Kids use their side of the record to showcase their own tunes (except for one Stranglers cover). (RERUN)
OUTNOW 2-7 7" $4.10
More rude, raunchy, garage trash rawk from these sex-crazed Portlanders. 3 songs, Dutch import. (OUT NOW)
"Adventures in Sex and Violence"
SCALP 114-1 LP $8.60
The import-only vinyl version of the CD. Citing The Sonics, The Meatmen, The Mentors, GG Allin and Thee Headcoats as their main influences, this gang of loud, trashy, obnoxious Portlanders unleash their 3rd album on the world. German import. (SCREAMING APPLE)
"All Fucked Up"
SCALP 108-1 LP $8.55
The first album by these Portland cretins, released only in Germany. It's that dumbass but rockin' punk beloved of many dumbass but rockin' punks. German import. (SCREAMING APPLE)
"Dragging Me Down"
WAL 010-7 7" $4.25
This Oregon garage punk outfit has been slinging its sort-of-60's-oriented 3 chord mania all over the place recently, including this slab o' lo-fi slop. Japanese import. (WALLABIES)
"Web of Hate"
SPIN 002-1 LP $7.25
Out of nowhere punk rock band currently biting on "that" sound, every couple of weeks, which currently is called "punk" and it rocks. (FRISBEE)
SPIDER BABIES / PERVERTS
GI 009-7 7" $3.80
Portland's Spider Babies turn in 2 songs, and Rotterdam's Perverts do a surf-influenced instro and an all-out, classic garage rocker. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
SPIDER BABIES, THE
"Adventures in Sex and Violence"
GI 013-2 CD $9.65
Citing The Sonics, The Meatmen, The Mentors, GG Allin and Thee Headcoats as their main influences, this gang of loud, trashy, obnoxious Portlanders unleash their 3rd album on the world. (G.I. PRODUCTIONS)
"Turn Me On"
SFTRI 73-7 7" $4.00
This L.A. band does a couple of melodic rockers along the lines of the Cult or Gene Loves Jezebel. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SPIDERS FROM MARS, THE
"The Spiders From Mars"
GET 532-1 LP $12.55
The first and only album by DAVID BOWIE's backing band, originally released in 1975. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
JR 9-7 7" $4.25
Tony and Ray from the fab Descendents team up with another singer and drummer for two kickin' melodic punk tunes. (JUNK)
DION 40-7 7" $4.35
Cosmic garage rock comin' at ya in 5th gear. Previous releases include two 7"ers and an album on Delicious Vinyl. (DIONYSUS)
SPIRITS & WORM
"Spirits & Worm"
AK 141-1 LP $17.25
AK 141-2 CD $13.00
Psychedelic fuzz-guitar rock augmented by the powerful vocals of Adrianne Maurici, and sometimes compared to JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. Originally released in 1969 on A&M in the US and Decca in the UK. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
PFCD 07-2 CD $10.10
Here's a unique one: aggro-scatological king/multi-instrumentalist SPIT does a concept swing-punk-comedy show, with the hilarious story of schlemiel Bill alternating with songs that help tell the tale and provide some very biting social commentary. Guest stars include JELLO BIAFRA as Father Peter the pedophile priest, and porn star RON JEREMY as the bartender. Warning: much of this is definitely X-rated! (PACIFIC FORCE)
"You Would If You Loved Me"
VC 59-4 cassette $7.45
VC 59-2 CD $9.00
Rockin' speed-techno with lots of harsh obscenities, on this re-release of his (yes, Spit is a guy, not a band) infamous 1989 LP. The filthiest mouth in "music" cuts loose with heavily S/M-influenced rage, tongue planted firmly in cheek. Also includes remixes of his first, ultra-rare 7", plus a new collaboration with Bob from Tit Wrench! (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
RIPOFF 024-7 7" $4.00
Stripped down snottiness from Tucson that compares to the famed Motards: fast, quick and in the gutter! (RIP OFF)
SPLASH FOUR, THE
"Shame Shame Shame"
ID 123378-1 10" $8.00
ID 123378-2 CD $9.00
Seven brand spankin' new songs recorded right after these French garage monsters' last US tour. And with raving fans like Mick Collins, Tim Kerr and Eric Oblivian, who need reviewers? (DIONYSUS)
SPLASH 01-2 CD $10.00
Four California dudes rip thru 12 tunes of Stratocaster-driven instrumental surf, heavy on the reverb and tremolo. SPLASHBACK's sound has evolved from traditional surf to what they call "modern vintage," bringing the influences of many different types of rock music together to focus on a particular genre. (SPLASHBACK)
BRD 7-2 CD $11.30
This group's 2nd album swings in the twilight zone of down n' dirty improv jazz and experimental flights of sound sculpture. Chaotic and yet forceful, like their name implies. (RASTASCAN)
"Fistful of Dewey"
RACER 1003-2 CD $11.00
Dave, Myles and Gino are joined by guests Michaelle Goerlitz on congas and Len Paterson on guitar and synth, in a live auditory free association inspired by Miles Davis. Very swingin' stuff, with a fuller than usual sound. (RACER)
"Hi-Fi Junk Note"
BRD 021-2 CD $11.30
Splatter goes plunderphonic, taking both live and studio sound, drastically reorganizing it with the aid of computer editing. This began as free jazz, but drives headlong into experimental/industrial/ambient territory, becoming a unique hybrid. (RASTASCAN)
BRD 3-2 CD $11.30
The first release from one of the most prominent of the West Coast avant improv groups. Tracks which are hard and fast, short and sour, plus some gear-stripping changes of pace and direction. (RASTASCAN)
SPLATTER TRIO & DEBRIS
"Jump or Die"
M&A 843-2 CD $11.30
21 Anthony Braxton compositions played by two great improv groups, with occasional help from Gregg Bendian, Tom Plsek and Randy McKean. Overlapping, alternating and medleying as many as 4 pieces (most previously unrecorded) in one track, this maintains their basic sense while still sounding like the bands. (MUSIC & ARTS)
SFTRI 59-7 7" $4.00
Two tracks from this Aussie band's LP. A good representation of your favorite Aussie grunge muzak. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
FER 88807-2 CD $10.70
Led by Rob Ellis (PJ HARVEY BAND, LAIKA, SWELL, etc.), this group also includes Lou Ciccotelli (GOD, LAIKA), John Parish (PJ HARVEY), Pascal Humbert (16 HORSEPOWER), and others, with music co-written with PJ Harvey, mixing experimental trip-hop, avant garde, and indie rock styles. (FUNCTION 8)
CFY 8-1 LP $7.55
Thoroughly modern, thoroughly tuneful lyrical pop rock, falling somewhere between REM introspection and something considerably noisier. (CFY RECORDS)
PBR 009-7 7" $4.35
Two tracks from one of the mainstays of the UK dark-n-heavy noise movement (along with Skullflower, Ramleh, Terminal Cheesecake, etc.). Belgian import. (PITSBULL)
SPLITCOX / VIDEO NASTY
HK 1-7 7" $4.25
The splitcox have earned their name. Imagine the Makers in street clothes, '79-sounding with impressive whining background vocals. Catchy riffs that leave you wanting more. The Video Nasty side whips up a tougher sound more reminiscent of classic early 80's punk with fear-sounding vocals and deep study in guitar tone. (HIPA KRIT)
"Have Another Tantrum"
MENLO 7001-1 LP $8.85
Somewhere between noisy garage punk and lo-fi noise rock, this NYC quartet uses a big array of junk and noisemakers (not to mention the screaming and ranting) to keep their downstairs neighbors awake all night (details of that on the insert). Wharton Tiers twiddled the knobs. Is this the first record to come with its own silicone adhesive O-rings? (MENLO PARK)
"...And Your Little Dog Too!"
AVT 001-2 CD $8.90
This large, apparently diffuse performance art group combines chaotic improv noise, media samples, shouted (not spoken) word, rock and punk blasts, mass destruction of TV sets, and reportedly lots of sex. Translating all this to CD must have been some job, but after locking themselves in a basement recording studio for 15 hours, here it is. Lots of photos and ranting in the 8 page booklet. (AVT)
"I'm In Love"/"Check Point"
HR 20-7 7" $4.00
More rock'n'roll history from Hillsdale Records! The SPOKANE MYSTICS recorded 2 original songs in March, 1965. For reasons not known to us, these songs are FANTASTIC and one spin will leave no doubt from what region these guys hailed, The Pacific Northwest. You can definitely hear evidence of THE WAILERS, DON & THE GOODTIMES, THE VICEROYS and early PAUL REVERE AND THE RAIDERS. A very important release in the history of great rock & roll. File under GENIUS! (HILLSDALE)
SPOKE / BOMBSHELL / LESS THAN JAKE
TOYBOX 2-7 7" $4.00
These 3 Gainesville punk bands do a song each, and each with their own distinctive sound (which you oughta know by now!). Numbered, limited edition of only 400! (TOYBOX)
"King of Kwela: Pennywhistle Jive from Johannesburg, 1958-59"
TW 001-1 LP $8.45
Blending American jazz swing with African folk melodies, kwela was the dance music of black South Africa in the 50's, and Mashiyane, with his virtuoso pennywhistle technique, was one of its greatest artists. UK import. (TROJAN WORLD)
SPONGECAKEMAN / HEADACHE GLUTTON
EERIE 17-7 7" $4.00
Limited edition 7" to promote these bands' joint Japanese tour. Osaka band SPONGECAKEMAN uses moogs and samplers in a din of organized cacophony and goofy, lo-fi sing-song tunes, while Eerie house band HEADACHE GLUTTON uses effected banjo, tape loops, and toys in their distorted, crusty lo-fi pop. Each record comes with an old, ugly-food recipe card pasted on the front! (EERIE MATERIALS)
"Potted Meat Spread"
SHIMMY 16-1 LP $7.90
Neo-psychedelic trash metal aimed to cross the line between those who know and those who think they know what a fuzzbox can really do to a baritone sax. (SHIMMY-DISC)
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC ENSEMBLE
"Birds of a Feather"
GET 410-1 LP $12.55
First issued in 1971 on BYG, this recording by this very radical British free jazz/experimental group has been completely unavailable for decades. 5 tracks recorded in Herouville, France in 1971 by John Stevens (percussion), Julie Tippetts (vocals, guitar), Trevor Watts (sax), and Ron Herman (bass). Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Hot in Here"/"Manimal"
HS 93723-7 7" $4.00
Yep, it's LA's infamous junkie-punk outfit, with two songs on the seamy side of life. Italian import. (HELTER SKELTER)
"Trash"/"What Good Am I?"
SFTRI 142-7 7" $4.00
features Mia Ferraro (ex-Hole & Bulimia Banquet); big noise from LA rockers who aspire to call themselves "ladle". (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SPORT OF KINGS
"Sing Mary Sing"
THERM 14-1 LP $7.60
A strong lyricism wound around emotional themes and sweeping arrangements. (THERMIDOR)
SPORTING BACHELORS, THE
"Love Letters to Joanna"
DION 1215-1 LP $9.10
DION 1215-4 cassette $8.00
Featuring porn star Joanna Storm herself on the cover (they've also done sound-tracks for several of her films), these guys deliver rock & roll raw and loud. Cassette has 2 extra tracks. (DIONYSUS)
"Removals... Other Isms"
NYET 7006-1 10" $7.70
NYET 7006-2 CD $6.80
Spot (the man, not a group!) was the guy who produced many late 70's-early 80's LA groups like Black Flag, Minutemen, Husker Du, Descendants, Suicidal Tendencies, and more. He's also an excellent multi-instumentalist, and here does eclectic, genre-busting songs that blend cowpunk, surf, Irish, rock and your basic kitchen sink. Amazing! (NO AUDITIONS)
SPRAGUE BROTHERS, THE
"Battle of the Bands!"
HR 19-7 7" $4.00
The legendary idiot-savants of Hollywood roots rock perform two of their own songs. A swingin', geetar-pickin' ode to good ole boys on the rampage is backed by a cool, frothy and pounding surf instrumental. (HILLSDALE)
SKIP 68-2 CD $10.20
Hardcore thrash and melodic punk from Tokyo, ready to takes its place along side TEENGENERATE, THE REGISTRATORS, and HI-STANDARD. (BROKEN REKIDS)
WOMSST 01-7 7" $3.65
Way tight, furious, funk-o-manic rippers with great production and real fire. Also includes an 8-page zine, "Bobby is Fred," with great and very perceptive commentary, mini-interviews, reviews and news. Oh yeah, the record is on neato purple marbled vinyl, too. (WORD OF MOUTH)
SFTRI 90-7 7" $4.00
(SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ANDA 253-2 CD5 $7.00
Iowa's primed and potent rock'n'roll machine thump out 7 new cuts (including a cover from '80s Midwest punk champs THE HOLLOWMEN) following up 1998's full length on Allied. (AUGOGO)
ALLIED 96-2 CD $8.90
Rocking energy and genuine unpretentiousness that shines thru... intelligent, witty, beer soaked and intense, fuzzed-out garage rock with real heart from the heartland: Des Moines, Iowa. (ALLIED)
"Kids All Talk About It"
ALLIED 74-2 CD $8.90
Thin Lizzy meets the Clash, they say, with comparisons to Fluf and Rocket From The Crypt. Well-crafted songs filtered through a noisy, garage band sensiblity. (ALLIED)
"Going All The Way"
CRYPT 008-1 LP $8.85
Probably THE cult group of any of the 60s garage cult groups. After their 2 sided killer 1966 single, "Going All The Way/Go Ahead" was included on the first 2 volumes of the PEBBLES series in 1977 their songs have been and are still covered by just about every neo-garage band. This LP was issued in 1986, some 20 years later. As well as both sides of their legend-making 7" this LP also contains 6 previously unreleased originals from the same recording sessions plus their even rarer pre-Squires 7" as THE ROGUES, plus a demo version of "Gloria". Comes with a 4-page info/ foto-filled interview. (CRYPT)
RPMBC 201-2 CD $13.00
Rivals of the MC5 from Detroit who began playing their version of UK R&B and then made it their own with the aid of a doomy organ, Anglicized vocals and searing bursts of stun-guitar drenched in feedback. This collection is culled from their catalog of 3 albums and 6 singles recorded for Capitol in 1968 and 1969. 19 tracks, UK import. (RPM)
SRI (SOLO RECORDING IDENTITY)
BGS 1201-1 12" $6.10
Renwick's other "Solo Recording Identity," a bit more open-ended than PELLUCID. While acid house samples and tweaked 909's may show up occasionally, SRI prefers to look to tin cans, toasters, TV, telephones, lightbulbs, bus rides, and old muzak records for inspiration. Kitchen utensil house tracks and bleepy minimalism, fresh, uncompromising, and directed. "12 bit abstract 4/4" (BUG GIRL SOUND)
"From Space With Love"
FLYSQ 1-4 cassette $5.90
Psychotic rock seems to flower under the hot Texas sun, and here's another prime example. A dark and manic groove, straight from somebody's version of hell. 50 minute (FLYING SQUIRREL)
BWRCD 020-2 CD $12.45
Austin's big cosmic bird has spread its wings again and embarked upon another bizarre, creepy interstellar flight. This collection of eerie, twisted space rock includes 5 tasteful covers of CAN, HAWKWIND, CHROME, AMON DUUL, and Texas punk legends THE HATES. If you like super-psycho sunstroked space rock, this is for you! Italian import. (BLACK WIDOW)
"The Invisible College"
OVER 1108-2 CD $10.40
Freakout psycho-psychedelic rock from the sunstroke streets of Austin, these scary guys wield guitars that scream like banshees with sharp knives. (OVER AND OUT)
"Radio France Sessions"
SLUMB 19-7 7" $4.00
Beautiful, sparkling pop reminiscent of the Monochrome Set and early-80's jazz-pop, from these veterans of many releases on the Sarah, Vinyl Japan and Bus Stop labels. (SLUMBERLAND)
"Let's be Friendly with Our Friends"
OUT 19-7 7" $4.00
Combine '60s garage, '70s no-wave and '80s new wave, pepper liberally with satire about racism, the people in your life you wish weren't there, and corporate mole eavesdropping. (OUTPUNK)
OUT 15-7 7" $4.00
Way lo-fi new wavy pop done with guitar/bass/drums/farfisa, a fun attitude and bouncy queercore lyrics. 5 songs, clear vinyl and the sleeve turns into a 12 page booklet. (OUTPUNK)
GRAVITY 24-7 7" $4.00
Guys from Rocket From The Crypt, the Physics, and Dustin the roadie musically mix parts of Tortoise, Unwound, and 3 Mile Pilot with orgainc sounds, homemade machines and recurring themes. (GRAVITY)
AK 057-1 LP $17.25
A very rare, and some say very significant self-released album by this California hard rock band, originally released in 1969. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
SW 46-1 LP $9.15
SW 46-2 CD $9.30
One of Germany's premier hardcore thrash bands, dealing out some of the most intricate yet bludgeoning, intelligent hardcore in the world. 14 new songs, plus a bonus on the CD: tracks from many hard to find 7" releases! A must for thrash purists everywhere. (SIX WEEKS)
"I Love the USA"
IS 9-7 7" $4.45
Raw, rippin' '70s-style punk from one of the hottest bands on the NYC underground. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
"Hey Baby, It's the Stallions"
JR 007-1 LP $7.80
JR 007-2 CD $10.85
Loud, simple, balls-out, Stoogey '77 style punk from New York; boy/girl vocals, two guitars, and tons of rip-it-up attitude. Outrageous purple mottled vinyl. (JUNK)
AFFIRMATIVE 1-7 7" $3.35
6 tunes of mind-numbing instro trash twang from somewhere in the desert in Arizona. Nerve-jangling double-picking reverbed-out surf guitar mania with a definite garagey LINK WRAY edge, propelled by the bassist's and drummer's wild energy. Their instruments (one half vintage and one half cheap!) are proudly displayed on the cover photo, along with their armadillo mascot sitting atop the bass drum. (AFFIRMATIVE)
PG STAND-7 7" $3.65
Speed, speed and more speed piled on these 7 raging thrash cuts, in the vein of Negative Approach. The full lyric sheet tells you all about their adventures in alienationland. (POWER GROUND)
STANDARD AMERICAN DIET
ENDLESS 07-2 CD $6.90
Perty durn strange but heavy-sounding stuff from 3 guys with samplers, synth & drum machine, doing hard riffs with kooky spoken voice-overs and tons of found-sound samples. Full 45 minute album, low price! (ENDLESS MUSIC)
BONER 41-1 LP $8.70
BONER 41-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 41-2 CD $10.70
In their first full length release, the male half of the band provides loopy high end meanderings and lead-footed low end mud walks, while the female half chimes in with wiley vocal shenanigans and drums sailing over Niagara Falls in a barrel. (BONER RECORDS)
BONER 37-7 7" $4.35
BONER 37-2 CD5 $6.85
Debut from a San Francisco group supposed to sound like the Cows mixed with King Crimson, the Buttholes with the B52's, or Helios Creed fronting the Carpenters (?). I say more like a neurotic, over-the-edge Yoko fronting Mudhoney. 3 songs on the 7", 6 on the CD5. (BONER RECORDS)
"Brodo di Cagne"
EEHS 021-1 MLP $7.65
After "Metallic Diseases," the Starfuckers added a sax to their line up, expanding their fascination with the more "out" aspects of the Stooges "Funhouse." 6 songs, Italian import. (ELECTRIC EYE)
UNDER 002-2 CD $13.55
The most recent release from Italy's finest post-Stooges unit. This mixes experimental sounds from analog synths with tuff rock rhythms and vocals for that ideal "Funhausen" (Funhouse + Stockhausen) sound. Italian import. (UNDERGROUND)
SFTRI 363-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 363-2 CD $9.65
A Portland punk supergroup with ex-members of Calamity Jane and Crackerbash, these folks come off loud and gutsy, with a mix of charged, noisy, beautiful, ambient songs that evoke visions of loving moments with powertools. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
RAVE 05-1 LP $7.80
You wake up, it's 3 am, throw on a record, stand in front of the mirror and slowly scrape a razor up & down your face. In the distance, the Cleveland skyline spews pollution. Suddenly, you hear that music again and see those sensitive guys from Starvation Army pointing at you and laughing. (RAVE RECORDS)
RAVE 17-1 LP $8.10
RAVE 17-4 cassette $7.00
RAVE 17-2 CD $11.00
More powerful than a speeding SCUD, stronger than a concrete bunker, able to assume the Mercenary Position instantaneously. Relentless and unforgiving! (RAVE RECORDS)
"Church of the Double Cross"
PERFECT 001-7 7" $4.25
Black-hearted country punk stories of murder and betrayal, one from their upcoming album, and two otherwise unreleased tracks exclusive to this 7". Limited edition pressing in fancy foil-stamped covers. (PERFECT 36)
REVENGE 001-7 7" $4.20
Three songs of dark payback from this sort-of-cowpunk, sort-of-bluespunk outfit that's been banging around LA for a few years now, recorded in early 1998. (REVENGE)
STARVATIONS / THROW RAG
REVENGE 003-7 7" $4.20
A ringing cowpunk ode to lost honkytonk love from THE STARVATIONS, plus a creepy number about that ole debbil woman from THROW RAG. (REVENGE)
"A Blackout to Remember"
REV 05-2 CD $10.30
Desperate, blues damaged death-country for the suicide prone; songs of strong drink, bad women, betrayal and revenge, with howling, pained vocals and country-punk strumming and weeping slide guitar. Their first album, after a string of successful singles and comp tracks. (REVENGE)
"Shut Up Sirens"/"Breakin My Black Heart"
VD 010-7 7" $4.25
The fathers have eaten sour grapes and set the children's teeth on edge. Gabe Hurt, Ian Heroin, and Strange 99 blast forth with 2 tunes of distorted, self-loathing screamcore with just a passing hint of psychobilly flavoring. (VINYL DOG)
STATE OF THE NATION
JT 1014-1 LP $8.85
JT 1014-2 CD $10.20
The debut album from this Salt Lake trio concentrates on raw, up-tempo guitar, meandering bass and vibrant drumming, interwoven with political lyrics and intense, scream-to-a-whisper vocals. Former members of Farside and Inside Out; recorded by Clint Werner of Seaweed. (JADE TREE)
"Searches for Naked Forms"
SOS 2-2 CD $12.60
Performed by Steve Tanza, a former member of Bourbonese Qualk, the excellent pieces on this very full album display a sharp sense of composition, and range from moody soundscapes to real, hummable melodies and attention-grabbing, experimental juxtapositions. Glittering, foil-embossed packaging. UK import. (SOUND SOUND)
D 7002-7 7" $4.00
Check out the wasted singer yelling fervent praise of "pills, pot, pussy and Popov" on these twisted, too-trashy tunes. (DISASTER)
"Stab at the Night"
RNR 002-7 7" $4.00
The first 7" from a young Seattle band that combines straight-ahead hardcore with the furious punk style and rhythms of NEW BOMB TURKS. (ROCKNROLL BLITZKRIEG)
"Leftovers, Vol. 1"
RON 015-1 LP $8.60
Rare tracks, 7" tracks, comp tracks, outtakes and unreleased studio sessions from this famously ultratrashy Seattle garage band with previous releases on Estrus, Empty, Rip Off, etc. Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
"An Unrespected Man"
MT 307-7 7" $4.00
Archies comix characters meet Supercharger, they say. Shimmy-n-shake garage-rockin' straight outta White Center WA. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Japan Tour 97"
SR 702-7 7" $4.00
Three super-duper trashed-out garage singalongs, including a cover of fellow Rip Off artists LOLI & THE CHONES! Features the guys on stage, decked out in neckties and shades on the cover, and all the info in Japanese on the back. Great guitar sound, rockin' songs, totally irresistible! (STATIC)
ES 109-1 10" $7.60
The lurid lo-fi lane lizards of White Center WA serve up six slash and burn slopfests of pinball addiction, alley stomping, bad radio retardation and rock & roll salvation. Check out their other releases on the Rip Off label, too! (ESTRUS)
"Punk Rock and Roll"
RIPOFF 026-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 026-2 CD $10.50
The band that kicked off Rip Off Records is back! The new-and-improved Statics return with a faster and meaner sound, but the same irresistable attitude. CD features bonus track. (RIP OFF)
"Rebel Like Me"
UP 008-7 7" $5.15
Recorded on 4-track reel at the Newport Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in 1980, and mixing Britpunk stylings, snotty American dirge, and the obvious influence of local Toronto act TEENAGE HEAD with a faster, suburban proto hardcore sound. THE STATICS brought it all together, and went roaring full speed ahead like the #54 Canadian Pacific freight train, which crashed in Mississauga in 1979, spilling toxic chemicals and forcing an 80% evacuation of its residents. Did I mention the great liner notes? Canadian import. (UGLY POP)
"Filtering the Infection"
REVELATION 29-1 12" EP $6.80
REVELATION 29-4 cassette $6.00
REVELATION 29-2 CD5 $7.35
Tight, metal-flavored punk with some sort of fashion hang-up. Let's hope this sort of numbskullism catches on. (REVELATION)
STEAMIN' CUP O' JOE
BOS 1-7 7" $3.65
An odd, kinda wacko Buttholes-oid band from Shreveport. 3 songs. (MISC. LABELS)
STEEL POLE BATH TUB
BONER 31-7 7" $4.35
BONER 31-2 CD5 $6.85
Two new songs on the 7", plus "Arizona Garbage Truck" (from their Sympathy 7") on the CD. (BONER RECORDS)
STEEL POLE BATH TUB
BONER 15-4 cassette $7.35
Hard rock, tribal noise, mutated pop, obnoxious feedback, & Brady Bunch found sound psychosis from these guys that came to SF from Montana via Colorado and Seattle. (BONER RECORDS)
STEEL POLE BATH TUB
BONER 20-1 LP $8.70
BONER 20-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 20-2 CD $10.70
A monster of unfathomably vast proportions, the Tub re-enters the mudpit for round two of this fight-to-the-finish with Big Honeydozer Youth; after a stunning knockout in round one with their 1st album, we know where to place our bets. Includes a big fat Steel Pole Bath Tub comic book. (BONER RECORDS)
STEEL POLE BATH TUB
"Some Cocktail Suggestions"
BONER 42-1 10" $8.70
BONER 42-4 cassette $5.90
BONER 42-2 CD $8.35
While Nirvana's producer cooked them dinner in Chicago, the band chucked up these last six greasy bits of tuneage before wandering off into the great void of majorlabeldom. (BONER RECORDS)
STEEL POLE BATH TUB
"The Miracle of Sound in Motion"
BONER 39-1 LP $8.70
BONER 39-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 39-2 CD $10.70
Their first album in over 2 years! Pure rock overdrive interwoven with their trademark sound/dialog samples. Full US tour coinciding with the release. (BONER RECORDS)
STEEL POLE BATH TUB
BONER 26-1 LP $8.70
BONER 26-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 26-2 CD $10.70
The Tub gets with a thrashier sound than "Lurch" on their 3rd album, but still plenty of filthy noise and "whuzzat?" tape samples dubbed in to keep you well awake, as well as a few of those big monster grinders. Noise, noise and more noise to leave you holding your ears and grinning. (BONER RECORDS)
MT 186-7 7" $4.00
Punk with rockabilly sensibilities from an impressive Northwest band known for their legendary live shows 3 songs. (eMpTy RECORDS)
MT 293-1 LP $8.85
MT 293-2 CD $9.65
Their 2nd album brings us another dose of noisy guitar and feedback garage country-punk, denser than ever with rippin' guitars and explosive drums, stripped down and beefed up, bouncing between hardcore blasts and rumbling, moody CCR-like excursions. (eMpTy RECORDS)
REZ 06-7 7" $3.65
One of the most powerful rock sounds we have ever heard on a record, this band absolutely rips. Snarling distorto guitar fired up by incredibly fast, violent, high-energy drums, with melodic dual-vocal tradeoffs peeking through the racket. But that's just the first side. Side B is a slow afterhours blues, like PALACE with an organ and a sense of humor. Nice two color silkscreen on cardboard. (RESERVATION)
"Simple Men Who Like to Work With Their Hands"
MT 225-1 LP $8.85
MT 225-2 CD $9.65
The first full album from these Seattle goofballs encompasses punk, pop and grange (not grunge!). Obviously under the influence of Gas Huffer, but with a little more dirt under their nails. (eMpTy RECORDS)
STEFAN DILL TRIO
"Run for Heaven"
FALC 0028-2 CD $10.70
Electric guitarist Dill, bassist Dave Nielsen, and drummer Dave Wayne convene for these 9 mostly loud, fiery, aggressive improvisations, recorded in New Mexico in 2000. (FALCATA-GALIA)
"Excess of Free Speech"
XCD 14-2 CD $11.00
Sound collages capturing America on the brink from this New York artist. Themes explored include media manipulation, war fever and government/industrial subterfuge. (EXTREME)
CDCR 33-2 CD $11.60
Horror film by Lucio Fulci with soundtrack music by Stefano Mainetti, with enough wordless choirs and wind effects to give you the jitters. Super cheesy prog-horror-dance tracks abound. (BEAT)
ET 926-1 LP $12.55
ET 926-2 CD $13.00
A real funky thing, some on the heavy tip and others chill-out ambient. Italian import. (RIGHT TEMPO)
RTD 1698-2 CD $11.30
A project of F.M. Einheit (Einsturzende Neubauten), Katharina Franck (Rainbirds), and Ulrike Haage (Goto), this 3rd Stein album displays their exceptional ability to combine music, spoken word, industrial, experimental and environmental sounds and unconventional instrumentation in a coherent, very listenable but challenging composition. German import. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
RTD 2391-2 CD $10.70
F.M. Einheit (from Einsturzende Neubauten) is in this project doing high anxiety coldwave as only those angst-ridden Germans can. Samples, orchestral instrumentation, portentious Teutonic vocals, electronics and everything else up to and including the kitchen sink get thrown into the mix with pretty darn good results. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
"Autopilot Stuck on Get Down"
SV 36-2 CD $8.00
Cleveland's masters of disaster return with a blazing disc of non-stop headbanging southern-fried boogiefied jobber rock. Loud and ugly as they come, and proud of it. (SMOG VEIL)
"Sugar Sweat 8-Track"
SV 23-2 CD $7.75
When you talk about Kent, Ohio in a song, you better get heavy with it. Guitars loud, and beer bottles broken and impregnated are the rule. This combines their 1998 "Sugar Sweat 8-Track" album (recorded live with no overdubs) and 2000 "Second Hand Smoke" album on one CD. (SMOG VEIL)
STEP SISTER / STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS
"Keepin' It in the Family"
SV 34-7 7" $4.35
A hard rock slugfest with two songs each from THE STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS and Cleveland's STEP SISTER. Mmulti-color marbled vinyl. (SMOG VEIL)
SLUMB 22-2 CD $10.70
Kinda like a way happenin' version of Heavenly that somehow stumbled into the territory of noise. Cool double-female vocals and wall-o-distortion whammy. (SLUMBERLAND)
STEREOPHONIC SPACE SOUND UNLIMITED
KEBAB 005-7 7" $4.55
2 slithering, shimmering, tunes that'll send shivers up your spine and while it sets your toes a-tapping. Meticulously layered organs, twang guitar, exotic percussion in a lush, flawlessly engineered bed of reverb. STEREOPHONIC SPACE SOUND UNLIMITED's popular "Plays Lost TV Themes" album is still available as well. Deluxe cardboard full-color sleeve, pastel yellow vinyl. Imported from Switzerland. (SHEEP)
STEREOPHONIC SPACE SOUND UNLIMITED
"Plays Lost TV Themes"
ID 123390-2 CD $10.80
At last, the re-release of the incredible first album by the dynamic duo of Maeschi and Diblitz! Not surf, not lounge, but amazing '60s-style instrumental themes that could have been from the coolest sci-fi/spy TV series you never saw! (DIONYSUS)
STEREOPHONIC SPACE SOUND UNLIMITED
"The Fluid Soundbox"
ID 123391-2 CD $10.80
The long-awaited re-release of the 2nd swank album by the brilliant Swiss composing team of Maeschi and Diblitz that brought you "Lost TV Themes." Exotic, far-out and moody TV/movie themes with a '60s feel comparable to MANCINI, MIZZI and GOLDSMITH. Think Aston-Martins, Berettas, and martinis shaken, not stirred. (DIONYSUS)
STEREOPHONIC SPACE SOUNDS UNLIMITED
"The Spacesound Effect"
ID 123385-1 LP $9.10
ID 123385-2 CD $10.80
The long-awaited 3rd album from the totally cool Swiss composing/recording team of Maeschi & Diblitz! If you heard the first 2 (released in 1997 & 1998 on Mai Tai in the US), you're drooling in anticipation already. If not, you got a real treat coming in this all-instro, future-retro theme music extravaganza. (DIONYSUS)
STEVE AND THE JERKS
"Jerk's Not Dead (The Complete Joke)"
XCR 1001-2 CD $8.90
Featuring former NO TALENTS member Laurent, this wylde French garage stomp band is no longer, but this CD collects all the tracks from their "Leaders of the Jerks" LP plus all their singles and comp tracks, and a butt load of unreleased gems, for a total of 32 songs! Plus, Cecilia from the NO TALENTS does guest vocals on a couple of RUNAWAYS and ANDRE WILLIAMS covers, and BILLY CHILDISH produces! (SOLAMENTE)
"Signals for Tea"
AVAN 039-2 CD $19.00
Beresford sings and plays piano, with backing from John Zorn and some of the Masada guys on these cool-jazz pop songs. Japanese import. (AVANT)
"Faith of Our Fathers"
TCCD 005-2 CD $10.70
The soundtrack to the film by Hamilton Sterling, performed by an unusual modern classical small ensemble that included marimbas, mandolin, organ and vibraphone, alongside a good assortment of strings and woodwinds. For variety, there's arrangements of ancient Greek songs, a bell segment, and a sound collage. Includes 5 bonus tracks. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
CRCSD 066-2 CD $11.90
Not your typical jazz disc, this 1977 recording contains 6 fascinating, programmatic pieces that showcase not only Lacy's trademark duck-like, sinuous soprano saxophone, but also layered overdubs of celeste, clarinets, other saxophones, and even the ambient sounds of a construction site. The whole album is infused with a haunting beauty and sad humor. Track-by track explanations by Lacy in the booklet. Italian import. (CRAMPS)
STEVE MCQUEENS, THE
"Mission to Rock"
WRENCH 9-7 7" $4.55
This German band spits out 3 Buzzcocks-flavored, distortion-drenched blasts of hyper-energy pop punk. Mindless pogo fun, just like it should be. UK import. (WRENCH)
"Take Your Flunky and Dangle"
FT 805-1 LP $9.60
A collection of previously unreleased tracks and rare recordings from 1987 to 1993, featuring Robert Lloyd, John Wesley Harding, John Convertino, Chris Cacavas and Mark Walton. Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
MASO 90030-2 CD $13.25
One of the founders of Tuxedomoon does his own songs, plus covers from Edith Piaf, Cole Porter and Ronnie Hawkins. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
STEVIE AND THE SECRETS
"Who's Walkin' Who?"
SFTRI 629-7 7" $4.00
The DEVIL DOGS' bassist jumps to guitar and vocals, recruits a CANDYSNATCHER and a couple other VA Bch rockers, and away we go. Limited edition of 1000. (SYMPATHY)
"Smell the Sock"
RAZOR 2-1 LP $7.80
X-rated white punks on dope, sex and rock n' roll. Like their fellow Floridians 2 Live Crew, these guys are about as raunchy as you can get; the cover is a take off on Spinal Tap's "Smell the Glove" with the warning sticker in a strategic spot. (RAZOR RECORDS / TRUTH ABOUT FONZI)
VIRUS 64-1 LP $8.85
Ubu-esque, terrifically noisy rock bordering on the industrial on their 2nd album. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
STICKS & STONES
"Theme Song for Nothing"
GERN 8-1 LP $7.70
Strong melodies and an anthemic stance combine with introspective lyrics and biting punk protest. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
SFTRI 254-1 10" $7.25
A furious ode to red rubber masks, the New Music Seminar (barf), indie heros and drug addiction, from former members of Norway's most outrageous punk bands, TRBNGR and the Anal Babes. Four originals plus a Black Flag cover guest starring Eugene Chadbourne on banjo! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Strength In Hate"
CFY 11-7 7" $3.70
New York speedthrash to the max. Hang on to your headbands! 3 song (CFY RECORDS)
POLLUTE 033-2 CD $9.00
Includes the "Where's My Lunchpail" LP as well as various impossible-to-find European 7"s, lots of compilation tracks and 5 previously unreleased tracks, 72+ minutes in all. Since disbanding, these zany characters have played in Spazz, M.D.C. and No Use For A Name. (SOUND POLLUTION)
"Where's My Lunchpail?"
POLLUTE 032-1 LP $8.00
Available again! The classic sounds of San Francisco's fast-and-funny, spastic HC legends, originally released on Lookout! This revamped version is remastered for better sound and includes all the wacky banter between songs. (SOUND POLLUTION)
3-7 7" $3.65
Ethereal male vocals & guitars that are either insistent or chiming & rolling. Gray marbled vinyl. (WORD OF MOUTH)
"King of Rock 'n Roll"
VML 041-7 7" $4.00
The Cheap Trick of the '90s, stuck in the '70s, spotted Elvis in the '80s, and are rockin' their way into the next millenium. (VML)
"New World Odor"
ALLIED 73-2 CD $8.90
A 3-piece powerpop/punk outfit from Seattle that riffs like DOA or Husker Du, with abrasive vocals that contrast with soft melodies and good harmonies. (ALLIED)
ALLIED 86-7 7" $4.00
Guitar-driven Husker Du-esque power punk that combines hooky melodies with rough'n'ready vocals, these four tracks were recorded live at KCMU in Seattle. Three are screamin' versions of songs from their album "New World Odor," plus another previously unrecorded. (ALLIED)
"Splitting Nothing Up Three Ways"
ALLIED 88-2 CD $8.90
Intense, emo Seattle trio, praised by the punk press, delivers their second album of old-school, melodic punk with tastes of HUSKER DU and FUGAZI. (ALLIED)
"Who Blew Smoke?"
AN 05-7 7" $4.15
Texas punk sounding quite a bit like the Dead Kennedys on one song; definitely in the vein of early punk. Purple vinyl. (ANGRY NEIGHBOR)
SFTRI 407-7 7" $4.00
Manic, over the top, foaming at the mouth garage punk from one of Canada's premier practitioners, bursting with raw, primitive energy and blazing riffs. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"It's Fun and Easy to Put Together the Stinkies"
SFTRI 435-2 CD $9.65
Formed from 2/3 of Toronto punk legends The Leather Uppers, these lo-fi bashers alternate from Link Wray inspired instrumentals and wild, Cramps style vocal numbers to blazing garage punk howlers. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Out to Lunch"
RIPOFF 016-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 016-2 CD $10.50
The first full album from the slop-punk kings of Holland, recorded live in San Francisco. Lightnin' fast 3-chord blasts, screamin' vocals, and way punk. (RIP OFF)
"Ripping It Off"
RIPOFF 014-7 7" $4.00
The first Dutch band on this label. The songs, "I Love My Job" and "Hey, Mister" fall into the parameters of what you have come to expect from Rip Off; short, fast, and sort of like the Gun Club meets Ramones. (RIP OFF)
IS 5-7 7" $4.20
New York City's snottiest punks with two more high fat slabs of funny, irreverent, riff-heavy, Ramones-oid punk rock. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
"Coping with Society"
ISLP 5-1 LP $9.70
With a classic '77 punk sound reminiscent of the fab DEAD BOYS, this long running NYC band slams fourteen 3-chord punk wonders our way on their first full-length. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
"Punch in the Face"
IS 1-7 7" $4.35
Punchy, snotty, and totally pogo-able classic punk from NYC, this rules nonstop in the pit. Tight, catchy, buzzsaw punk that can't be beat! Definitely non-PC lyrics, too. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
VD 04-2 CD $8.15
The CD version of their classic 1995 12", with eight of the trashiest, most drug-addled punk tunes on record. (VINYL DOG)
"You Tear Me Out"
DB 21-7 7" $4.35
LA's kings of drug-abuse pogo punk let loose with two classic blasts. White boys, white noise. (DEAD BEAT)
STOCK, HAUSEN AND WALKMAN
EERIETHEMES 8-7 7" $4.00
If Esquivel started getting into trip-hop, samples and computer editing, he might sound a bit like this nutty piece of entertainment. Layers upon layers, smooth, idiosyncratic, fun. This is the UK outfit's first release on a US label, and one of their very few vinyl offerings. (EERIE MATERIALS)
STOMPIN' HARVEY & THE FAST WRECKERS
"Is You Is"
VR 706-7 7" $4.65
Hoodoo swamp-blues-trash and primitive rock'n'roll that burns like a mutha. Check it out! Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
AK 116-1 LP $17.25
AK 116-2 CD $13.00
An extremely rare album from this New York hard rock/psychedelic band, originally released as a private pressing on the Tiger Lily label in 1974. LP on 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Gimme Danger"/"I Got Nothing"
MR 7125-P 7" pic disc $5.70
Recorded live in Detroit in 1974 it says, and licensed from Skydog. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
GET 33-1 LP $9.60
These recordings, all dating from 1972, give us an insight into the band's rehearsing in the studio. Includes rare tracks and alternate versions. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Take Love, Give Love"
SFTRI 469-7 7" $4.00
More of their bubblegum-buzz-pop with a remix from the "Rule Hermania" CD (featuring guest vocals by Peter Noone) plus a modernized version of the Mermaids' classic "Popsicles and Icicles." (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
STOOL PIGEONS, THE
"Gerry Cross the Mersey (British Inversion, Vol. 2)"
SFTRI 502-2 CD $9.65
Returning with their second installment of their British Inversion series updating mid-60s English pop bands for today's discerning listener, THE STOOL PIGEONS satisfy punks and girl-group geeks alike with this tribute to GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS. Big, crushing guitars, sexy girl harmonies, souped-up sonic impact! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
STOOL PIGEONS, THE
"I Gotta Dream On"
SFTRI 445-7 7" $4.00
Advance hype for their upcoming CD, this features pop-punk covers of two Herman's Hermits songs by members of the Shitbirds. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
STOOL PIGEONS, THE
"I'm the One"
SFTRI 501-7 7" $4.00
Two fine tunes by '60s Merseybeat greats Gerry and the Pacemakers, including one from their upcoming CD and one exclusive to this 7". Great girl harmonies, big crunchin' guitars and very hummable tunes. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
STOOL PIGEONS, THE
"Rule, Hermania! (British Inversion Vol. 1)"
SFTRI 446-2 CD $9.65
Members of the Shitbirds (duh, "Stool Pigeons," get it?) joyfully demolish classics by Herman's Hermits. Cute n' snotty girl harmonies and toxic but good natured punk guitars. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Right to Remain... Violent!"
GMM 125-2 CD $10.65
State-of-the-art thug rock on the 2nd album from this long-standing Delaware oi band. (GMM)
STAAL 052-2 CD $15.85
20 short pieces, all using their trademark collection of church organ, guitar, piano, harmonium, voices, drums and violin, as well as the sounds of water, footsteps and machines. As usual, all sounds are acoustic, with no synthesizers. The CD has one of those "double image" covers that change when you move it. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
STRAFE FUR REBELLION
TOUCH 19-2 CD $10.85
Natural sounds & melodic tones woven together in a rather romantic manner are combined with snatches of forceful (but easy on the ears) keyboard music, with occasional use of other instruments & effects. Extremely varied and really very good. (TOUCH)
HR 002-7 7" $4.25
Orange County's hardcore phenoms have unleashed their blistering sound and fury for this vinyl only release, no CDs here pal. 2 brand spankin' new tunes plus a remixed "Trust" on red or gold wax, limited to 2000 handnumbered copies. Don't just stand there, bust a move on one of these, lest they be gone... (HOSTAGE)
"Days of Our Lives"
DBB 001-2 CD $9.75
No, not one of those bad rock bands; this St. Louis noise duo uses repetitive loops of seriously fuzzed-out percussion, electronics, vocal samples and who-knows-what, layered into a dark and perverse confection that owes much to folks like Whitehouse, Skullflower or Ramleh. Belgian import. (DEATH BY BLOWJOB)
STRAPPING FIELD HANDS
SB 39-7 7" $4.25
The pop song everyone has been telling me about. Or is it lo-fi noise-folk? Backyard noodle-rock? Art-poetry-noise? (SILTBREEZE)
"Gobs on the Midway"
SB 53-2 CD $10.70
Difinitive collection of all this band's early 7" output including two non Siltbreeze releases, "Sun, Sun" on Compulsiv and the elusive track from the Ptolemaic Terrascope giveaway 7". (SILTBREEZE)
"Rock and Roll Exhibition"
AK 1016-1 LP $17.25
AK 1016-2 CD $13.00
Avant-vocalist DEMETRIO STRATOS gets together with two members of PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI for a live-recording tribute to ELVIS PRESLEY. This was first released in 1979 on the Cramps label. The LP is 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Smash Up: Story of a Woman"
ENDLESS 2-2 CD $7.75
A world-weary, Valley-girl-on-the-skids-meets-Nico collaboration of two women, produced by My Sin. Butchered torch songs, neo-industrial country, spoken word sleaze stories and more. (ENDLESS MUSIC)
"Politics on the Pavement"
ALLIED 12-7 7" $4.00
San Franciscans proving that punk can still be played with tunes. (ALLIED)
ALLIED 20-2 CD $8.90
Direct political lyrics & cool 70's style punk, with members of the Bedlam Rovers, an ex X-tal, and the one & only Tommy Strange on vocals. (ALLIED)
"Shoot Me Up with Faith"
ALLIED 44-2 CD5 $6.45
Six new songs from this San Francisco workercore 4-piece, featuring their new line-up and impassioned songwriting with an emphasis on melody and strong tunes. Adam from Jawbreaker guests on drums. (ALLIED)
ALLIED 53-1 LP $8.10
ALLIED 53-2 CD5 $6.45
Creative political punk, enlightened with lyrics that read almost like short stories. The vinyl version also includes all the songs from 1994's "Shoot Me Up" CD EP. (ALLIED)
"Change is a Sound"
JT 1060-1 LP $8.85
JT 1060-2 CD $10.20
Richmond, VA's STRIKE ANYWHERE delivers melodic hardcore with a punk rock soul; eleven anthems for the youth possessed in the tradition of FOUR WALLS FALLING, BAD BRAINS, 7 SECONDS, and DAG NASTY. (JADE TREE)
"20 Pop Songs"
VIRUS 273-2 CD $10.50
Mick Hobbs (FAMILY FODDER, THE WORK, ad infinitum) and Benb Gallaher (THE JAUNTIES, ad infinitum) collaborate with the immortal founder of indie rock Jad Fair (HALF JAPANESE ad infinitum) on this 20-song album, musically not unlike HALF JAPANESE, yet leaning more towards quirky pop. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Each Day Lived... An Act of Defiance"
SW 37-7 7" $4.00
Fastcore, thrash and power violence in the vein of INFEST, 97a and CAPITALIST CASUALTIES on the 3rd EP release from this intense Maryland band. (SIX WEEKS)
"What Else Can We Do But Fight Back?"
SW 47-1 LP $9.15
SW 47-2 CD $9.30
Their first full album, this is unabashed thrash-core, fast and heavy as hell. Intense. (SIX WEEKS)
STRUNG OUT / JUGHEAD'S REVENGE
FOO 8-7 7" $4.00
Strung Out goes in for hard punk of the headbanging variety; Jughead's Revenge also keeps it brutal, but with more melody. Each band does 2 songs. Blue vinyl. (FEARLESS)
TKOROUND 79-7 7" $4.35
These East Bay hardcore punk vets release two brand new, over the top originals are here, plus a cover of X's "We're Desperate." Ladies and gentlemen, fuck you very much! (TKO)
EBM 004-1 LP $8.10
EBM 004-2 CD $8.35
East Bay fuckin' punx straight from the asses of Filth, Econochrist and Capitol Punishment. Second wave bonecrushing hardass fuckin' punk rock that picks up the whiskey-swilling hardcore torch that Poison Idea dropped. (EAST BAY MENACE)
STUART MOXHAM & THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS
FGAO 15-2 CD $10.85
The former leader of Young Marble Giants with his first release in something like 10 years. Everything here is unreleased and unheard, having been recorded at his home in England with the help of a few friends. (FEEL GOOD ALL OVER)
STUART SAUNDERS SMITH
-2 CD $11.30
Four works for various combinations of voice, percussion, piano, trumpet, contrabass, flute and shortwave radio, composed from 1971 to 1992. Smith shows himself to be a fine and sensitive composer of experimental 20th century classical music. (O.O. DISCS)
SFTRI 659-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 659-2 CD $9.65
This is a three piece Seattle girl band with sassy/snotty lyrics to the tune of primitive punk. Recorded at Conrad Uno's renowned Egg Studios in two separate sessions; the first produced by Johnny Fangster, and the second by Billy Childish! (SYMPATHY)
STUDY OF THE LIFELESS
"Study of the Lifeless"
AMPOP 207-2 CD $9.65
Drone-pop ala MY BLOODY VALENTINE, featuring monstrous guitars and a secure sense of simplicity and tonality. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
REALLY 11-7 7" $4.55
Loud & fast still rules in Stukas-land; swingin', melodic punk anthems to teenage excess. (REALLY FAST)
STUMP WIZARDS, THE
"Waxy Yellow Buildup"
SFTRI 374-2 CD $9.65
Pennsylvania backwoods purveyors of the well-modulated roar plunder their hopelessly cool record collections for this batch of obscure covers of songs by the Atlantics, the King's Ransom, the Mystery Trend, Electric Prunes, Ike & Tina Turner, and more. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Sugar and Glue"/"Welcome Back (Kotter's Theme)"
TDSJ 01-7 7" $4.00
The A side rocks tuff & garage-punky, but the B side is a relaxed, let-it-all hang-out acoustic cover version. (TOP DRAWER)
"Tune You Out"
STUNT 002-2 CD $8.90
With thoroughly 90's melodic punk that combines the tunefulness of Bad Religion with the rough power and energy of the Devil Dogs, this Philadelphia band rocks hard. (STUNT)
JR 001-7 7" $4.25
Four songs from Philly's finest that'll knock the dogshit off your mother's combat boots. (JUNK)
HOP 1-7 7" $4.00
Tenn. sillycore (HOUSE O' PAIN)
CHS 6-7 7" $4.00
Noise guitar psychedelia in the vein of Skullflower or Fushitsusha, featuring people from Trance and Tekachi, varying from heavy and warped to ominously calm. The sleeve is letterpress printed silver on heavy purple stock. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
CHCD 22-2 CD $10.10
Spacious yet eerie psychedelic rock improvisations that often get frighteningly ominous, from members of Trance and Tekachi. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
UC 041-2 CD $8.90
Their 2nd CD, another generous helping of droning, pulsating, reverberating space/noise rock. Drums, keyboards, bass, and some super-psychedelic guitar by Mason Jones on these 7 extended, improvisational tracks that recall Fushitsusha at their spaciest. (UNIT CIRCLE)
SUBARACHNOID SPACE & WALKING TIMEBOMBS
"The Sleeping Sickness"
E&J 004-2 CD $10.10
The members of SUBARACHNOID SPACE take on WALKING TIMEBOMBS guitarist Scott Ayers for some extended space/drone excursions, with rhythms and tones that sometimes recall the classic, early industrial experimenters of the late '70s and early '80s. (ELSIE AND JACK)
WR SUBIN-7 7" $3.65
Old school style punk from Berkeley, sounding a bit like Anti-Nowhere League on the catchy title track. Four songs that are tough and way punk, including an ex-member of the legendary Blatz. (WINGNUT)
"7/7/94, The Riviera, Chicago"
VML 003-7 7" $3.85
Seven songs in an 80's East Coast hardcore mode, recorded live. (VML)
"Closer to Myself"
DAHL 1-7 7" $4.00
Gee, if I didn't know better, I'd think this was San Francisco in 1967, but it's actually Boston in 1990. Soulful psychedelia still rules. 3 songs. (DAHLIA RECORDS)
WOE 26-2 CD $10.70
Maybe hard drug abuse & good poetry go together after all. Well, we can't all be Lou Reed, but these 2 guys & a gal come closer than anybody else that comes readily to mind. (WORRY BIRD)
"Please Kleen"/"Love Comes in Spurts"
WOE 16-7 7" $4.00
Yes, that's a cover of the Richard Hell song, maybe a bit more demented than the original. Cover art by Savage Pencil, goofy split-color vinyl. (WORRY BIRD)
WOE 14-2 CD $10.70
Did someone say Velvet Underground damage? Did someone bring a spoon? But me, I'm just waitin' for my man. (WORRY BIRD)
SUB 001-1 10" $8.75
Noisy, nervous, spaced-out guitars done 90's style, with minimal-and-buried to zero vocals. One song includes samples from the Apollo 10 moon flight. Numbered edition of 1000, Italian import. (S.H.A.D.O.)
NOLOVE 01-7 7" $4.55
This tough all-female band rocks alot like Laura Logic era X-RAY SPEX, charging ahead with '77 punk riffs and prominent saxophone. (NO LOVE)
PT 01-1 LP $7.60
Feeling too happy lately? Give this one a spin. Depressing Milwaukee crust/powerviolence bass-drum-vocals trio that makes ASSUCK sound like a Las Vegas revue. Bleak. Stark. Slow. Fast. Ugly. Beautiful. Ouch. Hecka nice silkscreened book-style sleeve. (PRIMARY THOUGHTS)
TKOROUND 39-2 CD $10.35
Raw, abrasive, unpretentious, fast hardcore that channels MINOR THREAT, ILL REPUTE, and LAST RESORT, straight outta Sacramento. (TKO)
PURE -2 CD $8.00
The alter-ego of Swiss noise barons Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Sudden Infant mixes harsh, but often understated electronic noise and distortion with various industrial and tape sounds, shifting the mix and sources frequently. (PURE)
SUFI MIND GAME
YAMA 002-7 7" $4.25
The debut of this Portland duo who have collaborated with Faust and Haino. Side one is heavily fuzzed wah guitar with strange drumming; the flip finds the guitar sounding more like an organ and the drummer yelling in tongues. Hand made lino cut covers, Stomach Ache single forthcoming. (HOLY MOUNTAIN)
SUFI MIND GAME
"Sufi Mind Rave"
SA 66-7 7" $4.55
The drummer and guitarist set up a drum machine and proceed to flail away on something resembling Hendrix's "Machine Gun" from hell. (STOMACH ACHE)
"Batchelor Man"/"Love Jones"
THEOL 13-7 7" $3.85
Fast & full-throated melodic punk with a late 70's feel that kinda reminds me of the Damned or the Dictators. (THEOLOGIAN)
"Please Tell a Friend"
AK 151-1 LP $17.25
AK 151-2 CD $13.00
Blues rock with some psychedelic flashes ranging from heavy to soft. The only album by this Massachusetts band, it was originally released in 1969 on Metromedia, and featured Jonathan Edwards, who went on to a long solo singer/songwriter career. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
SUGAR FREAKS, THE
VML 039-1 MLP $7.60
Raw, 3-chord garage rawk 'n pop from ex-Smears singer/guitarist Gretchen and her new band. Catchy go-go melodies, lotsa energy and bubblegum colored vinyl. (VML)
SUGAR FREAKS, THE
ID 074589-7 7" $4.00
Ex-Smears bassist Gretchen Holtz leads this group on vocals and guitar. Think Undertones, Muffs, the Sweet (minus the fancy guitar and synth), and pre-Columbia-era Bangles, and you've got the territory. (DIONYSUS)
TROJAN 173-1 LP $8.45
Dreader than dread songs of struggle for all the ghetto youth of the world. UK import. (TROJAN)
FIST 6-1 LP $8.00
FIST 6-2 CD $10.85
Back with a full album after their singles on Anomie, these guys favor meaty, spleen-drenched guitars that weave between Deep Purple and Moving Sidewalks. Think heavy, think rock. (FIST PUPPET)
"Five Weeks Ahead of My Time"
ES 1238-1 LP $8.10
14 newly minted rave-ups for the fall of '97, featuring a smattering of primal '60s punk, HEARTBREAKERS, CHUCK BERRYisms, MC-5 straight aheadisms and twisted Texas punk rock feedback noise with some GREG GINNisms thrown in for good measure. (ESTRUS)
ANOM 10-7 7" $3.65
Third release by these Houston grunge-gods that got away from Sub Pop. (ANOMIE)
"Get Out of My World"
ES 1267-1 LP $9.60
ES 1267-2 CD $11.00
Houston's lean, mean, beer-guzzlin' machine belches out 14 punk-encrusted manglings of '60s garage, BLACK FLAG umph, ALICE COOPER pump and '70s early '80s hoodlum scuzz. (ESTRUS)
"Shotgun for Two"
ANDA 183-2 CD $9.65
The 2nd album from these Houston heavy rock stompers. 12 songs of 3 chord barroom trashers aimed at the things that make their lives miserable. (AU GO GO)
"You're a Freak"/"Trailer Chicken"
ANOM 5-7 7" $4.25
Big, heavy sludge-metal guitars drive this Houston quintet. The flip on this even gets a little funky, chicken-like. (ANOMIE)
DS 002-1 LP $10.00
DS 002-2 CD $11.00
Pure instro boogaloo, JAMES BROWN style! Smooth, funky and rough, essential for all fans of funk, soul, jazz and cocktail cool: easy n' ass shakin'. Super thick '60s style jacket and pressed on 180 gram vinyl (now that's heavy)! (DESCO)
MR 136-1 10" $9.60
From a 1978 performance in Berlin, this has live versions of "Ghost Rider," "Rocket USA," "Choree," "Harlem," and "96 Tears." Limited edition of 750, on color vinyl in special packaging. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
SUICIDE COMMANDOS, THE
"Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert"
GARDOOR 005-2 CD $12.45
Recorded live at Jay's Longhorn Steakhouse in Minneapolis in November 1978, this remastered version of that famous night of the COMMANDOS' final performance as a punk 3-piece highlights 32 songs out of the 50 played that fateful night! Those not familiar with the band can expect immediate punk rock, heavily influenced by R&B and Eddie Cochran. Later versions of the band would go in a more pop direction, but the songs captured on this disk are simply raw, tough rock and roll. (GARAGE D'OR)
ISLP 6-1 LP $9.70
ISLP 6-2 CD $9.00
After 5 years of blasting the world with their MOTORHEAD-meets-DEAD BOYS-meets-JOHNNY THUNDERS style of aggressive, lunatic punk'n'roll, here's the first album from this all-star group that includes former members of BAD POSTURE, THE STIMULATORS and HIP NIPS. The LP version is on white vinyl. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
MUNSTER 211-1 LP $9.60
MUNSTER 211-2 CD $11.90
The 2nd album from this hard-rockin' New York band, confusingly enough with the same title as their 1st album, which was on Intensive Scare a few years ago. Featuring veterans of bands like BAD POSTURE, THE HIP NIPS, LUNACHICKS and STIMULATORS, it's brutal, breakneck hardcore punk that might remind you of MOTORHEAD, THE DEAD BOYS and JOHNNY THUNDERS all at once. Full color art by top NYC tattoo artist KOZ. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"She's Dead"/"Sick Sick"
IS 7-7 7" $4.45
Careening out of the Lower East Side with blinkers off, this quartet of kamikaze punk veterans is led by 7-foot ex-Bad Posture frontman 4-Way, while Shige whips his guitar with a nod to Johnny Thunders and a wink to Godzilla, to the monster rhythm of ex-Stimulators bassist Nick Marden and ex-Undernation drummer Pat Fitzgerald. 3-D sleeve, with glasses included! (INTENSIVE SCARE)
SFTRI 437-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 437-2 CD $9.65
The band that spawned the HUMPERS, one of the most notorious rock-n-roll bands of their era in L.A. Formed in l984 when Scott Drake and Mike Crescione hooked up with transvestite superstar Pinky Flamingo (aka Rik Homan.) From these bastard offspring of THE HEARTBREAKERS and THE RONETTES we get 12 tracks from demos and live sets 1986 to 1988. They played really hard, they lived way too fast and one of them died way too young. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SULTANS OF JUNGLE
"Zulu Stomp"/"No Looking Back"
GRS 103-7 7" $4.55
Sizzling surf from four dudes who really know how to party! Great swampy drum beats provide the foundation for the wild guitar excursions of HYPNOMEN guitarist Pekka Laine. Side two is particularly scary with its verging-on-noise reverb-drenched guitar attack. Finnish import, generic printed sleeve. (GAS)
SFTRI 634-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 634-1 CD $9.65
Hook-laden, raw and primal punk and meth-driven biker pop filtered through a wall of hiss and skree from John Reis of ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT. The LP includes three bonus tracks from their CD EP, not available on the CD version. (SYMPATHY)
SFTRI 633-2 CD5 $4.10
A new band from John Reis of ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, HOT SNAKES and DRIVE LIKE JEHU, so you got a fair idea of what it sounds like. Four songs, 3 exclusive to this EP. (SYMPATHY)
UV 027-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1976 on Vanguard, this studio jazz project put together by producer Ed Bland featured Elvin Jones, Clark Terry, James Moody, Bunky Green, Roland Prince, Al Dailey, Angel Allende and David Williams. 5 tracks, original artwork, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
NPR 024-2 CD $13.80
Their long-awaited 3rd album continues the breakthroughs of their previous effort, "Minas Morgul." Strongly keyboard-oriented, though the everpresent grindy guitar and wicked vocals keep things thrashy in a true black metal fashion. This maintains a consistently medieval-fantasy feel that is almost Tolkienesque in its ambience (not to mention the very evocative cover art!). Austrian import. (NAPALM)
NPR 010-2 CD $13.80
A heroic "sword" variety of black metal from this corpse-painted, sabre waving, stallion-mounted Austrian trio, blending black atmospheres with medieval-classical themes. Darkness and enchantment that is very evocative of an arcane period. Austrian import. (NAPALM)
NPM 013-2 CD $13.80
Atmospheric metal excursions into Tolkien fantasy worlds where chivalry and magic are the subjects, and ghostly alchemists dwell in mythical kingdoms. Lots of medieval ambience make this today's headbangers' answer to Wagner and Tchaikovsky! Austrian import. (NAPALM)
NPR 029-2 CD $12.45
Quintessential black metal fury from the band also known as Abigor, probably the best and easily the most famous of the whole lot. Austrian import. (NAPALM)
SUN CITY GIRLS
"Box of Chameleons"
ABTD 009-2 3xCD $20.15
A massive 128 songs recorded between 1971 and 1996, with guest appearances by EDDIE DETROIT, EYVIND KANG, THE RUINS, BARBARA FUJIKAWA, GREG HYNES, J. AKKARI, JENTELLA FAMILY, PARAPAT MAFIA, LINDA CUSHMAN, and SCOTT COLBURN. (ABDUCTION)
SUN CITY GIRLS
ABTDT 007-2 2xCD $17.50
Another face of the infinite hydra of this long-running group, this one staring boldly into the grizzled mug of radio drama, lowbrow comedy, spoken word, and ranting vaguely similar to the infamous "Horse Cock Phepner" LP, or those great shows with Charlie and Alan drooling and screaming at a deserving audience. (ABDUCTION)
SUN CITY GIRLS
"Torch of the Mystics"
TUP 44-2 CD $11.90
Their first CD, but it's the same wiggy, wild bunch as ever. Very fancy embossed digipak packaging, with booklet and poster included. (TUPELO COMMUNION)
"Concert for the Comet Kohoutek"
GET 1011-1 LP $12.55
Maybe the comet's fizzled flyby wasn't quite the big event it was billed to be, but it inspired SUN RA and his Arkestra to record this great live concert at Town Hall in NYC in December 1972. 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Concert for the Comet Kohoutek"
GET 1011-2 CD $13.00
Maybe the comet's fizzled flyby wasn't quite the big event it was billed to be, but it inspired SUN RA and his Arkestra to record this great live concert at Town Hall in NYC in December 1972. This CD is a limited edition of 1000 in a cardboard sleeve, with the same artwork as the LP. Italian import, licensed from ESP-Disk. (GET BACK)
"Heliocentric Worlds Vol. 1"
GET 1004-1 LP $12.55
A rare appearance of the SUN RA ARKESTRA on vinyl! Traditional big band jazz meets spacy abstract compositions and pan-African nationalism. On this classic album recorded in April 1965, Sun Ra and company move up and beyond the sound barrier to explore, showing just how far ahead of their time they really were. And unlike so many SUN RA lps that suffer from poor pressing, this is on 180 gram virgin audiophile vinyl! Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Heliocentric Worlds, Vol. 1"
ESPCD 1014-2 CD $11.90
Traditional big band jazz meets spacey abstract compositions and pan African nationalism. On this classic album recorded in April 1965, Sun Ra and company move up and beyond the sound barrier to explore, showing just how far ahead of their time they really were. Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
"Heliocentric Worlds Vol. 1"
GET 1004-2 CD $13.00
Recorded in April 1965. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in cardboard sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Heliocentric Worlds Vol. 2"
GET 1005-1 LP $12.55
A rare appearance of the SUN RA ARKESTRA on vinyl! Recorded soon after vol. 1, in November 1965, the Arkestra again constructs magical, previously unheard-of sonic voyages that draw from big band swing, collective improvisational freedom of the utmost sensitivity, and knotty, fascinating compositions from Saturn's most revolutionary band leader! 180 gram virgin audiophile vinyl, so how can you pass it up? Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Heliocentric Worlds, Vol. 2"
ESPCD 1017-2 CD $11.90
Recorded soon after vol. 1, in November 1965, the Arkestra again constructs magical, previously unheard-of sonic voyages that draw from big band swing, collective improvisational freedom of the utmost sensitivity, and knotty, fascinating compositions from Saturn's most revolutionary band leader! Dutch import. (ESP-DISK)
"Heliocentric Worlds Vol. 2"
GET 1005-2 CD $13.00
Recorded in November, 1965. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in cardboard sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
GET 1007-1 LP $12.55
Recorded in May 1966 during a concert tour of New York state colleges, this has the SUN RA SOLAR ARKESTRA in top form on such songs as "Next Stop Mars." Features greats MARSHALL ALLEN, JOHN GILMORE, and PAT PATRICK. Pressed on 180 gram virgin audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
ESP 1045-2 CD $11.90
Recorded in May of 1966 during a concert tour of New York area colleges, this is a joyous, dancing record with full-throated playing and marvelous interplay between Pat Patrick and John Gilmore. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with liner notes and photos. Dutch import. (ESP DISK)
GET 1007-2 CD $13.00
Recorded in May of 1966 during a concert tour of New York area colleges. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, in cardboard sleeve. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Other Side of the Sun"
UV 017-1 LP $17.25
UV 017-2 CD $13.00
Five tracks recorded with THE ARKESTRA at Blue Rock Studios in New York on Nov. 1, 1978 and Jan. 4, 1979, and originally released on the Sweet Earth label in 1979. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
SUN RA & HENRY DUMAS
"The Ark and the Ankh"
IKEF 02-1 LP pic disc $31.35
IKEF 02-2 CD $11.90
A vintage 1966 collaboration between Sun Ra and storyteller, activist and poet Henry Dumas. Dialogs and meditations between musician and poet set to the fervent playing of THE ARKESTRA, recorded live at Slug's Saloon in New York City. Picture disc limited to only 250 copies! Italian import. (IKEF)
SUN RA & HIS SOLAR-MYTH ARKESTRA
"The Solar Myth Approach, Vol. 2"
GET 341-1 LP $13.70
The 2nd volume of SUN RA's monumental recording for the BYG Actuel series. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
SUN RA & HIS SOLAR-MYTH ARKESTRA
"The Solar Myth Approach, Vol. 1"
GET 340-1 LP $13.70
A wild and passionate interstellar mix of free jazz, solo synthesizer and hard rocking cosmic philosophy specifically commissioned by the BYG Actuel label, apparently recorded in New York between 1970 and 1971, with Kwame Hadi, Akh Tal Ebah, Ali Hassan, Charles Stephens, Marshall Allen, Danny Davis, John Gilmore, Danny Ray Thompson, Pat Patrick, James Jacson, Ronnie Boykins, Clifford Jarvis, Lex Humphries, Nimrod Hunt, June Tyson and Art Jenkins. One of the cornerstones of SUN RA's career, encapsulating the creative mood and impassioned message that was going down as the '60s violently burned themselves out. In the cold dawn of the early '70s Sun Ra and his Solar-Myth Arkestra sent out their musical ray of hope to all who chose to hear it. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
SUN RA & HIS SOLAR-MYTH ARKESTRA
"The Solar-Myth Approach"
SNAF 818-2 2xCD $16.60
Recorded in 1970 and 1971 in New York, originally released on BYG. UK import. (CHARLY)
SUN RA & THE BLUES PROJECT
"Batman and Robin"
UV 016-1 LP $17.25
UV 016-2 CD $13.00
Can it get any wilder? Somewhere between outer space and the chicken shack, this 1966 collaboration based on the "Batman" TV series was released as a children's record on the Tifton label, and features guitarist Danny Kalb and the rest of THE BLUES PROJECT, with Sun Ra and Al Kooper taking turns on the organ. Gatefold sleeve with original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
"Poised to Break"
PRC 037-1 LP $8.25
PRC 037-2 CD $9.65
Ten songs ranging from pop punk to new wave to jangly, eclectic, quixotic and personal. (POLYVINYL)
SFTRI 64-7 7" $4.00
Wall of sound recipe for turning a cloudy day into a foggy one. Fresh pudding from England. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
GET 348-1 LP $13.70
Recorded in Paris on August 15, 1969 with Lester Bowie, Dave Burrell, Roscoe Mitchell, Archie Shepp, Alan Silva, Malachi Favors, Arthur Jones and Kenneth Terroade, and originally released as #48 in the BYG Actuel series, this session heralds our entry into the rough and blaring world of high energy free jazz, guided by the man regarded as jazz's first free drummer. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
SUNSHINE SUPER SCUM
ZIKS 008-2 CD5 $12.45
If there was ever a Japanese answer to the late, great Blatz, this is it! Screaming, tear-yr-hair, fuk-shit-up punk with frantic & way fucked up girl/boy vocals. 5 songs, Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
SUNSHINE SUPER SCUM
SB 57-7 7" $4.25
Prepare yourself for this Japanese band's totally ballistic take on garage punk. Boy/girl shouting tradeoffs, spastic tempo shifts, drums smashed to bits, guitars distorted to the brink of sheer noise. Often compared to East Bay chaos-punks Blatz (whose album was on Lookout). Produced by Fink of Teengenerate. Check out their import CD EP on the ZK label, in stock here! (SILTBREEZE)
BEP 9313-1 LP $8.40
Heavy noisepunk from Louisville, where they're apparently drowning in distortion. (BREAK EVEN POINT)
"Rubbing Souls and Scratching Holes"
PIECESS 01-7 7" $4.00
Raymond Pettibon & friends do incredibly biting and funny satires of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. (PIECE OF MIND)
CDT 002-2 CD + 7" $8.35
The debut release by one of the most popular live bands in LA, this THUNDERS meets STOOGES punk powerhouse puts 4 songs on the 7" and another 5 on a limited edition CD. Packed in a full color 7" sleeve. (CABEZA DE TORNADO)
"Goes Way Out"
ES 127-1 LP $8.10
Fast, lo-fi punk, sort of like the Ramones meet the Mummies in the attitude department; raw and primitive noise from San Francisco. (ESTRUS)
"Rev It Up!"
BOHSRI 01-7 7" $4.15
A much-deserved re-issue of a 1993 7" by a band that seems to have defined an era of seminal, collectible garage punk, not to mention being the band that alot of these folks are gonna be remembered for. Predicted to move fast, so we advise jumping on this without delay. (BAG OF HAMMERS)
EMIGRE 6-2 CD $11.30
Guitar, drums and sampled/sequenced sounds assembled into something that falls inbetween minimalist composition and alternative rock. (EMIGRE)
BR 43-1 2xLP $11.35
BR 43-2 CD $10.70
A concept album, no less! The Vancouver group's six guitar, two bass magic is augmented by otherwoldly keyboards on this heavy prog rock gem telling the story of one poor soul's search for love and acceptance in our harsh modern world. The vinyl version is in a nice gatefold jacket. (BONER RECORDS)
"Heavy With Puppy"
BONER 30-7 7" $4.35
BONER 30-2 CD5 $6.85
With 7 guitars, 2 basses & a drummer, this Vancouver monster band makes one fuck of a lotta noise. 3 extra tracks on the CD EP. (BONER RECORDS)
"Hit Songs for Girls"
BONER 40-1 LP $8.70
BONER 40-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 40-2 CD $10.70
The first full album from Vancouver's 9-member multi-guitar assault force. Heavy metal Monkees bubblegum power sludge for the masses. Louder than your average loud. (BONER RECORDS)
SUPERFLY TNT'S, THE
"Make Me Sick!"
RON 003-1 10" $8.55
Some compare this UK band to THE RIP OFFS, but truth be told they're a lot more garage and a lot more manic. This is their 4th release after 3 7"s and an LP. Limited edition of 500, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
L 37804-7 7" $3.90
These guys from Texas get compared alot to The Descendants or early Bad Religion. (LIBERATION)
"Not My Country"
L 37805-1 LP $8.60
L 37805-2 CD $10.30
The debut album by this constantly-touring '90s version of a Descendants/Propagandhi collision. Check it out. (LIBERATION)
WRENCH 21-7 7" $4.55
This German band has come to make your $5000 hi-fi system sound like a $10 boom box stuck on 11! Like early OBLIVIANS, but absolutely overwhelmed with distortion, layers of feedback, and the treble meter set to "high decibel hiss;" this is the noisiest single Wrench has put out in quite a while. UK import. (WRENCH)
"I'm Gonna Miss You Someday"
BDR 4-7 7" $3.35
Refugees from the fab Creamers and Love Dolls do neat 60's-influenced garage punk. (BIG DOG)
"In My Way"/"Down Out & Gone"
2-7 7" $3.65
Two more great songs from these guys. Trashy 60's-ish garage rock just the way you like it, catchy hooks and all. Purple marbled vinyl, too. (WORD OF MOUTH)
"Love Turns Grey"/"Now She's Fine"
DION 752-7 7" $4.35
Promoters of decadance and substance abuse, haters of Riot Grrrl, with their 3rd single. As always, fun garage-y tunes. (DIONYSUS)
BDR 6-2 CD $8.90
Hey, their first full-length, after several very well-received singles! Raw, tuneful, rockin' garage lives! (BIG DOG)
SFTRI 289-7 7" $4.00
This Costa Mesa band plays quirky, jerky pop that's prone to induce fits of silliness, lighthearted and energetic. Oh yeah, they also say they're alien burnouts from a planet called Cynut 3. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"How Much More"
SFTRI 428-7 7" $4.00
Three previously unreleased tracks from the 3 original members, including a studio track (an over the top GO/GOs cover and two live tracks from their heyday. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 392-5 5" $5.35
Two demented tracks preceding a full album, including a tribute to Godzilla and some pure, unadulterated weirdness. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"More Songs About Hair"
SFTRI 615-2 CD $9.65
The complete recordings of this sci-fi-obsessed Southern California band, before their lead split to join MAN OR ASTRO-MAN? and then formed SERVOTRON. Everything on here is from the early '90s, released only on limited 7"s or cassettes, or never released at all. (SYMPATHY)
SFTRI 568-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 568-2 CD $9.65
The 3rd album from these female Japanese garage punk icons. Formed in 1990 and copping their name from the FLAMIN' GROOVIES, they've shared drummers with AMERICAN SOUL SPIDERS and TEENGENERATE. Colored vinyl LP limited to 1500 copies. (SYMPATHY)
"I Gotta Go Now"
ES 774-7 7" $4.85
Two tracks of fuzz-propelled garage terror from Japan's supercharged super-heroines of schlock rock, plus an 8-page comic book by Alex Wald, starring the band as they battle robot gorillas, insect men, and the dreaded Queen Bee herself. Limited edition of 1500. (ESTRUS)
SFTRI 567-7 7" $4.00
Here's a hot little slice by everyone's favorite Japanese dolls. Insanely infectious, crazy, over-the-top rock and roll, one from their "Diode City" album and one exclusive. Colored vinyl, limited to 1000. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Seven Songs for Sinners"
BOS 018-2 CD $11.90
Stoner groove from New Jersey, they say, but they ain't giving me any more details. Italian import. (BEARD OF STARS)
"The Earth Is Flat"
REVELATION 21-1 LP $8.00
REVELATION 21-4 cassette $7.25
"This is Not a Dick"
RUNT 13-1 LP $8.40
RUNT 13-2 CD $10.10
Wasted, spaced out stuff that ranges from army-of-improv-guitars-making noise to Sebadoh-like bedroom pop to stoned-hippies-wielding-bells, babbling and MazzaCane-like dreamy atmospherics. John says "brilliant," I say "this is not a dick." Italian import. (RUNT)
WIG 011-1 LP $9.60
The long-awaited debut by these reverb drenched, instro-blastin' marauders, who Sir Baldie calls "the best new surf band in the world!" 100% instro and 100% cool, with a sound somewhere in between the Finks and the Phantom Surfers, and loaded with cool samples from movie dialog. Check out that long, strange experimental track at the end, too! Absolutely unmissable! UK import. (ALOPECIA)
"Are You There, God? It's Me, Maggot"
CAR 015-2 CD $10.70
A bit of surf, including one instrumental, but lots of indie rock sturm und drang pop semisweetness from this Portland band. Follows in the wobbly footsteps of New Bad Things, Team Dresch, etc. etc. (CANDY ASS)
RICKSHAW 312962-2 CD $10.10
These San Diego surfers do fast, aggressive traditional surf instros played tight and clean, but take it a step further by occasionally blending ska and blues riffs into the ever-raging staccatto picking. (RICKSHAW)
BA 1127-1 LP $9.10
BA 1127-2 CD $10.80
One of the best early '60s central California surf bands, whose only album is now hopelessly rare and known only to people like THE UNTAMED YOUTH and THE FINKS who cover their songs. This essential reissue also includes several unreleased tunes appearing for the first time ever! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"Safari in a Living Graveyard"
BRCD 5002-2 CD $10.45
A re-release of their long-unavailable 2nd album from 1989 (plus some new material from 1996), this nugget of very tasty garage rock throws Farfisa and harmonica into the mix on their vocal numbers, and lots of reverb guitar on the surfy instros. (BLOOD RED VINYL)
SURF TRIO, THE
ID 123370-2 CD $10.80
The best album of the entire career of this band that helped kick-start the whole surf revival. Filled to the brim with twang, reverb and energy, these tunes rock like nobody's business! LP is on Blood Red. (DIONYSUS)
SURF TRIO, THE
BRCDST 01-7 7" $4.15
This fab Portland outfit turns out Ramones-style punk with surf and rockabilly influences on side 1, and a toes-on-the-nose, reverb-splashed surf instro on the flip. Red vinyl. (BLOOD RED VINYL)
SURFACE OF THE EARTH
FUSE 020-1 LP $8.70
Bruce Russell of the DEAD C says: "High volume hum 'n' drone at its most monochromatically beguiling." SURFACE OF THE EARTH, from Wellington, New Zealand, specializes in minimal organic drone, creating a sound that reaches far beyond the guitar or whatever instrument it is that is creating this huge, sublime sonic slab. Previous releases on Fusetron and Corpus Hermeticum. Simple, elegant matte-finish cover. (FUSETRON)
SURFER'S DE LOS CAMPEONES
EH 010-1 10" $9.60
This mysterious slab o' hot rod culture was first issued in Mexico in 1962 with no credits or info, but it's 100% genuine, totally smokin' dragstrip rock'n'roll in the best Del-Fi Records tradition. Original vintage gearhead art work, and all the roaring engines you could want. Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
SURFERS OF ROMANTICA / KINGDOM SCUM
ZIKS 033-7 7" $5.15
On one of the very bluest pieces of vinyl we have ever seen, American sonic terrorists KINGDOM SCUM take their twisted vision of biting political rap and sampling to a surreal extreme on side 1, while Japanese SURFERS OF ROMANTICA spew their exaggerated hardcore, Cookie-monster voiced heavy sludge, and unnerving psychedelic freakout on side 2. What's surprising actually is how well these 2 completely different bands fit together on this 7". Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
SUZANNE LANGILLE / DAVID THOLFSEN
ROCO 014-7 7" $4.00
Volume 4 of Road Cone's amazing series of split singles is shared by 2 of the underground's most striking singers, SUZANNE LANGUILLE (doing a bluesy and breathy spirit-moan accompanied by sparsely strummed guitar and maraca by master guitarist and husband LOREN MAZZACANE CONNERS), and DAVID THOLFSEN (US SAUCER'S main singer and songwriter, casting his yodeling eye upon absurdity as well as heartburst.) (ROAD CONE)
RF 18-2 CD5 $8.65
This veteran Swedish hardcore outfit turns in 14 new mid-to-fast-tempo thrashers. Sung in Swedish, but there's an English translation in the 8-page booklet. Swedish import. (REALLY FAST)
PRANK 018-1 LP $8.00
Since the mid 80s Sweden's "Black Snow" has delivered some of the strongest hardcore noise in the classic and renowned style of their home country. Keying the DISCHARGE wall of guitar to their own needs, SVART SNO fall along a more complex, melodic path amongst hoarse singing and guitar driven hyperactivity. (PRANK)
"Don't Call Us"
KK 57-2 CD $6.15
Sweat-box styled UK hip-hop with funky fresh raps shouted in thick Cockney accents. Ultra groovin'! 4 songs. (KK RECORDS)
"Mr. T vs. Godzilla"
BS 017-7 7" $4.00
With obvious influences from various UK and US bands of the '80s, this Las Vegas band stitches together three quite good punk tunes with a classic sound, while managing to avoid the current crop of cliches. (BAD STAIN)
"Tell Me Vision"
BS 021-2 CD $8.35
Southern California melodic hardcore, thrashy to mid-tempo, with lots of energy and punch. (BAD STAIN)
BCR 005-7 7" $3.65
Hyperkinetic punk-funk from Roanoke VA, complete with horn section. 4 songs. (BEER CITY)
GOTA 001-7 7" $4.55
A replica re-issue of one of the rarest and best '80s Swedish hardcore 7"s, originally released in 1983. This has all 5 tracks, all the original artwork (including the insert), plus an interview with singer/guitarist Ronny conducted in October 2000. (GAME OF THE ARSEHOLES)
"Die Tür ist Zu (The Door is Closed)"
RT 3140-2 CD $11.35
On the final cusp of their 15 year history, this maxi-EP finds them at their most experimental and extreme phase, using everything from crude analog tape loops to found sounds to lush studio recordings to raw violence. German import. (ROUGH TRADE GmbH/OUR CHOICE/EGO)
ALP 58-2 CD $11.25
Recorded live during their 1986 European tour and originally released by head Swan Michael Gira on his own label, this features material from their "Greed" and "Holy Money" albums in an incredibly massive atmosphere, capturing the band at a creative apex. (ATAVISTIC)
"Soundtracks for the Blind"
ALP 59-2 2xCD $14.90
The final Swans studio album, compiled from a complex variety of sources, including cassette loops, found sounds, narratives and multi-track recordings of new songs, and interludes featuring many of the talented musicians who worked with Michael Gira and Jarboe in the last year, all collaged, merged and interwoven by Gira. Nice, embossed double digipak packaging. (ATAVISTIC)
SWEARING AT MOTORISTS
"Stumble to the Zero Hour"
PNMV 23-7 7" $4.00
An Ohio pop group that's sparse and beautiful, eerie and cunning, yet dense with emotion. Three songs. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
SWEATER WEATHER / DAYS IN DECEMBER
PRC 010-7 7" $4.00
DAYS IN DECEMBER is members of BRAID and CASTOR doing a 6-minute epic that mimics SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE, and SWEATER WEATHER (with members of GAUGE, TRALUMA and RADIO FLYER) spouts off a jazzy, smooth instrumental. (POLYVINYL)
"Spirit Guide to Low Tech"
TOUCH 33.13-2 CD $12.75
Richard Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire, Sandoz) and DJ Parrot (On) collaborate on a follow-up to their "Popcone" CD on the Plastex label and earlier releases from 1990 on the Warp label, with some surprising new ideas. The previous sounds merge here with ethno-techno and avant garde house, yet remaining quite accessible and different. The vinyl is unfortunately not returnable. UK import. (TOUCH)
JT 1032-1 LP $8.85
JT 1032-2 CD $10.20
From the band formerly known as Swiz, comes a regathering of forces where raw, bare-bones hardcore chaos is fuelled by caffeine-stoked speed and lethal fenetic energy. (JADE TREE)
"The Long Haul"/"MCR"
JT 1029-7 7" $4.00
All four members of the seminal DC hardcore outfit Swiz reunite under a new name. It's the same classic, hectic Swiz style, but with more chaotic blasts that are both simpler and more straightforward in structure. (JADE TREE)
SWEETEST ACHE, THE
SARAH 608-4 cassette $7.00
Newest from Sarah features a band that utilizes a wide variety of instrumentation (incl. organ, sax, flute, etc.), both female & male vocals to create lush, panoramic travelogues through atmospheric yearnings & aspirations - excellent & essential! (SARAH RECORDS)
PSY 5-4 cassette $6.70
Squalling, grunge-iod guitars, heavy, heavy drums and loads of pop hooks...are these guys gonna be the next Nirvana? (SPIRIT)
FTD 3-7 7" $3.80
Unusual, moody pop heavy on the drums & acoustic guitar. (SPIRIT)
PSY 2-1 LP $7.45
PSY 2-4 cassette $6.70
PSY 2-2 CD $9.40
"I Wanna Kill My Friends"
RON 016-7 7" $4.35
Wild, lo-fi garage punk from France, with one previous 7" on Rip Off, these guys are very young and totally over-the-top. 4 songs, numbered edition of 500, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
"You're Drivin' Me Wild"
RIPOFF 020-7 7" $4.00
Young, French and crazy as hell, these 16 year old manic rockers punch punch to the soggy gut with raw-as-red-meat vocals and sonic guitar. (RIP OFF)
"Art Skyler presents the exciting sounds of..."
ID 074566-7 7" $4.35
Billing themselves as the "poobahs of leisure," these three clean-cut young fellows from San Gabriel Valley do tunes like "Happy Fezmen," "Fezmen Stomp," yadayada. You get the drift. (DIONYSUS)
"Little Pink Medicine"
TR 13-7 7" $4.25
A raver from the album "Live for Buzz" plus a screamin' cover of the Little Richard tune "Bama Lama Bama Loo," on hot pink vinyl. (TELSTAR)
"Live for Buzz"
TR 12-1 LP $8.75
TR 12-2 CD $9.85
Super crunchy, spine-snappin' 60's style garage rock with 90's style amplification. (TELSTAR)
SWINGIN' NECKBREAKERS, THE
"I'm In Love With Me"/"Quit Your Belly Achin' Baby"
TR 015-7 7" $4.00
Some kind of wierd time warp record. The A side mixes The Ramones and The Romantics and the flip shows them to be the George Thorogoods of punk with an organ solo to be heard. (TELSTAR)
SWINGIN' NECKBREAKERS, THE
"Kick Your Ass"
TR 029-1 LP $8.75
TR 029-2 CD $9.85
And boy, they aren't kidding. Everybody's favorite Telstar garage rockers throw 14 new ones at ya, and they're deliciously raw, full of hooks, hard as nails, and guaranteed to create a party wherever this is played. (TELSTAR)
SWINGIN' NECKBREAKERS, THE
TR 020-1 LP $8.75
TR 020-2 CD $9.85
The long-awaited 2nd album from one of the East Coast's most revered garage rock bands, with a 15-song mixture of sterling originals and inspired covers. (TELSTAR)
"7/18/95, Fireside Bowl, Chicago"
VML 025-7 7" $3.85
Four songs of rough n' tumble pogo punk, recorded live in Chicago. (VML)
"Teen Idol Eyes"
TKOROUND 26-7 7" $4.35
Two classic-sounding exclusive tracks that hearken back to the early years of this great street punk band. Raw, gutsy stuff, just like punk's supposed to be. (TKO)
"Under the Wire"
ES 7147-7 7" $4.65
Three post-"Psycho Action" blasts of Wrayman-inspired, brain-blisterin' all instro fuzz trash. Limited pressing of 1000. (ESTRUS)
SWITCH TROUT, THE
ES 1250-2 CD $11.00
Truly psycho all-instro trash straight from Tokyo! This CD collects all the tracks from their "Rod Action" and Psychodestruct" 7"s, and adds 5 bonus tracks previously unavailable outside Japan. Think pre-LINK all-instro explodo rock fused with seriously mind-numbing fuzz. (ESTRUS)
SWITCH TROUT, THE
ES 7111-7 7" $4.55
Here's some more sinister, pre-surf, Link-inspired, all-instro rage'n'slop from Japan in the vein of the fab Guitar Wolf. Raw as hell, and you better believe it! (ESTRUS)
"No Punches Pulled"
JT 1009-2 CD $10.20
Tight, energetic, emotional rage rules on this CD collection of all of this East Coast hardcore band's recordings. With a 16 page lyric booklet. (JADE TREE)
"Swiz With Dave"
JT 1004-7 7" $4.00
The last recording from this popluar, powerful East Coast hardcore band. 4 songs. (JADE TREE)
"The Explosion of Scilence"
POPBUS 13-7 7" $4.00
A precise, angular noise-rock that draws comparisons with Rapeman, Sonic Youth or The Ex, in four very tense, angst-ridden songs. (POP BUS)
POP 6-7 7" $4.00
Noisy, clanging stuff like a cross between Rapeman & the Ex. 4 songs. (POP BUS)
"The Legendary Ether Pony"
T/K 153-2 CD $10.85
Portland, Oregon quartet plays dark, dreamy, melodic pop anti-lullabys punctuated by bursts of heavy, velvety fuzz. Known for their song on the SPIN "trance rock" radio compilation. Megan Pickerel, in addition to her lilting lead vocals, plays guitar and organ (simultaneously!), while two more guitars plus drums fill out the sonic seascape. (TIM/KERR)
MT 159-7 7" $4.00
Seattle retro-grunge, female vocals & a big sound. 3 songs. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"O Comme Icare"
EEE 11-2 CD $11.30
Stainless steel angels sing in a liquid diamond sky; the void is all around, and it's alive. This French duo really knows how to trigger those beautiful nightmares. Italian import. (MUSICA MAXIMA MAGNETICA)
"Paper Pencil & Glue"
MR 171-2 CD $11.90
A new album of songs by the former NEW YORK DOLLS singer/guitarist, still at it and still keeping to that signature glam-punk-pop sound. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
NEGEMI-2 CD $12.45
Japanoise-ician Yosihumi Niinuma changes direction for this release with 12 solid tracks of high-quality techno similar in style to Sandoz or Cabaret Voltaire. He'll also have a track on the upcoming "Dry Lungs VI" compilation. Japanese import. (NEGATIVE EMISSION)
"Solid Gold Asstro Soul"
P 051-1 LP $8.00
Songs about good loving, swimming holes, and fine wine! This LP by these Tallahassee troublemakers is a heavy mix of KISS, RICK JAMES, BUTTHOLE SURFERS, and Southern boogie. (SCOOCH POOCH)
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