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ZIKS 006-2 CD $12.45
Pounding, discordant and noisy, these guys get their jazz-core ya-yas out with a punk-grunge vengeance. The singer is Yokota from Hanadensha. Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
FRESHUDM 01-1 12" EP $6.40
Side one has two pretty straight-ahead techno-house ravers, side two gets into actual songs & melodies, but with a definite dance beat. (FRESH RECORDS)
CHARGED 008-7 7" $4.90
The debut 7" from this Florida band after various comp appearances, with 4 songs of their straightforward hardcore with early '80s influences (think NEGATIVE APPROACH meets CIRCLE JERKS). Great full color cover. (CHARGED)
CH 15-2 CD $13.65
Furious, thrashy garage punk with frequent explosions of pure, ragin' energy and low-down screamin' noise. Incongruously elegant digipak packaging. Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
"Thin Boy"/"Edible Asshole"
CH 8-5 5" $6.30
Two short, noisy blasts of pure, spazzoid jazzpunk on a 5", glow-in-the-dark vinyl disc. Limited edition, of course! Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
TKOROUND 24-7 7" $4.35
In need of no introduction at all, Southern California's punk rock superstars the U.S. BOMBS are hitting you with a three song attack featuring two songs from their upcoming fourth full length, plus one more not on the album! (TKO)
"Lost in America"
DSR 9009-1 LP $8.55
DSR 9009-2 CD $11.00
Recorded along the way on their 2001 US tour, this captures the two main elements of a performance by these OC legends: fun and chaos! A loud, raw and intense recording, with a great cover and photos. (DISASTER)
TKOROUND 61-7 7" $4.65
Tora! Tora! Tora! You better head to the fallout shelter. The Bombs have returned to to cast one last vote and rain death and destruction with these two new tracks. (TKO)
GMM 140-2 CD $10.65
The complete studio recordings (including 3 previously unreleased tracks) of this early-'80s Newark street punk band, one of the first to speak directly to discontented blue collar youth in the Reagan era's headlong trampling of the American working class. Photos and complete lyrics in the booklet. (GMM)
ACM 606-2 CD $10.70
More mesmerizing country-folk-western melancholie from this well-known San Francisco outfit. Sparse, but still lushly evocative of the brand of beautiful misery they specialize in. This is their 4th moan, er, album, and 3rd for Amarillo. (AMARILLO)
"My Company Is Misery"
AMAR 578-1 LP $8.10
Misery, all right. Mournful country tunes without percussion from a trio that includes members of Thinking Fellers and Caroliner. (AMARILLO)
"Size It Up"/"Consuela"
AMAR 583-7 7" $4.00
Two Merle Haggard-on-heroin doses of sickness featuring Brian Hageman of Thinking Fellers on guitar. (AMARILLO)
"Tender Places Come From Nothing"
AM 592-1 LP $8.10
AM 592-2 CD $10.40
Their 2nd album of mournful, country-flavored tunes, screwy guitar stylings and absolutely no percussion, from this group of three dysfunctional farm animals. Believe it or not, people actually gobbled up their first, so get in line already! (AMARILLO)
"Tree Punks at Real School"
CD 001-2 CD $8.00
Remember D.D. Detroit, one of the seminal female vocalists and ass kickers from the late 70's California punk scene, leading U.X.A.? They've been back on the scene for a while and have released their own CD. "Real School" maintains the spirit and integrity that D.D. smacked you over the head with 20 years ago, bringing her message up to date with songs like "Crack Granny" and "Tree Punks"... and she puts on a hell of a live show too. (PAYOLA)
"Alien Manna for Sleeping Monkeys"
CPA 017-2 CD $9.80
Residents damage with a good, big dose of noise, mainly of the electronic variety. Ultra-odd stuff that sounds almost Japanese (think Melt-Banana) in some places, and then veers off into anthem rock and poppy mutant vocals; the 21 tracks of disconcerting mayhem tend to wreak havoc on the track numbering. (ELECTRO MOTIVE)
"Fluorescent Subcutaneous Alien Hut"
CPA 12-7 7" $4.00
Imagine the Residents submerged in a vat of oil and then filtered through a crank-style cheese grater and sprinkled liberally into the organic foods aisle. Known locally for their absurdist, theatrical live performances and costume freakout pop. (ELECTRO MOTIVE)
"Triple Alien Threat"
ZUB 003-2 CD $7.75
Often compared to the RESIDENTS, but only if they were on some really harsh steroids. Industrial-type electronic noise and a way-aggressive attitude augments the minor key creepiness and pitch-black atmospherics. This 80 minute CD is the 2nd by this Bay Area group, after 1996's "Alien Manna for Sleeping Monkeys." (ZUBAURAL)
UFO OR DIE
PBCD 4-2 CD $17.20
Eye Yamasuka, fellow Boredom Yokota Yoshimi & friend Hayashi Naoto (ex Leningrad Blues Machine) freak out and fuck up on their latest release with totally destroyed overkill bass, mayhemic drums, guitar terror, chaotic sampling & loops, and of course their infamous wrecked vocals. Japanese import, co-released with Public Bath. (TIME BOMB)
BOS 013-2 CD $12.00
The debut effort by this Italian psycho-stoner outfit, somehow rolling heaviness, rawness and complex psychedelic ambience all into one groove. Italian import. (BEARD OF STARS)
NRA 48-7 7" $3.80
From the 20th Anniversary albums in 1996. Color vinyl, 3 songs, numbered, limited pressing of 200. (NEW RED ARCHIVES)
"Day of the Dead"
NRA 47-7 7" $3.80
From the 20th Anniversary albums in 1996. Color vinyl, 3 songs, numbered, limited pressing of 200. (NEW RED ARCHIVES)
"Live at the Roxy"
GET 61-1 LP $9.60
A great live recording of the SUBS' 1977 New Years Eve show, with 12 tracks including many of their early classics like "B.I.C.," "I Live in a Car," "Stranglehold," "Telephone Numbers," and "World War." Italian import. (GET BACK)
"War on the Pentagon"
NRA 46-7 7" $3.80
From the 20th Anniversary albums in 1996. Color vinyl, 3 songs, numbered, limited pressing of 200. (NEW RED ARCHIVES)
"Behold & See"
AK 120-1 2xLP $25.60
Another highly recommended classic acid rock album by Ian Bruce-Douglas, Barbara Hudson and company. Their 2nd album, originally released by MGM in 1968. 2 bonus tracks, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Ultimate Spinach III"
AK 121-1 LP $17.25
Their 3rd album, originally released by MGM in 1969. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 1213-2 3xCD $35.50
All the tracks of all 3 of their original LPs (originally released by MGM between 1968 and 1969), plus lots of bonus tracks. The packaging includes a booklet and poster in a LP-sized CD box set. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 119-1 LP $17.25
The trippy debut album from one of the originators of the Bosstown Sound, originally released by MGM in 1968, and peaking at No. 34 in the US album charts. This includes 2 bonus tracks and a poster, in a gatefold sleeve. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"God is God, Puke is Puke"
VIRUS 169-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 169-2 CD $10.50
The first US album by the original vocalist for Japanese proto-noise outfit Ultra Bide, who has since moved to New York and taken up with the Alice Donut crowd. As unlikely as it sounds, it's all true! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 158-7 7" $4.00
VIRUS 158-2 CD5 $5.60
The original vocalist for legendary Osaka proto-noise band Ultra Bide relocated to New York, picked up some new folks (including a member of Alice Donut) and now relaunches his experimental noise/pop venture with this rocking ride down the waterslide of life's lower functions. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 213-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 213-2 CD $10.50
Japanese avant-punk noise trio returns with 12 blasts of messed-up psychedelic sonic pop with a vaguely robotic electronica edge, like a trip down memory lane for brown acid vets. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
TCCD 008-2 CD $8.90
Electronic sounds mostly of the quiet and contemplative sort, interestingly textured and patterned, both tonal and atonal, occasionally using rhythms far from insistent. They don't say how the sounds are derived, but many will remind you of natural sounds electronically manipulated. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
AAJ 1-7 7" $3.35
Four goofy, perky, and occasionally heavy-rockin' songs from this Tallahassee band. (ALBERT AYLER'S JUKEBOX)
"The Solo Minutes"
SA 14-7 7" $4.55
Electronic music in an almost classical vein, using both white noise and tones, with lots of variation and texture. (STOMACH ACHE)
SUB 12-7 7" $4.00
A fresh, energetic and original mix of r&b, jazz and pop that's true to it's roots; this'll make anyone dance. 4 songs. (SUBTERRANEAN)
ULTRASONIC ATTACK WAVE PESTREPELLER
"Rodent and Insect Eliminator"
SFTRI 443-2 CD $9.65
A quick trip to a psychedelic plane where Sun Ra's rocksichord pumps up the volume alongside krautrock kozmik kouriers Ash Ra Temple, while the long shadow of Dada godfather Marcel Duchamp blots out the sun. The perpetrators are Saux of Art Attacks/Kray Cherubs/Ether Hogg, cult underground comics artist/writer Ed Pinsent, and guitarist/writer Harley Richardson. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Yo Fui una Adolescente Terrosatanica"
MR 163-1 10" $9.60
Look out HEADCOATEES... this first album from this all-girl band from Mexico City is garage punk at its absolute trashiest! Their song "Vente en Mi Boca" is an x-rated punk classic! 14 songs, Spanish import. (ELECTRO HARMONIX)
BING 007-1 2xLP $12.70
Approaching infinity, this contains detailed studies of lunar loops, solar swells, gaseous drones, out of phase rotation, and planetary wobbles of the mind. Two LPs of spacious, floating ambience wrapped in a full color cover. (BA DA BING)
ULTRAVIOLET BOOZE CATASTROPHE
MR 052-1 10" $8.55
The blues have a brother they don't talk about...800 lbs. of sweaty, rib eatin', one-eyed mongoloid horror. Seven tracks of heaving, shuffling, drooling that couldn't get lower or heavier. (MAN'S RUIN)
SB 62-7 7" $4.25
Ball bearings hailing on a tin roof can't obscure melody when you're this high. The rest goes country or Truxian. You decide. (SILTBREEZE)
"Haven't You Been Deceived"
ALLIED 13-1 LP $8.10
Political hardcore from Portland, produced by Poison Idea's Slayer Hippy. (ALLIED)
UFOUN 01-7 7" $4.00
Ear-searing, noggin-bobbing thrash from Japan, in the vein of S.O.B. or Bastard. Limited edition of 500 on gold vinyl, with a very nice 3-color cover. (U.F.O. RECORDS)
NA 16-2 CD $10.85
Metal-influenced hardcore from San Diego. (NEW AGE)
"Across the Room and Into Your Lap"
SHIMMY 51-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 51-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 51-2 CD $11.60
New York evil atmospheric pop geniuses doing edgy psychic voyages laced with beauty and terror; prog but mean. (SHIMMY-DISC)
"There Was An Elk"
SHIMMY 61-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 61-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 61-2 CD $11.60
Light-hearted, adventuresome and often downright strange music from this New York based group who seem to sound like a garage pop rock band playing in a decidedly non-rock frame of mind. Like we said, strange. (SHIMMY DISC)
"Keeps the Banner High"
POLLUTE 053-1 LP $8.25
POLLUTE 053-2 CD $9.00
The 6th full album of hammering hardcore punk from this Swedish band. 16 songs on the LP, 20 on the CD. (SOUND POLLUTION)
POLLUTE 045-1 LP $8.25
POLLUTE 045-2 CD $9.00
Punishing Swedish hardcore from this long-running band with dual vocals (one was the singer for ASOCIAL). You can hear influences from MOTORHEAD and EXTREME NOISE TERROR (when they were punk). (SOUND POLLUTION)
"Punks on Parole"
POLLUTE 065-1 LP $8.85
POLLUTE 064-2 CD $9.00
Adding a touch of '77 punk to their pulverizing MOTORHEAD-DISCHARGE POISON IDEA Swedish attack, these yobbos crank up the intensity with a record of 16 new scorchers that will blow your shoes off. (SOUND POLLUTION)
OVER 022-1 12" EP $7.65
Ex-Misfits guitarist Bobby Steele leads this. 4 songs including a Misfits cover. UK import. (OVERGROUND)
AK 095-1 LP $17.25
AK 095-2 CD $13.00
Fuzz rock atmospherics and mystical psychedelia: an underground masterpiece from this early '70s California band, never released due to label problems. The few existing test pressings are now collector-maniac fodder. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, CD in gatefold folder. Italian import. (AKARMA)
UNDER THE EIGHT BALL
"Things Fall Apart"
SUPREG 01-2 CD5 $7.75
Grunge-punk from Boston; hoarse vocals, anthemic melodies, furious drumming, gravelly guitar. (SUPEREGULARECORDS)
REVELATION 28-4 cassette $7.25
REVELATION 28-2 CD $10.30
Both the "True Blue" and "Over the Edge" sessions of this New York hardcore band in their entirety. Recorded in 1985 and 1988 respectively, with most songs either previously unreleased or currently unavailable domestically. (REVELATION)
"Don't Say No"
SUBTERFUGE 72-7 7" $4.85
Cool all-female garage psych done 60's style, Hammond organ and all. 4 songs, all in English (with lyric sheet), spanish import. (SUBTERFUGE)
DION 761-7 7" $4.35
Edwin (of Edwin) gets backed by Champaign and Delilah Dip (of the Red Aunts) and tries to approach the competence of bands like the Gories, Supercharger and the Trashmen on these 4 songs. (DIONYSUS)
TUC 050-2 CD $10.10
A quartet featuring some of Seattle's most developed improvisers: BILL HORIST on guitar, EVELINE MULLER-GRAF on a drum kit of found objects, PAUL HOSKIN on sax and clarinet, and ROB BAGEANT on Chapman Stick. Their music comes from jazz, but it isn't jazz. In fact, you might sometimes compare it to AMM. (UNIT CIRCLE)
UNHOLY GRAVE / CAPITALIST CASUALTIES
DA 010-7 7" $4.55
Japanese fastcore meets California power-violence in this raging little disk. Fuckin' bonerattling brutal. (DEAF AMERICAN)
"Live at Cafe The Pit's"
PBR 012-7 7" $4.35
Imagine if Hasil Adkins was into AC/DC instread of Elvis. Real fucked and deranged. If you were there you'd wanna throw them a handful of pills, a small dog or an unruly 8 year old: they'd know what to do. Belgian import. (PITSBULL)
"Uphill All the Way"
GET 583-1 LP $12.55
The debut release by this UK country/folk outfit, originally released in 1971 on Transatlantic. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"I Turned into a Snake"
FMR 003-7 7" $5.20
Outta control garage-psych lo-fi trash, destined to be on some far future volume of "Pebbles." This shit screams. Italian import. (FOR MONSTERS)
"Surfin' and Trashin'"
FMR 004-1 LP $11.55
One of Italy's oldest surf/garage combos, the Uninvited are 3 guys from the island of Sardegna, plus a girl that steps in on totally wailin' Farfisa every now and then, and a raving, lo-fi trashola attitude that rivals the Mummies. Italian import. (FOR MONSTERS)
RF 16-7 7" $3.65
Guttural, intense speed-thrash from Sweden with plenty of radical, hardcore attitude and politics. Lyrics in English. Swedish import. (REALLY FAST)
RF 20-2 CD3 $3.45
Four songs from 1993 by this way-intense Swedish thrash band. Lyrics are in English. Swedish import. (REALLY FAST)
UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS
FIST 14-2 CD $10.85
A Swedish band with a brew of vintage Stooge-isms, produced by Albini. (FIST PUPPET)
"The Marco Sessions"
CF 001-7 7" $4.00
The reviews are in: this bad boy rocks! "The god damn guns of Iwo Jima, Nacarone, and Brixton all on one 7-inch" says MRR. Orlando (lead singer from Bay Area legends SPECIAL FORCES) really belts 'em out on this future classic combining good ole fashion oi! with all out street punk, lyrically bouncing back and forth between political statements and drinking anthems. Limited to 1000, so it's gonna go fast! (COLDFRONT)
UNITED BLOOD / PRESSURE POINT
CF 005-7 7" $4.00
Ex-SPECIAL FORCES lead yowler's new band UNITED BLOOD continues their inroads into the world of punkdom with now their 3rd 7" appearance, 2 songs continuing in the same high energy punk vein. PRESSURE POINT also contributes 2 songs of boot-centric anti-cop hardcore anthems for the kids. (COLDFRONT)
"Melt New York"
LBX 64-7 7" $4.00
Noise jazz quartet from New York, discordant and discombobulated but not harsh. Limited edition of 500, silkscreened cover. (LA BREA)
UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMAGEDDON
GRAVITY 12-1 12" EP $6.30
A "Lights Out" version of "Longer Stranger," plus more, in a silkscreened cover. (GRAVITY)
UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMAGEDDON
JT 1013-7 7" $4.00
This DC-area band does fast, raw punk with a flag in one hand & a lit match in the other. On tour Sept. 16 thru Oct. 31, so snatch 'em up. (JADE TREE)
WIDE 4-1 12" EP $7.75
New Model Army meets Dream Syndicate: hard edged, melodic anthems, sung in English. (WIDE)
"Is Gonna Kick Your Ass"
LAWLESS 001-2 CD $10.10
The complete story of these definitive Boston punks, available for the first time. Be prepared to pogo around the room, because what you will be listening and dancing to is a piece of punk history, the way it was intended to be: simple, fun and snotty. All are original recordings 1978-1979, including their very first release "They Saved Hitler's Brain," one the classic most collectible 45s of this era. UNNATURAL AXE was also featured on the KILLED BY DEATH #10 and FEEL LUCKY PUNK comps. (LAWLESS)
NPR 022-2 CD $13.80
A remarkably intense, brain-fried sophomore effort from this Swedish band. Pure, hate-filled goat worship blasting forth black metal mayhem and rockin' thrash, with major influences from Venom, Sodom and Celtic Frost. Austrian import. (NAPALM)
NPR 011-2 CD $13.85
Raging, intense black metal which draws on and updates classic Venom and Bathory's "battle metal" sound with evil, grim vocals and truly dark Nordic ambiance. True, elite black thrash from Sweden, also featured on the "With Us or Against Us" compilation CD. Austrian import. (NAPALM)
"Attack in Japan"
ZIKSBB 022-2 CD $14.30
An amazing set from these popular NY punk heavies. 11 songs such as "Scrape," "Exterminator," "Street Sweeper," and "Body Bomb," recorded 12 April 1995 at Shinjuku Loft in Tokyo, Japan. Once again, suitably gory cover photo. Japanese import. (BLOODY BUTTERFLY)
UNSANE / COPASS GRINDERZ
ZIKS 023-7 7" $5.15
2 sides of live scuzz recorded at the Shinjuku Loft last year. The full cover cover sports a grisly photo of a Thai prostitute with just about all of her head blown off. So if you live in some repressive country, we'll turn it inside out to foil the customs guys. (ZK RECORDS)
"Lower Class Crucifixion"
VML 046-2 CD $9.20
Anarchist pogo punk and oi collide in this Boston band's kick-ass, up-against the-wall songs from the underbelly of society. No compromise, no music biz shit, and no fucking pop, just pure punk energy, anger, discontent, insightful intelligence and committment! (VML)
"Double or Nothing"
AM 017-1 LP $8.85
AM 017-2 CD $9.65
The 2nd release by this San Diego band is traditional ska influenced by jazz, funk, Latin and more, but all in that reggae backdrop ala THE SKATALITES. (ASIAN MAN)
"Doin' Me In"
TR 001-7 7" $4.15
Two totally raw garage psych screamers and a rippin' surf instrumental! These are the first recordings of this great band, made in 1987 (when they were only 17) at Columbia MO radio station in the dead of night! (TEEN RAGE)
"Minor Chaos"/"Drag Race Tragedy"
HR 17-7 7" $3.65
An instrumental from 1987 and a vocal number from 1991 by one of the first of the garage/surf revival bands, who turned out to be just a bit too far ahead of their time. "Drag Race Tragedy" is a total classic of its type! (HILLSDALE)
"Since You Went Away"/"Come on Down to My Boat"
DC 4504-7 7" $4.25
The ever-popular UNTAMED YOUTH continue to work their charms on this delicious single. DEKE DICKERSON (vocals, guitar) and his irresistible gang (organ, bass, drums), along with DAVIE "KING OF FUZZ" ALLAN (backing vocals), offer up to sparkling gems of BUDDY HOLLY-esque pop simplicity and retro-authenticity. (DOUBLE CROWN)
UNTAMED YOUTH, THE
"Live from the Fabulous Las Vegas Strip"
ES 1223-1 LP $8.10
ES 1223-2 CD $9.50
Recorded live at the El Morocco Lounge in 1992, the band tears it up on 20 songs. LP packed in a full-color Frank Kozik poster! (ESTRUS)
UNTAMED YOUTH, THE
ES 1231-2 CD $9.50
Those pioneering fibular pharaohs of frat are back with their first studio album since 1992. An outta this world montage of surf instrumentals, frat party pukers and flat-out garage-punk ravers, this album reunites the band's original Missouri line-up; one of the most widely respected outfits in garage and surf, and deservedly so! (ESTRUS)
DION 1212-1 LP $9.10
Whoa! Is it 1966 or what? This is the pure LA 60's grunge made famous by the Seeds, the Leaves, and other such horticultural wonders of bygone days. Their 2nd and apparently posthumous album. (DIONYSUS)
GRAVITY 6-7 7" $4.00
Three early songs, a bit more raw and straight forward than the later material. The kicker here is the etched vinyl on the B side. (GRAVITY)
PIMV 06-1 LP $8.70
This stuff was recorded before the first record when they had a different drummer or something. Since then they've put out a few LPs on Kill Rock Stars and maybe they've even spent the night on your floor. (HONEY BEAR)
PNMV 06-1 LP $8.85
A re-issue of their first album, recorded in 1992 but not finished until 1995, and unavailable for some time now. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
UNWOUND / VERSUS
TMU 015-7 7" $4.00
These two well-known bands play a song each from the songbag of obscure New York City band FLOWER, in tribute to that long-departed group. Both songs are exclusive to this release. (TROUBLEMAN)
WIN 025-2 CD $10.30
Praised by CMJ, Carbon 14, and the L.A. Weekly as "one of a small but non vocal minority of instrumental combos currently leading the avant set by the ears," this L.A.-based trio has in its short existence shared the stage with the likes of Thurston Moore, William Hooker, Nels Cline, and Z'ev. Equal parts free jazz, hardcore, musique concrete, and freakout free-for-all, they somehow shape these seemingly random sounds into something meaningful and memorable. Produced by Tom Grimley (Beck, Geraldine Fibbers). Cool packaging with spine card and other surprises. (W.I.N.)
"Tommy Gun Heart"
TKOROUND 13-7 7" $4.35
Ooh yeah, this is the good stuff. Rippin' street punk done the right way, with plenty of old school pogo energy and catchy tunes. Plus, the singer wears a RADIO BIRDMAN shirt, so you know where their heads are at. Too cool for words. (TKO)
UPSIDE DOWN CROSS
FI 001-1 10" $7.25
This record is specifically designed to make you want to kill yourself. The vocalist, one Larry Lifeless, whines his unintelligible satanic poetry in a high, nasal drawl kinda like Larry Mondello on really bad drugs, while the band tosses off some of the scariest heavy metal wanking you've ever heard. All covers (recycled LP jackets) are hand-painted (maladjusted adolescent style) and numbered. Brutal. (FINAL INJECTION)
"Radiation Romeos"/"Panda Stomp"
RNR 45001-7 7" $4.00
With hooks and melodies that might remind you of ALEX CHILTON on speed, this Swedish quartet blasts big, bright, noisy, wall-to-wall punky pop tunes. (ROCKNROLL BLITZKRIEG)
UR FUNKTION / SVART SNÍ
GTA 035-2 CD $10.40
It was only a matter of time until GTA would release some righteous ear slaughter from that mecca of full bore hardcore, Sweden. SVART SNÍ (black snow) started out in 1987 and split up in '97, creating mauling thrash that became infamous the world over, making its way onto a recent 7" on Prank. This 32-track CD collects various EPs, comp tracks, and other sessions, plus several tracks from the pre-SVART SNÍ band UR FUNCTION. 16-page booklet includes English translations of the Swedish lyrics and lots o' pictures. (GRAND THEFT AUDIO)
PG 5-7 7" $3.65
Eight songs of brutal, smash-it-up thrash from the Midwest, including a cover of Fang's "Landshark." (POWER GROUND)
BCR 034-7 7" $3.65
This Illinois band takes no prisoners on the 9 white-noisecore thrashers they've squeezed onto this 7". To their credit, the mercurial vocalist manages to sound like an entire cast of Sesame Street gone mad. Red vinyl. (BEER CITY)
"Another Day, Another Sorry State"
SKIP 89-1 LP $8.55
SKIP 89-2 CD $10.20
Emo/pop-punk from Japan played at breakneck speed with memorable melodies, in the tradition of AVAIL, DILLINGER 4, or JAWBREAKER. Ex members of JUST ONE DAY, BLEW and MIDDISHADE. (BROKEN)
"Fragile Songs in Lukewarm Dreams"
SKIP 83-1 LP $8.55
SKIP 83-2 CD $10.50
Possibly the best emo/pop punk band in Japan, with ex-members of BLEW and JUST ONE DAY, and lots of influences from AVAIL, DILLINGER 4, JAWBREAKER, etc. (BROKEN)
URE THRALL & THE FRUITLESS HAND
HYDRX 1-2 CD $8.90
Spacey but complex ambient drones, ever-shifting soundscapes and dark atmospheres. The first track, a half hour long, is an epic of sorts, taking the listener through a series of sonic environments. (HYDRXDELUSIONS)
EERIE SW01-2 CD $8.90
The house band for Sweden's bizarre, frightening and inspiring Cirkus Cirkor, Urga welds dark, didgeridoo-filled chaos to kletschzma rollercoaster rides and gypsy funerals in their version of a frenzied urban underbelly of world music. No electric guitars, no big drum kits, this is back to raw talent and imagination, derbokkas and doundouns. (EERIE MATERIALS)
"Eye for an Eye"
PRR 023-7 7" $4.35
Having broken up in 1985, America's first streetpunk band have returned after 12 years! This re-release of their classic debut single from 1984 marks their return to the world of punk rock. (PUNK CORE)
"Dead's Not Punk"
FALAFEL 02-2 CD $8.90
Playing edgy, thrashy, incredibly speedy hardcore with catchy hooks and heart-on-sleeve emo-tality, this killer power trio comes to us all the way from Haifa, Israel. They've just completed their 2nd extensive (3 months) US tour, and are promising to return next year. 15 tunes, including a revved-up cover of THE BEATLES' "Something!" Israeli import. (FALAFEL)
"Threshold of the Usurper"
NR 6668-2 CD5 $8.45
Now this is some really freakin monstrous metal, with absolutely no keyboards, just excruciatingly low-tuned guitars, vocalist Diabolical Slaughter's manic delivery, and tempos switching between impossible-to comprehend thrash chaos to mind-numbingly slow grind. Oh, and as an added bonus, they mixed the guitars L.O.U.D.! (NECROPOLIS)
BFFP 36-2 CD $14.60
AK 154-1 LP $17.25
AK 154-2 CD $13.00
Not to be confused with Todd Rundgren's later band, this is a rare and obscure heavy blues rock album recorded in California in 1969-70, released on the Kent label. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
SPOO 2-2 CD $10.35
A 2-person exploration into recreating conventional approaches to music, combining tradition and made instruments. Unpredictable and surreal at times, UT create fascinating & textured soundscape constructions, ranging from the delicate to the gritty and disturbing. 26 tracks. Hand-numbered, limited to 1000. (C/Z)
"Live @ Spin Records"
ATTDEF UUML-4 cassette $5.40
Utilizing the "uumloop," their own brand of feedback, with all sound filtered through a boombox which was then destroyed with a sledgehammer. Packed in handmade plastic pouch. (ATTENTION DEFICIT)
VC 131-2 CD $10.20
Harsh noise experiments utilizing electronic sources and found sounds by 19 year old installation artist Chris Reynolds and 22-year old Travis Ryan. Includes Travis' call to MTV's love line. Recorded and mixed by V of The Spacewurm. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
PRANK 010-7 7" $4.00
This Finnish band comes from the same school of blistering, jackhammerthrash as the classic '80s Finnish bands Kaaos, Mellakka, Varaus, and Riistetyt. 15 songs rushing a distortion-garbled mass of speed with scalding howls. (PRANK)
AVR 6-4 cassette $8.55
AVR 6-2 CD $11.30
By far, the best thing heard from Europe in a while. Uzeda distinguishes itself with tight, intricate, distortion-laden guitar, and pale fragile female vocals that have an emotional quality to chill your spine. Sonic Youth meets the Breeders? Italian import. (A.V. ARTS)
V FOR VENDETTA
"Beneath This Mask, Another Mask"
MRLR 23-2 CD $10.35
Melodic math rock like THE SPINANES crossed with RUSH? A Providence based duo combining drums and guitar on some songs, drums and bass on others, and two guitars and samples on yet others with noise accompaniment? The future of math rock? A nod to '70's rock, with experimental time changes, and experimental structure and dynamics? Yes. (MR. LADY)
"3 Piece Set"
ALLIED 65-2 CD5 $5.50
A Boston band that's been compared to Jawbox and Jawbreaker, with 2 previous releases on Allied. US tour in March, so scarf 'em up. (ALLIED)
ALLIED 49-7 7" $4.00
This is a tight, catchy, emo-core Boston band that is somewhat akin to Swiz or State of the Nation. (ALLIED)
ALLIED 56-2 CD5 $6.45
Seven new songs from this Massachusetts punk crew (former members of Eidolon, Said & Done, and Up Front) that have previously released 7" product in the US on Allied and in Europe. (ALLIED)
JFR 054-2 CD $9.65
The complete collected recordings of this mid-'90s Chicago hardcore outfit, including the out-of-print 10", hard-to-find compilation tracks, their original demo, and 5 previously unreleased tracks. (JOHANN'S FACE)
GRAVITY 25-7 7" $4.00
Hardcore-punk noise new-wave, it says. Members of Angelhair slide away from their past sound, moving in a Tubeway Army direction. (GRAVITY)
"Stop Those Songs"
RIFT 6-1 LP $7.90
Rhythmic, radical rock inspired by the Sex Pistols, Ornette Coleman and Mao tse-Tung, or so they say. (RIFT)
"Russian Roulette (Chinese Style)"
BMR 006-7 7" $4.00
Jim Sheppard cuts himself up for a collage mixing radio noise, found conversation, rock and clipped joints of non-hippie psychedelic wisdom. (BIRDMAN)
VACUUM TREE HEAD
"The Oob Eye Works"
MEGA 013-2 CD $11.60
Severely oddball, vaguely early-Residential compositions by multi instrumentalist nonconformists Jason Berry and Ron Anderson, with help from several highly skilled friends. Thick, complex layers of mostly acoustic weirdness take the listener into a surrealistic wonderland. (MEGAPHONE)
RPS 013-2 CD $12.35
This Polish quartet has been called the "last best real death metal band in Europe," and it's easy to see why with their combination of Morbid Angel frenzied virtuosity and Slayeresque thrash. A total headbanger-pleaser! Spanish import. (REPULSE)
VAGTAZO HALOTTKEMEK (GALLOPING CORONERS)
VIRUS 96-7 7" $4.00
This is a single featuring the lead tracks from their first two albums. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
CFY 13-7 7" $3.70
These guys are from Palo Alto, but their sound is definitely in the Seattloid longhair sludge-metal vein. (CFY RECORDS)
PSFD 77-2 CD $15.65
The 2nd album from this supergroup of Keiji Haino, Kan Mikami and Toshi Ishitsuka (Cinorama, etc.). Haino take soaring, quivering, roaring flights into the abyss, Mikami provides rare grace and empathy with his improvised Tsugaru dialect vocals, and Ishitsuka backs it all up with his martial power drumming. Total commitment, total sensitivity, total passion. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
PSFD 62-2 CD $15.65
Keiji Haino, Kan Mikami and Toshiaki Ishizuka collaborate in this PSF supergroup session that swings between Haino's overwhelming guitar squall pyrotechnics, Mikami's tragic, folk-derived vocals and Ishizuka's frantic, machine gun drumming. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
VALENTINA PONOMAREVA, TIM HODGKINSON & KEN HYDER
MEGAP 4-2 CD $11.60
Sensitive but very wild improvisations that just might remind you of different species of birds; vocals, reeds & percussion in two live & two studio tracks, all quite long. (MEGAPHONE)
"Songs of Alienation"
DESOL 2-7 7" $3.35
Valerie strums her acoustic guitar and wails these mournful, introspective tunes. Her gutsy, straightforward style has made her a regular in San Francisco's thriving new-folk scene. 4 songs. (DESOLATION ROW)
VALIS / KITTY KITTY
MR 124-1 10" $8.55
Two Seattle-area bands with former members of SCREAMING TREES, TAD, and MUDHONEY, among others. (MAN'S RUIN)
"Discover Another Side of Valvola"
SUB 007-1 MLP $12.55
Six different versions, extended remixes and alternate vocals with contemporary rhythms of 3 VALVOLA songs performed by YELLOWCAKE, DJ SPECTRA and the band themselves. While the 3 DJ mixes tend to rely on the standard club mix formula, the 3 by the band are as spacey as the originals. Italian import. (S.H.A.D.O.)
"Teenagers Film Their Own Life"
SUB 005-2 LP $13.70
SUB 005-2 CD $13.00
Though contemporary, and sometimes compared to SPACEMEN 3 and STEREOLAB, or a more psychedelic STEREOPHONIC SPACE SOUND UNLIMITED, this has an authentic '60s-space-age sound, with tambourine, lots of analog keyboards, subdued, reverbed guitar, and gentle, heavily echoed vocals so ghostly that they blend right in with the instruments. Music for walking on the moon. Fancy gatefold sleeve on the LP. Italian import. (S.H.A.D.O.)
"The Complete New York Sessions '67"
GET 501-1 3xLP $17.40
These sessions reflect and define Morrison's departure from Them and discovery of his own style. Recorded before his signing with Warners and the subsequent string of solo LPs, this material expresses his transition from his R&B roots to the more spiritual mood music of "Astral Weeks." 18 songs plus an unreleased 35 minute jam session. Comes in very spiffy board pouch packaging. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Stealing from Our Favorite Thieves"
GERN 25-1 LP $7.70
GERN 25-2 CD $9.35
Melodic, poetic, and very introspective, these former members of Native Nod, Greyhouse and Fountainhead write songs that combine an almost emo outlook with musical complexity and driving energy. US tour this summer. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
VAN PELT / CHISEL
AKA 001-7 7" $4.00
Two top East Coast emo-core bands share a 7". Van Pelt opts for nervous, abrasive guitars, while Chisel concentrates on tuneful, hooky chord changes. (AIR KING ALLLIANCE)
VAN PELT / RADIO TO SATURN, THE
SS 013-7 7" $4.20
Two New England bands do songs somewhere along the emo/swirlcore axis. Lots of gentle melodies and way-fuzzed-out noise. (SUDDEN SHAME)
VANDERMARK 5, THE
"Single Piece Flow"
ALP 47-2 CD $11.10
This Chicago avant-jazz group handles their intricate material deftly and with nary a slip, with a definite rock presence at times (enhanced by electric guitar), but a surprising adherence to traditional jazz often makes itself heard as well. Various reeds, plus trombone, guitar, bass and drums, with all compositions by leader Ken Vandermark. (ATAVISTIC)
"Be a Sunny Beauty"
MLVTSB 02-7 7" $3.65
Lots of dissonance, distortion & crunch within the confines of fairly conventional pop songs. Hot pink vinyl. (MISC. LABELS)
GET 28-1 LP $9.60
The classic debut album released on Riot City in 1983. A CD version that includes their 2nd LP and some other material is on the Anagram label. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Punk Singles, 1981-1985"
GET 50-1 LP $9.60
24 tracks drawn from their 7" releases, including British punk classics like "Protest and Survive," "Die for Your Government," "Another Religion Another War," "Massacred Millions," "Soldier Boy," and "Led to the Slaughter." The CD is on the Anagram label. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Vintage Varukers: The Rare and Unreleased"
PC 15-1 LP $10.30
PC 15-2 CD $10.80
Rare and unreleased tracks from the early-'80s UK hardcore pioneers, including their first ever recording, the previously unreleased 1981 demo, plus many other unreleased or long out of print tracks recorded between 1981 and 1985. CD version includes 8-page full color booklet of photos and all the lyrics; the vinyl version is color and limited, with a photo and lyric insert. (PUNK CORE)
VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION
EERIE 15-2 CD $10.10
More unhinged than ever, where THROBBING GRISTLE assault combine with PERREY & KINGSLEY quirkiness, and sampled bleeps collide against guitar riffs and saxophone skronk. Call it techno-psych or industrial electronica, but no known categorization does it justice. Comes in full-color cardboard pouch with crack'n'peel sticker. (EERIE MATERIALS)
VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION
"Queas and Art"
EERIE SW03-2 CD $10.10
Assembled from their cassette releases 1992-95, this is another glimpse into the strange world of VDO. Experimental-industrial-psychedelia that blends organic and synthetic sounds, samplers and live instruments, this is ethnic music from an alien race. (EERIE MATERIALS)
VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION
"Sweat Your Cheeses, But Not in My Salad"
CHCD 29-2 CD $10.70
The brand new Charnel release puts these Dallas weirdos on CD for the first time. After several years of bizarre tapes, VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION focus on their more rhythmic aspects, boosting the beats in a tribal way, and layering on bewildering analog synthesizer and strange samples. The results range from a weird combination of some kind of tribal carnival to a lounge party gone horribly surreal. Their constructive approach to nonsense makes a lot of sense once you hear it. Like nothing else you'll hear this year or next. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
VASCO KOJUCHAROV AND ELSIO MANCUSO
"Una Lunga Fila di Croci"
CDCR 35-2 CD $11.60
Over-the-top western themes running the gamut from sentimental bonfire harmonica solos to blaring martial cadences to sweeping romantic themes to faux-exotica. This CD also includes the music from two other spaghetti westerns: the fun romp "Tutti per Uno, Botte per Tutti" by Carlo Rustichelli, and the vengeance-soaked "Prega il Morto e Ammazza il Vivo" by Mario Migliardi, which starred Klaus Kinsky. Italian import. (BEAT)
"Liberation and Ecstacy"
EEE 8-2 CD $13.10
This fine Japanese band uses traditional Japanese drumming, modern electronics and other multi-instrumentation, and often gets compared to Zoviet France and Muslimgauze. Their second release on MMM takes their unique sound to further heights. (MUSICA MAXIMA MAGNETICA)
"Death to Disco"
RAVEUP 06-1 LP $11.35
This collects their impossible-to-find 7" from 1979, their great followup 7" from 1981, plus a bunch of previously unreleased studio tracks! Full color cover, vintage photos, plus liner notes by singer Dan Rossman. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
"Some Raging Rock'n'Roll II"
MR 142-1 10" $8.55
This San Francisco band, sounding at bit like HEARTBREAKERS meets X, deliver some raging rock'n'roll, just like it says. Color vinyl. (MAN'S RUIN)
CTCD 009-2 CD $18.50
This Tokyo underground band is reminiscent of the Velvet Underground or Television, but they use Japanese folk songs as the basis of their music. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
VEGAS BEAT, THE
CAR 21-2 CD $10.70
Team Dresch and Calamity Jane drummer Marci can't resist the temptation to start her own group, and wouldn't you know it falls neatly into the Team Dresch/Sleater-Kinney family of ever-so-commercial bands. (CANDY ASS)
"Nobody Fucks with..."
SFTRI 586-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 586-2 CD $9.65
This group continues in the infamous Memphis trash tradition of THE OBLIVIANS, 68 COMEBACK, and THE COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS, with recording and a little piano input by Jack Oblivian. In short, if you liked any of those folks, you'll like this. 2 bonus tracks on the CD. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SLUMB 23-2 CD5 $6.00
All six tracks from the first two 7"ers are collected here. Dreamy female/male vocals and washes of lazy-but-sonorous noise guitar drive lilting melodies. (SLUMBERLAND)
HELL 33-7 7" $4.35
L.A. pop dorks give birth to three girl-happy tunes chock full o' hooks, harmonies and nuts. (HELL YEAH)
VELVET CACTUS SOCIETY
SHIMBOOT 1-2 CD $11.60
A bizarre blend of cacophony, wit, melody and stupidity, specializing in tantalizing redundancy, musical delusions, and forays into spoken word delerium. (SHIMMY-DISC)
"Rotting Corpse Au-Go-Go"
SHIMMY 18-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 18-4 cassette $7.10
The best of an early 80's Washington DC group, two of whose members appeared later in B.A.L.L. Energetic, somewhat noisy guitar-keyboard pop songs with a weird, outer-space streak. The cassette & CD each have a different 40 minutes of extra songs! (SHIMMY-DISC)
"Rocks Your Liver"
BONER 07-4 cassette $7.35
The perfect soundtrack for a night of obnoxious behavior. Mix punk, metal and booze and you'll come close to this. Hear Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" beat into submission. (BONER RECORDS)
"Autonotext, Volume 1"
CIP 006-7 7" $4.00
Spoken texts mixed together, with some added eerie sounds and drones, and a booklet with lots of texts and artwork, plus various weird items. Numbered edition of 200. (CRIPPLED INTELLECT)
CIP 005-7 7" $5.15
Two studies in rhythmic electronics, one an ambient drone and the other consisting of noise and found dialog. White vinyl, with booklet of texts, art and some odd items. Limited edition of 300. (CRIPPLED INTELLECT)
"Lock Up! 1-15"
CIPVT 001-7 7" $4.00
A long drone with faint variations on one side, and a series of widely varying noise lock grooves on the other. Numbered edition of 300. (CRIPPLED INTELLECT)
CIPVT 002-7 7" $4.00
One side a cacophonic forest of noise, the other a more rhythmic, tribal composition. Limited edition of 200. (CRIPPLED INTELLECT)
"The Women Men Leave Their Wives For"
CIP 004-7 7" $6.30
Two sides of subdued ambience, one mixed with found dialog and the other with a few loops. Packed with a big, 24-page booklet of stories and art. Numbered edition of 400. (CRIPPLED INTELLECT)
"Banned in St. Louis"
BCR 047-7 7" $3.65
Utterly adolescent suburban hardcore mayhem wit hutterly asinine adolescent doodles for artwork. 4 songs for the depraved. You'll love it. (BEER CITY)
"The Independent Punk Singles Collection"
GET 65-1 2xLP $13.85
The vinyl version of the CD on Anagram, with all of their independently issued singles including "Baby Baby," "Disco In Mosco" and "Flying Home" with many of the B-sides making their CD debut. 23 tracks, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Friends in Low Places"
NITRO 01-1 10" $8.55
NITRO 01-2 CD $12.00
Their 8th release is the most sophisticated yet for this Belgian instrumental surf/garage group, with Mike Rosema of the Apemen producing. The guitars are as filthy as the song titles, and the farfisa whirls with a fluid intensity. 8 originals and 2 covers on the 10", and the CD has 4 more tracks from their out-of-print Demolition Derby 7". Belgian import. (NITRO)
NITR 006-2 CD $12.00
Slinky, surf and dragstrip-based instrumental garage swank collected from a bunch of 1993-94 7" releases, plus several previously unreleased tracks, all in a typically gorgeous package. 24 songs and over an hour of instro heaven! Belgian import. (NITRO)
"Steel Blue Moods"
NITR 009-1 LP $10.00
NITR 009-2 CD $12.00
Their 3rd album, falling somewhere between the slickness of their first full length and the more garagey sound of the singles comp, with their trademark speedy surfin' an' spyin' instros supplemented by some novelty tunes and even a vocal number. The CD has a long, special hidden track at the end, which you'll just have to hear to believe. Belgian import. (NITRO)
DD 007-7 7" $4.35
One of Europe's hottest and most active surf bands rocks out on two originals plus a Ventures cover and a Zorba & the Greeks cover. Reverb, twang and wailin' farfisa galore! Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
VICE PRINCIPALS, THE
"After School with the Vice Principals"
SFTRI 613-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 613-2 CD $9.65
The HUMPERS old guitarist gets together with THE JONESES bassist and keyboardist and run straight into the studio with this bunch of LA rockers. (SYMPATHY)
GET 29-1 LP $9.60
Features the complete session with the BBC's Radio One. 17 tracks, cool artwork. The CD is on the Anagram label. Italian import. (GET BACK)
VC 71-7 7" $3.90
San Diego crackbaby rockers mimic Darby Crash in a head-on suicide collision with the Stooges. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
VICIOUS WHITE KIDS
"Live at the Electric Ballroom"
RECEIVER 180-2 CD $11.70
Sid Vicious, Glen Matlock, Rat Scabies and Steve New in their one-and-only live gig. The 9 songs include "My Way," "Stepping Stone," "Belsen Was a Gas," and "I Wanna Be Your Dog." Also includes an interview with Glen & Rat. UK import. (RECEIVER)
"4 Great Thrash Songs"
VIRUS 162-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 162-2 CD $10.50
A posthumous live recording from their final European tour, this showcases their tight, nonstop punk/jazz/avant/noise sound. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 266-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 266-2 CD $10.50
Formed in 1984 in Santa Rosa, CA, this bands made an indelible mark in the indie/punk scene with their mad tempo changes, satirical yet poignant lyrics, and flirtations with jazz, hard core punk, funk and noise. After 10 years they disbanded, and Larry and Ralph (guitar and bass) went on to form THE HELLWORMS. But with recently recruited drummer David Gleza (ex MY NAME), the trio began to once again write all new material under the VICTIMS FAMILY tag. Here is that stuff, staking claim on familiar territories, as well as uncharted ventures into prog and math rock styles. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 138-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 138-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 138-2 CD $10.50
Another full album (their 5th!) of Nomeansno-ish rock/punk/funk/jazz from Petaluma's finest. 15 new songs, including the title track from their recent "Maybe If I..." 7". (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Maybe If I..."
VIRUS 129-7 7" $4.00
VIRUS 129-2 CD5 $5.60
A new song and new versions of 2 old songs, by way of heralding their upcoming 5th album in early '94. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 108-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 108-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 108-2 CD $10.50
Their 4th album, and the first on Alternative Tentacles. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
XCD 22-2 CD $11.00
Serene atmospherics emerging from the cavernous depths of sonic waves, created with synth, samples, didgeridoo and a variety of ethnic instruments. Very spacey, dreamy and beautiful. (EXTREME)
VIDNA OBMANA & DJEN AJAKAN SHEAN
MULTIM 015-2 CD $14.00
Gently ambient electronics provides a fluid background medium for the appearance of several ethnic/folk wind & percussion instruments, which seem to float through the mix. Dutch import. (MULTIMOOD)
"City Lights That Lead the Way"
GMM 171-2 CD $10.65
Three teenagers from the mean streets of Boston with some anthemic streetpunk that brings to mind COCK SPARRER and THE MISFITS. (GMM)
TKOROUND 57-2 CD5 $7.25
Following up their recent album on GMM, here's six new tracks from this young Boston band, fusing UK punk/oi with US hardcore along the lines of COCK SPARRER meets the MISFITS. (TKO)
SFTRI 424-2 CD $9.65
Take half the creative force of the Devil Dogs and a couple of the madmen from Norway's indestructable Turbo Negro, add a dose of inspired pop and harmony, and you get the Vikings. Ten supercharged originals and ten covers including songs by Cheap Trick, Nervous Eaters and Bay City Rollers. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"The Invasion of the Pacific Northwest Teens"
BA 1126-7 7" $4.35
Extremely primitive and raw slab of completely unknown American rock 'n' roll history! This group of Tacoma, WA 9th graders recorded these four tunes on a wire recorder in 1959! (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
"Day Jha Voo-Doo"
PPP 2-4 cassette $4.10
Longer, more structured, melodic hardcore anthems with excellent sound quality. 7-song (PROVOCATIVE PUNK)
VILLAGE OF SAVOONGA
COMM 44-2 CD $10.70
Mostly combining music from 2 soundtracks, this bears flourishes of harmonium, trumpet, viola and contrabass, with elements of modern chamber music, musique concrete, minimalism and eurock. (COMMUNION)
VILLAGE OF SAVOONGA
COMM 48-2 CD $10.70
Krautrock, art rock, natural sounds alienated by electronics on the third full length from this unheralded yet influential ensemble. (COMMUNION)
RAVEUP 09-1 LP $11.35
Rough, powerful punk from this classic North Carolina combo, whose mega rare 7" track "Big Money" was comped on Killed By Death #7. You get that same track, plus the uncomped flip and a whole bunch of songs from a hot live show in 1980! Great artwork, with photos, flyers and extensive liner notes! Italian import. (RAVE UP)
VIOLENCE & THE SACRED
"Teddy Died (Sincerity)"
SSSVST 01-4 cassette $5.90
Improvisational performance artists from Toronto with sociopolitical commentary. Jolts of disconcerting sound and tonality collide with found vocals. C-30 (SSS)
VIOLENCE AND THE SACRED
"Dull Knife Dull Life; Sharp Knife Short Life"/"Now a God Dances Through Me"
VAC E1-7 7" $4.15
Two very different songs: one highly rhythmic, catastrophic and fierce in its use of tapes, vocals and electronics, the other an eerie combination of recited text and electronic drone. (FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
"Bombs of Crust"
SW 30-1 LP $8.25
SW 30-2 CD $8.75
One of Spain's most legendary hardcore bands, bringing to mind early DISRUPT and LOS CRUDOS. This re-releases their long out-of-print Fase Terminal LP, plus some noise-grind attacks from 1995. (SIX WEEKS)
VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA
EDP 006-2 CD $11.90
Masaya Nakahara's 2nd CD of over-the-edge, outta control, cut & splice noise attack. The liner notes say no samples, keyboards or synths were used. Limited quantities! (ENDORPHINE FACTORY)
VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA
ZIKSBB 018-2 3xCD $33.20
Three full-length CDs of harsh noise, absurd noise, "inept" noise, and noise/shakuhachi flute duets,, sounding like a lost Hanatarashi track. Packed in a silver foil pouch with a big color sticker on the front. Japanese import. (BLOODY BUTTERFLY)
VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA
"The Midnight Gambler"
PURE 18-2 CD $8.00
Nakahara's usual mix of spastic cut-ups, epileptic noise seizures, and everything-including-the-kitchen-sink sources that go by so fast you barely have time to notice them, ranging from very quiet to extremely harsh. (PURE)
NS 018-1 10" $7.60
Songwriter Mary O'Neil sings and plays autoharp, accompanied by Greg Freeman and Brad Johnson on bass and guitar, on these 1994 recordings. (NUF SED COURTESY NIPPLE)
NUFQA 5-1 10" $7.60
Mary O'Neill from the Wannabe Texans and her new band make their debut. A bit more electrified than the always-fab Wannabes, but it still swings. Mary is Penelope Houston's favorite songwriter, and no wonder! Bright silkscreen cover with art by Brad Johnson. (NUF SED COURTESY NIPPLE)
AK 086-1 LP $17.25
AK 086-2 CD $13.00
Actually former GHOST vocalist Shirley Kent performing under the pseudonym VIRGINIA TREE, with GHOST members Paul Eastment and Terry Guy guesting on 3 tracks. Her folk/jazz album was released in 1975, but only 1000 were pressed. This re-release includes bonus tracks, and the LP is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Still Fighting for a Future"
CHARGED 011-2 CD $10.50
Some furious, thrashy hardcore from this Philadelphia band, with a good sense of songwriting and a rebellious political attitude. Color booklet includes the lyrics and some cool photos. (CHARGED)
"The Singles Collection"
PC 18-2 CD $10.80
Philly's biggest & baddest street punx are here with a collection of rare and out of print EPs and compilation tracks. Previous full length "Still Fighting for a Future" on Charged Records also in stock. (PUNK CORE)
PC 17-P 7" pic disc $5.70
Philly street punks THE VIRUS are back with four brand new tracks. Grab this very limited full color picture disk. (PUNK CORE)
"Incessant Desire for Palatable Flesh"
NPRA 001-2 CD $11.45
Epic, gothic oriented death/doom-metal from Austria. Re-inforced with female vocals and lots of keyboards, this is fashioned after doom heavyweights like My Dying Bride, Cathedral, and Anathema. The very explicit gore lyrics should be a joy to 14 year old boys everywhere. (NAPALM)
"In the Blink of an Eye"
NEM 3-2 CD $10.20
NEM 13-1 12" EP $7.00
"Step Back and Listen"
NEM 1-4 cassette $7.10
"An Hour with Vitapup"
CAR 19-1 LP $8.10
This New York group has that heavy, thundering East Coast hardcore sound of bands like Rorschach or Merel, but then spices it up with tracks of a capella poetic song, funky beatbox rap and sound experiments. (CANDY ASS)
MDR 1-7 7" $4.00
Intense guitar-bass-drums noise slug/sludgefest from New Jersey, somewhat reminiscent of Big Black or early, dirty Flipper. (MERRY DOGGER)
ADE 9-2 CD $9.40
Ex-Rain Parade singer/songwriter/bassist Stephen Roback is the brains behind this, but he also brings in Barbara Manning, Chris Cacavas, Jack Waterson and Matt Piucci. (SPIRIT)
"Punks Were Made Before Sounds"
POLLUTE 063-7 7" $4.35
8 scorching anthems of '80s Japanese hardcore ala SYSTEMATIC DEATH, OUTO, and BRAIN DEATH. Thundering guitar and bass blaze along, not forgetting to slow down to totally fucking rock out in the way only Japanese HC can. (SOUND POLLUTION)
SKIP 61-2 CD $10.20
You've probably heard of the VKTMS, or at least heard other bands cover one of their better-known songs, like "Midget." One of the original San Francisco punk bands of the late '70s, this very controversial and confrontational group recorded 3 singles and an LP (all long out of print) before calling it splitsville. This CD collects all those tracks, remastered from the original tapes, plus 3 live tracks, and the 12-page book has a photographic history of the band, as well as lyrics and pictures of the original covers. (BROKEN REKIDS)
VOCOKESH / ST 37
RRR 102-1 LP $9.80
A long side from each of these two top space rock bands. Austin's ST 37 takes flight with soaring, rushing, effortlessly gravity-free guitar figures. Milwaukee's Vocokesh plumbs deep space with their big sound, pure organ tones, washes of guitar delay, Middle Eastern modes and otherworldly atmospheres. Enigmatic, full color cover, limited edition of 1000. (RRR)
VOICE OF EYE
CYCL 111-2 CD $11.70
Very interesting, well-done experimental/industrial pieces somewhat reminiscent of the Zoviet France school, performed with voice, flute, samples, electronics, various types of percussion, guitar, bass and lots of homemade instruments. Good, colorful collage artwork, too. Recommended! (CYCLOTRON)
VOICE OF EYE
CYCICD 333-2 CD $11.50
Their 3rd CD is a dark journey, laden with traditional and handmade instruments, loosely interpreting the state intermediate after death and before rebirth as described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Moody, ritualistic, mind-altering and richly atmospheric music, with full color artwork to match. (CYCLOTRON)
WORK 5-7 7" $4.15
Blues that bludgeons with guillotine guitars. How's that for mixing your deadly weapons? (WORKSHED)
"Finish Line Fever"
ES 1254-1 LP $8.70
Michigan's premier surf'n'drag combo have flamed up the racing slicks and delivered 14 laps of non-stop reverb-charged twin guitar magmaphonic motor city meltdown! (ESTRUS)
VOLK BROTHERS, THE
"Savage Northwest Boogie, Rock & Instrumentals '59-'64"
BA 1165-2 CD $10.80
North Dakota raised and Northwest transplanted, this band, with their blend of boogie, rock, instrumental jams, twist, and country heated up the dance floors of roadhouses and bars imaginatively. These live and studio tracks (some of which haven't been available in 40 years) create quite a ruckus; down home action including hits such as "Ducks Fly Backwards," and "Wash Don't Soak." (BACCHUS ARCHIVES)
VOLUME ALL STAR
"Close Encounters of the Bump & Grind"
SLABCO 37-2 CD $8.35
Like aliens attempting to get funky with old casios, but alot more entertaining since this crew's tongues are firmly planted in cheek. The hip hop beats and simple, lo-fi melodies are well larded with sing-songy female vocals, samples and bits funny, off-the-wall dialog. (SLABCO)
PB 13-7 7" $4.00
This young Tokyo grunge/punk band has opened for folks like Fugazi and Mudhoney on their Japanese tours, and you can easily hear why. Loud, violent but melodic guitars dominate. (PUBLIC BATH)
CHANL 4-7 7" $5.15
Sometimes compared to a more punk Blind Idiot God, these guys come on with sheer, pummeling volume and bellowing, sore-throat vocals. Japanese import. (LESS THAN TV)
CGWTCD 002-2 CD $14.30
Frightening, razor-sharp metal punk sounds from this Japanese power trio. Every unrelenting song on this disc explodes with raging hardcore intensity and breakneck pace, ear-splitting acid guitar crunch and swirl, speedy uptight drums, sudden contrasts and forays into creative psychedelia, lots of zealous yelping. Fans of the more hard-edged of today's best hardcore, thrash-funk and noise-punk bands will dig it. Japanese import. (WISDOM TOOTH)
"Puzzle of Epoch"
CGWTCD 001-2 CD $13.65
Extra loud power thrash and speedmetal tyrannosaur chomp from this veteran Tokyo combo. Colorful and way toothy packaging. You've heard them before on a Bloody Butterfly CD and singles from Public Bath and Less Than TV. Japanese import. (WISDOM TOOTH)
MLVULGR 03-1 12" EP $6.00
A Midwest 4-piece released this during their 3-year stay in Berlin. Loud, intricate guitar interplays. Comparisons range from Gang of 4 to early Killing Joke. Berlin's influence shows. 4-song (MISC. LABELS)
VOLUPTUOUS HORROR OF KAREN BLACK, THE
"Honky Tonk Biscuit Queen"
SFTRI 306-P 7" pic disc $5.00
New York City glam punk inspired by Kabuki theater and bad TV, loud & fun with heavy glitter damage. One song is inspired by the Home Shopping Channel and filmmaker/crossdresser Ed Wood, the other by an obsession for taking baths. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Violent Crash Between Killer Bastards of Ear Dot Remix"
VC 144-2 CD5 $6.55
Budget-priced 5-track CD of Warner Brothers cartoon music done by a 21st century Japanese freak! Flash-panning rebound noise reminiscent of HANATARASH, JOHN ZORN, A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
RAVEUP 13-1 LP $11.35
Killer Texas punk from the late '70s (previously comped on "Killed By Death 10," "Bloodstains Across Texas," and "Are We Too Late for the Trend"), this collects all their output, plus outtakes and live tracks, with detailed liner notes by bassist Artie Turner and full color artwork. Italian import. (RAVE UP)
KK 50-2 CD $10.85
Well known among Belgian techno-industrial outfits for their ominous, furious applications of orchestra stabs and samples, Vomito Negro burst forward with another synth-driver collection of sinister cyber-dirges. Some songs are subtle in their intensity but manage to retain their grandiose power. (KK RECORDS)
VON BONDIES, THE
"It Came from Japan"
SFTRI 667-7 7" $4.00
Smoldering at the epicenter of a shaking Motor City earthquake, this welds their hometown Detroit grit with equal parts of Tokyo frenzy! Here's one song from their upcoming album, plus another exclusive to this 7". Produced by Jack White of THE WHITE STRIPES. (SYMPATHY)
VON BONDIES, THE
"Lack of Communication"
SFTRI 658-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 658-2 CD $9.65
Detroit spawn of THE WHITE STRIPES, this group of 2 girls and 2 boys makes pulsating, creepy and often extremely sinister rock'n'roll that might remind you of THE GUN CLUB, LOVE, or THE SCIENTISTS. Produced by Jack White. (SYMPATHY)
VCD 2088-2 CD $10.10
New release from one of this country's more happening wig wearers (see the back of this CD) with more than a fair share of decent moments, especially on the elongated 31 min. space-rock, lower-math problem "X+Y=0." This is really much better than that his CD. (VARIANT)
ES 1270-2 CD $11.40
Get drunk, get bent, get hairy with this veritable gym sock breakfast of rock, collecting tracks from their singles and compilation output to date, including the rare "Al's Liver" 7" tracks. (ESTRUS)
"Wow 'Em Down at Franzl's"
ANDA 218-1 10" $8.00
ANDA 218-2 CD $8.45
A tanked up, distorted twist on the current clutter of garage punk hopefuls, this beer-swilling Canadian gang dons their WW1 German uniforms for a bunch of foot-stompin' originals plus covers of Damned and Anti-Nowhere League songs. (AU GO GO)
ES 7989-1 2x7" $6.00
Lederhosen-laden, bratwurst-fueled, trash rawk from Calgary's kings of krapperhausen and beer barrel beat; raw engery and sheer hare-brained lunacy. (ESTRUS)
VON ZIPPERS, THE
ES 1247-1 LP $8.70
ES 1247-2 CD $10.10
12-song blitzkrieg of bad taste from these 3 drunkass champions of the "lowerbrau" set. Lean, mean, and unclean trash/punk r'n'r recalling THE PACK on smack, THE MUMMIES on meth or perhaps THE VIBRATORS on Valvoline. (ESTRUS)
CYB 003-1 LP $10.75
CYB 003-2 CD $12.45
The 3rd album from MORTIIS as the dark, violent and hallucinogenic VOND. Lavish, apocalyptic dark-ambient sound-collage, infused with mysterious clatter and unearthly drones and rumbles, spooky half-heard chant samples, and expressionless spoken soundbites describing in detail stuff like dying in the electric chair, this is reminiscent of Megaptera and early Lustmord. The limited-edition vinyl comes an ultra-lush, full-color gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve. (CYBERTZARA)
"The Dark River"
CYB 002-2 CD $11.90
The side project of Cold Meat Industry and Dark Dungeon recording artist MORTIIS, this is keyboard-centered but darker and more ambient than his "otherworldly" work as MORTIIS, dealing with hate, pain, despair and misery. Complete with "kraut-rock" electro-explorations, this has hushed, haunting marches, layered pianos and string sounds with some drum machines and even some occasional black metal vocal growls. Artfully designed CD booklet with alternatingly beautiful and harsh black and white photos. (CYBERTZARA)
"Texas Blood"/"Headhunt Dance"
RON 007-7 7" $4.55
Two rawkin' trashola tracks by this new Japanese blues-punk combo led by Shuei from GASOLINE. Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
"Voodoo Glow Skulls Band, Est. 1988"
DSR 30-7 7" $4.00
They have horns, they're amazing live, they're punk as fuck, and there's alot of them! Great songs here, including a cover of "Charlie Brown." Guaranteed to hit. (DR. STRANGE)
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
"Who Is, This Is?"
DSR 18-1 LP $8.25
DSR 18-P LP pic disc $8.90
DSR 18-4 cassette $7.45
DSR 18-2 CD $9.00
The debut full-length from this SoCal ska-core outfit comes complete with 15 upbeat punkoid tunes and a horn section that will amaze. Imagine the Mighty Mighty Bosstones crossed with the Descendants. Cover art by Taz, and a tour this spring. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 17-7 7" $4.00
Popular Southern California ska-core, along the lines of Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Operation Ivy, the Descendents and NoFX. (DR. STRANGE)
RASC 2-7 7" $4.25
SW 25-1 LP $8.25
SW 25-2 CD $9.35
The first full album since 1992 from these UK hardcore thrashers. Think SSD, JERRY'S KIDS, SIEGE. Numerous releases on many labels worldwide. (SIX WEEKS)
"Crystal Lake's Legacy"
SW 49-1 LP $9.15
SW 49-2 CD $9.65
The UK's premiere hardcore band is back with a new album of raging thrash. Just 15 busy months since the release of the last LP, here they are again with pure hardcore punk at its most extreme. That's what you've been getting from VOORHEES for a decade... nothing's changed. (SIX WEEKS)
"Beat Me Off, Scotty"
REPENT 2365-1 LP $8.40
Five sleazy dudes from San Mateo get caught in a transporter accident and are transmogrified into a lo-fi, primitive garage and surf outfit from 1962. Plenty of Star Trek samples and raving, drooling garage rock mixes with twang-and-reverb drenched surf instros for a wild ride into the Neutral Zone. (REPENT)
DCRD 005-2 CD $14.00
A darker and more disquieting ambience is explored in the 7 extended tracks here. Beginning with scenes reminiscent in some ways to Eno's "Another Green World," it becomes steadily more subtle and subdued, with undulating drones overlain by faint keyboard runs and synth spikes. UK import. (DECEMBER DAWN)
SFTRI 594-1 10" $7.70
SFTRI 594-2 CD $8.45
Maybe a UK version of THE DONNAS, this 18-year-old all-girl band from London suburb Croydon is currently all the rage in Britain, hitting Record of the Week on BBC Radio One. Massive press all over the British music scene, etc. etc. This collects their early singles plus the latest chart-topping hit. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"A Game Of Cards"
TCCD 009-2 CD $10.70
Cello, bassoon, flute, trombone, viola, guitar, drums, bass, oboe, and piano are combined with popular music and an ear for the dramatic, creating a unique, beautiful sound. Fans of orchestral music, PAVEMENT, Danny Elfman scores, and the VIOLENT FEMMES alike will find common ground here. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
FTD 16-7 7" $3.80
This band's airy-edgy, alterno-pop sound is what you get when you mix current members of Toiling Midgets and Red House Painters with the former sex symbol of Caroliner on bass and top it off with a dreamy-voiced violinist. (SPIRIT)
SMI 017-1 LP $7.80
SMI 017-4 cassette $7.00
SMI 017-2 CD $10.10
Composed of folks from Toiling Midgets, Red House Painters and Caroliner, this San Francisco band's first album is a highly emotional mix acoustic and electric sounds both melancholie and uplifting, complex and melodic, with soaring female vocals, ringing guitars and swirling violin. (SPIRIT)
WAILERS WITH ROCKIN' ROBIN, THE
ET 86-7 7" $3.65
A rare & unreleased track by the fabulous Tacoma WA band the Wailers from 1961, fronted by vocalist etraordinaire Rockin' Robin Roberts. The flip side has a 1959 interview by Dick Clark on American Bandstand! (ETICANT)
WIG 014-2 CD $11.15
Boss trash from Holland's grimiest garage, now available on CD (the LP is out of print). Seven thunderous LINK WRAY inspired instrumentals and seven blarin', punkin' vocal screamers in a KINKS/MILKSHAKES-ish vein. Fearsomely inspired, raw and tough, primitive rock'n'roll raunch! UK import. (ALOPECIA)
"Valley of the Mono Apes"
WIG 005-7 7" $4.55
Four maulers from Holland's grimiest garage. Two boss and most thunderous instros coupled with 2 raw yelpers. Tough as can be. A blinder, sez Sir Baldie! LP to follow. UK import. (ALOPECIA)
"Make It Loud"
SARAH-2 CD $10.70
WALDO THE DOG FACED BOY / THAT DOG
WIN 006-2 10" $7.25
Doing covers of each other's songs to test DGC's courtesy policy (not lightly undertaken without a cousin that happens to be a lawyer), these two bands create their mild chaos with enjoyably annoying trombone and woozycore violin elegance. (W.I.N.)
WALDO THE DOG-FACED BOY
WIN 2-7 7" $4.00
A gentle, intimate trip through psychedelic garageland. 3 songs, red vinyl, limited edition. (W.I.N.)
SFTRI 269-2 CD $9.65
Formed in 1987 by ex-Heartbreaker (and Johnny Thunders' pal) Walter Lure, this outfit shows its roots all over the place. Another ex-Heartbreaker, Tony Coiro, plays bass, and Andy Shernoff of the Dictators produces this very classic-sounding collection of new tunes. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
WALKING SCREAMS, THE
"The Swingin' Sounds of..."
MISTY 035-7 7" $4.55
The latest in the "Teen Scene" series is the first dedicated to the Greek garage scene of the '90s! Color sleeve cartoon by MERINUK features the band's three guys and a girl in Ancient Greek garb (and sunglasses!), playing Ancient Greek instruments for legions of shimmying fans. Although the four songs aren't quite as vintage as that, they are early-mid '60s retro guitar farfisa-drums-vocals garage-beat all the way! Italian import. (MISTY LANE)
CHCD 27-2 CD $10.70
A project of Pain Teens guitarist Scott Ayers, which began with 1994's wild "Hey O.J."/"White Bronco" 7" and so effectively satirized that media circus. This continues to reflect the more experimental side of the Pain Teens' infamously grating, unnerving roar, and features heavily layered guitar and drums along with sitar, piano, and stand-up bass. (CHARNEL HOUSE)
WALKING TIMEBOMBS, THE
"Hey O.J."/"White Bronco"
DONUT 10-7 7" $3.80
Scott Ayers and Dave Parker from the Pain Teens are behind this timely and hilarious bit of instant exploitation. Basically sounding a whole lot like the Pain Teens at their noisiest, huge slabs of feedback guitar are spiced with tape manipulations and violin, with Scott doing the vocals. (DOUBLE NAUGHT)
"Bad Orb, Whirling Ball"
SHIMMY 36-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 36-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 36-2 CD $14.00
If you ever wanna know what a typical evening at the Avalon or Fillmore sounded like in 1967, listen to this - these guys have the San Francisco white psychedelic blues sound down cold. Both the cassette and CD have extra stuff. (SHIMMY-DISC)
"Gates of Freedom"/"Astronomy Domine"
SHIMMY P01-7 7" $5.45
An English pressing of one of their psychedelic guitar originals backed with a cover of the Pink Floyd classic. (SHIMMY-DISC)
JT 1022-1 LP $8.85
JT 1022-2 CD $10.20
The first full album from this Delaware band delivers mid-tempo, melodic and dissonant songs not unlike Jawbreaker, Verbal Assault, Samiam, or Lungfish. Cathartic, sobering words create small vignettes that pull the listener in. (JADE TREE)
JT 1015-7 7" $4.00
This Delaware quintet is reminiscent of early Samiam or Jawbreaker with an East Coast edge, and features ex-Railhed drummer Nick Rotundo on guitar. (JADE TREE)
WALLEYE / DAMNATION
JT 1017-7 7" $4.00
Walleye do emotional, pain-drenched, ansgt-ridden punk, Damnation takes on the evil, heavy sounds of bands like Neurosis or Corrosion of Conformity and mixes it with their own catchy hardcore style. (JADE TREE)
"Magic Static Treats"
BBPTCWP 01-2 CD $8.90
Thirteen song mini-album of well-orchestrated back room pop screwery, featuring Dave of Portland's New Bad Things. (BLACKBEAN & PLACENTA)
WALTER DANIELS, THE OBLIVIANS, & MONSIEUR JEFFREY EVANS
"Melissa's Garage Revisited"
SFTRI 590-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 590-2 CD $9.65
April 19th and 20th 1995 Garage Rock Explosion in Memphis! Harmonica terrorist Walter Daniels of JACK-O-FIRE, Monsieur Jeffrey Evans of THE GIBSON BROTHERS and 68 COMEBACK, plus the OBLIVIANS! Recorded in a actual garage for full gravel-phonic listening pleasure! All the stuff from the hard-to-find bootleg 10", plus all 4 of the songs released as 68 COMEBACK from the same 2-day sessions, released in one package for the first time. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
MKCD 010-2 CD3 $7.15
This amazing and historic composition, premiered in Berlin in 1930, consists of collaged environmental and found sounds which vividly evoke between-the wars Europe. French import. (METAMKINE)
WALTON 01-1 LP $9.00
Rock & roll with a little country. German import. (MISC. LABELS)
WANDA CHROME & THE LEATHER PHAROAHS
SPL 001-7 7" $4.00
Superheavy, rockin' Stoogeness from Milwaukee, where the blues meets a big beat, thumpin' bass and lotsa feedback. (SPLUNGE)
KLP 53-1 LP $8.00
KLP 53-2 CD $10.65
The girl creepy-crawls the garage with Fred from Trenchmouth and Brian from Fitz Of Depression, making brain-twanging skip-rope reverb lullabyes most unmellow. (K)
NS WS-2 CD $10.70
Lush, Memphis-'68 styled country with a 90's punky edge, and vocals that fall somewhere between Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Scott Walker. (NUF SED COURTESY NIPPLE)
NR 019-2 CD5 $9.65
A rare band that really pushes the limits of "extreme," this elite Swedish black metal supergroup has produced perhaps the most evil black metal recording ever made! 6 tracks of unrelenting hate from members of ABRUPTUM, ABYSS, OPTHALAMIA, HYPOCRISY, DARK FUNERAL & VONDUR, dedicated eternally to the True Satanist Horde. (NECROPOLIS)
WAR CALLED PEACE
THEOL 4-1 12" EP $6.80
Pretty much straight up hard punk & heavy metal, totally attitude. If you're into the hard stuff, this'll do fine. 7 songs. (THEOLOGIAN)
WAR CALLED PEACE
T 37-2 CD $9.10
The 2nd album by these Southern California punks is straight ahead chargin' hardcore, tossing in bits of ska and lots of political comment. (THEOLOGIAN)
BONER 27-1 LP $8.70
BONER 27-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 27-2 CD $10.70
A departure for the Goattie-Wottie Five but an assault on media sensibilities nonetheless. (BONER RECORDS)
"Deadly Kung Fu Action"
BONER 18-1 LP $8.70
BONER 18-4 cassette $7.35
BONER 18-2 CD $10.70
Truly strange and truly retarded. Satanic kung-fu hip hop noise from five little Colorado boys, with The Dark One himself playing drum machine. It's either so stupid it's cool or so cool it's stupid. The CD includes the sometimes prophetic and sometimes embarrassing "Pinch A Loaf" LP. (BONER RECORDS)
"Morrissey Rides A Cockhorse"
TUP 23-1 12" EP $6.65
TUP 23-2 CD5 $7.75
Four servings of rude, sampledelic ultra-pop. The three most scandalous cuts from "Deadly Kung Fu Action" and an amazing cover of "I Think We're Tiffany Now." One more thing I forgot to mention, "MORRISSEY RIDES A COCKHORSE!" (TUPELO-COMMUNION)
SUG 005-2 CD $11.45
Refugees from Harm Farm, the Breeders and Little My delve into the bizarre with this exotic hybrid of Middle Eastern-spiced ragas, hypnotic electric dissonance and velcro-strength pop melodies, all backing some rather twisted lyrics. (SUGAR FIX)
AVI 5005-2 CD $11.45
One of the most talented, classy vocalists to record for the legendary Sun Records, Smith cut these 24 tracks of wild, storming rockabilly in the mid to-late 50's, with Sam Phillips producing. Detailed liner notes. (AVI)
CB 1006-2 CD $10.70
Led by Ben Ireland of SKY CRIES MARY, this was recorded in 1994 but remained unreleased until 1999. Seattle meth-fuelled rock in the form of catchy tunes of sex, drugs, fashion tips, hallucinatory hikes in the desert, and Wasto The Gorilla, among other topics. (CHUCKIE BOY)
"Time is Cool"
SKIP 78-1 LP $8.55
SKIP 78-2 CD $9.65
Shimo's new band, formed after SPROCKET WHEEL broke up, which MRR said "is a more poppy out of control FUEL meets RITES OF SPRING...Raw, tuneful and beautiful." Expanding on and surpassing the sound of SPROCKET with great songwriting, and the addition of the impassioned female vocals from Asuka. Chaotic yet poppy guitar driven songs with a strong rhythm section might bring to mind J CHURCH. (BROKEN)
"Duck Bill Hammer"
POP 10-2 CD $8.90
A very wiggy, very swingin', jazzy something that could hold it's own with any of the New York downtown crowd. Creative, tight, free and stylish! (POP BUS)
"Sales & Service"
POP 3-7 7" $4.00
An avant-jazz quintet with a cello, coming in similar to Curlew or John Zorn. 3 songs, yellow wax. (POP BUS)
WATER SHED 5TET
"Blue Plate Tectonics"
BRD 034-2 CD $11.30
The 2nd release by this popular Pittsburgh-based post-jazz group is dynamic, intelligent and progressive, but infused with a playful sense of humor. Sinuous cello, be-bopping sax, fractured jazz-metal guitar, and groovy bass and drums, playing abstract, angular but lovely tunes (including 2 Sun Ra covers) interspersed with shards of inventive improvisation. (RASTASCAN)
POPBUS 12-7 7" $4.25
This Pittsburgh jazz group does a couple of Sun Ra and Steve Lacy compositions, blown cool, sweet and swingin'. The single is in a hand-pressed letterpress sleeve. (POP BUS)
"Polka Jamboree De Luxe"
VR 1204-1 LP $9.60
Splattered all over the yawning gap between cajun-polka-country and German yodel-trash, this duo (Silky from DM BOB & THE DEFICITS on accordion and Guido from DIE LOWLANDER on drums) makes one helluva chicken stomp squall. Packed in an unforgettable and unmissable big, brown envelope with nutty, old-timey graphics. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
"It Ain't Funny"/"Too Well"
SIDONE-7 7" $4.00
This might be what Green Day would sound like if they got into dissonance & noise, alterno-pop style. (SIDE ONE)
"Who Is Next"/"Hush"
SIDONE-7 7" $4.25
Methinks somebody is grooming these "alternative rock" spuds for nextbigthingdom, judging by the subtle packaging cues. Radio fare, fer sure. (SIDE ONE)
"A PNMV Seven Inches Record"
PNMV 07-7 7" $3.80
Two guys and a drum machine making abrupt and chaotic music. Clear vinyl. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
WAYFAR 01-1 LP $9.00
60's style lounge rock. Sounds like a James Bond sound track. Weird. French import (MISC. LABELS)
WAYWARD SOULS, THE
WAYSOL 01-1 LP $10.20
Slick pop band sings in perfect American-accent English. Swedish import (MISC. LABELS)
WE ARE YOUR PUNX
IS 2-7 7" $4.25
3 chord punk from Italy but sung in English, this tends to sound a bit like Addicts meets DOA, but heavier on the oi. The way-strange lyrics seem to have been a victim of the translation. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
WE ARE YOUR PUNX
ISCD 2-2 CD $7.75
Pogo punk with classic-sounding "jet boy, jet girl" catchy, sing-along tunes from Italy, they've been favorably compared in MRR to Canada's DOA and England's Adicts. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
JR 12-7 7" $4.25
The Portland Boys cover the HANOI ROCKS song and back it with two CLASH tunes, "Janie Jones" and "Clampdown." Mean and nasty. (JUNK)
"Four More Reasons to Love"
JR 029-7 7" $4.25
Following up their first full-length, Portland's answer to THE NEW BOMB TURKS does four new and exclusive songs that will kick yer ass; their best effort yet. (JUNK)
"It's So Criminal"
SP 015-7 7" $4.85
An original on the A side, and a cover of the STOOGES "Real Cool Time" on the flip, from this Portland band with many releases on the Junk label. Spanish import. (SAFETY PIN)
"Just the Way We Like It"
JR 037-1 LP $7.80
JR 037-2 CD $10.85
Fans of IGGY, HEARTBREAKERS and NY DOLLS take note: THE WEAKLINGS got it just the way you like it. The 2nd album from a band that pretty much lives on the road, so check 'em when they roll thru your burg. (JUNK)
"Learn How to Dance"
JR 11-7 7" $4.25
Fast, relentless punk from Portland in the vein of New Bomb Turks or the Damned. (JUNK)
JR 019-1 LP $7.80
JR 019-2 CD $10.85
After their debut Junk Records 7", Portland, Oregon's THE WEAKLINGS bust out with their first full length: 12 songs of old style punk like THE DAMNED or THE CRAMPS. LP is limited edition marbled blue vinyl. (JUNK)
"In Over Our Heads"
CY 113-7 7" $4.00
The first single from this New Hampshire streetpunk outfit, sometimes compared to the BRUISERS or the DUCKY BOYS with a very hard edge. Previous appearance on the well-received "Pure Punk" compilation. (CYCLONE)
WEIRD LOVEMAKERS / IMPOSSIBLES
NOT 004-7 7" $4.55
Both of these bands have gotten great reviews and achieved admirable rock'n'roll fandom in the redneck state of Arizona. THE WEIRD LOVEMAKERS have a full length coming out on EMPTY Records next month. IMPOSSIBLES have a more '77ish / TOY DOLLS sound. Like a big Ex-Lax chocolate cake, this little record will blow your shit away! (NO THEME)
WEIRD LOVEMAKERS, THE
MTR 367-1 LP $8.85
MTR 367-2 CD $9.65
Quick tempo, raw, aggressive garage punk, with 4 chords, dual vocals, and hooks that drill into your brain. Basic fast short songs that'd do any drunk punker or TEENGENERATE fan right. (eMpTy RECORDS)
WEIRD LOVEMAKERS, THE
"Live: Bigger Than a Cookie, Better Than a Cake"
MTR 384-2 CD $9.65
Tucson's quirky snotpunk-garage punk-pop punk group hits the road and gets their set recorded live in Seattle, with new songs alongside some old, plus broken strings, inane banter, stupid covers and lots of inebriation. (EMPTY)
"Neutron Bomb"/"Silver Shining Light"
MR 7136-7 7" $4.85
The A side of the original 1977 single on Dangerhouse, plus a rare song from 1990 with some guy named Flea on bass. Eye-poppin' artwork! Gatefold board sleeve with lyrics, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Weird World, 1977-81 Vol.1"
MR 152-1 LP $12.55
14 songs from one of the earliest and most original Hollywood punk bands, including the "Neutron Bomb" 7" on Dangerhouse, the "Destroy All Music" 7" and "Who What When" 12" on Bomp, and "Action Design" 12" on Rhino, plus all their demos and many previously unreleased gems! Gatefold sleeve with 2 sided poster insert, 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"On a Mission"
RNR 45003-1 MLP $7.80
Motorheaded, HELLACOPTER-esque explosive garage punk from Sweden, where they seem to do these things right. Great songs, plus enough new twists to catch those jaded ears. (ROCKNROLL BLITZKRIEG)
WELLSPRINGS OF HOPE
"Soul Temptation"/"Another Train Blues"
IDWOH 01-7 7" $3.35
First-class singer/songwriter/guitarist Pat Johnston gets his friends together for some hot R'nB and way cool blues. Very tasty, sophisticated stuff from a former member of Penelope Houston's band. (ID RECORDS)
WELLSPRINGS OF HOPE, THE
NET 25-2 CD $10.10
Pat Johnson, who has served as guitarist/co-songwriter with Penelope Houston, among others, put together this engaging collection of first-rate folk-rock-oid songs. The band features appearances by Penelope, as well as Chris Cacavas (Green on Red) and Ralph Carney (Tom Waites band). (MISC. LABELS)
DD 0131-1 LP $8.10
DD 0131-2 CD $10.85
Their 3rd album, and this California melodic punk band continues to polish their act. Produced this time by Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton of THE DESCENDANTS and ALL. (DOCTOR DREAM)
"Kicked in the Teeth Again"
DD 0123-2 CD $10.85
From the punk hotbed of Sacramento, Welt delivers their 2nd album of powerful tunes reminiscent of the early 80's Orange County sound. Infectious pop harmonies with a touch of darkness. (DOCTOR DREAM)
GIT 005-2 CD $13.80
With sword-and-sorcery lyrics and memorable melodicism, this Liechtenstein sextet delves deeply into UK-style goth, sung in English by German-accented male and female vocalists. Orchestrally layered keyboards, shifting tempos, and creepy sound effects all build dramatic tension and create a sweeping, gothic scope evoking the ancient and modern at once. Swiss import. (GENERAL INQUISITOR TORQUEMADO)
"Greatest Hits, Volume II"
VIRUS 227-1 LP+7" $8.85
VIRUS 227-2 CD $10.50
Rock over London, rock on Chicago! The WILD MAN FISCHER of Chicago is back with another collection of his crazed, sidesplittingly original musical observations, culled from his 30 self-released CDs. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 164-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 164-2 CD $10.50
A medically diagnosed schizophrenic who makes his living selling drawings on the streets of Chicago, Willis began writing songs 3 years ago, and has since recorded 25 (!) albums. This collects his best songs, and fans of Daniel Johnston or Harvey Sid Fisher wackyness should not be disappointed. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 251-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 251-2 CD $10.50
It's Wesley at his most consistently abstract and stunningly original. Recorded in 1993 but never released (except for 5 tracks on his 2 "Greatest Hits" albums, which are not included here), here's one of the most eclectic albums from the WILD MAN FISCHER of Chicago. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
WESLEY WILLIS / THE FROGS
SFTRI 425-7 7" $4.00
Chicago's answer to Wild Man Fisher powers through a song he calls "The Frogs," and the band The Frogs does an inspired bit of lunacy about Willis, working in samples of his finest babble. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"A Real-Life Story of Teenage Rebellion"
GERN 013-1 LP $7.70
GERN 013-2 CD $9.35
This Bethlehem PA quartet belts out hook-filled, soulful emocore tunes and stories about real people and real feelings. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
GERN 023-2 CD $9.35
A collection of six tracks taken from split 7"s, plus one from a CD compilation and 3 previously unreleased tracks. All grade A Weston! (GERN BLANDSTEN)
"Teenage Love Affair"
GERN 020-7 7" $4.00
Three hooky, pop punk tunes, including a very rockin' Bon Jovi cover. Slick, full color sleeve. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
WESTON / DIGGER
"Wilkum to Pennsylvania"
HR 625-7 7" $4.00
Two unreleased tracks from each of these well-known Pennsylvania pop punk bands. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
ND 11-7 7" $3.65
Where do they get all this energy?! Considered by some to be the best punk band currently playing in the Bay Area, WET-NAP plays extraordinarily fast hardcore, at times colliding with spastic ska or even "Dragnet" quotes. Throat-shredding vocals, maniacal drumming, pummeling sound, and above all a great sense of humor. (NEW DISORDER)
"Declare / Whalefeathers"
AK 187-2 CD $13.00
This CD combines all the tracks from both of the Nasco label albums by this heavy psychedelic-progressive-blues-pop band. Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 187-1 LP $17.25
The 1970 first album by this southern American group who recorded two albums for the cult Nasco label. It's heavy, complexly arranged, keyboard driven psychedelic, progressive and blues inflected rock originals, plus a rather strange cover of the MOBY GRAPE tune "Omaha." Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 188-1 LP $17.25
The 1971 2nd album from this heavy blues, rock and psychedelia unit which along with their debut has been a golden egg in collector circles for many years. Covering "World of Pain" by MOUNTAIN and the classic blues standard "Don't Need No Doctor," their pieces are extended jams with spacious instrumental parts swamped in keyboards and guitar distortion overload. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
WHAMO 1-1 LP $8.40
This Portland guy mostly does somewhat goofy, free improv noise acoustic guitar, with some electric, drone and unidentifiable noise tracks as well. Many previous releases on Destroy All Music, Giardia, Bobby J., Union Pole, Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers, and EF Tapes. Limited edition of 600, minimal, hand-glued cover art. (WHAM-O)
WHAM-O / CRANK STURGEON / KING FROG / PORK QUEEN
BOBBYJ 64-7 2x7" $6.60
Wham-O gets hyperactive with scraped and plucked acoustic guitar, Crank Sturgeon whangs on distored oil drums and zithers, King Frog drones and warbles before "crooning" a la Caroliner, and Pork Queen finds fun with chairs and machines in this neat little noisefest. Toothy black and silver sleeve art. (BOBBY J.)
"Brighter Than Life"
ALP 60-2 CD $11.15
The legendary producer of Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, Dinosaur Jr., Helmet and Biohazard steps out on his own with cinematic, rock-inclined, Branca esque compositions. (ATAVISTIC)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
SW 31-7 6" $4.35
Six songs on a 6" platter by SF hardcore stalwarts from bands like SPAZZ, ARTEMIS PYLE, ALL YOU CAN EAT and YOUR MOTHER, all in the mid-to-late '80s Euro hardcore style of HERESY, INDIGESTI or LARM. (SIX WEEKS)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
"Stand Fast Armageddon Justice Fighter"
POLLUTE 057-1 LP $8.55
POLLUTE 057-2 CD $9.00
Blistering thrash that takes at least a cue from '80s hardcore, with 20 mosh pit-inducing anthems plus, on the CD, a 25 minute live video. (SOUND POLLUTION)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
"The First Year"
ND 26-2 CD $8.90
A re-issue of early material by one of the most well-travelled bandana-thrash bands ever. Includes the 12 tracks from the "Hollow Victory" 10", the 8 tracks from their debut 7", 2 compilation tracks, an unreleased studio track, plus a live show from 1999. 12-page booklet includes lyrics and photos. (NEW DISORDER)
DSR 49-7 7" $4.00
This contemporary Ohio punk band has that early-'80s "fuck you" attitude that comes across like a musical knuckle sandwich. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 69-1 LP $8.25
DSR 69-2 CD $9.00
This Ohio band is kinda like The Freeze mixed with early Social Distortion, with a singer that looks like Darby Crash. Very tight, very solid, very powerful. (DR. STRANGE)
RUNT 09-2 CD $10.10
Raw, aggressive songs with cynical but intelligent lyrics, this Ohio band starts with old-school punk of the GG Allin and Stiff Little Fingers variety, adds a little twist of Kiss or Rush and ends up in the vicinity of Avail, Schleprock or Jawbox. Italian import. (RUNT)
"The Shave or Shut Up EP"
RUNT 25-2 CD $8.00
Seven more high energy, hard-edged songs. But behind the harsh punk surface lies some catchy, well-crafted melodies edging themselves into your brain. Italian import. (RUNT)
WHEN PEOPLE WERE SHORTER & LIVED NEAR THE WATER
"Bill Kennedy's Showtime"
SHIMMY 64-1 LP $7.90
This album shows perfectly how a record can be really bent and really catchy/melodic/rockin' at the same time. These classically frenzied tracks represent the Detroit, late-60's-early-70's roots of WPWS&LNTW. Incredible artwork by Zappa/Beefheart artist Cal Schenkel, too! (SHIMMY-DISC)
WHEN PEOPLE WERE SHORTER AND LIVED NEAR THE WATER
SHIMMY 24-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 24-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 24-2 CD $11.60
Would you believe an album filled to the brim with 15 of Bobby Goldsboro's greatest hits? Would you believe he even had 15 hits? Stranger & warpter than you thought possible. Cassette & CD include the "Uncle Ben" 7". (SHIMMY-DISC)
WHEN PEOPLE WERE SHORTER & LIVED NEAR THE WATER
SHIMMY 44-1 LP $7.90
SHIMMY 44-4 cassette $7.10
SHIMMY 44-2 CD $11.60
WHEN PEOPLE WERE SHORTER AND LIVED NEAR THE WATER
SHIMMY 7-99-7 7" $4.80
Thoroughly demented send-ups of "Dominique", "A Girl Named Sandoz", "This Guy's in Love with You", and "Timothy". Another legend in the making? (SHIMMY-DISC)
OUT 002-1 LP $8.85
Thundering, screaming, raging political thrash from Seattle, these 3-guys and-girl give absolutely no quarter as they lay waste to everything they hate. The 8 page insert has all the lyrics. (OUTCAST)
"Weed & Seed"
BCR 015-7 7" $3.65
Raging, scathing political thrash from Seattle that sounds more like a riot than a band. 4 songs. (BEER CITY)
CFY 9-7 7" $4.00
Thrash blues to the max on the A side, s&m death grunge blues on the flip. Intense is too mild a word. gray marbled vinyl. (CFY RECORDS)
WHIT DICKEY TRIO
AUM 005-2 CD $12.35
WHIT DICKEY you will know as the uniquely gifted drummer with the phenomenal groups of DAVID S. WARE and MATTHEW SHIPP. This is his first recording as a leader, totally engaging and highly compelling, both powerful and tender. Features the talented ROB BROWN and CHRIS LIGHTCAP on alto saxophone and acoustic bass. (AUM FIDELITY)
PSFD 11-2 CD $15.65
The long-awaited reissue of this legendary psych band's 1991 LP! With the incredible guitar of Michio Kurihara, you might imagine Blue Cheer as Quicksilver. Fat psych collectors have paid hundreds for an original; don't be a sucker. Japanese import. (PSF RECORDS)
"Blown in the USA"
FOO 3-1 LP $7.90
FOO 3-2 CD $10.15
Refugees from fab outfits such as the Adolescents, Agent Orange, JFA, TSOL, the Crowd and Pennywise, and they sound like it too, with their own stoopid-punx, beach bum twists. (FEARLESS)
HR 604-1 12" EP $7.30
HR 604-2 CD5 $7.90
Still goofy but angry in their famed idiot-savant way, this bunch of Southern California beer swillers comes up with more of their tight, crunchy, ragin' hardcore punk. 8 songs on the vinyl, 6 songs on the CD. (HOPELESS RECORDS)
F 015-7 7" $4.00
These SoCal surf/skate punks cover Sam the Sham & the Pharoh's hit from the 60's, and even talk Ray Stinnet, Sam the Sham's original guitarist, into playing with them on the song. Two cool originals, too! (FEARLESS)
WHITE SHARK, THE
NSQA 8-1 10" $7.60
Mark Davies from Thinking Fellers does a solo, playing all the instruments, on this collection of very idiosyncratic songs. Most are incredibly strange originals, but we've also got a dirgey, funereal Christmas carol and twisted covers of Rod McKuen and Burt Bacharach songs. (NUF SED COURTESY NIPPLE)
"The Somewhat Lost Horizon"
STAAL 034-2 CD $14.00
A re-release of their contribution to the legendary Anckarstrom set, the 5 keyboard synth compositions here display a swarthy, shadowy underbelly that is morose and occasionally nightmarish, and were originally written as film soundtracks. This is generally regarded as one of this Swedish group's best releases. Dutch import. (STAALTAPE)
SFTRI 619-7 7" $4.00
A straight-ahead repressing of the tracks from the picture disk, now on plain ole black vinyl. Plus, brand new artwork. For those of you who missed it the first time around, here's another chance. Remember, that B-side is only on this 7". (SYMPATHY)
"Lord, Send Me an Angel"
SFTRI 645-7 7" $4.00
A limited repress of their Japan/Australia 2000 tour single, with a BLIND WILLIE McTELL song backed by a remix of a tune from their 2nd album. Limited pressing of 1000, color vinyl. (SYMPATHY)
WHITE STRIPES, THE
SFTRI 609-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 609-2 CD $9.65
Hard, bic-flicking stadium rock and heavy-ass blues are given the unique WHITE STRIPES treatment. The 2nd album from the Detroit brother/sister guitar/drums garage duo, augmented in places by harmonica, piano, electric violin and acoustic bass. (SYMPATHY)
WHITE STRIPES, THE
"The Big Three Killed My Baby"
SFTRI 578-7 7" $4.00
This dirty 2-piece, reverb-soaked primal blast is the coolest thing outta the motor city since the DETROIT COBRAS which was the coolest thing since the legendary GORIES (which you already know if you remember their two 7"s on Italy). One song from the self titled album, and one exclusive. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
WHITE STRIPES, THE
"The White Stripes"
SFTRI 577-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 577-2 CD $9.65
You probably know Detroit's Meg and Jack White from their 2 great 7"s on the Italy label, so here's their first album, with even more of the primal, melodic, and very punk garage rock tunes that have folks raving and comparing them to those other Detroit garage legends, the GORIES. (SYMPATHY)
"From Hand to Mouth"
FREE 003-2 CD $11.60
Insanity-inducing punk from Italy, more grungy and dangerous than ANGELI and TURN, with its beautifully ugly guitar and bass distortion and ranting megaphone vocals. This is a precisely controlled chaos, however, filled with intricate song structures, disorienting but tightly played rhythms, surgically honed dissonance, and impeccable production, like a Italian version of JESUS LIZARD or POLVO. (FREE LAND)
WHITE TRASH DEBUTANTES
"Bill Dakota"/"Bad In Bed"
VIRUS 107-7 7" $4.00
Trashola ultima, as Ginger Coyote & crew vamp their way thru two wild tunes. Fold-out poster sleeve. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
WHITEFIELD BROTHERS, THE
"In the Raw"/"The Bastard"
SF 018-7 7" $4.80
Two rough, tough, totally funky instros in the slow to mid tempo range, with tasty organ, flute and guitar breaks and heavy, greasy percussion. (SOUL FIRE)
WICKED CAT SOUP
"Smile. Talk. Eat."
LOW 004-7 7" $4.25
A loud, dirty & distorted trip to the gravel pit of rock & roll. (LOWELL)
NPRA 003-2 CD $11.45
Brutal, aggressive, though technically complex death-grind with super-fast drums, low, croaking vocals and intelligent lyrics. Comparisons to both Brutal Truth and Assuck abound. (NAPALM)
"Just Say Flow"
MLWTJ 04-1 LP $7.90
These San Francisco-area stoners manage to toss in musical references to just about every 60's psychedelic band you could possibly think of, and than some. Cannabis soup, for sure. (MISC. LABELS)
WILD ACOUSTIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (WACO)
TRANS 0039-2 CD $10.70
This album has already generated lots of positive press, with reviewers comparing it to "Forever Changes" by LOVE, or a darker "Pet Sounds." (TRANSPARENCY)
WILD ACOUSTIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (WACO)
TRANS 0034-2 CD $7.15
The surreal soundtrack to the award-winning film by Marcel Dejure. Imagine the most crazed moments of NINO ROTA crossed with late STRAVINSKY, but totally original. (TRANSPARENCY)
WILD BILLY CHILDISH & THE DELTA MEN
SFTRI 181-7 2x7" $5.25
Four great new tracks from the prolific leader of Thee Headcoats! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
WILD STARES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, THE
HELL 11-7 7" $4.35
This ex-Boston group, known for its complicated & dramatic music, moved to LA, added a few members & hit the clubs with acoustic strings, winds & piano. Neo-classical music with a difference. (HELL YEAH)
WILD STARES, THE
"Port of Spain / Last Chance for Pure Reason"
TRANS 0029-2 2xCD $12.10
Two electric albums from the group that evolved into W.A.C.O., one produced by Wharton Tiers, the other recorded at Fort Apache in Boston. (TRANSPARENCY)
SMART 007-7 7" $4.35
The lairds of the boss racket do two gnarly, stompin' originals plus a rockin' CHUCK BERRY cover. Previous releases include 3 albums and numerous singles on labels like Sympathy, Corduroy, Norton, Alopecia, Screaming Apple and Hangman's Daughter. Numbered edition of 500. (SMART GUY)
WIG 020-1 LP $9.60
WIG 020-2 CD $11.15
You remember last year's hot album on Sympathy, well here's the follow-up from Scotland's lairds of boss racket! A monstrous slice of trashy garage, blues, and punk rock stupidity! Featuring refugees from THEE MILKSHAKES, THE KAISERS and THE THANES, this great new album from THE WILDEBEESTS is sure to be a winner! UK import. (ALOPECIA)
"Go Wilde in the Countrye"
SFTRI 486-2 CD $9.65
The first domestic album from this famous Scotch beat-garage band featuring former members of THE POP RIVETS, THEE MILKSHAKES, DELMOANAS, TV PERSONALITIES, THE PRETTY THINGS, WRECKLESS ERIC, and THE KAISERS. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 462-7 7" $4.00
Four instros, each in a different mood, from the UK garage gang. Scraping moose carcasses from locomotives, getting carsick on mountain roads, a Link Wray classic, and a musical comment on tobacco addiction. Instrumental fans should definitely check it out. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Just Like Me"
SFRTI 403-7 7" $4.00
A 3 piece garage monster from Edinburgh, Scotland with former members of Pretty Things, Thee Milkshakes and Len Bright Combo, these guys play it raw and wild. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 461-7 7" $4.00
The 2nd in Sympathy's trilogy of releases by this frantic Scotch outfit features wild versions of punk classics like Wire's "1-2-X-U," the Clash's "Garageland," Public Image's theme song and a clean but primitive take on "I Want to be Loved." (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"She Lives in a Time of Her Own"
SFTRI 627-7 7" $4.00
The Scottish garage monsters do a great cover of the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS tune, plus the self-punned "Monkey Lovin' Girl," all recorded on vintage analog equipment. Limited pressing of 1000. (SYMPATHY)
"Up Yer Pipe with..."
SFTRI 596-7 7" $4.00
Scotland's lairds of the boss racket, already highly regarded as one of the best off-shoots from the Medway scene throughout garage/trash circles, have a brand new single to commemorate their first trip to the U.S. for the Las Vegas Grind festival! (SYMPATHY)
VANGUARD 6552-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 6552-2 CD $13.00
A re-issue, with 3 bonus tracks, of the only album by this band led by Al Anderson, later of NRBQ. Originally out in 1970, this is some great electric folk with strong country influences. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
"LSD: Battle for the Mind"
DEC 3-2 CD $10.70
This "internationally known speaker" tells us why LSD is a greater threat to America than the atomic bomb, in this hilarious late-'60s recording. Also included is W. Cleon Skousen's "Instant Insanity Drugs," another ultra paranoid rant from the same era. Skousen is the author of such "best sellers" as "The Naked Communist" and "So You Want to Raise a Boy." (MAD DEADLY WORLDWIDE COMMUNIST GANGSTER COMPUTER GOD)
WILLEM DE RIDDER & ANDREW MCKENZIE
TOUCH SPL2-2 CD $13.80
De Ridder does two spoken word pieces, spooky-weird but totally believable, which sandwich a soundscape by the Hafler Trio's McKenzie. Both of these guys are famous (or infamous) characters, and the combination is perfect. 72 minutes total. Limited edition, with 32 page booklet. UK import. (TOUCH)
"The Heat of Light (Dream Sequences)"
RGI 003-2 CD $12.15
Rooted in the Albert Ayler school of improvisation, Hooker presents a 45 minute solo drums composition, interspersed with emotional poetry recitations and vocalisations. This rolls, flows and tumbles through continually varying levels of intensity and a constant propulsive energy. (RABID GOD INOCULATION)
WILLIAM PARKER & THE LITTLE HUEY CREATIVE MUSIC ORCHESTRA
"Sunrise in the Tone World"
AUM 002-2 2xCD $15.40
Called "the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time," PARKER, after appearing on close to 100 albums with the likes of CECIL TAYLOR, PETER BROTZMANN, ROSCOE MITCHELL, JOHN ZORN, DEREK BAILEY, and DAVID S. WARE, has assumed a leadership role appropriate to his talents in forming this big band. Breathtaking set with 16-page booklet, comparable, naturally, to SUN RA. Recent recordings praised by DOWNBEAT, ESQUIRE, VILLAGE VOICE, etc. (AUM FIDELITY)
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS AND GUS VAN SANT
"The Elvis of Letters"
T/K 001-2 CD5 $8.80
Legendary Northwest filmaker GUS VAN SANT ("My Own Private Idaho," "Drugstore Cowboy") teams up with the late beat author for this spoken word piece set to psychedelic guitar. (TIM/KERR)
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS AND KURT COBAIN
"The Priest They Called Him"
T/K 044-P 10" pic disc $10.65
T/K 044-2 CD5 $8.80
BURROUGHS reads the "Priest" passage from "Drugstore Cowboy" while dreamy, eerie, Christmas-influenced guitar noisescapes are provided by COBAIN. The picture disc is limited. (TIM/KERR)
SUB 50-1 LP $7.60
Four women who make highly personal, political, imaginative and expressive music. Lush, lyrical, emotionally intense, they easily range from a wigged-out "Divine on angel dust" to sharply-honed rhetorical barbs. (SUBTERRANEAN)
"First Transmission Since The Collapse"
MLWIP 03-7 7" $3.35
On clear vinyl (MISC. LABELS)
"Your Landmine is My Oasis"
WINDOWP 1-1 LP $7.25
Tape manipulations, screamin' electric guitar, trumpet, collage, and a light hearted sense of humor come together in these recordings made over a span of several years by this San Francisco artist and friends. Numbered edition of 500. (WINDOWPAIN INDUSTRIES)
VHF 17-1 LP $8.70
VHF 17-2 CD $10.70
Longtime veterans of the Mid-Atlantic indiepop breeding ground release their first full album. Unlikely angles and structures, split into odd fragments but retaining melodic appeal. (VHF)
"The Power in One"
DAM 075-1 LP $8.60
Greg Sage emerges from limbo with his sense of powerful, kick-ass melody intact in this all-new, all-analog studio recording. Jack Rabid's #1 pick in the last issue of "Big Takeover." Maybe a tad more verbose than classical WIPERS, but the sound is still there, OK? (DESTROY ALL RECORDS)
"Une Hecatombe pour les Immortels"
SPL 07-7 7" $4.20
Downright scary metal-crust from Montreal, screamed entirely in French and if you don't believe me, the lyrics to all four songs are written inside! This stuff is really intense, with intricate song structures, incredibly tight playing, and horrifying, tortured screams from the two vocalists. Canadian import. (SPINELESS)
WITCH DOCTORS, THE
DION 738-7 7" $4.35
Ex-Untold Fables singer fronts this never-say-die 60's style garage band; like Pretty Things or Downliners Sect-style R&B. Produced by Wally of Big Sandy & the Fly Rite Trio. Limited edition of 1000. (DIONYSUS)
WITCH TRIALS, THE
SUB 17-1 12" EP $6.15
Bedtime horror stories told by Jello Biafra, with musical backing by East Bay Ray, Christian Lunch, and Morgan (Mott the Hoople) Fisher. A gruesomely hilarious romp, this was Biafra's first spoken word project, released in 1981. 4 songs. (SUBTERRANEAN)
WITCH TRIALS, THE
VIRUS 3-2 CD $10.50
Jello Biafra, Christian Lunch, East Bay Ray, morgan fisher, and Adrian Borland improvise four grim fairy tales for the paranoid. Recorded in 1980 in London, and previously available only as a (still available on Subterranean) 12" EP. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Witchdoctors A Go Go"
ID 123326-1 LP $9.10
ID 123326-2 CD $10.80
A witch's brew of steamin' garage and R&B madness, equal parts fuzz, organ and slobber, from this legendary LA-Orange County combo. Menmbers hail from the Untold Fables, the Fuzztones and the Finks. (DIONYSUS)
VMFM 49-2 CD $9.00
Slim Moon (Kill Rock Stars proprietor) and friends' 2nd CD and 5th release, just so you know where to file it. (VERMIFORM)
"Salutes the Space Program"
VMFM 32-7 7" $4.00
KILL ROCK STARS label founder SLIM MOON, along with JOE PRESTON (THRONES, x-MELVINS) and some other weirdos, do six utterly bizarre DIY dada-art-pop shout-along hits, complete with goofy drum machine programs and bizzare sound effects. A strange one, for sure, but good fun nonetheless. (VERMIFORM)
VC 42-7 7" $3.80
Chula Vista hardcore that brings to mind such area faves as Heroin and Amenity. 4 songs. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Scene of the Crime"
RAIZER 1-1 LP $8.10
The 1st LP from this San Francisco pop-rock band who have been bouncing around the new wave scene for ages. (RAIZER X)
AK 070-1 LP $17.25
Originally released in 1971 by Penguin. This Florida power trio hovers somewhere between late-period acid rock and '70s stadium rock. This re release has all the LP tracks, plus two more from their 7", and all the original artwork. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
ADOR 101-2 CD $12.00
These folks had their debut album on Concrete Productions, so that might give you some idea. Booty-shakin' industrial dance, strong on the electronics. UK import. (D.O.R.)
WB 001-2 CD $9.80
Assembled from live, on-the-air sound improvisations on a Santa Barbara radio station, this slab o' spaced weirdness uses tape manipulations, voice, piano and tone generator to work its magic. Numbered, limited edition of only 200. (GENERAL INJECTABLES)
WOGGLES / HILLBILLY FRANKENSTEIN, THE
XCR 08-7 7" $4.00
2 songs from each of these cool garage bands, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The Woggles, hot on the heels of their album "Get Tough," give us the uptempo Lieber-Stoller jumper "Saved," plus the lowdown funk of "Buzz the Jerk." Then Hillbilly Frankenstein, featuring a raw, rockabilly-inflected guitar and Chrissie Hynde sound-alike vocalist, rock the house with two sassy, larger-than-life stompers! (SOLAMENTE)
"Do Just What I Say"
TR 017-7 7" $4.00
Sonics-inspired demonic, manic garage rawk smothered in vinegar-based bar b-que sauce, with more grease per calorie on this 3 song 7" than most other bands can muster on a 12". (TELSTAR)
TR 023-1 LP $8.75
TR 023-2 CD $9.85
You already know these guys from their Estrus albums, and this one sure enough delivers on their fun, pounding, organ-enhanced, occasionally surf inflected garage madness. But watch out, 'cause about half way through this starts gettin' all heavy and wild, and you realize how much these guys really mean it. Their best release yet, without a doubt. (TELSTAR)
"The Zontar Sessions"
ES 1217-1 LP $8.10
ES 1217-2 CD $9.50
A collection of cuts from their first 4 singles, originally released between 1990-93 on the Athens label Zontar Records. A hot, sweaty, 3-chord aural buffet. (ESTRUS)
WOLF EYES / NAUTICAL ALMANAC
HN 055-1 LP $9.20
These two "trashed electronics" duos rewire all those old beeper toys, keyboards, rock tumblers and drumpads with a similar but distinct homemade noise result: while WOLF EYES tends to distorted noise and distorted rock guitar, NAUTICAL ALMANAC goes for a more purely electronic sound. Limited edition of only 300 copies on heavy 220 gram vinyl. (HANSON)
"Wishy Washy Woman"/"Go Go Fool"
ID 074574-7 7" $4.35
Sheer sonic slobber as timeless as a broken clock, this sounds like it was recorded by a rockabilly freak in 1965 who was just getting hip to the swingin' psych fuzz of the time, and accidentally creates a mutated masterpiece. (DIONYSUS)
WOLVERTON BROTHERS, THE
ALP 18-2 CD5 $9.20
Atmospheric space guitar stomp that's been compared to Live Skull meets Hank Williams Sr., or early Gun Club veering off into interstellar overdrive. 5 tracks here, totalling about 24 minutes. (ATAVISTIC)
WOLVERTON BROTHERS, THE
ATAV 09-2 CD $10.40
This Cincinnati band melds dark & paranoid Live Skull-type New York noise rock with roots rock trashola stomp. (ATAVISTIC)
WOMEN OF THE SS
RRR XXX-P LP pic disc $12.25
RRR XXX-2 CD $11.60
A Sleep Chamber spinoff; kinda rude song titles like "Piss Sophie Piss," "Leather Thighs," "Sexbite," etc. (RRR)
SP 012-7 7" $4.85
The 2nd single by these snotty teenage punkers from Norway, highly influenced by The Hard Ons, with a cover from those Aussie thugs on the flipside. Features members of THE YUM YUMS and ABUSERS. Spanish import. (SAFETY PIN)
WONDERFUL WORLD OF JOEY, THE
SFTRI 386-7 7" $4.00
LA lounge king Joey Sehee is joined by legendary, turban-topped keyboardist Korla Pandit for an Optigan organ-powered tune. The flip is a surreal phone conversation between Joey and his mom, who's trying to talk him down from the launching pad. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Reanimate My Baby"
RIPOFF 041-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 041-2 CD $10.50
Sick fucks with a sound similar to THE PAGANS with maybe a little DEAD BOYS mixed in. Does it mean this shit is retro? Nah, it's all WONGS. Listen to "Reanimate My Baby," with the catchiest chorus this side of Hell, or see if they can outsick their first single with "Dildo Darlin'." This album is hotter than the sun in Arizona, where these guys call home. (RIP OFF)
SCAP 058-7 7" $4.70
A new group from a former member of Austin band THE 1-4-5s, with four rockin', all-you-can-eat crazed garage-trash anthems. German import. (SCREAMING APPLE)
HOP 003-7 7" $4.00
Well-produced, rockin' metal/punk from Pensacola. (HOUSE O' PAIN)
"Swimmin' in the Reverb"
POP 217-2 CD $10.10
The legendary lost WOODIES CD! More than just a great surf band, they were taking the music to new heights of quality writing and playing, infusing monstrous emotional power into the melodic crunch and fluid glissando world of surf. Gutsy sound, infectious rhythmic attack. 4 bonus live tracks. (POP)
SFTRI 170-7 7" $4.00
"O" from Olivelawn does a bit of late-nite 4-track insanity, noisy and Satan inspired. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
FUCK YOU 1-7 7" $4.00
Ex-Scream folks, originally from DC, follow another ex-bandmate currently in Nirvana into a pop punk thing. (FUCK YOU)
"Mullicana: Songs Sprung from Spongs"
MF 001-1 LP $9.00
This lo-fi psych-noise-improv outfit from New Jersey features "Ugly American" editor Greg Chapman, and was mixed by Tom Smith of To Live & Shave In L.A. Softly buzzing, fuzzy guitar drones are punctuated by boomy bass notes and the steadily stumbling percussion, all immersed in a thick blanket of foggy ambience. (MORNING FROST)
PRANK 026-1 LP $8.25
PRANK 026-2 CD $9.00
The first full length from Albuquerque's WORD SALAD, an explosion of spastic metal hardcore, boiling with off times and oddball complexity. Reminiscent of SEPTIC DEATH, the ACCUSED, or any of the late '80s "speedcore" greats. These songs are songs of frustration, anger and the darker moments of incomprehension of those feelings. The CD version includes their two Prank 7"s and an extra track. (PRANK)
PRANK 021-7 7" $4.00
The spastic blurring thrash attack this Albuquerque band slows down to deliver a punishing version of this SABBATH classic with abrasive vocal tradeoffs. Side B is 3 new charging thrashers melding HC overdrive and quirky metallic complexity. Limited to 1000. (PRANK)
PRANK 012-7 7" $4.00
All-out blistering hardcore, tempered with pulverizing metallic pound. Growling, scathing, barking and completely gnarled vocals (from all 4 members) amplify the aggression rushed at lightning-thrash speed, whiplashed with quick tempo changes. From the same scene as Logical Nonsense, Grimple and Scourge, this Albuquerque band has been around since 1992. Comes packed in a deluxe 20" x 20" full color poster by Albuquerque artist Leo Gonzales. (PRANK)
MEGAP 005-2 CD $11.60
Their 3rd release finds them developing further their unique, often abrasive, far-reaching avant rock. Led by Tim Hodgkinson (of Henry Cow & God). (MEGAPHONE)
"1 Hit Wonder"
RU1B 42-2 CD $8.40
Sort of SEBADOH goes emo but does only improvisation, this Santa Cruz outfit is DIY all the way, promoting their quirky, introspective, highly varied songs mostly on their web site, www.work-sin-progress.com with plenty of mp3s etc. (WORK-SIN-PROGRESS)
SFTRI 301-2 CD $9.65
Rob Kennedy and Scott Jarvis are joined by 14 other great players from the NYC underground, including Marce Hall of Railroad Jerk, Jon Spencer, Jerry Teal of Chrome Cranks, and world-renowned blues guitarist Poppa Chubby. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 248-2 CD $9.65
A bluesy, gritty howl straight outta the Mississippi swamps, with chaotic guitar chords tumbling over each other in an alcoholic frenzy and a weathered voice lain over like a train on a track. Recorded in 1986 and released to critical acclaim on Okra Records, this has been digitally remastered, with the addition of a 7-minute bonus track. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"Workdogs in Hell"
SFTRI 212-2 CD $9.65
Using taped contributions from Lydia Lunch, Moe Tucker, Jad Fair, Richard Kern, Clint Ruin, Jeff Evans and many others, the Workdogs welded the best moments together into a blues opera consisting of 11 separate compositions. Boring? No! Mayhem & madness, yes! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
WORKDOGS WITH JON SPENCER
"Tribute to Sonnyboy Williamson"
SFTRI 324-7 7" $4.00
Spencer joins Rob Kennedy and Scot Jarvis (aka the Workdogs) and Marce Hall of Railroad Jerk on two very fine blues classics by the great bluesman. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
TKOROUND 9-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 9-2 CD $10.35
The 2nd mighty, rockin' album from San Francisco's street punk heros, THE WORKIN' STIFFS! Ten anthems (plus one incredible hidden track) of blood, sweat, rage and cynical realism from 4 guys who have the taste to drink the very best: Jameson's Irish! Complete lyrics in the folder. (TKO)
"Through Thick & Thin"
TKOROUND 29-2 CD5 $7.25
Five all new originals plus a cover of the WEIRDOS "Solitary Confinement" from San Francisco's street punk heroes. True-to-life stories of blue collar struggle set to music that falls somewhere between UK Oi legends COCKNEY REJECTS and US hardcore a la BLACK FLAG. (TKO)
WORKIN' STIFFS / STRYCHNINE
EBM 010-P 7" pic disc $4.55
Back from the purgatory of dead labels and fresh off the closet floor, here's two exclusive tracks by two seminal Bay Area street punk outfits, dating from the summer of '98! THE WORKIN' STIFFS cover "Working Man's Blues" by Merle Haggard, and STRYCHNINE does "Gotta Get Drunk" by Willie Nelson on this full color picture disc. (EAST BAY MENACE)
WORKIN' STIFFS, THE
"Dog Tired, and Then Some"
TKOROUND 69-2 CD $10.50
Along with the likes of ONE MAN ARMY and REDUCERS SF, the WORKIN' STIFFS were one of the cornerstones of the mid-90's San Francisco street punk revival. Here's their legendary, long out of print album, along with bonus tracks from the "A Man and His Sledgehammer" 7" and a few other early rarities. (TKO)
WORKIN' STIFFS, THE
EBM 005-1 LP $8.10
EBM 005-2 CD $8.35
Like The Swingin' Utters (but maybe more so), this East Bay band calls up Stiff Little Fingers, working class riots, and a Guiness bottle smashed over your head. (EAST BAY MENACE)
WORKIN' STIFFS, THE
"Whippin' Boy"/"Better Than a Bitter Man"
ROUND 3-7 7" $4.35
Two great street punk anthems from 1997 by this popular San Francisco band, on beer-colored vinyl. The limited edition picture disc is about gone, replaced by this much cheaper black vinyl version with full color sleeve art. (TKO)
WORLD / INFERNO
"Tattoos Fade"/"Nothing You Begin"
BG 001-7 7" $4.00
Two laid back pop songs by former members of Sticks and Stones but might as well be Styx and the Stones. #d Edition of 500. (BLUE GHOST)
WORLD INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, THE
"East Coast Super Sound Punk of Today"
GERN 045-2 CD $9.35
This collects their four well-received vinyl EPs, following up on 1998's massive seller "The True Story of the Bridgewater Astral League." (GERN BLANDSTEN)
"The Bastard Musicians of Mesmer"
ALP 013-2 CD $8.90
A special limited release that is both entertaining and educational. Formed in '94, this San Diego act is a percussive-based improvisational ensemble that has toured from the States to Hong Kong. (ACCRETIONS)
WORST CASE SCENARIO
VMFM 26-1 LP $8.25
Debut LP of this high-corrosive Olympia hardcore unit. Not unlike being shanghaied back to 14 years earlier and struck about the face with a snow shovel. Members of Unwound. Recent releases on Lookout, Troubleman and Bumpidee. (VERMIFORM)
WORST CASE SCENARIO
VMFM 26-2 CD $9.00
A collection of all the releases of this Olympia hardcore outfit that featured members of Unwound, including the Vermiform LP, Lookout and Troubleman 7"s, and their demo tape on Bumpidee. (VERMIFORM)
PUP 4-7 7" $4.00
One side sounds like one of those anthemic 70's bar bands, but the other sounds like they're covering an old Hank Williams tune. (FIST PUPPET)
SFTRI 226-7 7" $4.00
Omigod. Haven't heard from this guy for so many years it taint funny, but he was one of the yobbos that kicked off punk in the UK in the mid-70's. Actually more of a bridge with the pub rock movement that preceded it. This is lifted from an upcoming full-length. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"The Donovan of Trash"
SFTRI 230-2 CD $9.65
One of the original Stiff Records artists gets a US release after an absence of over 10 years. Turns out he's been alive & well in France, putting out very popular records that never got much distribution here. This album will also be released in the UK on Billy Childish's Hangman label. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
ZIKS 052-2 CD5 $11.35
Uncompromising metallic swagger, all sung in Japanese by this extremely powerful, tight band and their desperate, hardcore-styled, top-of-his-lungs vocal screamer. Crystal-clear but monstrous heavy sound flatteringly presents WRENCH's muscular but sophisticated, occasionally melodic and often thrashfunk style and unbridled energy. Japanese import. (ZK RECORDS)
BOS 19-1 LP $14.90
BOS 19-2 CD $11.90
A hypnotic new album from this Australian band, combining a healthy dose of psychedelia with modern hard rock in a DESERT SESSIONS way. The vinyl is limited to 500 copies. Beautiful gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (BEARD OF STARS)
"How to Make an American Quit"
CF 020-2 CD $8.90
A whole bucketful of unreleased, hard to find or out of print tracks from this well-known Bay Area pop punk band, best known for their releases on Lookout. (COLDFRONT)
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