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RNR 45007-1 LP $9.00
A re-issue of the first LP by these Australian punk legends, recorded in 1979. While known for being especially raw, heavy, loud and hard, they still managed, like many UK bands of the time, to play so that each instrument stood out on its own, the vocals were easily heard, and the melody prevailed. Original artwork, plus a very informative insert with detailed band history and complete discography. (ROCKNROLL BLITZKRIEG)
"Home is Where the Floor Is"
RNR 45004-7 7" $4.00
The only four tracks recorded by the original lineup of this classic early Australian punk band, recorded in 1978: "Home is Where the Floor is," "TV Cabaret," "Good On Ya Baby," and "Hate City." 3 of these were unreleased until 1985, when they appeared on the "Why March When You Can Riot" compilation. And yes, it's good! (ROCKNROLL BLITZKRIEG)
MR 021-7 7" $4.65
Two touching and tender tracks extolling the joys of police brutality, from the viewpoint of cops. Blue vinyl. (MAN'S RUIN)
MLXLS 02-7 7" $3.00
Berkeley garage power pop from 1980. 2 songs from their rock opera. No kiddin. (MISC. LABELS)
MEGALIM 007-2 CD $11.60
This collision of two free-spirited multi-instrumentalists produces songs that chatter, wheeze, jump and wiggle all over the conceptual spectrum. Caroline Kraabel and Jason Willett are the perpetrators, with a little help from Martha Colburn and John Edwards. Hand painted covers, limited edition of 500. (MEGAPHONE)
RRR 18-1 LP $6.35
French girl-group sings playful electro-pop. Dunno what they're saying, but it's supposed to be kinda racy. (RRR)
"Double Godzilla with Cheese"
MTR 350-1 LP $8.85
MTR 350-2 CD $9.65
Relentless, overdriven garage punk from Nottingham, England. Beer-soaked, barely-in-control manic noise that likes to share stages with the Motards and the Fumes. (eMpTy RECORDS)
MT 317-2 CD $9.65
A dragstrip punk/garage blowout hailing from Nottingham, England, these guys deliver 12 turbo-charged killers, fully leaded and built for speed. (eMpTy RECORDS)
"Whores are Cool"
TRAMP 001-7 7" $4.60
You probably know these guys: 2 albums on Empty, zillions of singles on various US and European labels, lots of tours, etc. If you're into ragin' garage punk with a bit of a '60s flavor, this is for you. UK import. (SADDLETRAMP)
GSL 49-7 7" $4.65
An ode to Mardi Gras by this Mobile, AL band of teens, augmented by the multifaceted New Orleans team of MR. QUINTRON and MISS PUSSYCAT. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
"Immemorial Atlantic Veneration"
NGR 006-2 CD $12.35
Fast and extreme Iberian black metal with a strong Nordic influence by this Madrid trio. A thrashy, thundering and richly grinding celebration of Iberian pride and ancient culture with some Satanic references, with evil and grim vocals. Spanish import. (NEW GOTIA/REQUIEM)
TWFC 1-2 CD $10.85
Technobeat industrial dance artist debuts; excellent production. (MISC. LABELS)
VAC C15-4 cassette $6.75
Al Margolis improvising live on the radio in Santa Cruz with members of Big City Orchestra. Thunderoously mantraic, dynamically repetitive. 90 min. (FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
POLLUTE 059-1 LP $8.55
POLLUTE 059-2 CD $9.00
High speed hardcore, power violence and thrash from this prominent German band, playing throughout Europe since 1994. (SOUND POLLUTION)
"Pseudo Youth...Human Cesspool"
POLLUTE 052-2 CD $9.00
Hardcore at hypersonic speed with stop-on-a-dime tempo changes from this German thrash outfit. This CD rereleases their "Ali Bomaye" LP, their first 7", a split 7", and 2 previously unreleased songs. (SOUND POLLUTION)
PD 001-2 CD $10.45
From the New York "no wave" school of entertaining strangeness, this 3 woman band (led by GLENN BRANCA collaborator Barbara Ess) made memorable songs from percussive primitivism and girl-vocal teasing playfulness, using an array of toy instruments plus bass and minimal drums, during its 1979-82 existence. This collects 16 tracks from their 1980 7" and 1982 LP, plus a 1982 compilation track. (PERIODIC DOCUMENT)
"Young and Pissed Off"
BCR 30-7 7" $3.65
Southern California anarcho-punk, loud and in your face. 3 songs. (BEER CITY)
SAH 62-2 CD $11.30
The 2nd album from this German extreme blendercore thrash band, inspired by NAPALM DEATH, early DRI, and ELECTRO HIPPIES. (SLAP A HAM)
GERN 034-1 LP $8.00
GERN 034-2 CD $9.65
Another long-delayed project, this one some 6 years after the demise of this trashy, thrashy Sacramento hardcore outfit. You probably remember their infamous "Off Your Parents" 7" on Moo-La-La from 1994. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
GFC 410-1 LP $17.25
The first reissue ever for this album originally released by Hemisphere in 1975 in a limited edition of 1000 copies. Outstanding rock from Wisconsin, influenced by the likes of LED ZEPPELIN, ROLLING STONES and MOTT THE HOOPLE. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
VICTO 030-2 CD $12.45
Rieu's tenor sax (plus contrabass and drums) tackle 3 of his own compositions, plus Sonny Rollins' "Freedom Suite," with a quiet, adept musical intensity. Canadian import. (VICTO)
"Face to Face"
DION 1210-1 LP $9.10
DION 1210-2 CD $10.80
Back at last with their 3rd album of catchy originals with a 60's feel. The CD has 6 extra tracks. (DIONYSUS)
"Oh My God"
HELL 17-1 LP $9.10
HELL 17-2 CD $10.80
This nearly-10-year-old band bit the pavement a couple of years ago, leaving one last album, and predictably enough, here it is. (HELL YEAH)
DION 721-7 7" $4.35
A screaming opus to the hatred of modern society, set to exploding rocket engine guitars, is backed with a good 'n loud killer punk tune. (DIONYSUS)
"Having a Rave-Up with the Yardbirds"
GET 547-1 LP $12.55
This classic 1966 release featured both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on guitar, and included many of their best-known songs like "Heart Full of Soul," "Shapes of Things," "You're a Better Man Than I," and "Train Kept a-Rollin'." This has the artwork from the German version, comes in a gatefold sleeve, and is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
YARDBIRDS AND SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON, THE
"The Complete Crawdaddy Recordings"
GET 546-1 2xLP $17.40
The complete legendary show at the Crawdaddy Club in London in 1963 (with Eric Clapton on guitar and blues great Sonny Boy Williamson guesting on vocals on most songs), plus 3 bonus tracks recorded at the 1964 Birmingham R&B Festival, again with Williamson on vocals. 20 tracks, gatefold sleeve with original UK-release artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Can You Identify These Men?"
GET 567-1 10" $10.20
9 early tracks from 1963 with Eric Clapton on guitar, including classic tunes like "Boom Boom," "A Certain Girl," "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl," and "I Wish You Would." White vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Five Live Yardbirds"
GET 556-1 LP $12.55
Their first album, recorded live at London's Marquee Club and originally released in 1964. Considered the best example of Eric Clapton's work with the band, this has classics like "Too Much Monkey Business," "Smokestack Lightning," "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl," and "I'm a Man." Original UK release artwork, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"For Your Love"
GET 566-1 LP $12.55
17 tracks originally released as singles from 1965 and 1966, with classic YARDBIRDS songs like "For Your Love," "Heart Full of Soul," and "Ain't Got You," and featuring the talents of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Over Under Sideways Down"
GET 559-1 LP $12.55
Also known as "Roger the Engineer," this is the American version of their classic 1966 studio album, featuring Jeff Beck on all 14 mono tracks. Songs include faves like the title track, "Jeff's Boogie," "Psycho Daisies," "The Nazz are Blue", "Rack My Mind," and "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Roger the Engineer"
GET 605-1 LP $12.55
The UK version of their classic 1966 album (released in the US with some different tracks as "Over Under Sideways Down"). Featuring guitarist Jeff Beck, this marks not only their first all-originals album, but also the beginning of their psychedelic period. Original artwork with liner notes, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Complete BBC Sessions"
GET 503-1 2xLP $16.65
27 tracks digitally remastered from the original master tapes. This legendary, totally under-appreciated band features three great guitarists just before they became mega-famous: JEFF BECK, ERIC CLAPTON, and JIMMY PAGE. Includes pop greats like "For Your Love" as well as blues classics like "Dust My Blues," and all the raw, raving garage, psych and blues tunes they pioneered. Beautiful gatefold sleeve with photos, notes, memorbilia and an exclusive interview with Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty. on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Self Relaxation for the Insane"
CASE 3-1 LP $7.80
CASE 3-2 CD $10.70
Muscular guitar grunge with Neurosis-style vocals from England; great for headbanger fans of Eyehategod, Fudgetunnel, etc. (SMR)
YO 1214-2 CD $13.65
Controlling his laptop computer like a musical instrument, OTANI creates complex, engaging tapestries of sound and samples of uncertain, often unrecognizable origin, though never too abstract to connect with his audience. Japanese import. (PALE BLUE)
YEAH YEAH YEAH!
"Uncommon Man"/"Get What You Want"
DIRHIT 3-7 7" $4.00
Power melodies, meat-n-potatoes rock & roll with lots of loud guitar. (DIRECT HIT)
IS 3-7 7" $4.20
This NYC girl band has some of the raunchiest lyrics for their trashed-out punk songs you've ever heard. High-energy, noisy bashing on piss yellow vinyl in a full color cover, with lots of photos and lyrics on the insert. (INTENSIVE SCARE)
YELLOW SLOTH CHICKEN BROTH
"Party of Four"
BS 014-7 7" $4.00
These Central Valley pop-punkers watch too goddam much TV, fer sure. Their affliction has resulted in these four songs detailing their infatuations with Neve Campbell (Party of Five), Alyssa Milano (Melrose Place), Gillian Anderson (X Files), and Jennifer Love Hewitt (some other trashy Fox show). Pin-up photos of the 4 babes in question adorn the cover. Yellow vinyl. (BAD STAIN)
MRCD 002-2 CD $11.45
Ambient isloationist group with a fine industrial edge, somewhat similar to Lull or Null, where heavily reverberated sounds build, distort and flow. Also appeared on the "Endless 2" compilation, in addition to some European releases. (MALIGNANT)
GET 505-1 2xLP + 7" $17.40
Beautiful gatefold double LP including recordings from BBC sessions 1969 70. The 7" contains a previously unreleased original YES song, "For Everyone." 18 tracks, 180 gram audiophile vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 179-1 LP $17.25
AK 112-2 CD $13.00
Garagey, crushing, double-guitar blues-rock with screaming vocals, on the only album by this Connecticut band, first released in 1968. Fans of early BLUE CHEER will dig this one! 180 gram vinyl, original artwork, Italian import. (AKARMA)
PNMV 21-1 LP $8.25
PNMV 21-2 CD $10.20
Blissful, resonant instrumentals from this Swedish group, five new and one remix of a song from their 10". (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
PNMV 17-1 10" $7.65
Direct from the south of Sweden comes the sonic extravaganza that is YIND. Pure instrumental music that defines moods and defies gravity. A perfect example of guitars set to symphony, the chamber orchestra that is your bedroom will never be the same. Fans of SONIC YOUTH and BLONDE REDHEAD beware. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
"Bonfire in a Dixie Cup"
SB 49-2 CD $10.70
Mike Rep assisted duo in a lovely pop-punk vein not unlike Half Japanese. (SILTBREEZE)
"The Blue Flannel Bathrobe Butterfly"
SB 68-2 CD $10.70
The 2nd album by this Columbus-based guitar/drums/vox duo could be described as cathartic, introspective and poetic, going all the way from bedroom dreamy to rockin' and noisy as hell. Recorded in gloriously flat, no frills lo-fi by Mike Rep. (SILTBREEZE)
GET 85-1 LP $9.60
The alter-egos of THE BOYS (they first used the YOBS name for their Christmas 1977 single "Run Rudolph Run"), they released "Christmas Album" in 1980. A raucous slab of lunacy, they tackle the very nature of Xmas itself, turning Santa into an anarchist and celebrating the season in a haze of drugs and alcohol. With 4 bonus tracks from ultra rare singles, liner notes, complete lyrics and original artwork. Italian import. (GET BACK)
YOUNG AMERICAN PRIMITIVE
ZM 001-2 CD $10.80
Techno-trance-dance booty-shakers verging on the ambient. (ZOE MAGIC)
YOUNG AND THE USELESS, THE
"The Young And The Useless"
SW 53-2 CD $9.00
This collects all the tracks recorded by a bunch of dirtbag punks from the East Bay who played manic, violent and catchy hardcore punk rock heavily under the influence of cheap booze, cider, CHAOS UK and Japan's legendary CONFUSE. File next to ANAL MUCUS in the much needed Bay Area punk reissue department. This is NOT the pre-BEASTIE BOYS band. (SIX WEEKS)
"Joyride on the Western Front"
WNR 006-2 CD $8.90
Best known for their insane song "Hawaii," this late '70s Vancouver pop punk band is caught in a great 1980 live performance at the Mabuhay in San Francisco. Also included are 3 CD-ROM video clips (one live at a club in Vancouver, the other 2 shot in a cable access TV studio), plus a CD-ROM text file on 1980's Western Front Festival in San Francisco. 12 page booklet has detailed liner notes and photos. (WHITE NOISE)
YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS, THE
"(Hey C'mon Kids) It's Gorilla Time"/"Mo' Gorilla"
TELSTAR 014-7 7" $4.00
Two chest-thumpingly moronic songs by this Seattle pop rock band, reportedly recorded on a budget of a single crate of bananas. (TELSTAR)
GRAVITY 3-7 7" $4.00
Sounds like mid-period Black Flag with Darby Crash-type vocals, featuring Tim Green from Nation Of Ulysses and Justin and Brandt from Unwound. (GRAVITY)
YOUNG LOSERS, THE
"That's It"/"Striking Out"
RIPOFF 029-7 7" $4.00
More Austin, TX unemployed slobs, locked and loaded and ready to rock, reminiscent of NEW BOMB TURKS, full of hilarious lyrics and unbelievable energy. (RIP OFF)
VMFM 27-1 10" $7.70
VMFM 27-2 CD $9.00
Thirteen manifestos of swelling indignation, interstates, blood banks and food stamps from their winter '95 tour, blasting an urgent message to a nation that would not listen; a vast and moving tribute to Virginia as heard through spent equipment on AM radio. What's this mean? Beats me. CD includes their 7" on Whirled Records. (VERMIFORM)
WHIRLED 9-7 7" $3.65
Short yet rocking new single by these defenders of the working man. (WHIRLED)
"First Virginia Volunteers"
VMFM 21-1 LP $8.25
VMFM 21-2 CD $9.00
Folks from Born Against, Universal Order of Armageddon and Avail do a combination of acoustic inerludes, Bill Munroe, the Panthers and missing children found in trash bags. Pro-black rock from the ruins of the Confederacy, blatantly catering to short attention spans. (VERMIFORM)
VMFM 18-7 7" $3.80
Acoustic residue of New Jersey, the smell of piss, barred windows, nursery rhymes about stray dogs, missing children and bus stations, from Adam of Born Against, Brooks of Universal Order of Armageddon, and Neil of Men's Recovery Project. (VERMIFORM)
VMFM 22-7 7" $3.80
VMFM 22-2 CD5 $6.55
Four lo-fi manifestos for the lumpen proletariat. Touring in January, they say. (VERMIFORM)
YOUR MOTHER / BOBBY JOE EBOLA & THE CHILDREN MACNUGGITS
PUG 007-7 7" $4.00
YOUR MOTHER is, yes, that same melodic hardcore band that's been all over the place since about 1990. BOBBY JOE EBOLA is pure geekcore, that most insidious of expressions. You won't know whether to laugh, cry, or turn it off. (SPAM)
YOUR NEW FRIENDS
"During and After"
MLYNN 01-1 12" $4.90
Ex-Wolverines vocalist & bro do 2 "electric folk songs" - sentimental garage pop. (MISC. LABELS)
YOUTH IN ASIA
"Absolutely Nothing to Fall Back On"
DR 07-2 CD $8.65
Super raw, but intricate and very fun Southern California standout ska-core with ragin' punk guitar, 2 saxes, and a snare drum tightened up beyond reason. Dripping with raw enthusiasm, this may recall a more punk Fishbone or Bad Brains in places, peppered with a bit of death metal and some latin jams. (DENTAL RECORDS)
YOUTH OF TODAY
"Break Down the Walls"
REVELATION 8-4 cassette $7.25
REVELATION 8-2 CD $10.30
YOUTH OF TODAY
REVELATION 17-7 7" $4.70
REVELATION 17-4 cassette $4.90
REVELATION 17-2 CD5 $6.15
YUM YUM TREE
"Glittering Prizes and Endless Compromises"
ISLP 4-P LP pic disc $9.90
The snotty darlings of the NYC scene, these 3 girls and a guy push the volume knobs up to 11 with their raw, primitive, trashy punk. Full color pic disc! (INTENSIVE SCARE)
YUM YUMS, THE
"Back to Rosie"
SP 011-7 7" $4.85
From Oslo, Norway, comes possibly the best European power pop band, with lotsa punk'n'roll hooks. An original on the A side, and covers of 2 songs by THE SWEET and THE BARRACUDAS on the flip. Spanish import. (SAFETY PIN)
YUM YUMS, THE
"Pop for Yummies"
SCAP 057-7 7" $4.70
This Scandinavian pop-punk sensation includes members of KWYET KINGS, WONDERFOOLS and VIKINGS, and sounds a bit like the poppier half of the RAMONES mixing it up with THE PLIMSOULS. German import. (SCREAMING APPLE)
MT 131-7 7" $4.00
Seattle garage kings, includes ex-members of Cat Butt and Blood Circus. (eMpTy RECORDS)
CTCD 013-2 CD $16.40
Hard driving pysch from Tokyo with sensitive, playful vocals and a Fushitsusha-lite style that's been called Sly Stone meets Kabuki music. Japanese import. (CAPTAIN TRIP)
VAC C14-4 cassette $6.75
(FREEDOM IN A VACUUM)
YUZURU SYOGASE / KAISER NIETZSCHE
ARTWARE 18-2 CD $11.70
Two stunning works of structured noise. Syogase has 3 surrealistic, distorted and powerful tracks made from heavy drones, whistling frequencies and tape/voice manipulations, among other things. The Kaiser Nietzsche track ranges from clusters of hard-to-identify acoustic sounds to powerful, menacing drones. Originally issued as a limited edition LP, this CD is a limited edition of 500. Canadian import. (ARTWARE AUDIO)
"An UNS Momento"
CIPCD 01-2 CD $10.10
Two archival recordings of Z'EV's UNS project: "Life Sentense" (first released on Subterranean in an edition of 100 in 1986) and "Save What?" (first released on Kremlin Party). For those who are unfamiliar, UNS involved an array of amplified noisemakers set on some sort of modulated roar, over which Z'EV would speak incredibly nervous, sometimes psychotic-seeming words and story fragments. The package includes a booklet reproducing most of the pages from the original "Life Sentense" booklet. (CRIPPLED INTELLECT)
"Heads & Tales #'s 1-19"
AVAN 034-2 CD $19.55
Nineteen pieces using percussion, metal percussion and lots of sampling, where fast beats drop in and out, and the mood ranges from frenetic to ambient (sometimes all at once). His first studio recording in god-knows how-many years, this is loaded with complexity and radical experimentalism, once again allowing Z'ev to extend the boundaries of industrial noise. Japanese import. (AVANT)
ZA SIODMA GORA / RONGWRONG
RRR 091-7 7" $4.85
Quiet, textural noise from Poland. ZSG uses a rhythmic bed of guitar and metal to lay to rest assorted scrunches, mechanical graons and birdcalls, while Rongwrong prefers the sound of treated noise and voice tapes over drums and Xenakis-like bee swarms. (RRR)
KNIT 112-2 CD $10.70
Sort of Moroccan funk or an Arabic version of one of the great Memphis rhythm sections, with traditional & modern instruments playing an electric interpretation of Moroccan Gnawa music. (KNITTING FACTORY WORKS)
"Her Name is Zebra"
DION 1213-1 LP $9.10
Members of YARD TRAUMA, THEE FOURGIVEN, the MIRACLE WORKERS, and SS 20 do covers of classic and obscure 60s and 60s-style tunes, with Zebra herself on vocals. A must for neo-psych and girl-group fans! (DIONYSUS)
DD 0129-2 CD $8.60
Instead of playing ska like everyone else, these Orange County punks have brought hip-hop to the party, winning over legions of fans and winning "best O C band" at the LA Music Awards last year. Now that they're going to be featured in the upcoming Glenn Ballard film "Clubland", don't miss this, their 10-song indie debut! (DOCTOR DREAM)
AVAN 018-2 CD $19.55
"Isabelle" is a musical rendering based on the life of Isabelle Eberhardt that mixes sources from the European classical and North African religious and folk traditions. Guest appearances by her sisters on cello and violin. "Hup" is a dance score inspired by comics from the '40s and '50s with Ikue Mori. Japanese Import. (AVANT)
TOTE 1-2 CD $10.90
Her first (1992) solo recording is 15 pieces for electric and acoustic harps; ethereal, tonal, but freeform sounds. (TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS)
VICTO 18-2 CD $11.90
A very wild, complex gumbo of strings, percussion and keyboards, this takes classical, jazz and rock fusions to a new and very stratospheric level. A veteran of Skeleton Crew (among her many credits), multi-instrumentalist Parkins is joined here by Ikue Mori, Chris Cochrane, Margaret Parkins and Sara Parkins. (VICTO)
OO 15-2 CD $11.70
A ten year collaboration by this virtuoso ensemble with the American composer Frederic Rzewski has resulted in 4 provocative works including "Spots," "Wails," "The Lost Melody," and the 65, 15-second pieces of "Crusoe." (O.O. DISCS)
JR 6-7 2x7" $6.00
Seattle band with punk oomph a la Supersuckers or Dwarves. Limited edition of 1000 on white vinyl. (JUNK)
"Mama's Little Rocket"
ALLIED 99-7 5" pic disc $5.15
A full-tilt, balls-to-the-wall version of the LITTLE RICHARD song, dutifully served by one of the finest bar band around. One-sided mini-pancake will rock your rump off and leave you wanting more. (ALLIED)
"Invisible Liftee Pad/Gap-Tooth Clown"
VIRUS 195-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 195-2 CD $10.50
Raw, crunchy and abrasive blues attack fueled by distorted guitars, emotional singing and a blistering rhythm section, where bluesy riffs intertwine with a rock & roll psychedelic hoedown. The vinyl is limited to 500 copies, and comes in a unique silkscreened cover designed by band leader Marcus Durant. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Plasmic Tears and the Invisible City"
IN 006-2 CD $11.30
One long instrumental track, put together for this film soundtrack. Washes of effected electronic and guitar noise collide and merge into a truly haunting sound that's bookended with smatterings of powerful, groove oriented drumming and soundbites, effected human breath sounds and spacey noises. Noisy, but not painful to listen to, this 23 minutes and 45 seconds can be the new soundtrack for anxiety attacks AND pot parties. (INSECT)
VIRUS 211-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 211-2 CD $10.50
Psycho-blues-injected punk and grating noise with a soulful heart and hardcore muscle; fierce musicianship paired with over-the-top execution. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 198-7 7" $4.00
Two new studio songs from the psychotic blues-gone-bad quartet. One track is from their 2nd album, and the other is a beautifully rendered version of Sam Cooke's "Change Gonna Come." (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Desire for Agony"
VIRUS 135-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 135-4 cassette $7.45
VIRUS 135-2 CD $10.50
The heaviest, darkest rock trio since Godzilla stomped Mothra is back again with a full album produced by Steve Albini. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 127-7 7" $4.00
The legendary Japanese heavy guitar grinders give us a taste of their upcoming full album, unfortunately produced by that guy in Chicago. But what the hell, it's gonna be good anyhow. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
VIRUS 170-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 170-2 CD $10.50
Japan's uranium-heavy purveyors of white noise sludge-rock dish out their 2nd studio album for Alternative Tentacles, recorded in France and produced by Steve Albini. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Live in Amerika"
NUXD 2-2 CD $11.30
Recorded on their last US tour, this deadly intense, heavy as plutonium Japanese trio skullfucks their way thru 16 songs. (NUX ORGANIZATION)
"Maximum Money Monster"
PATH 5-4 cassette $7.00
PATH 5-2 CD $10.70
Maximum metal guitar monster band from Japan, led by the legendary guitar Godzilla himself, Kazuyuki K. Null. (PATHOLOGICAL)
PBCD 2-2 CD $10.70
Back in print again, the 2nd album from K.K. Null's acclaimed grind trio spews heavy sludge, power and brutality. Produced by Steve Albini, sicko cover art by insane performance artist Stephen Holman. (PUBLIC BATH)
"Trance Europe Experience"
NUXD 12-2 CD $11.30
Nine tracks recorded during the 1994 European tour of heavy, staggeringly powerful Japanese trio. Three tracks are excellent live recordings, while 6 were recorded in the studio in Holland; 2 of the songs have never been recorded before. Not exportable to Japan, Australia or the UK. (NUX ORGANIZATION)
ARCD 81-2 CD $18.40
This time around, this infamous band of musical pranksters pokes fun at King Crimson. Fearlessly silly from stem to stern. Japanese import. (ALCHEMY)
"Dorei Fukkatsu (Slave Revival)"
ARCD 65-2 CD $18.40
This buncha looneys totally outdo themselves on their 2nd album, sounding kinda like a Japanese version of the Bonzo Dog Band mutated into a live sex show. Their stage show is legendary. Japanese import. (ALCHEMY)
ARCD 25-2 CD $18.40
This terminally silly punk band specializes in satirizing the Genbaku Onanies, even to the extent of copying (with strategic alterations) cover art & song titles, but the sound is more like US sillycore than the classic punk of the Genbaku's. (ALCHEMY)
"All the Big Mystics"
RIFT ReR21-1 LP $9.00
Boppin', hoppin', syncopated semi-minimalist, semi-maximalist new rock. (RIFT)
JT 1056-1 LP $8.85
JT 1056-2 CD $10.20
Three members of LIFETIME and 3 pals come up with a dance floor calling, hip swinging amalgamation of punk 'n soul. (JADE TREE)
FOR 001-1 LP $8.20
A 1-sided slab of outer level indie guitar played in the back room of a record store. Someone said the Dimestore Hainos. I said not exactly; only if he smoked alot of pot. (FLIPPED OUT)
"In a Cave"/"Inca Vacation"
TOX BR1-7 7" $3.85
Quirky, minimalistic songs from a strange LA band. (TOXIC SHOCK)
ZIP CODE RAPISTS
ACM 595-1 MLP $7.25
If Roger Miller was king of the road, these idiots are kings of the gutter, and this thankfully short string of hilariously el warpo country western-oid bar tunes sure nuff does prove it. (AMARILLO)
"8 Track Player"
MT 178-1 LP $8.85
MT 178-2 CD $9.65
Seattle grunge-punk band's first full length release. (eMpTy RECORDS)
MT 253-1 LP $8.85
MT 253-2 CD $9.65
Straight-ahead punk attack and alcoholic attitude, with an album named not after their home town (Seattle), but after the town where their tour van was stolen. (eMpTy RECORDS)
MT 156-7 7" $4.00
ZIPGUN / DERELICTS
MT 170-7 7" $4.00
A re-issue of the limited 7" on San Diego's Rekkids label. This was the final release for the Derelicts and the first for Zipgun. (eMpTy RECORDS)
GF 001-2 CD $7.75
Multimedia artist Maria Moran incorporates video projection, metal sculptures, digital sampling, and yes, zippers into a full sensory performance through mixing these analog and digital realms into a pantheon of found sounds and undulating low end frequencies. (GROUND FAULT)
"Living in a Free World?"
MIXER 01-1 LP $9.00
One side of noisy electronic atmospherics, and another of noisy, overloaded and sometimes harsh electronic beats, often mixed with found sounds and tones, providing a constantly interesting complexity. Gray and black marbled vinyl, Dutch import. (MIXER)
"Watch Your Damage"
VC 114-2 CD $10.20
Power electronics from one of the very few female artists in the genre, East Bay artist Maria Moran, in the vein of The Haters meet John Cage. With grace and a table saw, this over 70 minute CD ranges from harsh noise to atmospheric soundscapes. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
ZIPPER SPY / BURNED MOHOKS
KK 001-1 2XLP $13.75
French techno-noise group BURNED MOHOKS throws down some primitive but noisy electronic beats, while American counterpart ZIPPER SPY, while no less rhythmic, emphasizes the noise even more, mixing in found sounds from a variety of sources. Each artist does 2 sides of this double LP. French import. (K.KTUS TRIBE)
"Have a Blast"
RIPOFF 048-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 048-2 CD $10.50
The 2nd album from this blisteringly aggressive San Francisco punk outfit. 500 LPs (randomly scattered) will come with bullet-pierced posters! (RIP OFF)
ZODIAC KILLERS, THE
"The Most Thrilling Experience"
RIPOFF 039-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 039-2 CD $10.50
Greg Lowery (RIP OFFS, INFECTIONS) and Ross Vega (BRIDES) get rude'n'raw over 12 songs. (RIP OFF)
DSR 45-2 CD $9.65
With ultra-poppy, loud and punchy punk that never gets sugar coated, this CD collects 19 of Zoink's hard-to-find 7" and compilation tracks. (DR. STRANGE)
ZOINKS / MANDINGO
DSR 47-7 7" $4.00
A teaser for upcoming albums by both groups, this has four great pop punk tunes to get you going. (DR. STRANGE)
"Bad Move, Space Cadet"
DSR 31-1 LP $8.25
DSR 31-4 cassette $7.45
DSR 31-2 CD $9.65
Sounding like Green Day if they had stayed punk, you can also hear pop-punk bite a la Sicko, Rhythm Collision, Pinhead Gunpowder and Game Face. Produced by the master, Kevin Army! (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 61-1 10" $7.70
DSR 61-2 CD5 $8.45
Solid, hard-hitting pop punk without the sugar coating. (DR. STRANGE)
DSR 26-7 7" $4.00
This Reno 3-piece is called a cross between Sicko, Game Face and Rhythm Collision, making catchy, toe-tapping punk. Full length coming in about 3 months. (DR. STRANGE)
"Well and Good"
DSR 66-1 LP $8.25
DSR 66-2 CD $9.00
Another album from the "madcap" household-name pop punkers of Reno. Yippee. (DR. STRANGE)
ZOINKS! / NO EMPATHY
JFR 023-7 7" $4.00
JFR 023-2 CD5 $6.55
Zoinks (from Reno NV) do "As If" and "Hooray." Punk stalwarts No Empathy do "Shot in the Head" and Heard That Song." (JOHANN'S FACE)
ZOINKS! / NO EMPATHY
JFR 023-7 7" $4.00
JFR 023-2 CD5 $6.55
Zoinks (from Reno NV) do "As If" and "Hooray." Punk stalwarts No Empathy do "Shot in the Head" and Heard That Song." (JOHANN'S FACE)
ZOMBIE IV, THE
"The Zombie IV"
BB 45002-7 7" $4.00
Looks like somebody in Washington is seriously trying on the fab MUMMIES shtick for size, which is just fine with us!! Four totally no-fi-at-all insane garage stompers (2 vocal numbers and 2 instros!), by 4 guys in bandages and suits! Tons of cheesy organ and fuzz guitar! Wow!! (BOOM BOOM)
ZOMBIES UNDER STRESS
STAAL 49-2 CD $14.00
PURE 23-2 CD $8.00
Sometimes compared to a 90's version of MB, this French noise artist has had a previous LP release. The 8 pieces here range from quiet, highly structured ambience to lo-fi rhythmics to harsh electronics. (PURE)
"Five Billion Pinheads Can't Be Wrong"
AVT 002-2 CD $8.90
High octane musicianship and complex, severely twisted songs from one of the legends of left-field tuneslinging. Zoogz' backup band is full of folks that worked with both Beefheart and Zappa, and it shows. If you've ever been into either one of those guys, this is definitely for you! (AVT)
"The Curse of Zounds!"
SKIP 56-2 CD $10.20
This collects every song ever recorded by this legendary UK anarcho-punk band, including their releases on the Crass and Rough Trade labels. Includes a 20 page booklet with all the artwork from the original releases. (BROKEN REKIDS)
"The Curse of Zounds!"
SKIP 56-1 2xLP $11.80
The complete collected discography of this very influential '80s UK political punk band, this has 20 songs comprising their LP and 4 EPs, now released for the first time in North America. Musically they were more tuneful around the edges than say CRASS but they were still punk and had the same political, anarchist message. (BROKEN)
"A Flock of Rotations"
CHARRM 10-2 CD $14.00
This re-release of a 1987 LP, unavailable for many years, is a collection of snapping and crackling loops that chase each other in circles until they finally disappear into the "Dream Hole." UK import. (CHARRM)
SION 1-2 CD $10.85
Rarities along with tracks previously available only on compilations, released in co-operation with the Grey Area of Mute. (GREY AREA)
KOKO 3-7 7" $4.25
KOKO 3-2 CD5 $8.00
Call it chick rock and they'll brain you! These 3 girls from Minneapolis got single of the week honors in Melody Maker last time out. CD has 1 extra song. (KOKOPOP)
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