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New items for the week of June 23rd 2002
Here are this week's genres:
"Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar"
GET 7503-1 LP $12.55
The first long-playing album by a Sun Records artist, this classic hit the stores in November 1957. Featured are "Cry Cry Cry" (his debut single for Sun that entered the country charts at #14), "Folsom Prison Blues" (the second single that reached the country Top 5 in early 1956) and its follow-up, the original "I Walk the Line" (country chart #1 for six weeks, crossing over into the pop Top 20), plus several other classic tunes. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Human Being Lawnmower"
NER 3032-1 LP $8.55
NER 3032-2 CD $11.00
The baddest and maddest of all the MC5 tracks on the Total Energy label, plus recently unearthed studio and live material unavailable elsewhere, compiled by John Sinclair and Wayne Kramer! Packaging includes previously unpublished photos, complete with liner notes. (TOTAL ENERGY)
"Ice Pick Slim"
ALIVE 0008-1 10" $8.25
Two extended live tracks recorded at Detroit's legendary Grande Ballroom in 1968, only released on 10" in 1995 and long out of print. The title track is the only available version of this song, inspired by the notorious convict/ghetto poet Iceberg Slim, writer of "Pimp" among others. Side two is improvised blues, lifted from John Lee Hooker's "I'm Bad Like Jesse James," and features John Sinclair's primitive sax work. (ALIVE)
"The Contract-Breaking Sessions"
DEC 27-2 CD $10.70
Another in the "Celebrities at Their Worst" series, this is VAN MORRISON trying to get out of his contract with Bang Records. He owed them one more album, so he sat down with his acoustic guitar and began strumming it to whatever nonsense words happened to cross his mind, sometimes ridiculing Bang or an unfortunate label exec named George. Mind-numbing. (MAD DEADLY WORLDWIDE COMMUNIST GANGSTER COMPUTER GOD)
ANOPHELES 06-1 LP $13.75
A limited vinyl re-issue of this very rare 1976 Oklahoma garage proto punk album, remastered from the original tapes, with one previously unreleased bonus track! Think early MX-80 SOUND, very early PERE UBU, or very early CHROME, with influences from THE STOOGES, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, and ROXY MUSIC. Original artwork on high quality jackets, new insert, 1000 on clear vinyl. (ANOPHELES)
MRLR 26-2 CD $10.50
Mr. Lady Records/BUTCHIES owner/member Kaia has whipped up a new collection of mostly-acoustic songs, her first in 4 years. Blend abstract with urgent, angst filled lyrics, tender melodies, lullaby like songs, a splash of '80s keyboards, a touch of piano, harmonica, percussion by Melissa York, and guest vocals by Amy Ray, and you have a fine 3rd solo album. (MR. LADY)
ALTERNATIVE, INDIE ROCK, POP
PRC 051-1 LP $8.85
PRC 051-2 CD $10.20
Take post-rock like TORTOISE and TRANS AM, and then inject it with the melody stylings of BRAID and THE PROMISE RING. This Cleveland, Ohio band is known for its looping guitars and vibraphones over dynamic rhythm tracks, and adding instruments like the triangle and congas into the mix, fleshing out the sound with prog rock and Coltrane-like stylings. (POLYVINYL)
SFTRI 665-2 CD $10.80
This is the first superGIRLgroup of the 21st century, consisting of Lisa Marr and Sherri Solinger of BUCK and LMX, and Kim Shattuck of THE MUFFS. Eleven pop songs coated with pixie dust and a whole lotta love. These pop gems were produced by Jeff McDonald of REDD KROSS fame, and each one includes a music video. (SYMPATHY)
"Power On Control"
HEMLINE 6301-2 CD $7.75
Seven new, powerful, melodic songs with a heaviness that might remind one of SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES or PENETRATION, from this amazing quartet that puts together elements of alternative rock, space rock and goth punk. Even more amazing, this was recorded live! (HEMLINE)
"I'm Not Exercising Enough"
BZANG 0007-2 CD $7.15
Four songs from this well-known Los Angeles indie-art-pop combo, this is whimsical, fresh-sounding stuff with an experimental edge and real melodies, from expert musicians who really know their way around their instruments. (BZANG)
"New Wave Boyfriends"
SFTRI 692-2 CD $10.20
Pure powerpop is the rule on these 9 songs. "New Wave Boyfriends" is like opening up a yearbook from the '80s: the "new wave" guy, the "goth," the "punker," the "stoners," they're all here, and Jeannette names names, with each song title being some dude from her past. She seems so totally not over it. (SYMPATHY)
"The Modern Sinner Nervous Man"
S 020-2 CD EP $6.10
Three songs from this blistering Toronto band, now with new organist Evan Gordon. Rocket-fueled FUGAZI meets Bruce Springsteen, saving rock and roll without changing what you love about it, or so claims the slightly excessive label hype. (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
JT 1073-1 LP $8.85
JT 1073-2 CD $10.20
The name is taken from the Athapasoan word for Alaska's Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in N. America, and the meaning is obvious upon listening to DENALI: cold, remotely desolate, permanent. When Maura Davis approached her older brother, ENGINE DOWN singer/guitarist Keeley Davis, about fleshing out some songs, he agreed. The siblings then enlisted Jonathan Fuller of ENGINE DOWN and SLEEPYTIME on drums, and Cam DiNunzio of LAZYCAIN and FOUR WALLS FALLING. Together, this Richmond VA band crafts beautifully dark lullabies. Produced by Mark Linkous and Allen Weatherhead of SPARKLEHORSE. (JADE TREE)
AM 082-2 CD5 $6.10
Featuring Soo Young Park from SEAM on guitar and keyboards, with Tobin Mori of KOREA GIRL on guitar and lead vocals, this San Francisco duo is a bit more rocking than SEAM, but still has that indie sound. (ASIAN MAN)
GIRLS AGAINST BOYS
"You Can't Fight What You Can't See"
JT 1074-1 LP $8.85
JT 1074-2 CD $10.20
After parting ways with Geffen, GIRLS AGAINST BOYS have returned to an indie for this, their 7th album. Their stripped down rock sound has not changed; it's as abrasive, bare, and strangely compelling as the band has ever been. (JADE TREE)
"Life, Love and the Pursuit of Justice"
AF 0018-2 CD $10.20
ANTI-FLAG's front man enters the battle for title of the next Billy Bragg or Elliot Smith, with this 12 song CD. "Urban Folk", they say, with Sane's voice backed only by a semi-distorted guitar. Lyrically, one can expect the usual line of politically motivated songs, but the topics also delve into areas like love, boxing, growing up, and cross-country road trips. Creative and interesting enough to appeal to indie fans, but ironic and cynical enough to please the most crass punk rockers. (A-F)
TMU 088-2 CD $10.20
Delicate, country tinged compositions with masterfully minimal strokes are the trademark of this Ottawa band. With a "less is more" philosophy that enables the band to create wonderfully sparse, lilting songs, one could liken their sound to slo-core bands such as CODEINE and LOW, with a touch of modern alt-country ala SON VOLT. (TROUBLEMAN)
MRLR 24-2 CD $7.85
The CD version of the 12" released in February, this is a DJ-oriented collection of dance remixes for those with radical politics. Remixers include Reid Speed (NYC two step/speed garage/drum and bass DJ), THE DFA (international punk step production team), SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS (Johanna of LE TIGRE's techno project), and DJ Ham And Cheese On Rye, best known for the "Hot Topic" remix. (MR. LADY)
31G 23-7 7" $6.40
A heart shaped 7", the follow up songs to their "The Rose He Lied By" debut album. LOVE LIFE features ex-members of UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMAGEDDON, THE GREAT UNRAVELING, and JAKS. (THREE ONE G)
"Lovers, Not Fighters"
TMU 075-1 LP $8.85
The other band of Pete from RED MONKEY. Taking cues from the BUZZCOCKS and political folk luminaries such as BILLY BRAGG and PHIL OCHS, these songs are a call to arms, but are also super catchy, with Pete's raspy yet melodic voice bringing to mind David Gedge of THE WEDDING PRESENT. (TROUBLEMAN)
JT 1076-1 LP $8.85
JT 1076-2 CD $10.20
Solo project of Jonah Matranga, singer/songwriter of NEW END ORIGINAL and FAR. This album is like a window into a very private form of music making going on in Jonah's bedroom, and one is able to witness a personalized performance made from voice, guitar, bass, feedback, and found sounds. (JADE TREE)
JFR 062-2 CD $9.65
South Bend, Indiana indie-rock in the lo-fi bedroom tradition of ELLIOT SMITH, BRIGHT EYES, and THE FLAMING LIPS. College rock from a college town, featuring Josh Hensley's plaintive voice and evocative lyrics. (JOHANN'S FACE)
SELBY TIGERS, THE
"Tell It to the Judge"
ZZZ 13-7 7" $4.45
The first ever non-Hopeless release for this band. Total press darlings, this Minneapolis/St. Paul new wave/pop band should be right up the alley of any Dirtnap fan. (DIRTNAP)
"Remixed by Concentrick"
GSL 53-7 7" $4.65
This Brooklyn duo features Rop of THE PEECHEES, and their sound is a little bit LE TIGRE, a little bit APHEX TWIN, and a little bit rock'n'roll. The first of the 3 tracks on this 7" is "Seven o' Clock and the Seven Stops," remixed here by Tim Green of THE FUCKING CHAMPS and NATION OF ULYSSES. Sleeve design by Rachel from THE NEED. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
SONGS FOR EMMA
"Red Lies, Black Rhymes"
SKIP 95-2 CD $10.50
The 9 to 5 worker's JAM, WHO, or STIFF LITTLE FINGERS has gotten more raw, and more angry with age. Take leftist "better red than dead" thinking, razor shaved vocal chord singing, and music that's hardcore but tuneful, let Kevin Army produce it, and you have SONGS FOR EMMA. (BROKEN)
PRC 050-2 CD $10.20
The sophomore record by this Los Angeles band shows the group reinventing itself, partially replacing the dual guitar noodling and screaming vocals with acoustic guitar, Fender Rhodes organ, and a rock guitar onslaught with soaring, hook embedded choruses, balanced out with rolling downbeat rhythms, melodically hovering bass lines, and hushed vocals. (POLYVINYL)
TEENAGE FANCLUB & JAD FAIR
"Always in My Heart"
VIRUS 278-7 7" $4.00
Two exclusive tracks taken from the same Riverside Recording Studio sessions as the "Words of Wisdom and Hope" LP. Combining these forces together produces pop so sweet that you'll have to be making a dentist appointment soon, but wonderfully strange enough that half the reason will be to get on the gas. Jad Fair artwork, of course. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
GRAVITY 41-1 12" EP $6.90
GRAVITY 41-2 CD $6.55
This San Diego group has broken in Gravity's new studio, and mixed the results with Pall Jenkins of BLACK HEART PROCESSION and 3 MILE PILOT fame. Six long instrumental songs of drums, bass, twin guitars, keys and the occasional horns, all heavily layered together into a psychedelic, spacey mixture with tight rhythms, are featured. Though unmistakably TRISTEZA, these songs are harsher than the group's usually softer sounds. (GRAVITY)
"Dynamite with a Laser Beam: Queen as Heard Through the Meat Grinder of Three One G"
31G 20-1 LP $9.20
31G 20-2 CD $8.80
Hear your favorite bands recreating, or perhaps butchering, your favorite QUEEN songs: BLOOD BROTHERS "Under Pressure," THE GET HUSTLE "Another One Bites The Dust," ASTERISK "Ogre Battle," THE OATH "We Are The Champions," UPSILON ACRUX "Bicycle Race," GOGOGO AIRHEART "Death On Two Legs," SINKING BODY "Who Needs You," GLASS CANDY "The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke," THE LOCUST "Flash," WEASEL WALTER "Bohemian Rhapsody," SPACEWURM "Vultan's Theme," FAST FORWARD "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," THE CONVOCATION OF "Get Down Make Love," BASTARD NOISE "Lily Of The Valley," TOURETTES LAUTREC "Killer Queen," amd MELT BANANA "We Will Rock You." (THREE ONE G)
"The Blizzard of 1996"
TMU 089-1 LP $9.15
Comprised of ex-members of JONATHAN FIRE EATER and THE RECOYS, this NYC group can be compared to CRIME AND THE CITY SOLUTION, BRIAN ENO, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, early U2, THE SMITHS, THE CURE, and JOY DIVISION during the era when they became NEW ORDER. As part of a WALKMEN EP double series, this LP is limited to 750 copies, and features hand screened covers by Neil Burke. (TROUBLEMAN)
AVANT, NEW MUSIC
ALEX DE GRASSI & G.E. STINSON
AU 006-2 CD $13.00
Well known California guitarist De Grassi, who records for Wyndham Hill, and abstract-experimental, post-jazz guitarist Stinson pull off a beautiful merging of electric and acoustic improvisation that will appeal to fans of great guitar improv artists like John Fahey or Fred Frith. Italian import. (AUDITORIUM)
ELLIOTT SHARP, JOEY BARON & ROBERTO ZORZI
AU 004-2 CD $13.00
Recorded in Sharp's New York studio in 2000, this trio performs exceptionally inventive avant-garde improvised music using electronics and loops, electric and acoustic instruments. Two of Downtown NYC's finest, composer and multi-instrumentalist Sharp and Baron, John Zorn's favorite drummer, join acclaimed Italian guitarist Roberto Zorzi on these 10 tracks. Italian import. (AUDITORIUM)
AU 0052-2 2xCD $16.60
Two versions, separated by 15 years, of an electro-acoustic composition by this acclaimed Italian composer inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Kontakta." The 1986 version is performed by Gaetano Liguori (piano), Roberto Manes (violin), Davide Zaccaria (cello), Enzo Lo Greco (contrabass), and Pasquale Liguori (drums); the 2001 version features Paul Rutherford (trombone), Tony Rusconi (percussion), Davide Tedesco (contrabass), Davide Santi (violin), and Gaetano Liguori (pianoforte). The variation between the two is astounding. Italian import. (AUDITORIUM)
LOCUST 6-P LP pic disc $32.00
LOCUST 6-2 CD $11.30
The avant composer's most adventurous, audacious, outsider recordings from 1963 to 1971, including a Hindustani version of the Marines hymn, jarringly spastic free vocal attacks, a twisted, howling fake raga with staccato untuned guitar and bleating screams, an a 13-minute free squelch and squeal exploration of every hairy sound he could get out of a saxophone. (LOCUST)
TRANSPARENCY 0056-2 CD $10.70
Cello and synth musique concrete avant-noir-ness from SOLID EYE co founder William Leavitt. There's 10 pieces here, all very abstract and experimental, and largely on the quiet side. (TRANSPARENCY)
BLACK KEYS, THE
"The Big Come Up"
ALIVE 0044-2 CD $11.00
An amazing trio, combining stripped down rock'n'roll with plenty of Memphis grit, Motor City stomp, and Mississippi hollers led by guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach, who got his chops in numerous trips to Greenville MS, playing blues guitar romps in the juke joints with James "T Model" Ford and sleeping on the floor of his trailer home. (ALIVE)
"Big City Blues"
UV 044-2 CD $13.00
His beautiful second album, out in 1964 on Vanguard, is one of the first electric white blues recordings and one of the very first that could be said to be blues-rock. Hammond and his band cover a variety of Chess Records classics and electrify some older tunes. With 7 bonus tracks and the original artwork. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
JOHN LEE HOOKER
GET 7502-1 LP $12.55
The genuine king of the endless boogie, Hooker originally released this classic in 1962 on the Vee-Jay label. With his signature tune "Boom Boom" (an infectious song that cracked the pop airwaves) and his penchant for droning, hypnotic one-chord grooves at once both ultra-primitive and timeless, these 11 tracks contributed greatly to the making of a genuine blues superstar. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Free Form Patterns"
GET 7501-1 LP $12.55
Originally released in 1968 on the International Artists label, this is a beautiful work by the great Texas country bluesman. This Lelan Rogers produced album has THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS credited as guests. 10 tracks, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
BOSSA NOVA, LATIN JAZZ
"Brazil '70s Vol. 3"
SUC 113-1 LP $12.55 CD
SUC 013-2 $12.45
A wonderful collection for fans of bossa nova and latin-jazz sounds, with super groovy electric and acoustic tracks of the early '70s by CARLOS PENHA, TAMBA TRIO, OS CARIOCAS, THE SERGIO MENDES TRIO, LUIZ ENRIQUE, CLAUDIA REGINA, NANA CAYMMI, TRIO MOCOTO, ZIMBO TRIO, ELIZETH CARDOSO E ZIMBO TRIO, MARIO CASTRO NEVES & SAMBA S.A., MILTON BANANA TRIO, JOAO DONATO and CANDEIAS. Super cool artwork, French import. (SUPERCLASSE)
"Brazil '70s Vol. 2"
SUC 009-1 LP $12.55 CD
SUC 009-2 $12.45
A wonderful collection for fans of bossa nova and latin-jazz sounds, with super groovy electric and acoustic tracks of the early '70s by ABAETE, EMILIO SANTIAGO, GONZALEZ, TIM MAIA, GERSON "KING" COMBO, CALDERA, ERASMO CARLOS, TRAMA, MYRIAM MAKEBA, ELIS REGINA, WANDO and CHICO GILBERTO. Cool artwork, French import. (SUPERCLASSE)
SUC 010-1 LP $12.55 CD
SUC 010-2 $12.45
A wonderful collection for fans of bossa nova and latin-jazz sounds, with super groovy electric and acoustic tracks of the early '70s by JOAO DONATO, DAVE GRUSIN, RICARDO MARRERO AND THE GROUP, OSMAR MILITO, CARLOS PENHA, PASSAPORTE, SERGIO MENDES TRIO, QUINTITO VIOLADO, BOSSA RIO, ANA E MAURICIO, ABAETE, OS CARETAS and A FANTASTICA BATERIA. Cool artwork, French import. (SUPERCLASSE)
"Break N' Bossa: Chapter 5"
SC 347-1 3xLP $18.00
SC 347-2 2xCD $16.00
A 2-part collection of the best of bossanova meets breakbeat! Part one collects new tracks from MOHORIZONS, MONODOMO, S-TONE INC., PEKKA STRENG, DINING ROOMS, GREYBOY, SNOOZE, AMALGAMATION OF SOUNDZ, INTUIT, GERARDO FRISINA, MARCOS VALLE, ELI GOULART & BANDA DO MATO, and SOULSTANCE. Part 2 is a completely live-mixed DJ set by Luciano Cantone, using tunes by ROSALIA DE SOUZA, GREYBOY, SOULSTANCE, GERARDO FRISINA, INTUIT, NICOLA CONTE, LES HOMMES, ELI GOULART & BANDA DO MATO, COMBO GRANATA, and S-TONE INC., four of which are previously unreleased. Italian import. (SCHEMA)
"Jungle Jazz Vol. 5"
IRMA 506251-1 2xLP $14.90
IRMA 505202-2 CD $13.00
A selection of the most intelligent, melodic and emotional drum'n'bass, from 1996 to 2002, featuring 11 tracks by 4 HERO, PHOTEK, DJ KRUSH, NITIN SAWHNEY, PRESSUR RISE, G-FORCE & SEIJI, SONAR CIRCLE, KLUTE, DOM UM ROMAO's "Lake Of Perseverance" (remixed by Nathan Haines and A Sides aka Sci-Clone), and more. Italian import. (IRMA)
COUNTRY ROCK RE-ISSUES
GFC 426-1 LP $17.25
A re-issue of the very rare only album by this Morgantown, West Virginia quartet, originally released in 1970 on Electric Fox. Country/folk rock that might be compared to AMERICA, DOUGLAS FIR, or some of NEIL YOUNG's similar work, it has great fuzz guitar, heavy organ and tasteful use of acoustic guitars and piano. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
31G 22-2 CD $11.30
Originally released on Satan's Pimp and selling out in one week, here's this debut for the first time on CD, totally remastered. Featuring ex-members of THE LOCUST, prepare for blasts of sickening gore/grind by CATTLE DECAPITATION, SoCal's only vegetarian death metal ensemble. Fans of CARCASS and DISCORDANCE AXIS; this is your new favorite band! (THREE ONE G)
"Say No More, Volumes 1 & 2"
SEELAND 521-2 2xCD $12.60
Musicians Joey Baron (drums), Mark Dresser (bass), Gerry Hemingway (drums), and Phil Minton (voice) were sent by Ostertag (sampler) separately into studios with no instructions except to improvise. Using a computer, Ostertag then exploded the solos into fragments, and created a virtual "band" from the pieces. The musicians were then challenged to go back and re-learn their parts as Ostertag had put them together. Disk one features the piece from the original computer reconstruction, while the 2nd disk is the ensemble playing the composition live. Already considered to be an avant-garde masterpiece. The CDs come in a beautifully hand silk screened steel box with color inserts. (SEELAND)
CRACK WE ARE ROCK / WOLF EYES
FCUTE 001-1 LP $7.25
Two self-described "messed-up" groups of electronic experimenters split this LP. CRACK WE ARE ROCK turns in dark, rhythmic, heavy and minimal tunes with chanted vocals, much like some of the early industrial bands of the late '70s or early '80s. WOLF EYES, with ex-members of GALEN, COUCH, VIOLENT RAMP and UNIVERSAL INDIANS, is much more abstract electronics, with noise instead of tone and only intermittent rhythms, in one long track called "Day of Hell." (FCUTE)
"Blow Out Your Blood"
FF 0172-2 CD $7.45
Noise boys from Kentucky with a take on harsh chaos in the fine tradition of HARRY PUSSY, MELT BANANA, or COUCH. Totally spazz vocals mostly buried under torture chamber electronics or wildman guitar/drums freakout, with some sort of psychic calm at the center of the maelstrom. (FREEDOM FROM)
REYNOLS / NO REYNOLS
"Reynols / No Reynols"
FF 38946-2 2xCD $12.00
This double CD package has one disc by the famous Argentine experimental band REYNOLS, and another by their offshoot group NO REYNOLS. A bit like AMM with chanted/sung vocals, REYNOLS is disciplined, but with a strong tendency to explore the sounds of instruments ranging from acoustic guitar to harsh electronics. NO REYNOLS, while similar, is slimmed down and more primal, with a different vocalist and no keyboards. (FREEDOM FROM)
FF 0115-7 7" $4.35
Atomic blender-like guitar/bass/drums blitz-attack, songs blurred into electric chainsaw razor-drill vibrato/live animal skinning, microphoned and amplified 10,000 times... you get the picture. Their debut recording. (FREEDOM FROM)
VIBRACATHEDRAL ORCHESTRA, THE
"String Band/Drum Troupe"
FF 0071-7 7" $4.35
The string and percussion sections of the acclaimed free sound group each step out on their own with a side each of this 7". Queasy scanty shanty string swing on one side, and disorienting bell drum shaker rumble on the other. Limited pressing of 300. (FREEDOM FROM)
CONRAD 73-1 LP $11.20
A re-issue of the very rare 2nd solo LP by the German electronic avant garde pioneer and founding member of TANGERINE DREAM, first out in 1973. German import. (MISC. LABELS)
CONRAD 72-1 LP $11.20
A re-issue of the very rare 1st solo LP by the German electronic avant garde pioneer and founding member of TANGERINE DREAM, first out in 1972. German import. (MISC. LABELS)
TCCD 013-2 CD $10.70
More beautiful meditative ambience from Los Angeles experimental bassist Devin Sarno, who has been performing and recording as CRIB for several years. Helpers on this release include Nels Cline, Petra Haden, and Joseph Hammer. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
"Hydrocarbons from a Meteorite (Green)"
TRANSPARENCY 0051-2 CD $10.70
The first solo CD from the former leader of pioneering Los Angeles '80s industrial-goth outfit KOMMUNITY FK (and more recently SATIVA LUV BOX), this pretty much runs the gamut of his interests, from ethno-ambience to hard industrial rock to goth ballad to rhythmic chill-out to trance to trip hop and more. The 14-page booklet features several of his rather bizarre collages in full color. (TRANSPARENCY)
TRANSPARENCY 0026-2 CD $10.70
A solo from one of the founding members of the legendary late-'70s Los Angeles experimental band MONITOR, more recently involved in SOLID EYE. Highly orchestrated, complex and layered melodic instrumentals that could only be described as cinematic, the 13 selections here are just begging to be movie soundtracks. (TRANSPARENCY)
TRANSPARENCY 0005-2 CD $10.70
A collection of 24 soundtrack-like synthesizer compositions recorded at home by the former member of MONITOR and current member of SOLID EYE, with guest vocals on 5 tracks by Marilyn Defrange. (TRANSPARENCY)
CASKET LOTTERY, THE
"Survival is for Cowards"
SN 031-1 LP $10.00
SN 031-2 CD $10.20
Flailing dynamics are their trademark, with serene passages and sonorous moments of contemplation becoming aggressive eruptions. The dual vocals of Ellis and Stacy Hilt show great range, as the band explores main grooves laden with wavering guitar leads, then launches into exquisite arrangements. Indie, emo, math rock? This eschews defined categories. Recorded and produced by Ed Rose, knob twirler behind THE GET UP KIDS, COALESCE, REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT, and THE ANNIVERSARY. (SECOND NATURE)
"Hours of Operation"
PRC 049-2 2xCD $12.00
Made up of Bob Nanna from BRAID and HEY MERCEDES on drums and vocals, Scott Broadhurst on bass, and Andy Knudsen on guitar, FRICTION was a very influential band on the early '90s Chicago indie/emo/punk scene, also spawning the legendary CAP 'N' JAZZ. Polyvinyl has come up with 32 songs for this retrospective; every song the band ever recorded, starting with the long out of print "Blurred in Six" LP, then throwing in all the 7" and comp tracks, and finishing off with nearly a dozen tracks that were completed for a never released 2nd album. The release also includes a multitude of pictures, all of the lyrics, and complete liner notes. (POLYVINYL)
HOT WATER MUSIC / THE CASKET LOTTERY
"Colors, Words, and Dreams"
SN 036-7 7" $4.00
A great tribute to GOVERNMENT ISSUE! THE CASKET LOTTERY begins with their take of GI's "For Ever," offering an uptempo, aggressive interpretation, complete with frayed guitar leads, cool back-up vocals, and a melodic yet rough lead vocal. On the flip, HOT WATER MUSIC gets a bit dirtier and direct, tackling "Jaded Eyes." Though on the edge and slightly sloppy, their playing is competent, as the simple yet effective chorus plays to their strengths well. (SECOND NATURE)
PEDRO THE LION
JT 1072-1 LP $8.85
JT 1072-2 CD $10.20
On his 3rd full length, Pedro (aka: David Bazan) has recruited SELDOM's Casey Foubert, and the result is a darker, fuller, heavier sound for this Seattle entity. "Control" the album is a raw, loose story of a hyper modern marriage gone wrong. Wrapped inside the songs arrangements, fans will find the trademark lyrical wrangling being pushed further to the side of heartache, cheating and misery than ever before. In the end the wife stabs the husband, leaving the listener with another of Bazan's efforts to set up expectations of peace and harmony, only to show them failing wholeheartedly. (JADE TREE)
"Location is Everything: Vol. 1"
JT 1075-2 CD $4.35
This is an economically priced overview of Delaware's Jade Tree Records, including 23 tracks by: JETS TO BRAZIL, DENALI, ONE LINE DRAWING, STRIKE ANYWHERE, TRIAL BY FIRE, OWLS, EUPHONE, THE PROMISE RING, PEDRO THE LION, MILEMARKER, GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, MIGHTY FLASHLIGHT, and the new, yet-unnamed band from Dan Yemin and David Wagenschutz of LIFETIME, KID DYNAMITE, GOOD RIDDANCE fame. (JADE TREE)
APE HAS KILLED APE
TCCD 004-2 CD $10.70
Lo-fi, experimental rock with a huge collection of instruments and participants, this still has a stripped-down, minimal feel. Ample use of theramin, acoustic guitar and a huge lot of percussion instruments of every type give it a unique sound that's noisy but relaxed, without being overbearing. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
DBK 102-2 CD $11.30
The 5th album from Italian experimental concrete-rock collective, combining the no-wave of THE CONTORTIONS with a deconstructed take on the staggered soul rhythms of FRED WESLEY AND THE J.B.s, the gusto of THE STOOGES, the grinding prickly punk of BIG FLAME and the enigmatic cycles of industrial repetition of '80s art rockers THIS HEAT. It's a fundamentally enigmatic album, so prepare yourself for a peculiar ride through the exoskeleton of musical form into a disorienting miasma of sound dislocation. (DBK WORKS)
VR 1211-1 LP $9.60
Plenty o' hip-shakin' CHUCK BERRY and BO DIDDLEY-inspired garage soul rock'n'roll courtesy of Coco Butter Khan and Oily Chi (SPACESHITS), Dorrito Dan (SEXAREENOS, SPACESHITS), Choyce (SEXAREENOS, DAYLIGHT LOVERS), Cheddy (SCAT RAG BOOSTERS), and the vocals of Soul Queen Jenna. Come on an' shake it on down! The CD version is on Sympathy. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
"Never Come Back"
VR 10-1 LP $9.60
VR 10-2 CD $11.30
An unholy, howling fuzz with a savage beat from former MIRACLE WORKERS Gerry Mohr and Robert Butler, with the help of BISHOP'S DAUGHTER and IN-SEKT bassist Kat Aellen and NEVER HEARD OF 'EMs drummer Chris Rosales. This is great stuff not only for fans of fuzz guitar and classic '60s garage stomp like THE STANDELLS, 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS or ? & THE MYSTERIANS, but also folks into the neo Merseybeat/garage pop sound. Recorded in London at the famed Toe Rag by Liam Watson for that "vintage" sound! Gatefold sleeve, Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
"Pretty Good Love"
SMART 004-7 7" $4.55
Four bluesy, garagey, echo-drenched, country-ish, very soulful songs by Holly, backed by friends Bruce Brand, Don and Lawyer Dave. Pretty darn good, not to mention cool. Limited pressing of 500. (SMART GUY)
SMART 008-7 7" $4.55
Another thick slab o' that raw Medway sound, this band features 2 members of THE SALTY SEA DOGS and THE BUFF MEDWAYS (plus a couple of other guys) in these 4 rough, rockin' tunes produced by Billy Childish. Limited pressing of 500. (SMART GUY)
"Black Visions of Crimson Wisdom"
P 052-1 LP $9.15
Long out of print, here's the record that made the the garage punk community stand up and say, "What the fuck's amatta with these hillbillies?" This thing is described as "big bad ass molten metal!!!" True enough, and we'll tell you what: their singer looks exactly like the WWF's The Undertaker. (SCOOCH POOCH)
KENT 3, THE
ZZZ09-2 CD $10.20
A northwest institution! This is dark mod-pop meets late '70s art punk, featuring the lyrics of Viv Halogen. (DIRTNAP)
KING LOUIE ONE MAN BAND
"Jesus Loves My One Man Band"
XTR 009-2 CD $8.90
That maniac from such primo trash-o-phonic groups as THE ROYAL PENDLETONS, THE PERSUADERS, and BAD TIMES debuts his first full solo (literally) album with this raving, drooling, bayou-bred slab of pure swamp-ola dementia and back alley depravity. Louie plays guitar, bass drum, harmonica, kazoo, shakers, coffee can and cowbell, screams, snorts like a pig, or barks like a dog, all at the same time, live! (EXTRA BALL)
"Let's Start a Beat"
MR 207-1 LP $12.55
MR 207-2 CD $11.90
Recorded live at NYC's Cavestomp Festival in 1999, this reunion concert by one of the strangest and noisiest of the '60s garage punk bands is a rediscovery of their furious, minimalistic sound that anticipated the blunt, harsh commentary of '70s punk. Formed by American GIs stationed in Germany in 1966, they performed in monks' robes with shaved heads; the weirdness quotient was heightened by electric banjo, berserk organ runs, and occasional bursts of feedback guitar. With extensive liner notes, gatefold sleeve, and a video clip on the CD. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
MOO-RAT FINGERS, THE
BN 018-7 7" $4.00
Two songs from this high-energy, extra-hard, MOTORHEAD-like German garage punk band, but you get two versions of each song: one in English and one sung in German. (BIG NECK)
OOS 001-2 CD $7.75
A compilation of all the tracks from the "Garbage Can" 7" and "Attack!" 12", both now officially out of print, with bonus material including a hidden, insane, unreleased song! Taking elements of PERE UBU, ELECTRIC EELS, hardcore punk rock, and mangled, twisted garage, many consider them to be the best band on the planet. Pulverizing drums, unbridled bass lines, chaotic, skilled guitar, distorted Farfisa, and an absolutely insane singer crash on tape like the rusted out cars of their Motor City hometown, creating an echoing sound of primitive futurism. (ON/ON SWITCH)
XTR 008-7 7" $4.00
You've seen records inserted in zines, but here's a zine inserted in a record. THE GODDAMN GENTLEMEN, AMERICAN DEATHRAY, ENON, and EVERYDAY SINNERS each do one song about pinball, and the 48-page zine stuffed into the sleeve has stuff on KING LOUIE, THE BRIEFS, LAST OF THE JUANITAS, THE LOST SOUNDS, and of course pinball! (EXTRA BALL)
"Live and Unreleased"
MR 203-1 LP $12.55
An incredible 1963 weekend recording from the legendary Garage Kings of Seattle, featuring live and rehearsal room tracks with a big bunch of wild fratrock hits like "Louie Louie," "Bent Scepter," "The Waitin'," "What I Say," "Twist & Shout," "Do You Love Me," "Ooh Poo Pah Doo," and more! Excellent liner notes, deluxe 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"Maintaining My Cool"
MR 204-1 LP $12.55
15 songs from one of the most legendary, prototypical '60s garage punk bands, in glorious mono: "The Witch," "You've Got Your Head on Backwards," "I'm a Man," "On the Road Again," "Psycho," "Dirty Old Man," "I'm Going Home," "High Time," "I'm a Rolling Stone," "Like No Other Man," "Maintaining My Cool," "Bama Lama Lu," "Leave My Kitten Alone," "Hanky Panky," and "Diddy Wah Diddy." Originally released in 1966 as "Introducing the Sonics." Extensive liner notes, big full color poster insert, deluxe 220 gram vinyl, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"The Tucson Sound 1960-1968"
BA 1102-2 CD $10.80
First released as an LP in 1992, now dug back out of the archives for the CD treatment, complete with remastering, more photos, more tracks, and more liner notes. 30 tracks of '60s garage band madness including instrumentals, Brit-invasion style tracks, a little bit of folk, and a little bit of early psychedelia from the likes of: THE STUMPS, THE FIVE OF US, THE OCCASIONALS, KING ROCK & THE KNIGHTS, KING ROCK & THE NIGHTBEATS, THE CLASHMEN, THE TRAVELERS, THE NIGHTBEATS, THE RIC A-SHAYS, RICHARD STORMY, THE LEWALLEN BROTHERS, THE INTRUDERS, THE BASSMEN, THE REASONS WHY, BUTTERSCOTCH, THE QUINSTRELS, THE BUCKETT CITY DISTORTION RACKETT, THE NIGHT SOUNDS, THE GRODES, SOTWEED FACTOR, THE DEARLY BELOVED, and THE MISSING LINKS. (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)
"Sobredosis de Horror"
NOFUN 007-2 CD $8.90
The first CD release by this Peruvian band who mix instro surf, '60s garage stomp, hard rock, psychedelic and punk. This CD combines the tracks from their 2000 self-released cassette-only album, "Mas Dosis," with some previously unreleased studio cuts and live cuts. Playing since 1996, they've had 2 cassette releases in Peru, plus a split LP on the US label Repent. Argentine import. (NO FUN)
P 059-2 CD $10.20
More of that Scandinavian rock, rooted in MOTORHEAD, AC/DC, and contemporaries TURBONEGRO. This was originally released by White Jazz; the new version comes complete with 2 exclusive tracks. (SCOOCH POOCH)
MIDNIGHT THUNDER EXPRESS, THE
"The Midnight Thunder Express"
MTR 394-1 LP $8.85
MTR 394-2 CD $9.65
10 songs from this 5 piece Seattle rock and roll outfit, with notable ex members of THE VALENTINE KILLERS involved. Twin guitars interlace over fast running bass lines and powerful drums, sounding akin to AC/DC, MC5, NEW YORK DOLLS, or T-REX. Recorded by the legendary knob twirler and fader-tinkler Jack Endino! (EMPTY)
HARD ROCK RE-ISSUES
"When We Cut, We Bleed"
MUNSTER 222-1 LP $12.55
Raging, MOTORHEAD-like metal thrash from Jeff Dahl's post-ANGRY SAMOANS outfit. This was first released in 1982 on PVC, and this re issue has 6 bonus cuts, and is pressed on deluxe 220 gram vinyl. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
SW 59-2 CD $9.00
A re-release of the incredibly hard to find debut of this Spanish hardcore band, with 2 unreleased bonus tracks. Twisted modern hardcore with megaton-heavy riffing bathed in an obscene shower of violent distortion and gut wrenching screaming, this is a must have for fans of ACME, RORSCHACH, MORSER, and Hydrahead Records-style hardcore. Also an enhanced CD, featuring a wild gig in their hometown: total mayhem! (SIX WEEKS)
BC 1686-1 LP $9.60
The 1993 debut album by this Portland power hardcore band formerly known as MULE, featuring former POISON IDEA members Chris and Dean. German import. (BITZCORE)
TONY ADOLESCENT & ADZ
"Piper at the Gates of Downey"
BC 1700-1 LP $9.60
BC 1700-2 CD $8.90
Frank Agnew, THE ADOLESCENTS first guitarist, joins Tony and the band for this rockin' 1995 release that sounds quite a bit like the original ADOLESCENTS. Bonus tune on the LP. German import. (BITZCORE)
DSR 9013-1 LP $8.55
DSR 9013-2 CD $9.65
Three hot skate-punk bands share this album, produced by skate legend Duane Peters: JFA, BLUE COLLAR SPECIAL, and THE WORTHLESS. JFA need no introduction. Pioneers of the skate-rock sound, they've operated in Phoenix, Arizona, San Francisco, California (Where singer and pool-dog Brian Brannon edited the music section of Thrasher mag), and now Huntington Beach. BLUE COLLAR SPECIAL hail from the San Fernando Valley in California, and play no bullshit punk rock and roll. Last up is THE WORTHLESS, an up and coming, raw, old style, teenage punk rock band from San Diego, featuring Duane's nephew on vocals. (DISASTER)
BC 1688-2 CD $8.90
Sixteen bands cover their favorite GERMS songs, in this 1994 tribute that includes contributions from THE FREEZE, ZERO BOYS, FINAL CONFLICT, SLIME, DI, TOXIC REASONS, ALLOY, NRA, FLAG OF DEMOCRACY, EMILS, ABC DIABOLO, APT. 3-G, MUNG, CEREBROS EXPRIMIDOS, DEUS ET MACINA and RATTAIL GRENADIER. German import. (BITZCORE)
AF 0019-2 CD $3.70
Extremely cheapo label sampler, with a full 21 tracks by ANTI-FLAG, THE CODE, THE UNSEEN, THE METHADONES, PIPEDOWN, JUSTIN SANE, WHATEVER IT TAKES, VIRUS 9, THOUGHT RIOT, MODEY LEMON, THE VOIDS, and AGAINST ME. (A-F)
"The Early Years"
BC 1684-2 CD $8.90
22 unreleased or rare cuts of their classic hardcore from the early and mid-'80s, including a 1984 radio broadcast. German import. (BITZCORE)
OFF 3-7 7" $4.00
This southern California death-thrash outfit unleashes six tracks of fast, early-'80s style thrashcore and one spoken word intro that will bore into your brain like the evil it is. Prepare for your doom! (PERPLEXING)
MUKEKA DI RATO
"Acabar Com Voce"
POLLUTE 069-2 CD $9.00
The album title means "destroy you," an appropriate title for this raging Brazilian hardcore. Also featured on the "Tomorrow Will Be Worse, Vol. 2" compilation, one can expect more of their energetic speed, catchy brutality, and great sing-alongs. (SOUND POLLUTION)
OFF 4-7 7" $4.00
Nine tracks of seriously insane grind/thrash/noise from Buffalo, NY that's liable to strip the pain off your walls and rip massive holes in your head. Comes with lyric insert, in case you can't understand the singer's yipping and woofing. (PERPLEXING)
TRI-STATE KILLING SPREE
"Some Words on the Subject of Being Alive"
SW 61-1 LP $9.15
SW 61-2 CD $9.35
Grab your bandannas, and get ready for the triumphant return of crossover! Described as SLAYER playing hardcore, this Virginia band packs massive power into their metal-core. We're talking destructive, disturbing disgust for society channeled through metallic riffing and lightspeed drumming; faster than most thrash bands. Prepare to die! (SIX WEEKS)
WORLD BURNS TO DEATH
"Human Meat Tossed to the Dogs of War"
PRANK 052-7 7" $4.35
This is a new Austin, Texas band featuring members of SCORCHED EARTH POLICY and SEVERED HEAD OF STATE. Ram-charging a Japanese punk influenced sound with peace-punk ideals, this is totally blasting thrash crust. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! (PRANK)
JAZZ FUSION RE-ISSUES
ELEVENTH HOUSE, THE
"Introducing The Eleventh House"
UV 047-2 CD $13.00
Early jazz-fusion from guitarist Larry Coryell's pioneering band, originally released in 1974 on Vanguard. A hard-edged sound, penetrating and loud, this also featured drummer Alphonse Mouzon, keyboardist Mike Mandel, trumpeter Randy Brecker and bassist Danny Trifan. With 3 bonus tracks and the original artwork. Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
UV 041-2 CD $13.00
His return to the Vanguard label in 1979, after issuing records on other labels for a few years, is also a continuation of his earlier fusion style. Coryell is joined here by three of the Brubeck brothers (keyboardist Darius, electric bassist Chris and drummer Dan), along with percussionist Ray Mantilla, and contains three of his originals (including "Cisco at the Disco"), two Darius Brubeck numbers, and a selection co-written by Al DiMeola and Paco DeLucia. Original artwork, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
"Our First Records"
UV 042-2 CD $13.00
The 1970 debut on the Vanguard label for one of the top world-jazz fusion groups, marked by an ambitious improvisational verve that made them hard to characterize. Collin Walcott, Ralph Towner, Glen Moore and Paul McCandless mixed many influences and styles right from the start, and it remains intriguing today. Original artwork, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
UV 046-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1974 on Vanguard, this is an adventurous post-bop recording featuring an especially inspired Watanabe (best known for his CHARLIE PARKER-influenced alto playing) with Chick Corea (acoustic and electric piano), Miroslav Vitous (upright bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums). One of his finest works, it ranges from the Celtic-influenced, WEATHER REPORT-ish "Pastoral" to the contemplative "Nostalgia" to the insistent, 20-minute "Round Trip: Going and Coming." Original artwork, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
"Spring Flowers/Autumn Song"
UV 045-2 CD $13.00
Two complete mystic Hindu meditative jazz-rock albums on one CD: Indian multi-instrumentalist Rai plays sarod, flute, guitar, piano, swarpeti and tamboura on these 1976 and 1978 releases for the Vanguard label, with help from OREGON members Collin Walcott, Glen Moore and Paul McCandless. Original artwork, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
"New York Eye & Ear Control"
ESP 1016-2 CD $11.90
Not strictly an Albert Ayler album, but a very interesting collaborative free-improvised soundtrack project for Michael Snow's film of the same name, based on Ayler compositions. Recorded in July 1964 by Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with the original artwork. Italian import. (ESP)
ESP 1020-2 CD $11.90
Recorded in 1965 at Judson Hall in New York City with Donald Ayler (trumpet), Call Cobbs (harpsichord), Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock (bass), and Sonny Murray (drums). Cobbs' harpsichord conjures up the spirit world in Ayler's most directly religious statement. Digitally remastered from the original tapes, with the original artwork. Italian import. (ESP)
"The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus"
GET 2008-1 LP $12.55
Originally released on two 10" records called "Jazzical Moods," these 1954 sessions include the work of John LaPorta, Teo Macero, Thad Jones, Jackson Wiley and Clem De Rosa on 6 cool tracks including a great take on "Stormy Weather." Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
CHRIS MCGREGOR'S BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH
"Brotherhood of Breath"
AK 200-1 LP $17.25
AK 200-2 CD $13.00
The first album by one of the truly legendary modern jazz big bands, first released in 1971 by the RCA subsidiary Neon. South African McGregor formed the racially mixed BLUE NOTES in the '60s and later settled with them in London, where he augmented the band with musicians from the British jazz community, incorporating the true spirit of Afro music into an ecstatic trance of jazz and rock stylings. Featuring John Surman, Dudu Pukwana, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, Harry Beckett, Marc Charig, Alan Skidmore, Mongezi Feza, Mike Osborne, Ronnie Beer, Nick Evans and Malcolm Griffiths, the explosive group's sound reaches a majestic peak with the 20-minute "Night Poem." Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
GET 2009-1 LP $12.55
These classic recordings, from a true original with his own distinctive alto, flute and bass clarinet styles, are some of the most brilliant work of the early '60s avant-garde, clearly anticipating the detailed, abstract sound paintings of Dolphy's masterwork "Out to Lunch." These tracks are weighted toward Dolphy originals like "Iron Man," "Burning Spear," and the shorter "Mandrake," but all have outside themes, full of Dolphy's trademark wide interval leaps and playful sense of dissonance. Also features vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Richard Davis, trumpeter Woody Shaw, flutist Prince Lasha, altoist Sonny Simmons and soprano sax player Clifford Jordan. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK
GET 2007-1 LP $12.55
The earliest recordings by one of the most exciting saxophonists in jazz history. An immensely creative artist, perhaps no improvising saxophonist has possessed a more comprehensive technique, covering every aspect of jazz, from Dixieland to free jazz. The music here is mostly blues and ballads with a touch of R&B thrown in. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ID 123397-2 CD $10.80
A "neat" collection of stuff 1994-2001, pulled from CDs, live shows, cartoon and film scores; you'll swear you hear the soundtrack from your favorite movie. Special guest-stars include Big Sandy, DJ Bonebreak, Uri Caine, Robert Drasnin, Lalo Guerrero, Doug Fieger (THE KNACK), Katy Moffat, Joey Altruda, Ray Campi, and Sammy Masters. File under jazz, lounge, rockabilly, pop, or incredibly strange collections of great music. (DIONYSUS)
VIRUS 277-2 CD $5.50
An irresistible, low-priced label sampler covering a broad cross section of music. 40% of the CD is made up of previously unreleased and/or exclusive tracks by: THE PHANTOM LIMBS, FLAMING STARS, TEENAGE FANCLUB, FLESHIES, SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB, STROBE TALBOT, IOWASKA, NOMEANSNO, MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, DOA, VICTIM'S FAMILY, LARD, NOAM CHOMSKY, BLACK KALI MA, HALF JAPANESE, TUMOR CIRCUS, JELLO BIAFRA & MOJO NIXON, MICHAEL GIRA, CAUSEY WAY, WESLEY WILLIS, EVAN JOHNS, and JARBOE. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
NEW MUSIC RE-ISSUES
"Tamaran (Gocce di Sperma per Dodici Pianoforti)"
GET 416-1 LP $12.55
A brilliant conceptual work for 12 pianos, originally released in 1974 on Cramps as number 2 in the "Nova Musicha" series. Hidalgo, a leading figure in the Spanish avant-garde scene, is assisted here by Walter Marchetti. Contains photos and excerpts from the original score. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"In Terra Utopicam"
GET 415-1 LP $12.55
This rare album (originally released in 1977 on the Cramps label) contains 3 compositions by the avant-garde composer. His astonishing, largely conceptual and political works align him with the Fluxus art movement. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
NEW WAVE RE-ISSUES
"Metrojets, Vol. 1"
RRBCD 01-2 CD $11.15
A compilation of eagerly sought-after, excellent songs culled from the brightest singles of the new-wave/punk era 1978-82, featuring nine English bands, one Irish band and four American bands. You get powerpop melodies from STUMBLEBUNNY, THE FANS, THE BOYS, DA BIZ and THE SPONSORS, touches of mod revival from THE BLADES and THE VYE, obscure rarities such as THE SUBTERRANEANS (featuring some members of THE DAMNED), pop gems by BRIAN COPSEY & THE COMMOTIONS and BO & THE GENERALS and winning hits courtesy of THE REALISTS, ADVERTISING, THE SPEEDOMETORS and STRAIGHT EIGHT. Spanish import. (RED RUBBER BALL)
"Metrojets, Vol. 2"
RRBCD 02-2 CD $11.15
A compilation of eagerly sought-after, excellent songs culled from the brightest singles of the new-wave/punk era, featuring: T-BOYS, JO ALLEN & THE SHAPES, THE FURYS, THE SHADES, THE REALISTS, SWEET TOMMY BAND, THE MONOS!, TENNIS SHOES, RICK TUBBAX & THE TAXIS, URGENT CRUNCH BAND, NEW TOYS... and many more! Spanish import. (RED RUBBER BALL)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
"Ritz Stockholm, April 23, 1987"
CAVSED 087-1 LP $12.25
An excellent multitracked live album, this features extended versions of "Knockin' on Joe," "Longtime Man," "The Singer," "Kill that Woman," "She Fell Away," "Your Funeral My Trial," and "From Here to Eternity." Swedish import. (MISC. LABELS)
"It's Too Late"
NITRO 19-1 LP $10.00
Strong and catchy powerpop in the REAL KIDS style, injected with a healthy dose of punk'n'roll. This is their debut album, following up the 7" release on Rip Off Records. Belgian import. (DEMOLITION DERBY)
POWER POP RE-ISSUES
"Shake Some Action Vol. 3 (UK-Ireland)"
SSA 003-2 CD $11.15
A collection of UK and Irish mod, powerpop and new wave rarities 1977 84, originally released on 7". Includes 24 tracks by THE STRANGEWAYS, THE GANGSTERS, THE STILETTOS, DISTRACTIONS, THE VIPERS, SPEEDOMETORS, THE MOONDOGS, THE VANDELLS, SPIES, SEVENTEEN, PROTEX, THE ZEROS, THE DONKEYS, THE DAZZLERS, THE LOOKALIKES, BANDITZ, SPYS, THE NEGATIVES, NEW HEARTS, THE MONITORS, THE LOOK, ANOTHER PRETTY FACE, UNTAMED YOUTH, and THE KICK. Full color art, 8 page booklet of photos and liner notes. Euro import. (SHAKE SOME ACTION)
GET 324-1 LP $13.70
The classic album by this French prog quartet formed from Daevid Allen's "Bananamoon" backing group, originally released in 1970 as #24 in the BYG Actuel series. Surprisingly great and obviously influenced by Gong, with long and spacey tracks that seem to jam forever. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Spoon Over Babaluna"
CRUX 88-1 LP $12.25
Three long tracks, the 1st (nearly 25 minutes) recorded for the "BBC in Concert" series on a 1973 UK tour, the others recorded at the "Old Grey Whistle Test" in 1975. Good sound on the BBC track, somewhat dodgier but still worthwhile on the others. Very nice metallic/full color cover, deluxe 220 gram vinyl, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
MDF 349-2 CD $13.00
A re-issue of the classic first album from the progressive rock/soundtrack group that would later become GOBLIN. Recorded in 1974 when they returned to Italy after living in London, the band then was Claudio Simonetti (keyboards), Massimo Morante (guitars), Carlo Bordini (drums and percussions), Giancarlo Sorbello and Tony Tartarini (vocals). The album is composed of 6 extended tracks, structured in suite format. A cornerstone of GOBLIN's past, and a must for all their fans. Italian import. (CINEVOX)
"Il Fantastico Viaggio del Bagarozzo Mark"
MDF 323-2 CD $13.00
A concept album created as a return to their progressive rock roots, this CD features an MPEG video of the group performing a live version of a track from "Non Ho Sonno" in the legendary Cinevox studio in Rome followed by a rare video interview with the group. Italian import. (CINEVOX)
"Noi I Santoni"
AK 1034-2 CD $13.00
The re-issue of a super rare, highly collectible Italian album originally released in 1971 on the Jukebox label, now on CD for the first time ever. Progressive rock and jazz arrangements with Mediterranean folk themes, this should appeal to fans of LASER and LE ORME. Original artwork, Italian artwork. (AKARMA)
AK 207-1 LP $17.25
AK 207-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1970 on Violets Holiday, this extremely rare album was recorded by a highly-rated Sydney heavy progressive band. With demented guitar, wild organ and beautiful female vocals, they do two originals (the breezy "Sunday Shuffle" and the final 10 minute freeform jazz-flavored instrumental "Out to Lunch") plus some interesting covers: SPOOKY TOOTH's "The Wrong Time," NEIL YOUNG's "Southern Man," RITCHIE HAVEN's "Indian Rope Man" and LENNON/McCARTNEY's "I am the Walrus." Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Io Sono Murple"
AK 1035-1 LP $17.25
AK 1035-2 CD $13.00
An obscure classic of Italian progressive rock, this 1974 release on BASF is a concept album based on a fable of the penguin Murple, with just two long tracks totalling a bit over 30 minutes. The sole album by this band, sometimes compared to KING CRIMSON, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER and LE ORME. Gatefold sleeve, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 201-1 LP $17.25
AK 064-2 CD $13.00
Their unreleased 4th album, originally intended to follow their 1972 Island release "Roll 'Em, Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out," but shelved after the group split. Contains 9 Mike Patto/Ollie Halsall tracks, and a version of Randy Newman's "The Dream I Had Last Night." Nice artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 203-1 LP $17.25
AK 064-2 CD $13.00
The 3rd, critically acclaimed album by this British electric blues/progressive rock band, originally released in 1970 on the B&C label. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Freedom at Last"
GET 325-1 LP $13.70
This PROCOL HARUM spinoff was formed by their original guitarist and drummer (Ray Royer and Bobby Harrison), and the result is a bluesy hard rock trio similar to PROCOL HARUM or early TRAFFIC: some good slices of late British psychedelia with the prominent use of organ, piano and heavy guitar. Originally released in 1969 as #25 in the BYG Actuel series. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
HAPSHASH & THE COLOURED COAT
"Featuring the Human Host and the Heavy Metal Kids"
AK 204-1 LP $17.25
AK 204-2 CD $13.00
Electric mayhem and freeform freakout from this British psych band's classic first album, originally out in 1968 on the Minit label. Formed by art students/designers Michael English and Nigel Weymouth, whose striking graphics were seen on many bright and trippy posters for psychedelic clubs like The UFO and Middle Earth in London, along with DJ and manager Guy Stevens, they have been compared to New York's THE GODZ. THE HEAVY METAL KIDS, the alter ego of the proto-SPOOKY TOOTH group ART (comprised of Mike Harrison, Greg Ridley, Mike Kellie and Luther Grosvenor) also appears here, but who was THE HUMAN HOST? The first 500 copies of this re-issue are on red vinyl. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Junkies, Monkeys and Donkeys"
AK 202-1 2xLP $25.60
AK 202-2 CD $13.00
This Israeli group began as THE CHURCHILLS, moved to England, changed their name to JERICHO JONES, then simply JERICHO. They released this one obscure but classic psychedelic-meets-hard-rock album in 1971 on A&M. This re-issue features 5 previously unreleased bonus tracks. Gatefold sleeve, original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 209-1 LP $17.25
A gem of the late hippie era, this 1971 release on RTV combines the fractured blues-based tangents of BEEFHEART with the loose flow and stoned lyricism of bands like the late '60s GRATEFUL DEAD. This southern California band included early-'60s surf/garage guitarist Merrell Fankhauser, who delivers some tasty, laid-back guitar work, and Jeff Cotton, who later played with BEEFHEART. On of the more unclassifiable recordings of the time, with mystical, well-structured songs. With 4 bonus tracks and gatefold sleeve. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Come with Me"
AK 208-1 LP $17.25
AK 208-2 CD $13.00
Originally released in 1969 on the independent German label Hör Zu, this minor masterpiece of British psychedelic pop (sometimes compared to THE DEVIANTS) is full of gorgeous keyboard sounds, weird and sparse arrangements, treated piano, general garage mayhem, fuzzed-up guitar, distorted vocals and sound effects. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
T. SWIFT & THE ELECTRIC BAG
"Are You Experienced?"
GFC 425-1 LP $17.25
This obscure, mysterious classic was originally released in 1968 on the tiny Custom label. Sometimes compared to ANIMATED EGG or UNDERGROUND, this American psych band's only release features a unique, fuzzed-out interpretation of the JIMI HENDRIX tune, and a vocal and an instrumental side. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
AMOEBA (RAFT BOY)
"Bad Fuggum from the Mysterium"
SV 35-2 CD $8.35
14 songs (4 studio, 10 live) by this odd band, all recorded in 1996, featuring John Morton of THE ELECTRIC EELS and Paul Marotta of THE STYRENES. The live set includes PAGANS and ELECTRIC EELS classics. Great sound quality on the live stuff (Recorded for WFMU), and proof positive that weirdos go on to become old weirdos. (SMOG VEIL)
"Nevermind the Bodies, Here's the Cadavers"
NOMA 1-7 7" $4.35
Previously unreleased studio recordings by the predecessor band to THE BODIES, who should need no introduction. Recorded in 1993, this is great, hard-charging and very well played street punk with dual male/female vocals. 3 songs. (NOMA BEACH)
SGZ 004-7 7" $4.00
Rock and roll gives way to post-punk smatterings, with distinct qualities of '80s ROIR type Lower East Side trash rock, on this magical 2 song release. Rooster Booster's vocals are nothing short of possessed, as she takes potentially sweet melodies and tears them to pieces. The strong rhythm section of Rob Kongress and Rich Lathers creates a solid, trashy bottom, as Rooster takes phaser laced, distorted Flying V guitar sounds and tears those apart, too. This stuff is challenging, melodic, and original punk rock that's very arty, but still very driving. Blue vinyl pressing. (SLOW GOLD ZEBRA)
GLASS CANDY & THE SHATTERED THEATRE / SUBTONIX
TMU 041-7 7" $4.35
Portland's GLASS CANDY stir things up with their patented brand of "death disco." On the flip, SF's horror prom queens THE SUBTONIX bring their female SCREAMERS-with-baritone-sax-neo-wave to the table. These are exclusive cuts that will not be on either of the upcoming albums. (TROUBLEMAN)
RIPOFF 055-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 055-2 CD $10.50
The band Wisconsin loves to hate plugs in for a full length of adrenalin laced punk rock. Catchy, hard charging stuff, and 500 random LP's come with special KILL-A-WATTS trading cards for all the frustrated jocks and comic book weenies. (RIP OFF)
"Devilsounds A Go-Go"
NOFUN 001-2 CD $8.90
Punk in a DEVIL DOGS kinda way from this Buenos Aires quartet, fast and rockin' all the way through. Their first full album (sung in English), they've also two 7"s and a split CD. Argentine import. (NO FUN)
MUNSTER 223-1 LP $9.60
MUNSTER 223-2 CD $11.90
Wild Spanish punk from Valencia, these guys are young, loud and dumb enough to open for outfits from THE ONYAS to THE DWARVES whenever they pass through town. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
"New Stories for Men"
P 065-2 CD $10.20
Daniel Rey, longtime RAMONES crony and producer of Joey's posthumous solo record, leads this NYC band which is being compared to "Kiss Me Deadly"-era GENERATION X, THE REPLACEMENTS, THE JAM, and THE PLIMSOULS with some 1975 NYC rock and roll thrown in. Er, does this mean they wear high heels? Oh yeah, also features members of BONGWATER and KING MISSILE. Yikes! (SCOOCH POOCH)
NEON KING KONG
"Mix Up the Mix"
GSL 55-7 7" $4.35
Two songs here from Hot Rod Todd of LE SHOK's new L.A. based outfit. The group also features Buddy and Mike of TEENAGE KNOCKOUTS/TEENAGE HEARTHROBS and LESBIAN MAKERS on guitar and bass, and Jeremy of THE COUNT on drums. Though one can make comparisons to LE SHOK, the level of musicianship is a notch above. Darrel Licht of LE SHOK adds keys to side one, and the sleeve is designed by LE SHOK guitarist Asshole Andrew. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
RIPOFF 056-1 LP $9.15
RIPOFF 056-2 CD $10.50
Tons of rare tracks from this long-running, legendary Japanese punk rock band. Some of the tracks are so rare they don't even have titles, and some are alternate versions of popular tracks like "Monkey." (RIP OFF)
NOFUN 005-2 CD $6.55
Five songs of melodic, hooky, but not especially poppy punk from this long-running Argentine band, still going strong. Argentine import. (NO FUN)
RICHMOND SLUTS, THE
DSR 9012-7 7" $4.65
These San Francisco rock'n'roll sweethearts play simple but distinct, well lubricated sleaze, as if connecting the dots from '60s garage to late '70s punk. This 7" features a new track, "Sweet Something," plus a new studio version of "Sad City." (DISASTER)
RITCHIE WHITES, THE
"Snitches Get Stitches"
TKOROUND 89-1 LP $8.85
TKOROUND 89-2 CD $10.50
From anthemic punk to mid-tempo sleaze, THE RITCHIE WHITES sound has drawn comparisons to a variety of bands, including: MISFITS, D GENERATION, DEAD BOYS, NAKED RAYGUN, THE RAMONES, and SOCIAL DISTORTION. Simply stated, this is high energy, hard hitting rock and roll from Austin, Texas, featuring ex-members of THE MOTARDS, THE BULEMICS, THE RECLUSIVES, LOS TIGRES GUAPOS, TEEN COOL, and THE SECRET LOVERS. (TKO)
VD 04-1 LP $9.80
Finally back in print, the 1998 album by these infamous southern California punk beach bums. Fun, high energy stuff, with lots of fist shaking beats and shout-along choruses, eight of the trashiest, most drug addled punk tunes on record. (VINYL DOG)
"Teachers in Space"
SKIP 97-2 CD $10.80
A CD reissue of this punk classic with cover art that depicted the space shuttle Challenger explosion, prompting John Waters to admit that even he found it "shocking." Savage drums and gut wrenching guitar work collide with lyrics about the joys of sabotage, theft, vandalism, looting, refusal, and revolt. Bonus multimedia footage on the CD includes the entire 40 minute, June 1987 Gilman Street set where Frank Discussion played with a dead cat and dead dog hung around his neck and live crickets glued to his head. (BROKEN)
KING KHAN & HIS SHRINES
"Three Hairs and You're Mine"
VR 08-1 LP $9.60
VR 10-2 CD $11.30
From India by way of Canada and Europe, this former member of THE SPACESHITS rocks the house with his original brand of ass-shakin' voodoo soul music, complete with a totally wild horn section and charismatic lead vocals. Recorded in 4 days by Liam Watson at Toe Rag in London. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
"Curtis in Chicago"
GET 8011-1 LP $12.55
In this great live set recorded in Chicago for a WTTW special broadcast, Mayfield performed extended versions of several hits, joined by Leroy Hutson, Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler and many others. Originally released in 1973 on his own Curtom label, it features "Superfly," "For Your Precious Love," "I'm So Proud" and more. Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
PEGGY SCOTT & JO JO BENSON
GET 8010-1 LP $12.55
Fusing sing-along late-'60s soul and touches of country with plenty of electric sitar, this 1969 debut album for the female-male duo (originally released on the SSS International label) includes their three chart hits: "Lover's Holiday," "Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries" and the classic "Soulshake." Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
ROCKABILLY, ROOTS ROCK
FOOTSTOMPIN' TRIO, THE
"The Footstompin' Trio"
DCCD 14-2 CD $10.70
Rockabilly, hillbilly and instrumental rock'n'roll with a garagey edge, in the tradition of DEKE DICKERSON, THE PLANET ROCKERS, and THE SADIES. (DOUBLE CROWN)
DCCD 12-2 CD $10.70
Rarities, vinyl-only cuts, studio demos and several brand new songs, 24 tracks total, from this veteran garage/frat/surf outfit led by major guitar whiz Deke Dickerson. (DOUBLE CROWN)
"Searching for a Brighter Future"
AM 088-2 CD $9.65
This band combines the political energy of OPERATION IVY with the smooth drive of THE SPECIALS, enriched by Hammond organ. The lyrics deal with issues from war to the women of Korea, family struggles and racism. The 3rd album from this San Jose outfit. (ASIAN MAN)
ASM 086-2 CD $9.65
High energy ska from St. Louis MO. This, their 7th full length release, also features BLUE MEANIES' organist Chaz Boy, and saxophonist John Paul Camp III. Truly great ska! (ASIAN MAN)
"Enemy of the System"
AM 085-2 CD $9.65
Formed on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and with 4000 shows under their belts since their 1981 inception, these ska pioneers are still showing no signs of slowing down the beat. This is another round of their ska/reggae/powerpop cocktail, recorded at King Django's Version City. (ASIAN MAN)
SYCO 0011-2 CD $13.65
The rarest, missing psychedelic MORRICONE soundtrack in a deluxe full color digipak release! One of the trashiest, most freaked out films he ever scored, this has fuzz guitars, sitars and Bacchanalian rock music mixing freely with his usual genius for emotive melodies and female vocal writing. High fidelity transfer of the music, along with some really goofy dialog from the film. (SYCODELIC)
RED 141-1 LP $12.55
RED 141-2 CD $11.90
The original soundtrack recording for this 1968 cult science fiction thriller directed by Bruno A. Gaburro, it's one of the more obscure Morricone scores; beautiful music with a haunting set of themes. With 3 previously unreleased tracks and new artwork. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
RED 142-1 LP $12.55
RED 142-2 CD $11.90
The original soundtrack recording for this 1972 Italian/French spy thriller, known in the US as "Night Flight from Moscow" and starring Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde and Philippe Noire, directed by Henri Verneuil. Sometimes compared to the score for "Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna," this features lots of weird and scary instrumental sounds in a dark and noisy, totally atonal Morricone masterpiece, as well as pop instrumentals and the vocals of Edda Dell'Orso. With 16 previously unreleased tracks and new artwork. Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
GDM 2013-2 CD $13.00
A delicate soundtrack for this sensual movie directed by Aldo Lado and starring Stefania Sandrelli. Italian import. (GDM)
GDM 2012-2 CD $13.00
A perfect soundtrack for this sexy movie directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, featuring a solo performance by the famous trumpet player Oscar Valdambrini. Italian import. (GDM)
"Amo Non Amo"
MDF 347-2 CD $13.00
A bit of a departure for GOBLIN, this soundtrack was composed for the Amernia Balducci romantic film starring Jacqueline Bisset and Terrence Stamp, and features a Bacharach-inspired ballad and boogiefied funk as well as progressive rock. This release features six additional takes of the title track and incidental pieces from the Cinevox archives which are previously unreleased. Italian import. (CINEVOX)
"La piu' Grande Rapina del West/L'Oro dei Bravados"
GDM 2008-2 CD $13.00
Two great spaghetti western scores, composed and conducted by Academy Award winner Bacalov. Italian import. (GDM)
RED 143-1 LP $12.55
RED 143-2 CD $11.90
One of the infamous "Mondo" series of shockumentaries, this 1963 exercise in sleaze exploitation was directed by Francesco De Feo. Cool artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (DAGORED)
"Wigwam, Cowboys, Roter Kreis"
ASM 009-2 CD $13.00
Saddle up, pilgrim, here comes another volume in the series of wild west soundtracks as seen through the eyes of the 1970s East German film studio DEFA. This time, we've got the ISAAC HAYES-inspired "Tecumseh" by Guenter Fischer, plus a duel of wah-wah guitars and Western trumpets by Dieter Hosallas, while Juergen Kehrt turns in a FRIENDS OF DEAN MARTINEZ-style score. The result is the ultimate Western lounge CD, where cowpokes chill at the bar rather than gallop through the prairie. With liner notes. German import. (ALL SCORE MEDIA)
SPACE AGE BACHELOR PAD
J.J. PERREY & G. KINGSLEY
"Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog"
VANGUARD 65252-1 LP $17.25
The second album, originally released in 1967 by Vanguard, by electronic pop godfathers Jean Jaques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley. The originators of the "space age bachelor pad" genre, they popularized electronic music with their use of Moog synthesizers, the ondioline and magnetic tapes on simple, poppy, easy listening but futuristic-sounding instrumentals. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
"Big Ka-Boom, Part One"
VIRUS 276-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 276-2 CD $10.50
This, Jello's 7th spoken word recording, is an "emergency release," recorded live in November 2001 in Madison WI. Focusing entirely on the September 11th terrorist attacks and ugly aftermath, this certainly pulls no punches, digging up dirt on G. Dubya's staff, and detailing some historical events that may have contributed to the attacks. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
SPOKEN WORD, COMEDY
"Live at Town Hall"
DEC 35-2 CD $10.70
The actress is interviewed live on stage in 1973, and doles out 40 minutes of deadly platitudes to the adoring crowd, who somehow manage to stay awake through the whole thing. (MAD DEADLY WORLDWIDE COMMUNIST GANGSTER COMPUTER GOD)
"The Christian Con Man"
DEC 31-2 CD $10.70
A bizarre, creepy demo tape by a wannabe lounge act (complete with dubbed-in thunderous applause), this mixes a continuous stream of embarrassingly sappy patter with even sappier poetry and keyboard accompaniment, now and then mixing in (apparently from a record) old standards like "Oh Suzannah" sung in Lithuanian. (MAD DEADLY WORLDWIDE COMMUNIST GANGSTER COMPUTER GOD)
"Just Farr a Laugh!!!"
FPP 0002-2 CD $10.70
Give a couple of goof-offs a phone and a tape recorder, and you're bound to get a bunch of prank calls like this big, 72 minute collection of howlers, celebrity impersonations, rants and screaming maniacs. Includes 20-page booklet of liner notes. (FAILED PILOT)
SPOKEN WORD RE-ISSUES
LAST POETS, THE
"This is Madness"
GET 8009-1 LP $12.55
Their brilliant 2nd album, released on Metronome in 1971, earned them a spot on Richard Nixon's infamous "enemies list." A confrontational mix of street poetry and jazz, this predated rap by a decade, and included the hit "White Man's got a God Complex." Original artwork, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"Sagittarius"/"Beyond the Line"
ELS 020-7 7" $4.35
Thick, dark heaviness that pounds on the A-side and oozes on the flip. The newest from this loud-as-hell Portland trio. (ELASTIC)
"Don't Bother Knockin'"/"Space Sucker"
ELS 007-7 7" $4.35
Their classic 1993 stoner mini-epic is baaack! Boogie blues in full fuzz effect, like a head full of the heaviest weed. (ELASTIC)
STREET PUNK, OI!
A GLOBAL THREAT
"Here We Are"
PC 19-1 LP $10.30
PC 19-2 CD $10.80
The second full length from this powerful Boston street punk outfit. With a greater deal of musical and lyrical maturity than their debut, "Here We Are" puts A GLOBAL THREAT on top of the street punk pile with the likes of THE CASUALTIES, THE UNSEEN, and THE VIRUS. (PUNK CORE)
"Der FC St. Pauli ist Schuld"
BC1717-1 2xLP $13.15
Streetpunk tunes singing the praises of Germany's favorite soccer losers, St. Pauli! Great, rousing anthems for the hooligan in all of us, from TURBONEGRO, GURKENTRUPPE, MR. FELSENHEIMER & THE SPINOZA GANG, BATES, PROLLHEAD!, ELF, PHANTASTIX, KICK JONESES, NO RESPECT, SMEGMA, FRANK Z., ...BUT ALIVE, EIRE OG, TERRORGRUPPE, HELTER BIS WOLKIG, BAZOOKAS, SCREAM TEAM, and TOMMY MOLOTOW & SODA BOYZ. This comp kicks butt! Gatefold cover, German import. (BITZCORE)
"Nowhere to Hide"
PC 20-1 LP $11.50
PC 20-2 CD $10.80
Bedazzler spiked and studded Philly street-punk that's "original, diverse, and ultimately pulverizing." The CD version of this eagerly anticipated follow up to their debut LP features a full-color booklet jam packed with lyrics and photos. The limited LP version includes a full-color gatefold jacket. (PUNK CORE)
"Surfin' in the Dark"
CRAMP 842-P LP pic disc $14.30
A live performance from 1984 recorded at Hammersmith Palais in London. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"Dumb Looks Still Free"
SV 26-1 LP $9.00
SV 26-2 CD $8.35
Speedriff-bratcore from the eastern suburbs of Cleveland circa 1981-87. Makes you almost want to be from the eastern suburbs of Cleveland (we said almost). One could compare them to a Midwestern ANGRY SAMOANS or early QUEERS. Fast, fast, fast, and catchy, catchy, catchy, with an ability to make songs about nuclear war funny. But this extensive compilation goes one step further, tracing the band from its beginnings through its later period, seeing them add more rock and '80s sounds into the mix. 39 tracks on the CD, 25 on the LP. (SMOG VEIL)
"Joey is a Punk!"
RAMROX 76-1 LP $11.20
An early RAMONES show, this is 15 killer songs recorded live on August 12, 1976, at the Roxy in Los Angeles. Good sound, with lots of crappy photos on the cover. Limited pressing of 500, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"In a Better World"
XEROID 02-2 2xCD $14.00
Back in print after a year's absence! Two full CDs of material from this legendary Los Angeles extreme synth-punk outfit! You get 9 songs recorded live at the Whisky on 1/6/78, 10 more recorded there the following night, two songs from the Pat Garrett demos from 7/7/77, 3 songs from another demo session, 7 songs recorded live at the Mabuhay Gardens on 9/2/78, 8 songs recorded at various live and demo sessions 1978-79, plus singer Tomata Du Plenty doing a radio ad for a show at the Roxy. All this is backed up by a fat 28-page booklet with numerous photos, posters, graphics, a band roster, and reprints of some of their press coverage. (XEROID)
VINTAGE PUNK RE-ISSUES
BAD BRAINS, THE
"Rock for Light"
ABT 007-1 LP $10.50
A limited vinyl re-issue of their 2nd album, released on Abstract in 1983. Full of fascinating contradictions, blistering, DC-style hardcore alternates with mellow, dubwise reggae. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Euro import. (ABSTRACT)
"A Different Kind of Tension"
BUZCOC 03-1 LP $11.20
A vinyl re-issue of their 3rd album, first out in 1980, this has one of their better-known songs, "I Believe." Original artwork, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
DUMPSTER 7005-7 7" $6.60
Five fast, tight songs on this replica re-issue of a 1980 punk classic. No, not the Phoenix-to-L.A. combo. Limited pressing of 300, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"You Goddam Kids!"
BA 1171-1 LP $9.10
BA 1171-2 CD $10.80
Another prime piece of Los Angeles punk rock history, out of print since its first and only circa 1981 pressing. This eclectic "Masque-era" recording was the unique work Geza X, member/producer of early LA punk bands THE DEADBEATS and MOMMYMEN, with help from Brendan Mullen, Paul Roessler, D.J. Bonebrake, Josie Cotton, and Don Bolles. Utilizing the unique "Gezatone" guitar, a screechy vocal style and warped sense of humor, this is the album that produced such classics as "Isotope Soap" and "We Need More Power" from the "Let Them Eat Jellybeans" and "Rodney on the ROQ" compilations, respectively. Geza's other production credits include: SONIC YOUTH, DEAD KENNEDYS, REDD KROSS, BLACK FLAG, JOSIE COTTON, AVENGERS, BAGS, THE GERMS, PRIMUS and many more! (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)
TONTO 1-1 LP $12.55
A great document from this legendary early-'80s Spanish punk band, this combines all the tracks from their mega-rare mini-LP, recorded in 1982 but released in 1985, with a 1983 Barcelona live recording. Both have been remastered from the original tapes, with excellent sound quality, and the packaging includes a 16-page large-format booklet of photos, posters, band history, and interview with band leader "El Enano Infiltrado" (in Spanish), plus a vinyl sticker. Spanish import. (TONTO)
"3 Hits from Hell"
PLAN9 1013-7 7" $6.60
A replica re-issue of the 1981 7" on Plan 9, with "London Dungeon," Horror Hotel" and "Ghouls Night Out" this is one of their classics. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"
SFL 2188-7 7" $6.60
Reissue of a special Japan-only release with special artwork and rare bonus tracks. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"We are Punk Generation"
SFL 2340-7 7" $6.60
Replica re-issue of a special 1978 Japan-only release with special artwork and rare bonus tracks. You get "Havana Affair," "Commando," "Beat on the Brat," "Don't Come Close," "She's the One," and "Go Mental." Limited pressing of 300, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
VINCE 022-1 LP $11.60
One of Germany's best-known punk bands, appearing on numerous KBD and Bloodstains type comps! First out in 1980 on the Rock-o-rama label, this official re-issue features the original artwork. German import. (VINCE LOMBARDY HIGHSCHOOL)
ROKY ERICKSON & THE ALIENS
"The Evil One (Plus One)"
SFTRI 685-2 2xCD $13.15
The first, and many would argue the best album by the former 13th Floor Elevators singer, originally released in 1980 by CBS in Europe. This reissue also includes the 5 extra songs that appeared on the 415 Records version, released in 1981. The 2nd disc features 10 additional tracks from the "French Sponge" EP and earlier "Evil One" demos, plus excerpts from a legendary radio interview with Roky, the guy who supposedly receives 3 sacks of self-requested junk mail a day. We feel that Roky and Ozzy are perfect examples of why it's cool to take acid every day for extended periods of time. (SYMPATHY)
"Sink the Whales, Buy Japanese Goods"/"Disco Queen"
BA 1173-7 7" $4.65
A very limited re-issue of this collector scum wet dream inducer, originally selling something like 4 copies, and containing different versions than those that appear on the "Pull It and Yell" LP. Once again, this has been mastered from the analog tapes. (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)
"Sit on My Face Stevie Nix"/"Amputee"
BA 1172-7 7" $4.65
An official, limited edition re-issue of this 1978 punk classic, originally released on the band's own Rotten Records, and quickly banned from KROQ after pressure from the FLEETWOOD MAC camp. Mastered from the original analog tapes. (BACCHUS ARCHIVE)
SHRAP 79-7 7" $6.60
A reissue of the 1979 single by this New Jersey band that included Dave Wyndorf (later of MONSTER MAGNET) and RAMONES/MISFITS/DICTATORS producer Daniel Rey. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
SONICS RENDEZVOUS BAND
ORCHIDE 7007-7 7" $6.60
The only release by this legendary Detroit punk supergroup while it was still active, out in 1978. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
VINTAGE SKA RE-ISSUES
LC 0542-1 LP $12.25
A collection of the best from one of the leaders of the UK's late-'70s, early-'80s 2-tone ska movement. 16 songs, original artwork, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"Operational Thinking For Survival"
MYLES 003 book $6.90
Uniquely, Dennis repeatedly defines his terms, (thereby avoiding the usual semantics), making war-reliant economics and political dynamics easy to understand, and develops a starting point from which to determine how, not what, to think about the challenges of the our age, although some of his assumptions can be pretty reactionary. Previously a U.S. diplomat who became disgusted with U.S. foreign policy, and an international banker baffled by huge, stupid loans being approved and then defaulted on, as well as a leading non-pacifist opponent of US entry into World War II. Learn the views that led the Roosevelt regime to muzzle Dennis in its infamous 1944 sedition trial. Somewhat dated, or is it? Written in 1969. 252 pages, hardcover. (RALPH MYLES PUBLISHING)
LIGGIO, LEONARD P. AND MARTIN, JAMES J., EDS.
"Watershed of Empire: Essays on New Deal Foreign Policy"
MYLES 020 book $5.50
A collection of penetrating re-examinations of various aspects of the key foreign policy decisions of the Roosevelt administrations, 1933-45, by seven academic specialists, mostly from some variety of WW2 isolationism. Topics such as the New Deal monetary system, the meddlesome "Good Neighbor Policy" in South America, interventionist diplomacy elsewhere and empire building at home, and the failed isolationist response, with a generous helping of Cold War rhetoric. Written in 1976. 232 pages. (RALPH MYLES PUBLISHING)
MARTIN, JAMES J.
"An American Adventure in Bookburning, In the Style of 1918"
MYLES 024 book $4.55
A succinct yet seemingly complete accounting of the U.S.'s World War I unshelving of her nation's libraries and bookstores, to flush out the spector of "German propaganda" (Berkman's "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist"?!). Not like some authors' posthumously indignant scandal sheets, this is a humorous survey usually utilizing the then-contemporary sources. Includes a 1954 bibliography "A Beginner's Manual For Apprentice Bookburners." Written in 1989. 137 pages. (BOOKS)
MARTIN, JAMES J. ED.
"Libertarian Broadsides Series"
MYLES025 8 booklets $7.50
Eight classic booklets by libertarian thinkers: Max Stirner "The False Principle of Our Education," John Badcock Jr. "Slaves to Duty," James L. Walker "The Philosophy of Egoism," Lysander Spooner "No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority," Benjamin R. Tucker "State Socialism and Anarchism," Etienne de la Boetie "The Will to Bondage," Laurance Labadie "Selected Essays: Economics; Education; Social and Political Psychology; Public Affairs and World Politics," and Ezra H. Heywood "Uncivil Liberty." A great deal for print hounds. 491 pgs (RALPH MYLES PUBLISHING)
JUXTAPOZ 39 magazine $5.00
In this issue: FRANK KOZIK (who also does the cover art), ROCKIN' JELLY BEAN, legendary surrealist MATI KLARWEIN, the disturbing, Teletubby from-hell paintings of MATT GORDON, paintings by MEAT PUPPETS guitarist CURT KIRKWOOD, a TODD SHORR retrospective, a fold-out ROBERT WILLIAMS poster, a 7-artist gallery of new work, a graffiti roundup, and more, all in full color as always. (MAGAZINES)
MRR 229 magazine *$3.00
In this issue: EPILEPTIC TERROR ATTACK, HOLIER THAN THOU?, COUNTDOWN TO PUTSCH, THE SOUND OF FAILURE, THE NUBS, New Disorder Records, LES BATON ROUGE, THE AWAKENING, KILL DEVIL HILLS, CAREER SUICIDE, THE SWELLBELLYS, a look back at early-'80s UK band THE SINYX, a Fresno scene report, lots of alternative reporting on the Mideast crisis, columns, tons of record reviews, book and film reviews, and more. (MAGAZINES)
PUNKPLANET 49 magazine $4.00
The lead article this issue is an investigation into the controversial and some say predatory business practices of Vagrant Records, including corporate sponsorship. Also, PP sits down to talk to MIKE WATT, FEDERATION X, no-wavers THE RAPTURE, Nobel laureate ADOLFO PEREZ, electronic underground 'zine XLR8R, NEW END ORIGINAL, and HOT WATER MUSIC. Also featured are articles on the story of ALEX SANCHEZ, an L.A. gang peace organizer facing deportation, the civil suit against 2 Salvadorian generals who now live in Florida, and a first person account of a person banned from the United States post September 11. All this plus columns, reviews, DIY stuff and more. (MAGAZINES)
DOGVID 002-3 video $9.60
A re-release of the early-'80s video then known as "Caught Live" which has been out of print for about 10 years, this has 7 songs shot at a live performance in a San Francisco TV studio: "Sex Bomb," "Way of the World," "In Life My Friends," "Sacrifice," "Get Away," "(I saw you) Shine," and the otherwise unavailable "In Your Arms" (from the infamous lost album), plus a two-part interview by Ruth Schwartz. Full color cover. (DOG PATCH)
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