What follows are the labels that we've become stuck with, or who are stuck
with us. Some of them are deceased, some of them having us do their U.S. distro,
all of them are just as bent as us. (updated May 10th 2001)
ADOL 09-1 LP $7.80
Brooding industrial/electronic rhythms drift through a haze of surreal imagery.
The classic first album from one of the original industrial groups. Color vinyl.
ADOL 06-1 LP $7.60
Electronic compositions that are crystalline, fragile and dangerous, from an early
SF industrial experimenter.
"Strange and Cruel"
WIGLP 017-1 LP $9.60
You already know these undisputed "Kings of Border Beat" from their Estrus album,
and this is their second full-length, a fearsome cocktail of the Kinks, Beatles,
Small Faces, R'n'R, punk, garage, Childish, beat, etc. 13 superbly crafted originals
and a crackin' Trini Lopez cover. UK import.
THE GREEN HORNETS
"Faster Than the Bugzapper"
WIG 016-1 LP $9.60
WIGCD 016-2 CD $10.15
Four of the coolest dudes that ever picked up a wallet and said "I think that's
mine," plus one hot chick that replied "Take your greasy mitts off my property
before I whack you to eternity." Mod-inspired, organ-fueled, '60s-style garage
raunch with an attitude. Their 2nd album. UK import.
THE GREEN HORNETS
"Get the Buzz"
WIGLP 008-1 LP $9.60
WIGCD 008-2 CD $10.15
Rave-up 60's style garage psych with down n' dirty boy/girl vocals, screamin'
mouth harp, swingin' Vox organ and wailin' twang/fuzz guitar. The real shit. Kinda
like the Monarchs without suits. UK import.
THE GREEN HORNETS
WIG 003-7 7" $4.55
Four garage screamers, two from their LP and 2 more exclusive to this 7". Proudly
recorded in mono! UK import.
THE JAMMING ARABS
WIG 006-7 7" $4.55
Delicious vocal harmonies, trashy vintage equipment, over-the-top exuberance on
their debut release, featuring fab songs about going to the beach, gals, (not)
surfing, buckets, spades. beer, catching the pigeon and illicit "Twister" sessions.
Two songs from the album, and two others exclusive to this 7".
THE JAMMING ARABS
"Never Bin Surfin'"
WIGLP 018-1 LP $9.60
WIGLP 018-2 CD $10.15
The Arabs blend elements of '60s Merseybeat, '70s punk, ska, surf, garage, R'n'R,
Looney Toons and anything else that gets in their way into one big partying meltdown.
An amazing debut release from Saltburn's mightiest new talent, with delighfully
unadorned but hi-fi production by Sir Bald. UK import.
THE MAGNIFICENT ESCAPADES
"A Narrow Escape"
WIGLP 007-1 LP $9.60
Come worship the Holy Reverb with this Oxfordshire quintet's laid back, rootsy
garage surf (including an oddly mutated version of the "Hawaii 5-0" theme) and
60's style garage psych. Sir Baldie and Keith Morris (of the Green Hornets) guest
on guitar and Vox organ respectively. UK import.
SHOWMAN & THE THUNDEROUS STACCATOS
WIG 004-7 7" $4.55
Four noisy, filthy, roaring, sloppy, reverb-soaked, nitro-belching dragstrip instrumentals.
SHOWMAN & THE THUNDEROUS STACCATOS
"Eat My Dust, Asshole!"
WIGLP 011-1 LP $9.60
WIGLP 011-2 CD $10.15
Totally over the top, insane, dirt-caked, all-instro surf-trash-punk-garage from
France's kings of the dragstrip sound, giving a far better representation of this
deranged bunch o' loons than their two 7"s. Recorded stark naked at Sir Baldie's
fave, Toe Rag Studios! This smokes, and then some! UK import.
SIR BALD DIDDLEY AND HIS RIGHT HONOURABLE BIG WIGS
"Get Ahead, Get a Fez!"
WIGLP 005-1 10" $9.60
Eight rippin' instrumentals and two vocal numbers recorded in early 1995. Faster,
tighter, and more intense than ever surf mania! UK import.
SIR BALD DIDDLEY AND HIS RIGHT HONOURABLE BIG WIGS
WIG 002-7 7" $4.55
Recorded live in Oxford in 1992, Sir Baldie and his band rave raw and rude with
3 instrumentals (including a Link Wray cover) and a rockabilly-tinged vocal number.
SIR BALD DIDDLEY & HIS WIG OUTS
WIG 013-1 LP $9.60
WIG 013-2 CD $10.15
You can always count on Sir Baldie for raw, revved-up surf/dragstrip instros and
even rawer '60s-style garage screamers, and this is no exception. Intricate, high
speed staccato guitar picking, roaring heavy reverb, and a down-n-dirty attitude
that never quits make Sir Baldie one of the genre's best performers anywhere!
SIR BALD DIDDLEY AND HIS RIGHT HONOURABLE BIG WIGS
WIGLP 001-1 LP $9.60
Sir Baldie's first album from 1992, this one has very rootsy, trad-style surf
instrumentals, mostly originals but also including covers of faves like "Miserlou"
and "Moon Dawg," as well as a couple of rockabillified vocal numbers. UK import.
SIR BALD DIDDLEY AND HIS RIGHT HONOURABLE BIG WIGS
"What's in Your Fridge?"
WIGLP 003-1 LP $9.60
Raw surf instrumentals mix with even rawer garage screamers on Sir Baldie's 2nd
album. These guys do both with the fanatical dedication of real purists. UK import.
SIR BALD DIDDLEY AND HIS WIG OUTS
PIELP 001-1 LP $9.60
PIELP 001-2 CD $10.15
Sir Baldie and Kid Wig get a new rhythm section and a whole lotta gooey baked
stuff for this totally raucous 1996 surf and garage rock extravaganza. All the
song titles are funny, pie-related jokes, and the music rips like hell! Can this
get crazier? UK import.
SIR BALD DIDDLEY AND HIS WIG OUTS
PIE 001-7 7" $4.55
Three surf instros and one wild garage rocker from the "Pie-Go-Mania" sessions,
only one of which is on the album. UK import.
WIG 011-1 LP $9.60
WIG 011-2 CD $11.00
The long-awaited debut by these reverb drenched, instro-blastin' marauders, who
Sir Baldie calls "the best new surf band in the world!" 100% instro and 100% cool,
with a sound somewhere in between the Finks and the Phantom Surfers, and loaded
with cool samples from movie dialog. Check out that long, strange experimental
track at the end, too! Absolutely unmissable! UK import.
"Let It All Hang Out"
WIG 012-1 LP $9.60
WIG 012-2 CD $10.15
The first in a series of awesome vocal comps, with 20 ragin', screamin', blastin'
garage punk, surf, frat, etc. tracks by Thee Headcoats, Sir Bald Diddley, Green
Hornets, Wildebeests, Gloomies, Blue Devils, Unchayned, Sires, Nuthin's, Jammin'
Arabs, Waistcoats, Beatkings, Cybermen, Magnificent Escapades, Count Zero and
more! UK import.
"Locked-In to Surf, Part 1"
WIGCD 002-2 CD $10.15
The best of volumes 1 & 2 of the "Locked In" LP series are distilled onto this
25 track CD, with cuts by the Phantom Surfers, Trashwomen, Sir Bald Diddley, Jackie
& the Cedrics, Finks, Kaisers, Headcoats, and more! UK import.
"Locked-In to Surf, Part 2"
WIGCD 009-2 CD $10.15
A distillation of tracks from volumes 2 and 3 of the "Locked In" LP series, featuring
25 boss blasts by the Surf Creatures, The Waistcoats, Sir Bald Diddley, The Magnificent
Escapades, The Tiki Men, The Gary 7, Showman & The Thunderous Staccatos, Frea
& The Dactaris, B.B. Et Les Tractions Avant, Count Zero & The Cosmic Noughts,
The Trashwomen, The Gallows, The Finks, Lord Limey n' The Yanks, Eight Ball Scratch,
Juke Boy Barkus & Baldie McGhee, Los Phantomas, Krontjong Devils, Thee Mighty
Caesars, The Firebirds, Midget Auto Racers, Green Hornets, Jackie & The Cedrics,
and Louis Procowski Seven. UK import.
"Locked-In to Surf, Volume 1"
WIGLP 002-1 LP $9.60
Eighteen tasty, stompin' surf and garage instros from 3 continents! Features The
Phantom Surfers, The Boss Martians, The King Normals, Jackie & The Cedrics, The
Gallows, Thee Headcoats, The Trashwomen, The Green Hornets, Eight Ball Scratch,
The Finks, Lord Limey & The Yanks, The Neanderthals, Kid Wig & The Wig-Outs, The
Astronauts, Juke Boy Barkus, Count Zero & The Cosmic Naughts, Lil Bob & The Trembles,
and of course Sir Bald Diddley & His Right Honourable Big Wigs. UK import.
"Locked-In to Surf, Volume 2"
WIGLP 004-1 LP $9.60
A genuine feast of 20 surf, garage trash and primitive blues instros! Features
The Surf Trio, The Apemen, Los Kogars, The Panasonics, The Magnificent Escapades,
The Kaisers, Eight Ball Scratch, Count Zero & The Cosmic Naughts, The Trashwomen,
The Gallows, The Finks, Lord Limey & The Yanks, Juke Boy Barkus, Los Phantomas,
The Green Hornets, Showman & The Thunderous Staccatos, The Waistcoats, Jim Carlisle,
The Astronauts, and of course Sir Bald Diddley & His Right Honourable Big Wigs.
"Locked-In to Surf, Volume 3"
WIGLP 009-1 LP $9.60
Twenty raw and primitive instro-mental slabs o' surf and garage rock insanity
from Europe, Japan and America! Features The Surf Creatures, The Waistcoats, The
Tikimen, Jackie & The Cedrics, Thee Mighty Caesars, The Astronauts, The Krontjong
Devils, Showman & The Thunderous Staccatos, The Firebirds, Count Zero & The Cosmic
Noughts, The Magnificent Escapades, Frea & The Dactaris, B.B. Et Les Tractions
Avant, The Gary 7, The Midget Auto Racers, The Green Hornets, The Incredible Sinalco
Bums, Lord Limey N' The Yanks, Louis Procowski Seven, and of course Sir Bald Diddley
& His Wig-Outs. UK import.
"Locked-In to Surf & Rock n Roll Instrumentals Vol.4"
WIGLP 019-1 LP $9.60
Is it feasible for those hair-brained instro heads at Alopecia to maintain the
escalating standard of musical mayhem of each 'Locked In' release? Yes it is!
Here's yet another surefit of instrumental danger, excitement, fun and frolics
featuring 20 more rippers from the world's international instrumental rock'n'roll
fraternity, among them LOS STRAITJACKETS, SWITCH TROUT, SIR BALD DIDDLEY & HIS
WIG OUTS, THE WAISTCOATS, THEE CYBERMEN, THE GREEN HORNETS, THE PERVERTS, THE
SURF CREATURES, THE MAGNIFICENT ESCAPADES, VIBRASONIC, THE JAMMING ARABS, THE
WILDEBEESTS, COUNT ZERO & THE COSMIC NAUGHTS and THE INCREDIBLE NOT OF THIS EARTH
& HIS FAMOUS BOOBOOS!
"Scorchin' the Blues"
WIGLP 006-1 LP $9.60
One side each of raw, primitive, stompin' blues and cajun firecrackers from Jim
Carlisle & His Jumpin' Jacks, and Juke Boy Barkus & Baldie McGhee (yep, Sir Baldie
in his other incarnation). All recorded in glorious mono! UK import.
"Shake It In The Dark"
WIGCD 015-2 CD $10.15
Stompin' two-man blues and cajun! JUKE BOY BARKUS AND BALDIE MCGHEE (SIR BALD's
alter ego) play many instruments simultaneously like a pair of one-man bands,
between them handling vocals, harmonica, drums, guitars, maracas, and bass. THE
ROOFTOP PLAYBOYS play raw, rickety cajun, led by ACHILLE LORENTZ's manic accordion
and singing in old French. A wildly fun album! UK import.
WIG 014-2 CD $11.15
Boss trash from Holland's grimiest garage, now available on CD (the LP is out
of print). Seven thunderous LINK WRAY inspired instrumentals and seven blarin',
punkin' vocal screamers in a KINKS/MILKSHAKES-ish vein. Fearsomely inspired, raw
and tough, primitive rock'n'roll raunch! UK import.
"Valley of the Mono Apes"
WIG 005-7 7" $4.55
Four maulers from Holland's grimiest garage. Two boss and most thunderous instros
coupled with 2 raw yelpers. Tough as can be. A blinder, sez Sir Baldie! LP to
follow. UK import.
WIG 020-1 LP $9.60
WIG 020-2 CD $11.15
You remember last year's hot album on Sympathy, well here's the follow-up from
Scotland's lairds of boss racket! A monstrous slice of trashy garage, blues, and
punk rock stupidity! Featuring refugees from THEE MILKSHAKES, THE KAISERS and
THE THANES, this great new album from THE WILDEBEESTS is sure to be a winner!
AMERICAN POP PROJECT
ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE
AMPOP 8-7 7" $4.00
Mysterious and magical spacey pop marks the debut of this San Francisco DIY group
and their boom box loops.
AMPOP 2-7 7" $4.25
Led by ex-SUNNYCHAR singer Momoko Yoshino, this new Japanese band does 2 originals
and a PRIMITIVES cover. Husker Du send up cover art.
MARK BRODIE & THE SABOTEURS
AMPOP 6-7 7" $4.00
Three instrumentals with MARK BRODIE's trademark feel for '60s surf-instro authenticity:
one original, plus a cover of THE CHALLENGERS' "Our Man Flint" and the title track
by THE ROCKING TIGERS.
"Sun Ra"/"Don't Fear the Reaper"
AMPOP 4-7 7" $4.00
The Bloomington trio led by Grammy-nominee Frankie Camaro does a stunning melodic
guitar monsterpiece, backed by their instrumental take on the old BLUE OYSTER
AMPOP 206-2 CD $9.50
This Dallas duo gets compared to PAVEMENT, GUIDED BY VOICES and VELVET UNDERGROUND.
Their first CD after a self-released 7" that caused quite a buzz.
AMPOP 7-7 7" $4.00
A sort of "greatest hits" of the reigning Kings of smooth Swedish pop, 4 songs
taken from various releases. 2 tracks mixed by CARDIGANS producer Tore Johansson.
AMPOP 5-7 7" $4.00
This founding member of VIBRALUX gives us a single from her upcoming solo album.
The result is five and a half minutes of trip-hop that only a Midwest acid trip
could create, like early PORTISHEAD channeled thru LEE HAZELWOOD and NANCY SINATRA.
E.L.O. send up cover art. 2 B-sides exclusive to this limited-to-1000 EP.
AMPOP 205-2 CD $9.50
New Vancouver trio fronted by the ubiquitous MARK BRODIE, influenced by the science
fiction radio dramas of the '40s and '50s, with lots of cheesy Farfisa and heavily
reverbed surf guitar. For the sartorially obsessed, they wear Beatle wigs, alien
antennae, and matching shirts.
THE MULTIPLE CAT
"Welcome to the Multiple Cat"
AMPOP 3-7 7" $4.25
Three songs from Iowa's best British pop band, perhaps their strongest stuff since
1996's debut album on the Zero Hour label.
"Back to Demo"
AMPOP 1-7 2x7" $6.20
Solo recordings from Dave of the PARASITES, done in his basement on a 4-track
cassette. Dave plays all the instruments and sings on these 5 originals and one
AMPOP 202-2 CD $8.90
Surf and spy theme instrumentals from this Japanese band led by Canadian expatriate
surf guitarist MARK BRODIE. Besides a dozen originals, this also includes covers
of BOBBY FULLER and LEE HAZELWOOD tunes.
STUDY OF THE LIFELESS
"Study of the Lifeless"
AMPOP 207-2 CD $9.50
Drone-pop ala MY BLOODY VALENTINE, featuring monstrous guitars and a secure sense
of simplicity and tonality.
TUULI / TRAVOLTAS
AMPOP 9-7 7" $4.00
Dutch band TRAVOLTAS do the BEACH BOYS-type harmony thing, grafted onto melodic
punk. Veteran Toronto band TUULI makes its first US release, sounding alot like
one of those very wistful Sarah label shoegazer bands from a few years back.
AMPOP 204-2 CD $10.10
Cream of the crop surf instros and vocal numbers from 15 bands spanning the globe:
MAN OR ASTROMAN?, MARK BRODIE, QUEERS, McRACKINS, SABOTEURS, J CHURCH, SATAN'S
PILGRIMS W/ PHRANC, CUB, KUNG FU MONKEYS, FUN FUN ATTITUDE, BOYZ NEXT DOOR, THE
WOODIES, BEATNIK TERMITES, HELEN LOVE and THE TORNADOES.
"Pure Spun Sugar"
AMPOP 203-2 CD $8.90
American Pop Project and Candy Floss present 14 of the planet's coolest underground
pop bands: BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, JENNY MAE, AZALIA SNAIL, TWIG, CHERRY SMASH,
BALOON CHASE TEAM, SLEAZY BEATS, POASTAL, RED DYE NO 5, DRESSY BESSY, Britain's
CUCKOOLAND, Assie outfit BIRDTOWN MOSS, Sweden's AQUADAYS, and Japan's DIZZY JOGHURT.
"Mod Fuck Explosion"
BALP 0010-1 LP $7.80
This soundtrack to an upcoming feature film by Jon Moritsugu features one side
of previously unreleased music by alterno-icons Unrest (who should need no introduction)
and one side of Karyo Tengoku, a totally insane Japanese punk-goof-freakazoid
outfit who are somewhere beyond description. White vinyl, incredible full color
cover, Subterranean exclusive.
A Japanese label dedicated to releasing live or previously-unreleased rarities
(including rough out-takes) by notable underground bands like Ruins, Funhouse,
& Children Coup D'Etat.
ZIKSBB 015-2 CD $13.65
This Japanese quartet does melodic punk with a fairly brutal, angst-ridden edge,
and here they're recorded live on 13 high quality tracks. Japanese import.
CHILDREN COUP D'ETAT
ZIKSBB 2-2 CD $13.65
This very aggressive-sounding Kyoto group plays their brand of jazz-rock like
a bat outta hell; quirky, but heavy grunge punk-rock with some female vocals &
lots of attention to high-quality musicianship. Some rare studio-tracks, some
live material, lots of variety, surprisingly well-done collection! Japanese import.
ZIKSBB 012-2 CD $9.65
Now out in a cheap US pressing, this CD has live performances from one of Japan's
heaviest, most brutal garage-punk bands. Think noisy, powerful, hammer-headed
punk rock. 16 songs, 60 minutes.
"Overdrive Cloudy Skyes Complete"
ZIKSBB 3-2 CD $12.45
Heavy-duty Japanese grunge, kind of like ZeniGeva meets Ruins; you heard 'em last
on the "Dead Tech 3" comp. Japanese import.
"The End of Sunny Days"
ZIKSBB 008-2 CD $13.65
Slammin', loud, tunefully melodic prog-jazz-punk from Tokyo, intense & hard as
nails but with great musicianship, too! Japanese import.
ZIKSBB 013-2 CD $13.65
Melodic, sing-along, anthemic 3-chord punk & ska-core, Operation Ivy style. Great
playing, great production, catchy tunes. Japanese import.
"Attack in Japan"
ZIKSBB 022-2 CD $14.30
An amazing set from these popular NY punk heavies. 11 songs such as "Scrape,"
"Exterminator," "Street Sweeper," and "Body Bomb," recorded 12 April 1995 at Shinjuku
Loft in Tokyo, Japan. Once again, suitably gory cover photo. Japanese import.
"Bloody Butterfly from Overdrive Cloudy Skyes Complete"
ZIKSBB 001-2 CD $13.65
Three Japanese underground bands, Ita-Roh, Yura-Yura Teikoku and Dip The Flag
(who do an over-the-top, 18 minute jam including bits of the Beatles' "Tomorrow
Never Knows"), contribute a total of 8 live tracks recorded at 5 prominent Tokyo
"Unknown Penicillin Café"
ZIKSBB 006-2 CD $13.65
Fifteen tracks by 5 bands: Dahlia Caras, Gaia No Yamai, Dynamite Kitkat, Surfers
of Romantica and Yagi-Inu. Sounds range from Boredoms-like crazyness to funk-core
to emo-guitar-noise to grungy metal-oid to prog-jazzness. A great sampling of
some of the trends in underground Japanese rock. Japanese import.
VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA
ZIKSBB 018/020-2 3xCD $33.20
Three full-length CDs of harsh noise, absurd noise, "inept" noise, and noise/shakuhachi
flute duets, sounding like a lost Hanatarashi track. Packed in a silver foil pouch with a big
color sticker on the front. Japanese import.
"Devil from the East"
ZKBB 014-2 CD $13.65
The creative genius behind the Ruins has been involved in quite a few projects
in the last 10 years, and here's a roundup of tracks to prove it: Zeni Geva, Naked
City, Vasilisk, Dissecting Table, High Rise, YBO2, Gerogerigegege, Noizunzuri
Ghost, Phaidia, Malinconia, 100 Lights of Koenji and more, for a total of 15 bands
and 2 solo performances. Japanese import.
THE BILLY NAYER SHOW
"Return to Brigadoon"
BNS 06-2 CD $9.10
The 3rd CD from one very unique, bizarre and edgy bunch of guys. Wicked wordplay,
rockin', jazzy tunes, and that voice of the lounge singer from, well, someplace
that's severely wacky. 16 songs of completely sane dementia.
THE BILLY NAYER SHOW
"The Villain That Love Built"
BNS 05-2 CD $9.10
With a voice somewhere between suave assurance and cracked desperation, lead singer
and songwriter Cory McAbee turns every song on this amazing disc into a dark,
disturbing narrative. This icon of the alternative universe have acquired an insistent
cult reputation through massive airplay across the US and their first 2 self-distributed
albums, the initial pressings of which have sold out completely. It is no simple
task to sum up THE BILLY NAYER SHOW, but words like frightening, commanding, theatrical
and fascinating come to mind. The album includes a track from the forthcoming
BNS film, "The American Astronaut," which was part of this year's Sundance Film
Festival Screenwriter's Workshop.
CAROLINER RAINBOW SCRAMBLED EGG TAKEN FOR A WIFE
"Banknotes, Dreams and Signatures"
NUFLP 7-1 LP $7.80
A horse named Old Eggwipe, a girl who ate salt pills sewn into her doll's fingers,
a blanket-wearer with bullets instead of teeth, and more unlikely 19th century
characters populate Caroliner's long-awaited 7th album. Still noisy as hell, but
with the unmistakable flavor of the 1800's. Excellent, unique and not to be missed!
CAROLINER RAINBOW SUSANS AND BRUISINS
"The Cooking Stove Beast"
NUFLP 3-1 LP $7.80
Their fourth brilliantly abrasive, 19th-century-in-a-funhouse-mirror album mixes
fiddles, banjos, screeching vocals and washes of tortured guitar feedback. Like
the other Caroliner albums, this one comes in handmade, all-different packaging,
this time wrapped in old discarded clothes!
"Lower Intestinal Clocks & Gut"
BSR 7-1 LP $7.60
Their 11th LP, this is the project that bankrupted Caroliner. What started off
as a book with an LP is now the LP by itself (and a printer who absconded with
the funds), where the band plays two very long (nearly half-hour) songs. Calliope,
grass reeds, violin, accordian, groaning horns, electronics, odd half-heard sounds
and minimal, sometimes extremely tortured vocals produce the eeriest, most atmospheric
Caroliner album yet.
"Our American Heritage, Vol. One"
BSR 10-1 LP $7.80
The first in a series of live LPs that will be issued every 10 Caroliner albums,
this 60 minute opus documents shows from 1983 to 1996, a 13 year span of diverse
evolution from a multicolored bean & corn mouthed scarecrow of a music unit. This
LP also includes, in barebones form, songs that will eventually turn up on the
next 20 LPs. Recordings go from in-your-lap serenades to microphones hidden under
winter coats; packaged in scavenged, ripped apart, silkscreened and re-glued album
jackets, with very strange photos glued on front. The 1800's weren't this weird,
CAROLINER RAINBOW HERNIA MILK QUEEN
"Rear End Hernia Puppet Show"
MLCRHM 01-1 LP $8.40
A soundtrack for Tortured Country Westerns, played with electric fingernails on
a blackboard, feedback and apples that curse and spit when salted. Tiny Tim and
stomach grumbles. Authentic San Francisco garbage included in these one-of-a-kind,
hand assembled packages.
"Rings on the Awkward Shadow"
BSR 1-1 2xLP $12.70
Perhaps the ultimate ergot poisoning record (bet you didn't even know it was a
genre, now did you?), this hour & a half excursion into madness was recorded on
an antique wire recorder, and contains fragments of half-century-old found sounds.
Mostly quiet, definitely non-rock instruments and vocals lurch queasily in and
out of noise upchucks, and it's all wrapped in individually-made, marbleized-paint
CAROLINER RAINBOW FINGERS OF THE UNDERWORLD & THEIR UNBREAKABLE BONES
"The Sabre Waving Saracen Wall"
NUFLP 5-1 LP $7.80
The 6th album (!) from one of the strangest and most lovably abrasive bands ever.
As always, all packaging is hand made, and each is different.
"Sell Heal Holler"
BSR 11-1 LP $7.80
On their 9th album, the Caroliner wagon train, forced to circle like so many miles
of displeased intestines, wanders through lands of space and time with silent
movie style organs, old West Middle Eastern themes, trombones, blues bars, tympani
and post-modern noise, with an occasional reversion to the standard noise guitar
and banjo. This one comes wrapped in a scavenged diaper disposal bag with glued
on Caroliner artwork and enclosed complete but illegible lyrics.
CAROLINER RAINBOW WIRE THIN SHEEP LEGS BAKING EXHIBIT
"Strike Them Hard, Drag Them to Church"
NUFLP 4-1 LP $7.80
Their 5th album and definitely Caroliner's best yet, this is just plain wunnerful
wunnerful wunnerful, especially the goofily spectacular title cut. These guys
are so militantly underground you may not be hip yet, but of course that's no
excuse, now is it? Don't miss out on this!
BSR 115-1 LP $7.80
A battle betwixt banjo & pipe organ (organ wins) on a battlefield set in a spooked
opera dressing room with creeped corpses as the musicians. Chills will erupt on
top of goosebumps and the "wire spool" reel to reel recording method gives this
even more haunt. Songs include "Fingers of the Underworld" and "Woven Moon of
Sun Straws." Handmade cover is a meat cart with a loop-horned bull.
"Big When Far, Small When Close"
KPCD 001-2 CD $11.30
The girls dump the guitars for this amazing recording, mostly using only their
voices, plus some percussion. Multi-tracked and manipulated, you can hear everything
from Eastern European vocal chorales to scat singing to Kurt Weill to Tibetan
chants to super-intricate multi-part vocal gymnastics, all of which will tend
to blow you away. As usual, produced by Hoppy Kamiyama. Japanese import.
KPPD 001-1 12" pic disc $15.50
Three songs, "Disco 3000," "Spangle," and "Space Mushroom," on a full color 12"
picture disc. Japanese import.
PAR 50016-2 CD $11.30
Three cute girls from Tokyo grab elements of PRIMUS-style heavy funk, no-wave
extra-heavy percussion, early video game soundtracks, sugary pop melodies, and
VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA-like noise, melding them into their own tight, unique songs.
Guest appearances by OTOMO YOSHIHIDE and famed keyboard wizard HOPPY KAMIYAMA,
who also produces. Japanese import.
"Kero! Kero! Kero!"
PAR 50020-2 CD $11.30
EX-GIRL is what happens when you drain all the pretense, stuck-upness and meanness
out of no-wave and pump it full of wild'n'wicked day-glo whimsy. These three Japanese
girls have a unique thing going on here that's getting a great response from critics,
djs and audiences from all over. As bassist Kirilo says, "Kero kero kero is ribit
ribit ribit! Please welcome to Planet Frog!" This is their 2nd CD. Japanese import.
EX-GIRL & HOPPY KAMIYAMA
"The Legend of the Waterbreakers"
KPCD 005-2 CD $10.10
The soundtrack to what must be a pretty bizarre film by Naoko Nozawa, with songs
and theme music written especially for it by EX-GIRL and HOPPY KAMIYAMA, some
sounding alot like what you'd expect from the band, but others in styles as diverse
as orchestral, operatic, lounge jazz, electronic, bachelor pad pop, and more.
COMIC BOOK OPERA
INSIGHT 4-1 LP $7.25
Light-hearted, bouncy to cool instrumentals with lots of jazzy sax & bass.
"Leading Stolen Horses"
INSIGHT 1-1 LP $6.65
Cold-wave from a uniquely Third World perspective; the singer is from Sri Lanka.
This glistens like some deadly jewel. Very well-produced and appropriately gloomy.
INSIGHT 2-1 LP $7.25
Gloom-and-doom with some interesting use of acoustic instruments; variations on
the Joy Division theme.
LESS THAN TV
CH 31-2 CD $12.50
Charming strummy-strum punk, immediately catchy all the way thru. Though the band
is Japanese, the lyrics are all in English and their pop sensibility and fun-loving
vibe will easily win over any listener with a shred of decency. Osaka love-rock
with a fuzzbox! Japanese import.
DYNAMITE MASTERS BLUES QUARTET
CH 24-2 CD $13.65
These guys take a 2-ton sledgehammer to the blues and just plain pulverize. Randy
Bachman never imagined anything this heavy, noisy and garage-y, and you might
need to give your ears a long rest after hearing it. Japanese import.
DYNAMITE MASTERS BLUES QUARTET
CH 6-2 CD $13.65
Operative buzzwords: loud, heavy, effects-driven, psychedelic. Yeah, you could
call it blues, in the sense that Cream or Deep Purple were blues. Massive, thundering
guitars. So there. Japanese import, numbered edition of 200.
"Foul Ball for Foul Men"
CH 11-2 CD5 $12.45
Catchy, occasionally anthemic melodic punk power trio from Tokyo. 6 songs, Japanese
"Run Wolf Run"
CH 5-2 CD $9.65
Now out in a cheap US pressing, the only CD release by these legendary Japanese
garage rock monsters! Awesome, gnarly, lo-fi, grungy noise, as filthy and ragin'
as you can get!
CH 32-1 10" $8.40
Downright inspirational Japanese punk menace with frighteningly tough female vocals.
MANWOMAN has got both brains and brawn, combining sophisticated, churning riffs,
truly maniacal vocals for that teetering-on-the-edge-of-insanity feeling, and
ungodly guitar heroics that slither from metal crunch to acid-soaked wah-wah leads
to outright noise. 3 amazing songs on weird clear-grey vinyl. Japanese import.
CH 12-1 10" $8.40
Their 1st 10", featuring 4 blistering songs. Just imagine THE JESUS LIZARD with
JIMI HENDRIX on guitar and a pissed-off KIM GORDON on vocals, and not being afraid
to charge into full-on heavy metal or to venture into the psychedelic danger zone.
"My Life is Only Killing Time Between Masturbations"
CH 13-2 CD $14.30
One pissed off dude and his fuzz-bass create a one-man middle-finger minimalist
hardcore song cycle that sounds like it's on the verge of complete deterioration,
and is likely to have a similar effect on your mind. PUNKU BOI ("Punk Boy") brings
new definition to the word snotty with his enervating high-pitched whine, and
his bass playing is so rumbly there's no need for a band. In fact, once you hear
this there's no need for any more punk rock, as this is its ultimate expression.
Either that or it is the funniest thing you'll ever hear. Japanese import.
CHANL 2-7 7" $5.15
Maybe a bit like Nomeansno after a severe blow to the head, heavy and relentless
as a migraine but with the dynamics and complexity to grab attention. Japanese
CH 18-2 CD5 $12.45
Thirteen short, frantic, spazz attacks with a goofy edge, somewhere between hardcore
punk and Hanatarashi noise. Japanese import.
CH 15-2 CD $13.65
Furious, thrashy garage punk with frequent explosions of pure, ragin' energy and
low-down screamin' noise. Incongruously elegant digipak packaging. Japanese import.
"Thin Boy"/"Edible Asshole"
CH 8-5 5" $6.30
Two short, noisy blasts of pure, spazzoid jazzpunk on a 5", glow-in-the-dark vinyl
disc. Limited edition, of course! Japanese import.
CH 10-2 CD $13.65
A collection of underground music from Japan, with Pink Boy's ultra-distorto-bass
and spew vocals, We Are The World's kiddie punk, D.M.B.Q.'s over-the-top primal
freakout, Gravy's melodic, hazy guitar drone, Tonhira & Bishop's rant over guitar
histrionics, Johnny Charage's frantic jazz riffs, B.R.D.'s Whitehouse-like power
electronics and distorted vocals, and U.G Man's angst-punk. Packed in a hanging
baggie with your own little fuzzy deer toy. Japanese import.
CH 20-2 CD $13.65
21 Japanese punk bands do songs with Christmas-oid themes! Contributors include
Copass Grinderz, Bloodthirsty Butchers, Spasmom, Dynamite Masters Blues Quartet,
God's Guts, Foul, U.G Man, The Lumpens, and lots more. Packed in a special full
color double pocket sleeve with Santa tree ornament! Yes, we know it's not Christmas,
but what the fuck. Japanese import.
CHANL 4-7 7" $5.15
Sometimes compared to a more punk Blind Idiot God, these guys come on with sheer,
pummeling volume and bellowing, sore-throat vocals. Japanese import.
MOD 2-1 12" EP $6.15
A melodically dissonant, offbeat smoothie of a record. Guitar/bass/drums, minimal vocals; nobody else sounds like this. 4 songs.
DANNY AND THE PARKINS SISTERS
MOD 3-1 12" EP $6.15
Trashy, seedy quasi-folkies manage to destroy all pretensions to "real" music.
NEW YORK CITY
NYCR 5-1 LP $8.00
NYCR 5-2 CD $9.80
The soundtrack to the smash underground film by Jon Moritsugu (winner of "Best
Feature" "Festival Choice" awards at the 1997 NY Underground Film Festival), featuring
music by Dub Narcotic Sound System, Emily's Sassy Lime, Barbara Manning, Dixieland,
No No Boy, Budderball, Mel Davis, and Kat Thaxton. Most tracks are previously
unreleased, and none have been on CD before. The film is a caustic trash trilogy
of dark-comedy tales about the pointless pursuit of fame. Check it out!
QUALITY OF LIFE
"Up the System"
QLI 002-1 10" $7.55
This veteran New Jersey hardcore band describes themselves as "total fucking pogo
punk," and that's about right. 8 songs of pure '77 punk energy, on very cool aquamarine
"Memories Better Left Behind"
QLI 005-1 10" $7.20
QLI 005-2 CD $8.20
Debut long player from these Santa Rosa emocore punks whips up seven tales of
loss, betrayal and Gilmanesque angst. Features members of Tilt and the Potatomen
while sounding like neither; comparisons run to Crimpshrine and early Jawbreaker.
Perfect listening for the desperate, introspective skate-rat who attempts to shoplift
copies of Cometbus. CD includesh their three 7" releases.
Headed by perennial Berkeley oddball dj Mel Cheplowitz, Shredder represents another
faction of the Maximium Rocknroll Diaspora.
MARK BRODIE & THE BEAVER PATROL
"The Shores of Hell"
SHREDR 31-2 CD $8.90
Riding the wave of instrumental surf, this Vancouver outfit does 12 sizzling originals
(including the 3 tracks from their 1994 "To Surf and Protect" 7"), plus classics
by the Ventures and the Shadows.
MARK BRODIE & THE BEAVER PATROL
"Shreddin' and Surfin'"
SHREDR 29-7 7" $4.00
Three songs from a hot, but relative newcomer to the surf fray. One is a Dick
Dale cover. Their 1994 debut EP is already a collectors' item, so watch out!
SHREDR 30-2 CD $8.90
These early to mid 80's Boston punk heros (with rave reviews in the Trouser Press
Record Guide) had 2 well-received 12" EPs out on Homestead, and this CD collects
those tracks plus 4 previously unreleased songs.
SHREDR 38-2 CD $8.90
Twelve scorching surf/hot rod instrumentals; the debut release of a group led
by veteran instro guitarist Frankie Camaro, who was responsible for the 80's hit
album "Big Guitars from Texas."
SHREDR 10-1 LP $6.00
SHREDR 10-4 K7 $5.30
This German band plays great pop-punk with English lyrics that's reminiscent of
SHREDR 36-7 7" $4.00
Punked-out underground pop from Starkville, Mississippi, fronted by an ex-member
of White Trash Superman. Four tunes with lyrics reflecting a wonderfully offbeat
view of life.
SHREDR 7-2 CD $10.40
More great, hard, melodic punk to skank to. Tight, powerful playing, memorable
tunes, and sizzlin' hot production. What more could you want? With the addition
of all the "Whack & Blite" tracks.
SHREDR 23-7 7" $4.00
Four tracks of catchy pop punk from the Northern California town of Ukiah, produced
by Nicky Parasite.
SHREDR 39-7 7" $3.50
SHREDR 40-2 CD $6.90
The 7" has 3 new studio tracks in their best pop-punk style, and the CD adds 4
live tracks from their appearance on Canadian TV and one track from their recent
"In on the Yoke!"
SHREDR 32-1 LP $8.10
SHREDR 32-2 CD $8.90
Certifiably catchy pop-punk with two guitar players in egg costumes backed by
a drumming dog. Their 2nd album, this has 14 songs by these Vancouver crazies
to get you jumping.
"Life, Hey Mikey"
SHREDR 28-7 7" $4.00
Two great songs from Vancouver's premier pop-punk trio. The A side may remind
you of the Dickies at their best, while the flip is a Cheap Trick/Patty Smythe
cover with the appropriate treatment.
"Short & Sweet"
SHREDR 33-1 10" $7.60
SHREDR 33-2 CD5 $7.00
Eight raw, early-Ramones-influenced tunes recorded in their garage as a followup
to "In on the Yolk," including songs based on the film "Natural Born Killers"
and on their 1995 tour van crash. A new US tour is in progress now!
"What Came First?"
SHREDR 26-2 CD $8.90
This Vancouver band rocks out on 14 melody and hook-filled tunes influenced by
the Ramones and the Replacements.
"I am the Eggman"
SHREDR 41-1 LP $8.10
SHREDR 41-2 CD $8.90
That egg-stra prolific songwriter from the McRackins does a solo, with lots of
irresistible pop punk tunes with the great lyrics and melodies that have been
his trademark. Bil does everything except drums, which were handled by Tommy from
THE MUTANTS / (IMPATIENT) YOUTH
"78 on 45"
SHREDR 01-7 7" $4.50
Two songs each by these two late 70's San Francisco bands recorded live. White
vinyl and very limited!
NEW SPEEDWAY KINGS
"All Ages Show"
SHREDR 34-2 CD5 $7.00
A Bay Area 3-piece known for pure ballsy 3-chord punk, these guys have '77 punk
and the late '80s East Bay sound as obvious influences. Six songs with hooks you
can hang your hat on.
SHREDR 22-2 CD $8.90
Twelve of this pop-punk band's most popular tunes, including many previously unreleased
SHREDR 20-2 CD $8.90
More blood-suckin' hyperpop from this enduring band. 12 songs including versions
of their last 3 A-sides, & Fastback guitarist guesting on one track.
THE TOWN MANAGERS
SHREDR 42-7 7" $4.00
A trio from West Philadelphia led by Joe Jack Talcum of Dead Milkmen fame, serving
up four fat slabs of melodic meat sounding like Devo meets the Descendants.
"Hang 10 (Volume 1)"
SHREDR 35-1 10" $7.60
An international collection of vocal and instrumental surf, with Mark Brodie,
Cub, the McRackins, Fun Fun Attitude, Helen Love, Boyz Next Door, the Queers,
Beatnik Termites, Woodies and Tornadoes.
"Shreds: The Best in American Underground Rock 1993"
SHREDR 21-2 CD $8.90
Songs gleaned from the literally thousands of singles released on small independent
labels in 1993, including such bands as Archers of Loaf, Karl Hendricks Trio,
Prisonshake, Moist, Parasites, Fracture, Tugboat Annie, and lots more.
"Shreds 2: American Underground 1994"
SHREDR 27-2 CD $8.90
Obscure but way cool nuggets from the world of indie singles released in 1994.
Tinsel, Cub, Incredible Force of Junior, Cavity, Wooly Mammoth, Plow, Neighborhood
Dilemma, the Phuzz, the Fondled, Broken Toys, Tugboat Annie, Loose Change, Red
Number 9 and more will rattle your cage.
"Shreds 3: American Underground 1995"
SHREDR 37-2 CD $8.90
Great indie pop punk singles from 1995, including songs by Buglite, Parasites,
McRackins, Padded Cell, Million Sellers, New Speedway Kings, Jenny Mae, Round
Nine, Dugans, M-Blanket, Dr. Bob's Nightmare, Gob, Stand GT and more.
"Shreds 4: American Underground '96"
SHREDR 43-2 CD $8.90
Punk and pop classics-in-the-making gleaned from 1996's bumper crop of indie-label
7" releases. Includes HONEYRIDER, DETROIT COBRAS, BELTONES, THE KRABS, PLANET
SEVEN, THE DURFS, DISCOUNT, THE GRUMPIES, ALL ABOUT CHAD, SUBINCISION, ME FIRST,
MOPED, DECIBELS, STOOL PIGEONS, and more!
"Shreds 5: American Underground Early '90s"
SHREDR 44-2 CD $8.90
The highlights of the American indie-label punk and pop singles from 1990-92,
the years before the "Shreds" series began. Includes OXYMORON, OUR AMERICAN COUSINS,
FIENDZ, ADJUSTABLE BOY, VIBRALUX, SWEET THINGS, SUGARBURN, HEEL, STRAWMAN, THOSE
UNKNOWN, KILL SYBIL, SKELETON ED, REVELERS, MOTO, HEADWOUND, and FUCKBOYZ.
"The World's in Shreds 2"
SHREDR 03-7 7" $4.00
A re-release of the long-unavailable 2nd volume of the Shredder 7" comp series,
with much-sought-after tracks by Jawbreaker, Crimpshrine, A Priori and Moral Crux.
"The World's In Shreds 3"
SHREDR 04-7 7" $4.00
Six bands from Fresno, CA, land of grapes and 110+ degrees. Halfway between LA
& SF in the Central Valley, it's a tough-assed town with lotsa crime and 300,000
people. This EP documents the punk scene there in 1989.
"The World's In Shreds 4"
SHREDR 06-7 7" $4.00
This time out, we focus on New Jersey, with contributions from the Undead, A Priori,
PED, Sticks and Stones, Separate Peace, and the Parasites.
"The World's In Shreds 5"
SHREDR 13-7 7" $4.00
Compilation with Krupted Peasant Farmers, Ice Man, and Dryrot.
SPORT OF KINGS
"Sing Mary Sing"
THERM 14-1 LP $7.60
A strong lyricism wound around emotional themes and sweeping arrangements.
LIGHTNING BEAT-MAN AND THE NEVER HEARD OF 'EMS
"Apartment Wrestling Rock And Roll"
VR 1202-1 LP $9.60
Switzerland's lo-fi king takes '50s rock'n'roll and rockabilly as a jumping-off
place, stuffs in some rawer-than-ever garage/trash punk, and tops it off with
his own crazy humor. This guy is certifiably nuts, but lots of fun. Colorful silkscreen
cover with poster enclosed. Swiss import.
VR 704-7 7" $4.65
This is a fist directly in your fucking face. ULTRA hot german far out garage
TRASH!!! With a brilliant cover of LIGHTENING BEAT MAN's "Hurt Me" and a PRETTY
THINGS styled "I Got My Mojo Workin" and a LOWLANDER original. Swiss import.
"Birds Eat Martians"
VR 1203-1 LP $9.60
VR 1203-2 CD $11.30
This famed Swiss garage/trash combo features LIGHTNING BEAT-MAN dishing out some
of the nastiest fuzz guitar this side of DAVIE ALLEN, topped with wickedly raspy
vocals and over-the-top crazed energy. Swiss import.
VRCD 01-2 CD $11.30
Switzerland's boss rulers of rockarolla trash and chainsaw massacre garage punk
collect a bunch of tracks recorded in 1995 for vinyl releases on Germany's Jungle
Noise label, Italy's Mad Driver label, and the US's GI Records. Long out of print
and much sought after by the band's drooling fans, all 19 tracks are now on this
CD in swank digipak packaging! Swiss import.
"Rock Around the Tombstone"
VR 701-7 7" $4.65
Voodoo Rhythm Records' best selling single. On the A side you go nuts with absolutely
pure wyld primitive rock'n'roll garage trash. The B side is a STONES cover that
has Brian Jones rolling in his grave. Swiss import.
"Original 50's Punk"
VR 705-7 7" $4.65
German ELVIS impersonator, one-man band and general wacko with 8 seriously demented
songs. Really minimalist deep-into-it Sun-style rockabilly mixed with sauerkraut
and way too much Weiss beer! Swiss import.
ROY & THE DEVIL'S MOTORCYCLE
"Forgotten Million Sellers"
VR 1201-1 LP $9.60
This amazing band takes blues and country music and mixes it with noise and trash,
but no art fart bullshit, the real thing wild and fucking primitive, loud fuzzed-out
guitars and stupit jungle drums. Very special, very colorful screen print fold-out
cover! Swiss import.
STOMPIN' HARVEY & THE FAST WRECKERS
"Is You Is"
VR 706-7 7" $4.65
Hoodoo swamp-blues-trash and primitive rock'n'roll that burns like a mutha. Check
it out! Swiss import.
VR 501-7 5" $4.65
This is absolutely BAD shit from Switzerland's most crazy masked LO-FI garage
punk trio, recorded at the famous Toe Rag Studios in London by Liam Watson himself.
A must for every perverted rock'n'roll household. Swiss import.
"Polka Jamboree De Luxe"
VR 1204-1 LP $9.60
Splattered all over the yawning gap between cajun-polka-country and German yodel-trash,
this duo (Silky from DM BOB & THE DEFICITS on accordion and Guido from DIE LOWLANDER
on drums) makes one helluva chicken stomp squall. Packed in an unforgettable and
unmissable big, brown envelope with nutty, old-timey graphics. Swiss import.
"Hormel is Giving Away Free Red, White, and Blue Sports Tubes to 1000 Lucky Corn
ZAF 010-7 7" $3.35
Witness the rock and roll apocalypse in the privacy of your own bedroom with this
horrific declaration of war and revenge. Black Fork faces the the onslaught head
on with six songs from the blook-encrusted fucking streets, man. Five blazing
originals and a drop-dead Motorhead cover, powered by Robin Tussin's gnarly female
vocals (Bikini Kill wish they were this mean!) and Von Ludar's trashy thrashy
"Buildings Are The Purtiest Trees I've Seen"
ZAF 002-7 7" $3.35
The 2nd single from these punk crazies definitely shows their Blatz roots, screeching
and banging their way thru 2 songs, and then taking off on a pseudo-country tangent.
ZAF 001-7 7" $3.35
The troublesome, wilder side of X masquerading as Tribe 8 explored by 2 singers
from Blatz, an Operation Ivy drop-out, a sessions drummer for Cringer & the Karnivors
and some other misfits. 5 songs.
ZAF 012-1 10" $6.30
Five blasts of Oakland-style crustcore (think Dead And Gone, Christ On Parade,
or early Neurosis), filtered through the smoggy, depressive air of Eureka's pulp
mills. Long songs that weave intricate structure, hoarse male/female vocals and
violin into their brutal punk vision. Wrap-around cover/poster with lyrics, photos
and a bumper sticker.
SHEEPHEAD / MULTI-FACET
"East Bay Explosion #1"
ZAFIO 008-7 7" $3.35
The East Bay punk explosion continues with this debut by two vital, young bands.
Multi-Facet, from Oakland, is total hardcore grind in the vein of early "Pain
of Mind" Neurosis or Christ On Parade, with screaming, furious female vocals.
On a completely different track is Sheephead, from Antioch, who do melodic pop-punk
with spunk, like Screeching Weasel if they'd grown up in the East Bay suburbs.
ZAF 011-7 7" $3.35
Three pop-drenched rockabilly punk originals from ex-members of Crimpshrine, Filth
and Tilt, plus a current member of Wynona Riders, topped with KALX dj Devil Doll's
fist-in-a-velvet glove voice, shaken, not stirred. Produced by Billie Joe of Green
Day, if anybody cares.
ZAF 09-1 LP $10.20
A non "punk manifesto" confined international compilation being all the more punk
at heart by the inclusion of solo piano, noise, and horns. Crusty and arty and
just plain weird, with Tribes of Neurot, I Fichissimi, Thierry Galai, Trespassers
W, Witchknot, AOS 3, Korrupt, Inzirli, Die Toten Klavier, Hypochondriacs, Paralitik
Woodktr, One By One, Cross On Your Past, Rawness, Boot Down the Door. Pressed
in the Czech Republic on red vinyl; hence the price.
"This is Berkeley, Not West Bay"
ZAF 006-7 7" $3.35
Four great East Bay underground punk bands! Black Fork, Dead and Gone, A.F.I.
and Screw 32 each prove that hardcore is alive and well in Berkeley with these
four powerful, kick-ass songs.
ALL YOU CAN EAT
ZIKS 015-2 CD $13.65
This San Francisco area melodic punk outfit does sing-along anthems in a Bad Religion
mode, and managed to get their first record released by ZK. Japanese import.
"Let's Get It On, Street Men"
ZIKS 013-2 CD5 $12.45
Six intense blasts of punk/funk outrageousness from Osaka. Think early Beastie
Boys meets Primus. Japanese import.
COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS
ZIK 7001-7 7" $5.15
Like the name might suggest, this Japanese indie-rock band is infused with a slow,
middle-of-the-night darkness, with interludes of intensely noisy guitar and a
contrasting glistening production. Meticulous Japanese pressing; Japanese import.
"3 Young Men"
ZIKS 009-2 CD $13.65
These 3 guys from Kyoto play pop music in a sort of early 80's new wave mode and
sing in perfect English on most of the songs. Japanese import.
ZIKS 040-2 CD $12.50
The newest album by Japan's COWPERS has them expanding their explosive, churning
sound into more sophisticated musical realms of changing tempos, expressive dissonance,
and longer songs, but ironically this only enhances their ability to yank at the
heartstrings of the listener. Clear, glistening production lets you enjoy every
drop of guitar distortion and every nuance of their blistering punk intensity.
You'll be yelling along in no time! Japanese import.
ZIKS 026-1 12" EP $8.40
4 explosive cuts from 4 supercharged Japanese punk rockers with something to scream
about. Cathartic energy, metal edginess to the guitars, true ability to rock,
and readiness to burst into explosive noise-chaos at any moment put this a cut
above the American emo and punk bands that COWPERS most resemble. A crushing record.
COWPERS / HIM KEROSENE
ZIKS 034-7 7" $5.15
Blindingly high-energy emocore with some real edge, singable melodies, and even
a touch of twang from the Swedish band HIM KEROSENE's 2 songs. Japan's COWPERS
takes the heart-rending emotion even further on their melodic but powerful blur
of a song on side 2. Yellow vinyl. Japanese import.
COWPERS / STUNTMAN
ZIKS 030-7 7" $5.15
Boise, Idaho's STUNTMAN gets their special sound from their two guitar players
whose serpentine parts intertwine as their dual vocals double the power of their
emo-melodics. Great casio-keyboard intro and outro to a pounding punk rock song.
Japan's COWPERS deliver a hard-hitting HUSKER DU-esque catharsis on side 2. Blue
vinyl. Japanese import.
ZIKS 041-2 CD5 $11.35
Forging a completely original sound out of an improbable mix of prog, punk, and
electronica, GAJI is a trance-inducing treat to behold. Absolutely impeccable
production of complex,j sophisticated songs with weird rhythms and modern guitar
harmonies topped with punky female vocals and an indescribably trippy vibe that
nonetheless makes perfect sense when you hear it. A real jewel, this! Japanese
ZIKS 012-2 CD $13.65
Driving, relentless Tokyo noisepunk with female vocals, sounding a bit like early
Lydia Lunch, but on speed, not junk. Japanese import.
"CALX (Rasp & Burn)"/"White Sun Shine Over"
ZIKS 027-7 7" $5.15
Where the GAJI CD draws you in with its pristine perfectionism, this 7" paints
an appealingly raw portrait of their striking sound. Frankly, it sounds like they
recorded it straight (no overdubbs) in their practice space in Japan, which makes
their flawless sound and perfect performance that much more amazing. Awesome packaging
features orange and black printing on heavy material glued to paper. Japanese
"Previous Sound Sheet"
ZIKS 001-7 7" $5.15
Early recordings by this Tokyo indie prog/punk band; melodically and instrumentally
complex songs with excellent musicianship. Another meticulous Japanese pressing;
KOREAN BUDDHIST GOD
"Big Oriental Muff"
ZIKS 044-2 CD5 $11.35
KOREAN BUDDHIST GOD is one of those one-of-a-kind bands that's just so creative
and weird that description feels a bit futile. But suffice it to say their pummeling
heaviness and insane sense of humor will leave slack-jawed anyone who hears it.
On this CD their power trio sound is augmented by a completely bizarre assortment
of sax, electronic keyboards and what-the-fuck production. Japanese import.
KOREAN BUDDHIST GOD
ZIKS 011-2 CD $13.65
Welcome to the totally MAAAD world of Korean Buddhist God! Much in the manner
of the fab Boredoms, these folks specialize in genuine insanity, appropriating
bits of pop culture and mashing it into the strangest discordant collage. Funny,
weird and very intense! Japanese import.
KOREAN BUDDHIST GOD
"You Bonsai Virus"
ZIKS 025-1 12" EP $8.40
More over-the-top KBG craziness overflowing with originality and power, grabbing
you by the lapels and never letting go. Kinda SPAZZ/MELT-BANANA/BOREDOMS/RUINS
with a bit of Noh theatre and WOLFMAN JACK vocals. Japanese import.
RETURN FROM MANILA
"Don't Trust the Manila"
ZIKS 010-2 CD $14.30
A.k.a. "The Manila Gaeri." The bastard Japanese offspring of Big Black and Cop
Shoot Cop, these guys pump the aggro energy way up & then slam it into the sinuous
structures of their highly rhythmic, percussive songs. Japanese import.
"Bang the Heaven, Bang the Hell"
ZIKS 007-2 CD5 $12.45
A very melodic, almost Slumberland-type guitar-oriented sound with some unexpected
60's psychedelic touches and well-thought-out songs that are worth listening to.
5 songs, Japanese import.
ZIKS 018-2 CD $13.65
Somewhere along the Sarah-Slumberland axis of gentle janglepop, these four guys
do highly melodic but sometimes distortion-laced tunes. Japanese import.
SUNSHINE SUPER SCUM
ZIKS 008-2 CD5 $12.45
If there was ever a Japanese answer to the late, great Blatz, this is it! Screaming,
tear-yr-hair, fuk-shit-up punk with frantic & way fucked up girl/boy vocals. 5
songs, Japanese import.
SURFERS OF ROMANTICA / KINGDOM SCUM
ZIKS 033-7 7" $5.15
On one of the very bluest pieces of vinyl we have ever seen, American sonic terrorists
KINGDOM SCUM take their twisted vision of biting political rap and sampling to
a surreal extreme on side 1, while Japanese SURFERS OF ROMANTICA spew their exaggerated
hardcore, Cookie-monster voiced heavy sludge, and unnerving psychedelic freakout
on side 2. What's surprising actually is how well these 2 completely different
bands fit together on this 7". Japanese import.
ZIKS 006-2 CD $12.45
Pounding, discordant and noisy, these guys get their jazz-core ya-yas out with
a punk-grunge vengeance. The singer is Yokota from Hanadensha. Japanese import.
UNSANE / COPASS GRINDERZ
ZIKS 023-7 7" $5.15
2 sides of live scuzz recorded at the Shinjuku Loft last year. The full cover
cover sports a grisly photo of a Thai prostitute with just about all of her head
blown off. So if you live in some repressive country, we'll turn it inside out
to foil the customs guys.
"Applied Science Versus the Arts"
ZIKS 019-2 CD $13.65
In collaboration with San Francisco's Allied Records, ZK presents a collection
of North American punk including songs by Antischism, Bombshell, Buzzov-en, Dogs
on Ice, Fiddlehead, Friction, Fuel, Glazed Baby, God Forgot, Hegoat, J Church,
Neurosis, Nomeansno, Political Asylum, Schwartzeneggar, Serpico, Spitboy, Spoke,
Strawman, Trench and V.Card. Japanese import.
ZIKS 052-2 CD5 $11.35
Uncompromising metallic swagger, all sung in Japanese by this extremely powerful,
tight band and their desperate, hardcore-styled, top-of-his-lungs vocal screamer.
Crystal-clear but monstrous heavy sound flatteringly presents WRENCH's muscular
but sophisticated, occasionally melodic and often thrashfunk style and unbridled
energy. Japanese import.
"Living Proof of the 1800's"
Oddly high-quality video featuring live footage of many Caroliner hits through
the ages, as well as scenes from the Mummer's Day Parade, kids'-book style animation
(pull the tab to make the tree reclaim a miner's peg leg), and lengthy shots of
a black dog. Wrapped in a colorfully screenprinted piece of paper.
SHREDDING PAPER MAGAZINE
AMPOP 501 magazine *$3.00
This new zine from American Pop Project and Shredder Records head, and former
MRR columnist Mel Cheplowitz will appear 4 times a year to keep readers abreast
of cool happenings in music everywhere. JETS TO BRAZIL on the cover, plus features
on dead pools on the internet, vintage punk comps, corporate radio consolidations,
the current UK scene, critics' picks from '98, and tons of reviews, not to mention
a great "Billbored" parody cover on the back!
AMPOP 502 magazine *$3.00
The AVENGERS on the cover, plus 2 long interviews with vocalist Penelope Houston
(a classic one from 1985 plus a brand new one conducted last month), a long and
very rare interview with RESIDENTS manager/graphics genius Homer Flynn, part 1
of a conversation with Axxel Reese, frontman for original LA punks THE GEARS,
about a zillion record reviews (some quite long and all with cover reductions!),
and even more.
AMPOP 503 magazine *$3.00
The MUFFS on the cover, plus features on ROCK-A-TEENS, ST. CHRISTOPHER, REVELERS,
and MAN OR ASTRO-MAN?, plus another installment from the Killed By Death front,
a UK scene report, and an amazing number of reviews.
AMPOP 504 magazine *$3.00
In this issue: interviews with MARINE RESEARCH, FOXYMORONS, SUPERCHUNK and THE
MAKE-UP, Jimmy Possession's UK report, David Hill's bootleg punk comp report,
columns, and over 350 underground and DIY reviews.
AMPOP 505 magazine *$3.00
GUIDED BY VOICES on the cover, backed by the most definitive article on them ever
published, interviews with Robert Pollard and Tobin Sprout, and a GUIDED BY VOICES
Year 2000 calendar in full color. Also in this issue: a complete guide to CLASH
re-issues, plus columns, indie charts, and literally hundreds of reviews.
AMPOP 506 magazine *$3.00
Interviews with THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, STUDY OF THE LIFELESS, and ex-BOYRACER Stewart
Anderson, plus features on Chicago's MOTO and the "Powerpearls" power-pop compilation
series, not to mention the usual enormous review section!
Machine performance group Peoplehater, their shirts and soon videos. To see t-shirt
designs look here.
PH 1-S small shirt $8.90
PH 1-M medium shirt $8.90
PH 1-L large shirt $8.90
PH 1-X X-Large shirt $8.90
(also known as the "kill /equipment logo") Red and yellow on Black
PH 4-M M t-shirt $7.75
PH 4-L L t-shirt $7.75
PH 4-X XL t-shirt $7.75
Robotic agent provocateurs hypnotize art-puffs into revealing their drug lusts
and then bombard the simps with metalic love taps and noise therapy. Recent mechanical
art show poo-pooed by "champions" for low brow art. black on red or blue.
PH 5-M medium shirt $8.90
PH 5-L large shirt $8.90
PH 5-X X-Large shirt $8.90
black and yellow on orange
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