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PFCD 07-2 CD $10.10
Here's a unique one: aggro-scatological king/multi-instrumentalist SPIT does a concept swing-punk-comedy show, with the hilarious story of schlemiel Bill alternating with songs that help tell the tale and provide some very biting social commentary. Guest stars include JELLO BIAFRA as Father Peter the pedophile priest, and porn star RON JEREMY as the bartender. Warning: much of this is definitely X-rated! (PACIFIC FORCE)
VANGUARD 6552-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 6552-2 CD $13.00
A re-issue, with 3 bonus tracks, of the only album by this band led by Al Anderson, later of NRBQ. Originally out in 1970, this is some great electric folk with strong country influences. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
COUNTRY ROCK RE-ISSUES
"A Country Dream"
VANGUARD 6540-2 CD $13.00
First out in 1968, this country-western influenced album was his last for Vanguard before moving to Warners. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
COUNTRY, STRING BAND
DICKEL BROTHERS, THE
"Let Her Go"
MTR 374-7 7" $4.00
In the sweet and rowdy tradition of an old-time string band, they explore the rural, musical history of the American '20s and '30s, capturing the stories of stills and barn dances. Armed with junk store and borrowed instruments, they deliver the old-time message like no other: it's fun, it's fast, it's definitely ragged, but right. From Portland, OR. (EMPTY)
DICKEL BROTHERS, THE
"The Dickel Brothers"
MTR 376-1 LP $8.85
MTR 376-2 CD $9.65
Fun, fast, ragged-but-right old-timey string band music made with junk store and borrowed instruments, this is the 4th release (and first album) by this Portland OR group. All acoustic, all real, no shit. (EMPTY)
DICKEL BROTHERS, THE
MTR 383-1 LP $8.85
MTR 383-2 CD $9.65
More traditional, old-timey country tunes with an authentic Appalachian flavor, kinda like you might have heard if you were listening to the radio in 1935. Reminds me alot of those old WOODIE GUTHRIE recordings. Refreshing, and pretty cool. 24 page booklet with all the lyrics, in case you want to follow the bouncing ball. (EMPTY)
PR 18-1 LP $8.40
Aging punk rockers turn to booze and country music, as former members of legendary '80s punk bands VERBAL ABUSE, OPERATION IVY, TALES OF TERROR, and 23 MORE MINUTES (plus well-known punk photog Murray Bowles on violin) spit out the nastiest, rawest, shit-kickin'-est country classics you ever heard. (PROBE)
702 18-1 LP $8.25
702 18-2 CD $8.80
Wearing their rootsy influences on their sleeves, this Reno trio slashes and burns their way through high-octane rock'n'roll fuelled by rockabilly, surf and trashabilly, combining a standup bass with '90s punk guitar distortion. (702)
SH 518-2 CD $10.30
Booze-fuelled roadhouse, in-yer-face punkabilly and twisted country tales, including a LINK WRAY instro and an ARKY BLUE & THE BLUE COWBOYS country obscurity. Their 5th full album, and about as much hard country twang rock'n'roll as you can shake a whiskey bottle at. (SHAKE IT)
SHAKE 520-2 CD $10.30
More shit-kickin' country stomp from these veteran rockers. An authentic, twang-soaked country sound, punk attitude and goofy, good-time sense of humor that'll get the joint jumpin' in no time flat. (SHAKE IT)
REV 002-2 CD $8.90
Yeehaw, good buddy! Here's some scumsuckin' trucker cowpunk, for anyone who loves down home truckin' tunes, country western, punk rock, gettin' drunk and gettin' lewd, not necessarily in that order. (REVENGE)
DM BOB AND THE DEFICITS
"Cajun Creole Hot Nuts"
VR 06-1 LP $9.60
VR 06-2 CD $11.30
Behold the nekkid mismatch of red dirt re-hillbilly-ation and backwater swamp rot that is DM BOB. Hailing from the Louisiana swamps, but hole up in Hamburg, Germany since 1991, "DM Bob" Tooke has been pourin' out his bad Creole jungle juice and High John goofy dust ever since. 2 previous albums on Crypt. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
FLAMING STARS, THE
VIRUS 268-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 268-2 CD $10.50
Nick Cave, Morricone soundtracks, punk Elvis, whiskey, SLADE, outlaw country, and Tom Waits. You know what this is trying to sound like, but it pulls it off in its own way, like a GUN CLUB or LA's contemporary ragged souls THE STARVATIONS. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
FLAMING STARS, THE
"One Lonely Night"/"Days Like This"
VIRUS 267-7 7" $4.00
Two brand new songs from this UK band of sharp-suited garage/country/saloon image conjuring outlaws. Fronted by singer and keyboard player Max Decharne (ex GALLON DRUNK), this can be fittingly described as NICK CAVE meets ELVIS in a whiskey bar. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
"Cavalcade of Perversions"
WR 1381-2 CD $10.10
More hard-driving psychobilly from this much-in-demand, veteran band. This CD collects 22 tracks from various 7"s and other out-of-print releases. (WINGNUT)
VR 07-1 LP $9.60
VR 07-2 CD $11.30
Totally hoppin', wild-eyed rockabilly jive and swing (with even a bit of instro surf) served up by a crazed Scotsman on vocals and guitar and two Italians on stand-up slap bass and drums. Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
AM 071-1 LP $8.25
AM 071-2 CD $9.00
This veteran, constantly-touring Swiss band features explosive, psychobilly-influenced, standup bass-driven music with a flair for catchy melodies, punk energy and hints of ska, maybe like REV. HORTON HEAT meets ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and ELVIS COSTELLO. Their 3rd album, with previous releases on Jump Up and Tudor. (ASIAN MAN)
REVEREND BEAT-MAN AND THE UNBELIEVERS
"Get on Your Knees"
VR 09-1 LP $9.60
VR 09-2 CD $11.30
The incredible, indestructible BEAT-MAN is back with a new band (folks from THE MONSTERS, THE MIRACLE WORKERS, and THE NEVER HEARD OF 'EMS), and a new album of the most primitive, hollerin'-preacher gospel blues trash ever to make your nice Aunt Matilda turn blue. Produced by Liam Watson at Toe Rag in London, so you know it's got "that" sound! Swiss import. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
HLR 07-7 7" $4.25
Finger-snappin', rhythm-lovin', hoodoo-ized standup bass madness from southern California, with lots of distortion and echo box thrown in for good measure, and it rocks! Limited pressing of only 300. (HEAD LINE)
SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB
"Slim Cessna's Auto Club"
VIRUS 269-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 269-2 CD $10.50
Re-release of their 1995 debut. Slim takes his roots as the son of a baptist preacher and spreads the gospel of Screamin' Jay, Earnest Tubb, Jimmie Rogers, et al. No fake greaser shit here; banjo, fiddle, pedal steel, and Slim's falsetto yodel take you back in time. In these days and times people seem to be getting patriotic, getting anthrax or getting religion. Get some religion, children. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
REVENGE 001-7 7" $4.20
Three songs of dark payback from this sort-of-cowpunk, sort-of bluespunk outfit that's been banging around LA for a few years now, recorded in early 1998. (REVENGE)
STARVATIONS / THROW RAG
REVENGE 003-7 7" $4.20
A ringing cowpunk ode to lost honkytonk love from THE STARVATIONS, plus a creepy number about that ole debbil woman from THROW RAG. (REVENGE)
"A Blackout to Remember"
REV 05-2 CD $10.30
Desperate, blues damaged death-country for the suicide prone; songs of strong drink, bad women, betrayal and revenge, with howling, pained vocals and country-punk strumming and weeping slide guitar. Their first album, after a string of successful singles and comp tracks. (REVENGE)
"Bag of Glue"
KP 002-7 7" $4.85
Two hoodoo psychobilly country rock'n'roll stompers in a fancy fold-out package, pressed on white vinyl. (KAPOW)
HN 10-2 CD $10.35
It's a psychobilly, swamp-boogie hodown in the creepy, sleaze-ridden, voodoo freaked, white trash world inhabited by this LA band. Their first album, after several singles and compilation appearances. (HELLNOTE)
CRUST, GRIND, THRASH
AGATHOCLES / BLACK ARMY JACKET
DA 06660-7 7" $4.00
If you know these bands at all, you know you're in for some real brutality here, and they don't disappoint. 2 songs from each. (DEAF AMERICAN)
ALLERGIC TO WHORES
"Shadows in the Killing Field"
POLLUTE 060-2 CD $9.00
Over-the-top, high-powered hardcore thrash anthems that might remind you of GANG GREEN or FLAG OF DEMOCRACY. (SOUND POLLUTION)
SW 36-2 CD $8.75
Loony, completely tasteless hardcore in a high-speed mode, sounding a bit like DAY-GLOW ABORTIONS meets STIKKY. This collects 57 tracks from the 11-year run of this very underground Bay Area band. (SIX WEEKS)
"The Civil Dead"
PRANK 035-1 12" EP $7.35
PRANK 035-2 CD $9.35
Downturned crunch lurching to uncontrolled spastic fits of hardcore fury, howled rapid-fire screams on top of crunching percussive bombardment. A darker, heavier descendant of the late FUCKFACE. CD has tracks from "Cold Cold World." (PRANK)
ASTERISK / JENNY PICCOLO
"Asterisk / Jenny Piccolo"
31G 18-1 10" $9.20
The simple, fast hardcore (ala HERESY or CROSSED OUT) of JENNY PICCOLO share the bill here with ASTERISK, which can be described as progressive grindcore. Whatever way you look at it, speed is the relevant reflection of life here. All of this is previously unreleased. (THREE ONE G)
"Apathy & Privilege"
TWR 11-1 LP $7.55
A total crust/grind/metal attack from this Portland anarcho-punk outfit, plus spoken word ranting by Mike Antipathy. Packed with a huge fold-out poster and a 24-page zine-size with lyrics, graphics and anarchist essays. Green vinyl pressing. (TRIBAL WAR)
DA 02000-7 7" $4.00
A crushing, lacerating wall of speed and overpowering, ear-bleeding guitars on the title track and 4 others. Red vinyl. (DEAF AMERICAN)
SW 41-7 6" $4.70
Full-scale jackhammer fastcore from these Northern California veterans. Three short but jam-packed songs. (SIX WEEKS)
CORRUPTED / PHOBIA
KINDBUD 02-7 7" pic disc $6.30
Ultrabrutal, vomitaceous grind mayhem from Osaka's CORRUPTED and Orange County's PHOBIA on a full color picture disc. (DEAF AMERICAN)
"From Violence to Consumerism"
TWR 12-7 7" $4.15
Awesome, wall-o-thunder anarcho-punk from the UK with great production, songwriting and playing, stretching the genre in some exciting, unconventional directions. Previous releases include an LP and split 10" (with DOOM) on Flat Earth. (TRIBAL WAR)
"The Cocaine Wars"
PESS 34-2 CD $11.30
30 tracks of the rawest thrash, the first full album by these Los Angeles heavyweights after 5 years of numerous singles, split releases and compilation tracks. (PESSIMISER)
"West Side Horizons"
PESS 30-2 CD $10.70
62 grinding hatecore tunes: all their out-of-print singles, comp tracks, and the "PCP Scapegoat" EP are bundled with 16 unreleased songs originally intended for a split release with MAN IS THE BASTARD. (PESSIMISER)
"Confederacy of Ruined Lives"
PESS 35-1 LP $8.70
The first new studio album in over 4 years from the veteran New Orleans crust outfit. Expect brutality. (PESSIMISER)
RPT 002-1 LP $8.00
RPT 002-2 CD $8.80
A crushingly heavy power-violence assault from this Reno outfit. This is their 2nd full album, along with some 7" releases. The vinyl version is a split release with the 702 and Satan's Pimp labels. (REVOLUTIONARY POWER TOOLS)
FINAL WARNING / MANKIND?
TWR 13-7 7" $4.15
MANKIND? turns out 2 songs of desperate thrash with boy/girl vocals, and FINAL WARNING does a brutal hardcore number called "Wasteland." (TRIBAL WAR)
FUCK ON THE BEACH
SAH 57-1 LP $8.70
SAH 57-2 CD $11.30
The 2nd album from Tokyo's steamroller power-violence crew. Bombastic thrash attacks with a homage to the classic '80s Japanese hardcore of GAUZE, LIP CREAM and OUTO. (SLAP A HAM)
FUCK ON THE BEACH
"Power Violence Forever"
SLAP 51-2 CD $10.70
The roaring, brutal debut full-length by this powerhouse Tokyo trio, following up their 1999 7". (SLAP A HAM)
SW 20-2 CD $9.35
A re-release on CD of the 1998 LP by this bulldozing San Francisco crust core behemoth. Only 1000 were pressed, and the band soon broke up to form ARTIMUS PYLE and WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? (SIX WEEKS)
"...And Man Will Become the Hunted"
PESS 33-2 CD $10.70
Ominous sludge, bleakness, doom, alienation and an insatiable gluttony for torpor mark this Boston grind outfit's 5th album. You know you love it. (PESSIMISER)
GUYANA PUNCH LINE
PRANK 041-1 LP $8.55
PRANK 041-2 CD $9.35
Like they say, songs to disturb the comfortable, songs to comfort the disturbed. Abrasive, thunderingly manic thrash, dark brooding, and the trademark mindbending concepts and outrageous humor of singer Chris Bickel. (PRANK)
"All Aboard the Sinking Ship"
VMFM 52-1 LP $8.25
VMFM 52-2 CD $9.00
A volley of thump and blistering hardcore from the desiccated valleys and ruined industrial hubs of upper Empire State. A healthy Ford Econoline van burning in the darkness near a NY Thruway exit. Ex-EUCHARIST. CONNIPTION. Aberrant silk-screened on oversized manila envelope covers. Produced by men. (VERMIFORM)
TWR 15-1 LP $7.55
TWR 15-2 CD $9.20
Forty plus minutes of music from these Portland peace punks, featuring multi-layered scream-till-ya-puke female vocals topping their brutal hardcore. Packed with an 8-page booklet of lyrics and graphics, plus a large poster. (TRIBAL WAR)
HEALTH HAZARD / SUFFER
PRANK 028-2 CD $9.00
A volley of abrasive thrashing from the British Isles; overpowering blasts of hardcore fury; intense lyrics questioning Man's place at the end of the 20th century; technology, life and resistance. HEALTH HAZARD's sound was short detonations of speeding snare drumming and hammering guitar riffage, layered with impressively scathing female vocals. Upon HEALTH HAZARD's break-up, the band continued with the musicians picking up the vocal duties and continuing as SUFFER, with a slightly darker tone. (PRANK)
"Violent Resignation: The Great American Teenage Suicide Rebellion 1992 1998"
PRANK 036-2 CD $9.00
A posthumous collection of 42 tracks from this South Carolina manic thrashcore outfit, including their amazingly sarcastic first album, "The Nutty Anti-Christ," their 2nd album, various singles and compilation tracks. (PRANK)
LACK OF INTEREST
SAH 52-1 LP $8.70
SAH 52-2 CD $10.70
Twenty-four songs of stripped-down, pissed-off, totally lethal fastcore from one of the most punishing power violence bands around. (SLAP A HAM)
"Man Grows Cold"
MF 198-1 LP $8.40
MF 198-2 CD $7.75
Death metal-laden grindcore with black metal influences, this does more than tip the scale in the heaviness department, it falls right through the fucking floor. Great reviews in MRR, Profane Existence and Heartattack, among many others. If you're into radical, ultra-heavy political grind a la ASSUCK, this is for you! LP on blue vinyl. Canadian import. (OUT OF ENSLAVEMENT)
MAN VS. HUMANITY
"In the Line of Fire"
TMU 060-2 CD $9.00
Brutal, insane metal and thrash from Germany, with comparisons to SLAYER, RORSCHACH, HIS HERO IS GONE, etc. Their first US release. (TROUBLEMAN)
MRTVA BUDOUCNOST / LEFT IN RUINS
SW 22-1 LP $8.30
The Czech Republic's MRTVA BUDOUCNOST make manic, furious blasts of political hardcore, heavily influenced by US power violence and European punk, while Sweden's LEFT IN RUINS combine all that's great in grind, power violence, and raw Scandinavian hardcore. (SIX WEEKS)
TDH 0019-2 CD $7.75
Heavy, thundering thudcore with the screaming, anguished vocals so buried in the sludge that they're almost subliminal. (TOO DAMN HYPE)
"Failing Early, Failing Often"
SAH 63-2 CD $11.30
A big heap of primo oozing sludgecore from this great South Bay band of the early to mid-'90s. This collects tracks from tons of 7", split 7", and compilation releases, plus their legendary "Kashyyyk" demo sessions! Hideously deformed, cranium crushing, molasses-paced doom, hate and loathing for all! (SLAP A HAM)
OLHO DE GATO / BETERCORE
OLBETE 01-7 7" $4.15
The crustiest of anarcho-rage from Portugal's OLHO DE GATO and Holland's BETERCORE. Includes insert with lyrics, rants, and contacts. Dutch import. (MISC. LABELS)
"Destroying the Masses"
PESS 32-1 10" $8.70
PESS 32-2 CD $8.90
More of the most intense grind-death-power violence from this veteran band, with the usual strong personal/political lyrics. (PESSIMISER)
SW 34-1 LP $8.55
SW 34-2 CD $9.35
Punishing, powerful grindcore from this Bay Area band, now reformed after a several year hiatus from their early-'90s heyday, during which various members did time in SPAZZ and NO LESS. (SIX WEEKS)
RATOS DE PORAO
VIRUS 220-1 LP $8.85
VIRUS 220-2 CD $10.50
Brazilian hardcore veterans who put out the first South American HC album back in 1983. Raw sounding and intense, with a mix of crust, metal and '90s punk, not too far astray from elements of LOGICAL NONSENSE, SEPULTURA and old SLAYER, but with more severity and vocals that turn stomachs inside-out. Sung in Portuguese, except one in English. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
RATOS DE PORAO
"Guerra Civil Canibal"
VIRUS 265-1 10" $8.85
VIRUS 265-2 CD $10.50
A.T.'s 3rd collaboration with this cornerstone of Brazilian hardcore slaps it like it was 1986 all over again. This is eight songs of sheer, unmitigated power; politically slanted thrash at its most potent. Previously pressed only in Brazil and Spain, this limited 10" is a must! (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
RATOS DE PORAO
"Guerra Civil Canibal"
BEAT 004-1 10" $9.60
BEAT 004-2 CD $8.90
Eight furious songs from this extreme Brazilian crustcore-hardcore power violence outfit. One of the songs was written by a collaboration of SEPULTURA and JELLO BIAFRA, and two more are their own versions of HALF JAPANESE songs. Previously released only in Brazil. Spanish import. (BEAT GENERATION)
SW 29-7 7" $4.35
Nihilistic Los Angeles thrash-core that takes its cues from bands like RATTUS, RATOS DE PARAO, LOS CRUDOS and OHLO SECO. (SIX WEEKS)
ES 06-7 7" $4.00
Brutal, grinding crustcore from this young East Bay band, spiced up with intricate but still dark and forbidding guitar interludes. 6 songs. (EL SABADO)
"Despair of Ignorant"
TWR 14-7 7" $4.15
Raging, chaotic, totally out of control political thrash from Japan. The packaging includes lyrics in both Japanese and English. (TRIBAL WAR)
"Crush, Kill, Destroy"
SAH 54-1 LP $8.70
SAH 54-2 CD $10.70
The first new album in 3 years from these pioneers of power violence. A triple-vocal assault of 24 nail-biting, steamrolling thrash anthems. (SLAP A HAM)
"Sweatin' to the Oldies 3: Skatin' Satan and Katon"
SAH 60-2 CD $11.30
A full (well, if like 'em short) 67 out of print and obscure tracks 1995-98 by one of the originators of the power violence nuclear waste dump. (SLAP A HAM)
UNHOLY GRAVE / CAPITALIST CASUALTIES
DA 010-7 7" $4.55
Japanese fastcore meets California power-violence in this raging little disk. Fuckin' bonerattling brutal. (DEAF AMERICAN)
"Critical Pedagogy: A Compilation of Teachers in Punk Bands"
SW 39-1 LP $8.55
SW 39-2 CD $9.35
Exclusive or hard to find tracks by MILLIONS OF DEAD COPS, CLUSTER BOMB UNIT, SEEIN' RED, ABSTAIN, REINA AVEJA, THE DREAD, ALL OR NOTHING, JOHN HOLMES, COUNTDOWN TO PUTSCH, SID VISHNU, HERS NEVER EXISTED, COUNTERPOISE, JILTED, DAIRY QUEENS, SAUSMIGIE RUKISI, LEOPOLD and more. Each band's teacher also gets space to expound on their views and experiences. (SIX WEEKS)
"Menus with Manpower"
ALCD 01-2 CD $5.45
A monster grind/power violence/noise comp with a teeny price! 49 extra brutal tracks from AGATHOCLES, NOOTHGRUSH, OLD GRANDAD, GODSTOMPER, EXHUMED, SANITY ASSASSINS, AGENTS OF SATAN, BENUMB, HELLNATION, MISANTHROPISTS, EARWIGS, ANAL MAKI, and many many more! (ADELINE-LEHIGH CRANK DUPLEX)
"Short, Fast + Loud!"
SAH 59-2 CD $11.30
40 bands in 74 minutes! AFTERMATH, B.S.E., CATHETER, DATACLAST, DAYBREAK, DEAD NATION, DESPITE, DISCORDIA, DREAD 101, DUMBSTRUCK, EL NUDO, ENTROPIA, EXISTENCH, FETUS EATERS, GOAT SHANTY, IN CONTROL, INSULT, IRON LUNG, KONTORTION, LANA DAGALES, LIFE IN A BURN CLINIC, LIFE'S HALT, MOUTHBREAKER, MUKEKA DI RATO, OTOPHOBIA, PERUKE, PIGNATION, POINT OF FEW, PROGERIA, RUINACRE, RUINATION, SCARLET LETTER, SHANK, SPAUL, TOTALLY RIDICULOUS, TUSKS OF BLOOD, ULTIMATE WARRIORS, UNIQ, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?, WILBUR COBB. Any questions? (SLAP A HAM)
"Tomorrow Will Be Worse"
POLLUTE 062-2 CD $9.00
In October 1996, this compilation first appeared as a 4x7" box set; a veritable who's who of hardcore thrash bands from the United States and Japan at that time. This CD version includes 8 bands and 44 songs: CAPITALIST CASUALTIES (4 songs), HELLNATION (7 songs), SPAZZ (5 songs), CHARLES BRONSON (7 songs), FLASH GORDON (4 songs), NICE VIEW (5 songs), FUCK ON THE BEACH (6 songs), REAL REGGAE (6 songs). Thrash 'til death! (SOUND POLLUTION)
FIFINC 01-2 CD $5.45
Thirty-one tracks of the absolute heaviest from 18 bands: AGATHOCLES, DYSTOPIA, CAPITALIST CASUALTIES, LACK OF INTEREST, ABSTAIN, LA SOLEDAD ATIENZA, MRBRAINOIL, PRETENTIOUS ASSHOLES, NO COMPLY, PREHUMAN BLASPHEMY, SKUMBREED, CANAAN, MEDICATION TIME, CAPTAIN 3 LEG, KONTORTION, AVULSION, POTATO JUSTICE, and DESTROY BABYLON. Minimal envelope-type packaging, but it's cheap baby, it's cheap. (15 INCH)
"Bombs of Crust"
SW 30-1 LP $8.25
SW 30-2 CD $8.75
One of Spain's most legendary hardcore bands, bringing to mind early DISRUPT and LOS CRUDOS. This re-releases their long out-of-print Fase Terminal LP, plus some noise-grind attacks from 1995. (SIX WEEKS)
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
SW 31-7 6" $4.35
Six songs on a 6" platter by SF hardcore stalwarts from bands like SPAZZ, ARTEMIS PYLE, ALL YOU CAN EAT and YOUR MOTHER, all in the mid-to-late '80s Euro hardcore style of HERESY, INDIGESTI or LARM. (SIX WEEKS)
PRANK 026-1 LP $8.25
PRANK 026-2 CD $9.00
The first full length from Albuquerque's WORD SALAD, an explosion of spastic metal hardcore, boiling with off times and oddball complexity. Reminiscent of SEPTIC DEATH, the ACCUSED, or any of the late '80s "speedcore" greats. These songs are songs of frustration, anger and the darker moments of incomprehension of those feelings. The CD version includes their two Prank 7"s and an extra track. (PRANK)
PRANK 021-7 7" $4.00
The spastic blurring thrash attack this Albuquerque band slows down to deliver a punishing version of this SABBATH classic with abrasive vocal tradeoffs. Side B is 3 new charging thrashers melding HC overdrive and quirky metallic complexity. Limited to 1000. (PRANK)
DARK AMBIENT, GOTH
VENTRICLE 8-2 CD $10.10
A different sort of dark ambience, where the enchanting, angelic vocals of Vanessa Harvey swoop in, around and through the imaginative collage/electronics atmospheres of Kelly Thistle. (VENTRICLE)
VENTRICLE 10-2 CD $10.10
Seattle gothgirl and poet Maya Terry provides the words, sets the tone and lights the black candles for this very sinister slice of graveyard gloom'n'doom, with electronics whiz Kelly Thistle again laying on a blanket of appropriate atmospherics. (VENTRICLE)
PASTLIFE (MIND MACHINE)
"The Mourn of Angels"
FALC 0005-2 CD $10.70
Hellishly evil black ambience and melodies, the stuff nightmares are made of. (FALCATA-GALIA)
HASH JAR TEMPO
DF 44-2 CD $10.70
Ozone sludge from Roy Montgomery and BARDO POND in full post Terrastock glory, doing 56 minutes at 5 miles an hour. (DRUNKEN FISH)
"Empty Bell Ringing in the Sky"
VHF 43-1 2xLP $11.35
VHF 43-2 CD $10.70
Their complete set from Terrastock II, a collaboration with rhBAND, a slice from an East Coast warehouse party performance, and a new recording, heavy on the Tibetan bowls. All live recordings are first class digital, capturing their forceful, multi-layered sound accurately. (VHF)
STUDY OF THE LIFELESS
"Study of the Lifeless"
AMPOP 207-2 CD $9.65
Drone-pop ala MY BLOODY VALENTINE, featuring monstrous guitars and a secure sense of simplicity and tonality. (AMERICAN POP PROJECT)
GSL 45-1 2xLP $10.30
GSL 45-2 CD $10.50
Eclectic, constantly evolving composites of sound, hinging squarely on instrumental dub reggae. Featuring Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez of AT THE DRIVE IN, this group also dabbles with electronica, salsa and jazz, resulting in a distinct, transcendental sound. For fans of AUGUSTUS PABLO or ROOTS RADICS. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
"Puisqu'en Oubli: Songs of Forgetfulness"
XXICD 22163-2 CD $9.15
Medieval songs, mostly from the 13th and 14th centuries, are sung by Lambert accompanied by guitarist Dominique Lanoie and an array of period instruments. The songs are taken from a variety of sources, including the Martin Codex, sephardic folk tunes, and others, with modern elements sometimes subtly woven in for an entirely original effect. Canadian import. (XXI)
MARC BOLAN, CATHERINE LAMBERT & LORE LIEGE ENSEMBLE
"Beltane: A Musical Fantasy"
XXICD 22159-2 CD $9.15
Bolan's unfinished, Tolkien-inspired "Children of Rarn" suite is interpreted by singer Lambert and the Lore Liege Ensemble in a rich mix of medieval, renaissance and baroque instruments and styles with harpsichord, organ, recorders, acoustic guitar and cello, bringing it to life in a way that's totally compatible with Bolan's original vision. The booklet includes all of Bolan's lyrics. Canadian import. (XXI)
MIKE 'SPORT' MURPHY
KRS 355-2 CD $11.30
An oddball, moody, playful followup to 1999's "Willoughby," sporting layers of off-the-beaten-track instruments and an eclectic batch of influences/inspirations that range the gamut of jazz, folk, 20th century classical, pop, ragtime and more. (KILL ROCK STARS)
"Learn to Draw in 3 Seconds"
PNMV 24-4 K7 $6.15
Electronic music taken back to its very roots. Analog drum loops iced with guitar so distorted you'd think someone fell asleep at the helm. Packaged complete with instruction booklet, auxiliary button and vinyl sticker. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
"The Shy Tuff Bunny Runs Away"
TR 0106-2 CD $10.70
A solo recording from the POLAR GOLDIE CATS member, this highly varied all-electronic effort ranges from abstract noise to rock attack to melodic, always with some sort of rhythm going on, whether minimal or extra-heavy. (TRANSPARENCY)
"Swimming the Amniotic"
FALC 0006-2 CD $10.70
Electronic melodies for the fetus in us all. Designed specifically to help mothers meditate, as well as to stimulate their unborn children, these gentle, floating synth compositions could be compared to TANGERINE DREAM or KRAFTWERK. (FALCATA-GALIA)
"The Secret Love Life of the Octopus"
KSA 12-7 7" $4.00
A deep Alphaville voice describes (in French) the slimy details of this brainy mollusk's amorous side, over eerie-but-cheesy bloop-bleep type electronic music by composer PIERRE HENRY. (STOMACH ACHE)
"See You Later Oscillator"
GRAVITY 38-2 CD $6.55
Secretly intercepted cell phone conversations, ambient noise, effects and broken beats in this delve into digital voyeurism. (GRAVITY)
TCCD 008-2 CD $8.90
Electronic sounds mostly of the quiet and contemplative sort, interestingly textured and patterned, both tonal and atonal, occasionally using rhythms far from insistent. They don't say how the sounds are derived, but many will remind you of natural sounds electronically manipulated. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
CROWN 0423-1 LP $12.25
Hypnotic minimalism prevails on Ralf and Florian's first album as KRAFTWERK after the end of ORGANISATION; this is sometimes compared to the work of Steve Reich or Terry Riley. Original artwork, Italian import. (CROWN)
CROWN 0424-1 LP $12.25
Their 2nd album, out in 1972, opens with the 17-minute "Klingklang," a groundbreaking mix of electronic soundscapes and rhythms. Original artwork, Italian import. (CROWN)
GCA 1620-1 LP $12.25
A live performance at the Beggar's Banquet Club in Lexington KY on April 13, 1975, this features their spacier, more ambient and melodic material: "Klingklang," "Tanz Musik," "Ruckzuck," "Kometen Melodie 1," and "Kometen Melodie 2." White vinyl, great full color cover art, Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
KWKM 524-1 LP $12.25
Here's what you get: a peppy "Ruckzuck," two beautifully melodic and spacey "Kometenmelodie" tracks, and a full side of ultramodern "Autobahn," all recorded for German WDR radio in 1975. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"Ralf & Florian"
CROWN 0425-1 LP $12.25
Their 3rd album, out in 1973, moves them in a more melodic direction, dominated by electric piano and textured electronic percussion. Original artwork, Italian import. (CROWN)
KRAFT 711-1 LP $12.25
A very early concert from 1971 performed in Cologne, this consists of 4 long tracks, 2 of them previously unreleased. Although Ralf Hütter was not present, Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother were in the band, just immediately prior to forming NEU!, and their influence is plainly heard. Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"Somewhere in Europe"
KRAFTSO 01-1 LP $12.25
Excellent quality tracks from radio shows recorded in Paris in 1976 (spacey, floating, melodic instros) and Utrecht in 1981 (total cyberboogie!). Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
"In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven there were Men and Women"
GET 413-1 LP $12.55
A uniquely original work from 1972, where spoken vocals trigger electronic sounds. The voice part is read with as few inflections and breaths as possible, and the electronics then respond with inflected sounds. The musical effect is like an internal voice stimulating involuntary ideas and feelings, offering a profound exploration of the relation between the physical nature of the voice and social/language behaviors. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
"The Rule of Capture"
MONOCD 05-2 CD $10.70
Cool, creative. greatly varied ambience, drum'n'bass and trip hop, with vocals built up from samples and processing that goes way beyond the usual repetitive techno. (MONOTREMATA)
"La Philosophie dans le Boudoir"
ELEGANZ 7292-2 CD $11.90
Here's a concept for you: this German duo collects samples from late-'50s and early-'60s rock'n'roll and R&B records, refashioning them into their own cool-beat compositions. Think romantic Parisian cellar clubs, surf parties, cold war spies, atomic paranoia, classic striptease, dance crazes and cool European jazz. German import. (ELEGANZ)
UQF 998-2 CD3 $8.90
Naoko from Japanese psych/noise/pop weirdos TIGER MAD & THE STRANGE CLASSICS and Phoebe from Sydney experimental bass/synth combo ALTERNAHUNK join up for this 5-song excursion into BECK-style folk-hop, cartoony kitch, space-age bachelor-padisms and freaky electronica. Kooky origami-style packaging. Australian import. (DUAL PLOVER)
VC 167-1 12" $8.55
Five wicked tracks and a few lock grooves from emo/electronic/hardcore/jungle/gabber/noise superstar KID 606, as well as 2 remixes by electronic duo MATMOS and rising star LEXAUNCULPT (of ISOPHLUX and ORANGE fame). Includes material which will only be available on vinyl. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
HP 0649-2 CD5 $8.90
Junko from Japan's MACHINEGUN TV goes solo with this 10-song mix of her demented, sing-songy vocals with equally demented, noisy electronics, beats, keyboards, and sounds gathered from who-knows-where. Australian import. (DUAL PLOVER)
OPERATION RE-INFORMATION (O.R.I.)
VC 160-2 CD5 $6.55
To achieve the company goal of "four billion reinformed" by the fourth fiscal quarter of 1999, Dr. Markus P. Spanglestein, Dr. Everett T. Spectt, Dr. Za Za Triplex and Dr. Dale Braino (who also serves as chief technology officer in MAN...OR ASTROMAN?) have wielded their computers and synthesizers to encapsulate the fundamental rudiments of reinformation theory and present them in a simple, easy-to-follow way. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"Universal Standard 84000"
VC 162-2 CD $10.20
Their 2nd full album, this release combines the live-performance computer music group's custom, homemade software with a new mathematically precise method of sound production and a whole load of silly tech blather. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
THURSTON MOORE, WALTER PRATI AND GIANCARLO SCHIAFFINI
"3 Incredible Ideas"
AU 03-2 CD $12.45
The SONIC YOUTH guitarist collaborates with double-bassist Prati and jazz trumpeter Schiaffini on three long electronic-oriented pieces recorded live and then finished in the studio. Italian import. (AUDITORIUM)
ASM 006-2 CD $13.00
A label sampler for the Stuttgart-based oni.tor label, with experimental, straight and minimal house/electronica/avant garde cuts, including previously unreleased stuff and a bunch of remixes, with contributions by HAGEDORN, SOLOVYEV, CHECKSUM, MALTE TINNUS, JOACHIM SPIETH, and VARGA/BAUMANN. German import. (ALL SCORE MEDIA)
ALL NATURAL LEMON & LIME FLAVORS
"All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors"
GERN 051-2 CD $9.35
A reissue of their first 1995 recordings, only 500 of which were originally pressed. A more innocent album (they were only 19-21 years old), with bands like THE SUNDAYS and THE BOO RADLEYS being prominent influences. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
ALL NATURAL LEMON & LIME FLAVORS
"Straight Blue Line"
GERN 044-2 CD $9.35
This compiles all the songs from their three 7" releases, plus some extra tracks. Often compared to MY BLOODY VALENTINE, STEREOLAB, PRAM and other shoegazing-type bands. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
ATARI STAR, THE
"Moving in the Still Frame"
JFR 052-2 CD5 $7.85
Ephemeral longing and dark blue days, following in the footsteps of PEDRO THE LION, SMOG and JOAN OF ARC. (JOHANN'S FACE)
BACK OF DAVE / WALKER
PRC 003-7 7" $4.00
One emo-core tune from BACK OF DAVE, plus 2 poppy songs from WALKER. (POLYVINYL)
BLACK HEART PROCESSION, THE
S 016-7 7" $4.65
Two great new tracks here from this San Diego outfit, continuing their work of brooding, compelling piano founded songs, splashed with a loose mixture, of organ, loops, drums and synth. Maybe the most aptly named band in music. (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
PRC 032-1 4xLP $18.50
All the songs from both the Vol. One and Vol. 2 CDs, pressed on 4 vinyl LPs in a box set. Numbered, limited edition of 2000. (POLYVINYL)
"Rough Notes on High Stress"
GERN 054-1 LP $8.00
GERN 054-2 CD $9.65
Hyped as the "New New Wave Wave," this boasts sharp guitars, pummeling bass, and ex-BORN AGAINST's Jon Hiltz on drums, not to mention recycled members of RORSCHACH, GREYHOUSE, TEEN BEATERS and BEAUTIFUL SKIN. Comparisons run to MISSION OF BURMA, BIG FLAME, WIRE, MINUTEMEN, PERE UBU, etc. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
"Of Happiness and Resolution"
JFR 047-7 7" $4.00
The former guitarist for LINK 80 makes a left turn with his new band, into JOY DIVISION, RADIOHEAD or JOAN OF ARC territory. (JOHANN'S FACE)
"Hashin' It Out"
JT 1054-1 LP $8.85
JT 1054-2 CD $10.20
The 2nd album from this acclaimed Chicago power-duo, augmented again by many friends (including people from JOAN OF ARC and TORTOISE) and many varied instruments. They even sing on this one. (JADE TREE)
SKIP 84-2 CD $9.00
This collects the tracks from the self-titled album, two 7"s, and a few compilation cuts by these Bay Area emo pioneers. Previously released on Allied. (BROKEN)
"Scenes from a Motel Seduction"
JFR 049-2 CD $9.65
Melodic, dynamic, floor-shaking rock on this band's 2nd album. (JOHANN'S FACE)
JFR 048-7 7" $4.35
Four songs of their own brand of emo/indie pop-rock, priming us for their 2nd album, due out in May. Limited to 500 copies on white vinyl. (JOHANN'S FACE)
PRC 035-1 12" EP $7.25
PRC 035-2 CD5 $6.55
Basically BRAID with a new 2nd guitarist, continuing their songwriting and performing pretty much seamlessly. (POLYVINYL)
HOLY CHILDHOOD, THE
"Up With What I'm Down With"
GERN 048-1 LP $7.70
GERN 048-2 CD $9.35
Songs that exalt their own bottoming out like the blues and raise you up like a 'lude. Band leader/songwriter Danny Leo (ex-NATIVE NOD, RADIO TO SATURN and SIN-EATERS), with Andrew Barker (THE WILLIAM PARKER TRIO, THE GOLD SPARKLE BAND, AU TEMPO, THE CHRIS LEE TRIO), Sherry Sacks (THE TURN OFFS), Gibb Slife (LES SAVY FAV, THE LAPSE), Jodi Buonnanno (THE SECRET STARS), Buik Prentice (THE RUNWAY), Ted Leo (CHISEL, THE PHARMACISTS), Jordan Mclane (NO FLAGS), Tom Abbs of the Jump Arts Festival, and Philadelphia sax legend Nawi Avila make like TELEVISION meets THE BAND, BLONDIE vs. THE BOSS, GARY NEWMAN vs. RANDY NEWMAN, or FRED NEIL fights FRED SCHNEIDER over ERICA POMERANCE. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
BLACKBALL 002-2 CD $10.70
One of the originators of the emo-pop sound, recorded live in San Francisco. Previously available only as a limited edition (200 copies) vinyl LP, this unlimited CD has a bonus track, and like the LP, has 3 previously unreleased songs. (BLACKBALL)
JETS TO BRAZIL
"Four Cornered Night"
JT 1052-1 2xLP $10.90
JT 1052-2 CD $10.20
The 2nd, massively anticipated, humongously hyped album from these Chicago emo superstars. Guaranteed to be in your face no matter where you go. (JADE TREE)
"The Movement Toward You"
GERN 046-1 LP $7.70
GERN 046-2 CD $9.35
A new project from singer/songwriter Jeremy Winter, formerly of ALL NATURAL LEMON & LIME FLAVORS, and sort-of continues that band's sound with some different twists hijacked from groups as diverse as VELVET UNDERGROUND and THE PIXIES. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
JOAN OF ARC
"How Can Any Thing So Little Be Any More"
JT 1057-2 CD5 $8.45
Songs half or barely started during the sessions for their last album, "The Gap," finished up by singer/guitarist Tim Kinsellas after their last US tour. (JADE TREE)
JOAN OF ARC
JT 1053-1 LP $8.85
JT 1053-2 CD $10.20
More traditional acoustic arrangements juxaposed with artificial future sounds; "Bryter Later" NICK DRAKE and AUTECHRE at the same time. (JADE TREE)
"Fuck, Fight, Fail"
TMU 058-2 CD $9.00
At once dense and restrained, this Ottawa band's first full album has also been called dark, unsettling, lush and haunting. Previous 7" and CD EP released in Canada, plus CBC-wide broadcast of a live performance. (TROUBLEMAN)
"The Rose He Lied By"
TMU 070-1 LP $8.55
TMU 070-2 CD $9.00
Dark and introspective rock that's been compared to THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, but bolstered by piano, strings and horns, from former members of UNIVERSAL ORDER OF ARMAGEDDON, GREAT UNRAVELING, and JAKS. This is their debut release. (TROUBLEMAN)
TMU 044-7 7" $4.00
A solo from SEAN NA NA's keyboard player, with delivery and tone straight up NEIL YOUNG circa "On the Beach." Beautiful die-cut sleeve, limited pressing of only 500. (TROUBLEMAN)
MATT POND PA
"I Thought You Were Sleeping"
FT 37-2 CD5 $7.85
Aching, orchestral, melancholy pop, constructed of strings and French horn, distorted guitars lulling horn blasts, filling the space and theme between their 2nd album and the next. (FILE 13)
"This = Everything"
FT 36-1 LP $9.70
FT 36-2 CD $10.20
Expansive, meticulously constructed songs with guitar and bass lines that ebb and flow, sensual vocals and chilling soundscapes. (FILE 13)
"San Lorenzo's Blues"
TMU 036-1 LP $8.25
TMU 036-2 CD $9.00
Their first release in 3 years, with a drastically changed sound: sadder than ever, with a quite visible country element, smoother, softer and more intricate. (TROUBLEMAN)
JT 1059-1 LP $8.85
JT 1059-2 CD $10.20
The original members of famed CAP'N JAZZ have reunited to form Chicago's new band OWLS. Tim Kinsella (JOAN OF ARC), Mike Kinsella (JOAN OF ARC, AMERICAN FOOTBALL), Victor Villarreall (GHOSTS & VODKA), and Sam Zurick (JOAN OF ARC, GHOSTS & VODKA), have retained the obtuse song structures of their previous bands, while sonically stripping down to the basics of simple rock. These 8 songs were recorded at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studios. (JADE TREE)
PRC 034-1 LP $8.25
PRC 034-2 CD $9.65
The 4th album from this emotional Milwaukee trio, combining experimentation and improvisation with intentional melodies, recorded in various living rooms and basements by their guitarist-producer Chris Rosenau. (POLYVINYL)
TMU 045-7 7" $4.00
A solo from the vocalist/guitarist of RED MONKEY, PUSSYCAT TRASH and MILKY WIMPSHAKE, with a couple of raw punk love songs done MILKY WIMPSHAKE-style. (TROUBLEMAN)
PILOT TO GUNNER
"Games at High Speeds"
GERN 052-1 LP $7.70
GERN 052-2 CD $9.35
Chaotic layers of jet engine guitars, driving rhythms and jagged melodies that are anything but subdued. Comparisons to WIRE, MISSION OF BURMA, POLVO, JAWBOX. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
JT 1048-2 CD5 $6.55
Four new songs from this extremely popular indie band, recorded during 1999's "Very Emergency" sessions, and an early-2000 session. (JADE TREE)
PROMISE RING, THE
JT 1043-1 LP $8.85
JT 1043-2 CD $10.20
All hail their 3rd album. We won't bore you with trying to sing their praises, 'cause all the media from the NY Times to Punk Planet already does that. Consume, you bastards; the hordes await. (JADE TREE)
"The New Song and Dance"
GERN 047-1 LP $7.70
GERN 047-2 CD $9.35
The debut full-length by this New York combo takes its cues from the late '70s/early '80s post punk scene (AU PAIRS, GANG OF FOUR, MISSION OF BURMA, THE CURE) and combines it with a modern dose of inspiration and style, edgy, melodic and danceable all at once. Features ex-members of GARDEN VARIETY, SLEEPASAURUS, LONG DISTANCE RUNNER and MILHOUSE. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
PRC 029-2 CD5 $6.10
Three songs with the band at its most intimate and high-fidelity, opening with grinding, jangular guitar, then slamming into soft focus on the title tune, followed by a dimly layered vocal, inviting the listener to sit closer to the speaker, with the final tune a sort of "tabula rasa" Mid-Western style, wiping the slate clean. (POLYVINYL)
"The Devil's Pleasures"
TMU 039-1 LP $8.25
TMU 039-2 CD $9.00
Consisting of 3/4 of San Francisco's cathartic, dark, psychedelically skewed "gothcore" keyboard-guitar-drum frenzy known as THE VSS, regrouped as a three-piece with keyboardist/bassist Andy Rothbard taking over vocal duties. Sounds difficult to categorize, but hinting at rare combinations of the past: THE DOORS, BAUHAUS, LED ZEPPELIN, MISFITS, THE STOOGES, SWANS and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. (TROUBLEMAN)
SONG OF ZARATHUSTRA
"Birth of Tragedy"
TMU 040-2 CD $9.00
An odd mixture of goth/industrial, thrash, and NEUROSIS-esque doom with the anger of hardcore, this loud Minneapolis band is sometimes compared to CAMERA OBSCURA. This is their first album, after 3 7" releases. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Change is a Sound"
JT 1060-1 LP $8.85
JT 1060-2 CD $10.20
Richmond, VA's STRIKE ANYWHERE delivers melodic hardcore with a punk rock soul; eleven anthems for the youth possessed in the tradition of FOUR WALLS FALLING, BAD BRAINS, 7 SECONDS, and DAG NASTY. (JADE TREE)
SWEARING AT MOTORISTS
"Stumble to the Zero Hour"
PNMV 23-7 7" $4.00
An Ohio pop group that's sparse and beautiful, eerie and cunning, yet dense with emotion. Three songs. (PUNK IN MY VITAMINS)
THREE PENNY OPERA
"Three Penny Opera"
TMU 034-1 LP $8.25
TMU 034-2 CD $9.00
With ex-members of SHOTMAKER, this Ottawa band continues with the same sound and lyrical content of rage and emotion. (TROUBLEMAN)
TRANS MEGETTI, THE
"Fading Left to Completely On"
GERN 049-1 LP $7.70
GERN 049-2 CD $9.65
These guys seem to take an emo sensibility and express it in sounds reminiscent of THE STOOGES, RADIOHEAD, ELVIS COSTELLO and THE CLASH, to name a few. (GERN BLANDSTEN)
"A New Machine for Living"
JT 1044-1 LP $8.85
JT 1044-2 CD $10.20
The debut from this Brooklyn-based trio featuring former members of PITCHBLENDE and VINELAND, and with a sound that mixes '70s art student rock (THIS HEAT, GANG OF FOUR), Krautrock, classic prog (MAGMA, GONG), and new bands like RAPTURE, EUPHONE and AT THE DRIVE-IN. (JADE TREE)
UNWOUND / VERSUS
TMU 015-7 7" $4.00
These two well-known bands play a song each from the songbag of obscure New York City band FLOWER, in tribute to that long-departed group. Both songs are exclusive to this release. (TROUBLEMAN)
"Fragile Songs in Lukewarm Dreams"
SKIP 83-1 LP $8.55
SKIP 83-2 CD $10.50
Possibly the best emo/pop punk band in Japan, with ex-members of BLEW and JUST ONE DAY, and lots of influences from AVAIL, DILLINGER 4, JAWBREAKER, etc. (BROKEN)
"First Five Years"
JT 1050-2 2xCD $10.90
35 songs taken from the first 11 Jade Tree singles, most of which are out of print or nearly so. Note that this is a double CD, for that same price as a single CD! (JADE TREE)
"1 Hit Wonder"
RU1B 42-2 CD $8.40
Sort of SEBADOH goes emo but does only improvisation, this Santa Cruz outfit is DIY all the way, promoting their quirky, introspective, highly varied songs mostly on their web site, www.work-sin-progress.com with plenty of mp3s etc. (WORK-SIN-PROGRESS)
WORLD INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, THE
"East Coast Super Sound Punk of Today"
GERN 045-2 CD $9.35
This collects their four well-received vinyl EPs, following up on 1998's massive seller "The True Story of the Bridgewater Astral League." (GERN BLANDSTEN)
JOHN BERBERIAN ENSEMBLE, THE
"Music from the Middle East"
UV 023-1 LP $17.25
UV 023-2 CD $13.00
New York oud player Berberian formed this group in the mid-'60s to perform the traditional music of Turkey, Armenia, Greece, Arabia and North Africa, creating a vividly exotic blend of rhythms, melodies and improvisations into an early World Music sound. First released on the Roulette label in 1966. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
ID 123379-2 CD $10.80
A musical journey through Jewish pop culture, mysticism and time travel, fuelled by accordions, sax and drums, and augmented by xylophone, clarinet, ukulele, flute and vibes. Clever lyrics, unique klezpop instrumentation, and great melodies with both outstanding covers and originals. (DIONYSUS)
MASO 90114-2 CD $11.90
The latest work by the legendary Gypsy brass band from Macedonia. Traditional dance musics from Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia are mixed together with elements of rumba and salsa. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
NOVUM GAUDIUM & NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN
MASO 0084-2 CD $11.90
An extraordinary meeting of two immensely different musical languages: Pakistani Qawwali singing and Gregorian chant. Nusrat's unbelievable voice has become widely known in recent years through his very popular recordings, and this collaboration with the masters of early music Novum Gaudium (recorded at the Time Zones Festival in Bari, Italy) is something not to be missed. Italian import. (MATERIALI SONORI)
"Getting a Head"
SEELAND 516-2 CD $11.40
A re-issue of a scarce, classic album of tape manipulation, originally released in 1980. Ostertag uses a bizarre, complex tape loop system to manipulate Fred Frith's guitar and Charles K. Noyes' percussion. (SEELAND)
"Sooner or Later"
SEELAND 514-2 CD $10.80
A re-issue of this 1989 underground classic of digital sampling and sound manipulation. Using sounds from the recording of a boy in El Salvador burying his father who had been killed by the army, Ostertag weaves in the guitar of avant master FRED FRITH. This has been out of print for 10 years. (SEELAND)
"Great Spangled Fritillary"
VC 172-2 CD $10.20
Wickedly captivating singer-guitarist/multi-instrumentalists ROSEBUD (NIGHT SOIL MAN, LEATHER MUFFIN) and Scott Ireland (PULLTOYS, COCKADOODLE CHRIST) join forces with the throbbing backbone of the BROTHER BUZZ rhythm section in a raucous joyride brimming with blasphemous sensuality and penetrating wit. Twisted hints of RAGE AGAINST, PJ HARVEY, DK's, BJORK, TOM WAITS bristle throughout their own indescribably delirious brand of psychopowerpop and punkfolknoise, and audio from the disturbing videotape that captured the impending logging murder of activist "Gypsy" Chain whose skull was crushed beneath a giant tree. Guest appearances from JEWEL's evil black sheep brother (the lost Alaskan), Rotten Jonny and the Fuck Shit Up Choirgirls. Compelling vocals, grinding grooves, big noisy guitars, and funhouse mirrors. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
"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. (KIKIPOO)
JOE MEEK & THE BLUE MEN
"I Hear a New World"
RPM 103-2 CD $13.00
A stand-out in the growing world of Meek collectors. Recorded in 1960 with an original pressing of only 99 copies, this was inspired by Meek's fascination with outer space and uses "other world" and just plain goofy sound effects to their fullest extent on what is almost certainly the first concept album ever. 12 tracks, extensive liner notes, UK import. (RPM)
"Peeping Through the Listen Hole"
CPA 019-1 LP $9.90
Probably one of the oddest yet more engagingly complex musical recordings you're likely to encounter, with tracks that range from beautifully melodic ethno-folk instros to abrasive noise to tape manipulations to garage rock to goofy lounge-isms and somewhere beyond, sometimes all mixed up in the same track. Pretty wild. (ELECTRO MOTIVE)
"Over the Edge Vol. 4: Dick Vaughn's Moribund Music of the '70s"
SEELAND 022-2 2xCD $13.75
A CD reissue of this long out of print title, updated and expanded! Edited from NEGATIVLAND'S weekly radio show, this version has its most perplexing host, Dick Vaughn, bringing the world's first ever '70s nostalgia show. Prank phone calls of the classic variety, an audio evolution to the heights of the DJ world, and Dick's patented ability to ruin his own shows highlight everything wrong with music radio (if you're an unfunny jerk). (SEELAND)
"69 Plunderphonics 96"
SEELAND 515-2 2xCD + book $23.65
The return of John Oswald's original, legendary PLUNDERPHONICS project that was deep-sixed by MICHAEL JACKSON's lawyers, but twice as big! Five dozen tracks with the previously banned cuts and previously unreleased material, including the first rap song ever (1975's "Power"), the first jungle track ("Birth"), with double-size replications of the original collages and a long interview with Oswald in a full color 48 page book. (SEELAND)
EUROSTAR 062-2 3xCD $37.55
An epic surrealist poem, recited by Dali in French with help from several other voice actors, backed by an amazing array of sounds ranging from symphony orchestra to acid/prog rock band to tape effects, electronics, acoustic percussion and found sounds of every description. The plot in brief: Dali creates the world, lies down to rest, sleeps and dreams. On awaking, he realizes that creation is "just a big Nothing," whereupon the world goes into a rage and Dali's life is in danger. Salvation then appears in the form of an angel, his wife Gala. The accompanying 326-page book has the complete text in English, French, German and Spanish, as well as lots of photos, bios of all the participants, a full color reproduction of a 1972 painting, and more. The whole thing is packed in an amazing custom made blue velvet box, imprinted in gold. German import. (EUROSTAR)
"Live from the Afterworld"
CPA 018-1 2xLP $13.45
Yes, Virginia, there really was an Afterworld Lounge. Here's live tracks from the remarkable early-'90s eclectic music venue, including SUN CITY GIRLS, CAROLINER, RUINS, THINKING FELLERS UNION, MECCA NORMAL, ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET, C.C.C.C., THE MOLECULES, O-TYPE, THREE DAY STUBBLE, SPLATTER TRIO, VOMIT LAUNCH, FIBULATOR, VACUUM TREE HEAD, CRAWLING WITH TARTS, and more. (ELECTRO MOTIVE)
"A Game Of Cards"
TCCD 009-2 CD $10.70
Cello, bassoon, flute, trombone, viola, guitar, drums, bass, oboe, and piano are combined with popular music and an ear for the dramatic, creating a unique, beautiful sound. Fans of orchestral music, PAVEMENT, Danny Elfman scores, and the VIOLENT FEMMES alike will find common ground here. (TRUE CLASSICAL)
BASTARD NOISE / PAIN JERK
VIRUS 229-7 7" $4.00
Extreme hi-tech recordings (64 tracks done in an audiophile's dream studio) of apocalyptic white noise recorded on John Lennon's birthday by SoCal's BASTARD NOISE and Japan's PAIN JERK. (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
BRAN(...) POS, THE
CHICD 006-2 CD $10.10
A crazy, gurgle-and-throb cross between MORTON SUBOTNICK and MASONNA, where sophisticated electronic music meets dumpster-diving harsh noise. (CHITAH! CHITAH!)
CLEW OF THESEUS
IB 03-7 7" $4.00
7 haunting, harrowing slices of noise/sound, painfully harsh, starkly funereal, beautifully simple. Difficult to describe but surprisingly powerful and worth hearing. Doubles as a memorial to Merle Austin Africa, a political prisoner who died in prison in March and a benefit for former political prisoner Abdul Haqq. Comes with thought-provoking zine about Africa, Haqq, and the music. (INTERBANG)
"The Future in Reverse"
PVRCD 04-2 CD $9.50
Organic power ambience and textural fields of sound from this well known Northern California noise artist. Full color digipak. (POVERTECH)
DAVID IRELAND AND GX JUPITTER-LARSEN
"David Ireland and GX Jupitter-Larsen"
VC 163-2 CD $10.20
Three collaborations between GX-JUPITTER-LARSEN (founder of America's foremost noise crew, THE HATERS, and sound engineer for killer machine artists SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES) and conceptual sculptor DAVID IRELAND. These 2 mavericks assemble sonic sculptures that sabotage the notion of aesthetic safety. (VINYL COMMUNICATIONS)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
"Backyard Monster Tube and Pig"
DAM BAC-2 CD $9.25
Two devastating live shows (Tokyo, L.A.) consisting of some of the most nihilistic noise/trash you'll ever hear. Mike Kelley, Art Byington, Cary Loren, Dave Muller, Jim Shaw & Xavier Bousslron lay waste to any sense of taste or aesthetics with this unrelenting racket (marred drums, broken guitars, cheap casios, garbled psychedelic oddments). Mixed by WARREN DEFEVER. Comes in arty/kitschy silkscreened folding cover. (DESTROY ALL MONSTERS)
FREAKLP 010-1 LP $14.60
Dutch noisician Franz De Waard of KAPOTTE MUZIEK and American jack-of all-noise Emil Beaulieau join forces to clean that wax outta your ears with this slab that ranges from all-out power blasts to quietly ambient textures. Nicely toasted covers, too. Limited edition of 800, Finnish import. (FREAK ANIMAL)
EDDIE THE RAT
"Eddie The Rat"
SEELAND 511-2 CD $10.80
Abstract songs, vignettes and sound environments. One part homemade instrument orchestra, one part loose verbal association, 3 parts found sound documentary, and 3 parts digital fodder. Anxious, voyeuristic, paranoid and emotionally scatterbrained, with real characters recorded in their natural habitats, whose actions and motives are vague. (SEELAND)
"When You Wish Upon a Scar"
PVRCD 03-2 CD $9.50
Solo stuff 1983 to 1991, unique vocal degenerations and collisions of lo fi field recordings from the main guy in pioneering American noise unit BOY DIRT CAR, including live recordings, a video soundtrack, and pieces taken from some of his cassette and vinyl releases. Also includes a 16 page booklet of writings, diagrams, photos, and introductions by Jeph Jerman and Joe Colley. (POVERTECH)
"The Calendar of Unlucky Days"
JT 1041-1 LP $8.85
JT 1041-2 CD $10.20
Beats-heavy avant-instrumentalism from HEROIC DOSES drummer Ryan Rapsys and bassist Nick Macri. Complex, melodic, adventuresome. (JADE TREE)
"You Must First Learn to Draw the Real"
MONOCD 03-2 CD $10.70
This thunderous double guitar/drums experimental noise rock trio has made more records than we know about in their long career, but if you like that extra-heavy stuff, here's one put together from some 1996 recordings. (MONOTREMATA)
INSTITUT FÜR FEINMOTORIK
FUSE 023-1 LP $11.10
This German noise group uses only "empty" turntables (playing only the empty lead-out grooves and the paper labels, or tickled by rubber bands, toothbrushes, adhesive tape, etc.) for their sound sources, modifying the resulting white noise until it acquires tonality, rhythm, and whatever else they happen to fancy. (FUSETRON)
PVRCD 05-2 CD $9.50
A reissue of unique noise works from this early MERZBOW member, including his classic first LP plus cassette tracks. (POVERTECH)
FER 1017-2 CD $11.30
Like a tour through a high-tech factory, this presents, one after the other, a series of rhythmical electro-mechanical sounds, very much noise but on the quiet side, as if the myriad robotic machines we encounter are creating small, intricate parts. Very appropriate and elegant computer code artwork. Swedish import. (FIREWORK EDITION)
"From the Michigan Floor"
ECSPEA 76-1 LP $12.40
Haunting Michigan folk by CARY LOREN (DESTROY ALL MONSTERS) on vocals and acoustic guitar, WARN DEFEVER (HIS NAME IS ALIVE) on percussion and shakuhachi, ERIKA HOFFMANN on vocals, violin and bells, and MATT SMITH on sitar and bass. Loren's charming, understated songwriting is in striking contrast to the harshness of D.A.M., and the 20-page silkscreened on-multi-colored-paper booklet and the full-color collage cover are the icing on the cake. (ECSTATIC PEACE)
VMFM 47-2 CD $9.00
70 minutes of crisp clank from this ex-FORCE FIELD member: 'Twas piped into oversized walkmen and fed continuously to a select group of sperm whales, zombified by a Bush-era navy operation to lumber across unlit enemy waters with ticking H-Bombs lashed below their mighty bellies, never to be seen again. (VERMIFORM)
"Escape from Noise"
SEELAND 006-2 CD $10.80
The CD re-release of NEGATIVLAND's best-selling recording. If any release by NEGATIVLAND could be considered to be a "hit", this is it. "Christianity is Stupid," "Car Bomb," "Time Zones," "Nesbitt's Lime Soda Song," ...they're all here. (SEELAND)
NEGATIVLAND & CHUMBAWAMBA
"The ABCs of Anarchism"
SEELAND 020-2 CD5 $7.85
A collaboration between these 2 bands, done in face-to-face meetings, tape trading, email and sound files sent over the internet. Three tracks, including the 13-minute title track which explores an often misunderstood political philosophy. Comes with a full color children's storybook pamphlet. Expect soundbites, sound manipulations, melodies, and lots of cut-ups with a sharp but humorous viewpoint. (SEELAND)
NURSE WITH WOUND
"Insect & Individual Silenced"
NWW 04-2 CD $14.65
A re-issue of the fourth NURSE WITH WOUND album, not available anywhere else (unless you can find an original LP). Euro import. (MISC. LABELS)
NIHIL 10-2 CD $11.30
Somewhere between noise, free-form experimental music and rhythmic industrial, the PANICSVILLE gang throws together voice, electronics, radio, computer, tape manipulations and drums in an audio exploration of evil. The CD comes packed between 2 slats of wood, held together by metal clips, with a handmade booklet of words and images of death and suffering. Limited edition, of course. (NIHILIST)
VMFM 48-2 CD5 $7.15
LANDED's bassist pulls this mythic, terrifying creature from our subconscious, furnishing a singular array of disciplined rhythms and liberal use of non-audio source material. So honest and raw, one listen will send you to the emergency room with a nosebleed. (VERMIFORM)
"The Hidden Tongue"
GF 009-2 CD $7.75
Brief, very abrupt eruptions of complex noise are separated by swaths of faint, nearly subliminal sound, making for a strange dichotomy of moods somewhere between contemplative and explosive. (GROUND FAULT)
SERGE GAINSBOURG / CONLON NANCARROW
SA 107-7 7" $4.15
A very African-styled soundtrack from a 1970s GAINSBOURG film, this goes from tribal rhythms and vocals to machine sounds and back again. On the flip, the all-time champ of player-piano composers, CONLON NANCARROW, is caught live in a 1995 Mexico City performance of a particularly nutty piece for hand-punched player piano roll. (STOMACH ACHE)
SLUSSER / UTAH KAWASAKI
SLUSSA 10-7 7" $4.25
It's the battle of the sound designers, as Pixar/Skywalker Ranch dude David Slusser is recorded live in Ensenada, Mexico, creating live havoc and bizarreness, and Utah Kawasaki of Japan's NBK TV does something with electronics, flames and ice. (STOMACH ACHE)
TRANS 0015-2 CD $8.60
A hard, harsh noise collaboration between Los Angeles' SPECULUM FIGHT and Osaka's HIJOKAIDAN. (TRANSPARENCY)
SPONGECAKEMAN / HEADACHE GLUTTON
EERIE 17-7 7" $4.00
Limited edition 7" to promote these bands' joint Japanese tour. Osaka band SPONGECAKEMAN uses moogs and samplers in a din of organized cacophony and goofy, lo-fi sing-song tunes, while Eerie house band HEADACHE GLUTTON uses effected banjo, tape loops, and toys in their distorted, crusty lo-fi pop. Each record comes with an old, ugly-food recipe card pasted on the front! (EERIE MATERIALS)
THURSTON MOORE, EVAN PARKER & WALTER PRATI
FT 803-1 LP $9.60
A radical collaboration produced these free-form sound experiments recorded in 1998 at Gateway Studio in Surrey, England. Guitar, 6-string bass, sax, electronics and voice. 8 tracks, Italian import. (FRUIT TREE)
TOYCH 01-7 7" $4.55
Toy instruments and just plain toys that make sounds are wielded by this 5-woman ensemble on 4 songs that range from whimsical and melodic to rhythmic and jarring to jazzy to stark. Red vinyl and hand-painted covers. (MISC. LABELS)
"Triple Alien Threat"
ZUB 003-2 CD $7.75
Often compared to the RESIDENTS, but only if they were on some really harsh steroids. Industrial-type electronic noise and a way-aggressive attitude augments the minor key creepiness and pitch-black atmospherics. This 80 minute CD is the 2nd by this Bay Area group, after 1996's "Alien Manna for Sleeping Monkeys." (ZUBAURAL)
"Live @ Spin Records"
ATTDEF UUML-4 cassette $5.40
Utilizing the "uumloop," their own brand of feedback, with all sound filtered through a boombox which was then destroyed with a sledgehammer. Packed in handmade plastic pouch. (ATTENTION DEFICIT)
SWEZ 01-1 CD $7.75
38 track by as many artists, pretty much in the geeky, noisy, experimental mode: 3 DAY STUBBLE, 99 HOOKER, DEERHOOF, NO NECK BLUES BAND, NAUTICAL ALMANAC, RUBBER O CEMENT (accompanied by Karla LeVay, Anton's daughter),COMMODE MINSTRELS IN BULLFACE, WOOF PIES, and a whole lot more. Minimal packaging with a full color drawing on the front an a list of bands on the back. (SWEZLEX)
"Commercial Ad Hoc"
SEELAND 513-2 CD $7.85
18 tracks of electronic experimentation, constructed almost entirely from TV commercials. (SEELAND)
SEELAND 509-2 CD $7.85
A sequel, of sorts, to "Deconstructing Beck," this compilation is another co-release between Seeland and Illegal Art and is the second in a planned series of releases. This time, every track is constructed entirely of music and sounds from the big screen. Among the victims are "Titanic," "Dr. Strangelove," "Saturday Night Fever," "Wizard of Oz," Ennio Morricone, Cheech and Chong and many more. 20 tracks in all and, in Seeland's opinion, an even better listen than "Deconstructing Beck." Inexpensively packaged in the Illegal Art series white cardboard envelope. (SEELAND)
"Future Sounds of Chicago"
BS 01-7 7" $4.35
New experimental music from Chicago, with the cracked turntablism of F'STEIN, the low-key homemade noise of THE GROUCHOS, the folk-psych spaciness of ZEEK SHECK, and the all-out noise attack of THE TORTURE(D) MACHINE. (NO SIDES)
DKM 05-7 7" $4.55
The experimental music sampler series continues with tracks from ALBOTH!, NELS CLINE, and MOE!KESTRA, and ranges from noisy rhythms and textures to haunting melodies embedded in clangorous semi-rhythms to a full-tilt, big-band cover of a 1988 song by THE EX. Gray vinyl, numbered edition of 600. (DEPHINE KNORMAL)
DKM 03-7 7" $4.25
A seven band compilation featuring MELT-BANANA, THE MOLECULES, RUINS, MOE! STAIANO, VACUUM TREE HEAD, MONO PAUSE, and THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS. Intense cut and paste noise-rock recorded exclusively for this comp. Numbered edition of 1000. (DEPHINE KNORMAL)
"Labyrinths and Jokes"
HN 050-1 LP $8.65
Six lo-tech electronic noise groups each contribute their own flavor of experimental musique brute: THE BEAST PEOPLE (an ultra-primitive grunt opera), ANTI-SYSTEMS (noise and found sound collage), RON OF JAPAN (electronics and recorder duets), ISIS AND WEREWOLVES (horror film ambience and electronic pulse), ANDREW WILKES-KRIER (ghostly whistling, moaning and clatter), and MINI-SYSTEMS (an almost-musical fuzz fest). Limited edition of 400. (HANSON)
"Los Angeles Free Music Society: Blorp-Esette"
TRANS 0022-2 4xCD $20.50
92 tracks from the mainstays of the legendary agglomeration of bands and musicians, including LE FORTE FOUR, SMEGMA, HENRY KAISER, and dozens more, plus four drawings by Don Van Vliet. 32 page booklet. (TRANSPARENCY)
VAS DEFERENS ORGANIZATION
EERIE 15-2 CD $10.10
More unhinged than ever, where THROBBING GRISTLE assault combine with PERREY & KINGSLEY quirkiness, and sampled bleeps collide against guitar riffs and saxophone skronk. Call it techno-psych or industrial electronica, but no known categorization does it justice. Comes in full-color cardboard pouch with crack'n'peel sticker. (EERIE MATERIALS)
WOLF EYES / NAUTICAL ALMANAC
HN 055-1 LP $9.20
These two "trashed electronics" duos rewire all those old beeper toys, keyboards, rock tumblers and drumpads with a similar but distinct homemade noise result: while WOLF EYES tends to distorted noise and distorted rock guitar, NAUTICAL ALMANAC goes for a more purely electronic sound. Limited edition of only 300 copies on heavy 220 gram vinyl. (HANSON)
"Hot Pumpits Panel 1003"
WOOPIE 01-2 CD $8.00
If P16.D4 had a computer and tried to build a future world of stained glass first aid kits, they might sound like this. Or not. Whatever. From choppy to atmospheric to full-on creepy, this little homemade noise cookie may just be your poison. Or not. Whatever. Hand-made, hand-colored, hand scribbled, sandwich-between-paper packaging. (MISC. LABELS)
"Rock It to the Moon"
MRLR 22-2 CD $10.50
A four piece, primarily instrumental, cool and moody pop/electronic/punk combo from England, these groovy girls sound like STEREOLAB gone PINK FLOYD, or maybe MORRICONE soundtracks, with influences from NINA SIMONE to the STOOGES. (MR. LADY)
"Plasmic Tears and the Invisible City"
IN 006-2 CD $11.30
One long instrumental track, put together for this film soundtrack. Washes of effected electronic and guitar noise collide and merge into a truly haunting sound that's bookended with smatterings of powerful, groove oriented drumming and soundbites, effected human breath sounds and spacey noises. Noisy, but not painful to listen to, this 23 minutes and 45 seconds can be the new soundtrack for anxiety attacks AND pot parties. (INSECT)
EXPERIMENTAL, SPOKEN WORD
RT 9001-1 LP $20.20
One of the most radical and experimental art movements of the last few decades, Fluxus is documented here with music and sound events by John Cage, Philip Corner, Eric Anderson, Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Juan Hidalgo, Joseph Beuys, Walter Marchetti, La Monte Young, and many others. Also includes written excerpts by George Brecht, Ben Vautier, Emmett Williams, Henry Flynt and Dick Higgins, plus the expanded arts diagram with an introduction. Strictly limited edition of 600 copies, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram clear vinyl, Italian import. (RECORTHINGS)
RT 9002-1 LP $20.20
An anthology of sound poetry edited by Maurizio Nannucci, originally released in 1975 by CBS Italy. Featured are tracks by Bob Cobbing, Henri Chopin, Franz Mon, Arthur Petronio, Arrigo Lora Totino, Brion Gysin, Bernard Heidsieck, Sten Hanson, Ernst Jandl, Maurizio Nannucci, Francois Dufrene and Paul De Vree. Contains an introduction plus complete biography and discography. Strictly limited edition of 600 copies, gatefold sleeve, 180 gram clear vinyl, Italian import. (RECORTHINGS)
FOLK, FOLK ROCK RE-ISSUES
BALDWIN & LEPS
"Baldwin & Leps"
VANGUARD 6567-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 6567-2 CD $13.00
Originally out in 1971, this acoustic folk duo featured a rather mournful violin and guitar, with very emotional vocals and a sublime, near telepathic interplay. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
VANGUARD 79300-1 LP $17.25
Originally released in 1969, this folk-avant-shamanistic album includes her hit "God is Alive, Magic is Afoot." Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD
"A Reflection of Changing Times"
AK171-2 4xCD $38.55
This collects 4 complete albums, first out on Vanguard between 1970 and 1973: "Tonight I'm Singing Just for You," "Hold On It's Coming" (recorded in England in 1971 with original FLEETWOOD MAC guitarist Peter Green, Spencer Davis, and other British musicians), the 1971 album of folky anti war songs "War War War," and the 1973 release "Paris Sessions" (featuring members of THE FISH and BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY). The large booklet includes lyrics, bio, discography, photos and liner notes. Italian import. (AKARMA)
COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD
"Tonight I'm Singing Just for You"
AK 171-1 LP $17.25
Joe's 2nd solo album after the end of COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH, this folky, singer/songwriter effort was recorded in Nashville, and includes 10 very personal originals plus his cover of JOHNNY CASH's "Ring of Fire." First out on Vanguard in 1970. Original artwork, with lyrics and liner notes by the producer. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (AKARMA)
AK 097-1 LP $17.25
AK 097-2 CD $13.00
The solo debut, originally released in 1971 on Fantasy, by this Canadian folk singer who was a former member of THE CHILDREN and THREE'S A CROWD. Ed Bogas, Jim Stern and Bernard Krause also appear. 180 gram virgin vinyl LP, CD in gatefold folder. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"'Bout Changes & Things, Take 2"
VANGUARD 79236-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 79236-2 CD $13.00
Long out of print, this 1967 album contains full-band versions of the songs originally released on his 1966 acoustic release "'Bout Changes and Things." These songs are regarded as some of the most accomplished and poetic by this famous folk performer. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
JIM KWESKIN JUG BAND
"Jug Band Music"
UV 034-2 CD $13.00
Their 2nd album, out in 1965, with an irresistibly humorous take on "old time" blues, country, ragtime, and Hawaiian. All are treated with respect, taste and a dose of irony, with their harmonica, kazoo, washboard, jug and banjo takes on popular songs of the '60s folk boom. Includes Maria Muldaur's classic version of "I'm a Woman." Original artwork, Italian import. (UNIVERSE)
JONATHAN & LEIGH
"Third and Main"
VANGUARD 79257-1 LP $17.25
VANGUARD 79257-2 CD $13.00
The only album by this obscure folk-rock duo, first released in 1967 on Vanguard and sometimes compared to IAN & SYLVIA. Studio sidemen include 2 members of PEARLS BEFORE SWINE and 3 members of VAN MORRISON's "Astral Weeks" crew. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (VANGUARD)
GFC 411-1 LP $17.25
The re-issue of a rare and much sought-after folk-psych album by this obscure Wisconsin figure, originally released by Hub City in 1974. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
GET 590-1 LP $12.55
The debut release of this Leeds electric folk outfit, originally released in 1970 on Transatlantic. "A masterpiece of contemporary folk" -Tapestry Of Delights. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
GFC 401-1 LP $17.25
7 long tracks of beautifully dark acoustic folk, recorded in 1973 and never before released. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import. (GEAR FAB)
AK 087-1 LP $17.25
AK 087-2 CD $13.00
This folk rock group was formed by ex-FAIRPORT CONVENTION member Judy Dyble and Jackie McAuley from THEM and BELFAST GYPSIES. Originally released on the Dawn label in 1970, this re-release includes bonus tracks, and the LP is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
"Uphill All the Way"
GET 583-1 LP $12.55
The debut release by this UK country/folk outfit, originally released in 1971 on Transatlantic. 180 gram virgin vinyl, gatefold sleeve, Italian import. (GET BACK)
AK 086-1 LP $17.25
AK 086-2 CD $13.00
Actually former GHOST vocalist Shirley Kent performing under the pseudonym VIRGINIA TREE, with GHOST members Paul Eastment and Terry Guy guesting on 3 tracks. Her folk/jazz album was released in 1975, but only 1000 were pressed. This re-release includes bonus tracks, and the LP is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Italian import. (AKARMA)
REIGNING SOUND, THE
"Break Up, Break Down"
SFTRI 654-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 654-2 CD $9.65
Fronted by Greg Cartwright (OBLIVIANS, COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS), this new band reveals a bit of a different side to his songwriting. Vocal harmonies and a jangly folk rock influence will be heard here, as the singer laments over love lost and emotional collapse. (SYMPATHY)
SAINT BUSHMILL'S CHOIR
"Give 'Em Enough Booze"
SKIP 86-2 CD5 $7.00
Great singalong loud, drunk and roarin' Irish traditional anthems from this Seattle band, rockin' in a POGUES meet THE CLASH way. (BROKEN)
FREE JAZZ, IMPROV
ANDREW D'ANGELO & JAIME FENNELLY
FALC 0033-2 CD $10.70
In this series of free jazz duets, D'Angelo plays bass clarinet, alto sax and powerbook, while Fennelly plays double-bass and electronics. These are wide-ranging improvisations, which can movie from frantic yelps to quiet whispers in an eyeblink. (FALCATA-GALIA)
FRODE GJERSTAD TRIO
FALC 0007-2 CD $10.70
The first release by a new Norwegian improvisational group, led by veteran multi-instrumentalist Gjerstad, with Oyvind Stresund on bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums. A series of 13 pieces, this is moody but very energetic stuff. (FALCATA-GALIA)
FRODE GJERSTAD AND NICK STEPHENS
"North Atlantic Drift"
FALC 0024-2 CD $10.70
Norwegian saxophonist Gjerstad and British bassist Stephens recorded these 7 improvisations in Norway in the spring of 1997, inspired by their daily walks along the fjords or through the woods, and the music is appropriately expressive of the environment. (FALCATA-GALIA)
STEFAN DILL TRIO
"Run for Heaven"
FALC 0028-2 CD $10.70
Electric guitarist Dill, bassist Dave Nielsen, and drummer Dave Wayne convene for these 9 mostly loud, fiery, aggressive improvisations, recorded in New Mexico in 2000. (FALCATA-GALIA)
"Chasin' the Onagro"
MR 213-1 LP $9.60
MR 213-2 CD $11.90
The 3rd album from this Basque band sometimes compared to THE CRAMPS, PERE UBU, THE MAKE UP, and JON SPENCER, among others. To further throw you off, this was produced (and titled) by American garage punk/blues/trash icon Mick Collins. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
BAMA & THE FAMILY
"Don't Think...Do"/"Get Up in Your Hot Pants"
SF 009-7 7" $4.80
Two groovin' instrumentals that fuse FELA KUTI-style Afro-beat with rough, heavy, JAMES BROWN-derived funk (yes, side 2 is a JB cover!). Tasty all the way through! (SOUL FIRE)
CALYPSO KING & THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS
SFLP 001-1 LP $11.00
Two sides of breakbeat-laden hard funk instrumentals. Chicken scratch guitar, grease machine organ, extra tough percussion. 180 gram vinyl pressing. (SOUL FIRE)
JD & THE EVIL'S DYNAMITE BAND
"Explodes Across the Nation"
SFLP 2-1 LP $11.00
Trance-inducing, psychedelic-soul funk instrumentals that might remind you of a garagey MARVIN GAYE, with a good dose of heavy, atmospheric swamp voodoo thrown in. 180 gram vinyl pressing. (SOUL FIRE)
JOSEPH HENRY & THE SOUL COMMAND
"Get Down Part 1"/"Moon Mission"
SF 017-7 7" $4.80
Joseph calls out the band members one at a time to do the JAMES BROWN funky thang on side 1, while the instro on side 2 throws in a bit of the ISAAC HAYES style on this cookin' little single. (SOUL FIRE)
LEE FIELDS & THE EXPLORERS
"Soul Dynamite"/"Ain't It Funky Now"
SF 015-7 7" $4.80
Thoroughly steeped in the heavy, cookin' funk of JAMES BROWN, Mr. Fields and the band get right on down with a nasty scorcher on the A side, and a heavy, Afro-styled cover of a for-real JB tune on the flip, complete with breakbeats, soul shoutin' and a mean piano solo. (SOUL FIRE)
WHITEFIELD BROTHERS, THE
"In the Raw"/"The Bastard"
SF 018-7 7" $4.80
Two rough, tough, totally funky instros in the slow to mid tempo range, with tasty organ, flute and guitar breaks and heavy, greasy percussion. (SOUL FIRE)
"The Black Godfather"
ITR 065-1 LP $8.70
ITR 065-2 CD $10.70
Growlin', cussin', preachin' the funk'n'blues, with help from JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, THE DIRTBOMBS, THE COUNTDOWNS, CHEATER SLICKS, COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS, and ex-STOOGES saxophonist STEVE MACKAY. Nassssty. (IN THE RED)
CALYPSO KING & THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS
"Compin' & Smokin'"/"Damper Down Popcorn"
SF 003-7 7" $4.70
Two of the greasiest, tastiest '60s-style funk instros you'll ever hear, like JAMES BROWN deep in the garage. No picture sleeve, though. (SOUL FIRE)
CROWN ROYALS, THE
ES 1255-2 CD $10.10
Chicago's galvanic groove grinders have scraped the shit offa their shoes, but left plenty under their fingernails, on their 10-track sophomore instro soul explosion. Searing JBs/METERS funk and gritty down'n'dirty backseat grind. With free jazz heavyweight KEN VANDERMARK on sax. (ESTRUS)
LEE FIELDS & THE EXPLORERS
"I'm the Man"
SF 006-7 7" $4.70
Rough, tough, greasy, soul-filled funk screaming from Mr. Fields and band, sounding a whole lot like JAMES BROWN something over 30 years ago. Limited edition of 1500. (SOUL FIRE)
"The Witch Doctor"/"Rev. Jay"
SF 002-7 7" $4.65
A re-issue of a 1972 funk classic! Two slow, heavy, atmospheric soul funk boilers, one a great spoken-vocal number ("Baby, you on fire!"), and the flip a too-cool instro with a drum'n'bass intro that begs to be sampled! Co-released with Deluxe. Sorry, just like the original, there's no picture sleeve. (SOUL FIRE)
TMU 031-1 LP $8.25
TMU 031-2 CD $9.00
Minimalist, METERS-style funk blended with the electronic tweakings of '70s dub inna LEE PERRY style, like the lost soundtrack to a '70s blaxploitation flick. (TROUBLEMAN)
FUNK, SOUL RE-ISSUES
"This is My Country"
GET 8001-1 LP $12.55
Late '60s soul at its best, with beautiful vocals and cool arrangements, this was first released in 1968 on Curtis Mayfield's Curtom label. 180 gram virgin vinyl, Italian import. (GET BACK)
? & THE MYSTERIANS
MUNSTER 7150-7 7" $4.85
A new, moody, erotic version of their hit "96 Tears" sung in Spanish, plus an emotional cover of SUICIDE's "Cheree." Full color hardboard sleeve, Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
? & THE MYSTERIANS
MUNSTER 216-1 LP $9.60
Nasty and rockin' as ever, ? and the gang are back with the bomb! 12 songs recorded in NYC for Cavestomp! Check it out!! Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
REP 029-7 7" $4.15
Three songs recorded by the NYC garage punk band in 1998. (REPTILIAN)
AMERICAN DEATH RAY
"Welcome to the Strange and Erotic World of the American Death Ray"
SFTRI 669-2 CD $9.65
A mix of sound ranging between Kim Fowleyesque psychedelic free verse and the drone noise sound occupied by VELVETS, OPAL, and SUICIDE, courtesy of a gaggle of Memphis heavies from 68 COMEBACK, THE CLEARS, COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS, URBAN SAX, FIREWORKS, etc. (SYMPATHY)
"Mexican Leather"/"Summer in Hamtramck"
BN 015-7 7" $4.00
A raucous, drooling, screaming trashout with a nod to the blues on the A side, plus a slow, steamy broiler on the flip. And no, you won't find these songs on the new album! (BIG NECK)
"The Cross and the Switchblade"
CRYPT 87-1 LP $8.85
CRYPT 87-2 CD $10.20
Scorch-o-rama garage overload from this Detroit duo. Previous 7" on Flying Bomb. (CRYPT)
BIG BOBBY & THE NIGHTCAPS
"Story of My Life"
RON 004-7 7" $4.55
Three ex-M80s take '60s-style heavy garage stomp and play it with the loud, rough abandon of '90s garage punk. Limited edition of 500, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
"Call the Shots"
BN 005-7 7" $4.00
Thick, chewy distortion and a blistering, rockabilly-style tempo from this Swedish lo-fi garage punk band. Four rockin' tunes. (BIG NECK)
"Fast Livin' & Rock 'n Roll"
ES 1266-2 CD $11.45
Remember Tina "Boom-Boom" and Danielle "Lead Pedal", the infamous princesses of the trash-dirt-surf-band the TRASHWOMEN? They're back in action and this time teamed up with SR. Russell Quan (Mummies, Phantom Surfers, Dukes of Hamburg, Booger-Eater extrodanaire) and Lisa Schenberg (Spastics, badass about town) to form the Bobbyteens. Two previous releases on Superteem and a self released LP, this is their first CD. Songs like "Hot City Boy", "Babydoll", and "Downtown" are among 15 smokin' tracks. (ESTRUS)
"Not So Sweet"
ES 1274-2 CD $11.45
Think RUNAWAYS, RAMONES, NIKKI & THE CORVETTES, REAL KIDS, SUZI QUATRO...sweaty leather jumpsuits, high heels, fast cars, power chords and a bottle of booze. (ESTRUS)
"Young & Dumb"
JAW 023-2 CD $10.10
Extra-trashy rave-ups from one of the funnest bunch of girls around! This collects 11 tracks from out-of-print 7"s, plus 4 unreleased tracks. And if it sounds a bit like early DONNAS, it's 'cause half of these songs were written by Darin Raffaelli, the guy who wrote all the early DONNAS material. (JUST ADD WATER)
"This Gun Don't Care"
KRS 359-7 7" $4.00
A little bit of country and a little bit of garage rock, with folks from THE HENTCHMEN, DETROIT COBRAS, and COME-ONS, with a WANDA JACKSON loving vocalist. (KILL ROCK STARS)
CAVE 4, THE
MS 0008-2 CD $11.00
Loud, primal, trash-o-matic garage rawk from Solingen, Germany. Punk stompers, explosive vocals, and raw instros! They've already released singles, EPs and comp cuts all over the world, and toured with DICK DALE, the BOMBORAS, the BOSS MARTIANS and many others. (MUSICK)
CAVE DOGS, THE
"Hellraisers vol. 1"
KYS 003-7 7" $4.35
Five posthumous (early '90s) songs by this short-lived, scuzz-o-fonic, organ-fuelled garage band from Turin. Numbered edition of 666, Italian import. (KILL YOURSELF)
CAVEMANISH BOYS, THE
"Get a Load of..."
BRCD 5010-2 CD $10.85
Garage legend Gerry Mohr of THE MIRACLE WORKERS teams up with members of SPRINKLER and THE DHARMA BUMS for a boatload of psychofuzz-R&B garage killers. (BLOOD RED)
ITR 063-1 LP $8.70
ITR 063-2 CD $10.70
The kings of misfit melancholia, anarchic amplification and free-range low-end rumble scratch out their 7th full album of trashy garage. (IN THE RED)
"Live at the Safari Club"
MUSICK 0009-1 LP $8.85
MUSICK 0009-2 CD $9.85
A head-on collision between THE RAIDERS at their grittiest and THE TRASHMEN at their surfiest, with just a hint of SATAN'S PILGRIMS thrown in, this Portland band rocks hard and raunchy. And if any of the members look a little like those guys from SATAN'S PILGRIMS, well, it's just a coincidence! (MUSICK)
RIPOFF 037-7 7" $4.35
The first Italian band on Rip Off Records, with a power-pop REAL KIDS feel to their songs. (RIP OFF)
RON 021-1 LP pic disc $10.00
Newcastle's masked desperados of rawk'n'roll wrestling invade Glasgow and fuckin' level the place. Their full set was recorded live with kick-ass sound, no overdubs, and no apologies! Full color picture disc in heavy clear vinyl sleeve, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
"One More for the Bad Guys"
ID 123395-1 LP $8.85
ID 123395-2 CD $10.80
New, young hooligans representing the forgotten Missouri garage scene (bands such as UNTAMED YOUTH and THE REVELATORS). Lowdown blues, raw garage, minimalist punk, growling fun, and high energy; rock and roll! Youth gone wild! (DIONYSUS)
RNRBLITZ 12007-1 LP $9.00
The first album by this East Bay outfit leaves contemporary punk behind (for those of you remembering their 1999 Lookout 7") and delves heavily into 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS style '60s garage psych, complete with organ and fuzz guitar. (ROCKNROLL BLITZKRIEG)
DAN MELCHIOR'S BROKE REVUE
ITR 083-1 LP $8.70
ITR 083-2 CD $11.30
The longtime BILLY CHILDISH collaborator takes his love of country blues and R&B and marries it to furious '70s punk and '60s garage in this latest album with his own band. (IN THE RED)
MTR 377-1 LP $8.85
MTR 377-2 CD $9.65
The 12th full album from this legendary Portland band led by the even more legendary garage rocker Fred Cole. (EMPTY)
"Trash and Burn"
MTR 390-1 LP $8.85
MTR 390-2 CD $9.65
Since the age of 15, Fred Cole has been dedicating his life to rock and roll. From THE LOLLIPOP SHOPPE to the RATS to cutting records on a lathe at home, it doesn't get any better. This LP showcases some new material by a band that I've seen go from being so rocking on stage, to so sincere and melancholic that the music actually made people in the audience burst out in tears. And don't forget wife Toody on bass, and drummer Andrew Loomis: every member functions as a piece of the heart and soul of DEAD MOON. (EMPTY)
DEADLY SNAKES, THE
"I'm Not Your Soldier Anymore"
ITR 077-1 LP $8.70
ITR 077-2 CD $11.30
The 2nd album by this punk-rock-garage-r&b-soul monster, now featuring Greg Oblivian on these raw, swampy, foot-stompin' tunes. (IN THE RED)
DEADLY SNAKES, THE
SFTRI 562-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 562-2 CD $9.65
Rock'n'roll played as if their lives depended on it, in the tradition of THE REAL KIDS, THE ANIMALS, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and THE MODERN LOVERS. Greg Oblivian contributes second guitar on four songs. LP limited to 1000 copies. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"I Just Wanna Rock & Roll"
RON 002-7 7" $4.35
Lo-fi '60s-style garage scuzz from Sweden, and some say one of the best. Two previous 7"s on Estrus. Numbered edition of 500, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
DIRTY BURDS, THE
RPATALL 6-7 7" $4.25
The third single from the most fetching femmes of the London garage scene. Total '60s garage girl punk, 2 originals and a cover of the TURTLES "Almost There." This ain't no "Happy Together!" (RAPID PULSE)
"Hey You!"/"Rock'n'Roll Love Affair"
RX 11-7 7" $4.00
Oh shit...just listen to this! Two great, totally catchy anthems to teenage angst in the HEARTBREAKERS style (with echos of early VELVETS), featuring lo-fi king and ex-SUPERCHARGER Darin Raffaelli. (RADIO X)
"Close Your Eyes"
ITALY 005-7 7" $4.00
Ultra-trashy '60s-style garage punk stomp with a melancholy streak rare for the genre. "Close Your Eyes" features JOHNNY HENTCH on piano and a couple of striking blasts of pure noise. This Tucson, AZ band (well-known from their Estrus releases) is really one of the harder-rocking garage bands around. (ITALY)
"The Fevers Show!"
LIP 002-7 7" $4.25
Trashy, glam influenced garage rock featuring two members of THE RETARDOS. A rockin' three piece that shows no shame as they tear through four hits that won't exactly stick in your head but will leave you panting for their next release. (LIPSTICK)
"Wanna Meet the Flakes?"
LIP 006-7 7" $4.25
A new single from these San Francisco major league garage/glam fuck ups, featuring Rusty "Mr. Suave" Quan (BOBBYTEENS, MUMMIES, PHANTOM SURFERS, DUKES OF HAMBURG, COUNT BACKWURDS, etc.), Greg from LOOSE LIPS, John and Brett from COUNT BACKWURDS, etc. Rock out, dudes! (LIPSTICK)
CREEPY 01-1 MLP $7.25
This Austin band specializes in extra-trashy no-fi garage pop that's so goofy and frantic it sometimes verges on early-'80s new wave. Several other releases on various labels. Cool-lookin' embossed, foil-stamped cover art. (CREEPY DRIFTER)
HATE BOMBS, THE
"Hunt You Down"
ID 123371-1 LP $8.85
ID 123371-2 CD $10.80
Full-throttle garage-o-phonic trashouts from Orlando. You probably know them from their many compilation and 7" appearances, and their "Ghoul Girl" 7". (DIONYSUS)
"Gotta Move"/"Automatic Love"
MUNSTER 7058-7 7" $5.70
British rhythm'n'blues with Billy Childish's trademark of quality. The classic KINKS song coupled with a great original penned by Mr. Headcoat in the best BO DIDDLEY tradition. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & DAN MELCHIOR
"Desperate Little Town"
SFTRI 591-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 591-2 CD $9.65
A homemade batch of originals and covers, with both singing and playing guitar, and Bruce Brand providing drums. (SYMPATHY)
KRS 344-7 7" $4.00
This record rocks, in a trashy, sexy way. Top of the heap from this HEADCOATEES mainstay for garage rock fans, and essential for everybody else, too. (KILL ROCK STARS)
ITR 064-1 LP $8.70
ITR 064-2 CD $10.70
Raw, heavy, stripped-down an' trashed-out takes on '60s garage stomp and blues, heavy on the hate and desperation. Think loud, think abrasive, think no-fi, think OBLIVIANS, think DOO RAG. (IN THE RED)
"Get Something Going"
ES 1272-1 LP $10.90
ES 1272-2 CD $11.45
New Jersey's mod-infused power trio is back with the followup to their 1997 album, with 13 mutha-funken' frankenblasts of sitars, backwards masking, choirboy harmonies, mood rings, shag carpet and hooks. Vinyl limited to 1000 copies. (ESTRUS)
INVISIBLE MEN, THE
"Come Get Some"
ID 123392-1 LP $8.85
ID 123392-2 CD $10.80
Former members of the fab BOMBORAS and THE GHASTLY ONES take their energy and fury, add some vocals and really cool songs, insult their audience a bit (like Don Rickles of the garage/punk set) and call it THE INVISIBLE MEN! 13 hard hitting, fuzz driven songs. (DIONYSUS)
SFTRI 535-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 535-2 CD $9.65
Shattered and full of delusion with the breakup of THE OBLIVIANS, Jack has been spooked into the idea of releasing this moody, exciting and vibrant aberration consisting of home recordings 1991-98. Replete with static, horns, piano, some doo wop back-ups and lots of nasty guitar. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
"In a Paper Suit"
ITR 075-1 LP $8.70
ITR 075-2 CD $11.30
Bigger, louder and grittier, they say, than their debut album. Country western, soul, rockabilly and blues filtered through Lower East Side street tough. CHARLIE FEATHERS meets VELVET UNDERGROUND, they say again. (IN THE RED)
"Two Time Loser"
TKOROUND 22-7 7" $4.35
The debut from this San Francisco band featuring members of THE RIP OFFS, THE INFECTIONS and THE SPASTICS. Real-deal rock'n'roll in the style of JOHNNY THUNDERS, THE REAL KIDS and THE HOLLYWOOD BRATS. (TKO)
"Belle Isle is on Fire"
GSL 43-1 12" $7.35
GSL 43-2 CD $6.55
Dante from DETROIT COBRAS and STARLITE DESPERATION teams up with guitarist/songwriter Jennifer Pearl and a makeshift band including members of Detroit heroes THE GO!, THE DIRTBOMBS, and JACK OBLIVION BAND on these 4 tracks, recorded in mid-2000. This is a dense, cynical adaptation of the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS, LOVE, and PUSSY GALORE. The only tapes left behind before the band moved back to California. (GOLD STANDARD LABORATORIES)
LYLE SHERATON AND THE DAYLIGHT LOVERS
"Lyle Sheraton And The Daylight Lovers"
SFTRI 628-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 628-2 CD $9.65
16 lowbrow, lo-fi hits from these Montreal dirt-hounds, with guest appearances by Mick Collins and Screamin' Joe Dirty, unproduced in Detroit by Jack Oblivian. (SYMPATHY)
"Stylin' and Profilin'"
SPLITS 001-7 7" $4.25
Southern-fried garage punk boogie from New Orleans, loud and pumpin'. (SPLITSVILLE)
MANGAZOIDES / SIR DANCE-A-LOT
REPENT 2000-1 LP $8.40
From Peru comes that country's top (and only) garage band, combining '60s and '90s garage punk with a bit of STOOGES influence. And from San Francisco, SIR DANCE-A-LOT gives us a trashy, garagey take on all those early-'60s dance crazes. Any resemblance to HIGHLANDER 2s or a certain PHANTOM SURFERS bassist is entirely coincidental. (REPENT)
MICKEY AND THE SALTY SEA DOGS
"Saltwater and Whiskey"
SFTRI 638-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 638-2 CD $9.65
Mick from THEE MILSHAKES meets up with Wolf and Johnny from THE DAGGERMEN for 14 raw, back-of-the-docks 2-track songs. (SYMPATHY)
MICKY & THE SALTY SEA DOGS
SMART 006-7 7" $4.35
Raw blues and even rawer fuzztone garage stomp from current and former members of a whole bunch of bands like THEE MILKSHAKES, THE DAGGERMEN, JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET, THE BUFF MEDWAYS, THE MASONICS, DODSON'S DOG, ARMITAGE SHANKS, etc. 4 songs, and it all cooks. (SMART GUY)
"That Trip You're On"
ITR 73-7 7" $4.45
An explosive foray into the dirty world of jam from blues shakers Mark Arm, Steve Turner, Martin Bland, Tim Kerr and Tom Price. (IN THE RED)
"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. (VOODOO RHYTHM)
MOONEY SUZUKI, THE
"People Get Ready"
ES 1273-1 LP $10.90
ES 1273-2 CD $11.45
Foot-stompin' R&B-infused rock'n'roll drawing from bad boy Brit blues and Stax/Volt power soul. Vinyl limited to 1000 copies. (ESTRUS)
"Gwendolyn"/"Big Boy Pete"
PINUP 94014-7 7" $4.25
We've found a limited stash of this classic MUMMIES single from 1994, with one exclusive track and one taken from the nearly out-of-print "Party at Steve's House" LP. Either white or orange vinyl. German import. (PIN UP)
"The Sicko Inside Me"
ITR 61-1 LP $8.70
ITR 61-2 CD $10.70
The 2nd album from this garage/psych/noise gang of mind-warpers, after their 1997 debut. (IN THE RED)
"Thunder Alley"/"I Didn't Cry"
ID 0745101-7 7" $4.35
Two vintage 1985 tracks, previously out only on long-out-of-print compilations, from this all-girl LA band that did the '60s garage thang to a tee. (DIONYSUS)
"The Smash Hits of..."
BN 004-7 7" $4.00
Straight up, no questions asked, '60s-style garage punk! You'll need this one for your next dance party, with 2 organ-fuelled vocal stompers and 2 wild-ass surf-beat instros, by four of the coolest dudes ever to don monkey suits and bow ties. Some things just cannot be faked! (BIG NECK)
MR 166-1 LP $9.60
The 2nd album from the sexiest, sleaziest (almost) all-girl band in Spain, this one is way more garage and less punk than the last. On splatter color vinyl, with big poster insert. Spanish import. (MUNSTER)
RATTLESNAKES / SWITH
FOOD 001-1 LP $8.40
Two great Southern California garage punk bands out to kick your ass! The RATTLESNAKES deliver a fine garage-mod-R&B-surf noise reminiscent of LOS CINCOS, while SWITH takes aim with a primal punch not unlike THE STOOGES, MONO MEN, or DR. EXPLOSION. (FLAMING OWL OF DEATH)
RIFF RANDELLS, THE
"How 'Bout Romance?"
LIP 007-7 7" $4.25
Hangin' somewhere between tuff powerpop, hard rock and pop punk, these three Vancouver gals just wanna rock & roll straight outta the garage. (LIPSTICK)
SCAP 054-7 7" $4.70
Wild'n'raving R&B-influenced, purely '60s-style garage punk stomp a la PRETTY THINGS or DOWNLINERS SECT. Dig that nasty fuzz guitar on the flipside track! German import. (SCREAMING APPLE)
ID 123394-1 LP $8.85
ID 123394-2 CD $10.80
Killer, high test garage punk/psych with the ever so important key elements in perfect balance. Stir the heavy fuzz, Farfisa, harmonica, some 12 string guitar and snotty vocals together with a great new set of infectious originals, and then add sharp covers like Mike Nesmith's "Circle Sky" (from THE MONKEES "Head" soundtrack). That's an instant dance floor classic, for sure. (DIONYSUS)
RON 018-7 7" $4.55
This Brazilian band scores again with another catchy, high energy blast of rockin' lo-fi garage punk. Two songs on the A side, and two very different versions of the same songs on the flip. Limited edition of 500, Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
SHEEK THE SHAYK
"Just a Chick"
SHEEK 711-7 7" $4.55
Outrageous, kick-ass Australian garage punk with a big '70s stadium rock influence, by a bunch of anonymous guys moonlighting from a well-known Aussie band. Exclusive (and freaky) cover art by RADIO BIRDMAN bassist Warwick Gilbert, hand silkscreened, color vinyl, limited pressing of only 300! (HAVACONE)
SIR BALD DIDDLEY & HIS WIG-OUTS
"To Baldly Go!"
SFTRI 614-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 614-2 CD $9.65
Look out Billy Childish! Here's the 6th (but first US-released) seriously screamin' album for the "other" king of Brit garage shake'n'roll, also widely known for his unquestioned mastery of surf guitar. 13 originals, plus a kick-ass version of the '60s (UK) BIRDS tune "On My Mind," recorded at the fab Toe Rag Studios by Liam Watson in full garage-o-phonic glory! KINKS fans will love this! (SYMPATHY)
SOLEDAD BROTHERS, THE
"The Soledad Brothers"
ES 1271-1 LP $10.40
ES 1271-2 CD $11.40
File under: raw 2-piece trash/blues guitar-drum-harp wail and howl. RSVP Sin City, Ohio, USA. Recorded by Jack White of THE WHITE STRIPES. LP limited to 1000, two bonus tracks on the CD. (ESTRUS)
SPACESHITS / THE DEADLY SNAKES, THE
SFTRI 550-7 7" $4.00
Putting the fun back into juvenile delinquency, Montreal's sexy marauders THE SPACESHITS give us a bloodthirsty, anthemic stomper and Toronto's up-and-coming hooligans THE DEADLY SNAKES, generate some soul-shakin', farfisa-driven R&B that'll prowl your room and drive out the squares! (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SFTRI 564-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 564-2 CD $9.65
The highly anticipated follow-up to the classic "Winter Dance Party" is finally here, and the hits just keep on coming. 13 new boulders, just itching to crush squares dead. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
SPLASH FOUR, THE
"Shame Shame Shame"
ID 123378-1 10" $8.00
ID 123378-2 CD $9.00
Seven brand spankin' new songs recorded right after these French garage monsters' last US tour. And with raving fans like Mick Collins, Tim Kerr and Eric Oblivian, who need reviewers? (DIONYSUS)
"Leftovers, Vol. 1"
RON 015-1 LP $8.60
Rare tracks, 7" tracks, comp tracks, outtakes and unreleased studio sessions from this famously ultratrashy Seattle garage band with previous releases on Estrus, Empty, Rip Off, etc. Italian import. (ROCKIN' BONES)
SFTRI 634-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 634-1 CD $9.65
Hook-laden, raw and primal punk and meth-driven biker pop filtered through a wall of hiss and skree from John Reis of ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT. The LP includes three bonus tracks from their CD EP, not available on the CD version. (SYMPATHY)
TEE AND THEE CRUMPETS
"Introducing Today's Young Hitmakers"
ID 123384-1 LP $8.85
ID 123384-2 CD $10.80
Heavily rooted in '60s garage but with a forward-looking attitude, featuring fuzz guitars, electric organ, harmonicas, screaming vocals and pounding rhythm, and songs going from brooding to frantic. (DIONYSUS)
"Jellybean's Jumpin' Jukebox"
ID 123352-1 LP $8.85
ID 123352-2 CD $10.80
Compiled by JACKIE & THE CEDRICS bassist (and noted cartoonist) Jellybean, this documents the furiously exploding Japanese garage-trash surf scene of the late '90s, as seen from someone right in the middle of it all. Includes cuts by JET BOY, DEKISI DO SAOMONS, LULU'S MARBLE, TWEEZERS, THE PEBBLES, GREAT MONGOOSE, GO DEVILS, TEENY CHEETAS, MONEY SPIDERS, FABULOUS MACH KUNG FU, JACKIE & THE CEDRICS, and GUITAR WOLF! (DIONYSUS)
VON BONDIES, THE
"It Came from Japan"
SFTRI 667-7 7" $4.00
Smoldering at the epicenter of a shaking Motor City earthquake, this welds their hometown Detroit grit with equal parts of Tokyo frenzy! Here's one song from their upcoming album, plus another exclusive to this 7". Produced by Jack White of THE WHITE STRIPES. (SYMPATHY)
ES 1270-2 CD $11.40
Get drunk, get bent, get hairy with this veritable gym sock breakfast of rock, collecting tracks from their singles and compilation output to date, including the rare "Al's Liver" 7" tracks. (ESTRUS)
WHITE STRIPES, THE
SFTRI 609-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 609-2 CD $9.65
Hard, bic-flicking stadium rock and heavy-ass blues are given the unique WHITE STRIPES treatment. The 2nd album from the Detroit brother/sister guitar/drums garage duo, augmented in places by harmonica, piano, electric violin and acoustic bass. (SYMPATHY)
SFTRI 619-7 7" $4.00
A straight-ahead repressing of the tracks from the picture disk, now on plain ole black vinyl. Plus, brand new artwork. For those of you who missed it the first time around, here's another chance. Remember, that B side is only on this 7". (SYMPATHY)
"Lord, Send Me an Angel"
SFTRI 645-7 7" $4.00
A limited repress of their Japan/Australia 2000 tour single, with a BLIND WILLIE McTELL song backed by a remix of a tune from their 2nd album. Limited pressing of 1000, color vinyl. (SYMPATHY)
WHITE STRIPES, THE
"The Big Three Killed My Baby"
SFTRI 578-7 7" $4.00
This dirty 2-piece, reverb-soaked primal blast is the coolest thing outta the motor city since the DETROIT COBRAS which was the coolest thing since the legendary GORIES (which you already know if you remember their two 7"s on Italy). One song from the self titled album, and one exclusive. (SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY)
WHITE STRIPES, THE
"The White Stripes"
SFTRI 577-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 577-2 CD $9.65
You probably know Detroit's Meg and Jack White from their 2 great 7"s on the Italy label, so here's their first album, with even more of the primal, melodic, and very punk garage rock tunes that have folks raving and comparing them to those other Detroit garage legends, the GORIES. (SYMPATHY)
"White Blood Cells"
SFTRI 660-1 LP $8.25
SFTRI 660-2 CD $9.65
Highly anticipated third album from Detroit's brother and sister duo, Jack and Meg White: THE WHITE STRIPES! Recorded at Easley Studios in Memphis, it's 15 new tracks of guitar tone driven pop, garage, and soul tinged Romper Room rock'n'roll mixed with equal parts heartbreak and cheerfulness. The best WHITE STRIPES record yet. (SYMPATHY)
"She Lives in a Time of Her Own"
SFTRI 627-7 7" $4.00
The Scottish garage monsters do a great cover of the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS tune, plus the self-punned "Monkey Lovin' Girl," all recorded on vintage analog equipment. Limited pressing of 1000. (SYMPATHY)
ZOMBIE IV, THE
"The Zombie IV"
BB 45002-7 7" $4.00
Looks like somebody in Washington is seriously trying on the fab MUMMIES shtick for size, which is just fine with us!! Four totally no-fi-at-all insane garage stompers (2 vocal numbers and 2 instros!), by 4 guys in bandages and suits! Tons of cheesy organ and fuzz guitar! Wow!! (BOOM BOOM)
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