We just got an awesome shipment of records in from Fusetron! Here’s the complete list, including a little bit about each record:
The Astronauts – Peter Pan Hits the Suburbs LP
“Reissue of this long lost masterpiece from 1981 originally released by Bulge / Genius records. The Astronauts were (and are, after close to 30 years and a history of lineup shifts only bested by The Fall) the definitive psych-punk ensemble, though even that title doesnt do em justice. Their sound culminates the post 77 punk dabblings of head forbears Twink (his Do it 77 single and The Rings I wanna be free platter), Nik Turner (the outstanding Inner City Unit and the punkier late 70s bits of Hawkwind) and Daevid Allens planet Gong (with fellow acid-punkers Here and Now) all woven in with an earlier Robert Wyatt / mellow candle-y psych folk vibe… While not sounding like any of those things at all. Get it? The albums range is gigantic: from dissonant punk a la Fall (Everything stops for baby), to epic progressive folk (Protest song, Baby sings folk songs), ditties (Sod us), hard-rock (The Traveller), pop (How green was my valley), garage / surf (Still Talking), industrial (How long is a piece of string), and set to arrangements that employ synths, flute, saxophone, and strays into progressive or even free-form / psychedelic sections. The icing on the cake is the mature statement of the lyrics, a cynical and bitter exploration of the lives of simple men, miles away from the generic horror / punk overtones that permeated most of alternative albums at the time.” – La Vida Es Un Mus. Highly recommended!
Joe McPhee & Chris Corsano – Under A Double Moon LP
“With a career now spanning over 40 years and more than 100 recordings, Joe McPhee has shown that emotional content and theoretical underpinnings are thoroughly compatible — and in fact, a critically important pairing — in the world of creative improvised music. Since recording The Hated Music with Paul Flaherty in 2000, Chris Corsano has been hyper-active in far-reaching corners of the free improvised world. Under A Double Moon, recorded live in Paris during a spring 2010 tour of Europe, is their first album together (and, given how phenomenally simpatico a partnership theyve forged, we hope its not the last). With cover artwork by Judith Lindbloom and liner notes by John Szwed. Download coupon included.” -Roaratorio
Puncture – Mucky Pup / You Cant Rock and Roll 7″
“Official reissue of the 1977 KBD single. Featuring Jak Airport of X-Ray Spex. “I guess many of you recognize the song “Mucky pup” from the 1st LP by Exploited but I hope you agree that nothing beats the original! This is the first release on The Small Wonder label.” – Killed By Death.
Circuit Des Yeux – Portrait LP
“Portrait is Haley Fohrs third LP and a massive step in her growth as a musician and artist. While pursuing a degree in recording and ethnomusicology she has become proficient in the studio. The result – radically unexpected qualities of cohesion and hi fidelity posit Portraits narratives in a space that weve yet to experience. This sort of playing the game in the way that the game is usually played, I think is usually called a sell-out. And had her intent faltered to the slightest degree that conclusion might be apropos. But its merely an effort to strip the canvas bare and get face to face with things. And its Haleys intent that continues to be championed, as it has endured the acts of recording and performing and yet still stands strong and pristine. The rare qualities of strength and character can only be attributed to a rare artist. The modest, clarion sparkle of Portrait would not have been expected, or even achievable, considering the arc of Symphone and Sirenum, and it stands as a cornerstone and a monument, a testament to the daily practice of channeling her 21 yr old, roiling emotions into sound recordings.” -De Stijl
Destroy All Monsters Magazine 1976-1979
“Primary Information is pleased to announce the release of Destroy All Monsters Magazine—a compilation of the magazine that was originally published between 1976-1979. The publication contains all six published issues as well as a seventh “lost” issue and is 278 pages. Destroy All Monsters was a Detroit-area band and collective that was formed in 1973. Its initial members were Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. Destroy All Monsters were art students and musicians who used performance art tactics to create noise music that evolved out of influences like Sun Ra, Nico, horror movie soundtracks, and local bands like MC5 and The Stooges. The band later took on new members and briefly reunited in the 90s. Destroy All Monsters Magazine was edited by Cary Loren and contained artwork, photographs, and flyers from Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw. Printed using any papers and techniques available to the band, the issues combine the cut and paste tactics of punk zines with a psychedelic affinity for color. Destroy All Monsters Magazine functions as a kind of manifesto, providing insight into the band through densely layered pages with movie imagery, kitsch, cartoons, delicate drawings, and counter-culture collages. While Destroy All Monsters has been the subject of recent exhibitions and partial reprints, this is the first time that all issues have been reprinted.” -Primary Information
James Ferraro – On Air 2LP
“Electrocuted Moon Hair, Cone Headed Space Punks in Fast Forward Neo Tokyos Virtual Flat Screen Pop Stars, Jetset Tabloids Zebra Print Moon Boats Splattering Ketchup Packets are just some of the themes that pour out of the Musical Imaginarium of James Ferraros highly anticipated Fully Restored and Remastered Version of the 2009 Limited Edition CD-R Classic On Air, featuring the online hit singles Cinderella, On Air, Flashy Kamikaze and more!! Take a electric bite out of the Space Age Glam Sound of Metal Spaz Punks combing their 30 ft Tall Green Mohawks under Saturns Post-American Desert Skies and find out what happened after MTV laser-ed their logo into the moon. Made available by Underwater Peoples Records, 2 LPs fully loaded with Pop Art Mania guaranteed to give all the 21st Century Digital Children a fresh breath of Glam Rock Magic!!!” – Underwater Peoples.
Grudge – When Christine Comes Around/Im Gonna Smash Your Face In 7″
“Official reissue of 1973 demented glam classic.” – Mighty Mouth Music. “If youve ever wondered what Joey Levine might sound like if he was a jilted psychopath, this may be the answer. “Im Gonna Smash Your Face In” is the flip side of a rare 1973 single by the elusive Grudge. Preceded by the equally maniacal “When Christine Comes Around” (which could have very well been titled “Im Gonna Smash Her Face In”), the details of this hilariously creepy slice of bubblegum misogyny remain largely unknown. It is credited to “Laurie Marshall,” a pseudonym of Paul St. John (the same person behind junkshop glam staples such as “The Flying Saucers Have Landed” and Spivs “Oh You Beautiful Child”).” – Popshifter
Hertta Lussu Assa – s/t LP
“Gnomic no-fi plunk, wheeze, rattle and moan courtesy of an unfortunately monikered (well…at least to English language readers anyway…it probably means something just lovely in Finnish…) supergroup comprised of Jonna Karanka aka Kuupuu, Laura Naukkarinen aka Lau Nau and Merja Kokkonen aka Islaja that draws from the seemingly eternal well of stoned detuned mischief that feeds the viaducts of the Finnish underground. The sheer density of acts positing variants on this same post-Amon Duul/Siloah-like freakout stylee there gives rise to questions of bandwagon hopping, but thats a discussion for another time. For the here and now, this first release of theirs is a choice manifestation of heavy-lidded third-mind acoustic weirdity thats as ungainly as it is mystically/chemically blasted.” -De Stijl
Jeff and Jane Hudson – Expecting Joe 2LP
“Dark Entries and Captured Tracks have teamed up to re-issue the debut album “Flesh” by Jeff & Jane Hudson expanded with an extra LP of singles and EP material. Jeff & Jane Hudson are a husband/wife duo from Boston who got their start in the art punk band The Rentals in 1977. The Rentals broke up in 1980 and Jeff & Jane relocated to Manhattan where they opened for Suicide and quickly signed with No Wave label Lust/Unlust. Their first single “No Clubs” was released in late 1980 and showcased a lo-fi avant garde all synthesizer band. The “World Trade EP came next in 1981, expanding their brand of post-nuclear electronic pop. The duo reached their pinnacle with 1982s seminal “Flesh,” perhaps one of the United States biggest achievements in the entire “synth” movement of the era. The music was electro-pop employing early Roland synths and the TR-808 drum machine. Jeffs lyrics flirted with technology and politics, while Jane wrote about cultural and psychological situations. Completely self produced by the band, the record has since been oft-cited as a groundbreaking and pivotal LP of the post-punk era, whos original copies are now heavily coveted by collectors. Completing the discography is the “Special World” 7″ released in 1983 before the band emigrated back to Boston and stopped recording and performing. This deluxe edition has been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley directly from the original master tapes. Each double LP set comes in a gatefold sleeve with unreleased photos, original artwork and a lyrics sheet. The front cover is a photo by Mark Morrisoroe, downtown NY 80s punk and art photographer. This the first time since the original issue that “Flesh” is reappearing on vinyl format and the first wide-scale digital and CD release these recordings have yet to see.” – Captured Tracks/Dark Entries.
Iceage – New Brigade LP
Jimmy Jukebox – Motor Boat/25 Hours A Day 7″
“Fanclub release of Kim Fowleys glitter / glam alter ego. Originally released in 1973. Two solid cuts that will have you dancing on the ceiling…dancing with the feeling!”
Lord Foul – Killing Raping Burning/The Devils Advocate LP
“This an absolute time capsule of blasphemous American Black Metal, a collection of the only material (two demo cassettes) ever recorded by Louisville, Kentuckys LORD FOUL between 1993 and 1994, whos only member “ROACH” played and recorded every instrument. A hateful document from the early metal underground! This vinyl is a single-sided etched art edition, with beautiful artwork by BRYAN BURK of Dark Horse Tattoo carved into the B-side. ..comes in a thick cardstock matte finish sleeve with new foil embossed artwork (Also by Burk.)” – Dais.
Ted Lucas – s/t LP
“The music of Ted Lucas has circulated through CD-Rs and blogs for years now. Although primarily known for this, his 1975 self-titled album (sometimes referred to as The OM Record), a legacy of hundreds of tapes decisively reveal one of the psychedelic eras most criminally-overlooked talents. Lucas studied with Ravi Shankar. He was the “exotic instruments specialist” for Motown and played sitar on many of their most famous productions. He rubbed shoulders with Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent and every other major player on the Detroit scene. His pioneering early psych rock bands The Spike Drivers and Misty Wizards managed to become legends with nothing more than a handful of singles. Stanley Mouse, prime image-maker for the Grateful Dead and friend of Ted, adapted the cover for Ted Lucas from his artwork for Jimi Hendrixs unfinished last album. Its the first appearance of the space scarab — the UFO that would later become Journeys symbol. From brief, spontaneous ditties, predating the lo-fi indie movement by 20 years, to the epicly psychedelic sitar guitar ragas in Lucas signature loose string tunings, Lucas never wavered from his visceral, intensely honest vision. A self-taught master of many instruments and consummate do-it-yourselfer, Ted created a home studio and worked out new ways to tune his guitars. The pride he took in his craft and his attention to detail were inspiring and exasperating to all who knew him. His wit was legendary. The reasons for Lucas failure to break out of the Detroit scene would require, and probably deserve, a book-length investigation. His career provides insight on the difficulty of self-publishing and self-promotion in the pre-internet age. Without a doubt, things would have turned out very differently had he come up today. Lucas voice is unspeakably mellow, his guitar unbelievably gentle, and his arrangements absolutely impeccable. Do not miss this album. ” – Sebastian Speaks.
Spivs – Its True/Taped Up 7″
“Fast paced punk from the UK. First domestic release. A side of long sold out debut single b/w title cut of debut album. Two instant classics that will leave you thirsty for more. One time pressing of 500.” – Almost Ready.
Starter – s/t LP
“STARTER was a minimal electronic/synthpop group from Switzerland, formed in 1980 by vocalist and fashion designer Francis Foss, Claudine Chirac (from fellow Swiss Wave group Grauzone) and Jet Harbour. Originally the band also included Stephan Eicher who co-wrote two songs but departed before the band recorded their debut album. STARTER began in the city of Bern when Francis, Claudine and Jet decided to create their own brand of New Wave music inspired by Gary Numan and Kraftwerk.They released their debut, self-titled album STARTER in the summer of 1981, making this summer the 30th anniversary of this long out-of-print and extremely hard to find LP! Using early analog Roland and Korg synthesizers, STARTERS music seamlessly merges wistful electronics from Germanys Neue Deutsche Welle movement and powerful vocal stylings from French Chanson. Alongside their Swiss Wave contemporaries like Grauzone, Yello, Liliputt/Kleenex, STARTER created a new brand of hallucinatory Techno-Pop made up of chopped rhythms, energetic and almost epileptic vocals that are immediately catchy and hypnotic, perfect for the dance-floor. In 1985 STARTER reformed as a duo with Francis Foss on vocals again and Gary Grey on synth/rhythm programming. Their first single Victim took cues from Italo Disco and Bobby Orlandos Hi-NRG dance sounds and is the bonus track on Side B of this LP. The song Part of You was chosen as the lead track on the Gomma compilation CD Teutonik Disaster 2 in 2003 recruiting new fans worldwide and ushering Francis Foss to release a homemade CD-R/DVD compilation of the entire STARTER discography in 2004. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley in 2011. Each LP includes a lyrics sheet with unreleased photos and a STARTER badge/button.” – Dark Entries.
Ghedalia Tazartes – Diasporas LP
“Originally recorded in 1977 with a limited pressing in 1979 on the underground French label Cobalt, Ghédalia Tazartès debut album, Diasporas, quietly fell into the catacombs of avant-garde obscurity. Tazartès himself, (a strange, nomadic character) played upon myths and legends about his existence and sounds – making him somewhat of a lost legend, trapped between a modern time and a surreal, simple age. Inclusion of Diasporas on Steve Stapletons famed “Nurse With Wound List” only added fuel to the fire of this legendary album. Traditional Parisian folk, frightening tape loops, and gypsy incantations …. Truly one of the most fascinating and mysterious albums ever created. Remastered from the original source tapes from Ghédalia Tazartès, an official reissue LP limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.” – Dais.
White Boy and The Average Rat Band – s/t LP
“Reish of heavy & fuzzed out Acid Archive proto metal jammer that will satisfy Heshers & Rockers alike. Word has always been this masterpiece is the work of a lone duder from Virginia yet cover has 4 bad asses spoiling for a rager. Sure sounds like a one man frenzy, but who knows for sure? Kenneth Higney gets some Schenker chops & becomes a fixture at Lamour where he functions as gangbang meat for Meanstreak. Yeah! How could you not be fucking stoked?” – Roach.