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John Somebody

LP (Item 551116) Nonesuch, 1986 — Condition: Sealed

A totally great, totally cool little record – one in which experimental musician Scott Johnson uses his guitar to trigger a set of spoken phrases! The approach is somewhere between early Steve Reich tape experiments and Frippertronics – as Johnson makes these great loops of sound that blend together his own fuzzy lines and this excellent repetition of a phrase that begins "Remember that guy – John somebody?" – with the latter half then looping out again and again. A real lost treasure from the same downtown scene that gave us Glenn Branca and Christian Marclay.  © 1996-2021, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Cover has a cutout mark.)


This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. In some cases the shrink-wrap may be torn in spots, but if it's not possible the record has been taken out and played, the record will still qualify as "Sealed".

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