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AvengersAmerican In Me/Uh-Oh/Cheap Tragedies (red vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Superior Viaduct, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $8.99
Searing work from The Avengers – one of the first, and one of the best female-fronted punk bands on the US scene – and maybe the greatest group to come from San Francisco during the early punk years too! All three tracks are great – at that level that makes The Avengers rival the greatest UK work of the period – short, sharp, and totally to the point – perfect in every possible punk rock way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Glen BrancaLesson No 1 (2 x 12" pressing) ... LP
99 Records/Superior Viaduct, Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
Seminal sounds from the New York scene at the start of the 80s – and one of the first important records to feature the music of Glenn Branca! This EP was an important part of the 99 Records catalog – and like that label's work by artists like ESG or Liquid Liquid, it's got a style that's completely hard to define – a genre-blending mix of influences and elements, presented with a sensibility that's at once arty, and down to earth! Branca works here in a smaller setting than on later recordings – playing guitar in a quintet that also features Anthony Coleman on keyboards – and working at a level that brings the best ideas of the minimalist compositional generation into play with smaller combo rockish instrumentation. "Lesson 1" is a track that's held us rapt for years – and it's backed by the equally great "Dissonance". This special reissue also features a bonus one-sided 12" single – with an early performance of "Bad Smells" – one of Branca's first multi-guitar compositions, performed by a group that includes Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, and Ned Sublette! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice ColtraneLord Of Lords ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Beautifully high concept work from Alice Coltrane – the kind of record you'd use to announce the arrival of a new king – or lord, for that matter! The record features Coltrane at the head of a large group of string players – creating a full, rich sound that serves as the backdrop for the core group of musicians – a trio that features Alice on piano, organ, and harp, plus Charlie Haden on bass and Ben Riley on drums and percussion. The tracks are long, and at times very dark – extremely powerful in their sound, and with a sense of hope, life, and majesty that's extremely inspiring! Titles include "Sri Rama Ohnedaruth", "The Firebird", "Lord of Lords", and "Going Home". LP, Vinyl record album

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CrimeSan Francisco's First & Only Rock N Roll Band – Live 1978 (blue vinyl 2 x 7" single – plus DVD) ... 7-inch
Superior Viaduct, 1978. New Copy 2 x 7 inch & DVD set (pic cover)... $19.99
A fantastic look at one of the most legendary bands on the San Francisco scene of the late 70s – the seminal punk quartet Crime, who were both known for some very dark-edged sounds, and for performing in police uniforms too! The package features live material recorded in 1978, plus an accompanying DVD – a rare look at the group and the scene from which they sprang – with titles that include "Rockabilly Drugstore", "Out Crowd", "Feel The Beat", "Crime Wave", "Baby You're So Repulsive", "Piss On Your Dog", "I Stupid Anyway", and "Murder By Guitar". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kevin HarrisonInscrutably Obvious ... LP
Cherry Red/Superior Viaduct, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Spare analogue tracks from Kevin Harrison – work that's relatively early in the cassette culture world of electronics, and which makes for a nice link between more widely-circulated singles of the time! Some of the tunes have a nicely rhythmic pulse, peppered with noise – almost like late Throbbing Gristle, or solo Chris & Cosey – while others maybe recall more of the tuneful territory of Young Marble Giants, but with a more obscure sort of charm, and a more abstract approach overall! The collection is a great reminder that we still have so much to discover from this period – so much music that was created almost in secret, at a time when the bigger groups were getting all the glory. Titles include "All Night Long", "Chase The Dragon", "Cantonese Detective Agency", "Cyclotron", "Water", "Flicker", "Melodica Melodica", "People In Space", and "Free Float". LP, Vinyl record album

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William HookerIs Eternal Life ... LP
Reality Unit Concepts/Superior Viaduct, 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 29.99
A rare treasure from the loft jazz years of the New York scene – an early session led by drummer William Hooker – with very open, improvised tracks featuring a shifting lineup that includes work on tenor by both David Murray and David S Ware! In truth, the concept of "lineup" is a bit small – as two tracks are just Hooker on solo drums, percussion, and vocals; one more is a long duet with Ware's tenor; another a trio with Les Goodson and Hasaan Dawkins on reeds and percussion; and the last is a trio outing with Murray and bassist Mark Miller – all very long, soulful numbers that never indulge too much in the freedom allowed, but really make the most of the space in the process. Titles include "Drum Form", "Soy", "Above & Beyond", and "Passages". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bert JanschBert Jansch ... LP
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Mindblowing music – an album of simple structure, but incredible power – and a record that prefaces so many other sounds to come! The set just features the young Bert Jansch on vocals and guitar – years before his presence in Pentangle – but working with such a complex array of influences and elements that we could spend pages just trying to unpack all that's going on in his work! Yet he also delivers the whole thing with an amazingly understated quality – one that's easygoing, open-handed, and completely un-self-conscious of its genius – so that the whole thing hardly telegraphs its interweaving of jazz, blues, and folk – its sense of ancient and modern – and the way that it can touch so many different scenes at once. Titles include "Needle Of Death", "Smokey River", "Finches", "I Have No Time", "Strolling Down The Highway", "Do You Hear Me Now", "Casbah", and "Alice's Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bert JanschBirthday Blues ... LP
Reprise/Superior Viaduct, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake – even though Jansch has a style that's completely his own – a bit ancient at times, somewhat bluesy on his guitar inflections, and set to this amazing voice that makes even the simplest lyric come across with a spooky sort of edge. Instrumentation is relatively spare – mostly Bert on guitar, joined by occasional players who include jazzman Ray Warleigh on alto and flute, and Duffy Power on harmonica – shaded in by producer Shel Talmy in ways that remind us of the lighter folksy numbers on the Donovan productions by Mickie Most. Titles include "The Bright New Year", "Tree Song", "Poison", "Wishing Well", "Blues", "I Am Lonely", and "Come Sing Me A Happy Song To Prove We Can All Get Along The Lumpy Bumpy Long & Dusty Road". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bert JanschIt Don't Bother Me ... LP
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Continuing genius from the great Bert Jansch – the singer/songwriter's second album, and one of his most sublime records ever! The album's got an up-close, personal vibe – mostly just Bert's vocals and acoustic guitar, a bit like the earliest albums by Bob Dylan – and like Dylan, Jansch has this approach that's completely his own – very much schooled in older 20th century traditions, but focused on finding a new way forward – with a mix of melodic and harmonic elements that flow from his guitar with effortless ease, and are matched by some beautifully pointed vocals by a singer who sounds unlike anyone else. At times, the tunes have a quality that's almost hypnotic – a bit of a John Fahey vibe in the progressions, but a bit warmer – and titles include "Tinker's Blues", "It Don't Bother Me", "Harvest Your Thoughts Of Love", "Lucky Thirteen", "As The Day Grows Longer Now", "So Long", "900 Miles", and "Ring A Ding Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bert JanschJack Orion ... LP
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a wider range of influences on his guitar performance, yet in a way that still comes across with a uniquely pointed vibe. There's some occasional shift in the instrumentation, too – as Jansch plays banjo on the leadoff track, but with the same chilling currents as his sublime acoustic guitar – and John Renbourn joins on second guitar for a number of tracks, prefacing the pair's collaboration to come. And as with all of Jansch's genius material at this point, there's a quality that's both ancient and modern, timeless and uniquely tied to its moment – flowering beautifully on tunes that include "Jack Orion", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Nottamun Town", "Black Water Side", "Pretty Polly", and "The Gardner". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe McPheeNation Time ... LP
CJ Records/Superior Viaduct, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
Wild early work from avant jazz genius Joe McPhee – and a set that's actually pretty darn funky too! This rare indie release features 3 long tracks – two of which were recorded live, with a tight combo that includes a very funky drummer! The album kicks off with the hard wailing "Nation Time", which begins with a shout from Joe, and which rolls into a vamping modal groove (almost Pharoah Sanders-ish) filled with spiritual tenor work from McPhee, and some nice electric piano that sounds very off-kilter – funky, but unusual too. Next up is "Shakey Jake", an excellent 13 minute funk number – with bubbling organ, vamping rhythms, and a nice extended jazz dance groove – one of the rare tunes that has kept the album at the top of collectors' lists for years! And last up is "Scorpio's Dance", a pretty raw and somber track, with a nice open-ended loft jazz quality – balancing things out with a bit of avant energy. LP, Vinyl record album

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MekonsQuality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen ... LP
Virgin/Superior Viaduct, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The tremendous debut of The Mekons – a very different group at this stage than the well-loved act that has graced the Chicago scene for years! Instead, The Mekons resonate with a quality that really shows their link to the same Leeds scene that spawned Gang Of Four – and, if the gods were just, this album would have gotten the same sort of exposure and enthusiasm as that group's Entertainment – as The Mekons have a fantastic blend of punk, jagged rhythms, and wit – the last of which is maybe summed up by the cover and title, which is the group's play on the old idea of an infinite number of monkeys at an infinite number of typewriters being able to write Shakespeare! The songs are wonderful – a great counterpart to their first few singles on the Fast Product compilation – and titles include "Join Us In The Countryside", "Like Spoons No More", "After 6", "Watch The Film", "I Saw You Dance", "Lonely & Wet", and "Dan Dare". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusBlack Saint & The Sinner Lady ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 24.99
Fantastic – and one of Mingus' greatest albums ever! This one ranks right up with The Clown and Pithecantropus Erectus for sheer raw power and emotion – and Mingus' writing here is incredibly tight, giving soloists like Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, and Jerome Richardson a real workout. The set's an extended suite of tracks with sort of a semi-ballet form. Don't let this fool you into thinking that the work's some sort of semi-classical snoozer, though – as Mingus uses the structure to hit some brilliant raw emotion, and the "dance" part of the piece gives the work a tight rhythmic form, pushing the soloists into raw urgent grooves, of a nature that never show up on Mingus' other work from the time. Titles include "Trio & Group Dancers", "Solo Dancer", "Group & Solo Dance", and "Duet Solo Dancers". Quite hard to find on the original vinyl, too – which is why we're extra-excited to have it on CD! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing, too – very heavy cover and excellent format – almost like owning an original!)

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ScientistIn The Kingdom Of Dub ... LP
Kingdom/Superior Viaduct, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
One of the greatest in Scientist's early 80s run of essential dub records! In The Kingdom Of Dub find's Scientist working his dub alchemy on a dozen Roy Cousins productions laid down by Sly & Robbie, Santa & Flabba, Ranchie McLean,Pablo Black and Skully. It's an excellent set of deep space dubs – and all the more exciting, given the too rarely heard source rhythms! Includes "18 Drumalie Avenue Dub", "14 Grass Quit Glade Dub", "Chariot Dub", "Thunder & Lightning Dub", "Disciple Dub", "Burning Sun Dub", "Next Door Dub", "11 Guava Road Dub", "Jurusalem Dub" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Spacemen 3Playing With Fire (with download) ... LP
Space Age/Superior Viaduct, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 29.98
A masterpiece from Spacemen 3 – maybe one of the greatest psychedelic albums of all time – and one that we'd rank right up there with giants from the late 60s, and all those lesser-known acts that always seem to get rediscovered over the years! There's a definite 80s quality to the production, but there's also a timeless approach here that really sets the trio apart from so many of their contemporaries who'd reach for fuzz and echo, yet end up sounding completely dated just a few years later. Everything seems set to "rumble" – the Vox Starstreamer, the Fender Jaguar, the Telecaster, Rickenbacker, and other vintage instruments that made this drum-less record so wonderful right at the core – and although the vocals are part of the package too, it's really the guitars that do all the singing here. Titles include "Come Down Softly To My Soul", "How Does It Feel", "Let Me Down Gently", "Lord Can You Hear Me", "Suicide", "Honey", and "I Believe It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Spacemen 3Taking Drugs To Make Music To Take Drugs To (with download) ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
The title certainly gets it right – as Spacemen 3 were legally-registered heroin addicts in the UK at the time of this recording – very unusual in the years before heroin chic of the 90s! The set came out after the group's first few landmark records, but actually features earlier demo material recorded in 1986 – really wonderful sounds that are a great change from the tighter direction the group were taking as the 90s moved on – as these sides still have them very much awash in fuzz, and probably pretty fuzzed-out themselves! Sonic Boom provides loads of wonderfully trippy guitar feedback, and the group's a quartet here – with guitar, bass, and percussion – on titles that include "Come Down Easy", "That's Just Fine", "Mary Anne", "Sound Of Confusion", "A-Men", and "Losing Touch With My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ FallRough Trade Singles ... LP
Rough Trade/Superior Viaduct, Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic early work from The Fall – some key singles issued by the Rough Trade label as 45s during the first few years of the group – already a great showcase for the mad wit of Mark E Smith! While we love the albums from this time, these singles are maybe the songs we go back to again and again – as they sometimes have surprisingly catchy hooks, even while maintaining an edge – and often resonate with that Smith sense of humor that sometimes takes a few listens to pick up on! Tracks include "Totally Wired", "Putta Block", "How I Wrote Elastic Man", "City Hobgoblins", "The Man Whose Head Expanded", "Ludd Gang", "Kicker Conspiracy", "Wings", "Container Drivers", and "New Puritan". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alain GoraguerLa Planete Sauvage – Original Soundtrack Recording ... LP
Pathe/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally excellent soundtrack! This is one of the maddest we've heard from the 70s – with a baroque mix of wah wah funk and sophisticated orchestrations, very much in the mode of work by David Axelrod or some of the backings heard on Serge Gainsbourg's best records. No surprise it's handled by Alain Gouraguer, a groovy Frenchman with a style that's a mix of the late 60s baroquery of Michel Columbier, and some of the smooth sexiness of the best Italian composers of his age. Great electric piano, wah wah guitar, and soaring strings – with a sound that's as odd as the cover! Titles include "Le Bracelet", "Deshominisation", "Mort De Draag", "La Femme", "Mira Et Ten", and "Ten Et Medor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue pressing – with heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Liquid LiquidLiquid Liquid EP ... 12-inch
99 Records/Superior Viaduct, Early 80s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking little record – and one that's hardly ever been matched again! Liquid Liquid sprang onto the scene with this amazing debut EP for 99 Records – a set that's got a wicked blend of funky drums, post-punk darkness, and this cool criss-crossing of modes that perfectly sums up the genius of the New York scene at the time! The record features lots of percussion throughout – drums, roto toms, congas, and plenty more – mixed with these brooding basslines that remind us of Jah Wobble at his best, and echoey production that almost feels like an American take on Martin Hannett at his best – especially at those moments when weird, eerie vocals drift through the instrumentation, barely at the edge of hearing. Titles include the classic "Bellhead" – plus "Groupmegroup", "Rubbermiro", "Lub Dupe", and "New Walk". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ SuicideSuicide ... LP
Red Star/Superior Viaduct, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken-down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a key bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles that were coming out of New York in the late 70s – and one that was in a space that was completely their own – and still is, after all the decades since the release of this record! With this one landmark album, the band completely dismantled the cold German prog synth of groups like Kraftwerk, La Dusseldorf, and Tangerine Dream – and created a wild sound of spare anguish that brought a whole new dimension to punk rock. The album has got to be one of the top 50 "must have" rock records of all time – and titles include the cuts "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny", "Frankie Teardrop", "Che", and "Cheree". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Suicide (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Marion BrownThree For Shepp ... LP
Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An unbelievable recording! As Archie Shepp made his first album for Impulse a tribute to Coltrane, Marion Brown made his a tribute to Shepp – a wonderful lineage of avant talent in the 60s, stated boldly here, given Brown's amazing talent on the record! The album's filled with hard, soulful playing that goes out, but never too far – like Shepp in his best sixties moments – and Brown's working with a great lineup of players that includes Grachan Moncur on trombone, Beaver Harris on drums, and Stanley Cowell on piano! The tunes include three Marion Brown originals on side one, plus three tracks by Shepp on side two. "Spooks" alone will leave you loving this album for years to come – and other tracks include "West India", "Delicado", "New Blue", and "Fortunato". A brilliant blend of 60s "new thing" playing and 70s underground jazz! LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl reissue – in a heavy gatefold cover, like the original!)
Also available Three For Shepp ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Steve ReichDrumming ... CD
Superior Viaduct, 1971. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
One of the earliest recordings of Steve Reich's seminal composition "Drumming" – an amazing blend of minimal percussion snatches, coming together to form a lyrical repetitive work of great beauty! This version is longer than most – stretching out wonderfully over the double-length set – with a raw power that's tremendous – as Reich works with the group first on eight small tuned drums, then opens the sound up to three marimbas and three glockenspiels, while also making space for male and female voices, a piccolo, and even a bit of whistling – all to create an extremely haunting sound that's still one of the best illustrations of minimalist at its height! The sound is incredible – a slow-shifting phase of sound from the percussion players – first conceived by Reich right around the time he was moving to work on keyboards from his tape projects – but, as a percussive performance, far more difficult to handle – especially given the extended time of the piece. CD

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✨✧ FallGrotesque (After The Gramme) ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first great punk rock album of the 80s! The Fall are at their ragged, blurry best on Grotesque (After The Gramme), with Marc E. Smith balancing bored, barbed witticism and coy sarcasm brilliantly over the bands patented tinny trudge. As with the Fall's other great albums, it's difficult to make out just Smith is saying most of the time, but you still get the point. So many indie rock bands owes the inspiration for their career to songs like "New Face In Hell" – and other tracks include "City Hobgoblins", "Put A Block", "Container Drivers", "Pay Your Rites", "Impression Of J. Temperance" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of ChicagoComme A La Radio ... LP
Saravah/Superior Viaduct, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever recorded – a legendary meeting between the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and inventive French singer Brigitte Fontaine! The set was recorded at the end of the 60s in Paris, and it perfectly sums up all of the incredible energy bubbling out of the post-68 years – an openness to new music, new ideas, and new forms of expression – presented here in an open, honest way that only the Saravah label could muster! Fontaine's vocals are wonderful – soft-sung and spoken, with a style that's like that of a more artful and poetic Jane Birkin – and the backings from the Art Ensemble are some of their most sensitive ever – very balanced and conscious of sound, in ways that make us wish they'd recorded a lot more like this. There's never a dull moment on the record, and the set is honestly one of the reasons we first got into this business in the first place – the kind of life-changing record that's a real honor for us to stock. Frequent Fontaine partner Areski joins in on a few tracks, and titles include "Comme A La Radio", "L'Ete L'Ete", "Le Brouillard", "Tanka II", "Leo", and "Les Petits Chevaux". LP, Vinyl record album
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DNATaste Of DNA ... LP
American Clave, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
An amazing record from one of the most legendary forces in the New York No Wave scene at the start of the 80s! At the time, DNA was one of the most uproarious acts in that increasingly legendary NYC scene – a group that featured Arto Lindsay's scratchy guitar and haggard banshee wail of a lead vocal presence, primitive Bowery funk keyboards by Robin Krutchfield, and thumping, metronomic bass and drums by Tim Wright and Ikue Mori. The band's songs rarely marched past the 2 1/2 minute mark or so – getting in-and-out for a quick catharsis – which means that this record is relatively short, but no less powerful – one of the boldest statements from that scene at the time – an extraordinarily concise musical vision that delivers more music in that short span that most sprawling double LPs! Titles include "New Fast", "5:30", "Blonde Red Head", "32123", "New New", and "Lying On The Sofa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Superior Viaduct.)

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✨✧ Craig LeonNommos ... LP
Takoma, 1981. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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(Recent reissue on Superior Viaduct, including the insert.)

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✨✧ John BenderPlaster Falling ... LP
Record Sluts, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Blue vinyl reissue on Superior Viaduct. Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Glenn BrancaAscension ... LP
99 Records, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of new music for guitar from the legendary Glenn Branca – a set that both draws on all the minimal experiments on the New York scene of the 70s, and the big wave of underground music at the end of the decade! Branca effortlessly fuses the rock and compositional communities here – working with Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, and artist Ned Sublette – in a fierce set of tunes that blend four guitars, electric bass, and drums – all with an instrumental frenzy that matches some of the best early jams from Sonic Youth. Branca's approach is less freeform, but has very much the same intensity – and titles include "Lesson No 2", "Structure", "The Ascension", and "Spectacular Commodity". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Superior Viaduct.)

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✨✧ Liquid LiquidOptimo/Cavern/Scraper/Out ... 12-inch
99 Records, 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from Liquid Liquid – one of the coolest, funkiest groups on the New York scene at the start of the 80s! The approach here is a blistering blend of different percussion modes – from batucada jamming to funky drums – all tied together with these basslines that really make the whole thing vibrated with a massive sound! The music's a bit in the spirit of ESG – who also recorded for the same label at the time – but is also a lot more adventurous, and played with even more tightness too. Titles include the wicked cut "Cavern", which was the massive sample for the classic hip hop track "White Lines" – and other titles include "Scraper", "Optimo", and "Out". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Recent reissue on Superior Viaduct.)

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✨✧ Glaxo BabiesNine Months to the Disco ... LP
Heartbeat (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The post punk debut of Bristol's Glaxo Babies – and one of the cooler blends of avant noise and oddly danceable mutant disco! The group is less concerned about song structure than they are with find a groove, weird as it may be, and playing it out in a way that puts your head a trance, and your body in motion. Lots of manic/frantic percussion, keyboard atmosphere, not necessarily sung vocals, and tripped out effects. They're in the same universe as early Gang Of Four and other dance music aware post punks, but it's in unique space all its own. Includes "Maximum Sexual Joy", "This Is Your Vendetta", "Seven Days", "Electric Church", "Promised Land", "Free Dem Cells", "Dinosaur Disco Meets The Swampstomp", "Slum", "Shake (The Foundations)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Superior Viaduct.)

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✨✧ Glaxo BabiesPut Me On The Guest List ... LP
Heartbeat (UK), 1978/1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A pretty amazing batch of early Glaxo Babies recordings – demos made before their debut Nine Months To The Disco, when Rob Chapman was still in the band – and they were much different band after he split! They're working in a more song based, jagged guitar mode here, but still with the unpredictable instrumental touches that would come to the forefront after Chapman's departure. It's a bit like a rawer Gang Of Four. Really great stuff! Includes "Avoiding The Issue", "Because Of You", "This Is Your Life", "Police State", "Who Killed Bruce Lee (Version)", "She Went To Pieces", "Flesh", "Puppet Patrol" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Superior Viaduct.)

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