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Artist: DIGITAL DINOSAURS
Title: Extinction: 1979-1982
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The Dinosaurs were leading figures in the cassette-swapping world of turn-of-the-decade D.I.Y. "Extinction" is selected by the band from most of their nine cassette releases, but they did 45 tracks and appeared on countless collections as well. Heres "Red Fire Engine" and several other utterly splendid/stellar DIY romps, but theres also a bunch of really pretty ballads, and a fair chunk of material where we find the Dinosaurs expertly and effortlessly channelling the spirit of the late, great Bonzo Dog (Doo-Dah) Band. The CD includes song-by-song commentary, photos and pix of their incredibly-handsome DIY cassettes..." - Hyped 2 Death. They were also included on the Angst In My Pants 7", We Couldnt Agree On A Title Cass and the No Platfrom For Heels Cass with Instant Automatons, Colin Potter, Philip Johnson, The 012 and other UK DIY notables..
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Artist: HOMOSEXUALS, THE
Title: Astral Glamour
Format: 3CD
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"The Homosexuals created a musical world of their own. Holed up in no-rent studios and squats, they mined every genre from psych-folk and Afrobeat to punk and dub, added killer hooks, then exuberantly tore it all apart. They wrote and recorded for five years, but they never took out an advert, sent out a promotional record, or got paid for a gig. The legend has grown, and today the Homosexuals are arguably the most acclaimed-and-least-heard band of the postpunk era. After more than a year of research and restoration, a hundred hours of conversations with band-members, and endless surprises, the story of The Homosexuals can now be told. Astral Glamour gathers 81 songs and three-plus hours of legendary 1977-1983 artpunk -- every Homosexuals song from their records and the C-60, plus a dozen other tracks never released anywhere before. Astral Glamour also features a full-colour 32-page booklet with scores of unpublished photographs, posters, lyrics, songby-song comments and an extensive history of their early years." - Hyped2Death.

Artist: INSTANT AUTOMATONS
Title: Another Wasted Sunday Afternoon
Format: CD
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The best of this classic D.I.Y. bands immense catalog of cassettes and vinyl 1979-82, plus never-released material. The Instant Automatons were not the most prolific of D.I.Y.s cassette-culture crowd, but the lads from Scunthorpe were arguably the most influential -- and the first to start swapping (rather than selling) cassettes. The instrumentation is sparse -- bass, guitar, and an assortment of home-built electronics -- while Mark Automaton contributes some of the finest lyrics in all of D.I.Y... A bad case of writers block spelled the end of the band in 1982, and partner/bassist/chief electrician Protag went on to Blyth Power, ATV?and the resurrected Zounds. 6-panel folder insert with bio, track-by-track commentary and plenty of photos." - Hyped2Death.
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Artist: MIDNIGHT CIRCUS
Title: Richard, Roger, Rodney, Rastus, Raoul, Roderick, Randy, Rupert
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Midnight Circus appeared on the the absurdly rare Angst in my Pants compilation EP in 1980 (that also featured H2Ds Digital Dinosaurs), but they put most of their energy into the cassette-only wing of the D.I.Y. movement. They churned out gnarly, edgy, vinyl-worthy DIY-punk galore, and here are 21 of their favorite tracks from 1980-1983, mostly gathered from their five impossible-to-find cassette albums. With a deluxe 10-page insert with bio, photos and discography. (Our second "regular"/glass-mastered release!)" - Hyped2Death.

Artist: NURSES
Title: Destroy Your Friends
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The Nurses were a three-year punkpop collaboration between rock-crit/bent-songwriter Howard "S-M" Wuelfing and amazing/deeply-disturbed guitarist Marc Halpern. (Kinda like D.C.s answer to the Soft Boys, but with the moods reversed.) Along with four singles, the Nurses released two cassettes in 1981, each in an edition of 100 copies. This 73-minute CD resurrects those brilliant live and studio sessions from 1979-1981 (in great- to, well, muchmuch better-than-the-original-cassette sound) With photos, discography and a hefty and informative bio." - Hyped2Death.

Artist: SCREAMING URGE
Title: Impulse Control
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"73+ stupendous minutes of raw, ranting punknroll from Columbus�?? gory years of 1980-81. A collection of Screaming Urge�??s two brilliant 12"s and their legendary (and legendarily scarce) "Homework" single in brilliant, snap-, crackle- and pop-free H2D sound. Plus cool photos and a stirring bio/manifesto from Baby Lindy, their #1 fan." - Hyped 2 Death.
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Artist: STEVE TREATMENT
Title: 25
Format: Double CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"All my songs are A sides." 140+ minutes of brilliant DIY n roll from 1977-1979 including all of Steves singles, plus later highlights of his incredibly colorful career, including almost all of the songs that were headed for Steves never-released LP. We couldnt afford the full-color 16-page booklet we were hoping to bring you, but its all really handsome anyway. The bio, meanwhile, covers Steves interactions with Marc Bolan, the Swell Maps, the Moors Murderers, Derek Jarman, and Paul McCartneys brother-in-law ...among others." - Hyped 2 Death. Features the Swell Maps on a bunch of tracks.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Homework #10
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"American experimental, postpunk and No Wave from the letters A, B & C: 1979-89. Enjoy a[nother] spectacular survey of the artistic and the accidental, the homely and the home-made, the involuntary and the visionary, the unselfconscious and the unbelievably cool... with the Adults, B People, Cardboards, Carsickness, China Shop, Culturcide, Bound & Gagged, Band of Susans, Arms of Someone New, Bomis Prendin, Black Cat Bone, Brain People, Blue Trapeze, Robin Crutchfields Dark Day, Chemicals Made from Dirt, Crash Course in Science and the August Sons. 20 tracks." - Hyped 2 Death.

Artist: V/A
Title: Homework #101
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"U.S. "D.I.Y."/ punkwave / experimental R & S 1976-86: 26 tracks. Screaming Urge, Realtors, Red Asphalt, Re*Cords, Really Red, Radio Free Europe, Rentals, Readymades, Screaming Urge, Social Climbers, Special Affects, Spanish Dogs, Scientific Americans, Space Negros, Mike Runnels, Rave, Reversible Cords, Secrets Of Loveliness, Real Wigs, 17 Pygmies, Screamin Mee-Mees and Small Change." - Hyped 2 Death. Includes fairly extensive liner notes and reproductions of the original 7" sleeves.
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Artist: V/A
Title: HOMEWORK #102 - U.S. "D.I.Y."/ punkwave / postpunk: S & T 1977-86
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"U.S. "D.I.Y."/ punkwave / postpunk: S & T 1977-86. 25 tracks from The Stroke Band, Tiny Desk Unit, True Believers, Telefones, Tommy Dog, Student Teachers, Styrenes, Teenage Boat People, Tom & Marty Band, Standing Waves, Story Of Failure, Two By Fours, SST, Tanks, Tenants, Marc Thor, Twinkeyz, Tidal Waves and Underachievers." - Hyped 2 Death. Includes fairly extensive liner notes and reproductions of the original 7" sleeves.

Artist: V/A
Title: HOMEWORK #103 - U.S. "D.I.Y.", punkwave & postpunk: V-to-Z 1979-84
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"U.S. "D.I.Y.", punkwave & postpunk: V-to-Z 1979-84. 22 tracks from the Zoomers, X-X, Velvet Monkeys, Yo, Vores, Voodoo Idols, XXOO, Y Pants, Wild Stares, Velvet Monkeys, WKGB, V:-, Xmas Eve, Zoo Types, Zyklon, and Blake Xolton..." - Hyped 2 Death. Includes fairly extensive liner notes and reproductions of the original 7" sleeves.

Artist: V/A
Title: Homework #9: DIY/Post-Punk A,B & C LP Cuts, 1977-1986
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"This time its Lester Bangs, Citizen 23, Chalk Circle, Bonemen of Barumba, Christmas, Black Cat Bone, Asbestos Rockpyle, Artyard, Crap Detectors, Crystallized Movements, Big Boys, Agitpop, Craig Bevan & The Tourists, ALRN [Scott Miller pre-Game Theory], B Team, Cubes, Colorplates, Crippled Pilgrims, BPA, Bob, Amoebas in Chaos. Plus cool links, daunting trivia, and amazing stories from all of the bands." - Hyped 2 Death.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #1
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"UK "Do it yourself" bands: R & S, 1978-81. 29 tunes, 24 bands. Record Players, Scrotum Poles, Royston, Scritti Politti, Six Minute War, Scabs, Reducers, Reacta, Restricted Code, Czechs, Six Minute War, Scrotum Poles, Sema 4, The Rest, Scritti Politti, Scissor Fits, Second Layer, Seize, Sara Goes Pop, School Meals, Reflections, Scissor Fits, Schizoid, Decadent Few, Nigel Simpkins, Ripchords, Reducers, Paul Reekie." -H2D. "Anti-masterpieces on the order of the Scrotum Poles Pick the Cats Eyes Out, a three-chord wonder that cant decide whether to chug or strum, with the singer at a loss as to how to sing the title after 16 repetitions" - Franklin Bruno, L.A. Weekly.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #101 D.I.Y. 77-81 London I
Format: CD
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"The Messthetics #100-series launches its grand tour of the U.K. with two full CDs of London-area D.I.Y. - from some of the most famous, most obscure, and most idiosyncratic members of an extraordinary scene. Between 1977 and 83 hundreds of U.K. bands put out their own records and tapes - usually on the cheap and utterly without apology. With D.I.Y., punk and everything that came before it collided gloriously with D.I.Y.s fresh aesthetic of making and sharing recordings outside of the established music business - with only the slightest regard for an audience. Theres no common style: instead these songs are united by wit, enthusiasm, musical risk-taking (especially these London bands) ...and a conspicuous lack of pose. Rare tracks from the Scissor Fits, the Rich & Famous, Exhibit A, Different Is, Acid Drops, Grinder, Take It, the Jimmy Nipper 5, Funboy Five, Twelve Cubic Feet, Tiny Town, Existence, Collective Horizontal, Karel Fialka, and The Door and the Window. Never released material from the Homosexuals, Blue Screaming, Rejects (the final original from their 1977 demo, pre-Homosexuals), Milkshake Melon, George Harassment, Different Is, Grinder, TDATW. 16-page book, pix, 22 songs (27 if you count 5 ripping MP3s of related stuff that wouldnt fit)." - Hyped 2 Death.

Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #102 D.I.Y. 78-81 London II
Format: CD
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
Rarities from Steve Treatment, Tea Set, Lines, Vacants, Walking Floors, Metrophase, Nigel Simpkins, Astronauts, London PX, Restricted Hours, Auntie Pus, Frank Details, and The Dad. Never-before-heard treasures from the Lines, Dry Rib, MLR, Innerpropriates, Walking Floors, The Syrups, and London PX. 16pp book / 4500-word liners / cool photos / 23 tracks.

Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #2
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
⿿UK DIY singles & LP tracks S-to-Th: 1978-82. 22 bands, 26 songs: Steppes, Andy Stratton, 35 Mm Dreams, Teenage & the Wildlife, Spherical Objects, Thin Yoghurts, Sods, Spitfire Boys, Tagmemics, Stockholm Monsters, Strutz, Spunky Onions, Tv Personalities, Take It, Stereotypes, Predators, 35 Mm Dreams, Stepping Talk, Tea Set, Terraplanes, Take It, Surgeons, Slight Seconds, Stolen Power.⿝ - H2D.

Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #3
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"UK DIY singles & LP tracks Ti-to-U: 1978-82. 26 songs from 21 bands: Tronics, Tiny Town, Steve Treatment, Trwynau Coch, Thermometers, 23 Skidoo, Trance, Thought Police, Twelve Cubic Feet, Tronics, The Turn, Vandells, Vacants, Trwynau Coch, Hugh Volk, Vdus, Tiny Town, U.X.B., Treatment, UK Decay, Toys, Two Fingered Approach, Steve Treatment, They Must Be Russians, U-Turn." - H2D.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #4
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"UK DIY singles & LP tracks V-to-Z: 1978-81. 27 tracks by 25 bands. Vacants, Vitamins, John Voysey, Wimps, Zipps, Wasteland, Visitors, YMG, Walking Floors, Vital Disorders, XS Energy, Victimize, Xpozez, The What, Wild Beasts, Peter & the Test-Tube Babies, Hugh Volk,, Zeitgeist, Wild Beasts, X-Defectors, Wavis OShave, Versatile Newts."- H2D. "The Messthetics bands flail around and make awful mistakes, because they know theyre on the verge of something really exciting and thats the only way to get there." -Douglas Wolk, The Boston Phoenix.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #5
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
⿿UK DIY singles and LP tracks, ALL from the letter "A": 1978-81. Brand new for late summer 2001: Article 58, The Arnold, Astronauts, Afflicted, Anorexia, Autopilot, Attic, Armed Force, Addiction, Artery, A Sudden Sway, Animals & Men, Again Again, Acid Drops, Avocados, Aquila, Alvaro, Animals & Men, Art Failure, The Atrix, Anorexia, Atoms, A Certain Ratio, Auntie Pus, Keith Armstrong. ⿿ - H2D.

Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #6
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
⿿UK DIY singles and LP tracks from A & B: 1978-81. Our current favorite kicks off with the legendary Beyond the Implode... Also the Bloated Toads, Bleach Boys, Blanks, Base, Bouncing Czechs, Buzz, Balloons, Bee Vamp, Honey Bane, Bearz, B-Film, Big In Japan, Beach Bullies, Big Sleep, Beevers, Basczax, Brills, plus a couple that wouldnt fit last time! The Ankh, Avant Gardeners, Airmail. ⿿ - H2D.

Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #7 - UK DIY Bands, Letter C
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"[H2D#55] UK DIY bands, ALL from the letter "C": 1978-81. With five of Johans all-time top 100 DIY singles (see if you agree!). Contact, Cravats, Commercials, Current Obsessions, Carl Gustav & the 84s, Czechs, Crash Action Winners, Cherry Boys, Alan Clayson & the Argonauts, Captain Swoop & the Fabulous Wonderfuls, Cracked Actor, Clockwork Criminals, Cold War, Colours, Chefs, Cinematics, Club Tango, Camera 3, Cindy & the Barbi Dolls, Collective Horizontal, Concrete, Crazy English..." - Hyped 2 Death.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #8
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Astounding DIY gnarling and scrubbing including 4 tracks previously available on cassette-only from the Desperate Bicycles, Devils Hole Gang, Different Is, Dry Rib, The Dogmatic Duo, Dogma Cats, Divert Off Centre, Dolphins, Dislocation Dance, Dum Dum Dum, Diagram Bros, Dangerous Girls, Discount Chiefs, Delmontes, Disturbed, Deep Freeze Mice, The Dad, Desperate Bicycles, Danny & The Dressmakers, De Tian, Denizens, Digital Dinosaurs and The Dole.⿝ - H2D.

Artist: V/A
Title: Messthetics #8; UK DIY singles, LP and cassette tracks from 1977-81: ALL from the letter
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"UK DIY singles, LP and cassette tracks from 1977-81: ALL from the letter "D" Astounding DIY gnarling and scrubbing, including 4 tracks previously available on cassette-only. Desperate Bicycles, Devils Hole Gang, Different Is, Dry Rib, The Dogmatic Duo, Dogma Cats, Divert Off Centre, Dolphins, Dislocation Dance, Dum Dum Dum, Diagram Bros, Dangerous Girls, Discount Chiefs, Delmontes, Disturbed, Deep Freeze Mice, The Dad, Desperate Bicycles, Danny & The Dressmakers, De Tian, Denizens, Digital Dinosaurs and The Dole." - Hyped2Death.

Artist: VAST MAJORITY
Title: What Do you Want to Be
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Vast Majority were highly-politicized stalwarts of the Houston punkscene with emphasis on the "do it yourself" part. They and AK-47 played their first gigs on the same Yippies-sponsored bill (Really Red was there, too) in April 79. A couple months and some personnel-changes later they recorded their only record- a stunningly angry (and inept) punk manifesto called "I Wanna Be A Number." What Do You Want to Be? adds a fourth studio cut (previously on Sacred Cattle ), a blazing live radio broadcast, and a high-energy assortment of live and rehearsal tapes. (The "Archive Series" bit, btw, means that some of the sound-quality is not exactly Live at Budokan]. An essential document." - Hyped 2 Death.
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Artist: ZOOMERS, THE
Title: Exist
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1979-1981. Stunning warped pop. Way too smart to be "outsider music," but probably too drug-addled to be anything else. Along with their phenomenally-rare 45 (which leads off Homework #103 [formerly #5]), the three of them made up a 12-song cassette as well called "Exist" Heres both (with lots more to come). This is how Zoomers account begins: "The last thing I remember about The Zoomers was driving down the levee road on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, tripping my ass off on LSD in my Dads Lincoln Continental drinking Papst Blue Ribbon beer by the 12 pack and throwing Zoomer 45s at whatever we could hit and that wasnt much, except for that rather large dog that later turned out to be a cow (its amazing how much everything looks the same at 100 mph). But like my Mom always said its the thought that counts, anyway at the end of a 3 day acid bender, thinking was the last thing on my mind." - Hyped 2 Death.

Artist: ZOOMERS, THE
Title: Mikes Garage
Format: CDR
Label: Hyped 2 Death
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"...Zoomer kept gobbling drugs and writing songs and driving along levees at 100 mph, but before he moved to L.A. and things really blew up, he found his trademark sound. Fans of huge hooks and grubby recording techniques will find fuzzed-out, mosquito-infested nirvana throughout this sampling of Zoom⿿s 1984-1989 output, patiently preserved by his pal and #1 fan Mike while Zoomer was off in search of an even deeper end... (Fans of the Zoomers "Exist" CD will be happy to know theres at least 4 more songs in exactly that same vein --along with the more-evolved/more-hummable tracks)" - Hyped2Death.

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