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Artist: 100 FLOWERS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"100 FLOWERS (previously known as THE URINALS) were a power trio whose sole 1983 album is an enduring document of the Southern California underground. Based in crime-ridden 80s Los Angeles against the backdrop of juvenile hardcore and vapid hard rock, 100 Flowers crafted a sound that rests between the inspired bursts of The Minutemen and the pastoral jangle of the Dream Syndicate with similarities to the equally oblique Monitor and The Gun Club (who even included a Urinals cover in their set). The trio wielded a gripping visual aesthetic and hyper-literate lyrical content that reflected their art-school backgrounds, while a ferocity and frustration borne out of their bleak urban environment permeates their songs. Strains of UK post-punk can be heard on "All Sexed Up" and skittish tension on "Presence of Mind." A far cry from the beach punk and surf rock of their contemporaries, album closer "Californias Falling into the Ocean" contains all of their signature qualities: off-kilter delivery, subversive sentiments and an irrefutable pop sensibility that reflects their immersion in LAs burgeoning Paisley Underground scene. The band splintered shortly after the release of this album, but time has only intensified the urgency of 100 Flowers music. First-time reissue of underground Los Angeles classic originally released in 1983. Includes digital download card." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: ARESKI/BRIGITTE FONTAINE
Title: Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Following their groundbreaking collaboration with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Comme à la Radio, Areski and Brigitte Fontaine began recording almost exclusively together as a duo. Originally released in 1973, Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme is their first record billed under both names. Deeply rooted in North African and European folk traditions, the album features evocative vignettes with breezy vocals and minimal accompaniment of classical guitar, strings, and woodwinds. As always, there is a mercurial quality to their lyrics. The title track (translated as “I Do Not Know This Man”) suggests at once Apostle Peters denial and a poetic acknowledgement. On “C’est Normal” Fontaine playfully questions the status quo while Areski offers satirical answers. What makesJe Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme one of their best-loved albums, though, is its remarkable sense of intimacy -- as if Areski and Fontaine beckon listeners into their strange and beautiful world. This first-time domestic release continues Superior Viaducts reissue campaign of Fontaines classic 70s catalog." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: ARTEMIEV, EDUARD
Title: Solaris OST
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Its only appropriate that Solaris, Russian filmmaker ANDREI TARKOVSKYs psychological sci-fi classic from 1972, contains an equally original and mind-bending score. Solaris explores the inadequacies of time and memory on an enigmatic planet below a derelict space station. To reinforce the films chilling setting, Tarkovsky commissioned composer EDUARD ARTEMIEV to construct an electronic soundscape reflecting planet Solaris amorphous and mysterious surface; Artemiev rose to the challenge with a prophetic work that defies the eras technological limitations while evoking unparalleled emotional responses even today. Artemievs score-centered around variations on Bachs "Chorale Prelude in F-Minor," a somber piece for solo organ-sounds majestic alongside dissonant crescendos and formless, ambient tracks. Armed with the massive ANS synthesizer Artemiev drafted sine waves on glass plates for the machine to interpret. The only prototype of the ANS was destroyed shortly after the Solaris soundtrack was recorded. Luckily this artifact of transcendent composition married with technological innovation endures as a masterpiece of early electronic music. Superior Viaduct is honored to present the first-time official release of Artemievs original soundtrack for the film. Hand-assembled jackets with three unique designs and is recommended for fans of Cluster, Iannis Xenakis, and Louis and Bebe Barrons Forbidden Planet."- Superior Viaduct.

Artist: ARTEMIEV, EDWARD
Title: The Mirror/Stalker OST
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
2014 release. Housed in a gatefold sleeve. "It comes as no surprise that Andrei Tarkovsky, master of Soviet cinema, turned to composer Eduard Artemiev to score his two lyrical and haunting films, The Mirror(1975) and Stalker (1979), as he had done forSolaris. Artemievs magnificent soundtrack to The Mirror is the natural follow-up to Solaris. Dense, slow-moving, and often disorienting mood pieces with Baroque sensibilities resonate beyond the films dream-like images. For Stalker -- Tarkovskys other science fiction masterpiece -- Artemiev was inspired by Indian classical music and employed layers of synth tones, flute and tar (a traditional Iranian stringed instrument) to create a central theme as spellbinding as The Zone, a setting in the film where laws of physics no longer apply. Superior Viaduct presents the first-time official release of these two astonishingly unique soundtracks. Recommended for fans of Lech Jankowskis music for Brothers Quay films, BC Gilbert & G Lewis and Oneohtrix Point Never." - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: AVENGERS, THE
Title: Paint It Black b/w Thin White Line
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The Avengers emerged as one of the best bands from San Franciscos first wave punk scene in 1977. Their second 7" packs a 1-2 punch that tears through the Stones classic and unleashes the menace that was only hinted at in the original. The B-side "Thin White Line" is a musical punch in the gut with the pay-off of lead-singer Penelope Houstons excellent "Dont talk about the blood running down my chin" lyric. Limited edition Record Store Day release of 1,000 pressed on green vinyl." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: AVENGERS, THE
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"In the late 70s, The Avengers established themselves as one of the USs preeminent punk bands. Fusing incisive guitar hooks, explosive rhythms and adolescent venom, the group forged some of the most in-your-face songs of the era. Their live shows were legendary, playing up and down the West Coast and even blowing Sex Pistols off the stage at the latters final performance. As Byron Coley writes in the liner notes, Of the best bands of San Franciscos first wave in 1977, The Avengers were by far the coolest and youngest sounding. They roared without irony, as though this were indeed Year Zero (and, for a moment, it was), with history being overwritten by the new. The honesty of their belief was carried by their sound. And it was convincing! Originally released in 1983, four years after the bands dissolution, The Avengers self-titled LP is often referred to as The Pink Album for its magenta-hued cover design. The Pink Album remains The Avengers definitive statement -- collecting their classic Dangerhouse EP, sessions recorded with the Pistols Steve Jones and a half-dozen revelatory demos. While much has been written about The Avengers in the past three decades, rock critic Greil Marcus puts it succinctly, The word I always come back to is mystical, and that remains almost theirs alone." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: AVENGERS, THE
Title: Teenage Rebel b/w Friends Of Mine
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The Avengers emerged as one of the best bands from San Franciscos first wave punk scene in 1977. "Teenage Rebel" remains the anthem for every disaffected youth on the planet. Not included on the infamous Pink album, this song is a two-minute package of pure adolescent vitriol. Backed with "Friends of Mine," a declaration of solidarity for the punks of San Francisco. Recorded in 1978 at the famed Iguana Studios on Folsom Street. Limited edition Record Store Day release of 1,000 pressed on orange vinyl." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: AVENGERS, THE
Title: We Are the One
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The Avengers emerged as one of the best bands from San Franciscos first wave punk scene in 1977. Their first 7" remains an essential artifact of punk rock in the late 70s. Originally released on the seminal Dangerhouse label, the EPs three tracks feature visceral sonic attacks, lyrical manifestos of self-reliance, and classic anthemic choruses. Cover photography by Marcus Leatherdale on two unique picture sleeves - the rare "crucifix" and "target" designs. Limited edition Record Store Day release of 1,000 copies (500 each of two original covers) pressed on blue vinyl." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: BENDER, JOHN
Title: I Dont Remember Now/I Dont Want to Talk About It
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"John Bender recorded voraciously between 1978 and 1980 at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio. Not even song titles could slow down his creative pace, as he named all the tracks after their position on the original tapes. 36A2, for example, was cassette #36 side A, piece #2. To close the DIY aesthetic circle, Bender made sleeves by hand with no two covers alike and pressed the LPs in hyper-limited editions on his own Record Sluts imprint. I Dont Remember Now/I Dont Want To Talk About It, Benders first album from 1980, is the holy grail of minimal lo-fi electronics. Layers of fractured melodies, distorted synthesizers, hollowed-out rhythms and claustrophobic vocals unfold over the 40 minutes of this lost masterpiece. Its A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl, one of Fausts greatest songs, is perfectly deconstructed by a distinct punk-meets-experimentalist sensibility. While I Dont Remember Now is impossibly rare and the man behind the music remains shrouded in self-imposed mystery, the real surprise is that it has taken 35+ years for listeners to discover Benders warm, art-damaged immediacy. This first-time standalone reissue is recommended for fans of Pere Ubu, Brian Eno and Robert Ashley. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. Red vinyl with hand-stamped jackets, each one unique. Liner notes by John Bender." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: BENDER, JOHN
Title: Plaster Falling
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Plaster Falling was recorded at the same time as John Benders first album, I Dont Remember Now / I Dont Want To Talk About It. Released in 1981 on the artists own Record Sluts label, copies of Plaster Fallings initial pressing came hermetically sealed in plaster (and later latex). Thus, listeners had to literally break open the record to find whats hidden inside. Produced in relative isolation, Plaster Falling is a beacon of brilliance in the nascent minimal-wave sphere. Veering towards skeletal urgency, these recordings set bright analog melodies against half-whispered vocals and expand Benders electronic cryptography thru a series of lone signifiers: Station, Plaster, Women, etc. As Bender explains in the liner notes, I began to distance myself from the present and describe scenes as if in a movie -- seeking concrete, terse, juxtaposed imagery. This first-time standalone reissue is recommended for fans of Gareth Williams & Mary Curries Flaming Tunes, Minimal Man and Grouper. Pressed on translucent blue vinyl in a limited / numbered edition of 1,000 copies." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: BLACK HUMOR
Title: Love God - Love One Another
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"BLACK HUMOR was an experimental rock band from San Francisco in the early 80s. (Not to be confused with "blackhumor," alias of noise artist Frazer Hall.) They released just one, very hard to find LP on Fowl Records in 1982. Only 1,000 records were pressed, each with unique handmade covers: thick slabs of paint, collage, parrot feathers, dirt, whatever else happened to be laying around their Tenderloin flat. Many of these have since gone for high, collector prices or ended up in oblivion. Existing in a parallel universe to other bands of the era, Black Humors music is filled with jarring images of urban decay and desperation, bass-driven melodies, and layers of dissonant guitar and percussion. And perhaps the only known recording of a parrot that was taught to say "Fuck You." - Superior Viaduct. Highly Recommended!
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Artist: BRANCA, GLENN
Title: Lesson No. 1
Format: Double 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"After cutting his teeth in the late 70s no wave scene with bands THEORETICAL GIRLS and THE STATIC, GLENN BRANCA made his first solo statement, Lesson No. 1, in 1980. The inaugural release on legendary post-punk / dance label 99 Records, Lesson No. 1 unveiled Brancas visionary guitar concepts with two monstrous, side-long compositions that helped forge NYCs downtown art-punk sound and acted as a massive influence on countless young groups, including Sonic Youth and Swans. The title track is easily Brancas most accessible moment; its driving beat and interlocking patterns resemble German pioneers Neu! playing Phillip Glass. Never before (or since) has minimalism sounded so euphoric. "Dissonance" is the A-sides polar opposite. Dark, skittish and unhinged, Branca leads his band (guitar, keyboard, bass, drums and sledgehammer) through block after block of industrial terror, leaving listeners drained in the process. Soon after the release of Lesson No. 1, Branca began to work on ambitious, long-form symphonies. "Bad Smells," included here as a single-sided bonus 12-inch, was commissioned in 1982 as a dance piece for choreographer TWYLA THARP and originally released on a split LP with JOHN GIORNO. Featuring SONIC YOUTH guitarists LEE RANALDO AND THURSTON MOORE, "Bad Smells" is a thrilling multi-section guitar assault that foretells much of Branca, Ranaldo and Moores work for the next decade." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: BRANCA, GLENN
Title: The Ascension
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
2014 release. "Glenn Brancas first full-length albumThe Ascension is a colossal achievement. After touring much of 1980 with an all-star band featuring four guitarists (Branca, fellow composers Ned Sublette and David Rosenbloom, and future Sonic Youth member Lee Ranaldo) along with Jeffrey Glenn on bass and Stephan Wischerth on drums, Branca took his war-torn group into a studio in Hells Kitchen to record five incendiary compositions. Originally released in the summer of 1981, The Ascension effectively tears down the genre-ghettos between 20th century avant-garde and ecstatic rock n roll. On The Spectacular Commodity, chiming, shimmering tones unfold into sinister drone-territory à la Tony Conrad, while abrasive guitars and repetitive beats retain the raw primitivism of No Wave. The title track attains a densely packed, larger-than-life sound and (as author Marc Masters says best) “never stops climbing skyward.” With artist Robert Longos stark front cover that depicts Branca battling an unidentified man, The Ascension is a must-have record not only for fans of early Swans and Sonic Youth, but also of Steve Reich or Slints Tweez." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: BURROUGHS, WILLIAM S.
Title: Call Me Burroughs
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Originally released in 1965 by The English Bookshop in Paris and later by ESP-Disk in New York, Call Me Burroughs marks not only the recorded debut of William Burroughs, but also for many the first encounter with his inimitable voice. While Burroughs has had pervasive influence on counterculture in the past 50 years -- from the Beats to punk rock and even hip hop -- no other figure today is so widely considered the epitome of cool. Call Me Burroughsfeatures the author reading from Naked Lunch andNova Express, two of his best-known works that utilize the cut-up method developed by Burroughs and artist Brion Gysin. An eerie, deadpan drawl guides the listener through sci-fi innerscapes, narcotic nightmares, reports from the edge of the apocalypse. Phantasmagoric passages echo real experiences roaming the streets of Mexico, the West Village, Tangiers. Bradley the Buyer and other shadowy agents haunt our ears as Burroughs turns the page and pauses purposefully. “Anything put out up till now is like pulling a figure out of the air -- Enemy installations shattered -- Personnel decimated -- Board Books taken -- Electric waves of resistance sweeping through mind screens of the earth -- The message of Total Resistance on short wave of the world.” This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Hunter S. Thompson, Patti Smith and Throbbing Gristle." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: COLEMAN, ORNETTE
Title: To Whom Who Keeps a Record
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"In the late 1950s, Ornette Coleman set the jazz world on fire. From his own unique playing style to his fundamental deconstruction of harmony and complete rethinking of group performance, Coleman at once confounded critics and inspired a new generation. This revolutionary music eventually became known as free jazz, but Colemans influence extended well beyond -- into avant-garde rock and art circles -- and today his name is synonymous with artistic freedom. Originally released in Japan only, To Whom Who Keeps A Record collects outtakes from Colemans legendary Atlantic period, sessions from Change of the Century and This Is Our Music that are as emotionally transfixing as intellectually rigorous. Featuring the classic quartets with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins and Ed Blackwell, this collection is striking for its brilliant compositions and scorching solos. The song titles themselves lay out Colemans central philosophy: “Music always brings goodness to us all. Unless one has some other motive for its use.” This first-time vinyl reissue includes liner notes by Byron Coley." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: COLTRANE, ALICE
Title: A Monastic Trio
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
2016 repress. "Born Alice McLeod into a musical Detroit family, Alice Coltrane began playing piano at age seven and later studied with Bud Powell in Paris. Upon returning to the States, she joined vibraphonist Terry Gibbs group and eventually shared a bill with the John Coltrane Quartet. In 1965 the two wed in Juárez, Mexico, and played alongside one another until her husbands last performance in May, 1967. A Monastic Trio, created in the year following her husbands passing, is Coltranes first recording as a band leader and features six original compositions. While Johns spirit can be felt throughout -- from the song titles (Ohnedaruth was his adopted Hindu name) to the personnel (Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, and Pharaoh Sanders were frequent collaborators) -- the album showcases Alices immense talent for fusing spiritual free-jazz and new-age with classical, Eastern, post-bop and gospel. As the late Amiri Baraka writes, "I Want to See You" is a monastic piano concerto. With echoes of Europe... it has a solemnity and majesty to it.... Yes, monastic is the word. The piano broods in its earth imagination." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: COLTRANE, ALICE
Title: Universal Consciousness
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
2016 repress. "Originally released on Impulse! in 1971, Universal Consciousness is a major turning point in Alice Coltranes momentous career. While her previous albums pushed the limits of spiritual free-jazz and featured much of her late husbands band, Universal Consciousness expands the harpist / pianists compositional palette with organ and strings (working with Ornette Coleman). Oh Allah is the finest example of Coltranes new direction: tense violins dissolve into sublime organ solos and exquisite brushwork from long-time Mile Davis collaborator Jack DeJohnette. While the title track undulates with a fierce clamor, Hare Krishna showcases Coltranes uncanny ability for transcendent and slow-paced arrangements. In The Wires 100 Records That Set the World on Fire, David Toop writes, [Universal Consciousness] clearly connects to other dyspeptic jazz traditions -- the organ trio, the soloists with strings -- yet volleys them into outer space, ancient Egypt, the Ganges, the great beyond. The production is astounding, the quality of improvisation is riveting, the string arrangements are apocalyptic rather than saccharine, the balance of turbulence and calm a genuine dialectic that later mystic / exotic post-jazz copped out of pursuing. Her lack of constraint was dimly regarded by adherents of 70s jazz and its masculine orthodoxies, yet Alice deserved better credit for virtuosity, originality, and the sheer will power needed to realized her vision. This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: COLTRANE, JOHN/ALICE COLTRANE
Title: Cosmic Music
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"John Coltrane transformed the inner architecture of jazz, throughout the mid-1950s and 1960s and long after his premature death at age 40 in 1967. No other American musician could be said to be at the spiritual center of the 60s musical universe as Trane influenced Albert Ayler, La Monte Young, Jimi Hendrix and everybody in between. Cosmic Music, originally self-released by Alice Coltrane in 1968 and later issued by Impulse!, features two tracks (Manifestation and Rev. King) by John Coltranes legendary final quintet that were recorded in San Francisco on February 2nd, 1966 and two more (Lord Help Me To Be and The Sun) from Alice Coltranes very first session as a bandleader, recorded six months after her husbands passing. Manifestation opens with the group already in mid-flight: Tranes fierce tenor leads the way with Pharoah Sanders blistering sax and Alices powerful chords hearing his call. On Rev. King, Trane introduces a lyrical theme and then the composition erupts into fiery incantations, while Jimmy Garrisons bass throbs alongside the propulsive, gravity-defying drumming of Rashied Ali. Foreshadowing her majestic debut, A Monastic Trio, Lord Help Me To Be brings Alices celestial piano playing and inspired improvisations to the foreground with Sanders, Garrison and drummer Ben Riley rumbling in tow. The Sun, a meditative ballad with subtle urgency, perfectly closes the albums contemplative circle. As John Coltrane recites on the final track, May there be peace and love and perfection throughout all creation." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: CONRAD, TONY
Title: Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $36.00
"Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain is the quintessential work of artist/filmmaker/composer Tony Conrad. Comprised of both film installation and minimalist score for amplified strings, Ten Years leaps across genre and medium to connect his revolutionary structural filmmaking with the experiments in long-duration sound that Conrad had begun in the 1960s as part of the Theatre of Eternal Music. Ten Years began with image before sound, writes Andrew Lampert, a row of quadruple projections arranged side-by-side, all the shuffling stripes cascading into each other. Over the next two hours the music throbbed and the projectors incrementally shifted inwards, their beams gradually uniting to form one pulsating, overlapping picture. For its 1972 premiere at New Yorks The Kitchen, Ten Years included Conrad on violin as well as Rhys Chatham and Laurie Spiegel performing on instruments of the composers own making. Chatham played the Long String Drone -- a 6-foot long strip of wood with bass strings, electric pickup, tuning keys, tape, rubber band and metal hardware -- while Spiegel carried out an arrhythmic bass pulse throughout. Superior Viaduct is honored to present this previously unreleased recording of Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plains breathtaking premier performance. As Chatham recounts in the liner notes, When I first listened to this recording after not hearing it for over 40 years, it transported me back to the early Kitchen and the heyday of early minimalism, played outside the Dream Syndicate." - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: CONRAD, TONY
Title: Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain
Format: Double CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain is the quintessential work of artist/filmmaker/composer Tony Conrad. Comprised of both film installation and minimalist score for amplified strings, Ten Years leaps across genre and medium to connect his revolutionary structural filmmaking with the experiments in long-duration sound that Conrad had begun in the 1960s as part of the Theatre of Eternal Music. Ten Years began with image before sound, writes Andrew Lampert, a row of quadruple projections arranged side-by-side, all the shuffling stripes cascading into each other. Over the next two hours the music throbbed and the projectors incrementally shifted inwards, their beams gradually uniting to form one pulsating, overlapping picture. For its 1972 premiere at New Yorks The Kitchen, Ten Years included Conrad on violin as well as Rhys Chatham and Laurie Spiegel performing on instruments of the composers own making. Chatham played the Long String Drone -- a 6-foot long strip of wood with bass strings, electric pickup, tuning keys, tape, rubber band and metal hardware -- while Spiegel carried out an arrhythmic bass pulse throughout. Superior Viaduct is honored to present this previously unreleased recording of Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plains breathtaking premier performance. As Chatham recounts in the liner notes, When I first listened to this recording after not hearing it for over 40 years, it transported me back to the early Kitchen and the heyday of early minimalism, played outside the Dream Syndicate." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: CONRAD, TONY WITH FAUST
Title: Outside the Dream Syndicate
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad started his career in New York in the early 1960s. As a member of the Theater of Eternal Music (a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate) alongside John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise, he participated in now-legendary and often legendarily loud drone performances with many pieces having no beginning and no end. During a fateful trip to Germany in 1972, Conrad met with avant-rock visionaries Faust and made the very first record to bear his name. Outside The Dream Syndicate, originally released in Europe only in 1973, is a stunning debut. Two side-long tracks -- “The Side Of Man And Womankind” and “The Side Of The Machine” -- show just how far Conrad had moved beyond his minimalist peers. Werner Diermaiers repetitive drum beat and Jean-Hervé Perons stripped-down bassline conjure a tense, ascetic groove, while Conrads seamless violin, initially so controlled, reveals a surprising adaptability. The music shifts almost on a subliminal level, pushing and pulling to the drones internal pulse. It is hard to imagine Conrads trajectory from downtown Manhattan to a farmhouse in the German countryside that ultimately resulted in Outside The Dream Syndicate, yet no other record captures -- so completely and instantly -- the intersection of avant-garde and rock forms. Outside The Dream Syndicate remains ahead of and bracingly outside of its time. This first-time vinyl reissue and long out-of-print CD release have been carefully been carefully mastered from the original master tapes and include liner notes by musician Jim ORourke and author Branden W. Joseph." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: CONRAD, TONY WITH FAUST
Title: Outside the Dream Syndicate
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
2017 repress. "Violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad started his career in New York in the early 1960s. As a member of the Theater of Eternal Music (a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate) alongside John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise, he participated in now-legendary and often legendarily loud drone performances with many pieces having no beginning and no end. During a fateful trip to Germany in 1972, Conrad met with avant-rock visionaries Faust and made the very first record to bear his name. Outside The Dream Syndicate, originally released in Europe only in 1973, is a stunning debut. Two side-long tracks -- "The Side Of Man And Womankind" and "The Side Of The Machine" -- show just how far Conrad had moved beyond his minimalist peers. Werner Diermaiers repetitive drum beat and Jean-Hervé Perons stripped-down bassline conjure a tense, ascetic groove, while Conrads seamless violin, initially so controlled, reveals a surprising adaptability. The music shifts almost on a subliminal level, pushing and pulling to the drones internal pulse. It is hard to imagine Conrads trajectory from downtown Manhattan to a farmhouse in the German countryside that ultimately resulted in Outside The Dream Syndicate, yet no other record captures -- so completely and instantly -- the intersection of avant-garde and rock forms. Outside The Dream Syndicate remains ahead of and bracingly outside of its time. This first-time vinyl reissue and long out-of-print CD release have been carefully been carefully mastered from the original master tapes and include liner notes by musician Jim ORourke and author Branden W. Joseph." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: CRIME
Title: Murder By Guitar
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"San Franciscos first and only rock n roll band, Crime loomed over the entire Mabuhay Gardens scene with their blistering 1976 single Hot Wire My Heart. The groups loose, damaged rock n roll was as immediate as it was controversial. They were punk by any definition, yet shunned the label with a guttersnipe sneer. Their meticulously cultivated aesthetic of S&M graphics and police uniforms produced some of the eras most indelible imagery. One of their finest moves was playing in the San Quentin prison yard. Formed by guitarists / vocalists Johnny Strike and Frankie Fix, Crime enlisted bassist Ron the Ripper and drummers Ricky "Tractor" Williams (later of The Sleepers), Brittley Black and Hank Rank. Joey DKaye later joined on keyboards and bass duties. For the first time, this LP release collects the sick energy of Crimes three singles along with nine previously unreleased studio recordings from 1976 to 1980. The visceral churn and unwieldy leads on tracks like Frustration and Piss On Your Dog make Murder By Guitar the definitive statement from this prescient American underground band." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: CRIME
Title: Murder By Guitar
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"San Franciscos first and only rock n roll band, Crime loomed over the entire Mabuhay Gardens scene with their blistering 1976 single Hot Wire My Heart. The groups loose, damaged rock n roll was as immediate as it was controversial. They were punk by any definition, yet shunned the label with a guttersnipe sneer. Their meticulously cultivated aesthetic of S&M graphics and police uniforms produced some of the eras most indelible imagery. One of their finest moves was playing in the San Quentin prison yard. Formed by guitarists / vocalists Johnny Strike and Frankie Fix, Crime enlisted bassist Ron the Ripper and drummers Ricky "Tractor" Williams (later of The Sleepers), Brittley Black and Hank Rank. Joey DKaye later joined on keyboards and bass duties. For the first time, this LP release collects the sick energy of Crimes three singles along with nine previously unreleased studio recordings from 1976 to 1980. The visceral churn and unwieldy leads on tracks like Frustration and Piss On Your Dog make Murder By Guitar the definitive statement from this prescient American underground band." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: DEPARTMENTSTORE SANTAS
Title: At the Medieval Castle Nineteen 100-Year Lifetimes Since
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The Departmentstore Santas LP is a underground rock classic of the highest order -- from its carnivalesque front cover to the sixteen home-schooled tracks contained inside. Information about this mysterious band has been as scarce as original copies of their self-released album, yet purveyors of lo-fi pop esoterica have whispered about the Santas raison detre for the better part of the past three decades. Recorded in the early 80s in La Mesa, California, At the Medieval Castle Nineteen 100-Year Lifetimes Since features quirky sing-alongs, wide-eyed lyrics, echoey instrumentals and outsider folk-punk à la Daniel Johnston. While bandleader Joseph DAngelos unique charm may not fit comfortably in any one style, his preternatural world is united by the warmth and grit of these bedroom recordings. Out of step with other music of its era, Departmentstore Santas uncannily anticipated the 4-track movement of the 90s. This first-time reissue is recommended for fans of Television Personalities, Guided By Voices and Cleaners From Venus." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: DESTRY HAMPTON & THE WOLVES FROM HELL
Title: Angel Of Madness
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"There is no sense in trying to outdo Angel of Madness, DESTRY HAMPTONs bona fide cult classic. Caught up in the international punk zeitgeist, Hampton laid down his une saison en enfer in late 77 in the North Beach district of San Francisco with a pack of friends that included DANNY MIHM from the FLAMIN GROOVIES. Buzzsaw riffs and manic leads underpin Hamptons feral, reverb-doused vocals ("Im feeling mean / Screwed up tight / O Im ready to kill"). Angel of Madness is one of the most elusive records of the era: manufactured through legendary oddball label Moxie Records, stamped on Hamptons own Z-Bop imprint, and distributed through a couple local record stores. Eventually the remaining stock was stolen from storage. Deranged like the Mentally Ill, yet grounded in Crimes impeccable rock sneer, the ignoble savagery of Destry Hampton proves its supremacy in the annals of Killed By Deaths many volumes. This first-time reissue comes from the original master tapes." - Superior Viaduct

Artist: DEVO
Title: Hardcore Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
2017 repress. "Devos Hardcore documents the groups beginning as pre-punk outcasts in the fertile Akron, Ohio, underground rock scene. Spawned at the nearby college of Kent State, DEVO formed as a conceptual art project armed with the radical philosophy of de-evolution. Brothers Mothersbaugh (Mark, Bob and Jim) and Brothers Casale (Jerry and Bob) along with drummer Alan Myers soon whipped up an otherworldly brand of "devolved blues" that could hold its own alongside the beatnik groove of 15-60-75 (aka The Numbers Band) or the primal rock poetry of The Bizarros. Recorded on various four-track machines and in tiny studios, basements and garages between 1974-1977, Hardcore reveals their strikingly clear vision: rock n roll stripped bare of its collective cool and jerked back into propaganda fit for post-modern man. Its no surprise that these transmissions would soon catch the eye and ear of Brian Eno, who later produced their landmark 1978 debut album. Noisy synth, strangled guitar chops and a primitive rhythmic thud power the early Devo sound. Threaded beneath it all are lyrical themes of post-McCarthy paranoia, middle-class ephemera and Devos long-running topic of choice: sex, or lack thereof. Few moments in pop music history can match the grinding, pent-up energy of "Mongoloid" and the spastic bounce and sputter of "Jocko Homo" (two anthems presented in their earlier and superior versions here). Cult favorites like "Mechanical Man" and "Auto-Modown" make Volume 1 essential listening. Volume 2 digs further into the bands cranial bunker with the caveman hit "Be Stiff," the space age surf-blues of "Clockout" and even a demented take on bubblegum pop, "Goo Goo Itch." This 2xLP set includes four previously unreleased tracks: "Man from the Past," "Doghouse Doghouse," "Hubert House" and "Shimmy Shake." Superior Viaduct and Booji Boy Records are proud to present Devos Hardcore to a new generation of spuds, lovingly packaged with Moshe Brakhas stunning cover photography. As David Bowie said in 1977, Devo is indeed "the band of the future" Volume II includes four previously unreleased tracks." - Superior Viaduct

Artist: DEVO
Title: Hardcore Vol. 1 & 2
Format: Double CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Devos Hardcore documents the groups beginning as pre-punk outcasts in the fertile Akron, Ohio, underground rock scene. Spawned at the nearby college of Kent State, site of the infamous May 4 Massacre, Devo formed as a conceptual art project armed with the radical philosophy of de-evolution. Brothers Mothersbaugh (Mark, Bob and Jim) and Brothers Casale (Jerry and Bob) along with drummer Alan Myers soon whipped up an otherworldly brand of devolved blues that could hold its own alongside the beatnik groove of 15-60-75 (a.k.a. The Numbers Band) or the primal rock poetry of The Bizarros. Recorded on various four-track machines and in tiny studios, basements and garages between 1974 and 1977, Hardcore reveals their strikingly clear vision: rock n roll stripped bare of its collective cool and jerked back into propaganda fit for post-modern man. Its no surprise that these transmissions would soon catch the eye and ear of Brian Eno, who later produced their landmark 1978 debut album. Noisy synth, strangled guitar chops and a primitive rhythmic thud power the early DEVO sound. Threaded beneath it all are lyrical themes of post-McCarthy paranoia, middle-class ephemera and DEVOs long-running topic of choice: sex, or lack thereof." - Super Viaduct.

Artist: DEVO
Title: Hardcore Vol. 2
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
2017 repress. "Devos Hardcore documents the groups beginning as pre-punk outcasts in the fertile Akron, Ohio, underground rock scene. Spawned at the nearby college of Kent State, DEVO formed as a conceptual art project armed with the radical philosophy of de-evolution. Brothers Mothersbaugh (Mark, Bob and Jim) and Brothers Casale (Jerry and Bob) along with drummer Alan Myers soon whipped up an otherworldly brand of "devolved blues" that could hold its own alongside the beatnik groove of 15-60-75 (aka The Numbers Band) or the primal rock poetry of The Bizarros. Recorded on various four-track machines and in tiny studios, basements and garages between 1974-1977, Hardcore reveals their strikingly clear vision: rock n roll stripped bare of its collective cool and jerked back into propaganda fit for post-modern man. Its no surprise that these transmissions would soon catch the eye and ear of Brian Eno, who later produced their landmark 1978 debut album. Noisy synth, strangled guitar chops and a primitive rhythmic thud power the early Devo sound. Threaded beneath it all are lyrical themes of post-McCarthy paranoia, middle-class ephemera and Devos long-running topic of choice: sex, or lack thereof. Few moments in pop music history can match the grinding, pent-up energy of "Mongoloid" and the spastic bounce and sputter of "Jocko Homo" (two anthems presented in their earlier and superior versions here). Cult favorites like "Mechanical Man" and "Auto-Modown" make Volume 1 essential listening. Volume 2 digs further into the bands cranial bunker with the caveman hit "Be Stiff," the space age surf-blues of "Clockout" and even a demented take on bubblegum pop, "Goo Goo Itch." This 2xLP set includes four previously unreleased tracks: "Man from the Past," "Doghouse Doghouse," "Hubert House" and "Shimmy Shake." Superior Viaduct and Booji Boy Records are proud to present Devos Hardcore to a new generation of spuds, lovingly packaged with Moshe Brakhas stunning cover photography. As David Bowie said in 1977, Devo is indeed "the band of the future" Volume II includes four previously unreleased tracks." - Superior Viaduct

Artist: DILS, THE
Title: I Hate the Rich
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The Dils formed in Carlsbad, California, in late 1976, although they soon relocated to San Francisco (and later Los Angeles) to become one of the preeminent bands in early West Coast punk. Their debut 45 appeared on What Records?, the same label that released The Germs Forming single. While I Hate The Rich combines catchy melodies with a perfectly punk politique, Youre Not Blank (So Baby Were Through) features brothers Chip and Tony Kinmans harmonizing vocals and the groups tight, breakneck rhythms. This reissue comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition blue vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: DIXON ORCHESTRA, BILL
Title: Intents And Purposes
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"After spending the early 60s playing in groups with Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp, trumpeter Bill Dixon recorded his singular and visionary masterpiece in 1967. Intents And Purposes remains not only Dixons defining statement as a composer, but also one of the most luminous moments in the history of avant-garde jazz. Combining orchestral timbres with free jazz intensity, Dixon leads a ten-piece ensemble including such heavyweights as Byard Lancaster, Robin Kenyatta, Jimmy Garrison and Reggie Workman. Closing each side of the album, Nightfall Pieces I and Nightfall Pieces II are evocative duets featuring Dixons flugelhorn accompanied by flautist George Marge. With Intents And Purposes, Dixon creates a work focused as much on sculpting and defining space -- emphasizing moments of resonant stillness around which the compositions thrum and swell -- as on purity of expression. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton and Henry Cow. One of the richest and most compelling LPs to taunt and tempt listeners into a life of freakdom." - John Corbett.

Artist: DNA
Title: A Taste Of DNA
Format: 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"New Yorks DNA have had a massive effect on alternative/indie rock around the world, despite the trio never releasing a full-length studio album during their four year tenure (1978-82). Various groups citing them as an influence have included Sonic Youth, Boredoms, Big Black and Blonde Redhead (the latter taking their name from DNAs most-famous song). While the bands explosive live performances captivated audiences, extant recordings captured DNAs dynamic sound and savage economy in songwriting. Originally released in 1981, A Taste Of DNA remains a primary source for No Wave archaeologists. Singer/guitarist Arto Lindsay and drummer Ikue Mori are joined by bassist and Pere Ubu founding-member Tim Wright. Across the EPs six anti-epic tracks, the band charges forward with jagged guitars and dislocated grooves, while Lindsays guttural screams create a thoroughly personal semantics. As Marc Masters writes in the liner notes, A Taste Of DNA has a kind of sum-of-parts insanity, wherein every musical element sounds conventionally off, like puzzle pieces purposefully jammed together at the wrong ends. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of The Contortions Buy and Red Crayolas The Parable Of Arable Land." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: DNA
Title: You & You
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Recorded in May 1978, a few weeks before DNA entered the studio with Brian Eno for the essential No New York sessions, You & You is this legendary No Wave trios sole single and features original lineup with Arto Lindsay (guitar / vocals), Robin Crutchfield (keyboards) and Ikue Mori (drums). This firsttime vinyl reissue comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition clear vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: DREYBLATT, ARNOLD AND THE ORCHESTRA OF EXCITED STRINGS
Title: Propellors In Love
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Arnold Dreyblatt has been called the most rock n roll of all the composers to emerge from New Yorks downtown scene in the 1970s. Dreyblatt founded The Orchestra Of Excited Strings in 1979, harnessing unusual tuning intervals to an exuberant performance style. Propellers In Love, the Orchestras second album -- originally released in 1986 on the Stasch imprint, in conjunction with the contemporary art space Künstlerhaus Bethanien -- develops Dreyblatts rhythmically exacting exploration of the glittering resonances and overtones generated by an ensemble of uniquely-altered stringed instruments and drums. On Propellers In Love, simple song titles -- Odd & Even, Harmonics, Bowing -- belie intricate harmonic structures. Dreyblatts modified instruments -- a contrabass and miniature piano fitted with piano wire along with violin, all tuned in just intonation -- undergo the Orchestras rapid, staccato attacks. Sparkling timbres dance above interlocking rhythmic patterns moored by sparse yet propulsive percussion (Pedal Tone Dance and the title track). Throughout, the Orchestras perpetual motion achieves a tremulous and exquisite density. Thirty years since its initial release, Propellers In Love remains a peerless work of second-generation American minimalism. This first-time domestic release is recommended for fans of Glenn Branca, Ellen Fullman and Charlemagne Palestine." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: ELECTRIC EELS
Title: Die Electric Eels
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Clevelands electric eels (all lower case in homage to poet e.e. cummings) is Americas quintessential proto-punk band. Formed in 1972 by singer Dave E. McManus and guitarists John Morton and Brian McMahon, the group enlisted drummer Nick Knox (later of The Cramps) and producer Paul Marotta to record a flurry of catchy and genuinely fucked-up tunes. After only five legendary live performances -- complete with Dave E. in black leather jacket covered in rat-traps and playing a gas-powered lawnmower on stage -- the eels broke up in 1976 and posthumously released their classic single Agitated on Rough Trade in 1978, blazing a trail for high-art, low-concept rock. As Jon Savage writes in the liner notes, There is something heroic about the eels isolation and uncompromising attitude: a fierceness that you can hear in these songs that still resonates in a different time and world. This archival LP collects the eels best material from 1975. From the loud and snotty Agitated and its B-side Cyclotron (which Johan Kugelberg listed as #1 in his top 100 punk singles) to the anarchic anthem Jaguar Ride and the loose, bluesy sludge of Anxiety, the album exorcises the demonic power of the Stooges and Velvets and captures the mystique of these outsider artists inventing a new language. As the eels demand Attendance Required on their flyer for the infamous Special Extermination Music Night, listening is absolutely mandatory for this seminal band. Recommended for fans of Dead Boys, Simply Saucer, and Pagans." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: ELECTRIC EELS
Title: Spin Age Blasters/Bunnies
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Following their legendary punk-as-ever Agitated single, electric eels released their second posthumous single, Spin Age Blasters/Bunnies, on Mustard Records in 1981. Recorded in 1975 and taking the bands free-form jazz and art rock alliances to dizzying extreme, the twin-guitar swirl of Spin Age Blasters sounds like Trout Mask Replica on paint fumes, while Bunnies features Dave E.s relaxing Bob-Ross-like vocals and frantic clarinet bursts à la Roscoe Mitchell. This first-time vinyl reissue includes original cover artwork by eels guitarist John Morton and is pressed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FACTRIX
Title: Scheintot
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Arguably the most prescient band of the entire late 70s San Francisco underground, Factrix released just one 7-inch and two pioneering LPs in the early 80s. Formed in 1978 by Cole Palme (one-time member of the LAFMS group Airway) and Bond Bergland (later of Saqqara Dogs), the two initially called themselves Minimal Man and performed a handful of shows along with Patrick Miller (who would go on to have a great solo career under the MM moniker). Soon they enlisted bassist Joseph T. Jacobs (Bay Of Pigs) and emerged from their Mission-district basement with their own unique take on the burgeoning English and New York post-punk scenes. The results were throbbing walls of damaged electronics, grim lyrical musings, droning bass, piercing guitar, and a modified Roland CR-78 played at 1/4 its slowest speed. Factrixs sole studio album, 1981s Scheintot, is a dark, moody, and penetrating work that grows more contemporary every year. Genuinely disturbing at times and often disorientating, it filters the influence of peers such as Cabaret Voltaire and DNA through the sonic and structural sensibilities of The Velvet Underground. An underappreciated masterpiece of the early industrial/No Wave era, Scheintot is a record that compels the listener to lift the needle from the run-out groove and listen again and again. Julian Cope describes it best: Factrixs Scheintot deserves to be experienced several times, preferably in the darkness and in a state of near exhaustion (and/or informed by psychoactive chemicals). CD with 16-page booklet + Empire of Passion b/w Splice of Life single. Liner notes by Julian Cope." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FACTRIX
Title: Scheintot
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Arguably the most prescient band of the entire late 70s San Francisco underground, Factrix released just one 7-inch and two pioneering LPs in the early 80s. Formed in 1978 by Cole Palme (one-time member of the LAFMS group Airway) and Bond Bergland (later of Saqqara Dogs), the two initially called themselves Minimal Man and performed a handful of shows along with Patrick Miller (who would go on to have a great solo career under the MM moniker). Soon they enlisted bassist Joseph T. Jacobs (Bay Of Pigs) and emerged from their Mission-district basement with their own unique take on the burgeoning English and New York post-punk scenes. The results were throbbing walls of damaged electronics, grim lyrical musings, droning bass, piercing guitar, and a modified Roland CR-78 played at 1/4 its slowest speed. Factrixs sole studio album, 1981s Scheintot, is a dark, moody, and penetrating work that grows more contemporary every year. Genuinely disturbing at times and often disorientating, it filters the influence of peers such as Cabaret Voltaire and DNA through the sonic and structural sensibilities of The Velvet Underground. An underappreciated masterpiece of the early industrial/No Wave era, Scheintot is a record that compels the listener to lift the needle from the run-out groove and listen again and again. Julian Cope describes it best: Factrixs Scheintot deserves to be experienced several times, preferably in the darkness and in a state of near exhaustion (and/or informed by psychoactive chemicals)." 4-page insert with liner notes by Julian Cope." -Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: FACTRIX/CAZAZZA
Title: California Babylon
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"California Babylon is a far more sparse and caustic offering than Factixs debut, Scheintot, documenting their live collaboration with notorious artist Monte Cazazza, who along with recording for Throbbing Gristles Industrial label also coined its Industrial Music for Industrial People motto. Originally released on the seminal Subterranean Records in 1982, California Babylon remains one of the best collections of violent guitar and primitive machine-noise resonance ever released. Featuring a musical treatment of the Brion Gysin permutation poem, Kick That Habit Man, with avant-garde percussionist ZEV backing the band. This first time reissue comes from the original analog source. DVD contains bonus material of four studio tracks previously unreleased in the US, the Prescient Dreams single, and a feature-length movie, the so-called Night of the Succubus (live in San Francisco 1981), complete with special appearance by Mark Pauline from Survival Research Labs. NTSC all-region format DVD." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FACTRIX/CAZAZZA
Title: California Babylon
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"California Babylon is a far more sparse and caustic offering than Factrixs debut, Scheintot, documenting their live collaboration with notorious artist Monte Cazazza, who along with recording for Throbbing Gristles Industrial label also coined its Industrial Music for Industrial People motto. Originally released on the seminal Subterranean Records in 1982, California Babylon remains one of the best collections of violent guitar and primitive machine-noise resonance ever released. Featuring a musical treatment of the Brion Gysin permutation poem, Kick That Habit Man, with avant-garde percussionist ZEV backing the band. This first time reissue comes from the original analog source." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FALL, THE
Title: Bingo-Masters Break-Out
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The Falls debut release from 1978. Three spiky numbers boldly announce the arrival of this Mancheste group that eschewed the cosmetic elements of punk and New Wave. This first-time vinyl reissue an first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition blue vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FALL, THE
Title: Hex Enduction Hour
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Hex Enduction Hour was originally conceptualized as the death knell for The Fall. Beleaguered by career uncertainty and guided by vague premonitions of collapse, Mark E. Smith declared that one full hour was needed to thoroughly and perhaps finally state his case with The Fall. This framework resulted in a true classic of the post-punk era and an album that gave The Fall their first taste of album chart success, thankfully removing surrender from the equation. Recorded in haste in both Iceland and England in late 1981, the performances on Hex Enduction Hour are among the bands most urgent and distinctive. The album begins with the severe provocation of The Classical and the terse punk of Jawbone And The Air-Rifle, but its Hip Priest that stands out as Smiths calling-card theme, a song that would become inextricable from his character (or perception thereof) in the years that followed. The elongated And This Day fittingly positions the band as spell-casters, closing the hour by filling every conceivable bit of space with wild, primitive percussion and whimsical electric piano. Superior Viaducts edition is the first time that Hex Enduction Hour has been available on vinyl domestically since its initial release in 1982. Liner notes by Brian Turner." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FALL, THE
Title: Its the New Thing
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"The Falls second single hit in November 1978, still pre-dating their first LP. While Mark E. Smiths acid-tinged poetry illuminates the dour North, the bands snot-nosed scrabble afflicts the shape of pop to come. This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition blue vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FALL, THE
Title: Room to Live
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"On Room To Live, The Fall take the hurried, all-or-nothing approach of their preceding Kamera Records releases to extreme ends. Forged via Mark E. Smiths continual disassembling of players and focus on previously unrehearsed material, the album collects The Falls most experimental and improvisational recordings. As proclaimed on the album cover, Undilutable Slang Truth! would be revealed throughout Room To Live. With the albums comparatively lo-fi production and always- teetering performances, the title track comes closest to a stab at pop (by The Falls standards), built on fantastically bent saloon swaying under one of Smiths by-now characteristic dressing-downs of square life. Detective Instinct is an unshakeable creeper, as languid and ominous as the band would get during the Marc Riley years. Marquis Cha Cha is a post-punk rhumba, beginning with fury and then easing into something only The Fall could conjure. Superior Viaducts edition is the first time that Room To Live has been available on vinyl domestically since its initial release in 1982. Liner notes by Brian Turner." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FALL, THE
Title: Slates
Format: 10"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"If The Fall truly is a cult band, then Slates both benefits from and reinforces such shrouded obsessions. In presenting these six particular songs as a 10" EP, the inherent and attractive difficulty of The Falls sound is made physical, framing the urgency of their singles from this period alongside lengthy rumblings normally restricted to long players. The tumbling and phased Middle Mass begins on an incredible high note, segueing into the snake-charm hypnotism of An Older Lover Etc. Slates, Slags, Etc. is built on stretched VU-inspired riffing, complete with ace feedback bleed that doubtlessly went on long after fade-out. Ultimately, its the piercing chimes of guitar and marching drum grind of Prole Art Threat that elevates Slates beyond oddity. Truly one of Mark E. Smiths finest, busiest and most enigmatic performances, equally matched by a band at the peak of their powers. Superior Viaducts edition is the first time that Slates has been available on vinyl domestically since its initial release in 1981. Liner notes by Brian Turner." - Super Viaduct.

Artist: FLESH EATERS, THE
Title: A Minute to Pray A Second to Die
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The Flesh Eaters is the name behind one Chris Desjardins a.k.a. Chris D. Taking his stage name from a 1964 cult film, Chris D. wrote for legendary fanzineSlash in the late 70s and assembled the first of many Flesh Eaters lineups from heavyweights in the burgeoning L.A. punk scene. After releasing a ravenous EP and heart-ripping debut album, The Flesh Eaters unleashed their era-defining statement,A Minute to Pray A Second to Die. Originally released in 1981, A Minute to Pray brings together the greatest band in American rock history: Dave Alvin (Blasters) on guitar, John Doe (X) on bass, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) on sax, along with Bill Batemen (Blasters) and DJ Bonebrake (X) providing the albums trademark percussive backbone. Chris D. leads the group like a man possessed. Through a series of grotesque vignettes, his lyrical prowess and indelible growl stand toe-to-toe with the musics powerful shifts. From opener Digging My Grave (resembling a diesel-charged Magic Band) to the gothic groove of Divine Horsemen, each song is its own hairy beast. Inspired by African tribal music, 60s garage-rock churn andFunhouse-era Stooges swing, A Minute to Prayremains (according to author / archivist Byron Coley) the best rock record ever recorded. This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully remastered and features liner notes by Coley. Without a doubt, The Flesh Eaters will hypnotize a new flock of listeners in this millennium." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FLESH EATERS, THE
Title: A Minute to Pray A Second to Die
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The Flesh Eaters is the name behind one Chris Desjardins a.k.a. Chris D. Taking his stage name from a 1964 cult film, Chris D. wrote for legendary fanzineSlash in the late 70s and assembled the first of many Flesh Eaters lineups from heavyweights in the burgeoning L.A. punk scene. After releasing a ravenous EP and heart-ripping debut album, The Flesh Eaters unleashed their era-defining statement,A Minute to Pray A Second to Die. Originally released in 1981, A Minute to Pray brings together the greatest band in American rock history: Dave Alvin (Blasters) on guitar, John Doe (X) on bass, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) on sax, along with Bill Batemen (Blasters) and DJ Bonebrake (X) providing the albums trademark percussive backbone. Chris D. leads the group like a man possessed. Through a series of grotesque vignettes, his lyrical prowess and indelible growl stand toe-to-toe with the musics powerful shifts. From opener Digging My Grave (resembling a diesel-charged Magic Band) to the gothic groove of Divine Horsemen, each song is its own hairy beast. Inspired by African tribal music, 60s garage-rock churn andFunhouse-era Stooges swing, A Minute to Prayremains (according to author / archivist Byron Coley) the best rock record ever recorded. This first-time vinyl reissue has been carefully remastered and features liner notes by Coley. Without a doubt, The Flesh Eaters will hypnotize a new flock of listeners in this millennium." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FLESH EATERS, THE
Title: Forever Came Today
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"In the wake of the star-filled A Minute To Pray A Second To Die, The Flesh Eaters frontman Chris D. assembled a leaner, meaner band to deliver his next unbound vision. Forever Came Today, the groups third full-length album, was originally released on Ruby Records in 1982 and features Don Kirk on guitar, Robyn Jameson on bass, Chris Wahl on drums, Steve Berlin on sax and Chris D.s unmistakable voice. "My Life To Live" and "Shallow Water" are masterfully wrought punk tunes, reverberating with heart-wrenching vocals that turn on a dime from desperate whispers to blood-curdling screams. "Drag My Name In Mud" dives deeper into full-throttle rock demonology, bluesy primeval swagger and obsessive imagery, inspired in equal parts by William S. Burroughs and Edgar Allan Poe. This first-time reissue has been carefully remastered and comes with lyric sheet. Forever Came Today is the perfect introduction to The Flesh Eaters dark sense of humor and positively bleak form of rock n roll." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FLESH EATERS, THE
Title: Forever Came Today
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"In the wake of the star-filled A Minute To Pray A Second To Die, The Flesh Eaters frontman Chris D. assembled a leaner, meaner band to deliver his next unbound vision. Forever Came Today, the groups third full-length album, was originally released on Ruby Records in 1982 and features Don Kirk on guitar, Robyn Jameson on bass, Chris Wahl on drums, Steve Berlin on sax and Chris D.s unmistakable voice. My Life To Live and Shallow Water are masterfully wrought punk tunes, reverberating with heart-wrenching vocals that turn on a dime from desperate whispers to blood-curdling screams. Drag My Name In Mud dives deeper into full-throttle rock demonology, bluesy primeval swagger and obsessive imagery, inspired in equal parts by William S. Burroughs and Edgar Allan Poe. This first-time reissue has been carefully remastered and comes with lyric sheet. Forever Came Today is the perfect introduction to The Flesh Eaters dark sense of humor and positively bleak form of rock n roll." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FLIPPER
Title: Love Canal
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Flipper formed in San Francisco in 1979 on the cusp of Ronald Reagans presidency. It seems fitting that their debut single (originally released on Subterranean in 1981) turns environmental disaster into the bands modus operandi. Chorus-less and catchy-as-hell, Love Canal features all that would become Flipper trademarks in four art-damaged minutes: knuckle-dragging tempo, ear-splitting feedback, basslines to crash your car to and a depraved frontman wailing about uncomfortable American matters. Ha Ha Ha is even more direct in its intent, mocking suburbia with a flat, almost psychotic laugh. This reissue comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition red vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Graduation
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"HENRY FLYNT took a high-brow approach to so-called low-brow music. Combining sounds from his native North Carolina with an avant-garde sensibility honed in New York Citys loft scene in the 1960s, Flynt created what he describes as "new American ethnic music." As a student of Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath alongside La Monte Young and Terry Riley, an associate of the Fluxus movement, and even a live collaborator with the Velvet Underground, Flynt was a part of one of the 20th centurys richest art and music milieus. Graduation, recorded between 1975 and 1979, was meant to be the debut of his avant-garde hillbilly music. The albums title track is a slow, twisted ballad that unfolds like a funeral dream over dirge-like country riffs. "Celestial Power," the albums 20-minute closing track, is an entrancing minimalist composition performed strictly with oscillating vibrato guitar. As Flynt explains, "I aspire to a beauty which is ecstatic and perpetual, while at the same time being concretely human and emotionally profound." Shelved upon its completion in 1980, Graduation was not released until after the turn of the century. In 2013, it still sounds years ahead of its time. Includes digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Graduation
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Henry Flynt took a high-brow approach to so-called low-brow music. Combining sounds from his native North Carolina with an avant-garde sensibility honed in New York Citys loft scene in the 1960s, Flynt created what he describes as new American ethnic music. As a student of Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath alongside La Monte Young and Terry Riley, an associate of the Fluxus movement, and even a live collaborator with the Velvet Underground, Flynt was a part of one of the 20th centurys richest art and music milieus. Graduation, recorded between 1975 and 1979, was meant to be the debut of his avant-garde hillbilly music. The albums title track is a slow, twisted ballad that unfolds like a funeral dream over dirge-like country riffs. Celestial Power, the albums 20-minute closing track, is an entrancing minimalist composition performed strictly with oscillating vibrato guitar. As Flynt explains, I aspire to a beauty which is ecstatic and perpetual, while at the same time being concretely human and emotionally profound. Shelved upon its completion in 1980, Graduation was not released until after the turn of the century. In 2013, it still sounds years ahead of its time." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FONTAINE, BRIGITTE
Title: Comme a la Radio
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Featuring ARESKI BELKACEM and ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, Comme a la Radio is the sophomore album in BRIGITTE FONTAINEs prolific career. While her debut, Brigitte Fontaine Est...Folle, is a unique take on French chanson, here the Art Ensemble provides the perfect setting for Fontaines exploration of free-verse poetry. Often arrhythmic and spoken, her vocals command the same spontaneity and grace that her collaborators applied to their instruments. The albums eight-minute title track sets the tone: a sparse bass line keeps time as Fontaine dances around stabs of flute and trumpet. On "Tanka II," named for a form of concise Japanese poetry, Areski (who provides percussion throughout) plays hand-drums atop flurries of bass as Fontaine coos and whispers pensively, gradually uttering controversial phrases. "LEte LEte" centers around a repeated motif with individual lines of high-pitched melody on a bed of muted horns. Each track is its own world, with Fontaines incredible range, both in style and substance, acting as the glue between the immense talent involved. The overall effect is chilling, and it is no surprise that Comme a la Radio is often cited as Fontaines best known work." - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: FONTAINE, BRIGITTE
Title: Comme à la Radio
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Featuring Areski Belkacem and Art Ensemble of Chicago, Comme à la Radio is the sophomore album in Brigitte Fontaines prolific career. While her debut, Brigitte Fontaine Est...Folle, is a unique take on French chanson, here the Art Ensemble provides the perfect setting for Fontaines exploration of free-verse poetry. Often arrhythmic and spoken, her vocals command the same spontaneity and grace that her collaborators applied to their instruments. The albums eight-minute title track sets the tone: a sparse bass line keeps time as Fontaine dances around stabs of flute and trumpet. On Tanka II, named for a form of concise Japanese poetry, Areski (who provides percussion throughout) plays hand-drums atop flurries of bass as Fontaine coos and whispers pensively, gradually uttering controversial phrases. LÉté LÉté centers around a repeated motif with individual lines of high-pitched melody on a bed of muted horns. Each track is its own world, with Fontaines incredible range, both in style and substance, acting as the glue between the immense talent involved. The overall effect is chilling, and it is no surprise that Comme à la Radio is often cited as Fontaines best known work." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FONTAINE, BRIGITTE
Title: Est.. Folle
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"French poet and chameleonic vocalist BRIGITTE FONTAINEs career spans over four decades. Only a few years before her 1968 debut, Brigitte Fontaine Est...Folle, she moved to Paris to become an actress and took her prodigiously mature voice into the studio. Rich in the drama she brought to theater, Fontaine synthesized chanson (French pop song) and world music, which eventually won her international acclaim as a performer and collaborator with a variety of artists from around the world (Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sonic Youth and Stereolab, to name just a few). On Est...Folle, Fontaine takes flight over conductor JEAN CLAUDE VANNIERs brilliant arrangements. Vannier, best known for his work on Serge Gainsbourgs Histoire De Melody Nelson, is in fine form, using what would become his trademark stylings: lush strings, taut rhythms culled from across the globe and a healthy dose of whimsy. "Il Pleut" swings from understatement to rapturous delight. "Une Fois Mais Pas Deux" is an infectious pop song that could have been culled from a French New Wave soundtrack. Fontaine is adventurous and multi-dimensional with sophisticated lyrics, poignant melodies and enthralling delivery. Such artful handling of meter and rhyme (or lack thereof) is rare in pop song. Far from the eras ye-ye phenomenon, but never fully removed from its traditions, Est...Folle is an essential link in French pop music, exuberantly pushing the genre into more conceptual and experimental sounds." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FONTAINE, BRIGITTE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Never one to settle on a single musical style, Brigitte Fontaine followed up her debut, Est?Folle, and her astonishing collaboration with The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Comme à la Radio, with the most eclectic release of her lengthy career, 1972s Brigitte Fontaine. It is telling that Fontaine chose an eponymous title for her third album, the sole release from her venerable 70s catalogue attributed to her alone. Here the actress-cum-singer has finally arrived. From the introspective opening track, simply named Brigitte, seductive melodies perfectly hang above slithery bass lines and acoustic strumming. On Moi Aussi, a sparse and trance-like duet with long-time collaborator Areski, Fontaine muses, They put me in a cage and after they told me You fly down. Brigitte Fontaine is an unmatched European art-pop masterpiece anchored by both vocal and lyrical dexterity?in many ways, Fontaines most compelling work and an excellent entry point for those unfamiliar with this unique French icon." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FULLMAN, ELLEN
Title: The Long String Instrument
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Ellen Fullman began developing her installation The Long String Instrument in 1981, in search of tonalities that could not be achieved with traditional instruments. This largescale work consists of 70-foot-long metallic wires, anchored by a wooden resonator, across which the performer moves backwards and forwards with rosin-covered fingers. The overall effect has been rightfully compared to the experience of standing inside an enormous grand piano. Recorded during Fullmans 1985 residency at Het Apollohuis in Eindhoven, Holland, The Long String Instrumentalbum is the first document of her acoustic explorations. “Woven Processional,” which features Fullman alongside artist Arnold Dreyblatt, conjures an enchanting drone from the elongated strings and dissolves into organ-like overtones and otherworldly textures. Several tracks bring to life another Fullman invention, The Water Drip Drum, constructed from water dripping into an amplified aluminum pan and manipulated by foot pedal. Thirty years since its initial release, Ellen Fullmans debut LP remains a major contribution to the histories of sound sculpture and minimalist composition. This firsttime reissue is mastered from the original analog tapes and recommended for fans of Pauline Oliveros, Charlemagne Palestine and Harry Bertoia." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GERMAN SHEPHERDS
Title: Music for Sick Queers
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Formed by STEPHEN SCHEATZLE and SANDY STARK (aka MARK HUTCHINSON), GERMAN SHEPHERDS grew out of San Franciscos art-punk scene in the early 80s. Their first single, "I Adore You," is a lost minimal synth nugget with an unforgettable rhythm box pattern, and their second, "THC," showcases Starks menacing and child-like vocals. Music for Sick Queers (originally released in 1985) brings together these and more beautifully disturbing songs with electronic noise reminiscent of Allen Ravenstine (Pere Ubu) and the best of The Residents, Suicide and Psychic TV. While more tracks would appear on compilations, such as Mykel Boards infamous The "Youll Hate This Record" Record, German Shepherds themselves virtually disappeared as their self-released album went out-of-print for decades. After years of searching the catacombs, Superior Viaduct finally caught up with only surviving member, Stark, and uncovered the bands secret history growing up in Ohio. This first-time reissue comes from the original master tapes and features a special bonus 7-inch containing previously unreleased material plus archival inserts and a digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GIBSON, JON
Title: Two Solo Pieces
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"For his second album, Two Solo Pieces, Jon Gibson forgoes the dense, multi-layered timbres of Visitations in favor of simple textures and tone. While Two Solo Pieces serves up further evidence of Gibsons centrality to American minimalism -- witness its inclusion in Alan Lichts famed Minimal Top Ten list -- this profoundly intimate record also reveals the beauty of enclosed spaces and infinite harmonic vistas. As its unadorned title suggests, Two Solo Pieces consists of a pair of side-long tracks featuring the composer alone. While Cycles, an iridescent improvisation on organ, achieves a downright eerie sense of expansiveness, Gibsons captivating alto flute on Untitled draws the listener inside the instrument itself. The photo on the albums back cover -- a seated Gibson surrounded by cascading rows of organ pipes and the vaulted ceiling in Manhattans Peace Church -- offers a striking visual complement to these gorgeous recordings. Originally released in 1977 on Philip Glass Chatham Square imprint, this first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Anthony Moore, Roberto Cacciapaglia and Terry Riley." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GIBSON, JON
Title: Visitations
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Since the mid-1960s, Jon Gibson has played a key role in the development of American avant-garde music. No other artist has performed in the world premieres of Terry Rileys In C, Steve Reichs Drumming, and Philip Glasss Einstein on the Beach, three major works that changed the course of musical history. While his expertise on woodwind instruments made Gibson a go-to collaborator in Reichs, Glasss, and La Monte Youngs ensembles, less known are his remarkable contributions as a composer and visual artist. Visitations, Gibsons first release under his own name, originally appeared on the Chatham Square imprint in 1973. Inspired by the books of Carlos Castaneda, Gibson departs from the structured repetition of his minimalist peers and takes the listener on an aural journey -- spanning organic field recordings, ambient flutes and synthesizers, and free-flowing textures. Visitations two side-long tracks are at once solemn and unsettling, making this an astonishing debut that firmly establishes Gibson as a pioneer in his own right. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Cluster, Harold Budd, and Phill Niblock." - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: GILBERT/G. LEWIS, B.C.
Title: 3R4
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"In 1980, after three relentlessly creative albums, the members of Wire were at an impasse, unsure of how to push themselves any further as a four-piece rock band. While frontman Colin Newman spent the bands hiatus mining Wires knack for intelligent and contorted pop songs, guitarist Bruce Gilbert and bassist/vocalist Graham Lewis joined forces for a series of experimental projects (Dome, Cupol, etc.) where the primary motivating concept was studio as instrument. 3R4, the duos only LP under the B.C. Gilbert/G. Lewis moniker and the very second album to be released on 4AD, eschews melody and structure in favor of ambient-noise soundscapes, metallic textures, and tense moods. If the brief Barge Calm tracks appear like sonic exercises, the longer pieces (3. 4? and R) are true exorcisms, conjuring supernatural found-sounds with the patience and deliberation of (un)holy men. Play this record loud and try not to think that it is the soundtrack to a lost David Lynch film. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Faust, David Cunningham, and Thomas Leer & Robert Rentals The Bridge." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GILBERT/G. LEWIS, B.C.
Title: Ends With the Sea
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis have always juggled darkness and light in their various collaborations (Dome, Cupol, etc.); Gilberts pointillist melodicism counterbalanced by Lewiss menacing bass and sardonic lyrics. While the duo explores cinematic soundscapes on their album 3R4, here they return to more song-based territory with icy vocals, detached guitar lines and even a faint industrial vibe. Ends With the Sea provides a vital glimpse into the creative forces that even a band as daring and inventive as Wire could not contain. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of SPK, Chris Carter, and Einstürzende Neubauten." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GLAXO BABIES
Title: Nine Months To The Disco
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"After the abrupt departure of singer ROB CHAPMAN, Bristols GLAXO BABIES moved into more improvised and electronic-based territory. Their early demos (as compiled on Put Me on the Guest List, also available from Superior Viaduct) only hinted at such exotic sounds. Other bands from Manchester and New York were spiking post-punk with dance beats, yet Glaxo Babies were brimming with fun and spontaneity, spearheading Englands death disco movement in the process. Reportedly recorded in a single day, Nine Months to the Disco originally appeared on Heartbeat Records in 1980. Glaxo Babies sole proper album veers between wiry electro a la Liquid Liquid ("Free Dem Cells"), piano-based free jazz burners ("Seven Days") and progressive post-Krautrock jams that would make even This Heat blush, culminating in the mutant funk masterpiece "Shake (The Foundations)" (which was regularly covered by The Pop Group in their live set). Nine Months to the Disco is a monster statement, equal parts ballroom bangers and dancefloor clearers." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GLAXO BABIES
Title: Nine Months To The Disco
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"After the abrupt departure of singer Rob Chapman, Bristols Glaxo Babies moved into more improvised and electronic-based territory. Their early demos only hinted at such exotic sounds. Other bands from Manchester and New York were spiking post-punk with dance beats, yet Glaxo Babies were brimming with fun and spontaneity, spearheading Englands death disco movement in the process. Reportedly recorded in a single day, Nine Months to the Disco originally appeared on Heartbeat Records in 1980. Glaxo Babies sole proper album veers between wiry electro à la Liquid Liquid (Free Dem Cells), piano-based free jazz burners (Seven Days) and progressive post-Krautrock jams that would make even This Heat blush, culminating in the mutant funk masterpiece Shake (The Foundations) (which was regularly covered by The Pop Group in their live set). Nine Months to the Disco is a monster statement, equal parts ballroom bangers and dancefloor clearers. Released domestically for the first time ever, with liner notes by The Pop Group founder Mark Stewart and band members Dan Catsis and Charlie Llewellin." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GLAXO BABIES
Title: Put Me On The Guest List
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"GLAXO BABIES are the greatest UK post-punk band youve never heard. Formed in Bristol in late 1977 and named after the British pharmaceutical giant who allegedly inoculated thousands with a toxic vaccine, the original lineup included ROB CHAPMAN (vocals), DAN CATSIS (guitar), TOM NICHOLS (bass) and GEOFF ALSOPP (drums). The bands pioneering mix of metallic guitar, dubbed-out rhythms and shamanistic chants found its way into the bloodlines of generations on both sides of the pond. Naturally, Glaxo members later joined THE POP GROUP and MAXIMUM JOY. Originally released on Heartbeat Records in 1980, Put Me on the Guest List collects the bands propulsive demos, mostly performed live in the studio with no overdubs and not originally intended for release. "This Is Your Life" is a veritable classic, with Chapmans angst-ridden lyrics soaring low as the band rides tense, sinuous grooves. The skittish "Police State" stands toe-to-toe with the art-punk flag-bearers in the North (Gang of Four, Mekons) and in London (Wire, The Homosexuals). "Stay Awake" is a vitriolic screed as powerful as anything from the newly formed Public Image Limited. By the time Englands post-punk scene was in full bloom, dominating the pop charts in the UK and college radio in the US, Glaxo Babies had unfortunately dissolved." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GLAXO BABIES
Title: Put Me On The Guest List
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Glaxo Babies are the greatest UK post-punk band youve never heard. Formed in Bristol in late 1977 and named after the British pharmaceutical giant who allegedly inoculated thousands with a toxic vaccine, the original lineup included Rob Chapman (vocals), Dan Catsis (guitar), Tom Nichols (bass) and Geoff Alsopp (drums). The bands pioneering mix of metallic guitar, dubbed-out rhythms and shamanistic chants found its way into the bloodlines of generations on both sides of the pond. Naturally, Glaxo members later joined The Pop Group and Maximum Joy. Originally released on Heartbeat Records in 1980, Put Me on the Guest List collects the bands propulsive demos, mostly performed live in the studio with no overdubs and not originally intended for release. This Is Your Life is a veritable classic, with Chapmans angst-ridden lyrics soaring low as the band rides tense, sinuous grooves. The skittish Police State stands toe-to-toe with the art-punk flag-bearers in the North (Gang of Four, Mekons) and in London (Wire, The Homosexuals). Stay Awake is a vitriolic screed as powerful as anything from the newly formed Public Image Limited. By the time Englands post-punk scene was in full bloom, dominating the pop charts in the UK and college radio in the US, Glaxo Babies had unfortunately dissolved. Released domestically for the first time ever courtesy of Superior Viaduct, Put Me on the Guest List is available on vinyl and CD with liner notes by Chapman. The CD version contains three bonus songs including the rare Christine Keeler single." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GORAGUER, ALAIN
Title: La Planete Sauvage
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
2016 repress. "Animated sci-fi masterpiece La Planète Sauvage (aka Fantastic Planet), winner at Cannes Film Festival in 1973, is a bizarre and beautiful film. Towering blue-skinned figures, tiny humanoids in the midst of revolt, and drug-induced Tantric sex transport viewers to a truly magical setting. Composer Alain Goraguer creates an equally hypnotic score from a palette of effects-laden guitars, flutes, Fender Rhodes, and strings. While the lush arrangements are reminiscent of Goraguers collaborations with Serge Gainsbourg in the 1960s, space-age synth flourishes suggest a more psychedelic era. Moody vignettes flow together in tense, slow-paced funk rhythms and Baroque textures. It comes as no surprise that La Planète Sauvage has been cited as an influence on contemporary artists such as French duo Air and American hip-hop producers J Dilla and Madlib. Gorgeous, interplanetary soundscapes resemble the surreal meeting point between Pink Floyds Obscured by Clouds and Broadcasts Future Crayon. This long out-of-print vinyl release features the original soundtrack recording and newly designed artwork. Recommended for fans of Ennio Morricone, Basil Kirchin, and David Axelrod." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Considered the first collective of experimental composers, Gruppo dImprovvisazione Nuova Consonanza formed in 1964 in Rome to chase the expressive potential of live improvisation to its furthest reaches. Led by Franco Evangelisti, Gruppo also included Ennio Morricone before he found fame composing soundtracks. The ensemble advanced the innovations of 20th century avantgarde in laboratory-like studio settings where the intuitive interplay between members flourished. Before 1976s benchmark release, Musica Su Schemi, Gruppo recorded this eponymous album in 1973. Whether the passages are jarring or soothing, clamorous or silken, the ensemble retains astounding organic coherence. An ultra-rare entry in Gruppos formidable discography, Gruppo dImprovvisazione Nuova Consonanza is finally reissued for the first time ever." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Musica Su Schemi
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Vinyl reissue of their 1976 LP. "In the early 1970s, FRANCO EVANGELISTI assembled GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA, a collective of Italian composers that included ENNIO MORRICONE on trumpet. Gruppo aspired to revolutionize composition through group improvisation and-like their peer, Karlheinz Stockhausen-musique concrete, aleatory (controlled chance) techniques and early electronic music. One significant influence in the studio was their use of chess to define key parameters of their music. Musica Su Schemi is unpredictable, fluid and always marked by a tension between the performers and their conscious rejection of traditional forms. Each member of Gruppo would establish themselves as important figures in 20th century music, though no others gained the notoriety of Morricone. Nonetheless, Gruppos influence on modern composition endures. As composer / saxophonist John Zorn explains, "[They] were instrumental in founding a radical tradition of Western musical improvisation that owed little or nothing to anybody and created some of the strangest music ever made." Packaged with new artwork and a digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: GUN CLUB, THE
Title: Fire of Love
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Fire of Love is the no-nonsense debut from blues-punk legends The Gun Club. Formed in 1979--when singer Jeffrey Lee Pierce taught a young Kid Congo Powers to play guitar--the band injects the Delta blues, rockabilly and 60s garage with their own amplified fury. Originally released in 1981 on Slashs sub-label Ruby Records, Fire of Love features the classic second lineup with Ward Dotson on guitar (replacing Powers, who left to join The Cramps) and The Bags rhythm section. Opener Sex Beat shakes and stutters through a dynamic slab of American rock n roll that reverberates throughout the album. Shes Like Heroin to Me is perhaps Pierces most famous paean to modern love, elevating him to raucous demigod of the underground. Take it straight from Chris D. of The Flesh Eaters, who (along with Tito Larriva of The Plugz) produced these sessions: Fire of Love is probably the definitive record to come out of this roots revival movement. Several people have told me that record made them want to start a band and come to Los Angeles. This long out-of-print CD release has been carefully remastered and features liner notes by Chris D." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: HARRY PUSSY
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Harry Pussy emerged out of the Florida swamps in 1993. Formed by Adris Hoyos and Bill Orcutt, the duo became legendary for their volatile live shows, which often devolved into violent clashes with audience members. Obliterating the lines between hardcore, noise and free jazz, the unclassifiable Harry Pussy were at once all of these things and none of them. Originally released on Siltbreeze, their self-titled debut album reveals an antagonistic and visceral approach to music: Hoyos self-taught, wild-style drums and shrouded screams tangling with Orcutts high-tension blues guitar. As David Keenan writes in the liner notes, “Harry Pussy played at such a heightened speed-of-thought climactic future- primitive peak that they outstripped technique so completely that people thought they couldnt actually play at all.” From the opening blasts of “Youth Problem” to the spasmodic, electro-convulsive take on Kraftwerks “Showroom Dummies,” Harry Pussy is an absurd and devastating statement. Twenty-plus years later, rock n rolls collective ears are still ringing. This long out-of-print vinyl release is recommended for fans of The Dead C, Royal Trux and Mars." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: HELDON
Title: Allez-Teia
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Allez-Téia, the second album by French guitarist Richard Pinhas under the Heldon moniker, was originally released in 1975 on the artists own Disjuncta imprint. Far from the bands prog-tinged trio lineup, Allez-Téia features a menagerie of guitars, Mellotron and analog synthesizers.While opening track In the Wake of King Fripp pays homage to King Crimson in its title, the albums heady textures and rhythmic meditations are more reminiscent of the German Kosmiche movement (Cluster, Harmonia, et al.) and post-rock experimentalists, such as Jim ORourke and Gastr del Sol. Acoustic guitar even makes a rare appearance?on the beautiful and melancholy Aphanisis. With front cover artwork depicting the events of May 68 in Paris (by renowned photojournalist Gilles Caron), these dark ambient sounds make Allez-Téia perhaps the most revolutionary release in Heldons influential catalogue, foreshadowing Pinhass incredible solo work for decades to come." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: HELDON
Title: Interface
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"RICHARD PINHAS is an artistic iconoclast. A French intellectual as likely to collaborate with Magma as the radical philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Pinhas released seven albums under the HELDON moniker in the 1970s that flaunt the mastery of progressive rock and early electronics while still being thoroughly avant-garde. The genre-expanding innovation of his 70s output is best encapsulated on Interface, the groups sixth album (and second with the stripped-down trio featuring drummer FRANCOIS AUGER and keyboardist PATRICK GAUTHIER). Interface is a sonic tour de force where Heldon avoids every logical category vis-a-vis infinite climaxes and rhythmic explorations that sound impossibly futuristic. As with much of the Pinhas music from this period, Interface is heavily influenced by the guitar treatments of Robert Fripp (King Crimson), especially those in collaboration with Brian Eno. More experimental than virtuosic, Pinhas applies feedback and a jazz-like looseness to create otherworldly soundscapes. Interface is loud, dark and unrelenting with a maximal approach to minimalism that would go on to inform the cold wave scene in the late 70s. Few recordings are as menacing, although certainly Miles Davis Dark Magus and Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music come to mind. It is Heldons most crystalline work, building to the epic crescendo of the title track. Many fans consider this to be their masterpiece, but more importantly, Interface is a record that will continue to unfold for centuries to come. Includes download card." -Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: ILITCH
Title: 10 Suicides
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"In 1980, Ilitch mastermind Thierry Müller released his second LP, 10 Suicides, on the French imprint S.C.O.P.A. Unlike his debut Periodikmindtrouble (also available from Superior Viaduct), which featured intricately layered instrumentals, 10 Suicides explores a more art-damaged pop sensibility. While distorted guitars and atmospheric synth workouts remain a part of Müllers signature sound, several songs credit the mysterious Ruth Ellyeri, who was not an actual person, but rather Müllers female alter-ego. Opening track “Elle Voulait Que Je Sois Drôle” shows Ilitchs new direction with overloaded vocoders, driving Moog basslines and soft, Eno-like melodic flourishes. The androgynous vocals on “Waiting For Mabelle (Je Ne Viendrais Pas)” resemble an upbeat Gregorian chant bent through a 20th Century lens. 10 Suicides is a staggeringly personal album that still sounds years ahead of its time. This first-time vinyl reissue comes with 16-page booklet and is recommended for fans of Ghédalia Tazartès, Chris & Cosey and Monoton." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: ILITCH
Title: Periodikmindtrouble
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"In the mid-1970s, Parisian composer and multi-instrumentalist Thierry Müller began operating primarily under the Ilitch moniker. Juxtaposing dark, electronic soundscapes and solo guitar improvisations, Ilitch created some of the most enduring music of the era. It comes as no surprise that Nurse With Wound included Müller on their famed list of influential avant-garde artists. Originally released on Oxygene Records in 1978, Ilitchs debut Periodikmindtrouble was a shot across the bow for the French underground scene. Comprised of instrumental four-track recordings made in Müllers dorm room, the album features gritty tape loops, analog synth swells and angst-ridden guitars. “Sequence 4” fills the stereo field with eerie harmonium and kosmische textures, while the side-long title track is a bona fide organ soliloquy, exploring both abrasive and ambient sonorities. “Derriere La Fenetre (Behind the Window)” dives deeper into acoustic patterns to reveal the expressive quality of Müllers singular style. Periodikmindtrouble lays the groundwork for an impressive body of work that has grown only more unsettling over the past three decades. This first-time vinyl reissue comes packaged in a gatefold jacket and is recommended for fans of Cluster, Fripp / Eno and Heldon." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: INFLATABLE BOY CLAMS
Title: s/t
Format: Double 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"San Francisco provocateurs Inflatable Boy Clams recorded one of the greatest all-female art punk records ever made, a wrongfully obscure five-song double 7-inch EP which has garnered a cult following ever since its initial release on Subterranean Records in 1981. While the music blends simple instrumentation and captivating, quirky lyrics, the artwork looks like an early Rough Trade single, complete with a posh Winogrand-esque photo of the group. More of a performance art troupe than a traditional rock band, the Boy Clams often rotated between instruments and shared vocal duties: JoJo Planteen, Judy Gittelsohn, and Carol Detweiler (the latter two both members of Pink Section), along with saxophone player Genvieve Boutet de Monvel. It is easy to imagine Planteen dancing to Skeletons with its infectious bassline and kitschy organ (or even to the flip-side track Snoteleks, which is the A-side played backward). Im Sorry is the ultimate one-upmanship song that reveals that women can be sinister, too. This first-time reissue comes from the original master tapes. Recommended for fans of Kleenex/LiLiPUT, The Raincoats, and Bush Tetras." - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: JANSCH, BERT
Title: Birthday Blues
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Bert Janschs freewheeling fifth album, Birthday Blues, occupies a unique place in his solo discography. Released in 1969, the same year Basket of Light propelled Pentangle into the UK pop charts, Birthday Blues almost sounds like a Pentangle LP missing John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee. Backed-up by bandmates Danny Thompson and Terry Cox, Jansch neither holds back his characteristic moodiness nor takes himself too seriously. Whats more, Jansch is in love. Heather Rosemary Sewell isnt just the inspiration for one of the song titles; she also designed the cover, whose Hans Feurer front photo shows Bert holding the couples puppy. With just enough of a Donovanesque pop sense, Pentangle producer Shel Talmy keeps the overall feel of these recordings fresh, warm and immediate. As its playfully ambivalent title suggests, Birthday Blues reveals an artist fully comfortable in his own skin. Blues and folk influences are woven together into songs at once directly personal, yet generously light and free. The most pop of Janschs 60s solo recordings and perhaps one of his most underrated, Birthday Blues is a deep and rewarding family affair at the height of his musical powers. This vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes and features liner notes by Richie Unterberger." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: JANSCH, BERT
Title: It Dont Bother Me
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Bert Jansch recorded his second album in 1965, just after his self-titled debut earlier that same year. The sessions were a step-up from the intimate, field-recording setting of his first album, although still not labored over too much in the studio. I figured that the faster I put down the tracks, the faster I could get out of the place, Jansch told NME, so I just ordered about a dozen bottles of wine, put the microphone in front of me and off I went, for three hours. The lyrics of It Dont Bother Me shift vividly between pure poetic imagery and the hollow resonance of pain. The LPs underrated title song stands as a manifesto for the way Jansch lived at the time. My Lover, featuring guitarist John Renbourn, has almost sitar-like drones, while Lucky Thirteen is a captivating, melancholy instrumental that shimmers with brilliant fingerpicking. This first-time domestic release is remastered from the original tapes and features liner notes by Richie Unterberger. Bert Janschs It Dont Bother Me remains another essential British folk LP that belongs next to Nick Drake, Roy Harper and John Martyn in every record collection." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: JANSCH, BERT
Title: Jack Orion
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Jack Orion, Bert Janschs third album, may have surprised some fans upon its 1966 release, as it features no original compositions by Jansch. While nearly all of the eight tracks (four of which include guitarist John Renbourn) are interpretations of traditional folk songs, Janschs experimental approach breathes new life into this repertoire through his exploratory use of open tunings and passionate, gritty vocals. According to Melody Maker, his interpretations illuminate the songs from a completely new angle. As sung by him, with brilliant accompaniments, the brutal world that created the old ballads doesnt seem so very far off. The ten-minute title song foreshadows the future through the past: with his sublime retelling of this dark tale of desire and revenge, Jansch embarks on a musical trajectory he would further develop with his group Pentangle. In Black Water Slide, a haunting ballad he first heard from Anne Briggs, Jansch plants the seeds for future versions by Led Zeppelin and Sandy Denny. Jack Orions unique combination of medieval themes and progressive arrangements would pave the way for the next wave of the British folk revival and beyond. This vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes and features liner notes by Richie Unterberger." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: JANSCH, BERT
Title: Rosemary Lane
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"By the time Rosemary Lane was released in 1971, Bert Jansch had covered a great deal of territory on numerous albums as a solo artist, collaborations with John Renbourn and records by the band in which he and Renbourn sang and played guitar, Pentangle. Returning to the intimate economy of his self-titled debut LP from a half-dozen or so years earlier, Rosemary Lane was recorded on portable equipment by engineer/producer Bill Leader and featured Jansch with no accompaniment save his guitar and voice. Rosemary Lane has elements of many of the styles Jansch covered in his extraordinarily eclectic career -- from the folk and blues that were his bedrock to medieval music -- yet cuts to the heart of his strength as spell-binding storyteller and empathic interpreter of isolation and want. Occasional instrumentals vary the mood that, like much of his work, is usually somber and introspective. Jansch once again lights the way forward with detours through the past. His sparse arrangements seamlessly merge original songwriting and traditional folk songs, while Janschs imaginative lyrics charm every step of the way -- as if speaking directly to the listener alone. This vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes and features liner notes by Richie Unterberger." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: JANSCH, BERT
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Scottish singer-songwriter Bert Jansch recorded his first album in producer Bill Leaders London flat with a borrowed guitar, sitting on the edge of the bed and singing into a portable tape recorder. As author Richie Unterberger writes in the liner notes, When Bert Janschs self-titled debut LP was issued in April 1965, he was already a major figure on the British folk scene. His synthesis of traditional British folk with blues and a bit of jazz was at the vanguard of a new generation of UK folk performers, well-versed in past forms but unafraid to venture into new territory. His virtuosic guitar was complemented by a plaintive rough-hewn voice that didnt just document the on-the-road experience, but lived it. Bert Jansch contains all original material, except a shattered cover of Davy Grahams Angie that Jansch makes all his own. Needle of Death, one of the first folk songs to address the consequences of heroin use, yields to a restraint uncommon for Jansch, yet beautifully encapsulates the albums tone of heartfelt conviction. Superior Viaduct is honored to present the first-time domestic release of Bert Janschs debut, remastered from the original master tapes. For those interested in a unique strand of music that would become a major influence on everyone from Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Donovan, Neil Young and more - there is no better place to start than here." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: JEFFERIES, PETER
Title: Electricity
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Peter Jefferies (This Kind of Punishment) released his brilliant sophomore album Electricity in 1994. While his solo debut, 1990s The Last Great Challenge in a Dull World, has drawn comparisons to classic singer-songwriters like Nick Drake and Townes Van Zandt, Electricity is a far more sparse and nocturnal affair. Jefferies earthy baritone weaves between piano, guitar, cello and analog tape machine noise, pulling in listeners to the deep pastoral life of his music. With guest appearances from heavyweights in the New Zealand music scene (Straitjacket Fits Shayne Carter, Plagal Grinds Robbie Muir and the Dead Cs Bruce Russell), Electricity has garnered a cult following among fans, yet the songs possess a singular quality -- every note, utterance and flourish reflect back to Jefferies alone. The simple arrangements, in particular on ballads such as By Small Degrees, convey fiercely intimate moments as well as Jefferies tremendous range and playfulness as a writer. This first-time vinyl reissue includes four bonus tracks from 1992s Swerve EP and is highly recommended for fans of Flying Nun Records, John Cale and Jim Shepard. After 20 years, now is the time to revisit the groundbreaking work of this New Zealand legend." Housed in a gatefold sleeve." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: JOHNSON, PHILIP
Title: Youth in Mourning
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Philip Johnson, a lost figure in the dark waters of early industrial music, self-released over 25 tapes starting in the late 70s. As a part of the “cassette culture” in the UK, he produced ethereal soundscapes, damaged electronics, and undanceable drum patterns, along with homemade j-cards. For his first and only LP, 1982s Youth in Mourning, Johnson further refined his approach with mesmerizing audio collages and Mark-E-Smith-ian vocals to make one of the most unique documents of the era. The song “C81,” commenting on NMEs compilation of the same name, expresses contempt with know-it-all indie culture that was similarly reflected 20 years later in LCD Soundsystems “Losing My Edge.” Fans of the degenerate tale in The Velvet Undergrounds “The Gift” will appreciate Johnsons “The Karate Kicking Girl of New Invention.” Youth in Mourning is a personal record, yet fearless. It pulls back the bedroom curtain, revealing (as Johnson writes in the liner notes) “the sound of a warm-air heater on a cold afternoon and a cassette being pushed into the deck and switched on.” This first-time reissue comes from the original master tapes. Recommended for fans of Cabaret Voltaire, John Bender, and The Shadow Ring." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: L. VOAG
Title: The Way Out
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"The first-time vinyl reissue of the 1979 solo debut from The Homosexuals bassist Jim Welton (a.k.a. L. Voag) includes a bonus 7-inch of the rare Move EP.The Way Out is recommended for fans of Desperate Bicycles, This Heat and Mark Perry. “The start of recording The Way Out crossed over with the last days of my involvement with the Homosexuals. Lovely as they were, the guys were demanding unswerving, vanilla rock n roll fealty from me -- something I just couldnt provide given my need to taste eight thousand musical ideas at once. The gravity around which The Way Out took shape issued from a decidedly asinine idea: what if we lived in a world where the music of the avant-gardists (Stockhausen, Oliveros, Henry) provided the best-selling, chart-topping pabulum of the day, while pop music (as we know it) was an obscure, nigh impenetrable, elitist niche product? L. Voag is a fiction used to describe a character from the pop milieu who, desperate for a hit, attempts to knock out a crossover album combining both worlds. Not surprisingly, he fails miserably.” - L. Voag.

Artist: LEON, CRAIG
Title: Nommos
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"First appearing incongruously on John Faheys Takoma label in 1981, Nommos remains enshrouded in impenetrable mystery-from its understated artwork to the rich assemblage of analog synths contained inside. According to Head Heritage, Nommos is the "missing link between the proto-industrial rhythm and drone of Suicide and the whole minimalist drone / static / repetition method of Terry Riley and La Monte Young." Best known as a producer, CRAIG LEON worked on landmark debuts from Suicide, Richard Hell, The Ramones and Blondie. Rather than ape the early NYC punk that he helped foster, Leons own music is filled with lush textures and pulsating rhythm boxes. Comparisons can be made to German innovators such as Cluster and La Dusseldorf, yet Nommos is an unbalanced cosmos marked by anxious melodies, aggressive shifts and spiritual overtones. The name "Nommos" itself refers to mythical deities worshipped by tribes in West Africa. Some scholars have argued that the myth has extraterrestrial roots. While these are significant details for understanding the albums peculiar meditative qualities, there was little context for these sounds upon their initial release. Even today, in the cold light of the early 21st century, Leon sounds fiercely contemporary. This first-time official reissue is mastered from the original analog tapes and pressed in a limited edition. Includes digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: LEON, CRAIG
Title: Nommos
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
2014 release. "First appearing incongruously on John Faheys Takoma label in 1981, Nommos remains enshrouded in impenetrable mystery--from its understated artwork to the rich assemblage of analog synths contained inside. Best known as a producer, Craig Leon worked on landmark debuts from Suicide, Richard Hell, The Ramones and Blondie. Rather than ape the early NYC punk that he helped foster, Leons own music is filled with lush textures and pulsating rhythm boxes. Comparisons can be made to German innovators such as Cluster and La Dusseldorf, yetNommos is an unbalanced cosmos marked by anxious melodies, aggressive shifts and spiritual overtones. The name “Nommos” itself refers to mythical deities worshipped by tribes in West Africa. Some scholars have argued that the myth has extraterrestrial roots. While these are significant details for understanding the albums peculiar meditative qualities, there was little context for these sounds upon their initial release. Even today, in the cold light of the early 21st century, Leon sounds fiercely contemporary. This first-time CD release is mastered from the original analog tapes." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: LIQUID IDIOT/IDIOT ORCHESTRA
Title: Liquid Idiot/Idiot Orchestra
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Prior to forming Liquid Liquid in 1981, the band members were in two other groups: Liquid Idiot and Idiot Orchestra. While these ensembles sounded more experimental than groove-oriented, the beginnings of Liquid Liquids spatial/conceptual framework can be heard here. Liquid Idiot started at Rutgers University in the late 70s and soon relocated to NYC where they performed at various lofts and clubs including Tier 3, Mudd Club, and CBGB. The band even encouraged audience members to bring their own instruments to their early shows. Idiot Orchestra was an offshoot that included a dozen or more players (clarinet, sax, trumpet, violin, cello, synth, bass, marimba, and drums) resembling a no wave version of Raymond Scotts big band. As musician and artist Richard McGuire recalls, We werent trying to sound like anyone. We werent imitating anyone. We were just playing. I keep using "outsider art" as a reference to what we were doing. None of it was made for a market; it wasnt made with any intention other than the enjoyment of making it. This split archival LP collects two rare 7-inches from 1978 and 1980, both of which were originally pressed in hyper-limited editions and self-released by the bands. The package also features a fanzine of ephemera, rare photos and new interview with McGuire." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: LIQUID LIQUID
Title: Optimo
Format: 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Liquid Liquid emerged from New York Citys vibrant Downtown scene in 1981. Formed by drummer Scott Hartley, bassist Richard McGuire, vocalist Sal Principato, and marimba player Dennis Young, the group cut their teeth in underground clubs and street art circles before solidifying their trailblazing style -- a fusion of irresistible basslines, junkyard percussion, and urgent, free-flowing lyrics. Their three EPs, all originally released on legendary 99 Records, would heavily influence dance-oriented indie rock of the early aughts (LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records, et al.). Liquid Liquid continued toward dance-floor perfection with their third EP. 1983s Optimo features the bands best-known songs and remains a high water mark for post-punk aficionados. The title track positively erupts when the bass enters, forcing even the stiffest person in the room to move. While it would be an understatement to say that Cavern may sound familiar (due to its gross sampling in Grandmaster Melle Mels White Lines), Liquid Liquid were indeed the originators of this iconic New York riff." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: LIQUID LIQUID
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Liquid Liquid emerged from New York Citys vibrant Downtown scene in 1981. Formed by drummer Scott Hartley, bassist Richard McGuire, vocalist Sal Principato, and marimba player Dennis Young, the group cut their teeth in underground clubs and street art circles before solidifying their trailblazing style -- a fusion of irresistible basslines, junkyard percussion, and urgent, free-flowing lyrics. Their three EPs, all originally released on legendary 99 Records, would heavily influence dance-oriented indie rock of the early aughts (LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records, et al.). Their eponymous debut establishes Liquid Liquids uncompromising vision, from its startling black-and-white sleeve design to the minimalist grooves found within. While Principatos striking pitch-shifted shouts on Bell Head lead hypnotic circular rhythms, Rubbermiro brings in dub-inflected melodica and Richard Edson (Sonic Youth, Konk) on trumpet, closing appropriately in a locked-groove." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: LIQUID LIQUID
Title: Successive Reflexes
Format: 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Liquid Liquid emerged from New York Citys vibrant Downtown scene in 1981. Formed by drummer Scott Hartley, bassist Richard McGuire, vocalist Sal Principato, and marimba player Dennis Young, the group cut their teeth in underground clubs and street art circles before solidifying their trailblazing style -- a fusion of irresistible basslines, junkyard percussion, and urgent, free-flowing lyrics. Their three EPs, all originally released on legendary 99 Records, would heavily influence dance-oriented indie rock of the early aughts (LCD Soundsystem, DFA Records, et al.). Following their debut in 1981, Liquid Liquid wasted no time with their second release the same year. Successive Reflexes picks up where the previous EP leaves off with Lock Groove, a slow-paced deconstruction of Fela Kuti and Can that shows how quickly the band was able to capture their stripped-down approach in the studio. Push drives forward with unapologetic funk, yet still sounds utterly unique. Like their 99 labelmates ESG, Liquid Liquid created music on their own terms and artfully avoided the trappings of any single genre." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: MARKER, CHRIS
Title: La Jetée
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
“”This is the story of a man, marked by an image from his childhood.” Thus begins, with deceptive simplicity, Chris Markers La Jetée (1962). The film, by far Markers bestknown work, synthesizes many of the elusive filmmakers central preoccupations -- time and memory, power and resistance, the ephemerality and resilience of love -- yet it also undermines the very idea of film. Composed almost entirely of still photographs, La Jetée quite literally pieces together the tale of an unnamed, forsaken protagonist, drafted into a series of time travel experiments in post-apocalyptic Paris. While Marker creates some of the most hauntingly beautiful imagery in cinema, what animates La Jetées frozen pictures is its sparse and unsettling soundscape. Whispers, breaths and heartbeats offer an unnerving reminder of bodily rhythms that, inside the film and out, will inevitably cease. Fragments of symphonic music at once capture a love affair and underscore the tragedy awaiting it. The poetic momentum of the narrators voice, our only guide: “On the tenth day, images begin to ooze, like confessions.” Superior Viaduct is honored to present the first-time release of the soundtrack from La Jetée. This vinyl album features both French and English voiceover narrations, along with organic textures and Trevor Duncans impressionistic score. More than half a century has passed since La Jetées theatrical release -- now is the time to travel back to the “sudden roar” of this masterpiece in a completely different light." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: MILK FROM CHELTENHAM
Title: Triptych of Poisoners
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The first-time vinyl reissue of the sole album from UK DIY legends Milk From Cheltenham, originally released in 1983 on famed Its War Boys imprint, is recommended for fans of Swell Maps, The Faust Tapes and LAFMS.” - Superior Viaduct. “Flashback to no-when (1978) in a musty cellar beneath a record store in Brixton, later to become the humble 8-track recording studio of Its War Boys. Milk From Cheltenham would regularly jam and invite friends / enemies to participate with whatever weapons / instruments they chose to deploy, making live recordings on an odd triple microphone input cassette player. By the time of the recordings at Surrey Sound in 1981-82, we had reduced in size from a hive of toxicity to a triptych of poisoners: Victorr Lounge, Salamander and myself. Like rabid quantum monkeys with broken typewriters, we were allowed to run loose in the studio, under the supervision of tonmeister Chris Grey and head zookeeper L. Voag. There was always a cornucopia of exotic instruments including kettle drums, synthesizers and electric sitar. To make some of the basement tapes sound bigger, Chris would play them through vast speakers and re-record the results. The footsteps you hear is our mate strolling around in cowboy boots on top of one of the speakers. Milk were hot -- like a triplet mega-brain generously juiced on creative steroids -- and this was before our special splice-and-be-damned bricolage of the tapes, interpolating into the jams a pastiche of Morricone lock grooves, early Sparks, radio fragments, a JFK speech and samples from our most cherished record,Christmas Carols With Breezy (a creepy singing rabbit). One track mined a session at Cold Storage (home studio of This Heat) where everyone played in different parts of the building, separated according to instruments and without much idea of what anyone else would be doing. The record was released to spectacular indifference and just 500 copies made their way into an unsuspecting world.” - Lepke B.

Artist: MINGUS, CHARLES
Title: Mingus Plays Piano
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
2016 repress. "Bassist/composer Charles Mingus is one of the most radical figures in American music. Throughout the 50s, he worked as a sideman with legendary players Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and more. In the 60s, he gained recognition as a bandleader, often followed by controversy for making strong-minded statements in the press about race, politics, and stodgy music critics. While Mingus received many honors posthumously as well as during his career, perhaps his greatest achievement was transcending the restrictive label of jazz. Mingus Plays Piano, released just a few months after his masterpiece The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady, is the only record to feature Mingus performing on his instrument of choice for composing. From the opening track, appropriately titled Myself When I Am Real, Mingus shrugs off any virtuosic pretensions of solo albums and stakes out more introspective territory. These trance-like, poetic musings reveal a tenderness rarely associated with Mingus, reminiscent of Erik Saties piano works and Art Tatums free rhythmic style. This long out-of-print vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: MINGUS, CHARLES
Title: The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Bassist/composer Charles Mingus is one of the most radical figures in American music. Throughout the 50s, he worked as a sideman with legendary players Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and more. In the 60s, he gained recognition as a bandleader, often followed by controversy for making strong-minded statements in the press about race, politics and stodgy music critics. While Mingus received many honors posthumously as well as during his career, perhaps his greatest achievement was transcending the restrictive label of jazz. The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady is without question Minguss magnum opus. Originally released on Impulse! in 1963, the album broke new ground in both genre-defying composition and innovative recording techniques. A six-part suite with dramatic shifts in mood and tempo, The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady features the three-way brass dialog of trumpets, trombone, and tuba; swooping reeds; and awe-inspiring rhythm section. Balancing delicate Spanish modes and Ellingtonian themes, the ensemble breaks into a divine cacophony of group improvisation on par with free jazz giants like Ornette Coleman or Cecil Taylor. In his best-known essay, Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung, Lester Bangs praises, the experience of the first few listenings to a record so total, so mind-twisting, that you authentically can say youll never be quite the same again. Black Saint and The Sinner Lady did that, and a very few others. Theyre events you remember all your life, like your first real orgasm. This long out-of-print vinyl release has been carefully remastered from the original master tapes." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: MONITOR
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"An errant project of suburban Los Angeles art collective World Imitation Productions, MONITOR was the sonic outlet of four young artists grappling with their terror and amazement in the convergence of the late 1970s punk scene and Southern Californias consumerist decadence. As with the collectives visual artwork and events, Monitor blends archaic influences with modern technology into one of the eras most curious albums. Eerie synthesizer, menacing guitar leads and morose vocal chants make "In Terrae Interium" an evocative ballad of paranoia. "I Saw Dead Jims Shade" showcases Monitors idiosyncratic vocal interplay in a sinister tale of a stolen hand. When "Hair" required a tempo beyond Monitors instrumental chops, the band appropriated THE MEAT PUPPETS to record the track for them. Acquainted at first through mail art, World Imitation found a kindred spirit in DEVO associate ED BARGER, who meticulously recorded this LP in 1980, burying the presence of shrieking cats, closing doors and tape loops deep in the mix. Monitor associated with the original Hollywood punk scene but often met with ambivalence for their incongruity in the face of the movements increasingly codified appearance and sound. Loosely aligned with like-minded pioneers such as Nervous Gender, Human Hands, BPeople and NON, who together constituted the sub-scene known as the Associated Skull Bands, Monitor operated in its own space within a progressive, diverse musical milieu. Few groups so deftly encapsulate the existential dread and delight particular to Southern Californias antiquated culture of artifice. First-time reissue of only album, originally released in 1981. LP includes digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: MONITOR
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"An errant project of suburban Los Angeles art collective World Imitation Productions, MONITOR was the sonic outlet of four young artists grappling with their terror and amazement in the convergence of the late 1970s punk scene and Southern Californias consumerist decadence. As with the collectives visual artwork and events, Monitor blends archaic influences with modern technology into one of the eras most curious albums. Eerie synthesizer, menacing guitar leads and morose vocal chants make "In Terrae Interium" an evocative ballad of paranoia. "I Saw Dead Jims Shade" showcases Monitors idiosyncratic vocal interplay in a sinister tale of a stolen hand. When "Hair" required a tempo beyond Monitors instrumental chops, the band appropriated THE MEAT PUPPETS to record the track for them. Acquainted at first through mail art, World Imitation found a kindred spirit in DEVO associate ED BARGER, who meticulously recorded this LP in 1980, burying the presence of shrieking cats, closing doors and tape loops deep in the mix. Monitor associated with the original Hollywood punk scene but often met with ambivalence for their incongruity in the face of the movements increasingly codified appearance and sound. Loosely aligned with like-minded pioneers such as Nervous Gender, Human Hands, BPeople and NON, who together constituted the sub-scene known as the Associated Skull Bands, Monitor operated in its own space within a progressive, diverse musical milieu. Few groups so deftly encapsulate the existential dread and delight particular to Southern Californias antiquated culture of artifice. First-time reissue of only album, originally released in 1981. CD contains three bonus tracks." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: MORRICONE, ENNIO
Title: Un Uomo Da Rispettare
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Un Uomo Da Rispettare translates to A Man to Respect, which can easily be said of Ennio Morricone himself -- the unparalleled maestro of the soundtrack. This 1972 crime film stars Kirk Douglas as a master safecracker at a crossroads in his life, emerging from prison yet tempted by one last big job. Morricone builds the main theme around Cicci Santuccis flugelhorn as riveting leitmotifs reprise amidst variations of noir-jazz abstraction to frame the composers grand vision. A strident, two-note piano phrase sets the mood of heightened tension, while muted timpani and trance-like descending bass patterns sweep dramatically across the cinematic stereo field. On 18 Pari, slinky rhythms and softened wah-wah guitars offer a distinctly Italian library music, adding elements of lightness to the overall avant-garde score. Un Uomo Da Rispettares dissonant chords and angular arrangements recall Morricones free improvisation work with Gruppo DImprovvisazione Nuova Consonanza. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Krzysztof Penderecki, Harry Partch and Sun City Girls." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: MX-80 SOUND
Title: Hard Attack
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"MX-80 SOUND is one of the real oddities in American music. Their debut album, Hard Attack (released in the UK on Island Records), found little-to-no audience in the States upon its release in 1977, yet remains a key document of the mid-70s proto-punk zeitgeist. Hailing from Bloomington, Indiana, MX-80 Sound was lead by guitarist BRUCE ANDERSON and defies simple classification with relentless riffs, dual drummers and vocalist RICH STIMs absurdist prose and dizzying sax. Assimilating the avant-rock of Captain Beefheart and conjuring the ghosts of Albert Ayler, MX-80 Sound evokes what free jazz would sound like if born in Bloomington. As archivist Byron Coley writes, "Hard Attack has long been considered one of the great squirts of the Midwest undergrounds prog-punk tradition. Fellow travelers include Debris Static Disposal, Pere Ubus Modern Dance and Destroy All Monsters 1974-1976, and what makes each of these fine gushers unique is that they were all created in virtual isolation. No one else in the neighborhood was creating anything akin to them." Superior Viaduct is honored to present Hard Attacks first-ever vinyl edition in the US. Mastered from the original analog tapes for the first time since 1977 and remixed by the band, this deluxe reissue will soon become the definitive version for longtime fans and newcomers alike. The singular and staggering innovation of MX-80 Sound still harkens to rocks future potential. Includes digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: MX-80 SOUND
Title: Hard Attack
Format: Double CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Superior Viaduct is honored to reissue Hard Attack, mastered from the original analog tapes for the first time since 1977 and remixed by the band. The definitive version for longtime fans and newcomers alike, this deluxe 2xCD set includes 19 previously unreleased tracks, documenting the band from their early days to the moment they relocated to San Francisco and signed to the Residents Ralph Records label. The singular and staggering innovation of MX­80 Sound still harkens to rocks future potential. As archivist Byron Coley writes, "Hard Attack has long been considered one of the great squirts of the Midwest undergrounds prog­punk tradition. Fellow travelers include Debris Static Disposal, Pere Ubus Modern Dance and Destroy All Monsters 1974­1976, and what makes each of these fine gushers unique is that they were all created in virtual isolation. No one else in the neighborhood was creating anything akin to them." - Superior Viaduct

Artist: NEGATIVE TREND
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"NEGATIVE TREND were ground zero for California punk. Formed in San Francisco in 1977, they shared the stage with other now-legendary bands such as Dead Kennedys, The Dils, The Avengers, and The Sleepers. Their sole EP first appeared in 1978 to reveal the shape of punk to come. "Black and Red" features guitarist CRAIG GRAYs nihilistic riffs and singer MIKAL WATERSs ominous battle cries. "Meathouse" is a hardcore anti-ballad to the Mabuhay Gardens, San Franciscos answer to CBGBs. The group disbanded soon after a brief sojourn with vocalist RIK L. RIK (F-WORD), yet the break-up birthed even more maladjusted offspring. WILL SHATTER (bass) and STEVE DEPACE (drums) formed FLIPPER, and Gray would go on to found TOILING MIDGETS (the first band signed to Rough Trades US label). One of the most sought-after US punk records, the Negative Trend EP made such an impression on a young Henry Rollins that decades later he reissued it on CD on his 2.13.61 imprint. Superior Viaduct and Subterranean Records are proud to make Negative Trend available again on vinyl in its original 7-inch format." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: NIBLOCK, PHILL
Title: Nothin To Look At Just A Record
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"PHILL NIBLOCK has pushed the boundaries of sound and visual art for over 40 years. While dutifully producing experimental films and curating multi-media loft performances in New Yorks 1960s avant-garde circles, Niblock developed a composition technique informed by American minimalists such as Tony Conrad and La Monte Young. His music consists of long instrumental tones, closely pitched together to create beat patterns and multi-tracked into dense layers. Nothin to Look At Just a Record, originally released on esteemed 20th century / jazz label India Navigation in 1982, is Niblocks recording debut and often cited as his masterpiece. "A Trombone Piece," the first of two side-long tracks, was recorded by RICHARD LAINHART and RICHARD KELLY (both music innovators in their own right) at SUNY Albany in the mid-70s. Breathing pauses from instrumentalist JAMES FULKERSONs trombone were spliced out to unravel the drones spatially, rather than according to metered rhythm. The overall effect is mesmerizing and beautifully envelops the listener with each tonal subtlety. To celebrate Niblocks 80th birthday, Superior Viaduct is honored to present the first-time vinyl reissue of Nothin to Look At Just a Record, a high-water mark in 20th century music and listed as #5 on Alan Lichts Minimal Top Ten." - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: NOH MERCY
Title: Noh Mercy
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"We are extremely honored to announce NOH MERCYs debut release -- a mere 33 years after it was recorded. You may know these San Francisco legends from Fast Products Earcom #3 compilation. Well, lost recordings have been uncovered at last and offered to the world. Truly incredible. Formed in San Francisco in 1977, NOH MERCY was comprised of only two women: Esmerelda and Tony Hotel. The bands motto was "No Boys On Guitars" as a reaction against male-dominated rock n roll. They didnt need boys or guitars. They harnessed the angularity of DEVO, the punk/poet attitude of PATTI SMITH, and the art spectacle of ROXY MUSIC, all ground down to a minimalist core of voice and drums. Their only two previously released songs -- "No Caucasian Guilt" and "Revolutionary Spy" -- have long been considered essential recordings within Post-Punk/No Wave collector circles and by fans of other late 70s "girl" groups, such as X-RAY SPEX, THE SLITS, and THE RAINCOATS. This album contains almost entirely unreleased material, unheard for over thirty years. Recorded by Fluxus artist and electronics genius Tommy Tadlock (TUXEDOMOON) during their peak in 1979. As prescient as bands come, NOH MERCY preceded the defiant queer rebellion of Riot Grrrl and the frenetic art minimalism of the early 21st century by decades. LP on clear vinyl with 8-page insert." - Superior Viaduct. Very highly recommended!




Artist: NOH MERCY
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Formed in San Francisco in 1977, Noh Mercy was comprised of only two women: Esmerelda and Tony Hotel. The bands motto was No Boys On Guitars as a reaction against male-dominated rock n roll. They didnt need boys or guitars. They harnessed the angularity of Devo, the punk/poet attitude of Patti Smith, and the art spectacle of Roxy Music, all ground down to a minimalist core of voice and drums. Their only two previously released songs -- No Caucasian Guilt and Revolutionary Spy -- have long been considered essential recordings within post-punk/no wave collector circles and by fans of other late 70s girl groups, such as X-Ray Spex, The Slits, and the Raincoats. This album contains almost entirely unreleased material, unheard for over thirty years. Recorded by Fluxus artist and electronics genius Tommy Tadlock (Tuxedomoon) during their peak in 1979. As prescient as bands come, Noh Mercy preceded the defiant queer rebellion of riot grrrl and the frenetic art minimalism of the early 21st century by decades." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Ambivalence
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"RSD 2017 release. New Zealands Pin Group emerged out of the early 80s Christchurch scene and, with just two stunning singles and one brilliant five-song EP, have become an archetype for nearly all indie bands ever since. Ambivalence was not only The Pin Groups hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each others jittery riffs, Montgomerys uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wires Chairs Missing and VUs White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound -- evocative, yet austere. Wasting little time, The Pin Group released Coat in November 1981, merely two months after their first single. On the title track, Humphries distant vocals call out as tense rhythms gradually push listeners over the edge. B-side track Jim could easily have been recorded in Manchester circa 1979, but remains a master class in NZ post-punk atmospherics, menacing from start to finish. The Pin Group went back into the studio in January 1982 to record their third and final classic release. Featuring an expanded five-piece lineup with Mary Heney on guitar/vocals and Peter Fryer on viola, Go To Town is a work of taut perfection. Showcasing the bands dramatic chiaroscuro textures and arresting lyrics, Long Night and When I Tell You make staggeringly clear how much sonic ground The Pin Group covered in their unfortunately short tenure. These first-time standalone reissues, featuring Ronnie van Houts original sleeve designs, are pressed on limited edition color vinyl. Now is the time to discover again the monochrome magnetism of this unparalleled and legendary band." First-time reissue from legendary New Zealand band; Limited edition color vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Coat
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"RSD 2017 release. New Zealands Pin Group emerged out of the early 80s Christchurch scene and, with just two stunning singles and one brilliant five-song EP, have become an archetype for nearly all indie bands ever since. Ambivalence was not only The Pin Groups hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each others jittery riffs, Montgomerys uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wires Chairs Missing and VUs White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound -- evocative, yet austere. Wasting little time, The Pin Group released Coat in November 1981, merely two months after their first single. On the title track, Humphries distant vocals call out as tense rhythms gradually push listeners over the edge. B-side track Jim could easily have been recorded in Manchester circa 1979, but remains a master class in NZ post-punk atmospherics, menacing from start to finish. The Pin Group went back into the studio in January 1982 to record their third and final classic release. Featuring an expanded five-piece lineup with Mary Heney on guitar/vocals and Peter Fryer on viola, Go To Town is a work of taut perfection. Showcasing the bands dramatic chiaroscuro textures and arresting lyrics, Long Night and When I Tell You make staggeringly clear how much sonic ground The Pin Group covered in their unfortunately short tenure. These first-time standalone reissues, featuring Ronnie van Houts original sleeve designs, are pressed on limited edition color vinyl. Now is the time to discover again the monochrome magnetism of this unparalleled and legendary band." First-time reissue from legendary New Zealand band; Limited edition color vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIN GROUP
Title: Go To Town
Format: 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"New Zealands Pin Group emerged out of the early 80s Christchurch scene and, with just two stunning singles and one brilliant five-song EP, have become an archetype for nearly all indie bands ever since. Ambivalence was not only The Pin Groups hypnotic debut, but also the very first release on Flying Nun. While guitarist Roy Montgomery, bassist Ross Humphries and drummer Peter Stapleton build off each others jittery riffs, Montgomerys uncanny baritone pierces the torrential clangor. Conjuring both Wires Chairs Missing and VUs White Light/White Heat, the band captures a truly unique sound -- evocative, yet austere. Wasting little time, The Pin Group released Coat in November 1981, merely two months after their first single. On the title track, Humphries distant vocals call out as tense rhythms gradually push listeners over the edge. B-side track Jim could easily have been recorded in Manchester circa 1979, but remains a master class in NZ post-punk atmospherics, menacing from start to finish. The Pin Group went back into the studio in January 1982 to record their third and final classic release. Featuring an expanded five-piece lineup with Mary Heney on guitar/vocals and Peter Fryer on viola, Go To Town is a work of taut perfection. Showcasing the bands dramatic chiaroscuro textures and arresting lyrics, Long Night and When I Tell You make staggeringly clear how much sonic ground The Pin Group covered in their unfortunately short tenure. These first-time standalone reissues, featuring Ronnie van Houts original sleeve designs, are pressed on limited edition color vinyl. Now is the time to discover again the monochrome magnetism of this unparalleled and legendary band." Liner notes by Liz Harris. First-time reissue from legendary New Zealand band; Limited edition color vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PINK SECTION
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Named after San Francisco Chronicles pink-hued arts and entertainment guide, Pink Section coalesced at SF Art Institute and performed their first show at the legendary Deaf Club on Valentines Day, 1979. These self-taught musicians existed on the fringe (even in the local underground scene), producing an unusual brand of off-kilter post-punk against a backdrop of Dadaist aesthetics. The group itself was strangely symmetrical: singer Judy Gittelsohn and drummer Carol Detweiler (both members of Inflatable Boy Clams), singer/guitarist Matt Heckert (Survival Research Laboratories) and bassist Stephen Wymore. While the hallucinatory layers of male/female vocals on "Shopping" conjure images of deranged domesticity and 50s Americana gone haywire, the fractured riffs of "Midsummer New York" deconstruct Yoko Onos original even further, stripping bare Pink Sections fondness for angular rhythms and out-of-control oscillations. This first-time retrospective LP collects the bands rare 1979 single, the self-titled EP, unreleased demos, and live material. Recommended for fans of Suburban Lawns, Units, and DEVO." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: A Bird in the Engine
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"In the late 60s, Pip Proud recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia -- Adreneline & Richard and A Bird in the Engine -- before vanishing into obscurity for the better part of three decades. Often called the Australian Syd Barrett, Proud actually released his second album in 1969, a year prior to The Madcap Laughs, and developed his indigenous psychedelia in virtual isolation. A Bird in the Engine is even more rare than his debut. From the extraordinary Eagle-Wise to the remarkable title track (which includes the uncredited performance of a friend hitting a cardboard box with a microphone), Prouds unrestrained genius is laid bare, a delicate tension of simple melodies and maddening form. While other compilations of Prouds music have been released in recent years, this is the first time A Bird in the Engine has been reissued in its original format. Recommended for fans of Alvarius B., Donovan, and Jandek." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: Adreneline & Richard
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"In the late 60s, Pip Proud recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia -- Adreneline & Richard and A Bird in the Engine -- before vanishing into obscurity for the better part of three decades. Often called the Australian Syd Barrett, Proud actually released his second album in 1969, a year prior to The Madcap Laughs, and developed his indigenous psychedelia in virtual isolation. To quote Byron Coley, who like a handful of underground luminaries discovered Proud in the 80s via collector mail-order lists, Adreneline & Richard features weirdly strummed barre-chord guitar, monotone vocals that occasionally [try] to pass way beyond their known range, oddball lyrics that [combine] nursery rhymes with druggy imagery. It [is] a hell of a cool record. While other compilations of Prouds music have been released in recent years, this is the first time that Adreneline & Richard has been reissued in its original format (including inner sleeve with lyrics). Recommended for fans of outsider and lo-fi pop from the US, UK, New Zealand, and beyond." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: RAY, RUBY
Title: From the Edge of the World: California Punk, 1977-1981
Format: Book + CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Born in New York, RUBY RAY migrated to San Francisco in the mid-70s. She entered the underground scene while working at Tower Records in North Beach. When she acquired her first camera, she quickly turned it into a weapon. Ray shot using a Nikon FM and Tri-X 400 film, the fastest film of its time. While documenting new bands and people for Search & Destroy magazine, she wielded her lens like many young DIY artists were brandishing guitars-bold, carefree and absolutely necessary. As a fixture on the first wave punk scene, Ray photographed with a stark intimacy. There are candid shots of the SEX PISTOLS fateful trip to San Francisco, DARBY CRASH slashed and bloodied, EXENE CERVENKA sitting amongst discarded tires like tombstones, and THE AVENGERS PENELOPE HOUSTON writhing on stage. From the Edge of the World comes with a 16-song bonus CD that compiles some of bands photographed in the book: GERMS, THE ZEROS, THE DILS, THE AVENGERS, CRIME, THE SCREAMERS, CHROME, THE BAGS, MUTANTS, FACTRIX, THE SLEEPERS, NEGATIVE TREND, NOH MERCY, PINK SECTION, THE OFFS, and ZEV. Ray accurately prophesied that her scenes art would endure and strove to depict it precisely as it was-breathtaking." - Superior Viaduct

Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Steve Reich remains one of the most important figures in 20th century music. Though he studied at the prestigious arts institutions Julliard and Mills College, by the mid- 1960s Reich set about dismantling the very orthodoxy that he had been trained in. Forming a new musical language based on repetitive processes, Reich became established as part of the so-called Big Four of New York minimalists (along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Philip Glass). Reichs influence can easily be seen today in both the classical world and contemporary pop music. Four Organs is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibsons stoicallysteady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to a sustained mass of sound -- stretching the tones to create (in Reichs words) slow-motion music. Inspired by Reichs early training on drums, Phase Patterns treats the keyboards like tuned percussion instruments: a basic rhythm pattern is played in unison and almost imperceptibly increases tempo to move out-of-sync. Each progressive cycle emphasizes unique figures that are not generated by an individual alone, but rather emerge from the communal expression of the group. Originally released on Shandar in 1971, Four Organs/Phase Patterns is one of most highly regarded avant-garde recordings in the past 45 years. This CD release features cover photography by artist Michael Snow and is recommended for fans of Neu!, Glenn Branca and Tim Hecker." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Re-pressed. "Steve Reich remains one of the most important figures in 20th century music. Though he studied at the prestigious arts institutions Julliard and Mills College, by the mid- 1960s Reich set about dismantling the very orthodoxy that he had been trained in. Forming a new musical language based on repetitive processes, Reich became established as part of the so-called Big Four of New York minimalists (along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Philip Glass). Reichs influence can easily be seen today in both the classical world and contemporary pop music. Four Organs is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibsons stoicallysteady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to a sustained mass of sound -- stretching the tones to create (in Reichs words) slow-motion music. Inspired by Reichs early training on drums, Phase Patterns treats the keyboards like tuned percussion instruments: a basic rhythm pattern is played in unison and almost imperceptibly increases tempo to move out-of-sync. Each progressive cycle emphasizes unique figures that are not generated by an individual alone, but rather emerge from the communal expression of the group. Originally released on Shandar in 1971, Four Organs / Phase Patterns is one of most highly regarded avant-garde recordings in the past 45 years. This first-time vinyl reissue features cover photography by artist Michael Snow and is recommended for fans of Neu!, Glenn Branca and Tim Hecker." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: RESIDENTS, THE
Title: Residue of the Residents
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Residue of The Residents collects outtakes, rare tracks and other experiments from this legendary San Francisco collective. Originally released on Ralph Records in 1983 and spanning The Residents career up to that point, this first-time vinyl reissue has been expanded to a double LP and contains 26 songs from the late 70s and early 80s?the groups most fertile period. Highlights from the first LP include the Morricone-inspired The Sleeper, the dreamlike Whoopy Snort (initially on the LAFMS compilation Blorp Esette), the intense collage piece Kamikaze Lady from the pre-Residents 1971 Baby Sex tapes, and the RAO Studio Orchestra version of Ups & Downs (which may be the groups finest pop moment). The second LP features many insider favorites that have not been available on vinyl for decades: Loser = Weed (initially released as the B-side to the Satisfaction single), Death in Barstow and Melon Collie Lassie (from the Babyfingers EP), as well as The Residents contributions to the great Subterranean Modern compilation. Balancing the groups conceptual impulses with a dark palette of electro-esotericism, Residue of The Residents is an intoxicating collection that serves as an ideal starting point for the uninitiated." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: RESIDENTS, THE
Title: Santa Dog
Format: Double 7
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Welcome to the wild, bizarro world of the experimental artists The Residents. Little is known about the groups origins or its members identities, although it is widely believed that they are based out of San Francisco, California. When their debut release, Santa Dog, first appeared in 1972 on the equally enigmatic Ralph Records / Cryptic Corporation, the few hundred copies quickly fell on deaf ears and blind eyes. Rumor has it that then-President Richard Nixon sent his record back. True to their Theory of Obscurity concept, The Residents cultivate mystery to ensure artistic integrity. With different musical personas for each of its four tracks, Santa Dog is a fully-formed avant-garde pastiche of musique concrète, Raymond Scott-esque exotica, television sound effects and the groups own mutilated take on rock n roll that later became their trademark aesthetic. Superior Viaduct is honored to present the first-time vinyl reissue of Santa Dog, complete with Christmas-themed fold-out sleeve. The package is an essential artifact for devout fans and beginners--a puzzle wrapped in a piece of commercial music. Or perhaps it is the other way around?" - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: REV, MARTIN
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"In 1980, shortly after SUICIDEs second full-length, MARTIN REV released his first solo album on preeminent No Wave label Infidelity (Lust/Unlust). Uninhibited by the trappings of a collaborator, Rev was freed to explore his most experimental and pop leanings with dirty synths, dark melodies and dreamlike textures, and produced a masterpiece of modern alienation that captures a uniquely New York landscape. Echoing other electronic forerunners such as Silver Apples and Kraftwerk, and foreshadowing the work of Aphex Twin and Air, Revs solo outing rests firmly in the lineage of unnerving sounds from the furthest fringe of maladjustment. Includes an insert with a new Rev interview by musician / critic ALAN LICHT, as well as a digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: SENSATIONS FIX
Title: Fragments of Light
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"SENSATIONS FIX guitarist, keyboardist and occasional vocalist FRANCO FALSINI cut his teeth with Italian groups in the 60s before assimilating the heady guitar virtuosity of English rock. In 1969, he moved to Virginia and built a recording studio in his girlfriends basement, employing little more than his guitar, the newly available Minimoog synthesizer and a 4-track machine. These raw tracks, intended to be simple demos, formed the base of Fragments of Light, the debut album by Sensations Fix. Originally released on Polydor in 1974, Fragments of Light does not bend to mid-70s genre-classism. Fluid, meditative guitar leads and innovative use of synthesizers, combined with a noted lack of percussion (and vocals) on all but a few songs, have drawn comparisons to Kosmische legends Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh. "Space Closure," the only track with live drums, resembles the kinetic progressive rock of fellow Italian Franco Battiato, while the shimmering bliss of "Do You Love Me?" rivals the American power pop that Falsini surely absorbed during his time in the States. First-time vinyl reissue." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: SLEEPERS, THE
Title: Painless Nights
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"THE SLEEPERS broke up at least once before their first show on Christmas Day 1977 at Mabuhay Gardens, San Franciscos center of the underground universe. While intensely unpredictable singer RICKY WILLIAMS played in other bands such as CRIME and TOILING MIDGETS, The Sleepers were on their own rock n roll planet-somewhere between punk, post-punk and psychedelic. As Joe Carducci wrote in Rock and the Pop Narcotic, "The Sleepers were an awesome powerhouse live. They were an appropriate refinement of The Stooges, and what Joy Division might have developed into had they the balls." 1981s Painless Nights is their only album. From the opening tracks "When Can I Fly?" and "Walk Away" (featuring ALEX GIBSON & TOM RECCHION of BPEOPLE), Painless Nights captures The Sleepers fluid and volatile sound. Guitarist MICHAEL BELFERs lo-fi textures and incisive riffs serve as the perfect counterpoint to Williamss improvisational lyrics. Perhaps if the band had not broken up for the last time soon after its release, this amazing record would be even more known today. This first-time reissue comes from the original analog source and features a new insert with liner notes by Carducci and includes a digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: SLEEPERS, THE
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"THE SLEEPERS debut five-song EP, originally released in 1978, is one of the truly essential records to come out of California in the late 70s. It is 100% punk in spirit and yet avoids every punk cliche. The bands original lineup of RICKY WILLIAMS, MICHAEL BELFER, PAUL DRAPER and TIM MOONEY operates here as a machine-a temperamental one rattling in unison. Opener "Seventh World" trudges through many tempos without repeating a single one, while Williamss astonishing, Robo-fueled voice douses the microphone with esoteric imagery. Each track creates a new template for psychedelic rock and discards it by the time the next one begins. This record inexplicably transcends the mere sum of its parts. First-time reissue in its proper 7-inch format, from original master tapes." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: SUICIDE
Title: Alan Vega Martin Rev
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"After crystallizing a reputation for confrontational live performances and releasing their essential debut LP, Suicide went into the studio to record their stunning follow-up. Producer Ric Ocasek lends a pop sensibility to the bands sound, constructing an atmosphere at once light and catchy, yet still crazed and venomous. Originally released in 1980 on ZE Records, Alan Vega Martin Rev features an array of glistening keyboards and early preset rhythm machine sounds whose harsh simplicity suggests the discreet zones and confined movements of urban life. While his vocal treatments are more refined than before, Alan Vega is still cool as ice, visceral and evocative. Superior Viaduct is honored to present Suicides under-appreciated second album. For the first time since its initial release 35+ years ago, this vinyl release includes the original track list and artwork. If there can be a quintessential New York band, it is without a doubt Suicide." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: SUICIDE
Title: Cherie
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Classic NYC duo composed of Alan Vega and Martin Rev. Their first single, originally released in UK in 1978, features a remix of the bands very first song (Cheree) and the brilliant non-album track I Remember. This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition red vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: SUICIDE
Title: Dream Baby Dream
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Originally released on Island Records in 1979, Suicides second single features two non-LP tracks including Dream Baby Dream, their best-known song and often covered by Bruce Springsteen. This first-time vinyl reissue and first-time domestic release comes with original sleeve design. Limited edition red vinyl." - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT
Title: Radio Silence
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Recorded in Auckland in 1984, these archival tracks capture seminal New Zealand band This Kind Of Punishments unique alchemy of poignant melody and four-track claustrophobia. The previously unreleased Radio Silence offers an astringent, phantasmagoric comment on -- and perhaps retreat from -- the contemporaneous NZ scene. Reaching An End (from legendary compilation Killing Capitalism With Kindness) is a classic in the mold later perfected on Peter Jefferiess solo output: unadorned piano blanketed by rich, wistful vocals, plucked strings and muffled drum beat. Less, after all, can be so much more. Cover photography by Chris Knox. Translucent orange vinyl pressed in limited edition of 1,000 copies." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: TUXEDOMOON
Title: No Tears
Format: 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Founded by STEVEN BROWN and BLAINE REININGER in San Francisco, TUXEDOMOON are a futuristic alternate reality of delirium and existential dread. Aligned with fellow Bay Area experimentalists The Residents (to whose Ralph Records the group eventually signed) and Robin Crutchfields post-DNA project Dark Day, Tuxedomoon developed a unique combination of synthesizer and guitar that placed them at the forefront of the US post-punk movement in the late 70s and early 80s. Their 1978 debut EP, No Tears, was recorded with vocalist WINSTON TONG and sound engineer TOMMY TADLOCK. Replete with tense synth swells, devastating live drums and a psychotic ode to the "creatures of the night," the title track is a crucial entry in the synth-punk canon that stacks up next to the best work by Units and The Screamers. Reiningers electric violin congeals with electronic atmospherics to unnerving ends on the instrumental "Litebulb Overkill." Few records do justice to the mania and paranoia of a forsaken city; none do it for San Francisco like Tuxedomoons No Tears." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: TUXEDOMOON
Title: Scream With A View
Format: 12"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Scream With a View, recorded surreptitiously in The Residents private studio in 1979, advances brilliant melodic concepts through analog technology for a sound barely comprehensible today. On "Where Interests Lie," punchy drum machine underlies barbed and eerie leads from guitarist MICHAEL BELFER (THE SLEEPERS). "(Special Treatment for the) Family Man"-a reference to Dan Whites trial for the assassination of San Franciscos mayor George Moscone and supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978-is an indignant vigil cut with a rare brand of macabre humor. Saxophone, Polymoog, violin, e-bowed guitar, and CB radio interference make Scream With a View the insidious foil to the urgent No Tears EP." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: URINALS, THE
Title: Another EP
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Originally released in 1979 on the bands own Happy Squid Records, THE URINALS second 7-inch picks up where their first left off. Bookended by the slow-building pressure of "Black Hole" (covered by The Gun Club and Grass Widow, among others) and rapid-fire surge of "Ack Ack Ack Ack" (famously covered by the Minutemen), Another EP shows what happens when dynamic songwriting meets condensed attitude. Essential recordings that are best appreciated in small doses, repeated over and over and over. Limited edition color vinyl." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: URINALS, THE
Title: S/T
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Hailing from the late-70s underground of Los Angeles, THE URINALS were often called "the American Wire" for their graceful tension, wild energy and trademark brevity. Recorded with a sole microphone and guitar / bass running through a single amplifier, their debut 1978 EP defies its limitations while defining The Urinals unique aesthetic. "Dead Flowers," "Hologram" and "Last Days of Man on Earth" are not simply classic songs, they are venerable punk haiku-raw and unrestrained. Limited edition color vinyl." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: URINALS, THE
Title: Sex/Go Away
Format: 7"
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"THE URINALS third 7-inch, from 1980, demonstrates the groups increased technical proficiency and fuller production that the same members would later bring to their next project, 100 FLOWERs, under which moniker they produced an outstanding album (also available on Superior Viaduct). "Sex" and "Go Away Girl" (penned by David Nolte of The Last) are propulsive, lo-fi statements that lay waste to the A-side in under three minutes-classic Urinals form. Faithfully restored with test tones on the B-side to ensure your hi-fi is set properly for these sounds. Limited edition color vinyl." -Superior Viaduct.

Artist: WINER, LESLIE
Title: Witch
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
2014 release. "Produced in the twilight of the 80s in London and originally released on white-label LP with a homemade rubber stamp impression, Witch is the mysterious and powerful debut from poet, artist and musician Leslie Winer. Its an infectious patchwork of dub beats, tasteful samples and Winers sultry blend of spoken word with cool, folksy lullabies that later became popularized by acts such as Massive Attack and Tricky. Even though Witch predates those artists breakthroughs by a year or more, Winer quickly rejected NMEs christening her as the “grandmother of trip-hop.” Winers spoken delivery evokes the frank realism of beat poetry; her lyrics grapple with socially constructed notions of beauty, womanhood and domestic roles. These stark challenges to power structures are articulate and staggeringly direct, pushing the boundaries of pop musics form. This message, matched with Winers uncanny approach and melodic ear, fitted with an electro-acoustic palette built on tension and restraint, culminates in the extraordinary work that--as John Peel said--is “the very definition of a hidden gem.”” - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: ZNR
Title: Barricade 3
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"ZNR was the French duo of Hector Zazou and Joseph Racaille (hence, Zazou n Racaille) active in the mid to late 70s. Their 1976 debut, Barricade 3, is an anti-pop masterpiece that truly defies categorization; it makes perfect sense that ZNR appears on the infamous Nurse With Wound list. Featuring an array of seemingly dichotomous instruments (piano, synthesizers, woodwinds, electric guitar, and more) as well as genuinely bizarre vocals, the album is composed of fifteen odd experiments using a loose framework of analog electronics, avant-garde rock, jazz influences, and post-structuralist études. As The Shadow Rings Graham Lambkin writes, The debut ZNR LP has long remained one of my all-time faves. A collision of eccentric Satie-esque miniatures, strange keyboard / synth explorations and the occasional song, delivered in a mixture of French and Spanish tongues. I always think of the creepy, over-ripe vocals on "Seynete" as one of the LPs most memorable moments, but there are many. Despite its schizophrenic mystique, Barricade 3 is very witty and surprisingly accessible with hints of Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, and Perrey-Kingsley. This long out-of-print vinyl reissue reproduces the original gatefold design including illustration by Don Van Vliet." - Superior Viaduct.

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