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Artist: ALVARO
Title: Tongue
Format: LP
Label: Bimbo Tower
Country: France
Price: $27.00
""The Chilean with the singing nose," legendary for the Drinking My Own Sperm LP (Squeaky Shoes 1977), combines Chilean traditional music, post-punk feeling and a little spirit of the European avant garde. Joining ALVARO (voice and Casio) are JENS VOLK (bass and voice) and GIORGOS NOTARAS (percussion and voice)." -Bimbo Tower

Artist: ALVARO
Title: Drinkin My Own Sperm
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Beautiful reissue of the 1977 debut solo LP by Alvaro -- the Chilean with the Singing Nose. Alvaro Peña-Rojas was an advertising exec who ended up living in a squat in London when he chucked his professional career to fulfill his dream of being a musician. Rooming with he-who-would-become Joe Strummer, Alvaro was a founding member of the squats pub-rock band, The 101ers. After the Pistols opened for The 101ers at the Nashville Rooms, Strummer felt like he was destined to become a punk, and founded The Clash. Alvaro took his own trio into the studio (along with singer Cathy Williams, then in Red Balune with her boyfriend, Geoff Leigh) and used his savings to record Drinkin My Own Sperm, which he then had pressed up on his own Squeaky Shoes label. The music is a mad mélange -- like Andean lounge music in parts, like berserk early Eno in others, and filled with the strange joy of Alvaros keyboard inventions throughout. The albums title-track -- which Alvaro has long claimed was an ode to his lonely existence in London -- strikes us more like the move of a canny marketer. Because of its title, the record was banned on the BBC and often noted in contemporary mainstream journals as yet another sign of the disgrace that was punk. Of course, we leave the ultimate decision to you, but one has to wonder. This new release has both the lyric insert that accompanied the second pressing back in 78, as well as an historical booklet penned by Brian Turner (of WFMU) and Byron Coley. 800 copies were pressed." - Byron Coley, 2015.

Artist: ALVARO
Title: Live In Brussels
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Although me, you and the guy-next-door all tend to think of Alvaro (The Chilean with the Singing Nose) as an avant-garde artist by one measure or another, it is also true that he has a cunning way with pop melodicism and delivery. This has never been clearer than one the Live In Brussels LP. Recorded in October 2015 at Les Ateliers Claus, Alvaro is at peak form here. Playing piano (and a little nose flute), he sings through a great program of faves (Valaparaiso, Mums Milk, Shes So Pretty, etc.) like the Bizzaro World cabaret star he has been since Drinkin My Own Sperm (FTR 174LP) was released back in 77. Playing in front of roomful of blasted Belgian artists (you can easily hear Dennis Tyfus singing and choking along to the proceedings) Alvaro sounds relaxed, assured and brilliant. For all of its inherent strangeness, this is music you could play for your mom without scaring the curlers out of her wig. The tunes are humane and funny and beautiful. His between-songs raps are revelatory. Just pour yourself a cocktail, sit back in a comfortable chair, and be prepared to have a beautiful goddamn day." - Byron Coley, 2017 Silk-screened covers; Edition of 200 (numbered).

Artist: ALVARO
Title: Mums Milk Not Powder
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"First vinyl reissue of the second LP released by Alavaro Pena originally released in 1979 following the runaway success of his debut album, Drinkin My Own Sperm (FTR 174LP, 1977). Although recorded in Germany, Alvaro again employed his regular drummer, Antonio Narvaez, with a few assists on the second side from Hilde Schneider, Alvaros then-wife. The first side was recorded by a German engineer, Olaf Dung, who carried his rig around with him in his briefcase. How this exactly worked is unclear, but the music is great and includes some of Alvaros most classically catchy tunes. Lili Dwight is a long-time fan of “Honey,” which she often sings aloud at apiary gatherings. Ted Lee does the same when crashing La Leche League outings to the strains of “Mums Milk Not Powder.” And so on. Alvaros second album is just the sort of thing youll be happy to use for a personal soundtrack, regardless of your politics or trajectory. Apparently, however, Alvaro and Mr. Dung had a falling out before the albums second side was completed, which meant there are some ad hoc compositions added to finish out the record. Primary among these are “Brown Loaf,” something of a baking tutorial conducted whilst Drinkin My Own Sperm plays on a nearby radio, and “Washindishes,” which is one of the few tracks to ever document extended nose flute improvisations." -- Byron Coley, 2016. "Alvaro rides again." -- Sounds, London, 1980. "A fabulous collection of musicals and unmusicals, includes a recipe." -- Time Out, London, 1980. Another classic piece of the mysterious puzzle that is Alvaro. Miss it at your own extreme personal peril. Edition of 400." - Feeding Tube.

Artist: ALVARO
Title: Reaching for the Masses
Format: 12"
Label: Hueso
Country: Chile/USA
Price: $16.00
"Singer/songwriter Alvaro was born in Chile seventy years ago, and is still composing and touring. Special mention must be given to Hueso Records and Alvaro, who despite what seemed a curse or jinx carried by this extraordinary work, are finally giving it new life. About the record: It must be said that the circumstances surrounding the record that you hold in your hands are far from normal. The recording was made in 1986 in Exing, Germany, but the master tapes were destroyed in a fire in the studio where the material was recorded along with thousands of other tapes. The original cassette format—as it was released—survived only partially. Producer Anton Bubenick died shortly after due to an excess of alcohol and cigarettes, and there was legal wrangling involving Alvaro and the owner of the studio. In other words, Reaching for the Masses hardly reached anybody. But one thing is certain—the quality of the music has stood the test of time and sounds as fresh as when it was originally recorded—using only regional musicians from a mainly agricultural area. The recording took about 15 days to be completed." - Hueso.

Artist: ALVARO
Title: 1978
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
13125982394_0aade67e56_h 13125994084_8566721907_b "There are many things that keep this world turning. But certainly one of them is music. Alvaro has exposed here some of his very private collection of songs that does not only make the world turn, but will turn your heart and soul around to the rhythm of mums milk and other human capacities. Wishing you all the best. This is an excellent cassette in excellent technical efficiency and will surely make an excellent present to your Chinese New Year, year of the horse." -- Alvaro the Chilean with the Singing Nose.

“Ltd. to 60 copies and comes in a cute pluche boob thats firm enough to serve any isolation purpose.” - No Basement Is Deep Enough.
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Artist: ALVARO
Title: 25 Years Of Demo Cassettes
Format: CDR
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: Germany
Price: $13.00
18 track compilation of mostly rugged mono cassette recordings that spans the years of 1974 to 1999.
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Artist: ALVARO
Title: 50 Years Alvaro
Format: 7"
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: Germany
Price: $6.00
1993 birthday single, with hand drawn sleeves and photo insert. "Folkexperimentalist and radicalist" - Sounds, W.Germany.

Artist: ALVARO
Title: 8 Fingers
Format: CDR
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: Germany
Price: $9.00
8 recordings from "The Chilean with the singing nose" ranging from 1974 to 2000. The cover art features Alvaros very own finger prints.
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Artist: ALVARO
Title: Drinkin My Own Sperm
Format: CD
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
CD reissue of Alvaros 1977 LP, which was included on the "Nurse With Wound List". "Antonio Narvaez played drums, bombo julero, backing vocals, stones, introduction, laughs, rrrrrrrs, etc. Cathy Williams vocalised on "PALIDO SOL". ALVARO played piano, assorted percussion, pinquillo, double flute, bass, stones, lead vocals, whistle. This is his first LP. Dont worry about the bum notes." - Squeaky Shoes.
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Artist: ALVARO
Title: Hey Taxi Take Me To Heaven/The Steam Of The Kettle
Format: 7"
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: Germany
Price: $10.00
2005 single in an editon of 100 copies.

Artist: ALVARO
Title: Is This Garment Ready
Format: LP
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
1988 LP. " ALVARO: Clavier and Vocals; Giorgos Notaras: Drums; Jens Volk: Bass."
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Artist: ALVARO
Title: Mums Milk Not Powder
Format: LP
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
Original copies of his 1978 LP. "Words & Music: ALVARO PE�?A-ROJAS ANTONIO NARV�?EZ played drums, percussion and washin the dishes sounds. HILDEGARD SCHNEIDER did the recipe for the brown loaf and designed the cover. ALVARO sang, playd the piano, percussion, Faik bass and nose-whistle. RECORDED on location by Olaf Dung/RPM TINY STUDIO, Konstanz, West Germany." - Squeaky Shoes.
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Artist: ALVARO
Title: The Squeak
Format: 7"
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: Germany
Price: $6.00
1989 single.

Artist: ALVARO
Title: The Working Class
Format: LP
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
Original copies of 1979 LP. "All songs written by Alvaro Peña-Rojas This is a solo LP with no overdubs. ALVARO played upright piano, South American double flute, akordion and sang. Recorded by STUDIO OCTOPUS in Bavaria the year the Neo-Nazis bombed Bologna railway-station and Oktober Fest." - Squeaky Shoes.
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Artist: ALVARO
Title: Valparaiso
Format: CDR
Label: Squeaky Shoes
Country: Germany
Price: $9.00
16 tracks from "The Chilean with the singing nose" released in 2004, with Alvaro on piano and vocals, and Jens-Peter Volk on bass.
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Artist: ALVARO
Title: Alvaro In Berlin
Format: 10"
Label: Toaster Im Test
Country: Germany
Price: $13.00
"Recorded live (solo piano and vocals) in Berlin: Institut Unzeit 12.6.1994 und Ex n Pop 17.6.1994 Ein Produkt aus dem Hause TOASTER IM TeSt."
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