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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Armed Courage
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"With nary a praising documentary, coffee table photo book or tribute band to their name, THE DEAD C are nonetheless one of the most respected, longest surviving groups in the history of rock. Still sporting the original band members (MICHAEL MORLEY on guitar / vocals, BRUCE RUSSELL on guitar, ROBBIE YEATS on drums) from their first assemblage in 1987, The Dead Cs renown has a lot to do with their stubborn unwillingness to compromise in any form. With a varied and challenging discography, the band has never released an album requiring later apology. No The Elder. No Diabolus in Musica. No Trans. Each release demands appraisal on its own merits and exists separate from any temporal trends in underground music, save for whatever influence theyve had on others. Armed Courage reaffirms their epochal career. With two side-long tracks, the record epitomizes the elements which elevate The Dead C to a level of worship. Compositions assemble and pivot, colliding new landscapes while undermining their very foundations. The Dead C exists on an intuitive sphere, with music never over-thought, yet rewarding when contemplated." -Ba Da Bing.

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Clyma Est Mort/Tentative Power
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Following the 2008 release of a pair of double-LPs, Ba Da Bing and Jagjaguwar continue their DEAD C reissue project with two new records. Relegated to expensive fodder for eBay bidders until now, Clyma Est Mort can be considered The Dead Cs "Ed Sullivan moment," except it wasnt performed live on network TV-it was recorded in a practice room in Port Chalmers, NZ, in 1992 with the inestimable TOM LAX of Siltbreeze as the sole member of the audience. Since the goal was to make a "fake bootleg" album for release on the mythical Proletariat Idiots Productions label-and in honor of the 13th Floor Elevators-the band dubbed in fake audience noise from a gig by the Renderers. Despite the deliberate incompetence with which this was accomplished, Clyma is often touted as a "live album." This is only true in the sense that the band members were alive when they made it. This double-LP reissue includes Tentative Power, a collection of non-album tracks many consider among the bands best moments. LP stickered with description." -Ba Da Bing
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: DR503 + Sun Stabbed EP
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"The first in a series of DEAD C reissue collaborations between Jagjaguwar and Ba Da Bing, DR503 has been pressed on vinyl for the first time in years, along with the Sun Stabbed EP as a bonus record. Originally released in 1987 (and not to be confused with the releases DR503b or DR503c, which are completely different recordings), DR503 sounded like nothing that came before--a furious pastiche of unrelenting drones, noise and menace. It didnt fit in with the other bands New Zealands venerable Flying Nun was releasing, and it immediately staked a fork in the road, dividing the "New Zealand Pop Sound" from its black sheep brother, "New Zealand Noise." Today, the record still sounds as vicious and vital as when it first went to vinyl, except now perhaps there will be more people ready to appreciate the innovative approach the band took some 21 years ago. This reissue also contains a bonus record of the rare Sun Stabbed EP from the same recording period. With bonus tracks not on the original 7-inch, the recordings from the Sun Stabbed sessions are being released for the first time in their entirety. Release coincides with new album, Secret Earth. Packaged in beautiful gatefold Stoughton jackets." -Ba Da Bing!
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Future Artists
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"In their first new album since 2003s The Damned and last years double-CD greatest hits behemoth, Vain, Erudite and Stupid, New Zealands The Dead C return with another uncompromising realization of the finest rock improvisation youll ever hear. Future Artists contains five tracks of genius drone and barbarous clashing sounds. From the first track, The AMM of Punk Rock through to the last, Garage, their intensity is unyielding, their inventiveness jaw-dropping. Its been twenty years, and The Dead C show no sign of losing their ability to express the surreal and undefined. Long may they prosper." -Ba Da Bing!.

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Future Artists
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"In their first new album since 2003s The Damned and two-CD greatest hits behemoth, Vain, Erudite & Stupid, New Zealands THE DEAD C return with another uncompromising realization of the finest rock improvisation youll ever hear. Future Artists contains five tracks of genius drone and barbarous clashing sounds. From the first track, "The AMM of Punk Rock" through to the last, "Garage," their intensity is unyielding, their inventiveness jaw-dropping. Its been twenty years, and The Dead C show no sign of losing their ability to express the surreal and undefined. Long may they prosper. Features a bonus track-12:30 song called The Prisoners."-Ba Da Bing!

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Max Harris
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Max Harris captures the first recordings THE DEAD C ever made, back in January 1987. Each side displays a different and uniquely raw version of "Max Harris"-reinterpreted both times by a group who can truly say they have never played the same song in any form the same way twice. Anyone who doesnt own one of the original 21 cassette tapes made of these recordings will be hearing them together for the first time. Yes, theyve never been on vinyl before, so maybe one can even say this is the tracks first "real" release. You will be able to feel the slicing tension and drive right through your bones. LP stickered with description." -Ba Da Bing
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Patience
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Patience is both appropriate and inappropriate as a title for the latest release by THE DEAD C-inappropriate because its been only two years since the last album, which in Dead C Time is but the flicker of a candle; appropriate since the key to enjoying their sounds is willingness to sit down, listen and let the music take over your mind. These four unforgiving and intense tracks will not be confused with the work of any other band. Recorded in Dunedin over the Southern summer of 2009/10, Patience captures a restless band that never settles into any form. The trio of MICHAEL MORLEY, BRUCE RUSSELL and ROBBIE YEATS makes their improvised music sound like the most substantial ever recorded, no matter in what direction they go. Here, vocal-less, thick and thundering electric drones compound and retreat like a Pacific Ocean of noise. Morley once again provides the artwork and continues in his color palatte of late. Its circular, flowery texture provides the perfect mandala for contemplation while lost within the deep meditations that Patience inspires." - Ba Da Bing.

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Patience
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Patience is both appropriate and inappropriate as a title for the latest release by THE DEAD C-inappropriate because its been only two years since the last album, which in Dead C Time is but the flicker of a candle; appropriate since the key to enjoying their sounds is willingness to sit down, listen and let the music take over your mind. These four unforgiving and intense tracks will not be confused with the work of any other band. Recorded in Dunedin over the Southern summer of 2009/10, Patience captures a restless band that never settles into any form. The trio of MICHAEL MORLEY, BRUCE RUSSELL and ROBBIE YEATS makes their improvised music sound like the most substantial ever recorded, no matter in what direction they go. Here, vocal-less, thick and thundering electric drones compound and retreat like a Pacific Ocean of noise. Morley once again provides the artwork and continues in his color palatte of late. Its circular, flowery texture provides the perfect mandala for contemplation while lost within the deep meditations that Patience inspires.Vinyl pressing of 1000 copies, includes free digital download coupon." - Ba Da Bing
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Relax Fallujah - Hell Has Come
Format: 7"
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Limited to 1000 copies, Relax Fallujah coincides with THE DEAD Cs double-CD retrospective Vain, Erudite and Stupid: Selected Works 1987-2005, also on Ba Da Bing! Side A is brutal, never-released version of "Power" from the bands archives. The B-Side serves up their most famous song (especially after it was covered by the likes of Yo La Tengo and The Rogers Sisters, among others), for those who finally want to hear it on glorious vinyl." - Ba Da Bing!
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Secret Earth
Format: CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"The elegance of howling guitar noise was fully realized when THE DEAD C appeared. For over twenty years now, the trio has continually redefined what rock music is and can sound like, and have inspired Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Wolf Eyes, and Comets On Fire, not to mention the current fertile underground noise scene. The Dead C is the ultimate blues band. But rather than departing from the heartfelt singing of the African-American South, they express the tenants of alienation in society with unrelenting force-a focused soundtrack to accompany Knut Hamsun novels, Samuel Beckett plays, and Ingmar Bergman films. MICHAEL MORLEYs monotonic vocal moan anchors the inherent isolation of our modern world--nothing is more earnest, nothing sounds so lost. Along the axis of The Dead Cs recordings, Secret Earth sounds like it was created between Eusa Kills and Harsh 70s Reality. It contains a straightforward (for them) expression of sound, while continually pushing their vast improvisational techniques into a realm of subconscious genius. To coincide with this release, the band will be playing rare, select shows around the US in mid-October. They have not been to the east coast in over a decade, and will be visiting some places theyve never been (cheers, Seattle). LP version coming." -Ba Da Bing!

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Secret Earth
Format: LP
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The elegance of howling guitar noise was fully realized when THE DEAD C appeared. For over twenty years now, the trio has continually redefined what rock music is and can sound like, and have inspired Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Wolf Eyes, and Comets On Fire, not to mention the current fertile underground noise scene. The Dead C is the ultimate blues band. But rather than departing from the heartfelt singing of the African-American South, they express the tenants of alienation in society with unrelenting force-a focused soundtrack to accompany Knut Hamsun novels, Samuel Beckett plays, and Ingmar Bergman films. MICHAEL MORLEYs monotonic vocal moan anchors the inherent isolation of our modern world--nothing is more earnest, nothing sounds so lost. Along the axis of The Dead Cs recordings, Secret Earth sounds like it was created between Eusa Kills and Harsh 70s Reality. It contains a straightforward (for them) expression of sound, while continually pushing their vast improvisational techniques into a realm of subconscious genius. To coincide with this release, the band will be playing rare, select shows around the US in mid-October. They have not been to the east coast in over a decade, and will be visiting some places theyve never been (cheers, Seattle). In addition, Ba Da Bing is teaming up this fall with Jagjaguwar to reissue their two essential Flying Nun albums from the eighties-DR503 and Eusa Kills." -Ba Da Bing!
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Vain, Erudite and Stupid: Selected Works 1987-2005
Format: Double CD
Label: Ba Da Bing
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"With a catalogue that oscillates between subverting traditional song structures and stomping out and obliterating the very notion, New Zealands MICHAEL MORLEY, BRUCE RUSSELL and ROBBIE YEATS have continually made the most crushing, expansive and intelligent rock noise ever to be heard. The trio have been creating the greatest of squalls for twenty years now, and to mark the anniversary, Ba Da Bing is proud to present this double CD retrospective, with tracks hand-picked by the band members themselves, collecting old and new faves and out-of-print rarities. This release serves long-time fans and the curious alike, as chances are few people have heard everything on these discs. The band chose critical highlights as well as material they felt deserved wider exposure. While classics like "Constellation," "Power," and "Bitcher" are present, so are obscurities like "Mighty" from their Forced Exposure 7-inch, "All Channels Open" from the limited, double-disc DC record and "3 Years" from the Xpressway Pile-Up compilation. The real thrill is listening to the bands development over time, from the deconstructed skeletal rock of their early output to the eventual, cosmic marriage of reason and squalor that is as crushing as it is indescribable." - Ba Da Bing!.

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Trouble
Format: Double LP
Label: Ba Da Bing!
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Gatefold sleeve. "Every time I hear their recordings, Im reminded that they are one of the greatest rock bands to ever pick up a guitar and attempt to play it wrong. Listening to The Dead C causes me to think differently. It brings up emotions with which Im otherwise unfamiliar. It strikes to the essence of my being and reveals what otherwise remains hidden. I take solace in knowing that one out of every thirty of you reading this know exactly what Im talking about. On the spectrum of The Dead Cs sound output, Trouble could very well be seen as springing from the same realm as the massive Driver UFO, one of the bands greatest tracks ever, off Harsh 70s Reality. Theres a youthful aggression here, a churning anger, deadened by pounding drone. Much like H70s, this record serves as a gateway drug -- if you were ever looking for an album to play to a newbie curious about experimental rock, this would be it. The visceral strength of their performance trembles out of the speakers. The magnificence of their stamina survives each album side." - Ben Goldberg, Ba Da Bing.

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Palisades
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
“This single by New Zealands most overly-prolific trio is taken from the sessions for their upcoming double LP on Ba Da Bing. Forthcoming non-selections recorded live in an empty bar in Port Chalmers, and produced by the band as all their records are. Nothing much changes in the Dead Cs world, it just all happens again and again in the same way. Who could ask for more?
200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 45rpm.” - I Dischi Del Barone.
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: New Electric Music
Format: CD
Label: Language Recordings
Country: New Zealand
Price: $15.50
Repressed. "Recorded during the period September 1999 - October 2000 and mixed in early 2001, this represents the twentieth long player release by The Dead C. Stepping further out into the universe of the song, they have again crafted an antidote for the very idea of rock music. Unlike their double cd from 2000, this release does include vocals, and certain pieces were even showcased at their All Tomorrows Parties show in Los Angeles in March of this year. Stripped and minimal, the sound could easily be referred to as their pre-California period. Morley, Russell and Yeats are currently working on their next release which sets to further extend their investigations into lazy." - Language Recordings.
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: World Peace Hope Et Al
Format: CD
Label: Shock
Country: UK
Price: $14.00
"14 tracks spanning 1988-1993: 65 minutes of largely unheard and absolutely essential transmissions of happiness & joy from New Zealands finest..." - Shock.
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Harsh 70s Reality
Format: Double LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Originally seeing the light of day in April of 1992, Harsh 70s Reality was not just a high water mark for that year, but for the ages. Technically this was the bands fourth long-play outing, and as a double-album, it followed (and was ever so slightly informed by) two formidable juggernauts that preceeded it: Twin Infinitives and Lake. But it was Harsh 70s Reality that left the decade stronger and more resonant than it came in. People say that rock music died with the passing of Kurt Cobain. But THE DEAD C slaughtered it in its sleep with this tremendous set of grinding thud. It is in every sense the ultimate post-rock album. To hear it is to understand why one scribe back in the day referred to their sound as "a garbage truck backing over the abyss." A legendary release from a legendary band on a legendary label. 20th anniversary edition of 1,000, this time with proper gatefold sleeve. Restored to the full length of the original vinyl release (no omitted tracks as on the CD). Fully remastered for optimal volume levels on all tracks-no editing, compression, equalization or normalization; just removal of random, transient, high-level clicks. Includes digital download card." -Siltbreeze.
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Repent
Format: CD
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Another churning, stormy sea of guitar noise-ambience and feedback textures from Mr. Morley and friends, recorded in 1996. Quasi-structural at times, at others dissolving into complete, fractured chaos." - Siltbreeze. Out of print. Paste-on sleeves
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Trap Door Fucking Exit
Format: CD
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Tusk
Format: CD
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $13.00

Artist: DEAD C
Title: Whitehouse
Format: CD
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: Whitehouse
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
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Artist: DEAD C
Title: The Damned
Format: CD
Label: Starlight Furniture Company
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Over the last 17 years, The Dead C have produced some of the most strident, uncompromising and downright nasty rock screech to exit from their homeland of New Zealand, without sacrificing an ounce of the grace and finesse required of tamers of gigantic, wild sandworms. Their eighteen full-length albums and numerous seven-inch singles have garnered worldwide respect from vertebrates and invertebrates alike. The Dead Cs improvised noise rock verges on disintegration with a trademark hazy disorientation, invariably evoking hypnotic and heavy moods. But The Dead C are no bummer. They have always sought liberation from shallow and easy rock conventions; amid the murk of cardboard box guitars, underwater vocals, and ramshackle drumming, a new consciousness emerges. The recognizable, sullen strumming, mumbling and lyrical ennui of painter and educator Michael Morley (also known for his solo work as Gate), anchored by percussionist Robbie Yeats and punctuated by the atonal bursts of writer and Corpus Hermeticum label boss Bruce Russell (also known for his solo work as A Handful of Dust), coalesce in a solid front that mocks the efforts of schmaltz-peddling hacks." - Starlight Furniture.

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