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Artist: KOGAN, FRANK
Title: Stars Vomit Coffee Shop
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"originally self-released in 1984 , Frank Kogans "Stars Vomit Coffee Shop" compiles his work with the groups Red Dark Sweet [with Charlotte Pressler of Pressler-Morgan , Andrew Klimeyk of X___X , Donna Ratajczak , & Rick Brown , now of 75 Dollar Bill)] & The Pillowmakers [with Stefano Arata , Carol Meinke , formerly of the Rentals , & Jack Freud] as well as the solo aftermath following his exit from the former & the dissolution of the latter . the context is thick and Frank can tell it better than me , so see the liners below (Frank has at this point written in words more extensively than in music & thats another past to plumb , for example the journal "Stranded" which he helped put together with Robin Crutchfield & Luc Sante) . I love SVCS ... if Frank failed (so he says in the liners) at what he was trying to do musically , he succeeded in compiling one of the most listenable & varied documents of the late-70s/early-80s NYC-Ohio underground (scare-quotes used here as a knock-on-wood gesture) axis , in itself a glowing & inscrutable silt facet of punk music history that has until now largely resisted the revitalization initiatives of cultural valorization , & the memory of which is preserved primarily by its participants & some decaying , mind-bending wax & plastic" - OSR

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