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Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: Cocain Spyders
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"The second volume in this exciting series by this wastoid troupe from the buckeye state is even better than the first. While the highly popular Volume One introduced the band as the parole boards answer to the Cherry Blossoms, Volume Two: Cocain Spyders (the misspelling is the bands) finds the group more stoned, introspective and deliberate, with oscillators, delay drones, horns, and high pitched feedback squeals taking the place of more traditional instruments. Singer Kristy is, as ever, center stage, singing beautifully harrowing misfit tales of lonely strangers, train wrecks and dreams fading away. Volume Two also features what is perhaps, in our opinion, the quintessential Wild Gunmen track thus far - an untitled jam near the middle of the disc begins like any other paranormal WG track, until Kristy nonchalantly takes a break from singing to audibly converse with her captive party guests about sex and cocain(e), while Witt and Ron, undaunted, lock into a supremely fucked clarinet / guitar duet that sounds like a moonlight meeting between Rafael Toral and Little Howlin Wolf. When Kristy decides to begin singing again, the track only gets weirder, stretching out over several parts and nearly fifteen minutes like a lost ESP side or perhaps the music the guy who left the desperate answering machine message at the beginning of Charalambides Market Square might have made. As if all of this werent enough, Volume Two also includes the soon-to-be-punk-classic "(Ive Got A) Washboard (For A Stomach)." This is the second in what we hope will be a long running series of releases by Wild Gunmen on Mad Monk, but each one could be the last - word has it a few of the band members are dead set against these releases - so treasure and cherish every minute while it lasts!" - Mad Monk.

Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: End Ov The World
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Were pretty thrilled to offer up the third volume in this series of CDRs by Wild Gunmen. End Ov the World is our favorite of the bunch, because it offers the expected - chaotic wastoid jams, cacaphonous raging, and crude acoustic punk ditties - along with the entirely unexpected - essentially, the albums untitled 12 minute closer, which is by far the best thing the band has ever done. "12" is a monstrous piece of low bass tones, disembodied vocal samples, ominous cascading noise, spooky backward effects, and singer Kristys deadpan voice (sample lyric: "I hate being raped every day / every day that I live I am raped / Everybody rapes me every day / do you know what its like to be raped every day?"). Scary shit. This track is unlike anything else in the WG discography, sounding like a cross between Consumer Electronics Teenage Nuremberg and "Revolution 9" for a post-Mullholland Drive world. There are other highlights as well, like the Godz-style punk of "Up Your Ass" (featuring rare lead vocals by either Ron or Witt), and a nearly lucid cover of "Folsom Prison Blues," complete with train whistle sound effects. Elsewhere, banjos collide with saxophones, guitars feed back mercilessly against found audio, chaos reigns. If youre new to Wild Gunmen, this is the place to start." - Mad Monk

Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: Volume One
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"I was introduced to the music of Wild Gunmen by Russ Waterhouse, who handed me a tape wrapped in silver foil and told me Id love it. He was right, and I immediately wrote to main Gunman Witt, just telling him how much I liked his band. He wrote me back immediately, promising "years" of more music, and telling me Id better get ready, because this was some serious shit. He explained that the band - a trio - were bad on the biz end because they were all saddled with being drug addicts and had also been dealt the unfortunate blow of all being born under the sign of Libra (???). He also told me that two of the members were former FM radio DJs on Cincinnatis WAIF. A few days later, a package arrived containing three unmarked 90 minute cassettes, and a handwritten letter. The letter featured color copies of a sexy drummer who, Witt explained, was dead now, and another photo of a very young girl who Witt claimed to have taken to see GG Allin. The letter, rife with more references to the copious amount of drugs the band takes, quotes from South Park, and casual boasting, was still not enough to prepare me for the amazingly twisted sounds contained on the tape. Eerie acoustic blues, with oscillator and other various noises, super confessional lyrics sung by what sounds like the demon spawn of Jandeks gal Nancy and Niagara, and the unmistakable sound of several fucked up adults getting together to rock out in a self-described drug infested nut house. This one is hard to explain, and frankly, Im at a loss - a very authentic psychedelic nightmare that may be a little too real people for its own good. Of all the amazing shit coming out of Cowtown lately (and there is a LOT!) this is some of the most fried by far. Some of it maybe sounds a little like Sam Esh? I dont know, man. Anyway, this is the first of what we hope will be many releases of Wild Gunmen material on Mad Monk. We are super excited to share this with the world! I asked Witt to send me cover art and song titles, and he told me to "just make them up, cause no one here can ever agree on them...our singer Kristy is a drug addict...half the time I just want to kill her. And surprise us and cook up your own design for a CD cover - title it anything you want." Okay, then! Only 150 copies, hurry!"- Mad Monk
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Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: Wild Gunmen
Format: Cass
Label: White Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Rarely documented but legendary, decades-spanning Cincinnati OH country/drug combo. Witt, Kristy, Iovae and other miscreants...Best served toasted." - White Tapes
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