Borbetomagus - Buncha Hair That Long

1992 CD by the greatest power trio since Rush. Tracks recorded live in Tennessee, Ohio and a final hometown scorcher live at CBGB's, supposedly a cover of "Blue Jay Way". Very funny, you guys.

Borbetomagus - Buncha Hair That Long


Hair Stylistics - The Inner Toilet

Welcome to my world, won't you come on in? No. It's a lock-down. What the fuck we're you even thinking? Man, I really need a lie-down.

A below most people's radar self-released / Boid CDr from 2017.

now wash your hands ... and don't be a fucking racist


Crank Sturgeon - Crank Sturgeon Has Meat Jacket

As a vegetarian, I prefer plant-based outer garments. Inside my head, this is what the Rt Honorable Sturgeon of Crank hears when he watches The Walking Dead.

The lock-down you say? Yeah, everything is fine. I haven't really erm ...

C30 released on Readymades Tapes in 2015.

Full Meat Jacket


Pop Culture Rape Victim - A Means To A Beginning

A reasonably early Matt Taggart pummeling that society is now ready to accept with a version of abandon.

A self-released CDr from 2003.

welcome to the pop song of the future because there is nothing left ... is anybody receiving me


Emil Beaulieau - A Punch In The Face

It's only a matter of time ... practice your technique!

CDr from 1993 courtesy of somebody's RRRecord label.

Let's go out and see what we see ... it's nearly enough, enough for me


Hair Stylistics - Red Hair From Hell

We've all met them.

Another self-released CDr from 2018.

Red Hair From Hell


Crank Sturgeon - Gonna Have A Whole Hand In The Platter

Welcome to the always deliriously inventive world of the Crank Sturgeon!

C22 released on Anti-Everything in 2008.

he's got the whole world in his platter


Emil Beaulieau - That Velvet Touch

Ruined loops and pitched penetration on this 7" from RRRecords in 1986.

That Velvet Touch


Hair Stylistics - Babylon Zimbabwe

Another magical missive from Masaya that is not on Bandcamp and isn't listed on Discogs.

A self-released / Boid CDr from 2018.

Babylon Zimbabwe


The Rita / PCRV - They Can Breathe In The Murky Fresh Water

Two people who you should all be familiar with already doing what you should already know they do brilliantly.

C60 released on Dada Drumming in 2005.

feeding time


Emil Beaulieau - Abusing The Little Ones

This is Lord Lessard Of Lowell using some of the legendary Murder Series themed 7"s that were released on Self Abuse Records in 1997. Unsurprisingly, it's very good.

Originally an LP released on Self Abuse Records in 2003, this is the CDr reissue courtesy of Nefarious Activities a decade later.

Just face the truth or fund the farse ...


Hair Stylistics - 200

I think it's fair to say that Masaya Nakahara (along with John Olson) is our exemplar of meaningful creativity. An apparently ceaseless stream of releases where the themes might change but the quality almost never drops below brilliant ... and even a perceived lowering of the standard is a very personal decision that is wide open to criticism. We know that he regularly records a whole bunch of CDrs and walks into his local record stores and hands them over for sale. This means three things: there are huge holes in his discography because we don't know him; we don't work behind those record counters so never get the chance; we can't afford the prices that the same scalpers offer them up for on discogs.

Slightly confusingly, he has two bandcamp pages going ... this one sort of stopped but then a different one appeared recently that offers up an avalanche of recent savant imaginings.

If I ever find any of those missing pieces of the Hair Stylistics puzzle then I will share at every opportunity until I drop dead.

This is a self-released / Boid CDr from 2017 that isn't on discogs and isn't on bandcamp or apparently anywhere else ... in the world.

fantastic day


Pop Culture Rape Victim / Crank Sturgeon - Abe Lincoln Towncar

My two favourite Matt's in the world together on one tape. Trust me, not everyone with a metal colander for a helmet is a genius but one of them definitely is.

A C96 jointly self-released in 2005 in an edition of 71.

Abe Lincoln Towncar


Deutsche Anarchisten Taumeln Benommen Einen Schritt Zur Seite ‎- Jubiläumsplatte

A strange double 7" was released in 2003 in a run of 200 copies by Kernkach, a label that started out doing collector-bait small-run vinyl editions of music from ultra-obscure German synth-pop cassettes (the sort posted regularly by the indispensable Tape Attack blog). The label did a very nice series of compilation 7"s called "2 Hemden und 2 Hosen" and some worthwhile reissues of material by Fröhliche Eiszeit, Sütterlin, Ich, Kunstler Treu & Hoffnung & Psyche before turning their attention to contemporary German bands influenced by the oldsters' style.

This double single by Deutsche Anarchisten Taumeln Benommen Einen Schritt Zur Seite seems to contain one 7" of mid-80s music and one of the duo's more recent recordings, but I'm not entirely sure. If anyone out there can read German and divine more information from the liner notes, kindly enlighten us in the comments. Meanwhile, fans of DAF (RIP Gabi Delgado-Lopez...), Liaisons Dangerouses or Alu will enjoy this strange little artifact.

Deutsche Anarchisten Taumeln Benommen Einen Schritt Zur Seite ‎- Jubiläumsplatte


PCRV + Armenia - Mundanismo Retóric

Matt Taggart and Leonardo Sabatto doing what they do extremely well.

It's a CDr released on Bizarre Audio Arts that won't appear on a typical search ...

Mundanismo Retóric


Armenia / Crack Fierce - Split

... and without further ado:

C60 that was jointly released on Bizarre Audio Arts and United Syndicate in 1997.

Armenia / Crack Fierce


Noise-Maker's Fifes - Soirée Dansante

This self-published CD came out in 1995 It documents the group's soundtrack to a dance performance. The great Adam Bohman, of Morphogenesis and Bohman Brothers, guests on a couple of tracks.

Noise-Maker's Fifes - Soirée Dansante


Molester - Our Kids, Our Business

Molester is the work of Hitoshi Imura. On this release you get "dirty voice with harsh noise & power electronics using analog electronics and some bizarre equipments". It's very enjoyable. He ran the apparently short-lived Chi Omega Institute label that put out some great things ... including a split with Cracksteel that I have never found and is one of those holy grail type things for me. He seems to have just got on with real life (whatever that is) but he still occupies an alcove inside my brain.

CDr released on Chi Omega Institute in 2008.

... and I will stay with you until you die ...


The Plague Bells - Hyfrydols One

Ding. Dong.

A CDr released on American Tapes in 2004 ... it's AM349 btw.

Hyfrydols One


The Plague Bells - Hydrofils Two

John Olson only recorded twice under The Plague Bells name. Eventually it was bound to become prescient ... unless he knew something? No obviously not, it's just another completely singular and brilliant insight into his velvety interior

CDr released on American Tapes in 2004 ... it's AM 361 btw.

Hydrofils Two