PTA's - New Songs

 

1981 7" of scratchy and angular, minimalist post-punk by a band whose time to get rediscovered is now. PTA's were a Japanese answer to Delta 5, Kleenex or Raincoats. Simple songs, played with efficient amateurish vigor 

PTA's - New Songs

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Caroliner - Living Proof Of The 1800's




Remember those times when chaos was fun because it was created by intelligent people? Well, it's not too late to reclaim the frazzled synapses and vote Trump and his inbred parasitic unutterables out of office ... hhhmmm, I might need to work on that ... not sure it will pass muster in Florida ...

Anyway, Caroliner floated across to Japan and played to entusiatic incredulity and then those lovely Japanese insurrectionists released it as a VHS on Augen just as video tapes were becoming obselete.

Exactly as it should be.

reclaim the chaos

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Static Effect - Dead Game In Any Weather




So carve your non-capitalist pumpkins to this and play it to your neighbours via their drainpipes. It's the sound of the monsters hiding under AFX's bed when he was a kid. Well not really ... it's Mikhail Bohonus and Randy Greif but it's still witchcraft I tell ye!

"These recordings were performed spontaneously and were unrehearsed. There are no song titles."

C94 released on Randy's Swinging Axe Productions in 1989.

by all weather necessary

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Monostadt 3 - Experiment 7.3

 

Recorded live at Churchill's on "January 32nd, 1943". Huh? Released as a CD by Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers in 1998.

Monostadt 3 - Experiment 7.3

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Monostadt 3 - Beyond the Rim

 


First album by Adris Hoyos (of Harry Pussy) with Priya Ray and Robert Price (of Kreamy 'Lectric Santa), all from Miami, Florida. Released as a tape by Union Pole in 1996. 


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Moon☥Mama - 幸せの可視




Again this is Higashi Mineko (aka Pika). It's a lovely and random thing that always makes me smile.

I was asked to post this. Yeah, not a problem. So I searched to see if it was available for sale ... and here it is. So the rip I was going to post wasn't mine but is the same as the list on discogs. The Riot Season I've pointed you towards has another almost hour of live material and it is really really good. I bought the physical copy last night that gives me the immediate download. So ... I didn't know about it and I've been on the Riot Season mailing list for years and buy from him regularly (mostly vinly preorders because ... yknow). I am even the proud owner of a Riot Season T-Shirt (hard to explain ... WWI soldier in a gas mask riding a bike with speakers hanging off the handlebars ... something like that). You know, sometimes I wonder if I didn't digress would I actually have anything to say. Luckily I quickly realise that I was never arsed in the first place and rapidly lose interest.

Anyway, I digress. The Riot Season release is down to single figures. There is no digital option and there won't be. I also won't be posting it ... ever ... if it matters to you then buy it now because when it is gone it's gone.

Oh yeah ... this is a CD released on Moonlight Records in 2007.

give the drummer some

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va - Wanna Buy A Bridge? (A Rough Trade Compilation of Singles)

 

Another absolute classic compilation, this 1981 LP of Rough Trade post-punk singles needs to be in everyone's collection if it isn't there already. Spizz Energi, Stiff Little Fingers, Kleenex, Slits, Robert Wyatt, Delta 5, TV Personalities, Scritti Politti, Cabaret Voltaire, Young Marble Giants, Raincoats, Essential Logic, Swell Maps. 

va - Wanna Buy A Bridge? (A Rough Trade Compilation of Singles)

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Gender Sabotage - Mr. Trump As Filth Pig




So you know the off-shore concentration camp where people were kept illegally and tortured with "Enter Sandman" on a 24/7 basis to destroy their will?

Irresective of that, I have to admit that anything played by that vanity shitbox should be illegal anyway ... but, finally, here's the payback!

The world doesn't have too long left and we can't rely on nearly more than half of the people in a couple of places in (frankly) the middle of nowhere who can be arsed to vote in the first place determine all of our futures. Apparently it's a mature and sophisticated democracy ... etc etc ... but c'mon WTF, enough is enough!

So here's the plan ... if you are in the proximity of the White House or Sean Hannity or Tucker Carlson or anybody who thinks that a global pandemic is a conspiracy ... then play this into their faces at maximum volume. Constantly. Then do it again. Soon everything will become slightly less shit than it is now and we can search thesauruses for heart-warming equivalents for "aspiration" and "hope". Then we can settle back and accept that there is no hope and aspiration is a capitalist illusion.

Of course, this is the work of Richard Ramirez. He is clearly well ahead of the work of the FBI and published the live action photos quite some time ago. This is an eight CDr boxset that he released on his own Room 2A label in 2014 and it came in an edition of 10. Richard still has one for sale and I asked him and he said I could post mine. That's because he is "just" a really nice human being.

Anyway ...

and the psychopath cried “pee pee pee!”

all the way to jail

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Pika × 勝井祐二 × 大友良英 - Sun・Ra・New




Higashi Mineko, Yuji Katsui and Otomo Yoshihide. Yeah, three legends. No introduction needed and all of that. Utterly magnificent and describing it further is live action oxymoronism. You'll hear what I mean.

CD released on Telegraph Records in 2016.

Sun・Ra・New

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va - Noise Kills Punk Dead

 


Strange compilation CD of short stupid noise scum tracks by unknown nobodies like Fallopian Tube Steaks w/ Beer, Urban Jungle Series, Dienstag, All Mouth No Trousers... and a few somebodies: MSBR, Government Alpha, The Brutum Fulmen, ST-37, Antimatter, Evolution Control Committee, Magmax. Released by a short-lived label called Opulence! in 1999. 


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va - Garbage Sandwich


Absolute classic 1992 double cassette compilation from Beast 666 Tapes (later 777 Was 666) with cover art by Trevor Brown and tracks by Masonna, Incapacitants, Hijokaidan, Jojo Hiroshige, Masomania (that's Masonna + Solmania if you're too dim to have worked that out on your own), Grey Wolves, Smog (yes, Bill Callahan!), Con-Dom, Smegma, John Murphy, Schloss Tegal and lots of Yamatsuka Eye one-offs with funny names. 

va - Garbage Sandwich

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Joe Jones - Xylophone

 

Recording from 1976, released as a CD by ? Records in 2003. 


Joe Jones - Xylophone

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Oni - Sunwave Heart




This is a wonderful release from Takemasa Mayūmi. I almost don't want to post it because it feels like a private conversation that I am letting you listen to. Imagine Kristin Hersh's finest moments ... yes it really is that good and maybe better.

There is a CDr from a couple of years earlier that I want to hear before I die but ah well, never mind.

CD released on ハヤシライスレコード in 2010.

Sunwave Heart

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Pikacyu★Makoto - Live In San Francisco




A match that makes complete sense ...

A self-released CDr from 2011 that briefly decorated a few mersh tables.

Live In San Francisco

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Joe Jones - Solar Music

 


Recording from 1983 by the Fluxus giant Joe Jones, released as a CD by ? Records in 2000 and long OOP.

Joe Jones - Solar Music

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Acid Mothers Afrirampo - We Are Acid Mothers Afrirampo




The core Mothers of Kawabata Makoto, Higashi Hiroshi and Tsuyama Atsushi alongside Higashi Mineko and Takemasa Mayūmi. It seems rude not to ...

An interstellar CD released on Acid Mothers Temple in 2005.

Acid Mothers Afrirampo

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The Azusa Plane - America Is Dreaming Of Universal String Theory

 

This is the Azusa Plane album that gets the most play around here. It's a double CD of bleak, minimal guitar feedback and wavering tones. Not a lot happens, but it takes a long time to (not) do it. Released by Colorful Clouds for Acoustics in 1998. Fans of Xpressway non-fidelity not-rock, take notice!

The Azusa Plane - America Is Dreaming Of Universal String Theory

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The Azusa Plane - Result Dies With The Worker

 


Azusa's live album is brutish & energetic rock-like noise, recorded on stage in Philadelphia, Washington DC, London, Baltimore, and Providence. Released as a CD by Colorful Clouds for Acoustics in 1999. 

The Azusa Plane - Result Dies With The Worker

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Asshole Blues Players - Teenage Power Mother Fucker Kick It !!!




Speaking of the f word ... overdriven fuzzed up garage rockers who occasionally get too melodic but largely stay on the right side of indecency.

CD EP released on タナカ•ヒロシ in 1998.

Kick Out The Marmalade Melon Farmers

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Afrirampo - We Are Uchu No Ko




I was planning a series of posts in a completely different direction ... and whilst doing so I was listening to this again (for the first time in quite a while) and I'd semi-forgotten how much fun this is.

Sorry for using the f word in these straitened times.

Double CD released on Supponpon Record and Disk Union in 2010.

It's not MP3. If that's an issue for you then let me know and I'll give you the email address of somebody who gives a shit.

No

Ko

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