Caroliner Rainbow Hernia Milk Queen - Rear End Hernia Puppet Show

Caroliner (the band name changes on each record to something beginning "Caroliner Rainbow..." and then appends non-sequiturs) has historically revolved around a San Francisco trash collector called Grux and a rotating cast of dayglo enablers that has included Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger), Dame Darcy, members of Deerhoof, Loachfillet, Fat Worm of Error, World of Pooh, Faxed Head, Rubber-o-Cement, and who knows who or what else. This is their debut LP, released in 1985. It infamously came in a used pizza box stuffed with photocopied art and actual garbage. No two copies were alike and no other band is like Caroliner.

A note about the sound quality: there isn't any. This music was recorded poorly, pressed cheaply, and ripped as well as one could hope for under the circumstances. Accept the no-fi nastiness as an inseparable quality of the gestalt. If you think this sounds like trash (and it does), know that a later Caroliner album ("Rings on the Awkward Shadow") was supposedly first recorded onto wax cylinder and then pressed to bargain-quality vinyl, and that album sounds markedly worse.

Caroliner Rainbow Hernia Milk Queen ‎– Rear End Hernia Puppet Show


GRK. 14 August 2018 at 13:47  

My first Caroliner. The box had pages from a '50s veterinary magazine inside it & a pamphlet of a religious service at a church in Waco.

GRK. 14 August 2018 at 19:05  

Oh, & Rings on the Awkward Shadow was originally a multitrack job, but they bounced the whole thing onto a wire spool recording machine.

Mrs. Inside 21 August 2018 at 11:03  

GRK: thank you for clarifying about the lack of clarity!