Found this catalog in a collection we bought at work, I think it’s from 1977. My favorite things here are the t-shirts, who knew there were Foosball shirts? Please remember that the Crazy ONE DOLLAR DIRIGIBLE is not valid for t-shirts. [CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE]
Cheap Time-Slow Variety
In a year of great albums, Tennessee trio Cheap Time and their newest album Exit Smiles (In The Red records) might have slipped through the cracks. This could slot in nicely with what’s going on out in San Francisco (Ty Segall, Oh Sees, etc). Garage rock shot through with early english punk and glam.
The Hills-Bring Me Sand
Spacey Swedish krautrock psych. This is from a reissue of their second album Master Sleeps (Rocket Records, 2013). It originally came out in 2011 and quickly went out of print. I was late to this band, thanks to the guys from Goat for turning me onto this. The Hills also came out with a live album this year on the Cardinal Fuzz label, which is a really good label for psych.
Apache Dropout-Quaaludes ’68
I got to this in a kind of roundabout way. I read something by Everett True about Thee Open Sex (from Bloomington Indiana), a psych band not unlike a stripped down version of The Black Angels and it was really good. Apache Dropout is their sister band and it’s a lot more garagey. This is from their album Bubblegum Graveyard (2012, Trouble in Mind).
While going through a collection of albums we just bought at work, I found a bunch of old local flyers, etc. The customer who bought the record (a completely trashed, unplayable copy of the Fatal Rage LP) that these were in was kind enough to let me scan the stuff in it. I know this post is super obscure and local and the title “Small Scene” is from Dirge record, not Fatal Rage. [click on image to enlarge]
A.H. Kraken-Gianna Michaels
French noiseniks A.H. Kraken and their tribute to porn actress Gianna Michaels. From their 2008 single on Sweet Rot records. Loud, dumb, noisy, shit. Huzzah! [click on arrow thing to listen]