Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Crawling With Tarts - Bled Es Siba (Part One)

Michael Gendreau and Suzanne Dycus-Gendreau have been making music as Crawling With Tarts since sometime in the mid-80's. They were a big part of the "Cassette Culture" scene, and their tapes from that era really stand out. Later on in the 90's they turned into more of a Mills College academic style of music, putting out CD's of cutup opera 78's and double singles of motor sounds. Not really that exciting compared to this stuff.

I am giving you my favorite tape here, less song oriented than some of the others that I will post later. This is the first tape in a double set, unfortunately I do not have the second one. Long, utterly alien tracks that sound like being inside of some creepy hive of insects. Truly unique and highly recommended.

Side 1

Side 2

(reupped on 3/1/11)

Friday, November 24, 2006

Pussy Galore - Exile On Main Street

This tape was supposedly a response to Sonic Youth's musings about recording a cover version of The Beatles' "White Album". Circa 1987, cassette only. An abridged version was released on LP but I can't tell whether or not it's a bootleg even though I own a copy. This version is complete, except perhaps for a bit at the end (even I can't tell), and is a copy of an original tape. Encoded via LAME just for you, dear listener.

Next up we will be getting back to our roots with some rare tapes by Crawling With Tarts, much more interesting than their more recent output!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Cravats - In Toytown

Some newer blogs have been putting up various neat-o obscurities from the mighty Cravats, aka The Babymen, aka DCL Locomotive, aka The Very Things. Thanks to all of you!

Here is the first Cravats LP, released on Small Wonder Records around 1980. An anthology reissue is forthcoming on Overground Records, buy it!