Live At CBGB 1986
(Roaratorio - ROAR30) 7-inch $7.25
These archival recordings from the NYC punk club capture a moment in time when free jazz got its first chance since Detroit’s Grande Ballroom ca. 1968 to organically meld with sheer metalesque maelstrom. The twisted, thrashing power chords and shrieking licks of Dissipated Face guitarist Kurt “Hologram” Ralske, fueled by the throbbing rhythms of Steve “X Dream” Popkin and Ben “Face” Munves, who alternated on bass and drums, blend with special guest saxophonist Carter’s cathartic alto wail. Cover artwork by Raymond Pettibon.