THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282

Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner's Celebrity Avalanche

(Communion - COMM53) Used CD $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

TFUL282’s final studio album from 2001 melds the ugly beauty of avant rock with peppy little nard-kicking melodies. Faux operettas suddenly transform into ground-to-a-halt shanties at the wrong speed; whale songs spontaneously corrupt themselves and become cries of harpooned whales; stockcar guitar riffs fishtail across bluegrass mirages; between debased jingles that have college radio station ID written all over them and chilly tinklers that could have been lifted directly from an hilarious new episode of Star Trek, backward Carnaby Street melodies battle like simultaneously occurring concept albums by the Swell Maps, Pere Ubu and… hell, name someone, Motörhead.

THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282

Lovelyville

(Matador) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

The power of hectic clamors harnessed. The massiveness of songs by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 is equaled by an underlying melancholy. Despite the screaming vocals, they still sound mellow, but never so listless as to be unable to get weird, eerie, and magnificent. From 1991. Sealed

THINKING FELLERS UNION LOCAL 282

Porcelain Entertainments

(Return To Sender) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

Six live tracks recorded in San Francisco, four of which, according to a wet blanket, “appear in superior studio versions elsewhere (including a medley from A Fistful of Dollars, on a contemporaneous single). The other two are a formless jam and a great two-minute instrumental, ‘Quacky.’ The album also includes four practice-space noodles of varying degrees of inconsequentiality and [a] set of solo pieces, of which Eickelberg's Casio-on-speed ‘White Box’ is the best. Hageman's ‘52 Girlfriends’ has incomprehensible lyrics by Sun City Girls' Charlie Gocher. Illustrative, but really for completists only.” Anyone ordering this will be asked to show completist ID card.