(Little Big Chief) LP $14.00 (Out-of-stock)

Shred, dread, sweat, spit and busted bottles from the city of brotherly scuz. “There’s so much snarl all over this thing,” marvels Buffet of Loathsome, “I’m surprised the mic ain’t slumped in the corner, nursing an ulcer…. [Insufficient] pronouncements like ‘Free or The Groundhogs as seen in the busted-mirror mosaic of Japanese underground psych’ [bust] a lil balloon of acid anxiety … in yer gut.” Edition of 350.


Pass The Distance

(Little Big Chief - LBCR011) LP $20.25 (Out-of-stock)

(Durtro) Used CD $15.00

Originally released by Mushroom during the hazy crossfade of late-’60s burn-out and early-’70s tribal pyres, Pass The Distance falls short “of the barbituric dexterity and unfettered invention of Syd Barrett, [but] Finn is a fellow dark globe sage in an era of folkie sprites and gonzo longhairs…. Songs lurch through psycho-ward strums accompanied by campfire third-eye improvisations…. Wizards, mermaids and the requisite metaphorical fauna may crop up in Finn’s lyrics, but his words mostly ring with vague bleakness made even more desperate by the singer’s absinthe-drunk channeling of Tim Buckley’s range…. [S]crawled hieroglyphic trim is provided by Paul Burwel’s … fluid percussion and David Toop’s … scrapes, drones…, freeform skiffle [and] loose dawdling on various instruments, many he was never trained on.” Ten tracks from the original album, two from the sole surviving acetate of a projected single from the collection of David Tibet, and two more previously unreleased studio tracks.



(Little Big Chief) LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Brisbane’s Matt Earle backed by Adam Park on bass and Rohan Holiday on guitar presents “fairly dark, dwindling stuff,” according to Put The Music In Its Coffin, “With the fidelity and attitude similar to a grip of weathered Swell Maps demos.” Silkscreened jacket. Numbered edition of 250.


Hollywood Autopsy

(Little Big Chief - LBCR012) LP $18.75 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded in the early 1980s, mixed by Butch Vig, the original private press album (released a mere thirty years before Little Big Chief’s reissue) came in hand-decorated jackets with a photocopied picture of the band glued to the front. In addition to producing a zine (Catholic Guilt), these students from UW Madison (Cyndee Baudhuin on bass, sax and backup vocals; drummer Julie Lindemann; Johnie “Pukeface” Shimon on guitar and vocals; Bob Wasserman on guitar, Farfisa, and vocals) embraced the amateurism of punk rock and pop culture, and rejected the cookie-cutter lyrics, nursery rhyme melodies and pummeling 3/4 beats of hardcore. Listen to their ramshackle yelp’n’grind here:


C.C.D.E. Music

(Little Big Chief) LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

In the hazy afterburn of the lyrically candid Backward Path (Northern Spy, 2012), words are half-smothered in the molted earth on C.C.D.E. Music. It’s a backyard wedding of Assemblage Blues (Siltbreeze, 2011) and Excerpts & Halfspeeds (Kye, 2012), with Lard Free and Yuzo Iwata on the bride’s flank. The voyage into the sunset of these two involves a roaring mutant chassis and plenty of muddy vistas off the backroads of songform.


Mountain Cult

(Little Big Chief) LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Fractured, drugged-out, blues-y, negative rock” according to our friends at Permanent, “Sliming its oozing wounds through the filth-filled streets…. Eight dirges of loose and lice-infested, bum-out punk with caveman trashcan thud drumming, syrupy bass groove, tattered guitar ramblings and moaned vocals that sound as if they were sung from behind a ball gag. Grimy and grim…,” with enough hazy stumble to keeps it all coagulated and alive. “A wonderful pile of rock’n’ roll mush,” says YellowGreenRed. “The bassist is the only one who seems to keep a beat…. [T]he drummer rarely uses two sticks at a time, just kinda smacking his kit when he feels like it. And don’t even get me started on the guitarist … if any actual notes are ever played, it’s accidental.” Edition of 300


Suffering Of Tomorrow

(Little Big Chief - LBCR010) LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Outsider outsider music with chops and concepts and “the aura” to alienate and “fantasy-ize” the internal of your brain-existence. If you’ve ever wished jazz was more makeup-friendly, included dragons, and flirted slightly with glam, well, playboy, you are progressive. Be proud, cuz this platter sure is. Called the first private press Greek prog LP (late and weird period, when things were getting softer and more living room), Suffering Of Tomorrow throws down a wicked and tuneful dose of Canterbury / Cressida / slowed-down Gracious!-styled Steel Mill worship. Organ runs the game here; slight flashes of claustrophobic high-end synth lurch an’ jerk back to the ’80s, but the majority of the movements are rich, lavish, Hammond-pensive deals. The short intro to side two begins a lengthy concept track that’ll sink your boat in a pool of complex arrangements and gadgetry. Remastered by members of Pete and Royce, licensed, etc., it’s fully legit, broheim. Edition of 500.


I’m A Rocketship For My Lord

(Little Big Chief - LBCR013) LP $14.25 (Out-of-stock)

Avant blues with voice like Derek Bailey’s guitar, and guitar like Joan La Barbara’s voice, paired up with percussion worthy of The Monks. Ragtime Frank’s brand of anti-art is a laser beam of moonshine-imbued vitriol with discernible if haggard structure. Beautifully ramshackle and indecipherable. Listen to a track here:


Cities On Flame

(Little Big Chief) LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Slow avant-psych,” observe our friends at Goner, “recorded with that ‘microphone placed a few rooms away under a mountain of pillows’ … mystique.” Compared elsewhere to everything from Kray Cherubs to Vermonster to hiccupping Alex Chilton. Silkscreened jacket. Numbered edition of 250.