Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Permanent Records Update 02.10.15: TWO NEW Permanent Records Label Releases, Angel Dust Re-Up and Original Stock Licorice Roots Singles!

Hey Everybody,

We present to you Permanent Records releases number 45 and 46: Frankie and the Witch Fingers self-titled LP and Rectal Hygienics "Ultimate Purity" LP!

It's comp-city around here! The Angel Dust and Michigan Meltdown 2 compilations is back in stock. Along with two new Soul Jazz curated "Punk 45" comps, one for Akron and one for Cleveland. Not to mention PRE-ORDER for Ultimate Bonehead Vol. 1 & 2 !!!

Keep an eye out for the original stock copies of an obscure 90's single from Licorice Roots this week. More on all that in the list below…

Also both the Chicago and the Los Angeles shops are getting quality used LPs, 7ins and CDs in all the time so come on by either location and dig in, we're sure you'll find something you like.  A sampling of some of the used LPs showing up at both shops can be found in lists at the very bottom of this newsletter.
Some very kind words from our pal Evan Minsker over at Pitchfork!
Endless Bummer - Vol. 1
Frankie and The Witch Fingers are hittin' the road!

3/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lollipop Records 
3/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Everydaze Music
3/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Permanent Records
3/13 - Oakland, CA @ Eli's Mile High Club
3/14 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern 
3/15 - Sebastopol @ 755 After Dark
3/16 - Arcate, CA @ Blondies
3/18 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
3/19 - Seattle, WA @ The Future

Chicago Shop Stuff

It's Record Store Night at the Slippery Slope bar and we'll be spinning all the wax jams Wednesday, February 18th 9PM to 2AM! 2357 N Milwaukee Ave

Los Angeles Shop Stuff

Hey Lovers!
Come on by the LA shop on Saturday, February 14th at 6:30 PM for a FREE in store performance with Mild High Club.


And just like every week, P-Rex Los Angeles DJs continue to FEED THE FREAKS!!!

Here's the general info on Feed The Freaks:
"Every Wednesday.  Black Boar - 1630 Colorado Blvd.  10-2am. Rock'n'Roll Partytime! With Lance Bummer and Special Guests. Drink specials. Excellent adventures, only.  Absolutely, no bogus journeys. Get down."


Running out of room, need to clear some space, going on the lam? Regardless of the reason, before you unload your unwanted records and digital media, please bring them to us for CASH or STORE CREDIT!  One man's trash is another man's treasure and we treasure all sorts of quote un-quote trash!  Before you donate your stuff or have a yard sale, drop us a line.  We'll probably pay more (without haggling) than you'll ever get at a garage sale and often times we'll buy it all in one shot.  It doesn't get much easier that!  So remember, when you wanna sell your stuff, SELL IT TO US!  Please and thank you!
P.S. We make house calls for collections.  Drop us a line to make an appointment.


When you buy a record from Permanent Chicago by an artist playing at The Empty Bottle, we can get you on the Guest List (with a few exceptions).

Check the full list below and hit us up:


LP - Jon Hassell/Brian Eno - Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics

Dave - Permanent Records Chicago

$29.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

"Largely thought of merely as a mostly stillborn offshoot of Brian Eno's larger ambient music series, the Fourth World series of albums, in collaboration with trumpeter Jon Hassell, is actually an entirely separate beast. Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics starts off from the same basic idea as Hassell's previous solo albums, like Earthquake Island and Vernal Equinox: a blend of avant-garde composition, jazz soloing, and African and Middle Eastern rhythmic forms. This album adds only Eno's characteristic production touches, like the reversed echo that adds a ghostly, unreal edge to Hassell's trumpet solos on the side-long "Charm (Over Burundi Cloud)." The rest of the album, including the African hand drummers on the hypnotic "Delta Rain Dream" and the swirling, almost speech-like solos of "Griot," is pure Hassell. Although this album was never a chart hit and has become surprisingly underappreciated over the years, its influence on what has since become known as tribal techno is incalculable, as has its influence on those art rockers who have picked up a world music vibe. Peter Gabriel in particular owes a fair chunk of his royalty checks from Security onward to Jon Hassell." - Allmusic.com

LP - John Cage - Music For Keyboard 1935-1948 (Jeanne Kirstein, Prepared Piano, Piano and Toy Piano) 2xLP

Jamie - Permanent Records Chicago

$29.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

"Cage's meeting with pianist Jeanne Kirstein was crucial to his development and John Cage: Music for Keyboard 1935-1948 did wonders for his reputation as a composer. Kirstein was a professor of piano at the University of Cincinnati and Cage, in 1967-1968, was its composer in residence -- in 1967 he was still fielding questions like "Mr. Cage, are you a charlatan?" Kirstein, the wife of LaSalle String Quartet cellist Jack Kirstein, took an early interest in Cage's prepared piano music, and although Henmar Press was getting a lot of this music into print at the time, nobody was playing it -- Cage himself had mostly forgotten it. Revisiting these early scores with Kirstein, and experiencing her first-rate interpretations of them, helped reconnect Cage with his muse at a time when, as he later admitted, he was feeling adrift in a sea of too many options. The composition of Cheap Imitation, the work that opened Cage up to the last phase of his development, which has proven so potent in establishing his place in posterity, followed hard enough on his work with Kirstein that the piece was even mentioned in the original CBS album's liner notes." - Allmusic.com

7in - Wicked Lester - You Are Doomed 2x7in on Numero

Jon - Permanent Records Chicago

$9.99 → Email If Interested LISTEN

Crack open a cold one and listen up as the Numero Group tells the tale of Cleveland heshers Wicked Lester:

"No, not the first incarnation of Kiss, just three wasted kids from Cleveland, Ohio, infatuated with the new wave of british heavy metal. Kick-started in Cleveland in 1979, girls, drugs, sports, and jock rivalry fueled Wicked Lester’s aggressive “fuck the draft” sound. Minted at Boddie in 1981, Wicked Lester’s lone single paired “Here Comes My Girlfriend” with the lovesick, late-Pink Floyd moves of “Say Your Prayers,” recorded on the same ominous day that John Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan. We’ve added two unreleased tracks, thrown all four sides into a beautiful gatefold 7” sleeve, and added a couple thousand words about their near-meaningless existence." - Numero Group

Wicked Lester are blasting out fuzz drenched hesher drug rock with just the right amount of naivete' and that is some shit we are always on the look out for here at Permanent Records HQ.  Long hair, dirty blue jeans, cut sleeves, windows down butt rock is the fuel that keeps us going and these four cuts from Cleveland are just the kind of boost we need to make it through the day.  Fuckin' Alice Cooper/Blue Cheer/Steppenwolf attitude is coursing Wicked Lester's veins and they are laying it down loose and mean.  Fuckin' Ohio man, there's like an endless stream of attitude driven rockers comin' outta the Buckeye state.  Fans of the Bonehead Crunchers compilations and Clone Records roster should definitely take note on this one.  Bruiser of a collection that comes with our highest of Recommendations.

LP - Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack

Robert - Permanent Records Chicago

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"Leader of the Pack is the 1965 debut LP by girl group The Shangri-Las. The album was produced to capitalize on the group's breakthrough hits "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" and "Leader of the Pack" which had been co-written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. After the album's focal track went to number one, The Shangri Las' style and image had evolved into something tougher and earthier.
Much of the material for Leader of the Pack such as "Bull Dog" and "It's Easier To Cry" emphasized their new style. Other songs on the album include cover versions of "Maybe" originally by The Chantels with Betty Weiss on lead vocals, along with "Shout" by The Isley Brothers and "Twist and Shout" by the Top Notes. Also on the album is "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" which The Shangri-Las would release as a single later in the year. Although the group had scored two major hits, the album only charted at 109 on the U.S. albums chart." - Wikipedia


LP - Frankie And The Witch Fingers - Frankie And The Witch Fingers

Permanent Records 45th release!



Review on Raven Sings The Blues:
"Opening their album with more fuzz than an exploded dustbuster, Bloomington, Indiana's Frankie and the Witch Fingers are riding high on the hallmarks of the 2010's pantheon of garage rock heroes. Adding to the sonic soup a heavy dose of witchy vibes, psychedelic shake and an incessant grind that makes it feel vital and raw as skin peeled back, their sophomore album for Chicago's chief gutwrenchers, Permanent Records, is fueled by more than just paint by numbers rock. The band knows when to ride the tide of fuzz-addled freakout, knows when to break in the shake n' shimmy and knows just when to tear all the good times down for a good old fashioned dark horse that draws the shades and draws a little blood in the process. A solid offering from this band, reportedly uprooting from the doldrums of the Corn Belt to LA. It'll be interesting to see how the move affects their sound in the future, but for now these nuggets are more than worth the price of admission."

"Vibrations" Video Premier by Evan Minsker @ Shake Appeal - The Pitch | Pitchfork:
"Frankie and the Witch Fingers are a garage rock outfit from Bloomington, Indiana (soon relocating to Los Angeles, apparently, and understandably (no shade, Hoosiers!)), and with one song, they've made their forthcoming self-titled album on Permanent a hot album to pine for in 2015. Aside from the "True Detective" vibes, I'm not sure what exactly is going on in the "sexy and dangerous witchcraft" video for "Vibrations" which is puzzling, creepy and yet, sustains fascination. Regardless, this song is at the top of the heap when it comes to garage pop tunes that could've thrived in the 1960s. You just don't hear organ work like that anymore."

For Fans Of: Cosmonauts, Spacemen 3, Ty Segall, Apache Dropout, Wand

LP - Rectal Hygienics - Ultimate Purity

Permanent Records 46th release!


Review by Ongakubaka
"It's a month into twenty fuckin' fifteen and the best thing I've listened to so far is a band called Rectal Hygienics. I know what you're thinking, and yeah, this can go one of two ways. No, they're not a joke. Yes, this is a terrifyingly heavy album. Honestly, adjectives like heavy, violent, and brutal don't really do this record justice. I saw a blog post or forum comment somewhere where Rectal Hygienics were referred to endearingly as "pigfuck." Is that a genre? I'm not sure, but it encapsulates their sound nicely. This is a steaming pile of pigfuck. Anyway, if you dig early Swans and you're looking for a modern band with songwriting chops and an abrasive, noise-sludge aesthetic, you've found it. Ultimate Purity will be out on Permanent Records February 17th on black and cum colored vinyl (because of course), and you can stream one of the tracks below via Soundcloud."

Band Bio by Empty Bottle:
"RECTAL HYGIENICS is also a disgusting band in all the ways we like. The sludgy four-piece will terrorize your eardrums as their lead singer screams, provokes and harasses your brain with his blithering nonsense. The horrific blend of doomy, feedback-drenched hardcore may very well induce a pants-shitting, but the warm feeling it leaves in your nether regions - and your heart - are well worth the mess you're left to clean up later."

And here's what we had to say about their debut LP:
"Hell Yeah!  Chicago's Rectal Hygienics unleash a platter of punishment in the vein of Twin Stumps, Rusted Shut and Brainbombs and you know we love us some attitude filled negative noise rock.  Rectal Hygienics are not here to play nice, as waves of feedback and flopping guttural bass riffs and pummeling drum patterns are held at bay by a barking bile filled growl spewing all things unpleasant to say the least. This is sure to piss off your neighbors as it is meant to played at the highest of volumes.  Viciously Recommended."

For Fans Of: Drunks With Guns, Flipper, Twin Stumps, Rusted Shut, Unholy Two


LP - Leather Slave - Leather Slave (Oxblood Wax, Ltd 100)



BRAND NEW REVIEW by Ramon Dean Rathert / It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine
"Psychotic, menacing, jarring, frightening, infectious and quite possibly fucking brilliant, Leather Slave are offering up a sacrifice to the lo-fi gods responsible for the shambling corpse known as The Mummies and a host of other blown-out debacles throughout history in the form of the insanely amazing Leather Slave 12-inch for the equally killer Permanent Records label.  The LP is like an ice-pick of fuzzy distortion and blown-out punk rock psychedelia to the brain, an unstoppable shunt of frenzied garage electricity that refuses to let up for the entirety of it’s mind altering forty-three minute runtime!  Opening with “Knife Stunt” Leather Slave are upfront and clear about their mission statement, fuzzy distorted guitars crunching like fresh snow beneath the boots of a mad serial killer roaming the icy deserted streets of the desolate Chicago landscape; Leather Slave are here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and right now they’re all out of bubble gum godamnit.  Further brutalizing the listener, “Knife Stunt” bleeds into “Doors of Hell” literally battering your head and eardrums with clamoring explosions of deafening noise until you’re left in a sense of desperate submission, a crumpled mess in the corner of your room waiting for what hypnotic insanity the band’s going to unleash on you next.  Unraveling and unfurling “Doors of Hell” breaks down into an echoing memory of the brash noise that preceded it and leads the listener even farther down Leather Slave’s twisted rabbit-hole of sound with “Skin Suit”.  If there’s even been a song that’s capable of wrapping up those bizarre and uneasy feelings that crept up your spine the first time you head Frank utter those immortal words to Donnie inside of that darkened theater, it’s “Skin Suit”; “Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?” echoing through your mind over and over again.  While the album is pretty disorienting up to this point, “Skin Suit” takes things to a new level of nearly unprecedented crazy.  The guitar simply unhinges like the jaw of a giant snake, consuming the distorted noise and regurgitating something even more unholy, noises that could only have brewed in the deepest darkest pits of hell.  “I wanna know what it feels like to wear you… and have everyone think I’m you”, I mean come on – that’s some seriously creepy shit; I love it.  The sinister sounds of “Skin Suit” finally cave and give way to the second side of the LP, opening with the breakneck “No Luck”.  At only two and a half minutes “No Luck” may be significantly shorter than anything else on the album, but it sure as hell doesn’t lack any of the power or aggression rocketing out of the gate and embedding itself in the listener’s skull like shrapnel.  The volcanic “Murder Pact” almost feels like a perfect label to place on the unholy deal that you make with the band when you purchase the album; vowing allegiance to only the most devastating and crunchy of riffs, tortured and distorted vocals and blitzkrieg of pummeling drums which compromise Leather Slave.  “Jessica Still Plays” takes the noise and insanity to another level, opening with a crashing minute long wall of sound trundling its’ way into a somehow even more in your face and crazed eruption of sound.  The lyrics that underlie the gnarled sounds of “Jessica Still Plays” have an almost voyeuristic side to them, which teamed with the imagery of children and playgrounds, really typify Leather Slave’s unnerving psychedelic punk rock sound.  Closing out the album “Street Sweeper” lives up to its’ name ten-fold.  The first thing that came to mind when I first read the track listing was a street sweeping truck cleaning up the ice-blanketed roads of Chicago.  From the moment the album starts though, the title takes on a completely new meaning, obviously making reference to the modified ‘automatic’ shotguns which have forged their nickname from rivers of blood in city streets across the nation.  Swirling pools of distortion collect and then burst through the dam, a deluge of skull crushing, face melting punk fury.  There are only a couple hundred copies of the Leather Slave getting pressed up and this release is going to become an indispensable part of any self-respecting noise junky’s record collection, so do yourself a favor a snatch up a copy yesterday!  Permanent has some other big plans in the works so make sure you can an eye on their site for some other sick upcoming releases, but in the meantime cop yourself some Leather Slave…"

LP - Various Artists - Angel Dust Psychedelia 1968 - 1972

Back In Print!!!


We just scored a grip of this mind-flaying import compilation of heavy-hitting, fuzzed-out guitar bangers from the "wasted generation" of 1968-1972! Compiled by the folks overseas at Frisco Speedball Records, grab your poppers & cold one & kick it with Frisco Speedball:

"Non-hippie, devastating guitar-psych and PCP induced hard-rock: Angel Dust Psychedelia is a '100% killers, no fillers' compilation featuring obscure and unknown 45s and unreleased acetates from the US, most of them released on private labels. Many local underground bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s lacked the money and/or material needed to make a full-length album, and would put out a self-released 45s instead. Record collectors and writers have been slow to understand this treasure of vintage private press singles, with music that is every bit as good as hallowed underground LPs like Mystic Siva or Boa. Fourteen tracks including the monster acid-punker 'Time Gone to Waste' by Local Traffic, post-Stereo Shoestring band Red House with an unreleased track, the mega rare acetate by Matchbox from Houston, tremendous acid-psych by Dick St John and Ragweed Patch, raw hard-rock by Masque and Zoo and more. The perfect companion to those legendary '80s psych comps like Brain Shadows, Acid Dreams, and Endless Journey. Remastered sound for a stunning in-your-face heavy guitar experience. Limited to 500 copies."

We're not gonna waste any time trying to convince you, but this comp is a hesher's dream come true! If you are AT ALL interested in the likes of the Bonehead Crunchers comps, the recent "Darkscortch Canticles" comp on Numero or your get your kicks from recent bands like Fuzz, Witchcraft, Graveyard, Zig-Zags or Kadavar then drop the spoon, man & grip this ASAP! This one's CRIMINALLY limited to 500 copies world-wide & is already getting scarce, so DON'T HESITATE! RECOMMENDED to the MAXX!

LP - Various Artists - Michigan Meltdown Vol 2: Twelve More Non-Hits From Pleasant Peninsula Preternaturals And Water Wonderland Weirdos



YES. The killer sequel to the best out-of-nowhere compilations of recent years - Michigan Meltdown - has arrived and we couldn't be more stoked! Vol. 2 kicks even more ass, so have a listen to what the wise sages over at Coney Dog Records have to say for themselves while we wipe these crumbs out of our beards...

"While volume one of this series was highly acclaimed by tastemakers the likes of Julian Cope and the audio aesthetes at WFMU, volume two manages to ratchet up the intensity. More weirdos. More outcasts. More dudes who did not smell good. Meltdown chronicles the darker side of the post-garage and pre-punk era ('68-'75) in the Great Lakes state. An overabundance of fuzz guitar, primitive riffing and overall outré vibes permeate this collection of nobodies, malcontents and general black sheep of society. No doubt you've NEVER heard any of the groups here, but if songs about space flight, mental health problems, substance abuse or having absolutely no money are your thing, there's plenty to sink your teeth into here. All songs are previously uncompiled and mastered directly from the original 45's (NO MP3's!) coupled with full-color label scans and insightful, hysterical liner notes. Much in the same manner second volumes of compilations from the same family like Michigan Mixture and Michigan Mayhem, this edition of Michigan Meltdown only further cements the solid reputation of this collection. Giddy-up."

DUDES. Seriously what the fuck was in the water in Michigan in the late-Sixties/early-Seventies??? This collection is TOTALLY BONKERS from the rooter to the tooter - we're talking serious gonzo, destructo-rock'd proto-punk and post-garage madness! The levels of ineptitude from the performers are about as equally matched to the accidental brilliance of every cut on here, from the Stooges-esque riffage on TNS's "Time's Up" to the hard-rockin', fuzzed-out blitzkrieg of Space Rock's (yeah - the band is called SPACE ROCK, how are you gonna fuck with that?) "Going Down The Road", to the stumbling, barely-in-time neanderthal-stomp of Truth's "Being Bad" - ALL SONIC GOLD... and that's just on SIDE ONE. If you dig this kinda stuff, then this compilation is undoubtedly the Yin to your Bonehead Crunching Yang. WELL DONE, Coney Dog Records.... well done. Unequivocally RECOMMENDED. Get this to your turntable, STAT! We grew a moustache just LISTENING to this one!

"Non-hippie, devastating guitar-psych and PCP induced hard-rock: Angel Dust Psychedelia is a '100% killers, no fillers' compilation featuring obscure and unknown 45s and unreleased acetates from the US, most of them released on private labels. Many local underground bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s lacked the money and/or material needed to make a full-length album, and would put out a self-released 45s instead. Record collectors and writers have been slow to understand this treasure of vintage private press singles, with music that is every bit as good as hallowed underground LPs like Mystic Siva or Boa. Fourteen tracks including the monster acid-punker 'Time Gone to Waste' by Local Traffic, post-Stereo Shoestring band Red House with an unreleased track, the mega rare acetate by Matchbox from Houston, tremendous acid-psych by Dick St John and Ragweed Patch, raw hard-rock by Masque and Zoo and more. The perfect companion to those legendary '80s psych comps like Brain Shadows, Acid Dreams, and Endless Journey. Remastered sound for a stunning in-your-face heavy guitar experience. Limited to 500 copies."

We're not gonna waste any time trying to convince you, but this comp is a hesher's dream come true! If you are AT ALL interested in the likes of the Bonehead Crunchers comps, the recent "Darkscortch Canticles" comp on Numero or your get your kicks from recent bands like Fuzz, Witchcraft, Graveyard, Zig-Zags or Kadavar then drop the spoon, man & grip this ASAP! This one's CRIMINALLY limited to 500 copies world-wide & is already getting scarce, so DON'T HESITATE! RECOMMENDED to the MAXX!

LP - Various Artists - Punk 45 - Extermination Nights In The Sixth City - Cleveland Ohio: Punk And The Decline Of The Mid-West 1975-82 2xLP


"Soul Jazz Records' new 'Punk 45' album charts the rise of underground punk in the mid-west city of Cleveland, Ohio, which for many people is the true birthplace of punk music in the mid-1970s.

Featuring a fantastic collection of punk 45 singles from Cleveland groups including Pere Ubu, electric eels, The Pagans, Rockets From The Tomb, Mirrors, X–X and more.

The album comes complete with extensive text written by Jon Savage as well as exclusive photos and original record artwork. CD comes with large booklet and thick slipcase. Vinyl edition is on deluxe gatefold double-vinyl complete with with free download code.

The album follows on from Soul Jazz Records' earlier Punk 45 albums about USA and British punk (Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! and There Is No Such Thing As Society), pre-punk (Sick On You! One Way Spit!) as well as the deluxe cover art book Punk 45.

Extermination Nights in the Sixth City coincides with the release of as a second album about Ohio’s early punk scene, Burn, Rubber City, Burn – featuring the music scene of nearby Akron." - Soul Jazz Records


LP - Various Artists - Punk 45 - Burn Rubber City, Burn! - Akron Ohio: Punk And The Decline Of The Mid-West 1975-80 2xLP



"Soul Jazz Records' new 'Punk 45' album Burn, Rubber City Burn charts the rise of the music scene in the mid-west city of Akron, Ohio at a time when the city and the rubber industry it was associated with was in deep decline.

Featuring a fantastic collection of Akron groups including Devo, The Bizarros, Rubber City Rebels, Jane Aire, Chi-Pig, The Waitresses and more.

The album comes complete with extensive text as well as exclusive photos and original record artwork. CD comes with large booklet and thick slipcase. Vinyl edition is on deluxe gatefold double-vinyl with free download code.

The album follows on from Soul Jazz Records' earlier Punk 45 albums about USA and British punk (Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! and There Is No Such Thing As Society) as well as the cover art book Punk 45.

Burn, Rubber City Burn, coincides with the release of as a second album about Ohio’s early punk scene, Extermination Nights in the Sixth City – featuring the music scene of nearby Cleveland." - Soul Jazz Records


Available for Pre-Order

Bonehead Crunchers Rides Again!
Ultimate Bonehead Vol. 1 & 2 are coming soon!

LP - Various Artists - Ultimate Bonehead Vol. 1 - (Ltd to 300)

" 'A Supreme Gumbo Of US Thumpin' Crunchin' Heaviness With Lashings Of Cro-Magnon Attitude (1969-1976)'. Limited edition of 300 copies. 'Bonehead Crunchers' is dead - Long live 'Ultimate Bonehead'! Yes, they are back, meaner and heavier than before. After the first two volumes of 'Bonehead Crunchers' they went global. Yes, Europeans and Antipodeans provided some great examples of the genre, but from now on Bonehead will be a US affair. A mix of loud primitive high energy proto punk/metal, dumbass boogie, Satan worshiping heavy psych downers, rattling biker full-frontal assaults, all bathed in layers of fuzz and grease." - Belter Records

LP - Various Artists - Ultimate Bonehead Vol. 2 - (Ltd to 300)

" 'An Amalgamation Of Fuzz Munchin' Hard And Heavy Teeth Gnashing Workouts From The USA (1969-1976)'. Limited edition of 300 copies. Welcome to the sick conjoined twin volume of 'Ultimate Bonehead'. Again, this one's full of obscure fuzz-faced heavy duty workouts for your misplaced enjoyment. Presented here is the whole spectrum, from the frenetic proto-punk opening salvo to its nastiest darkest heavy tail. With the wealth of material still to be plundered, you can safely say that the 'Ultimate Bonehead' series will continue presenting the most essential examples for your delectation and this only on vinyl. So without further ado, here are 14 more examples of gooey heavy dark stodge and crunchin' primal pulchritude puncturing a hole in your brain filling it with intense guilty pleasures." - Belter Records

LP - Amon Duul - Paradieswarts Duul (Wah Wah Reissue)



"Nice, authorized reissue of one of our favorite albums of all time! With the 7" bonus tracks. "Recorded in 1970, Amon Düül's only album for Ohr was a visionary slice of acid-folk which has gained cult status as years passed by. Ritualistic folk-rock, pastoral hippie songs, stoned jams, Eastern flavors, mystical passages and heavy hypnotic riffing which are in fact very different from the early Amon Düül epic freaked-out improvisations (Psychedelic Underground) or Amon Düül II complex and psyched-up progressive works (Phallus Dei). These were in fact archival recordings done by a different incarnation of Amon Duul, one that combined members of both factions into a floating line up welcoming many a guest, and which were released by R.U. Kaiser without the musicians knowledge or authorization, most likely in order to catch up with Amon Düül II rising popularity. All in all, a mythical recording featuring such underground classics as 'Love Is Peace,' 'Snow Your Thurst Sun Open Your Mouth' and 'Paramechanische Welt.' Included also on our edition is their sought after Ohr single: 'Paramechanical World' / 'Eternal Flow.' Another legendary title from the Ohr catalogue rescued by Wah Wah for your listening pleasure. Strictly limited to 500 copies. Sleeve reproducing original artwork from the Ohr original issue. Featuring bonus tracks 'Paramechanical World' and 'Eternal Flow' (originally released as 7" single)." - Wah Wah

LP - Stelvio Cipriani - Concorde Affaire '79 - OST



"Stelvio Cipriani’s soundtrack for Ruggero Deodato’s “Concorde Affaire ’79” is a masterpiece, bringing together many diverse styles that the maestro perfected at his prime: propulsive motorik disco funk, epic soaring strings, smooth tropical jazz, ominous atmospheric industrial synthscapes, and more!

This limited edition replicates the rare original Japanese release and adds a second LP with 15 bonus tracks, creating a complete and definitive release of Cipriani’s finest hour. Also includes new liner notes by Cipriani himself! A first-class piece of Italian soundtrack history is now back in circulation." - Vombis


LP - Group 1850 - Paradise Now - Import



"Recorded, edited and mixed over one long Red Lebanon hash-fueled weekend in October 1969, Group 1850s second album, Paradise Now, remains one of the high-water marks of European psychedelia. A wide-eyed, wide-open, synapse-electrifying set of songs, it sounds like the transmissions of a burnt-out satellite spinning through the galaxies of inner space. Group 1850 leader Peter Sjardin skillfully edited the groups free-flowing improvisations into eight cohesive yet distinctly different tracks, part Saucerful Of Secrets, part Electric Ladyland, part Guru Guru, part Can circa Monster Movie. Bypassing the established network of record   labels, distributors and stores, the album was released on Discofoon, the label owned by the Dutch department store chain V & D, and carried exclusively in their shops nationwide. It has since become a highly sought-after collectors item. Finally this album sees its first official reissue on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, dynamically remastered from the original master tapes. Packaged in a lavish gatefold sleeve with the original cover artwork supplemented by rare photos and liner notes by Mike Stax of Ugly Things magazine. Music Style: Psychedelia, Progressive Exclusively restored dynamic 24 bit remastering from the original master tapes LP high   quality 180 gram audiophile pressing Original restored artwork Deluxe 350 gram carton gatefold sleeve Rare memorabilia & photos included Liner notes Mike Stax / Ugly Things Magazine" - Psuedonym Records

LP - Mistreater - Swami - Sealed Original 1987 Stock



"Mistreater was a band that was formed towards the latter part of the 70’s with primarily Wayne County band members. The original line-up included Larry Nottingham – guitar; Ronnie Wilmoth – guitar; Kurt Luedy – singer; Donnie Frase – drummer and Tom Piarowski – bass. You could consider them a hard rock band but I’d have to say they leaned more towards the heavy metal side. It wasn’t long before they started playing gigs all around north central Ohio including gigs in Wooster, Creston, Burbank, Medina, Orrville, Millersburg and elsewhere. They soon became one of the top ‘local’ bands in terms of talent and popularity.

 “A co-worker from Frito-Lay, Paul Leatherman, told me of two friends of his (both guitarists) who were looking for a bass player,” related bass player Tom Piarowski recently on the formation of Mistreater. Piarowski was in the band Red Dog prior to Mistreater. “He took me and my equipment to meet up with these two in one of their mobile homes. I got there and these guys sat on the couch and one would play a crunchy metal rhythm pattern while the other did this mind blowing lead, then they would switch…. then they progressed to dual leads. Meanwhile my jaw fell to the floor. I had never seen anything like these guys – at least in a mobile home in Wayne County!”

”Larry Nottingham and Ronnie Wilmoth were their names and I joined them and singer Kurt Luedy and drummer Donnie Frase to form Mistreater. We did mostly originals with a few covers like some early UFO and we even did Stranglehold by Nugent. Larry did the entire song’s leads note for note. We practiced and performed at a place called Strip’s Party Barn in Burbank. It was the upstairs of a garage/barn that some friends turned into a club. We did monthly keg parties there and finally ‘progressed’ to playing the Hitching Post in Creston.”

 “We ended up gaining the reputation as the loudest and heaviest band to ever play there and even broke the highest attendance records set there by a local band named WR Gas every time we played there. We played local parties and stuff like that. My last gig with Mistreater was a big outdoor event at Strip’s place outside.”

“We were headliners with a really great band from Cleveland warming us up. Typical interpersonal differences, to be polite, caused Ronnie Wilmoth and me to break from the band and go on to something new after that outdoor gig. Larry continued Mistreater with a new bassist as a foursome and put out a couple recordings that as I have read are early metal jems that are collectable now.”

After Piarowski and Wilmoth left to form Toprow with Steve Hanna (guitarist) and Jerry Shell (drummer), Steve Walker joined Mistreater as the new bass player and in the early 80’s the band released the HELL’S FIRE album in 1981. A half dozen years later they released their second and final album, SWAMI before disbanding altogether." - BANGAGONG! via doclehman.wordpress.com


LP - Visitors - Visitors - Reissue



" Visitors was the brain-child of French producer/composer/genius, and enfant terrible Jean-Pierre Massiera. In 1974, he recruited a group of nineteen musicians (most notably jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, who made an indelible mark on Magma's 1975 live album), to record his latest compositions. Massiera had been impressed by violin-fronted jazz-rock acts such as the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Jean-Luc Ponty. He decided that his new psychedelic nightmare should be a concept album on the theme of extra-terrestrial contact. It is a truly startling mix of prog, psych, fusion and zeuhl elements, with complex arrangements and grandiose vocals. Massiera kept the basics: keyboards (Hammond organ and mini-Moog), guitar, and rhythm section. That said, he also insisted on a type of vocal polyphony, with voices singing in unison or performing call-and-response echo effects in the style of Vanilla Fudge. To push it further, Massiera peppered the album with special effects. Samplers were non-existent, which meant that he had to transfer location-recorded “found sounds” onto the master-tape by hand! The Visitors album which resulted from this musical alchemy is a dark and doom-laden psyched-out masterpiece: other-worldly, with outer space violins, burning guitar leads, layers of lysergic organ, and twisted choral voices creeping up on you from behind the shadows. It’s hardly surprising that it has accrued cult status around the world! •Masterwork from the fertile mind of French producer/composer/genius Jean-Pierre Massiera. •First time vinyl reissue of 1974 doom-laden psyched-out progressive rarity. •Color insert includes the Visitors story + an interview w/Jean-Pierre Massiera by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe." - Lion

7in - Licorice Roots - Strangers In Marshmallow Boots b/w Pixilated Pixie - Original Stock



 "The sleeve and titles send up some dull red flags, but don’t be fooled, it’s not some ‘90s pabulum rehash. It’s a real band FROM the ‘90s! In fact, Delaware’s Licorice Roots are former Shimmy Disc recording artists, and recipient of Sassy Magazine’s “Cute Band Alert” in 1993 (seriously). They’ve kept a capital ‘L’ low profile, quietly releasing 4 albums over almost 20 years. “Strangers,” the single and lead song from the band’s last full length, could be a warbling, lost Morricone score from a Sergio Leone samurai western (eastern western?), transferred from ancient unearthed reels and run through a cheapo fuzz. Synth strings swell and embellish the lead melody just right – they’ve clearly had time to develop their sound – and everything sounds old, warm, and very familiar. “Pixilated Pixie” should satisfy any Kurt Vile fans looking for more Violators material. Another warm mellow cyclical jam of fuzzed up guitar wailing, this time with a single vocal line repeated over a cooing synth organ. This is fantastic, all heart. Do yourself a favor and find a copy." - Still Single

"What if, instead of splitting off to form Neutral Milk Hotel, the Olivia Tremor Control, and the Apples in Stereo, the original core members of the Elephant 6 collective had formed one band that incorporated Jeff Mangum's scratchy lo-fi folk, Will Cullen Hart and Bill Doss' trippy experimental tendencies, and Robert Schneider's knack for clever pop hooks? The results would have sounded very much like the Delaware psych-pop trio the Licorice Roots. In fact, the Licorice Roots pre-date the recording careers of all three of those bands, but the band's low profile, coupled with wide gaps between releases, has made them hidden treasure for all but the most devoted fans of modern psychedelia.
But before the Licorice Roots, there was Raymond Listen. Singer/songwriter and guitarist Edward Moyse and drummer David Milsom formed Raymond Listen in the college town of Newark, DE, in 1990. By 1992, organist and percussionist Dave Silverman completed the group, and in 1993 they scored the coveted Cute Band Alert blurb from the post-feminist teen magazine Sassy. Raymond Listen's debut album, Licorice Root Orchestra, was produced by New Jersey noise pop maven Kramer and released on his Shimmy-Disc label that same year. The band added a second guitarist and percussionist for a national tour in early 1994, but split up shortly thereafter. However, only a few months later, the core trio of Moyse, Silverman, and Milsom regrouped as the Licorice Roots. Their first album under the new name took three years to complete before being released as Melodeon in 1997. A second album, Caves of the Sun, was self-released in 2003. In 2006, the Licorice Roots signed with the Chicago-based indie Essay Records and released their third album, Shades of Streamers. At the same time, Essay reissued Licorice Root Orchestra in an expanded and remastered edition under the Licorice Roots name." - allmusic.com


7in - Quartz - Travellin Man b/w Sooth Me - Original Stock Copies

Sleeves are VG+ with some shelf wear and slight corner bends


We scored a stack of original stock copies of Quartz's "Travellin' Man b/w Sooth Me" single from the late 70's and its luster is something truly special.  Hailing from Cleveland (cuz apparently everybody in Ohio in the 70's started a band), Quartz pumped out two hard-hitting tracks of Midwestern R'n'R for the Muisc Adventures label.   "Travellin' Man" is some hard struttin' biker rock that has some scorching guitar work and we're not sure if the misspelling of soothe as "Sooth" on the jacket was intentional or simply just an oversight, regardless it's equally a ripper!  Fans of Clone Records, Bonehead Crunchers comps and the Warfaring Strangers collection take note.


7in - Morons - Crackin Up/Disco Diablo b/w Madelyn/I Cant Wait

Limited to 100


We got a few copies of this ultra limited single from Chicago's The Morons.  It comes via their in-house label Maraca Records and features four cuts of searing party punk from three unhinged lads from the wilds of the Land Of Lincoln here to Sk8 and Destroy, party til ya puke and cause general mayhem in the process.

Released on Groundhogs Day 2015 ensuring 6 more weeks of Moron-edness!

Tape - Morons - The Morons



We got a tasty little cassette of more Moron-ity here via the Morons' in-house label Maraca Records.  It contains the tracks from their latest limited single, the songs from their 2013 My Ear Hurts cassette and some unreleased tracks to boot!  16 tracks from Chicago's snot-nosed budget rock mutineers!


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Tyrannosaurs Rex A Beard Of Stars $29.99
T. Rex The Slider $29.99
Groundhogs Blues Obituary $39.99
MC5 Back In The USA $29.99
Shocking Blue s/t $29.99
Kinks Muswell Hillbillies $29.99
Clash Give 'Em Enough Rope (WLP) $39.99
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Magic Sam Blues Band Black Magic $29.99
Uranium Savages Trust Us $29.99
Big Joe Williams Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar $29.99
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Budgie Impeckable $29.99
The Fall The Light User Syndrome $39.99
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ZZ Top ZZ Top's First Album $29.99
James Brown Getting' Down To It $29.99
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Bill Evans Conversations With Myself $29.99
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Radiohead Bends $39.99
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Tito Rodriguez El Doctor $49.99
Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers $49.99
Seeds Future $29.99
Ravi Shankar Sound of the Sitar $29.99
Ravi Shankar India's Master Musician $29.99
Terry Riley A Rainbow in Curved Air $29.99
Seeds Seeds $49.99
United States of America United States of America $49.99
Tuxedomoon No Tears (12") $49.99
Big Mama Thornton Jail $29.99
T-Model Ford Pee-Wee Get My Gun $29.99
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Cirith Ungol Frost and Fire $49.99
Michael White Pneuma $49.99
ZZ Top Deguello $99.99
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