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  • Cat's Clause 7" Box Set Cat's Clause 7" Box Set Quick View

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    Cat's Clause 7" Box Set

    Limited edition box set release featuring one CD, two 7" singles, a 32-page full-color booklet plus a Germs armband, pin, and sticker!

    Features rare versions of "Communist Eyes", "What We Do Is Secret", "Lexicon Devil" and others recorded live at various locations including Hong Kong Cafe in 1979 and Starwood in 1980!
    1. Public Image
    2. Lion's Share

    3. Strange Notes
    4. Lexicon Devil
    5. Other Newest One
    6. My Tunnel
    7. Communist Eyes

    8. Forming

    9. What We Do Is Secret
    Germs
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  • Filth (Awaiting Repress) Filth (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Filth (Awaiting Repress)

    First Authorized Vinyl Edition Of 1983 Debut Studio Album In 25 Years


    Re-Mastered With Original Cover Art


    "This is all slabs of sound, rhythm and screaming/testifying. What more do you need? In a way, it was a reaction against Punk (and just about any other music you can think of), and the conservative notion that 3 chords were somehow necessary. I used to deny it vehemently at the time, but No Wave (I "hated" that scene too, for some reason I can't remember now) played a big role as the germ from which this music grew, along with The Stooges and Throbbing Gristle, of course. I wanted Swans to be "heavier" though - I wanted the music to obliterate - why, I don't remember! I think it just felt good. Live, we used two basses (playing utterly unmusical chords that were stabbed and left to sustain or sometimes hit in staccato or opposing rhythms), drums, a "percussionist" that slammed down on a metal table with a metal strap, crude cassette loops of various sounds/noises (usually some kind of undefined ROAR), and Norman Westberg's glorious sustained and screaming guitar chords. It was pretty elating to play live - for us. If 100 people showed up (which would have been a huge audience at the time - 20 was more the average), 80 were guaranteed to leave by the second song. Somehow that tension - contempt or indifference from the audience - was nourishing, so we kept going.


    Here's some music I was listening to at the time: Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Stooges, Brian Eno, Teenage Jesus And The Jerks, DNA, The Contortions, Glenn Branca, Black Flag, early Pink Floyd, This Heat, Kraftwerk, The Germs, Cabaret Voltaire, Can, Public Image LTD., SPK "


    - Michael Gira / Swans/Young God Records

    1. Stay Here
    2. Big Strong Boss
    3. Blackout
    4. Power for Power
    5. Freak
    6. Right Wrong
    7. Thank You
    8. Weakling
    9. Gang
    Swans
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  • Goldfinger Statement Cartridge Goldfinger Statement Cartridge Quick View

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    Goldfinger Statement Cartridge


    For the first time in a cartridge, the MC Goldfinger Statement features twelve magnets, perfectly matched and symmetrical enabling the system to reach a dynamic range of 100 decibels. For the Clearaudio engineering team this represents the fulfillment of an audiophile dream that seemed long unattainable.


    This cartridge deserves to play the best recordings of all time. In order to 'feed' the moving coil (MC) Goldfinger Statement with adequate music material, Clearaudio founded a music production department specialized in audiophile recordings of all genres.


    The MC Goldfinger Statement is also the first cartridge with integrated RF shielding. The outstanding sound quality of this world-class cartridge is the stunning result of meticulously detailed development and fine-tuning of all of the important criteria. The breakthrough came with the use of a 30 per cent thinner 24-carat gold wire for the coils, a precision-milled gold mounting for the magnet array and a body made of solid 14-carat gold - essential core components for the ultimate cartridge masterpiece. The world famous Micro HD diamond stylus provides the best detail retrieval of all time. A flawless diamond on its facia beautifully adorns the MC Goldfinger Statement.


    Peter Suchy calls this miracle of a cartridge 'our magnum opus'.

    Clearaudio Cartridges
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  • OCD Go Go Go Girls (Discontinued) OCD Go Go Go Girls (Discontinued) Quick View

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    OCD Go Go Go Girls (Discontinued)

    Although, originally hailing from different parts of the UK, the Lovvers formed while all four members were living in Nottingham in 2005. The group re-calls the spirit of the Germs, the weirdeness of Flipper, the pop-style of the Wipers, and the carefree attitude of The Replacements.


    Having released four noisy 7 singles, the band signed to Wichita Recordings in 2008 and released the Think EP that same year. With OCD Go Go Girls the Lovvers set about making a record that in their own words is an unconventional weird pop record. The first single of the same name takes the Real Kids or Television and perhaps adds a touch of influence from the Lovvers other favorite bands, such as No Age or Times New Viking. The album is new-meets-old but by the end its fuzzed out Woodstock. This is vintage stuff; a completely analog recording.

    1. Creepy Crawl
    2. Four Count
    3. Ad Lib
    4. OCD Go Go Girls
    5. I Want To (Go)
    6. 100 Flowers
    7. Golden Bars Blue
    8. Axtxtxixtxuxdxe
    9. Alone With A Girl
    10. Human Hair

    11. D.Boon
    12. Wild Smiles
    Lovvers
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  • Kill The Dreamer's Dream Kill The Dreamer's Dream Quick View

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    Kill The Dreamer's Dream

    Debut confronto-rock album from SF-Oakland's FLESHIES. Punk-in-your-face mayhem. Fast. Loud. Good stories. Partial nudity. What else do you want? Touring!


    It seems many classic sounding punk bands are either unwilling, or unable, to take vintage punk rock and try and rework it into something exciting and energetic. They seem content to merely regurgitate tired '77-'82 cliches. FLESHIES are NOT one of those bands. Instead of simply re-visiting classic punk (or even re-inventing it) FLESHIES re-capture what it was all about. They don't sound like a new band using punk as a touchstone, they sound like a band that emerged from that era. One of the most exciting aspects of punk's first and second waves was that bands were trying to put their own unique stamp on rock 'n' roll. THE GERMS sounded nothing like X which sounded nothing like BLACK FLAG which sounded nothing like THE RAMONES, which sounded nothing like PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES which sounded nothing like DEAD KENNEDYS which sounded nothing like SEX PISTOLS (you get the picture) but still each one of those bands was undeniably punk.


    FLESHIES have tapped into the energy that defined classic punk but they have avoided tapping into the sound. They are doing their own thing, but it is undeniably punk as hell. Imagine taking a 70s hard rock guitar band and have them use the Detroit sound as a launching pad for playing hardcore punk in L.A. in 1980. I can't describe it any better than that, other than to say my description is only a pale shadow of how impressive the FLESHIES are. --Jeb Branin, In Music We Trust

    1. (what if we) arm the homeless
    2. meatball
    3. fat cop
    4. yes, i'm starting shit
    5. shitface
    6. you!
    7. locofoco motherfucker
    8. 3 x 10
    9. big green teeth
    10. 2 hotels and a set
    11. gooba says there's no tomorrow
    12. crimson dildo
    13. the biggest snowball
    14. dickholyhalo
    15. south miami beach
    16. led fuckin' zeppelin, man
    17. enough sleep
    Fleshies
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  • Automaton Automaton Quick View

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    Automaton

    Gossamer is Evan Reiner-the producer, guitarist, synthesizer scientist and
    urban-spelunking field recorder whose full-length debut Automaton dissolves
    the genre-breaking electronica of Autechre and Boards of Canada into a
    bottomless sea of found sound and ambient atmosphere. It's less an album than
    an environment all its own, or a journey into the unexplored. And whether it's
    inspiring a trip deep into the discography of Steve Reich or into California's
    beautifully desolate Ansel Adams Wilderness, it's that fearless spirit of
    exploration that brought Automaton to life.


    Reiner grew up in the L.A. neighborhood of Eagle Rock with a father telling war
    stories about seeing Black Flag and the Germs play and with a set of cousins
    who'd get him started listening to hip-hop. (Especially instrumentals by
    iconoclastic producers like Premier, RZA and New York's crushing DITC crew,
    Reiner remembers.) As he turned 16, he was playing guitar "religiously," he says,
    as well as listening intently to Slayer and Cannibal Corpse on the way to
    ferocious hardcore shows on the fringes of Los Angeles.


    By the time he graduated high school, he was a hardcore kid with a heavy
    grounding in hip-hop who'd developed so tremendously as a guitarist that he
    was practicing notoriously formidable Django Reinhardt songs for fun. The
    connection might not seem obvious, but it was there nonetheless-these were
    three distinct musical forms equally dedicated to passion, individual technique
    and total commitment to expression.


    He won admission to the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, where
    his first semesters in the fall of 2009 were everything he'd hoped. But the more
    he studied, the clearer it became that he'd need to strike out on his own: "So
    many professors would tell their students what the right thing to do was in a
    creative setting," he says now. "There is no right way."


    He'd once used his computer just to help with his composition homework, but
    now he was restless. So he began to focus on the potential of electronic music:
    "I realized it was like having every component of a band at your fingertips," he
    says. "It felt free and genuine with no distractions." He'd begun to make his own
    field recordings, too, capturing the sounds of Boston at sunrise and stirring
    them into his beat experiments. Intense study of movie sound and foley artistry,
    like pouring sand across drum cymbals or using spent shells from a gun range
    for percussion, gave him a whole new vocabulary, and he found further
    inspiration in artists from Ai Weiwei to Maya Duren to Stanley Kubrick to Delia
    Derbyshire-people who blew open the boundaries of their own disciplines.
    Then in July 2013, he began to make what would become his first full-length
    album as Gossamer. He'd rent an armful of microphones and hike to the tunnels
    under Pasadena's eerie Devil's Gate Dam, site of suicides and barely-thwarted
    summonings in the tradition of Aleister Crowley. ("The echo is crazy," he says.)
    During a month in Japan, he recorded "terrifying trains" and cicadas and the
    squeals of a rusting bicycle. He'd record himself smashing trash under a bridge
    in downtown L.A., or knocking rebar against rotting wood 8,000 feet above sea
    level in California's Ansel Adams Wilderness Area. Then he'd come
    home-whether "home" at that particular moment was his own studio, a capsule
    hotel in Japan, a friend's place in Boston or a temporary space in New York-and
    "make accidents happen," he says, with recorders and samplers and guitar and
    (this time) a stable of analog synthesizers.


    The result was Gossamer's Automaton, a precise and gentle dreamscape of
    experimental electronica, where the ambient atmosphere of Gas drifts across
    the fractured beats of Autechre or Boards of Canada. It starts with its own
    sunrise on "Thoughtform," where birdsong melts into ghostly vocals and waves
    of synthesizer, and then shifts into the haunting "Print," which transplants the
    sci-fi sensibilities of Vangelis to some desolate and wild new world. His "Okuma"
    is like a Tortoise song that never touches solid ground, while tracks like [3] and
    [5] recall the Brian Eno of Fourth World, somehow ancient and futuristic at
    once. When the crickets start chirping on closer "-;- ", it's a signal that the
    day-and the journey-are both coming to an end. It's might be his first album,
    but it's also a first step towards something new.


    "Automaton is me," Reiner explains. "It's my process. It's a symbol of having
    accepted that there is a difference between being alone and being lonely. It's a
    coping mechanism for the struggle to realize and balance what I am and am not
    in control of in my life. It reminds me of playing Bioshock and watching Blade
    Runner at the same time while naked in the jungle on another planet. It makes
    me think of watching an old home video of myself and seeing Neptune right
    outside my window. The list goes on and on-I could go forever."

    1. Thoughtform
    2. Print
    3. 3d Relief
    4. Okuma
    5. J - Cruise
    6. Off World
    7. Truax
    8. For Sleep
    Gossamer
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  • Germfree Adolescents (Clear Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Germfree Adolescents (Clear Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Germfree Adolescents (Clear Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    "X-Ray Clear" Vinyl Pressing Offering Superior Fidelity


    The One And Only LP Release From X-Ray Spex And Its Irrepressible Frontwoman Poly Styrene, Germfree Adolescents Is One Of The Signature Albums Of The Early (1978) British Punk Movement


    Deemed By Everybody From Greil Marcus To Robert Christgau To Spin To Mojo As One Of The Greatest Punk Albums Ever Made


    Real Gone's Vinyl Reissue Reproduces The Inner Lyric Sheet Offering Poly's Brilliant Observations About The Plastic, Corporate Nature Of Modern Society


    Real Gone Music is proud to present Germfree Adolescents,
    one of the signature albums of the early (1978) British
    punk movement, in an "x-ray clear" vinyl edition that serves
    as an ideal prism through which to see the hypocrisy of
    consumerist culture. The one and only LP release from X
    Ray Spex and its irrepressible frontwoman Poly Styrene
    has been deemed by everybody from Greil Marcus to
    Robert Christgau to Spin to Mojo as one of the greatest
    punk albums ever made, and for this reissue, we've done it right;
    besides the clear vinyl (offering excellent sound), we've reproduced the inner lyric sheet, where
    you can read Poly's brilliant observations about the plastic, corporate nature of modern
    society. All of which she sings in a passionate yowl all her own (with Lora Logic among others
    backing on saxophone); this is not only one of the most penetratingly observant punk records,
    it's also one of the most passionate, and, surprisingly enough, catchy. Check out "The Day the
    World Turned Day-Glo" and "Germ Free Adolescents" if it's hooks you're after; if it's righteous
    anger and a noisy racket you're seeking, every track will do ya.

    1. Art-I-Ficial
    2. Obsessed With You
    3. Warrior In Woolworths
    4. Let's Submerge
    5. I Can't Do Anything
    6. Identity
    7. Genetic Engineering
    8. I Live Off You
    9. I Am A Poseur
    10. Germ Free Adolescents
    11. Plastic Bag
    12. The Day The World Turned Dayglo
    X-Ray Spex
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    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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