Theoretical Girls ‎– Theoretical Girls

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Acute Records ‎– ACT001, Acute Records ‎– act001
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1 Theoretical Girls (Live)
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
2:35
2 Computer Dating
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
3:15
3 Contrary Motion
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Keyboards [Rmi Elec Keyboard] – Lohn*Organ [Farfisa Organ] – Dewys*
3:51
4 Europe Man
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
4:20
5 Lovin In The Red
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Organ [Farfisa Organ], Vocals – Lohn*Piano [Rmi Elec Piano] – Dewys*
2:16
6 Mom & Dad
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
3:52
7 U.S. Millie
Bass Guitar – Branca*Drums – Tiers*Percussion [Hand Percussion] – Dewys*Piano [Rmi Elec Piano], Vocals – Lohn*
3:04
8 No More Sex
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
3:26
9 Keyboard Etude
Organ [Farfisa Organ] – Lohn*Percussion – Mikey (13)
1:09
10 Nato
Bass Guitar – Branca*Drums – Tiers*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
2:04
11 Electronic Angie (Short Version)
Bass Guitar [Beaten], Vocals – Lohn*Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Keyboards – Dewys*
1:24
12 Chicita Bonita
Bass – Branca*Drums – Tiers*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
5:36
13 Polytonal
Bass Guitar – Dewys*Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Piano [Rmi Electric Piano] – Lohn*
3:30
14 Parlez-Vous Francais
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Keyboards – Dewys*
3:56
15 Theoretical Girls (Studio)
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
2:53
16 Chicita Bonita (Second Version)
Bass Guitar – Branca*Drums – Tiers*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
5:30
17 Lovin In The Red (Second Version)
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Keyboards [Rmi] – Dewys*Organ [Farfisa Organ], Vocals – Lohn*
2:36
18 Computer Dating (Second Version)
Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Guitar, Vocals – Lohn*Keyboards – Dewys*
3:38
19 Electronic Angie (Second Version)
Bass Guitar [Beaten], Vocals – Lohn*Drums – Tiers*Guitar – Branca*Keyboards – Dewys*
2:44

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Anthology of (mostly) unreleased material, 1978-1981.

Catalog number ACT001 on front and rear covers; catalog number act001 on spine and disc face.

℗+©2002 Acute Records.
Manufactured and distributed by Carpark Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 77517 00192 1
  • Matrix / Runout: 9902 C072902J C20809-13 A FAILSAFE
  • Mastering SID Code: L385
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI6100

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Gronk73

Gronk73

August 29, 2016
edited over 3 years ago

Theoretical Girls were led by vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Jeffrey Lohn, a classically-trained musician who decided to try his hand at avant-garde noise punk. This resulted in fascinating, Stravinsky-esque chord structures for songs like 'Lovin' in the Red', as well as a downright brilliant single, 'U.S. Millie'. (Glenn Branca was in Theoretical Girls, too, but his composition 'You Got Me'--which was the B-side of the band's lone 45--is not included here.) Some of this stuff, like 'Electronic Angie' and 'Parlez-Vous Francais', is just clatter for its own sake, but a lot of it holds up pretty damned well. This compilation consists of a handful of studio tracks, the remaining material having been recorded during rehearsals and live performances; there are alternate versions of five songs.
Three and a half stars.