Steve Fisk - Over And Thru The Night factcheckr

December 30, 2017
Steve and Calvin are very old friends of mine, who both have wickedly caustic senses of humor. I assure you that this is purely a poke at po-faced collectors like yourselves.

FWTW IMDB lists Prince of Darkness as 1987.

Steve Fisk - Over And Thru The Night factcheckr

July 31, 2017
Steve's a smart-ass, that's his sense of humor. (extra words so I can post my opinion)

Sonic Youth - Walls Have Ears factcheckr

July 15, 2017
I was at the ULU gig, and it was a great set, and then they went into "Expressway To Yr. Skull" and we all lost our minds.

Captain Sinbad, Sound Dimension Band* / Nana McLean - Sister Maracle (Live) / Till I Kiss You factcheckr

July 8, 2017
The A is easily one of my favorite tracks of all time, which shows the clear connection between Nashville and Kingston. Killer bass line, tasty dubs.

Gunnar Haslam - Let A Hundred Flowers Bloom factcheckr

July 6, 2017
You should have seen the ones we had to throw out.

Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble - On The Beach factcheckr

July 1, 2017
The original Aestuarium reissue which is where the masters for the subsequent reissues come from, were vinyl rips. For this version, we "fixed" the tape drop out in New Frankiphone Blues", which is evident in all the other versions. It's also the only vinyl release with all 6 tracks.

Peven Everett - Feelin You In And Out factcheckr

April 18, 2017
The reissue of the A side, with the 2 mixes of Feelin You In And Out, just announced on Groovin, today.

Coil - Wrong Eye / Scope factcheckr

November 20, 2016
Mine's on good ol' black vinyl, #d 487 of 974

DJ Slugo - Wouldn't You Like To Be A Hoe Too factcheckr

September 15, 2016
Stunning, why? Mastered from Slugo's original digital files by Dietrich @ Complete, pressed at Cascade in OR. Cover is from an original photo licensed from a friend of Slugo's printed on reverse board @ Ros Ellis.

Skrewdriver - Antisocial factcheckr

January 31, 2016
Mine is paper. Now I must add words to get to 10 to post

Skrewdriver - Antisocial factcheckr

January 31, 2016
And why is this version blocked, but other versions aren't?

Khotin - For U To Feel EP factcheckr

November 20, 2015
Out now. Will post as new version. Sup BW. PH.

The Dells / Master Jay & Michael Dee - No Way Back / T.S.O.B. factcheckr

August 21, 2015
I believe it's an edit: "2 disco tracks that were constantly banged out by Chicago DJ`s such as Ron Hardy, Andre Hatchett, Gene Hunt, DJ Rush etc. Very nice edits of these ultimate skating jams!"

Various - Wanna Buy A Bridge? (A Rough Trade Compilation Of Singles) factcheckr

December 13, 2010
A life changing experience for me, and essential document of the era that shows the breadth of the RT aesthetic of the time and how inclusive things were before the modern era of fractured scenes.

I ended up buying nearly all these 7"s and it affected me so much that, to this day, my company's fax machine prints "Wanna Buy A Bridge" on every fax it sends out.


The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil as reviewed by factcheckr

February 24, 2010
Avant-funk, punk-dub, whatever... Screaching vocals, enigmatic lyric, distorted echo... everything a boy could want.

One of my favorite records of all time from one of my favorite groups of all time. In fact, at one time I owned 3 copies of the 7" and 2 copies of the 12", cause I was afraid something would happen to them, and I didn't want to be without.

I stumbled on this one sort of by mistake, on 7", but was a little unhappy with the sound quality. When I found out there was a 12" version I began to search for it, but this was in the pre-internet days, so it took a while. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the 12" sounds just like the 7", hard to believe it's a Bovell production.

Various - Header#1 factcheckr

November 7, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
"Rock On" is largely composed of sections of Silver Apples "Oscilations"

Various - Mc Edits as reviewed by factcheckr

March 28, 2008
Nice selection of slo-jams redone as house tracks by unknown producer. While "Reasons" may have been done before, this is a nice take on it. "Sensuality" is cool too, but the real standout is "Guess You Didn't Know", which has been killin it in Chicago, and I love the filter mix which has nice little tweaks to it all the way through.

These are all steppers CLASSICS here in cow-town, and these house versions are nice updates.

Naked Raygun - Throb Throb as reviewed by factcheckr

December 13, 2007
The 2nd LP from Chicago punk superstars is the one that nicely threads the needle between the more willfully obscure sound of Basement Screams, and the more populist woah-woahs of their later output. The political sentiments are well put (pretty pretty boys... onward to Minagua) and Surf Combat features one of my fave Raygun lines... "Muscle Beach is now Porkshop Hill" (which was penned by my friend and former bandmate, Camilo Gonzalez) over a fairly obtuse riff.

Stirring stuff.

Kool Keith - Sex Style as reviewed by factcheckr

July 26, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
So over-the-top nasty, you might want to handle it with surgical gloves.

Expect some very scratchy, woofer-shaking funk thats got so much skank that you might be too embarrassed to blow the nasty vocal drip out your jeep.

Bush Tetras as reviewed by factcheckr

June 13, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
Chugga chugga.

Great first single only adds to the credibility of 99 Records as a vehicle and Ed B as a visionary. Snakey white boy punk-funk that doesn't try to be black, but has a good time getting sweaty.

I saw them in a little gallery in Seattle around 1980 and they were the real deal. They were fun and funky, and all cool NYC and standoffish at the same time. Laura Kennedy was hot, Pat Place was cool, and Dee Pop laid down the jerky new-wave funk beat.

I still have the 99 single and I rate "You Taste Like The Tropics" right up there with "Contort Yourself" as an example of what this scene was all about.

Sun-Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra* - Strange Strings as reviewed by factcheckr

May 9, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
This is one crazy-ass record!

Besides being one of the rarer Ra outings is very string-heavy, which is very unusual for Ra, with every single member of the ensemble joining in the attack.

On top of that there is this weird gargling vocal thing going on. Seriously, it sounds like the man has a throat full of Listerine.

This is also the first Sun Ra record I ever heard. I bought it at a 2nd hand shop around 1972-73 after hearing my high school math teacher tell me about a Ra gig he saw at the Stanford University planetarium.