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ANDRE WILLIAMS Silky 12″ LP Vinyl In the Red Records 1998 Mick Collins dirtbombs

ANDRE WILLIAMS Silky 12″ LP Vinyl In the Red Records 1998 Mick Collins dirtbombs
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice. VG++

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He changed his style with 1998’s Silky. Considered the “world’s sleaziest album ever”, Silky revolutionized the punky style, dubbed Sleaze rock. Mark Deming speaks about Silky: It’s “noise-spattered, stripped-down, roots-punk assault, and the results are flat-out nuts.” Though sleaze rockers idolized Williams, most critics preferred his original style.

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THE BASSHOLES Blue Roots 12″ LP Vinyl In the Red Records 1992

THE BASSHOLES Blue Roots 12″ LP Vinyl In the Red Records 1992
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice. VG++

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Don Howland is an American underground musician best known for his work in the punk-blues duo the Bassholes beginning in 1992. Prior to the Bassholes, Howland played guitar and sang with the Gibson Brothers, a Columbus, Ohio-based demented roots rock band that included Monsieur Jeffrey Evans, Dan Dow, Ellen Hoover, and later Jon Spencer and Rich Lillash. Howland also was a member of the Asheville, NC-based band Wooden Tit. Howland participated in the Ego Summit project in 1997, which brought together longtime Columbus underground performers including Jim Shepard and Mike (Amrep) Rep, Tommy Jay (Jones) and Ron House. He has recorded for many independent labels including Matador, In the Red, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Hate Records (IT), Dead Canary, Revenant, Siltbreeze, and Columbus Discount Records. Born in Columbus, Howland has lived in Asheville, N.C. since 1998.

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GIRLS AGAINST BOYS Freak*on*ica 12″ 2LP on blue vinyl on DGC 1998

GIRLS AGAINST BOYS Freak*on*ica 12″ 2LP on blue vinyl on DGC 1998
CONDITION: Good condition. Some ring wear on the sleeve. Printed inners are intact. Clear blue vinyl looks great! VG+

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Girls Against Boys are an indie rock/post-hardcore band, originally forming in Washington, D.C. in 1988 and currently based in New York City.

Freak*on*ica is a rock album by Girls Against Boys. It was released on June 2, 1998 by Geffen Records. The album received moderate success in the US and has been their highest selling release to date.

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Pavement “Westing (by Musket and Sextant)” 12″ LP Vinyl Record on Drag City Records 1993

Pavement “Westing (by Musket and Sextant)” 12″ LP Vinyl Record on Drag City Records 1993
CONDITION: Most Excellent condition, NEAR MINT. The Vinyl was well kept and looks gorgeous. VG++ to NM

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Pavement formed in Stockton, California in 1989 as a studio project of guitarists and vocalists Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg, known originally only as “S.M.” and “Spiral Stairs”, respectively. Their debut EPs were extremely lo-fi releases titled Slay Tracks (1933-1969), Demolition Plot J-7, and Perfect Sound Forever. They were recorded at Louder Than You Think, the home studio of Stockton local and former hippie Gary Young who also played drums on the recordings. Upon first hearing the duo’s songs, Young was quoted as saying, “this Malkmus idiot is a complete songwriting genius”. After the release of Slay Tracks, a new drummer, Jason Turner, was drafted to replace Young both live and in the studio. However, after just one tour and a handful of recording sessions, when it became apparent Turner and Malkmus did not get along well, Turner was soon ousted and Young reinstalled.

Pavement’s most obvious influence during this time was English rock band The Fall, although Kannberg stated in a 1992 interview that he preferred The Replacements to The Fall. The Fall’s primary member, Mark E. Smith, would often angrily claim through the years that Pavement was a “rip-off” of his band and that they didn’t “have an original idea in their heads”.However, some of the other members of The Fall have been quoted as saying they liked the band.

Around 1992 Pavement became a full-time band, with the addition of bassist Mark Ibold—who had been one of the band’s first fans—and extra percussionist Bob Nastanovich to help Young keep time. Their debut album, Slanted and Enchanted, was released commercially in 1992 after copies had been circulated on cassette tape for nearly a year. Though the percussive influence of The Fall was still pervasive (as was that of English post-punk band Swell Maps), many of the songs also exhibited a strong sense of melody. The following year, the band released the EP Watery, Domestic, which represented a balance between their earlier and later styles.

During the Slanted & Enchanted tour Gary Young’s eccentric behaviour included his handing out cabbage and mashed potatoes to fans at the door of the venue, doing handstands, running around the venue and stage while the rest of the band was playing and drunkenly falling off his drum stool. At the end of a 1993 tour of Australia, Japan, and Europe, Young left Pavement. The group subsequently held a meeting in a hotel room in Copenhagen during which Malkmus, Kannberg and Ibold remained silent while Nastanovich (Young’s best friend at the time) argued with the drummer and informed him that his antics were unnecessary. According to the band, Gary Young quit and was replaced by Steve West (a fellow museum security guard at the Whitney Museum of American Art along with Malkmus and David Berman). West’s debut performance was at a Drag City festival in Chicago, 1993.

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was released in 1994. The record was more indebted to the classic rock tradition than their debut. The single “Cut Your Hair” was the band’s closest brush with the mainstream, and briefly enjoyed airplay on alternative rock radio and MTV. Pavement performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

The lyrics from another single from the album, “Range Life”, criticized alternative rock stars The Smashing Pumpkins and the Stone Temple Pilots. Malkmus has insisted over the years that the line is meant to be light-hearted and is sung from the point of view of the aging hippie character in the song—later live versions of the track had the singer substituting “The Spice Girls”, “The Counting Crows”, or others for “Stone Temple Pilots”. In response Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan threatened to drop his band from their slot headlining the 1994 Lollapalooza Festival if Pavement was allowed to play. Corgan and Malkmus would trade barbs through the press for several years afterwards.

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SCHLEPROCK Something Like That Spring and Ten Speed 7” colored vinyl EP DR. Strange Records lot

SCHLEPROCK Something Like That Spring and Ten Speed 7” colored vinyl EP DR. Strange Records lot
CONDITION: Great condition! Vinyl and sleeve look very nice! NM

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SoCal punk outfit Schleprock formed when the Bay Area scene was at its finest. Vocalist Doug Caine and guitarist Jeff Graham formed the group in 1989, and within a year Ernie Berru (drums) and Sean Romin (guitarist) completed the lineup. Several 7″ singles, such as “Do It All” and “Long Time Ago,” were issued on Nemesis in 1991 and the band rollicked right on through countless gigs across North America. At the helm of grunge, Schleprock released Propeller on Dr. Strange in 1994 and continued to build a name for themselves. Bass player Dean Wilson was added to the lineup in 1995 as Schleprock’s heavy punk snarl was getting bigger. Warner Bros. took notice and signed the band in 1996. (America’s) Dirty Little Secret, which appeared before the year’s end, kept with Schleprock’s nasty punk rawness. Long Time Ago followed on Cool Guy in 1997. The band effectively broke up that same year, and Caine and Berru formed the revivalist punk outfit Generators in LA. In 2005 Schleprock’s original lineup reunited for a few gigs to support the unreleased and rarities set Learning to Fall.

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PROUDENTALL “Snowed Skyline / Island” 7″ Vinyl Record 1997

PROUDENTALL “Snowed Skyline / Island” 7″ Vinyl Record 1997
CONDITION: Great condition with light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice! VG+

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Kansas City-based indie rockers Proudentall formed in 1996, when vocalist/guitarist Matt Dunehoo, guitarist Clay Zimmerman, bassist/vocalist Billy Ning, and drummer John Cruz all went to the same high school. They recorded two self-titled cassettes’ worth of material and the 7″ Snowed Skyline/Island with this lineup; after graduation, Zimmerman left the group and Proudentall continued on as a trio. The band appeared on a few compilations and a split single with the Anniversary before releasing their debut album What’s Happening Here in 1999. What’s Happening Here appeared two years later. ~ Heather Phares , All Music Guide

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MIDIRON BLAST SHAFT “Starts Fires in Your Pants” 12″ LP Vinyl Record “TRASH” COLORED VINYL Hand Numbered 4/500

MIDIRON BLAST SHAFT “Starts Fires in Your Pants” 12″ LP Vinyl Record “TRASH” COLORED VINYL Hand Numbered 4/500
CONDITION: Great condition. Unplayed in new condition! VG++ to NM

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Starts Fires In Your Pants (Reptilian Records)
Review By: Jeb Branin

This album may have what is the best album title of the year! Gotta love that. The music is even almost as good. If you have missed the decline in the quality of noise rock since the whole AmRep scene went cold, fret no more. M.B.S. may single handedly resurrect the sound. They take the classic AmRep routine and then add to it a seemingly incongruent mixture of infectious hooks and complex metallic hardcore. And is it noisy? You gotta be kidding me! Is *NSYC horrible beyond description? OF COURSE IT IS NOISY. Distortion is an instrument here folks. And I swear to you that I hear a vacuum cleaner being used to flesh out the sound in the same way a lot of bands use keyboards. All this and it is still one of the catchiest noise rock albums I have ever heard. The third track “With A Fine Tooth Comb-over” could be a radio hit. I kid you not. Track seven “Hump Bounce (I Like The Crotch On You II)” – another great title – has these blues inspired hard rock riffs that are so unforgettable pop metal bands the planet over would kill to have them.

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