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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+

US $12.99

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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BECK “Ghettochip” / “Gameboy/Homeboy” / “Bad Cartridge” / “Bit Rate Variations in B-Flat” 12″ Single Vinyl EP 2005 Interscope

BECK “Ghettochip” / “Gameboy/Homeboy” / “Bad Cartridge” / “Bit Rate Variations in B-Flat” 12″ Single Vinyl EP 2005 Interscope
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG+

US $8.99

Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970)  is an American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, known by the stage name Beck. With a pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporatingsamples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and the public throughout his musical career as being amongst the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians of 1990s and 2000s alternative rock.

The four-time platinum artist rose to underground popularity with his early works, which combined social criticism (as in “MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack” and “Deep Fried Love”) with musical and lyrical experimentation. He first earned wider public attention for his breakthrough single “Loser”, a 1994 hit.

Two of Beck’s most popular and acclaimed recordings were Odelay (1996) and Sea Change (2002). Odelay was awarded Album of the Year by the American magazine Rolling Stone and by UK publications NME and Mojo. Odelay also received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Sea Change was also awarded Album of the Year by Rolling Stone.

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CROSSED WIRES “Abstract Perspectives From Atlanta’s Underground” 2x 12″ LP Vinyl Record

CROSSED WIRES “Abstract Perspectives From Atlanta’s Underground” 2x 12″ LP Vinyl Record
CONDITION: Great condition. Light to medium surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG+

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Clock Wise are making good on their campaign to bring their electronic music to outside ears. “Crossed Wires: Abstract Perspectives From Atlanta’s Underground” features 16 artists that handle downtempo, drum n bass, and experimental beats with confidence. Grab this and Delarosa’s “Sleep Method Suite” LP. Summer sees Johnny Ether’s “Free Radical Generator” longplayer and a remix EP
Out of Print
Original Press!!
Track Listing:
A1 Elements, The (2) Elementals Theme
A2 Copland Epistrophe
A3 Osaga Cacophony
A4 Ness Napkin
B1 As Octopussy Monkey V. Fish
B2 Rishi Kumar Bossa Calling
B3 Love Pheotus Closed Doors
B4 Justone What You
C1 Gnosis Dub Kung Fu
C2 Parts Unknown Metroplis (Lunar Mix Radio Edit)
C3 J Stroke Scientifical
C4 Fascia Warm
D1 Alphanumeric Sistah Low
D2 DJ Damn Amaterasu
Featuring – Henok
D3 Johnny Ether One Under The Sun (Paranoiac Critical Method Mix)
D4 J Square Deprivation
Featuring – Devine

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REVOLTING COCKS “You Often Forget” 12″ Single vinyl Wax Trax Records

REVOLTING COCKS “You Often Forget” 12″ Single vinyl Wax Trax Records
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve, corner clipped upper right sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG+

US $7.99

The group was founded by Richard 23 and Luc Van Acker with Al Jourgensen as their producer . According to Jourgensen, the band got their name after a fight in a Chicago bar in 1983. Jourgensen, Richard 23 and Luc Van Acker celebrated the formation of the new band with a few drinks. The evening then ended up in a brawl, with bar stools being thrown through the establishment’s windows. As he was throwing the trio out, the owner, a man Jourgensen recalls  was named Dess, shouted, “I’m calling the police! You guys are a bunch of revolting cocks!” The trio subsequently decided to use the name for their band.

Their first release was “No Devotion” on Wax Trax records in 1985. The single was quickly followed by an album, Big Sexy Land (1986), featuring a mix of Wax Trax-industrial, hard rock, and EBM with dominating sampling and strong synthesized beats.

Losing Richard 23 due to creative differences, the group’s remaining two members were augmented by a rapidly changing set of musicians centered on Chris Connelly (Fini Tribe, later solo work, Murder Inc., and Damage Manual), Paul Barker (Blackouts, Ministry, later Pink Anvil,U.S.S.A., and Flowering Blight), and Bill Rieflin (Blackouts, Ministry, now playing for R.E.M. and Robyn Hitchcock), with around twenty others as irregular contributors or guest artists.

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DREXCIYA Deep Sea Dweller 12″ EP Vinyl Dance Threat Records

DREXCIYA Deep Sea Dweller 12″ EP Vinyl Dance Threat Records
CONDITION: Good condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice. VG++

US $27.00

The majority of Drexciya’s releases were in the style of harsh, dancefloor oriented Electro, punctuated with elements of retro, 1980s Detroit Techno, with occasional excursions into the Ambient and Industrial genres. Tracks are mostly centered around the TR-808 drum machine, with bass, melodies, and synth textures ebbing and flowing in time. Anecdotes suggest that Stinson and Donald recorded tracks while playing the instruments live, making use of analog equipment and sequencing methods. Drexciya combined a faceless, underground, anti-mainstream media stance with mythological, sci-fi narratives, to help heighten the dramatic effect of their music. In this aspect they were similar to artists within and close to the Detroit collective Underground Resistance.

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PERREY & KINGSLY “Kaleidoscopic Vibrations – Electronic Pop Music From Way Out” 12″ LP Vinyl Vanguard Records 1967

PERREY & KINGSLY “Kaleidoscopic Vibrations – Electronic Pop Music From Way Out” 12″ LP Vinyl Vanguard Records 1967
CONDITION: Great condition. Like New, small hole in upper left sleeve. VG++ to NM

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Their second and final collaborative effort came in 1967 with the release of Kaleidoscopic Vibrations: Spotlight on the Moog. This was a similar sounding effort, but instead of all original compositions, the album was mostly versions of popular songs of the day. In this album, Perrey’s tape loops and effects were added in post-production after Kingsley’s orchestrations were recorded, a technique now commonly used by electronic artists to this day. The album was one of the first to use the new Moog modular synthesizer, a massive, complicated electronic instrument resembling an old-style telephone switchboard. The album also bore two notable singles. In fact, the Moog album was released a year and a half before the release of Wendy Carlos’ ground-breaking Switched-On Bach. “The Savers” would go on to fame in 1968 as the Clio Award-winning music for a television ad for No-Cal diet drinks, and in 1972 as the theme to the American television game show “The Joker’s Wild”. About the time “The Savers” was being used on television, engineers with the Walt Disney Company were at work on a new parade at Disneyland Park, the “Main Street Electrical Parade.” The idea was to cover floats with thousands of electronically-controlled colored lights and to set the show to music. Paul Beaver and then later Disney musician Don Dorsey helped rework a Perrey-Kingsley composition called “Baroque Hoedown,” an upbeat, almost sparkling number best described as “harpsichord gone country.” It would become the underlying theme song of the parade for the next three decades at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Disney’s California Adventure Park and is still in use today at Magic Kingdom.

Several segments of Sesame Street produced in the 1970s also made use of music from The In Sound from Way Out, as did other television programs, such as “The Red Skelton Show.” A skit from the October 23, 1979 airing of Saturday Night Live titled “Jeopardy! 1999” used “Unidentified Flying Object” as the opening and closing themes.

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FORBIDDEN PLANET Original MGM Soundtrack 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Comet Records

FORBIDDEN PLANET Original MGM Soundtrack 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Comet Records
CONDITION: Great condition. Like New, light crease in upper right corner. VG++ to NM

US $20.50

Forbidden Planet’s innovative electronic music score (credited as “electronic tonalities” – partly to avoid having to pay any of the film industry music guild fees – was composed by Louis and Bebe Barron. The MGM producer Dore Schary discovered this couple quite by chance at a beatnik nightclub in Greenwich Villagewhile on a family Christmas visit to New York City. Schary hired them on the spot to compose his film’s musical score. The theremin (which was not used inForbidden Planet) had been used as early as 1945, in the movie Spellbound, but the Barron’s score is widely credited with being the first completely electronicscore. This soundtrack preceded invention of the Moog synthesizer (1964) by eight years.

Using ideas and procedures from the book, Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948) by the mathematician and electrical engineer Norbert Wiener, Louis Barron constructed his own electronic circuits that he used to generate the “bleeps, blurps, whirs, whines, throbs, hums, and screeches”.

Most of these sounds were generated using an electronic circuit called a “ring modulator”. After recording the basic sounds, the Barrons further manipulated the sounds by adding other effects, such as reverberation and delay, and reversing or changing the speeds of certain sounds.

Since Louis and Bebe Barron did not belong to the Musicians Union, their work could not be considered for an Academy Award – in either the “soundtrack” or the “sound effects” categories – that year. Curiously, MGM declined to publish a soundtrack album at the same time that this film was released. However, movie composer and conductor David Rose published a 7″ (8 cm) single of his original main title theme. He had recorded this at the MGM Studios in Culver City during March 1956. This movie theme had been discarded when Rose, who had originally been hired to compose the musical score in 1955, was discharged sometime between Christmas 1955 and New Year’s Day by Dore Schary.

The soundtrack was finally released on a vinyl LP album by the Barrons for the film’s 20th anniversary in 1976, on their own PLANET Records label (later changed to SMALL PLANET Records and distributed by GNP Crescendo Records). The LP was premiered at MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Kansas City, MO over the Labor Day weekend that year, as part of a 20th Anniversary celebration of the film at that Worldcon. A decade later, it was released on a music CD in 1986 for the film’s 30th Anniversary, with a six-page color booklet containing images from Forbidden Planet, plus liner notes from the composers, Louis and Bebe Barron, and Bill Malone.

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