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Look what just landed on the shop floor – three unreal local releases…
The debut longplayer from Adelaide/Melbourne trio TERRIBLE TRUTHS on the Bedroom Suck label. Great post-punk happenings here, sounding like they shoulda recorded for the Rough Trade label circa 1979 – ’81 (think Slits/Raincoats/Pop Group/Scritti or thereabouts). Angular, rhythmic, melodic: a great combo.
The second album from Melbourne scum-punks the DRUNK MUMS, Gone Troppo. Unlike the George Harrison LP of the same name, this is not only listenable, but worthy of repeated spins. They’ve written GREAT SONGS. Some of this brings to mind the Cramps, some of it Brian Jonestown, some of it lends an obvious air of Stooges damage, but mostly this goes to show that DRUNK MUMS have really developed into a killer rock & roll outfit. An unconditional recommendation!
Lastly, but certainly not least is the latest and greatest from Melbourne quartet, CUNTZ, Force The Zone, on Homeless Records. And it IS their best yet: these scuzz-punkers stew up a brew of Venom P. Stinger, Flipper and the speed-induced psychosis of Mark E. Smith into a highly palatable soup of no-effin’-around PUNK ROCK. They’re definitely worth your time and trouble, and from what we hear of their latest exploits on their current US tour, they’re a whole lotta trouble indeed. Get real, get CUNTZ.
We just got delivered a stack of BACK FROM THE GRAVE LPs: the greatest series of brilliant, largely unknown ’60s garage punk ever compiled. Put together by Tim Warren at Crypt Records, they are THEE benchmark for this kind of music. Hilarious and informative liner notes, great artwork and track after track of KILLER no-fi ’60s punk slop by various under-appreciated ne’er-do-wells. They are, were and forever shall be essential listens.
Japanophiles are well catered for here at R & R. We’ve got a crate specifically dedicated to Japrock, including titles by FLOWER TRAVELLIN’ BAND (both original and reissue), STOMU YAMASHTA, YONIN BAYASHI, OSAMU KITAJIMA, KENJI ENDO and more!
It’s going be a sunny 27 degrees here in Melbourne, it’s a public holiday (for a football game! Go, football team of choice!), it’s the official start of Reggae Listening Season (official, meaning it can and should be enjoyed all year long regardless) and we are OPEN. We’ve got crates of killer cuts by BIG YOUTH, SCIENTIST, KING TUBBY, KEITH HUDSON, DADAWAH, BULLWHACKIES ALL STARS, I-ROY, U-ROY, PRINCE FAR I, POET & THE ROOTS, STUDIO ONE SERIES and of course the big names such as LEE PERRY and BOB MARLEY. I & I and that other guy agree it’s a good day to start digging.
As always, there’s TONS of awesome African LPs in stock at R & R. Choice cuts by: MULATU ASTATKE, FRANCIS BEBEY, FELA KUTI, WILLIAM ONYEABOR, ALI FARKA TOURE, TOUMANI DIABATE, MBONGWANA STAR, HAILU MERGIA, TLAHOUN GESSESSE, LE MYSTERIE JAZZ DE TOMBOUCTOU and more, more MORE!