Lotsa goodies from the legendary, the one and only NURSE WITH WOUND LIST on the shelves at R & R right now. Now and always, in fact. This iconic list of oddball recording artists, originally itemised by Stapleton & co. in the sleeve notes of NWW’s debut LP in 1979, remains a constant source of fascination (and let’s give the gent credit: this is WAY before the digital era where research and listening is a keyboard stroke away). Here’s but a sample of said goods: LARD FREE, MAGMA, GILA, SAND, WOLFGANG DAUNER, ALCATRAZ, EILIFF, ANIMA SOUND, IGOR WAKHEVITCH…
Just arrived: all the classic albums from POPOL VUH. One of the major players in the Krautrock scene, the band, headed by the estimable Florian Fricke, made their name with a series of kosmiche soundtracks to a number of Werner Herzog films. Combined with their stand-alone studio LPs, they rank as one of the great catalogues of the German scene of the ’70s. We have copies of all their classics as lovely, strictly limited high-quality reissues, on the shelf NOW.
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.
More goodies from the the big German shipment landed: ANNEXUS QUAM, KUHN BROTHERS, PLANET OF MAN.
A BIG shipment of goodies from Germany has arrived. LOTS of avant-prog, krautrock, library and jazz goodies are IN DER HAUS! Have a dig.
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!