"lp-only set issued to coincide with the destroy all monsters 'hungry for death' retrospective @ printed matter in new york. Recorded in ann arbor in 1975, this long lost destroy all monsters gem features the group as a sextet (mike kelley, jim shaw, cary loren, jeff fields, kalle nemvalts, and john reed). missing are the lovely lyrics and goth scrawl of niagara but in her place we see the collective brainstorm through 30 minutes of an underground music/non-music and b-culture genealogy that is unmistakably destroy all monsters. a melted mind, reconstructed with duct-tape, bent circuits, saxophone drips, and fuzz that will lead you into dark corners with bright futures. double sextet was lost for 35 years ; witness the (re)birth with this incredible lp. 2-track 12-inch record with cover art designed by mike kelley! Formed at a house party in 1973, destroy all monsters' original line-up (as noted above) played their first gig at a comic book convention - where they were asked to leave after ten minutes - using prepared guitars, a drum machine, tape loops, and various other instruments to created an unorthodox sound of suburban dystopian psyche music that was equal parts stooges, albert ayler, sun ra, velvet underground, and sci-fi b-movie shtick. operating in this capacity through 1976, the band's music was accompanied by performances and films as well as a magazine of the same name (which loren edited through 1979), consisting mostly of collages and prints inspired by sci-fi movies, underground music, political subcultures, and iconic elements of 60s counterculture as it had filtered through to the collective's hometown of ann arbor, michigan. after the departure of mike kelley and jim shaw in 1976, ron asheton (the stooges) and michael davis (mc5) joined the band and destroy all monsters entered a second, punk phase that met with popular success." (label info) co-released with Printed Matter
in stock | US| 2009| COMPOUND ANNEX | 18.90

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