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Davey Hull: Five songs, 1995

Davey Hull: Five songs, 1995

PERSONNEL: David Hull, everything? TRACK LISTING: Side One/Two 1. Word Game 2. Wealth Side Two/One 1. Sprechen Sie Deutsch 2. Blue 3. Talking This may have been the first recording I ever received from David “Davey” Hull, well prior to his move from Essex to Berlin. “Sprechen Sie Deutsch” skates on crude oil. “Blue” pleads, drones, and unravels. “Talking” actually rocks. “Word Game” is all clawing, crabbing Syd-guits; “Wealth,” a secret ceremony, shrouded in anxious fog, pummeled mad by drums….

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Not Mystery Friday: Chaos Oblivion

Not Mystery Friday: Chaos Oblivion

It’s Not Mystery Friday in this Universe, but we do have a mystery here. No J-card, just a cassette with the number 2 and “Chaos Oblivion” scrawled in pen on a gray sticker. Not in the DU DemoBase™, so pre-Internet. What does the “2” signify? Side 2? The album’s title? The band’s name? It’s ambiguous. I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda excited. Let’s assume the 2 means side 2, flip the tape over and listen to the (un-stickered)……

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Cessna 21: Noise Ethic, 1995

Cessna 21: Noise Ethic, 1995

PERSONNEL: Shane Baker: Everything TRACK LISTING: Side A 1. Song For Neal 2. Do You Think Of Me? 3. When You Go Home, His Hand Comes Down Again 4. 1st Aria Side B same as A “Cessna 21, a/k/a Shane Baker, is an old friend of Demorandum, having appeared in issues 66, 69, 77 (as Loveseat Glider) and 78. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard from him, though, so I was happy to get these two tapes in…

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Oliver Squash: Wastecoat, 1992

Oliver Squash: Wastecoat, 1992

All Pieces by Oliver Squash ©1992 Oliver Squash TRACK LISTING Side 1 OVERTIDE Saturn TeaRoR Catatonic Bliss MOON Sweet China The Pebble Understand Wasted Journey OnwaRD FAR Side 2 WASTECOAT Octabutta ReWiND THE TIME the Clowns Slide tasteless daze WIND Inner SPACE What can I say about Oliver Squash? Honestly, words fail me at this moment. This 1992 cassette, one of two I received that year (stay tuned for Spaced) is…um…hell, where’s my thesaurus? Odd. Peculiar. Strange. Weird. Way-Out. Extraordinary.

The Bran Flakes: I Remember When I Break Down, 1996

The Bran Flakes: I Remember When I Break Down, 1996

PERSONNEL: The Bran Flakes are a Product of M.O.M. The MoFo Outreach Ministry Performed by Rev. Otis “FUN” Odder TRACK LISTING: Side 1 Call Me Patches Feeling Merry Mutual Admiration And Love Think Big Let It Be A Nightmare (I Give Myself) That Girl Homicidal UFO Flight Of The Hindenburg Magically Inside Of Me Calling “Bob” Blow Your Brains Out Side By Side I Killed Henry Side 2 I Had A Hamburger Dream Welcome To The Human Race Subliminal Solice…

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Closed Third Eye: Semi-Pseudo-Sorta (1995)

Closed Third Eye: Semi-Pseudo-Sorta (1995)

PERSONNEL: All guitar, bass, and voices by Dennis Except where noted all drums by Adam etc. TRACK LISTING: SIDE Idiot Face Help Won’t Help (Jason, guitar; Owen, violin) President (Eric, bass; Jason, Saxophone) Need (Owen, bass; Cindy, flute) Devolution (Elda, vocals) Yer Grave (Brian, guitar) Letting The Night In Black Gasoline (Derwood, drums; Pete, guitar) Other Need OTHER SIDE Void (Bob, voice; Tony R, bass) Dirt And Worms )Becky, drums; Owen, guitar; Tony R, bass & guitar; Jason, guitar) Octologue…

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Monsters From The Id: Hyena Love Pt. II (A Drama In Two Acts)

Monsters From The Id: Hyena Love Pt. II (A Drama In Two Acts)

ACT I: The Trees Are Bare (Prelude) Hyena Love Pt. II Born In Squirts Brain Damage Dog Fuck Up/Family Man Epitomy Of A Woman ACT II: Crowded With Worms Pooka Love Daddy Does Fine Jellyhole Motherfucker Mean Things Hyena in a ID zone Recess Is Over (Finale) Hyena Love Pt. 666 (Coda) Monsters From The Id was a home-recording project by one Joel Sotelo, then resident of Citrus Heights, California. Although the j-card is undated, its appearance in the reviews…

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