Pylon

Pylon Box

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Record Label
New West

About this item

Pylon were born in 1979 in Athens, Georgia. Throughout their brief history they were able to create influential work that would help foster the post-punk and art-rock scene of the early 1980s. Their 1979 single ‘Cool’ / ‘Dub’ has reached legendary status, with Rolling Stone calling it one of the 100 Greatest Debut Singles Of All Time and was followed by their albums ‘Gyrate’ (1980) and ‘Chomp’ (1983). The band would break up upon ‘Chomp’’s arrival but their music would continue to influence genres, musicians and fans for years to come.

New West Records are proud to present ‘Pylon Box’, a comprehensive look at the band that includes their studio albums ‘Gyrate’ and ‘Chomp’, both of which have been remastered from their original tapes, the 11-song collection ‘Extra’, which features rarities and previously unreleased studio and live recordings and ‘Razz Tape’, Pylon’s first-ever recording: a 13-song unreleased session that pre-dates the band’s seminal ‘Cool’ / ‘Dub’ debut.

‘Pylon Box’ also includes a hardbound, 216-page full colour book featuring pieces written by the members of R.E.M., Gang of Four, Steve Albini, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, Sonic Youth, Interpol, B-52’s, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, Mission of Burma, Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and K Records, Anthony DeCurtis, Chris Stamey of the dB’s, Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate and many more. It also features never before seen images and artifacts from the band’s personal archives as well as items now housed at the Special Collections Library at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Museum of Art, UGA.

TRACK LISTING

‘Gyrate’
Volume
Feast On My Heart
Precaution
Weather Radio
The Human Body
Read A Book
Driving School
Gravity Danger
Working Is No Problem
Stop It

‘Chomp’
K
Yo-Yo
Beep
Italian Movie Theme
Crazy
M-Train
Buzz
No Clocks
Reptiles
Spider
Gyrate
Altitude

‘Extra’
Untitled
Cool
Dub
Recent Title
Danger!! (Danger Remix)
Crazy (Single Mix)
Reptiles (Channel One Version)
No Clocks (Channel One Version)
Spider (Alternative Mix)
3 X 3 (Live)
Danger III (Live)

‘Razz Tape’
The Human Body
Modern Day Fashion Woman (Version 1)
Read A Book (Instrumental)
Working Is No Problem
Precaution
Cool
Functionality
Efficiency
Information
Dub
Modern Day Fashion Woman (Version 2)
Danger
Feast On My Heart (Working Version)

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