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ART DEVO

    Futurismo present a new version of DEVO’s highly celebrated and sold-out box set release - 'ART DEVO 1973-1977'. Now available as a 3xLP in a choice of limited colours. The release all hardcore Devo fans have been waiting for, 'ART DEVO' is a vital collection housing unheard and obscure mind blowers sourced directly from the vaults of The De-Evolution Band. This anthology takes you from the band’s initial conception in Akron, Ohio to the moment before the world woke up, in a collection of sonic and visual art that captures DEVO at the dawn of industrial death.

    In honour of their 50th Anniversary, 'ART DEVO' showcases the mesmerizing evolution of a band on the brink of discovery, mining irony, wit and dark humour from the madness of a distorted modern world still coming to terms with aftermath of a collapsed economy and the Vietnam war. From 1973-1977 DEVO would transform from an art project, pop art in the literal sense, into the group David Bowie would declare “the band of the future”. Here you will find the audio mutations of a band at the edge of greatness, initial concepts that gave birth to a new aesthetic that continually challenged preconceptions about music, art, performance, culture, composition and consumption...it was also the birth of Booji Boy. While the songs here may not be fully grown, raw even, these are the seeds of subversion that kickstarted DEVO’s 50 year legacy.

    Spanning 3xLP’s almost completely unheard and unreleased material, this collection draws purely from that integral early history, garnered from unearthed basement recordings, original demo tapes, unfinished montages and rare live audio, all taken from the bands personal archive. This collection showcases why DEVO was, and is still, one of the most important bands in American history. De-evolution is real. The art of DEVO is real. Here is the evidence.

    This 3xLP version is housed in a gloss laminated wide spined sleeve, it has a tracklist that has been curated by the band and contains a fold-out poster containing rare imagery and liner notes by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V Casale. 


    TRACK LISTING

    Exhibit [A] 1973-1976:
    Booji’s Industrial Death
    Total Love
    Auto Modown (Early Version)
    Space Girl Blues (Early Version)
    Live Forever
    Androgyny (Live At Kent Kove 74)+
    Fraulein (Kent Kove 1974)

    Exhibit [B] 1973-1975:

    Bicentennial Birthday
    Man From The Past
    Midget/My Lai Mama (Kent Kove 74)
    Shimmy Shake
    All Of Us
    Hubert House
    The Tinkle Tune

    Exhibit [C] 1973-1975:

    Private Secretary (Kent Kove 74)+
    I Don’t Know Why
    Dixie
    Pigs Waddle (Kent Kove 74)+
    Death Of Lt. Casanova (Kent Kove 74)

    Exhibit [D] 1975-1977:

    U Got Me Bugged (Instrumental Version)
    I Don’t Know What I Do Do
    Huboon Stomp
    Can U Take It (Early Version)
    Uncontrollable Urge (Early Version)
    Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
    Falling In Love Again

    Exhibit [E] 1975-1977:

    Devo Corporate Anthem (Early Version)
    Shrivel Up (Early Version)
    Smart Patrol (Early Version)
    I’m Lost At Home
    Untitled
    Never Go Back
    Secret Agent Man (Mark Vocal)

    Exhibit [F] 1975-1977:

    Social Fools (Early Version)
    A Plan For U (Early Version)
    Nutty Buddy (Live At JB’s 76)
    Dogs Of Democracy
    Race Of Doom (Early Version)
    Space Junk (Early Version)
    Primal Satisfaction*
    End Message

    Devo

    Art Devo

      The spuds asked for it, and the spuds got it! Futurismo proudly present a standard 2xCD version of ART DEVO 1973-1977. The release all hardcore Devo fans have been waiting for, ART DEVO is a vital collection housing unheard and obscure mind blowers sourced directly from the vaults of The De-Evolution Band. This anthology takes you from the bandsinitial conception in Akron, Ohio to the moment before the world woke up, in a collection of sonic and visual art that captures Devo at the dawn of industrial death. ART DEVO showcases the mesmerizing evolution of a band on the brink of discovery, mining irony, wit and dark humour from the madness of a distorted modern world still coming to terms with aftermath of a collapsed economy and the Vietnam war. From 1973- 1977 Devo would transform from an art project, pop art in the literal sense, into the group David Bowie would declare “the band of the future”. Here you will find the audio mutations of a band at the edge of greatness, initial concepts that gave birth to a new aesthetic that continually challenged preconceptions about music, art, performance, culture, composition and consumption...it was also the birth of Booji Boy. While the songs here may not be fully grown, raw even, these are the seeds of subversion that kickstarted Devo’s fifty year legacy.

      Spanning 2xCD’s almost completely unheard and unreleased material, this collection draws purely from that integral early history, garnered from unearthed basement recordings, original demo tapes, unfinished montages and rare live audio, all taken from the bands personal archive. This collection showcases why Devo was, and is still is, one of the most important bands in American history. De-evolution is real. The art of DEVO is real. Here is the evidence. This standard 2xCD version is housed in a gloss laminated digipak, it has a tracklist that has been curated by the band, and contains a fold-out containing rare imagery and liner notes by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V Casale

      TRACK LISTING

      Exhibit [A] 1973-1976
      1. Booji’s Industrial Death
      2. Total Love
      3. Auto Modown (Early Version)
      4. Space Girl Blues (Early Version)
      5. Live Forever
      6. Androgyny (Live At Kent Kove 74)
      7. Fraulein (Kent Kove 1974)
      8. Bicentennial Birthday
      9. Man From The Past
      10. Midget/My Lai Mama (Kent Kove 74)
      11. Shimmy Shake
      12. All Of Us
      13. Hubert House
      14. The Tinkle Tune
      15. Private Secretary (Kent Kove 74)
      16. I Don’t Know Why
      17. Dixie
      18. Pigs Waddle (Kent Kove 74)
      19. Death Of Lt. Casanova (Kent Kove 74)

      Exhibit [B] 1975-1977
      1. U Got Me Bugged (Instrumental Version)
      2. I Don’t Know What I Do Do
      3. Huboon Stomp
      4. Can U Take It (Early Version)
      5. Uncontrollable Urge (Early Version)
      6. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
      7. Falling In Love Again
      8. Devo Corporate Anthem (Early Version)
      9. Shrivel Up (Early Version)
      10. Smart Patrol (Early Version)
      11. I’m Lost At Home
      12. Untitled
      13. Never Go Back
      14. Secret Agent Man (Mark Vocal)
      15. Social Fools (Early Version)
      16. A Plan For U (Early Version)
      17. Nutty Buddy (Live At JB’s 76)
      18. Dogs Of Democracy
      19. Race Of Doom (Early Version)
      20. Space Junk (Early Version)
      21. Primal Satisfaction*
      22. End Message

      Devo

      Art Devo - Industrial Death Edition

        Futurismo proudly present the release all hardcore Devo fans have been waiting for: ART DEVO 1973-1977, a lovingly packaged box set housing rare, unheard and obscure mind blowers sourced directly from the vaults of The De-Evolution Band. This anthology takes you from the band’s initial conception in Akron, Ohio to the moment before the world woke up, in a collection of sonic and visual art that captures Devo at the dawn of industrial death.

        ART DEVO showcases the mesmerizing evolution of a band on the brink of discovery, mining irony, wit and dark humour from the madness of a distorted modern world still coming to terms with aftermath of a collapsed economy and the Vietnam war. From 1973-1977 Devo would transform from an art project, pop art in the literal sense, into the group David Bowie would declare “the band of the future”. Here you will find the audio mutations of a band at the edge of greatness, initial concepts that gave birth to a new aesthetic that continually challenged preconceptions about music, art, performance, culture, composition and consumption...it was also the birth of Booji Boy. While the songs here may not be fully grown, raw even, these are the seeds of subversion that kickstarted Devo’s 50 year legacy.

        Spanning 3 LP’s and a 7” of predominantly unreleased material, this collection draws purely from that integral early history, garnered from unearthed basement recordings, original demo tapes, unfinished montages and rare live audio, all taken from the bands personal archive. The music is set against rare imagery, photos and personal artwork, with liners penned directly from the hands of founding members Jerry Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh and packaged in a gold foiled archive box containing separate art cards, to evoke a pseudo auction house art catalogue. Did we mention one of the images is also Scratch ‘N’ Sniff!

        This is a one-time only, strictly Limited Edition box set, never to be remade, showcasing why Devo was, and still is, one of the most important bands in American history. De-evolution is real. The art of Devo is real. Here is the evidence.

        The tracklist that has been curated by the band, they come housed in a gold foiled archive box, and contain a set of Double sided art cards - including a Scratch ‘N’ Sniff image. Plus liner notes by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V Casale.

        TRACK LISTING

        TRACKLIST:
        Side A: Exhibit [A] 1973-1976

        Boojis Industrial Death
        Total Love
        Auto Modown (Early Version)
        Space Girl Blues (Early Version)
        Live Forever
        Androgyny (Live At Kent Kove 74)
        Fraulein (Kent Kove 1974)

        Side B: Exhibit [B] 1973-1975
        Bicentennial Birthday
        Man From The Past
        Midget/My Lai Mama (Kent Kove 74)
        Shimmy Shake
        All Of Us
        Hubert House
        The Tinkle Tune

        Side C: Exhibit [C] 1973-1975
        Private Secretary (Kent Kove 74)
        I Don’t Know Why
        Dixie
        Pigs Waddle (Kent Kove74)
        Death Of Lt. Casanova (Kent Kove 74)

        Side D: Exhibit [D] 1975-1977
        U Got Me Bugged (Instrumental Version)
        I Don’t Know What I Do Do
        Huboon Stomp
        Can U Take It (Early Version)
        Uncontrollable Urge (Early Version)
        Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
        Falling In Love Again

        Side E: Exhibit [E] 1975-1977
        Devo Corporate Anthem (Early Version)
        Shrivel Up (Early Version)
        Smart Patrol (Early Version)
        I’m Lost At Home
        Untitled
        Never Go Back
        Secret Agent Man (Mark Vocal)

        Side F: Exhibit [F] 1975-1977
        Social Fools (Early Version)
        A Plan For U (Early Version)
        Nutty Buddy (Live At JB’s 76)
        Dogs Of Democracy
        Race Of Doom (Early Version)
        Space Junk (Early Version)
        Primal Satisfaction*
        End Message

        7” Side G: Exhibit [G] 1975
        Untitled Montage (Harlan Hall)
        Untitled Montage (Harlan Hall)

        Side H: Exhibit [H] 1975-1977
        Untitled Montage (Harlan Hall)
        Untitled Montage (Greenwood)

        Alan Vega

        Just A Million Dreams - 2024 Reissue

          Futurismo are proud to present a first time reissue of the killer 1985 album: Just A Million Dreams by the uncompromising Alan Vega.

          The remastered version of this LP comes with two unreleased bonus tracks produced by Liz Lamere and Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots. It is packaged in a gloss laminated sleeve with a huge fold-out poster and contains new liner notes by Henry Rollins.

          Presented in a remastered deluxe vinyl package, Just A Million Dreams, produced by Ric Ocasek and Chris Lord-Alge, takes Vega on an expedition into new territory. As an artist Vega had a crucial drive, but having a hit record was never a motive, neither was pandering to expectations, which is why Just aMillion Dreams is perhaps a perfect statement for that moment, bettering the then bastions of MTV rock without even trying, an exercise in subversion that still has Vega’s unique artistry at its core. Would you expect anything less from one half of NYC legends Suicide? Perhaps not, but the hows and whys to Vega landing himself in such a mainstream position are perhaps just as fascinating as the record itself.

          Here Alan Vega’s vocals sound better than ever, full of emotion and brooding honesty. Lyrics painting images of dystopian love might be a sideways move away from the intense nihilism of his past, but it’s still the real deal. Alan Vega could not be anything else. Listen to tracks like ‘Creation’ and you still get that raw emotion he spent his career honing. Set against the grandeur of mid 80’s production: big processed drums, runaway guitar solos, we get a rare peak into what Vega would sound like if he was allowed to be a rock star drenched in the sonic excesses of the era. It was a brave and unfairly misunderstood move, but the components come together to form an incredible anti-commercial, commercial album. Just A Million Dreams is the sound of Alan Vega taking on the 1980’s and winning.

          With help of the official Vega Vault, two never before heard tracks have been unearthed from the 1985 JAMD recording sessions and brought to life by long time collaborator Liz Lamere and Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots, adding a new insight to the recordings. Henry Rollins also lends a new written perspective, making this release a vital addition to the collections of Alan Vega and Suicide fans. It has been said that Alan Vega is forever, his unwavering artistic approach can be witnessed throughout his career, whether as part of Suicide or as a solo songwriter, poet or sculptor. Just a Million Dreams is just another example.


          TRACK LISTING

          1. On The Run
          2. Shooting For You
          3. Hot Fox
          4. Too Late
          5. Wild Heart
          6. Creation
          7. Cry Fire
          8. Ra Ra Baby
          9. Hey Gorgeous (Unreleased)
          10. Did We Say Goodbye? (Unreleased)

          Various Artists

          Suburban Annihilation (The California Hardcore Explosion From The City To The Beach: 1978-1983)

            Futurismo present their new anthology series: Altered Vision, beginning with SUBURBAN ANNIHILATION The California Hardcore Explosion / From The City To The Beach: 1978-1983.

            This aggressive collection draws from California’s rich history of punk, more specifically hardcore: a new sound that eschewed melody for intensity, a sound that took punk harder and faster, a sound intrinsically American. Whilst hardcore was also burning over on the East Coast, it was in California that it had ignited and sprawled, a sonic punch in the face that raged socio-political disdain and total abandonment for commercialism, fuelled by a crumbling American Dream and the collapse of family values.

            Suburban Annihilation takes you from the major cities, to the coastal towns, to the SoCal suburbs, showcasing some the most important bands of the West Coast. Blasting off with the Adolescents ‘I Hate Children’, it heads from the year zero of Middle Class’s ‘Out Of Vogue’ to the surf punk of Agent Orange’s ‘Bloodstains’, from the blues tinged outlaw of The Gun Club’s ‘She’s Like Heroin to Me’ to the classic anti-anthems: ‘Live Fast Die Young’ by the Circle Jerks, lifted from their seminal Group Sex album, and the hardcore staple ‘California Über Alles’ by the Dead Kennedys. Also present are so many other bands integral to the era: T.S.O.L, Wasted Youth, Germs, Social Distortion, Suicidal Tendencies, Negative Trend, Flipper and many more.

            Though the music was designed to repel, this historical document has been lovingly designed to remind us that this genre created some of the most immediate and acutely-realised music ever produced. Making this collection of choice cuts essential for long-time fans of hardcore and punk, just as those new and inquisitive about one of the most angry and pissed off genres to have given birth in America. 

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Martin says: Words can't adequately express how incredible this record is. While the Gun club's psychobilly assault and Dead Kennedys' laser guided genius were very much appreciated this side of the Atlantic, much of the rest was not, only making it over on limited numbers as obscure imports for the curious. A tragic omission. The California hardcore scene, diverse, wild, aggressive shot through with irreverence, had no peers at the time. These acts were the inspiration for many bands who went on to dominate the American punk and alt-rock scene. Do yourself a favour.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Adolescents - I Hate Children
            2. Middle Class - Out Of Vogue
            3. Agent Orange - Bloodstains
            4. Dead Kennedys - Chemical Warfare
            5. Simpletones - I Like Drugs
            6. Suicidal Tendencies - Fascist Pig
            7. T.S.O.L. - Abolish Government/Silent Majority
            8. Circle Jerks - Beverly Hills
            9. Wasted Youth - Fuck Authority
            10. The Gun Club - She’s Like Heroin To Me
            11. Redd Kross - Burn Out
            12. China White - Live In Your Eyes
            13. Circle Jerks - Live Fast Die Young
            14. Negative Trend - How Ya Feeling?
            15. Eddie And The Subtitles - American Society
            16. Channel 3 - Manzanar
            17. Flipper - Ha Ha Ha
            18. Rikk Agnew O.C. - Life
            19. Social Distortion - Playpen
            20. Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles
            21. Shattered Faith - I Love America
            22. The Weirdos - Helium Bar
            23. Middle Class - Insurgence
            24. Germs - Communist Eyes
            25. Adolescents - Kids Of The Black Hole 

            Severed Heads

            Bad Mood Guy

              With an oeuvre of electronic experimentation that dates back to 1979, Australia’s Severed Heads rawly garnered everything from the sources around them: the sounds of the city, tape loops, old machines, distortion.

              Although essentially one man, chief noisemaker Tom Ellard, he was joined here by film maker/homebrew video synthesizer operator Stephen Jones, and effects producer Robert Racic: who had worked with New Order. The result is a punishing view of pop, all crunching rhythms and electronic juxtapose. By incorporating popular tropes such as consistent rhythms, melodic vocal lines and drum machines this was perhaps as near to a little “boogie-oogie-oogie” as Severed Heads were likely to get, but the outcome is a striking hybrid of the avant-garde, EBM and Synth-pop, an industrial vortex in which the sounds of the 20th century are sucked in and spat out around a monstrous dance beat.

              Never pandering to expectations, Ellard saw dance music as a benchmark area where exploration was still possible. Big ideas and big sounds, not to mention big headaches when the original CBS mixes were left in a taxi cab. Whilst many of their contemporaries persisted without dignity, Bad Mood Guy’s cool melancholy assured a fanbase in America and dance floor loyalty with ‘Hot With Fleas’, which dares to sit alongside classics like ‘Dead Eyes Opened’. The unique inventiveness inherent in Severed Heads work makes this release essential for fans of Throbbing Gristle, Kraftwerk, Skinny Puppy and Cabaret Voltaire.

              The deluxe remastered version of this LP comes with a 2nd LP containing lost original versions and remixes,

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Hot With Fleas
              2. Nation
              3. Unleash Your Sword
              4. Jetlag
              5. Contempt
              6. Bad Mood Guy
              7. Dressed In Air
              8. Rabbi Nardoo Flagoon
              9. Heaven Is What Heaven Eats
              10. Mad Dad Mangles A Strad
              11. Bad Mood Guy (Day 1)
              12. Unleash Your Sword (Day 1)
              13. Canine (Day 1)
              14. Nature 10 (Terse)
              15. Contempt (Day 1)
              16. I’ve Always Hated Severed Heads (Live)
              17. Hot With Fleas (12” Remix)
              18. Nation (NYC Mix)
              19. Canine (12” Remix)

              Chrome

              Red Exposure - 2022 Reissue

                Futurismo are proud to present a deluxe remastered vinyl package of the classic 1980 album: Red Exposure by the uncompromising Chrome.

                Arguably considered the San Francisco bands greatest work, Red Exposure, the fourth album to feature core members Damon Edge and Helios Creed, was the definitive version of Chrome’s idiosyncratic approach to sound: a projected vision of near future dystopia via an undefinable guise of experimental space rock and punk-tinged alien soundscapes. Here, the band simultaneously draw from the otherworldly noises of their past records, whilst pushing their synthesizers forward into, albeit oblique, pop song structures.

                Edge’s vocals are structured more like an instrument than a voice, lyrics painting images of humanities future on the edge of total destruction. As Creed’s guitar work multilayers it’s way into a completely different aural spectrum, beautiful yet violent, slashing against rhythmic pulsations, loops and experimentations, to create a sound that even today feels beyond the here and now. This distillation of the bands repertoire seemed to envision a deconstruction of rock ‘n’ roll, aimed to break past the shell of cliché that it would of course eventually come to inhabit. Which is why despite it’s age Red Exposure remains a record that still sounds like the sonic product of a far off civilisation, making this disk of new wave nihilism vital for fans of Space rock, Krautrock, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Suicide.

                The deluxe remastered version of this out of print 1980 LP is presented here in a choice of ltd edition coloured vinyl. It comes packaged in a chromed mirrorboard sleeve, contains a large screenprinted poster printed with neon ink featuring unseen photographs of the band, and a bonus track.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. New Age
                2. Rm. 101
                3. Eyes On Mars
                4. Jonestown
                5. Animal
                5. Static Gravity
                6. Eyes In The Center
                7. Electric Chair
                8. Night Of The Earth
                9. Isolation
                10. Informations (bonus)

                Units

                Digital Stimulation - 2022 Reissue

                  Futurismo have the privilege to be the first label to ever reissue one of the most sort out and revered electronic albums of the early 1980’s: Digital Stimulation by Units.

                  Inspired by punk in ideology, though not necessarily in sound, San Francisco’s Units were a young breed of dystopic visionaries art space prodigies and trash culture futurists set on reshaping sound for a new age. Leading the charge, along with only a couple of others such as Screamers and Chrome, they lit the touch-paper for a new sound, a new scene. A new approach. Equally as influenced by experimental cinema, performance art and Brechtian street theatre as they were the music of Suicide and Devo, Units offered a glorious glimpse into how and what pop music could be. Their influence has stretching all the way through synth punk and new wave pop into the most contemporary electro musicians.

                  Originally released in 1980, Digital Stimulation was Units true calling card and masterpiece. Containing the now famous opener ‘High Pressure Days’, this is a time capsule brought up from the dawn of the digi-age; all metronomical rhythms, wry lines and ice-cold delivery…part of a lineage that includes Neu!, Tubeway Army, ‘Being Boiled’-era Human League and Cabaret Voltaire, making this a vital recording for anyone interested in electronic music at all – past or present, with original copies selling at extortionate prices this is a release long overdue.

                  The remastered version of this out of print 1980 LP is presented here in a choice of ltd edition coloured vinyl, alongside a CD of the album completely remixed in 2020 by Scott Ryser. This deluxe release also contains a 12pg art booklet containing rare imagery and new liner notes.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  LP
                  1. High Pressure Days
                  2. Digital Stimulation
                  3. Warm Moving Bodies
                  4. Go
                  5. Mission
                  6. Cannibals
                  7. Bug Boy
                  8. Tight Fit
                  9. Passion Or Patterns
                  10. Town By The River
                  11. Cowboy
                  12. I-Night (bonus)
                  + CD Of Remixed 2020 Version

                  Cassette
                  1. High Pressure Days
                  2. Digital Stimulation
                  3. Warm Moving Bodies
                  4. Go
                  5. Mission
                  6. Cannibals
                  7. Bug Boy
                  8. Tight Fit
                  9. Passion Or Patterns
                  10. Town By The River
                  11. Cowboy
                  12. I-Night (bonus)

                  Emerging during a period marked by the post-punk, new wave, disco and early hip-hop scenes, Konk straddled genres, blending the balls to the wall attitude of punk with the dance your ass off rhythms of the clubs, an eclectic approach that resonated throughout the city. Equally at home in rock clubs such as CBGB’s as they were in Danceteria and Paradise Garage, KONK took NYC’s supercollider of sounds and melted them down into a hard driving, latin infused flavour all of their own.

                  "The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988" is a testament to the bands artistic staying power, the music sounding as fresh now as it did then, from the crossover funk grooves of the ‘Planet Rock’ inspired ‘Konk Party’, to the innovative punk funk synth bass of club hit ‘Your Life’, the bands influence indisputably lives on in this specially created deluxe collection. This beautifully designed package is a feast for the senses, looking as good as it sounds and sure to please fans of Liquid Liquid, ESG, Pigbag, James Chance, Soul Sonic Force, LCD Soundsystem, to name but a few, or simply those intrigued by those tales of wild nightlife that have become synonymous with the vitality of 1980’s downtown New York City.

                  Those folks at Futurismo give every discerning music fan the collection their ears have been craving, "The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988". Each deluxe set includes 3x140g limited edition ‘Night Fun’ coloured vinyl - where each of the three disks are a different vinyl colour (transparent red with black marble splatter, solid bright yellow and classic black). Included alongside all the original studio recordings by the band are live tracks from CBGB’s plus a disk of DJ mixers, which can be used to mix alongside the original versions of ‘Your Life’ and ‘Konk Party’. These records come in a wide spined gloss laminated sleeve and contain a 12pg book featuring photos, flyers and a written piece by journalist Ezra Gale, and as if that wasn’t enough also included is a huge poster and a digital download of the tracks.

                  KONK’s The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988 is an essential addition to the collection of any jazz, funk, punk, afro or disco fan! This October, get down to the sound of the New York underground...only while stocks last!

                  • 3 x 140g Limited Edition vinyl LP.
                  • Each of the disks are a different colour.
                  • Wide spined gloss laminated sleeve, with full colour uncoated inner sleeves.
                  • Contains all Konk’s studio recordings, plus rare live recordings at CBGB’s.
                  • Includes a disk of DJ mixers that can be used to mix alongside the original versions of ‘Your Life’ and ‘Konk Party’.
                  • 12pg Book containing photos, flyers and a write up by journalist Ezra Gale.
                  • A huge Konk/Pigbag gig poster.
                  • Digital download included.


                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Patrick says: When New York’s musical underground was enjoying its most fertile period of cross-genre creativity, mutant funk troupe Konk were holding it down for the Latin Quarter. This triple vinyl set includes their finest moments alongside rare live recordings and extended DJ mixes.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1. KonkParty (7 Inch)
                  A2. Baby Dee
                  A3. SokaLokaMoki
                  A4. Honeymoon Side
                  B1. Your Life (7 Inch)
                  B2. Elephant
                  B3. Cool Out Gar (Third Stone From The Sun)
                  B4. Suave Y Caliente
                  C1. Love Attack
                  C2. Machine
                  C3. Alien Jam
                  C4. Soka-Loka-Moki (7 Inch Part I)
                  C5. Soka-Loka-Moki (7 Inch Part II)
                  D1. Tonton Macoute (Live At CBGB 81)
                  D2. Alamo (Live At CBGB 81)
                  D3. High On The Hill (Live At CBGB 81)
                  D4. Fela (Live At CBGB 81)
                  D5. Frog Talk (Live Broadcast To Paris)
                  E1.Konk Party (Uptown Breakdown)
                  E2.Konk Party (Master Cylinder Jam)
                  E3.Konk Party (Bonus Beats)
                  F1.Your Life (12 Inch)
                  F2.Your Life (Skull Whip)
                  F3.Your Life (What U Want Dub)

                  James White And The Blacks

                  Sax Maniac (Redux)

                  The New York No Wave legend returns to record store shelves everywhere! Long out of print, it’s only right James Chance (White) was back where he belongs, this time it is in the shape of a lovingly packaged reissue of one of his masterpieces - 1982’s Sax Maniac LP.

                  Currently at the forefront of the popular music conciousness, fresh from a guest performance with Franz Ferdinand on prime time US televisions ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, this fantastic Redux version of one of JAMES’ most revered records showcases his anarchic saxophone and deconstructionist approach to rock ‘n’ roll through avant garde arrangements and a blending of contemporary jazz with a true punk ethos.

                  To go alongside the music are four incredible photographic prints of JAMES CHANCE and Anya Philips by Edo Bertolgio, the director of the now classic movie Downtown 81, which starred Jean-Michel Basquiet and a memorable performance by the James White And The Blacks era band heard here on this record. Drenched in an infinite cool, Sax Maniac is a true document of downtown New Yorks’ underground music and art scene in the early 80’s.

                  This limited edition Redux version of this incredible LP is remastered and contains a bonus track featuring fellow no-wave legend Arto Lindsay (DNA, The Lounge Lizards). It comes on heavy 180g limited coloured vinyl with free download. The record is encased in a clear PVC sleeve with the logo printed on the font, inside it contains 4 x photographic prints of images by the great Edo Bertoglio (Downtown 81, Jean-Michel Basquiet) allowing you to use whichever image you desire as the front cover! It also boasts newly written liner notes by the legendary James Chance himself. So get yourself a slice of hot sax - only while stocks last.


                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Irresistible Impulse
                  2. That Old Black Magic*
                  3. Disco Jaded
                  4. Money To Burn
                  5. Sax Maniac
                  6. Sax Machine
                  7. The Twitch
                  8. Hyp No Tease (Bonus Demo)


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