Thursday, April 23, 2009

PTA'S-A LONG GOOD-BYE, 8" E.P., 1982, JAPAN






Long forgotten Japanese crew who issued a handful of odd sized and odd sounding vinyls on the Cragale imprint, a label (and, I believe, record store) associated with the Minor Club that birthed so much of the 80's Japanese underground (think Fushitsusha, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Kousokuya etc) that would go on to be associated with the PSF label and it's a scene that The PTA's deserve to be considered more than a footnote of. The A side establishes a sexily seasick post punk saunter with cod-ethnic overtones and weaves snake-y strands of sax through the results to riveting ends while the B-side's lays out some Idiot O'Clock-like post-Velvets motion and rubs it against the grain of Phew style art pop eccentricity.

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14 comments:

dr stone pothead said...

you must be one wack job, cause the music on this web channel is wacko. How in the world do you know all this stuff?, also what possesses someone to write huge write ups on lps and upload them for free. its alot of work. Ill say you did pick a few early seventies late sixties pieces here and there that are good but really you are indeed a mutant to know all of this bizarre music, occassionally you might have a decent record but so much garbage you like too

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr. Stone Pothead,

If you don't like the music after you download it, just delete it. No big deal, right?

I for one am GLAD, VERY, VERY GLAD to see Eric posting new stuff about every week, especially since Jim has been busy with the move lately.

Don't change a thing, Eric. 90% (or 99.9%) of us wouldn't change a thing and appreciate what you are doing more than we could ever possibly translate to words as a reply right here.

Brian B said...

yeah, I thought that guy was complimenting you until I got to the last bit of the last sentence! This is probably the most valuable blog I visit -- definitely gotten me into some "garbage" that I never would've heard otherwise. Thanks!

http://dreams-dxt.blogspot.com/ said...

I do like your 'garbage'... thank you for the music!

Brain said...

on another subject, this PTA's album RULES.

Hob Gob said...

stone pothead comment sounds like a joke, some bored trolling. But if in doubt, yes, think definately 99% (rather than a mere) 90 of visitors/regulars are forever indebted to MS for this goldmine of offerings, and the work involved. I'm sure MS don't imagine any one listener will like every post. No obligation to take and even less to keep, dr. pothead. One man's garbage and discard is another's nugget full of possible meaning and potential.

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Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

I like it.
thank you

a-g said...

I suppose the stoned pothead may just sod off.

dr stone pothead said...

Im famous,have a bong on me and enjoy your freako music at mutant sounds. prescription is 2 joints in the morning 2 joints at night and a tab of lsd.

batears said...

This is stunning! a flurry of thanks :)

Den said...

want more PTA's music, somebody have?

Anonymous said...

Yes, more PTA's would be great, they are great.

Anonymous said...

I would Love more. Does anyone know of any other titles by them?