Saturday, April 21, 2012

BALLS-WE WILL GROW ON YOU, ONE-SIDED LP, 1990, USA



Featuring one member from the Gamelan new music repertory ensemble Gamelan Son Of Lion, one future member of Caroliner/Faxed-Head/Sunburned Hand Of The Man as well as the future front man for (ahem) 90's pop punk artistes The Presidents Of The United States Of America, who you'd never suspect of having this sorta thing in his background, what to speak of having performed on the street with the Caroliner cat at a point prior to this. This one-sided treasure was pretty much exclusively hawked back in the early-mid 90's from Forced Exposure and Twisted Village (which should give you a good sense of the context here), the instrumentation involved (three basses, one drummer) suggest a sludge fest, but this is anything but, with one bass recorded straight and occasionally accompanied by a pair of flapping lips, one fed through pedals and one of 'em detuned and with future Caroliner and Sunburned Hand Phil Franklin banging the tubs. What results from this unprepared jam is remarkably inspired for something spontaneously enacted, bordering on spectacular with a sound that holds a perfect mid-ground between the highly musical but origami folded and distinctly SST affiliated L.A. post punk sound of Slovenly merged with the sort of post krautrock motion latterly proposed by Cul De Sac. This is going to delight many.

Get it via Rapidshare Here

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS... this is a banger

Anonymous said...

Nice ep, killer start.
too bad is so short.
Nice cover lol
poseuRRome

kb said...

Nice.

straight razor said...

Lots of Good information in your post, I favorited your blog post so I can visit again in the future, Thanks.

T.O.Philly said...

I have 2 copies of this on vinyl an used to play them at the same time. It also sounds great sped up to 45 rpm. Phil Franklin and Chris Bellew were also in amazing street band called Egg (no, not the Brit proggers) who had the best songs, many of which became stadiums hits for PUMA.

Anonymous said...

Pre-Presidents Chris Ballew stuff is actually pretty incredible. He had a nice little 7" made with beck under the name Caspar and Mollusk. Short and sweet little pop ditties...