17 November 2018

INCLINED PLANE Various Aritists 7 inch 1993

7 inch compilation on the Simple Machines label


Tracklist 

A1 Tsunami (6) Beauty Pt. II
A2 Superchunk Baxter
B1 Rodan (3) Darjeeling
B2 Unrest (2) Winona Ryder

THE MACHINES 1990 - 1993 Various Artists 1993


compilation on the Simple Machines record label
 


Tracklist

1 Hated* I Am A Rock 2:33
2 Lungfish Nothing Is Easy 4:59
3 Edsel Feeder 3:01
4 Geek (2) Herasure 4:10
5 Juliana* So Fuckin' Perfec' 2:37
6 Holy Rollers Swallowing My Swallow 3:22
7 Juliana* The Chase 1:29
8 Holy Rollers Moment Before Impact 3:57
9 Bricks Spy Kitty 4:28
10 My New Boyfriend Thurston Dance 2:53
11 Nation Of Ulysses* Diptheria 3:57
12 Mommyheads* At The Mall 2:44
13 Candy Machine My Old Man 4:06
14 Jawbox Footbinder 1:52
15 Geek (2) Hemingway Shotgun 3:51
16 Velocity Girl What You Say 3:41
17 Severin Me & You 3:59
18 Scrawl Reuters 2:09
19 Autoclave (2) Summer 2:13
20 Circus Lupus Pacifier 3:48
21 Tsunami (6) Beauty Pt. II 2:56
22 Superchunk Baxter 3:51
23 Rodan (3) Darjeeling 4:04
24 Unrest (2) Winona Ryder 2:23



LIQUORICE Listening Cap 1995





Artist Biography by


Listening Cap
Jenny Toomey (Tsunami, Grenadine) and Dan Littleton (Hated, Ida) had played together on and off for seven years before Ivo Watts-Russell (the head of 4AD Records) approached Toomey about doing a side project. She agreed and traveled to Livonia, MI, with Littleton to record at the basement studio of Warren Defever, guitarist and producer for His Name Is Alive. HNIA drummer Trey Many became the third member of Liquorice during the recording sessions. 4AD released Listening Cap in mid-1995.
 

Tracklist  

1 Trump Suit 4:16
2 Team Player 3:47
3 Keeping The Weekend Free 3:05
4 Drive Around 5:51
5 Cheap Cuts 2:58
6 Trump Suit Edit 1:14
7 Jill Of All Trades 3:23
8 No Excuses 3:54
9 Breaking The Ice 6:06
10 Blew It 2:34
 


FORTUNE COOKIE PRIZE A Tribute To Beat Happening 1992

compilation on the Simple Machines record label


THE RAVE UPS Chance 1990





Artist Biography by


Town & Country
Roots-rock quartet the Rave-Ups was formed in 1980 by frontman Jimmer Podrasky, a Pittsburgh native who founded the group while studying English at Carnegie-Mellon University. The original incarnation of the band briefly relocated to Los Angeles before dissolving, prompting Podrasky to return home and accept a job as a house painter; he then traveled back to Southern California, recruiting drummer Timothy Jiminez to record the Rave-Ups' 1984 debut EP, Class Tramp, with the aid of session musicians Chuck Wada on guitar and Douglas Leonard on bass. Guitarist Terry Wilson and bassist Tommy Blatnik cemented the lineup prior to cutting 1985's acclaimed Town + Country. A year later, at the behest of avid fan Molly Ringwald, the group appeared in the actress' film, Pretty in Pink (Podrasky later fathered a child with Ringwald's sister, Beth, as well). All the media exposure resulted in a major label contract with Epic, and in 1988 the Rave-Ups issued The Book of Your Regrets. Despite high commercial expectations, the album failed to make much of a chart impact, however, and after completing 1990's Chance, the group disbanded, making their final appearance on television's Beverly Hills 90210. Podrasky later formed the Lovin' Miserys with ex-Concrete Blonde drummer Harry Rushakoff, releasing Happy as Hell in 1996. 
 

RETSIN Egg Fusion 1996




Artist Biography by


Egg Fusion
Tara Jane O'Neil met Cynthia Nelson in 1993, when their respective bands (Rodan, Ruby Falls) were embarking on their first sets of extended national tours. Sharing a love of simple home recording techniques and melodic indie rock, the two became romantically and musically involved in 1994, collaborating as Retsin while retaining membership in their other bands, as well as participating in a number of varied projects and acting in the independent feature film Half-Cocked. The following year, the duo signed to the staunchly independent Simple Machines label, on which they released their debut full-length, Egg Fusion. Constantly involving themselves in innumerable bands recordings, O'Neil began working with her chamber folk outfit the Sonora Pine, while Nelson set about recording the first Ruby Falls LP. For the next two years, Retsin toured extensively, both with and without a rhythm section, as they increased their aptitude for playing acoustic-based music in a live setting. On one of those tours, opening for New York City's Ida led to a folky collaboration that was recorded in one day, called Ida Retsin Family. After Simple Machines folded in 1998, Retsin found kindred spirits in the proprietors of the Chicago-based Carrot Top label. Over the band's following two records, 1998's Sweet Luck of Amaryllis and 2001's Cabin in the Woods, Retsin blossomed into a capable neo-folk outfit, all but abandoning the electric guitar and standard instrumentation of indie rock for banjo, accordion, and violin. 
 

MY DAD IS DEAD Chopping Down The Family Tree 1991

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Artist Biography by


Let's Skip the Details
Formed by drummer Mark Edwards in August 1984 after the breakup of the Cleveland band Riot Architecture, My Dad Is Dead has remained his solo project -- with occasional help from a revolving-door cast. Edwards learned to play guitar during late 1984, and played his first show the following year with a backing band consisting of a drum machine. He recorded his first LP, And He's Not Gonna Take It Anymore, at a friend's home studio, and released it in May 1986 on St. Valentine Records. After a lengthy tour supporting Modern English and then the Butthole Surfers, he released Peace, Love and Murder in May 1987. Edwards signed a contract with Homestead Records early the following year, and released Let's Skip the Details in May 1988. Soon after, he added the first bandmembers to My Dad Is Dead: bassist Jeff Curtis and drummer John McEntire (later to gain fame in Tortoise). The Best Defense, an album of material from the previous album's sessions, was released on Homestead in December 1988.
The Taller You Are, The Shorter You Get
With McEntire gone on to Bastro and Curtis unwilling to tour, Edwards recruited the Prisonshake rhythm section -- Chris Burgess on bass and Scott Pickering on drums -- for a 1989 tour of Europe. The group's fifth album, a 1989 double LP titled The Taller You Are, the Shorter You Get, was its last for Homestead. With yet another lineup (this time guitarists Tim Gilbride and Doug Gillard plus Burgess on bass), My Dad Is Dead moved to Scat Records in April 1990 for the Shine EP. The band's first album for Scat, Chopping Down the Family Tree, was released in October 1991. Over two years later, Out of Sight, Out of Mind also appeared on Scat, credited to MDID. Edwards and company moved to Trance Syndicate the following year, and released For Richer, for Poorer in 1995. 
 

BEAR Disneytime 1996

by request

indie rock
 

Tracklist

1 Mess Of My Wires
2 Exing Boxes
3 Unlucky Penny
4 Dogs In Heaven
5 Bugs
6 A Cure For Everyday Life
7 Strongest Arms
8 Disposable
9 Backbone
10 Disneytime