Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Outer Loop Productions - Christmas '97 Compilation

Here is the download: Outer Loop Productions 1997 Christmas Compilation

Here is the track listing:
1. Merry Christmas Dammit '97 - Saint Nick's Evil Moronic Twin
2. Silent Silent Night - Routerwelm
3. Angel From The Realm Of Glory - Pineal Ventana
4. Big Fat White Snowman - Peppermint Synapse
5. Santa's In The Alley - Liars Club
6. Trailer Trashed (excerpt) - Liars Club
7. Kris-Mass Murderer - Saint Nick's Evil Moronic Twin
8. Frozen Tundra - Broken Symmetry
9. Santa's Lap Dance - Sequence 3

10. I Heard The Bells - Happy Billionaires
11. Christmas Sun - Starblood

Welcome to the final installment of the Perimeter Records/Outer Loop Productions Christmas tapes, this one from 1997. All the old favorites are back, including more weird and goofy novelty songs by St. Nick's Evil Moronic Twin, a few noise/ambient numbers by Routerwelm, Sequence 3 and Broken Symmetry, krautrock by Starblood, and some "rockers" by Pineal Ventana and Liars Club. Overall it's more on the cynical/downbeat compilation compared to the Flagpole tape compilations coming out of Athens around the same time. I guess it was time to put the series to rest, maybe as mixtapes became less popular and it was more expensive to produce an actual CD compilation, but now the CDR/Blog Posting/Mixtape culture is back, so hopefully there will be more of a push for this kind of project in the future. As always, you can download all the compilations here.

Here is the insert (click to enlarge):

Monday, December 20, 2010

Outer Loop Productions - Christmas '96 Compilation

Here is the download: Outer Loop Productions Christmas 1996 Compilation

Here is the track listing:
1. Not Another Xmas - Hughes/Thompson/Swartz
2. Like White - Seely
3. Aurora - Broken Symmetry
4. Holiday Lament (Winter's Grim) - Tilde Course

5. Where's My Present? - Tilde Course
6. 5:00 AM Christmas Morning - Hughes/Swartz
7. Psychoactive Snow - James' Magic Dragon
8. Snowbound - Hughes/Swartz
9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Doug Hughes
10. For Christmas I Want A Way Out - Pineal Ventana
11. Christmas At Grabowski's (Delarosa Mix) - Accustat
12. Traditional - Routerwhelm
13. I Saw Mama Licking Santa's Balls - Overdoor Head Traction Ensemble
14. Rubber Room - Peppermint Synapse
15: Holiday Bar Talk - Casper Fandango
16: Return of the Rat King - James' Magic Dragon
17: Snowflakes are Falling - Chris Swartz
18: Merryed with Christmas - Sequence 3

Welcome back to the Perimeter/Outer Loop Christmas Compilation posts! I posted a series of them around this time last year, but unfortunately Christmas came up pretty fast and I couldn't get all of them up. So here they are! This time we have the first of the Outer Loop Christmas tapes, which started in 1996 after Perimeter Records was officially retired. The usual team of Doug Hughes and Chris Swartz are behind the collection, with contributions by Atlanta greats Seely and Pineal Ventana as well as the more regular contributors to these tapes in the form of Peppermint Synapse, Sequence 3 and Routerwhelm.

Always interesting, always weird, these compilations really embody the experimental side of Atlanta during the 90's for me. I wonder in this current world of cheap recording and sharing of music we can't bring these kind of novelty experimental projects back. Maybe I'll talk Doug Hughes into doing one for 2011. This is great music for having a drink in front of the fire by your tree, or maybe lighting the tree on fire in your backyard after Christmas. You can download the entire discography here.

Here is the complete artwork (click to enlarge):

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Patches, stickers and shit aka Brad Post #9

So I have been mighty busy and too spread out to get any new posts done. To get something up here I have scanned all the postcards, business cards, patches, stickers (and pencils!) that I could find. I'm sure I have more stickers already stuck on things that I forgot about. I wish I had the Crisis Under Control "badge" design sticker to scan. Anybody? Thanks to Chuck P. Moodswing for lending me some of his stuff for inclusion as well.

Yes, you are seeing this image correctly; Spiney Norman pencils!

Hardcore goes crusty; Act of Faith patches.

Broken patch celebrating the rehabilitated Lunsford brothers.

Standfast Records patch.

Mission To Murder patches.

Act of Faith stickers.
A Quart Low sticker.

Chocolate Kiss sticker.

Crash and Burn sticker.

Crisis Under Control sticker designed by Josh Massey (RIP).

DDT sticker.

Dead Elvis sticker.

Estrada stickers.

Ex Members Of… sticker.

Fiddlehead sticker.

Fiend Without A Face sticker.

Galanas Cerdd stickers.

Levelhead sticker.

Little Five Points Halloween Festival stickers.

Midget Farmers sticker.

Moonstomp sticker.

Murray 66 sticker. This is the band I was in after I quit Ex Members Of… It had Chuck P. Moodswing, Rondal Millhorn (Knievel/Moonwater) and Greg Stubbs (Spiney Norman) in it.

Neon Christ sticker.

One Way sticker. What a tough brooding lookin' bunch!

Pagan Holiday sticker.

Quadiliacha sticker.

Reactionary Records bedazzled sticker.

The Rent Boys sticker.

Spiney Norman sticker.

Standfast Records sticker.

Quadiliacha post card.

Echo Lounge postcard.

Some Soviet Station postcard.

The Close postcard.

Acriminy business card. Acriminy featured Corbin King (Vainglory) and Jimmy Davis (Monster).

The Copkillers business card. The Copkillers featured Crazy Johnny (notorious booker from Augusta).

Crazy Johnny (infamous Augusta booker) business card.

The original Criminal Records business card.

Elixir Recording business card. When I quit Ex Members Of… I joined Exploder. Exploder recorded at Elixir in Athens.

Fleshpool business card. Fleshpool featured Matt Miller's older brother Kevin.

In the Groove business card. In the Groove was a short lived record store in Lilburn where A.O.F., C.U.C., One Way and Undone played a free show at.

Issa Diao business card. Issa's second studio in town where all the magic took place at!

Jenkins' Ear business card. Jenkin's Ear was the band that brought both Brian Kincheloe and Chuck P. Moodswing to the world!

Josh Massey (RIP) business card. Josh took the cover photo for A.O.F.'s "Test of Strength" CD. He later overdosed on heroin.

Moodswing Records business card #1. Personalized for me by Chuck P. himself.

Moodswing Records business card #2.

National Socialist Political Action League business card. Whew, that is a mouthful to say and type! Duluth Nazi skinheads got united! Given to me by a "member" at the Gwinnett Place Mall.

Pumpkin Productions business card. Pumpkin was run by Andy Cauble (Monster and short lived C.U.C. 2nd guitarist).

Reactionary Records business card. Reactionary's first attempt at a store.

Reactionary Printing business card. Paul's short lived screen printing biz.

Spiney Norman business card. Gina was Spam's sister.

Stickfigure business card.

Tree Studios business card. Ex Member's Of… recorded our side of the Wardance Orange split 7" there.

Wreck Room business card.