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 Boogie Down Productions ‎– Sex And Violence (1992)

Oh wow this is completely amazing I can’t believe I’ve never seen this cover

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 Boogie Down Productions ‎– Sex And Violence (1992)

Oh wow this is completely amazing I can’t believe I’ve never seen this cover

Creatures of the Street.
Dig that choreography!  Leg pretzel

Creatures of the Street.

Dig that choreography!  Leg pretzel

Tonight’s Whispering.
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Now there is some pretty horrifying art, right there.

Tonight’s Whispering.

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Now there is some pretty horrifying art, right there.

Fetch.
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The new Melt-Banana record is a triumph!

Fetch.

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The new Melt-Banana record is a triumph!

Just Another Thing That Got Ruined.
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I’ve had this in my playlist for 5-6 months now, and every time I went by it I was like, that Mines record, what’s it called?  Some long title with a bunch of regular words, oh well, I guess it’ll say on the inside when I get around to playing it.
But it doesn’t!  The title isn’t anywhere in the artwork, on the cover, label, or insert.  The back cover says “Voice Leading” which isn’t the title.  The insert has the lyrics with no spaces or punctuation and the songs not in order.  Guys, seriously, who do you think you are, Cicero?  (Latin joke.)  I mean why bother?  Are you trying to make a statement about the futility of language or rules or something?  Or trying to hide that your lyrics suck?  I mean maybe they don’t, I gave up after the first song.  Also - no credits.  I really dig the distinctively big, murkily distinct production on this record.  Who did it?  Don’t know!
Also - no track listing.  Gotta get that from bandcamp.  Annoying.
But anyway maybe the point is to throw the focus onto the music.  Ok, that’s fair.  Except why do a vinyl then?  Dang.  For what it’s worth, while I don’t understand their artistic choices with the visual aspects of the record, I think the music is good.  Flitting dangerously close to the “S word” that makes my ears turn off (the s word is shoegaze), they never descend into that style’s hallmark lassitudinous apathy, throwing signifiers of various unexpected styles in at strategic points and never shying away from a catchy song.

Just Another Thing That Got Ruined.

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I’ve had this in my playlist for 5-6 months now, and every time I went by it I was like, that Mines record, what’s it called?  Some long title with a bunch of regular words, oh well, I guess it’ll say on the inside when I get around to playing it.

But it doesn’t!  The title isn’t anywhere in the artwork, on the cover, label, or insert.  The back cover says “Voice Leading” which isn’t the title.  The insert has the lyrics with no spaces or punctuation and the songs not in order.  Guys, seriously, who do you think you are, Cicero?  (Latin joke.)  I mean why bother?  Are you trying to make a statement about the futility of language or rules or something?  Or trying to hide that your lyrics suck?  I mean maybe they don’t, I gave up after the first song.  Also - no credits.  I really dig the distinctively big, murkily distinct production on this record.  Who did it?  Don’t know!

Also - no track listing.  Gotta get that from bandcamp.  Annoying.

But anyway maybe the point is to throw the focus onto the music.  Ok, that’s fair.  Except why do a vinyl then?  Dang.  For what it’s worth, while I don’t understand their artistic choices with the visual aspects of the record, I think the music is good.  Flitting dangerously close to the “S word” that makes my ears turn off (the s word is shoegaze), they never descend into that style’s hallmark lassitudinous apathy, throwing signifiers of various unexpected styles in at strategic points and never shying away from a catchy song.

Manfred (Symphonic Poem) Op. 58.

Manfred (Symphonic Poem) Op. 58.

Ed Lincoln.

Ed Lincoln.

We and the Sea.

We and the Sea.

Weave!.
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So this band is called Weave!.  Including the exclamation point, so you have to like, yell it instead of just saying it.  When I yell it, it always sounds like that part in “Million Dollars” by Thinking Fellers when the guy yells “MOVE!”.  On top of this astonishingly ridiculous name, they released an EP with this astonishingly ugly cover art, which I found used at Saki for like $5 bux, and basically it all screamed at me “THIS RECORD IS REAL AS FUCK.”  I mean, you can’t fake that.  The listening doesn’t disappoint.

Weave!.

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So this band is called Weave!.  Including the exclamation point, so you have to like, yell it instead of just saying it.  When I yell it, it always sounds like that part in “Million Dollars” by Thinking Fellers when the guy yells “MOVE!”.  On top of this astonishingly ridiculous name, they released an EP with this astonishingly ugly cover art, which I found used at Saki for like $5 bux, and basically it all screamed at me “THIS RECORD IS REAL AS FUCK.”  I mean, you can’t fake that.  The listening doesn’t disappoint.