Favorite SST releases?

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Negativland : Escape From Noise and U2
Pell Mell : Flow and Rhyming Guitars
Steve Fisk : 448 Deathless Days

and many Minutemen and Meat Puppet releases mentioned above (though latter of which I now have via Ryko reissues anyway)

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

saint vitus - saint vitus
black flag - damaged

more i can't think of because i have a sinus headache. mostly saint vitus.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

man, sst... when did it all go wrong?

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:41 (10 years ago) Permalink

when greg ginn started letting the weed make the business decisions

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

don't forget sonic youth's evol and minutemen's buzz or howl.

i'd buy a slovenly box.

dan (dan), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

man, sst... when did it all go wrong?

"*toke* dude.. like everything is wrong, man. let's sign more instrumental jazz/funk/bands and we'll get around to this royalty thing"

that's when.

(strongo trumped me and is of course otm)

donut bitch (donut), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh, and Bad Brains I Against I! I think anyway, I haven't heard it in over a decade.

Broheems (diamond), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Some goodies that haven't been mentioned yet :

Blind Idiot God - first album
Elliott Sharp - Tessellation Row
Grant Hart - Intolerance
Cruel Frederick - The Birth Of The Cruel
Das Damen - Jupiter Eye

udu wudu (udu wudu), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

i always forget that sst was easily my favorite record label in high school

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

this list is kinda handy:


http://macdaraconroy.com/features/misc/sst_discog.txt

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

I just found an old SST catalogue! New Alliance (offshoot label) put out some OK records too - Rudolph Grey / Blue Humans, Coachemn, Sproton Layer, Roger Miller. It seems that Cruz (another offshoot) put out nothing but rubbish though.

udu wudu (udu wudu), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

Nobody mentioned *Feast* by W√úRM yet, either.

I was gonna say the first Blind Idiot God too, but somebody beat me to it.

chuck, Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

Was Cruz really an offshoot? The only thing I ever bought on that label was SKIN YARD. Feel the nostalgia.

Sylvia Juncosa deserves props for the song title "Eddie Van Halen, Lick My Pussy"

Broheems (diamond), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

eek.. i really don't like that Grant Hart album. I think I sold my copy.

Ian Johnson (orion), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

what the hell is Fatso Jetson? I think people should go thru that list and let me know if any of that latter-day stuff is any good. I haven't heard any of it.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Papa Ginn's still in operation.
I've been getting mint vinyl direct.
He throws in a few jazz-funk freebees.
whatta pro:
http://www.sstsuperstore.com

SexyDancer, Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

What's Mojack, Hor, & Bias?

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

who were the Killer Tweeker Bees?

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

HAPPY NIGHTMARE BABY

the surface noise (electricsound), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

and "you're living all over me"

the surface noise (electricsound), Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

"yeah, i know, flip yer wig, but i don't really remember what it sounds like"

Like a really loud and good power pop album. I love "Green Eyes" and "Flexible Flyer." A must for Grant Hart fans, though Mould has some good stuff on there, too.
My favorite SST release is Husker's "Eight Miles High" single. A-freakinmazing.

bren, Thursday, 11 March 2004 23:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

i'm gonna post before jon williams and mention the compilation of covers by SST bands. which contained aforementioned Eight Miles High as well as a bunch of not as good stuff.. "wendy" by the descendents, and i don't remember what else.

Ian Johnson (orion), Friday, 12 March 2004 00:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
Dinosaur Jr - Bug
Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby
Sonic Youth - EVOL
Sonic Youth - Sister
Bad Brains - I Against I

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 12 March 2004 00:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'd given up on them by around SST300, but up till then I think I owned at least one record by pretty much every act on the label, 80% of which were terrible. HR, Trotsky Icepick, you name it. I still think they were one of the best indie labels of the 1980's though. They made connections between scenes and genres that no-one else was attempting at the time (from the indie / hardcore scene anyway), but I guess it all disappeared into a haze of marijuana smoke in the end.

Is the rumour that they never paid any of the bands true?

udu wudu (udu wudu), Friday, 12 March 2004 00:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

>>"yeah, i know, flip yer wig, but i don't really remember what it sounds like"<<

like New Day Rising, but with no memorable songs to go w/ the pretty melodies. (actually, in 1985, I put Flip Your Wig not New Day Rising in my top ten, for some reason, but that's probably just because it was newer at the time. Within a couple years I was calling their new albums *Candy Ass Gray* and stuff like that, though -- In fact, *Flip Your Wig* was their last album that I ever liked at all, I think. And all the stuff they did after they broke up seemed worthless to me.)

Then again, I actually gave Crazy Backwards Alphabet (is that what they were called? the Beefheartesque Henry Kaiser super-trio) a good review in CREEM once, so what the hell do I know?

chuck, Friday, 12 March 2004 00:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

there's tons of great shit of course, but for under-rated/forgotten stuff I have a soft spot for St Vitus' version of "thirsty & miserable" & that lovedolls soundtrack

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 12 March 2004 00:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

also those blasting concept comps! ain't talkin' bout love!

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 12 March 2004 00:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

Many to choose from, but I'm goin' with Ragin' Full On by fIREHOSE.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 12 March 2004 00:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

Black Flag - Damaged
Descendents - Two Things at Once
Husker Du - New Day Rising
Bad Brains - I Against I
Sonic Youth - Evol/Sister

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 12 March 2004 00:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

But was Damaged on SST originally?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 12 March 2004 00:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

It was on a label called Unicorn, but it went under and after the legal crap was resolved it was re-released on SST I believe.

But anyway in place of that one I pick "The First Four Years" by Black Flag.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 12 March 2004 00:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Fatso jetson are from the same area as Kyuss. Mario Lalli plays on some desert sessions stuff. He was also in Yawningman whom Kyuss did a cover of. They were a big influence on Kyuss. Josh Homme always insisted he'd never heard a full sabbath album and that SST bands like Black Flag were big influences on the desert scene.
Fatso Jetson arent a typical 'stoner rock band' they have many influences ranging from surf to jazzy stuff.
Fatso Jetson Info

Rock Bastard, Friday, 12 March 2004 00:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

Pell Mell-Flow

CL, Friday, 12 March 2004 03:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sigh...SST. Man, what might have been. Too much Ras Michael, Zoogz Rift, et al...on cassette, vinlyl AND CD.

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Black Flag - everything up through Slip It In
Husker Du - Metal Circus, Zen Arcade, New Day Rising, Flip Your Wig
Dinosaur - You're Living, Bug
Slovenly - Thinking of Empire, Riposte, We Shoot for the Moon
Sonic Youth - Evol, Sister
Minutemen - everything up through Three Way Tie
Pell Mell - Rhyming Guitars (reissue), Flow
Meat Puppets - II, Up on the Sun

plus when they took on New Alliance:

Descendents - Milo Goes to College, I Don't Wanna Grow Up

and more, I'm sure.

Baked Bean Teeth (Baked Bean Teeth), Friday, 12 March 2004 03:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

That one Das Damen EP...Marshmellow Conspiracy?

dlp9001, Friday, 12 March 2004 03:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

I think I still have some of those old SST catalogs too - I used to like being able to tell when my record was pressed based on how recent the catalog was.

Aaron W (Aaron W), Friday, 12 March 2004 04:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

More money-wastin' SST:

Paper Bag
SWA
Tom Troccoli's Dog
Painted Willie
BLAST!
Alter-Natives
Lawndale
Always August
Brian Ritchie

More good SST:

Tar Babies - Fried Milk
Pell Mell - Bumper Crop

And, to be honest, all the stuff they've released since about 1995.....????? Who knows.

Baked Bean Teeth (Baked Bean Teeth), Friday, 12 March 2004 04:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

Evol
Sister
My war
Damaged
The blasting concept
Bad Brains - I Against I

I forgot they were so awesome. When I was fifteen I wanted to live in the south bay just for this reason

hector (hector), Friday, 12 March 2004 04:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

the first Dinosaur Jr album.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 12 March 2004 04:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

Meat Puppets - Huevos! (well ok Up On The Sun and II are better but not everything after those is worthless)
Minutemen - Double Nicks and What Makes A Man Start Fires?
Dinosaur - You're Living All Over Me

Al (sitcom), Friday, 12 March 2004 04:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

SST released an Oxbow record recentlyish (if "recent" = 1995) - _Serenade In Red_? - & if it's anything like their last record, it's a good 'un.

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 12 March 2004 05:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

the first dino jr. album was released on homestead.

Ian Johnson (orion), Friday, 12 March 2004 06:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

Husker Du -- Metal Circus, New Day Rising
Dinosaur Jr -- Yr Living all over me
Descendents -- Milo Goes to College/Two Things at Once
Sonic Youth -- Sister
Black Flag -- Damaged

my guitar case still has the big SST sticker on it

Kingfish Cowboy (Kingfish), Friday, 12 March 2004 06:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

the first dino jr. album was released on homestead.

< totally anal nitpick I know I know >

under the "Dinosaur Jr." name, it wasn't

< /totally anal nitpick I know I know >

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 12 March 2004 06:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

the volcano suns don't get mentioned enough around here. they were not, however, on sst.

dan (dan), Friday, 12 March 2004 06:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

They were on Homestead and Quarter Stick. And they rocked. Furiously.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 12 March 2004 07:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

'Damaged' (SST in spirit even if Unicorn was first)
'Double Nickels'
MPII

And I always liked Alter Natives, but then, I also went to school with them. Jim Thomson later did a stylistic spin and ended up singing with salsa band Bio Ritmo.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Friday, 12 March 2004 07:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

Opal - Happy Nightmare Baby
Painted Willie - Mind Bowling
Universal Congress Of
Black Flag
Saint Vitus
Sister (Is the entire cover black now? That collage seemed to lose a panel every few months)

I picked up the a Tom Trocolli's Dog LP in Baltimore last year, and got a dirty look. Old resentments die hard. Now need Oktoberfaction.

SST wins!

Ian Christe (Ian Christe), Friday, 12 March 2004 08:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

Volcano Suns put out a coouple albums on SST, I bid on them on the ebay, I've only heard the Homestead ones though.

also, the FIRST (and best) meat puppets album, which sounds like hella!

YES! OTM.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Friday, 12 March 2004 08:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

what was the label with like the chick hearn audio bio and stuff?

cinniblount (James Blount), Friday, 12 March 2004 08:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

lovelovelove screaming trees' sst stuff

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Monday, 23 April 2012 06:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

which Saccharine Trust album should I listen to first?

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Monday, 23 April 2012 10:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

They're a band of two halves - the first two (PaganIcons, Surviving You Always) are arty hardcore, the latter with a different and jazzier rhythm section. It's my favourite. The later ones (Worldbroken, We Became Snakes) are more jazz fusion style, the former being an improv live album. Still good (and a precursor to Universal Congress Of) but a different beast.

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Monday, 23 April 2012 10:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Am giving We Became Snakes a go, it's pretty unlike most other SST stuff I've heard, with the possible exception of the jazzier end of the Minutemen.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Monday, 23 April 2012 10:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not surprising, since Mike Watt produced that one!

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

A Human Certainty from Paganicons is the obvious 'hit', i reckon. great guitar sounds.

bulge renaissance (+ +), Monday, 23 April 2012 11:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saccharine Trust's "Surviving You Always" is the great lost SST record, lost becuz as noted above it never was issued on cd and the label let it go out of print. The smartest decision I ever made was when I bought the whole ST collection sight-unheard in one fell swoope from my local record store. If you can find it, listen to this one first.

They are probably my favorite SST band and that's saying something. I love all four (and the live reocrd) for different reasons. Still at too, the album from 2001, "The Great One is Dead" is awesome and equally the level of their other records.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 23 April 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Just got email saying that Wienerworld are rereleasing a bunch of prime SST stuff (Husker Du, Flag, Brains) on vinyl. Weird. Pretty sure that the bands involved won't see any money from this...

media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 13:31 (10 months ago) Permalink

That's especially weird since Husker Du & Black Flag have hardly ever been out of print on SST vinyl... in fact I just bought Flip Your Wig brand new a few weeks ago

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 13:33 (10 months ago) Permalink

Yeah I just looked at their website and they are just selling SST records.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 13:34 (10 months ago) Permalink

Wienerworld?

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 13:48 (10 months ago) Permalink

Just looked at the SST website to see what vinyl they're selling and both Negativland SST albums are still in print. Are they big sellers or something? Slightly surprised me because most of the rest of the stuff was Black Flag, Huskers, firehose, Minutemen, Saint Vitus, Soundgarden etc and not much of the quirky less well-known stuff.

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:05 (10 months ago) Permalink

I don't know what Wienerworld is, but it makes me think of the Austrian/German fast-food chain, Wienerwald

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:08 (10 months ago) Permalink

I'd never heard of Wienerworld before either. I just have amazing powers of google.

Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:18 (10 months ago) Permalink

?

media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:18 (10 months ago) Permalink

I am not googling wienerworld, are you crazy?

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:30 (10 months ago) Permalink

Just looked at the SST website to see what vinyl they're selling and both Negativland SST albums are still in print. Are they big sellers or something?

I would think Escape From Noise would be a super good perennial for them.

2 huxtables and a sousaphone (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 15:27 (10 months ago) Permalink

My copy of the Incredible String Band movie "Be Glad for the Song has no Ending" is a Wienerworld DVD.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 15:53 (10 months ago) Permalink

It's just an awful name. The denizens of Wienerworld have very good taste, but they have to tell people they work at Wienerworld.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:18 (10 months ago) Permalink

I just went to their website and
1) lol nice logo
2) what is this?

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:20 (10 months ago) Permalink

one of SST's later signings no doubt

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:27 (10 months ago) Permalink

bassist from Painted Willie

2 huxtables and a sousaphone (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:28 (10 months ago) Permalink

I was pretty fond of the Kira/Mike Watt bass duo album Dos (criminally unmentioned this thread).

A less muso Hugo Largo, more or less.

Me So Hormetic (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:32 (10 months ago) Permalink

Welcome to Wienerworld!

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:32 (10 months ago) Permalink

Should have been a Zoogz Rift album cover.

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:37 (10 months ago) Permalink

^not looser than clams

2 huxtables and a sousaphone (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:43 (10 months ago) Permalink

Nutritionally Sound of course!

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:55 (10 months ago) Permalink

Listening to fIREHOSE for the first time in a million years. I got a bit fed up with their albums somewhere along the way, but Ragin' Full On is so good. Obviously they were always going to be underpowered in comparison to D Boon's stun guitar attack, but there's so many moments where everything meshes so beautifully that, in the context of this record at least, I couldn't really give a hoot.

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 17:24 (10 months ago) Permalink


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