How is the Kramer and Daevid Allen record?
The first one is lovely.
I voted for the Rutles comp because that has tracks that I still listen to the most and is a genius concept through to execution.
The record I would like to recommend is Dogbowl's Flan record.
It has some of the most beautiful melodies/arrangements and if you can get past the post-nuclear holocaust (married to novel of same name/content) stuff which probably indeed mars the material down to about an AMG 3.5 or so, it is lush.
Honorable mentions to the Pod and Uncle Wiggly There Was An Elk, neither of which were "produced" by Kramer, as it happens.
Oh and that Velvet Monkeys album is primo early pre-kitsch Don Fleming material, defo well worth a visit for anyone who ever decided somewhere along the line that they didn't like him. "Evelyn Marble" is one of my favorite songs.
Oh well, RIP.
― Saxby D. Elder, Saturday, 26 April 2008 17:40 (eight years ago) Permalink
Only know a few releases. Voted "They".
― kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 26 April 2008 18:14 (eight years ago) Permalink
REAL MEN. Despite loving a few others on this list, very very easy decision for me. (I believe zappi upthread introduced me to this record, actually...)
― emil.y, Sunday, 27 April 2008 15:55 (eight years ago) Permalink
THE MILKSHAKE OF DESPAIR SHAKES HANDS WITH SECRET AGENT 666
― zappi, Sunday, 27 April 2008 17:52 (eight years ago) Permalink
Oh good, I'm not the only Pod voter.
― billstevejim, Sunday, 27 April 2008 20:11 (eight years ago) Permalink
if the only thing you have heard is soul discharge you should consider holding off on voting until you've heard a few others
Actually, I think I have heard a few more of these that I overlooked on my first scan through the list. I have The Pod, which is, IMO, one of the two worthwhile Ween albums (the other being GodWeenSatan). I think that most of Torture Garden is also included on Grand Guignol, which I have. I've heard bits and pieces of other things, and/or other works by many of the artists listed here. So I do feel some justification in voting for Soul Discharge.
― o. nate, Monday, 28 April 2008 15:35 (eight years ago) Permalink
Second that Velvet Monkeys album - I'd previously only heard Rake, which is shit.
I'm quite surprised by how little I know off this label - I've got quite a few releases (Bongwater, Rutles Highway Revisited, Ween, Daniel Johnston etc) but a lot of the rest is A MYSTERY.
― Colonel Poo, Monday, 28 April 2008 15:44 (eight years ago) Permalink
These are a mystery to me, anyone know them? I'm guessing it's not that Ladytron.
072 Tin Ear The Gospel of Tin Ear
074 Bulkhead Gas Giants
078 The Semibeings Sickness & Health
079 Blueberrie Spy Sing-Sing
082 Tin Ear Ballad of a Tin Band
084 The Captain Howdy Tattoo of Blood
086 E-Trance E-Trance
089 Drazy Hoops Straight to Black
092 Glen or Glenda Reasons In The Sun
093 The Blue Whale Congregation
094 Milksop Holly Milkweeds
096 Brainville The Children's Crusade
097 Adult Rodeo Kissyface
098 Milksop Holly Time to Come In
099 Adult Rodeo Texxxas
100 The Ladytron The Ladytron
101 The Blue Whale Wind Runs Through It
103 The Du-Tels No Knowledge of Music Required
― Matt #2, Monday, 28 April 2008 15:51 (eight years ago) Permalink
CAR RADIO JEROME
― contenderizer, Monday, 28 April 2008 16:08 (eight years ago) Permalink
Soul Discharge is my favorite album on Shimmy Disc, but it's not really a "Shimmy Disc" album. Kramer got the rights to release it, and he fucked it up and put it all as one track. The guy ripped off so many artists that weren't in his close circle and fucked up their albums.
I voted the self titled Mabuses record. At least, that's a Shimmy Disc record in spirit. Shimmy Disc were great, don't get me wrong, but the Boredoms being on there was, in retrospect, an unfortunate anomaly.
― Mackro Mackro, Monday, 28 April 2008 16:28 (eight years ago) Permalink
Also, the mastering of the Shimmy Disc Soul Discharge is just terrible.
― Mackro Mackro, Monday, 28 April 2008 16:30 (eight years ago) Permalink
Though I at one time owned nearly everything on this list up through release #40 (excluding King Missile and lots of the one-shots), I don't now - and, god help me, didn't then - care for much of it. The last Shimmy-Disc release I think I heard was Ruins' Burning Stone. Didn't like it. Most of the stuff after #60 I've never even heard of.
I dug (and still like) the first couple Bongwater records, Rev. Fred Lane, The Pod, the GWAR debut and Soul Discharge, but most of the rest seemed more interesting than memorable or useful. Jellyfish Kiss and Walkingseeds were okay, for grunge-era acid rock. Main problem is that though all all my favorite Shimmy stuff fits this description, I basically hate Zorn-style wacky anxiety music.
Anybody else ever spend an inordinate amount of time trying to boil The Guilt Trip down to one decent record's worth?
Agree w/ Makro that Soul Discharge ain't really a S-D record, else I mighta picked it over CAR RADIO JEROME.
― contenderizer, Monday, 28 April 2008 16:31 (eight years ago) Permalink
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― ILX System, Tuesday, 13 May 2008 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink
Dogbowl, "Cyclops Nuclear Submarine Captain". Lovely album.
― Tom D., Wednesday, 14 May 2008 09:55 (eight years ago) Permalink
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― ILX System, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink
You know what I love? The Bongwater version of "Splash 1"
― ian, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 23:02 (eight years ago) Permalink
Can't believe no-one voted Bozo.
― Raw Patrick, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 23:39 (eight years ago) Permalink
power of pussy > double bummer.
should have won
― Zeno, Wednesday, 14 May 2008 23:48 (eight years ago) Permalink
'Dude' and 'In One Mouth & Out the Other' are both fantastic - the latter being one of the freakiest folkiest records ever
― Zuleika, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 09:30 (four years ago) Permalink
B.A.L.L. reunion show!
― Position Position, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:17 (three years ago) Permalink
picking up on what i said four years ago...
Stan the Man, I mark the meatI grab the fish and dump the sheetPull the cards, so keep your seatsWatch the carny feed the geek
Bite if off and scarf it downMakes me sick if I stick aroundHow'd you like to be that meekPleadin' for pennies in the dirt on your knees
Car Radio JeromeCar Radio JeromePick up the phone, you're always aloneKeep ringin', keep singin', there's nobody home
Ten nickel shots fulla cockroach ryeGrub up some filth and I think I'm alivePick a card from the deck and pretend to believeThey swim in the jar and be just like me
This life sucks twiceLooks real good but it stinks on iceReal ripe escargotUnder the table where it doesn't showDown in the basement where the kids won't goI know the mark, you know the smellWith a world like this who needs a hell
Do not try to be discreetDrop the pamphlets in the streetScream like a banshee, laugh like a loonRun down the alley, spit at the moon
Quarter from behind me can't make me dropI quit this jump and I'm a flat dead frogTouch me, dad, I'll stick you, copKill my dog, I'll waste you, pop
Car Radio JeromeCar Radio JeromePick up a phone, light up a boneThere's a wingtip above us, we ain't alone
Look past the page and I hate what I seeMaggot in the mirror just drools back at meCarny says "temporary, stick around for a weekSuck on this, pal, til we get us a geek"
Do not try to be discreetGot my eyes on the carny's feetKick down the stall, spit on the wallThe head off a pullet, jump over the wall
...dead pigeon...this goddam stinking slaughterhouse of a world, some guy to tear the wings off flies. What use is there in living... nuthouse, and the biggest loonies are at the top. ...this rotten, stinking, useless life. We get jerked into it and jerked out. It's nothing but a... We come like a breath of wind over the fields of morning, we go like a lamp flame caught by a blast in the darkened window. In between the journey from table to table, bottle to bottle, suck, swallow...just like an amoeba. Somebody lets us loose like a toad out of a matchbox, and the guy's all like behind us, and when he gets tired he stomps us to death, and our guts squirt out on each side of his boot, and oh merciful providence, you son of a bitch. LOOK AT THE MARKS.
[the carny speaks]
Where did he come from? God only knows. He was found on an uninhabited island 500 miles off the coast of Florida. My friends, in this enclosure you will see one of the unexplained mysteries of the universe. Is he man or is he beast? You will see him living in his natural habitat, among the most venomous REPTILES that the world provides. Why, he fondles those serpents as a mother would fondle her babes. He neither eats nor drinks but lives entirely on the atmosphere. And we're going to feed him one more time. There will be a slight additional fee for this attraction, but it's not a dollar, it's not a quarter, it's a cold thin dime. Ten pennies, two nickels, the tenth part of a dollar. Hurray, hurray, hur- [screams]
― I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:52 (three years ago) Permalink
Uncle wiggly is the best here
― Evan, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 03:50 (three years ago) Permalink