Favorite SST releases?

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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

Off topic here, but can someone please reissue the first few Volcano Suns albums? I have a All Night Lotus Party and Bumper Crop on tape, but I've never been able to hear the first one.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Friday, 12 March 2004 08:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

The first Husker Du album? Landspeedrecord? Has somebody mentioned that already?

That shit is awesome. It's some of the wierdest 'hardcore' I've ever heard, and perhaps could also applicable for the shambolic thread.

Daniel DiMAGGIO (Daniel DiMAGGIO), Friday, 12 March 2004 08:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

so many great ones to choose from, but the one that burrowed deeper into my heart than any other is "meat puppets 2." the first time i heard it, it sounded so damn strange and yet so strangely familiar. and it's never lost that feeling for me.

the one sst band i loved that kept making great records all the way to the end, after husker du started sucking, after the meat puppets started sucking, was the minutemen. i even love "project: mersh."

fact checking cuz (fcc), Friday, 12 March 2004 08:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

Ho-hum, how predictable & unoriginal my selections: Minutemen (everything, esp. Double Nickels ), Husker Du (again everything, esp. Zen Arcade ), Meat Puppets (everything up to Up On The Sun ), etc...what's that? Choose only one? Fine: Zen Arcade. 1984, man: Whatta year! Can't say enough about the greatest year for rock in my personal post-toddler lifetime.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Friday, 12 March 2004 08:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

My real faves are obvious and have all been mentioned; my favorite as-yet-unmentioned SST band were Treacherous Jaywalkers.

Colin Meeder (Mert), Friday, 12 March 2004 11:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

Black Flag - Damaged
Black Flag - My War
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime
Descendents - Milo Goes To College
SST Acoustic comp (totally forgotten album with people like The Last, Kirk Kelly and Angst who you might balk at sitting thorugh a whole album of, but get their good stuff represented on here)

The two Volcano Suns on SST, Farced and Thing of Beauty, have their moments but drag after a while. The latter is like 72 minutes long so this is problematic.

I remember hearing Bias and being surprisingly taken with it. With that, Oxbow and Fatso Jetson I think there might be a case for SST's last stand being underrated.

They were releasing an album a week in the late 80s though weren't they? Clearly *productive* potheads, if nothing else.

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Friday, 12 March 2004 11:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

the first dino jr. album was released on homestead...

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

Getting even more analaller than you's twos, the first 'jr' record was the fucking crummy 'Show me the way' EP on SST. You're Living All Over Me came out as just plain old Dinosaur to start with, but got changed for later issues.

We were reminiscing about SST on the Zoogz Rift thread the other day. Slovenly fans might be sad to hear that one of the guitarists, Scott Ziegler, died last year :o(

NickB (NickB), Friday, 12 March 2004 11:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh, and if no-one else is going to mention the Dicks, then I fucking will. (Not sure about Sister Double Happiness though!)

Now riddle me this: what does SST stand for?

NickB (NickB), Friday, 12 March 2004 11:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

solid state transistors

Pablo Cruise (chaki), Friday, 12 March 2004 11:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

Message boards are the new ham radio!

I was going to interview Greg Ginn recently (obv. anyone can at this point, even me), but it all seemed kind of sad and he has some weird cat obsession now and no one else cared about it, but me.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Friday, 12 March 2004 11:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

Wienerworld?

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 13:48 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

?

media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

I am not googling wienerworld, are you crazy?

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:30 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

one of SST's later signings no doubt

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

bassist from Painted Willie

2 huxtables and a sousaphone (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:28 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink

Welcome to Wienerworld!

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Should have been a Zoogz Rift album cover.

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

^not looser than clams

2 huxtables and a sousaphone (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nutritionally Sound of course!

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 16:55 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink


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