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Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 16 February 2012 06:43 (five years ago) Permalink


are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Thursday, 16 February 2012 06:50 (five years ago) Permalink


are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Thursday, 16 February 2012 06:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Mar 18 Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco
Mar 20 Star Theater, Portland (w/ Mudhoney)
Mar 21 The Tractor Tavern, Seattle (w/ Mudhoney)
Mar 24 Grumpy's, Minneapolis
Mar 27 Empty Bottle, Chicago
More - http://www.songkick.com/artists/92399-feedtime/calendar

Apparently it's to support the release of The Aberrant Years, a 4LP/CD box set on Sub Pop on March 13th. I'm excited, been looking for their stuff for years after losing my tapes!

With the Aberrant years, Sub Pop finally realizes our goal of releasing feedtime, a longtime staff favorite and a huge influence on the label’s early artistes. From 1978 or 1979 (dates are hazy) until the breakup of their classic lineup in 1989, Sydney, Australia’s feedtime—no, that’s not a typo, the ‘f’ is lowercase—shoved their mutant fusion of early American blues, stripped-down hard rock and minimalist punk on an often-hostile music scene. Their raw vision of rock music and disdain for trendy music-biz maneuvering earned them little in the way of mainstream success, but it did get them a rabid underground following (notably Sub Pop’s very own Mudhoney) and the support of seminal Aussie indie label Aberrant Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records and Rough Trade US.

The sound of feedtime was like nothing else in Australia: a vintage blues swagger via roots rock and the late ‘70s that didn’t come from an established clique, a pure strain of rock and roll with a relentless mechanical propulsion. It was the perfect symbiosis of syncopation, minimalist rock that carried a thunderous atmosphere of reckless intoxication and intense personal pain but with a self-assured “ease” amongst the chaos. The sound was both Zen-like transcendence and a form of self-defense from psychic scum. Impenetrable, yet welcoming. Guitar noise you could dance to with lyrics cut straight from experience, tradition and dead crazy urban confusion.

the Aberrant years collects the entire output of feedtime’s 1978-1989 lineup, including their self-titled debut, shovel, Cooper S and suction, plus gobs of rare bonus tracks and a full-color booklet with extensive liner notes by band biographer Leon O’Regan.

This is perfect sound and pure art. Avant-garde pub-rock. All hail the concrete urban blues.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 17 February 2012 18:51 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

As I mentioned in the Bitch Magnet thread, I'm really happy with this trend of ultra-cheap boxes. Props to Sub Pop for not only making this stuff easily available again, but all for under $15? Very impressive.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 18 March 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, 4LP vinyl set is just $35, too

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Sunday, 18 March 2012 20:15 (five years ago) Permalink

If my turntables wasn't still in storage, I totally would have sprung for that.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 18 March 2012 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

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