Let's Talk About Ugly Things: Wild Sounds from Past Dimensions

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Well hope it don't go up now.

Stevolende, Thursday, 5 July 2018 20:17 (two years ago) link

Yeah still on the webstore as that, so hope it ain'ty different with the next one.
He was just announcing it on FB or maybe commenting on a Guardian story about the Canadian paper tariff, possibly a combination of the 2.

Stevolende, Thursday, 5 July 2018 20:20 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

New edition has apparently arrived from the printers. Mike Stax just saying that on Facebook 34 minutes ago.
British R&B hitmakers MANFRED MANN are covered via extensive interviews with Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness by Richie Unterberger. Eric Davidson gets the full lowdown on Cleveland post-punk glam-infested geniuses DEATH OF SAMANTHA, and Mike Dugo presents the story of one of Chicago's most revered '60s garage acts, THE KNAVES. There's also an interview with HERVE ZENOUDA, who takes you deep inside the '70s punk scene in Paris with STINKY TOYS, STRIKE UP, LOOSE HEART and ANGEL FACE. Greg Prevost interviews EMITT RHODES, Ric Menck covers LA power pop icons THE QUICK, Mike Stax digs into the world of Dutch Beat bashers THE KWYET, and Harvey Kubernik gives new insight into THE ROLLING STONES in 1968. Plus our outstanding reviews of reissues and rock-related books. (152 pages)

Stevolende, Friday, 30 November 2018 21:51 (one year ago) link

Liking the sound of that!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 30 November 2018 22:16 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Just getting around to this latest issue now and loving it. Emitt Rhodes interview is a reprint of an old interview from 1997 but excellent (and a good impetus for me to finally listen to The American Dream which is just about as good as the S/T which I’ve *almost* burned out on). Also a huge fan of the Ric Menck feature on The Quick, which is available on Spotify and excellent Sparks-y glam produced by Kim Fowley and Earle Mankey at The Beach Boys’ Brother Studios. Also turned me on to the Harumi record produced by Tom Wilson.

Updated Spotify playlist here:


Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 27 January 2019 17:45 (one year ago) link

Yeah i'm most of the way through the current issue. Shame I couldn't find it on the shelves in london over Xmas but thaniks to Mole at State Records for my copy again.

Need to read the Sylvain Sylvain book which is reviewed in there and pick up a few of the records.

Stevolende, Sunday, 27 January 2019 19:47 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Issue 50! What an amazing run.


Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:34 (one year ago) link


budo jeru, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:10 (one year ago) link

Do you have a copy yet. Just waiting for State Records to get their supply.
Not sure if they're physically circulating yet or still at printers.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 06:34 (one year ago) link

got mine in the mail today

Brad C., Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:02 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

New issue out, got mine Saturday. Great Randy Holden lead feature -- someone whose name I've always known but that's about it, and the whole story about the Population II album is arguably much more interesting than the Blue Cheer stint. Also, bonus info on what exactly Sunn (the original amp company) was all about.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 August 2019 16:00 (eleven months ago) link

Also stepping back an issue, that Lost and Found lead feature was a hell of a thing, easily another big 'keeper' of a piece among their best.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 August 2019 16:07 (eleven months ago) link

waiting for State Records to get them again.

I have taht Randy Holden Population II somewhere. I think there was an interview with Perfect Sound Forever about 15 years ago where he was talking about Lebanese influences which he shared with Dick Dale he was also in the other Half who may be getting a reissue sometime in the near future.

Stevolende, Monday, 5 August 2019 18:52 (eleven months ago) link

ooh i gotta read that

I think the Other Half album is underrated but I seem to be in the minority... but it had a vibe kind of like the Savage Resurrection where you feel like they captured the moment garage/psych crystallized into something heavier.

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 10:50 (eleven months ago) link

that Randy Holden interview is something else ... I can't understand why the Population II duo of guitarist + simultaneous drummer and keyboardist didn't work out

part 2 of the Lenny Kaye interview is great, especially the part about ghosting Waylon Jennings' autobiography

Brad C., Tuesday, 6 August 2019 12:16 (eleven months ago) link

nine months pass...

New one just dropped into my letterbox yesterday.
I think State records may be the only place in the UK who have it now. Not sure if you needed to prebook a copy.
Had happened to walk into Rough Trade East on the day of teh Flying Luttenbachers show over Xmas and saw it on th ecounter. Not sure what else is actually open anyway.

Anyway great stuff.

Stevolende, Friday, 22 May 2020 09:13 (one month ago) link

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