One of New Zealand's greatest-ever exports of experimental music, The Dead C.
have built a huge catalog of challenging "rock" music over the last 25 years that offers massively dosed psychedelic excess
, improvised all-night flights, blistering free noise and deconstruction of blazing garage punk
for adventurous listeners. They've cheekily called themselves "The AMM
of punk rock" and it's not far from the truth. Their high-water mark -- the double-LP Harsh 70s Reality
-- has reached twentieth anniversary status and has just been reissued on vinyl
by legendary US imprint Siltbreeze
, restoring a few cuts that didn't make it to the late 1990s CD re-release and offering this fearless free music to a new generation of fans. [more inside]
posted by porn in the woods
on Oct 23, 2012 -
Do It Yourself
: The Story of Rough Trade
(goog vid, BBC, 1:28) The history of the legendary indie label/shop, home to such bands as Scritti Politti, The Smiths, The Fall, Cabaret Voltaire, The Feelies, Robert Wyatt, The Slits, and many more.
posted by puny human
on May 4, 2010 -