Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mirrors / electric eels CD's available from Violet Times

Hey hey. I've got limited copies of these classic Cleveland, Ohio pre-punk / proto-punk sounds to peddle on the dreaded, much maligned "cee dee" format - b,b,b,b,but wait- both ESSENTIAL collections were put out by the top of the pops Overground Records in the UK. He hasn't done vinyl in awhile but ya can't find that Swell Maps or the bulk of that Shapes disc elsewhere, friends. Two examples of many, to be sure, and that's just the DIY punk segment of his roster. What have you done lately? Distribution has perhaps been a bit spotty in ye ol' U.S. of A. so here ya go, cheap!

Both feature art by the great John Morton, he didn't invent music, he just perfected it- that's what i tell people anyway. They usually look back blankly, if at all. Hey! I'm talkin' to ya!

Liner notes for Mirrors are/were writ by one Christopher Stigliano of Black To Comm fame (infamy?) while the notes for electric eels' disc are by Michael J. Weldon of Psychotronic Video fame. (Quick aside- he lives in a land where the miniature horses run free, manes flowing in the breeze.) Ultimate Troglodyte stomp, one of my favorite drummers, yes- have you listened to that phenomenal break in the song Annie, lately?

Both have ceased physical publication of their late, great, much missed (fan)zines but both offer up back issues for sale on their sites tho, if ya wanna. Well worth tracking down, thank me later. Lots o' good reading ya can't find on the fuggin' internets.

Cool photos in these here CD booklets, as well- such as this flyer reprint from one of the legendary Extermination Night shows, 1974.

One caveat: these discs are new, unplayed, but there are some marks on them from when they were shipped to me from overseas, unfortunately. Nothing to be ashamed about, just lettin' ya know... Here's the goods, now send me some money so i can use it to wipe this drool offa my chin.

Mirrors "Hands In My Pockets" CD
- 19 choice cuts- many exclusives! Overground told me this is now just about sold out, FYI.

electric eels "The Beast 999 Presents... in Their Organic Majesty's Request" CD
-22 choice cuts- many exclusives!

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