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Title: Rocky Mountain Low - The Colorado Musical Underground Of The Late 70s
Format: Double LP
Label: Hypercynical
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Rocky Mountain Low is a unique portrayal of a late-1970s American Punk/New Wave scene. It is the first time that a Punk/New Wave scene, from its inception in 1976 through to the end of 1979, has been documented in its entirety. In their presentation of Colorados musical reaction to the initial wake of Punk Rock in the late 1970s, the compilers have set the bar unattainably high for future would-be historians. Until now, very little has been known about what transpired in Colorados musical underground in the late 1970s. Did you know that Wax Trax, who later became world famous for their record label in the 1980s, started as a store in Denver in 1975? Their early story is told here. Or that JELLO BIAFRA of DEAD KENNEDYS fame is a Boulder native? Contained in this compilation you will find the origins of the Dead Kennedys name (see RADIO PETE bio) as well as some of Jellos pre-Dead Kennedys recordings, available for the first time ever (including a bonus, vinyl only recording of the improvised, very crude original "California Uber Alles"). Deluxe, double LP package which includes a bonus CD of the recordings, as well as a 24-page booklet containing extensive historical liner notes, dozens of photos, and complete biographies for 19 bands, 17 of which are represented with recordings: RAVERS , FRONT, RADIO PETE, JONNY III, IMMORTAL NIGHTFLAMES, JOEY VAIN & SCISSORS, DANCING ASSHOLES, DIRTY DOGS, CORVAIRS, LILLY ROSE & THE THORNS, DEFEX, HEALERS, INSTANTS, PROFALACTICS, GUYS, CELLS, AND TRANSISTORS. 32 songs/84 minutes of music. All material is previously unreleased with the exception of the Dirty Dogs track which was taken from their 45, self-released in 1978. "Rocky Mountain Low is an insanely great insiders view of the Colorado underground scene of the late 70s. Wed never even heard of half the bands here, but JOSEPH POPE was an active participant, and along with DALTON RASMUSSEN he pulled together a great set of unreleased nuggets from demos, rehearsal tapes & whatnot. Like lotsa scenes in their early days, the sounds here are heterogenous-60s style Pop, hard Garage, weird experimentalism and Brit-damaged lunge are all part of the mix, just as they were in the day. The book included is a great blend of history, attitude, crappy-looking fliers and the best picture of Jello Biafra you will ever see in this lifetime. Every town deserves this kind of deep investigation. Superb shit." -BYRON COLEY & THURSTON MOORE (Bull Tongue).
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