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Artist: CIRCLE X
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"Formed 1978 in New York, Circle X was born out of the ashes of No Fun and the I-Holes as Louisvilles first punk rock band. Once the lineup of Circle X solidified, the formerly-punk band lunged headfirst into weirder, artier territory. Whether the big citys burgeoning No Wave scene influenced Circle X or they influenced the scene is unclear; what is clear, though, is that Circle X was the most unique, most mysterious, and most un-heralded band hailing from that place and time. In France for nine months with new manager Bernard Zekri, Circle X toured from their base in Dijon, garnering strong press and stronger public reaction while writing new material as they went. An untitled four-song EP saw the light of day in 1979. That untitled 12-inch debut was practically without antecedent. Its a lurching, squalling monster. Identified only by a symbol on the cover (a spray-painted circle with an "X" through it; the spelled-out name first appeared in 83), it pits Pinottis screeched vocals against Witsiepe and the Letendres bass-less, barely contained distorto-blare. The hatred and rage on this thing is palpable and when it coalesces perfectly with the music, as it does on the lead track, Tender, its pretty damn effective. Nothing sounded like this in 1979. They arrived in New York at the tail end of No Wave, at the same time that equally ornery bands like Swans and Sonic Youth were getting revved up. Circle X are every bit as distinctive and attitudinal as Throbbing Gristle, PiL, Theoretical Girls, DNA, or Mars, yet they dont much sound like any of them. We proudly represent this masterpiece after thirty years again for the public. It has lost none of its intensity and rage. 180 gram vinyl in tip-on jackets that bear the original artwork and poly lined black inner sleeve plus liner notes." - Insolito.
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Artist: FLYING CALVITTOS
Title: Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks
Format: 7"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $11.00
"An obscure Record by an obscure band. A true Australian DIY Classic that isnt much known outside of OZ. Were really proud to get this EP re-released for the first time." - Insolito.
"Flying Calvittos - Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks (Groove Records, Australia 1980) A strange noise-rock monstrosity from the nation behind, come to think of it, some of the finest records in the genre (SPKs "No More," Slugfuckers "Deaf Disco", any early Tactics). This record however is hopelessly obscure, and doesnt have much of a reputation outside of the want lists of Oz-punk completists. That is wrong, wrong! The EP ranges from sick, amazing Electric Eels/X Blank X noise/art/punk howl to Residents-y blubber to the oddly anthemic klutzy and scrappy atmosphere of the title track. It is odd that this band sank without much of a trace, especially as it seems like they hailed from Sydney." - Johan Kugelberg.

Artist: PERFORMING FERRET BAND
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $12.00
Edition of 300 copies. "Theres a touch of The Fall and the TV Personalities, a little garage and Beat, hints of the rhythm-propelled sounds of the Monochromes, Feelies, Beefheart, Gang of 4/Delta 5 or Diagram Brothers, and a dry wit that had more to do with the Ferrets favorite authors and comedians than anyone from the class of 77, but the Ferrets response to D.I.Y. was all their own." - Hyped 2 Death. "Original released as a 3 track 7" in 1980 we proudly re-issue it with 4 tracks. These 4 tracks are not on the Performing Ferrets LP that will be re-issued from Beat Generation in Spain later this month." - Insolito.

Artist: SLUGFUCKERS
Title: Three Feet Behind Glass/Instant Classic
Format: 12"
Label: Insolito
Country: Germany
Price: $20.00
"TIME TO GET TO KNOW THE SLUGFUCKERS….. The Slugfuckers were started in the late 1970s in Sydney, Australia by Terry Blake (vocals), John Laidler (guitar) and Graham Forsyth (bass) who were all at the time students or recent graduates of the Department of General Philosophy at Sydney University. Craig Wilcox (keyboard), Gordon Renouf (guitar, sax), Austin Laverty (drumkit) joined soon after. They released two extremely rare singles in 1979 which are combined on this 12" and an album in 1981. Bridging the nascence of punk, DIY, and industrial, The Slugfuckers took the true intent of punk and carried it to a logical extreme. With shouted vocals, almost rudimentary playing, volume on ten and many obligatory messy interludes they enthralled, engaged and repelled in equal parts…A raw, underproduced angry attack that bores right into your brain. "It will catch the ears of those who can embrace abstract punk sounds or industrial harshness. To be filed alongside The Homosexuals, The Desperate Bicycles, The Instant Automatons, The Prats, Door and the Window, The Versatile Newts, etc etc. Avant / Post -punk madness that leaves you scratching your skull . Noise historians will wonder over the use of Manson references, Burroughs samples and Anti-art manifestos way before the Industrial boys tried to claim them as their own." - Harbingersound. "...noisier and more abrasive than most first generation industrial stuff, a hell of a lot more punk than, say, The Lewd and intelligent in a scary, vicious bullying kind of way" - Johan Kugelberg, Ugly Things Magazine. Limited to 500 copies, its on 180 gram vinyl in tip-on jackets with the artwork from the EP and poly lined inner sleeve plus liner notes." - Insolito.

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