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Artist: AMA-DOTS
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Formed in the late 70s, AMA-DOTS pushed the punk ethos to a decidedly irreverent, twisted and experimental sound. At times leaning into pop ("Hit Girls") and others decidedly angry and mean ("Strange Brute") Ama-dots had a way of surprising the listener without being aimless or "weird-for-weirds sake". Releasing "Hit Girls" on their own Hunky Recs in 1980 the song became a battle cry, striking a chord with female punk patrons. At this time punk and anything close to feminist empowerment had only been uttered by The Raincoats and The Slits. The major reason most listeners heard of the later is that they were based out of London and, as much as Milwaukee had a vibrant punk scene, it was not known as a musical mecca.  Striking a deal with Chicagos Autistic Records they were produced by IAIN BURGESS, regarded as instrumental in shaping the Chicago post-punk sound with Big Black, Ministry, Effigies and more. Burgess brought the dark, aggressiveness out while not limiting the quirks, kinks and perverse sense of humor. Autistic imploded and so sat their work with Burgess making the self released single highly sought after within collector circles. This is the first time their work with Burgess as well as other local notables, including the late DENNIS FLEMION (The Frogs) has been publicly available.  This limited edition is pressed on gold marbled vinyl and includes an 11" x 17" insert with rare photos and written accounts by writers, fans and critics including a first person account of a harrowing gig in Toronto.” - Rerun.
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Artist: ANTIMATION
Title: Mono-Types
Format: LP
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"An obscure rarity from St. Louis! Decent to really good punky pop rock and sorta Paisley Underground-ish sounds. The band was led by Tony from the Camaros who were one of the first-wave Punk bands from the area. They had Mike Yaffe who was between his stints in Max Load and Bob Leach who was in Trained Animal (Test Patterns comp) and the infamous MRR-baiting White Pride. The drummer is Mike Doskicil, who was also in White Pride and the front man for sludge-core legends Drunks With Guns. Of course, this doesnt sound like any of those bands. The record was never issued in a cover. A few may have been sold in blank jackets, but most (probably all) without any jacket at all. 500 copies were pressed, but according to the band, as many as a couple hundred were tossed out or damaged in storage. They made an 8 1/2" x 14" piece of art with titles/info which was printed on red construction paper. The record was never distributed outside the St. Louis area, and less than 100 were sold when the band was active. Most probably came with the art work but many of those probably never survived the trip home after a gig. Some copies were later sold at local reunion gigs and other events, but the record is still virtually unknown outside of St. Louis. Almost every other copy of the art work was used for the blank backside for set lists, scratch paper or even lost in moves or just tossed out. We estimate that only 100-150 copies at most actually received the art, including any copies sold in recent years. We first learned about the record in 2000, and of the 10-12 copies weve seen in used bins or private collections since, weve only encountered a couple with the original art. We obtained the last remaining copies of the original, unplayed vinyl from the band. Weve housed them in a blank white jacket and made high quality (and now larger 11" x 17") reprints of the original artwork." -Rerun.

Artist: COLE, BRUCE
Title: Oh, Lou Lost the Elvis Tapes
Format: Cass
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"A solo release by Bruce of The Screamin Mee-Mees! Almost a full hour of just Bruce singing songs with his guitar. Side A is Bruces solo cassette release from 1989 titled The Lost Elvis Tapes. Its just Bruce and his trusty electric guitar. The originally cassettes were mostly mailed for review or distributed to the patrons of a couple of Bruces neighborhood bars in Ferguson, MO. Very few, if any were sold to the public. The material was reissued on CDR by Slippytown almost a decade ago, but even that was a tiny edition of 50 CDRs. Side B is a collection of acoustic songs compiled from Bruces various basement tapes. About half was recorded in the early to mid 90s and the rest going back to the early 70s. Bruce does original material along with a few covers (Capt. Beefheart, Kevin Ayers, etc) in the Dog Face style. Shrink-wrapped, pro-made, chrome cassette with full color cover. CS is limited to 100 copies." -Rerun.


Artist: GRUBERGER BROTHERS
Title: Greetings From Reading, PA
Format: LP
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"JAY and SOLOMON GRUBERGER were born to play music. They formed the legendary proto-punk/living room band O. REX in 1973, when younger brother Jay was a mere 12 years old. Future GIZMOS lead singer KENNE HIGHLAND joined the band for sporadic jam sessions in the Grubergers Brooklyn home. Beating most punks to the punch, O.Rex managed to release a three song maxi-single on their own Oral Records in late 1976. By that time, Kenne was a member of the Gizmos as well as a full time Marine! Within a few months, Kenne and the Grubergers would meet KIM KANE of the SLICKEE BOYS, and it was this meeting of the minds that would form the AFRIKA KORPS. They immediately set about recording what would become their monster, 22 song debut LP. Music To Kill By was released to great critical acclaim in late 1977, but the Grubergers would soon part ways with the rest of the Korps. Solomon and Jay relocated from Brooklyn to Reading, PA and tried to form a new band. Having trouble finding a drummer but determined to keep things moving, in early 1978 they recorded an eight song EP under the name SPIKE. They took photos for the cover and even titled the EP 90 Miles Per Hour, but the record never made it to press. The Grubergers would continue to record at the same studio over the next couple years but nothing was released from those sessions. It was during the production of Gulchers O.Rex double CD collection in 2009 that we learned of these recordings. We knew they shouldnt remain unheard, so we collected the Spike EP and the other, unreleased studio sessions from 1978-1980 for an LP that hints at what a second Afrika Korps LP could have sounded like if the Grubergers had stuck around. Mastered from the original tapes. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies on black vinyl, with full color cover and insert with liner notes." -Rerun

Artist: LUBRICANTS
Title: Activated Energy/Transformation Vacation
Format: 7"
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“Milwaukee, WI always seemed to be ahead of the curve when it came to great music, especially with the proto-punk/art/noise-rock bands that morphed into just about every cool or at least noteworthy 77-83 indie band in town. THE LUBRICANTS were no exception and one of the best of the bunch. They formed at the Dawn of Punk and were the most ferocious band in town. They went through multiple line-up changes, but it all centered around founder and mastermind Leroy Buth. In 1980, they booked time at A.T.A. Studios in Chicago and cut the "Activated Energy" b/w "Transformation Vacation" 45. Two killer Punk sides with perfectly in-the-red production. Both songs ooze some of the most searing guitar leads committed to vinyl since Raw Power. The record came out on their own Relative Records that same year. It was the only release during the Lubricants original run. Rerun presents a high quality reissue of this Milwaukee Punk classic in a limited pressing of 500 copies on thick, black vinyl. The audio has been remastered and it comes in a glued pocket sleeve with a double sided insert including rare photos and ephemera plus liner notes by GLENN REHSE of Plasticland.” - Rerun.

Artist: ONES
Title: s/t
Format: 7" + CD
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
“OZONE was started in 1975 by a couple of high school kids from the Northwest side of Milwaukee, WI. They were the hardest rockin teenage band in town, playing full sets of original material in the vein of their musical heroes the Stooges, KISS and AC/DC to packed high school parties and teen dances. When they heard the Ramones debut in 1976, Ozone settled into a solid Punk ROCK sound. With no chance for a band like them to get signed, especially in Milwaukee, there were no pretentions. Just informed meat n potatoes rock n roll, sans any boogie or bar-band licks. After a finding the perfect line up and a couple more years of extensive rehearsal, gigs and song writing, dedication paid off and they smashed the competition at a big-time battle of area bands in late 1979. Part of the grand prize package was studio time and the release of a 45rpm single. Still called Ozone up until that point, a name change was necessary when they learned of an established group using the same moniker. The "Short Dress" b/w "Tightrope" 45 was released in 1980 on Blue Ribbon Records under their new name, THE ONES. Both sides are blazing Punk n Roll but with little to no distribution or promotion, hardly anybody noticed it at the time. Being issued without a picture sleeve didnt help matters. Copies seemed to disappear from sight along with the band, making it one of the rarest and most sought after 45s from any Wisconsin band ever. Copies have changed hands for upwards of $800 online. "Tightrope" was later bootlegged on the Staring Down the Barrel comp LP, making demand even greater. The Ones folded shortly after the record was issued when band leader and driving force CLANCY CARROLL decided to change musical directions. Originally intended to be two separate releases, weve decided to package them together as The Ones SET to make sure all you vinyl-only folks got to hear the great unreleased material on the CD. The set includes the CD (in a standard jewel case), limited 7" and two 1" pin-back buttons with the Ones and Ozone logos. The set comes packaged as one unit in a 7" sized, flapped poly bag.” - Rerun.

Artist: PEER PRESSURE
Title: Sounds (A.K.A. Music)
Format: Double 7"
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"It was just a couple of guys from Connecticut, not a "proper" band in any sense of the word. One had great chops and songs while the other had lyrics and an endless supply of brilliant ideas. Even if they were never a functioning live band, the two recorded some of the most amazing homemade Punk Rock between 1979-1980. A four song 7"EP was released on Mothers Day in 1980 (in celebration of "Thats Why They Call Em Moms") on their own Resistance Records. They intended the EP to look like something from the generic food/household products line. It was issued with appropriately designed labels and no picture sleeve. The band imploded soon after its release. With no live gigs in peoples minds, no real distribution and no cover screaming PUNK ROCK; the record and band quickly faded into obscurity. The obvious hit of the EP ("Sound Of The 80s") was included on a Killed By Death bootleg compilation in the mid 90s, but it wasnt until a medal-worthy search in 1999 by world champion record hound Ryan Richardson that the band and their story was discovered. That contact also resulted in Ryan issuing the unreleased Eve of Destruction EP as a limited 7" titled 1979/1980. This deluxe reissue includes remastered versions of both the Sounds of the 80s EP and the 1979/1980 EP. The vinyl is packaged in a folder style pocket cover and comes with a 5"x7" postcard and a 7"x14" insert including liner notes and other Peer Pressure evidence." -Rerun.
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Artist: SCREAMIN MEE-MEES
Title: Comedy Hour
Format: Cass
Label: Rerun
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Although the Screamin Mee-Mees are best known for their 1977 EP, the D.I.Y. Punk masterpiece "Live From The Basement", the boys had been making tapes since the late 60s. They recorded goofball rock n folk songs on guitar and homemade drums, Kraut Rock-n-pot fueled white noise jams and the odd bit of comedy, organ music and other experimentations. This cassette is a real gem Im proud to have re-discovered during one of our many excavations of Bruce Coles basement. Recorded around 69 or 70, the tape was long thought lost and not heard for a couple decades. The first side is Bruce and Jon of the Mee-Mees putting on a production of "TV shows" with songs and bits, including a variety show with the boys posing as a couple rock bands. The second side starts with Bruce and Jon recording their observations as they drove around Ferguson in Jons Javelin station wagon. After that trek, the boys head back home to play a handful of original songs. Vocals by both, with Bruce on acoustic guitar and Jon on coffee can drums. About a full hour glimpse into the minds of the Mee-Mees, a very, very scary place. Shrink-wrapped, pro-made, chrome cassette with full color cover. CS is limited to 100 copies." -Rerun.

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