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Artist: AXEMEN
Title: Derry Legend
Format: LP
Label: Luxury Products
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Long overdue re-issue of this cracked pop classic and Flying Nun rarity, Derry Legend was one of Kurt Cobains top NZ platters and a staple of his mix-tapes. RIYL: Chuck Berry, The Clean, Nirvana." "The music is like childhood memories of the first time you ever heard rock n roll; the first time you ever heard slushy-pop; the first time you ever heard rap (!). Listen to Hes Leaving Home and wonder what George Benson LP the band sat around and assimilated; hear The Wharf With No Name and wonder why the Beatles never thought of it first; hop on one leg to Thats Finland, Dear and understand why Acid House was just a nine-day wonder while Chuck Berrys rhythms still cascade like thunder." - Bevandras Ears.

Artist: AXEMEN
Title: The Nutcracker Suite
Format: 7"
Label: Negative Guest List
Country: Australia
Price: $10.00
"This December Australia has the Axemen live experience to look forward to. To celebrate, NGL has partnered w/ Axeman "Little" Steve McCabes Sleek Bott imprint to release this Oz tour 7". You get a live @ WMFU track on the a-side entitled "Nutsack" that stammers w/ a stoned 70s hard rock feel, and a B-side called "Nutshack (Redemption Song)" that sounds like its from another planet. Well, I spose Christchurch kinda is! 300 copies." -Negative Guest List
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Artist: AXEMEN
Title: Big Cheap Motel
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Yep, in conjuction w/Sleek Bott Indusries, Siltbreeze is PROUD to annouce no less than 3, countem THREE, Axemen reissues to see the light of day in 2009. First up is a previously cassette only one entitled Big Cheap Motel (originally released in 1983), followed by Scary! (1989) & then a full-on repro of the cult classic Three Virgins, Three Versions, Three Visions (1985). These will all be limited vinyl only runs. For the uninformed, the Axemen have been the practitioners of a unique brand of DIY they lovingly refer to as Sigh-Fi rock for 30 yrs now. Not an easy band to pin down sonically, their catalog speaks for itself in muchve the same way as those belonging to The Homosexuals or Sun City Girls. That is to say vast & beautiful. For a mindblowing glimpse into the world of Axemen (+ related friends & accomplices) check out; http://www.theaxemen.wordpress.com/ & be prepared to have copious blocks of time squandered trying to fathom the genius." -Siltbreeze

Artist: AXEMEN
Title: Scary! Part III
Format: Double LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The second entry in Siltbreezes AXEMEN reissue series, Scary! Part III originally saw light as a cassette-only release in 1989. Most bands and fans active in the Christchurch and Dunedin scenes at this time could tell you, sans embellishment, how the prolific Axemen blazed through the 80s (new cassettes seeming to come into existence on an almost daily basis), and, in classic Rashomon style, a different story would be told by all willing to reminisce, though its safe to say everyone would agree that Scary!s beguiling je ne sais quoi is some of the bands most intriguing blat to date. Unlike the hyper-punk-charged pastiche of Big Cheap Motel, Scary! operates from a gestalt concept and sensibility. While on the surface the contents might sound fragmented, ruminative, or obfuscatory, dig deeper (or listen better) and youll see (and hear) the mystifying ooze lactating out of the four sides of Scary! not as individual, insurmountable constructs of bizarreness, but as a coherent pattern of brilliant phenomena that is-in a word-scary! Novice ears that have made it though this Bunyanesque giant find themselves making comparisons to a mixture of S.Y.P.H., Royal Trux, and Ptose. All one can say, really, to such hodgepodge is "congratulations." After 20 years and counting, this release refuses to be aptly pigeonholed. Hell, even a seasoned horror chomper such as Shirley Jackson (were she still croaking) would advise giving these guys a wide berth. They mean business and their business is mean. Includes sticker, insert, and poster." - Siltbreeze.
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Artist: AXEMEN
Title: Three Virgins
Format: Double LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Originally released on the inestimable Flying Nun label, Three Virgins came and went in the blink of an eye in the mid-80s. After dormancy a mere quarter century in duration, this beguiling masterwork sees the light of day once again courtesy of Siltbreeze. Setting up shop in Christchurchs State Trinity Centre over Easter holidays 1985, AXEMEN went to work recording every sound and second they could capture during the legendary lost weekend. Fueled by enhanced adrenalin (Tiger Blood) and superhuman zeal (Adonis DNA), they chewed up dozens of reels of tape, assaulting all those who entered the erstwhile ecclesiastical chamber with a barrage of splendiferous blabber n croak. The resultant 88 minutes sound like a mutant hybrid of Trout Mask Replica, Exile on Main Street and Tago Mago. Add to the pot one of the most eye-popping post-psychedelic full-color gatefold jackets ever designed in the brief history of time and youve got a dazzling, exultant combination that could only be described as winning! Vinyl-only edition of 600 (as was the original run) includes a free digital download coupon." - Siltbreeze.

Artist: AXEMEN
Title: Sac Tap Nut Jam
Format: LP
Label: Spacecase
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Spacecase Records is pleased to release Sac Tap Nut Jam-the first new AXEMEN full length in twenty-one years. Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, The Axemen formed in 1983. Initial Axemen releases came out on member STEVE MCCABEs cassette label, Sleek Bott. The Axemen signed to Flying Nun in the mid 80s, releasing the labels first double album, Three Virgins (1986). Like The Swell Maps, The Axemen sound is hard to define-Three Virgins runs the gamut, from country to punk to avant-garde. The Axemen released their second Flying Nun record Derry Legend in 1987. The band put out further cassettes on Sleek Bott, notably Scary (Part III) and Three Rooms (An Elton John Tribute Album), before going on hiatus in the early 90s. In 2009, The Axemen caught their second wind thanks to Tom Lax at Siltbreeze who reissued the bands cassette-only releases Big Cheap Motel and Scary (Part III). The Axemen toured the United States with Times New Viking the same year. In 2011 The Axemen visited Australia and put out a tour 7"- a label split between McCabes Sleek Bott and the late Brendon Annesleys Negative Guest List Records. Siltbreeze came through again that year, reissuing Three Virgins on vinyl (original pressings were going for well over fifty dollars). Sac Tap Nut Jam finds Steve McCabe and STU KAWOWSKI reuniting with DRAGAN STOJANOVIC (who played on 1987s Derry Legend); rounding out the lineup is WILLIAM DAYMOND. Recorded in early 2013 in Wellington and Taita, Lower Hutt, Sac Tap Nut Jam-like all Axemen releases-defies easy categorization. Theres The Beatles/Dylan pop of Stojanovics "These Days"; McCabes post punk-influenced "Doctors on Speed Dial"; Steve McCabes inimitable voice and stream-of-consciousness lyric writing comes to the forefront on "Google That Girl." Edition of 500 copies." - Spacecase.

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