Annihaya

SUN CITY GIRLS - Gum Arabic

Sun City Girls were an experimental music trio\r\nfrom the United States. The group was founded in 1981 by guitarists and\r\nhalf-Lebanese brothers Alan and Richard Bishop. Charles Gocher joined as\r\npercussionist in 1982 and the Girls went on to become what many have\r\ndescribed as North Americas most innovative and influential underground\r\ngroup. In 2007, Gocher passed away at 54 years old and the Bishop brothers\r\ndecided to end their 26 year run. Annihaya is proud to release its third\r\nalbum: Sun City Girls Gum Arabic. A limited edition of 1000 copies with\r\nartwork by artist Hatem Imam. All tracks on this CD are cover songs from Sun\r\nCity Girls repertoire, several frequently performed by the group live for\r\nmore than 20 years. Several cuts were inspired by found unmarked cassettes\r\nand radio recordings made in Egypt and Morocco by Alan Bishop in the early\r\n1980s. The original song titles and composers of the radio-inspired\r\narrangements are unknown. SCG created their own song titles and rearranged,\r\nat times radically, the music to fit their vision. The rest of the tracks\r\nare by various artists from the Middle East and North Africa. One track,\r\nWild World of Animals" is an African piece written for the theme of an\r\nAmerican television show by the same name from the 1970s." - Annihaya.

\r\n\r\nTracks 1/4 recorded in 1985/from "Grotto of Miracles" LP 1986 (Placebo Records)\r\n
Track 2 recorded in 1988/from "Youre Never Alone with a Cigarette" CD 2008 (Abduction Records)\r\n
Track 3 recorded in 1983/from "Sun City Girls" LP 1984 (Placebo Records)\r\n
Track 5 recorded in 1992/from "Con Artist" LP 1993 (Poon Village)\r\n
Track 6/7 recorded in 1988/from "Torch of the Mystics" LP 1990 (Majora Records)\r\n
Track 8 recorded in 1990/from "Youre Never Alone with a Cigarette" CD 2008 (Abduction Records)\r\n
Track 9/11 recorded in 1994/from "330,003 Crossdressers from beyond the Rig Veda" 2-CD 1996 (Abduction Records)/3-LP 2003 (Locust Music)\r\n
Track 10 recorded in 1985/from "Eye Mohini" 7" 1994 (Majora Records)\r\n\r\nPackaged in poster sleeve with gold foil front cover. Hand numbered edition of 1000 copies.
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After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.

This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).

Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.

Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.

Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.



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