Music

Yeah, yeah, I know, good little anti-rockists are never supposed to act like music way back when was better than music is now. But what if the music back then pulled off a sound that good little anti-rockist bands from Williamsburg to Providence to Hamtramck have spent the past half-decade falling on their faux-hawks and cokespoons shooting for? And what if most of the music didn't make itself known until now, anyway? (Which is to say what if I leave out all those wonderful recent reissues of Brian Eno, Heart, Kansas, Nektar, Swell Maps, and Yes albums that had never quite disappeared in the first place?) And what if it all reminds me of a time when the world didn't completely suck? Does that count?


THE BEAKERS
Four Steps Toward a Cultural Revolution
(K '70s–'80s dance-oriented post-punk reissue)
krecs.com
"What's Important?" (MP3)

Now would be a good time for one.
Now would be a good time for one.

BLACKOUTS
History in Reverse
(K '80s dance-oriented post-punk reissue)
krecs.com/blackouts
"Happy Hunting Ground" (MP3)

THE BUNNYBRAINS
Box the Bunny
(Narnack '90s–'00s psychedelic noise-boogie four-album-plus-one-DVD reissue box)
thebunnybrains.com
narnackrecords.com
"02 - Track 2(1)" (MP3)
"Boogie Disaster" (MP3)
"Seat Me (In the Vivisection)" (MP3)
"You Lied (Inst)" (MP3)
"Right Hand" (MP3)

CRISTINA
Doll in the Box
(Ze '80s new wave cabaret-disco reissue)
zerecords.com

CRISTINA
Sleep It Off
(Ze '80s new wave cabaret-disco reissue)
zerecords.com

BOB HOCKO AND THE SWAMP RATS
Disco Still Sucks!
(Get Hip Archive Series '60s garage-punk reissue)
gethip.com

KILLING JOKE
For Beginners
(Caroline '80s post-punk proto-industrial disco-metal reissue)
killingjoke.com

NOTEKILLERS
Notekillers (1977–1981)
(Ecstatic Peace no-wave reissue)
notekillers.com

THE PREFECTS
Are Amateur Wankers
(Acute '70s post-punk reissue)
acuterecords.com
"Faults" (MP3)

NICKY SIANO
Nicky Siano's Legendary The Gallery: New York's Original Disco 1973–77
(Soul Jazz import proto-discoreissue compilation)
nickysiano.com
Listen to a mix of Nicky Siano live (MP3)

I LIKE IT VOLUME 1
(Compost import '80s–'90s dance-oriented post-punk-and-otherwise DJ-mix reissue compilation)
compost-records.com

TALES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN UNDERGROUND: SINGLES 1976–1989
(Feel Presents import garage-punk reissue compilation)
feelpresents.com

 
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