The records were clean white tiles, with hard corners and slick card surfaces—blank save for a smaller offset silver square that brought back dreaded high school chemistry with Dr. Whatshisname: 6 C 12.011 Carbon, 10 Ne 20.1797 Neon. The singles stood starkly against 1994's dingy wall of Kinko's-copied garage-rock 45s, but San Francisco–based Table of the Elements (since relocated to Atlanta and Wisconsin) was just as revivalist, unearthing 1972's compound of stoned Tony Conrad and stoned Faust. This label, too, wanted to bring back the good ol' electric guitar at the end of the 20th... More >>>