Obscure Independent Classics vol. 1

01 John Trubee And The Ugly Janitors Of America ‘Magnificent March Of The Dead Monkeys (Excerpt)’ + ‘A Telephone Conversation (Excerpt)’ (6:29)
02 Rimarimba ‘Couldn’t Top The Demo’ (2:58)
03 The Big Goats ‘Hey Jim’ (1:43)
04 The Fire Hydrant Men ‘Oh No Not Another Night In NATO’ (1:55)
05 Passionhouse ‘Tomorrow Is Too Late’ (3:22)
06 Worldbackwards ‘Between Blinds’ (3:02)
07 Zoogz Rift And His Amazing Shitheads ‘Heart Attack’ (2:06)
08 The Sinatras ‘Happy Feeling’ (3:02)
09 The Deep Frieze Mice ‘No.9’ (2:27)
10 P16.D4 ‘Strauchelnde Saulen A Go Go’ (2:39)
11 The Disco Zombies ‘Where Have You Been Lately Tony Hatley?’ (3:07)
12 The Kamikaze Sex Pilots ‘Sharon’s Been Deflowered And Defoliated’ (3:23)
13 The Surgery ‘I See You Made It Mr. Meka’ (2:32)
14 Rich La Bonte ‘She Want No Alibis’ (3:36)
15 Alvaro ‘Drinkin My Own Sperm’ (5:20)
16 Marienbad ‘In The End’ (2:30)

Total Time: 50:00
Released on Cordelia Records, 1985

Between 1985 and 1987, Alan Jenkins released 4 volumes of the ‘Obscure Independent Classics’ compilation LPs on his own Cordelia Records (launched 1984). Liner notes to these LPs showcases his wry humour while the choice of tracks is evidence of demented musical tastes. This first volume really lives up to its title, including some legendary acts or tracks like Alvaro’s highly deranged ‘Drinking My Own Sperm’, an excerpt from a Rimarimba LP (posted earlier on this blog) as well as the almost mythical Zoogz Rift and John Trubee, the latter adding a phone prank to his great ‘Magnificent March’ instrumental surf anthem. The inclusion of german noiseniks P16 D4 comes as a surprise on this mainly rock album, though their rock’n’roll noisy cut up is a welcome variation (in the vein of their Acrid Acme CD, if you’re familiar).


9 Responses to “Obscure Independent Classics vol. 1”

  1. 1 Torleiv August 25, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks a million for the post, but the download link leads to the earlier Cordelia Records Round Up post. Can you fix it please?

  2. 2 continuo August 25, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks for pointing the incorrect link, Torleiv. I updated it towards the appropriate Obscure Independent Classics LP. I promise to be more efficient next September.

  3. 3 Torleiv August 25, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Sweet! I’m a happy camper now. Now I just need to find Vol 3 some day =)

  4. 4 Torleiv August 25, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    oh, and great scans btw.

  5. 5 Ian B January 16, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    If anybody knows when I can find vol.3 (with Yeah Yeah Noh’s “Trini Lopez” on it) please let me know: haychhaych@yahoo.co.uk. Ta! IBx

  6. 6 RSTVMO February 8, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    I have Vol 3 (I’m on it, as well as on a Vol 5), glad to burn you one, but only if you order one of MY albums!


    cheers, oh dear-
    bloomfield nj usa

  7. 7 jimdpie March 31, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    And don’t forget that OIC volume 4 is still available from http://www.cordeliarecords.co.uk – along with many other fine recordings.

    Alan Jenkins

  8. 8 oldskool March 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    The link is down. Could you re-up, please?

  9. 9 continuo March 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    No re-up scheduled for now, sorry.

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