Obscure Independent Classics vol.#5

01 The Chrysanthemums ‘Moral Statements Are Personal Manifestoes’ (1:38)
02 Asmus Tietchens ‘Columbine Lunair’ (1:26)
03 Controlled Bleeding ‘Untitled’ ‘3:57)
04 Bill Pritchard ‘Born Blonde’ (2:24)
05 Kaoru Hirose ‘Dah-May-Yoo’ (4:02)
06 R Stevie Moore ‘You Love Me Do Something’ (4:25)
07 Jody And The Creams ‘Look Out!!! Here Come The Radio-Active Zombies’ (1:12)
08 Target Heroes ‘Angel In The House’ (2:47)
09 Attrition ‘Look Out! Hedonist (live)’ (3:08)
10 Scum Auxiliary ‘Con/Text’ (2:03)
11 Enski Boski ‘Who Are The Real Masters Of Disguise?’ (4:02)
12 Coco, Steel And Love Bomb ‘Yuppie Love’ (4:27)
13 Yoneten (H.N.A.S.) ‘Gefährlicher Neuer Negersong’ (2:46)
14 The Loch Ness Monster ‘Winter In Milton Keynes’ (3:17)
15 The Deep Freeze Mice ‘The Short Good Friday (version)’ (2:24)
16 Jan Kunk ‘The Exchange Suite (extracts)’ (2:05)
17 Lydia Tomkiw And Terry Burrows ‘Pressed In An Atlas’ (2:04)
18 The Wild Strawberries ‘The 17th Dream’ (2:54)

Total time 51mns
LP released by Hamster Records, HAM#22, UK, 1988

After 4 volumes released by Cordelia Records, the last LP in the Obscure Independent Classics series was taken up by Terry Burrows’ Hamster Records, whose catalogue included post-industrial acts as well as un-classifiable rock stalwarts of the 1980s (Asmus Tietchens, Attrition, Rimarimba, R. Stevie Moore and Burrows’ own Jung Analysts). A unique position peculiar to the versatile Burrows allowed him to come up with a Obscure Independent Classics #5 LP mixing contributions from the Cordelia and Hamster stables in an unusual blend of surf rock and industrial rock experiments.  The disc displays a typical inclination for heavenly female vocals popping up here and there (Kaoru Hirose, Lydia Tomkiw, The Wild Strawberries). But there’s enough occasional eccentrics here to keep you on the edge of your seat.


4 Responses to “Obscure Independent Classics vol.#5”

  1. 1 cnjnctvsynth January 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    What is the name of painting that you have at the top of your blog? It is incredible.

  2. 2 continuo January 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Look in the About section.

  3. 3 SeanSporadic July 19, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Do you have parts 2 and 3 ?
    And will you ever re upload part 1?

  4. 4 continuo July 19, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I’m not working on this comps anymore. Besides, some are still available from the publisher.

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