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KING STAR ECHO
The Best Record You Never Knew Existed
Now is your chance to grab a copy of the elusive "Caro A-Go-Go" LP, a classic Hong Kong surf instrumental and garage rock masterpiece! King Star Echo was actually a Thai group, however, the band recorded and released this one top-notch Thai-Beat gem in swinging Hong Kong in 1966. Infested with twangy, acid-drenched guitar and demented, garage-a-delic organ, this lost artifact from the Far East will have enthusiasts of mid-Sixties Beat music going ape. The album opens with a raucous rendering of the Thai folk classic "Poo Yai Lee" and then blazes through more than a half-dozen surf and instrumental classics that will have fans of reverb drenched guitar in awe of the axe-wielding genius, Mr. V. Ruannark. King Star Echo's renditions of "Bumble Bee", "The Fugitive" and "Peter Gunn" blend perfectly the music of the West with the exotic temperament of the East rife with lysergic-infused guitar onslaughts. Demonstrating their ability to get primitive and deranged while still sounding like coherent musicians, for closers, the band treats us to some truly monstrous garage covers of the Kinks "You Really Got Me" and the Rolling Stones "Satisfaction". This record will launch you into the crazed mid-Sixties Asian A Go-Go world you never knew existed. If you are into top-shelf weirdo exotica with a hint of psychedelia and distorted guitars, much in the vein of the Simla Beat records, Cambodian Rocks & the Thai Beat A Go-Go series, then this Bangcock rocker is for you!
North America $18 each plus $5 S/H
Everywhere Else $18 each plus $20 S/H
Die Rotzz vs. The Bastard Sons of Marvin Hirsch
New on Go Ape!
The wickedest family feud in the history of the Big Easy! Die Rotzz vs. The Bastard Sons of Marvin Hirsch - "Family Feud" The brand new 4 song 7" EP from Brooklyn's favorite primates at Go Ape! Records. The first & last legit punk release of 2013 leads off with Die Rotzz, New Orleans' favorite power trio. These fine Southern gentlemen have been described as sounding like Hitler farting into a fan miked to a Fender Twin with holes in the speakers. It's hard not to like a band that evokes such poetic characterization and to us here at Go Ape, this is just simple, good ol' fashioned rock-n-roll played by a bunch of troublemakers. Batting second, The Bastard Sons Of Marvin Hirsch. After learning of their illegitimacy, this dynamic duo went straight to the garage and started a band. They have now dropped in on the skate punk scene and taken everybody's mom to the toilet. One could ask for little more when seeking something to clench a fist, or some teeth, to. There are just a few hundred of these, so get this two-headed monster while it's hot off the press!
more than just twangin' hard on a guitar, though that is what the
Go Ape! roster has done well, since 2005. But none better (or
tougher, faster or greasier) than these new Brooklyn "Pizza
Punks," LITTLE SEIZURES!
brand new. Like
they just strapped on their R'n'R weapons mid-2011, slayed a few
dive stages, bespoiled a studio in January, then Go Ape went and
had Crypt Records' outta-his-head
honcho, Tim Warren,
master this debut single. Four anti frills, fuzz-git ragers about
girls and being fed up with girls, brimmin' with Angry Samoans
stuff like the Heartbreakers!
sound made fresh again, yes. But green, no. A few of these Little
Seizures have paid dues in numerous Big Apple garage outfits of
the dead end of the century like The Voluptuous Horror of Karen
Black, The Mess Around and The Shemps. Singer Tommy Perkins on
the other hand is a bloodied snot-locker kid o' 24 with bounce
in his calves
and hairy-palmed fists of fury. Who better to Go Ape? And what
better way than with these oven-hot slices of gutter garrrrrage
rock all boxed up in Ben Lyon's larf-inducing monster-toon art.
It's pizza punk at its finest. Just don't bend this single in half
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week we posted part 2 of DJ Hot Mustard's set of Asian rarities from WUSB's Spiney
Norman radio show December 10th. Since WUSB does not archive
its shows, we created podcasts of the set for our readers. Again,
anyone with info on the "unknown" artists and
please pass along the info. We love to learn! Check out DJ Hot Mustard's