Hey!! We turn 10 next week. Like Brad Fittler, we spent our younger years in Penrith, moved to the big smoke in our prime and now waffle on with a confused look on our face feigning interest in supposedly mature fields like coaching and photography because we’re married but really we just want to get pissed and talk footy.
To celebrate, we unveil a series of events of note.
Next Friday and Saturday night at the Red Rattler in Marrickville.
Physical Friday night stars Straight Jacket Nation from Melbourne, Loose Grip from Brisbane, Low Life from Sydney and Raw Prawn from Sydney. It’ll be huge. Remember the last punk show we did which ended with cops, bleeding bar managers, lost cash and Taipan tags all over the venue? Please don’t let my mother’s advice be ringing in my ears by night’s end. “Chris, why don’t you just put on jazz shows”. $12
Cerebral Saturday night stars the mighty Damo Suzuki from German legends Can playing with the Holy Soul, the spectacular UV Race from Melbourne, Per Purpose from Brisvegas, Model Citizen from Sydney and Hair Hockman which is Yonni from Holy Balm. $20.
All next week, from Monday 2nd to Sunday the 8th, we are offering free postage off our website AND 20% off for you folks that spend $50 or more in the store. That’s cos we love you all.
That sounds great Repressed Records, but what can we buy to take advantage of this ludicrous offer?
RIP Society have just released two 7” singles, one from Ruined Fortune (Nic from Bed Wettin Bad Boys and Angie from Circle Pit) and Whores. If you buy both together, you get a free Nic designed RIP Society poster all in a complimentary Repressed Records brown paper carry bag. We also have the new Meat Thump 7” called “Box Of Wine”. It sounds like Townes Van Zandt in a mental ward, and features Brendan from Negative Guest List, Matt from Kitchens Floor and Jimi from Slug Guts.
Straight Jacket Nation have a new 7” called “Nationalism”. It’s about wogs coming here and not respecting our culture. Not really, it’s actually the polar opposite. Lean, mean fighting hardcore.
Useless Children from Melbourne have released a new album called Post Ending / Pre Completion. It’s got a guest appearance by Rick from Feedtime and the film clip even features David Yow from Jesus Lizard. See what you get when you ask politely?
The Laurels have a new CD in called “Plains”. Shoegaze lovers, bounce your floppy fringes and overhanging jumper sleeves in delight. Selling like mad too. We also have the cd remasters of My Bloody Valentine “Loveless”, “Isn’t Anything” and “The EP’s 1988-91”. The Ep’s cd rules. They all rule really.
Should be getting in some more Lower Plenty vinyl soon too. Really enjoyed that album, and I’m the grumpiest bastard in the world who looks upon young bands very suspiciously.
We have a 13th Floor Elevators Box Set called “Music Of The Spheres”. It’s got 9 LP’s and is limited to 3000 copies worldwide. We also have the Damned “Machine Gun Etiquette” re-issues. Some coloured vinyl, some black vinyl. We also have a sweet 3LP Royal Trux box set for $49.95. It’s all singles, live and unreleased stuff that’s unique to this box.
We got some Bon Iver vinyl, but I’d rather tell you about the Cryptopsy “None So Vile” vinyl re-issue. Technical without being wanky and crushing beyond the comprehension of mere mortals. Their singer is called Lord Worm, but unfortunately their drummer was called Flo and you know he’s going to get you into trouble somewhere down the line. Buy this album though. It’s one of the best metal albums ever. No keyboards, an instrument which relegates you from metal (Slayer, Death, Morbid Angel) to whatever hellish acne ridden honky world Children Of Bodom and Blind Guardian reside.
RIP Society are also helping put out the new Blues Control album called “Valley Tangents”. It’ll be here Monday for $22.95. They call it experimental music for some reason (meaning pitchfork), maybe because it has piano in it. I find it quiet catchy and atmospheric, as have customers who have repeatedly asked what it was. I guess that makes it pop music.
T-shirts. We have a whole new box of the suckers just in. Wipers, Ramones, Black Flag, Ween, Public Enemy, Joy Division, Robert Johnson. A scintillating variety from a wide and varied spectrum of musical genres and performance artists.