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Starving Weirdos The Path Of Lightning 2LP
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Weird-049 Starving Weirdos - The Path Of Lightning 2LP

First off, this 2xLP set has THEE best cover I’ve laid my sockets on in many moons. It is soooo eye-burningly great that I’m tempted to run out and buy a van just to have the image painted on it. It’s about time the art world came around to the lucrative “ray-gun touting topless women riding giant tarantulas through darkened valleys” market. Bra-fuckin’-vo! But I’m not getting off my high horse just yet. I must say that this latest from NorCal’s finest, Starving Weirdos is one of their most swell/swollen yet to date. Four flippin’ sides of confuse-adelia for both the farm-fresh kid to the well-heeled cad. Way noisier than the releases on Root Strata, Path of Lighting is chock full of mystery moves and dynamo hums, from the tripped-out textural flips on “Into the Flatlands” flickering in and out of foci to the almost-an-environmental-statement of “N.Y. Blues” with talk show jibber jabbing into the corrosive static as the grooves run out. The two dudes in Starving Weirdos are joined by yet another dude for two tracks and it’s tough to know exactly what he’s adding (besides another layer of ecstasy gush) but they’re my fave sides. For sure. These two sides sound like the fine line that separates No Neck Blues Band from Sunburned Hand of the Man. The final track could/should have been in the movie Rosemary’s Baby, right around the time Mia Farrow is screaming “What have you done to his eyes!” As the kids these days say, “Fuck you, dad!” — no wait, “Dude, that would rule!” Yeah, that’s it. So, let recap — you get the deluxe gatefold jacket courtesy of the always peachy Weird Forest label, twin slabs of head-spinning secret laboratory recordings and man — that cover is making me so hot! —Dennis Yudt

Cover painting: "Revolution By Night" by Jeff Jordan. Design and interior artwork by Aaron Winters.
Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl with full color gatefold jackets.
$11

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Starving Weirdos Self-Hypnosis 2LP
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Weird-048 Starving Weirdos - Self-Hypnosis 2LP

What’s going on here? Well, a couple sides of Self-Hypnosis were recorded in a concrete racquetball court (and a couple of sides weren’t) which has been mysteriously transformed into the legendary Black Ark Studios and Lee Perry is going NUTS with the ol’ echo effects. A tiny clatter in the background suddenly rushes up to your ear-bones, magnified into giant sheets of rubberized steel plates which bounces as high as you are. The backwards flow-motion is set on fire as the storm approaches. Various liquids are aerated while dub insects skitter about the killing floor. Little crashes, hither and thither, mostly between the buildings — not causing much damage at all. Oh oh, those voices sound pretty serious. Time to go? Nope. These here farming combines sure are hard to start up but, boy, when they do you’re in for a thrashing. Ham radio on rye. Moldy rye. Mutter all you want and loop it, why don’tcha? The other two side are not rock and roll or hoochie-coo. The mystery is killin’ me! Is that a giant wet thumb rubbing on a window? Aren’t you the big man, buster! I like how the guitar gets sucked into a vortex and then keeps popping out and scaring me. It’s all bone saws and throwing stars. Ducks and covers. And where is that humming noise coming from? Oh, now I get it. Awesome! Lemme play this again! —Dennis Yudt

Design and artwork by Aaron Winters.
Limited to 500 copies on white vinyl with full color gatefold jackets. Reissue of CD-R originally released on Jryk, plus a bonus side of previously unreleased material.
$11

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