And what gives me call to mention all this is that some radical adult has started a blog that shares some out-of-print goodness from many of those above bands. The good/bad news is that almost all of this work is out-of-print so whole discogs are up there. Visit and see here: The Lost & Found Music Library.
What I recommend in order is:
- El Cabalero Rojo by 2litredolby. This album is a dead certainty, it's amazing. Ask anyone anywhere who worked in an independent record store in the 90s and they'll back me up. Download it now.
- Total Abandonment of Better Understanding by Midget. Australian noise-rock of the highest calibre. My copy of the CD looks like it's been in a 1000 backpacks because it has.
- Stock Footage by S:Bahn. Fractured, fucked up noise-pop music. Golden. Said blogger has very wisely appended two killer comp tracks to this EP download.
Best. Blog. Ever.
PS: Speaking of rarities, my cousin and I are trying to track down a good quality boot of Magic Dirt Live-At-The-Wireless circa Friends In Danger / Young & Full of the Devil era. We both had it on cassette but have both lost it. It's fucking ruling...they play Sparrow, Babycakes, Choker, Rabbit With Fangs and maybe Friends In Danger (?) but it's with Dave Thomas instead of Raul. If anyone has this and can send me a link to it, I'd flip out I'd be so happy.