Very NOW-sounding post punk from St Louis... nice archival package, great all around.
Records is pleased to announce the release of Recordings '79-'81, a
collection of legendary St. Louis post punk band Raymilland. The
release is available on limited CD and vinyl that also includes the
full length CD. Recordings '79-'81 is the first release for BDR
Records; a new label who's sole purpose is to issue archival releases
of St. Louis area music from the new wave era.
Raymilland formed in the summer of 1978 in St. Louis
and lasted until the fall of 1981. Although starting out playing
standard punk covers by the Buzzcocks, Damned, and Ultravox, their
original influences and ideas about music leaned more toward the
no-wave bands of NY and the more experimental bands from the UK. Raymilland played live eight times; four in St. Louis and four in Chicago. A fifth Chicago date slotted to open for Joy Division never happened when the US tour was canceled due to the death of Ian Curtis. Raymilland released one single in 1980 on Praxis; an influential Chicago
music/art magazine, had one song included on the first Sub-Pop
compilation cassette, and another on a compilation cassette released by
the legendary Dong Dong Tapes from the Netherlands.
A self produced demo cassette to attract label interest and procure
live gigs was so influential that Wax Trax Records sold bootleg copies
in their Chicago
retail store. Although the band was constantly recording; there were no
further official releases. Almost 30 years later BDR Records persuades
the band to release a collection of those recordings. The members
reviewed their vast archive to assemble the definitive Raymilland
collection, and the result is Recordings '79-'81.
screened LP jacket with insert. 7 track LP also includes full length 12
track CD in poly sleeve with title card. Limited to 500 copies.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 16 February, 2010.