"Hating Life" / "Depression"
INCREDIBLE! Gary Wrong is tearing out his hairs! Cortex! Dreary synth growl from some dudes in gothic makeup in SAN PEDRO in 1983! We just played it 5 times in a row! RAW and GREAT! SMACK BLACK VINYLBEACH DEATH PUNK IS THE ONLY DEATH PUNK!
Here's a blurb from the label- and a promo video! (note- dvdr not included and vinyl is black) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz4-CAhson8
Wild man, Jimmy Mack started playing electronic music in the late 70's.
Together with his wife Lynne, they formed the duo "Jim and I" and played
live in and around Los Angeles for awhile. Their music was so unusual
and futuristic that one club owner amusingly used to call them "The
Jetsons"!!!. The pair managed to record some of their songs in studio
but sadly never released any records. Once Lynne had enough of playing,
Jimmy wanted to keep at it, and he did. This time he went on his own and
created a music so unique that it's almost impossible to pigeonhole. He
was now Jimmy Smack, and apparently for obvious reason. We're not gonna
say more because this is none of our business. What's more important to
know is that he released three incredible but very limited records,
1982's Death or Glory 7", 1982's Anguish 12" and 1983's Death Rocks 7".
All on his own Star Theatre Productions label, named after a building he
rented where he taught dance. Jimmy was and still is an incredible
dancer. The Star Theatre was also the home of many San Pedro rock band
like The Minutemen and Saccharine Trust where those bands rehearsed and
played live. Jimmy was also featured with an untitled live track on the
Mighty Feeble compilation that came out on the New Alliance label. You
can also find the song "Scarlet Beast" on "Killed by Death" volume 14.
Now, 30 years later. Death Vault Records is proud and thrilled to
reissue his Death Rocks record. It features Hating Life and Depression.
Two songs of true misanthropic and nihilistic expression from the dark
side of life. No predictable & boring reedeeming political or social
values, just plain hate and pessimism. Imagine a darker and dirgier
Suicide, circa their first album. Spooky and mysterious. Doom and gloom
electro-punk weirdness played with an electric bagpipe and rhythm
machine. Minimal and full of soul. No synthesizer was used even tough it
sounds like it. According to the man himself, the original was pressed
in around only 50 (Fifty!) copies. But you can now own your own copy for
a fraction of what the original goes for. This reissue comes straight
from the original master tape and sounds as good if not better than the
original. 500 copies pressed at 45rpm, 100 on clear vinyl (available
only directly from Death Vault Records) and 400 on black. Printed center
labels unlike the original with large center hole. Pocket sleeve is
printed on high quality cardstock. Comes with two inserts, one 7x7 inch
glossy paper with unseen pictures and a 4,5x5,5 inch on beautiful 24 lb
antique laid business paper as a thanks list. All around a beautiful and
quality package! Own or disown, you're all gonna die anyway!
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 December, 2013.