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The new releases New York Night Train looks at this issue include Animal Collective’s stellar surprise Feels, the fusion of Wu-Tang members and underground rappers, Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture, plus two local releases came out a month ago but deserve special attention - Blood on the Wall’s indie-rock fest Awesomer, and Black Dice’s experimental Broken Ear Record. I think I got a bit carried away with the Black Dice review - but I guess one of the perks of having your own site is that there's no-one to prevent you from making an ass of yourself. Re-releases include my favorite Dictators album, 1978’s Bloodbrothers, and, sticking with the Kid Congo Powers theme, The Gun Club’s Mother Juno and Jeffrey Lee Pierce’s solo album Wildweed – both of which Sympathy for the Record Industry lovingly remastered, augmented with bonus tracks, and put back on the market last week. As for the 2000 words that came out about Mother Juno - sorry for the ramblin', there was a lot to look at, and please see my Black Dice explanation above if you need a better explanation. The exploration of our feature artist’s discography this time will include a brief overview of the Kid Congo Powers catalogue up to 1985 with a focus on The Cramps’ 1981 classic Psychedelic Jungle.


Animal Collective - Feels NEW RELEASE OF THE WEEK

Various Artists - Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture

Blood on the Wall - Awesomer

Black Dice - Broken Ear Record


The Gun Club - Mother Juno RE-RELEASE OF THE WEEK

Jeffrey Lee Pierce - Wildweed

The Dictators - Bloodbrothers


The Cramps - Psychedelic Jungle (1981) SPOTLIGHT PICK

The Cramps - Off the Bone (1983)

The Cramps - Smell of Female (1984)

The Cramps - Bad Music for Bad People (1984)

Chris D. and the Divine Horsemen - Time Stands Still (1984)

The Gun Club - The Las Vegas Story (1984)

The Gun Club - Danse Kalinda Boom (1985)

The Fur Bible - S/T 12" EP (1985)



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