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Anopheles 010 - Todd Tamanend Clark - Nova Psychedelia (1975-1985) 2CD

"Outside of his native Pennsylvania-West Virginia stomping grounds, Todd Tamanend Clark remains one of the least known North American underground artists in the "lost music" DIY field of his era, considering he has collaborated with and shared time with many of his peers over the years (Cheetah Chrome, Allen Ravenstine, Stiv Bators), as well as progenitors (Dorothy Moskowitz of United States of America, Robert Moog, William Burroughs), his significant body of recorded (and printed) work was always made in small runs and has remained elusive and highly collectible to this day.  This 2CD set collects all of his released vinyl recordings from 1975-1985, including those issued as The Stars (1975 45 rpm and eight-track cartridge material), The Eyes ('New Gods: Aardvark Thru Zymurgy' LP from 1977), Todd Clark Group ('We're Not Safe!' LP from '79), and Todd Clark ('Into the Vision' LP from '84, plus two 45s released in the first half of the '80s). He has since appended his name to reflect his Native American roots. This document features a 20 page booklet, with Todd's own personal history included, with notes on each track (all 33 of 'em, total time for this set is over 150 minutes of music), and a host of great photos and artwork. His muse may remain a mystery after you experience this wide range of sounds, which might very well be Anopheles Records' most ambitious and "out there" release to date, but he leaves tangible clues and some out and out hooks with which to grab onto: great reworkings of "Hungry" (Paul Revere and the Raiders) and "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" (Electric Prunes), his bizarre "slo-mo" take on "Two Thousand Light Years From Home" (from his debut 45 from '75) are some points of reference, but it's when Todd cuts loose on original material that his truly mesmerizing, bent vision takes hold of your cranium and refuses to let go. His personal magnetosphere is quite intoxicating, often challenging, and just plain hallucinatory. That's Nova Psychedelia."

Anopheles 010 - Todd Tamanend Clark - Nova Psychedelia (1975-1985) 2CD 
$17 ppd USA, $25 ppd world.   UPC# 820320009220 

Song Samples from Disc 1 (60 seconds / 1 mb)

Song Samples from Disc 2 (60 seconds / 1 mb)


 

 

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Homestead & Wolfe: Our Times - The Gold Star Tapes (1973-75) CD Anopheles 008  

Originally released in 1975, Homestead & Wolfe's lone and unknown privately pressed LP is an artifact so lost to time, it has never appeared in any discography, list of rare records, or catalog, anywhere. However, exist it does, and now their story can be told.

Anopheles Records has sat tight lipped on this discovery for the last year while researching and preparing this reissue from the original master tapes and with full cooperation of the group. Homestead & Wolfe was a folk-harmony group based around the United Methodist Good Samaritan church in Cupertino, CA (near San Jose). Comprised of two female lead vocalists, one male lead vocalist, and buttressed with superb male and female harmonies throughout, H&W performed original material in a rich, melodic folk-rock-country style that is well executed, as well as earnest and personal. The patriarch, producer and lyricist of the group, Ernie Bringas, had dabbled in the record biz as one of two founding members of the "surf hot rod" early 1960s vocal duo, the Rip Chords, before leaving the music business to attend seminary school. As a Minister of Youth and master planner and motivator at Good Sam from 1969-75, Bringas assembled and encouraged this ensemble of counselors and students, eventually offering them an opportunity to record an album and have a shot at "making it" as artists. He gave them the ultimate "leg up" in the business, producing this finely crafted recording using his old Hollywood connections.

These 15 tracks were recorded at the legendary Gold Star Studios in Hollywood between 1973-75. Engineered by Stan Ross, these recordings feature top flight studio musicianship from legendary "wrecking crew" drummer Hal Blaine, guitarist Ben Benay (Goldenrod, Darius), acoustic guitarist Al Casey, monster bass player Ray Pohlman, not to mention one of the world's most renowned and respected pedal steel guitar players, Jay Dee Maness (Buck Owens, the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo LP). The harmonies and arrangements of H&W recall both the Mamas and the Papas and the Carpenters at times, but much of the music deals with darker themes: the story of Wounded Knee told in "See The Children Die", the organ fueled psychedelia of "Your Freedom's In Question", aimed at the Nixon administration at the time, remains apropos today, and recalls the work of Growing Concern, Birmingham Sunday, and Art of Lovin'.

There are plenty of surprises here, as we located 6 unreleased tracks to augment the 9 tracks on the original album, including the startlingly great and dynamic cut, "Beat of the Drum", which sounds as if the Bangles were hired to front Goldenrod for a one off single. The full color 16 page booklet tells the story in their own words, features images of the touring group and recording sessions at Gold Star, and maintains the high standard of archival work Anopheles Records is known for. Homestead & Wolfe represents a highly unusual and strikingly original blend of unproven but talented young vocalists, top quality session players and engineering, and a truly rare chemistry that makes this one of the great folk-rock discoveries of the last 10 years. 

Karl Ikola / Anopheles Records

  • Homestead & Wolfe: Our Times - The Gold Star Tapes (1973-75) CD 
  • Anopheles 008, Homestead & Wolfe: $13 ppd USA, $22 ppd world
  • genre: folk-rock-country-psych-pop

Listen to short selections of a few of the songs (all 30 seconds and about 500 kb): 


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Anopheles 004: DEBRIS': Static Disposal CD. 21 tracks and over 76 minutes of 1975-76 recordings by this legendary trio from Chickasha, Oklahoma. Dada / punk / psych weirdness that stands its own ground and then some. DEBRIS' was namechecked in Nurse With Wound's (NWW) infamous list of influential LPs included with their first album in '79. This reissue includes a 28 page booklet with liner notes penned by all three members, song lyrics, photos and more. We've used the original LP master tapes and added 10 previously unheard and stunning rehearsal recordings as bonus tracks.

$15 ppd USA, $25 ppd world.

 

 



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Maypole

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Anopheles Records is proud to announce our latest archival release, the first ever authorized, high quality vinyl LP reissue of Baltimore, Maryland's Maypole, whose sole album, "The Real", was recorded in three days, July 1970, and released in early 1971, shortly before their label folded, dooming the album to stillborn status commercially at the time, and collector want list status today. 

The LP is an ambitious, 50 minute feast of tight harmonies, powerful arrangements, fluid improvisation, and flat out great songs, and serves as a touchstone for twin guitar-driven, west coast styled psychedelia, soaring power pop, and blistering hard rock - some even call it prog - everyone wants a piece of the Great One. If you've been looking for an LP to complete an imaginary trilogy with S.F. Sorrow and Parachute, then this is your tonic. 

The stature of Maypole has been muddied by the previous CD reissues, but this LP edition gets it right. Featuring state of the art remastering and pressing, a high quality full color "tip on" jacket featuring original artwork, and a full color insert loaded with lyrics, photos, and complete historical notes by Maypole founder, Dennis Tobell, this is the closest to "classic psychedelia" Anopheles Records has delved in to date, and we're glad we didn't settle for something second rate - Maypole is "The Real."  

Anopheles 011, Maypole: The Real LP is SOLD OUT


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George Brigman's 1975 debut LP, Jungle Rot, may well be the last great American 1970s underground LP of its stature and power (as both grail collectable and musical monster) to never to have received a legitimate reissue - until now! As an eighteen year old songwriter and guitarist with big ambitions, Baltimore's Brigman cut Jungle Rot thirty years ago as a privately pressed LP on his own Solid Records label, making this raw fuzz guitar, acid-blues "rough diamond" gem his first release.  

Anopheles 009, George Brigman, Jungle Rot LP, is now SOLD OUT.  


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Anopheles 007: Twinkeyz: Cartoon Land LP (2002)
Deluxe LP issue of the best studio recordings of 70s Sacramento garage psych legends, the Twinkeyz! The 1998 Aliens In Our Midst CD is out of print, and Donnie Jupiter decided we'd have the most fun making the music available again on a high quality limited edition LP! Stunning full color sleeve featuring original artwork by Donnie never seen in public before, card stock insert with photo and brand new liner notes by Karl Ikola! This group was the "missing link" between the Sacramento Valley '60s garage band scene (Oxford Circle, the Public Nuisance) to '80s Paisley Underground heroes originating from the tiny Davis/Sacramento cluster of groups of the late '70s/early '80s (Dream Syndicate, Game Theory, True West). The Twinkeyz included Donnie Jupiter, guitarist supreme Tom Darling and Dave Houston (ex-Public Nuisance. The group was a "charter member" of the "first wave" of mid-to-late '70s US bands to garner feverish underground notoriety via small press and fanzines such as Pere Ubu, Television, Chrome, Debris', Distorted Levels, the Dogs, the Mirrors and the Sneakers. Crude distortion ("Aliens In Our Midst"), deep fried post-Velvets crunch ("Wild Love" -- at times rivaling Alex Chilton's Like Flies On Sherbert LP!), Syd Barrett/T. Rex inspired garage-pop heaven ("E.S.P.", "Watch Out For Her Kiss") to the "A Day In The Life" meets "L.A. Blues" tumble of the LP finale, "My Plea"! This edition features two cuts never before issued on vinyl! All the original singles and LP tracks! 13 cuts of the best crude genius America had to offer a quarter century ago.  

Anopheles 007, Twinkeyz Cartoon Land LP, SOLD OUT.


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Anopheles 006: Out August 2008 - DEBRIS' Static Disposal LP - 2008 black vinyl edition!

This is the outer limits, Oklahoma psych-noise proto-punk extravaganza that went on to inspire the likes of the Screamers and Nurse With Wound. Features the complete April, 1976 self-released LP, taken from the original master tapes, with original artwork, and a previously unreleased (and amazing!) November, 1975 home demo recording exclusive to the LP edition. The 2002 clear vinyl edition is sold out. Very few copies of the 2008 black vinyl edition are available. Please inquire about price and availability.

Anopheles 006, Format LP, with insert, black vinyl Price: SOLD OUT


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Anopheles 005: Victoria Vein and the Thunderpunks: "Rear Guard Action / Other Things" 7" 45 rpm single (1999). Previously unissued May 1974 studio recordings by this Debris' precursor group finds Oliver, Chuck and company in a high energy glitter / R & B mode ala the New York Dolls. Stunning full color sleeve, clear wax, fully annotated.   Sold Out.

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Anopheles 003: The Twinkeyz: Aliens In Our Midst (Complete Recordings 1977-80) CD (1998). This is the complete recorded works of Sacramento legends, the Twinkeyz. The CD is 21 tracks, 69 minutes, and features a 16 page booklet w/ notes by group founder Donnie Jupiter, as well as folks on the scene such as Steve Wynn, Scott Miller, Byron Coley, etc. Many photos and posters are reproduced inside the booklet as well. A landmark document of a great group that could have easily been swept aside by history's unforgiving broom. Tuneful freakouts abound.   SOLD OUTt.  

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Anopheles 002: Jim Shepard Plays The Songs Of Kim Fowley 7" ep (1996). Clear vinyl limited to 500 33 1/3 7" 5 song ep of Vertical Slit/V-3 mastermind Jim Shepard (RIP), paying homage to a mutually inspiring spiritual hero of non-conformism, Kim Fowley. Recorded at home on Jim's 4 track in Columbus Ohio, this ep really blew some minds when it was released, and features covers of Fowley's "Face On The Factory Floor", "The Trip", "Animal Man", "California Hayride" and "Nam Lamina".

Anopheles 002, Jim Shepard 7" - Last copies - SOLD OUT


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Anopheles 001: Venom P. Stinger: Live LP (1992). Limited to 1000 clear vinyl LP in heavy cardboard full color printed sleeves, Australia's VPS plays uncompromisingly raw rock music recorded live on radio station KDVS in Aug 1991 (this was their third LP). Ex-Sick Things/Fungus Brains (and Venom P.) guitarist Mick Turner now joins former Venom P. drummer Jim White in the awesome instrumental trio, Dirty Three (and the duo, the Tren Bros).  Sold out.

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