"…there’s a stark, drony otherness to the sound of this record that is absolutely mesmerizing."
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 page 76, Jimmy Johnson, Editor
SHIRLEY COLLINS review BYRON COLEY
ATTENTION SHOPPERS: There are eight of eleven Shirley Collins items presently in stock at Forced Exposure. 
The Ballad of Shirley Collins, a documentary by Burning Bridges and Fifth Column Films, was successfully funded at Kickstarter on 7/22/14!
"…there’s a stark, drony otherness to the sound of this record that is absolutely mesmerizing."
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 page 76, Jimmy Johnson, Editor
SHIRLEY COLLINS review BYRON COLEY
ATTENTION SHOPPERS: There are eight of eleven Shirley Collins items presently in stock at Forced Exposure. 
The Ballad of Shirley Collins, a documentary by Burning Bridges and Fifth Column Films, was successfully funded at Kickstarter on 7/22/14!
"…there’s a stark, drony otherness to the sound of this record that is absolutely mesmerizing."
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 page 76, Jimmy Johnson, Editor
SHIRLEY COLLINS review BYRON COLEY
ATTENTION SHOPPERS: There are eight of eleven Shirley Collins items presently in stock at Forced Exposure. 
The Ballad of Shirley Collins, a documentary by Burning Bridges and Fifth Column Films, was successfully funded at Kickstarter on 7/22/14!

BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY: 

Seven Skeletons Found In The Yard: Trinidad Calypsos 1928-1947 (Mississippi Records - 2014)

  • Over at Now Playing: Lyp shanks from men named Growler, The Lion, Lord Executor, Attila The Hun, Lord Invader, et al…this is not music disposed toward deescalation.
"Looking like some guy from a Brueghel painting w/ britches full of St. Elmo’s fire, [David] Hild shouted, sung, hollered and whined…Decribin’ just what precisely he does is as tough has comin’ up w/ the exact wordin’ for a specific minor irritation you have in some deep recess behind your spleen, but it’s real pleasin’ t’ listen to." 
- Byron Coley, now 29 years ago, next year it will be 30 years ago, you get the idea…
…encore broadcast via fuckinrecordreviews…

ON THIS DATE IN FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS HISTORY: 10/5/85.
28 years ago tonight, Byron Coley, Lili Dwight and a few others (not many though) visited with Daved Hild, Robin Amos and Ralph Carney at Maxwell’s!
FORCED EXPOSURE #9 1985 (page 11), Jimmy Johnson, Editor
Steve Fallon was the original owner of Maxwell’s, which closed for the last time (?) on 7/31/13.
Daved Hild is a legendary musician and character from the bad old days who played with The Girls. Their Reunion LP (Brasch - 1986) is awesome. Has that never been reissued?
Hild collaborated with Mark Kramer and Ralph Carney for a couple of records on Shimmy Disc in 1987 and 1994. 
Robin Amos is perhaps best known for putting up with Glenn Jones’ preoccupation with John Fahey as a member of CUL DE SAC. But don’t forget SHUT UP.
We tend to think not enough people talk about TIN HUEY, which was Ralph Carney’s primary hang in the 70’s before he started running with Tom Waits. Tin Huey’s 1977 7” ep on Clone is one of our favorite records - and record covers - of all time. Let me see your grandmother! A great comp of early Tin Huey (1974-1979) is available from Smog Veil via Forced Exposure.
There’s also a buncha compelling stuff by Daved Hild on YouTube. Below is a WERS live 4/19/80 broadcast of Daved Hild and Robin Amos playing with MISSION OF BURMA.
Any excuse to check in with Roger Ruskin Spear is a good one and this dusted children’s show clip featuring the Bonzo is not something you see everyday. RRS does his bit at 1’16”.

 


"Looking like some guy from a Brueghel painting w/ britches full of St. Elmo’s fire, [David] Hild shouted, sung, hollered and whined…Decribin’ just what precisely he does is as tough has comin’ up w/ the exact wordin’ for a specific minor irritation you have in some deep recess behind your spleen, but it’s real pleasin’ t’ listen to." 
- Byron Coley, now 29 years ago, next year it will be 30 years ago, you get the idea…
…encore broadcast via fuckinrecordreviews…

ON THIS DATE IN FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS HISTORY: 10/5/85.
28 years ago tonight, Byron Coley, Lili Dwight and a few others (not many though) visited with Daved Hild, Robin Amos and Ralph Carney at Maxwell’s!
FORCED EXPOSURE #9 1985 (page 11), Jimmy Johnson, Editor
Steve Fallon was the original owner of Maxwell’s, which closed for the last time (?) on 7/31/13.
Daved Hild is a legendary musician and character from the bad old days who played with The Girls. Their Reunion LP (Brasch - 1986) is awesome. Has that never been reissued?
Hild collaborated with Mark Kramer and Ralph Carney for a couple of records on Shimmy Disc in 1987 and 1994. 
Robin Amos is perhaps best known for putting up with Glenn Jones’ preoccupation with John Fahey as a member of CUL DE SAC. But don’t forget SHUT UP.
We tend to think not enough people talk about TIN HUEY, which was Ralph Carney’s primary hang in the 70’s before he started running with Tom Waits. Tin Huey’s 1977 7” ep on Clone is one of our favorite records - and record covers - of all time. Let me see your grandmother! A great comp of early Tin Huey (1974-1979) is available from Smog Veil via Forced Exposure.
There’s also a buncha compelling stuff by Daved Hild on YouTube. Below is a WERS live 4/19/80 broadcast of Daved Hild and Robin Amos playing with MISSION OF BURMA.
Any excuse to check in with Roger Ruskin Spear is a good one and this dusted children’s show clip featuring the Bonzo is not something you see everyday. RRS does his bit at 1’16”.

 


"Looking like some guy from a Brueghel painting w/ britches full of St. Elmo’s fire, [David] Hild shouted, sung, hollered and whined…Decribin’ just what precisely he does is as tough has comin’ up w/ the exact wordin’ for a specific minor irritation you have in some deep recess behind your spleen, but it’s real pleasin’ t’ listen to." 
- Byron Coley, now 29 years ago, next year it will be 30 years ago, you get the idea…
…encore broadcast via fuckinrecordreviews…

ON THIS DATE IN FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS HISTORY: 10/5/85.
28 years ago tonight, Byron Coley, Lili Dwight and a few others (not many though) visited with Daved Hild, Robin Amos and Ralph Carney at Maxwell’s!
FORCED EXPOSURE #9 1985 (page 11), Jimmy Johnson, Editor
Steve Fallon was the original owner of Maxwell’s, which closed for the last time (?) on 7/31/13.
Daved Hild is a legendary musician and character from the bad old days who played with The Girls. Their Reunion LP (Brasch - 1986) is awesome. Has that never been reissued?
Hild collaborated with Mark Kramer and Ralph Carney for a couple of records on Shimmy Disc in 1987 and 1994. 
Robin Amos is perhaps best known for putting up with Glenn Jones’ preoccupation with John Fahey as a member of CUL DE SAC. But don’t forget SHUT UP.
We tend to think not enough people talk about TIN HUEY, which was Ralph Carney’s primary hang in the 70’s before he started running with Tom Waits. Tin Huey’s 1977 7” ep on Clone is one of our favorite records - and record covers - of all time. Let me see your grandmother! A great comp of early Tin Huey (1974-1979) is available from Smog Veil via Forced Exposure.
There’s also a buncha compelling stuff by Daved Hild on YouTube. Below is a WERS live 4/19/80 broadcast of Daved Hild and Robin Amos playing with MISSION OF BURMA.
Any excuse to check in with Roger Ruskin Spear is a good one and this dusted children’s show clip featuring the Bonzo is not something you see everyday. RRS does his bit at 1’16”.

 


"Looking like some guy from a Brueghel painting w/ britches full of St. Elmo’s fire, [David] Hild shouted, sung, hollered and whined…Decribin’ just what precisely he does is as tough has comin’ up w/ the exact wordin’ for a specific minor irritation you have in some deep recess behind your spleen, but it’s real pleasin’ t’ listen to." 
- Byron Coley, now 29 years ago, next year it will be 30 years ago, you get the idea…
…encore broadcast via fuckinrecordreviews…

ON THIS DATE IN FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS HISTORY: 10/5/85.
28 years ago tonight, Byron Coley, Lili Dwight and a few others (not many though) visited with Daved Hild, Robin Amos and Ralph Carney at Maxwell’s!
FORCED EXPOSURE #9 1985 (page 11), Jimmy Johnson, Editor
Steve Fallon was the original owner of Maxwell’s, which closed for the last time (?) on 7/31/13.
Daved Hild is a legendary musician and character from the bad old days who played with The Girls. Their Reunion LP (Brasch - 1986) is awesome. Has that never been reissued?
Hild collaborated with Mark Kramer and Ralph Carney for a couple of records on Shimmy Disc in 1987 and 1994. 
Robin Amos is perhaps best known for putting up with Glenn Jones’ preoccupation with John Fahey as a member of CUL DE SAC. But don’t forget SHUT UP.
We tend to think not enough people talk about TIN HUEY, which was Ralph Carney’s primary hang in the 70’s before he started running with Tom Waits. Tin Huey’s 1977 7” ep on Clone is one of our favorite records - and record covers - of all time. Let me see your grandmother! A great comp of early Tin Huey (1974-1979) is available from Smog Veil via Forced Exposure.
There’s also a buncha compelling stuff by Daved Hild on YouTube. Below is a WERS live 4/19/80 broadcast of Daved Hild and Robin Amos playing with MISSION OF BURMA.
Any excuse to check in with Roger Ruskin Spear is a good one and this dusted children’s show clip featuring the Bonzo is not something you see everyday. RRS does his bit at 1’16”.

 

"Looking like some guy from a Brueghel painting w/ britches full of St. Elmo’s fire, [David] Hild shouted, sung, hollered and whined…Decribin’ just what precisely he does is as tough has comin’ up w/ the exact wordin’ for a specific minor irritation you have in some deep recess behind your spleen, but it’s real pleasin’ t’ listen to."

- Byron Coley, now 29 years ago, next year it will be 30 years ago, you get the idea…

…encore broadcast via fuckinrecordreviews

ON THIS DATE IN FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS HISTORY: 10/5/85.

28 years ago tonight, Byron Coley, Lili Dwight and a few others (not many though) visited with Daved Hild, Robin Amos and Ralph Carney at Maxwell’s!

FORCED EXPOSURE #9 1985 (page 11), Jimmy Johnson, Editor

  • Steve Fallon was the original owner of Maxwell’s, which closed for the last time (?) on 7/31/13.
  • Daved Hild is a legendary musician and character from the bad old days who played with The Girls. Their Reunion LP (Brasch - 1986) is awesome. Has that never been reissued?
  • Hild collaborated with Mark Kramer and Ralph Carney for a couple of records on Shimmy Disc in 1987 and 1994. 
  • Robin Amos is perhaps best known for putting up with Glenn Jones’ preoccupation with John Fahey as a member of CUL DE SAC. But don’t forget SHUT UP.
  • There’s also a buncha compelling stuff by Daved Hild on YouTube. Below is a WERS live 4/19/80 broadcast of Daved Hild and Robin Amos playing with MISSION OF BURMA.
  • Any excuse to check in with Roger Ruskin Spear is a good one and this dusted children’s show clip featuring the Bonzo is not something you see everyday. RRS does his bit at 1’16”.

 

"…this trio is descended from David S. Ware’s current working unit…Shipp…can lash out w/ Taylor-ish single note breaks ending in clotted fist clusters, he can meander around angularly while flexing like a post-Coltrane version of Lennie Tristano…and he may well turn out to be of the ’90s bright lights."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 (page 95) JIMMY JOHNSON, Editor
MATTHEW SHIPP review by BYRON COLEY
Snap of Matthew Shipp from the flawless AUM FIDELITY, helmed with love by Steve Joerg
There are presently nine Matthew Shipp items listed at Forced Exposure; all but one is in stock.
Forced Exposure #18 is in stock at Forced Exposure for only $5!
Byron Coley’s Dating Tips For Touring Bands LP (Hot Cars Warp - 2013) is also in stock at Forced Exposure. It was our #1 Best Reason To Write A Fuckin’ Record Review in 2013!
To say that Matthew Shipp has been a bright light in the 21 years since the review above is an understatement.  HIs discography is vast. Shipp’s most recent release (9/9/14) under his name as leader is I’ve Been to Many Places on Relative Pitch Records.  
Matthew Shipp
"…this trio is descended from David S. Ware’s current working unit…Shipp…can lash out w/ Taylor-ish single note breaks ending in clotted fist clusters, he can meander around angularly while flexing like a post-Coltrane version of Lennie Tristano…and he may well turn out to be of the ’90s bright lights."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 (page 95) JIMMY JOHNSON, Editor
MATTHEW SHIPP review by BYRON COLEY
Snap of Matthew Shipp from the flawless AUM FIDELITY, helmed with love by Steve Joerg
There are presently nine Matthew Shipp items listed at Forced Exposure; all but one is in stock.
Forced Exposure #18 is in stock at Forced Exposure for only $5!
Byron Coley’s Dating Tips For Touring Bands LP (Hot Cars Warp - 2013) is also in stock at Forced Exposure. It was our #1 Best Reason To Write A Fuckin’ Record Review in 2013!
To say that Matthew Shipp has been a bright light in the 21 years since the review above is an understatement.  HIs discography is vast. Shipp’s most recent release (9/9/14) under his name as leader is I’ve Been to Many Places on Relative Pitch Records.  
Matthew Shipp

"…this trio is descended from David S. Ware’s current working unit…Shipp…can lash out w/ Taylor-ish single note breaks ending in clotted fist clusters, he can meander around angularly while flexing like a post-Coltrane version of Lennie Tristano…and he may well turn out to be of the ’90s bright lights."

FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 (page 95) JIMMY JOHNSON, Editor

MATTHEW SHIPP review by BYRON COLEY

  • Snap of Matthew Shipp from the flawless AUM FIDELITY, helmed with love by Steve Joerg
"These Tulpa LPs…should feel awfully nice in the hands of anyone with even a passing interest in the spirit of human individualism."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132
Reviews by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
From the catalogue included in FE #18.
There are presently 13 items listed in the FE online store featuring Paul Flaherty (although not all are in stock).  BUY HERE.  
If we’re not mistaken, Tulpa Productions existed between 1988 and 1994. It was operated by Wormdoom jesus de magico Joe Malinowski, who happens to have the same name as a guy who runs Willimantic Records in Willimantic, Connecticut.  
Speaking of Willimantic Records, Paul Flaherty and Randall Colbourne just played there last Saturday 9/20/14!
Playing tomorrow 9/27/14: Jack Wright (sax) with Ilan Manouach (sax) & Ben Bennett (percussion) preceded by the Roberson/ Colbourne Duo and Greg Conte!
Forced Exposure has one Tulpa Productions record still in stock: the 1993 COLBOURNE/SCHOLZ/MURRAY 12”, described as a “trio outing minus Flaherty from this CT free energy ensemble. Guitar/violin/drums improv. Pressed in an edition of only 300. Recorded in the spring of ‘92, released 1994.”  It’s only $7, what are you waiting for?
FLAHERTY & COLBOURNE at Willimantic Records 8/25/12 

"These Tulpa LPs…should feel awfully nice in the hands of anyone with even a passing interest in the spirit of human individualism."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132
Reviews by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
From the catalogue included in FE #18.
There are presently 13 items listed in the FE online store featuring Paul Flaherty (although not all are in stock).  BUY HERE.  
If we’re not mistaken, Tulpa Productions existed between 1988 and 1994. It was operated by Wormdoom jesus de magico Joe Malinowski, who happens to have the same name as a guy who runs Willimantic Records in Willimantic, Connecticut.  
Speaking of Willimantic Records, Paul Flaherty and Randall Colbourne just played there last Saturday 9/20/14!
Playing tomorrow 9/27/14: Jack Wright (sax) with Ilan Manouach (sax) & Ben Bennett (percussion) preceded by the Roberson/ Colbourne Duo and Greg Conte!
Forced Exposure has one Tulpa Productions record still in stock: the 1993 COLBOURNE/SCHOLZ/MURRAY 12”, described as a “trio outing minus Flaherty from this CT free energy ensemble. Guitar/violin/drums improv. Pressed in an edition of only 300. Recorded in the spring of ‘92, released 1994.”  It’s only $7, what are you waiting for?
FLAHERTY & COLBOURNE at Willimantic Records 8/25/12 

"These Tulpa LPs…should feel awfully nice in the hands of anyone with even a passing interest in the spirit of human individualism."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132
Reviews by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
From the catalogue included in FE #18.
There are presently 13 items listed in the FE online store featuring Paul Flaherty (although not all are in stock).  BUY HERE.  
If we’re not mistaken, Tulpa Productions existed between 1988 and 1994. It was operated by Wormdoom jesus de magico Joe Malinowski, who happens to have the same name as a guy who runs Willimantic Records in Willimantic, Connecticut.  
Speaking of Willimantic Records, Paul Flaherty and Randall Colbourne just played there last Saturday 9/20/14!
Playing tomorrow 9/27/14: Jack Wright (sax) with Ilan Manouach (sax) & Ben Bennett (percussion) preceded by the Roberson/ Colbourne Duo and Greg Conte!
Forced Exposure has one Tulpa Productions record still in stock: the 1993 COLBOURNE/SCHOLZ/MURRAY 12”, described as a “trio outing minus Flaherty from this CT free energy ensemble. Guitar/violin/drums improv. Pressed in an edition of only 300. Recorded in the spring of ‘92, released 1994.”  It’s only $7, what are you waiting for?
FLAHERTY & COLBOURNE at Willimantic Records 8/25/12 

"These Tulpa LPs…should feel awfully nice in the hands of anyone with even a passing interest in the spirit of human individualism."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132
Reviews by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
From the catalogue included in FE #18.
There are presently 13 items listed in the FE online store featuring Paul Flaherty (although not all are in stock).  BUY HERE.  
If we’re not mistaken, Tulpa Productions existed between 1988 and 1994. It was operated by Wormdoom jesus de magico Joe Malinowski, who happens to have the same name as a guy who runs Willimantic Records in Willimantic, Connecticut.  
Speaking of Willimantic Records, Paul Flaherty and Randall Colbourne just played there last Saturday 9/20/14!
Playing tomorrow 9/27/14: Jack Wright (sax) with Ilan Manouach (sax) & Ben Bennett (percussion) preceded by the Roberson/ Colbourne Duo and Greg Conte!
Forced Exposure has one Tulpa Productions record still in stock: the 1993 COLBOURNE/SCHOLZ/MURRAY 12”, described as a “trio outing minus Flaherty from this CT free energy ensemble. Guitar/violin/drums improv. Pressed in an edition of only 300. Recorded in the spring of ‘92, released 1994.”  It’s only $7, what are you waiting for?
FLAHERTY & COLBOURNE at Willimantic Records 8/25/12 

"These Tulpa LPs…should feel awfully nice in the hands of anyone with even a passing interest in the spirit of human individualism."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132
Reviews by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
From the catalogue included in FE #18.
There are presently 13 items listed in the FE online store featuring Paul Flaherty (although not all are in stock).  BUY HERE.  
If we’re not mistaken, Tulpa Productions existed between 1988 and 1994. It was operated by Wormdoom jesus de magico Joe Malinowski, who happens to have the same name as a guy who runs Willimantic Records in Willimantic, Connecticut.  
Speaking of Willimantic Records, Paul Flaherty and Randall Colbourne just played there last Saturday 9/20/14!
Playing tomorrow 9/27/14: Jack Wright (sax) with Ilan Manouach (sax) & Ben Bennett (percussion) preceded by the Roberson/ Colbourne Duo and Greg Conte!
Forced Exposure has one Tulpa Productions record still in stock: the 1993 COLBOURNE/SCHOLZ/MURRAY 12”, described as a “trio outing minus Flaherty from this CT free energy ensemble. Guitar/violin/drums improv. Pressed in an edition of only 300. Recorded in the spring of ‘92, released 1994.”  It’s only $7, what are you waiting for?
FLAHERTY & COLBOURNE at Willimantic Records 8/25/12 

"These Tulpa LPs…should feel awfully nice in the hands of anyone with even a passing interest in the spirit of human individualism."

FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132

Reviews by Jimmy Johnson, Editor

  • From the catalogue included in FE #18.
  • Speaking of Willimantic Records, Paul Flaherty and Randall Colbourne just played there last Saturday 9/20/14!
  • Playing tomorrow 9/27/14: Jack Wright (sax) with Ilan Manouach (sax) & Ben Bennett (percussion) preceded by the Roberson/ Colbourne Duo and Greg Conte!

"One of the quintessential, what-the-fuck albums on the label."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132
Review by Byron Coley or Jimmy Johnson
The “review” above came from the mouth watering eighteen page mail order catalogue that accompanied FE #18: "All titles are in stock as of 10/15/93."
This post was inspired by The Avant Ghetto’s Jeff Conklin’s post of an uncommon Erica Pomerance cover at Now Playing 
Although it appears the ZYX compact disc issues of the early 90’s are long gone, they’ve since been replaced by much better remastered and updated versions, currently available at Forced Exposure.   
ERICA POMERANCE was interviewed by DESTROY ALL MONSTER’S Cary Loren in 2002 at the still extant and revelatory web pages of BLASTITUDE: “YOU USED TO THINK is one of those rarities of pure inspiration that rates up there with first platters by the MC5, Stooges, Fugs, Velvet Underground, Silver Apples, Godz, Pearls Before Swine, etc… a classic ‘68 underground album: a collage of fucked-up eastern ragas, jazz, and atonal folk rock, delivered in a beautiful, raspy, feverish, drug-induced howl, featuring the poetry and singular voice of Erica Pomerance. ESP produced more than its share of outsider visions and here was an album more like a situation, that peeked inside and outside the bullcrap of the music world and the various genres it endlessly pumps out.
Blastitude makes us say the name Larry Dolman. He is the Editor in Chief at http://www.blastitude.com/. Blastitude was the best transitional zine from print to online. Dig deep.
By the way, the only ZYX title remaining at the Forced Exposure warehouse is Witthüser & Westrupp's ‎Live *68-*73.
"One of the quintessential, what-the-fuck albums on the label."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132
Review by Byron Coley or Jimmy Johnson
The “review” above came from the mouth watering eighteen page mail order catalogue that accompanied FE #18: "All titles are in stock as of 10/15/93."
This post was inspired by The Avant Ghetto’s Jeff Conklin’s post of an uncommon Erica Pomerance cover at Now Playing 
Although it appears the ZYX compact disc issues of the early 90’s are long gone, they’ve since been replaced by much better remastered and updated versions, currently available at Forced Exposure.   
ERICA POMERANCE was interviewed by DESTROY ALL MONSTER’S Cary Loren in 2002 at the still extant and revelatory web pages of BLASTITUDE: “YOU USED TO THINK is one of those rarities of pure inspiration that rates up there with first platters by the MC5, Stooges, Fugs, Velvet Underground, Silver Apples, Godz, Pearls Before Swine, etc… a classic ‘68 underground album: a collage of fucked-up eastern ragas, jazz, and atonal folk rock, delivered in a beautiful, raspy, feverish, drug-induced howl, featuring the poetry and singular voice of Erica Pomerance. ESP produced more than its share of outsider visions and here was an album more like a situation, that peeked inside and outside the bullcrap of the music world and the various genres it endlessly pumps out.
Blastitude makes us say the name Larry Dolman. He is the Editor in Chief at http://www.blastitude.com/. Blastitude was the best transitional zine from print to online. Dig deep.
By the way, the only ZYX title remaining at the Forced Exposure warehouse is Witthüser & Westrupp's ‎Live *68-*73.
"One of the quintessential, what-the-fuck albums on the label."
FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132
Review by Byron Coley or Jimmy Johnson
The “review” above came from the mouth watering eighteen page mail order catalogue that accompanied FE #18: "All titles are in stock as of 10/15/93."
This post was inspired by The Avant Ghetto’s Jeff Conklin’s post of an uncommon Erica Pomerance cover at Now Playing 
Although it appears the ZYX compact disc issues of the early 90’s are long gone, they’ve since been replaced by much better remastered and updated versions, currently available at Forced Exposure.   
ERICA POMERANCE was interviewed by DESTROY ALL MONSTER’S Cary Loren in 2002 at the still extant and revelatory web pages of BLASTITUDE: “YOU USED TO THINK is one of those rarities of pure inspiration that rates up there with first platters by the MC5, Stooges, Fugs, Velvet Underground, Silver Apples, Godz, Pearls Before Swine, etc… a classic ‘68 underground album: a collage of fucked-up eastern ragas, jazz, and atonal folk rock, delivered in a beautiful, raspy, feverish, drug-induced howl, featuring the poetry and singular voice of Erica Pomerance. ESP produced more than its share of outsider visions and here was an album more like a situation, that peeked inside and outside the bullcrap of the music world and the various genres it endlessly pumps out.
Blastitude makes us say the name Larry Dolman. He is the Editor in Chief at http://www.blastitude.com/. Blastitude was the best transitional zine from print to online. Dig deep.
By the way, the only ZYX title remaining at the Forced Exposure warehouse is Witthüser & Westrupp's ‎Live *68-*73.

"One of the quintessential, what-the-fuck albums on the label."

FORCED EXPOSURE #18 1993 page 132

Review by Byron Coley or Jimmy Johnson

  • The “review” above came from the mouth watering eighteen page mail order catalogue that accompanied FE #18: "All titles are in stock as of 10/15/93."
  • Blastitude makes us say the name Larry Dolman. He is the Editor in Chief at http://www.blastitude.com/Blastitude was the best transitional zine from print to online. Dig deep.
"NNCK are the Allmans for the 90’s. God bless ‘em for it."
The Two Hundred Pound Underground No. 1 November 1996 (no page #)
NNCK review byTony Rettman, Editor
Sound @ One at Forced Exposure
"NNCK are the Allmans for the 90’s. God bless ‘em for it."
The Two Hundred Pound Underground No. 1 November 1996 (no page #)
NNCK review byTony Rettman, Editor
Sound @ One at Forced Exposure
"…these guys radiate a not-exactly-literate drunko-destitute vision that has plenty of room for three-titted Wilman frogs and the like."
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 (page 76)
COWS review by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
The Amphetamine Reptile documentary - in which we’re told COWS feature prominently - premiered 5/31/14. It’s called The Color of Noise and maybe it’s coming to a theatre near you.
"…these guys radiate a not-exactly-literate drunko-destitute vision that has plenty of room for three-titted Wilman frogs and the like."
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 (page 76)
COWS review by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
The Amphetamine Reptile documentary - in which we’re told COWS feature prominently - premiered 5/31/14. It’s called The Color of Noise and maybe it’s coming to a theatre near you.
"…these guys radiate a not-exactly-literate drunko-destitute vision that has plenty of room for three-titted Wilman frogs and the like."
FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 (page 76)
COWS review by Jimmy Johnson, Editor
The Amphetamine Reptile documentary - in which we’re told COWS feature prominently - premiered 5/31/14. It’s called The Color of Noise and maybe it’s coming to a theatre near you.

"…these guys radiate a not-exactly-literate drunko-destitute vision that has plenty of room for three-titted Wilman frogs and the like."

FORCED EXPOSURE #16 1990 (page 76)

COWS review by Jimmy Johnson, Editor

Fuckin’ Record Reviews also wishes a very happy birthday today to Byron Coley Trio Tour Manager tour manager KRISTIN ANDERSON! 

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"…My official title is general manager. I am in charge of ‘general’ things including hiring and payroll, systems management, marketing, and making sure that the warehouse manager knows if there’s a pallet of dildos at the loading dock.” 

  • See that woman holding records? That’s KRISTIN ANDERSON of Forced Exposure in the Forced Exposure warehouse holding records being sold and distributed by Forced Exposure.
  • Who took the picture? JIMMY JOHNSON!
  • Since we’re in the final weekend of our Jimmy Johnson tribute (he formerly of Forced Exposure magazine) and he took the pic and today is that Record Store Day thing and Kristin makes a substantive case for RSD being legit, we posted this picture.
  • Kristin sez, I have a great deal of respect for what the Record Store Day people are doing, insofar as they have created a monster holiday in support of independent record stores and independent labels. Sales at some stores on that single weekend will be enough to float the rent for the rest of the year. This can mean the difference between being around and not. And it’s important because independent stores exist because independent labels exist and vice versa.”  We were all set to make fun of RSD, but after that, we’d feel too bad. So go out and buy stuff at record stores. But don’t forget the online storefronts…like FORCED EXPOSURE!
  • The quotes are lifted from this 4/17/14 article via Creating Loafing Atlanta. Sounds like something Chunklet would make fun of, but they knew enough to interview Kristin, so how bad can they be? 
  • The 1994/1995 Jimmy Johnson interviews:
  • PART 3 on the way..
"His insights are as fresh as a load in yr pants & if y’ever considered dippin’ into a bk o’ verse this’ be a smooth place t’ start." 
…while we’re in the archive today, it’s Bukowski’s birthday…
fuckinrecordreviews:

WFMU reminds us that yesterday would have been Chinaski’s 93rd birthday! 
CHARLES BUKOWSKI August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994
Hostage LP review by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #9 Winter 1986 (page 102)
War All The Time book review also by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #7/8 Summer 1985 (page 81)
Buy some Bukowski at Forced Exposure
Black Sparrow Books has never been anything less than amazing.
Rank Bukowski’s books here.
Most of Bukowski’s books are now available at HarperCollins.
Listen to hours upon hours of Bukowski reading and talking, courtesy of UBU Web.

"His insights are as fresh as a load in yr pants & if y’ever considered dippin’ into a bk o’ verse this’ be a smooth place t’ start." 
…while we’re in the archive today, it’s Bukowski’s birthday…
fuckinrecordreviews:

WFMU reminds us that yesterday would have been Chinaski’s 93rd birthday! 
CHARLES BUKOWSKI August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994
Hostage LP review by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #9 Winter 1986 (page 102)
War All The Time book review also by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #7/8 Summer 1985 (page 81)
Buy some Bukowski at Forced Exposure
Black Sparrow Books has never been anything less than amazing.
Rank Bukowski’s books here.
Most of Bukowski’s books are now available at HarperCollins.
Listen to hours upon hours of Bukowski reading and talking, courtesy of UBU Web.

"His insights are as fresh as a load in yr pants & if y’ever considered dippin’ into a bk o’ verse this’ be a smooth place t’ start." 
…while we’re in the archive today, it’s Bukowski’s birthday…
fuckinrecordreviews:

WFMU reminds us that yesterday would have been Chinaski’s 93rd birthday! 
CHARLES BUKOWSKI August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994
Hostage LP review by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #9 Winter 1986 (page 102)
War All The Time book review also by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #7/8 Summer 1985 (page 81)
Buy some Bukowski at Forced Exposure
Black Sparrow Books has never been anything less than amazing.
Rank Bukowski’s books here.
Most of Bukowski’s books are now available at HarperCollins.
Listen to hours upon hours of Bukowski reading and talking, courtesy of UBU Web.

"His insights are as fresh as a load in yr pants & if y’ever considered dippin’ into a bk o’ verse this’ be a smooth place t’ start." 
…while we’re in the archive today, it’s Bukowski’s birthday…
fuckinrecordreviews:

WFMU reminds us that yesterday would have been Chinaski’s 93rd birthday! 
CHARLES BUKOWSKI August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994
Hostage LP review by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #9 Winter 1986 (page 102)
War All The Time book review also by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #7/8 Summer 1985 (page 81)
Buy some Bukowski at Forced Exposure
Black Sparrow Books has never been anything less than amazing.
Rank Bukowski’s books here.
Most of Bukowski’s books are now available at HarperCollins.
Listen to hours upon hours of Bukowski reading and talking, courtesy of UBU Web.

"His insights are as fresh as a load in yr pants & if y’ever considered dippin’ into a bk o’ verse this’ be a smooth place t’ start." 
…while we’re in the archive today, it’s Bukowski’s birthday…
fuckinrecordreviews:

WFMU reminds us that yesterday would have been Chinaski’s 93rd birthday! 
CHARLES BUKOWSKI August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994
Hostage LP review by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #9 Winter 1986 (page 102)
War All The Time book review also by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #7/8 Summer 1985 (page 81)
Buy some Bukowski at Forced Exposure
Black Sparrow Books has never been anything less than amazing.
Rank Bukowski’s books here.
Most of Bukowski’s books are now available at HarperCollins.
Listen to hours upon hours of Bukowski reading and talking, courtesy of UBU Web.

"His insights are as fresh as a load in yr pants & if y’ever considered dippin’ into a bk o’ verse this’ be a smooth place t’ start." 

…while we’re in the archive today, it’s Bukowski’s birthday…

WFMU reminds us that yesterday would have been Chinaski’s 93rd birthday! 

CHARLES BUKOWSKI August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994

Hostage LP review by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #9 Winter 1986 (page 102)

War All The Time book review also by Byron Coley, from FORCED EXPOSURE #7/8 Summer 1985 (page 81)

  • Rank Bukowski’s books here.