The Only Ones Live In Chicago 1979 Sunday Morning Nightmare Series Vol. 1
LP / CD / Digital – out 11 / 22 / 2019
Alona’s Dream Records and Regressive Films present: the Only Ones Live in Chicago 1979 – Sunday Morning Nightmare Vol 1. This live release documents Chicago performances of the Only Ones as originally aired on Chicago punk DJ Terry Nelson’s Sunday Morning Nightmare radio show in 1979. This no nonsense set was recorded by legendary mobile recording guru Timothy Powell of Metro Mobile Recording. This previously unreleased show finds the Only Ones at the peak of their early career. The set features a solid list of future classics drawn from their first three studio albums, deep cuts and influential hit singles.
The Only Ones were not a typical UK punk band. They evolved out of the pubrock scene and had a rich history in the UK music scene in general. Members previously played with classic groups including Spooky Tooth and Beatstalkers as well as, Peter Perrett’s now classic ‘Englands Glory’. Their UK chart single ‘Another Girl, Another Planet’, set the Only Ones apart from the new wave of English rock bands swarming out of the late ’70’s. They had the complexity, range, soul, and songwriting skills lacking in most of their punkier peers. They would cut three essential LPs in the late 1970s and are still considered one of the UKs foremost rock acts. Today they are praised by critics and fans alike for their enduring influence.
Terry Nelson’s Sunday Morning Nightmare Radio bio (via the Chicago Punk Database) : “Sunday Morning Nightmare was (guessing) a weekly show devoted to punk rock on WZRD. Steve Albini said in the liner notes to Naked Raygun’s Basement Screams CD reissue that is was the “one radio program” for Chicago punk in the early 80s.”
Red vinyl pressing of 500 on 160g vinyl. Artwork features live photography from their Chicago shows by Brain Shanley and Neil & Bruce Dinsmor. Printed inner sleeve with liner notes by DJ Terry Nelson of Sunday Morning Nightmare.
Recorded & mixed in Chicago in 1979. Mastered, pressed and released in Chicago in 2019. Enjoy!
End Result‘s 1982 masterpiece The Seven Year Locust Returns on vinyl for the first time!
This album was originally dubbed on cassette and distributed among friends in the Chicago punk scene. TSYLR represents End Result at their most formative stage. The recordings presented here contain the brutal roots of what would come later on their excellent, David Riley (Big Black, Savage Beliefs) produced, Ward 12″.
From The Chicago Punk Database: “End Result first rehearsed in July 1979 in a basement near Pill Hill on the south side. They were (ARE!) a well respected experimental / nowave band that had a changing lineup throughout the 1980s. Their style was much different than their “hardcore” peers and featured a style that couldn’t really be categorized by normal punk conventions.”
The best preserved copy of End Result’s hand-dubbed The Seven Year Locust Returns cassette was located in the archive of Chicago experimental institution ONO. It was subsequently and expertly transferred and mastered by Carl Saff. Pressed into vinyl and placed inside a cardboard sleeve for you to buy, rip open and enjoy.
Limited white vinyl version: recorded, mastered and pressed in Chicago. Includes printed inner sleeve with rare photos and excellent liner notes.
Alona’s Dream Records and Alternative Tentacles Records present the first ever official reissue of Articles of Faith’s first two 7” EPs: What We Want Is Free and Wait. What We Want Is Free and Wait were released during the first wave of American hardcore punk. Original pressings of these records are still sought after and held in high esteem by punk fans today. Alona’s Dream has teamed up with legendary punk label Alternative Tentacles to make faithful official reproductions of these essential 7”s available for the first time ever. These are the original mixes of the EPs, transferred and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room in 2018 and are pressed in black vinyl with careful reproductions of the original jackets and inserts.
Both records are released in a one time only edition of 666. What We Want Is Free will be in 222 red jackets, 222 white jackets and 222 blue jackets, to reflect the three different colors of jackets on the original pressings of that record.
ALONA’S DREAM RECORDS presents a limited archival vinyl reissue of an ultra-rare late 1966 Chicago garage-punk-fuzz screamer! Only 100 copies of this gem were pressed in 1966 and originals are almost impossible to find today! Alona’s Dream has worked with the band to officially bring back this teen beat masterpiece on 45! Limited edition 7″ vinyl reissue includes an insert with a written history of the band as well as previously unseen group shots.
FROM played local shows and teen dances on the north side of Chicago in the mid-1960’s. Their one shot in the studio resulted in two unique cuts of 1960’s garage rock. 8:00 to 5:69 is a straight-up ode to the band’s late night lifestyle. Chase Me Up A Rhubarb Tree is a break up / put down song with a twist (rhubarbs don’t grow on trees!). Available on vinyl for a limited time!
45 RPM, big hole, black vinyl, two sided insert, envelope style jacket.
———————————————————— First full length vinyl from Kansas City’s new wave pioneers compiles their early singles along with previously unreleased songs! Compression molded into either black or (limited) pink vinyl for your listening pleasure! ————————————————————
DuChamp played devolved post punk with a funky backbone and a distinctly midwestern art rock vibe. Psychedelic synths and tense drums mix with sweaty, suggestive lyrics and melodies. This compilation collects the group’s first formal forays into Kansas City’s Chapman Recording Studio in early 1980. It features all three of DuChamp’s hard to find garage-wave singles remastered from the original tapes. As well as three songs recorded alongside the original singles and unreleased until now. Includes insert with rare photos and liner notes by the band.
BONUS: CD and download versions include DuChamp’s hard to find 1982 eight song cassette-only album Change.
*Exclusive online only bonus: The first 100 LP copies include a limited edition cassette reproduction of DuChamp’s hard to find 1982 eight song cassette-only album Change.
Eight bursts of unheard first wave Chicago street punk. Primal rock ’n roll recorded in early ’78 and unreleased until 2018.
Banned From Chicago formed in Chicago’s nascent punk scene circa 1977. Not content with their hometown, they decamped for NYC in early 1978. But before they departed Chicago, they recorded a set at a studio on the south side. The eight songs sat unreleased until rediscovered in 2017.
Banned From Chicago is twin guitars, throbbing bass, heavy drums and a unique take on punk’s early sound.
These songs are mastered from the original tape and released officially for the first time in 2018 on CD, LP and Digital.
Unreleased pop-psych masterpiece from Morton, Illinois’ Thanatopsis
This album was recorded c. 1968 at Golden Voice Recording by Jerry Milam and unheard until 2018. Thanatopsis treats us to everything from baroque pop to psychedelic teenbeat garage.
This release contains the first and only official reissue of the songs from their sought-after Golden Voice 45 as well as 10 other cuts, ranging from Mothers Of Invention inspired wackiness to sincere late ’60’s teen pop. Thantaopsis pushed the limits of the freshly built four-track studio with new sounds and experimentation.
LP / CD / Digital include insert with rare photos of the group and detailed liner notes.
TRIAL BY FIRE – 1982 – LP / CD / Digital – out now.
Trial By Fire – 1982
The Holy Grail of 1980’s Chicago Punk!
Alona’s Dream Records in collaboration with Regressive Films is proud to announce that the lost and unreleased 1981 LP by Trial By Fire is finally going to see its first official release on vinyl, CD and digital.
When Chicago Punk legends Strike Under broke up in 1981, three of the four members went on to form Trial By Fire. They were one of the first Chicago bands to play thrash-style hardcore and quickly became scene favorites, especially among the younger all-ages set.
Far from being a by-the-numbers hardcore group, Trial By Fire’s sound bore a heavy Stranglers and post-punk influence as well. They created a unique repertoire which sits alongside the best of the Effigies, Strike Under and Naked Raygun. In fact, when bassist / vocalist Pierre Kezdy later joined Naked Raygun, he brought along their classic “Rocks Of Sweden” with him.
This album was recorded in 1982 by studio great Timothy Powell (Effigies, Strike Under, Naked Raygun, Da!) in a warehouse adjacent to the famed birthplace of House music, The Warehouse! These tracks represent a moment when underground music was brave, adventurous and flourishing in the rundown streets of early 80’s Chicago. The songs were transferred from the original master tapes by Powell himself and still sound incredibly fresh and relevant in 2017.
Gidians Bible got their start in the fertile 1960’s Illinois music scene. During their brief existence they recorded five heavy psychedelic originals at Golden Voice Recording Co. This EP features all their songs: two from their sought after Golden Voice 45 and all three of their other unreleased cuts.
Includes insert featuring unseen pictures and written history of the band!
***GIDIANS BIBLE FANS Be sure to check out The Wombats also on Alona’s Dream.
This anthology collects Food & Money’s entire discography into one release. It also features unreleased bonus tracks. This album includes their sought after first 7” “Economic Bullies” (1980). It also includes their only other proper release, the live cassette “No Loafers” (1982). 21 songs total, 6 previously unreleased.
Springfield Illinois’ Food & Money formed in the waning years of the 1970’s. They were a musical fish out of water among the honky-tonkin’ bar-rocking cover bands of central Illinois circa 1979. Not content with the ubiquitous middle of the road FM radio rock of their peers, Food & Money played absurd, funky, socially conscious, sarcastic new wave and were pioneers of weird in the mostly conservative midwest scene.
Food & Money played Chicago’s early new wave scene with appearances at TUTS (along side the Corrosives and the Lubricants!). They headlined the first Vertabrats show in Champaign / Urbana’s burgeoning power pop scene. They also made appearances in St Louis and played live on public access TV. During their original run they recorded one 7” EP and a live cassette album.
Includes color insert with never before seen photos and liner notes!