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.