Friday, July 22, 2011

lost sounds - memphis is dead / black wave / misc.



so i know fat possum is doing us all a favor by releasing a best of the lost sounds lp, BLAC STATIC, seeing as all their albums are out of print and not nearly enough people know about jay reatard's former band.......

but its a shame that each lp isn't going to be individually reissued.   i love each and every lost sounds album........ noise, punk, synth and good ol' rock n roll all mashed into one chaotic mess.........

although some jay reatard fans weren't super into the LOST SOUNDS and they were barely noticed during their five album run, some of his best songs were written for the synth punk group.

and even though i own too many records, i often throw the lost sounds lps on the turntable.........so many more people need to give 'em a listen......

the lost sounds, at any rate, are better than the buzz bands getting hyped in the blogosphere.......

i don't want you to miss out on some of the more obscure jay reatard tracks, so here are the first two lost sounds lps and two rarities comps (that are by the way, insanely rare).......

click below to add them to yr collection..........

MEMPHIS IS DEAD (debut lost sounds lp from 2000)

BLACK WAVE (second lp from 2001)

OUT TAKES AND DEMOS VOL 1.

OUT TAKES AND DEMOS VOL 2.


and rest in peace, jay.


watch a lost sounds live set from 2005 below........




2 comments:

Davide said...

yo! thx for the blog and these comps, insanely rare indeed!
do you have the "Rats and Brains and Microchips" record?
rock on!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
So glad you are as much of a fan as I am. Every album is perfect (Demos Vol 2 is actually one of my favs). I do hope that you are able to consider the upcoming re-releases and stuff for sale on Alicja's blog as well as the new gear avail on Electric Rat Merch. I'm not a member of the band (I wish) nor am I friend to any of them, I really just think it's cool to support the underground good stuff by giving them a little bit of money so we can hear more of this type of thing and less mega-funded radio BS. Respectfully, B.