alice donut Freaks In Love (double CD + DVD, £19.95)label: alternative tentacles
This is part of RSD in the USA. 500 copies! Two audio CDs featuring remixed and remastered versions of fan-selected tracks. DVD of the new feature-length documentary. 24-page colour booklet with photos, lyrics and original artwork. Legendary NYC underground psychedelic punk rock group Alice Donut celebrates its 25th (and counting) anniversary this year. Their melodic, heavy, odd-metered yet deeply grooved takes on the petty humiliations and sick joys of life have earned them a diehard fanbase since 1987. To mark this special occasion, Alternative Tentacles and the band present a special Record Store Day, limited-edition 25th anniversary package that includes two CDs of fully remixed and remastered versions of 25 songs selected by the band’s fans in an online poll, plus a DVD of the new documentary on the band from 120dB Films and Duotone Films. Alice Donut is impossible to categorize. Mixing garage, folk, punk, metal, Kurt Weill, noise, glam and danzón with shamelessly inappropriate harmonies, their music is a disorienting hybrid of chaos and hooks often punctuated with brass instrumentation and lyrics that take on life’s perversities. They’ve retained a large cult following through the years as a magnet for the sweaty freaks, hyper-literate fringe-dwellers, paranoid misanthropes and worshipers of the 100-watt mosh. Alice Donut has made a career of creating the wrong music at the wrong time for the wrong people and somehow doing it, oddly, right. The DVD documentary Freaks in Love: A Quarter Century in Underground Rock with Alice Donut includes interviews with Jello Biafra, Greg Werckman, Martin Bisi, Curt Kirkwood and many others. It explores what it took to navigate the world of underground rock from the band’s humble mid-’80s beginnings at CBGB’s and signing to Alternative Tentacles, through the relentless touring of over 1,500 shows throughout the US and Europe (including performing in front of 40,000 people at Reading Festival, touring with Blind Melon, the Meat Puppets and more), to negotiating the major label feeding frenzy of the mid-’90s culminating with a look at how changing times affect a long-running underground band. 2CD Track listing : 1. Egg 2. Rise to the Skin 3. Helsinki 4. Medication 5. Bottom of the Chain 6. Farmer’s Almanac 7. Telebloodprintmediadeathwhore 8. Don’t I Know 9. Dorothy 10. The Chicken Door 11. Mother of Christ 12. Bucket, Forks, Pock 13. Cain 14. Hang the Dog 15. The Son of a Disgruntled X-Postal Worker Reflects on His Life While Getting Stoned in the Parking Lot of a Winn Dixie Listening to Metallica 16. American Lips 17. Mrs. Hayes 18. My Life Is a Mediocre Piece of Shit 19. Shiloh 20. Madonna’s Bombing Sarajevo 21. Freaks in Love 22. My Best Friend’s Wife 23. Shining Path 24. Magdalene 25. Days Away 26. Bone Us Track.
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