Now-defunct New York label PCP Entertainment was once a home to a whole number of garage/punk/noise/experimental bands, including Unsane, Motherhead Bug, Chrome Cranks, Fuse, ’68 Comeback, Slug, Lubricated Goat, Speedball Baby and many others. Some of their most curious releases include split between Australian musician Foetus and New York band Chrome Cranks (whose member Bob Bert was once a part of Sonic Youth), as well as split between New York band Unsane and Los Angeles ensemble Slug, where both bands covered each other songs.
While the label dissapeared in the late 90s, although it returned few years later with Valentine Six (who since then changed their name to Parker & Lily) EP “Soundtrack Music To Spectrum Red” – actual soundtrack to indie thriller, which included a cover of Jazz Passengers track “Swim To Me”. Since then, it seems that the label once again stopped all of its activity, as no new releases followed. Their website is still up, however, and includes some mp3s, as well as label’s back catalogue.
Slug – The 3 Man Themes
Foetus / Chrome Cranks – Vice Squad Dick
Unsane – Jungle Music / Blood Boy / My Right
Unsane / Slug – Breathethething Out / Streetsweeper
Audio / MP3s:
Valentine Six – Only Heartbreak For Me
This cover of the Jimmy Justice classic was recorded in 1999 with Matt Verta-Ray (Speedball Baby) at his NY Hed Studio in Manhattan. Matt also plays slide-guitar and bass on the track.
(Note – After this track was initially posted it has since been included on Parker & Lily’s CD ‘Hello Halo’)
This track was originally going to appear on Infinite Retry on Parallel Time Out but it was cut because the running length of the CD was a bit on the long side. It was recorded in 1997 at The Funhouse with William Weber (Chrome Cranks) and mixed at Fun City by Wharton Tiers (Sonic Youth and about a million other cool bands).
This track comes from the original Noisext demo, so please be a little forgiving with the audio quality. It was recorded in 1993 live to a 4-track in their rehearsal space, which was previously a slaughterhouse. This was one of the songs that we wanted on their 7″ EP but it just didn’t happen for some reason.
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