Wednesday, January 11, 2017

RAP DAMAGE . Short Films by David Markey & Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) uploaded by GTVR to YouTube

(Short Films by David Markey & Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore)
By: Ecstatic Peace!
(C) Copyright 1994 WGP (We Got Power) Films/Ecstatic Peace Records.

Director David Markey’s Notes:
“Lou Believers” a.k.a. “In Search Of James Woods” (1989) Kim & Thurston Moore came over and we decided to see a movie and make one.  Off to World Famous Graumens Chinese Theater in the heart of Hollywood in the oh-so-harsh late 80’s.  James Woods latest heavy drama on the big screen.  Davo Classmen was the driver, as anointed by Did.  We pick up Lou Reed (Joe Cole) and visit The Holly√•wood Celebrity Hotel, hang out at a newsstand, and make a feeble effort at a drug score.  Ends in a big jam w/ a crazed Hollywood street hobo.  Cameo by Warhol.  Co-directed by David Market & Thurston Moore.

“Rap Damage” a.k.a. “In Search Of The Hip Hop Rabbit” (1991) Thurston on a bender.  Shot one day during a break on the Ragged Glory Tour.  Hip Hopped-up NYC roadie Maurice Menares plays psychotic sidekick/bunny.  Offensively endearing, in the face of P.E., N.W.A., REM, and Desert Storm.  Chance occurrence of fire, predating the LA riots.  Stopping at yard sales, ended up on Venice Beach.  By the end of the day, I went nuts.  Keep in mind, this was at a time when “Rico Suave” by Gerrardo was in heavy rotation.

“Grunge Pedal” (1993) Starring vehicle for Free Kitten.  Kim Gordon, Julie Cafritz, & Mark Ibold lounge on suburban lawns, jamming a guitar effect box & Japanese beat boxes.  Thurston reads lyrics off Public Service (early 80’s LA hardcore compilation), and Saccharine Trust’s “Pagan Icons”.  Mark, in English accent, reads bio penned by Byron Coley.

“Skeeno H.C. Rules” (1991)  Sonic Youth plays hockey arena w/ Neil Young in Reno, Nevada.  Ten years earlier 7 Seconds recorded this earnest hardcore classic “Skins, Brains, & Guts” EP.  The town was known as Skeeno.  Audio recorded especially for the film by Society’s Ill’s, a band consisting of Mike Watt (bass), Thurston (vocals), Dez Cadena (guitar), & David Markey (drums), who cover said EP.

“I don’t own the copyright for this film, just wanted to share it with the public as it is very funny, entertaining and a great peace of history for Sonic Youth fans, and fans of short films involving Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, David Markey & Friends.  Enjoy!  Ripped from VHS in 2016”
- Zak Mering. (GunkTVRecords)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Best show GTVR has documented to date! Videos below are of The angelic living legend Weyes Blood (Natalie Mering w/ 3 piece band) and Drippy Eye Projections did amazing visuals, and Jon Jurow on sound and Brian Sweeny along with Juan TwinMG put together this great show @ The Park Church Co-Op in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY Thursday night, November 10th, 2016.  Enjoy the videos, just filmed on an Iphone7 but still sounds and looks great for that.  Check out the live set videos below!! Latest album is available for sale now, grab a copy on vinyl or CD before it sells out!
Weyes Blood - "Front Row Seat To Earth" LP
Link above to listen/purchase from Weyes Blood's Bandcamp

Thanks For Watching/Listening!

Videos all shot by Zak Mering of GTVR @ The Park Church Co-Op on Nov 10th, 2016.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

GTVR Makes 2nd Edition of Outer Limits Recordings - Birds, Bees, Babys, Bacteria & Raw Thrills - Hardcore Noise Vol. 1 Cassette Tapes with Digital Download Cards!

Since the first Edition of OLR - BBB tapes and Raw Thrills - Hardcore Noise Vol. 1 have sold out, we decided it was time to make another edition of 30 Raw Thrills Tapes and 30 OLR Tapes.  Grab yours today before they are all gone! Don't forget, each tape comes with a digital download card!

 OLR album's only feature is a track that includes Ariel Pink & James Ferraro, "Suicide Mission." The only release with the 3 living legends all on the same track. 

The latest Raw Thrills album's only feature is Kassie Carlson, the lead singer of Guerilla Toss, the DFA signed band from Boston area, that track is called "Suzie Says".  

Weyes Blood - Generation Why (Official Video) Out Today!

Weyes Blood (Natalie Mering) has a new album coming out October 21st on Mexican Summer called "Front Row Seat To Earth".  Generation Why is GTVR's favorite song on Weyes Blood's upcoming release. 

Check out her most recent song/video on her most recent album.  It is amazing sonically and spiritually.  Def don't sleep on it, this is her most beautiful track to date in our opinion, and we are big Weyes Blood fans here @ GTVR.

It is amazing, def kills it with this track and you can read more about it over @ Pitchfork.  Order your copy or download it over @ Mexican Summer's page.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Weyes Blood - Do You Need My Love (Official Video) PREMIERE

Natalie Mering AKA Weyes Blood's second video dropped today for her second single, "Do You Need My Love", filmed at our extended Dad's side of the family's cabin, "Good Intent" is the name of the cabin, in a small town called Kyburz, an hour north of Sacramento off the 50 Highway & 20 mins from South Lake Tahoe.  It was built in the 20's I believe by my great great grandfather.  It is literally my favorite place on earth!!  Enjoy the amazing song and video!

You Can Pre-Order her new album here:

Published on Sep 26, 2016
Weyes Blood - Do You Need My Love
From Front Row Seat To Earth
Available Oct 21

Purchase Do You Need My Love
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Listen to Do You Need My Love on Spotify:

Pre-order the album here...
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Director : Natalie Mering
Director of photography : Brian Echon
Edited by : Charles linden Ercoli

Natalie Mering
Niki smith
Ben Kudler
Sam Boyd

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

John V. Variety Hour Volume 1, out now! and FREE

I will let John explain it best.. very talented and cool friend of mine.. I mastered his album.. enjoy it, its free!

"loved ones, friends, current and former associates both beloved and/or missed,

i offer to you today under the guise of my music/performance art/internet/slightly-more-pretentious-than-reality persona "The John V. Variety Hour" my debut LP, HR 1

it is the first collection of John V. Variety songs that have been professionally mastered at studio quality (by the effervescvently talented Zak Mering of GunkTVRecords)

in the words of my own silly (and somehow truncated) liner notes, it is "the best of 2015's Debutante trilogy and more... re-recorded, remixed, rearranged... a solo and splendiferous aural odyssey of psychedelic disco and baroque avant-pop; as a polyphonic / polyrhythmic musical narrative related in the ringing tones of introspection, abstraction, allegory, and obscurantism, so as to cast sharp relief on our young belle's Fall and Rise in a world... a song of the self that begins, against the old testament, at the end, and lingers upon our hero's repeated entanglements in time and space on the course that follows" 

it was recorded all throughout 2015 and into 2016, then revised and remixed throughout this year

featuring artwork by Sera Seine, as well as guest vocals
also features remixed drumming from masterful percussionist and composer Keenan LeBlanc, as well as improvised piano by the enigmatic gifted performer Elias Dagher

it's free to listen to or download and i hope you enjoy it if you do either of those 

best wishes, warm regards, and also loud songs with multiple melodic voices,

john v. variety"