Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Raw Thrills - Sick Steez (GTVR AUS Edition) GTVR AUS 001 !!!

GunkTVRecords just started a sister label in Brisbane, Australia (GunkTVRecords AUS) recently.  This album was released exactly 5 years ago by Sixteen Tambourines (Japan) and now we have it on Cassette Tape, with features from Ariel Pink, Weyes Blood, and more.  This Red Cassette Tape version also includes 3 Extra Tracks not on the original LP released in Japan or GTVR's bandcamp.

Grab your copy here if in North America or Europe: https://gunktvrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sick-steez, and

Here, if in Australia, Japan, or that side of our precious planet Earth.

Backside of Insert J Card that is autographed & numbered by Zak Mering
J Card for Sick Steez (GTVR AUS Edition), 1st time on tape, 5 year anniversary, originally on vinyl 12" LP released by Sixteen Tambourines (Japanese Label).  Layout by Bailey Elder (Mexican Summer).  Original Artwork Components by Dewey Saunders.  Photograph by Adam Jordan Gerber.  GUNK TV RECORDS AUS Logo by Zak Mering.

Just recieved copies tonight, they are wonderful, with original artwork by Dewey Saunders & re adapted for Cassette Tape by Bailey Elder (Mexican Summer).


Most tapes have Black Cases, this one shown in clear case so you can see the Cassette Tape itself. 
Each tape is Autographed, #'d, and comes with instant digital download of the New Version of the album with 3 bonus songs that are not on the bandcamp or the original LP release in 2012!






Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NEW Raw Thrills Video for "Point Of No Coming Down" from Hardcore Noise Vol. 1 Cassette Tape

As well as every other song from the album posted on Youtube with custom graphics for the songs as opposed to a still image of the album cover.  Check out all the videos/songs and the Hardcore
Noise Vol. 1 Youtube Playlist, as well as the Bandcamp where you can watch the videos and listen to the album and also purchase the music digitally or on cassette tape!  Whiles supplies last.  Enjoy <3






Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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





RAP DAMAGE
(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.
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“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)