Smegma

Mirage


imprec311   CD/LP


First 80 copies ship on blue vinyl.

With Mirage on Important Records, Smegma again does the impossible. 38 years after reinventing the musical wheel, they have recorded a stunning masterpiece. With four of the original members working together again for the first time in many years, together with many new collaborators , they have kept alive their unique brand of old school primitive, Avant/Garage music. Running the gamut from the Musique Concrete inspired subtilely bombastic mood of the Title track to World of my Own''s frenzied noise/funk jams , that morph past Rock''n [Eno/Roxy Music era] Garage band, before finally slipping into a primitive meditation involving silly voices,Toys, Record Players and such. On the other hand F-85 Turbo Rocket blasts strait to psycho Rockabilly heaven and is over before it all sinks in. With its timeless creepy beauty, the front cover drawing/collage sets the stage for this strange journey.

Several of the tracks were recorded live at a Smegma House Party in Portland September 2009 including a spontaneous jam, exclusive to the LP. 

The CD includes a unique Smegma House Party track and a bonus 1973 original Pasadena unreleased recording.

TRACK LISTING

LP:
World Of My Own
Mirage
F-85 Turbo Rocket
Very Good Advice
That Part Of Wales

 

CD:
World Of My Own
Mirage
F-85 Turbo Rocket
Oh Yeh
That Part Of Wales
Quiet On The Set Rioux! (March 16, 1974)

REVIEWS

"Mirage turns out to be a mature take on Smegma’s brand of punk, and, even better, I only use “mature” in the sense that the punchlines are punchier and the anger is sharper: this is a honed record, I mean, and glorious for it.... Mirage is something cacophonous and beautiful in its own right, and not just an excuse to return to a once-beloved band’s back catalog. Smegma really meant this"

-Coke Machine Glow

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