Plasticland - Plasticland CD (expanded) (Mega Blowout Sale)

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“Hard-to-find band-authorized CD version of the 1984 debut album from these neo-psychedelic greats—pure 1960s influenced psychedelic/garage magic, a trip not to be missed for any reason!
This Milwaukee band released some of the most interesting psychedelic records of the 1980s. Leader Glenn Rehse's songwriting talents combined with fine musicianship from the band to create some old-fashioned songwriting at a time when it was decidedly out of style. Plasticland's acid-drenched neo-psychedelic sound bore some resemblance to L.A.'s concurrent paisley underground scene, but instead of drawing their chief inspiration from the Velvet Underground, the Milwaukee quartet had a greater affinity for vintage garage rock and British mind-benders like Syd Barret-era Pink Floyd and the Pretty Things. Formed in 1980 out of the ashes of prog rockers Arousing Polaris, Plasticland included Rehse (vocals/guitar/organ), guitarist Dan Mullen, bassist John Frankovic, and drummer Vic Demechei; that summer, the band issued the ‘Mink Dress’ single on Scadillac.
Several more singles and EPs followed, including 1982's Pop! Oh Drops (some of this material later became part of this album); there were also several personnel shifts, as Demechei was replaced first by Bob DuBlon, then Rob McCuen. (Several tracks with the Violent Femmes' Brian Ritchie on guitar were also recorded during this era.)
Plasticland's first full-length, “Color Appreciation” was issued on the French Lolita label in 1984; a year later, it was re-released in America by Pink Dust with two different tracks, titled simply “Plasticland.” This seventeen-track CD has all the material from both of these (and several other) editions of the band’s debut, including their hair-raising version of the Pretty Things’ (as Electric Banana) song ‘Alexander.’”
  • LabelHard Knocks
  • UPC606041110625
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