Thursday, October 13, 2016

"We Wanted To See What Happened If We Did Everything Wrong" - The Disturbing Records Story

Disturbing Records is a punk and new wave record label based in Bridgeport and was founded by Mike Pocius in the 1970s.

In the late 70s, punk was hitting the North side of Chicago in Lincoln Park clubs like OZ and Tuts and bands like The Effigies, Tutu And The Pirates and Da! were creating the scene that still continues to this day. But, down on the south side, things were a little more...DISTURBING!

While The C*nts may not be the best-known punk band, they were perhaps the first Chicago band to treat performing music as an art project. In doing so, they set the bar for punk bands for decades. Recently, their singer Mike Pocius stopped by and dropped off a handful of the remaining CD anthologies he made to document his relatively-unknown-but-legendary band.

"When we started off, we wanted to be a band that did everything wrong. We didn't care if it sounded good, we wanted it to sound wrong!" he told me. "Even the name! When we took the record to the pressing plant (where they pressed mainly polka records) the guy there wouldn't let us use our name, that's where the asterisk came from!" 

After making a few records as The C*nts, Mike started Disturbing Records. "You used to be able to press 1000 records for $250!" and they did! Soon, Disturbing Records became the place for up-and-coming Chicago bands like Painterband, Meaty Buys and Blue Room in the late 70s/80s. While these may not be household names, their ethos of doing whatever they wanted characterized the bands, the label and the scene down in Bridgeport.

The C*nts have disbanded, their records are in the hands of collectors or Bridgeport basements, and Disturbing Records hasn't made any vinyl in a while. But, their idea that music should push boundaries even in ways that weren't going to guarantee sales or make them rich and famous lives on! Chicago's DIY scene today reflects these ethics. Noise, Drone, Punk, Metal and Experimental genres thrive in underground venues in 2016. Crowds looking for new sounds guarantee that musicians will continue to destroy boundaries and refuse to act like all the other bands doing the same old thing.

These days, Mike works with the mentally challenged teaching them art and running art shows for the work they create! Check out his art show on October 21st from 6-10pm @ Project Onward in the Bridgeport Arts Center or visit www.projectonward.org for more information.

And come by Laurie's Planet Of Sound and pick up your $5 copy of the anthology "Apocalyptic Garage Rock" and give this band the attention they've always deserved!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Record Store Day 2016 The Leftovers

RSD 2016 LEFTOVERS

Across The Universe Soundtrack 2XLP
Air - Casanova 12" EP
Animals - Animal Tracks 10"
Autumn Defense The Green Hour LP
Bee Gees/Faith No More "I Started A Joke" 7"
Bieber, Justin Purpose 12" Picture Disc
Blitzen Trapper Field Rexx LP
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus 12" Picture Disc
Carlile, Brandi Live At KCRW 'Morning Becomes Eclectic 12" EP
Casey, Al Surfin' Hootenanny LP
Cash, Johnny The Best of The Johnny Cash Show LP
Challengers -  Hot Rod Album 12"
Cheap Trick Found New Parts 10"
Colvin, Shawn & Steve Earle"Wake Up Little Susie" / "Baby's In Black" 7"
Creedence Clearwater Revival Box Set 3XLP BOX
Deerhoof Offend Maggie LP
Der Zeltweg - Italian Tapes Industrial Music 1982-194 vol 2 LP
Deviation - Stelvio Cipriani 10" EP
Disney Favorite Songs LP
Doctor Who Genesis of the Daleks LP
Dylan, Bob "Melancholy Mood" 7"
Electric Prunes "I've Got a Way" / "World of Darkness" 7"
Escovedo, Alejandro 13 Years 2xLP
Eternal Tapestry - Beyond the Fourth Door LP
Fleetwood Mac The Alternate Tusk 2xLP
Focus "Hocus Pocus" 7"
Frusciante, John Foregrow EP 12"
Gauthier, Patrick Bébé Godzilla 12" EP
Grateful Dead Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ 4/25/77 4XLP
Heartworn Highways LP/CD/DVD/Book/Wooden Crate BOX
Hello Kitty Hello World 12" Picture Disc
Hello Kitty On Ice (Neil Hamburger) 7"
Hot Hot Heat "A Bobby Joan Sex Tape" b/w "Nature Of Twins" (Unreleased Demo)"
Ida Will You Find Me 2xLP
Idle Race- The Idle Race LP
Japanese Garage Rock: Big Lizard Stomp Volume 2
Jay Reatard Blood Visions 10th Anniversary LP
Johnson, Will Water Liars Inclined/Moccasin Bones 7"
Kuti, Fela Anikulapo and Afrika '70 I Go Shout Plenty 10"
Linkin Park Road To Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes 2xLP
Los Alamos Grind! Numero Group LP/CD
lovesliescrushing - bloweyelashwish LP
Low/S.Carey "Not a Word" b/w "I Won't Let You" 7"
Madonna Like A Virgin & Other Hits 12"
Metz/Mission Of Burma "Good Not Great" b/w "Get Off" 7"
Miracle Legion Portrait Of A Damaged Family LP
Molina, Jason The Townes Van Zandt Covers 7"
Monkees "Saturday's Child"/"You Just May Be The One" 7" Picture Disc
Monkees Classic Album Collection 10 X LP box
Mothersbaugh, Mark "Hello, My Good Friend" 12"
Mumford & Sons + Baaba Mahal "There Will Be Time" 7"
Muse "Reapers" 7"
Mystery Side By Side "?" 7"
Nosferatu (1922 film) 7" EP
Nothing A.C.D 12"
ONXRT: Live from the Archives Volume 17 LP
Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers Kiss My Amps Vol 2
Phish Hoist 2xLP
Pinhas, Richard & John Livengood Cyborg Sally LP
Prekop, Sam - s/t LP
Radio Birdman "Buried and Dead" / "Ballad of Dwight Fry" 7"
Residents Please Do Not Steal It! Cryptic Corp LP
Reverend Horton Heat "Hardscrabble Woman" 7"
Robinson, Rich Got To Get Better In A Little While 10"
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of CCR LP
Rockin' Vickers (LEMMY) "Dandy"/"I Don't Need Your Kind" 7"
Roots Radics World Cup 12"
Rough Guide to East Coast Blues LP
Rough Guide To Psychedelic Samba LP
Rough Guide to Unsung Heros Country Blues LP
Sandoval, Hope & The Warm Intensions 7"
Sciascia, Armando - Impressions in Rhythm & Sound LP
Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Picture Disc LP
Skywave (pre-A Place to Bury Strangers) Killerrockandroll LP
Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union 2xLP
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 10" Picture Disc
Sublime Jah Won't Pay The Bills CASSETTE
Umiliani, Piero - La Legge Dei Gangsters Score LP
Vandals Sweatin' To The Oldies LP
Williams, Lucinda Just A Little More Faith And Grace 12"
Zombie, Rob Well, Everybody's Fucking In A U.F.O. 10"

Friday, April 15, 2016

Record Store Day 2016 - WHAT WE WILL HAVE

Here's what we'll have tomorrow!
We open at 8AM
All items are ONE per customer!
NO HOLDING OF ITEMS IS ALLOWED by Record Store Day Ordinance
Quantities Are VERY Limited, First Come First Serve!
If you are interested in a few items a paper list for us will be helpful.

13th Floor Elevators "You're Gonna Miss Me" picture disc 10"
808 State Pacific Music 12" EP
A-Ha Hits South America 12" EP
Across The Universe Soundtrack 2XLP
Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock 12"
Air - Casanova 12" EP
alt J Live At Red Rocks LP
Animals - Animal Tracks 10"
Anthrax "In The End"/"Antisocial" 7"
Autumn Defense The Green Hour LP
Bee Gees/Faith No More "I Started A Joke" 7"
Belairs -  Volcanic Action 12"
Bieber, Justin Purpose 12" Picture DiscBig Star Complete Columbia: Live at University of Missouri LP
Blitzen Trapper Field Rexx LP
Blonde Redhead Peel Sessions 7"
Brokedowns/Direct Hit! - Making a Midwesterner 7"
Brown, James - The James Brown Revue Get Down At The Apollo With The J.B.'s 2XLP 2400
Brujeria Viva Presidente Trump! 7"
Buzzcocks More Product in a Different Compilation 2xLP
Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk Band Pop LP
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus 12" Picture Disc
Carlile, Brandi Live At KCRW 'Morning Becomes Eclectic 12" EP
Casale, Gerald It's All Devo LP
Casey, Al Surfin' Hootenanny LP
Cash, Johnny All Aboard the Blue Train with Johnny Cash LP
Cash, Johnny The Best of The Johnny Cash Show LP
Challengers -  Hot Rod Album 12"
Cheap Trick At Budokan: The Complete Concert 2xLP
Cheap Trick Found New Parts 10"
Chicago Underground Duo - Boca Negra LP
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye Remix EP 12" EP
Clark, Brandy/Sheryl Crow "Girl Next Door"/"Homecoming Queen" 7"
Coltrane, John The Roulette Sides Rhino/Parlophone 10"
Colvin, Shawn & Steve Earle"Wake Up Little Susie" / "Baby's In Black" 7"
Creedence Clearwater Revival Box Set 3XLP BOX
D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better LP
Dark Shadows Soundtrack (Cobert, Bob ) LP
David Bowie I Dig Everything - The Pye Singles 12" EP 7500
David Bowie TVC15 7" Picture Disc
Davis, Miles Ghetto Walkin'  12"
Day, Andra Andra Day Live! 12" EP
Dead Can Dance Anastasis 2xLP
Death Cab for Cutie "Tractor Rape Chain"/"Black Sun" 7" Vivus! : Dividium Live In Eindhoven 2xLP
Deerhoof Offend Maggie LP
Deftones B-Sides & Rarities 2xLP
DeMarco, Mac Another (Demo) One LP
Der Zeltweg - Italian Tapes Industrial Music 1982-194 vol 2 LP
Deviants "You've Got to Hold On"/"Let's Loot the Supermarket 7" 1300
Deviation - Stelvio Cipriani 10" EP
Disney Favorite Songs LP
Disturbed Sounds of Silence 12" Picture Disc
Doctor Who and the Daleks LP
Doctor Who Genesis of the Daleks LP
Dogfish Head Brewery Presents: Music To Drink Beer To Vol 2 LP
Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll LP
Doors "Roadhouse Blues (Live)"/"A Feast of Friends" 7" 4000
Doors Live at the Aquarius: The First Performance 3XLP 5000
Dylan, Bob "Melancholy Mood" 7"
Easybeats Good Friday LP 2500
Electric Prunes "I've Got a Way" / "World of Darkness" 7" 2500
Escobar, Al Rhythmagic LP
Escovedo, Alejandro 13 Years 2xLP
Escovedo, Alejandro Gravity 2xLP
Eternal Tapestry - Beyond the Fourth Door LP
Feelies Uncovered Bar/None 12" EP 1200Fleetwood Mac The Alternate Tusk 2xLP
Florence + The Machine Delilah / Only Love Can Break Your Heart 12"
Focus "Hocus Pocus" 7"
Foley,Blaze Duct Tape Messiah (Original Soundtrack) LP
Frusciante, John Foregrow EP 12"
Furman, Ezra Songs By Others 12" EP
Gauthier, Patrick Bébé Godzilla 12" EP
Get Me Home for Tea: Rare Psychedelic Music From the U.K. LP
Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike LP 2000
Goblin - Suspiria 7"
Goblin La Via Della Droga (Original Soundtrack) LP
Grant, John Queen of Denmark Partisan Records LP
Grateful Dead Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ 4/25/77 4XLP
Green River 1984 Demos LP
Guest, The- Original Soundtrack 2xLP 2000
Guy, Buddy & Junior Wells The Criteria Sessions LP
GWAR Scumdogs of The Universe LP
Harris, Emmylou Wrecking Ball 3 X LP
Heartworn Highways LP/CD/DVD/Book/Wooden Crate BOX
Hello Kitty Hello World 12" Picture Disc
Hello Kitty On Ice (Neil Hamburger) 7"
Hendrix, Jimi Smash Hits LP
Hot Hot Heat "A Bobby Joan Sex Tape" b/w "Nature Of Twins" (Unreleased Demo)"
Husker Du In A Free Land 7"
Ida Will You Find Me 2xLP
Idle Race- The Idle Race LP 1800
Iggy & The Stooges METALLIC K.O. Jungle Records LP
Il Sogno Del Marinaio (Mike Watt) The Whistling E.P. 7"
Iron Maiden Empire of the Clouds 12" Picture Disc
J Dilla The Diary LP
J.D. Crowe & The New South (40th Anniversary) LP
Japanese Garage Rock: Big Lizard Stomp Volume 2Japanese Garage Rock: Monster a Go-Go Volume 1
Japanese Garage Rock: Slither-rama Volume 3
Japanese Garage-Psych Sampler LP
Jay Reatard Blood Visions 10th Anniversary LP
Jett, Joan and the Blackhearts Sinner LP 12"
Johnson, Will Water Liars Inclined/Moccasin Bones 7"
Judgment Night (Soundtrack) LP
KEXP Raw Power Tribute ft Mike Mcready, Duff McKagan LP
Kimbrough, Junior  - Sunday Nights: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough 2xLP
Kimbrough, Junior "I Gotta Try You Girl (Daft Punk Remix)" Fat Possum 12"
King, Albert/Paul Butterfield Blues Band "Born Under a Bad Sign" 7"
Kinks Dave Davies Hits 7"EP 3,000
Kinks Mister Pleasant 7"EP 3000
Kuti, Fela Anikulapo and Afrika '70 I Go Shout Plenty 10"
Lamontagne, Ray - Ourobouros Ltd Color LP
Les Liminanas + Pascal Comelade LP
Lil Wayne Tha Carter 2xLP
Lil Wayne Tha Carter II 2xLP
Linkin Park Road To Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes 2xLP
Los Alamos Grind! Numero Group LP/CD
lovesliescrushing - bloweyelashwish LP
Low/S.Carey "Not a Word" b/w "I Won't Let You" 7"
Lunch, Lydia & Marc Hurtado My Lover the Killer 2XLP
Lush Origami 5XLP BOX
Madonna Like A Virgin & Other Hits 12"
Man Man Six Demon Bag LP
Manic Street Preachers A Design For Life 12"
Mansell, Clint/Kronos Quartet Requiem For A Dream
Metallica Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! -CD
Metz/Mission Of Burma "Good Not Great" b/w "Get Off" 7"
Miracle Legion Portrait Of A Damaged Family LP
Mn'Ms  LP
Molina, Jason The Townes Van Zandt Covers 7"
Monk, Thelonious London Collection, Volume 3 LP
Monkees "Saturday's Child"/"You Just May Be The One" 7" Picture Disc
Monkees Classic Album Collection 10 X LP box
Morissette, Alanis Demos 1994-1998 Rhino LP
Mothersbaugh, Mark "Hello, My Good Friend" 12"
Move Something Else By the Move 7" EP
Mudcrutch "Trailer"/"Beautiful World" 7"
Mueller/Roedelius The Vienna Remixes 12"
Mumford & Sons + Baaba Mahal "There Will Be Time" 7"
Muse "Reapers" 7"
Mystery Side By Side "?" 7"
Nelson, Willie / Uncle Tupelo "Truck Drivin' Man"  7"
New Barbarians New Barbarians 10"
NOFX "Sid & Nancy" 7"
Nosferatu (1922 film) 7" EP
Nothing A.C.D 12"
Notorious B.I.G. "Mo Money, Mo Problems" 12"
Nuggets: Hallucinations Psychedelic Pop LP
Ol Dirty Bastard "Brooklyn Zoo"/"Shimmy Shimmy Ya" 12"
ONXRT: Live from the Archives Volume 17 LP
Otep Generation Doom  12" Picture Disc
Outkast "Elevators (Me & You)" 10"
Peterson, Oscar Tenderly 2xLP
Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers Kiss My Amps Vol 2
Phish Hoist 2xLP
Pinhas, Richard & John Livengood Cyborg Sally LP
Prekop, Sam - s/t LP
Presley, Elvis I'm Leaving': Elvis Folk- Country Legacy LP
Puscifer V is For Viagra 2XLP Picture Disc
Radio Birdman "Buried and Dead" / "Ballad of Dwight Fry" 7"
Ramones - "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" Demo 7"
Ramones "Judy Is A Punk" 7"
Remains The Remains 12"
Residents Please Do Not Steal It! Cryptic Corp LP
Reverend Horton Heat "Hardscrabble Woman" 7"
Robinson, Rich Got To Get Better In A Little While 10"
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of CCR LP
Rockin' Vickers (LEMMY) "Dandy"/"I Don't Need Your Kind" 7"
Roots Radics World Cup 12"
Rough Guide to East Coast Blues LP
Rough Guide To Psychedelic Samba LP
Rough Guide to Unsung Heros Country Blues LP
Rumback, Charles & Ryley Walker 12" EP
Run The Jewels VRTJ Viewer
Runaways: Right Now/Black Leather 7"
Sandoval, Hope & The Warm Intensions 7"
Sciascia, Armando - Impressions in Rhythm & Sound LP
Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Picture Disc LP
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Guess We're A Fucking Surf Band 4X LP BOX
Shaggs "Sweet Maria b/w The Missouri Waltz" 7"
Shankar, Ravi In Hollywood, 1971 2 X LP
Silly Symphony Collection: The Skeleton Dance/Three Little Pigs 10"
Skywave (pre-A Place to Bury Strangers) Killerrockandroll LP
Son Volt Live At The Bottom Line 2 x LP
Sonics Live at Easy Street LP
Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union 2xLP
Spektor, Regina Begin To Hope (Deluxe 10th Anniversary) 2xLP
Spektor, Regina Soviet Kitsch LP
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 10" Picture Disc
Strummer, Joe Gangsterville 12"
Sublime Jah Won't Pay The Bills CASSETTE
Sublime Jah Won't Pay The Bills LP
Sun Ra Spaceways LP
Superchunk Tossing Seeds (Singles 1989-91) LP
Sweet, Matthew Goodfriend Legacy 2xLP
Talking Heads/Echosmith "This Must Be The Place" 7"
Thermals "Hey You" 7"
Thunders, Johnny & the Heartbreakers (Live In Paris 1977) LP
Tornadoes Best of The Tornadoes 12"
Toussaint, Allen Live in Philadelphia
Turner, Frank Positive Songs For Negative People Accoustic LP
Turtles "Happy Together" 7"
Twenty One Pilots Double-Sided 7"
Umiliani, Piero - La Legge Dei Gangsters Score LP
Vandals Sweatin' To The Oldies LP
Vega, Alan &  Marc Hurtado   Sniper 2XLP
Violent Femmes "Memory"/"You Move Me" 7"
Vitamin String Quartet VSQ Performs Daft Punk's Random Memories LP
Wake Up You V.1 : The Rise And Fall Of Nigerian Rock LP
Waterhouse, Nick "I Got Lost (Old Place Pt I & II)"  7"
Waters, Muddy Hoochie Coochie Man-- Live 2xLP
Weeknd The Hills Remixes 12"
Weepies Say I Am You LP
Williams, Lucinda Just A Little More Faith And Grace Highway 20 12"
Williams, Wendy O. Fuck 'n Roll (Live) LP
Wizards Purple Magic LP
Wolf Alice "White Leather" b/w "Leaving You" 7"
Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks LP
Zappa, Frank & the Mothers 7
Zevon, Warren/Flamin' Groovies Werewolves of London picture disc 7"
Zombie, Rob Well, Everybody's Fucking In A U.F.O. 10"

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Here's a tiny collection of tags we've rescued from records that have walked into the store. Have you ever shopped at any these mystical wonderlands?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Record Store Day Black Friday 2015

The rules (borrowing some of this from our friend Dave at Dave's Records):
We are opening at 10AM Friday and 10AM for Small Business Saturday.
If it isn't on the list we didn't get it. Don't call to ask if we have something, the phone will be off the hook for the first few hours so we can help the folks who braved the elements and waited in line. We'll post an updated list of what's left around 1pm.

Everything is first come first serve. The line will be served as quickly as possible. 

All items will be available at the counter. Wait in line and when your turn comes ask for everything you want. If you have a paper list or hand over your phone with a list on it that will speed things up! Pay for your RSD stuff and then check out the Used Vinyl New Arrivals, there's some great stuff in there!

ONE OF EACH ITEM PER CUSTOMER.

It would be AWESOME if you brought your own reusable tote bag.

Go visit the other awesome stores in the city! They may have that thing you were looking for that we ran out of.

Beck Dreams 12" Vinyl
David Bowie Earthling LP
Buzzcocks Another Music In A Different Kitchen LP
Johnny Cash Man in Black Live in Denmark 1971 LP
Phil Collins In the Air Tonight 7" Vinyl
Damnation A.D. Kingdom of Lost Souls LP
Deerhoof Fever 121614 LP
Neil Finn And Paul Kelly Goin' Your Way (Highlights) LP
Gang Of Four Songs of the Free LP
Get Up Kids EP 10" Vinyl
High Fidelity Soundtrack 2 x LP
John Lee Hooker Two Sides of John Lee Hooker LP
Houndmouth Sedona 7" Vinyl
The Jesus & Mary Chain Barbed Wire Kisses 2 x LP
Love and Mercy: Official Soundtrack LP
Lush Ciao! Best Of 2 x LP
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Say Say Say 12" Vinyl
Mekons & Robbie Fulks Jura LP
Nine Inch Nails Halo I-IV 4 x 12" Vinyl
William Onyeabor Atomic Bomb LP
Les Paul and Mary Ford Christmas Cheer 10" Vinyl
Pharcyde Runnin' 7" Vinyl
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 12" Vinyl
Spoon TV Set 10" Vinyl
Transformers Soundtrack 30th Anniversary 2 x LP
Frank Zappa Feeding The Monkies at Ma Maison LP
The Zombies The BBC Sessions 2 x LP