Goner Recommends: Group Flex, Count Vertigo Reissue, RL Burnside, and More

1. Timmy’s Organism / John Wesley Coleman – split single
There’s a million ways to go crazy, which is one reason it’s so depressing to hear so many bands that sound alike. Get a little bit outside yourself, folks! Two fellows with no problem getting outside themselves are JOHN WESLEY COLEMAN and TIMMY VULGAR. Wesley’s been bashing out demented pop songs buried in fuzz and blather for about a decade—here he provides a track that might remind you of the Buzzcocks pretending to be a drunk Bruce Springsteen trying to play a Nick Lowe song that he hasn’t written yet. Guaranteed to be stuck in your hair for a week.

Timmy Vulgar began as a punk in Michigan but quickly moved from angry personal attacks to more epic attacks on the entire universe with his bands HUMAN EYE and TIMMY’S ORGANISM. Mind Over Matter follows this musical quest to musically shoot out the musical sun. Jimi Hendrix, Timothy Leary, and a whole bunch of musical lizards like this.

2. Group Flex (Castle Face) – Amazing limited edition spiral bound book of color flexi discs with all the bay area’s brightest – Thee Oh Sees, Bare Wires, Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin, Fresh & Onlys and Blasted Canyons – plus a bonus track on first editions. Great artwork from William Khiel who designed Ty Segall’s MELTED album for us. This has been selling out in a matter of minutes online – but we have a few copies in the shop for locals right now – listen and come on by!

3. Count Vertigo
Schizo Portland punk rock from 1979 – first time it’s been reissued.

4. Junior Kimbrough – Do the Rump-

Great recordings from one of the kings of hill country blues. Funky stuff w/ Calvin Jackson on drums. These are from 1979 – and this is the first time they’ve appeared on vinyl.

5. RL Burnside – Sound Machine Grooves-

Late 70s funky RL with full band – great stuff recorded by David Evans. Straight out the juke joint and into your living room.

All of this and more available at Goner.

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