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#48.5: This half sized issue of Distort is intended as a program guide for Al Montfort’s live debut as Snake at the Sydney Opera House and for Distort subscribers. Limited copies available.

#48: A tribute to Al Montfort, Snake, who has spent the last decade playing in some of Melbourne's most active underground bands - Straightjacket Nation, The UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver, East Link and Lower Plenty.

#47: Interviews with Brando's Island, Justin K Fuller and Moon Rituals, a piece by Jess Johnson who illustrated the art on the cover, a piece by Jesse Thomas about the YDI record Black Dust, and some writing on choice modern psychedelic, hardcore and psychotic electronic music: Glue, Blotter, Puce Mary, Culo, Long Knife, Perspex Flesh, Martyr Privates, Goosebumps.

#46: Tribute to Crisis. Featuring an extract from the rewritten Crisis chapter from Death In June book Misery and Purity, and several old fanzine cuttings of reviews and interviews.

Distort Cleveland #1: Scrapbook of newscuttings, photos, fliers, lyrics and fanzine interview extracts on Cleveland music in the wake of Electric Eels and Rocket From The Tombs. (LAST COPIES)

Life Stinks I Like The Kinks #3: Writing on The Kinks, fanatacism, drunkenness and cruelty.

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New in the distro:

RED SQUARE - CHIHIRO YOSHIKAWA BOOK, TAROT – THE WARRIOR’S SPELL CD, DAMIEN DUBROVNIK - VEGAS FOUNTAIN LP, OLYMPHIA - MUSIC FOR A DANCE PERFORMANCE LP, ROSEN & SPYDDET - FORTUNA LP, ASHA DIRGE - AUTOEROTIC CONGRESS CS, BACK TO BACK - NARCISSIST 7", BLOOD KNIGHT DEMO CS, WARHEAD - S/T LP, VOID - WHITE SHIRT, SURVIVE - S/T LP, RAKTA - S/T 7" & LP, MIKE REP - DARBY CREEK DRIFTER LP, DUAA SVIM / NERVE CS, MARCHING CHURCH - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH LP, LOW LIFE - LOGO SHIRT, JOCK CLUB - AFTER HOURS 12", IMPALERS - PSYCHEDELIC SNUTSKALLER 12", FORWARD - AGAINST THEIR INSANITY LP, DICK DIVER - NEW NAME BLUES 7"

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NEW DISTRO STOCK



New in the distro, the pictured shirt from STRAIGHTJACKET NATION, order here or hit me up.
Also:

RED SQUARE - CHIHIRO YOSHIKAWA BOOK
TAROT – THE WARRIOR’S SPELL CD
DAMIEN DUBROVNIK - VEGAS FOUNTAIN LP
OLYMPHIA - MUSIC FOR A DANCE PERFORMANCE LP
ROSEN & SPYDDET - FORTUNA LP
ASHA DIRGE - AUTOEROTIC CONGRESS CS
BACK TO BACK - NARCISSIST 7"
BLOOD KNIGHT DEMO CS
WARHEAD - S/T LP
VOID - WHITE SHIRT
SURVIVE - S/T LP
RAKTA - S/T 7" & LP
MIKE REP - DARBY CREEK DRIFTER LP
DUAA SVIM / NERVE CS
MARCHING CHURCH - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH LP
LOW LIFE - LOGO SHIRT
JOCK CLUB - AFTER HOURS 12"
IMPALERS - PSYCHEDELIC SNUTSKALLER 12"
FORWARD - AGAINST THEIR INSANITY LP
DICK DIVER - NEW NAME BLUES 7"

Monday, June 1, 2015

DISTORT CLEVELAND #1



Scrapbook of newscuttings, photos, fliers, lyrics and fanzine interview extracts on Cleveland music in the wake of Electric Eels and Rocket From The Tombs.

Some of the other bands featured: Pagans, The Mirrors, Miriam Linna (Cramps), Homostupids, h100's, The Guns, Integrity, Ringworm, The Inmates, Dave E and the Cool Marriage Counsellors, GSMF, Cinderella Backstreet, Nine Shocks Terror, The Lepers.

DISTORT #48



A tribute to Al Montfort, Snake, who has spent the last decade playing in some of Melbourne's most active underground bands - Straightjacket Nation, The UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver, East Link and Lower Plenty. From mutant glam punk to psychotic hardcore to damaged post punk to feral dole wave, Snake has made a huge impact on the sound and drive of contemporary Australian music.

In 2013, Douglas Lance Gibson interviewed Al and I about our playing in bands together for the past ten years, and shot some photographs of us. The bulk of this issue is this interview and photographs. Also in this issue is an interview by Tim Scott with Al Montfort and a complete to time of printing discography of his recording career, numbering a significant 66 releases.

DISTORT #48.5



This half sized issue of Distort is intended as a program guide for Al Montfort’s live debut as Snake at the Sydney Opera House. It contains two documents.

Hate, Power & People is a document written over Summer 2015 that Snake prepared as lyrics for Terry, Russel St Bombings, Total Control and Snake.

Snake Songbook is the document he prepared for the members of the Snake & Friends band, and is printed to prepare one for the chord progressions when singing along.

This is also intended as a supplement to subscription copies of Distort #48, an issue dedicated to my friendship with Al, with whom I have played in bands for over ten years. If you have a subscription, this will be mailed to you with #47 and #48.

DISTORT #47



Establishing a thinking about music and writing about music that is unsympathetic to academic resonance or market value is very important. Distort is in this spirit. I lay in bed and listen to the city and think about Sakevi plotting revenge. He knows what you did.

Modern Melbourne comedown: interviews with Brando's Island, Justin K Fuller and Moon Rituals, a piece by Jess Johnson who illustrated the art on the cover, a piece by Jesse Thomas about the YDI record Black Dust, and some writing on choice modern psychedelic, hardcore and psychotic electronic music: Glue, Blotter, Puce Mary, Culo, Long Knife, Perspex Flesh, Martyr Privates, Goosebumps.

Friday, February 20, 2015

DISTORT #46



I sweated on writing up the Crisis 2xLP for this issue of Distort. It is an absolute monument. Paco (La Vida Es En Mus) has presented it with confidence. It is short on information about the band, but it does provide enough to provoke the curiosity. There is something charming about the absence of an aggressive series of liner notes about what justifies these songs not being mere compressed audio files.
Paco provided me with some of the content that was rejected from the LP artwork, compiled with the intention that you would read it while listening to Crisis, that is to say, while marching. No pig sympathy.
The bulk of this issue is an extract from ‘Better Dead Than Red’, the rewritten and expanded Crisis chapter from the Death In June book MISERY AND PURITY. It resolved many questions I had about Crisis lyrics, which do not appear in any of the reissued compilations.

Shortly available in the US from Feel It and in the UK from La Vida Es Un Mus. Available now from the Distort bigcartel. Updated the distro with new records from Soma Coma, Russell St Bombings, Scab Eater, and the new issue of Life Stinks I Like The Kinks.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

DRIBBLE 7" (DISTORT #45)

DEBUT 7" FROM MELBOURNE'S GREATEST FUCK HEADS





Split release with Cool Death. Australian subscribers, mailing copies next week, email me to let me know if you have moved since the last issue. Overseas subscribers, mailing in a couple weeks, email me to let me know if you have moved since the last issue.

In Australia, buy from Cool Death. Available in USA and Europe soon.