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From the self-titled Hoi’ Polloi LP – a remastered, reissue of the Richmond, Indiana band’s lone 1972 album, recorded over spring break at Earlham College by means of “bouncing” between two stereo tape decks, is a fantastic collection of country twangers, breathtaking singer-songwriter material, and bizarre tape cut-ups. With five songwriters in the band, what could have felt like another grab-bag student compilation instead feels like lost tapes of Emitt Rhodes hanging with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young while Faust producer Uwe Nettlebeck makes a guest appearance in the control room.. Released as LP/Digital August 6th, 2013 on Family Vineyard / Folk Evaluation.

Hoi’ Polloi – Reissue Trailer

Human Skab “Thunder Hips & Saddle Bags” (Family Vineyard / LP, CD, Download)
“If Captain Beefheart were ten years old, this is what he’d probably sound like”  
– Spin March 1986

As Bruce Pavitt wrote in the 1986 Sub Pop zine: the Skab zips around the living room shooting toy guns. He hits the family piano with his fists. He tries real hard to play guitar. He makes up songs about terrorism and radiation and throwing rocks at windows. Cool!

Human Skab – Dead Baby Blues

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