In yet another attempt to inflict what we do on the masses, we are (for the first time) officially releasing a compilation of previously-released material to big league, professional, corporate digital retailers - like iTunes, Shazam, Amazon, CD Baby and others. Who'll collectively have no warning about what is secretly infesting their sites and playlists. Over the years, we've managed to maintain a low profile, buoyed by the comments and camaraderie of a small cabal of followers, curiosity seekers and disturbed music aficionados who like their music, well... free. There is, after all, really no place for what we do in the "marketplace" (despite the UPC code). Though... we do hope the exposure attracts a few more oddballs to our tiny corner of the web.
Precisely what newcomers (and old hands) will find on The Behest of We're Late For Class is not meant to suggest it's our "best." You'll hear 80 minutes of lengthy, grooved-out jams, short bursts of nonsense, a mind-numbing 22:44 opus, and even a taste of our jazz-blistered alter-ego, Art Jackson's Atrocity. All thoughtfully sequenced and ever-mindful of your blissed-out smoking jacketed listening pleasure. Just like the sub-header says. None of which should be any surprise to our devoted and loyal followers... if that's indeed who you are. Your kind already know where to grab 320 files of this material, while those with sound fetishes requiring FLAC, AIFF, WAV and other hi-quality formats can visit Bandcamp (or the streaming player, below)... for a mere $1.
Buyers who frequent those socially acceptable (re: overpriced) online digital distributors (or who might be hearing about us for the first time), we thank you for the herb n' beer money. Click the #'s behind each title below to visit our original posts. Virtually all of it was recorded live, without rehearsals, without much thought and without much sobriety. We advise having the same frame of mind.
1000 Islands (Two) (1:24) #4
Burden Bearers (Of Aristocracy) (4:54) #15
Trippin' In A Plymouth Belvedere (w/ College Sweater Breach & The Misplaced Prelude) (10:25) #32
Final Moments Of Barry Cowsill (Redux 4) (10:08) #14
Fukhausen (Excerpt) (2:22) #3
The Air In Another Country (Soundtrack To An East Berlin Spaghetti Western) (11:00) #51
(Another) Summer Of Heigel (8:22) #9
Jazz Interlude (0:33) #46
Bob Can Hear Us (22:44) #29
Available Bush (from GOUT, by Art Jackson's Atrocity) (7:16) #71