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1 - EXECUTIVE SLACKS - EXECUTIVE SLACKS - (12") 
DARK ENTRIES


Executive Slacks was spawned in the humidity of post-industrial Philadelphia by restless art students Matt Marello, John Young and Albert Ganss. Starting with performance art in subways, they soon took their angst-ridden act to galleries and night clubs. The trio recorded four songs in the fall of 1982 that became their self-titled EP released by local independent label Red Records in 1983. On this debut, Marello roars and churns out white-hot shards of guitar while Youngs short-circuited noise machines and Gansss industrial metal drums create dramatic body rhythms. The Slacks drew their influences from contemporaries like Cabaret Voltaire and Tuxedomoon, but also from extremes like disco and dadaism. Songs were created using heavily modified synthesizers and various percussive instruments: industrial steel drums, a filing cabinet, metal rods and an African drum covered in antelope skin. Executive Slacks unique brew of primitive electronics, harsh guitars and aggressive vocals inspired many bands like Ministry, Front 242 and Skinny Puppy. All songs are remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Housed in the original jacket featuring a painting by Ganss, each copy includes an eight-page booklet with lyrics, photos and press clippings from the bands archives. As James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem said of "The Bus": "I always wanted to make a sound like that.


Format: 12"

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 14-07-2014
Item # : 466487     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - EXECUTIVE SLACKS - FIRE AND ICE (DELUXE EDITION) - (CD) 
CLEOPATRA


The deluxe re-issue of the final album from underground all-stars Executive Slacks!Features the awesome cover of Gary Glitters "Rock & Roll" plus 4 bonus, vintage live tracks never before released!Orginally released in 1986, Fire & Ice found Executive Slacks at the cutting edge where new wave collides with industrial music a la Killing Joke and Skinny Puppy!The Executive Slacks have worked with Youth from Killing Joke and their music was featured on the hit TV show "Miami Vice!"

TRACKLISTING: 01. Rj: Sex God Extraordinaire 02. Fire And Ice 03. Sludge 04. Wide Fields 05. The Bush 06. Say It Isnt So 07. Edge In 08. Solemn Dilemma 09. A Little Lower 10. Rock & Roll 11. Flowers 12. The Bus 13. Man Of Christ 14. Im Coming

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 02-10-2015
Item # : 479051     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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3 - EXECUTIVE SLACKS - SEAMS RUFF (+ FLEXI) - (LP) 
DARK ENTRIES


Executive Slacks began in the hot, humid summer of 1980 Philadelphia by Matt Marello, John Young and Albert Ganss, three bored, broke, anxious art students. Starting out with performance art in subways, they soon took their angst-ridden act to galleries and night clubs. The band found their moniker in a run-down bookstore after seeing an ad for mens polyester pants. They pieced together sounds that captured the growing paranoia of an age predicted by Orwell and the growing inequalities of the 1980s.In 2014 Dark Entries reissued their 4-song debut EP from 1982 and asked the band if they had any demos. They excavated two cassettes that contained their earliest recorded material from 1980 and 1981. "Seams Ruff" is a 13 song compilation from these cassette collections plus a bonus flexi disc featuring a live performance on WXPN from 1980. The tracks were created with the use of heavily modified synthesizers and noisemakers, the broken innards of a grand piano, metal oil drums and a spray painted Harmony Rocket guitar. The Slacks drew their influences from contemporaries like Cabaret Voltaire, SPK and Tuxedomoon, as well as Disco and Dadaism. Dripping in nihilism, the songs lyrics tackle the existential dread of the late 20th century and three of the songs are taken from "Mann ist Mann" a 1926 play by the German modernist author Bertolt Brecht. Executive Slacks' unique brew of primitive electronics, harsh guitars and aggressive vocals inspired many bands like Ministry, Front 242 and Skinny Puppy.All songs were remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The front cover was designed by John Young and features an xeroxed black and white photo of the group taken by Daniel Perry. Each copy includes an 11x11 double sided hand-drawn insert by Matt Marello with lyrics, photos and a collage from the bands archives.

TRACKLISTING: 01. I Don't Know What To Do 02. Radiation Baby 03. Boring 04. Semi-boring 05. 30 Years 06. Inside/out 07. Filet Mignon 08. Join The Army Johnny 09. Who Am I? 10. I Bang My Head (against The Wall) 11. They Read 12. I'm Coming (bedroom Version) DISC #2: 01. I'm Coming (7" Flexidisc - Live On Wxpn 1980)


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 01-09-2016
Item # : 494494     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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4 - EXECUTIVE SLACKS - THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS 1982-1986 - (CD) 
CLEOPATRA


Complete recorded collection from the groundbreaking Philadelphia proto-industrial trio!The roots of Ministry, Skinny Puppy, and Nine Inch Nails can be found in these 36 tracks, 22 of which are previously unreleased on CD!

TRACKLISTING: 01. The Bus 02. 30 Years 03. Cinema 04. So Mote It Be 05. Sexual Witchcraft 06. Our Lady 07. Man Of Christ 08. Im Coming 09. Our Lady (yoof Dub) 10. In And Out 11. Spiders 12. Nausea 13. Magot 14. Smoking Man 15. Electric Blues 16. Ecce Homo 17. Sisyphus 18. Cold 19. The Park 20. In And Out (remix) DISC #2: 01. R.j. Sexgod Extraordinaire 02. Fire & Ice 03. Sludge 04. Wide Fields 05. The Bust 06. Say It Isnt So 07. Ed Gein 08. Solemn Dilemma 09. A Little Lower 10. Rock N Roll 11. Ecce Homo (live In Hamburg - Dec 1985) 12. The Bus (live In Hamburg - Dec 1985) 13. Man Of Christ (live In Hamburg - Dec 1985) 14. Im Coming (live In Hamburg - Dec 1985) 15. Say It Isnt So (7" Version) 16. Rock N Roll (remix)

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Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 10-07-2015
Item # : 476932     
Availability: IN STOCK
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