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Add This To Rhetoric

Wingtip Sloat

Add This To Rhetoric

Vhf
CD $12.00

06/26/2007 783881005721 

VHF 57 CD 


MP3 $9.90

06/26/2007  

 


Long planned (and frequently delayed) restoration of this Virginia trio's rare and out of print singles and compilation tracks from the early 90's. All 30 tracks make their first appearance on CD here, restoring two of the earliest VHF titles to print, along with a wealth of other impossible to find gems. Covering their most active years, "Add This to Rhetoric" captures Sloat at their baffling, fragmentary best, dealing out slashing rock sides that bristle with hooks and ear-catching weirdness. Sloat's superbly packaged, handmade/homemade singles were among the finest of their era, and although they appear here on a plain ol' CD, the music still sounds as revelatory as it did 15 years ago. Rifling through ideas with Wire-like efficiency, Pat Foster's trebly, jabbing guitar, Ange Dubuc's rumbling bass, and Dave Bishop's unpredictable drum splatter carried the charge that pretty much invented the VHF label itself. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, the CD includes smashing covers of key tracks by the Clean, Tall Dwarfs, Sun City Girls, and World of Pooh. Booklet includes liner notes from the band and VHF HQ along with period ephemera for a full immersion experience.

Tracklist

  1. #1 M31

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  2. #2 Turbine Mother

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  3. #3 Aspermicle

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  4. #4 Blessed Nimbus, Churning

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  5. #5 Teapot Dome

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  6. #6 Mass Fucking In The Haystacks

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  7. #7 They Came With Margarine And In-laws

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  8. #8 It Reminds Me

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  9. #9 Nada Dry Lemo

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  10. #10 I Wish I'd Been There To Make It A Clich

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  11. #11 Kill The Klansmen

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  12. #12 Full Vamka

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  13. #13 Um Ba Winga (um Ba Go)

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  14. #14 You're Happier Than You Realize

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  15. #15 Purple Martini

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  16. #16 Pit Caple Castle

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  17. #17 Black Motorist

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  18. #18 Infectious Sharps Only

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  19. #19 Beauty

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  20. #20 The Bed Pot

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  21. #21 Left Leaning

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  22. #22 Ashcan School

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  23. #23 Salt Rising Bread

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  24. #24 Holding, Waiting

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  25. #25 Waxing Neurotic And So On And On

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  26. #26 Bob Howe

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  27. #27 I'm On The Wrong Side

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  28. #28 Leap Into My Velvet Arms

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  29. #29 Read About Seymour

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  30. #30 Anything Could Happen

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