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...and He’s Not Gonna Take It Anymore by My Dad Is Dead

My Dad Is Dead

...and He’s Not Gonna Take It Anymore
Scat

Originally released in 1986, the debut album by My Dad Is Dead is remarkable not only for its strong and varied material, but also how the aesthetic of MDID’s music was fully formed and instantly recognizable from the git-go.?! Here are the open modal guitar tunings, the primitive drum machine paired with live drums, the complete rejection of the pentatonic scale and related 1970s guitar techniques, and the dry, journalistic language that brings a distanced, subdued pathos to the harrowing characters and their situations. Few artists who traffic in the darker realms of the human condition do so without some degree of melodrama; Mark Edwards’s penchant for understatement and distance brings even more gravity and impact to these songs of lost souls in a dying city.?! All these qualities would become hallmarks of the My Dad Is Dead sound for years to come.?!

2XLP $22.00

02/04/2022 753417007611 

SCAT76 


(color) ...and He’s Not Gonna Take It Anymore by My Dad Is Dead

My Dad Is Dead

(color) ...and He’s Not Gonna Take It Anymore
Scat

Originally released in 1986, the debut album by My Dad Is Dead is remarkable not only for its strong and varied material, but also how the aesthetic of MDID’s music was fully formed and instantly recognizable from the git-go.?! Here are the open modal guitar tunings, the primitive drum machine paired with live drums, the complete rejection of the pentatonic scale and related 1970s guitar techniques, and the dry, journalistic language that brings a distanced, subdued pathos to the harrowing characters and their situations. Few artists who traffic in the darker realms of the human condition do so without some degree of melodrama; Mark Edwards’s penchant for understatement and distance brings even more gravity and impact to these songs of lost souls in a dying city.?! All these qualities would become hallmarks of the My Dad Is Dead sound for years to come.?!

2XLP $24.00

02/04/2022 753417076013 

SCAT76 X 


The Outerwear Limits by Outerwear

Outerwear

The Outerwear Limits
Scat

Outerwear were a more primitive, less ambitious offshoot of Cleveland's Spike in Vain, which means the rhythm section was so crappy that simple songs were a necessity and they took an inordinate amount of pride in just badly they sucked.?! In fact, sucking was so much the point that once the band had become "kind of good," they mummified themselves in gauze  at their final shows so their hands couldn't function nor could they see their instruments.?! This, along with painfully long versions of their slowest songs were enough to drive more than 200+ audience members from a hall show when opening for Social Unrest.?!

MC $9.75

01/21/2022  

SCAT 82 MC 


MP3 $9.90

01/21/2022 753417008229 

 


FLAC $11.99

01/21/2022 753417008229 

 


Jesus Was Born In A Mobile Home by Spike In Vain

Spike In Vain

Jesus Was Born In A Mobile Home
Scat

Jesus Was Born in a Mobile Home, a cassette release from the fall of 1984, represents Spike in Vain's first attempt at a second album.?! Recorded shortly after the release of Disease Is Relative in January 1984, the original group returned to The Island and laid down tracks for nine songs, with a focus on the band's earliest material.?! Most of these songs were written before those that appeared on the debut album, so the tape functions as a prequel to the debut even though it was recorded afterwards.?! Some of the tracks have a more traditional hardcore approach than the first album, but there is still the trademark coloring outside the lines for which the group is known.?! And of course it's mostly quite dark, with the majority of songs addressing death or paralyzing fear. Not long after recording basic tracks, drummer Bruce Allen announced his plans to cut ties and focus on his own group.?!

MC $9.75

01/21/2022  

SCAT83 MC 


(color) Disease Is Relative by Spike In Vain

Spike In Vain

(color) Disease Is Relative
Scat

The cover art by the band’s Chris Marec tells nearly everything one needs to know about this album: a misshapen, CHUD-like figure wanders in a graveyard bearing a cross, while a mutated fish flops in a polluted ditch and a clutch of factories belch their smoke above it all.?! The message of the illustration is not to frighten or warn, but to celebrate and admire.Originally released in January of 1984, Disease Is Relative is an unapologetic and wholesale embrace of death, disease, and dystopia, with liberal doses of absurdism and an unrelenting devotion to anything unexpected, chromatic, or evil sounding.?! Sporting influences as diverse as no wave, death rock, funk, post-punk, hardcore, metal, and prog rock, this music somehow happened in the midst of a first wave hardcore scene, before there was a “post-” to be “post” of.?!

LP $19.00

04/30/2021 753417007017 

SCAT70 X 


(color) Propeller by Guided By Voices

Guided By Voices

(color) Propeller
Scat

Propeller was the fifth album by Guided By Voices, and was intended to be the group’s last.?! Released as a limited edition of 500 LPs in 1992, the album featured handmade covers and blank labels to keep expenses as low as possible.?! Their other albums hadn’t sold much, why would this one?! Robert Pollard had a family to support and his musical aspirations had not exactly been a boon to their bank account.As fate would have it, the band wound up releasing an album chock full of gems Pollard had stockpiled, and for the first time sounded distinctly like the band that fans have since come to love.?! Propeller also marks the return of Tobin Sprout to the GBV fold, along with an increased songwriting presence.?!

LP $19.00

03/19/2021 733102719012 

Scat49XLP 


Death Drives A Cadillac by Spike In Vain

Spike In Vain

Death Drives A Cadillac
Scat

Death Drives A Cadillac was Spike In Vain’s second album, never officially released and unheard in its final form until now.?! Like many hardcore bands circa ’84 and ’85, the group was ready to further expand its palette and ease off the thrash tempos.?! Recorded roughly a year after Disease Is Relative with a bigger budget,  the album is even more wide-ranging, and the songs are more fleshed out.“Despair grew inside her, I grew inside her.?! She named me Spirit Death, and this is my song” sings Chris Marec, the vocalist on half of this LP.?! Though less “young” than their debut, that album’s darkness lingers, but here has a more removed, observational quality, with many songs sung in character or in the third person, along with a tendency for anthropomorphic allegory.?! It has a bit less to do with screaming for death to come than with a growing resignation to being the other, a recognition of inescapable alienation and its relation to childhood trauma.?!

LP $17.50

04/30/2021 753417007116 

SCAT71 


MP3 $9.90

03/05/2021 753417007116 

SCAT71 


FLAC $11.99

03/05/2021 753417007116 

SCAT71 


Disease Is Relative by Spike In Vain

Spike In Vain

Disease Is Relative
Scat

The cover art by the band’s Chris Marec tells nearly everything one needs to know about this album: a misshapen, CHUD-like figure wanders in a graveyard bearing a cross, while a mutated fish flops in a polluted ditch and a clutch of factories belch their smoke above it all.?! The message of the illustration is not to frighten or warn, but to celebrate and admire.Originally released in January of 1984, Disease Is Relative is an unapologetic and wholesale embrace of death, disease, and dystopia, with liberal doses of absurdism and an unrelenting devotion to anything unexpected, chromatic, or evil sounding.?! Sporting influences as diverse as no wave, death rock, funk, post-punk, hardcore, metal, and prog rock, this music somehow happened in the midst of a first wave hardcore scene, before there was a “post-” to be “post” of.?!

LP $17.50

04/30/2021 753417007017 

SCAT70 


MP3 $9.90

03/05/2021 753417007017 

SCAT70 


FLAC $11.99

03/05/2021 753417007017 

SCAT70 


Always Almost There Vol. 1 by Prisonshake

Prisonshake

Always Almost There Vol. 1
Scat

Always Almost There documents the original lineup of Cleveland, Ohio's Prisonshake, drawing from the dozen or so singles, EPs, compilations, and import-only albums released between 1987 and 1992.?! Volume 1 focuses mostly on the group's vicious, high-energy rock and roll, answering the question, "What if the Faces had learned to play in hardcore bands?" along with a good amount of genre-bending and a healthy dose of zero-fucks-to-give.?! The majority of tracks have been remastered from the original tapes..?!

MP3 $9.90

09/18/2020 753417101128 

 


FLAC $11.99

09/18/2020 753417101128 

 


Always Almost There Vol. 2 by Prisonshake

Prisonshake

Always Almost There Vol. 2
Scat

Always Almost There documents the original lineup of Cleveland, Ohio's Prisonshake, drawing from the dozen or so singles, EPs, compilations, and import-only albums released between 1987 and 1992.?! Volume 2 hews closer to the band's more delicate, introspective side, but not exclusively so.?! The majority of tracks have been remastered from the original tapes..?!

MP3 $9.90

09/18/2020 753417101227 

 


FLAC $11.99

09/18/2020 753417101227 

 


Shelter From The Smoke by Fox, Bill

Fox, Bill

Shelter From The Smoke
Scat

Scat Records offers up a definitive edition of Bill Fox's debut solo disc, Shelter from the Smoke, back in print after more than half a decade.?! Originally self-released in 1997 and reissued the following year by SpinArt, both previous versions featured different tracklists.?! This edition includes all songs from both versions, as well as the two tracks from a scarce 1996 Scat 7-inch.?! This reissue also marks the first time the album has been pressed on vinyl. Fox began his musical journey in early 1980s Cleveland with The Mice, who fused punk energy with British-Invasion-style songwriting and harmonies.?! He infamously dissolved the group on the eve of a European tour, then dropped out of the scene altogether, with an unfinished Mice LP in the can.?!

CD $12.00

11/24/2009 753417007727 

SCAT 77 CD 


2XLP $22.00

01/22/2021 753417007710 

SCAT77 


MP3 $9.90

11/24/2009 753417007727 

 


Transit Byzantium by Fox, Bill

Fox, Bill

Transit Byzantium
Scat

These newly remastered editions of Bill Fox’s second album are the first since its 1998 release, including the first-ever vinyl pressing.?! Listeners will hear a wider soundstage, more detail, and improved listenability.?! Recorded on 4-track cassette, the fidelity belies the sophistication and nuance of the songwriting, This adept remaster by John Golden Sr helps bring definition to the intimate, at-home feel of the album.?! It sparkles. Very similar in feel and quality to Fox’s debut album, much of Transit Byzantium draws from the same group of recordings.?! It has the same feel of musical inevitability, that the songs exist beyond time itself, their eventual manifestation guaranteed by Apollo.?! He could’ve given them to the Everly Brothers, or the Byrds, or the Who, but instead they were channeled through an everyman from Cleveland with an aversion to the limelight.?!

CD $12.00

01/22/2021 753417007826 

 


2XLP $22.00

01/22/2021 753417007819 

SCAT78LP 


MP3 $9.90

10/20/2009 753417007826 

 


Haven’t Slept All Year by Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde

Haven’t Slept All Year
Scat

Cobra Verde is back with their first original studio disc in five years.?! Haven't Slept All Year rolls out twelve songs and enough sounds to span four decades of rock--power-pop with monster riffs, bubblegum hooks, analogue synths, and whomp-and-stomp beats.?!   The band entered the studio soon after releasing their 2003 powerhouse, Easy Listening.?! It proved to be Cobra Verde's most successful disc to date, spawned three US tours and inspired raves, smiles, bloodshot eyes, and drunken stupors across the country.?!   One problem.?! When prepared to record the follow-up, they didn't want to do what so many bands would: repeat themselves and devolve into formula.?! So they recorded a covers disc--Copycat Killers (Scat, 2005)--and used songs such as "Get the Party Started" or "Play With Fire" as guinea pigs to explore new sounds and styles.?!

CD $9.50

10/28/2008 753417007925 

SCAT79 


MP3 $0.00

10/28/2008  

 


Dirty Moons by Prisonshake

Prisonshake

Dirty Moons
Scat

It finally happened--Prisonshake has completed their long-threatened double-album, Dirty Moons.?! An underground rock Chinese Democracy, maybe, but with less drama and way less money.?! Guitarist Robert Griffin founded the Scat label in 1989 for Prisonshake, and to some extent it has continued to exist in hopes of releasing this album.?! These recordings, all but one done entirely in the analog domain between 1995 to 2007, encompass both realism and psychedelia, sometimes via tape manipulation and found sound.?! Performances range from the completely live (even vocals) to near Bob Ezrin-levels of production, but all have an everybody-in-the-room recording at their core.  Right off the bat, one can't help but notice the guitars.?! This is a shameless rock 'n' roll album, where guitar solos, passion, swing, and fingertips are celebrated.?!

2XLP $17.50

08/26/2008 753417006614 

SCAT66 


2XCD $12.00

08/26/2008 753417006621 

SCAT66CD 


MP3 $0.00

08/26/2008  

 


The Nice Price by Prisonshake

Prisonshake

The Nice Price
Scat

Budget-priced teaser 7-inch for next spring's Dirty Moons double album, for which recording began in 1995! This is the group's first new release in 10 years.?! Maximum R&R that straddles all sub-genres while informed by old R&B and plenty of bad attitude..?!

7" $3.00

01/15/2008 753417006973 

SCAT69 


MP3 $0.00

01/15/2008  

 


Escape Velocity by Finn’s Motel

Finn’s Motel

Escape Velocity
Scat

Escape Velocity is defined as the speed required to leave a body.?! Sounds cool, but let's be honest: this Escape Velocity is the product of a pushing-forty, married-with-children rocker named Joe Thebeau, his Affton, Missouri basement, some current members of Prisonshake, an abundance of imagination and some formidable songwriting.?! Finn's Motel draws on classic power pop and prime, midwestern rock (think Cheap Trick or The Replacements) but never sounds formulaic.?! Escape Velocity is psychedelic without the wah-wah pedals; instead sudden shifts in time and perspective take the music to new places.?! These songs are dynamic, unpredictable, visionary and stuck-in-your-head-for-days infectious.  Escape Velocity was written, engineered and produced in Thebeau's basement but sounds nothing like a basement recording -- thanks largely to studio savant Adam Schmitt, who mixed most of the tracks.?!

CD $12.00

09/19/2006 753417007529 

SCAT75 


MP3 $0.00

09/19/2006  

 


Propeller was the fifth album by Guided By Voices, and was intended to be the group’s last.?! Released as a limited edition of 500 LPs in 1992, the album featured handmade covers and blank labels to keep expenses as low as possible.?! Their other albums hadn’t sold much, why would this one?! Robert Pollard had a family to support and his musical aspirations had not exactly been a boon to their bank account.As fate would have it, the band wound up releasing an album chock full of gems Pollard had stockpiled, and for the first time sounded distinctly like the band that fans have since come to love.?! Propeller also marks the return of Tobin Sprout to the GBV fold, along with an increased songwriting presence.?!

LP $17.50

03/19/2021 753417004917 

 


CD $12.00

03/19/2021 753417004924 

 


MC $9.75

03/19/2021  

Scat49MC 


MP3 $9.90

11/08/2005 753417004924 

 


Copycat Killers by Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde

Copycat Killers
Scat

“Play With Fire" was both featured in the HBO series True Blood (season 1 DVD just came out), and it's accompanying soundtrack.?!  What do you get when you cross Pink with Hawkwind, Brit-pop mopers, post-punk junk, disco spunk, denim and leather, spandex and polyester, fringe and feathers?! Good question.?! Cobra Verde’s Copycat Killers might have the answer with its twelve tunes you’d never hear on a K-Tel comp, let alone during prom night.?! Their pot-induced rendition of Pink’s “Get the Party Started” starts the party, and the shindig continues with a kraut-rockin’ version of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” and whomp-and-stomp nuggets by the Troggs, Flamin’ Groovies and, uh, New Order.?! That’s not all (it never is).?! These Cleveland rock legends Motownify Hawkwind, perform a Bo Diddley-ized upgrade on The Fall, and reimagine the Stones’ “Play With Fire” as a stalker on an answering machine. Cobra Verde will charge across the U.S.?!

CD $12.00

04/19/2005 753417007420 

SCAT74CD 


MP3 $9.90

04/19/2005  

 


Demon Crossing by Yellow # 5

Yellow # 5

Demon Crossing
Scat

***A discography for each member of Yellow #5 would run to several pages and include significant contributions to records by Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan, Desert Sessions, earthlings?, Mondo Generator, Modifiers, Kyuss, and many, many others.?! It would be understandable if you expected a heavy and aggressive rock album from Yellow #5, but that's not the case for the most part.  Demon Crossing is a somewhat conceptual album inspired by the twin moons of a nasty breakup and the desire to musically re-create the atmosphere of The Circle Bar of New Orleans, the city where the group initially formed.?! In a flush of inspiration, Molly McGuire wrote the songs for the album over the period of a month.?! To help flesh out the material she enlisted guitarist extraordinaire Dave Catching, with whom she was also playing in Nola punk mainstays The Gnarltones.?!

LP $12.00

04/05/2005 753417007314 

SCAT73LP 


CD $12.00

04/05/2005 753417007321 

SCAT73CD 


MP3 $0.00

04/05/2005  

 


For Almost Ever Scooter by Mice

Mice

For Almost Ever Scooter
Scat

***AVAILABLE AGAIN!!! “Bill Fox is a sent-to-us-by-the-pharaohs songwriter, no matter what idiom he chooses, but … he was at his best in The Mice.?! Here he had other forces (Ken Hall and his brother Tommy) prodding and pushing him along in one way or another.… In particular, Ken and Bill were like a married couple at times, with lots of conversations at elevated volume.?! But when the dust settled, it worked.?! And they rocked.?! When you listen to For Almost Ever (1986), you need to remember that they were very young — especially Tommy, who was 15 at the time we recorded it.… [At] the first day of recording … Bill unveiled his amplifier.?! I think it was manufactured in Sri Lanka and sold through Woolworths — all five inches of speaker cranker power and six screaming watts of it: I thought we were toast.?! But it recorded beautifully and is still one of my favorites.?!

CD $12.00

08/31/2004 753417006423 

scat64CD 


MP3 $0.00

08/31/2004  

 


Get Out Alive: The Last Type Story by Speaking Canaries

Speaking Canaries

Get Out Alive: The Last Type Story
Scat

***Multi-instrumentalist Damon Che and pals return with their third LP.?! Whereas the previous album exploded across two platters, Get Out Alive implodes, applying the ancient military tactic of maximum force.?! The 40 minutes of music on the album were culled from more than twice that amount of recorded material, and in a few cases were spliced into new arrangements.?! Although tremendous guitar noise is still to be found, about half the tracks also display a surprising nimbleness in the pop arena.?! The songwriting isn't traditionally structured, but the melodies are instant and human. Still, this isn't another dreadful Beach Boys rehash; this is a record for fans of the electric guitar.?! Just as Che's drumming in Don Caballero earned him a reputation as an original voice on that instrument, his guitar playing is just as developed and strikingly expressive (and he does play drums on half the songs, too).?!

LP $9.50

10/28/2003 753417005716 

scat57lp 


CD $12.00

10/28/2003 753417005723 

scat57CD 


MP3 $0.00

10/28/2003  

 


***The question about The Guided by Voices Box is always, "Is it different than the original?" Yes and no.?! It contains the same music, still contains five discs, and has pretty much the same art on the slipcase.?! The art has been redone out of necessity, but any visual changes are minor.?! Nothing from the original pressing has been lost, aside from poor-quality upside-down scans.?! The biggest change is a switch from five digipaks to three jewel boxes.?!   Box compiles the first four Guided By Voices albums, namely Devil Between My Toes, Sandbox, Self Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia, and Same Place the Fly Got Smashed.?! Each is different in character, but all are quite recognizably GBV.?! They were originally released on vinyl only on various invented record labels in pressings of 300 to 1000 copies.?!

5XCD $40.00

11/26/2002 753417004023 

scat40cd 


MP3 $0.00

11/26/2002 753417004122 

 


Float In The Eye by 4 Coyotes

4 Coyotes

Float In The Eye
Scat

7" $4.00

01/08/2001  

scat09 


Wishbone Fight by 4 Coyotes

4 Coyotes

Wishbone Fight
Scat

7" $4.00

01/08/2001  

scat13 


Don't Want Momma To Know by A Bullet For Fidel

A Bullet For Fidel

Don't Want Momma To Know
Scat

7" $4.00

01/08/2001  

scat34 


Last Day Of Fall by A Bullet For Fidel

A Bullet For Fidel

Last Day Of Fall
Scat

7" $4.00

01/08/2001  

scat51 


Lingers And Dies by A Bullet For Fidel

A Bullet For Fidel

Lingers And Dies
Scat

LP $6.75

01/08/2001  

scat60 


Bullet For A Bad Man by Big Trouble House

Big Trouble House

Bullet For A Bad Man
Scat

7" $4.00

01/08/2001  

scat41 


7" $4.00

01/08/2001  

scat12 


7" $4.00

01/08/2001  

scat44 


I Am A Tree by Gem

Gem

I Am A Tree
Scat

LP $6.75

01/08/2001  

scat68 


LP $6.75

01/08/2001  

scat29 


Comes with Scat Records Quarterly magazine..?!

7" $5.75

01/08/2001  

scat16 


Flower Killer by Soul Vandals

Soul Vandals

Flower Killer
Scat

7" $4.00

01/08/2001  

scat27 


Life Like Homes by Speaking Canaries

Speaking Canaries

Life Like Homes
Scat

Three songs spanning 40-minutes of truly 'out' yet very 'pop' music that picks up where their Opponents EP finally fell.?! Pressed on some of that heavy-duty vinyl making the rounds.?! Limited quantity available..?!

LP $9.50

01/08/2001  

scat56 


Hotel Cleveland Vol. I I I by V/a

V/a

Hotel Cleveland Vol. I I I
Scat

LP $12.00

01/08/2001  

scat26LP 


CD $12.00

01/08/2001 753417002623 

scat26 


Second Semi Annual Report by V/a

V/a

Second Semi Annual Report
Scat

CD $12.00

01/08/2001  

scat97 


Cold Before Morning by A Bullet For Fidel

A Bullet For Fidel

Cold Before Morning
Scat

  .?!

LP $9.50

01/08/2001  

scat48 


CD $12.00

01/08/2001 753417004825 

scat48cd 


MP3 $0.00

01/08/2001  

 


Egomania (love Songs) by Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde

Egomania (love Songs)
Scat

CD $12.00

01/08/2001 753417006720 

scat67 


MP3 $0.00

01/08/2001  

 


Vintage Crime by Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde

Vintage Crime
Scat

LP $6.75

01/08/2001 753417005204 

scat52 


CD $6.75

01/08/2001 060259800424 

scat52 


MP3 $0.00

01/08/2001