Normally, I keep my catalog fetish to myself. But when I discovered the new
Matador Records catalog, seemingly hidden in an extra pocket of the package for
the new Yo La Tengo album, I thought: "ATN readers just have to know about
this. It's my duty to tell them."
The catalog is for a cool dozen new
Matador albums that, frankly, I was totally unaware of. As far as I can tell,
these albums are available only by mail order, although the marketing folks at
Matador somehow left ordering info off the catalog, which boasts: "Matador The
Exciting NEW Way to Enjoy the Music You Want. In Your Home... In Your Car... or
Wherever You Roam!"
Some of the albums described:
Student Union. "Sophomore effort from these fresh men. 16 punkin',
pukin' classics including 'Phi Kappa Whatever,' 'Pass/Fail' and 'Somethin'
About a Keg.' "
* The Electric Tie Rack, Anyone For Paisley?. "A
musical approach to pop and rock as fresh as Wendy Carlos's in the classical
area with Switched On Bach. Melody, music and 'good vibes.' Includes
'Bow-Tie Daddy,' 'Knot Given Lightly,' more."
* The Condo Fucks, Movin'
In. "Punk-rock smashingly paraded as only New London's bad boys can.
'Government Problem,' 'Fuckin' Gary Sandy,' 12 more. Check out: Straight
Outta Connecticut, For Squatters Only, Condo Fucks City Rockers
*Original cast, Heroin!. "All the show stoppers from
Broadway's sleeper hit musical: 'On the Street Where You Score,' 'I've Got the
Horse Right Here,' 'Who Will Buy This Wonderful Redrum,' 'I've Got You Under My
Skin,' 'A Spoonful of Sugar' and so much more."