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5-8 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Live 1978-1979
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PCD 5629 PCD 5629
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/23/2001

Aunt Sally was Phew's first group; their debut album was released by the famous underground electronics label, Vanity Records in 1978. Aunt Sally were the proto No Wave band of Tokyo alongside Reck's Friction, but generally unknown outside of Japan due to the non-distribution of Vanity releases. After the one AS album, Phew went on to record a single with Ryuichi Sakamoto and a couple of LPs of iced-out depression that were later issued by the DSA label for Western consumption (her classic solo debut, Phew was recorded with Conny Plank, Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit). This previously unreleased live album features some totally nuts and freaked out lo-fi mania. The cover segue-way 'Blitzkreig Bop' into 'My Generation' would surely win some kind of no-wave irony award if anyone was keeping tabs (I won't even mention the opening track, a cover of "Mony, Mony"). Frantic, swirling organ, tattered drumming, shrieking vocals from Phew, more punk than DNA, but you can only expect so much.