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Seven Inch Saturday…


…Hazel – Blank Florida b/w Motor Sport Daredevils (1994)

I recently found this along with 2 other Hazel 7″s that I had never seen before, and now I think I have everything they released.  Hazel is one of my favorite Portland bands of all time.  They were a lot more melodic and spunky than most of the Seattle based label-mates on Sub Pop.  This 7″ looks like it was basically self-released, I doubt there were more than 1000 of them.  Oh, and these tracks were recorded by Donna Dresch, enjoy!

A: Blank Florida″

B: Motor Sport Daredevils″



Seven Inch Saturday…


The Breeders – Head to Toe (1994)


I was very lucky to find this gem from the Last Splash era.  The title track is my favorite, sounding a lot punchier and punk influenced than is typical for the band.  Shocker in Gloomtown is a Guided By Voices cover for which they made an awesome video.  I featured it a while back on Music Video Monday… check it out.

All these songs are short and sweet.  This is the Breeders at their funnest, and definately one of my favorite things they’ve released.  Hope you enjoy!

Head Side: Head to Toe / Shocker in Gloomtown″

Toe Side:  Freed Pig″

Seven Inch Saturday…







Ruby Falls – The Spirit Is Willing (1994)


Before boarding the big gay cruise ship we hung out for a day in Los Angeles, West Hollywood to be exact.  We did a lot of fantasy shopping at fancy boutiques where we can’t afford anything, and finally ended up buying a ton of shit at Amoeba records in Hollywood.  This seven inch was one of the things we picked up, for only $1.99!

The Spirit is Willing″


And here’s a bonus Ruby Falls track from the Welcome to the Villa Villa Kula Compilation (which Jon bought when he was 16), it’s about being gay…


The Way of Colleen″



Seven Inch Saturday…


Mombies The Third Sex


I remember listening to the title track of this 7″ in High School and being all vicariously angsty. Mombies is about growing up  queer and having shitty parents, but I actually had two really awesome ones. I would listen and sing along and be all like “Yeah! This is totally how I imagine I would feel if I lived in the movie All Over Me and/or the suburbs!

In reality though, I lived in rural NJ where my mom would invite my boyfriends for dinner and my dad would become president of the local PFlag chapter….Geez.


Feed Me

My Expense


Jon: Seven Inch Saturday…


Moving – The Raincoats


So before I really start, I have to confess that I am cheating a little bit here. These songs are not actually from a 7″, but are taken from the 1984 full length, Moving by The Raincoats. However, there are special circumstances that lead me to breaking the official format of Seven Inch Saturday. But before we get to that, a little back story…

As you have most likely gathered from previous entries in this series, when I was a teenager I pretty much exclusively listen to riot girl, punk, and rock music. It wasn’t that I was purposefully cutting myself off from other artistic ideas, but more so that I was just a dumb teenager who hadn’t yet fully realized how to appreciate music ( which is not to invalidate the music I did like at that age). Lucky for me though, I was a teen in the mid to late 90’s, and eventually had access to the internet. Where previous generations might have poured over Rolling Stone, I was fortunate to have queer punk message boards to read.

Eventually someone turned me on to 70’s/80’s group The Raincoats. I started where most people do by listening to their self-titled (and their only traditionally punk) album. I LOVED it, and immediately bought all their other album. But since I was a dumb teen, I hated them all. They weren’t punk, so I closed myself off to them. Stupid.

Luckily I gave them another shot when I was 20, and realized how amazing they were. Moving quickly won the titled of Best Album Ever in the book of Jon.

Skip ahead a few more years. I only owned Moving on CD, but one day found an unopened mint condition vinyl copy on Ebay. I was so excited. Once I got it, I considered listening to it, but ruled out the idea for fear of marring my treasure. What was the point. I already had the songs on CD right?

Now skip ahead another few years. Paul and I get a new record player. We are going through all of our old records for fun and I decide, “What the fuck? Let’s just play my special Raincoats record already!”. We put it on, and after we are one song in something incredible happens:

This is not the same track listing as the fucking CD!

Some how I had never noticed, but the long out of print LP has two extra tracks! TWO!

They weren’t  included in the 90’s CD reissue for some stupid reason. For me it was like someone had just given me long lost recording of my favorite band. I was blown away!

So, since they are not on the CD and will most likely never be reissued, I thought it would be fair to post them here.


Dreaming in The Past″




Paul: Seven Inch Saturday…


Helium – Hole in the Ground b/w Lucy


This is almost the first thing that Helium ever released back in ’93.   That was back before the guy from Polvo joined the band.  Hole in the Ground is probably my favorite song they ever recorded.  Some of you might remember it from the movie All Over Me. Anyway, I got a good deal on this on ebay.  I think it’s actually the UK version.  Hope you enjoy!

A – Hole in the Ground 

B – Lucy


Jon: Seven Inch Saturday!

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Quasi – Mailorder Freaks 7″


I know I posted another 7″ from the Kill Rock Stars Mailorder Freaks Club just a few weeks ago, but there are so many good ones to choose from that I just couldn’t help myself.

 I first got into Quasi my sophomore year of  High School (11 years ago! ahh!), which was a little odd because at the time I was pretty much only listening to Riot Girl, punk and queercore music. Quasi however is pure pop (or was at the time anyway), but I gave them an initial chance because Janet Weiss (of Sleater Kinney, who I LOVED when I was 16) was the drummer. I bought a CD of their album Featuring Birds and was hooked.

That same year I missed the boat by not buying a copy of this 7″, and regretted it for years. A few months ago though, I was surprised top find one used. It’s always wierd to hear songs by a band for the first time years after they were released.

(Side Story: I was listening to the side B song “Kiss the Snowman” the other day while Paul was at work and I got really lonely and sent him a crazy text message about how I missed him.)



 Side A: Unto Itself

Side B: Kiss the Snowman″

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