Unmarketable, unclassifiable, and too loud!
MX-80 Sound emerged from Indiana’s primordial musical sludge in the mid-70s, releasing the iconic Big Hits 7” EP in July 1976. Hip critics were blown away, describing them as “Velvet Underground meets Ornette Coleman” and “Sun Ra eats the Ventures.”
This monster package of 1976 material comprises 18 songs, including the entire original 7-song EP, 2 rarities and 9 previously unreleased tracks, all meticulously mastered from the original analog tapes. Giant 20-page booklet with founding story by vocalist Rich Stim. Lyrics, photos, original surreal art, alt-cover slick, radar-dish sticker. 600 copies.
“If ever a band realized the potential of pre-punk ‘underground’ noise rock, MX-80 is it.” – Trouser Press
“Basically one of the best presented records … that I’ve ever seen. Destined to be a cult single.” – Mark Perry, Sniffin’ Glue
“MX-80 Sound were one of those bands ahead of their time. I suspect they were a main influence on Sonic Youth, the Swans and Live Skull among others.” – Julian Cope
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