JIMMY SMACK - Death Is Certain → lp (Import)
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Imported from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
02. HATING LIFE
06. THE SCARLET BEAST
08. ANGUISH INSTRUMENTAL
Across two 7-Inches, Death Or Glory (1982), Death Rocks (1983) and one 12-Inch, Anguish (1982), Jimmy Smack has carved his own bleak chasm amidst the LA death rock scene that he inhabited. After decades dormant in the crypt, Knekelhuis (record label) finally compiles Smack’s entire recorded output, providing it a lavish place to rest on the Death Is Certain LP.
While his local punk contemporaries pursued aggressive hardcore and political punk, Jimmy Smack donned corpse paint and found a home performing in venues like the Anti-Club, amongst other subterranean dwellers like: Christian Death, Dead Hippie and 45 Grave.
Even within this lurid milieu, Jimmy Smack stood alone. "Hating Life" (from Death Rocks) easily locates Jimmy within the negative-punk and KBD lexicon. However, his recordings consisting of voice, rhythm box and electrified bagpipe drones, otherwise veer closer to other-worldly avant-garde rituals. Jimmy’s background in theatre and performance art help inform not only his menacing stage presence, but also spawning the singularity of his sound.
Death Is Certain comes housed in a printed inner sleeve featuring rarely seen archival photos, liner notes by Cooper Bowman and excerpts from an interview with Jimmy Smack conducted by Juan Mendez.
Remastered by Wouter Brandenburg
Composed & performed by Jimmy Smack
Executive production by Mark van de Maat
Design by Abel Minee
Liner notes by Cooper Bowman
Interviews by Juan Mendez & Simone Ling
• Black Vinyl
• Two-Sided 11.5 x 16.5" Insert w/ Lyrics
• Printed Inner Sleeve w/ Archival Photos & Liner Notes
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