No need to tell much about Starfuckers. This essential band from Bologna is one of our favorites from the teeange days, and that's why we're really honoured to have them on our label. This CD is something we dreamt from years: it gathers Their 1991's long time deleted mini-lp BRODO DI CAGNE STRATEGICO [now on CD for the very first time] plus the album SINISTRI (maybe their masterpiece) - originally released in 1994 on Underground Records. And again : 2 songs taken from 2 comps + 1 unreleased one.'91/'96 was possibly the best Starfuckers phase.
After the primal post-Stooges noise in the late '8os, They created their own way for noise rock in Italy [in the early 9o's, Bologna also spawned Massimo Volume and Splatterpink, just to name a couple] taking inspiration from NY no wave + noise rock, but keeping their own attitude and personality. After that, they choosed to follow even more radical paths and the result was an exciting form of noise/experimental Muzik that also paid its tribute to '900 avant-garde (Maderna, Cage, Xenakis), altought it seemed to have the only aim of killing its own ego until a sort of rock'n'roll tabula rasa. It's all here, in these 16 historical trx. Everything is been remastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, and, in our opinion he did a great work - songs details are much more focused now, but respecting the initial spirit / sound.
1-6: Brodo di cagne strategico (Electric Eye/Elter Skelter, 1991)
Manuele Giannini: voice, guitar, amplifiers, turntables / Roberto Bertacchini: drums / Gianni Ginesi: guitar, amplifier / Gianfranco Verdaschi: guitar, amplifier / Paolo Casini: bass (2) / Mauro Vasoli: bass (1-4-6) / Paolo Vasoli: saxophones (2-3-4-5-6).
7: From Bananafish Magazine #11 (recorded december 1991)
Recorded December 1991 at TBM Rockhouse - Manuele Giannini: guitar, amp, voice / Roberto Bertacchini: percussion / Alessandro Bocci: turntables, electronics / Gianni Ginesi: guitar, amp / Mauro Rigoni: guitar, amp, computer / Paolo Vasoli: saxophone / Gianfranco Gavarini: tuba.
8: From "Comin' Down Fast: a gathering of garbage, lies and reflections on Charles Manson" (Heleter Skelter, 1993)
Recorded and mixed April 1993 at TBM Rockhouse - Manuele Giannini: guitar, amp, voice / Roberto Bertacchini: percussion / Alessandro Bocci: turntables, electronics, voice / Gianni Ginesi: guitar, amp / Valeria Fiorentini: voice / Mauro Rigoni: mixing.
9-15: Sinistri (Underground Records, 1994)
Produced by Starfuckers. Dedicated to Paolo Casini (1968 - 1994).
Manuele Giannini: voice, guitars, amplifiers, feedbacker, digital synth, drum machine / Roberto Bertacchini: drums, percussions, voice, claps / Alessandro Bocci: turntables, mixer, audiometer, analog synth / Gianni Ginesi: guitar, amplifiers / Mauro Rigoni: guitar, ring modulator / Mauro Vasoli: bass (9-12) / Francesco Cervi: didjeridoo (10) / Gianfranco Gavarini: tuba (12) / Sabrina Giannini: voice (15) / Massimo Sarti: sound editing (14) / Massimo Carozzi: technical support.
16: Unreleased (recorded april 1996)
Recorded and mixed April 1996 Studi Domestici - Manuel Giannini: guitar, amp, mixer / Roberto Bertacchini: drums, mixer / Alessandro Bocci: electronics, mixer, supermixer / Paolo Terenzoni: bass, amp, mixer.
released April 25, 2010
All Sounds - Starfuckers.
Executive production | Artwork - Sometimes Records.
Remastering - Giuseppe Ielasi, winter 2009.
Sometimes Records: www.sometimesrecords.com