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I have been shopping the blogs for some old compilations that I used to have but, for one reason or other, have gotten away from me over the years. Among the ones that I found is this little gem from around 1991. "Guitarrorists" is a compilation of instrumental pieces by some of punk/underground music's most cutting edge guitar players. Each does what they do best while showcasing the sounds that them so recognizable. There's not much to say about this album, otherwise. The line-up here speaks for itself. Among the players featured are Sonic Boom, J. Mascis, Helios Creed, Thurston Moore, Paul Leary, Nikki Sudden, and Kramer from Bongwater. My personal fave is Steve Albini's "Nutty About Lemurs" track. Here Albini gives us a taste of pretty much every trick in his bag! Back in about 1998 or so I ended up seeing his band Shellac at a strange little place in the small town of Cookeville, Tennessee. It was a pretty intimate setting and between songs Albini announced he was taking requests. I was sitting up front so I decided to yell one out. I thought I would pick something obscure that no one else would probably be asking for and "Lemurs" was the first one to pop in my mind. I yelled it out and after giving me sly grin he went into it and played the entire piece. Anyway, I thought Michael (Zer0_II) would enjoy this one and I'm sure a lot of you will also dig it.
Track List: 1. Sonic Boom - Overture [Spaceman] (1:54) 2. Kurt Ralske - Tar, Iodine, Blood + Rust [Ultra Vivid Scene] (2:40) 3. Kathy Korniloff - I Really Can't Say [Two Nice Girls] (2:59) 4. Jeffrey Evans - Longwood Mansion [Gibson Brothers] (1:46) 5. Wayne Coyne - I Want to Kill My Brother: The Cymbal Head [Flaming Lips] (3:36) 6. J Mascis - A Little Ethnic Song [Dinosaur Jr.] (2:58) 7. Dean Wareham - West Broadway [Galaxie 500] (2:38) 8. Mark E. Robinson - Guitarrorists Theme [Unrest] (1:44) 9. Marc Gentry - Mariposa [Rein Sanction] (2:43) 10. Dave Rick - Where's Gitchi Oombigat At? [King Missle] (4:01) 11. Kat Bjellend - Bruise Violet [Babes in Toyland] (3:12) 12. Thurston Moore - Blues for Spacegirl [Sonic Youth] (4:51) 13. Helios Creed - Green Volcano [Chrome] (1:37) 14. Tom Hazelmeyer - Guitar Wank-Off #13 [Halo of Flies] (3:16) 15. Paul Leary - Fillipé Mepelpeepe [Butthole Surfers] (3:19) 16. Nick Salomon - Dark Field [Bevis Frond] (3:00) 17. Don Fleming - Sound as Steel [Gumball] (1:08) 18. Kim Gordon - Kitten [Sonic Youth] (1:43) 19. Nikki Sudden - Cats Cradle (3:26) 20. Kramer - Ovulation Always Brings Me Down [Bongwater] (2:23) 21. Neil Haggerty - Fallen off the Rocks [Royal Trux] (4:03) 22. Wayne Rogers - Hoichi the Earless [Crystalized Movements] (3:28) 23. Rick McCollum - Spider Plum [Afgan Whigs] (4:18) 24. Marcy Mays - Always Late [Scrawl] (1:06) 25. Lee Renaldo - Here [Sonic Youth] (5:27) 26. Steve Albini - Nutty About Lemurs [Big Black] (1:43)