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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Kim Salmon and the Surrealists - Hit Me With The Surreal Feel

This album was requested by Browner a while back, and Nathan Nothin was actually the one who supplied this album.

Salmon formed the first lineup of the Surrealists in mid-1987, with Brian Hooper on bass and Tony Pola on drums. He formed the band to record the album Hit Me With The Surreal Feel, using minimalist lo-fi approaches to recording a basic trio: recording the band live with microphones around the studio capturing the entire sound, rather than one instrument per track. The recording and mixing cost was AUD$240 total. The band also played live around Perth in mid-1987. The Surrealists did a few songs by the Scientists (particularly "Shine" from The Human Jukebox) and had a similar sound, in that Salmon remained the leader and primary songwriter, but the feel of the music was notably different: far less tense and confrontative. In 1999, Salmon renamed the band Kim Salmon and the Business.

Year Of Release: 1988
Label: Black Eye Records
Genre: Garage, Lo-Fi
Bitrate: 160kbps

Track List:
1. The Surreal Feel
2. Bad Birth
3. Feel
4. Bellyful of Slugs
5. The Surreal Feel
6. Black Velvet
7. Intense
8. Blue Velvet
9. The Surreal Feel
10. Torture
11. Devil In Disguise
12. The Surreal Feel

Download: Kim Salmon & the Surrealists - Hit Me With The Surreal Feel
Download Size: 35MB


Anonymous said...

Wow. This thing shreds. Dirty and primal. Under the Suicide influence with just the bass, guitar and drum. Thanks! --Alain

Smoked Eels said...

this album proves that monetary constraints are not only no hindrance on - but can help produce - great music, the band who played on this album would be hard pressed to even get drunk on its budget but it plays like some flithy, twisted blues nightmare. wonderful stuff. thanks again for posting.

lazulime said...

it says the files are corrupt...

Zer0_II said...

@lazulime: I'll check the file and see if I encounter any problems. The other people who commented didn't encounter any corruption issues, so more than likely it is some type of problem on your end, but I will check just to make sure. Corruption issues are fairly common when downloading rar files, and sometimes simply redownloading the file will resolve the problem. If the file is indeed corrupt I will reupload it as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

Hey. Don't be a douche. Pay a coupla bucks for the artist still living on the breadline and download Kim's music from hos Bandcamp page.



You're the douche. You won't even identify yourself & the link you are bitching about isn't even active anymore, so if someone wanted this from the information they got here, then maybe they'd go buy it.
Kim Salmon is hardly living on the breadline, but we always suggest for people to support the artists & buy what they like. This blog is just to let folks know what great music is out there.
Hey. You're a douche. Ha ha ha. I just had to say it again.