Sunday, January 03, 2010

VA - Let Them Eat Jellybeans!

Let Them Eat Jellybeans!
An Alternative Tentacles Compilation

Various Artists

Label: Alternative Tentacles
Catalog#: VIRUS 4
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk, New Wave, Hardcore Punk

A1 Flipper - Ha Ha Ha
A2 D.O.A. - The Prisoner
A3 Black Flag - Police Story
A4 Bad Brains - Pay To Cum
A5 Dead Kennedys - Nazi Punks - Fuck Off
A6 Circle Jerks - Paid Vacation
A7 Really Red - Prostitution
A8 The Feederz - Jesus Entering From The Rear
A9 The Subhumans - Slave To My Dick
B1 Geza X - Isotope Soap
B2 Bpeople - Persecution - That's My Song
B3 Wounds - An Object
B4 The Offs - Everyone's A Bigot
B5 Anonymous - Corporate Food
B6 1/2 Japanese - Fun Again
B7 Christian Lunch - Joke's On You
B8 Voice Farm - Sleep

Artwork By [Sleeve Design] - Jello Biafra , Winston Smith
Other [Liner Notes] - Jello Biafra
Photography [Back Cover] - Edward C. Colver
Subtitled "17 Extracts From Americas Darker Side".
Includes folded double-sided (56 x 82 cm) poster. [discogs]

My copy is the Greek release STAT 3104 Polygram.[1982]
ogg & scans
Let Them here [162 MB]
The poster in pdf here [56 MB]

Review by Todd Kristel[allmusic]
Jello Biafra and Alternative Tentacles helped expose an unwitting world to America's underground music scene by assembling this seminal compilation of independent singles. It doesn't include every significant indie punk group of the early '80s (e.g., no Angry Samoans, Mission of Burma, or Hüsker Dü); however, it does include some of the foremost hardcore bands (e.g., Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and D.O.A.), a non-hardcore band that would establish a significant cult following (Half Japanese), and strong selections from lesser-known bands such as Geza X, Wounds, and Christian Lunch. Highlights include the frenetic "Pay to Cum" by Bad Brains, the self-explanatory "Nazi Punks - Fuck Off" by the Dead Kennedys, the relatively obscure "Sleep" by Voice Farm, and the post-existentialist anthem "Ha Ha Ha" by Flipper. Lowpoints include "Everyone's a Bigot" by the Offs and "Jesus Entering Through the Rear" by the Feederz, which serve as reminders that some bands should just avoid social commentary even when it's meant as a joke.

Δισκάρα! Το παράξενο είναι ότι κυκλοφόρησε στην Ελλάδα από την PolyGram σε ετικέτα Statik μάλιστα, δεν ξέρω αν έχει γίνει αυτό σε άλλη χώρα. Νομικοί λόγοι μάλλον δεν έχουν επιτρέψει την επανακυκλοφορία της, οι παλιοί ξέρετε περίπου τι περιέχεται εδώ, οι νεότεροι δοκιμάστε...
Βρισκόμαστε στην Αμερική στις αρχές του '80.


  1. Ευχαριστω ρε μαγκες γιατι τοτε που βγηκε δεν ειχα ουτε φραγκα ουτε μεσα για να τη βρω και νομιζα οτι δε θα μου καθονταν ποτε.
    VIVA Urban Aspirines !!!!!!!

  2. Thanx! Are these files lossy like mp3 or lossless like wav/flac?

  3. @ Jazzpunk : These files are lossless like wav/flac .