V/A feat. Boss Hog – Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets: 1988-1998 Volume 1-11 (2xCD, US)

11 December 2016 Amphetamine Reptile Records
01.01. U-Men – Bad Little Woman
01.02. The Thrown Ups – Traffic Accident Sex
01.03. Lonely Moans – Lots ‘O Life
01.04. Helios Creed – The Last Laugh
01.05. Surgery – Action Candy
01.06. Cows – Almost a God
01.07. Halo Of Flies – Insecticide Stomp
01.08. Mudhoney – Twenty Four
01.09. Tar – Antlers
01.10. God Bullies – Tell Me
01.11. Tad – Habit & Necessity
01.12. God Bullies – Mussolini
01.13. King Snake Roost – My Zippo
01.14. Pogo The Clown – Intro/Outro
01.15. Lubricated Goat – Bad Times
01.16. Thee Mighty Caesars – 1977
01.17. Helmet – Impressionable
01.18. Gas Huffer – Before I Kill Again
01.19. Jonestown – Short Time Left
01.20. The Crows – Capital Hillbillies
01.21. Jesus Lizard – Pop Song
01.22 Unsane – Broke
01.23. Boss Hog – Red Bath
01.24. Vertigo – Big Black Bugs
01.25. Melvins – Euthanasia
01.26. Dwarves – Lesbian Nun
01.27. Casus Belli – Telemarketing
01.28. Hammerhead – Gremlin Stomp
01.29. Cosmic Psychos – Hard
01.30. Fetish 69 – Deep Scar Man

02.01. Superchunk – Basement Life
02.02. Guzzard – Bites
02.03. Jawbox – Low Strung
02.04. Godheadsilo – Lotion Pocket
02.05. Boredoms – Pukuri
02.06. Supernova – Sugar Coated Stucco
02.07. Chokebore – Brittle & Depressing
02.08. Love 666 – You Sold Me Out #2
02.09. Bailter Space – Glimmer Dot
02.10. Steelpolebathtub – A Washed Out Monkey Star Halo
02.11. Chrome Cranks – Dead Man’s Suit
02.12. Brainiac – Cookie Doesn’t Sing
02.13. Today Is The Day – Execution Style
02.14. Rocket From The Crypt – Tiger Mask
02.15. Calvin Krime – Fight Song
02.16. Gaunt – Kiss Destroyer
02.17. Servotron – Matrix of Perfection

NOTES:
Double CD compilation of the first eleven Dope, Guns & Fucking in The Streets 7″ singles, also issued as a triple vinyl set.

Red Bath by Boss Hog was previously released on Volume Four (issued on Red and Black vinyl) and the compilation of volumes 4 – 7.

Although not on this compilation previously unreleased Boss Hog track Stain was released on Volume Twelve.

SONG CREDITS:
01.23. Boss Hog – Red Bath
Recorded: Studio Media, Chicago
Produced: Jon Spencer
SLEEVE NOTES:
“It all started on a half assed plan. A long since forgotten ‘zine talked to me about doing a compilation single come with the next issue. The finances were vague to foggy at best, but my then 22 year-old ass was already off and running with the idea.

I was fresh back to Minneapolis after a four-year stint as a marine, three of which were spent out in the Seattle area. The Seattle connection is pretty obvious on the first DGAFITS with 3 out of the 4 bands being from there, and I had just put out singles with the U-Men and The Thrown Ups.

Steve Turner from The Thrown Ups asked if I wanted a track from his brand spanking new band he’d just fired up with fellow Thrown Up, Mark Arm. He sent a tape which I immediately jumped all over it as it sounded fucking aces. Results being that via DGAFITS, AmRep beat Sub Pop to the punch in releasing the first Mudhoney track!

I ordered the first batch of singles, the deadline on the ‘Zine was not forthcoming. When the test pressings came weeks later, the response was “Um, yeah not sure when the mag will be ready.” Months later, the DGAFITS singles show up hot off the UPS truck from St. Louis and no ‘Zine in sight.

At that point we had about 2/3rds of the fledging label’s assets tied up in this project so I said fuck it and called in a new acquaintance, Dave “Deuter” Johnson, to help on the cover. Once he was given the project’s title and the one and only drawing of “Dopey The Avenging Reptile” (drawn at some point during my stint in the USMC as a never gotten tattoo), the only design guideline was “make it look like a Foetus Record.” Dexter did better team good, he did great. A score,ooh crypto-commie/fascist propaganda graphic sporting a twisted take on a radical White Panther Party slogan combined with a new and blistering take on pun/alt music. Perfection.

I stuffed the records in the trunk of my ’68 Galaxy 500 while working my day job as a security guard in a downtown MPLS parking ramp. It all fell into place and what’s not to love? Apparently, the indie music scene of the time felt the same and they sold out in no time flat.

It was the label’s 12th release but quickly became one of Amphetamine Reptile’s signature institutions. Some of the singles even charted on college radio charts! The LP’s certainly did, which is nigh impossible for a compilation. It was a great way to introduce new bands on the label to the world. It was an even greater way to get to work with bands we loved that weren’t on the label. Such as tracking down idols like Helios Creed of Chrome Fame to do a DGAFITS track led to AMRep working with him full time. Some of those bands even stopped at the old headquarters and cut their track in our studio; Superchunk come to mind. The series even spouted a few bootleg knock offs like “Crack-Uzis-‘N’Safe Sex in the Streets Volume One.” followed by a spate of other labels trying to achieve the same success with their own 7″ compilations.

There’s been a couple of more DGAFITS released in conjunction with recent AmRep anniversary shows, and who knows, maybe Dopey plays Phoenix and resurrects his tired ass. There’s been more’n a few new bands that indeed spark the flames.

HAZE XXL, CEO/Janitor – Amphetamine Reptile Records”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Original Cover Design: Dave “Deuter” Johnson*
Graphics / Design: Haze XXL

BARCODE: 7 60137 79642 8

MATRIX:
CD 1: [unknown]
CD 2: [unknown]