1ST PRESSING OF 2000. BLACK VINYL. 12 SONGS. PRINTED COVERS. COMES WITH 16 PAGE BOOKLET.
Chalk Circle existed in the Washington, DC metro area punk/hardcore scene between 1981 and 1983. They were the first all-female rock or punk band to ever record and perform in DC, and
their recorded output will finally be available in one place: on the Reflection LP, released by both Mississippi Records and Post Present Medium. The twelve songs on this release are from compilations on Outside Records and WGNS, live shows, and unreleased recordings. It also comes with a sixteen page booklet compiled by guitarist/vocalist Sharon Cheslow that tells the Chalk Circle story in its entirety for the first time. The booklet features photographs, press clippings, and extensive liner notes by renowned musician and producer Don Fleming, whose band Velvet Monkeys headlined Chalk Circle's first shows.
Chalk Circle, although personally part of the birth of hardcore as friends and fans of the Dischord scene, musically never fit in to the stringent rules of that scene. They sound like they were from a time where experimentation was rewarded, where new ideas were examined and transformed by people who were curious and excited to fit with the moment. The ideas were then transformed again, when the moment changed. In an interview by Alex Guiness in 1982, in response to a question about how to label Chalk Circle, vocalist/guitarist Mary Green answered, "We'll create our own tag." For those who want a tag, well, think about the raw experimental U.S. punk of Flipper, Bush Tetras, and The Minutemen, or the innovative post-punk of Delta 5, The Swell Maps, Liliput, and The Slits. Think about the youthful energy of DC Hardcore and the enthusiasm of teenagers making music that comes from the heart and not from copying riffs from rock records. Think about the straight-laced nature of the nation's capital and the joy of creating your own culture in a stifling straight world. Think about the promise of punk to teenage women. Chalk Circle expresses all this through music that is spirited, unique, creative, powerful, and fun.
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1ST PRESSING OF 550. 500 BLACK VINYL. 50 RED WHITE AND BLUE SWIRLED AND MIXED VINYL. 6 SONGS. PRINTED COVERS. UNCOATED STOCK.
Re claiming the San Fernando Valley as the hard nation of weirdo-ness, SFV Acid drops his first bit of vinyl genius on the world. Mixing acid, grooves, samples, and the Los Angeles laid back vibe, this 6 song 12" is communication to the under elite, the scrawling interior laden youth. Young Zane Reynolds, with his moniker SFV Acid started making music in 2007, Throwing weekly parties in Los Angeles (Starting the exciting and fresh "GROWN" with Ashland Mines aka Total Freedom) DJing, performing, the lines get blurred, but the sounds and the medium is something to take note of. Especially in a world of dishonesty, he speaks the truth. Listen and learn.