Monday, November 15, 2021

BUILDING A BETTER MOUSETRAP - A TRIBUTE TO CAT MACHINE - Lava Church Records 2012 compilation


 Finally!!! after 9 long years,this cassette from 2012 has made it to the blog.CAT MACHINE IS FOR YOU,EVEN IF YOU NEVER HEARD OF THEM!!!Long out of print,if you own a copy,limited to 50,recorded onto recycled cassette tapes,and distributed by Lava Church Records,then you are a purveyor and seeker of ,underground,cult,weird,odd,avant garde musicians.This upload also includes a song which has gone unheard for years,submitted but never added to this tape.Useless Pile's version of "Boiling In The Bathtub",is the final track on this,still a mystery thats never been solved! Anyways,check out this tribute,to the little band that could,a group of punks whose sheer tolerance for the world,impacted an unknown number of kids,into starting their own bands! The band of bastards that spawned hundreds of bastard bands!! Read the notes on how the band (and the Sluggisha Tapes label!) ,got it's start,and read the lyrics to every song included here,also bonus stuff in the download are rare flyers and art. Throw money at this release (and my small,as of yet,bandcamp catalog) ,and help me and my wife survive another day!! thanks all!!!

https://sluggishatapes.bandcamp.com/album/building-a-better-mousetrap-a-tribute-to-cat-machine 

 

Sunday, November 14, 2021

31/13!!!!! SLUGGISHA TAPES IS 31 YEARS OLD TODAY,HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! AND SLUGGISHA BLOGSPOT IS 13 YEARS OLD TODAY!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!



 FUCK 2112!!!! THIS IS 3113!!!!!

That's right ,SLUGGISHA TAPES IS 31 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!!!

and SLUGGISHA BLOGSPOT IS 13 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!

I planned on having an upload of BUILDING A BETTER MOUSETRAP - A TRIBUTE TO CAT MACHINE ,today,but ran into upload problems,it is a tape from 2012,honoring the band who really got SLUGGISHA TAPES started , CAT MACHINE !!.Released originally on Lava Church Records,a small diy label in Sarasota,FLA,USA!.I still plan on this happening today! Lemme go take care of that ,and I will post it here!! Thanks for 31 years of being fans of the greatest label never found,underground!! 31 MORE YEARS TO COME!!!

FUCK 2112!!!! THIS IS 3113!!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

SLUGGISHA TAPES 30TH ANNIVERSARY!! SLUGGISHA.BLOGSPOT.COM 12TH BIRTHDAY!!





 
























Yup! so 30 years have passed ,Sluggisha Tapes is still in operation!Sluggisha blogspot has been battered and deleted numerous times,but will eventually be restored with links to everything on the blog,and new stuff coming all the time.Google "sluggisha" and you will find we are everywhere on the web.Been on the internet as a blog for 12 years now!SLUGGISHA:THE BOOK  is still in the writing stages and will be published within a year.I was going for releasing it this year,but many obstacles arose.I will make a concerted effort to restore both the Sluggisha AND  the Mediachrist blogs,in addition to getting a bunch of new releases out ,some which have been in holding pattern for years!.Thanks to all who have supported the label and the bands over the years.And the WGOD   podcast listeners I would have loved to do a    WGOD podcast today for the 30th,but,alas ,i am ill prepared and/or have a lack of proper equipment to do so.Please go to my storefronts online and contribute to Sluggisha! Help us make it for another 30 years!!! Thanks to all!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

SLUGGISHA'S XMASTRAVAGANZA #11


That's right.it's the eleventh straight year of demented,noisy,punk rock,and non traditional xmas music,from your favorite troupe of dimwits ,on the Sluggisha Tapes/Blogspot roster! I can't say enough about this awesome compilation,and all the great folks ,who came together,to make this possible! Mikey D. did the front cover art this year,and Gray Meatballs did the back cover,whilst G O D compiled this whole mess.Got some punk rock,some noise,some tardcore,some metal,some experimental,some hnw,and the lounge-y sounds of the world's most infamous crooner,and keeper of the old world,GROB!! This usually featured on radio and internet outlets ,nationwide,every year.Let's hope this year is no different!
https://zath1.bandcamp.com/album/sluggishas-xmastravaganza-11


Thursday, November 14, 2019

HAPPY 29TH ANNIVERSARY SLUGGISHA TAPES & HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY SLUGGISHA ONLINE!!!!


Sluggisha Tapes is 29 years old today! In 1990 started as a mailorder diy cassette label.For more details,drama,inside scoops,and dirt on the label,the bands,the people,the songs,the shows,and the longevity of the greatest unheard,underground,cult music label,ever ,get ready for "SLUGGISHA TAPES - The Book!" authored by yours truly,and published by Auspicious Apparatus Press,by my friend and book publisher,(amongst other talents),Todd Barselow,hopefully in time for Sluggisha's 30th Anniversary,next year,on this day!!Anyone who has stories to tell or pics for the book get with me at  sluggisha@gmail.com .thanks!


It is also the 11th Birthday of Sluggisha.blogspot.com ,and other outlets on the web ,(just google "sluggisha"). Most links on the ol' blog are dead now,after uploading the full blog 3 times,and it's been deleted each time! I hope to rectify all links before "Sluggisha Tapes - The Book" comes out next year!In the meantime ,if you find something on this here blog that you wanna hear,shoot me a line at  sluggisha@gmail.com  and I can most likely send you a link or file,within a few days.Thanks for all your support over the years ,and many more to go!! Next up : SLUGGISHA'S XMASTRAVAGANZA #11

Saturday, December 15, 2018

SLUGGISHA'S XMASTRAVAGANZA #10 -2018

It's that time of year again! The 10th volume of Sluggisha's Xmastravaganza is now available for download on bandcamp for free.I only get 200 free downloads a month so if any of you can pay a small fee of any amount,it will free up more free downloads,as I anticipate much more than 200 downloads,especially this month.My files at archive were all deleted,so most links on this blog are dead.I am seeking out a new file hoster or looking into starting a netlabel on archive,with nothing other than bands/projects on my label.So this year ,for the first time ever ,the Xmastravaganza is on bandcamp.The awesome cover art was done by Michael Elvidge ,who also did a song for the comp! Back cover pooped together by resident in-house artist ,Gray Meatballs.We ended up with 41 bands doing 56 carols of all shapes,sizes,and sounds.A good third of the bands here are of the noise variety,the rest are of every style/genre.Jingle Bells was the most submitted song with 9 versions,one in a medley,some barely recognizable as such,some very trad.,dad.I can't say too much more,other than,go listen,download,play on your radio show/podcast/xmas parties,make copies for friends/family,just go!We are usually featured on the Dricore show on WCSB ,Cleveland,Ohio ,on every Xmas show,hopefully this year will be no different! 
 
Also here is the full release on youtube,with all the flyer art!