MISSION FOR CHRIST - THE COMPLETE SESSIONS

MISSION FOR CHRIST - THE COMPLETE SESSIONS

CD (Compact Disc)

Price: € 14.95

(VAT included)

Stock level: LIMITED STOCK

Available for
immediate delivery

Read our FAQ before ordering.

 

Label: EKTRO

Release date: 04/07/2012

Barcode: 6417138610768

Catalog no.: EKTRO0000079

Item ID: 374122

In the pantheon of obscure U.S. punk, Mission for Christ has remained an intriguing mystery. Aside from stray blogs hyping the group's infamously scarce seven-inch, "Pennies from Hell," plus a cursory reference in Steve Blush's book American Hardcore, precious few online or printed recollections of the band have surfaced. Until now, all anyone knew was that the shadowy participants hailed from Washington, DC, and that they were close associates of the city's most antagonistic musical export, the notorious No Trend. For summer 2012, Ektro Records is shedding some much-needed light on the subject. The Complete Sessions reprises MFC's nine-song 1983 demo cassette (which spawned the aforementioned single) and adds six previously unheard compositions dating from the following year. Extensive audio restoration vivifies the unruly material, while detailed liner notes place the names behind the noise in a helpful historical context. Centered around bassist John Gibson (aka JC Agnatha), MFC featured a rotating cast that was equally well-versed in full-throttle punk, go-go funk, and art-damaged junk. Active when DC was too often portrayed as an urban wasteland split by racial and geographical divides, this loose-knit project flaunted an absurd, topical, and gleefully bizarre mesh of styles that recklessly disregarded subcultures, colors, and easy definitions. Its personnel casually bridged the disparate scenes that boiled over in their backyards, using dissonance, dub, and Dadaist nonsense to aesthetically fit in with the varied likes of Bad Brains, Scream, Void, 9353, Half Japanese, Outrage, the Psychotics, Trouble Funk, Rare Essence, and anonymous street-corner percussion ensembles.
Alas, nobody could locate tapes of MFCs final incarnation from 1985, after No Trend mastermind and guitarist Frank Price had come aboard. Still, we're damn lucky to have rescued the 15 fantastic tracks comprising this CD (produced by Government Issue's Tom Lyle), and we're eternally grateful to Gibson for being gracious enough to share them with us.
Jordan N. Mamone, New York City

More on the EKTRO label...


VELI KURKI - VELI KURKI

VELI KURKI - VELI KURKI

Veli Kurki is a folk rock quartet from Pori, Finland. Their music is deeply rooted in the prog, folk and pop traditions of the '60s and the '70s, with slavic sombreness, Tove Jansson's fantastic worlds and Finnish romanticism echoing throughout. Veli Kurki's eponymous debut ... read more »

€ 13.95

 

JESTERS OF DESTINY - THE SORROWS THAT REFUSE TO DROWN

JESTERS OF DESTINY - THE SORROWS THAT REFUSE TO DROWN

Some 30 years after the debut-album on Metal Blade's subsidiary Dimension Records, Jesters Of Destiny return with 'The Sorrows That Refuse To Drown'. Expect the kind of hard rock/metal that only the Jesters are able to create!

€ 15.95

 

MAMIFFER & CIRCLE - ENHARMONICINTERVALS (FOR PASCHEN ORGAN)

MAMIFFER & CIRCLE - ENHARMONICINTERVALS (FOR PASCHEN ORGAN)

Forget what you know about the Seattle-area sound-art project Mamiffer and the Finnish hypno-rock institution Circle. Enharmonic Intervals (for Paschen Organ), the first in a proposed series of joint efforts involving these parties, contains few of the musical hallmarks you ... read more »

€ 14.95

 

GARFIELD STEEL - DARKNESS FREEDOM

GARFIELD STEEL - DARKNESS FREEDOM

Darkness Freedom is part classic NWOFHM and part futuristic synthesizer exploration. Hard rocking guitars intertwine with smoothly pulsating drum machines and eerie effects, creating a haunting new synthesis of heavy rock and electronic sound manipulation. It rocks hard as ... read more »

€ 14.95

 

LEHTISALOFAMILY - INTERPLAY

LEHTISALOFAMILY - INTERPLAY

Jussi Lehtisalo, guitarist & keyboard player of CIRCLE and EKTROVERDE has created a psychedelic hypnotising ethereal journey with his musicminded family. Based around the music of CIRCLE and EKTROVERDE, the ethereal sounds meander through the rhythms. A very intriguing ... read more »

€ 14.95

 

FALCON - FRONTIER

FALCON - FRONTIER

Foreshadowed by the hit single 'Beer And Ribs', FALCON (EX-CIRCLE) continue their ascent to rock'n'roll heaven with their full-length debut, 'Frontier'. With a dazzling array of textures and tempos, FALCON take the listener on an instantly addicting journey through ... read more »

€ 14.95

 

 


Shiny Beast - shinybeast.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@shinybeast.nl
W. www.shinybeast.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.