SOLD OUT - Гражданская Оборона "Армагеддон-Попс" LP
1 of the 2 final LP installments the legendary Grazhdanskaya Oborona 1989 recording session that produced 5 albums in a 2 week period. I've already carried and sold out of the Здорово и вечно, Песни Радости и Счастья and Русское Поле Экспериментов LPs and this will most likely be the last time to grab these in the US! My apologies for the the slightly increased price, but it was more expensive to obtain these this time around than the previous LPs.
Here's what Yegor Letov had to say about Armageddon Pops as a retrospect in 2007... "(“Armageddon-Pops”) This is perhaps the most uncompromising, “non-profit” work of the GO (and in general the products of the GroB Records along with the activities of our parallel project “Communism” with Kuzma), especially with regard to such albums of the latter as “Laughing Gas”, "Satanism", "The game of airplanes." In general, it is difficult to draw a clear dividing line between the work of these two groups - songs written for one moved to the other and vice versa, common “industrial” and noise substrates, phonograms, effects were used. Ideas finally.
This is the highest peak of brutal sound impudence, aggression at that time, an attempt to achieve maximum uncomfortability, digestibility for the average listener. On the one hand, it was a risk of losing the audience, on the other - the opportunity, finally, to gain OWN. True, genuine, ideological, incisive. Based on the above concept, the recording was made with maximum violations of sound standards - direct separation of channels, voice recorded with deliberate overload, recessed, "smeared" percussion, whistling guitars, all kinds of atonal noise and rumble."