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Why Should We Play Their Game?

by Pungent Odor

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Ben Harris I love how organic and alive this record's component wonky synths and warbling guitar work are. I've occasionally come across unappreciated experimental albums like this before, that always spark my imagination and sound (to my ears at least) like some of sort of audio-portrait of a music-based lifeform. Brandon Lopez's "The Church Of Plenty, Empty" and the "Deadly Chronicles: Assaults From The Land And The Sea" by deepseaorganism/Bug Catcher are similarly bioaudiological, in my opinion. Favorite track: Sex Is Great?.
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Originally released on the Harsh Reality Music label
HR004 1983
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Kim Kruger — electric guitar
Dave Grave — acoustic & electric guitar, vocals, bass
Mick Cock — bass, electric guitar
Chris Phinney — vocals, keyboards, synthesizer

Recorded with an Akai 4-track reel-to-reel

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Pungent Odor — Why Should We Play Their Game?
— includes a review by Jerry Kranitz, and an interview with Chris Phinney

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This archival reissue was created with the approval and full cooperation and participation of Harsh Reality Music label owner Chris Phinney.


released January 30, 2019


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