Angela Sawyer – Croaks – Vinyl


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quot;One of the highlights of early Devo live shows was a song Booji Boy sang called, The Words Get Stuck in My Throat. It was kind of a sappy tune, about little hidden microphones and View-Masters and shit, but it made a huge impression on Angela Sawyer when, still in swaddling clothes, she heard it on a bootleg tape recorded it at Maxs Kansas City. She would sit in front of the family Walkman all day and play that song over and over again. It became, what she calls, the theme song of my youth. In the years between that epiphany and this LP, Ms. Sawyer has worn many bonnets. She has been in bands like Preggy Peggy & The Lazy Babymakers, Duck That, Exusamwa, and Negative One. She has run a bizarro-world CDR label (Being Weird Isnt Enough). She has championed crazy music for many zines, sites like Perfect Sound Forever, and as a writer of liner notes. She ran the legendary Weirdo Record Store out of a Harvard Square bomb site. And throughout this she has maintained a bad attitude and propensity for ear-damage that always makes her the first person strange foreigners think of when they want someone to play with. She has made her presence felt as a supremely subterranean force on the New England landscape. Anyway, back to the LP at hand. As a result of Angela wondering about what might happen if words actually got stuck in your throat, she began doing sound poetry vocal exercises designed to answer this age old question. Endless hours of such stuff were recorded and studied, with the final determination being that words cant really get stuck. They always come out eventually. And when they do, theyre either croaks or theyre honks. In order to show the difference between these two schools of sound, Sawyer assembled this album from hundreds of hours of recordings. And we think youll agree the results are both startling and revelatory. Science, dear friends, marches on.quot; -Byron Coley, 2016. Edition of 300. For fans of Weirdo Records, Negative One, Duck That.


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