Tuesday, 20 March 2012

VA - Trouser Press Presents the Best of America Underground (1983)

Big record companies take note! While the songs on this compilation don't really fit within the normal parameters of this blog, I decided to post it, firstly, because of its rarity (gotta share them gems) and secondly, because it goes to show that you don't need the material resources (or resulting headache) that come with a big record contract.

The tracks on this cassette were compiled by Ira A. Robbins for Trouser Press. From 1974 to 1984, you could subscribe and receive a years worth of issues for $15 . What's better, every issue included a free flexi disc. Score!

The trans-oceanic Trouser Press billed itself as, "America's Only British Rock Magazine," and starting in 1975, began publishing reviews sporadic low-budget singles that were sent in from bands around America. As the readership of the reviews increased, Trouser Press introduced a column called "America Underground," to keep readers up to date on independent releases. This compilation features some near-forgotten obscuros and home-brewed 45's rich in feeling and Lo-Fi depth.

Cassette ripped @320kbps

Link in comments...


  1. http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jibc7zo3v7315nx

  2. hi any chance of a re-up? Thanks for all the great music