Michael Yonkers / Microminiature Love - SP508
Originally recorded in 1968 and slated for release on Sire Records, Microminiature Love languished unreleased until unearthed and issued by De Stijl Records as a limited, vinyl-only pressing in 2002. Our friends at Aquarius Records had the following to say about the original vinyl release:
“An obscure late-sixties ahead-of-his-time visionary gets his due with this LP reissue. Yonkers’ stuff was like nothing anyone had heard back then (or even now really): fucked-up garage psych with dementedly genius lyrics and crazy acid-fried guitar. Yonkers, a legendary Minneapolis-area figure, built his own effects pedals, cut his Fender Telecaster down to a plank, and played like no one else ever. I’m at a loss of words on how to describe this. It’s sort of like a fusion of stripped down Black Sabbath, The Troggs, Pere Ubu, and The Cramps??”
The July 22, 2003 CD reissue includes six bonus tracks not found on that first pressing of the LP.
Microminiature Love: finally back on vinyl!
Sub Pop’s Aug. 16, 2011 vinyl reissue will present the album in its original 7-song version. And, all six of the bonus tracks from the CD will be available in the download that comes with this LP. Proceeds from the sales of this LP reissue will benefit the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation.
Released: 2003-07-22 (CD), 2003-07-22 (MP3s), 2011-08-16 (LP)
- MICROMINIATURE LOVE
- BOY IN THE SANDBOX
- SMILE AWHILE
- KILL THE ENEMY
- THE CLOCK IS RUNNING
- MY HOUSE
- HUSH HUSH
- SOLD AMERICA
- THE THUNDER SPEAKS
- SCAT JAM