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TUE, AUG 16, 2011 at 4:41 AM

Full Album Stream of Michael Yonkers’ MICROMINIATURE LOVE

Microminiature Love: finally back on vinyl and out today!

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 very limited, vinyl-only pressing in 2002. This pressing sold out nearly immediately and was followed in July 2003 by Sub Pop’s CD-only reissue, which included six bonus tracks recorded around the same time in 1968 as the album tracks. Sub Pop’s Aug. 16, 2011 vinyl reissue of Microminiature Love presents the album in its original 7-song version, and all six of the bonus tracks from the CD will be included in the download that comes with the LP.

Proceeds from the sales of this LP reissue will benefit the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation.

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??”

Buy it here!

Microminiature Love:
1. JASONTOWN
2. MICROMINIATURE LOVE
3. BOY IN THE SANDBOX
4. SMILE AWHILE
5. RETURNING
6. PUPPETING
7. KILL THE ENEMY
8. THE CLOCK IS RUNNING
9. MY HOUSE
10. HUSH HUSH
11. SOLD AMERICA
12. THE THUNDER SPEAKS
13. SCAT JAM


Posted by Alissa Gallivan