Rallizes Denudes - Heavier Than A Death In The Family 2 x 180 gram vinyl lps (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed) (special)
Important note: these copies are new and sealed and guaranteed and $14.00 off the regular price, but they have a creased corner, so the jackets can not be considered 'perfect'.
"Phoenix Records releases the oft-bootlegged Heavier Than A Death In The Family by legendary Japanese rock/psychedelic noise band Les Rallizes Denudés. This "album" is in fact, a blistering assemblage of live performances (all recorded in 1977, except for "People Can Choose," which was recorded in 1973) which sits at an esteemed #3 position on Julian Cope's Japrocksampler top 50 list. Reverb so heavy, it will split your frontal lobe in two."
"Mizutani's doomsday echo and the heavy, sulfurous stink of scorched earth mark Rallizes' passage into history, and I can't imagine anything following, or even surviving, in the wake. That outfits such as Haino's Fushitsusha, Kousokuya, and (to a lesser extent) Nanjo and Kawabata's Mainliner were later able to reclaim this obliterated terrain for their own flags verges on the miraculous -- akin to perfume gardens springing from the salted soils of Carthage."-Fakejazz