Toy Killers | The Unlistenable Years

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The Unlistenable Years

by Toy Killers

The great, lost Downtown NYC/No Wave album is unearthed. recorded 1980-1984 featuring Mark Miller and Charles Noyes, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Bill Laswell, Elliott Sharp and more.
Genre: Avant Garde: Noise
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1. I'm Embarrassed to Be An American Girl
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0:39 album only
2. Sex Carp
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1:57 album only
3. 24 Handkercheifs for Roger Trilling
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3:55 album only
4. Smoky Raindrops
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1:44 album only
5. Green Dolphin Sweet
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1:21 album only
6. Corrugated Gems of Woe
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7. Scabby
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1:33 album only
8. Bleed for the Mind
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9. Shaken Not Stirred
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1:08 album only
10. Dance of the Were-samurai
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11. Teen Sex Carp
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12. Where Do We Get the $ to Save Our Children
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13. Death Certificate - 14 Dollars
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3:20 album only
14. Citymulch
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15. Away All Pests
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16. The Devil May Be Your Santa Claus
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17. The Devil May Be Your Santa Claus (Live)
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2:28 album only
18. Victimless Crime
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19. Improvisation 1
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13:32 album only
20. Improvisation 2
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21. Improvisation 3
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22. Improvisation 4
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23. Improvisation 5
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24. Improvisation 6
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25. Improvisation 7
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
more than an hour of previously unheard studio and live material circa '80-'84 by this incendiary group of malcontents led by madmen drummers Mark E. Miller and Charles K. Noyes. the destructive duo is probably best known for their tandem appearances on classic early albums by John Zorn ("Pool"), Elliott Sharp ("Carbon") and Material ("Live From Soundscape 1981") but now their own cacophonous story can finally be told!!!

Beginning as a pyromaniac noise duo, moving through DNA-on-crack no-wave power trio succinctness, early Material-esque avant-funk and beyond Miller and Noyes were joined by a who's-who of downtown NYC musicians. this release features great performances by Zorn, Sharp, Arto Lindsay, Bill Laswell, Wayne Horvitz, Michael Beinhorn, the late Paul Burwell, Thi-Linh Le, Nicky Skopelitis and liner notes by Anton Fier and Weasel Walter.

Painstakingly edited and remixed from hours of raw tapes by Weasel Walter, this CD is a definitive statement of the early period of a band that never got its due. Keep on the lookout for brand new Toy Killers material in 2009 feat. Miller, Noyes, Walter, Henry Kaiser and more! the extremity will never cease!!!


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DEBOUT Jacques


Toy Killers... wow !!! These early 80's and lates 70's, "memories are made of this" : all these hours spent in reading magazines which arrived in limted numbers in very specialized shops, here in France... the shock it was by passing from european free jazz to no wave, punk, hardcore and so on. Mark E. Miller was a name that we were searching for more (Golden Palominos, Locus Solus, Ambitious Lovers) and it was the same for Charles K. Noyes (this immense record, in trio with Kaiser and the Korean guy on OAO records).... Thi Lin-lê and Beinhorn's machines... Amazing, brilliant... but "what a drag it is getting old"