To Hell 'N' Back
MEMO 006CD (2015)
CD - $10.00
Hailing from Adelaide, proto-grunge outfit Grong Grong bludgeoned Australian audiences throughout 1983-1984, with their dark and aggressive take on punk rock. The band filtered its influences of The Birthday Party, The Cramps, Flipper and Pere Ubu through a suburban Australian mindset, sounding like no one before or since. In 1983, they supported Dead Kennedys and impressed frontman Jello Biafra so much, they became the first and only Australian band to release an album on Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label. This deluxe reissue on the much-acclaimed Australian archival label, Memorandum features the band's posthumously-released 1986 self-titled LP, plus rare studio demos, expanded live cuts, and nugget-y rehearsal tapes. All tracks have been digitally-remastered from original source tapes and are available for the first time on CD. The package also contains a DVD with concert and rehearsal footage, displaying the band in all their noisy, chaotic glory. Presented in a deluxe gatefold wallet with a detailed booklet stuffed with liner notes, photos, and original art, this will be a highly-desirable package for fans of this extremely influential band and connoisseurs of the Australian underground scene of the '70s and '80s. DVD is all-region NTSC format.
"I lay awake for about two nights after seeing GRONG GRONG, still wondering if I actually saw what I really saw"
- Jello Biafra
"All kindsa spectral rattles just float in the air, while all sortsa shit-hrink throbs underneath"
- Byron Coley/Forced Exposure
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