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GENETIC HABIT
From Outside (BigO)

Having a wide spectrum of influences and styles, Genetic Habit have embarked on a loosely defined musical approach and aimed to provide an unpredictable voyage for their listeners. $12


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THE BOREDPUCKS Banned In Da Singapura
(BigO)

Since its release in 2000, The Boredpucks' Banned In Da Singapura has become a modern Singapore classic. When it sold out, with demand still coming in from Malaysia, the album was pirated. This reissue has been remastered with three bonus tracks, Zoe Tay (originally from BigO's CD Singles Club No. 5, 1998), Beautiful Day (from the film, Talking Cock The Movie) and 1-2-1 (from the film, Eating Air). $12

 

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The Show Must Go On
(Soundschemers)

A showcase of up-and-coming bands with a Brit-pop feel. Featuring Tiramisu, The Marilyns, Serenaide, Big Red Moment, Radium Rags and Disco Biscuit.
$12

 

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FORCE VOMIT
Give It Up For The Trustfund Rockers
(BigO)

Eleven tune-terrific tracks featuring the single, Siti, (Are You) My Number One and The Kids Who WTF. Other mouth-watering tracks are He's No Longer, Liberator, Johnny Levitate, Yr Ad Campaigns Empower Me, Aisakos Don't Die, Auntie Trust, Maintenance and D Dreams. As I.S. magazine says: "Trustfund Rockers is an instant classic for its sense of fun is irrepressible, and the band's ability to pull off one supercool, drama-mama guitar riff and bassline after another deserves a standing ovation for sheer audacity." $12

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Deeper Underground
(Snakeweed/BigO)

Pop, rock, metal and surf from some of the more established and mature local bands Sherene's Closet; The Boredphucks; The Moderates; Force Vomit; HDJ Tas Riser; Return To Fall; Neural Vibe and Ossuary. Includes rare and previously unreleased tracks. $10 (for limited period only)

 

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THE ODDFELLOWS
Bugs And Hisses
(BigO)

Twenty-two tracks of hard-to-find Oddfellows rarities. Featuring: Your Smiling Face (live at Botanic Gardens); The Song You Said I'd Never Write (rough mix); Foggy Daylight (7 Year Itch EP); So Happy (live); Teenage Head (previously unreleased); If You Love Me; Song About Caroline (live); Happy Birthday (live); A Love Tale; Over Again; Two Trains (first time on CD); You Calm Me Down; She's So Innocent (live on radio); Unity Song (live); Lost My Head (live); Goodbye (live); Riding In Your Car and newly remastered versions of Unity Song; 20 Years; Your Smiling Face; Goodbye and Pretty Faces. $12

 
 
SAM GOPAL
Father Mucker... Rhythm On A Tightrope (GSP)

Gopal is the Malaysian who played with Jimi Hendrix a long time ago in a London club. Father Mucker is a new album where Gopal explores the tabla in an eclectic and electric setting. The tunes all have a blues-rock bias, strong on riffs, instrumental virtuosity and with a funky rhythm. The production is superb with the sound specially separated for widescreen stereo. $17

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THE PADRES
Singles Club No. 1
(BigO/1993)

The Singles Club series more than highlighted new acts and new music - it also showed that the acts also had the potential to be hitmakers. To kick off the series, Joe Ng (of the Padres) thrilled listeners with Radio Station and Angel. Comes with BigO #96 (December 1993). $12

 

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THE STRAYDOGS
Singles Club No. 2
(BigO/1994)

Three tracks were culled from their three (singles) records - Freedom, Mum's Too Pampering and Repent. The only place where this famed '60s Singapore band appears on CD. Comes with BigO #106 (October 1994). $20 [only limited copies - comes with random issue of BigO]

 

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Singles Club No. 3
(BigO/1995)

The surf punk of Force Vomit's Spacemen Over Malaysia; the rocky terrain of Suchness' Spellweaver and the blissful magic of Astreal's Stay Awake - just what's needed for any music fan to bop to. Comes with BigO #131 (November 1996). $12

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Singles Club No. 4
(BigO/1997)

Livonia made a big splash with Vengeance Is Mine; though the other tunes on the CD are equally enticing Crack Healer's Tommy; Camra's Who Wants To Know and etc's Adolesce. Not only is the music cool, this is also BigO's first enhanced CD featuring interview clips of the bands. Comes with BigO #144 (December 1997). $12

 

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Singles Club No. 5
(BigO/1998)

Say it loud, 'cos that's the only way for The Boredphucks whose Zoe Tay has the word "classic" written all over. Simmering under are Stroll's She's The Covering; Ecrus Garage's Rising; The Trip's She Don't Care Anymore and AIFF's Why. Comes with BigO #156 (December 1998). $12

 

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New School Rock I
(BigO/1991)

For the first time in years, radio listeners were exposed to the sounds that young local bands were creating. Featuring The Oddfellows (Lost My Head, Song About Caroline); Corporate Toil (King Eric, Hope And Requiem) and Opposition Party (Impending Death, Crawl Out Alive). Comes with BigO #63 (March 1991). $20

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New School Rock II
(BigO/1992)

Featuring A.W.O.L. (Postcards, Claude's Dog); The NoNames (My Mama, Evil livE); Fish On Friday (In Too Deep, If Ever); The Padres (Hold Me, Freakout Frequency); Stompin' Ground (Divided We Fall, Cold World); Shades (Love You Aida, The 5 C's); Global Chaos (Open Up The Windows, The Mortals Must Be Crazy); Heritage (Somebody's Gonna Go, I Don't Know); Eza (Yesterday's Love) and The Black Sun (Love You Now). Comes with BigO #74 (February 1992). $12

 

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New School Rock III
(BigO/1993)

The journey continues with ESP (For Peace, Into The Fire); Band Of Slaves (Oil In My Coffee, Changes); Avant Garde (Everything, Touch You); Silent Sorrow (Suffering In Silence, Pain Breeder); Pillars Of Faith (I Don't Want To Be Alive, Careless Gun); Swirling Madness (Woman, We Are What We Are); Rocket Scientists (D.O.T., Anger) and the Watchmen (Orchard Road, Please Believe Me). Comes with BigO #85 (January 1993). $12

 

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New School Rock IV
(BigO/1994)

Another 12 months have passed and it's time to groove to Club Ecstasy (Orchestra Of Passion, Voice Of E); Drill (Point Blank, Skewered); Goofy Grooves (Surge, Back In Time); The Lilac Saints (Velvet, Claudia); The Mother (Somethingshappening, Still Confused) and Ossuary (Atrocious Game, Endangered Nation). Comes with BigO #97 (January 1994). $12

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THE ODDFELLOWS
So Happy
(Tim Records/1991)

To promote The Oddfellows' debut album, Teenage Head, the Oddies put out this single. Other tracks featured are Your Smiling Face (Version '88) and Stand And Stare. Comes with BigO #68 (August 1991). Only limited copies left. $12

 

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Electroplasm
(BigO/1992)

Welcome to the Digital Underground with CU 1359 (Loving Laurie, Certain Earth Scream); Censor (Can Never Change, You); Convent Garden (Day Lite Frenzy, President Fraud) and Raw Fish (We Shall Overcome, Amputate). Bonus tracks: Daze's Sexy Little Boy (Quadmix) and Radio Edit. Comes with BigO # 81 (September 1992). $12

 

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Lion City Hardcore: Together At Last
(BigO/
Reconstrux/1993)

A showcase of metal and hardcore that is seen as a milestone of the genre in terms local music. Featuring Stompin' Ground (Stomp Intro, Man... Machine); Upright (Out Of Reach, Chance Your Arms); Bawlout (Stop This Fights, Stereotype + Virus); Rectify (Realize, Reveal The Truth); Enrage (Free Minds, Never); Voiceout (Suffer... Til When?, Shout In Chorus); United Blood (Skin, United Blood); Soulfire (Clockwork, Rage); Intense Decibel (Hypocritical Society, A Place To Live) and 4-Sides (Locked, Propulsion). Comes with BigO #88 (April 1993). $20 [only limited copies - comes with random issue of BigO]

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Death Valley 92328
(BigO/1993)

A celebration of indie music, featuring The Cranes (Jewel); Matthew Sweet (I've Been Waiting); Head Like A Hole (Spitbag); Mary's Danish (Ships In The Sky); The Coal Porters (I Tell Her All The Time); Far (Hideaway); Mosquito (Mothership [Everything Changes]); The Pooh Sticks (Forced Fed By Love); The Pagans (Memory Machine); Watchmen (The High Cost Of Living); Mantissa (Ruby's Mind); Thurston Moore (The Thurston Moore/Sonic Youth Interview) and Rollins Band (Another Life). Comes with BigO #89 (May 1993). $12

 

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The Big Oz
(BigO/1993)

An introduction to some cool music from Down Under, featuring Yothu Yindi (Tribal Voice, My Kind Of Life, Maralitja, Dharpa, Matjala, Hope, Treaty); Chihuahua (Say); GW McLennan (Riddle In The Rain, Bathe [In The Water]) and Def FX (No Time For No- Where). Comes with BigO #90 (June 1993). $12

 

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For Everyman
(BigO/1993)

If you are spiritually inclined and seek some meditative solace, you might want to dip into this sampler featuring Morning Tapestry (The Birds Still Dance); Kim Boyce (When Love Calls Your Name); Afternoon Tapestry (He Who Dwells [Psalm 121]); Dick & Mel Tunney (Don't Throw Away The Love); The B/W Project (Whey Should The Devil Have All The Good Music); Michael English (Love Won't Leave You [Out In The Rain]); Ron David Moore (I Give You My Word) and Evening Tapestry (Shepherd Song). Comes with BigO #87 (March 1993). $12

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X'HO
X' With An X: Me All Good No Bad
(BigO/1999)

In the beginning was the word. And the word was 'Skew Me, You Rebel Meh?, a collection of X'Ho's pointed writings. Now comes X'Ho's first spoken-word CD, featuring the singles, The Three T's Jam and Lament. As the man says, "I don't care if no one notices, it's so fulfilling to simply say it." $12

 

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Live At The Green Room
(BigO/1998)

Take four promising bands, set your stop-watch and let them rip. Features Electric Co. (It Don't Seem Right, The Story Of Slantboy); Sherene's Closet (Stereoloud, Over); Steel City Skies (True?, In A Shadow) and Satellite Blue (Heaven, I'm Insane; Darklights, Lonely Fairies And The Creations Of Love). Recorded on Dec 15, 1998. $10

 

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POPLAND
Groovy
(Kamko Records/
1998)

From the group that gave you The High Cost Of Living comes this power-pop album to drive away the blues. Featuring Never Liked The Beatles, There She Stands, Beautiful, Here, All Or Nothing, Let It Roll, Distant Mirrors, Past Tense, The Jam and Nothing On The Radio. $15

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Left Of The Dial
(Face Down Records/2000)

A pop tribute to The Replacements featuring Singapore's own Popland with their version of Swingin' Party. Twenty-three other mouth-watering acts who include Happy Regrets (Kiss Me On The Bus); Evelyn Forever (Little Mascara); Dipsomaniacs (Can't Hardly Wait); Crash Into June (Achin' To Be); Masticators (Bastards Of Young); The Marlowes (Alex Chilton); Jeremy (Here Comes A Regular); Day Of Reckoning (Left Of The Dial) and Horndog (Waitress In The Sky). $15

 

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
Tigermilk (Matador/
Jeepster)

The first album by Belle And Sebastian, who have since moved on to become cult favourites. The clever wordplay, the sanguin melodies and the exquisite harmonies... are all here. Featuring The State I Am In, Expectations, She's Losing It, You're Just A Baby, Electronic Renaissance, I Could Be Dreaming, We Rule The School, My Wandering Days Are Over, I Don't Love Anymore and Mary Jo. $21

 

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OPPOSITION
PARTY
Ver 1.0
(2000)

Finally... a CD to call their own, from Singapore's premier punk band. Tracks include Hack N Slash and Baka Uta. $10

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THE ORDINARY PEOPLE
When Stars Collide
(Same Big Sky Records/2000)

A mix of classic and roots rock, When Stars Collide features Not Alone, the theme song from the TV series, Spin. Also include crowd favourites such as Litmus Heart and The Day I Met Superman. Other tracks include Not Alone, 23 five 23, Peter's Projection, Uptight, Twilight, Between, Wired, Nervous Sky and Hanging For A Star. $15
 
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THE RUNAWAYS FEATURING JOAN JETT
Little Lost Girls
(Rhino/1987)

Before there were riot grrrls... the final recordings of The Runaways, whose lineup featured Joan Jett and Lita Ford. Featuring Black Leather, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Saturday Night Special, Eight Days A Week, Takeover, Right Now, My Buddy And Me, Little Lost Girls and I'm A Million. Special introductory offer... $10
 
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Stories About Love
(Murmur OST)

The Music Teacher... Haura.. ClicK... From pop to experimental to jazz, experience the various facets of love through the music of Popland's Kevin Mathews and Jason Tan, who invoke heartache and heartfelt intimacy; Zai Kuning and George Chua with their contemplative and ethnic score and visit the electronica soundscape of noghani and Mahesan. Featuring Celest Chong's Sorry My Love (written by Joe Ng). Stick around for two hidden tracks. $12
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THE HUNGRY GHOST
The Hungry Ghost
(Whimusic/2002)

The songs of The Hungry Ghost peek into the mystery of everyday existence and evoke bizarre, unfathomable situations. Gothic folk anyone? Featuring Haunted, Heaven Is A Dark Place, Walk On Fire, Brooder, Lady Twilight, Scary Town, First Kill, Super-natural Serenade,This Cold Abyss, Frightened She's A Mystery To Me and Evil Never Dies. $15
 
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THE MODERATES
Keeping Up Appearances
(Self-released/
2000)

Indie rock will always stay in style, just the way The Moderates do it. Tracks include Sadako's Revenge, A Blaise Process, Same 'Ol Same 'Ol, Lovepit, Anthem For The A**holes, Dear Mr President, The Scarlet Letter, ecStacy, Sex, Lies And The CHIJ Girls, Rokun Roru Riot, This Time Around, Open Door, The Masons' Hall, Bigot (Hanson Mix), Dogman, Sixtysix.six FM and Q&A. $10
 
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DEAD CAT BOUNCE
Sexy Lisa
(Dead Cat Bounce)

When Fred Thomas of Dead Cat Bounce released Never A Dull Moment in 2000, he injected into his CD a healthy dose of classic barroom rock. For his second release, Sexy Lisa, he opted for a more punky sound. As a bonus, you get Never A Dull Moment CD FREE when you purchase a copy of Sexy Lisa. $10
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BRIAN PEREIRA
From My Window
(Self-released)

It's DIY all the way on this easy-listening album. Featuring Down-size Blues, Pray, Customer Ser-vices, Your Smiling Face, Some-thing Good, Haze, Miracle Of Life, Please Don't Hurt Me Now, You're So Strong and We Wel-come Christmas Day. $10
 
 
X'HO
Punkmonkhunk (Pony Canyon)

X'Ho's hard-to-find album, Punkmonkhunk, is now available - but only limited copies are left! Tracks include Motorcycle Hero, Transsexual Chicks, Little Sister, Down, Unlawful Harrassment and that rare single, Save Sex. $35
 
 
WATCHMEN
Love (Odyssey Music)

This five-track EP from 1994 from the Watchmen features the track, My One And Only. Other tracks include All I Know, I Love Singapore, 4 Love and All I Know (Ivory Cut). $10

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