Monday, August 8, 2011

Count Vertigo- I'm a Mutant / X Patriots (1979 -- Mississippi Records, 2011 *MR-086)



Reissued for the first time, a crazed Portland punk record from 1979. A side project of Ice Nine, Count Vertigo only existed for this one record as a band. Side A features "I Am A Mutant" - an uneasy little song with a relentless menacing organ riff. On the flip is "Patriot X" ...an angry political song that still rings a little too true. Two heroic punk anthems not to miss, if you like that sort of thing (Little Axe)

So, all of a sudden I've got these cold feet about steady upping the new Mississippi joints at GC. Eric and Warren had both given me a passing "that's cool" like a year or so ago, but... I reckon I'd like to reestablish that before I go wild on them again. Cause shit----they have got SO MANY great new LPs. Its kind of hurts my feelings (in the best of ways!) just trying to keep up anymore. I already know I won't up that super-great Khansahib Abdul Karim Khan joint here (Owl's got a good one, though), because I'm aware that Canary Records is not as down with the sharity on their in-print co-releases. Same with the Arhoolie & the Lomax records. No GC ups for them. I've recently gotten the encouraging green light from Sahel Sounds. What I'm wondering is, has the game changed for Mississippi, now that they've (reluctantly) upped a web-distro site and they're pressing bigger runs? I'm always up for a little mischief, but I'm not trying to bust anyone's chops. I just like ripping vinyl, and playing the selector. I reckon I'm hoping that I can one day can pivot this spot into a decent dj or music supervision gig. Film soundtracks- That's what I'd love to be doing. Ghostcapital has thusfar been a fun and productive way to spend my free time when my young one's tucked into bed. The golden oldies is what I'm all about & I just hope to keep at it, and hope you readers keep enjoying the effort. Anyways...here's the new Portland punk 7" reissue from them dudes. Junk is tight. I'd like to invite someone from Mississippi to write me at nicholab503@gmail.com, and let me know whether they're frowning or smiling when I up their jams. Dig it.



Download Link: Count Vertigo- I'm a Mutant / X Patriots (1979 -- Mississippi Records, 2011 *MR-086)

5 comments:

øשlqæda said...

don't sweat it mang. having a publication featured on GC is better advertising than money can buy... specially seeing as how you don't get paid! labels should at least be sendin you free records fer keepin hope alive :) it's difficult to even keep up on the downloading tip, let alone the purchasing, ripping, upping, enthusiasm, etc ... kids just don't know how good they got it. better recognize. thx fer this latest sneak peak

captain groovy said...

don't sweat Mississippi.The legality of their releases & whether or not the artists receive any compensation is a point of contention amonst collectors

Anonymous said...

Vice magazine said a bomb should be dropped on Portland, but save Mississippi Records. How hip, I say bomb there first. They also need to quit making shitty mix tapes and start paying some of the artist they releases albums by. Eric is a great guy, but the rest of them are pretty lame.

Anonymous said...

vice mag are such nut-riders. the u$ government should've flown planes into vice's headquarters on 9/11 instead

Riz said...

I have to agree with Owl. I would never have known the depth of the MR catalogue, or had my ears opened to some of the the releases without your rapturous endorsement. I have subsequently purchased releases (that aren't out of print!) and told numerous people to check out MR when they're in town. So it's got to be a good thing. Thanks for spreading the MR gospel. Keep up the great work Nick.