Atavistic Unheard Music Series UMS/ALP220CD Nut music as free as the squirrels 1976-88


Starship Beer

Wes Mingin, electric guitar, piano, alto saxophone, voice, recorder, melodica; Pat O'Brien, voice, recorder, percussion, clarinet, musette, tambourine; Kevin Whitehead, electric bass, clarinet, voice, percussion, recorder, organ, lap steel guitar; Bill McGinnis, short wave radio (track 12); Dave Tiffany, FM radio (track 15).

  1. Black/white white/black (07.24)
  2. Wheatland Wyoming (03.05)
  3. Talking winks (02.50)
  4. Criminal girlfriend (02.40)
  5. Cavalcade of stars (05.28)
  6. Plumbing (01.55)
  7. Ghosts of owls (02.55)
  8. You fly in my brain like an airplane (03.06)
  9. (At the) noise circus (04.49)
  10. Air or wind (02.27)
  11. Chris, the nasty boy (a minisaga of the midwest) (09.51)
  12. 10-4 big buddy (06.57)
  13. Postal nexus 3 (06.40)
  14. Man in the trunk (02.10)
  15. Tiffany lounge (14.15)
Tracks 1-11 recorded on 15-17 August 1979 at Larry Klotzko's City Hall, Oswego, New York; track 12 recorded Oswego, New York summer 1976; track 13 recorded in Baltimore, Maryland and Rapid City, South Dakota in early 1978; track 14 recorded in Medford New Jersey in 1988; track 15 recorded in Chittenango, New York in 1986.

Cover art (reproduced above) by Pat O'Brien.

Tracks 1-11 originally released on LP in January 1980 as Land Mammal 1066.


Go to list of Atavistic/Unheard Music Series CDs, or to Independent Recording Labels Page