The Dancing Cigarettes / 1980-1981: THE GULCHER RECORDINGS

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The Dancing Cigarettes
1980-1981: THE GULCHER RECORDINGS
(Gulcher 410)

The Dancing Cigarettes appeared on the Bloomington, Indiana scene in 1980, playing music that still vibrated deeply with the naive/intellectual spirit that had informed much of underground rock since the mid-70s. The Cigarettes fused high-school geek visions of dada and beat literature with their love of pre-punk icons like Eno and Beefheart, advanced by Midwestern art-punks like MX-80, Pere Ubu, and Tin Huey. Their songs were tight, angular, ironic, and filled with obtuse lyrics. In 1981, they released an EP on Gulcher, and contributed a cut to the Red Snerts compilation LP. This CD collects those five tracks, two outtakes from the EP sessions, and 15 songs recorded live at the Bluebird in Bloomington. The Bluebird material shows the Dancing Cigarettes were just as fiery and capable of sonic chicanery live as in a studio setting.

CD released 6 September 2002.

DANCING CIGARETTES EP

1. Puppies In A Sack
2. Mr. Morse
3. Pop Doormat
4. Best Friend

RED SNERTS TRACK

5. Broken Windows

EP OUTTAKES

6. Simple Machines
7. Poignant

LIVE AT THE BLUEBIRD

8. Whattayawannadonext?
9. Mr. Morse
10. Puppies In A Sack
11. Talking And Talking
12. Feel This Pain
13. Finger Pictures/Razor Hand
14. Eggs Any Style/Diet Of Worms
15. Banana Industrial Complex
16. Monsters Eat My Hell
17. Jackie O/Too Mental For Me
18. Drawn By You
19. Burn In Heaven