Paper Bag - Ticket To Trauma [vinyl]

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Płyta z 1986r., SST, nowa, oryginalnie zafoliowana, nacięcie na okładce (ok, 1-2 cm).
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Paper Bag's first release on vinyl. It was originally intended to be another independent cassette release (we'd had a few by then) but we opted to press it ourselves and get it distributed. The manufacturer turned out to be crooked and we had to fight to get back the master tapes and the cover art. (We only got back half of the cover art- M. had to recreate the rest.) Meanwhile we were still cheated out of our money, so we wouldn't be able to release it ourselves. Eventually SST picked the band up and released this album.

Despite the fact that we did the mixdown at a professional studio, it still sounds like what it is- a 4-track recording. While some might find fault with this, I think it gives the record a very singular atmosphere- subtle and slightly distant, like a dream or an old photograph. For me, it's always been a toss-up between this and "Music To Trash" for my favorite PB release.

Side One:
    Ticket to Trauma
    Through Your Eyes
    Crankman
    Sublimation
    Rain On Benares
    Monkey Jack
    What More Do You Want?
    The Ballad of Ed Gein
     
Side Two:
    Think For Myself
    Priests On Drugs
    The Devil's Cha-Cha
    Ambient Languages
    Homeless
    Garberville
    The Nile Cries
    Closed City

        Recorded at LBP Studios, Van Nuys, CA. Produced and engineered from 4-track recordings by C. Alleca. Mixed April, 1986 at  Platinum Studios, Hollywood, CA.


Paper Bag: was formed in 1983 by Greg Segal and M. Segal. (A full listing of members, from the band's inception to the present, can be found in Musicians & Lineup history.) The idea was to take improvisational music into new territory and develop a method to expand it as an art form. In 7/85, the line-up solidified to Greg Segal, guitar; M. Segal, drums, percussion and vocals; Kenny Ryman, keyboards, tape loops, vocals and percussion; and George Radai, bass. It is this version of the band that is best known, and which, in the late 1980s, recorded 4 releases for SST records and 26 radio sets of completely original music that received international airplay.

Paper Bag eventually lost Kenny Ryman and gained David McIntire on vocals. This lineup remained stable until the band's semi-retirement in 1991. There have been several reappearances since then., including a reappearance of Kenny in both a musical and a production role.

A new band, Bag: Theory, with M. Segal, was formed in 1999. Bag Theory released CDs and gigged extensively. The once and future Bag: Theory strictly follows the Paper Bag: method of improvisation. For more info, please follow the link from the band name to Bag: Theory's site.