Earring Records

Personal Effects, Colorblind James Experience, The Essentials, The Wilderness Family and Absolute Grey all released some of their finest work on Earring Records. Personal Effects members now play with Margaret Explosion.

Earring Records has ten cds available for purchase online. All cds are $10 including shipping (US). Outside US add $3.bClick on the CDs for for more information and sample mp3s.

 

 

Margaret Explosion Civilization CDMargaret Explosion
Civilization
EAR 18
Full length cd

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Margaret Explosion is a live band. The band improvises in a live setting and most of their cds are live recordings with no overdubs.

Civilization, on the other hand, was built from the ground up in true Margaret Explosion fashion. The tracks were based on small group improvisations. The material was edited and sometimes looped and additional tracks were improvised on top of those. The band recorded and mixed with Arpad Sekeres at the controls.

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Margaret Explosion Disapppear cd
Margaret Explosion
Skyhigh
EAR 17
Full length cd

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Disappear was recorded live at the Little Theatre Café in Rochester, New York where Margaret Explosion has played a weekly gig for over fifteen years. The cd was mastered by Dave Anderson at Saxon Recording.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle's Jeff Spevak says:
"Margaret Explosion's "Disappear" is a narcotic soundtrack, a sinuous improvisation on original impulses." 

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Margaret Explosion Juggler/Purple Heart vinyl 45
Margaret Explosion
Juggler/Purple Heart
EAR 16
vinyl 45 rpm

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Letterpress printed sleeve and black vinyl.

"Releasing music in a form that's generally used for quick-hit pop and rock songs is an interesting idea 
for a band whose improvisational music is so whimsically ethereal. The group's snakey, sultry groove on these two cuts, 
"Juggler" and "Purple Heart," features Peggi Fournier's melodic sax and could snake charm a Dada existentialist convention."
- Jeff Spevak, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Both sides feature Jack Schaefer on bass clarinet.

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SLT Gone Dead Gone CD cover
SLT
Gone Dead Gone
EAR 15
Full length cd

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Gone Dead Gone, is "Jim Thompson rock," after the author of legendary pulp-crime novels such as The Grifters. Rowdy and literate, filled with guitar and songs about killers, victims, fringe dwellers and bars. The title track is the story of a demented guy who thinks he's helping out a woman by luring a man to a lonely shack and killing him. For those who need to get the blood off their hands, and bathe in the cynicism of the times, "Everybody Must Get Rehab" borrows heavily from Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 and 35."

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Margaret Explosion Live Dive CD CoverMargaret Explosion
Live Dive
EAR 14
Full length cd

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Live Dive" features all new material recorded over a four year period at various Rochester venues (Little Theater Cafe, Bug Jar, RIT, Flat Iron Cafe and Bop Shop). Guest artists include Pete LaBonne, Jack Schaefer, Phil Marshall and Charles Jaffe.

Rochester's D&C says, "The music burns with a cool blue flame. It is cocktails in space, an accident with a starting time, creating a dialogue through improvisation." Songs are creations of the moment, unwritten, rarely to be heard again.

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Personal Effects CD CoverPersonal Effects
A Compilation
EAR 13
Full length cd

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"This band has a haunting, unique sound based on musical ability, not gimmicks."
– BILLBOARD

"Accessible without selling out...great hooks and interesting guitar work, neo-psychedelic Iyrics...Highly recommended."
– BOSTON ROCK

"PERSONAL EFFECTS new album is a masterpiece."
– ROCHESTERr TIMES-UNION

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Margaret Explosion Skyhigh
Margaret Explosion
Skyhigh
EAR 12
Full length cd

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"One of the most original and unusual bands in Rochester; a five-piece ensemble exploring all sorts of musical dimensions linked to free jazz, Third World melodies, exotic instrumentation and a spacey, enveloping sort of music. " – Jack Garner - D&C

"The Margaret Explosion's music is infinite, eternally elegant, and mystical. Their esoteric wonder paints pictures in my head nonstop." - Frank DeBlase - Rochester City Newspaper

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Margaret Explosion
1969
EAR 10
Full length cd

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An organic exploration of wide open sonic landscapes. Recorded live to four tracks at Studio 55, the sax, guitar, drums and bass lineup seeks to recapature that period that zoomed by when rock met jazz.

The Margaret Explosion line-up now includes three former members of Personal Effects and the new cd includes an instrumental of “Don’t Wake Me” from Personal Effects’ 1983 debut album.

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Live At The Little Theatre Café
Live At The Little
8 Artist Compilation
EAR 11
Full length cd

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Recorded live at the Little Theatre Café in 2004
Available here for $13 including postage

Featuring 10 tracks from 8 artists
Brady Miller Trio
The White Hots
Ben Gallina Trio
Margaret Explosion
Trio East
Bob Sneider Duo
Diane Armesto Quartet
Gene Bertoncini

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Margaret Explosion "Happy Hour" cd
Margaret Explosion
Happy Hour
EAR 9
Full length cd

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City Newspaper said: "Margaret Explosion is an otherworldly lounge band that played an esoteric weekly Friday night happy hour at the Bug Jar. The ethereal soundtrack they provided cast an often eerie, slow-motion effect on the just-out-of-work crowd's revelries. The group's improvised minor-key melodies bathed the room in a melancholy glow, suggesting old eight-millimeter home movies, and blurring the line between experience and reminiscence."

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Pete LaBonne cd entitled "Glob"
Pete LaBonne
Glob
EAR 8
Full length cd

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These twelve songs from the legendary Pete LaBonne fit together so well that they might contain the secrets of the universe. Only repeated listening will tell.

City Newspaper says "Pete Labonne is a genius. A master of the little word/big concept school of songwriting."

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Invisible Idiot - Outta Site, Outta Mind
Invisible Idiot
Outta Sight, Outta Mind
EAR 7
Full length cd

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"Outta Sight, Outta Mind" is instrumental so it works in all languages. It rocks the sub- conscience. Invisible Idiot's music is drenched in a Sunday afternoon daydream. "Outta Sight, Outta Mind" will make you see things with your ears. A limited edition of 500 cds was engraved in two colors at Paul Klem's in Rochester, New York. The band logo is blind embossed. The package is as seductive as the music. City Newspaper says "Outta Sight, Outta Mind" is a brilliant soundtrack, for whatever movie happens to come along"

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Bob Martin - 11.11
Bob Martin
11:11
EAR 1111
Full length cd

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Bob Martin, formerly with Personal Effects and Margaret Explosion, has crafted this guitar-based, instrumental collection of worldly soundscapes for yoga teachers and massage therapists to use in their work. If you aren't into either of these practices, it's perfect for spacing out on your own.

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