Simple Machines 1990-1993 CD COMP (1993)
Simple Machines 1990-1993 CD COMP (1993)
Simple Machines 1990-1993 CD COMP (1993)
Simple Machines 1990-1993 CD COMP (1993)
Simple Machines

Simple Machines 1990-1993 CD COMP (1993)

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Details: Used CD compilation, Simple Machines 1990-1993, features tracks by Lungfish, Holy Rollers, Jawbox, Tsunami, Bricks, Superchunk, Scrawl, Unrest, and more... This is a compilation of tracks from artists that appeared on releases for Simple Machines Record series "The Original Machines," which were available via Dischord mailorder distribution. These tracks span 1990-1993, but Simple Machines continued until 1998 releasing new material, including 1994's well-known Working Holiday series. Simple Machines was a record label that was formed in Arlington, VA, by Ken/Tsunami's Kristin Thomson (currently of Future of Music Coalition) and Jenny Toomey (Tsunami, My New Boyfriend, Grenadine, Liquorice, Ken).

Description: "SMR's co-owners Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson are both actively involved in music, media, and technology issues through the Future of Music Coalition -- a DC-based nonprofit that examines the critical issues and the intersection of music, law, technology, and policy. By organizing the independent communities, FMC hopes to have enough muscle to provide a strong and articulate voice for artists and labels in the policy-making venues of Washington, DC. Jenny Toomey was FMC's Executive Director until 2008 when she became the Media and Cultural Policy program officer for the Ford Foundation. Kristin Thomson is currently FMC's Education Director.

When we're not busy writing testimony, reports, or conducting surveys, we find time to play music. In August 2002 Tsunami practiced hard and got its chops in gear for Ladyfest DC. Since that went pretty well, we also played Ladyfest Philly in March 2003. Are there more Tsunami shows in the future? Stay tuned...

Jenny has released two solo records on Misra Records. In 2001 she put out the double CD Antidote, and in 2002 she released Tempting -- a fantastic record of Jenny singing the songs of SMR alum and songwriting master Franklin Bruno. Kristin is in a lady-powered band in Philadelphia called Ken, whose 2006 album Parade of Sinners was voted best Punk Rock album in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards." - Simple Machines Records website

Grade: VG+ (Cover) / VG+ (CD)


1. Hated - I Am A Rock
2. Lungfish - Nothing Is Easy
3. Edsel - Feeder
4. Geek - Herasure
5. Juliana - So Fuckin' Perfec'
6. Holy Rollers - Swallowing My Swallow
7. Juliana - The Chase
8. Holy Rollers - Moment Before Impact
9. Bricks - Spy Kitty
10. My New Boyfriend - Thurston Dance
11. Nation Of Ulysses - Diptheria
12. Mommyheads - At The Mall
13. Candy Machine - My Old Man
14. Jawbox - Footbinder
15. Geek - Hemingway Shotgun
16. Velocity Girl - What You Say
17. Severin - Me & You
18. Scrawl - Reuters
19. Autoclave - Summer
20. Circus Lupus - Pacifier
21. Tsunami - Beauty Pt. II
22. Superchunk - Baxter
23. Rodan - Darjeeling
24. Unrest - Winona Ryder