UT "In Gut's House" CD Reissue (1988/2006)
Details: Used UT CD reissue of their first album on Blast First, co-released and remastered by Mute and Out Music. Brilliantly underrated no wave band that were based out of NY, now based in California and London (England). CD case has a few cracks, but CD and cover are pristine.
Description: "UT was formed in NYC at the tail end of 1978, after Nina Canal abandoned Robin Crutchfield’s band, Dark Day. Together with Jacqui Ham and Sally Young, Canal produced rattling trio noise that was akin to that of other second-generation no wavers like Information. Swapping instruments after each song, UT was more interesting to watch than many of their kith, and their sound started coming together pretty quickly. Lust/Unlust Records held a release party for their debut single in ’80, but the company folded before the disc hit the streets; soon after, UT packed up and moved to London.
There they remain, enjoying a certain amount of success. The eponymous 1984 EP captures them in their original raw state. Conviction is more produced, padding some of the band’s acerbic edge with a near-goth gauze. Early Live Life, recorded at various shows in New York and England between ’79 and ’85, offers a nice assortment of rackety guitar numbers and documents a brief quartet lineup. It’s really only with In Gut’s House, however, that UT’s recording attempts have been completely successful. This one’s near as winning a balance of pop-conscious song-structuring and outright-croak as Sonic Youth’s EVOL-period. Relatively unknown in the States, UT seems to have splintered sometime after the Steve Albini-produced Griller. Which is a drag. They deserved far more hep attention than they got." - Trouser Press
Grade: NM (cover) / NM (CD)
CD TRACK LISTING:
4. Big Wing
7. Shut Fog
8. Mosquito Botticelli
9. Dirty Net