This week the K Singles Zip-Pak features an advance preview sneak-peak of the upcoming Chain & the Gang album Music’s not for Everyone [KLP220], recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio, “It’s a Hard Job (Keeping Everybody High)” and “Livin’ Rough”. This is their second album and again features a variety of players, cohorts and chain mail pen-pals including Fred Thomas, Sarah Pedal, Brett Lyman, Brian Weber, (of course) Ian (Chain) Svenonius and batches more that you will read about on the back of the album.
This edition of the K Singles Zip-Pak features Special Apps not to be included on the Music’s not for Everyone album, “I See Progress (Lathe Disc Recording Version Two)” and “Why Not? (Lathe Disc Recording Version Four)”. These recordings were made at Dub Narcotic Studio June 28, 2010 by Arrington de Dionyso while Chain & the Gang were rehearsing for their summer tour, which included a performance at the Sled Island Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Arrington used his ‘40s-era record lathe to record Chain & the Gang directly to plastic picnic plates. View a short documentary about his recording process: