Lion Productions

:: Available items from this Label ::

Doug Snyder & Bob Thompson / Daily Dance (CD)

Doug Snyder & Bob Thompson / Daily Dance

(CD – Lion Productions)

After meeting at a Stooges/MC5 concert, drummer Bob Thompson and guitarist Doug Snyder met one fine day in October 1972 in Thompson’s kitchen and bashed out this set of fiery improvisations, seemingly influenced as much by Iggy’s proto-punk moves as John Coltrane’s whole “sheets of sound” ethos; the result is a mythical frenzy of distorted guitar and improvised drums, creating walls of psychedelic noise; its sound is unparalleled for its time, preceding its closest kin, New York’s no-wave explosion, by a solid five years.

Read more

Index / Black Album (Tape)

Index / Black Album

(Cassette Tape – Lion Productions)

The music of Index has been lauded by music heads for decades, and with good reason: it is bizarre, atmospheric, and ‘home-made’ (in the best of all possible ways); the band has a druggie sound, with songs full of feedback and fuzzy guitars, hazy guitar riffs and loud rhythms. Hidden amongst the echoing canyons of sound there’s some snotty post-punk attitude wrapped up in that trippy velvet fuzz; a wonderful bleak sound, both droning and murky, the atonal side of late 1960’s rock that would leave the most lasting impression on those who would eventually become punk, post-punk…

Read more

Index / Originals Vol. 1 (1967/68 – Vinyl LP)

Index / Originals Vol. 1 (1967/68)

(Vinyl LP – Lion Productions)

All of the original compositions from the band’s two self-released holy grails of psychedelia (the Black Album and the Red Album, from 1967-68) combined into one collection—all newly transferred from the original tapes!

Read more

Index / Originals Vol. 2 (1969 – Vinyl LP)

Index / Originals Vol. 2 (1969)

(Vinyl LP – Lion Productions)

Index were the epitome of a DIY band. They made great use of the newly developed sound on sound (SOS) technology. It allowed Index to record basic tracks (guitars, drums and lead vocals); with SOS they then could add keyboards, additional guitar tracks and vocals. A musical revolution in miniature!

Read more

Jeff Carney / Live Electronic Music (Vinyl LP)

Jeff Carney / Live Electronic Music 

(Vinyl LP – Lion Productions)

Jeff Carney’s sophomore effort for audioFile (1989) could not have been criticized were it to have remained in similar territory as the electronic wall of sound he had created on Imperfect Space Journeys. Instead, he created a more sparse, evolving tapestry of analog timbres. Using an exclusively vintage analog arsenal and recording live without overdubbing, Carney pushed forward with new ideas and uniquely developing sweeps of filter madness. The album was completely uninfluenced by the digital trends that were dominating the era, and stands as a landmark example of the uncompromising ethos adopted by many artists of the 1980’s underground. Featuring an all new essay and interview with Jeff Carney by Jerry Kranitz (author of the “Cassette Culture” book and publisher for nearly two decades of Aural Innovations), this is the definitive reissue of Live Electronic Music.

Read more

Neon Pearl / 1967 Recordings (CD)

Neon Pearl / 1967 Recordings 

(CD – Lion Productions / Acme)

First time on CD for these incredible sessions from the year of psychedelia’s apex—gliding rhythms and softly pulsing melodies floating on a bed of organ and harmonium (‘Out Of Sight’ and ‘Going With The Flow’ in particular are especially delicious). Peter Dunton (drums/vocals), Bernard Jinks (bass) and Rod Harrison (guitar) (sometime members of PLEASE and THE FLIES and later in legendary band T2) plied their trade as Neon Pearl in Germany in the summer of 1967. This edition is taken from the master tapes, and comes complete with two bonus tracks not on the limited LP edition!

Read more

The Nihilist Spasm Band / No Record (Vinyl LP)

The Nihilist Spasm Band / No Record 

(Vinyl LP – Lion Productions)

The record you’re holding is one of the masterworks of that big gray area of noise/weirdo/freak-out music. It’ still hard to believe that No Record was released in 1968. This was a time when popular music was still growing up, and these outsider guys from Canada came out of nowhere and made this mindfuck of record that was years ahead of itself. And as with albums like Trout Mask Replica, and The Faust Tapes, it still sounds fresh today. No Record is mandatory listening.

Read more

The Plastic Cloud / The Plastic Cloud (Tape - Lion Productions)

The Plastic Cloud / The Plastic Cloud

(Cassette Tape – Lion Productions)

Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest underground psychedelic albums ever made: a swirl of gossamer vocals and Tolkien references, swathed in the some of the most relentless fuzz guitar you will ever hear.

Read more

Rotomagus / The Sky Turns Red: Complete Anthology (2 x Vinyl LP - Lion Productions)

Rotomagus / The Sky Turns Red: Complete Anthology

(2 x Vinyl LP – Lion Productions)

Violent. Aggressive. Intense. On this disc we bring you the entire output of Rotomagus, including an album-length demo from 1971, the band’s tumultuous, thunderous swansong, recorded as a super jam (live with no overdubs). Hard to believe this is all pre-1971, as much of the demo is not just proto punk but proto hardcore—with enough fiery attitude to make you want to scream along. The vocals are wild, while the guitar riffs and grinds and approaches a Stooges via Motorhead apocalyptic grandeur. Amazing!

Read more

The Search Party / Montgomery Chapel (Vinyl LP)

The Search Party / Montgomery Chapel 

(Vinyl LP – Lion Productions)

One of the top underground psychedelic albums ever released. Original Custom Records pressings (released in 1969) sell for nearly $2,000.

Laced with haunting vocals and dreamlike passages, sinister farfisa, blasts of fuzz guitar, and downer lyrics, Montgomery Chapel is psychedelic music at its most evocative and thanks to its depth and sense of anxiety, most truly spiritual.

Read more

Sergius Golowin / Lord Krishna Von Goloka (CD)

Sergius Golowin / Lord Krishna Von Goloka

(CD – Lion Productions)

The first release of what has become known as the Cosmic Jokers series, a Cosmic Courier super-session organized by Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser… (Sergius Golowin) handles the vocals on this extraordinary album, recanting verse over music that sounds like a hybrid of Ash Ra Tempel and the Third Ear Band, full of rich musical textures adrift with Mellotron and synthesizers. A timeless work of beauty that has no equal.

Read more