Spoils Of War, The - The Spoils Of War
A1Walk In, Walk Out
A2First Love, Last Love
B1You're The Girl
B2Now Is Made In America
B3Rit Yellow Of The Sun
B4The Crimson Uniform/jena's Score
B5The Record Rejects/after The Party/lonesome Is A Truer Word/the End
C1Big Sugar Plantations
C2Dear Belgium Boy
C3Poughkeepsie Blues
C4Bomb Song
C5Everybody Here
C6Missed Opportunity
D1Ring, Magic Telephone, Ring
D2Susan Never Smiles/remembering
D3Morning Be Mericful
D4Victoria Falls
D5For Helene
D6Frosted Windows
E1What Happens Now
E2Now Is Made In America
E3Henry T Joseph
F1Void Of Mistery
F2The Greyness Moves In Quietly

The Spoils Of War

Wah Wah | Item No: 412794
Vinyl 2LP+7" | 2015 / EU – Original | New
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After the successful reissues of the two Mormos albums on Wah Wah, we proudly present a fantastic double LP + bonus 7" EP with the works of Jim Cuomo's pre-Mormos band Spoils Of War. Jim had already served with instro-rockers The Cool Notes in Texas, along with future Big Brother & The Holding Co. founder and guitarist Sam Houston Andrew III when he moved to the University of Illinois to obtain his Master Degree in Music. It was in Illinois where The Spoils Of War were born in 1968, named after a musical instrument invented by Harry Partch - it's name coming from the fact it had actually been built from spent artillery shells. Alongside Jim, other members included Al Ierardi on guitar, Roger Francisco on bass, Frank Garvey on drums and James Stround on "live sound manipulation." Annie Hat would soon join on vocals, and last gigs were played with Charlie Braugham on drums.

The S.O.W. sound was an intelligent mixture of late sixties acid psych with electronic experimentation -in a similar way to what Joe Byrd was producing with The United States Of America or Cork Marcheski would explore with 50 Foot Hose- plus there's some very imaginative songs here that could put the band in the same league Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention were playing. Exciting computer generated sounds mix into a cool psychedelic rock background. It is one of the early pioneering experiments of electronic music and drones on a rock band, made at a time when programming computer sounds was really an adventure, since electronic music was still a burgeoning phenomenon. The box that had been opened by the likes of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio a.o. left a lot of things for Cuomo and his peers to explore - and they were not afraid of doing so!

Back in the day the Spoils Of War had little chances to publish their recordings. Only two small 33RPM 7" EPs were released, showcasing their talent and adventurous love for experimentation.

Here are -collected in a gorgeous 2LP set compiled with the great cooperation of Jim Cuomo himself- their studio works, including previously unreleased recordings, some later work by Cuomo and Co. plus a bonus 7" reproduction of the first Spoils Of War original self-produced EP from 1969.

Reissued in a 500 copies limited edition double LP housed in a gatefold gimmick sleeve with inner pop-up, fratures a bonus 7" EP, a Spoils Of War sticker, comes with remastered sound and includes an insert with liner notes courtsey of Jim Cuomo himself and Klemen Breznikar, plus full colour photos.
Item Details
Item No:412794
Artist:Spoils Of War, The
Titel:The Spoils Of War
Label:Wah Wah
Format:Vinyl 2LP+7", Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2015
Genre:Rock & Indie
Style:Classic Rock
Available since:11.06.2015
Price:34,99 €
Weight:500g (plus 250g Packaging)
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