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updated: March 20th, 2020

OUT NOW!

SPACE STREAKINGS
"Sexual Aesthetic Salon After School"
b/w "Complaining Children"
Digital Single and Comic Book Set


Hi Everyone,

This is Mark writing.
I am very excited to announce that as of ten minutes ago, the Space Streakings "Sexual Aesthetic Salon After School" Digital Single and Comic Book Set went live at our Bandcamp shop!

Those with long memories may recall that this single was originally issued on SKiN GRAFT way back in 1993 as one of our 7" vinyl singles packaged inside a comic book sleeve. Many of these early singles have been out of print for decades and have never been reissued in any form whatsoever.

Here are the details...

DESCRIPTION:
What happens when four of Japan's premiere video game designers form a band? SPACE STREAKINGS!

Out of print for years, SPACE STREAKINGS first two song single is now available digitally for the first time! Includes a densely illustrated 18-page PDF comic book that reproduces the original 7" and comic book set packaging. Recorded in 1993 by ZENI GEVA's K.K. Null and remastered in 2020, both tracks are exclusive to this release.

NOTE: The "Papa's Got A Brand New Karaoke" comic reads from right to left, like all traditional Japanese manga!

FUN FACT(S):
~ Space Streakings first came to SG's attention via the now classic Japan compilation "Dead Tech 3". After releasing their stunning debut LP on K.K. Null's Nux Organization (reissued on SKiN GRAFT with demo tracks in 2018), Null put the two parties in touch and we were off and running.

~ On Space Streaking first series of shows in the United States, they became fast friends with Mount Shasta, resulting in a notorious cartoon war between Kame Bazooka and John Forbes. It wasn't long 'til the two bands agreed to form a band together, which resulted in the "Space Streakings Sighted Over Mount Shasta" LP by Shackuhachi Surprise.

LINE UP:
Captain Insect: bass, voice, programming
Karate Condor: Discoattacker, Dragonballz, voice
Kame Bazooka: vocals, alto saxophone, bazookhaorn
Screaming Stomach: vocals, guitar, trumpet, kazooka

Recorded by Kazuyuki K. Null in 1993
Remastered in 2020
Cover art by Nobta Koike

COMIC BOOK:
"Papa's Got A Brand New Karaoke" by Nobta Koike
7" single label artwork by Rob Syers
"Drippy The Elephant" by Mark Fischer

- includes downloadable 18 page comic book

PRESS QUOTES:
“The obstreperous, utterly contemporary sound of Japan’s Space Streakings is composed by Captain Insect (bass, programming), Kame Bazooka (bazookahorn(!), vocals, alto saxophone), Karate Condor (turntables, guitar synth, vocoder) and Screaming Stomach (guitar, trumpet). Utilizing a mix of live instruments (both traditional and custom built) and harsh, repetitive programming, Space Streakings create a vivid new listening experience rather than a formulaic copy of a western style.” - All Music Guide

“The story of their formation, as well as their real names are a complete mystery (although rumors swirl that all members of the band originally worked as video game programmers), though they were probably the only band ever to utilize a gas powered guitar.” - I Heart Noise

Thanks! You can grab Space Streakings "Sexual Aesthetic Salon After School" Digital Single and Comic Book Set HERE!


Also AVAILABLE to ORDER at the
SKiN GRAFT Records BANDCAMP Store
2019

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updated: January 31st, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Hi Everyone,

This is Mark writing.
The family and I were busy moving over the holidays and I've been so preoccupied with hanging pictures and moving furniture back and forth that I've been a bit derelict in my "pong score updating" duties here at our website's home page.

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- a corner of the new office: January, 2020

The Pong homepage is in its 20th year and everything has now been brought back up to date. We started with score of 20 to 01 in 2001 - and in an incredible comeback, a click to our home page now reveals that the score is tied at 20 20!

We hope your New Year is off to a great start! You can read all about our latest releases below - - - And we'll be back at you with news of our first releases of 2020 soon!


- OUT NOW -
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GR137
CHILD ABUSE "Imaginary Enemy"
includes CHILD SUPPORT
(CHILD ABUSE + ERIC PAUL of PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD)
Vinyl LP / MOD CD / Ultimate Edition


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KOENJIHYAKKEI
"Angherr Shisspa: Revisited"
Vinyl LP / Glass Mastered CD / Ultimate Edition






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