Although Lobsterman's output goes right back to the 1980s, this is the first time any of his material has been available on vinyl. Comes with full colour cover of Lobster's original artwork and full colour A3-sized insert. Black vinyl.
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This is the first of a series of selections from the extensive archives of Sydney legend Lobsterman. An extraordinarily prolific recording and visual artist, he has self-released close to 70 albums and EPs since the 1980s and shows no sign of slowing down.
His distinctive artwork captures his sly sense of humour and fascination with both the everyday and the surreal. His perspective is truly unique, and yet it's one that is easily shared.
The Cubby House Fire of '77 features selections from 11 albums covering songs written between 1980 and 1991, and recorded between 1980 and 2013. The second volume of this project is slated for 2015, and features material from the same (writing) period.
Click on 'info' for the individual tracks to see the artwork of the original albums!
released November 7, 2014
All songs by C. Lobb except ‘Droids’ and ‘Money’ (S. Pery).
1, 5, 17 from Legend of the Waterhole written 1985-1986. 1 recorded March 1986 by Lobster and Crocx - guitars and vocals, Frank - drums. 5, 17 recorded 2007 by Lobster.
2 and 7 from Terrey Hills With Peeping Tim written and recorded 1983. Lobster - bass and vocals, Ag - guitar.
3, 8, 14, 20 from Quinlan Asleep written 1984-1991. Recorded 1997 by Lobster.
4, 18 from Quinlan written mid-1980s, recorded 2002. Liz Erlter - harmonica and vocals, Rose Ertler - vocals, Lobster - instruments.
6, 19 from Loner Island written 1980-1981, recorded 2011. Buin - guitar and vocals, Ag - bass, Lobster - drums.
9 from The Band Will Now Play written 1981, recorded 2007. Lobster - vocals and instruments.
10 from A Can of Drink written 1982, recorded 1997. Ailsa - vocals, Lobster - instruments.
11 from I Don’t Care About Anything written 1984, recorded 2013. Feeby Smith - fighting words, Lobster - guitar and vocals.
12 from Son of A Can of Drink written 1982, recorded 2011. Lobster - guitar and voice.
13 from Soil written 1983, recorded 1997. Missy Owly Girl - narration, Ag - keyboard, Lobster - guitar.
15, 16 from Spam Noises In E Minor written 1986-1988. 15 recorded Feb 1987. Lobster and Crocx - guitars and vocals, Frank - drums, Henry - bass. 16 recorded 2007. Lobster - guitars and vocals, Crocx - vocals, Henry - bass, Lord Bowl - drums, Matt Galvin - lead guitar.
Mastered by Tim Bruniges.
Compilation by John Encarnacao
Original artwork by Lobster.
CD and LP layout by Zoe Skinner, with thanks to Mark Bradridge.