Snakefinger - Live In Melbourne 1981 (punk) SR05

by Snakefinger

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Joe de Larios
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Joe de Larios Not all songs that are carefully crafted in the studio have equal or greater punch when performed live. This record has the goods and the energy. Favorite track: I Love Mary.
Spineless Books
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Spineless Books The great Snakefinger recorded a total of five, I think, albums under his name, with the Residents as his "band" on two. And died. This beautifully rendered document, while of course marred with the imperfections of a live recording by an unfamous act, is one of a small number of windows through which we can see Mr. Lithman's composition and performance. Thank you, Snakefinger; thank you, secret records. Favorite track: Kill The Great Raven.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Only 175 hand-numbered copies of this exclusive edition on neon magenta vinyl with the blank side screen printed exist. There was supposed to be 200 but the post office lost a box. Cover art by Molly Harvey, liner notes by Jello Biafra, Miss Peggy Honeydew, and Brian Poole of Renaldo & The Loaf.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Snakefinger - Live In Melbourne 1981 (punk) SR05 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 175 

      $40 USD

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    preorder. comes out 2/8. It's the Ralph Records related title that started it all for us. Snakefinger Live In Melbourne 1981! Long out of print and now that we have a lot more customers we have this brand new Neon Magenta colored vinyl for the folks that missed out on the first pressing in 2015. This version is limited to ONLY 250 COPIES and does NOT have the screen printed design and the blank side but is considerably cheaper. This is my all time favorite recording of Snakefinger. Super revved up, punk versions of songs from his first 2 solo LPs. Cover art by Molly Harvey. Liner notes by Jello Biafra, Miss Peggy Honeydew (early Residents colaborator), and Brian Poole (Renaldo & The Loaf)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Snakefinger - Live In Melbourne 1981 (punk) SR05 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 4 days
    edition of 250 

      $28 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD  or more

     

  • Snakefinger - Live In Melbourne 1981 THREE SIDED VINYL
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Three sides of music and one side screen printed. Housed in a lovely gatefold jacket with original Molly Harvey art work (Residents collaborator from the 90's and 2000's) that includes a Snakefinger Discography and liner notes by Jello Biafra, Miss Peggy Honeydew (early Residents collaborator), and Renaldo from Ralph Records recording artists, Renaldo & The Loaf. LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 300 COPIES!!!!!! Includes a download card.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Snakefinger - Live In Melbourne 1981 (punk) SR05 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Snakefinger Live In Melbourne 1981 TEST PRESSING
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Only 5 made! Plain sleeves, plain jackets, plain labels. 3 sided vinyl.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Snakefinger - Live In Melbourne 1981 (punk) SR05 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • BLUE / PINK Screen Printed on Magenta Vinyl version!!!!
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The story goes that when we pressed the magenta Snakefinger vinyl we originally planned to make 250 with black print but the post office lost 75 copies. OUCH! Then months later 50 of them showed up so we had those printed with white ink and exclusively sold with the Hardy Fox vinyl. NOW, guess what? The last 25 copies were somehow found even though they were only in their inner box and had zero information. Good job USPS!!! Anywho, we told the screen printers to do whatever they wanted with them so they tried this psychedelic blue to pink fade print job. The pink ink is pretty hard to see on the magenta vinyl but they still look cool. Kind of an experimental print job on long lost vinyl. Only 25 made.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Snakefinger - Live In Melbourne 1981 (punk) SR05 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Live recording from 1981 mastered and pressed to vinyl for the first time. Limited to only 300 copies. Three sides of music and one side silk screened. Cover artwork by Molly Harvey (The Residents). Liner notes by Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Brian Poole (Renaldo & The Loaf), and Miss Peggy Honeydew (The Residents). This show is from a time when Snakefinger was playing his songs revved up under the name "Snakefinger & Bast" or sometimes "Snakefinger & The Dead Residents".

Snakefinger was a longtime collaborator with The Residents and released 4 solo albums on Ralph Records. He died of a heart attack in 1987. This album was made in full cooperation with Ralph Records, The Residents, and Snakefinger's friends and family. Thanks so much! Check out Residents.com to find out what else is currently in print.

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released June 16, 2015

Snakefinger Lithman

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