Kleenex/LiLiPUT

Kleenex/LiLiPUT

by Kleenex
     
 
Switzerland's Off Course label was the first to issue this infamous double-disc set in 1993, which contains the entire recorded outputs of Kleenex and the following Liliput. It went out of print shortly after release, and since it was on a small label to begin with, not many were able to obtain it before its collector

Overview

Switzerland's Off Course label was the first to issue this infamous double-disc set in 1993, which contains the entire recorded outputs of Kleenex and the following Liliput. It went out of print shortly after release, and since it was on a small label to begin with, not many were able to obtain it before its collector value shot through the roof. With the gradual, steady rise of female-dominated bands in the '80s and '90s who followed their path, this compilation became a holy grail. Thanks to some goading from journalist Jason Gross and involvement from the Kill Rock Stars label (who are paying a musical debt here), Kleenex and Liliput constant Marlene Marder saw to it that the compilation became available again. Aside from the two Liliput LPs (1982's Liliput and 1983's weaker Some Songs), the compilation includes four singles, one EP, and another LP's worth of intermittent outtakes and unreleased material. The Rough Trade singles differ greatly from one another, each holding a high level of quality. The unreleased material doesn't match the hot singles or great first LP, but it's enough to qualify as gravy. As to whether or not these recordings were worthy of hundreds of dollars, that can only be judged by those who paid such a sum. What's collected here certainly belongs in the same realm as the other great, pioneering, female-dominated bands of the time. Liliput were one of the finest in their field, male or female. From their punkier singles as Kleenex to their more avant-garde developments as Liliput, this compilation offers over two solid hours of great music that hasn't depreciated at all. In light of all the bands they've inspired, this stuff probably sounds even better than it did when it was first issued.

Editorial Reviews

Spin Magazine - Eric Weisbard
"Wouldn't you believe it, just my luck," Kurt Cobain used to sing. "No recess!" Well, this band was all recess, all the time: multilingual grunts and shrieks amplified by punk-zine guitar chords, covocalist Klaudia Schiff's jump-up bass, and X-Ray Spex saxophone.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2001
Label:
Kill Rock Stars
UPC:
0759656037327
catalogNumber:
60373
Rank:
62429

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Nighttoad
  2. Madness
  3. Krimi
  4. 1978
  5. Beri-Beri
  6. Ain't You
  7. Hedi's Head
  8. Nice
  9. You
  10. U
  11. Split
  12. Die Matrosen
  13. Hitch-Hike
  14. DC-10
  15. Thumblerdoll
  16. Igel
  17. Turk
  18. Tisko
  19. Wig-Wam
  20. Eisiger Wind
  21. When the Cat's Away
  22. I Had a Dream
  23. Turn the Table
  24. Dolly Dollar

Disc 2

  1. Do You Mind My Dream
  2. In a Mess
  3. Birdy
  4. Feel Like Snakes Twisting Through the Fog
  5. Tschik-mo
  6. Outburst
  7. Umamm
  8. Might Is Right
  9. Like or Lump It
  10. Ichor
  11. Tong Tong
  12. The Jatz
  13. You Did It
  14. Ring-A-Ding-Dong
  15. A Silver Key Can Open an Iron Lock Somewhere
  16. Yours Is Mine
  17. Blue Is All In Rush
  18. Terrified
  19. Etoile
  20. On Streets Without Names
  21. Boatsong
  22. His Head All Red

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kleenex   Primary Artist
Etienne Conod   Recorder
Astrid Spirit   Bass,Percussion,Violin,Vocals
Bob Broglia   Recorder
Major   Bongos
Angie Barrack   Saxophone,Vocals
Lislot Ha   Drums
Klaudia Schiff   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Marlene Marder   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Noise
Regula Sing   Vocals
Harry Zindel   Recorder
Beat Schlatter   Drums
Juliana Muller   Piano
Susanne Muller   Saxophone
Major   Bongos
Chrigle Freund   Drums,Vocals
Robel Vogel   Recorder
Christoph Herzog   Saxophone

Technical Credits

LiLiPUT   Composer
Etienne Conod   Engineering
Kim Gordon   Liner Notes
Bob Broglia   Engineering
Greil Marcus   Liner Notes
Kleenex   Composer
Marlene Marder   Liner Notes
Harry Zindel   Engineering
Robel Vogel   Engineering

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