Hit & Run

Hit & Run

by Jack Ruby Jack Ruby


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Existing for only a few years in which they played an alleged total of five gigs and released no music, New York City proto-punkers Jack Ruby were frontrunners of the No Wave movement and easily one of the more perfectly obscure bands of their day. Described at points as "the Velvet Underground in a car crash," Jack Ruby found the same nexus of painful noise and dumbstruck rock & roll that made White Light/White Heat an unlistenable masterpiece, but shared the nihilistic spirit of early Cleveland punk gnarlers like the Electric Eels and Rocket from the Tombs. Career retrospective Hit & Run gathers most if not all of Jack Ruby's known studio recordings, demos, and experiments, splayed across a massive two-volume set. The first installment focuses on the band's punky, pre-No Wave scuzz rock, including a 2013 remix of their noxious tune "Bad Teeth" by alt rock studio wizard Don Flemming. The second volume is more experimental, including lengthy, noisy synth workouts by keyboardist Randy Cohen; one of the first musicians to explore the wild parameters of the Serge modular synthesizer.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2014
Label: Saint Cecilia Knows
UPC: 5055300381231
catalogNumber: 2
Rank: 125346


Disc 1

  1. Hit and Run
  2. Mayonnaise
  3. Bored Stiff
  4. Bad Teeth
  5. Sleep Cure
  6. Beggars Parade
  7. Neon Rimbaud
  8. Out of Touch
  9. Hit and Run
  10. Bad Teeth

Disc 2

  1. Destroy/Lost
  2. Beryllium Blues
  3. Parietal Cha Cha
  4. Lithium Serenade
  5. Hydrogen Lullaby
  6. Palaatine March
  7. Sphenoid Waltz
  8. Sodium Nocturne
  9. Temporal Tango
  10. Mandible Mambo
  11. Ghost Note

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Ruby   Primary Artist
Peter Van Riper   Alto Saxophone
Randy Cohen   Piano,Drums,Serge,Group Member
Rich Gold   Serge
Robin Hall   Vocals,Group Member
George Scott   Bass,Group Member
Boris Policeband   Electric Viola,Group Member
Pauline Conboy   Vocals
Nick   Drums,Group Member
Chris Gray   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bob Crewe   Composer
Peter Van Riper   Composer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Thurston Moore   Liner Notes
Marc Perlman   Composer
Jon Savage   Liner Notes
Randy Cohen   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Rich Gold   Composer
Robin Hall   Composer,Liner Notes
Chris Campion   Liner Notes
Jack Ruby   Producer
Chris Gray   Composer,Liner Notes
Stephen Barth   Liner Notes,Band Photo
Sarah Lowe   Publicity
M. Materson   Paintings
Leslie Gaulin   Engineer,Liner Notes
Ken Hamaguchi   Artwork,Logo,Cover Painting
Annegret Presting-Koité   Liner Notes

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