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ArtistCRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE
TitleSIGNALS FROM PIER THIRTEEN
FormatVinyl Maxi (12")
GenreAlternative Rock
LabelDARK ENTRIES
Catalog NumberDE 59
Release Date03/03/2014
Barcode0730669337284
ID917734
 
Crash Course in Science are a post punk band that formed in 1979 in Philadelphia.The band members, Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago and Michael Zodorozny, met while attending art school. They began to experiment with crude electronics and off-beat writing. CCIS avoids conventional instrumentation by using toy instruments and kitchen appliances to augment the distorted guitar, drums and synthesized beats.Their first single, "Cakes in the Home" was released in 1979 and their 4-song 12? EP "Signals From Pier Thirteen" in 1981. Pier 13 was an abandoned coal-loading pier along the Delaware River near where CCIS rehearsed. The band went there often and was inspired by the huge silent machinery, shapes, shadows, ghosts and debris. The songs Cardboard Lamb' and Flying Turns' quickly became club favorites during the early 80's. This EP's raw, percussive sound influenced both techno and industrial music in later years. CCIS feel a strong connection to Throbbing Gristle, although they consider themselves as working in a parallel universe rather than being influenced by them. All songs have been remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl is housed in the original jacket featuring stark black and white photos of Pier 13. Each LP includes a double sided 11x11 insert with lyrics, photos of the band and the atmospheric pier. Crash Course in Science go above and beyond what is considered ew Wave' in attitude and sound.
 
Track listings
Media 1
1. CARDBOARD LAMB
2. CRASHING SONG
3. FLYING TURNS
4. FACTORY FOREHEAD
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