Eponymous To Anonymous [3 Lp B [VINYL] Import
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The first 3 lp's available for the first time in a limited boxset edition of 5,000. Includes vinyl for Tomahawk (released 10/03/2001), Mit Gas (released 05/06/03), and Anonymous (released 06/19/07). Tomahawk formed in 2000 when Mike Patton (Fantomas, Faith No More singer/keyboard player) and Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard guitar player) started swapping tapes with the intention of collaborating. They then recruited John Stanier (Helmet, Battles) on drums and Kevin Rutmanis (Cows) on bass. This boxset includes the three phenomenal recordings that came from this formation plus a space for the new LP. Plans are a new record and tour for 2012 with Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle) now on bass.
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Fantastic musicians in the band.
"Eponymous to Anonymous" was released exclusively to independent record shops around the world for Record Store Day 2012, and is now available through Amazon. This is a collection of the bands first three recordings, Tomahawk,Mit Gas, and Anonymous, released in vinyl format for the first time. Unfortunately, the unique design elements that made the CD releases a visual treat were not retained for the vinyl versions. For example, Mit Gas does not have the shiny foil stamping of the cover art, Anonymous does not have the ghosted printing of the hidden crows (and a lot of missing artwork), and the debut does not have the cardstock or embossing. The art is flat and lifeless, where it should have been faithful to the CD. All records are sleeved in plain white paper (no artwork inside), and LP label art share the same design, further robbing potential creativity. The box that houses these albums is flimsy.
Each of the three records features crisp, sharp sound quality. No complaints at all with the music itself or the pressings of the vinyl.
Granted, the cost would likely be higher if the packaging was more lavish, but I've seen mid-priced albums with more "flair" to their art than these. Bottom line: I want buyers to know that these LPs are not faithful replicas of the CD packaging.
I did not factor this in my final rating, but I also want to point out that there is no card or code included for MP3 downloads, as many LPs now include these days. In my vinyl-collecting experience this is not uncommon for new releases of older recordings.