Melt Banana

MXBX 1998: 13,000 Miles at Light Velocity

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MXBX 1998: 13,000 Miles at Light Velocity, impressively enough, is a live recording of Melt-Banana, one of Japan's finest noise/prog underground bands -- anyone impressed with studio recordings of the group's scratchy, frantic rock will no doubt be bowled over with the way this sounds in a more direct and organic setting. With a pace and energy that rivals kings of the genre like the Happy Family, Melt-Banana tear through most of the best tracks on their album releases -- selections like "It's in the Pillcase" and "Disposable Weathercock" even seem to sound better than they did on Scratch or Stitch. Most notable is a cover of "Surfing U.S.A.," and if you're familiar with Melt-Banana, you can probably imagine how wonderful such a thing would be.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:34 Amazon
2 0:54 Amazon
3
1:08 Amazon
4 1:14 Amazon
5 2:11 Amazon
6 1:48 Amazon
7 1:49 Amazon
8 1:36 Amazon
9 1:06 Amazon
10 2:04 Amazon
11 2:48 Amazon
12 0:39 Amazon
13 0:18 Amazon
14
0:14 Amazon
15 0:39 Amazon
16 0:22 Amazon
17 0:09 Amazon
18 0:11 Amazon
19 0:09 Amazon
20
2:42 Amazon
21 2:11 Amazon
22 2:21 Amazon
23
2:34 Amazon
24 1:42 Amazon
25 1:24 Amazon
26 5:19 Amazon
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