Minneapolis was their home turf. But in the decades that followed, appreciation for Distortions swelled to tidal wave proportions among fans of amped-up, ramped-up, balls-to-the-wall rock?n?roll. Headlined by two red-hot, stone-cold killers, ?Action Woman? and ?Soul Searchin???both penned by producer Warren Kendrick?Distortions is arguably the greatest private-press garage band album of the era. The Litter formed in 1966 as a merger between two popular Twin Cities combos, the Victors and the Tabs. They quickly established a reputation as the wildest, loudest band on the scene. Bill Strandlof was responsible for the incendiary, feedback-laced guitar work on ?Action Woman??a local hit for the band when released as a single in January 1967?but by the summer he?d been replaced by another fast-fingered guitar slinger, Zippy Caplan. Caplan?s fiery leads helped ignite the remainder of Distortions, including smoking interpretations of the Who?s ?Substitute,? the Small Faces? ?Whatcha Gonna Do About It,? an intense reading of ?Codine,? and a comprehensive reconstruction-destruction of ?I?m A Man.?
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Litter, The - $100 Fine
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    How do you top The Litter's godlike ’67 longplayer, Distortions? Well, you don’t. But leave it to The Litter to deliver the equally essential (not to mention hopelessly rare) ’68 follow-up, $100 Fine. From the ultra-explosive album opener, “Mindbreaker” (where the Distortions sound now takes on Blue Cheer-like heaviosity) to the LP’s epic finale; a nine-minute, ambitiously retooled “She’s Not There,” $100 Fine ranks as one of its era’s masterpieces.In a tradition established on Distortions,...

    Litter, The - Action Woman / A Legal Matter
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      Limited edition for Record Store Day 2014!New picture sleeve with a rare photo of the Litter, plus notes by author Mike Markesich!!Stunning audio taken from the original reels—pressed on blue wax!!Scotty Records 45 labels, just like the 1967 original!!!!The 1966 debut by the Minneapolis-based Litter! “Action Woman” and “A Legal Matter” are stomping, searing ’60s sides—an unstoppable collection of snotty vocals and fuzzy guitar lines. The Litter become a determined collective mind on these...

      Litter, The - Distortions - 180 Gram Mono LP
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        180 Gram Mono LPMinneapolis was their home turf. But in the decades that followed, appreciation for Distortions swelled to tidal wave proportions among fans of amped-up, ramped-up, balls-to-the-wall rock’n’roll. Headlined by two red-hot, stone-cold killers, “Action Woman” and “Soul Searchin’”—both penned by producer Warren Kendrick—Distortions is arguably the greatest private-press garage band album of the era.The Litter formed in 1966 as a merger between two popular Twin Cities combos, the...