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  • Dr. Octagonecologyst (Box Set) Dr. Octagonecologyst (Box Set) Quick View

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    Dr. Octagonecologyst (Box Set)

    Dan The Automator's And Kool Keith's Famed Collaboration From The Mid-'90s

    28 Tracks Over 3 LPs Including 5 Unreleased Songs (Originals + Remixes)

    Housed In A Custom, Octagonal Box

    Features Original Pushead Cover Artwork

    Includes A 40-Page Liner Notes Booklet

    Dan The Automator's and Kool Keith's famed collaboration from the mid-'90s is celebrated with a 28-track set housed in a custom, octagonal box, with 5 unreleased songs (originals + remixes); original Pushead cover artwork; and 40 page liner notes booklet.

    By the mid-1990s, the rap game had been through a lot in its two decades of existence: Early-days scraping to get by and be heard; The advent of sampling; The rise of groups ranging from Run-DMC to the Wu-Tang Clan and the sprawl of Dr. Dre's shadow from the West across the globe; and solo juggernauts ranging from MC Hammer to the Notorious B.I.G.

    Thankfully, though, with everything that the genre had been through, there was still a lot of room to grow. And in early 1996, a new indie duo appeared that won over a whole new international audience, from hard rocks to skate punks. That pair was Dr. Octagon: Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Kool Keith [Thornton].

    In some ways, the Dr. Octagon album is a solo release. But Keith wasn't the only hand on deck. He brought along a young, New York-based MC with him: Sir Menelik. Menelik was featured on four album tracks, starting with "Dr. Octagon," and proved to be an excellent super-scientifical, fast-rhyming foil to Keith. And there was one final featured contributor who helped add to the album's next-level sound: San Francisco's DJ Q*Bert, who cuts on half of the album's songs.

    The album originally came out on The Automator's Bulk Recordings label in early 1996, with cover art by metal and punk cult hero visual artist Pushead. Pressing numbers weren't huge, but as the year went on, the buzz grew, and a slightly expanded version of the album was released on James Lavelle's London-based Mo Wax label. Then Dan took an offer from newly-formed major label DreamWorks, to re-release the album with extra tracks in mid-1997. The new domestic pressing allowed for a bigger press push, as well as the group's first and only video, for "Blue Flowers."

    Beyond "Blue Flowers," the album is chock-full of mind-bending tracks, like "Earth People"; the wacked-out but sincere love ballad "Girl Let Me Touch You"; the metal-tinged "I'm Destructive"; Q-Bert's turntable workout "Bear Witness"; and, of course, freaky Keith skits like "Elective Surgery" and "General Hospital".Dr. Octagonecologyst is one of the most unique rap records the genre has ever seen, and this is the perfect way to celebrate it - whether it's the first time you have heard this mind-expanding record or the three thousandth.

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. 3000
    3. I Got To Tell You
    4. Earth People
    5. No Awareness
    6. Real Raw
    7. General Hospital
    8. Blue Flowers
    9. Technical Difficulties
    10. Visit To The Gynecologyst


    LP 2
    1. Bear Witness
    2. Dr. Octagon
    3. Girl Let Me Touch You
    4. I'm Destructive
    5. Wild And Crazy
    6. Elective Surgery
    7. Halfsharkhalfalligatorhalfman
    8. Blue Flowers (Revisited)
    9. Waiting List (DJ Shadow Remix)

    10. 1977


    LP 3
    1. Blue Flowers (Prince Paul's So Beautiful Remix)
    2. 3000 (Automator 1 & 2 Remix)
    3. Bear Witness (2 Turntables And A Razorblade Edit)
    4. Astro Embalming Fluid
    5. Redeye
    6. I'll Be There For You
    7. Wild And Crazy (2016 Remix)
    8. I'm Destructive (2016 Remix)

    Dr. Octagon
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  • Dr. Octagonecologyst Dr. Octagonecologyst Quick View

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    Dr. Octagonecologyst

    Dr. Octagonecologyst is the debut solo album of American rapper Keith Thornton who is also known by his aliases as Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Black
    Elvis, Dr. Ultra, Crazy Lou, Poppa Large and Kool Keith. Dr. Octagonecologyst introduces the character of Dr. Octagon, a homicidal, extraterrestrial, time-traveling gynecologist and surgeon. It's hard to exaggerate the role that Dr. Octagon played in revitalizing underground hip-hop. Dr. Octagon represented
    the first truly new, genuine alternative to commercial hip-hop.


    Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will continue its "Respect the Classics" tribute to many of hip-hop's finest with the vinyl reissue of Dr. Octagon's
    underground classic Dr. Octagonecologyst on a trippy 3D lenticular cover that appears to suck you right into Dr. Octagon's crazy world.

    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. 3000
    3. I Got To Tell You
    4. Earth People
    5. No Awareness
    6. Real Raw
    7. General Hospital
    8. Blue Flowers
    9. Technical Difficulties
    10. A Visit To The Gynecologyst


    LP 2
    1. Bear Witness
    2. Dr Octagon
    3. Girl Let Me Touch You
    4. I'm Destructive
    5. Wild And Crazy
    6. Elective Surgery
    7. Halfsharkalligatorhalfman
    8. Blue Flowers Revisited
    9. Waiting List
    10. 1977

    Dr. Octagon
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    Mosquito

    Ten songs from Mosquito were produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio and Nick Launay. One of the tracks was produced by James Murphy and Sam Spiegal. The album also features Dr. Octagon, aka Kool Keith.
    1 Sacrilege
    2 Subway
    3 Mosquito
    4 Under the Earth
    5 Slave
    6 These Paths
    7 Area 52
    8 Buried Alive [ft. Dr. Octagon]
    9 Always
    10 Despair
    11 Wedding Song
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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  • Decadence Decadence Quick View

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    Decadence

    The highly anticipated collaboration of Darryl Palumbo (hardcore's Glassjaw )and legendary beatmaker/ producer Dan The Automator Nakamura (Handsome Boy Modeling School, Gorillaz, Dr. Octagon), Head Automatica sounds like nothing you would imagine (i.e., NOT rap metal)on the duo's debut album Decadence. We're an electronic cock-rock band, says Palumbo, setting aside the anger and angst of Glassjaw. I just want to f***ing party. With Head Automatica, the party is full on.
    1. At The Speed Of A Yellow Bullet
    2. Brooklyn Is Burning
    3. Beating Heart Baby
    4. Please Please Please (Young Hollywood)
    5. King Caesar
    6. The Razor
    7. Dance Party Plus
    8. Disco Hades II
    9. Solid Gold Telephone
    10. Head Automatica Soundsystem
    11. I Shot William H. Macy
    Head Automatica
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  • I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now Quick View

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    I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now

    Got at Girl starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura - are thrilled to announce the release of I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, on Bulk Recordings. The pair's enthralling debut album, sees Nakamura - whose innumerable, inimitable credits include influential production (Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon, Gorillaz) and membership in such visionary collaborations as Deltron 3030, Lovage, and Handsome Boy Modeling School - and Winstead - known for her work in the films Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Spectacular Now, and next seen in Kill the Messenger - sweetly detached vocal delivery and nuanced lyricism.


    Winstead and Nakamura first crossed paths while both worked on 2010s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the actor acting and the musician contributing to the score. Winstead - who counts Lovage's Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By as "one of my favorite albums of all time" - approached Nakamura after a cast and crew dinner to let him know she was a big fan, assuming that would be that. "About a year later, Dan came up to me at the premiere and said, 'We should do something sometime,'" Winstead says. "I was like, okay! I would love to! I didn't think it was real."


    Right from the jump, the two seemingly disparate artists found they were both surfing similar waves of inspiration. Each were especially enthused by the daft, dewy and even slightly degenerate sounds of 1960s French pop, that uniquely Gallic soufflÉ of girl group soul, cafÉ jazz, lush arrangements and groovy eroticism.


    "It was a meeting of the minds," says Nakamura. "A kindred spirit kind of thing." He sent a skeletal track to Winstead, suggesting she begin thinking of songwriting in terms of character and story. For the nascent lyricist, the task came with no little pressure. Winstead and Nakamura soon commenced writing together, collaborating on lyrics as they learned more about each other's creative strengths and interests.


    "I've had the fortune of working with a lot of very talented people," Nakamura says. "When it's right, it's right. That makes it work really easily. Working with Mary is like working with Del (The Funkee Homosapien) or working with Damon (Albarn) - it's really natural. It just works."


    I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now is surprisingly seamless, a perfectly realized union of atmospheric ambience and ambitious songcraft. The Automator is of course a master of genre subversion and experimental futurism, effortlessly transmogrifying hip-hop, psychedelia, found sounds, and all manners of pop and world music with his singular taste for prolix wordplay, multiple personas and conceptual adventure. For Got A Girl, he has assembled a rich, enveloping sound world all its own, with hints of Laurel Canyon folk, yacht rock, and sunshine pop stylized and synthesized through sumptuous arrangements, intricate electronics, and unfettered melodic invention. The sonic landscape calls up far flung locales both real and imagined, knit together by restless grooves, elastic dubby beats, and Winstead's complex characterizations.


    - Glide Magazine

    1. Did We Live Too Fast
    2. I'll Never Hold You Back
    3. Close To You
    4. Everywhere I Go
    5. Last Stop
    6. There's A Revolution
    7. Things Will Never Be The Same
    8. Put Your Head Down
    9. Friday Night
    10. La La La
    11. Da Da Da
    12. Heavenly
    Got A Girl
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