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The Garbage And The Flowers - Stoned Rehearsal LP


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Words from the label:

"The Garbage and the Flowers have been around since the early nineties and have released some of the most beautifully delicate sounds ever pressed to vinyl. They just haven't done it all that often. From their 1992 single on Twisted Village to their double LP on the Now Sound from 1997 to their Skulltones single in 2010, G&TF have casually offered us glimpses into their genius. 

Stoned Rehearsal is exactly what the name implies. Recorded in 2007 to an audience that consisted solely of two Rainforest Dingoes and a Tibetan terrier, Stoned Rehearsal finds our heroes and heroine relaxed and loose. And for those of us who live in another hemisphere, it gives us the best representation of the live G&TF live experience we’re likely to get. Stoned Rehearsal was originally released on cassette by the band but was barely heard out of Australia. Even if you found a copy, you may be one of those unfortunate souls with a tape that the band forgot to dub (gee, wonder how that happened). It is now presented to you lovingly re-mastered and on god’s preferred medium." - Quemada

Track list:


1. Alamo Rose

2.  Henry, Where Is Lyon

3. Call Out The Dogs


1. River Of Sem

2. Elisabeth

3. Jacoby

Format:  12" vinyl record.  33 RPM. 

Year of release:  2011 (Originally released on cassette in 2007)

Label:  Quemada (QUE-002)

Country / Country:  New Zealand / Australia


"There are plenty of groups whose stoned rehearsals I would avoid at all costs, but The Garbage And The Flowers certainly lend themselves to such a situation. Even when sober, they barely have it together, but that’s their charm – this is hobby music in the best possible sense, a rock group that plays music in the spirit that other people play Scrabble or watch the Super Bowl together. Stoned Rehearsals is indeed just that, the band comfortably high and having fun, letting the tape roll as they lay down some thorny, bucolic rock music. If you thought the first side was loose, they really let it hang out on the flip, as the first song is botched (or forgotten) thirty seconds in, and the dogs in the room bark in disapproval. So many records similar to this one would drive me nuts (I can’t even look at a Tori Kudo record without getting nauseous), but The Garbage And The Flowers are never too precious or too grating to lose me on their trip. I’ll see them in eight years when their next record comes out so we can do this all over again." - Yellow Green Red