Saturday, December 1, 2007

Reptile House

Hello & welcome to my first blog. I've always loved blogs like these that give you access to so much rare, hard to find, & out of print music. Two things though that I see on many sites: 1. Many sites seem to post the same material that has already been posted on other blogs 2. Some sites post material stating they're vinyl, but are actually CD rips. I hope to change these things with this blog. So with this said, everything on this blog will be 100% vinyl(unless otherwise noted)& hopefully not found on any other site(unless otherwise noted).
So here we are with my first post. The first half of this post can be found on the now defunct? Something I Learned Today. Not sure whether or not the link is still active, but this band needs to be known. A band called Reptile House from Baltimore, Maryland. They were loosely affiliated with the D.C./Dischord scene. Now although Dischord has always been dedicated to releasing strictly D.C. bands, there were some exceptions. Void & Reptile House were those exceptions. Reptile House released one song on the Bouncing Babies Comp on Fountain of Youth 1984, one 7" E.P. titled I Stumble As The Crow Flies on Dischord/Druid Hill 1985, & one full length titled Listen To The Powersoul on Merkin 1988. Lead singer Daniel Higgs is one hell of a lyricist. The title of this blog derives from his words.
"I have a brain in my head
I have a brain in my ass
Both with the same thing in mind
Both determined to guide me
Through my life: minus a memory"
Sleekstak Weather

All of their material is a great listen. Each song has it's own unique style unlike anything else heard. Daniel Higgs would later go on to create Lungfish. Another great Baltimore band that Dischord signed. So give them a listen & comment if you like em! Stay Tuned! More great music to come!

Bouncing Babies Comp

Talons & Claws

I Stumble As The Crow Flies E.P.

Keel-Haul Love
Social Champion
Mrs. Rain
Sleekstak Weather

Listen To The Powersoul

Power Soul
Ike's Hammer
Evil Iron Any Day Now
Para PolyAnna
Mother Michigan
Sky Head


Anonymous said...

I saw your link in the blogroll from HHA and knew exactly where the title came from. I've had that lyric stuck in my head since 1986.In fact I treasure my copy of this e.p.. Keep up the good work.Thanks

dangerclose said...

Thanks for posting this continue your blog...

Anonymous said...

Daniel Higgs and Asa Osborne are having their exhibition from March 14th to April 26th at the mfoldgallery. Please come in and see the great works. Go to this website to see some of the images:

mountain fold
55 Fifth Ave 18th Flr
New York, NY 10003
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 1 to 7pm

Stan said...

Could you please reload this?
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Please reload this, would dearly love to hear. missed out on these on ebay twice.

jake said...

please re-up!

Anonymous said...

Welp, you've been blogged and quartered--I got all your stuff except for these Reptile House...could I, would you?
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Lili said...

Please repost anything by Reptile house. I used to see them in Baltimore. I can't find any printings to buy. I am so glad they have not been forgotten.

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