Polvo - All their vinyl-only songs...

I sure enjoy early Polvo. Cor-crane Secret, their otherworldly 1992 album on Merge Records, was my introduction to the band, and it is still my favourite. Their first release, Can I Ride, a double 7" released on Kitchen Puff Records in 1991 was reissued on CD in 1995 by Jesus Christ; it's great too. I used to have both CDs and stupidly I traded them away. I've been able to re-acquire Cor-crane via eMusic, but I'm still scraping by somehow without a copy of Can I Ride. If anyone out there wants to make my tomorrow, please post a link to this album in a comment. My gift to y'all is the complete set of Polvo vinyl-only releases, according to the nice concise Polvo discography found here. Known for playing cheap-ass guitars set to unusual tunings, Polvo have a unique sound that won't appeal to many, but will rock the minority's socks off. Those lucky soles should prepare for bare feet.

Drill 7" released on Rockville/Jettison/Kitchen Puff in 1991.

Side A mp3: Polvo - Vibracobra
Side B mp3: Polvo - The Drill

El Cid split 7" with Erectus Monotone released on Merge Records in 1992.

Side B mp3: Polvo - In the Hand In the Sieve
Side B mp3: Erectus Polvotone - Anything's Fine

Tilebreaker 7" released on Merge Records in 1993.

Side A mp3: Polvo - Tilebreaker
Side B mp3: Polvo - The Chameleon
Side B mp3: Polvo - Tiara Fetish

Polvo's contribution to Why Do You Think They Call It Pop double 10" released on Pop Narcotic in 1993.

Side B mp3: Polvo - Colonial Arms

...And Then I'm Gone split 7" with New Radiant Storm King released on Penny Farthing Records in 1994.

Side B mp3: Polvo - Two Fists
Side B mp3: Polvo - All The Cliches Under Broadway

Friend, why not download all 10 songs in a zShare archive just over here. As a bonus, you'll get the Erectus Monotone and New Radiant Storm King songs too. My meagre bandwidth and I thank you.

21 comments:

harold hollingsworth said...

I'll make it simple, fantastic post! I miss Polvo, I really do...

Anonymous said...

Any chance of you re-up Glo-Worm?
i just discover this blog today!!
btw great blog
(sorry my bad english)
:~~

CLAIRE said...

more praise more praise more praise...and if you are looking for requests, i have two. at least one of which i hope might be doable, since you seem to be as big a slumberland records fan as i was/am.

(1) that first swirlies single - chris r., etc?

(2) anything off of that first ropers album (not the teenbeat one, the out of print one) - but esp. esp. "i know you have a light". that would make a girl very happy.

Anonymous said...

Man you made my night with these b-sides, now here's the FLAC lossless Polvo EP on Jesus Christ records I encoded especially as a thank you.

[d] aka lesoleil70

http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1412918/3931568/

Anonymous said...

http://www.demonoid.com/files/details

/1412918/3931568/

G said...

Thanks for the kind attempt, lesoleil70. Unfortunately that URL can't be accessed from Canada...here's the message I get when it tries to load that page: "We received a letter from a lawyer represeting the CRIA, they were threatening with legal action and We need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this. If you reside in Canada, that is the reason you are being redirected to this message. Thanks for your understanding, and sorry for any inconvenience." Perhaps you could upload the files into a zShare or mediaFire archive? If that's a hassle, I understand!

G

Anonymous said...

Just upped it to mininova for you

Anonymous said...

let me know if you still can't access it and I'll do your method, loving your tracks nice one

G said...

Never trust that a guy with a turntable will figure out how to use the interweb. I tried downloading the bittorrent file, but nothing happened. I've never used a bittorrent site before. I've also never converted FLAC to mp3 on my Mac, so perhaps I should just buy the darn CD when I find a used copy!

G

Anonymous said...

no probs, what is your mail address, I'll send over mp3's

Anonymous said...

Download link for Polvo EP

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RM938PUX

lesoleil70

G said...

Thanks LeSoleil70! I was able to download the archive and import the mp3s into iTunes...the only weird part is the song durations are all way off. For example, Can I Ride shows up as 35:02. The whole album clocks in a7 3.3 hours! I'm guessing this happened in the conversion software from FLAC to mp3. If anyone out there has a solution, please let me know. I'm sure enjoying hearing these songs again!

G

G said...

Thanks LeSoleil70! I was able to download the archive and import the mp3s into iTunes...the only weird part is the song durations are all way off. For example, Can I Ride shows up as 35:02. The whole album clocks in a7 3.3 hours! I'm guessing this happened in the conversion software from FLAC to mp3. If anyone out there has a solution, please let me know. I'm sure enjoying hearing these songs again!

G

The Gosub Routine said...

hi!

I was hoping to get that track called 'the drill', as it's one I have never heard.

Could you put it up for me? I would be really chuffed.

I could return the favour by sending you the rare and unreleased John peel sessions that I recorded back in 1992 & 1993? There's some exclusive tracks on them.

Cheers!

Baz.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for efforts, these are great to hear again...and some new discoveries, missed at the time...wonderful.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the singles - great work!

jayf said...

can anyone upload full version of double scorpio

Anonymous said...

i likes dis. make my booty feel mushy inside like i am in love with the earth again in my butts.

ct said...

wow! i missed this post. could there be re-up on the z-share archive? it would be awesone! thanks.

n01d said...

re-up!

n01d said...

plz