OUT IN THE TREETOPS

So, the Termbo mainframe has been repaired and moved to a new server, much thanks to Eric over at Windian Records for helping us out. The message board and this blog are once again firing on all cylinders. We have some updates ready, starting with this interview with the legendary Don Howland from our pal Ryan. It’s pretty in depth, thanks to Ryan and if you want to read more of his work go and grab his collection Bored Out via his label/store Spacecase Records. You won’t be disappointed. On the reviews front, we have a pile of LP/7″ reviews ready to go, Termbo print zine #4 is hopefully going to be ready for Christmas and year end wrap-ups shortly after that. And more….see you soon and thanks.

25 YEARS OF IN THE RED

Hard to believe it’s been 25 years since ITR-1001 was released – harder to believe I’ve been listening to records Larry has released for just about that long as well. And being honest, In the Red is one of the major reasons why Terminal Boredom exists today. Very few labels have that sort of lasting impact and become the standard-bearers of the underground for such a long time. All the big names from the past two decades have passed through the label at some point: Cheater Slicks, Bassholes, Country Teasers, Black Lips, Jay Reatard, Lost Sounds, Gories, Oblivians, Black Time, Dirtbombs, Deadly Snakes, Reigning Sound…Everybody has their favorites, and our old pal Rob took up the challenge to give us a recap of his 25 years worth of memories via the label. Read it all right here and then think about your own. Going through Rob’s list I was reminded of at least 25 pivotal musical moments in my history that were due to Larry and In the Red. So, with the 25th Anniversary shows happening this week, we thank you Larry for all that you’ve done for us. I hope everyone has a good time out there, and wish I could be with you…

And since I couldn’t resist throwing something in, here’s the first 7″ I remember buying on ITR (and still my favorite Bassholes tune):