German Shepherds Music For Sick Queers on LP + 7” + Download Card
Formed by Stephen Scheatzle and Sandy Stark (aka Mark Hutchinson), the German Shepherds grew out of San Francisco's art-punk scene in the early 80's. Their first single, "I Adore You," is a lost minimal synth nugget with an unforgettable rhythm box pattern, and their second, "THC," features Stark's menacing and child-like vocals.
Music For Sick Queers (1985) brings together these and more beautifully disturbing songs, electronic noise reminiscent of Allen Ravenstine (Pere Ubu) and the best of The Residents, Suicide, and Psychic TV.
While more tracks would appear on compilations, such as, Mykel Board's infamous You'll Hate This Record Record, the German Shepherds themselves virtually disappeared as their self-released album was out-of-print for decades.
After years of searching the catacombs, Superior Viaduct finally caught up with only surviving GS member, Stark, and uncovered the band's secret history growing up in Ohio. This first time vinyl reissue comes from the original master tapes and includes a special bonus 7-inch containing previously unreleased material. Also includes archival inserts and digital download card.
"A masterpiece of minimal synth combined with experimental and noisy synth punkish elements!" – Mutant Sounds
German Shepherds Music For Sick Queers Track Listing:
1. Communist Control
2. Armageddon Man
3. Love Me
5. Hitler's Child
6. I Adore You
7. Mr. Tupper
9. Quit It
10. Complacent American