Monday, November 3, 2008

New Peoples Potential Unlimited Release

Here's a strange track I first heard on Deep Sang's recent DURKL Promo Mix. Apparently Crunch was a New Orleans based solo artist from the early 80's. Somehow People's Potential Unlimited Records found these tracks and blessed the world with a reissue. Hats off to them for discovering such an awesome obscurity. "Funky Beat" reminds me of Gary Davis & His Professor's "The Professor Here," though Crunch is far more raw. My online research didn't yield any results, so here's what the label has to say about it:

"Get ready for an analog ride. These 80s multi-tracks are all we have left from creative mind, CRUNCH. Hurricane Katrina wiped out the home studio and master recordings. Now back from the bayou, every struggling sound, tape flutter, and disco hiss are re-released on vinyl, and sounding extra dirty. Only available on Peoples Potential Unlimited Records. Originally released on Style Records (1982)."

If you like what you hear, be sure to pick up a copy here.

Crunch - Funky Beat | Zshare | YSI | 128 kbps


U-Tern said...

Fuck yeah! Been trying to track this down for a hot minute now (shit is rare!). PPU putting out some great reissues a the moment.

- U-Tern

jerome green said...

Hi Shawn,

Thanks for the track and the Earcave link; I'm all over that! They got other crazy stuff, too.

Shows us that 1982 was right up to date with 2008, wha?

Peace, Jerome