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Unrest

Perfect Teeth

SIDE ONE:

Angel I'll Walk You Home
Cath Carroll
So Sick
Light Command
Food and Drink Synthesizer
Soon It Is Going to Rain


SIDE TWO:

Make Out Club
Breather X.O.X.O.
West Coast Love Affair
Six Layer Cake
Stylized Ampersand


ADD'L BOX SET TRACKS

Breather X.X.X.
Capezio Bowler
Isabel
Love to Know
Plastic Film
So So Sick
Wharton Hockey Club


8

7" BOX SET (BOX)($40,00)

Six records on color vinyl, 24 page booklet, 2 stickers, etc. [45 r.p.m.].

Purchase

UNREST Imperial ffrr album
UNREST West Coast Love Affair 7 inch vinyl 45
UNREST So Sick Vibe Out 7-inch 45 vinyl single
UNREST Perfect Hairdo comb
UNREST Angel I'll Walk You Home 7-inch 45 vinyl single
UNREST Make Coffee Club coffee mug
UNREST Make Out Club 7 inch vinyl
UNREST Light Command 7 inch vinyl 45
UNREST BPM album
UNREST Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary
UNREST Perfect Teeth box set 2012
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
7" 45 box set, second pressing
UNREST Perfect Teeth album 7-inch 45 box set natural stock
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
7" 45 box set, first pressing
natural stock
UNREST Perfect Teeth album box set back
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
7" 45 box set, first pressing
natural stock
back
UNREST Perfect Teeth album 7-inch 45 box set black stock
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
7" 45 box set, first pressing
black stock
UNREST Perfect Teeth LP jacket and CD cover album
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
LP jacket
and CD cover
UNREST Perfect Teeth Make Coffee Club coffee mug
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
"Make Coffee Club"
coffee mug
UNREST Perfect Teeth toothbrush with toothpaste
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
toothbrush with toothpaste
UNREST Perfect Teeth Perfect Hairdo comb
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
"Perfect Hairdo" comb
UNREST Perfect Teeth adhesive sticker
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
adhesive sticker
UNREST Perfect Teeth adhesive sticker
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
tee-shirt
designed by v23
4AD
Cath Carroll photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe
Cath Carroll
[photo by Robert Mapplethorpe]
UNREST Perfect Teeth CD promotional edition
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
CD
jewel case [back]
promotional edition
UNREST Perfect Teeth CD promotional edition
UNREST
Perfect Teeth
CD
promotional edition

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Bridget Cross, vocals, bass guitar, guitar, plastic tube

Phil Krauth, drums, vocals, guitar, piano, plastic tube

Mark Robinson, vocals, guitar, plastic tube


GUEST PLAYERS

Brent Sigmeth, plastic tube on "Food & Drink"


PRODUCED BY

Simon LeBon


RECORDED BY

Brian Paulson,

with Brent Sigmeth,

at Pachyderm, Cannon Falls, Minnesota, USA

March, 1993


MIXED BY

Brian Paulson,

and Unrest,

at Avalon Studios, in The Monacle Building, Bethesda, Maryland, USA


BOX SET AUDIO EDITING BY

Geoff Turner,

and Mark Robinson,

at WGNS, Arlington, Virginia, USA


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Unrest,

© 1993


COVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Robert Maplethorpe


BAND PHOTOGRAPHY

Erin Smith


ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Mark Robinson


DENTAL X-RAYS

David W. Hester, D.D.S.


COVER STAR

Cath Carroll


COVER DESIGN (LP/CD)

Chris Bigg,

v23/4AD, London, England


COVER DESIGN (BOX SET)

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


BOX SET PRODUCTION

Bruce Licher,

Independent Project Press, Sedona, Arizona


ET CETERA

The dental X-rays on the back cover are of Phil Krauth's teeth.

The chandelier pictured on the back cover of the vinyl LP and CD was in the Teen-Beat office at Teen-Beat 97.

The song Capezio Bowler was written by Mark Robinson in the studio; inspired by producer Simon LeBon's fashionable footwear.

"No guitar effects or synthesizers used on this recording."

The song lyrics are printed inside the booklet.

"Unrest uses only Sears Silvertone brand guitar amplifiers because they want the best."

"Thank-you Cath."

7" 45 BOX SET tracklisting:

Teen-Beat 70
Isabel (side A)
Love To Know (B1)
Wharton Hockey Club (B2)

Teen-Beat 91
West Coast Love Affair (C)
Soon It Is Going To Rain (D)

Teen-Beat 105
Cath Carroll (E)
So So Sick (F1)
Capezio Bowler (F2)

Teen-Beat 112
Angel I'll Walk You Home (G)
Breather X.X.X. (H1)
Stylized Ampersand (H2)

Teen-Beat 126
Make Out Club (I)
Food & Drink Synthesizer (J1)
Plastic Film (J2)

Teen-Beat 133
Light Command (K)
Six Layer Cake (L)


The box set also includes a 16-page full-colour booklet (identical to the one found in the CD) and a Teen-Beat catalogue.


COMPLETE SESSION TRACKLIST

Angel I'll Walk You Home
Breather X.O.X.O.
Breather X.X.X. (an edit of "...X.O.X.O.")
Capezio Bowler
Cath Carroll
Folklore (cover of a James song)
Food & Drink Synthesizer
Goodbye
Hey Hey Halifax
Hydro
Light Command
Make Out Club
Plastic Film
Six Layer Cake
Soon It Is Going To Rain
So Sick
So So Sick (an acoustic version of "So Sick")
Stylized Ampersand
Vibe Out!
West Coast Love Affair
Where Are All Those Puerto Rican Boys?


BEATS-PER-MINUTE

Angel I'll Walk You Home, 56
Cath Carroll, 200
So Sick, 152
Light Command, 168/56
Food and Drink Synthesizer,
Soon It Is Going to Rain, 88
Make Out Club, 160
Breather X.O.X.O., 46
West Coast Love Affair, 182
Six Layer Cake, 144
Stylized Ampersand, 92


"MAKE OUT CLUB" FILM


SHOT AND DIRECTED BY

Dave Roth
and Blackball Films
at Jerry Biron's loft
811 W. Lake Street, first floor
in Chicago, Illinois, USA
on September 12, 1993




"CATH CARROLL" FILM


SHOT AND DIRECTED BY

Retina Logic
at Harry Houdini's mansion, Hollywood, California, USA
and at a loft in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA
and also a parking lot somewhere in Los Angeles.




REVIEW

"The groups that are well ahead of their time, the pioneers of sound, the innovators of sound tend to simultaneously be the most amazing and most misunderstood bands. While their music is always wonderfully original, since it does not sound like whatever music is currently in style, it is often written off as "strange" or even "bad" music. Years later, these same judgments are flipped to "genius" and "trendsetting," and this marks the sign of a truly original and amazing band. Even before the style or genre of "indie rock" existed, there was one group that was laying the blueprint for how the genre would eventually sound, Unrest. The band began as a project between high school friends Mark Robinson and Phil Krauth, where their ethos was to never play the same song twice. This approach led the duo to some of the most diverse music ever recorded, as their early recordings run from funk to punk to highly experimental music that defies description. In 1990, the group added bassist Bridget Cross, and this is when the true magic began to happen for Unrest. The addition of Cross gave the group a completely new sound, and her ability to perform brilliant vocals took the band to a completely new level. Though it is quite rarely the case, Unrest's finest musical moment is undoubtedly their final album, their mindblowing 1993 release, Perfect Teeth.

First and foremost, when one reads the liner notes, you'll find Duran Duran frontman, Simon LeBon credited with production duties. The music on Unrest's final album still sticks to the bands' original mission, as none of the songs sound too much like one another, yet fit together as a perfectly cohesive unit. The music ranges from the eerie sound of "Food & Drink Synthesizer" to the upbeat, poppy "West Coast Love Affair," and there is truly not a bad song anywhere on the record. The band also shows incredible musical diversity in terms of the length and format of the songs found on Perfect Teeth. Rarely sticking to the "verse chorus verse" format, the band injects the vocals where they see them to fit best, and with songs ranging from under two minutes to well over seven minutes, they fully explore every song, and the results are like no other album ever made. This is largely due to the exceptional musicianship found in the trio that forms Unrest, and the chemistry between the three is truly uncanny.

Though there are only three musicians, the music is very full, and the way in which the trio interact with one another is truly amazing. With all of the songs attributed to the entire group, it is hard to pick out where the true writing strength is within the group, so one must assume that all three are responsible for the amazing songs on Perfect Teeth. Teenbeat Records founder and Unrest guitarist, Mark Robinson manages to find what can only be called "perfect" tone for his guitar, and the sound and style he deploys throughout the album has been copied by countless bands. Drumming in a light, almost acoustic manner on some songs, and then in the more traditional sense on others, Phil Krauth proves to be one of the most talented and dynamic drummers of his generation. Shifting easily through the various mid-song tempo changes, his playing is a bit more forward in the mix than usual, and this gives Unrest much of their signature sound. The other half of the rhythm section, and final third of the band, bassist Bridget Cross proves to be the element that the band was missing throughout their early years. The manner in which she is able to perfectly sync up with Robinson and Krauth is truly uncanny, and the way that the trio moves as a single unit on songs like "Breather X.O.X.O." is nothing short of stunning. This is the key to the brilliance of Perfect Teeth, as the band plays their truly unique brand of music, yet does so as a complete group, with no member giving any more or an less than another.

While the music on Perfect Teeth is absolutely phenomenal, the vocals throughout the album are equally as amazing, and this is another area where the addition of Cross pushes the music to another level. Mark Robinson handles a majority of the lead vocal duties on the album, and his soft, low voice are often nothing short of mesmerizing. It is the subtle manner with which Robinson approaches the vocals that make them so amazing, as he almost seems to dance over the music, making for a sound like none other ever heard. Robinson shows off his vocal range and diversity, as he often jumps into the upper registers, and his singing can clearly be seen as an influence on everyone from Sea And The Cake to more modern bands like The Killers. When Bridget Cross adds backing vocals or takes over the vocals completely, the songs are equally as amazing, as her voice perfectly matches the style and approach that Robinson presents. Her voice can become truly hypnotic, as is evident on Perfect Teeth's final song, "Stylized Ampersand," yet she is equally capable of more traditional sounding singing, such as her fantastic performance on "Light Command." This ability to seamlessly interchange lead vocalists who share the same style but have completely different sounds is one of the key aspects that makes the songs on Perfect Teeth so enjoyable and extraordinary.

Attempting to create a new musical style is, by far, one of the most difficult tasks, and the number of bands that fail in trying is immeasurable. However, the bands that do manage to succeed in creating a new sound, while usually misunderstood at the time, eventually become some of the most important and influential groups in history. Perfecting the "DIY" sound and making music that would eventually become known as "indie rock," there are few bands in history that play as brilliantly as the Washington, D.C. based trio, Unrest. After a handful of lineup changes, bassist Bridget Cross joined the band in 1990, and the final three albums of the band are all truly special musical experiences. Proving to be the final element that Mark Robinson and Phil Krauth needed, both her bass playing, as well as her fantastic vocal contributions helped to create one of the most influential and heavily copied sounds ever. This is also due to the exceptional and unique manner with which Krauth approaches the drums, as he plays soft, yet aggressively, and this proves to be one of the most amazing aspects of the bands' sound. Providing exceptional guitar playing, as well as handling a majority of the vocals, Mark Robinson remains one of the most dynamic and distinguished performers in music history, and it is almost impossible to cite all of the bands whom he influenced. Standing in opposition to nearly every musical norm, the bands' final defiance of tradition lies in the fact that their final album, 1993's Perfect Teeth, is by far their greatest musical achievement, and it remains one of the most original and sensational albums ever recorded."
- The Music Guru, 2009


UNREST, Phil Krauth, Bridget Cross, Mark Robinson

RELEASE DATE

August 9, 1993


FORMAT

7" vinyl 45 box set
audio cassette
compact disc
vinyl L.P.


LENGTH

LP / CD / cassette:
45 minutes, 3 seconds

11 tracks


7" VINYL 45 BOX SET:
? minutes, ? seconds

16 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 119

CAD 3012 (4AD)

9 45401-2 (Reprise CD)

9 45401-4 (Reprise cassette)


DETAILS


7" VINYL 45 BOX SET


FIRST PRESSING

August 9, 1993

more than 2,000 pressed.


VINYL COLOUR:
Teen-Beat 70: black vinyl,
Teen-Beat 91: marbled lilac vinyl,
Teen-Beat 105: marbled teal vinyl,
Teen-Beat 112: marbled purple vinyl,
Teen-Beat 126: marbled magenta vinyl,
Teen-Beat 133: marbled light blue vinyl.


PACKAGE:
folded box with black string tie (approximately 700 printed on black stock with black ink and 1400 printed on natural chipboard stock with blue ink).


BOOKLET:
16-page full-colour booklet 4.75" x 4.75" (identical to the CD booklet).


LABELS:
metallic silver and black inks on various color papers.


NUMBERING:
Boxes numbered from 0001 to 2099.


Box printed/manufactured by
Bruce Licher, Independent Project Press, Sonoma, Arizona


Pressed by
United Record Pressing, Nashville, Tennessee


Booklet printed by
4AD, London, England


SECOND PRESSING

April 21, 2012

998 pressed.


RECORD STORE DAY:
673 copies were made available to stores for Record Store Day [April 21, 2012]. The remainder were sold on the Teen-Beat internet website and given away as promotional copies.


ASSEMBLY:

CHICAGO
699 copies assembled in Chicago, Illinois at CTD, Ltd. on April 7th and 8th, 2012. Boxes folded by Patrick Monaghan. Assembled by Mark Robinson.


CAMBRIDGE
299 copies assembled in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Teen-Beat 321 on April 12th through 15th, 2012. Boxes folded by Evelyn Hurley. Assembled by Mark Robinson.


VINYL COLOUR:
Teen-Beat 70: yellow vinyl,
Teen-Beat 91: black vinyl,
Teen-Beat 105: red vinyl,
Teen-Beat 112: metallic gold vinyl,
Teen-Beat 126: blue vinyl,
Teen-Beat 133: white vinyl.


PACKAGE:
folded box with red string tie (approximately ? printed on natural chipboard stock with metallic gold ink).


BOOKLET:
24-page black and white booklet 7" x 7".


LABELS:
full-color printing on white paper.


NUMBERING:
Boxes numbered from 2101 to 3120.


TEEN-BEAT STICKER:
red ink or green ink on white glossy stock.


Box printed/manufactured by
Bruce Licher, Independent Project Press, Bishop, California


Pressed by
at Gramofonove Zavody in Lodenice, Czech Republic
coordinated by Pirates Press, San Francisco, California.


Booklet printed by
Bellwether Manufacturing, Bloomington, Indiana


Sticker printed by
U-Printing, West Los Angeles, California


LP

August 24, 1993

Pressed on black vinyl.


JACKET:
full-colour on uncoated stock.


LABELS:
full-colour.


Inner-sleeve:
full-colour.


Manufactured by
4AD, London, England


CD

August 24, 1993


PACKAGE:
16-page full-colour booklet and tray card.


LABEL:
metallic silver ink.


Europe edition manufactured by
4AD, London, England.


US edition printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania.


Japan edition manufactured by
Nippon Columbia, Japan.


AUDIO CASSETTE

August 24, 1993

INSERT:
?-panel j-card (one side colour and one side black and white).


Shell:
white ink on clear shell.


Europe edition manufactured by
4AD, London, England.


US edition printed and pressed by
Specialty, Olyphant, Pennsylvania.


POSTER

August, 1993

?" x ?" full-colour on glossy paper.


Manufactured by
4AD, London, England


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Unrest
Catch of the Day
Catchpellet
Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl
Cherry Cherry
A Factory Record
Isabel Bishop
Bavarian Mods and Other Hits
West Coast Love Affair
So Sick / Vibe Out!
Cath Carroll
split single with Underground Lovers
Angel I'll Walk You Home
split tour single with Stereolab
Make Out Club
Make Out Club (Re-Mix)
Light Command
split single with Heidi Berry
Animal Park


ALBUMS

Unrest
Lisa Carol Freemont [L.C.F.]
Tink of S.E. [and numerous other titles]
Malcolm X Park
Twister
Kustom Karnal Blackxploitation
Chocolate City Cherry
Fuck Pussy Galore (and all Her Friends)
An Imperial Full Frequency Range Recording
Perfect Teeth
B.P.M.
Newcastle, August 2, 1993
Washington, DC, February 24, 2005
England, 1992


COMPILATIONS

Extremism...
The Trouble with Harry
Magic Ribbons, Volume One
The Pre-Moon Syndrome
Rutles Highway Revisited
Teriyaki Asthma Volume VI
Teen-Beat Fifty
Afternoon Delight!
Fortune Cookie Prize
Teen-Beat 100
Inclined Plane
Soluble Fish
Lollapalooza '93
International Hip Swing
The 13 Year Itch
Trademark Of Quality
Buy This Used Compact Disc
Play Free Music
Mai Pen Rai
The Machines 1990-1993
The Bob No.47
All Virgos Are Mad
Wakefield: Volume 2
Wakefield: Volume 3
Wakefield: Volume 4
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set
Teen-Beat Subscribers' CD, 2003
Teen-Beat 20th Commemorative
Süddeutsche Zeitung Diskothek 1992
Speed Dating
2010 Teen-Beat / Other Music Sampler
Teen-Beat Holiday Card 2010/2011


SOUNTRACKS

Girls Town
Mod Fuck Explosion
Passenger Side


ALSO

Unrest station wagon(s)
Unrest metal jewel box
Unrest, Mark E. poster
Invoking Osiris tee-shirt
Teen-Beat's Fifth Anniversary
Live at the Tube Bar tee-shirt
Unrest tee-shirt
Cherry Cream On video shoot
Imperial f.f.r.r. coffee mug
Unrest and Teen-Beat agreement with 4AD
Perfect Hairdo comb & Perfect Teeth toothbrush
Perfect Teeth coffee mug
Malcolm X Park [compact disc]
Kustom Karnal Blackxploitation [compact disc]
Teen-Beat 20th Anniversary Celebrations
The production of "Imperial f.f.r.r." Deluxe Edition
Teen-Beat Graphica Exhibition
UNREST: Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary
UNREST: Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary badges
Unrest 2010


RELATED

Air Miami
Bridget / Kathi / Doug
Clarence
Cotton Candy
Flin Flon
Flowers of Discipline
Maybe It's Reno
Mark Robinson
Fred & Ginger
Phil Krauth
Pigeons
Tone
Velocity Girl
William & Vivian


SONGS

Afternoon Train
Angel I'll Walk You Home
Bavarian Mods
Ben's Chili Bowl
Between Us
Black Power Dynamo
Breathe In
Breather X.O.X.O.
Breather X.X.X.
Buckley Hugo
Butch Willis is a Psychopath
Caitlinbums
Can't Sit Still
Can't Sit Still (acoustic)
Capezio Bowler
Capitalist Joyride
Castro 59
Cath Carroll
Cath Carroll (10cc Mix)
Cats
Champion Nines
The Chastity Ballad
Cherry Cherry
Cherry Cream On
Chick Chelsea Delux
Christina
Click Click
Come Sail Away
Coming Hot and Proud
Communist Tart
Dago Red
Dago Rising
Dalmations
Deaf
Disco Magick
Do it Now
Electrico
Enola Gay
Equator 77
Eyeball from the Socket of Davis
Feeling Good Fixation
Firecracker
Fly to France
Folklore
Food and Drink Synthesizer
Four Foot High Stone Wall
The Foxey Playground
Frutti Column
Fuck You G.I.
Full Frequency
Future History
The Gas Chair
Give Me Yr Eyes
God Gave Rock & Roll to You III
Goodbye
Green
Die Grunen
Gustave
Happy Birthday
Headringer
Hey Hey Halifax
Hey London! (London's Theme)
The Hill
The Hill, part two
Hi-Tec Theme
Holiday in Berlin, part 1
Holiday in Berlin, part 2
Hope
Hydro
Hydrofoil
Hydrofoil One
Hydrofoil No.3
Hydroplane
I Do Believe You Are Blushing
I Hate Ms. Toivanen/Wshingtn
I Love Calvin
Imperial
In the Garden
International Nautical Miles
Invoking the Godhead
I've Come for Your Daughters
Isabel
Isabel (7" Version)
Islands
Iwo Jima
Judy Says, part I
Judy says, part II
June
Kill Whitey
Konfusion
Lady Chatterly
Laughter
Light Command
Live on a Hot August Night
Lord Shiva
Los Desasosiego
Love to Know
Loyola
Lucifer Rising
Make Out Club
Malcolm X Park
Manhattan
Man Hole Burn
Midnight for Two
Mod Fuck Explosion Theme
Nation Writer
Neal We Love You
91st Century Schizoid Man
Northwest Territory
Nova Scotia
Obliteration
Oh Yeah C'Mon
Oils
Oily
OK
Over the Life
A Picnic at Hanging Rock (The Hill, part three)
Plastic Film
Ragged (Cltd Hsbnd)
Ragged (nkd t)
Range Recording
Real Enemy
Rigormortis
The 'S' Street Shuffle with a Beat
Scorpio Rising
Scott & Zelda
Sex Machine
Shag
She Makes Me Shake Like a Soul Machine
She is Today
Six Layer Cake
So Sick
So So Sick
So So So Sick
So You Want To Be a Movie Star
So You Want to Be a Rock'n'Roll Star
Solid State
Soon It Is Going to Rain
Straight Edge
Stranger in My Own Hometown
Strutter
Stylized Ampersand
Sugarshack
Suki
Sweet Home Alaska
Sweet Wakefield
Teen Bt
Teenbeat Part 65
Teenbeat Theme 1991
Teenage Suicide
Time
The Tundra
Twist 66
U.F.O.
[Unrest Incidental Piece]
Usually on Fridays, a Hamburger
Velvet Spit
Vibe Out!
Vibe Out! / Hydrofoil (medley)
Volume Reference Tone
Wednesday and Proud
West Coast Love Affair
Wharton Hockey Club
When It All Comes Down
Where Are All Those Puerto Rican Boys?
Wild Thang
Winona Ryder (XY Version)
Winona Ryder (XX Version)
Woody Allen
Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl
Zim-Zum