NBIDE #36 - The Pink Chunk ‘Unearthed…’

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NBIDE #36 - The Pink Chunk ‘Unearthed…’

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“The search for the roots of The Pink Chunk took an unexpected turn when our intrepid explorer(Lotta Hash) and her faithful assistant (Marsupial Grossman) stumbled upon an abandoned farm house in the old dairy farming region near the Carnation Research Farms east of Seattle. The farm house had a decrepit sign out front, cracked and faded. It was hard to read but seemed to say something like “Loon Lagoon Home for Retired Balloonists” What that meant, no one in the neighborhood seemed to know. There were rumors passed on from mother to child of noisy goings on in the old house, strangely painted old cars pulling in and out of the dirt driveway, sometimes there were reports of strangely costumed persons seeming to play an elaborate game of Croquet, as if on the set of a remake of Alice in Wonderland.

 

Upon going inside the old house, they noticed that there were wall to wall flies clinging to the ceiling and covering the windows. An old wood stove sat in the alcove, unused. Piles of rotting unused firewood lay strewn about the floor. Around a corner into the living room was a large circular wooden table and on it was a drawing on a yellowed piece of paper. It was secured with a rock. The drawing was of an object..a chunk.. of something. Below the drawing was scrawled “What is the Pink Chunk?” If this had been the only clue, then who knows what we could have concluded, but going further into the house there was an old book shelf and sitting there near a dog-eared copy of Franz Boas 1911 classic, “The Mind of Primitive Man” was a reel of audio tape inside a hand decorated box.

 

After taking this tape back to the labs and carefully analyzing it’s contents, a still murky picture emerges of a group of free spirits experimenting wildly with the capabilities of a now primitive analog recording machine. Utilizing the various features of the late 60’s consumer reel to reel machines from Sony, the artists (now referred to as The Pink Chunk) can be heard to misuse the sound-on-sound echo and multi speed features of the Sony machine. Obviously influenced by the great american pop producer Ross Bagdasarian (Witch Doctor”) or perhaps Sheb Wooley (Purple People Eater). The only other evidence of the existence of The Pink Chunk are the now rare 45 rpm single (reviewed by Lester Bangs as a masterpiece) and some obscure mention of a rock band with the same name performing at Seattle’s legendary Eagle’s Auditorium. No other tangible evidence exists of these obscure musical pioneers. But now for the first time, you can hear beyond the hits into the deepest regions of these inspired minds.”--culled from the archives of Marsupial Grossman

 

Ltd. to 89 hand-numbered copies and comes in pink-sprayed fossilization of Lester Bangs’ spunk.

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