Monday, November 19, 2018

Jack Moves Unveils I'm Insane: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne EP Including 5 Ozzy/Black Sabbath Covers & An Original (@jackmovesloops)

Since the release of his Work to Rule EP earlier this year, emcee, beat-boxer, and live looper Jack Moves quietly unleashed a Bandcamp cassingle entitled "Smoke Break​/​Sweet Revenge." Now, he has returned to unveil his next Extended Play. It's titled I'm Insane: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, which is obviously, a 6-song tribute to The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne and his long-time/now-defunct band, Black Sabbath. I'm Insane includes Jack Moves' previously released and extremely spot-on cover of Ozzy's howling 1983 single, "Bark at The Moon," as well as his 1995 Zakk Wylde & Geezer Butler-assisted single, "Perry Mason." For I'm Insane, Jack Moves additionally tackles "Shot In The Dark" from The Ultimate Sin (1986) and "Mr. Crowley" from Blizzard of Ozz (1980) as well as Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath" from their 1970 self-titled debut. Then, Jack Moves and his guitar-playing buddy Philip Miles took it upon themselves to pen and record an Ozzy Osbourne-indebted original for I'm Insane's title track.

On his source of inspiration behind "I'm Insane," Jack Moves says he and Miles "had a running joke about how every solo Ozzy song involved lyrics talking about how he was insane and how people keep asking him stuff and he doesn't know the answer." Although, likely, most notably is Jack Moves' All-Voice/Vocal Live Looping Version of "Black Sabbath," which, as its title alludes, was created with just Jack Moves' own voice; he uses a live looping technique, aided by special equipment, wherein he can essentially, record himself and continually, keep recording and meticulously layering his voice until he has a fully-fleshed out completed song, such as "Black Sabbath." Jack Moves' I'm Insane: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne is now available on all major digital streaming platforms. We would also, suggest Following his social media pages for regular updates and original content. Keep an eye on Jack Moves' YouTube channel for newly uploaded live looping/beat-boxing videos every Wednesday.

"'He got in a bad ATV accident. You know he was probably giving the finger to a camera or something just before that." So said a buddy of mine [Shane Bennett] a ways back RE: Ozzy. Thanks in large part to @101WRIF Detroit, Ozzy Osbourne's songs were part of my Rock "N" Roll diet and education. Even though, from a young age his goofy, schlock Horror, post-Alice Cooper (but on WAY more drugs) persona rang as a bit more of an act than I'd like—especially, after I learned about Mayhem Emperor, et. al.—I had heard his songs so many damn times I couldn't deny he was The Godfather. And after, I discovered [Black] Sabbath in earnest, well sh*t, as if I needed more proof. So, cheers to the Heavy Metal forefathers, such as Mr. John Osbourne, who stumbled across something infinitely cooler than some beefed-up Chess Records knock-off by Cream that they were probably trying to ape at the time (just playing, Cream, you know I love you!) No matter how many times you exhort us to "GO CRAZAAAAY," I never fully doubt your sincerity."

- Jack Moves (@jackmovesofficial)

Friday, November 16, 2018

All-around Breakdown: Tashme EP Breakdown with Canadian Hardcore/Punk Band's Frontman Lautaro C. (High Fashion Industries)

"I will try to keep this breakdown brief. It seems fitting, as our songs themselves are short and fast. We're a Hardcore Punk band from Toronto, Canada. We have been a band for over two years and have a few tapes that we have self-released, but this is our first proper EP. Our sound takes influence from everything we like to listen to, but is most often, and obviously, compared to 80's US Hardcore. We love US bands like Void, YDI, Jerry's Kids, and Cro-Mags, etc. but also, listen to Punk from all over the world. [We] especially enjoy Japanese Hardcore bands from the 80's and Burning Spirits bands. We also, like Metal.

The entire EP was recorded in Boxcar Studio in Hamilton, Ontario by Sean Pearson in one day, before we headed out to play a show in Kitchener, Ontario that night. A key to "good" Hardcore is playing fast and to the point; this is also, reflected in our recording process. The production on the record is pretty much the same song-to-song. There's not much to say about it, other than we wanted it loud. Give it a listen! I'll go into lyrical content for individual songs, [but] you're better off listening to the EP, than reading anything I could say about it, musically."

- Lautaro C. (Tashme)

1. "09/11/1973"

"The first song is about the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat. The coup and military dictatorship that followed drastically impacted the lives of both my parents. You can research the atrocities of the regime. The lyrics touch on the experiences of my parents and how that has shaped me and my identity."

2. "Last Laugh"

"Sh*tty conservative positions and attitudes that hurt people."

3. "What's It Worth?"

"It shocks me how many systems we have in place to protect property versus how much more we could have to protect people. No one is around forever; the best we can do is be good to each other. It's easy to lose sight of what's actually important, when everyone is worried about owning the right things and their position in social groups."

4. "Stagnant"

"Feeling stuck in a rut..."

5. "Where You Fall"

"Whenever you haven't been open-minded or open to learning about something you don't agree with."

6. "Information"

"In part, this song is about the lack of caution we take in how much we give away about ourselves on social media. It's also, about how these platforms make interactions with others a much more flattened and empty emotional experience. I use social media myself. I'm not trying to say I'm better than anyone or that you shouldn't use it; just pointing out that it's scary how much we let people and companies monitor us."

Thursday, November 15, 2018

"VAN HALEN... GOREFEST, AUTOPSY, DEF LEPPARD & SPAZZ:" The Legend of SPAZZ & Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon (Turned Out A Punk)

It all started just a few days ago, when I saw a post on F*CKED UP frontman Damian "Pink Eyes" Abraham's Instagram page (@leftfordamian.) He was teasing a then-upcoming episode of his weekly podcast, Turned Out A Punk, featuring Chris Dodge from "The Beastie Boys of Hardcore," SPAZZ. A photograph of @mrchrisdodge was surrounded by images of No Use for A Name, NOFX frontman Fat Mike, CROSSED OUT, Kool Keith, Southern Lord Records, Melt Banana, and The Melvins. I (@sharpcheddar856) posed an exclamatory question through comment, "Woah, now, what's Chris' relation to Kool Keith!?" Fellow Instagram Punker @bengonzales815sl soon Replied: "@sharpcheddar856 Kool Keith did a guest spot on a SPAZZ record," which I soon learned, was in fact, SPAZZ's 1997 album, La Revancha. Later, Damian Abraham himself, actually, Replied back, as well: "@bengonzales815sl @sharpcheddar856 they are also name checked on Dr. Oc." Hip-Hop heads will immediately know, he's of course, referring to Kool Keith's 1996 album, Dr. Octagonecologyst, painstakingly created with Dan The Automator, DJ Qbert & KutMasta Kurt under the collaborative alias of Dr. Octagon.

With a little digital sleuthing, I soon stumbled upon a 2007 RIPPED OPEN BY METAL EXPLOSIONS (ROBME) article fittingly titled "KOOL KEITH: AUTOPSY, DEF LEPPARD AND SPAZZ??!?" Lo and behold, it was penned by Eons One AKA Kung-Fu Dan AKA SPAZZ's own Dan Lactose, who's HEALER / DJ EONS Presents: DANK GOBLINS split was recently featured within these very pages of The Witzard. He quickly confirmed the validity of the 2007 ROBME Blogspot piece in question and had, indeed, met Kool Keith & Dan The Automator that fateful night in either 1995, 1996, 1998, or 1997... Below, we've included DJ Eons One's original 2007 post in full explaining the relationship and mutual admiration between SPAZZ & Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon. While the aforementioned Chris Dodge-centric episode of Turned Out A Punk can currently be found, according to Damian Abraham, "at all the best podcast stores!!!" Kool Keith, Dan The Automator & DJ Qbert miraculously reunited earlier this year for the third proper Dr. Octagon album, Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation. Chris Dodge's latest D-beat/Hardcore band, TRAPPIST, recently unleashed a phenomenal beer-themed album called Ancient Brewing Tactics on Relapse Records. Tankcrimes re-released three essential SPAZZ albums—Crush Kill Destroy, La Revancha & Dwarf Jester Rising—earlier this year, which have now been made available digitally for the first time in 20+ years.

"I used to play in a Hardcore band called SPAZZ. We were around from 1993-2000 and put out a ton of records and played a bunch of shows. We recorded our second album, La Revancha, in 1997, which had a drop by Kool Keith on it. It totally bugged everyone out, at the time, (including myself) and I'm constantly asked to tell the story how it all came about, so I figured I'd write it up here and give you all the real deal.

SPAZZ was heavily inspired by the Underground Hip-Hop explosion of the 90's. Hirax Max (drums) and I were avid listeners of college radio mix shows and I was DJ'ing and collecting Hip-Hop 12-inches and making beats, much to the chagrin of some die-hard punks. If you check out our lyrics, there's tons of references to old Hip-Hop tracks and we even named our third album, Crush Kill Destroy, as an homage to Organized Konfusion homaging the [Ultramagnetic MC's]. I can safely say I was listening to a lot more Hip-Hop than Hardcore while we were doing the band.

Our friend, Neil, was a childhood friend of Dan The Automator and had met Keith [when he] took a trip with Dan out to NY. Neil told of Keith's infamous peep show and video arcade route and told us Keith's pockets were bulging with change ready to begin the trek. He even brought Max back a signed promo poster for the Four Horsemen LP. I was jealous. One night, Max calls me up and says Neil had just called him to see if we wanted to meet Kool Keith up in SF. Max had school or something, so he called me and said I should call Neil back ASAP. I called Neil, got directions and in my haste, grabbed my recently purchased Basement Tapes [1984-1990] LP that happened to be sitting out... Keith was in town recording the Dr. Octagon LP at Dan's parents' house. I drove up to SF, met Neil in front of the house, and we ended up chillin' in Dan's room while they were working on "Girl Let Me Touch You," waiting for them to take a break. [They] finished their take and Keith emerged from the makeshift vocal booth. We chopped it up a bit and I showed him the Basement Tapes LP and he got pretty bummed."

"He asked where I got it and he said Ced was doing all sorts of sh*t with their material and he had no say in any of it. I told him where I picked it up and he asked Dan if they could go there tomorrow so he could buy one. Then, he reached down beside Dan's bed and pulled out this huge blue duffle bag. "Do you like Max Hardcore?" he asked, as he unzipped the bag, which was stuffed full of VHS porno tapes. He started pulling out different tapes and talking about [them]. We talked porn for a minute. Somehow, we started talking about Metal bands—I think, Neil told Keith he should check out SPAZZ or something. "Do you like Gorefest?" he asked. I told him they were alright. "Do you like Autopsy?" I told him, of course, and that I knew one of those dudes. Keith was pumped. I told him I had a tape of the record we were working on and Dan The Automator threw it in, so we could check it out. Keith was bugging out on it. He asked if I could do that same guitar sound on the record they were working on. I said, "no problem" and told him I would get in touch with them tomorrow. I asked Keith if he could do a shout-out for us and we would put it on the record. Automator flipped the tape over and recorded Keith's drop that you hear on La Revancha.

The next day, I called the phone number Automator had given me to figure out if and when I could go back up to the studio and do some guitar. I never got through and they never called me back. "Andy Boy" is credited as playing guitar on the track and while I cannot confirm or deny it, Neil told me it was Andy ["Airbourne" Anderson] from Attitude Adjustment. I was happy enough to chill with Keith and get that drop. To this day, it has to be one of the most bonkers Hardcore/Hip-Hop cross-overs in the history of music. The Judgement Night soundtrack has nothin' on this!

A few days later, Neil called and told us that Keith had mentioned SPAZZ in one of his new rhymes. What the f**k??? We never thought it would see the light of day, until we heard "I'm Destructive." Holy sh*t! The line taken almost word-for-word from the conversation Keith and I had that night. And then, Dr. Octagon drops and completely blows up, etc. etc. I'm not sure how many people who were listening to SPAZZ were also, listening to Ultramagnetic, at the time, but it seemed that EVERYONE was listening to the Dr. Octagon LP. A lot of people were catching the SPAZZ reference and asking us about it. I'm not sure if Keith ever got a copy of La Revancha (I'm still holding one for you, man!) but I hope someone has played it for him, at some point. It's one of my favorite records we recorded and I'm stoked to have a Hip-Hop legend on it. Yeah, I know that this post is on some fanboy ish, but it's Poppa Large; The One, Rhythm X; KOOL MOTHERF***IN' KEITH!!!"

- Eons One (@DanLactose) 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Alap Now & Merc Yes Return with First MRC Riddims Single Since SICKA THAN YOUR AVERAGE "Tilted" (Internet & Weed Recordings)

MRC Riddims is a Stoner Tech-House, Pop, Dancefloor & EDM DJ/production team consisting of Alap "Alap Now" Momin & Marc "Merc Yes" Sorrillo. Alap Now has either played with or recorded music as BKGD Audio, Deadverse, Numbers Not Names, This Immortal Coil, and MGR, as well as functioning as Oktopus, a founding member of Noise-Rap pioneers dälek from 1998-2010. Merc Yes, on the other hand, has functioned as a multi-instrumentalist for New Jersey-based Shoegaze/Noise Rock band All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors for the past 22 years, as well as having a hand in Ifwhen and his own Marc Sorrillo Audio Production. It appears as though Alap Now & Merc Yes first met when Alap engineered All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors' 1996-98 albums All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors & Turning Into Small; they even appeared together 10 years later on a 2008 split 12-inch entitled dälek vs. Ifwhen ‎– Hear Less / No Good Trying with two Deadverse (Alap/Oktopus) remixes on Side B. Earlier this year, MRC Riddims released their debut full-length, SICKA THAN YOUR AVERAGE, on Alap's own Internet & Weed Recordings. From what I understand, it's a 14-track quasi-compilation album of previously released singles and vinyl EP's issued by Araçá Recs & Silver Rocket Records, as well as original tracks featuring John Morrision, Subtitle, and Miss TK.

Now, MRC Riddims have returned with their first proper release, "Titled" since SICKA THAN YOUR AVERAGE. "Its deep thump and a playful bounce are a common thread throughout their distinct sound," reads a press statement from Internet & Weed. "Even when they journey into their deepest, heaviest moments, MRC Riddims never take you too far away from that feeling you had the first time you stepped into a roller rink as a kid!" it continues. It appears as though, from what I can gather, that "Titled" is merely the first of many upcoming singles to be released from MRC Roddims. Alap Now says, "we will be releasing a bunch of singles throughout the next year and then, a second compilation album [in] late 2019" similar to SICKA THAN YOUR AVERAGE. "Tilted" is also, accompanied by a quick, yet thorough, 1 minute-long video teaser uploaded to Internet & Weed Recordings' YouTube channel. It's very reminiscent, to my ears, at least, to Ice-T & MR.X's recent EDM/Hip-Hop-centric output on their newly-formed label, EBE NATION. MRC Riddims' "Tilted" is currently available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, and like-minded digital streaming services.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

DJ Filthy Rich Lets Loose A Clan Called Wu - Enter: The Marauders In Honor of 36 Chambers & Midnight Marauders' 25th Anniversaries

As any well-rounded Hip-Hop head should already know, we recently celebrated the 25th anniversaries of two of Hip-Hop's most revered and widely-loved albums: Wu-Tang Clan's monumental debut, Enter: The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and A Tribe Called Quest's third album, Midnight Marauders both originally released on November 9th, 1993. Wu-Tang's 9 surviving clansmen, as well as ODB's son, Young Dirty Bastard (@DirtyBastardJr) have recently been making the rounds in celebration of their 25th anniversary; making recent appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, and in Staten Island AKA "Shaolin" in honor of Wu-Tang Clan Day. Wu-Tang also, dropped a career-spanning documentary called For The Children: 25 Years of Enter: The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers.) A Tribe Called Quest's surviving members—Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Jarobi White—on the other hand, have remained a bit more silent since their 2016 "final" album with founding member, Phife Dawg, We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service. I've personally, been a fan of both albums, since I first discovered Wu-Tang & Tribe around 2002, but I, honestly, had no idea 36 Chambers & Midnight Marauders were both released on the same day and initially, distributed by RCA through Loud/Jive Records. Now, to celebrate Wu-Tang & Tribe's 25th anniversaries, Toronto, Canada-based DJ Filthy Rich has assembled a 30-minute mix/blendtape with Wu-Tang Clan's expertly-woven rhymes atop A Tribe Called Quest, Skeff Anselm & Large Professor's dusty instrumentals from Midnight Marauders. He's even fittingly dubbed it "a clan called Wu - Enter the Marauders." Check out DJ Filthy Rich's story about his relationship with the albums, as well as the making-of A Clan Called Wu - Enter: The Marauders directly from his Soundcloud page down below the break. 👐

"November 9, 1993 will forever go down as one of the greatest days in Hip-Hop history. Two of the genre's most revered albums dropped on the same day: Wu-Tang Clan's debut, Enter: The [Wu-Tang] (36 Chambers) & A Tribe Called Quest's third LP, Midnight Marauders. I remember riding my bike to the mall, with money I had earned from my after-school job. I had anticipated this day for a while and saved up in advance to pick up both CD's—at that age, $40 felt like $500. For the months that followed, both albums fought for playing time on my single-disc CD player. One moment, I was transported to the boulevard of Linden and the next, to the rugged streets of Shaolin. Those albums stayed in my rotation forever (literally!)

To mark the 25th anniversary of both LP's, I thought it might be a good idea to try and take the vocals from Wu-Tang's album and blend them over the instrumentals from Midnight Marauders. I wasn't sure it would work at first, but as is usually the case, inspiration hit at midnight, when I was trying to sleep—the coincidence of the timing is not lost on me. A couple of hours later, I managed to pair up every single Wu-Tang vocal with a suitable beat from MM. The intent was not to improve on the originals in any way... that would be impossible, as I consider them both to be perfect bodies of work. Rather, it was about orchestrating a fun concept and putting a totally new spin on these well-worn classics. The contrast of Wu's gritty street raps over Tribe's Jazzy production works in a pleasantly unexpected way. Now, I present to you my personal tribute to these legendary groups: A Clan Called Wu - Enter: The Marauders [a blendtape by DJ Filthy Rich]."

- DJ Filthy Rich (@djfilthyrich416)

Friday, November 9, 2018

Weekend Money Unveil "Guatemala" Music Video from Long-awaited Third Album 8-Ball Emoji (Directed By: Gina Amama) 🎱

Weekend Money (or W$) are a Hip-Hop/Electronic duo consisting of emcee NE$$ AKA @NESSTAGRAM and producer/vocalist Amar "Baghdaddy" Ibrahim AKA @AmarBagh & @Bagh3d. NE$$ & Baghdaddy originally hail from Philly & Iraq, respectively, but are currently based somewhere in-between Philly, Brooklyn, and Miami. Weekend Money, during their earliest aughts, were affiliated with now-defunct Das Racist and, at one point, were even signed to Heems' label, Greedhead Music. NE$$ is also, one-half of The A-Alikes, a crew with affiliation to dead prez and their "militant rhyme crew," People's Army. I can still vividly remember seeing W$ at one of Das Racist's final gigs at Union Transfer in Philly right around the same time as their 2013 debut EP, Naked City. If I'm remembering correctly, I believe, Baghdaddy & NE$$ nearly ripped through the entirety of their genre-blending as-yet-unreleased 9-track EP. Now, if my memory is serving me correctly, I believe, in addition to Das Racist & Weekend Money, Greedhead affiliates LE1F, Lakutis, and SAFE also performed at Union Transfer that fateful night in October of 2012.

It's likely, best described by this scenario from Weekend Money's own Facebook page: "if "Ether"-era Nas had French Electro-Dance tandem Justice as his backing band." Weekend Money's music, to my ear, at least, also contains sonic allusions to Pharrell & The Neptunes/N*E*R*D, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Chromeo, The Cool Kids, and even 80's Electro-Rap. NE$$ says a weekly series called "Weekend Money Wednesdays" is poised to start within a matter of weeks. Perhaps, most phenomenally, Weekend Money's sophomore release, Queen-referencing Freddie Merkury (2014) contains tracks entitled "W$ Will Rock You," "Trapper Keeper" with Fat Tony, and "Clockworkin;'" the latter, yes, containing lyrics such as, "We gettin' guap around the clock tonight / We gettin' guap, guap, guap 'til the broad dadlight / We gettin' guap. We gettin' guap around the clock tonight" delivered in a similar cadence to Bill Haley & His Comets' 1954 smash-hit, "Rock Around The Clock." It's been a few years since Freddie Merkury and there have been a couple false starts, but NE$$ & Baghdaddy are planning to return on Art Basel Weekend with their third full-length release, 8-Ball Emoji.

Weekend Money's "Guatemala" video follows a brief hiatus, which allowed for free time to work on personal projects, such as Bagh's 3-D/VR art installation, Escape to Guatemala and NE$$' Brooklyn-based art space, World Money Gallery. "After my Brooklyn apartment burned down, I had two options: cry about it or find creative release. I chose creative release," says creative director Gina Amama. "A space that was once so dear to me within minutes, lost its charm and became a house haunted with charred walls, burnt furniture, and rubble. "Guatemala" brought me a feeling of a mysterious and dark space. Being able to capture that essence and create from a situation that seemed hopeless was monumental," Amama continued. It appears as though "Guatemala" is just the first of many striking music videos to be released from 8-Ball Emoji. Weekend Money's long-awaited third album, 8-Ball Emoji, will be independently released on Friday, December 7th during Miami's infamous Art Basel Weekend.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ice-T & Charlie Funk vs. The Mighty Mocambos - "BOUNCE THAT A$$" REMIX Music Video & Exclusive 7-inch (Mocambo Records)

As you may recall, The Witzard published comprehensive interviews with both Ice-T & MR.X from EBE NATION, as well as Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band multi-instrumentalist/band leader Björn Wagner right around the same time just a few months back. Now, it appears as though Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band's self-described "alter-ego" or "evil twin" band, The Mighty Mocambos have joined forces with EBE NATION founders Ice-T & Afrika Islam AKA MR.X under his zany Funk-tastic alter-ego, Charlie Funk. Here's how Björn Wagner tells it: "the story is rather short: we met Charlie back with [Afrika] Bambaataa in Hamburg, performed together at Reeperbahn Festival, and recorded "Zulu Walk" & "Battle" in Hamburg. The tracks ended up on The Future Is Here (2011) record." "We kept in touch and recorded more songs for the second album. When Charlie was planning his new label with Ice, he approached us to do this Funk version. Parts of the video were shot in Hamburg, so we could make our video version for the ["Bounce That A$$"] Remix," Wagner continued, referring to The Mighty Mocambos' 2015 album, Showdown. The Mighty Mocambos seemingly still consists of Ben Greenslade-Stanton, Bernhard Hümmer, Nichola Richards, Sascha Weise, Sebastian Drescher, Victor Kohn, and of course, band leader Björn Wagner.

Aside from The Future Is Here & Showdown, The Mighty Mocambos quietly released a 2009 album entitled This Is Gizelle Smith & The Mighty Mocambos on their own Mocambo Records, as well as an assortment of 7-inch singles issued by Favorite Recordings, Légère Recordings, Love Lane, Old Capital, Soul Seed Records, and Tramp Records. Ice-T is, of course, a world-renown emcee and frontman of Thrash/Heavy Metal band, Body Count, as well as an award-winning actor on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) since 2000. Early on in his career, Ice worked closely with Afrika Islam on his first three albums, Rhyme Pays, POWER, and The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech... Just Watch What You Say! as well as 1991's O.G. Original Gangster. Now, Ice-T & Afrika Islam have effectively reunited, after years DJ'ing overseas as MR.X, to form a world-class EDM/Hip-Hop label, Electronic Beat Empire AKA EBE NATION, together. MR.X's first two releases on the imprint, The Brutal EP and HIP HOP DJS DONT PLAY TECHNO, are currently available on Ice-T & Afrika Islam's EBE NATION imprint. The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band's second full-length, The Serpent's Mouth, is currently available on Big Crown Records; while, I hear, The Mighty Mocambos are holed up in Hamburg, Germany earnestly working on their third proper long-player.