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Local Customs

Cavern Sound

Not quite hell, but close enough. Local Customs: Cavern Sound covers six years lost in the deranging darkness of Independence, Missouri’s Pixley limestone mine, where a team of misfit engineers captured the reverberating echoes of Kansas City’s rock n’ roll blasting cap. Taped in the subterranean studio headspace of Cavern between 1967 and 1973 are previously unissued recordings by Jaded, Larry Sands & the Sound Affair, Sheriff, Mulligan, Stone Wall, Morningstar, the Montaris, and the Dantes, alongside the most explosive tracks released on KC’s Pearce, Rock, and Cave labels by the likes of the Reactions, Burlington Express, the Classmen, Fraight, American Sound Ltd, Baxter’s Chat, 21st Century Sound Movement, Pretty, Tide, and A.J. Rowe. One of the strangest recording studios ever built, Cavern collected a cast of characters—the country-loving general manager, the young rocker, the Sun Records rockabilly pilot—and a dedicated clientele of religious groups, schools, country singers, and rock n’ roll dreamers hoping to stumble across the true sound of the underground.

  • 2xLP

    2 150g LPs
    1 2-pocket tip-on gatefold jacket
    1 24-page saddle stitched LP book
    1 postcard
    1 Download Coupon
    1 Numero Catalog

Track List

  1. Pretty Mustache In Your Face
  2. Fraight One Girl
  3. American Sound Ltd Aunt Marie
  4. The Classmen Doin’ Me Right
  5. Jaded Lovin’ You’s Blues
  6. Larry Sands & the Sound Affair You’ll Know The Words
  7. Sheriff I Don’t Really Love You
  8. Tide I Wish It Hadn’t Ended That Way
  9. Bulbous Creation End Of The Page
  10. Mulligan Think Before You Leave
  11. Stone Wall Living Today
  12. Morningstar Little By Little
  13. The Montaris 7 And 7 Is
  14. Baxter’s Chat Love’s Other Side
  15. Burlington Express One Day Girl (Twenty-Four)
  16. The Reactions In My Grave
  17. 21st Century Sound Movement Feelin' Down
  18. The Dantes Any Number Can Win
  19. Larry Sands & the Sound Affair If I Didn’t Want To See You Anymore
  20. Fraight William Jones
  21. The Classmen Any Old Time
  22. Jaded The King Was
  23. The Dantes She’s A Part Of Me
  24. A. J. Rowe Smoke My Pipe (The Sign Ain’t Right)