Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rowland S. Howard vs The Devastations - Autoluminescent 7"

This came out in 2005 somewhere in between his first and second solo album. Recorded with The Devastations as a backing band, it has a different version of "Autoluminescent" (originally on Teenage Snuff Film) and a Velvet Underground cover on the B side. The original solo version of "Autoluminescent" is much better than the one here, it's just lacking the dreamy feel of the original and I have no idea why he decided to record it again. It also rather annoyingly has the A side on 45 rpm and the B side on 33 rpm. Still it's Fucking Rowland S. Howard so I had to have it. Comes in a gatefold sleeve and limited to 1000 numbered copies. I've seen this sell on ebay recently for $60 US but it is still available at Munsterrama so get it there.

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