Pigface 022 C-60 SMEGMA The Pigface Tape (1974)
40 year anniversary Edition Original recordings by Ju Suk Reet Meate in Altadena, Calif. May 16 1974, except Side B track 3 May 20, 1974. Final Editing and EQing January 2014 .
On this Recording Smegma is : Paul Rioux, Ace (Farren Ford), Amy, Bev , Dennis (Duck), Chuck-O-Fats (Donkey Flybye), Cheez-it-Ritz, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Chuck and Cheez-Bro.
- SMEGMA-The Pigface Tape
Pigface 023 C-30 LEE ROCKEY Tarzan’s Morning After
Amazing Inner-Mind, Solo Jamming from early or late 1960’s With Lee Rockey on Tube Echoplex, Vocals, Cello, Bells, Homemade Horns, Toy Piano, Zither, and more. All recording and mixing by Lee Rockey at Home, in Portland Oregon. No overdubs
Final editing, EQing and album concept, by Ju Suk Reet Meate at Smegma’s Studio, Portland Oregon 2014
- Lee Rockey-Tarzans mourning after
Pigface 024 C-60 SMEGMA 40 Years of Smegma Tour- Live at Instants Chavires Oct. 17 2013
Documenting the (Almost Paris) Mountreuil France, stop on SMEGMA’S U.K.-E.U. Tour 2013.
Live band includes 3 orig. members, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Ju Suk Reet Meate, 30+ year member Oblivia, and since 2011 Madelyn Villano.
- SMEGMA/GUZO- Live At Instants Chavires
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The Tenses with GigglesDELUSIONAL C-40
Recorded at Smegma’s Studio Portland , Oregon December 2011 by Ju Suk
ReMixed May 2012. Except side B The Tenses Live in studio at East Village Radio June 2011 by Jeff Conklin The Tenses: Ju Suk Reet Meate and Rock and Roll Jackie of Smegma
Giggles: Madelyn Villano and Alieta Herrera-Train. only a few left !!!!!!
Side One features an informal Real Time Jam between Smegma Alumni and the (then) newcomers on the Portland Scene. Somewhat edited by Ju Suk reet Meate. Side Two was recorded “live” near the corner of 1st and 1st NYC in a tiny, crowded studio that adds an extra layer of intensity to the performance.
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SOLO 1978&1979 V.II C-40
Recorded in various locations in Portland Oregon 1978 and 1979 as ” Real Time ” Improv. with no Overdubs, Edits, or Remixing . Some final EQing and Editing in Smegma’s Studio January 2013. Recording Quality varies.
Recorded at the same time as Pigface 004 (1980) This album embraces a rawer esthetic. Many tracks were recorded on portable Cassette decks with automatic level control . Ju suk plays Guitar, record Player, Bowed sheet metal, Trumpet, Vocals, Gnome Synth., 1880’s Pump Organ, Bass Guitar played with feet, and 1/4 inch Reel to Reel multi head tape loops all played in “Real Time” no Overdubs, Edits, or remixing.
Sonic Explorer BRASS RING C-40
Recorded , Edited, Mixed and Played in Portland Oregon in the late 1970’s By Lee Rockey. Final Editing for this Album by Ju Suk Reet Meate at Smegma’s Studio January 2013.
Lee Rockey gave up being the best jazz drummer in Portland sometime in the late 1960’s and started playing a modified flat bridge violin, cello, oscillators, and free drumming using a Teac 2340 4 channel tape deck, as soon as they were available, to layer tracks. Brass Ring is one of the very rare finished and named compositions that was originally as a cassette dub, which I managed to borrow and copy.
JAZZ DRUMMER EXTRAORDINAIRE C-60
Side one: Recorded at various NYC locations including Lee’s Apartment 1952-1955. Side two: Mostly Recorded at the Way Out Club Portland, Oregon, May 16 1961
Final EQing and Album Concept by Ju Suk Reet Meate in February 2013
One of the most unique and unsung Artists in Portland history, Lee Rockey was born in Vancouver Wa. 1926 and from 1942 until 1965 or so was the most modern and best “Jazz Drummer” in the area. One of the” Vancouver Whiz Kids” he wore a Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat and still spoke “Jive” when I met him in 1976. After playing all types of Gigs in Portland including sitting in for touring R&B acts such as The Treniers, he Moved to NYC in 1952 ,and was hired by Neil Hefty (who had just revitalized Count Basie’s Career with his great arrangements and written his last big hit Little Darlin ) for his first big band. Later he was in the studio for Herbie Mann’s debut 10″ in 1955. Also on this album are Homemade Tapes with his friend, pianist and vocalist Ed Beach jamming and being silly in their apartment in NYC.
Moving back to Portland Lee was the go-to Drummer for the most ambitious Jazz Musicians including Jim Smith’s “The Way Out Band” 1961-63 featuring amazing arrangements by Bill and Ernie Hood and others. WARNING: This Album contains Serious High Class music originally intended for Adults of the Mid 20th Century.
THE TENSES/MSHR C-40
In studio Improv. Recorded September 2012. Edited and Mixed by Ju Su Reet Meate at Smegma’s Studio (Planet Purple Room), February 2013.
The Tenses: Ju Suk Reet Meate and Rock and Roll Jackie of Smegma
MSHR: Brenna Murphy and Birch Cooper.
Informal in studio jam session blends MSHR’s new electronic dream world with The Tenses old school organic psychedelic stew.
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Wild Blue Yonders C-40
Recorded 2011 at Smegma’s Studio in Portland and Juan’s Studio in Pasadena by Ju Suk Reet Meate
On this record Smegma Is Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Donkey Flybye, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Rock and Roll Jackie, John Wiese, Madelyn Villano, Rogue Iiniki, and William Cyrus Ford.
Cassette reissue of the 100 copy LP on Ideal ( sweden ) released at Perspectives festival on April 21, 2012.
American Girl C-60
Recorded, mixed, edited in or near Portland, Oregon from 2011 to present (april 2013) by M.V.
Stunning Debut album featuring Long form, crunchy, lo-fi sizzle and other Moods.
Side One- Linear Guilt
Side Two- Nowhere Gun
Featuring Madelyn Villano on Voice, Violin, Piano, Guitar, Kaossilator, Ableton, Line 6, Dl4, TR707, Tapes, Samples.
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