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Jungle Rot

by George Brigman

The Lost Epic of Teenage Wasteland Underground Garage reissued in all its fuzz drenched glory with 3 never before releasedtracks.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jungle Rot
3:41 $0.99
2. DMT
5:35 $0.99
3. Don't Bother Me
3:09 $0.99
4. Schoolgirl
3:14 $0.99
5. I've Got To Know
3:15 $0.99
6. I Feel Alright
3:55 $0.99
7. (t. S.)
4:31 $0.99
8. Worrying
3:56 $0.99
9. It's Misery
2:41 $0.99
10. I'm Married Too
3:15 $0.99
11. Dreaming
4:55 $0.99
12. Easy Stranger
4:48 $0.99
13. Witch Doctor
4:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
DECEMBER 2007 UPDATE--These are the last copies of the first legit pressing of the Jungle Rot CD. In March George's all-new recording, Rags in Skull, was released! This amazing CD fully unleashes George's power and fury that was only hinted at with the Junge Rot LP over 30 years ago! Still, Jungle Rot remains a landmark LP--a classsic among DIY LPs and an amazing document of inner city strife! For all the latest news visit our site or check out the Bona Fide blog: These are the last 10 copies of the Jungle Rot CD that we have, and it is not likely to be reprinted in the near future, so by all means, if you dont have it, either buy the CD now or try and track down one of the few remaining vinyl reissues on Anopheles!


George Brigman's 1975 debut LP, Jungle Rot, may well be the last great American 1970s underground LP of its stature and power (as both grail collectable and musical monster) to never to have received a legitimate
reissue - until now! An eighteen year old songwriter and guitarist with big ambitions, Baltimore's Brigman cut Jungle Rot thirty years ago as a privately pressed LP on his own Solid Records label, making this raw fuzz guitar, acid-blues "rough diamond" gem his first release.
Amazingly, this is the first legit (from original master)cd reissue to ever appear, and the sound quality exceeds the original (poorly mastered and pressed) release in every way, not to mention the even more poorly done bootlegs which followed. Finally a release from the
masters with 3 way cool never before heard tracks from 76 andthis issue is fully authorized by George Brigman. The insane title cut will leave your jaw on the floor (sounding like Half Machine Lip Moves-era Chrome four years before they made that LP), followed by an
even more crazed guitar freakout, "DMT" (that really sounds like the Stooges at their peak - though Brigman denies an influence), upon hearing this LP, you'll wonder why "Jungle Rot" hasn't been shouted from the roof tops in every Blue Cheer, Groundhogs and Stooges' loving
ghetto the last three decades. "Schoolgirl" is perhaps the ultimate white blues lament from the USA '70s underground, with a pacing and grace that's as supple as an old farm hand, warm as a shot of whiskey
or a tear running down your cheek. A classic hook/riff that recalls other unstoppable tunes such as The Masters Apprentices' "Poor Boy", the Saints' "Messin' With The Kid", or the Pretty Things' "Can't Stand The Pain". But it was at the altar of the Groundhogs' T.S. McPhee that
Brigman worshipped, and his sublimeinstrumental, "(T.S.)", speaks volumes for a teenaged guitar gunslinger on a mission to transcend his influences. "I Feel Alright" (not the Stooges classic) is a fuzzed out, growled vocal, thudding behemoth that sounds what might have been if Suicide had guided their sound through a pathway of guitars and drums and not Voice and Rev - it has the same basic pulse and drive. Jungle Rot is a truly remarkable record that exudes as much youthful wisdom and vision as it does brash aggressiveness and angst. You will be
amazed at how contemporary, yet lost in time, much of this material sounds. "I've Got To Know" is such a perfect slide guitar blues-punk number, you'd be hard pressed to cite the Gun Club as inventor's of the genre anymore. We love it, and are offering it with absolute pride in
the form of this deluxe reissue." - Karl Ikola

This deluxe CD reissue features 3 unreleased tracks from George's 1976 band Hogwash which again show George's appreciation of distortion filled screaming fuzzed out rock and roll! The liners tell the story of this revered and remarkable LP and the book includes vintage unpublished color photos as well! An exact vinyl repro is also available from for you vinyl purists ou there!

"There's a lot of raw excitement running all the way throught this LP. You know it's hard to believe something this good came out of Baltimore, Maryland in 1975."
---Old Weird Dave, Goldmine mag

"His Jungle Rot LP is a collector's holy grail."
---David Fricke, Musician mag



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Liner Notes From Alaska

Dazed & Confused
Where the likes of DAZED & CONFUSED & THAT 70'S SHOW cheerfully toy with 70's nostalgia, George Brigman's lost garage classsic takes you back to a mid 70's you can smell, taste & fear. Armed with a firery fuzz guitar & menancing lyrics, Brigman bridges the gap between the garage rock glory of Link Wray & the debauched anarchy of the the early Stooges. Infact, Brigman's monotone growl is a dead ringer for an early Iggy Pop. But his influences seem to be more Cream & Groundhogs than the boys from outside Detroit. What's presented here is a virtual teenage wasteland of no tomorrow frustration, boredom & urban decay. Not to mention, unsated lust. Raw & low-fi, the title track could've have easily been an FM radio hit given the top notch studio treatment of it's day. A seething,infectious opener that will never leave your head. School Girl is by far the eeriest track. You don't know whether he's simply stoned & dreaming in the back of the school bus, or left her to rot in some dank, abandoned basement. Innocent dreamer or lethal stalker---you decide. As for the rest, things like DMT & Don't Bother Me, live up to the opener, while Worryin' & It's Misery will keep your ear pressed to their murky wall of sound. Much sought after by serious collectors for years, JUNGLE ROT has finally seen a long over due official cd release. A fuzz-fried psychedelic blues punk classic.


This CD is a major treasure!
Thank you for making this major musical treasure available. It should be up there with the rock legends. Make sure you buy Jungle Rot as well.


A masterpiece awaiting recognition!
How could this have slipped so under the radar? Thank goodness it is now available in in all its untamed glory. No rock collection is complete without it and Brigman's I can Hear the Ants Dancin.

John Spokus

An Important American Indie Album
Let me start by saying I'm George's current bass player. I got into his music via finding an original, still sealed copy of Jungle Rot for a dollar at a flea market in Dundalk, MD in 1997. Listening to this album inspired me to track him dowm, and get him making music again. This CD re-issue is essential, containing bonus tracks from George's 1976 band Hogwash, recorded just after Jungle Rot's release. This album sounds like nothing else that came out of Maryland in 1975, which was basically a commercial rock and Top 40 cover band wasteland. George was a young guitarist, only playing about a year and a half, attempting to make a blues rock album modeled after his heroes The Groundhogs, Captain Beefheart, The Rolling Stones and Johnny Winter. Inexperience and lo-fidelity proved to actually be an asset, as this album was latched onto by the protopunk crowd who worshipped The Stooges and MC5, even though the artist didn't excatly intend for it to come off that way, and had never actually been a fan of punk rock.
A rare LP from the getgo, as 600-700 of the original 1000 copy pressing went missing when a business associate ran off with most of the original albums. Jungle Rot became a legendary, sought out holy grail for psych, punk and garage rock enthusiasts everywhere, fetching prices of $150-$500 for an original. Now you can own a pristine digital remaster, with never before released bonus tracks. This is Jungle Rots' first legitimate CD release, and comes from the original master tapes. A very DIY album that should also appeal to fans of The Bevis Frond and Jack White.