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I Can Hear the Ants Dancin'

by George Brigman and Split

Burning Fuzz Fried Mutant Space Boogie from cult legend George Brigman,one of the masters of heavy psychedelic guitar.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Part Time Lover
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2. I Can't Help the Way I Feel
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3. Vacation
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4. Blowin' Smoke
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5. Animal Dope
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6. I Can Hear the Ants Dancin'
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7. Jazzma
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8. Clap Trap
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9. I'd Like To Tie a Knot Around Your Mother's Throat
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10. My Cherie
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11. Lazy Eyes
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12. Symphony in Effigy
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13. Driftin'
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14. Sweet Sweet Bulbs
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15. The Truth
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16. And Then Came the Rains
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17. Jim Jam
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18. Iran in Japan
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19. Spaced
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JANUARY 2007 UPDATE--UK crate digger, DJ, and all-around cool guy, DJ Cherrystones, has just raided George Brigman's Ants Dancin CD to use George's awesome track "Blowin Smoke" on his Poptones comp, Cherrystones Word--an excellent blend of psych, prog and punk from all over. Kudos to Cherrystones for recognizing the important stature George Brigman holds in the underground music world, and for the Ants Dancin airplay on the BBC as well. George remains focused on his new recording, Rags in Skull, which will be out in March. But why wait when I Can Hear the Ants Dancin provides over 70 minutes of George Brigman at his finest! For the latest news visit our site georgebrigman.com or check out the Bona Fide blog: http://bonafiderecords.blogspot.com


The buzz around Baltimore's George Brigman first began in the mid-70s when an 18 year old George recorded and later released his first LP, the now infamous Jungle Rot, a wicked mesh of wah-wah, distortion and mutant blues. That LP quickly gained cult status as it was quite unlike anything else out then. By 1982 David Fricke writing in Musician called Jungle Rott "the collector's holy grail" and referred to George's guitar playing a "heady revelation". Brigman's reputation solidifed even more with the 1982 cassette I Can Hear the Ants Dancin' which due to popular demand was reissued on vinyl by Or records in 1995. The European release of Brigman's Human Scrawl Vagabond LP drew even more international attention and rave reviews when issued in 1986 by Resonance Records. Along the way George had the 7" EP Silent Bones on Bona Fide Records as well as a cut on Bona Fide's psychedelic comp Train to Disaster. Now 30 years after his career started, Brigman returns with a fully annotated and greatly expanded CD version of I Can Hear the Ants Dancin'. This CD out now, was followed in July by the much anticipated first ever official CD reissue of the classic Jungle Rot LP.

With the CD release of Ants Dancin, all of the George Brigman and Split recordings from 1977 are, for the first time, assembled in one 72 minute package featuring 14 minutes of previously unreleased material, unpublished color photos and liner notes which explain the Brigman mystique. The original Ants Dancin' LP is augmented by 10 extra tracks which showcase the remarkable guitar playing and songwriting of a truly unique player who earned his cult status. Quiet dreamy songs alternate with flat-out fuzz-fried rockers to create a potent web of sound like no other. It is no wonder the buzz continues to grow around George with now even the bloggers getting into the fray as well. This is especially true overseas where the adulation has caused some unwanted attention. At the end of 2004, two European labels, Radioactive in the UK and Synton in Austria, decided to issue George's Jungle Rot on CD; however, they neglected to properly license the material, recording it straight from a poorly pressed LP, and when contacted by George and Bona Fide Records, refused to pay a cent of royalities. Various forces were put into motion, and those CDs were banned and allegedly "withdrawn". In order to combat the boots, Brigman decided to release his own expanded versions straight from the master tapes with bone crunching sound and deluxe packages.

Now Bona Fide Records, inactive for 15 years or so has been resurrected and is proud to present the first ever authorized CD reissues of George Brigman's amazing body of work!

Both I Can Hear The Ants Dancin' and Jungle Rot are available NOW. Of special note to collectors are the 3 bonus tracks on the Jungle Rot CD which are unreleased tracks from George's band Hogwash recorded in 1976 between his first two LPs as well as vintage color photos taken inside "The Hole" during the recording of Jungle Rot!
A painstakingly remastered first ever authorized vinyl repro of Jungle Rot with George's own handwritten lyrics is also available email for info! Even more inticing is the news that George is completing an all new LP Rags in Skull for release in the fall. It is obvious the unusual music of one of rock's most dynamic guitarists and cult figures is finally reaching an ever widening audience he so rightly deserves!

From over the top screaming distortion drenched fuzz workouts to magical flowing ballads, I Can Hear The Ants Dancin' stands far apart from every empty trend and it delivers the goods in a bad way for those in search of uncompromising rock and roll which streches boundaries and stradles genres. The days of the guitar hero are apparently gone, but it's great to have someone like George Brigman who is a true rock and roll soldier fighting the war against the jive!



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John Spokus

You Gotta Get This
Do you like fuzztone psychedelia,jam bands,stoner rock, Blue Cheer, Hendrix, Monster Magnet, The Bevis Frond ? Ants Dancin delivers the goods and adds cuts from singles, EPs , and some never before released tunes. Hopefully these new reissues, first time ever on CD, will finally get George Brigman the recognition he deserves

Michael Martin

Amazing guitar !!!
Amazing guitar !!! I've never heard anything quite like this. This dude can go from soft songs to the most over the top stuff I've ever heard. The title track reminds me of John Mclaughlin with it's shifting time signatures and just totally rocks out. Then there are the jazzy tunes Jazzma and Driftin' with beautiful guitar / bass work with solid drummming as well. The tune: I'd Like To Tie A Knot Around Your Mother's Throat is out there, great solo's for close to 7 minutes with both guitarists playing their asses off.
Lazy Eyes is a real heartbreaker, a tune that I can't get out of my head. I can't believe something this good could have come out of Baltimore when it was recorded. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who likes hot guitar that doesn't sound like everybody else. These guys truly have their own sound. And they rock their ass off. Bone-Crunching riffs abound. Brigman is an amazing talent.