With the Songs:
1. No Higher Meaning
2. Hardly Mention [mp3]
3. Are We
Wayne Rogers-Guitar, vocals
Distant Effects, available on vinyl and CD, is the
third full length release from the Cambridge, MA-based band,
following a series of albums on their own Twisted Village label.
Combining an interest in mid-60's folk rock, free jazz and
Hendrix-oid guitar riffage, the Major Stars create tuneful compositions
that rapidly lift into the stratosphere on the waves of guitar
amperage supplied by Wayne Rogers and Kate Sunshine. Wayne and
Kate have been purveyors of obscure musics for over a decade,
first off in the bands Crystalized Movements and Magic Hour,
then as operators of the Twisted Village label and store.
"Wayne & Kate come to Major Stars straight from Magic Hour,
whose quick ascent from snarly West Coast-influenced rock band
to all instrumental thugs brought many a tear to helpless Galaxie
500 fans. Bassist Tom Leonard has been at one time or another
a member of every non-Magic Twisted Village ensemble, and Dave
laid down the big beat in Vermonster. Now that these four have
reconvened, they are taking their LOUD polystructural ROCK to
the people...Major Stars aim to take higher-key improvisational
wizardry and clobber you on the head with it while simultaneously
caressing your mind."-Forced Exposure web site
The vinyl version of Distant Effects comes with a free
Both the CD and the LP are available for now. Either version
is $12.00 postpaid in the U.S. The CD is $19 postpaid for most
of the world. Overseas LP customers please write for details.
Listen to the Terrastock
edition of Fresh Air broadcast on NPR on 10/30/02.
Their link from the South By Southwest Festival.