THE FORTY-NINTH PARALLEL
The Forty Ninth-Parallel compilation consists of bands like Still Life, Acrid, Submission Hold, MK-Ultra, Three Studies For A Crucifixion, and more. I picked it up many years ago when I was living in Pennsylvania. My friends and I used to take trips to Lancaster, PA to go to a record store called CI Records. I was introduced to a lot of great bands from the help of that store. Instead of having bins of CDs, they had a giant wall that had all the CDs hanging up. I used to stare at that wall and grab records I thought had cool artwork. Not the best way to buy music but it helped introduce me to bands I would have never learned about otherwise. The Forty Ninth-Parallel compilation was bought for this very reason. The package was totally handmade. It consisted of a brown lunch bag cut to size for the cover and the inside had crudely cut photocopied pages also cut to CD size. The cover had the title printed in a typewriter font. Not the most elaborate cover but I've always been a sucker for any handmade music package...
The picture above is of Still Life.
THE FORTY-NINTH PARALLEL - Various Artists
01. Swallowing Shit
02. Still Life
04. Tho Ko Losi
05. Eliot Rosewater
08. Three Studies For A Crucifixion
09. Submission Hold
11. Gates Of Dawn
13. The Last Trick