Anthony Junior - A Magical Evening With Anthony Junior LP lathe cut PIAPTK - 178
Anthony Junior – A Magical Evening with Anthony Junior 12” Lathe Cut w/ Unique Hand Painted covers
25 tracks of lo-fi outsider pop genius on one clear, lathe cut LP with hand-painted covers by Anthony himself. We recently found 13 covers that Anthony painted in 2008 for a planned release that never happened. The plan is to ultimately make this a run of 50 copies, with Anthony painting another 37 covers, but Anthony has never been completely reliable or predictable. So, there is a chance that these 13 copies will be the only ones made. So, this “first pressing” has been numbered out of 13, and the “second pressing” will be numbered out of 37 (if it happens).
Listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/anthonyjuniorpiaptk/sets/anthony-junior-a-magical-evening-with
If you’ve been following PIAPTK from the beginning, you might remember Anthony Junior. We released several things for him before he dropped off the face of the Earth in 2008.
For the people who've met him, Anthony is legendary. The legend hasn’t always been pretty, but it was ALWAYS interesting. One of these days I will write a book about my two years of living and playing music with Anthony. The Spanish band, Notes to Myself (who stayed at our house for one night), wrote a song about it in the meantime, it’s called “Night at Anthonys”.
Like Daniel Johnston, Syd Barret, Brian Wilson, Biff Rose, and Ivor Cutler before him, Anthony has/had intense sparks of genius, unconventional musical ideas, prolific output and certain “challenges” in day to day functioning and interpersonal relationships. Over the last 7 years, I haven’t heard much from Anthony. He went through a pretty hard time during our tenure as roommates in Olympia in 2007/2008 and we parted on somewhat unpleasant terms. Over the ensuing years he would pop up and make contact during his good periods, disappear during what I can only assume were his harder periods. He recently got back in touch, is living in Vancouver, recording new songs, and appears to be doing pretty well. In honor of that, we dug out these old covers that were intended for the release of “Magical Evening With” in 2008.
First Pressing limited to 13 Clear 12" lathe cuts.