Discography / Audio

Someone at the office messed up uploading pictures with to high resolution, so give it a few seconds for the page to get ready. In this section you will find all releases, both official and promo. The list is not complete. Luckily. Because we love to always be on search for new stuff to pop up. We scanned all the covers, and we also uploaded audio for some of the music that’s not easily accessible. PD:YP do not own any copyrights. Pleases contact us if content should be removed. We miss audio and pictures of the covers for the cassette releases. Maybe you can help us out? Irony: We wont respond on request asking about music to download.

WATCH THE GIRL DESTROY ME / FRIENDS (1990)

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Label: Freak Scene Records
Format: 7″
Recorded and produced by: Rush Riddle
Studio: We Bad Studios, Los Angeles
Band:
Watch The Girl Destroy Me
Rob Zabrecky – vocal,bass
Celso Chavez – guitar, drums
Matt devine – guitar
Friends
Rob Zabrecky – bass, guitars
Celso Chavez – vocals, drums
Etching: side A: Eat At Jabberjaw     side B: Free John Nelson
Matrix: L-7549 / PR-7549-A — L-36861x / PR-7549-B

WATCH THE GIRL DESTROY ME / FRIENDS (1990 / 1994)

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This release came out in 1994 by Pronto Records. The songs are from a session in 1990 that ended up on a release by Freak Scene Records in 1990. Pronto Records, by Rush Riddle, claims that Freak Scene Records released the songs without permission. This is actually printed on the label. The matrix number are identical. No cover, just innersleve. On the Freak Scene release Rush Riddle is credited for recording and producing the songs. Pronto Records also released the 3×7″ box Music For A One Bedroom Apartment.

WATCH THE GIRL DESTROY ME / FRIENDS (bootleg?)

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This is a weird release, a  fusion between the Freak Scene and Pronto 45s. Consist of a xerox copy of the cover and the 7″ from Freak Scene, but where the Freak Scene logo is blacked out and a Pronto Records sticker stuck to side B. And to make it even stranger there is a sticker on the back cover reading: T.O.N Records – 7″ Collectors Series. Unknown what year this freak came out. Matrix number is of cores identical. At least something make sense.

 POSSUM DIXON EP (1991)

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Label: Self released – not on label
Format: Cassette
Produced by: Dave Cragin, Byron Reynolds & Possum Dixon.
Design & Layout: Rob Zabrecky
Band:
Rob Zabrecky – vocal,bass
Celso Chavez – guitar, vocal
Robert O’Sullivan – guitar
Byron Reynolds – drums
Additional help:
Billy Jane – harmonica & sax
Annette Zilinskas – backup vocals

POSSUM DIXON / BLACK ANGEL DEATH SONG (1991)

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Label: Piece Of Mind Records
Format: Split double A-side 7″
Design & Layout: Rob Zabrecky
Inner illustration: Marcel De Jour
Matrix: POM-BDPD-A / L-37954 — POM-BDPD-B / L-37954-X
Tracklist:
Side A: Possum Dixon – Sister (recorded at Sir Reel Studios)
Side A: Black Angel Death Song – Twelve Stations To Go (recorded at Rising Star Studio)

APARTMENT MUSIC (1992)

Label: Surf Detective Records
Format: Cassette
Tracklist:
Damn The Rainbow
Christian Club
The Invisible
Watch The Girl Destroy Me
Executive Slack
Apartment Song

Rob Eisenhamer from Distorted Pony released the cassette. It was about 5 days worth of work including room recordings and overdubs. This is the session the song Nerves really evolved with a new ending and with the keyboards. FunFact: There’s rumors about the boys taping over someones demo tape. How great isn’t that?

MUSIC FOR A ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT (1992)

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Label: Pronto Records
Format: 3 x 7″
Cover: Box, sticker with adr to Pronto Catalog included
Cover & inserts: Rob Zabrecky
Band:
Rob Zabrecky – vocals, upright bass
Celso Chavez – hollow guitar, vocal on Blue Bossa
Robert Sullivan – solid guitar
Steve P – drums
Mirakel – falsetto vocals on Here She Comes
Produced & engineered: Rush Riddle
Songs:
Side A: Watch The Girl Destroy Me
Etching: “John 3:16, what do you mean?”
Matrix: L-38925 / PR-7550-A
Side B: Here She Comes
Etching: I want black candy
Matrix: L-38925 / PR-7550-B
Side C: I’m Not Trapped In Executive Slacks
Etching: A dog looks up to you, a cat looks down on you, but a pig looks you right in the eyes
Matrix: L-38925 / PR-7550-C
Side D: Stare Into The Sun
Etching: I love hope
Matrix: L-38925 / PR-7550-D
Side E: Lies
Etching: Give that waitress a Cadillac
Matrix: L-38925 / PR-7550-E
Side F: Blue Bossa
Etching: Rob, Sully you shoulda been here
Matrix: L-38925 / PR-7550-F

The songs where recorded early 1991, and was the first box released by Rush Riddle and his label Pronto Records. It took a while before it came out because they couldn’t decide if it was going to be a 5 or 6 song EP. But they finally ended up doing three singles in one box. The first edition covers were printed on vinyl stickers. After that, Rush used computer printer. He bought a little rubber stamp kit for the spine lettering. It was a format he used for following box sets by Small Tribe, The Sugarplastic, Liquor Cabinet and The Negro Problem. He lost money on all of them, but he loved every minute and is proud of those little gems. The man on the front cover of the box is Milton Levine, the inventor of ant farms.

NERVES / WHO YOU ARE (1992)

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Label: Surf Detective Records / Flipside Records
Format: 7″
Design & Layout: Rob Zabrecky & Rachel Gutek
Produced by: Possum Dixon
Recorded and engineered by: Rusty Cusick at Wireworks Rosemead, CA Nov 1992
Photo: Arlan Helm
Matrix: SD-0001 -A / L-40779 — SD-0001-B / L-40779-X
Etching: side A: Waiting For Dave Provost    side B: Waiting For Deli Platters

Released on their own label Surf Detective Records with their own money. Distributed by Flipside Records.

MEG an L.A. SAMPLER (1993)

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Label: Pronto records
Format: Compilation CD
Catalog #: PR 7553

POSSUM DIXON (1993)

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Label: Interscope Records / Surf Detective Records
Format: LP, CD, cassette
Catalog #: 6544-92291-2
Art direction  & design: Rob Zabrecky & Kim Holt – Unleashed
Produced by: Earl Mankey & Possum Dixon. Associated producer Chuck Reed
Engineered by: Phil Kaffel. Assistant engineers Jeff Sheehan and Liz Sroka
Back photo: Darrin Paskal
Live photo: Arlan Helm
Recorded at: 23 North, Mankey Buisness

POSSUM DIXON (promo, 1993)

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Format: cassette

4 TRACK ALBUM SAMPLER (promo, 1993)

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Format: 12″

Watch The Girl Destroy Me (promo, 1993)

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WATCH THE GIRL DESTROY ME (promo, 93)

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WATCH THE GIRL DESTROY ME (1993)

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Label: Interscope Records
Format: 12″ maxi, CDS, cassette

EXTRA TRACKS (promo, 1993)

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FOR YOUR LOVE (promo, 93or94)

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Format: CD, cassette

POSSUM DIXON EP (promo, 1994)

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NERVES (1994)

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Label: Surf Detective records / Interscope Records
Format: CDS, 12″, MC

POSSUM DIXON / REVEREND HORTON HEAT (promo, 1994)

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Label: Interscope Records
Format: Split cassette
Tracks:
Side A: Yeah, Right / Watch The Girl Destroy Me
Side B: Watch The Girl destroy Me / Yeah, Right

SUNSHINE OR NOIR ?(1995)

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Label: Surf Detective Records
Catalog #: SD-003
Format: Limited edition CD
Design by: Jay Babcock
Recorded by: Bill Shank ( Farewell My Lovely), Tim O’Heir (Personals, Go West, Nameless), Rob Carranza (In Buildings – live at Lollapalooza)

STAR MAPS (1996)

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Label: Interscope Records / Surf Detective Records
Catalog #: INTD-92625
Format: CD, LP – red vinyl
Design by: Rob Zabrecky, Robert O’Sullivan, Kim Holt at Unleashed
Produced & engineered: Tim O’Heir. Recorded spring 195 in Mad Hatter Studios, Silverlake, LA.
Photo: Front cover by Joyce Tenneson from the book In/Sight. Additional photos by Jennifer Broussard and Rachel Gutek.
Band:
Rob Zabrecky, Roberst O’Sullivan, Celso Chavez
Drums: Rich Treuel, Josh Freese and introducing Byron Reynolds. Additional percussion by Sneaky Pete Tomlinson.

EMERGENCY’S ABOUT TO END (promo, 1996)

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A TROPIC OF CELSO (1996)

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Label: Surf Detective Records / Interscope Records
Catalog #: SD-004 / INT5P-6025
Format: Promo only CD
Produced & mixed by: Crashing Your Plane, Overdriving – produced by Tim O’Heir / mixed by Phil Kaffel and Chuck Reed. Bathroom – produced by Chuck Reed / recorded and mixed by Alex Reed. Emergency’s About To End, Artificial Sunlight – recorded by Scott Fritz

LIVE AT KCRW (1997)

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Label: Surf Detective Records / Flat Earth Records
Format: 2 x 7″ gatefold cover
Design by: Jay Babcock
Produced by: Possum Dixon
Recorded by: Scott Fritz
RZ Photo: Amy Lehman
Gatefold photo: Jeffoto
Matrix: FLAB-A / L-49427 — FLAB-B / L-49427 — FLAB-C / L-49427 — FLAB-D / L-49427

Songs performed live in February 1996 on Tricia Halloran’s Brave New World On KCRW (Santa Monica, CA). They also played Radio Comets, Personals and Apartment Song.

NEW SHEETS (1998)

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Label: Interscope Records
Format: LP, enhanced CD includes videos and live footage
Catalog #: INTD-90221
Produced by: Ric Okasec
Engineered by: Brian Sperber
Mixed by: Ric Okasec, Brian Sperber
Design by: Rachel Gutek & Rob Zabrecky
Band photo: Storm Hale
Additional Photography: Carol Sheridan
Band:
Rob Zabrecky – vocals, bass, keyboards
Celso Chavez – guitar, vocals
Byron Reynolds – drums and such
Additional players:
Matt Devine – guitars
Jane Weidlin – vocals
Brian Sperber and Ric Ocasek – keyboards

Slideshow with pictures from the meny and content on the enhanced CD. I also uploaded a short video of the game included. Go here to READ ME from the CD explaining how to install software and what to find.

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NEW SHEETS (promo, 1998)

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Format: Advance CD

HOLDING (LENNY’S SONG) (promo, 1998)

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On the demo version the song was named Reacharound, but they renamed it to Holding (Lenny’s Song) because of the enthusiasm from Lenny Lasalandra (National director of collage radio, Interscope/Geffen/A&M) who said it should be the first single.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have heard those demos? I bet they sound better than the album version. I admit I’m not a huge fan of the album New Sheet. To me it doesn’t sound like a true Possum Dixon record. I think at that moment they already was done as a band.

NEW SHEETS (promo, 1998)

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HOLDING (LENNY’S SONG) / NEW SHEETS (promo, 1998)

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EL MONGOLOIDO (1998)

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Label: Centipede Records
Format: CD

Tribute CD for the band DEVO. Possum Dixon playing Mongoloid with a spanish twist. Celso Chavez is handling the vocal.

 COMPILATIONS

This is a list over some of the samplers and compilations where Possum Dixon is represented. I’ve listed the name of the release, which song by Possum Dixon, total numbers of tracks, record label and year of release.

  • The Car Comp – Song: She Drives (19 track compilation, LP, Flipside Records, 1992 – also known as the “Gus’s Supposed Car Comp”. Only a few test pressings exist, despite being advertised in Flipside magazine the record was never officially released)
  • CMJ New Music # 4 – Song: Nerves (17 track promo, CD CMJ, 1993)
  • Happy Whatever – Song: Watch The Girl Destroy Me (20 track promo CD, Hits Post Modern Syndrome, 1993)
  • A Loaded Fresh. Alternative Distribution Alliance Sampler – Song: Nerves (14 track compilation CD, ADA, 1993)
  • The Devil You Know, The Devil You Don’t – Song: Jack Strikes Lucy (misspelled title: John Struck Lucy (21 track compilation CD, Flipside Records, 1994)
  • Hit Disc 034B – Song: Watch The Girl Destroy Me (20 track promo CD, TM Century, 1994)
  • Hit Disc 030A – Song: Watch The Girl Destroy Me (21 track promo CD, TM Century, 1994)
  • New Releases Various Artists – Song: Watch The Girl Destroy Me (14 track promo cassette, East West Records, 1994)
  • Rock Video Monthly – Video: Watch The Girl Destroy Me (10 videos, March 1994, video tape series that you could subscribe to from 1993 – 1995. Warner Music Enterprise was the braindrain behind the concept)
  • Electric Ave. Audio Mania – Song: Nerves (16 track compilation, 2 x CDs, 1994)
  • One The Edge – Westwood One Radio Network show # 94-18 for broadcast the week of April 25, 1994. Songs: We´re All Happy / Watch The Girl Destroy Me.
  • Spin Radio – Show # 27 for airing the week of 04/18/94. Produced by the National Alternative Network. Interview and live version of Pharmaceutical Itch.
  • The X Factor – Song: Watch The Girl Destroy Me (15 track compilation CD, Warner Special Products, 1995)
  • Showgirls – Song: Emergency’s About To End (14 track soundtrack CD, Interscope Records, 1995)
  • Various Artists – Song: Emergency’s About To End (13 track promo CD, Interscope Records, 1996)
  • CMJ New Music Monthly vol. 31 – Song: Emergency’s About To End (20 track promo CD, CMJ, 1996)
  • 極楽ロック月報 Sampler Vol. 2 – Song: Emergency’s About To End – (12 track sampler that came with a Japanese magazine called “Goguraku Rock Monthly”, 1996)

  • Disc Jockey New Music sampler – Song: Emergency’s About To End (21 track promo CD, Uni, 1996)
  • The VANS Warped Tour  – Song: Crashing Your Planet (21 track promo CD, 1996)
  • Risk Records Music Sampler – Song: Crashing Your Planet (21 track promo CD, Risk Records, 1997)
  • CMJ New Music Monthly vol. 61 – Song: Firecracker (20 track promo CD, CMJ, 1998)
  • SMF2 Sport And Music Festival – Song: What You Mean (10 track limited edition compilation CD, Interscope Records, 1998)
  • Reaction ( Kenneth Cole) – Song: Firecracker (9 track compilation CD, Interscope Records, 1998)
  • Interscope Sampler Volume One – Song: Holding (Lenny’s Song) (20 track promo CD, Interscope Records, 1998)
  • A Hot Wild Drive In The City – Song: She Drives (26 track compilation CD, Gusto Productions, 2000)
  • The Copper Mountain Spring Jam Compilation – Song: Emergency’s About To End (19 track compilation CD, year unknown)
  • Warner Music United Kingdom New releases – Song: Watch The Girl Destroy Me (15 track promo CD, WEA, year unknown)
  • Spread The Jam vol. 10 – (CD, unknown which song, record label and year of release)
  • Independent music 4 – Indie rock – Song: Nerves (14 track compilation CD, Surface Records, year unknown)