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The Index Of Directions

by Stick Against Stone

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Released in 2010, the first album from the Pittsburgh-founded Stick Against Stone - with songs recorded locally in 1982 at the legendary Asterik Studios (in Wilkinsburg) and a 1981 live show at “It’s a Small World” (in East Liberty). Raw, driving, manic and playful - these are the earliest days of their horns and percussion rich sound, supporting the passionate vocals ofthe late John H. Creighton.

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released July 30, 2010

Creighton, Duer, Laugelli, Murray, Sullivan, Vitale, Wenzel

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Stick Against Stone Brooklyn, New York

Stick Against Stone is a funk-injected post-punk/no wave band from Pittsburgh, PA that resided in Pittsburgh; Brooklyn, New York; Eugene, Oregon and San Francisco and remained active (in no less than six incarnations) between 1980 and 1990. The band incorporated elements of no wave, world music, free jazz, reggae, avant-funk, rap, spoken word, ska, dub, African, and art-rock into their music. ... more

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Isolated from change

Don’t want to waste your life

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