IND 042 LP

Charlie Nothing was the fractured-psyche pseudonym of author, father, horsekeeper, organic farmer, beekeeper, philosopher and clown Charles Martin Simon, inventor of the dingulator (guitar sculptures made out of the metal from American cars). Charlie's only visible offering to the record buying public was really anything but. Due to its rarity, The Psychedelic Saxophone of Charlie Nothing, issued by Takoma Records in 1967, has been a source of consternation for in-the-know types for years. Outside/Inside, the second and only other Charlie Nothing LP, originally issued by Everitt Enterprises, thematically follows with two sidelong flute-based instrumentals. Nowhere on wax will you find a more palpable preserved air of a real-time dropout scene than with these sides of Nothing. It is a wonder that these records circulated at all outside the vacuum in which they were created. Nothingness, a California existentiality looping back on itself, preserved and disseminated as evidence. There are indeed very few records like these. Fully authorized / fully legit."


Charlie Nothing and Dingulator

IND 084 Cassette

Charlie Nothing & Dingulator was one of the seemingly myriad 80s Charlie Nothing cassettes and it's inclusion was, in part, intended within a 2CD anthology that we'd planned but the amount of material is too great and the moments therein are too grand to even dream of an edit. Although this is fairly late in Mr Nothing's oeuvre, we can't think of a more fully realized statement regarding the scope of his playing recycled automotive steel guitars and the performing of his Big Dingulator Song Sweet (or Suite, as it were, a concept of his that implied all songs were but one song) than a reissue of this 1985 manifesto-like piece. What you are about to hear, is Dingulation ..