The Halo Benders - God Don't Make No Junk


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God Don't Make No Junk is the debut album by Halo Benders, originally released by K Records in 1994.

This initial collaboration between Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and Doug Martsch of Built to Spill was recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, WA in 1993, just prior to the release of the debut Built to Spill album Ultimate Alternative Wavers. Also, featuring contributions from Steve Fisk (Pell Mell) on keyboards, Ralf Youtz (Built To Spill) on drums, Wayne Flowers (Treepeople) on bass/drums, it is the combination and contrast of Johnson and Martsch's voices - at times sounding like they are singing two completely different songs in unison - that was the happy accident that proved to be the combos winning charm.

It is a record of seamless contrasts, where controlled chaos meets the delicatest twang, and this tender originality matched with off-kilter genius that makes God Don't Make No Junk a high point in both artists' prolific output (not to mention a highlight of the decade's vast indie rock canon), and an album that sounds as fresh now as it did the day it was released. 


  1. Snowfall 
  2. Don't Touch My Bikini 
  3. Will Work for Food 
  4. Freedom Ride 
  5. Sit on It 
  6. Canned Oxygen 
  7. Scarin' 
  8. On a Tip 
  9. I Can't Believe It's True 
  10. Big Rock Candy Mountain 


  • US import 
  • White-shell cassette housed in clear clamshell case with 6-panel J-card 





also available: 
The Halo Benders - Don't Tell Me Now   LP | CASSETTE 
The Halo Benders - The Rebels Not In   LP | CASSETTE 


see also: 
Beat Happening - Black Candy   LP 
Beat Happening - Crashing Through   7" EP 
Beat Happening - Music To Climb The Apple Tree By   CD 
Beat Happening - We Are Beat Happening   7LP boxset 
Beat Happening - Crashing Through (Meyering Mix)   7" 
Dub Narcotic Sound System - The Rhythm Record Volume One: Echoes from the Scene Control Room   LP | CASSETTE 
Dub Narcotic Sound System - Bone Dry   12" EP 
Dub Narcotic Sound System - Boot Party   LP 

Calvin Johnson - What Was Me   LP | CD 
Calvin Johnson - A Wonderful Beast   LP | CD 
Built To Spill - Built To Spill Plays The Songs Of Daniel Johnston   LP | CD 
Boise Cover Band - Unoriginal Artists   LP | CD 


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