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Centro-matic Turns 15

Upon their 15th anniversary, Centro-matic posted the following:

Fifteen years ago, four younger gentlemen traveled to Millstadt, Illinois for the purpose of recording a heap of songs at the Son Volt practice space. These younger men were situated there for about two months. Those recordings became the albums, Navigational, Static vs the Strings. Vol.1, and All the Falsest Hearts Can Try. None of them had cell phones. And Napster was brand new. A simpleton’s dream.

Here are a list of albums that were fifteen years old in 1998:

The Police Synchronicity
Def Leppard Pyromania
Minutemen What Makes a Man Start Fires
U2 War
The Stranglers Feline
ZZ Top Eliminator
Tears For Fears The Hurting
R.E.M. Murmur
Minor Threat Out Of Step
New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
The Fixx Reach the Beach
The Replacements Hootenanny

Misra has had the honor of releasing eight Centro-matic-related projects (some by South San Gabriel and Will Johnson) in the label’s tenure. We are proud of those albums.

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Will Johnson Baseball Paintings 

In addition to playing music, Centro-matic front-man Will Johnson also makes baseball paintings. Will Johnson has a new series of small art prints available now. Head to the Centro-matic site to get yours.

All prints are 6″x9″
Each one signed and numbered by Will Johnson.
Complete sets have matching numbers.
Printed on 100lb card stock
Only 100 copies were made of each print.
No re-prints will be made.

Included in this series:

Old Busch Stadium / St. Louis, MO
Old Tiger Stadium / Detroit, MI
Kokernot Field / Alpine, TX
Burnett Field / Oak Cliff, TX
Mark Fidrych
Steel Arm Taylor
Max Manning
Wayne Graham
Slim Jones