LARGE DOOR
1985 - 1997

Michael Gitlin: guitar, keyboards, vocals, percussion, harmonica, etc.
Tim Noe: guitar, keyboards, sax, bass, vocals, percussion, tonette, etc.
John Terrill: guitar, bass, snare & hi-hat, vocals, percussion, loops, etc.
Don Trubey: guitar, sax, bass, drum data, vocals, keys, samples, etc.

Dancing Cigarettes
Give these guys enough rope, and they'll hang up on you and run back to the 4-track recorder in the next room. Large Door isn't not really the name of this group— they have no group name per se— but since Large Door was the title of the first tape they released, it'll do. Generally, their modus operandi is to strap on their guitars, push the Record button and jam. Then they listen. If they hear anything they like, they start adding layers... the next day... the next month... the next year. Large Door's output is spurty. It usually takes two or three years— sometimes longer— before a tape is deemed "done" and released.

      Uncle Roy - Jan 2000
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LARGE DOOR

1986 / 60-min cassette or CD

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IMPOTENT PERVERSE

1986 / 60-min cassette or CD

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WHERE I BELONG

1989 / 60-min cassette or CD

Messrs. Tim Noe, G. Don Trubey, and Michael Gitlin essay many different styles (all relatively in the same ballpark, but still jarring), like "Paleovista's" psych-Amon Duul II riffing, or like Cabaret Voltaire in a Little Italy pizzeria, or Pere Ubu with David Thomas out sick, with spiky Synclavier improvs, Hendrix feedback, and even a real hook now and then. What puts this loony soup across is the cheerily neurotic air these fellows have about them; it's obvious they're having fun. You will too.

      Ken Egbert - OPTION Magazine - Sep/Oct 1989

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BARTON'S BAD TRIPS

1989 / 60-min cassette or CD

I seem to be placed on an immence height, and the noise occasioned by the reiterated shouts of laughter and hallooing of the bystanders appeared to be far below me, and resembled the hum or buzz which aeronauts describe as issuing from a large city. I had a great fullness and distension in my head, and my thoughts and perceptions were rapid and confused. I fell into a trancelike state, vibrating between a waking consciousness and the torpor of sleep.

      William P. C. Barton - 1808

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PARDON OUR APPEARANCE

1997 / 60-min cassette or CD


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