Official Sun City Girls Discography:

Eye Mohini (Sun City Girls Singles Volume 3)

Eye Mohini  - cover
CD cover

3/19/2013: CD (Abduction: ABDT049)

Volume 3 in the series of Sun City Girls singles, compilations, and rare tracks, consists of material recorded between the mid 1980s and early 1990s. Much of this collection reflects the Arabic guitar instrumental and acoustic pseudo-Asian vocal folk styles of the band from the period when they recorded relentlessly. The 14 cuts vary wildly in scope yet maintain a consistent listening experience throughout, bridging a wide gap between the bands second full length LP Grotto of Miracles (Track 3 - Gum Arabic - being the only true outtake from that recording session) in 1986 and the 1993 launch of the group's Abduction label after the band relocated from Phoenix to Seattle.

All four tracks from the Eye Mohini single as well as all 6 tracks from the Borungku Si Derita double single are included here, the latter featuring a vicious rehearsal version of Esoterica of Abyssynia with a rare captured occurrence of both Bishop brothers playing electric guitars. The remaining two tracks from Three Fake Female Orgasms double single not included on Volume 2 of this series are present with the extremely rare studio version of Kickin' the Dragon from a triple 7 inch box set released by an obscure bay area label in 1994. The disc is rounded out by a ten minute live track from the Heinz Afterworld Lounge in Oakland from 1992 where SCG closed the show with a heavy & ecstatic version of The Flower from their Torch of the Mystics LP. As in the previous two volumes of this series, this CD is sequenced to play as a full album and is an excellent entry point for the non-initiated into a band that produced as diverse and intimidating a back catalog as any other entity in modern music.

  1. Sun Damaged My Ass
  2. Eye Mohini
  3. Gum Arabic
  4. Lemur's Urine
  5. Abydos
  6. Carousel Tapsel
  7. Borungku Si Derita
  8. It's Ours
  9. Kickin' The Dragon
  10. Kal el lazi kad ham
  11. Rose Room
  12. Smile
  13. Esoterica of Abyssynia
  14. Soar/The Flower