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During my university years, my roommates once had a party at our apartment and, being a first-class collegiate misanthrope, I decided not to attend until the very end when it was time to clear the joint. I put on Devo’s Hardcore Volume One, a harsh collection of the spuds’ earliest efforts, and quickly thinned the drunken crowd. If I ever need to coax people out of my house again, I’ve found a new tool: Rake’s new release features its soon-to-be-released double CD, Art Ensemble of Rake/The Tell Tale Moog, compressed in its entirety onto one 7-inch record. There is no method to Rake’s madness, but it’ll undoubtedly be effective at closing time. Available for $3.50 postpaid from VHF Records, P.O. Box 7365, Fairfax Station, VA 22039.