Shame, Exposure - Biohazard / Isolation C50 cassette
by Shame, Exposure
GR260: For the last 30 years, the work of Paul Steinborn’s Shame, Exposure project has gone almost completely unheard besides a few rare compilation appearances. For the first time since it’s brief and limited distribution by S/M Operations, the first (and only surviving) full length recording is being released again on cassette.
Paul Steinborn, along with Skott Rusch and Lon Diehl, were among the early Industrial pioneers out of Port Huron, Michigan in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Rusch and Diehl formed Hunting Lodge and the S/M Operations label, while Steinborn, after a stint playing guitar in a punk band called Problem, started working on Shame, Exposure around 1983. Shame, Exposure performed an unknown (and most likely small) number of shows in the area (often playing with Hunting Lodge) and recorded a wealth of material, only to end the project by 1984 to focus on his day job. His last known recorded appearances are his guitar overdubs on recordings by Hunting Lodge and John, North Wright.
Though Steinborn’s archives sadly contain no recorded Shame, Exposure material, this tape has been uncovered by fellow Port Huron pioneering alumni Jeff Central, complete with the original artwork. Additionally, this reissue contains a cassette-sized 14 page book with original photography by Steinborn, originally intended for further cassette releases that unfortunately never happened and unseen by anyone by himself until now. Only 30 copies with this booklet are available. Double sided color art and booklet.
A remastered CD version featuring additional compilation tracks and alternate art is available through Exoteque Music.