I didn't care much for the 'Let's Be American' attitude, but their early stuff ripped. This is from their debut 'Violent Nun' E.P.
Their sole single, from Bradford. 1,000 original copies, but another 500 re-issued more recently on Paramecium.
Meanwhile in Liverpool, the same year, the Lumps released this quirky little ditty.
Over to New York now for something a bit different. Is the guitar being played through an organ amp or vice versa?
The first of 2 singles, not to be confused with the Australian band of the same name.
Sole single. From Stamford, Texas. Sounds like the recording equipment was in Arizona.
Another sole single by the band who famously evolved into Simple Minds.
From their 4 song 'High Art' E.P. Recorded Live at Raul's.
Another sole single featuring Marco Pirroni on guitar.
The first of two singles. Full story here.
I posted the other side last time around but this one has it's merits too. A double 'B' side. Arf.
The lead track from the first of 2 E.P.s. From California.
One from the 'Dead To My World' E.P. 6 tracks of cool riffage.
Another one-off curiosity.
The other side of 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' - released all over the world.
Another track from the 'Violent Nun' E.P. Live here.
The least musical outfit to ever come out of Jackson, Mississippi. Flipside of sole single 'I'm Gonna Be Everything'.
Later re-issued as 'Yesterday Started Tomorrow' on PVC. This sure is a different world to the earlier Samoans releases, the whole record reeking of '60s psyche.
The flipside of 'Red Alert' about getting fined for nicking a car. He got off pretty lightly in my opinion.
Kirk Brandon attempting to bring down Jesus Christ with this 'punk epic'. He failed, of course.
Complete gibberish, but better than their songs with real words.
Second single which didn't sell enough to save them.
From the 'Putrid Evil' flexi - a split affair with Septic Death and Civil Dissident - released by Shane who went on to create Earache records.
The sole single by this MDC precursor band. I prefer the Stains version of the A-side but the MDC version of the B-side.
I disregarded this track first time around but, trust me, it's definately a grower.
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