OUT NOW: PERSONAL & THE PIZZAS + EDDIE & THE SUBTITLES REISSUE LPS

OUT NOW!

EDDIE AND THE SUBTITLES
Skeletons In The Closet LP
1981 ORANGE COUNTY PUNK RARITY
RESEQUENCED REISSUE 

PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS
Raw Pie
LP REISSUE

Okay you little jerks, here’s the grease on the PERSONAL and the PIZZAS reissue: we cheesed and forgot to include the insert, so if you ordered it before today and already got it, we’ll send it to you when we get ‘em, or you can order any other LPs from Slovenly for 20% off and we’ll include it with that order. It’ll take about two weeks in the USA / one month everywhere else for it to ship. And if you haven’t ordered it yet, go ahead and get it now iffin ya wanna… it’ll ship when we said!

EDDIE and the SUBTITLES… What can we say about Skeletons In The Closet that hasn’t been said already? Just that it’s a brilliant beast of an album,  and our soundtrack to this summer. Live 1981 all over again, or live it for the first time NOW!


EDDIE AND THE SUBTITLES

Skeletons In The Closet LP

USA & PUERTO RICO:
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REST OF THE WORLD:
order here

EVERYWHERE:
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(includes download!)

It’s 1980 in Orange County, California, and PUNK ROCK has been scorching the ‘burbs for a few years. Eddie Joseph has been on the Southern California scene the entire time, plotting his poisonous rock’n’roll maneuvers since the mid 1960s when he began playing in garage bands. Eddie had been honing his skills on roots music and swinging teenbeat well in advance of his foray into a new, seedy, violent punk blitzkrieg. There’s a master plan at work here, and it involves select players depending on which direction Eddie needs to bleed out of his system. The recruitment of Mike Patton and Matt Simon of OC legends THE MIDDLE CLASS get Eddie and the Subtitles rolling for a slew of shows with comrades BLACK FLAG, ADOLESCENTS, CIRCLE JERKS and every other degenerate crew in the radius. A DIY imprint called No Label Records is formed (with literally NO LABELS on the vinyl!) and the first single “Fuck You Eddie!” is unleashed. Recorded in Fullerton by Jon St. James at his legendary Casbah studio (THE VANDALS, SOCIAL DISTORTION, BERLIN), these sessions also yielded a handful of tracks that would appear on the exceedingly rare “Skeletons In The Closet” LP (No Label Records, 1981). “Zombie Drug Killers,” “No Virgins In Hollywood,” and “American Society” appear here as the opening trio on this newly re-sequenced reissue. Geza X is also on board to produce a handful of tracks with peripheral Subtitles including Nicky Beat (GERMS, WEIRDOS) among the sessions’ players. The results here are another manifestation of Eddie’s one true love. Even as a punk allegiant, songwriting, sound and style are the priority. The dusted and dark goth-pop of “Magic” and “Stream of Consciousness” are crucial to the plot, setting a unique tone that works in a sea of one-dimensional scene releases, taking full advantage of Geza’s synth-mimicking microtonal guitar techniques. A tribute to Dave Dacron, chief miscreant of Dangerhouse Records’ RHINO 39 is also set to tape as consolation to X, as Dacron’s 16 year old life was tragically cut short in an automobile accident in 1980. But the party rocks on with covers of “Louie Louie” (also appearing on the elusive “Fuck You Eddie!” single) and “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” as a testament to Eddie’s obsession with the timeless now-sounds of his delinquent adolescence. Friends and fellow freaks Jon Blair (of surf cats Jon and the Nightriders) and Bobby Paine (later of rockabilly hepsters The Paine Brothers) lend their own song-smithery for four more originals: “Boppin’ Little Bobcat, ”“Treat me Right,” “Gina” (covered in 1984 by Josie Cotton and again in ‘89 by Stray Cats) and “Your Head’s In The Right Place,” respectively. “Skeletons In The Closet” remains an unusual and rare artifact in the ashtray world of punk, DIY and outsider music, and Slovenly Recordings is blasted to present it to the world one more time.

Tracklist: Zombie Drug Killers, No Virgins In Hollywood, American Society, Boppin’ Little Bobcat, Gina, Magic, Stream of Consciousness, We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Louie, Louie, Movin’ On, Child Sin, Dave Dacron, Treat Me Right, Your Head’s In The Right Place, American Society

PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS

Raw Pie LP

USA & PUERTO RICO:
order here

REST OF THE WORLD:
order here

EVERYWHERE:
order on Bandcamp
(includes download!)

Originally issued by 1-2-3-4- Go! Records and now back in print on its new home of Slovenly Recordings, “Raw Pie” is the debut 12” from New Jersey alley rats PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS – collecting their previously released singles and out of print for a decade – still piping hot and greasy enough to dab with your napkin. Hear classics like “Tear Jerker,” “I Can Reed” and “Pepperoni Eyes” again for the thousandth time on fresh wax, and now available in limited edition pizza sauce red!

“Listen If: You love the Ramones, have outgrown Weird Al, and your sense of humor is twisted as Little Caeser’s crazy bread.” – Rolling Stone

“Claiming to hail from the Garden State, the band heaps a Benny Tudino’s-sized slice of ham onto songs about chains, brass knuckles, and, most importantly, pizza–the cornerstone of any punk’s diet.” – Village Voice

“(Personal and the Pizzas) Combine a generous helping of ’60s garage influence with a dash of pop sensibil-ity, and top it off with Joey Ramone’s vocal styling, and what results is vintage-tinged but far from uninspired.” – Onion AV Club

Tracklist: I Don’t Wanna Be No Personal Pizza, Pepperoni Eyes, I Ain’t Takin’ You Out, $7.99 for Love, Nobody Makes My Girl Cry But Me, I Can Reed, Brass Knuckles, Tear Jerker, I Don’t Feel So Happy Now No More, Never Find Me, Pizza Army

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