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Destroy All Music
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The Weirdos were in many ways the greatest of L.A.'s punk bands. In early 1977 their mighty sound and singular style were the big-bang igniting the L.A. punk rock scene, as they proclaimed "we're not punks, we're weirdos f... more »
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The Weirdos were in many ways the greatest of L.A.'s punk bands. In early 1977 their mighty sound and singular style were the big-bang igniting the L.A. punk rock scene, as they proclaimed "we're not punks, we're weirdos from Hollyweird!". This wasn't just goofy sloganeering, this was a stance intended to distinguish them from the burgeoning punk rock scenes in New York and London. The Weirdos were not only bringing a new sound and writing teen punks anthems, they were also responsible for their graphics (posters, covers, flyers) and designed their own clothes! Their 1977 Bomp single "Destroy All Music" was a nihilistic anthem, and is now regarded as a classic, and by the time they made their mini-LP for Bomp two years later they had turned into a powerful, polished band, without losing any of their outrageous attitude. "Destroy All Music" compiles their first single on Bomp ("Destroy All Music" b/w "A Life Of Crime" and "Why Do You Exist?") and the 1979 "Who, What, When, Where, Why?" in its entirety ("Happy People", "Big Shot", "Jungle Rock", "Hitman", "Idle Life", and "Fort U.S.A."). Also included in this release is The Weirdos first demo plus some never-before released tracks recorded live and at rehearsal in 1977and 1978. Although some of these tracks have appeared on various compilations before, they have never been released together in their original form. "Destroy All Music" has been remastered and includes liner notes, as well as cool photos and graphics. Welcome to Hollyweird punks!
Made in Hollywood
B. L. Trudell | Burbank, California USA | 11/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Who What When Where Why" finally available in its entirety on CD -- it only took 20 years! And just when I was about ready to re-rip my vinyl. Thanks Bomp, it was worth the wait. With the exception of "Why Do You Exist" -- one their craziest songs -- the first EP has been covered on the two Weird World comps, but you should have this anyway because you need ALL the songs in one place and in their correct order.
What really makes this special, though, are demos of the three songs from the first EP and a powerful recording of "Teenage" that trumps the version on Weird World 1. Longtime fans have to wonder how many more demos like this exist. It's manna from Heaven.
These tracks do nothing to change my opinion that the Weirdos were the only LA punk band that truly had it all. Except a prolific recording output, that is. Now who's gonna reissue the Action Design EP???"
FINALLY ! Thanks BOMP! \ l / = digi-weird sign
bdub383 | 10/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""I wanna kick in the radio" yeah, no kiddin; now more than ever.
If you have never heard the majesty and power that exemplifies the Weirdos early recordings, here's your chance. So get cracking. As Cliff Roman once said "I am looking for a guitar sound that will make your teeth itch and turn the corners of your eyes icy cold" This stuff is the best punk rock that ever came outta the LA Basin...I would rate it higher than 5 stars if they'd let me."