RIYL: The Damned, The Undertones, The Saints

Label: Solid Sex Lovie Doll Records

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but downtown’s looking a lot more polished¬†these days. ¬†The streets are practically sparkling, the garbage bins smell like lavender and the club bathrooms are cleaner than your fine china. ¬†All I wanna know is…where are all the sewer rats? ¬†I’m betting a lot of them are hangin’ brain across the ocean over at Solid Sex Lovie Doll Records’ headquarters, the label that’s been stabbing the punk scene’s flatlining heart with an industrial-sized syringe full of adrenaline.

Somewhere about a decade after punk broke through mainstream America, a bunch of real clever gits thought that it needed a makeover. ¬†“Throw those hoodlums into¬†the shower and then toss ’em into a ‘cologne and cufflinks’ studio”, they said. ¬†And then, gradually, the danger wore off like a blood-stained carpet to club soda. ¬†That’s why labels like Solid Sex Lovie Doll are so important. ¬†That’s why bands like The Rejecters are so damn golden. ¬†They ain’t fixin’ what ain’t f-ing broke. ¬†This EP conjures up the ‘Teenage Kicks’ riffs of The Undertones and the riff-tastic 77-78 period of The Saints. ¬†All killer and no filler and most certainly no f-ing polish.

Grip a 7″ on black or randomly-colored wax after the ‘buy’ link, and choose between two different covers. ¬†While you’re there, take a look at some other bands on the roster¬†and get lost in the grime for a while.

The Details

Limited to 300.

Two artworks by Margaux Fraisse and Mac Blackout, black and colored vinyl.
Colored vinyl is mixed colors.

Price $5.3

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