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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