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 polishedÂ these days. Â The streets are practically sparkling, the garbage bins smell like lavender and the club bathrooms are cleaner than your fine china. Â All I wanna know is…where are all the sewer rats? Â 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. Â “Throw those hoodlums intoÂ the shower and then toss ’em into a ‘cologne and cufflinks’ studio”, they said. Â And then, gradually, the danger wore off like a blood-stained carpet to club soda. Â That’s why labels like Solid Sex Lovie Doll are so important. Â That’s why bands like The Rejecters are so damn golden. Â They ain’t fixin’ what ain’t f-ing broke. Â This EP conjures up the ‘Teenage Kicks’ riffs of The Undertones and the riff-tastic 77-78 period of The Saints. Â 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. Â While you’re there, take a look at some other bands on the rosterÂ and get lost in the grime for a while.
Limited to 300.
Two artworks by Margaux Fraisse and Mac Blackout, black and colored vinyl.
Colored vinyl is mixed colors.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive