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Screamers / Demos 1977-78
(Vinyl LP – Sob)
All tracks recorded “live” in one session in Summer 1978.
Produced By Geza X, recorded on a 4-track. The ideal intro to the Screamers.
The Screamers were an American electropunk group founded in 1975. They were among the first wave of the L.A. punk rock scene. In the documentary Punk: Attitude (2005), the Dead Kennedys cite the Screamers as a key influence on their group and as one of the great unrecorded groups in rock history.
The Screamers were noted for unusual instrumentation, featuring synthesizer (ARP Odyssey) and electric piano (Fender Rhodes). Additional musicians, including violinists and a female vocalist, were occasionally incorporated into their performances. The group featured a theatrical presentation that centered on manic lead vocalist, Tomata du Plenty. DuPlenty and Tommy Gear, a keyboard player and vocalist, were the band’s principal songwriters.
Screamers / Demo Hollywood 1977
(12″ Vinyl EP – Superior Viaduct)
“These songs were recorded a few months after the Los Angeles punk scene began. These five statements of intent transcend Punk and project forward into the future: to the analog synth wave of the late ’70s and beyond, to the present day, four decades later, when they finally receive an official release. Sourced from the original reel-to-reels, they are a revelation compared to the countless copies that have been circulating by multiple generations of tape-traders. Here, for the first time, is the Screamers’ initial and legendary manifesto.”