how the hell is there no thread for The Weirdos? CLASSIC of course

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Just saw them kill it live. I've been waiting to see this band for 33 years.

First wave "they were there first" credit in the LA punk scene, fucking unimpeachable.

Me, to singer John Denney: "I'm only 52, I was a little hardcore kid so I missed you the first time"
Him: "All we have is the here and now, brother"

New material is apparently forthcoming. I never checked out Condor but they played a few tracks from it and I clearly need it.

I told him to put out the "Ranting In A Rubber Room" 2x7" bootleg for themselves - he said "we still don't know who did that, but hey, free publicity"

Solitary Confinement
It Means Nothing
Destroy All Music
Do The Dance
Scream Baby Scream

sleeve, Friday, 20 July 2018 08:34 (four years ago) link

Top band. They're playing in Brighton in a few weeks, I'll fairly likely be going.

I was meant to see them almost 15 years ago at a big mostly-70s punk all-dayer in London but they pulled out. Didn't think I'd get the chance again.

Solitary Confinement is the POO, seen Negative Approach do that one a couple of times.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 20 July 2018 09:17 (four years ago) link

"Condor" is good, worth picking up cheap. A more mature sounding Weirdos but a solid cap to their career (so far).

The two "Weird World" comps are a total joy, full of piss and vinegar.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 20 July 2018 12:58 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

Sadly, word going around that Dix Denney has passed.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 01:59 (two weeks ago) link

And if you need starting points, go nuts:

Those two comps alone, as noted upthread -- amazing.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 02:05 (two weeks ago) link

I used to put "Life of Crime" on a lot of mix tapes ...

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 02:41 (two weeks ago) link

aw man I was just listening to them yesterday

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 02:57 (two weeks ago) link

Here's a link to a homemade best-of (1977-1980) that I made, including six bootleg-only tracks and two (vastly) superior live takes from a rare CD

If they had released a full LPĀ of this amazing shit back in the day, they would be even more revered than they already are.

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 04:08 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks for that -- a fine little bonus!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 04:18 (two weeks ago) link

RIP Dix . Gone too soon

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 17:03 (two weeks ago) link

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