"Drop The Needle: Boston Punk Anthology" To See Release
"Drop the Needle: Boston Punk Anthology" is dedicated to vocalist Alec Steere aka "Smegma," who was hit by a train in 1999. The release is due out October 1st via Trev Records, and the following press release was also issued:
"Gang Green was the most raucous and explosive hardcore punk band in Boston from 1982-1986. 'Drop The Needle: Boston Punk Anthology' is a new compilation release of five old-school Boston punk, rock, and hardcore bands from the 1980's and 1990's.
"This release includes Gang Green's original 1985 version of the classic song 'Let's Drink Some Beer.' This rare studio recording has never been available on CD before and was co-written by Dicky Barrett from Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones fame. Check out the track below.
"Smegma + The Nunz featured members of hardcore legends Gang Green and The Freeze, with Alec Steere, former vocalist for Leper, who are considered to be Boston's very first hardcore band. Following Leper, Smegma + The Nunz became one of the most outrageous and most blasphemous bands in Boston in the early 80's. For the first time, here are five rare demo recordings by this now-infamous Boston punk band.
"Chuck Stilphen (guitar) and Walter Gustafson (drums) were members of Smegma + The Nunz, The Freeze, and also recorded with Glen Stilphen (bass) in Gang Green and Mallet Head. Chuck and Glen also appear with the bands Scratch and Celebrity Death Certificate, which also features Erich Thaler, from the influential Boston-based alt-metal band Stompbox, who released the landmark album Stress on Columbia Records in 1994."
1. Smegma and the Nunz - "Bourgeois Lad"
2. Smegma and the Nunz - "Joke's On You"
3. Gang Green (1985) - "The Original Let's Drink Some Beer"
4. Celebrity Death Certificate - "First Nickel"
5. Celebrity Death Certificate - "Dead Reckoning"
6. Scratch - "Waysde"
7. Scratch - "Centralia"
8. Mallet Head - "Give and Take"
9. Mallet Head - "Mother Sunshine" (Live)
10. Scratch - "El Monstro"
11. Smegma and the Nunz - "Insanity"
12. Smegma and the Nunz - "Napalm Sticks to Kids"
13. Smegma and the Nunz - "Nuns of Guatemala"
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