"The Next formed in early 1978 after seeing the Sex Pistols play their
home town of San Antonio. They soon moved to Austin and became one of
only a handful of punk groups in the area, helping to jump start a scene
that would later be one of the most recognized in the country.
The Make It Quick
EP was released in short supply in 1979 and touted some of the fiercest
tunes of the era including the classic "Cheap Rewards," which provided
the namesake of this here label. Few realize the song wasn't originally
intended for the EP. After dusting off some old 1/4" reel tapes we
discovered not only an unreleased and forgotten song titled "Stupid
Girls," but also a live radio appearance where the band discusses their
upcoming EP with "Mr. Wonderful," "Monotony" and "Stupid Girls." Cheap
Rewards is not mentioned. We've provided digital versions of these lost
recordings on our Bandcamp page and in the player above.
made two distinct sleeves for this release. 400 will include the photo
from the original foldout cover. 100 will have an alternate and
previously unpublished photo of the band. The covers were rubber stamped
by original Next members Ty Gavin and Arthur Hays as they did 35 years
ago when the record was first released, so each one is completely
unique." - CHEAP REWARDS
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 30 June, 2014.