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Styrenes - Essential Vol 1 double 7" (Mustard)


12 tracks of Ohio WEIRDO "Essential Styrenes Volume One is the first release in a four part-series
of Double-7" EPs—a "Best Of" collection compiled from 35 years of
recordings by a band that Rolling Stone once called "post punk before
punk ever happened." PAUL MAROTTA formed THE STYRENES in Cleveland in
early 1975 while playing in MIRRORS and ELECTRIC EELS. David Fricke
wrote, "The Styrenes proved to be a crucial missing link between Sixties
punk grunge and Eighties avant-rock—a rarefied smashup of raggedass
psychedelia, proto-No Wave guitar noise, corkscrew jazz & pummeling
freak rock." The eleven songs are programmed in chronological order.
Disc one opens with the 1975 classic "Drano In Your Veins." Sounds from
the garage, a monologue with music (with supplied text), and fast,
rocking songs follow, including the often covered "Jaguar Ride." Disc
two contains tracks that in 1979 had been scheduled for release as solo
singles from Marotta and JAMIE KLIMEK, but did not appear until 1982,
after The Styrenes had relocated to NYC. The set is packaged in a
beautiful, tip-on, double-gatefold cover with art by the acclaimed
Cleveland-based cartoonist and graphic-novelist/historian, DERF." - Mustard

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 18 February, 2013.

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