"* Original album art expanded to a gatefold tip-on jacket.
* Includes download card of entire album.
They were, in the memory of Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye,
"Enormous men, decorated jump suits, a horn section, 200 friends onstage
singing and dancing." They were Big Boys by name and by nature - and they had a big
effect on US punk culture. When the prevailing trend was for playing
hard and fast, this Austin, Texas four-piece played loose and funky.
Their cult recordings struck a blend between punk ideology and clever
humor, just as the band both railed against and celebrated the hardcore
community that bore them.
Released at the time of their split in 1985 and now reissued by Modern Classics Recordings, the group's final album, No Matter How Long the Line Is At the Cafeteria, There's Always a Seat finds Big Boys
continuing to innovate, even including the sound of turntable
scratching on "Common Beat," a sound rarely heard outside of hip-hop at
the time. Songs like "Which Way To Go" and "Narrow View" echo their
boredom and anger with the changing hardcore scene, while "I Do Care"
and "What's The Word" illustrate the band's positive outlook for things
to come." - LIGHT IN THE ATTIC/MODERN CLASSICS
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 May, 2014.