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Action Swingers - Quit While You're Ahead lp (In The Red)


Legendary NED HAYDEN-lead band.. KICKED IN THE HEAD is the best song ever! Drunks with Guns focus, NYC attitude, unrelenting hatred. Fun stuff!

The brainchild behind the Action Swingers incendiary garage punk was New Yorker Ned Hayden. His Stooges-like vocals, guitar, and primitive songs were the hallmark of the group throughout its various incarnations. When the band debuted with a self-titled album, the lineup consisted of Hayden, guitarist/singer Julia Cafritz (ex-Pussy Galore), bassist Peter Shore (Unsane), and drummer Bob Bert (ex-Sonic Youth, ex-Pussy Galore). A couple of songs that ended up on the early tracks compilation Quit While You're Ahead featured J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. on drums.



"Look, you've got to grab In the Red's new reissue of Action Swingers' 1994 slaying LP Quit While You're Ahead (which also comes with their first two singles and some unreleased material). This is unhinged and fuzz-addled punk at its most powerful. It's the album's first ever vinyl pressing, and it's important. The lineup on the album features Ned Hayden and Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore) plus drummers J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Don Fleming, and Johan Kugelberg. (Action Swingers' recent gig at Total Punk's Total Fuck Off featured Gary Wrong and Manateees' Abe White.) As Hayden revealed to Noisey, the album's first three (amazing) songs were written in 15 minutes and recorded in one take. Sounds like it, too—it's the sort of record that could come off the rails or implode at any given moment. Own this one."


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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 09 June, 2015.

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