***Full-length album of legendary '70s pre-punk band from Cleveland. "Post-punk before punk ever happened," that's what Rolling Stone called the Styrenes. For once, they were right. But that only scratches the surface of their unique and uncompromising vision as the Styrenes—whose members have also been in the equally legendary Electric Eels and Mirrors—play music that ranges from punk to jazz, pop and avant-garde, all on evidence in this full-length vinyl compilation of their early material. Full story, complete discography, original interview, liner notes, and pictures included inside.
The first all-new LP in ten years from the gravel-scraped voice of Mike Hudson (Pagans) and Paul Marotta and yet another milestone in their near 25-years of musical creation. Joined by Al Margolis and Mike Hoffman and aided by Brian McMahon they continue their forging of rock'n'roll with disparate non-rock elements. Heavy in both thought and feeling, it's a pained, dark and emotional good-time ride. Covers of Electric Eels and Velvet U.