Enter the download code you received with your purchase to claim your downloads. Keep in mind many mobile devices don't have built in support for opening ZIP files; you may want to download on a computer.


Login with your existing account.


Create an account to purchase items.

Passwords must be at least 6 characters

American In Me
7" $9.75

11/29/2019 855985006567 

SV 156 

Few first wave California punk bands burned as brightly as The Avengers. Formed in San Francisco during 1977’s Summer of Hate, they swiftly ascended to the top of the West Coast scene and earned the coveted support slot for The Sex Pistols’ final concert in January 1978. The Avengers’ frenetic performance at Winterland made quite an impression on Pistols guitarist Steve Jones who offered to record the group. 
From the Jones produced sessions, “The American In Me” remains an unmistakable anthem. Embodying the punk zeitgeist, singer Penelope Houston fiercely declares, “Ask not what you can do for your country, what’s your country been doing to you.” 
The original White Noise EP version of “The American In Me” is paired with “Uh-Oh,” featuring Jones on piano and bravely demonstrating Me Too sentiments four decades earlier. Comp-only track “Cheap Tragedies” closes this reimagined lost-single set. 
The American In Me perfectly captures The Avengers’ dynamic power—frustration, style and passion forged into some of the most pivotal sounds of punk’s formative era.

Related Items

Avengers, The

We Are The One Ep
Superior Viaduct

Guided By Voices

Tonics & Twisted Chasers
Superior Viaduct

Gibson, Jon

Songs & Melodies, 1973-1977
Superior Viaduct

Avengers, The

Paint It Black / Thin White Line
Superior Viaduct


Murder By Guitar
Superior Viaduct

Avengers, The

Teenage Rebel / Friends Of Mine
Superior Viaduct

Coleman, Ornette

To Whom Who Keeps A Record
Superior Viaduct

Budd, Harold

The Pavilion Of Dreams
Superior Viaduct