UNDERGROUND MEDICINE

February 2018


The new Crazy SQueeze lp is finally available! Grab one and some other newish lps below. Show your Valentine you really care! The Rapid Pulse version of the Smogtown single is sold out/out of print... Order at umedpunk@aol.com

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NEW SHIT! : seven inches

6.50 Evil Twin
MFers All + 3 (No Front Teeth) England Totally loving this band from Sydney, Australia. And why wouldn't I? It features Adam from the Trust Fund Babies, Paper Bags, Nervous Tics, etc. etc. Buy 'em quick or I'll keep them all for myself. That's Thee Evil Twin to you.

7.50 Evil Twin
Back In The Alley/Let’s Go Out (Evil Tone) Australia Scorching Garage Punk RocknRoll debut from Australia. 150 self-released copies! How many are for sale in the U.S.? Probably just the few I have. 45 rpms and a big hole. Don’t miss it!

6.00 Grizzly Adams Band
End of Summer ep (Chief Recordings) Germany This is the first I've heard of these guys from Germany, though they have several releases. Excellent high-energy Punk RocknRoll! 4-songs and 45 rpms. Here's their Facebook page.

6.50 Smogtown
Switchblade New Wave/Porno Beach (No Front Teeth) England For the first time on 7" where they belong! Two 20 year old killers that previously only appeared on the split cd with Teenage Knockouts and the first Old Skars and Upstarts comp. Regular version (yellow sleeve).

10.00 Smogtown
Switchblade New Wave/Porno Beach (No Front Teeth) England For the first time on 7" where they belong! Two 20 year old killers that previously only appeared on the split cd with Teenage Knockouts and the first Old Skars and Upstarts comp. Limited version 2 (brownish translucent sleeve).

4.50 Tiger Touch
Rabbit Grab/Can't Make It On Time (Tyrannical Volts) From the name I thought they'd be a total glam band and while there's a bit of that, what you're getting is straight on garagey Punk RocknRoll! Debut from Portland, OR

NEW SHIT! : Other

12.50 Bad Mojos - LP
Passout City (No Front Teeth) England 10" 11-tracks of Swiss punk from the Spits/Nazi's From Mars school.

12.00 Black Mambas - LP
Moderation (Disconnected) Killer SoCal PunknRoll! Catchy as all hell. Their 2nd lp produced by Johnny Witmer. Colored vinyl.

12.50 Cat Party - LP
Rest In Post (Hostage) The greatest post-punk band in the history of the O.C. underground! That's according to Rick Hostage and he oughta know. 7" tracks, rarities, etc. From the Joy Division/Bauhaus school

12.00 Crazy Squeeze - LP
Savior Of The Streets (Disconnected) The second lp from these guys and they pulled off a major rarity by putting an lp out that's so great it's better than their first! Pub Rock, Glam Rock, Street Rock, Punk Rock, Pop Rock and anything in between that rocks. It was a long wait for this one and it's definitely worth it!

12.50 Disco Lepers - LP
Sophisticated Shame (Dead Beat) By now you know what you’re with these guys-Raw Punk madness with the snottiest vocal ever. Stellar!

12.50 Dr. Boogie - LP
Gotta Get Back To... New York City (Dead Beat) Their instant classic debut from 2015.

12.50 JJ & The Real Jerks - LP
Back To The Botom (Dead Beat) Raw sleazy RocknRoll ala New York Dolls, Heartbreakers, Humpers... They've been around awhile, but this 2017 lp is their first full-length.

12.50 Protex - LP
Tightrope (Bachelor) Austria Another bunch of old dudes back from the dead and these guys might actually be better than ever! Stellar Power Pop with some garage and punk undertones-no pun intended, but it totally works!

10.50 Ratbag - LP
Freeballin (No Front Teeth) England This record is several years old. I imagine some people will love while others completely hate it. Here's how the band describes themselves, I certainly couldn't have come up with anything better: RatBag are possibly the finest accordion driven ska folk punk band ever to have dressed as characters from Alice In Wonderland and cycled to Bognor. See them before they are pulped and made into cheap newspapers.

12.50 Shark Toys - LP
S/T (Dead Beat) From L.A. and they seem to get a post-punk tag put on them, most likely because they are slightly reminiscent of early Gang Of Four. Whatever, it's great stuff.

12.00 Telephone Lovers - LP
S/T (Disconnected) 2017's breakout stars and it's easy to see why. 12 songs punky Power Pop classics owing more to The Nerves and Eddie and The Hotrods than say, Exploding Hearts. A record I foresee still listening to in 10 or 20 years.

12.50 Tomy & The Cougars - LP
Ambush (Dead Beat) Debut lp from these high-energy Punk/Powerpop kids from France.

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