Punk Seven Inch CD, Vol. 1: 1988-1989 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Though Green Day is its most famous graduate, the Bay Area punk and hardcore scene that revolved around Berkeley's 924 Gilman Street was a thriving, ever-changing community during its late-'80s heyday. And like so many scene-specific independent labels of the era, Lookout! spent its formative years documenting its local scene with 7" releases. The format thrived, since it was economical to produce and sell, and groups often didn't have much more than a few songs to release anyway. Looking back, these slivers of wax have become snapshots of the American underground music scene that was really finding its legs in the late '80s. This release collects the first few 7"s issued...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Though Green Day is its most famous graduate, the Bay Area punk and hardcore scene that revolved around Berkeley's 924 Gilman Street was a thriving, ever-changing community during its late-'80s heyday. And like so many scene-specific independent labels of the era, Lookout! spent its formative years documenting its local scene with 7" releases. The format thrived, since it was economical to produce and sell, and groups often didn't have much more than a few songs to release anyway. Looking back, these slivers of wax have become snapshots of the American underground music scene that was really finding its legs in the late '80s. This release collects the first few 7"s issued by Lookout!, excluding a few notables Operation Ivy, for one whose early work was already available elsewhere. The EPs included -- by Corrupted Morals, Isocracy, Plaid Retina, the Yeastie Girlz, Kamala & the Karnivores, and Surrogate Brains -- have been remastered, and appear for the first time on compact disc. They date from 1988 and 1989, and feature Lookout! catalog numbers like 2, 7, and 13. It's a historic release that perfectly captures the ground-level immediacy, D.I.Y. ethic, and pointed, often scathing humor of the groups included. Hot topics of the era pop up throughout. Corrupted Morals' "Be All You Can Be" takes the U.S. Army's famous ad campaign to task, sneering "Sign away your life/You belong to Ronnie now." Their Chet EP also includes what's likely the only reference to Edwin Meese in a hardcore anthem. The specter of AIDS looms large here, especially in the a cappella raps of the Yeastie Girlz, whose Ovary Action EP is the collection's standout inclusion. Its trend-setting, deadpan sendup of hip-hop is dominated by cheeky, prurient lyricisms that double as grassroots feminist shout-outs. MCs Cammie, Jane, and Kate presage the activism of the riot grrrl movement and Kill Rock Stars, and sketch a blueprint for the sex-shop pop of electroclashers like Peaches. Even if this overstates the Girlz' historical importance, their flow on "Sue Your Friends" and "FCC" is dynamite. Other standouts include the irreverent hardcore of Isocracy, which features future Samiam mouthpiece Jason Beebout, and the tuneful girl group garage punk of Kamala & the Karnivores' Girl Band EP.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2003
  • Label: Lookout Records
  • UPC: 763361929327
  • Catalog Number: 293

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Be All You Can Be - Corrupted Morals (2:56)
  2. 2 Peer Pressure - Corrupted Morals (3:01)
  3. 3 Corrupted Morals - Corrupted Morals (2:22)
  4. 4 Power - Corrupted Morals (2:04)
  5. 5 The Adventures of Edwin Meese - Corrupted Morals (1:52)
  6. 6 Zimbabwean Hell Rock (Slight Return) - Isocracy (0:23)
  7. 7 Rodeo - Isocracy (1:51)
  8. 8 Hippie Man - Isocracy (1:21)
  9. 9 Two Blocks Away - Isocracy (1:35)
  10. 10 Eight - Isocracy (1:52)
  11. 11 Amilyplympt Three - Isocracy (1:18)
  12. 12 Funky Brakewire - Isocracy (1:02)
  13. 13 10 Seconds of Anarchy - Isocracy (0:12)
  14. 14 Swisher Sweets - Isocracy (0:21)
  15. 15 Scalf Etaredefnoc - Isocracy (0:13)
  16. 16 Plaid Retina (0:29)
  17. 17 One Way Thinking (0:20)
  18. 18 Swallow Me Alive (0:48)
  19. 19 Leprosy (0:49)
  20. 20 Gone Mad (0:46)
  21. 21 Twisted (0:58)
  22. 22 Sugar Fit (0:42)
  23. 23 Stupidity Disease (0:24)
  24. 24 Tears (1:08)
  25. 25 Unlocked Door (0:56)
  26. 26 Aggravated Assault (0:42)
  27. 27 Palsiid (0:38)
  28. 28 FCC (1:13)
  29. 29 You Suck (1:28)
  30. 30 Sperm Brain (1:04)
  31. 31 Talkin' Shit (1:11)
  32. 32 Orgasm Addict (1:01)
  33. 33 Joyce (0:15)
  34. 34 Put a Lid on It (1:27)
  35. 35 Fuck Yerself (2:03)
  36. 36 Sue Your Friends (1:34)
  37. 37 Ode an Die Freude (1:32)
  38. 38 Super Spectacular Day - Surrogate Brains (1:28)
  39. 39 You (Love Shit) - Surrogate Brains (2:04)
  40. 40 Tide on My Soiled Jeans - Surrogate Brains (2:34)
  41. 41 If the Things They Say Are True - Surrogate Brains (1:13)
  42. 42 Downtown - Surrogate Brains (1:47)
  43. 43 America, the Machine - Surrogate Brains (3:02)
  44. 44 Love Like Murder (2:40)
  45. 45 Back to Bodie (1:38)
  46. 46 Bone Bouquet (2:24)
  47. 47 Black Thumb (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joel Bass
Kamala Chakravarty Drums, Maracas, Vocals
Steve Rogers Track Performer
Matthew Morris Guitar, Vocals
Dennis Talley Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Robert Anderson Bass
Ivy Dubois Bass, Vocals
Lynda Guitar, Vocals
Kendon Smith Fiddle, Guitar
Don Hudgens Drums
Technical Credits
Greg Freeman Engineer
John Golden Mastering
David Haynes Executive Producer, Artwork
Gary Young Producer, Engineer
Kevin Army Engineer
Dub War Sound Effects
Steve Rogers Bass Technician
Plaid Retina Producer
John Anthony Cruz beats
Chris Appelgren Construction
Todd Keller Cover Art
Dale Stewart Producer
D. Hayes Fashion Advisor
Kendon Smith Vocal Supervision, Cover Art
Brian Falkenstein Engineer
Gary Gregson Engineer
Isocracy Artwork
Lawrence Liverwurst Executive Producer
Sprocket Artwork, Label Design
Surrogate Brains Arranger, Producer
Mark Tippin Cover Art
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