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Cool as it ever was/The greatest punk band that should have
on 27 January 2003
This album is the best punk album I've got and have ever heard. This really is as cool as punk ever got. Most punk albums I find I like a few songs and kinda hate the rest of them. It's rare to find an album that's good all the way through - but this one really is; no fillers - just good songs. I think their record label at the time where allegedly a good part of the reason that they only recorded two studio albums and didn't get the publicity they deserved(Lou Reed was going to produce their 2nd one but the record label changed that). They played at CBGB's with The Ramones and Blondie among others and John Belushi("The") played drums with them there more than once.
This band where part of the scene where it all started and the singer Stiv Bator/s used to see Madonna, while the drummers wife later got married to James Caan!! what I'm trying to convey to you here is that these guys were cool and so is this music.
I happened across the band last week while looking through Amazon reviews & links (which you've got to admit is pretty d_mn usefull) and the name rang a bell from reading Kerrang in the eighties, something I meant to buy but forgot to along the way. It's instantly become one of my all time favourite albums.
Hopefully with bands like The Strokes having come along and "Saved Rock n' Roll", lost gems like the Dead Boys will get some of the recognition they REALLY DESERVE before they're forgotten forever. Do yourself a favour - buy this album and enjoy it; it's good music.