Wednesday, 17 September 2008

ANGRY SAMOANS - QUEER PILLS EP, STAMPED COVER




This band sums up the term snotty, angry punk rock. You know how sarcastic and sometimes controversial the Samoans could be and this record is part of their ongoing feud with Rodney Bingenheimer the influential DJ of KROQ radio station in Los Angeles which resulted in the band being avoided by clubs booking hardcore punk bands in the early 80s. Check out the song "Get off the air" for further proof of their hatred of all things Rodney! Anyway the first copies of this ep came unstamped and the band was titled The Queer Pills so as to try and fool Mr Bingenheimer into playing them on his radio show. Not too sure if it worked but a valiant effort nonetheless! Later copies came stamped just like mine so that fans of the band knew it was an Angry Samoans release. Another of my £3 bargain buys that I've mentioned in previous posts.

2 comments:

Lecky said...

I have one of the original ones without the stamp, suposedly only a handfull of them were unstamped and sent out to radio stations or magazines for review, I bought it from eBay when Joe Carducci from SST Records was selling off photographer Naomi Petersens record collection after she passed away, the book he wrote about her is cool, you should check it out. I also have a stamped copy of this one too.

Lins87 said...

Ha amazing story, Lecky you should open a hardcore record museum! Show people give them a history of each release around and charge them! Seriously...