Album Review

Screamers – “In a Better World” – [Xeroid/Extravertigo]

cadilliac margarita   1/14/2011   A Library, CD

We were lucky to score this out-of-print two disc set of demos and live recordings from the late 70s. The Screamers, lead by the late Tomata DuPlenty, were true rebels on the LA punk scene of the 1970s blending raw punk attitude and energy with synth and drums —sans guitar and base. Their live performances at places like the Whiskey, Mabuhay Gardens, and the Roxy(where they were the only band to headline without a record contract) are the stuff of lengend. Having never released a single album in their four years together, their music lives on here.

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