This was the firts american punk rock 7inch I bought. Just a couple of weeks before I got hold of Dead Kennedys-California Uber Alles in 1980. Hm, maybe it wasn’t the first. Now when I think about it might’ve been The Deadbeats-Kill The Hippes in 1979. Nevermind! This is Pagans fourth 7inch. Dead End America is one of their best cuts ever! Topped with a great cover of Little Black Egg on the flip.
“A lot of guys’ll tell you they started playing because they were inspired by Hendrix or heard a Velvet Underground record but my motives were much more prosaic. My girlfriend, later my wife, Mary, kept breaking up with me so she could date guys in bands. I reasoned that the quickest way to win her heart would be to start my own band, which is ironic because later she would hate the fact I was in bands.”