The Shirkers – Drunk And Disordely 7″



This is a re-post from March the 30th 2006. Added more scans and Suicide.


Since I’m reading “Dance Of Days” now about the early DC scene I thought of celebrating that with this raving classic. The manic girl choir really sound stupidly drunk.


A trick I think I’ll use in a future recording for some band is one very fuzzy guitar and the other totally clean. Gives it a special desperate touch! Produced by Don Zientara. Released with two diffrent sleeves. I’ve got the more common crashed bottle sleeve.


Country: USA
Year: 1978
Label: Limp
Format: 7″
Drunk And Disordely.mp3

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19,170 Responses to The Shirkers – Drunk And Disordely 7″

  1. E. says:

    YEAH – that’s the way!!!!

  2. dylan says:

    best record from dc, hands down. one of my alltime faves, worldwide.

  3. Tony says:

    Great disc! When I first heard this years ago I was stuck on “Drunk and Disorderly” but as the years have gone by now my favorite track is “Suicide”– the guitar and bass noodling on that tune is almost hypnotic to me. I used to have a copy of this with the other sleeve that had the band playing on the front of it but traded it away. One female member of the band went on to Tru Fax and The Insaniacs who put out some cool stuff in ’80/81 especially “Pinned Under A Jet” (see Hyped2Death #21). Well, now that I think about it H2D #21 might not exist anymore after Chuck Warner got sued and shuffled around some track listings/comp numbers…

  4. steve says:

    One of my favourites from the USA, and one I actually hunted and bought back in the day. Mine’s the other sleeve – did I luck out?

  5. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    You did luck out Steve :). It’s way tuffer to find.

  6. Tony says:

    Fuck, maybe I shouldn’t have traded away my copy with the harder-to-find sleeve. Hindsight is always 20/20 with this record collecting stuff for me. I really regret some trades or stuff I passed up on over the years in dollar bins. I know, boo-fuckin-hoo…

  7. Boyd Farrell says:

    I always loved this record since the first time I heard it in the late 70’s…My band Black Market Baby recorded and released a 7″ version of it in 1986 on the very same label (Limp records)…The Shirkers played one show and released one single and then broke up (true punks!!)..Libby Hatch was the bass player for the Shirkers, she co-wrote the song and sang the high pitched backup vocals in the chorus…Libby was a friend of ours and gave us her blessing to record it. She later went on to play with another well known DC band from the early 80’s, Tru Fax and the Insaniacs…Sadly Libby died in a motorcycle accident several years ago..I think both versions of the song are an excellent tribute to a great lady…Libby Hatch…

  8. haizman says:

    I love the BMB version – if only because I’ve been listening to it for so many years. This original one is also very good!

  9. Kevin McKenzie says:

    Thank you. I’m one of Libby Hatch’s nephews, and she died before I learned of her musical history. I didn’t think I’d ever get to hear her play.

  10. SKIP GROFF says:

    We are doing a 30th anniversary re-issue of this classic 7″ on marble vinyl, top side is LIMP 666, flip is DACOIT 999. James Sinks is handling the label designs and sleeve artwork, should be out late July, 2008

  11. SKIP GROFF says:

    re: SHIRKERS, I should have mentioned, just 1000 copies as the original was
    skip at Y&T

  12. Chris says:

    Hey! Great news! Will definitely buy the reissue when it comes out.

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