Here’s another post for Tony the punk business manager as he has this E.P. on his want list. As Tony is a steady guy when it comes to finding trivia about forgotten bands I hope he has some nice comments with loads of info about the 4 bands on this split. I’ll just do a quick run through the bands as I’m too lazy for research, as always.
The Accused might be one of the sloppiest bands ever, and thanksfully their story is documented here. As I use the descriptions totally amazing and brilliant quite often here I’ll just satisfiey with saying that they are one of the best bands today. They are so sloppy that it’s hard to believe that they actually were for real!
The Cracked Actors are way tighter and gives us a perfect punk hit about disco that sounds like it could’ve been done by the younger brothers of Disco Zombies. The singer had this to say about this recording: ‘Disco’ was written and recorded within 72 hours. Due to our drummer having a bout of ‘studio fright’ the day before recording, we had to borrow another drummer we knew -who learned the song on the way to the studio by tapping his drumsticks on the back of the driver’s seat while I sang the song to him! The band did 2 more 7inches that I’ve never seen or heard, so if anyone got them, please let me know.
021 should not be confused with the noise-makers of 012 who appeared on at least one of the Fuck Off releases with some unlistening stuff. This band is straight forward shitty produced punk and almost as sloppy as the Accused, who we’re the guys who released this E.P. and therefor got the privilege of having 3 songs on it.021 did one 7″ of their own as well, and from what I’ve heard about it, it’s supposed to be really great, but rare as hell. Of course there’s a great quote from this band as well, taken from the guitarist Ian Kemp and included on one of the Messthetics comps; “For some reason we ran over time and had to give the studio all the money in our pockets to be able to leave…”
The Undertakers ends the disc with a nice poppy tune, but I can’t find any info about the band right now, so just enjoy the music instead and do your own research!.
Sorry about the shitty scan of the cover, but I got it as a scanned copy so there’s not much I can do about it unfortunately. If anyone can provide me with a good scan of it, please do so.
The insert was an alternative “cover” that came with some of the copies as far as I can understand, as the bands got to do whatever artwork they liked with their copies, but which band that did the insert is of course beyond my knowledge. Did you expect something else?
Label: No Rip Off
Accused – Generation gap.mp3
Accused – Solihull.mp3
Cracked Actors – Disco?.mp3
021 – Robot (don’t wanna be).mp3
Accused – Arrested.mp3
Undertakers – Illusions.mp3