The Reactions – Love You E.P. 7″

Repost from April 27th, 2006 . Added more scans and new rips of all the songs.

Here’s one for all lovers of melodic punk rock. Floridas The Reactions extremly sought after second 7inch is good but not great. “Marianne” is the standout track. I know that japanese collectors will go ape shit over this record so if you’ll have something nice to trade I might part with it. For some info about The Reactions click here.

Country: USA
Year: 1981
Label: Reaction
Format: 7″
The Nights On End.mp3
I Can’t Help It.mp3
Rebe Rousers.mp3

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54 Responses to The Reactions – Love You E.P. 7″

  1. Hairy Palm says:

    This band is fucking good dude

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Glad you like it!

  3. killedbycandis says:

    Aside from The Eat, probably my favorite Florida band. Anyone have info on their discography? I bought a pretty good cdr boot CD bout a year ago which includes the entire 1st 7″ and a really well recorded live set with over a dozen songs that to my knowledge weren’t released on anything else unless they happen to have and LP. The website’s called “The Pete Moss Memorial All Night Record Shop” ( – no .com?! I picked up the Reactions, Essentials, Eat, and a few comp cd’s. For being cdr’s they’re a little pricey but worth it.

  4. killedbycandis says:

    Just to clear it up the web address is just:
    I added the! because it threw me off that it didn’t end with .com or .net
    I’m such a stupid.

  5. brian says:

    This second 45 is a big step down from the first. Sadly, lots of great songs went unrecorded as the live set shows.

  6. Dr. Richard Breath says:

    Why wasn’t the whole EP posted?

  7. AndrewC says:

    Hey, killedbycandis, thanks a lot for that site.

  8. Aaron says:

    Is there any way you could post the other 2 songs?

  9. Aaron says:

    I forgot to say please…and thank you.

  10. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Yes Aaron I will post the other songs but it might take some time since I have other records in the posting queue.

  11. kandy says:

    Hi! I really want a copy of this!!
    If you don’t mind, would you trade with me?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Goddamn it!! I keep coming back to hear “Nights on End”. What a fucking great song. I rank that up there in my top 50 of all time. The raunchy guitar, driving bass, incredible drumming, mixed with the poppy vocals…it’s a masterpiece. I don’t say that about many songs…thanks Peter. How are the other two songs??

  13. DonL says:

    The Eat and The Reactions were the best.
    The local radio station WSHE had a contest at the Agora for best local band and The Reactions won they beat out The Kids (Johnny Depp’s band).

    There is a recording of it but Issac’s guitar is out of tune.

  14. frankenkurtz says:

    REACTIONS ~ discography

    REACTIONS – Official Release , 45 ~ 500 copies , some without covers ..some without labels , some with only one sided labels ,,,quantity of error pressings are unknown even by the band …

    REACTIONS – Love You , 45 ~ 300 copies , out of the 300 copies pressed around 50 of which had a bizzarr defect to where the 45s had a very small crack around 3 centimeters long on the outside of the 45 …ive seen probly 8 t0 10 copies of these , 4 of which had the crack and all 4 somehow had no audioble noise from it …cracks being hairline not affecting the music …over time if you played these 45s alot im sure the cracks would really start to present them selves…

    REACTIONS – Love You 10″ originally there were suppose to be 300 of these pressed but the the two members that put it together ran out of cash and only had 150 copies pressed ,,,this came out a little over 12 years ago i believe ,and it was all but gone before you could even get yer hands on it …i remember hearing about this release and searching high and low trying to find who would have it fer sale …to my despair most of this pressing went to japan to be sold ….

  15. Jay Thurston says:

    Peter, will you please post the other two songs??

  16. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Yepp, when I got the time and inspiration to do so. Hold on!

  17. Jay Thurston says:

    It must be the day where you are going to put up the other two songs???

  18. Senap says:

    Track 1 and 4 are still not posted? In that case there’s an error. “Marianne” and “I can’t help it” were really grreat tunes btw…

  19. The Flakes // Drummer says:


  20. Bob says:

    I posted what I believe to be the complete Reactions discography at

    It is 14 songs. Some from the two 7″s and some that went unreleased. I will only leave it up for a short time.


    • Jay Thurston says:

      Thanks Peter!! Thanks Bob!! This is one of those bands that I passed up on. What a shame. They were absolutely fantastic!! I am still looking for the CD…

  21. Bob says:

    I have a Reactions video somewhere in which they play other songs I never heard recorded. By most accounts, they were a band that really should have gone further. Perhaps if they were from California or New York, they’d be a more household name today. Another great Ft Lauderdale band with a similar sound and story is The Essentials. The Essentials “Fast Music In A Slow Town” 7″ is one of the best Florida records of all time. I’m sure it has been on a blog somewhere or maybe Peter will post it here.

  22. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    I posted the Essentials 7″ exactly a year ago yesterday :):

  23. Carey says:

    beginning of “Marianne” reminds of of Naked Raygun’s “Terminal”…

  24. Carey says:

    beginning of “Marianne” reminds me of Naked Raygun’s “Terminal”…

  25. Mike says:

    This has been allover ebay latley, glad to hear it

  26. sirsir hake says:

    thank you kbd its wonderfull.

  27. Tino says:

    “I can’t Help it” is the same as the Screaming Sneakers’ one (

    Who’s the original ??

  28. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Hi Tino!
    If you look at the label b side you can see it’s an Reactions original so Screaming Sneakers do a cover of it.

    • Tino says:

      Thanks a lot! the Screaming Sneakers was an interesting band 80’s from South Florida that fits perfectly with the Reactions, the Eat or the Abusers…the cover is nice but not very different from the original, except the lovely female vocals.

  29. zach says:

    he’s got a great voice. thanks.

  30. AJ says:

    my uncle was the lead singer in The Reactions, had no idea they had such a good following. however i do know that the reason why they never got anywhere was due to my grandfather holding him back from touring. email me all the videos you have, i’m sure he would love to see whats circulating around.

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  32. zach says:

    have they ever compiled all their discography on an LP or something. does anyone know where to get any of their stuff on vinyl?

  33. An authorized collection of Reactions material is finally surfacing in the next couple weeks. It’ll contain the songs from the two EPs, along with unreleased demo and live tracks. You can stream the whole album and pre-order it on the Cheap Rewards website:

    PS – Hurry, red vinyl copies are almost gone…

  34. Joey Maya says:

    Wow…where were all of you in 1980?? hahahaha….selling one of my records(Love You) on ebay!…check it out

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