Saigon – S/T E.P. 7″

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I think I heard Saigon for the first time a couple of years ago. And it seems I wasn’t alone in being late on this one. A lot of collectors have been obsessed with tracking down a copy. I acquired my copy from a long time LA scenester named Paul Hamilton who unfortunately needed money to be able to cope with medical issues. Paul have told me some stories about his friendship with Walter Lure of Heartbreakers and what not. A really really nice fellow. I wish I could pay him back in some way and wanted to put a Paypal donation link up together with this post so people could chime in some money for his medical bills. I think Paul was a bit too modest for that or he didn’t understand what I meant. Anyway thanks a lot Paul for bringing this awesome piece of Californian punk rock into my home.

The over the top track is Annihilation but the other tracks is hard to beat. Just an incredible record from start to finish.

From an eBay auction:
“Two members of the band, the drummer Adam “Bomb” Maples, and bassist Eddie Wayne, went on to play  in the renowned punk bank Legal Weapon. Adam Maples was later selected to play drums for Guns & Roses, who, unfortunately for Adam, soon disbanded.”

Country: USA
Year: 1981
Label: WW III
Format: 7″
Songs:
Annihilation.mp3
Life Is So Fun.mp3
Anti Vogue.mp3
America.mp3

 

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4 Responses to Saigon – S/T E.P. 7″

  1. Mike says:

    And in case anyone cares, there is a version with different graphics on the back of the sleeve.

  2. ian says:

    great post – never heard this & it is a gem. especially love the drum sound and playing – thumbs up!

  3. Chano says:

    Pretty typical early SoCal HC, i’d say. I can’t find anything special about it, to be honest, but it’s very well played and the faster songs got chops. It’s ok, after all. Thanks for the high quality rips, Pete. All songs have already been posted on YT, but those rips sound like shit.

  4. Louie says:

    I used to own this great ep, one of my favorites, but unfortunatley it was stolen with a bunch of other super hard to find records, that i have not been able to replace.
    i sthere any way to get copies of the mps?

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