I’ve had the Rivals’ second 7″ Here comes the night in the posting queue for quite some time, but never got around to rip it, which is a shame. It will show up here later on though, but here’s their equally amazing first 7″ while you wait. Got this one in a trade with a friend in the UK, and despite it’s never been a top want, it was not a trade I wanted to say no to. These guys was actually really good musicians as you can hear, and they don’t really ape any other band either. Great song writing, musicianship & punchy production. These guys should have gone further instead of fading into obscurity.
I’ve heard nice things about the Detour comp from a few years ago, and the same thing about their 1978 demo session but so far I haven’t picked them up, so if anyone have them and wants to share, feel free to do so.
If you don’t wanna pick up the original copies of their two 7inches, they’ve both been reissued a few months ago on Breakout records and are available from most good punk distros and shops.