Trying out a new format from now on. Instead of just scanning the label I’ll do the whole record. Hopefully it will add an even better feel for the music and the 7inch format itself. Schematix out of California with their only release. Great organ driven punk with a quite typical SO Cal sound to it. Fantastic looking sleeve and intellectual lyrics to boot.
“They gigged frequently at smaller venues like Santa Cruz Art Center (where nearly 150 people showed up for their record-release party in 1981), at UCSC, and in San Francisco.” These where the days when you could get 150 people to a record release party. Think about it!
Released in January 1981 but stamped with 1980 on the sleeve.
You bet yours!!!!!
Very very good! Means great! I heard “second story” before,on one of the “Hyped to death” comp,but the whole record is great!
I found this cute I don’t know why. I liked it.
aye, this is good indeed. makes you cringe for the first couple of seconds but once it gets going it’s really cool. had the same experience when i first heard ‘the epoxies’ of recent fame, weird at first but………………………i fuckin love ’em now.
Decent. Still way better than Schematics from Texas.
amazing! every track ROCKS!!! thank you for this. NEVE heard of ’em before.
Great EP! And I love the new way you are presenting the vinyl!
I was the drummer in the Schematix . Very glad to see that our songs are living on.
Hey, we covered Nothing Special with our band Operation S from Paris France. We’d love to send you a copy of our album (out in 2004). Fucking awesome song !!!!!!
Wow. I just saw your reply after all these years. I hope this finds you well. I would love to hear your version.
This is fucking amazing. I can’t stop listening to it. Thanks for posting it.
this record is listed as a “mystery record” at collectorscum.com website.
So glad to find the Schematix music getting some airplay. Marco (bass) was a very close, dear friend whom I knew from the days when we were poor kids living in the S.C. mountains. He died in the nineties, but I believe most of the band is still ‘around’.
Marco was amazing and it was a pleasure to play drums with his great bass work. Miss him.
Harris, I have a seriously bad memory (BT), so I can’t immediately remember your name, but then I was on the move, in and out of Cruz/NorCal, during those years. Yes, bro’. I miss him, too …
I miss Marco. Donna