Yep, another well known record by a band that managed to get banned in LA after their celebration to Stevie Nicks after Rodney Bingenheimer played it on his radioshow Rodney on the ROQ, where the band managed to make a nice first impression on the Ramones at the same time.
As Break My Face have the full story of the band, I suggest that you head over there while listening to the boys fine songs on this record, and then find a copy of their second 7″ “Sink the whales, buy Japanese goods” and send it to me for my birthday. If you have it signed by Johnny Condom that would truly make my day!
Sit on my face Stevie Nix.mp3
we like the Sex Pistols hahaha
Classic punk rock.
My copy does not have a picture sleeve… : (
The second EP (sink the whales…) is WAY better. It’s WAY rarer, unfortunately. :-(
Someday I would like to see someone track down and release the other great Moorpark college punk band, The Schizos, with Micky and Ricky Retardo.
Its not WAY better. Aren’t you guys a little old to be using emoticons?
I lost my emotions when I started wearing diapers again.
Well… I’m 35. I’m probably too old to listen to this kind of retarded punk rock, Brian. :-D
Yes, Chano, you are. Wait until you are 46 and become more retarded…then you can listen to it.
Ha! ha! Love it. Thanks
It’s nice to finally hear this. I’ve already read everything on “break my face dot com”, and this is one of the one’s I’ve been hoping to find one day. It didn’t let me down. Is 40 too old for emoticons? (:/)
weren’t their two 7″s repressed at some point?
“Sink the Whales” was definitely repressed as I have a copy. The version on the, umm, Dionysus, I think, CD is supposedly different that the original (and repressed) 7″.
Any chance of you posting your copy Tom
Not likely for a couple of reasons. 1) We moved fairly recently, so I don’t have my meager burning capability set up right now (and the quality would suck), and 2) the Dionysus website still lists both 7″ as being available, though at an inflated $10 price ($11 for Stevie Nix). The Pull It and Yell CD with the redone “Whales” is also readily available at $11.
No, I don’t work for them. Their website is really slow, too.
Thanks for that Tom, I didn’t know they were still available.
yeah i saw them both in a record store for $7 each.
There are actually three known cover variations to this first single and and at least two distinct pressings. Eventually, I plan on publishing the details somewhere…
great old 7inch verry funny not for little punk djs.
that’s hilarious if fleetwood mac actually called em out on this.
They actually did according to the story on Break My Face dot com (it’s linked in the description of the record at top, check it out). Also, all the stories regarding other bands on that site are pretty entertaining.
I kinda had a thing for Stevie…so ya she could do that I suppose:>}——–my emoticon is a vampire..whowho haha!
Even now in 2010?
Great single. In fact everything they put out is great. I’ve never heard the Presumed dead in Japan LP, but it’s gotta be good. Right?
Oy – post the Kessler Jugend. NOW that is punk!
Or the Slugfuckers – that’ll do.
Or the Exploited!!!
Or anything other than lame punk that has been getting rehashed for 2 plus decades now…does anyone really like friggin’ “The Rotters” for real?
Aside from Presumed Dead in Japan, the Rotters also released Wrench To The Nuts and What We Do Is Stupid. Ricky Retardo (Dave Negli) from the Schizos even sang for them for awhile.
Hey Artifix, you should track down and release the Schizos. You can probably get Dave’s contact info from the Rotters. Plus Dave has a contemporary band, Frankenstein.
DonÂ´t know why your comments get stuck among the spam every time Fred. No matter how many times I approve your comments the spam filter never learns.
Bit of trivia…my wife, Kim, did the cover painting for the ROTTERS “Wrench to the Nuts” CD. -Greg/Artifix
I just wanted to say thanks for all the music. I’ve been following for awhile and have used alot of what i’ve downloaded for my radio show. Again, thanks for educating some of us younger punk fans on the more obscure bands.
Glad you like the site Abigail. WhatÂ´s the name of the radio show? Is it possible to hear it somewhere?
Most recently the show went under the name Bananarchy in Order, a play off of one of my favorite Mitch Clem comic strips, but has gone under a name revision quite a few times. One semester it was Up the Punx!, another semester it was Bananarchy Around the World Sadly, my show was broadcast only/live webstream at my college radio station. I hadn’t really realised at the time, but the day I wrote that was my last show. I’m graduating in a week and probably won’t make the foray into the world of radio again. However, you can find most of this year’s playlists here: http://www.spinitron.com/radio/playlist.php?station=wbcr&month=May&year=2010&djuid=116
I am confused, I had this 45 back in around 1979, and I would have sworn that the “band” name on the record was something like Fester Swollen, or Phester Swollen. Was this a Pseudonym you were using. Yes, I am An old Fart, but still like great music.
Phester Swollen is the guitarist and also wrote the song, Stevie Nix. And both 45’s, Stevie Nix and Sink the Whales were re-released. I think the vinyl is orange. Anybody wanna buy a copy of Presumed Dead in Japan, let me know. I have a few copies. I played bass for the Rotters from 1983-1999.
Hi. I was Nigel Nitro. I now live in Japan and have lived here since 1984. You have my email address (if you want to check me out). Now I’m giving you my permission to post all our recordings as you please. But! I had nothing to do with any records after 1984, so I have no permission to do that.
It’s nice to see these cool comments from people… Too bad we sucked so much back then. It was fun though and I will always thank God for Punk Rock! … I did like the Sex Pistols much better too!
Hey Nigel-Mike. Disco queen & Stevie Nicks are one of the best punk 7inches ever..
And the mystic session is great too!
Cheers from Croatia
Pink Flamingos, the song and the movie, never get old.
I just found a test pressing of this in Louisville, Kentucky of all places! Wonder how it got here.
so good and so funny