Totally killer 7inch from Twin/Tone. The label that should’ve signed Husker Du. Why nobody has told me about this record before is a mystery to me. It’s easy to find and cheap so do yourself a favour and get a copy before it vanish from earth. I googled a bit at it seems Curtiss has been around since the end of the 60s. Ain’t got a clue how his other records sounds like but if it’s as good as this I have to find ’em.
I Don’t Wanna Be President.mp3
Land Of The Free.mp3
WOW. Awesome. Never heard of this but loving upon first listen.
Glad I could introduce you to something you hadn’t heard before you little scum ;).
have most of his recorded output, as well as some live material . . . you owe it to yourself to give this underrated local twin cities man a listen. let me know if you want me to post you a sampler
Please post a sample. Would love to hear more.
will do. i’ll put together a decent sampler of curtiss and his cohort in a day or two and post it here
here ye be, a small sampler of Curtiss A at his best, as well as some of his cohort, Jeff Waryan and co. and Red House. crank up the soul shouting especially on Curt’s “It Was Heaven.” enjoy
Thanks a lot Dwolfson!! I liked “To get away” and “Seen my baby”. So I think my interest for Curtiss A starts and stops with this 7″ :).
Damn, that was tasty.
So good, bought myself a copy just hours before you posted it here. Thanks a lot for introducing me to it! A total hit!
Your first american punk record Martin ;)?
Actually not, I’ve got the Viletones, DOA & the Dishrags since before.
Fuck you you’re a fucking liar! If so, why would they be in the book American Hardcore???
Fuck me! You’re right! Fuck me so much!!
This is very cool! Especially the A side smokes. The B side has a bit too much rock influence but it’s saved by the sandpaper vocals and shredding guitars. This is a record that intrigued me from the first time i saw it listed on Henry Weld’s international discography of the american new wave and now, thanks to my beloved KBD blog, i finally got to hear it. The back (or is it front?) cover is freakin’ hilarious! Thanks a lot, Pete & Martin. This blog is a true labor of love and deserves all the support we’re able to give. A happy and untroubled new year!! :-)
Thanks for being so supportive Chano. It’s people like yourself that keeps us going!
Nice choice here! Chuck Warner had it on Minnesota had lots of nice gems back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Er, just so you know you misspelled the band name in the title- you have it as “Cutriss A” instead of “Curtiss A”…
Ah thanks for pointing that out Tony :). My dyslexia…
Whoops, I hit “Post Comment” too soon- what I meant to say in the incomplete sentence above is that Chuck Warner put “I Don’t Want To Be President” on one of his old Hyped2Death CD-R’s back in the early 2000’s (Volume 51 or 61?) which was a good choice and helped unearth it from obscurity.
There is *also* a D.O.A from Vancouver Canada :-)
He also released the 1980-1990 E.P. with The Spooks before this 7″. As well as a couple tracks off the Big Hits of Mid America Vol III. I have them over at my site. Not sure if the links still work though. Let me know if they need a Re-up.