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 Â in the renowned punk bank Legal Weapon. Adam Maples was later selected to play drums for Guns & Roses, who, unfortunately for Adam, soon disbanded.”