Friday, October 17, 2008

Let Them Eat Jellybeans

So I come home from school one day,in Tracy,Ca. circa 1985. Id left some records out in the front room of our apt.,cuz I was crankin em up on my mom's new stereo while she was at work,instead of my little thrift store combo in my room. So my moms sitting there with the poster insert to this lp open,lookin at it with a pissed off look on her face. "What the HELL is THIS!? "Jesus entering from the rear?! Fucking you in the ass?!" she demanded to know. She didnt quite get the gist of The Feederz anti-church hit single I guess. Anyways,this comp. holds a special place in my heart as it was my introduction to underground punk rock. I love it because not only does it have the HC or Black Flag,DOA,Circle Jerks,Feederz,etc..but also on the flip were way cool songs by Really Red and Geza X,so it really turned me on to weird sounds. Oh yeah,Id also left the first Suicidal Tendencies lp and Possessed's "7 Churches" sittin out,too. My mom wasnt too happy with their lyrics either.

  • Let Them Eat Jellybeans

    Alcolm X said...

    I know a few people, myself included, whose first exposure to Punk Rock and Hardcore was this comp. A friend brought over a cassette with this on one side and The Exploited on the other. My mind was blown! Hearing the Bad Brains for the first time is not something easily forgotten.

    Aesop said...

    alcom called it, this was the gateway drug for many who became strung out on the punk.

    freakyz68 said...

    I love this record too. Flipper were great.