PRICE: $8.50
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
The Explosives
FORMAT
7"

LABEL
CATALOG #
MR 7266EP MR 7266EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/3/2015

Austin's The Explosives (who would go on to be Roky Erickson's backing band) lived up to their name in the late '70s and early '80s, packing more power than their so-called punk rock peers. That's because they were not actually punk rockers themselves. Like Elvis Costello (saddled with the same inappropriate tag at the time), they played something that had been out of fashion for a while: music of rhythm with a jangly melody; something called "rock and roll." This is a facsimile reissue of their blasting 1979 debut.