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ARTIST
TITLE
Destroy All Music
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BOMP 4098LP BOMP 4098LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/14/2013

"When original LA punks the Weirdos recorded Destroy All Music (their debut EP) on the day Elvis died, it must have sounded like a threat to western civilization. Thirty years later, gathered here along with various demos and a 1979 EP, it's less revolutionary, but remains a blast. It's like a fusion of the Clash and the Ramones, fronted by a vocalist several sheets to the wind. The Weirdos failed to secure a major deal, presumably because of John Denney's berserk intensity. The rawness gives these historic recordings a punk edge. It's difficult to deny the nihilistic glory of the title track, in which Denney proclaims: 'I want to kick in the radio, bomb the record store.' Outrageous."