Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bored to Death - 6 Song 7" (Recess Records 1994)




This one has been near and dear to me ever since I picked it up many a moon ago. Bored To Death were a group of youngins out of Phoenix Arizona that happen to spit out one of my favorite 7"s from the 90's. In the mid to late 90's, FYP would play here in Bakersfield on a fairly regular basis. Those shows were a lot of fun plus I always knew that they would bring a good amount of Recess releases and distro goods. At that time I would buy just about any 7" recess would put out, Yah Mos (Great Record), Pud, Les Turds, Sheep Squeeze even Second Hand. The Bored To Death 7" had a much bleaker feel and sound compared to the other Recess releases which is probably my favorite thing about it. Kids hating life and where they live has typically been a good formula for a punk record and this one is no exception. 2 versions of this record excists which has always confused me do to the info being the same on both as saying 1st press 500. The orange cover with black vinyl version was miss labled as Garden Weasel on one side which oddly enough was Recess records release #3. The other side has a white hub and is hand decroated. Any pressing info would be greatly appreciated as well as any info as to whatever happened to these guys. This 7" and a track on the 7" comp Play At You Own Risk Vol 1 is all they to the world.


Bored to Death - Side 1 - I Hate You More


Bored to Death - Side 1 - Labor Love


Bored to Death - Side 1 - I Wanna Leave


Bored to Death - Side 2 - Bored to Death Anthem


Bored to Death - Side 2 - Addict Song


Bored to Death - Side 3 - My Own Plan

6 comments:

  1. HI,
    I am the drummer from Bored to Death. I now live in SF,CA. The info on the 7" is that the ep's with the incorrect label were the first one pressed. Todd (recess records) and BTD would add the hand drawings as we felt. which really wasn't many since it got boring after a while. The guitarist and the bassist still live in Arizona and are doing fine. Annie, singer, is somewhere in California. We tried to tour after the release of the ep but our van broke down after one tour date in Flagstaff,AZ. Chris, bassist, and I ended up getting jobs as we really liked it there and Annie and Tony, guitarist, went back to Phoenix.
    Thanks for the nice comments about the ep.
    Adan

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  2. Thanks a lot for the info and checking out the blog. You guys were really great! I still regret never getting a chance to see you guys. Were you in a band with Bobby of the Ponies from Flagstaff?

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  3. thanks for post this is the guitarist
    its nice now there are so many blogs now sharing punk and hardcore music
    keep it alive keep it free

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  4. Hello Tony!

    Thanks a lot for checking out the blog. You guys were really great. The 7" is one of the best from the 90's. If you wouldn't mind will you send me your email? I just wanted to ask you a few questions about the band. After all these years, I still know very little about you guys. Thanks a lot!
    Andrew
    thenoochy@aol.com

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  5. Good times back when all of us Flagstaff freaks would cruise down and party with these good folks

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  6. Still looking for the rest of the album... I only have the one song from Recess Compilation!

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