Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thee Katatonix 7" (Dud Spud 1983)

Welcome to the 1st post of 2011. It's been freakishly cold here in Bako over the past couple of months which to me, is great. Summer will be here before we know it and with that comes the hellish heat that plagues the majority of Central California. Also during these past couple of months, I've had a decent run with scoring records and this next one was scored during that time. I had been on the hunt for Thee Katatonix 7" ever since I found out about it through an aborted comp entitled "Hooked On Junk" which the song Basket Case was to appear on. There were only 500 pressed and all had blank hubs do to an error at the pressing plant so the band ended up hand labeling each one. These guys were from Laurel, Maryland but by their sound I would have guessed either Boston or New York. They have that scuzzy almost glam tone which brings to mind The Heartbreakers or something that Whiplash records would have released. They extended their line up to a four piece and played through the 80's. During that time they released another 7" plus an LP and one sided 12" which all had more of a slower psych sound.

Side A
Song 1:Valentine's Day

Song 2: Joie Du Vivre

Side B
Song 3: Basket Case

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