Big Neck Record Store Day Compilation
(Livids, Xrays, Cheap Freaks, Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb)
Big Neck Records 92
Released on April 20, 2013
Big Neck Records RSD comp featuring The Livids (Eric Davidson from the New Bomb Turks), Xrays from the UK, Cheap Freaks from Dublin, and our very own Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The record is friggin great. The Livids start it off with a blistering punk rocker, “Stop Bleeding”. The Xrays take the A-side home with their charged up guitar riffs in “Six Pack Style”. We then start off the b-side with the Cheap Freaks new song acid tripping, garage scorcher,” Don’t Get Much Better Than This”, and finally Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb close out the record with another great punk rock with front woman Sal Go tearing up the vocals, “CraveCase”.
The Livids - Bio
A marrow-rattling new buzz-punk stuporgroup from Brooklyn and parts nearby, featuring screamer, Eric Davidson (New Bomb Turks); git-slinger Jami Wolf (Shop Fronts, Zodiac Killers); lead guitar boy wonder, Dan-yell Kelley (Dead Ringers, Complaints, Paper Bags, and Re-volts), drum-smasher, Greg Collins (Radio 4); and boss bass bender, Joi Lacour, who is mulling over changing her name to “Jeez Louise.”
The band’s been a thing since spring 2011, but the latest and best lineup has been going since February 2012. We’ve shared the beer-spilled stage with the Spits, No Bunny, OBN IIIs, Acid Baby Jesus, Foster Care, the Othermen, Night Birds, and loads more. And we just scorched out like 14 songs in 7 hours at a studio in the Gowanus ‘hood of Brooklyn, looking to get it out on wax, and are always scheming shows. So stay tuned…!
Cheap Freaks - are band of Punk Rock performers from Dublin Ireland!
Xrays - Hailing from Nottingham, England the X-Rays played barely-in-control, beer soaked, manic noise. Debuting in 1994 supporting the Supersuckers, the next 3 years saw two albums released on Empty Records from Seattle, eleven singles, countless gigs, too much booze, carnage and incarceration.
Having toured the UK supporting the likes of the New Bomb Turks and Gas Huffer, Europe and the US of A, as part of an Empty Records package with the Motards and the Fumes, the X-Rays unceremoniously imploded during the summer of ‘97. A 2002 reunion of the original line-up saw one rehearsal culminate in a gig at the Highbury Garage with old touring partners the New Bomb Turks.
Fast Forward 10 years and the X-Rays are back, meaner, rawer and more pissed than ever.
Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Formed somewhere between the Black Cat and Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, DC, (Stop Worrying and) Love the Bomb was born out of breakups. Sal Go’s (guitar/vox) and Mike’s (guitar/vox) old bands (who cares) used to play shows together, so when the two met by chance at a Jay Reatard show in 2008, they talked bands, their respective failed relationships (Sal’s band/Mike’s girlfriend), and the new-found abundance of free time on their hands.
On the walk to get chili dogs after the show, they decided to form a band in the vein of The Reatards, Teengenerate, New Bomb Turks, blah blah blah. Sometimes the results have been in that ballpark, other times the sound is a little different, but it’s the same basic idea; short, fast, meat-and-potatoes punk.
They soon added Nathan on drums, whose previous experience was indie rock and CCR covers, so punk seemed like a natural progression. When original bass player Thomas left the band to become an LDS missionary, Curt was brought into the fold. Curt plays in lots of bands, and Mike and Sal had been in bands with him. In fact, there’s a good chance that you, too, are bandmates with him.
SWALTB makes sure sets are under 25 minutes, had their debut 7 inch EP come out in Jan 2012 on Big Neck Records, to be followed up with an LP on Big Neck in early 2013, and hates when band bios end with some statement about a band’s future plans including “world domination.