Mike Montano (Limited to 500 Oxblood Red and 500 Black Vinyl)
Released on May 27, 2016
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In December of 2013, East Bay Punk chaos-a-teers Blatz
played 924 Gilman for a one-time reunion. This limited LP
is a document of that show! Mike Montano (a.k.a. Mike-o
the Psycho, a.k.a. Mike Filth), the bassist from Blatz’s
sister band Filth, had just been diagnosed with aggressive
cancer, so Blatz headlined an insanely overpacked 924 Gil-
man show with the also-reunited Special Forces (legend-
ary East Bay ’80s hardcore led by Orlando “Ox” and Bill
Collins). It was a sold-out show and the six original Blatz
members—Anna Joy, Annie Lalania, Marshall Stax,
Joey Eggplant, and Jesse Luscious—were in the same
place playing the same music for the first time in 21 years!
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gideon Zaretsky,
this LP was to be a second benefit for Montano’s cancer
treatments, but he died before a final mix was done. Since
his funeral expenses were covered, Blatz decided to make
this a one-time benefit LP for the place that nurtured their
spiky-haired razor-blade dreams: 924 Gilman Street. The
record includes all of the chaos-punk favorites found on the
Shit Split record with Filth and is pressed on mixed black and oxblood vinyl (Only 500 copies of each color).