Tuesday, 10 August 2010

FREESTONE 'BUMMER BITCH' LTD REPRESS 7"

FREESTONE 'BUMMER BITCH' LTD REPRESS 7"


BUMMER BITCH/CHURCH

Legit repress of the single that (probably) best epitomizes the whole KBD genre. First time on 45 since '78 (not counting its inclusion on bootleg comps), from the original masters on new label Last Laugh records, totally cult California Killed By Death punk, one of the holy grail 7"s for many KBD punk collectors lovingly re issued.

FREESTONE were LA hippies who were actually mocking the then-early (197 punk sound on their incredible retard classic "Bummer Bitch". With some intrepid detective work, I've found this explanation from Freestone member Billy DeMoya, who confirms that it was indeed meant to be "taking the piss", and yet for so many of us this is a high water mark for berzerk, revved-up dumb rock. A total happy accident. It not only kicked off the second "Killed By Death" LP upon that comp's release in 1989 (and made me a fan for life upon the first opening bashed chords & tinkly piano), but it's now one of the most collectable punk 45s around. It literally defines KBD, along with a few other heavy hitters like the NERVOUS EATERS' classy "Just Head" and THE EAT's "Communist Radio". Freestone just happened to get lucky once, for two minutes flat, and created a monolith of foul, tasteless punk rock lunacy.

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