The second Synth Punk group,after Suicide of course,(thanks to icastico for reminding me!) were The Screamers,from L.A., but i don't think they had any bona fide synthesisers in the line up. It was all distorted thrift store organs, and real drums; but Synth-punk this is.
What made them extra great is the fact that they didn't release any records, and relied on building their legend by performing Live, theatrical shows, and making video's. Some would say that this was ahead of their time, and they'd be right.
By spurning rock cliché, rejecting guitars, and not playing the record company game, this is pure no sell-out punk rock, and a definite influence on bands like Nervous Gender.
|1.||The Beat Goes On|
|2.||Thru the Flames (She Frightens)|
|4.||(If I Can't Have What I Want) I Don't Want Anything|
|5.||She's the Girl (The Girl In The Car With The Glasses And The Gun)|
|6.||I Wanna Hurt|
|7.||122 Hours Of Fear (1)|
|8.||122 Hours Of Fear (2)|
|9.||Punish Or Be Damned|
|10.||Government Love Affair (Don't Pay The Whore)|
|12.||In A Better World|
|15.||It's A Violent World|
All tracks recorded "live" in one session in Summer 1978.
Produced By Geza X, recorded on a 4-track.
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