Those Were Different Times: Cleveland 1972-1976 CD
Jaime Klimek’s notes
Wreck & Roll
You Crummy Fags
The Big "O" (live)
No Nonsense (live)
Spinach Blasters (live) (download)
Here is an overview of one side of what was happening in fertile dungheap of 1970s Cleveland, Ohio. The three groups are related, often sharing members as well as songs. All of these recordings are exclusive to this collection and cannot be found anywhere else. Includes tons of photos and notes, discography, and a bound-by-bolts package (to be replaced by a ‘standard’ package when our current supply runs out).
"Our personalities, musical and otherwise, forced us to work in a
vacuum. There were no record labels who would pay for recordings, no “producers”
to help us get a sound, no engineers to teach us about recording. Low-cost
home recording equipment wasn’t invented yet. None of the three bands even
had a guy hanging around to do sound for us at our gigs. Consequently, the
master tapes I used were either live cassettes (the mid-70s was still relatively
early in the development of cassette recording technology), basement tapes,
and some studio recordings; all of widely varying quality. We just made the
music we wanted to make, put it on tape whenever we could, and sometimes it
came out sounding OK."
This release is currently out of print, a new pressing is planned for 2009.