Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SS Decontrol - The Kids Will Have Their Say

I've been wanting to do an SS Decontrol post for a while. I've been on a early 80's punk tear recently and this record is without a doubt at the top of my list. There were a lot of good bands around in the early 80's but none of them were playing the type of hardcore SS Decontrol was playing. They definitely resemble a lot of the DC bands at the time (they were from Boston), but they are even harder with Springa's scratchy, almost indecipherable, voice and their extra sped up songs. This record was a split release between Dischord and X-Claim records in 1982 and still isn't available on CD. The only version of these songs I can find are rips of the LP.

When this record was released, they only pressed 1,000. Therefore it's insanely sought after. I saw a copy at Amoeba Records in Hollywood up on the wall for $150 without the insert.

I was in San Diego a while back and I went to the Taang! Records store with some friends. All I wanted was this record on CD because I had been listening to a poor ripped version of the LP for a while. When I went to the SSD section all they had was a note that said "SS Decontrol records out of print until we find Springa". I guess he's lost and they need to find him before they can legally release their recordings on CD. So, if anyone knows where Springa is, let us know. Then we can hear a better quality version of this record! For now, here's a rip of the LP. I'll also post the awesome follow-up to "The Kids Will Have Their Say", "Get It Away". Gotta stick together like glue.

SS Decontrol - The Kids Will Have Their Say
SS Decontrol - Get It Away

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