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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Crimpshrine - Quit Talkin' Claude E.P.

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7" released in 1989 on Lookout Records. Crimpshrine cut this EP when they returned from their only US tour with their new bass player Paul Curran. It's named after an East Bay scenester, "Claude" (real name Ben) was a mate of the band who had the reputation for frequently talking about obscure issues and who talked so much shit that his name became synonymous with it. He recently passed the bar exam.
The cover for Quit Talkin' Claude features a drawing of some punks leaning against a concrete structure. This structure, called "clob", was located in a swampy area of Benicia, California.
The drawing was made by artist Bobby Madness; an underground comic book artist of relative obscure who lives in Portland, OR. Bobby has been a featured artist in Cometbus magazine.
These songs were recorded by Kevin Army. Sounds like a really raw Operation Ivy.

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Crimpshrine - Quit Talkin' Claude

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post. Bobby Madness used to live in Boston, my hometown and believe me he lived up to his moniker. Great artist, real character, have not heard his name mentioned for like twenty years...cool to see this up.

Sascha

7:19 PM  
Blogger John Liedown said...

No probs Sascha. Always loved this single. It sounds like it could fall apart at any minute but just manages to stay together.
Thanks for comments as always.

10:28 PM  
Blogger crc said...

can you reupload this?

6:31 PM  
Blogger crc said...

can you reupload this?

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nm

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The picture is the Emeryville mud flats when tide goes out looking towards San Fransisco. Thanks for giving me credit.
Bobby Madness

6:30 PM  

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