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Black Randy & MetrosquadMR7291
Idi Amin Say It Loud / I Wanna Be A Nark
Released: 10th May 2016
More indescribable, undefinable punk slop from the late 70s, Black Randy and his Elite Metrosquad managed to combine punk nihilism, wayward rhythmic practices, fuzz madness and an on-point compositional madness that almost recalls the Magic Band. All 3 7" they waxed are essential.
"I can say anything I want to about Black Randy because he's dead. He was a tragic mixture of genius and self-abuse, writing lyrics in PCP/alcohol/diabetic stupors which mirrored the despair of the human condition in a way that deserved immortality. The Metrosquad, which I had the pleasure to direct musically, revelled in grotesque parody mixed with sophisticated musical texture." --David Brown
Munster have teamed up with Dangerhouse to replicate a whole slew of American punk, power pop and hardcore holy grails!
Once upon a time (197?) in a magical kingdom called LA, there was a defect in the space/time continuum known as "punk rock". Only in such a depraved environment could Dangerhouse have existed. Dangerhouse, created by the triumvirate of yours truly, Pat "Rand" Garrett and Black Randy, was a highly naive attempt to create a politically and artistically correct playground for the unique, nihilistic talents of the LA punk "scene". It was clear something needed to be done.
In the beginning there was a lot of musical talent that was going to unrecorded waste. Whereas the English musicians had been set upon by some of the top producers in the business, the very lack of commercialism implicit in LA punk seemed to drive away potential resources. Those were culturally weird times, "Saturday Night Fever" and burned-out super group remnants filled the airwaves. Clearly SOMETHING was better than nothing. The early groups (like the Screamers, Germs, Weirdos, Black Randy) were very good at manipulating the local venue owners and press, and were able to almost immediately fill clubs and halls with folks who were just plain bored and curious.