The Rotters - Pull It And Yell !
The Rotters - Pull It And Yell
Bacchus Archives (DIONYSUS) 2000 CD
Original 1978 recordings reissued
01. Amputee 3:53
02. Sit On My Face, Stevie Nicks
03. I Wanna Be Cloned
04. I'm a Friend
05. Please Don't Send Me to the Delousing Showers
06. I Wanna Be the Feuhrer
07. Pink Flamigos
08. You're a Nip
10. Sink the Whales Buy Japanese Goods
11. Disco Queen
12. Thank God I'm Damned
In early 1978 The Rotters were formed by four malcontents and had only one thing in mind, to make a lot of noise and inspire as much fear and hate as possible! Their first single, "Sit On My Face Stevie Nix" became a KROQ hit in LA, till it was banned. The original Rotters singles are worth a small fortune and aside from appearances of these tracks on the Killed By Death series, there has been no proper Rotters reissue, until now! Here are all their original studio recordings from 1978!
Probably the biggest American Punk band over here is definitely the Rotters. All this time I thought they were something huge over in America like Bad religion or NOFX. But I find out this isn't true. Most probably the most important American Punk record ever made, the Rotters have it all and LESS! Why Repo-Man didn't use the Rotters in their soundtrack is still a mystery. According to Alex Cox "...they refused to return my calls..." Hard to believe. This record is a must. (Yuka Rogers "mike-in-tokyo")
Bio by Phester Swollen (guitar) on BreakMyFace
I bought this CD after reading Schizophrenic in Japan: An American Ex-Pat's Guide to Japanese and American Society/Politics & Humor by Mike Rogers.
Mike was Nigel Nitro the lead singer of this band back in its hey-day and now he's become a successful writer. In one chapter of his hilarious book, he writes about how he was the lead singer of this band in the late 1970's and how that experience has helped him to become a believer in the idea that rock music is bad for children. He doesn't come off with any nonsense about rock being the devils music or anything like that. He succinctly sums it up as, "Loud and agressive sounds are not good for small children." Makes sense.
As far as this CD is concerned, there are some really great rock tunes on it - my kid thinks it's "Sweet". But I think the liner notes alone are worth the cost of admission as they will have you rolling on the floor. The music and the words written in the booklet are a full-speed ahead and damn the torpedoes attack on the corporate music industry that we all suffer through today.
These guys would have been huge if they had a decent producer and some money for promotion. But they did not, and all we have is this gem from the past to enjoy. Some of the songs, like the book by Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers are hilarious.
This guy has most definitely lead an very interesting life that most of us only dream about. I think he's about to become a cult hero. (Glenn Procter)
Phester Swollen: Guitar Rip Chord: Bass guitar Johnny Condom: Drums
As seen on The Rotters homepage - "Another one of those bands that forgot to break up."- Jello Biafra 1999
Also existing a Rotters MySpace page
The Rotters sont drôles, irrévérencieux, terriblement punks avec une touche british et envoient du bois comme on peut le débiter avant de le fendre.
Un groupe peu connu (reconnu?) de la scène punk de LA de cette époque et c'est bien dommage car ils avaient tout pour devenir incontournables, leur manquaient sans doute le producteur/label adéquats. En tout cas The Rotters est devenu culte et merci encore une fois à Bacchus Archives d'avoir déterré un autre joyau du punk américain!
EAC extracted, 224~320kbs Mp3 encoded + tags & scans, time to autolobotomize and get cloned!
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