Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Crimpshrine - Duct Tape Soup LP

Highly influential punk band from Berkeley, California. The original incarnation of Crimpshrine consisted of Aaron Cometbus, Jeff Ott (12 years old at the time) and Jesse Michaels (who would later form Operation Ivy), and was formed in the summer of 1982. At that time, the group went by the name "S.A.G." A few demos from this period may survive on tape, and at least one track from this era was released on a compilation put out by Cometbus in the early 1990s.

S.A.G. broke up with the departure of Jesse Michaels in 1984, and the band changed their name to Crimpshrine and went through a whirlwind of lineup changes (including a brief stint with Tim Armstrong (pre-Operation Ivy) on bass). In 1986, the band began to play live shows, and in early 1987, their first demo was recorded.

Crimpshrine released several 7" records, and an LP on Lookout! Records, as well as a now extremely rare LP on Musical Tragedies (a German label). They also were featured on many compilations.

Crimpshrine disbanded in 1989 (although their last recordings would make their way onto a split 7" in 1990).

Crimpshrine members would go on to play in Operation Ivy, Rancid, Shotwell Coho, Pinhead Gunpowder, Sweet Babys, Tilt (2) and many other East Bay bands.-discogs.com-

Genre: Punk
Year: 1998


01. Trying Too Hard
02. Summertime
03. Caught Up
04. Left Outside Again
05. Safely Wasting Away
06. Wake Up
07. Pick Up The Pieces
08. RDC
09. Construction
10. Closed Doors, Closed Minds
11. Pretty Mess
13. Can You Feel That?
14. Along The Way
15. Free Will
16. Fucked Up Kid


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