AVENGERS 12" EP LP WHITE NOISE '79 US orig 2nd prs yellow PENELOPE HOUSTON punk
AVENGERS 12" EP LP WHITE NOISE '79 US orig 2nd press yellow back cover. PENELOPE HOUSTON punk! with steve jones geza x and james wilsey of chris isaak. ex shape lp, vg+ cover. 4 tracks. see pics! matrix:
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Etched w/ Monarch Record Mfg. "MR" stamp]): WMR-002-A MR ?24456 ?
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [Etched w/ Monarch Record Mfg. "MR" stamp]): WNR-002 B MR ?24456-X ?
One of the first and finest bands to emerge from San Francisco's punk scene,
the Avengers were originally together for only two years, and they didn't release
an album during that period. But their passionate music and uncompromising
viewpoints proved to be a major inspiration in a scene that would grow and
flourish long after they broke up, and the handful of singles they left behind
documented a band of uncommon power and force.
Just as importantly, lead singer Penelope Houston was one of the pioneering women
of American punk, proving there was a place for female artists in the new music
[EP came out a couple months after the band broke up.
A1 and A2 are different than versions on "pink album" LP]
Produced by Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
1979 12"EP WHITE NOISE RECORDS WNR 002
PRINTED IN U.S.A. ORIGINAL COPY BUT 2ND PRESSING
[Yellow Back Cover is the 2nd pressing. Blue Back Cover is the 1st pressing]
HEAVY DUTY CARDBOARD COVER SINGLE SLEEVE
Barcode and Other Identifiers
LABEL: WHITE NOISE - WHITE (Side A) & PHOTO (Side B) LABEL - BLACK TEXT
Catalog on cover: (spine) WNR 002
Catalog on label (Side A only): WNR 002
Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched & Stamped): WMR-002-A MR ?24456 (2)
Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched & Stamped): WNR-002 B MR ?24456-X (2)
On label (Side A only): Produced by Steve Jones
*Produced by The Avengers
© ? 1979 White Noise Records...
On Back Cover: Engineered by Geza X Gedeon
All songs © 1978 Doctor PP except Corpus Christi © 1979 Doctor PP
In early 1978, the group scored what seemed like a golden opportunity: opening for the
Sex Pistols at San Francisco's Winterland on the final date of the notorious British punk
band's first American tour. By all accounts, the Avengers delivered an impressive set
(stronger than the Pistols, according to many eyewitnesses), and the group struck up
a friendship with Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, who agreed to produce a record for the group.
In late 1978, Steve Jones did in fact produce a session for the group, which would yield
a four-song EP, but 1979 was not destined to be a good year for the Avengers.
Tensions had grown between Greg Ingraham and Penelope Houston, and at the end of 1978,
Ingraham quit the group. He was soon replaced by Brad Kent, but the band's foundation
began to crumble, and in late June, after a pair of sold-out farewell shows, the Avengers
called it a day. The Jones-produced EP came out later that summer. After the
band's breakup, Houston went on to a career as an acoustic-oriented singer/songwriter,
and Jimmy Wisley became a longtime member of Chris Isaak's backing group...(AllMusic)
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