AVENGERS 12" EP LP WHITE NOISE '79 US orig 2nd prs yellow PENELOPE HOUSTON punk
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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  


[Yellow Back Cover is the 2nd pressing. Blue Back Cover is the 1st pressing]


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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

45 RPM

© ? 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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Vinyl grading is usually based on the Goldmine standard and is as follows:

“SS” Still Sealed – For the collector that demands nothing but perfection.

“M” Mint - a near perfect, or unplayed record.

“NM” Near Mint - in factory fresh condition, like new.

EX+ - close to like new with only superficial signs of use that don't affect play. Will satisfy all but the most vain and demanding collector.

EX - a used, reasonable copy. Shows slight signs of wear.

VG+ - There will be obvious signs of wear and the possibility a few skuffs and/or light surface noise between tracks or during quiet passages, but still quite nice.

VG - significant wear and marks and usually quite noticeable surface noise,still plays great.

Good - In the record world, "Good" is not good! From here on down, we're talking about beat-up records!

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