THE CELIBATE RIFLES Yizgarnnoff cd 1993
Brickin' Around* / A Word About Jones* / Cycle* / Downtown* / Johnny* / Happy House* / Dream Of Night* / Groovin' In The Land Of Love* / S & M TV* / Electravision Mantra* / 2000 Light Years From Home* / The More Things Change* / Tubular Greens° / Invisible Man° / Glasshouse° / O Salvation !° / Oceanshore° / Baby Please Don't Go#.
*Recorded by Ron at C.B.G.B.'s, New York ; °recorded by P. Tagg at Promises, Sydney & # recorded by P. McKercher at the Wireless, Sydney.
Produced by K.Steedman.
The Celibate Rifles: K. Steedman: lead guitar, backing vocals / D. Lovelock: lead vocals / D. Morris: rhythm guitar / J. Leone: bass, backing vocals / N. Rieth & P. Larsen: drums.
Playing stripped-down, loud, and fast Ramones-inspired guitar rock, the Celibate Rifles were one of the earliest punk bands to emerge during the post-Radio Birdman/Saints era. Taking their cues from these Aussie bands, along with the American hard rock of the Stooges, MC5, and Blue Oyster Cult, the Rifles were led by the twin-guitar attack of K. Steedman and D. Morris, and the deadpan baritone of vocalist D. Lovelock. They exploded out of the gates in 1982 with a series of records (released in Australia only) fueled by high-speed guitars, wah-wah-strangulated solos, and cartoon-ish, tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Source
"...Let’s talk about "Yizgarnnoff" a little first. It’s a set of 18 songs, the first 12 recorded at New York’s CBGB’s (which may have made some people think the album was a reissue of "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", since that was recorded in the same venue a few years earlier), the next 5 at a show in Sydney, and the closer for a JJJ “Live at the Wireless” show. There’s a nice preview of “Brickin’ Around” to kick things off, an awesomely high energy version of “Happy House”, and a powerful take of “Groovin’ In The Land Of Love” from the CBGB’s show. The Sydney show has a neat surprise with a take of “Tubular Greens”…one of the best tracks from their debut, "Sideroxylon. The JJJ cut is a scorching version of the old blues classic “Baby Please Don’t Go”. Overall, "Yizgarnnoff" is an impressive testament to the live power of the Celibate Rifles..."