A1 Control / A2 Heart Murmur / A3 Golden Love / A4 Red Rocket Roll / A5 Six Feet Under / A6 Just Blow Away / B1 Dr. Boogie / B2 Road Runnah-Walk Don't Run / B3 Streets Of Your Town / B4 What Ya Gonna Do 'Bout It? / B5 No Money Down / B6 Creep Skin / B7 What A Boy Can't Do '77 / B8 Long Way To Go.
Produced by The Slickee Boys (tracks: A1-B7) & Steve Lorber (tracks: A1-A6)
The Slickee Boys: Marshall Keith: lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals / Kim Kane: rhythm guitar, lead guitar, vocals / Martha Hull: vocals / Charles Eichert (tracks: A2, A3, B2): Farfisa organ / Andy Von Brand: bass guitar / H. Wuelfing (tracks: A1): bass guitar / Chris Rounds: drums, vocals.
The Slickee Boys were a Washington, D.C. area punk-psychedelic-garage rock band whose most-remembered lineup consisted of guitarist Marshall Keith, guitarist Kim Kane, singer Mark Noone, and drummer Dan Palenski. The band has become underground legends in the D.C. punk community. They were known for their wild costumes and graphics.
This first album by the Slickees is an ultra-low-budget production, from the sound quality to the cover which was a xeroxed sheet of paper glued onto a white sleeve, but still features some of their best songs with my favorite line-up of the group!
This is another band that went through numerous member changes, but guitarists Kim Kane and Marshall Keith (a highly under-rated and excellent lead guitarist!) were the core of the group and I believe that they are still playing, though not together or as the Slickees - some 30 years later!
Martha Hull was the singer on this record and I always loved her voice - tough (when she belts out "I'm calling the shots here" in "Heart Murmur" you definitely believe her!) yet super melodic and just as home singing the Yardbirds, Downliner Sect or the Small Faces as she was with the wonderful Kane composition, "Golden Love".
This pre-punk combo had all of the right influences, from the 60's bands through to the great 70's groups like the Flamin' Groovies, and they channeled them all into a super, original sound. I never had a chance to see them live, though I did jam with a couple of them in the late 70's at Kenne's Highland's wedding! Several of them also appear on Kenne's album, Afrika Korps' "Music To Kill By".
Another rare release, a 7" EP called Hot'n'Cool (I think!) was released prior to this album and includes some more great covers, as well as another Kane hit, "Manganese Android Puppies"!
The band continued with a new singer, Mark Noone, and has released many more cool pieces of vinyl, but these are still my faves! Source: Rich Coffee in "Rich's r'n'r rants & raves" (check his excellent blog !!!)
Thanks to JPaul !