Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Eddie and the Subtitles - American Society
"I DON'T WANNA WATCH TELEVISION
I DON'T WANNA GO TO THE MOVIE
I DON'T WANNA DROWN IN AMERICAN SOCIETY"
One of the albums that the subject of yesterday's update, Geza X, helped produce was Skeletons In The Closet by Eddie And The Subtitles which came out in 1981. From Southern California, the band are pretty much forgotten nowadays but were a big influence on the Orange County scene, they shared a stage several times with Black Flag and also could count many local bands such as The Adolescents as fans. Despite this they didn't really break out of their neighbourhood and their records weren't produced in great numbers. They released a single called Fuck You Eddie! (featuring the songs Louie Louie and American Society) in 1980 as well as a couple of albums, Skeletons In The Closet and Dead Drunks Don't Dance and that was it until a compilation album, also called Fuck You Eddie! appeared in 2008. Covered by several bands, including L7, the version of American Society which appeared on the debut album is different to the single version so check that out too but today's update features the original......