You may have noticed that I recently took down the mp3’s of the wailing, barnstorming Clockwork Criminals “Young and Bold” EP that I originally posted about a year and a half ago. This request came from Clockwork Criminals member Bill because, he said, it is going to be reissued on CD very soon- yah! Great news! I still don’t have specific details of the reissue but pick one up when it comes out and continue to check the band’s MySpace site for specific details. And in the meantime check out this great review the EP origially got in issue #2(!) of Maximum Rock n’ Roll way back in 1982 (and peep all the other vintage reviews of so many records now revered as “classics”). The guy behind the Operation Phoenix Records site has put a lot of hard work into scanning in all of these old issues of MRR, Flipside, Surburban Voice and others so thanks for the effort!
Speaking of reissues, Chicago-based label Drag City has been on a roll with reissues during these cold months (with namely the JTIV reissue and unreleased Death LP), and this momentum continues with their officially reissing the rare Fems “Go To A Party” 4-song 7″EP circa Buffalo, 1982- pick up one of these too! The label’s site sold out of the reissue in ONE DAY after it came out on March 17th, but other places may still have copies although they seem to be disappearing fast- Google it and see where copies turn up (eBay- here they come! har har). NYC’s Other Music had some copies mid-week but those now appear to be gone. [In case you forgot, the Fems were “rediscoved” when their great, unique-sounding tune “Go To A Party” was included on 2001’s No One Left To Blame comp LP. Copies of that comp still turn up from time to time, so pick one up if you don’t already have one, or if you played your original copy to death. Speaking of which, Death was rediscovered on that comp too].