Screamers – “Screamers Demo Hollywood 1977” LP
A legendary outsider band, far ahead of their time, who were unable to release anything other than demo and live recordings (much bootlegged ever since) during their lifespan of 1977 to 1981. Screamers Demo Hollywood 1977 features songs – a confrontational mix of Can, Devo, Negative Trend and Nervous Gender – that were recorded just as the original Los Angeles punk scene was taking off. Sourced from the original reel-to-reels, “five statements of intent that transcend punk and project forward into the future: to the analog synth wave of the late ’70s and beyond”. The video of ‘122 Hours of Fear’, recorded in August 1978, has now passed over 650,000 views online.