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Monday, November 24, 2008

THE BIZARROS

I really like the B side of this single. It has a great dark sound to it . I remember these guys had a split 12" with the rubber city rebels, a full length album, a comp track or two , and numerous singles. From the streets of the Akron rubber factories to center stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Bizarros have proven that they can, in fact, fight their way uptown. Fueling the Akron music scene in the late 1970s with songs like I, Bizarro and Laser Boys, the quintet meshed raw punk energy with new wave. Lyrics range from more lighthearted pop culture references - comic book villains and white screen movies - to more introspective and philosophical verses.
Friends since grade school, the original lineup included lead vocalist Nick Nicholis, guitarist Jerry Parkins, bassist Don Parkins, drummer Rick Garberson and guitarist/keyboardist Terry Walker. Their music first materialized in the form of an album in 1976 on Gorilla Records. Nicholis went on to create the independent label, Clone Records, through which the next two releases were distributed. Four subsequent releases followed, the last in 1981. It looks like these guy's are still around in some form. Go check them out.
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CLONE RECORDS 1978
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1. IT HURTS JANEY
2. LASER BOY'S
3. A NEW ORDER
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3 comments:

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER said...

Yeah !!! Thanks for the Bizarros !

Anonymous said...

Yes, what a great 7" and, you're right, especially the b-side. Their s/t lp kill as well. Keep doing the good job. Cheers

FRANK MILLER said...

I think I have most of their records, maybe I'll post something else in the future. Thanks for the comment!