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Sunday, November 16, 2008

ROACH MOTEL (ROACH AND ROLL)

What can you say about this record, well I'll sum it up with one word, "classic" 1980, Gainesville, FL - Roach Motel play their first gig, opening up for the Bazookas at a tiny dive for about six people and a toothless bartender. A legend is born.1984 - After an illustrious career during which the boys find a real drummer; tour with Black Flag, Minor Threat and Suicidal Tendencies; play with Dead Kennedys, CH3, the Necros and others, get lucky, release four records (including the mind-blowing punk compilation, "We Can't Help it if We're from Florida" and their debut "Roach & Roll", both of which are highly sought-after collector's items), the band finally implodes from the pressures of fame, money, and punk cred. In a haze of booze, broads, and Percodan, the members scatter across the US. While browsing around , I came across a cd that seems to compile most of their work. If you cant find the records at least you can still hear their stuff . Go look for it !
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DESTROY RECORDS 1982
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1. I HATE THE SUNSHINE STATE
2. SHUT UP
3. WETBACK
4. NOW YOUR GONNA DIE
5. CREEP
6. MORE BEER
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