Friday, May 22, 2020

The Stimulators (Loud Fast Rules!)

a re-post, originally posted 11-16-2008, new rips and scans, enjoy!
   The Stimulators, founded by guitarist Denise Mercedes were a NYC four piece that were around from 1978 to 1982. During that span, they released one single, a live cassette and a promo 3 song ep, that I read was never commercially sold to the public. Honestly, I can't say if that's true. The song M.A.C.H.I.N.E. ended up on the New York Trash Comp reissue in 98.
Although having a small sample size from a release standpoint, The Stimulators are generally considered one of the last great NYC punk bands, before the era of Hardcore ushered in. Drummer Harley Flanagan, (Denise's Nephew) went on to form The Cro-mags; he was 11 while playing with The Stimulators. Patrick Mack died in 1983 of complications associated with AIDS.

Line Up

Denise Mercedes - Guitar
Patrick Mack - Vocals
Anne Gustavsson - Bass
Harley Flanagan - Drums

Self Released Single 1980

1. Loud Fast Rules
2. Run Run Run

♫♫♫...Do You Deserve It...♫♫♫

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