RAPID PULSE RECORDS
RAPID PULSE RECORDS
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Latest News: Now on vinyl, the debut album from the Sleazies! An instant classic when released on CD 5 years ago, its finally available on 12 adrenaline laced inches of glory. Not only are we proud to have released it, were pleased as punch that the LP sound kicks-ass over the CD! Speaking of ass-kicking, we still have some pink vinyl copies of the Young People With Faces LP. This is a 100 copy repress and once theyre gone, its history... We still have the NYC comp and some of Four Slicks singles, but pretty much everything else is out of print.
RP bdum 3 : THE SLEAZIES
Trite Ditties and Meaningless Crap - Pelado first released this album on CD back in 2003. We meant to put out the vinyl version back when we did the Young People With Faces LP, but never quite got around to it. After giving the test pressings another listen, we decided this album had to exist on vinyl, so here it is! To quote Saint Joseph, Snotty punk/pop group blast through the wall... like in those Hawaiian Punch commercials... Total 1977 punk rock. Punchy, deadly infectious to the cerebral cortex. Pressing is limited, so snatch it up before its gone...
$9.00 via underground medicine
RP bdum 2 : YOUNG PEOPLE WITH FACES
S/T - After 6 long years who or what could possibly make us want to put out another lp? It couldnt possibly be four high school from Idaho, could it? Damn straight it is! Though theyve since all graduated, the youthful entusiasm of YPWF (3 female, 1 male) is so infectious, we feel like we can take over the world! Of course a shit load of cool songs doesnt hurt either. Thats why were so proud to present their debut lp (previously available only on cd-they released it themselves). Yes theyve got all the right influences, bands whose heydays were over a decade or so before these Peeps were even born. What they do best is take the spirit of those influences and create something all their own. 14 tracks of Punk Rock bliss!
$5.00 via underground medicine
RP AtAll 29 : THE FOUR SLICKS
56 Jewel + Shake It Up N Move/Rock N Cruise + Loose Lucy - Charging outta France with their 3rd 7" of blasting Punk RocknRoll! They include a Famous American Star in Jon Von of Rip Offs/MTX fame, as well as members and former members of great French bands like No-Talents, Creteens, Real Gone Daddies, and Dragueurs. Catchy songs with a nice touch of 50s influence with the energy cranked up really high! Four songs, four guys, four bucks, for fucks sake just buy it!
$2.00 via underground medicine
NYC-CD1 : Lets Have Some God Damn Fun!
New York City 2005 - The long threatened Rapid Pulse cd comp is out now! 16 new and unreleased tracks from 16 bands:
1 Andy G. & The Roller Kings-Party Shoes Imagine if Buddy Holly came out of Maxs Kansas City!
2 The Plungers-Laughing Boy Rippin' punker from longtime NYC lasses
3 The Stags-Give It Up Killer PunknRoll. Their first release
4 Little Killers-Annie Can Ya Keep a Secret? One of the best bands anywhere!
5 DC Snipers-Evil Their first release since the split single, more destruction
6 The Yams-I Was Drunk When I Met Ya Angry Samoans meets garage -their first release
7 The Swaggerts-Baby Come Back Home New Haven garage rock
8 The Weekenders-Lost Weekend Punked up garage pop
9 The Sleazies-Wild Turkey Is Not A Meat First new thing in awhile and it smokes!
10 Shop Fronts-Watchin You Female/male vocals on this scalder
11 The Shemps-Dont Come Beggin Snotty Punk with a supercool organ
12 The Disruptors-True Denial RnR Glam Trash! Their first release
13 Electric Shadows-Secret Affair Boys/Exploding Hearts style glam pop -their first release
14 Some Action-Double Cross My Heart Total stunner! Soooo good...
15 Mob Stereo-Fuschia Fuzzed-out pop with female vocals
16 World War IX-Treasure Hunt Think "Slip It In" era Black Flag only way better!
$5.00 via underground medicine
RP AtAll 28 : SHOP FRONTS
Dont Quit/Frustration + Just Dont Know - The individual members come from across the country, but Shop Fronts call Brooklyn, NY home. Theyre former members of a lot of ther bands, but we dont care about that. No bullshit straight on Punk Rock is all we care about and thats exactly what Shop Fronts deliver. These three tracks are just the tip of the iceberg. They have lots more where these come from. 701 copies: 500 black vinyl, 100 blue numbered, 101 green numbered.
Released June, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 27 : SGT 6 ASSAULT
Goin Down On You/The Bitch - The Dummies moved to NYC in 1996, shortly after recording their full length debut on Get Hip. Months later, the band decided they hated the way their ambitiously recorded album ended up being produced. They then got lean, mean, yet remained unclean, aiming for a heavier sound. Sgt 6 took over all guitar duties, while Subarton hopped over to bass... his original weapon of choice. As a three piece, the band changed their name to the Sgt 6 Assault to drop the sloppy garage moniker/stigma. Their goal: create the sound of true drug-addled, hate-inspired, precision punk rock in the form of one minute tunes... the sound that began echoing within the minds of these once-rural-now-urban transplantees. They first released a 5 song 7" EP through their own label, 007 Records; uncorked the second as a limited issue, one-sided jukebox single; then cut a tune for Philadelphias Carbon 14 Magazine. For their fourth release, the Assault recorded 2 cuts just prior to their collapse. Originally intended for Bag of Hammers Records, this never came to fruition. Years later, we rectify the situation, seeing that the public finally get to consume this last effort. Recorded in Brooklyn 1997- Goin Down On You is one minute twelve seconds of fierce garagePUNK and the flip is a blazing cover of the Slaughter and the Dogs classic! 500 copies-all black vinyl.
Released October, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 26 : DEADLY WEAPONS
Youre So Selfish + You Wreck Me + Dont Talk To Me - From San Francisco, California comes the second single from one of the hottest bands on the west coast-DEADLY WEAPONS. Led by former Trashwoman, current Bobbyteens singer Tina Lucchesi on vocals, the band features two chicks and two dudes blasting out the fast and mean Punk Rock! 20 years ago this woulda been called hardcore and they coulda matched up perfectly with The Lewd or VKTMS... Two originals and a cover of one of GG Allins best tracks from his early days, the classic- Dont Talk To Me. Super cool full-color sleeve. 800 copies: 100 white vinyl, 700 black.
Released October 1, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 25 : THE SLEAZIES
Gonna Operate On Myself/Airpockets in my Brain - Debut release from this high energy trio outta Providence, Rhode Island. Super catchy and melodic, yet rotten and trashy Punk Rock. In a few months these guys should easily be as popular as anything from the Portland, Seattle or Sacramento scenes and deservedly so! Full color jacket style sleeve with insert/lyric sheet. 800 copies: 100 red vinyl, 700 black.
Released June, 2003. OUT OF PRINT (but if youre really nice, you can probably get it from the band)
RP AtAll 24 : NIKKI CORVETTE
Nikki Corvette, the power pop princess who started it all, is back with her first release since the 1980 Nikki and the Corvettes album that skyrocketed her to modern cult status. Together with producer/songwriter Travis Ramin (The Short Fuses, Candygirl, Tina & the Total Babes) Nikki delivers a huge rock and roll punch that is right up there along side all of the girls and bands of today she has inspired.
Love Me has a great upbeat feel with hints of her fellow native Detroiters, The Romantics, in a classic Corvette style, as well a taste of The Beat and Beatles. But, whats most important here is the sugary sweetness of Nikkis bubblegum perfect voice sprinkled on top. Whats On My Mind is a blistering punk rocknroll rave up, the Ramones would have loved to have had on Rocket To Russia.
Both tunes have infectious rhythms and choruses.You cant help but to jump up, dance and sing along. All of your crusin, drinkin, and teenage fantasies will come true! 1500 copies: 100 pink vinyl, 1400 black.
Released March, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 22 and 23 : THE INVERSIONS
Vile snot and bile from the throat of Kevin McGovern, the former singer of The Prostitutes. All the Drugs, Sex, Decadence, Drugs, Death, Attitude, and Drugs of his former band with a touch more of a garage punk sound. Now based in Columbus, Ohio, these 2 singles will hopefully be the first of many recordings from Kevin and his new crew. Hung By The Phone: 300 black vinyl copies; Domestic Disturbance: 300 copies - one hundred each on red, white, and blue vinyl. They were supposed to be black, but somehow the pressing plant screwed up and they came out colored...
Released March, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 21 : THE SAVIORS
Ruby Gloom/Recipe For Disaster - Aptly named, The Saviors are the result of Hitlist magazines own Burntout Recluse, Dimitri Monroe, teaming up with old pal and New York guitar-about-town, Brian Morgan. The sermon: gin-soaked rocknroll aint dead, ya just have to know where to look for it. With big hooks, cigarette-scorched vocals, an avalanche of Les Pauls, and a band of hard hitting Ohio punk vets providing a rock solid foundation, these two tales of doomed romance, bad living, and bad livers keep the spirit of Hanoi/Heartbreakers alive and kicking in the teeth of todays musical mediocrity. 500 copies: 100 light blue, 400 black vinyl.
Released December, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 20 : BARSE
If record sales are any indication, not many people care about authentic sounding original British style punk rock anymore. Well we still do. Infact we crave it! Trends may come and go, but for us it all goes back to 77 England. After releasing two Pits singles we figured that someone else has to be out there still kicking up a racket. We found em: Barse. Formally known as Barse 77, they dropped the 77 from their name, but not their sound! Hailing from Durham, England they have all the sound, style, and most importantly, attitude of the class of 77 without sounding the least bit dated. While catchy and melodic like the Buzzcocks and tough like Slaughter and the Dogs, they really cant be compared to any one band. They are Barse! This is their first vinyl after a CD in 2001. 400 copies: 100 clear vinyl, 300 black
Released October, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 19 : THE DIALTONES
Four Last Blasts - Here it is! The final single from this Swedish 3-piece. 4 rippin cuts of Devil Dogs style punknroll! Limited to 300 numbered copies (100 each on red, white, and blue vinyl). Awesome full color pornstar sleeve! Shes in a stars and stripes bikini for you American patriots. Buy all three colors for the bargain price of um... $15.00. No discounts on this one, only a couple of promos are going out. 2nd pressing was 200 copies black vinyl.
Released December, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 18 : THE HORE HOUNDS
No Time For You ep - Debut 7" from this PunkRocknRoll 3-piece from Virginia. Produced by Steve Baise at his Steveland studio. Led by the legend in his own mind Sambone Motherfucker, formally of Big Bobby and the Nightcaps. This 3-song record pumps thru the same vein as the New York Dolls, Devil Dogs, and the Mullens. 600 copies (possibly more) on clear, black and green vinyl.
Released June, 1, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 17 : THE BOMB POPS
Everything (Looks Like Her) / Living On A Memory - Great new band featuring Mighty Joe Vincent and Crazy Stevie Baise from the Devil Dogs! Pure Powerpop with a 70s punk edge. Kinda like a supercharged Plimsouls or Real Kids. This debut 7" has 2 brilliant songs with killer hooks! Produced by Steve Baise at his Steveland studio. Full colour sleeve.
Very last copies: $4.00 via underground medicine
RP AtAll 16 : THE PITS
My Belief In Ruins / Your Violence is Sinister - The second Rapid Pulse release from one of Englands only real punk bands. Real meaning they are not hardcore, streetpunk, skapunk, metalpunk or anything else. They play genuine 77 mid-tempo anthemic British Punk Rock like Chelsea, Slaughter and the Dogs, and the Sex Pistols. They have played all the major punk festivals in England - Holidays in the Sun, etc. and have just released their 2nd full length CD. 400 copies: 100 blue vinyl, 300 black
Released June 1, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 15 : PAUL E. ESTER AND THE CRUEL SHOES
After producing some of the finest rock n roll in recent memory, Detroit has outdone itself. Combine the fierce guitar assault of the Metros with the patented Pirhanas attack, then tack on the razor-edged vocals of the Murder City Wrecks. Throw in the rhythm section from the Sights (Detroits tightest mod combo), and the results are astounding. Realize that this is not idle name dropping, but the bands actual line-up. Detroits best debut with an impressive three song EP, featuring two top-shelf originals and one unrelenting cover (a killer version of Train Kept A-Rollin). Whether its the Keith Moon-esque drumming, the amazing running bass lines, the biting guitar interplay, the powerful vocals, or simply the songs themselves, this record WILL grab you and it wont let up. Dont waste time on records with nothing in the tank: this is the real thing. The first 100 copies were on green vinyl and the next 400 were black. Thou the sales didnt show it, this is often considered the best Rapid Pulse release. Its Debbies and Sleazie website guy Jamis favourite as well as a bunch of reviewers and other fans.
Released August 1, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 14 : THE PITS
Introducing My New High/National Anthem -The most authentic sounding 77 style Brit punk you will ever hear! These guys got the Brit part down-they are from Sunderland in England, but this is 2001 isnt it? Its a bit tough to tell by listening to the record. Their songs are anthemic and mid-tempo like say Chelsea, but they really scream SEX PISTOLS! Jerome is a real singer though, no Lydon wannabe. Both of these songs are from their debut cd, but that doesnt matter since youve probably never even seen it. The first 100 copies were on white vinyl and the next 400 were black. Do yourself, and me, a favour and pick up a few -or twenty...
See also RP AtAll 16
Released March 1, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 13 : THE SHRINKS
Nowhere To Live ep - Back to San Francisco for single #13. This features Adam and Neale from the Trust Fund Babies and Mundo from the Workin Stiffs. They spit out 4 scorchers that sound very similar to TFB - that means theyre great!! The first 100 copies were on red vinyl and the next 400 were black. Another band that broke up way too soon. They probably never made it out of S.F. Their second and final single is available on Radio records. On to the Radio Reelers...
Released November 2000. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 12 : THE RITCHIE WHITES
Stop Me Before I Kill Again/Walk Away - This one may be my favourite relase so far! From Austin, Texas these guys have been in the Motards, Bulemics, Secret Lovers, Los Tigres Guapos and more. The Ritchie Whites are the best of the bunch! With more of a punk rocknroll sound than their former bands; The R. W.s blast out a slow punk stormer on the A-side and follow it up with a hook filled killer on the flip. The first 100 copies were on cream coloured vinyl and the next 400 were black. No, its not some Aryian Nation bullshit. They got their name from the supercool 80s Teen/J.D. flick Over The Edge -Matt Dillons first movie. Lyric sheet enclosed. Look for their debut 7" on Pelado Records and lp on TKO-both killers!
Released December 2000. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 11 : THE STRAP-ONS
Pimps R.I.P. ep. Their name has changed, but thats it. 4-songs of old school punk rock. They still have not broken the 2 minute mark with any of their songs. That doesnt leave much time for guitar solos! More amazing lyrics. Sing along with such family fare as Park That Ass and the hit single Fist Fuckers From Hell - words included. Cool graveyard sleeve done by the artist Spine.
Released 12/1/00. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 10 : TRUST FUND BABIES
Cant Trust Me + 2 - From San Francisco. Total 77 Punk Rock that would be at home on the Rip Off label, but we got em! The first 100 copies were on red vinyl and we lost track of exactly how many black ones there were. Its problably about 800 to 900. The pressing plant accidently pressed a couple of hundred extra and charged us like 10 cents apiece for them. Ex-members of the Spites & Shifters. They broke up way too soon - never toured. Members went on to the Shrinks and Radio Reelers. Their 2nd single was on Radio Records and they did an LP for us - see below.
Released October 1999. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 9 : THE PIMPS
Wicca Chicka EP - From Virginia Beach, VA. Maximum RocknRoll raved about their first single and this one blows the doors off that. Super snotty & rude 77 punkers. 4-songs, the longest clocking in at 1 minute 30 secs. Another bunch of cool people that are a pleasure to work with. Unlike most of our bands, they actually tour and promote themselves! Now known as the Strap-Ons. See also RP AtAll 11
Released August 1st, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 8 : NEW YORK WHORES
Play The Fool / Kiss Me - This is Mike Spent ex-Spent Idols side project. 77 punk rock in the same vein as the best Spent Idols records. Mike is one of the nicest guys youll ever meet, so we are happy to have released this for that reason alone. The band is Mike singing for Floridas Dead End Kids. The B-side includes female vocals. The first 100 copies were on redish/pinkish vinyl and the next 500 were black. They have a 2nd single on Germanys Incognito Records.
Released September 1, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 7 : THE DOUBLE NUTHINS
Got Into A Fight In Special Ed (and the Retards winning) / So Glad I Dont Care About You - The 2nd single from this 3 piece outta Providence, RI. Fast, yet catchy as hell. Wouldve fit perfectly on an old Rodney on the Roq comp between the Simpletones and Ill Repute. Sadly, the band called it quits. The final show was fittingly with the Real Kids. The first 100 copies were on yellow vinyl and the next 500 were black. The original sleeves were glued, the next batch were foldovers. They only did one other single besides this one-on Baby Doll Records. Both should be snapped up so when Teenage Treats #42 comes out you can puff up your chest and say Hey, I got the originals!
Released September 1, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 6 : THE DIRTY BURDS
Gotta Go / Almost There + Done It Wrong (as usual) - Lofi sixties garage girl punk from London, England. Shane Whites favourite band! - well, maybe not. Everyone else really digs em though. This is their third (and final?) single; first U.S. Contains 2 originals and a ragin cover of the Turtles-Almost There. The first 100 copies were on white vinyl and are long gone. Singer Tina now leads the Suicide Milkshakes, drummer Lois is in the brilliant Embrooks, guitarist Domi is the singer of the Sires, and bass player Jacqui is in Penthouse magazine. The first 100 copies were on white vinyl, the next 600 on black.
Released May 1st, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 5 : THE SELLOUTS
Swingin Bombs / Go Away + Na Na Na - 3 more songs from the same session as the Hey Mofo single. More rave reviews for this one. The best punk band from Brazil since... um... a... The best punk band from Brazil period! The first 100 copies came on green vinyl in a green sleeve. The next 400 were on black vinyl in a B&W sleeve. They have released 2 other 45s and a 10" on various European labels and theyre all killer!
Released February 1, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 4 : THE SELLOUTS
Hey Mofo! / I Wanna Puke Like Milton - Our first trip outta Europe brings us to the land of the thong-Brazil. Two fierce blasts of garage punk! The emphasis is definetely on the PUNK. Raw & Snotty! MRR, Hitlist, No Wave, and others love it. 1st press was 300 copies on black vinyl. 2nd press was also 300 copies. This time on clear vinyl with a different sleeve. One of the coolest bands weve worked with. Marky Sellout rules!!!!
Released November 1, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 3 : BINGO / Thee S.T.P.
Split single. Both bands are from Italy. Bingo are rude and dirty types that resemble The Damned meets Killed By Death. Thee S.T.P. have more of a RocknRoll feel ala the Humpers, but are still way punk. Released June 1, 1998. 600 copies only. The first 300 came with a bonus numbered one-sided 7" (rp AtAll 3.5) with a 3rd cut from each band. This was one of the cooler things weve done with the numbering hand-written on the blank side of the extra single in white ink.
Dissuaders myspace: myspace.com/dissuaders
Thee S.T.P. myspace: myspace.com/myspace.com/theestp
Released June 1st, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
RP AtAll 2 : BASEMENT BRATS
Its All Right/Happy Girl - From Norway, these cats crank out a great Ramones style punker on the A-side and back it up with pure power pop on the flip. This was their only U.S. release and their final recording after many stellar discs overseas. Released November 1, 1997. The first 100 were on blue vinyl. The next 800 were black. Members have moved on to the excellent Nuggets.
Released December 1st, 1997. OUT OF PRINT
(This is the only one of our releases that Tim Yohannan got to review before passing.)
RP AtAll 1 : APOCALYPSE BABYS
Local Heroes EP - Our first release and still one of our favourites! 3 songs of melodic 77 Brit punk! From England, these guys have been compared to everything from the Abrasive Wheels to the Only Ones. I put them in a similar class as the Lurkers. The first 100 copies were on red vinyl and the next 900 on black. Josh Rutledges No Wave zine called it the number one single of 97!
Released August 1997. OUT OF PRINT
RP bdum 1 : TRUST FUND BABIES LP
S/T - Our first and to this point only full length release. A San Francisco Punk Rock Explosion! Their first and last LP. 12 new punkers not on their singles, but still spinning at 45 shit hot rpms. The first 100 copies were on blue vinyl and the next 1000 on black. Easily one of the best LPs of 2000. 20 years down the line if anyone still makes KBD type comps theyll be diggin deep into this one. Vinyl only, no CD. They called it quits shortly after this was released (thats what you get for having smart people in your band!), but their legacy lives on.
Released March 2000. OUT OF PRINT