King Rat’s Front Man Luke Schmaltz, New Book, “The Belcher” Out 9/30/2020

Pre-Order Here!

We are anxiously awaiting the release of Denver punk icon, Luke Schmaltz, new book, “The Belcher” which is due out September 30, 2020 via Mutiny Press aka Mutiny Information Cafe. After listening/reading to a few chapters this writer is officially hooked on, “The Belcher“.

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Oh and if you have never heard of Denver’s King Rat. Be sure to give them a listen here, https://kingrat1.bandcamp.com/. Be sure to pre-order “The Belcher” here, https://lukeschmaltz.com/ or pick up on on 9/30/2020 from Mutiny!

MDC Frontman Dave Dictor & Grimace Records Re-Release 1984’s Legendary P.E.A.C.E. Comp For Mutual Aid Disaster Relief’s Fight Against The Corona Virus

News Release From Grimace Records:

“GRIMACE RECORDS Re-releases the epic 1984 The International P.E.A.C.E. compilation to benefit Mutual Aid Anarchist organization Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. Who are working on the ground to fight the corona virus. www.mutualaiddisasterrelief.org

Just by listening to the online Grimace Records P.E.A.C.E Compilation Spotify playlist you are supporting the fight against the spread of the corona virus.

Link to playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7lKKrQqCrJ055t2TE8r7s4?si=svksmum3RJC3dIipWDWZ5A

Commonly referred to as the P.E.A.C.E. compilation, first released in 1984 by R Radical Records, the label run by MDC frontman Dave Dictor in association with San Francisco Bay Area punk fanzine Maximumrocknroll. The “P.E.A.C.E.” in the album title is an acronym for “Peace, Energy, Action, Cooperation, Evolution.” This record documents the state of Reagan-era hardcore, just before the popularity of extreme music spread into popular culture.

In celebration of 40 years of Hardcore, this release has bands from around the world in what was a mammoth task. “It was so exciting to connect punks around the world. There was no internet, we had to show up and find others. These are the pioneering hardcore political punk bands that forged the way for so many growing punk scenes around the world.”

Per Dave Dictor MDC – (Millions Of Dead Cops)

““I have released the PEACE-War Compilation again with Grimace Records. Franco Mares, MDC – Millions Of Dead Cops MDC bassist and political punk father, Tim Yohannan, the founder of Maximum Rocknroll Radio and Zine (the Epicenter Record Store and Venue and the @924 Gilman Street Music Project.) I wanted to give newer generations another chance to catch the music and the collective experience of bands and people working together for a project to raise money for what we felt were dedicated groups.For the first PEACE-War Compilation, we sent off the money to Anti Nuclear Groups such as the Clamshell Alliance, the Great Peace March in 1986 that MDC participated in, to the Greenham Women’s Peace Group. Also included have been @Greenpeace, the @Sea Shepherd Global,  Food Not Bombs (Global)(They’re still going strong! We all will miss the 40th Anniversary of this 40-year proponent of free vegan sharing), for Seeds of Peace, an activist soup kitchen supporting protesters in Mercury Nevada, Big Mountain, Navajo groups fighting Uranium Mining and who are now fighting fracking on Navajo land, Tractors For Nicaragua (food aid), the African National Congress(fighting Apartheid at the time). @Global Wildlife Federation, the Orangutan Project, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).”

Track List:

1984 2-LP release
Side A

No. Title Artist/Country Length

  1. “Up Against a Wall” Articles of Faith (USA) 2:07
  2. “Endless Blockads for the Pussyfooter” G.I.S.M. (Japan) 3:44
  3. “Ashes to Ashes” Neon Christ (USA) 1:41
  4. “Schluter’s Kabinet” Kalashnikov (Denmark)[nb 4] 1:46
  5. “Time Will Tell” Cause for Alarm (USA) 2:08
  6. “No U.S.A.” Local Disturbance (Netherlands) 2:42
  7. “Honour’s Calling” Unwarranted Trust (Canada) 3:11
  8. “Finirà mai?” (It Will Never End?) Wretched (Italy)[nb 5] 1:10
  9. “Drop the A-Bomb on Me” 0DFx (USA) 0:21
  10. “Here Come the Cops” The Afflicted (USA) 2:15
  11. “Inutile trionfo” (Useless Triumph) Declino (Italy) 1:31
  12. “I Hope You Get Drafted” Dicks (USA) 1:27
  13. “Arms Race” BGK (Netherlands) 1:11
  14. “It’s You” Crass (UK) 2:03
    Side B
    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  15. “Swastika Ratss” Upright Citizens (West Germany) 1:36
  16. “Banana Split Republic” False Prophets (USA) 4:04
  17. “Kärnvapen Attack” (Nuclear Attack) Mob 47 (Sweden) 1:20
  18. “Face Down in the Dirt” Offenders (USA) 1:27
  19. “Sbarre” (Bars) Contrazione (Italy) 1:32
  20. “So Much Hate” S.C.U.M. (Canada) 1:40
  21. “Viejos patéticos” (Pathetic Old Men) Los Violadores (Argentina) 1:37
  22. “Sometimes” Deadlock (Netherlands) 1:34
  23. “Will It Ever End?” P.P.G. (USA) 0:57
  24. “Peace of What?” Trash (USA) 1:22
  25. “Police Brutality” Vicious Circle (Australia) 2:12
  26. “Gartlands Pit” Condemned to Death (USA) 1:09
  27. “Non mi dire” (Don’t Tell Me) Negazione (Italy) 1:27
  28. “America the Beautiful” D.O.A. (Canada) 2:21
    Side C
    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  29. “Snap” D.R.I. (USA) 1:12
  30. “Jump Back” Porno Patrol (West Germany) 2:05
  31. “Drop Out” Treason (USA) 2:20
  32. “Abortos” (Abortions) Shit S.A. (Spain) 2:04
  33. “Silence” Septic Death (USA) 1:33
  34. “Life of Punishment” Cheetah Chrome and the Motherfuckers (Italy) 2:40
  35. “No mai” (Never) Peggio Punx (Italy) 1:20
  36. “An Uneasy Peace” (early version) The Proletariat (USA) 3:14
  37. “From Protest to Resistance” Conflict (UK)[nb 6] 2:37
  38. “Battlefield (Nightmare)” The Iconoclast (USA) 1:54
  39. “Pay for Shit” Pandemonium (Netherlands) 1:03
  40. “Kinky Sex Makes the World Go ‘Round” Dead Kennedys (USA) 4:18
  41. “Skorbut” (Scurvy) Boskops (West Germany) 2:11
    Side D
    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  42. “Rats” Subhumans (UK)[nb 7] 3:19
  43. “Peace Officer” White Lie (USA) 1:17
  44. “R.A.T./Pentagone” Wargasm (Netherlands) 1:58
  45. “Four More Hours” Slaughterhouse 4 (USA) 1:09
  46. “Finale” Execute (Japan) 1:36
  47. “Reagan Youth” Reagan Youth (USA) 1:18
  48. “The Man Goes On” Impact (Italy) 1:33
  49. “100 Million People Dead” Butthole Surfers (USA) 2:41
  50. “Ataque” (Attack) Kangrena (Spain) 1:09
  51. “Will Amerika” Porcelain Forehead (Canada) 2:26
  52. “No Mercy, No War” Barely Human (USA) 2:48
  53. “Contro la pace, contro la guerra” (Against the Peace, Against the War) RAF Punk (Italy) 4:02
  54. “Moment by Moment/Exiled Shadows” Zenzile (South Africa)[nb 8] 2:11
  55. “Missile Destroyed Civilization” MDC (USA) 2:30
    1997 2-CD edition
    Disc 1

    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  56. “Up Against a Wall” Articles of Faith (USA) 2:07
  57. “Endless Blockads for the Pussyfooter” G.I.S.M. (Japan) 3:44
  58. “Ashes to Ashes” Neon Christ (USA) 1:41
  59. “Schluter’s Kabinet” Kalashnikov (Denmark) 1:46
  60. “Time Will Tell” Cause for Alarm (USA) 2:08
  61. “No U.S.A.” Local Disturbance (Netherlands) 2:42
  62. “Honour’s Calling” Unwarranted Trust (Canada) 3:11
  63. “Finirà mai?” (It Will Never End?) Wretched (Italy) 1:10
  64. “Drop the A-Bomb on Me” 0DFx (USA) 0:21
  65. “Here Come the Cops” The Afflicted (USA) 2:15
  66. “Inutile trionfo” (Useless Triumph) Declino (Italy) 1:31
  67. “I Hope You Get Drafted” Dicks (USA) 1:27
  68. “Arms Race” BGK (Netherlands) 1:11
  69. “It’s You” Crass (UK) 2:03
  70. “Swastika Ratss” Upright Citizens (West Germany) 1:36
  71. “Banana Split Republic” False Prophets (USA) 4:04
  72. “Kärnvapen Attack” (Nuclear Attack) Mob 47 (Sweden) 1:20
  73. “Face Down in the Dirt” Offenders (USA) 1:27
  74. “Sbarre” (Bars) Contrazione (Italy) 1:32
  75. “So Much Hate” S.C.U.M. (Canada) 1:40
  76. “Viejos patéticos” (Pathetic Old Men) Los Violadores (Argentina) 1:37
  77. “Sometimes” Deadlock (Netherlands) 1:34
  78. “Will It Ever End?” P.P.G. (USA) 0:57
  79. “Peace of What?” Trash (USA) 1:22
  80. “Police Brutality” Vicious Circle (Australia) 2:12
  81. “Gartlands Pit” Condemned to Death (USA) 1:09
  82. “Non mi dire” (Don’t Tell Me) Negazione (Italy) 1:27
  83. “America the Beautiful” D.O.A. (Canada) 2:21
  84. “Snap” D.R.I. (USA) 1:12
  85. “Jump Back” Porno Patrol (West Germany) 2:05
  86. “Drop Out” Treason (USA) 2:20
  87. “Abortos” (Abortions) Shit S.A. (Spain) 2:04
  88. “Silence” Septic Death (USA) 1:33
    Disc 2
    No. Title Artist/Country Length
  89. “Life of Punishment” Cheetah Chrome and the Motherfuckers (Italy) 2:40
  90. “No mai” (Never) Peggio Punx (Italy) 1:20
  91. “An Uneasy Peace” (early version) The Proletariat (USA) 3:14
  92. “From Protest to Resistance” Conflict (UK) 2:37
  93. “Battlefield (Nightmare)” The Iconoclast (USA) 1:54
  94. “Pay for Shit” Pandemonium (Netherlands) 1:03
  95. “Kinky Sex Makes the World Go ‘Round” Dead Kennedys (USA) 4:18
  96. “Skorbut” (Scurvy) Boskops (West Germany) 2:11
  97. “Rats” Subhumans (UK) 3:19
  98. “Peace Officer” White Lie (USA) 1:17
  99. “R.A.T./Pentagone” Wargasm (Netherlands) 1:58
  100. “Four More Hours” Slaughterhouse 4 (USA) 1:09
  101. “Finale” Execute (Japan) 1:36
  102. “Reagan Youth” Reagan Youth (USA) 1:18
  103. “The Man Goes On” Impact (Italy) 1:33
  104. “100 Million People Dead” Butthole Surfers (USA) 2:41
  105. “Ataque” (Attack) Kangrena (Spain) 1:09
  106. “Will Amerika” Porcelain Forehead (Canada) 2:26
  107. “No Mercy, No War” Barely Human (USA) 2:48
  108. “Contro la pace, contro la guerra” (Against the Peace, Against the War) RAF Punk (Italy) 4:02
  109. “Moment by Moment/Exiled Shadows” Zenzile (South Africa) 2:11
  110. “Missile Destroyed Civilization” MDC (USA) 2:30

CPRA fully supports Mutual Aid Disaster Relief. I am so excited to listen to this entire playlist over and over again. Please wear a mask to #Stopthespread

Skabones Picks For Best Album/EP For 2019

Best of 2019 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by

Skabones

Holy Shit its almost 2020 already? Where the hell have I been? Oh that’s right here writing album reviews till the cows come home. Well over 2019, CPRA has accomplished a shit ton. We wrote over 70 news, reviews and concert related items, started our own TV show, and started CPRA Skates! Don’t forget also our team up with AKA Just Miggy and The Kids Are Alright All Ages At Goosetown! On that note don’t miss the next Kids Show with the Potato Pirates on December 15, 2019, 2pm!  Check out my Top 5 List of the year below! 

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Skabones’s Top Local LP Or Full Albums of 2019

1. Trick Punch – The Latest
2. AFD – Bruised (Out Now on all platforms)
3. New Narrative – Story So Far
4. All Waffle Trick – Second Breakfast
5.  Married A Dead Man – Awakenings

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Skabones Top 5 Local EP

1.  Tuck Knee The Way Back Up and S/T
2. Sunset Silhouette   Far Beyond Suburbia
3. Barking Mad Rampage
4. Wild Lives Return Of The Kid
5.  Implied Risk Demo 2019

 

Skabones Top 5 International Full Length Albums

1. Jerkswitch BUFO
2. Crimson Riot Classy Punk For Trash People
3. Abolitionist Ugly Feeling
4. Year Of The Fist Revive Me
5.  The Follow Ups Don’t Like You Either
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Skabones  Top 5 International EP/LP

1.  Vera Kay  Pink Roses
2.  Spider Energy Gone Wrong
3. Trashed Ambulance Shorthanded
4.  The Damed  The Damed
5. Fine Dining Grass Fed Tunes
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Skabones Honorable Mentions Full/EP/LP/S

Bury MIA And Sleep It Off
Slap Happy  Cruisin
Hangtime Invasion
Spewers A New Disappointment
Over Time Decades
Wilmette Anxious Body
Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets Shake, Stomp And Stumble

It’s Not Too Late To Get CPRA Merch for xmas!

Well there you have it my picks for 2019! You check out all of our reviews here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/album-reviews-music-news/. Bands we love ya! Happy Holidays and stay safe. See everybody on December 14 At 3 Kings!

Punk the Capital; Building a Sound Movement Film Headed To Denver 10/17!

COLORADO PREMIERE
“PUNK THE CAPITAL; BUILDING A SOUND MOVEMENT”
At AztlanTheatre Bar
$9.00 October 17th, 2019!
Screening and In-person Discussions with
Filmmaker James June Schneider and special guest

CALENDAR LISTING :
Time & Date : 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Location : Aztlan Theatre Bar
Address : 974 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, Colorado 80204
Ticket : $9
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/374945340114000/

Event Description :
Music documentary “Punk the Capital” about the punk
music scene (1976-1983) in Washington, DC. Screening
and in-person discussion with filmmakers James June
Schneider and special guest.

Best of 2018 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by CPRA’s Skabones

Best of 2018 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by CPRA’s Skabones

It’s been a crazy year here at CPRA. We’ve reviewed so much amazing music this year. We debuted our very first show, “Happy Skanksgiving” at Tennyson Tap. By the way our last show of the year, “Merry Punxmas” is on December 29, 2018. I know we all get a bit tired of these end of the year lists. As admins we all couldn’t possibly agree on overall favorites. So we are going to individually announce our own personal picks.

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Skabones’s Top Local Full Length Albums of 2018

1. Last Reel HeroLast Reel Hero (S/T)
2. Came And Took ItResume
3. Almataha – Kill The Leaders
4. Weathered Statues Borderlands
5. The Wannabes – Goodbye

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Skabones Top 5 Local EP/LP

1. Sunset Silhouette Detour EP
2. RASP State Of The Union
3. Younger Than Neil Never Quite Asleep
4. Married A Dead Man Haunt
5. People Corrupting People Red Herring

Skabones Top 5 International Full Length Albums

1. The Corps Tales From 2814
2. Dirty Work In The West End
3. Off The Mark Aging Disgracefully
4. The Shell Corporation Fucked
5. Fourbanger Never Let Go

 

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Skabones  Top 5 International EP/LP

1. FoL Therapathy
2. Debt Neglector The Kids Are Pissed
3. Millie Manders and The Shut Up Millie Manders and The Shut Up EP
4. Upper Downer Upper Downer
5. The F/A How Riots Start

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Skabones Honorable Mentions Full/EP/LP/S

The Rumjacks Saints Preserve Us
Grinning Barrets Riot
Alternative Ulster “Boobies, Banjos, Bagpipes & Beer”
The Dead End The Dead End EP
Oh See Demons Personal Issues
Bottom Bracket Is Something Else
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We reviewed almost 100 albums in 2018. So picking only a few was very tough on me. Happy Holiday and don’t let Krampus get ya! Be sure to pick up a CPRA shirt, patch, or sticker before Christmas! Email soon if you want one by Christmas!

CPRA Pics by Cricket Fox!

Walter Lure & The Waldos – Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo

Release date: August 17, 2018

Format: Digital and physical (Available on both CD and red vinyl with reverse-board jackets! Per Bandcamp)

Label: Cleopatra Records

Location: NYC

Current Lineup:

  • Walter Lure (guitar and vocals)
  • Takanori Ichiuji (bass and vocals)
  • Tak Nakai a.k.a. Takto (guitar and vocals)
  • Joe Rizzo (drums
  • and vocals)

Favorite Tracks: Crazy Kids, Damn Your Soul, London Boys, She Doesn’t Love You Anymore, Little Black Book, and Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day

Sounds Like: The Heartbreakers, New York Dolls, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, The Jam, Sham 69, and The Damned.


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Photo by Spencer Lloyd

In 25 years a lot can change. We’ve lost some legendary punk pioneers like, David Bowie, Steve Soto, GG Alin, most of the Ramones and sadly the list continues to grow. This leads me to Johnny Thunders and the legacy he left with his iconic sound.

Of course you’re like Ska Bones. This isn’t about Johnny Thunders and his legacy? This review is about Walter Lure and the Waldo’s. Well Yes I say on both accounts. Johnny’s unique sound left an unforgettable impression throughout the punk world.

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Walter Lure and Johnny Thunders photo by Justine Fitzpatrick

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Walter Lure and Johnny Thunders photo by Justine Fitzpatrick

From his start with the New York Dolls, Johnny aka John Anthony Genzale, was changing the face of North American rock. In my opinion punk was direct spit in the face to so called, “Pop” music. His guitar riffs and style can still be heard today through various other bands.

Per Johnny’s Wikipedia page, he formed the Heartbreakers after the New York Dolls began to have issues. Thunders formed the Heartbreakers with Jerry Nolan, Richard Hell and Walter Lure. Ratch replaced Nolan shortly after.

The Heartbreakers would go on to tour after with such acts as the Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Damned. Their popularity was stronger in Europe and there they recorded their iconic album, “L.A.M.F.”. This is one of my favorite albums of all time. They would sadly breakup shortly thereafter.

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Walter Lure and Johnny Thunders photo by Justine Fitzpatrick

Sadly we lost Johnny Thunders to a drug overdose and some people may argue foul play. Let’s fast forward 25 years later. The punk scene has changed, but the Heartbreakers have remained in our hearts. Walter Lure has picked up the pieces of the Heartbreakers to form Walter Lure and The Waldos. His new album, “Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo” drops August 17, 2018 via Cleopatra Records.

We decided to give the record proper spin and also because it contains the introduction track, “Crazy Kids”. Per Lure, “Crazy Kids”, is about the final days of Johnny Thunders. This song will be featured in the upcoming full-length film ‘Thunders: Room 37’. So let’s go ahead and start the review here!

“Crazy Kids” starts off with an amazing drum intro. The guitar and bass soon join in. This is really a fitting tribute to Johnny Thunders. It maintains that classic punk sound with edgy and steel like riffs. This song is extremely catchy and sure to strike some nostalgia from the CBGB days.

“Damn Your Soul”, this one has some great lyrics and that steel sound from the guitar. This one really reminds me of more of an English pub rock style song. The guitar solo midway through is quite impressive. “Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)”, is up next on the track list.

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Photo by Spencer Lloyd

This cover of Lloyd Pierce’s song is backed with trumpets. Who says trumpets don’t belong in punk rock? I’ll fight anyone who disagrees. Haha! Lure’s voice on the track really adds the needed edge to this one. “London Boys” is a cover of the original Thunders/Heartbreakers tune.

You should definitely read the history of this song over at Punk 77. This song brings a cleaner version to it, yet continues to pay tribute to Johnny. “Lazy Day”, follows it’s probably the slowest track on the record. Yet it’s catchy and fun. The chorus pushes in that classic punk sound. “Take A Chance On Me” and no this not an ABBA cover, thank God

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Photo by Spencer Lloyd

This one has more of a Pittsburg/NYC sound to it. It reminds of something Bruce Springsteen would compose. The harmonica sends the message of power, but sends in the sexy. The chorus is almost addictive. “Wham Bam Boo”, keeps the harmonica style from the last song. The drums are really prominent on this one. Is Walter Lure really the Wanderer? I kid of course.

“Bye Bye Baby”, is up next on the record. The lyrics make this a great anti love song. The guitar chords and progressions are remarkable. This is probably my favorite next to “Crazy Kids”.

“Bye Bye Baby,

I ain’t that crazy,

I know that it’s time to go,

I ain’t that lazy,

You’ll be the first to know”

“She Doesn’t Love You Anymore”, this one has melodies reminiscent of the Ramones. Considering Lure worked with The Ramones on their albums ‘Subterranean Jungle’ (1983), ‘Too Tough To Die’ (1984) and ‘Animal Boy’ (1986) this sounds fantastic.

 

“Little Black Book, comes next with a kick ass opening bass line. This song has sort of a jazzy southern/City Of Steel sound to it. The combination of the bass, guitar riffs, harmonica, and saxophone contribute to this blues like anthem. “Don’t Mess With Cupid”, comes ripping back to set the album tone. The trumpets in the background, along with the background vocals push the progression along. This one is catchy and fun jam.

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Photo by Spencer Lloyd

Now let’s talk a cover song. The classic song, “You Talk To Much”, by Joe Jones, gets a proper cover treatment from Walter Lure And The Waldo’s. This version sounds almost like some kinda rockabilly sock hop version. The sax comes in blasting to join the popular melody. Lure has definitely made this song his own.

 

In conclusion I am absolutely honored that CPRA received this review. This album pays tribute to Thunders, while proving Walter Lure is still an absolute punk icon. Lure has compiled a record that will appeal to old and new punks alike. Be sure to hit that preorder button on this one!

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Track List

  1. Crazy Kids
  2. Damn Your Soul
  3. Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day) (Lloyd Price cover)
  4. London Boys  (Thunders/Heartbreakers Cover)
  5. Lazy Day
  6. Take A Chance On Me
  7. Wham Bam Boo
  8. Bye Bye Baby
  9. She Doesn’t Love You
  10. Little Black Book
  11. Don’t Mess With Cupid (New York Dolls cover)
  12. You Talk Too Much (Joe Jones cover)

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