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LP released: May 19, 2017

Tracklisting:
Side 1
1. Another Day
2. Rearranged
3. Bricks
4. Sleep, What's That?
5. Msfmb
6. 2nd Generation Junkies
7. In My Mind
8. Tomorrow
1. Butterflies
2. Situation
3. The Direction Of Things To Come
4. Sanctuary
5. My Friend
6. The Tour
7. Easy Answers
8. Inspiration
CRIMPSHRINE
THE SOUND OF A NEW WORLD BEING
Label: NUMERO
Cat No: NUM1237LP
Barcode: 825764603720
Packaging: LP Regular

Before Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Lookout Records
put the East Bay's burgeoning punk scene on the map,
a trio of Berkeley kids were reinventing the genre with
music that was melodic but full of feedback, and a singer
who sounded like he gargled glass. Crimpshrine's
debut EP was Lookout's fourth release, followed by
an album, a second EP, and a slew of split singles and
compilation tracks before the band imploded in 1989
after a ridiculous two-and-a-half-month tour in a
Ford Pinto hatchback. Formed around teenage binary
stars Jeff Ott and Aaron Cometbus, Crimpshrine
went through a series of lineups in their four-year
run, utilizing future Tilt and Go Sailor bassists Pete
Rypins and Paul Curran, and briefly including second
guitarist Idon Bryant. Not overtly political, their fiery
brand of introspective punk touched on homelessness,
teenage pregnancy, drug use, friendship, isolation, and
a grimy sort of romance. Two collections have emerged
posthumously: 1992's Duct Tape Soup and 1998's The
Sound Of A New World Being Born, both falling out of
print in 2002. Ott went on to form Fifteen and author
two books; Cometbus founded Pinhead Gunpowder
with Billie Joe Armstrong and continues to edit his
long-running fanzine.

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