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Roaring punk from one of the best bands LA ever produced. Contains "We got the neutron bomb", "Fort USA", and the band's early singles, "Life of Crime", and "Solitary Confinement".
 
45 Cover art from the Weirdos
45 Cover art from the Weirdos
45 Cover art from the Weirdos
45 Cover art from the Weirdos

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The Weirdos were one of LA's greatest original punk bands. They truly lived up to their names with their bizarre, dadaist style of dress and their psychopathic stage persona. The band personified the LA punk scene with their lunatic asylum looks and their howling, angry diatribes against the status quo. I was a great fan of the band and attended most of their LA concerts.

In fact, I acquired the 45 single shown at left during a Weirdos performance at the Whiskey a Go-Go in 1978. The band was premiering their single, We got the Neutron Bomb and at the end of the song tossed copies of the 45 into the audience!

The Weirdos were not generally thought of as a political band... but they nevertheless penned some genuinely fierce political messages, and "Neutron Bomb" was one such classic. Written during the waning days of the Jimmy Carter Presidency, the song railed against the US for having built a new type of nuclear weapon... the neutron bomb. "We got the Neutron Bomb, We're gonna drop it all over the place, you're gonna get it on your face. Foreign Aid from the land of the free... but don't blame me. We don't understand you, don't know what you mean, we don't want you we want your machines. United Nations and NATO won't do. It's just the Red, White, and Blue!" This amazing single was released on the punk label, Dangerhouse Records, and the artwork was done by the band's singer and main song writer, John Denney.
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