Avengers - Avengers

Avengers - Avengers

Original Release Date

1982

Release Information

US LP 1982 (Go! Records - GO 005)
US LP 1983 (C.D. Presents - CD007)

A1 We Are The One 2:38
A2 Car Crash 4:17
A3 I Believe In Me 2:52
A4 Open Your Eyes 2:37
A5 No Martyr 3:01
A6 Desperation 2:30
A7 Thin White Line 3:08
B1 Paint It Black 2:13
B2 The Amerikan In Me 3:04
B3 White Nigger 3:32
B4 Uh Oh 3:04
B5 Second To None 2:27
B6 Corpus Christie 3:20
B7 Fuck You / Live 2:43

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US 2xCD 2012 (Water - WATER240)

Disc One - The Original Pink Album
1 We Are The One 2:42
2 Car Crash 4:21
3 I Believe In Me 2:55
4 Open Your Eyes 2:41
5 No Martyr 3:05
6 Desperation 2:33
7 Thin White Line 3:10
8 Paint It Black 3:17
9 The American In Me 2:09
10 White Nigger 3:37
11 Uh-Oh 3:07
12 Second To None 2:30
13 Corpus Christi 3:27
14 Fuck You 2:45
Disc Two - Bonus Material
1 Teenage Rebel 1:55
2 Friends Of Mine 2:14
3 White Nigger 3:26
4 Cheap Tragedies 3:04
5 The Good, The Bad, And The Kowalskis 5:04
6 Crazy Homicide 2:32
7 Summer Of Hate 2:24
8 I Believe In Me 2:51
9 Your Parents Sins 3:04
10 Something's Wrong 2:42
11 Money Money 2:22
12 Misery 2:58
13 Time To Die 5:12
14 Release Me 4:44
15 Zero Hour 3:23
16 American In Me 2:10
17 Uh-Oh 3:07

Disc One:
1-3 recorded October 23, 1977 at Kitchen Sync in Los Angeles.
4, 7, 8 recorded March 28, 1978 at the Record Plant in Sausalito.
5,6 recorded February 9, 1978 at Wally Heider Studios.
9-12 recorded October 12, 1978 at Different Fur.
13 recorded May 13, 1979 at Peter Miller Studios.
14 recorded live October 18, 1977 at the Mabuhay Gardens

Produced by The Avengers and David Ferguson.
Tracks 9-12 produced by Steve Jones, engineered by Chris Michie.

Disc Two:
1, 2, 5 and 2-11 were recorded in 1977 at Iguana rehearsal studios.
3 early version demoed at Wally Heider Studios in 1978.
4 recorded on May 13, 1979 at Peter Miller Studios.
6-8 recorded live January 14, 1978 at the Winterland Ballroom.
9 recorded live January 20, 1978 at the Mabuhay Gardens (the Miner's Benefit).
10 recorded live August 12, 1978 at the Steamship in Santa Cruz.
12-15 recorded live June 13, 1979 at the Old Waldorf.
16-17 recorded in October 12, 1978 at Different Fur, with additional recording in Los Angeles. Originally released in 1979 on White Noise.

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Original LP:

Penelope Houston - vocals
Greg Ingraham - guitar, vocals (Tracks 1,2&4)
Danny Furious - drums, vocals
James Wilsey - bass, vocals
Brad Kent - guitar on 'Corpus Christie' & 'Cheap Tragedies'

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Water CD:

Greg Ingraham - guitar, vocals
Penelope Houston - vocals
James Wilsey - bass, vocals
Danny Furious - drums, vocals
Brad Kent - guitar on 'Corpus Christie', 'Cheap Tragedies', 'Misery', 'Time To Die' and 'Release Me'

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A fitting tribute to the fire and commitment of singer Penelope Houston, and the astonishing firepower of her male bandmates. Well, if would have been fitting if anybody involved with the band actually received any royalties or authorised the release. It is, essentially, a bootleg. At least two-thirds of the material (encompassing both singles - the second in an inferior remix - and demos between 1977 and 1979) is incredible, most of the rest are just great (I've always found 'Desperation' to be fairly awful). 'Thin Red Line' is one of the ultimate positive/angry teenage anthems, and while 'Corpus Christie' suggests a Patti Smith influence, the likes of 'Fuck You' and 'White Nigger' pull no punches.

Additional Notes

The Go! Records version is easily the rarest, and came in a blue sleeve, totally different to the "pink" sleeve. The "pink" sleeve version came in a multitude of colours.

Images

Avengers - Avengers - US LP 1982 (Go! Records - GO 005)Avengers - Avengers US LP 1982 (Go! Records - GO 005) Back Cover

US LP 1982 (Go! Records - GO 005). Blue vinyl.

Avengers - Avengers US LP 1983 (C.D. Presents - CD007) Avengers - Avengers US LP 1983 (C.D. Presents - CD007)

US LP 1983 (C.D. Presents - CD007). Click here for more

Avengers - Avengers - US 2xCD 2012 (Water - WATER240)Avengers - Avengers - US 2xCD 2012 (Water - WATER240) Tray

US 2xCD 2012 (Water - WATER240). Click here for more

 

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