Thursday, September 8, 2016

Trotsky Icepick/Vena Cava - Saints tribute split 7" (1992, Happy Squid)

Not much time for a write-up tonight, but luckily this one's pretty straightforward.  Two LA bands cover two bona fide classics from Aussie punk legends The Saints.  One act is relatively renown (Trotsky Icepick) and the other not so much (Vena Cava).  I should note that both bands feature John-Talley Jones on vocals.  Jones has a connection to the Urinals which you can read about here.  Both renditions are pretty faithful to the originals, but as you might expect not as robust.  If you have yet to make your acquaintance with the Saints head straight for their first two LPs, I'm Stranded and Eternally Yours, arriving in 1977 & 1978 respectfully.

Trotsky Icepick - I'm Stranded
Vena Cava - This Perfect Day

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