Everyone knows that so called "punk" in the '90s had become a safe, watered down commodity, so much so that mainstream acts (who need not be name) were are a sad caricature of that grossly misled movement itself. Then again, some of the smallest indie bands of the era were making the biggest noise, and Seattle's all but overlooked Putters were amongst a hardy cavalcade of aesthetically minded period acts including the New Bomb Turks, Fumes, not to mention early Supersuckers. This pair of three-song 45s and a blistering album, Fear of Women on eMpTy Records are left to tell the tale. High octane, two-fisted, leave ‘em chokin’ the god damn dust, punk-as-fuck rock n roll. That's the Putters in a nutshell. In other words people, this stuff smokes. Used and new copies of the aforementioned Fear of Women are in abundance on Amazon, and for those of you who'd like to read up further on this quartet 10 Things online has a few words to say.
01. Gun 'n a Bullet
03. Kill Me Quick
04. Muscle Car
1-3 from John Hicks 7" (1991, Bag of Hammers)
4-6 from Muscle Car 7" (1992, eMpTy)
New Order - Chicago Metro 1983 addendum - Coupla things. Ex-blog partner 50 Pound Note provided some excellent and apropos artwork for this set. Free iCookie to anyone who can translate the code....
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