CRIME Box Set 7×7″ + CD


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Crime 7" box set on Munster Records

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Despite having independently released the first punk rock single on the US West Coast, Crime’s legend has never spread beyond a comparatively small but extremely adamant cult. The fact that they only released three singles during their existence is certainly a factor in the lack of recognition afforded them.

Probably more significant is the fact that, despite “getting there first with the mostest”, Crime’s music and image set them apart from what soon became discernable as the punk rock ‘scene’. The amphetamine blues lead guitar bursts which responded to the vocal lines in nearly every song, as well as the frequently dispassionate vocals, set them apart from the bandwagon-jumping art-schoolers (who were all too often devoid of rock and roll attitude), as did their carefully cultivated look and their anti-social attitude!

“Crime” compiles the complete recorded legacy of “San Francisco’s first and only rock and roll band”. It includes three facsimile reproductions of Crime’s original singles and four more 7″s featuring ten tracks recorded in 1977-1979 and unreleased at the time, among them a ‘Be Bop A Lula/Peggy Sue’ medley unavailable elsewhere until now.

The records are accompanied by a 20-page booklet with an extensive band interview by Michael Lucas, photos and memorabilia, plus a special text written by film director and Crime fan Jeff Feuerzeig (The Devil And Daniel Johnston).

7x singles

A Hot Wire My Heart
B Baby You’re So Repulsive
C Terminal Boredom
D Dillinger’s Brain
E Frustration
F Murder By Guitar
G1 Crime Wave
G2 Piss On Your Dog
H Tv Blue
I If Looks Could Kill
J1 Lost Soul
J2 Rockin’ Weird
K Gangster Funk
L Maserati
M San Francisco’s Doomed
N Be Bop A Lula/Peggy Sue
01 Hot Wire My Heart
02 Baby You’re So Repulsive
03 Terminal Boredom
04 Dillinger’s Brain
05 Frustration
06 Murder By Guitar
07 Crime Wave
08 Piss On Your Dog
09 Tv Blue
10 If Looks Could Kill
11 Lost Soul
12 Rockin’ Weird
13 Gangster Funk
14 Maserati
15 San Francisco’s Doomed
16 Be Bop A Lula/Peggy Sue