BACK IN PRINT!!!
HELL YES!!!!!!! Mississippi Records just pressed up more copies of Fred and Toody Cole's pre-Dead Moon punk band, the Rats; both their first s/t record and the follow up "Intermittent Signals"!!!!!! STOKED doesn't quite describe how excited we are, or Mississippi for that matter -
"Second LP, recorded in 1980, by Portland punk legends - The Rats. Fred and Toody Cole of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, The Range Rats, The Weeds. The Lollipop Shoppe and a million other bands are joined on this one by Sam Henry of the Wipers, Napalm Beach and a million other bands. A very eclectic LP with elements of Punk, new wave, art rock, psychedelia and early Rock and roll. Great nuts and bolts song writing. A true punk rock classic." - Mississippi
DUDES we're not gonna bother with hyping these Rats albums cuz they're flat out FUCKING ESSENTIAL. Just as we all expect from Fred and Toody. And since originals of these lps fetch top dollar and Mississippi didn't press enough to go around, yer gonna want to grab 'em both NOW. THE HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION POSSIBLE.