The Gonads exploded onto the South London Punk scene like an agitated pint of lager on a warm summer's day back in 1975. Spearheaded by founding member and punk zine writer turned Sounds rock scribe Garry Bushell (alias Gal Gonad); the band - inspired by Strummer, Lydon and the Ramones (with a subtle hint of Ian Dury and not so subtle hints of Monty Python's Flying Circus) continues to churn out punk classics into the 21st century.
The Uprisers are a fairly new outfit featuring members of The Bruisers and The Radicts. This will be their first release. Rodger and Todd played in one of Portsmouth NH's original punk bands Five Balls of Power back in the 80s. They parted ways with Rodger forming The Bruisers and Todd moving to New York and starting The Radicts and later L.E.S. Stitches. 20 something years later, Todd returned to New Hampshire and opened Skeletone Records in Portsmouth. Rodger contacted Todd and hounded him (haha) until Todd finally broke down and started practicing with him, and the Uprisers were born.
The history behind this release is, at the first 2000 Tons of TNT fest in 2011, The Gonads were supposed to play but the only person to come over to the states was Garry Bushell. Garry gave the Uprisers the song list and they were able to learn it and perform it in a day, without a hitch.
This 7? is a co-release between Black Hole Records and Skinflint Music. Black Hole Records will have this release on white vinyl and Skinflint Music will have this release on red vinyl. The EP will also come with an mp3 download card.