MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover
7" $9.75

11/29/2019 855985006567 

SV 156 


Few first wave California punk bands burned as brightly as The Avengers. Formed in San Francisco during 1977’s Summer of Hate, they swiftly ascended to the top of the West Coast scene and earned the coveted support slot for The Sex Pistols’ final concert in January 1978. The Avengers’ frenetic performance at Winterland made quite an impression on Pistols guitarist Steve Jones who offered to record the group. From the Jones produced sessions, “The American In Me” remains an unmistakable anthem. Embodying the punk zeitgeist, singer Penelope Houston fiercely declares, “Ask not what you can do for your country, what’s your country been doing to you.” The original White Noise EP version of “The American In Me” is paired with “Uh-Oh,” featuring Jones on piano and bravely demonstrating Me Too sentiments four decades earlier. Comp-only track “Cheap Tragedies” closes this reimagined lost-single set. The American In Me perfectly captures The Avengers’ dynamic power—frustration, style and passion forged into some of the most pivotal sounds of punk’s formative era.

Related Items

cover

Avengers, The

S/t
Superior Viaduct
cover

Avengers, The

Teenage Rebel / Friends Of Mine
Superior Viaduct
cover

Crime

San Francisco's First And Only Rock 'n' Roll Band: Live 1978
Superior Viaduct
cover

Hooker, William

...is Eternal Life
Superior Viaduct
cover

Mekons, The

The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen
Superior Viaduct
cover

Brown, Marion

Three For Shepp
Superior Viaduct
cover

This Kind Of Punishment

In The Same Room
Superior Viaduct
cover

Harrison, Kevin

Inscrutably Obvious
Superior Viaduct
cover

McPhee, Joe

Nation Time
Superior Viaduct
cover

Pinhas, Richard

Iceland
Superior Viaduct
cover

The Fall

Totale's Turns
Superior Viaduct
cover

Scientist

In The Kingdom Of Dub
Superior Viaduct