Blatz / Filth
Shit SplitAlternative Tentacles
VIRUS 385 CD
Re-pressed on vinyl!! Has been OOP since 2014! New price.
Originally released in 1991 by Lookout! Records, the Shit Split reached many a punk rocker, inspiring a legion of kids to fuck shit up! And now, after being unavailable for 18 months, this classic is back in print thanks to the granddaddy of all US punk labels, Alternative Tentacles.
Blatz and Filth exploded out of the East Bay scene at 924 Gilman Street, home to Operation Ivy, Green Day, Crimpshrine, Rancid, Jawbreaker, and hundreds more. Blatz (featuring past and future members of The Gr'ups, The Criminals, Dead and Gone, and Subincision) took a raucous, slightly more melodic sound mashed with hair-raising female/male vocals, while Filth (formed out of the ashes of Isocracy, The Vagrants, and Crimpshrine) featured razor-gargling vocals over super punk guitars. Both bands lived the life of chaos and disorder, getting arrested for nakedness or being assaulted by brick-wielding suburban tweakers. Somehow, in the studio, the two groups harnessed the destructive power of their live shows (and lives), producing a classic slab of pure East Bay punk fucking rock! Both bands live on in spirit today, if the countless patches still worn by mohicans and crusties around the world are any indication.
The LP contains the original version of the Shit Split: eight songs from Blatz, including their signature "Fuk Shit Up" and a cover of Fear's "I Don't Care About You," and seven songs from Filth, including "Scarred for Life" and their version of Peter and the Test Tube Babies' classic "Banned from the Pubs." The Shit Split double-CD contains everything on the LP plus all records released by each band (Blatz's Cheaper Than Beer 7-inch, Bitches and Beer split with Tribe 8, and track from Lookout!'s Can of Pork comp; Filth's Live the Chaos 7-inch and This Is Why We Are the Drunks split with Submachine) plus a bonus Blatz live/practice/sound collage and Filth's 1990 cassette demo.