ABRASIVE WHEELS "WHEN THE PUNKS GO MARCHING IN" LP
I'm gonna make a little editors note here ... I will admit, I JUST got into this band this year (2013), and I don't think I've ever felt so stupid and embarrassed for not even bothering to check out such a "classic" band sooner. I'm not sure why it took me so to hear them, I've known the name pretty much since I got into punk, but for some reason I never gave em a listen. I don't think I've been this excited "discovering" an old classic in years. For all of you that know how incredible this band is, I'm sure you are hanging your head, shaking it at me in shame ... and I understand. But for those of you who happen to be in the same boat as myself ... you need this LP in your life, plain and simple. Ok, end rant. "The Abrasive Wheels were one of the most influential bands to arise from the UK punk scene. Their early material became the blueprint by which many punk bands to this day build their sound from. When The Punks Go Marching In is widely accepted as their finest work and one of the greatest punk albums of that (or any) time. Re-Amp Records is proud to present a vinyl-only reissue of this, one of the most sought out pieces of punk vinyl in the world. In an effort to maintain historical accuracy and artistic integrity, it is being released exactly as it was in 1982 Ð no gimmicky picture discs, alternate takes, bonus tracks, or "re-vamped" artwork Ð just the original songs in the original packaging, exactly the way the punk gods intended."