A double-CD set including the band's first recording session, a 13-song
live show recorded in Buffalo, NY in '82 and Jeffrey Lee alone with a guitar
and a tape recorder (15 previously unreleased songs). Comes complete with an
extensive color booklet and liner notes. In
early 80's Pierce's bastardised
blues painted pictures of the seedy underbelly of southern California,
from the urban squalor to the desert indians. The first disc of live stuff
with the full band is some of the best recordings of the group ever heard.
They are notoriously uncapturable due to their tempestuous nature, and the
tens of thousands of dollars they collectively burned on narcotics. Pierce
died recently, and this disc is a decent accounting of a band that had the
Cramps, Black Flag, and X open for them at one time or another.