#25 on WAX MUSIC'S 50 Best Records of 2016
"The Prissteens aren’t just relived here, but reevaluated and given the acclaim they first deserved just short of two decades previously. Straight-laced US punk with that cruising power-pop bounce, ‘Demos & Rarities‘ doesn’t simply show what could’ve been. – RJ / Wax Music waxmusicuk.com/2016/12/05/wax-musics-50-best-records-of-2016/
"Scandal, Controversy & Romance, while an excellent album, essentially took the band out of the garage. And something valuable was lost in the process. Demos & Rarities will have us remembering The Prissteens for what they really were - precursors to the thriving garage girl group scene of recent years." Lord Rutledge, FASTER AND LOUDER
STILL IN ROCK Review of The Prissteens Demos & Rarities:
NYC Punks The Prissteens shone brightly for a few short years in the late 90's. Originally comprised of Mighty Joe Vincent of The Devil Dogs on Drums, and Lori Lindsay, Leslie Day, and Tina Canellas on guitar and vocals, later lineups would include Jon Chalmers (Sato and Jonny, Purple Wizard) and Dave Lindsay (Action Swingers, Purple Wizard). They released a smattering of singles, the A-sides of which appear on the tail end of this collection. They released a one-and-done major label debut with The Strangeloves Richard Gottehrer at the helm (Go-Go's, Blondie, Holly & The Italians) and they turned Joey Ramone into an obsessed superfan. They had a song in the 90's teen movie Jawbreaker, and they began to demo material for a second LP before disbanding. These demos are seeing the light of day for the first time on this collection, 20 years after The Prissteens first single came out. The Prissteens made some of the finest girl group pop and punk of the 90's, and there were quite a few bands to contend with mining similar territory. The Prissteens were better than them.
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