THE PRISSTEENS "Almost 24" tracks 1-9 are the first nine tracks off of "Demos & Rarities" (2016), back in print. These are demos recorded in 1999.
I omitted the singles sides and live cuts, added some demos from 96-99, including a never before released song "Don't Think About You", a favorite of THE PRISSTEENS old manager Jim "The Hound" Marshall. It's a girl group tinged pop gem with Lori on lead vocals and Tina singing the bridge.
Mostly this was a way for me to reissue "Demos & Rarities", while offering a slightly different release with some previously unreleased stuff.
"These unearthed recordings knock that quasi-major sheen (they were signed to Herb Alpert's ALMO SOUNDS label, same label as GARBAGE and THE SUGARCUBES) off The Rock quite nicely; much to mankind’s delight, there’s an ass-kickingly rough edge to the guitar that no one was able to sneak in and fuck with." REV NORB / RAZORCAKE
#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
"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
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 (PURPLE WIZARD) and Dave Lindsay (ACTION SWINGERS). They released a smattering of singles and they released a one-and-done major label debut with THE STRANGELOVES Richard Gottehrer at the helm (GO-GO'S, BLONDIE, HOLLY & THE ITALIANS). They turned Joey Ramone into an obsessed superfan, and they had songs that featured on 90210 and the 90's teen movie JAWBREAKER. They began to demo material for a second LP before disbanding. THE PRISSTEENS made some of the finest girl group punk pop of the 90's, and there were quite a few bands to contend with mining similar territory. THE PRISSTEENS were better than them.
THE PRISSTEENS "Almost 24" Mastered by Patrick Haight at Spot-On Sound Cover Photo: Howard Thompson Design and Layout: CJ Del Mar and Daniel Perrine
Special thanks to James Marshall, The Prissteens, Howard Thompson, Matt Mulichak, Travis Ramin, and Josh Rutledge.
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