45 222's i love susan pic sleeve front

$200.00

222's - I Love Susan b/w The First Studio Bomb (picture sleeve)

Format: 7"
Label: Rebel RB-7901
Year: 1979
Origin: Montréal, Québec
Genre: punk
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Value of Original Title: $200.00
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Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Quebec, 1970's, Canadian Punk

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
I Love Susan

Side 2

Track Name
The First Studio Bomb

Photos

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I Love Susan b/w The First Studio Bomb (picture sleeve)

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Information/Write-up

“First Studio Bomb” is a great fucking song from the first and, for a time, only punk band from Montreal. The 222s started as a more New York Dolls-y post-glam outfit and morphed into a proper punk band as they were exposed to the stripped down sounds coming out of New York at the end of the decade; the only other form I’ve found this in is as a live track from their 2006 collection Montreal Punk - 78-81, recorded at the Ottawa punk hole the Rotter’s Club. It exemplifies the kind of catchy, driving songs the band were so good at creating, from the hyper-sexual anthem of “Female” (”You look like a female / But you fuck like a man”) to to lightweight “Fun, Fun, Fun.” Perhaps the best thing about the 222s (at least from a storytelling perspective) is that, at the end of their career, they teamed up with the Montreal mob for their final single. The recording sessions ended with the band having a gun pulled on them over ongoing creative differences. The 222s called it a day pretty soon after.

Comments

Phil Nicholson

I owned this single. I fell in love with the 50's tuneful poppy approach with a lair of Ramones punk delivery. A compilation was released but this was sadly not on it. Great early punk from Montreal.