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The Teen Idles – Anniversary (1996) Vinyl 7″ EP

Band: The Teen Idles

Album: Anniversary

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore

Label: Dischord Records

Release Country: United States

Record Type: 5 Tracks Vinyl 7" EP

The Teen Idles were a punk rock band formed in 1979 in Washington, DC, by Ian MacKaye (bass), Nathan Strejcek (vocals), Georgie Grindle (guitar), and Jeff Nelson (drums), all high school classmates. The band was born out of the demise of The Slinkees, which featured Grindle, Nelson, MacKaye, and vocalist Mark Sullivan (4), who broke up after Sullivan, a year older than the rest of the band, went to college.

The group played various shows around DC and, in the summer of 1980, travelled to California for 2 shows, getting an eye-full of Los Angeles burgeoning hardcore scene and importing a number of the scene's traits back to DC, including slamdancing. The Teen Idles proved to be influential to many of the younger punk fans in and around Washington DC, inspiring a new wave of bands who called themselves "harDCore".

In late 1980, the band broke up. This mainly due to tension between Grindle and Nelson. Grindle's born again Christian girlfriend disapproved of the band, causing him to question his participation, which brought him into conflict with Nelson, who was an atheist. Also adding to the mix was MacKaye's, who was the band's lyricist, dissatification with Strejeck's performances and his own desire to sing. Following their split, the band took money they had saved from their shows to issue an EP called "Minor Disturbance" on their own


5 Tracks
A1 Adventure
A2 Teen Idles
A3 Sneakers
B1 Trans Am
B2 Fiorucci Nightmare / Getting In My Way

Printed sheet included (liner notes with some history, lyrics, photo credit, acknowledgements / 100 covers).

Sleeve notes read:
"The Teen Idles founded Dischord Records in 1980 with the release of the "Minor Disturbance" 8 song 7" EP, so it seems somewhat appropriate to celebrate Dischord's 100th release with a second single from the band some 16 years later. This record consists of songs taken from practice tapes and early demos recorded from late 1979 to mid-1980."

Track A1 from basement tape, 1979 / '80.
Tracks A2 to B2 recorded at Hit & Run Studios.
Track A2 to B1 from first demo tape, Feb. 1980.
Track B2 from second demo tape April 1980.
Re-mixed at Inner Ear Studios.

Cat# 'DIS100V' appears on the labels and rear sleeve.
Cat# 'Dischord No. 100' appears on the insert.

Β©β„— 1980, '96.

Made in England

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