Phoenix at the time was strictly a three sets a night cover band scene. The Consumers' set ended in a brawl when somebody threatened Paul with a knife, and later some shithead tried to rip off the band's equipment. Phoenix was pure hell for any band doing original material, let alone a PUNK band daring to show its face! "All My Friends Are Dead" was the Consumers fuck you to Phoenix since nearly all their gigs there ended in brawls with long-haired rockers and other redneck gnarlers pounding on the band for daring to play punk rock in public in 1977! It didn't take long to suss. Head on out.
Just before they packed for L.A. in early '78 the band managed to get themselves on tape during a single session blow-out frenzy. Now, 24 years later the abandoned tape is out on CD and vinyl, thanks to In the Red, a Burbank-based indie label. All My Friends Are Dead successfully captures the Consumers as a pissed off yet still fun no-frills punk rockin' band ...
exactly who and what they were during their extremely short and sweet existence. -Excerpts from "Intheredrecords.com" Band members formed 45 Grave and most of these songs made it over to the set list of 45 Grave as well. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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