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the avengers . the american in me
(2004) (DBKWorks)
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The Avengers - The American In Me

"'The American In Me' was a torn flag flown by the Avengers... the best punk band in San Francisco, in moments the best in the country. [Their songs were] like a rock through the window that separates the true from the false." -from the liner notes by Greil Marcus.

Recorded in 1978-79, this sonic manifesto contains 8 live tracks* and 4 previously unreleased studio tracks -- including 2 alternate takes from the infamous sessions produced by Sex Pistol, Steve Jones.

Here's the press release.

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1. we are the one
2. the american in me
3. white ni**er.
4. uh-oh
5. cheap tragedies
6. zero hour
7. corpus christi
8. release me
9. uh-oh
10. misery (finger on the trigger)
11. time to die
12. the american in me

This contains the 8 live tracks, recorded at the Old Waldorf in 1979 and recently released on the Italian vinyl import LP Zero Hour. The CD has a 16 page booklet with photos, show lists, flyers and new liner notes written by Greil Marcus, as well as Penelope's liner notes about the Waldorf show from Zero Hour, which are reprinted here.