Avengers

The self-titled "Pink Album" will soon be reissued on LP and CD from Superior Viaduct. The 14 track CD comes in a satiny digipak, with 16-page booklet and new liner notes from Byron Coley. CDs will be available at our shows on the NYC/UK/Euro tour and by preorder to be shipped in August. You can also download the CD with 17 bonus tracks for immediate satisfaction. For vinyl LPs you must wait until November.

Release dates:
14 track CD -- August 21. Vinyl 14 track LP -- November.

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Pre-order the CD (US shipping in Aug.) $15 + 3

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Pre-order the CD (International shipping in Aug.) $15 + 8

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Download the digital album with 17 bonus tracks for $14.

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Avengers Pink album

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In the late '70s, The Avengers established themselves as one of the US's preeminent punk bands. Fusing incisive guitar hooks, explosive rhythms and adolescent venom, the group forged some of the most in-your-face songs of the era. Their live shows were legendary, playing up and down the West Coast and even blowing Sex Pistols off the stage at the latter's final performance.

As Byron Coley writes in the liner notes, "Of the best bands of San Francisco's first wave in 1977, The Avengers were by far the coolest and youngest sounding. They roared without irony, as though this were indeed Year Zero (and, for a moment, it was), with history being overwritten by the new. The honesty of their belief was carried by their sound. And it was convincing!"

Originally released in 1983, four years after the band's dissolution, The Avengers' self-titled LP is often referred to as "The Pink Album" for its magenta-hued cover design. Frontwoman Penelope Houston's iconic voice and razor-sharp lyrics resonate on anthems "We Are The One" and "The American In Me," while penetrating ballads like "Corpus Christi" reveal a truly out-of-body euphony.

The Pink Album remains The Avengers' definitive statement – collecting their classic Dangerhouse EP, sessions recorded with the Pistols' Steve Jones and a half-dozen revelatory demos. While much has been written about The Avengers in the past three decades, rock critic Greil Marcus puts it succinctly, "The word I always come back to is mystical, and that remains almost theirs alone."

Track Listing:

  1. We Are The One
  2. Car Crash
  3. I Believe In Me
  4. Open Your Eyes
  5. No Martyr
  6. Desperation
  7. Thin White Line
  8. Paint It Black
  9. The American In Me
  10. White Nigger
  11. Uh Oh
  12. Second to None
  13. Corpus Christi
  14. Fuck You
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