Friday, December 16, 2016

Song of the Day # 1,062 The Nuns

One of the leading bands on the San Francisco late seventies Punk wave. Supported The Sex Pistols at their last gig at Winterland. They released records late, singles in 1979 and an album the following year after they'd split and reformed, losing original Alejandro Ecsovedo somewhere along the way. The self-titled LP is a curious affair, a case of too little, too late. Reheating a sound that was essentially at least three years old and dragging whatever they cared for from Blondie, The Ramones, Heartbreakers, Dead Boys, and The Dolls into the mix, it's actually a very good record in terms of the quality of the songs but there's nothing on the album that really makes it distinctly The Nuns own and frankly it was doomed to wind up stranded in 1980. Plus no-one needs a song called Child Molestor (where those two words make up the chanted chorus), when the superior in every respect X-Offender has already been written and recorded.

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