Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Weirdos!

The Weirdos formed in LA 1976 by singer John Denney and his brother Dix on guitar, initially using the band names The Barbies and The Luxurious Adults. They were sons of actress Dodo Denney. Critic Mark Deming calls them "quite simply, one of the best and brightest American bands of punk's first wave." The Weirdos were originally an art rock band, and were featured in a news article featuring punk rock groups in Time magazine; thus the "punk" label stuck.
Their singles and EPs include "Destroy All Music" (1977, Bomp! Records),  "We Got the Neutron Bomb" (1978, Dangerhouse Records), Who? What? When? Where? Why? EP (1979, Numbskull Records), "Skateboards to Hell" (1979, Numbskull Records), and Action Design EP (1980, Rhino Records).  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Gotta mention one of the former Weirdos, Zander Schloss, went on to record with Joe Strummer (Earthquake Weather), still plays with the Circle Jerks,was featured in Repo Man and a few other indie flix, played in the Low and Sweet Orchestra (one of my favorite all-time bands) and currently plays in a duo with singer Sean Wheeler- great great stuff, man!