Jimmy Smack: Death Rocks 7"
Archival release of this obscure early 80s California synth punk project. Apparently Jimmy Smack shared bills with numerous bands from the early LA hardcore scene royalty, but this is the first I've heard of him... this some great, dark, minimal synth-punk in the Screamers vein though. It seems like synth bands from this era often come from the Human League end of things, but Jimmy Smack is pure dark punk... really sinister-sounding, and if you're a fan of the Screamers or the Normal you will definitely flip for this. Really killer.
Tags: 80s minimal new wave post-punk reissues synth synth-punk