Previously unreleased 1978 EP by Hollywood punk band The Snot Puppies produced by Geza X. Made up of students enrolled at Beverly Hills High School, including Jeff McGregor (a one time member of the Screamers), The Snot Puppies were active for a few short months between 1977 and 1978. In May they played Lobotomy Magazine night at The Whisky, July 9th they played The Masque by August they called it quits. Remastered from the original master tape by Geza X and pressed for the first time in this official edition of 500. Comes housed in a two sided sleeve and includes an insert with rare photos, a new interview with the band as well as a postcard of an unpublished photo of the Masque club by Michael Yampolsky.
Our take: First ever release from this obscure LA area band. The band members were students at Beverly Hills High School when they recorded these tracks with Geza X in 1978, and while they never managed a release while they were together, they played clubs like the Masque and the Whisky with bands like the Germs, the Middle Class, and the Screamers (with whom they shared a member). The three songs here may not be on the level of the classics Snot Puppies’ contemporaries wrote, but they’re solid, aggressive punk tunes buoyed by Geza X’s always great production. A lot of time with obscure reissues, I hear them and I think, “yeah, I can see why this never came out before.” However, if you’re a sucker for the old SoCal punk sound like me, I think you’ll get good mileage out of this single.