Essentially the Stims are to the East Coast thrash history what the Germs were to Los Angeles – one of the first influential hardcore/punk bands. However, the Stimulators, who originate the anthemic punk slogan “Loud Fast Rules!”, have gone on to incorporate a mixture of punk/heavy metal/reggae. Featuring the young drummer Harley Flanagan, glamour boy bassist Nick Marden, Patrick Mack – astringent vocals and songwriter-lead guitarist Denise Mercedes.
A long awaited re-issue on vinyl of the celebrated 1982 ROIR cassette, the Stimulators’ Loud Fast Rules! is more than just a record; it’s a piece of New York punk history. The band’s only full-length work (amongst a handful of coveted 7”s) is a must have record for any self-respecting punk’s collection!