This is the original Breeders, formed in Champaign, IL, in the early-eighties by Ted Purves on bass and vocals, Andrew Van Dusen on guitar and Jonno Peltz on drums. They released a 7″ EP titled “Zen Punk” and an eight song cassette titled “Things Happen”. In 1984 they added a second guitarist Glenn Graham to the line-up, the group disbanded in the following year when Andrew moved to NYC and Ted left for grad school in Ohio.
This is a little hidden gem of Midwestern punk. Three songs, remastered for the occasion. A side is an elaborate song between Punk Rock and No Wave, that brings in mind bands like Gang of Four, Contortions, Wire,… On the flip side, two miniatures on the verge of hardcore. Think early Husker Du, Minor Threat and White Cross. Comes with the original artwork!
Label: No Plane Records