Thursday, November 06, 2008

LATHE-N-PRESS WITH THE 2x4’S

This is a pretty short post, but I’m so enamored with this sole spastic art-punker from Massachusetts’ TWO BY FOURS (aka the 2x4’s) from 1980 called “Zipperheads” that I wanted you to hear it. Last March we posted their one and only legit 45 along with a bonus track, and due to the recent purge of my files, those are no longer available. Don’t worry, I’ll give them to you another time. That’s actually one where we got a congratulatory thanks from a guy in the band – John Horvorka, who was the prime mover behind this lyrically & musically inventive/crazed/artastic band. Wish I could have seen them. “Zipperheads” is from their unreleased LP that Horvorka has now released. It’s excellent. You’ll see what I mean in a second.



Download THE 2x4'S - "Zipperheads"

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alright! I get to be the first to say what a great post! I've been following this blog for a while. Pity about box.net, but I'm glad you're still posting.

J Neo Marvin said...

The singer sounds oddly reminiscent of Black Randy. Catchy tune.

Anonymous said...

Seems like I remember a song by the 2X4s on a recent Homework comp. Hovorka -- 's that the singer? Crazy voice man!

John said...

Check out Hovorka's other band, The Turbines. Also a classic. One of the most memorable voices in Boston rock.