Wednesday, January 07, 2009


(Note: this is a re-post of a piece that I did on 4/6/2007. The files were taken down by my previous hosting provider, so I'm righting the wrong now...)

It didn’t seem fair to anyone, let alone me, to sit on the debut 1988 7”EP from Rob Vasquez’ NIGHTS AND DAYS when it was well within my power to put it up here for your listening pleasure, and when the kids have been clamorin’ for it. Oh, and it’s one of the great records of the 80s to boot, and an all-time second-wave-of-garage-punk landmark. One critic who shall not be named had this to say: "....Big, loud, stomping basement rock that approximates a runaway boulder hooked up to a set of clanking chains. Their sorta-cover of Beefheart's "Diddy Wah Diddy" could almost be no-wave inspired, and the frantic chords played on this sound like they're shooting sparks. Rob Vasquez was and remains a singular talent who deserves to be handsomely paid for his genius, and lionized & feted the world over....”.

I could not have said it better myself! I bought mine on a whim because they were from Seattle and had a Sub Pop connection – which in 1988 was a mark of quality, or so I reckoned at the time – and have until now yet to look back. 600 made, released on REGAL SELECT records to a handful of record dorks in ’88, and now ready for you to download and celebrate with your pals all weekend long.

Play The Nights And Days - "Garbage Can"


Anonymous said...

I snagged these and the These Days 7" tracks the first time around and I can't thank you enough. Pure killer! I'd been a Night Kings fan for a while but hadn't heard the Nights & Days. There's a Night Kings EP on my blog, if anyone's interested...

Anonymous said...

Bingo! IBx