Dangerhouse, Vol. 1

Dangerhouse, Vol. 1


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In 1977, Dangerhouse was one of the first independent labels to jump into the fray and document the burgeoning West Coast punk rock scene, and all these years later their taste and judgment seem damn near faultless -- they released records on many of California's finest first-wave punk bands, including X, the Avengers, the Weirdos, and the Dils, and future members of Wall of Voodoo and the Gun Club were lurking among the members of Dangerhouse's other acts. Thankfully, the folks behind the label were also mindful of production quality, and were able to make great sounding records despite limited means -- their stuff simply sounded better than what most indie labels were offering in the early stages of the game. Dangerhouse, Vol. 1 collects 12 classic cuts released between 1977 and 1979, including stone classics like X's original recording of "Los Angeles," the Avengers' anthemic "We Are the One," the Dils' blazing "Class War," Black Randy and the Metrosquad's superbly perverse "Trouble at the Cup," the darkly hilarious "Let's Shoot Maria" from the Deadbeats, the peerless Weirdos' "Solitary Confinement," and what may have been the label's true anthem, the Randoms' "Let's Get Rid of New York." Even the lesser-known bands contribute strong material, and this disc's only real flaw is that it is too short -- especially since all the stuff from this album and the second volume (released a year later) would easily fit on one CD. But beyond that quibble, Dangerhouse, Vol. 1 is a raucous and wildly entertaining look at what was one of America's most vital punk rock scenes, and few collections can match this for sheer power and lunatic joy.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/1993
Label: Frontier Records
UPC: 0018663103921
catalogNumber: 31039
Rank: 55175

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Exene Cervenka   Vocals
John Doe   Bass,Vocals
Weirdos   Vocals,Track Performer
X   Track Performer
Dils   Vocals,Track Performer
Rhino 39   Track Performer
Deadbeats   Track Performer
Howard Werth   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Bags   Vocals,Track Performer
Avengers   Vocals,Track Performer
Alley Cats   Vocals,Track Performer
Penelope Houston   Vocals
Amadeo Pasquale   Bass
Alice Bag   Bass,Vocals
Craig Bag   Guitar
Pat Bag   Bass
Terry Bag   Drums
K.K. Barrett   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Nickey Beat   Drums
Black Randy & The Metrosquad   Vocals,Track Performer
Don Bonebrake   Drums
David Brown   Organ,Piano,Rhythm,Vox Organ,Vox Jaguar
Tim Carhart   Drums
Dianne Chai   Bass,Vocals
Dave Dacron   Vocals
D. Bob Dead   Guitar,Vocals
Dix Denney   Guitar
Pat Delaney   Saxophone
John Denney   Bass,Vocals
Danny Furious   Drums
Pat Garrett   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Geza X. Gedeon   Guitar,Vocals
Scott Guerin   Vocals
Shaun Guerin   Drums
Tom Hughes   Bass
Chip Kinman   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Kinman   Bass,Vocals
Jimmy Leach   Bass,Vocals
Angeles   Vocals
Marcus Malone   Bass
Joe Nanini   Drums
Larry Parrott   Guitar
Joe Ramirez   Guitar,Vocals
Randoms   Vocals,Track Performer
Larry "Rhino" Rheinhart   Vocals
Rob Ritter   Guitar
Cliff Roman   Guitar,Vocals
Greg Scars   Guitar
Randy Stodola   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Trout   Bass,Guitar
James Calvin Wilsey   Bass
Billy Zoom   Guitar
Mark Malone   Bass
Bob Dead   Guitar,Vocals
John McCarthy   Drums
Dix Denney   Guitar
Deadbeats   Vocals,Track Performer
Eyes   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Exene Cervenka   Composer
John Doe   Composer
X   Producer,Remixing
Howard Werth   Producer,Remixing
Amadeo Pasquale   Contributor
Black Randy & The Metrosquad   Composer
David Brown   Contributor,Liner Notes,drum machine,Rhythm Programming
Pat Garrett   Producer,Remixing
Geza X. Gedeon   Producer
Rand McNally   Producer
Randy Stodola   Producer
Scott LIndgren   Cover Design,Cover Photo

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