Ah, The Stupids. One of my all time favourite
bands ever. When I first got into hardcore in the late 80’s, the UK
scene was really big thanks to bands like Napalm death etc. While I dug the
grindcore stuff I really related to the stupids because I was more into the US HC
sound and so were they. In fact they even dressed and acted American (a cardinal
sin in UK
hardcore punk at the time). I didn’t agree with all their daft (and sometimes
dodgy) lyrics but musically they were the shit.
At some point a few years ago Tommy Stupid (after years of being a Drum & Bass DJ) decided to resurrect The stupids again (hey everyone else was doing it). Unlike a lot of reunions of old bands it wasn’t a disaster and their 2009 comeback album ‘The kids don’t like it’ on Boss tunage was actually rather fucking good.
I recently managed to acquire this test pressing of said album-this is the rejected version on clear. Only 5 were made. The original album itself was released on a clear with black splatter specks so this copy feels extra special despite no proper sleeve or anything.