LEGIONAIRE’S DISEASE BAND was formed in Houston, TX by Jerry Anomie who took the band and went into Magic Rat Studios in 1979 with just $120 and recorded this single which was released on their own Disease Unlimited Records in a small run, with a second batch on Lunar Lab shortly after. Anomie conceived a plan to promote the record by staging his own funeral, he got a casket from a local funeral home and making an announcement on KPFT, the ploy lured people into Warehouse Records and Tapes where Jerry was rolled out in the casket. Chris Lord of Plastic Idols read his Eulogy before Jerry was resurrected and the band played an in-store.
This single is a fantastic slice of old school punk rock with energy and anger that still sounds fantastic today. Huge guitar, crashing drums, thumping bass, and a singer that seems like he’s not right in the head makes for a great re-release. This is the kind of punk rock that bands try to emulate and really have a hard time duplicating because of the freshness of the music and the ability to offend and scare the normals that’s lost nowadays.
A great single from start to finish that will have you shouting out Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!