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Zippers, The - A Six Song Mini Album © 1981 Rhino Records



Band/Artist: The Zippers
Album: A Six Song Mini Album
© 1981 Rhino Records, Inc.
Catalog#: RNEP 601
Format: Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album
Country: US
Genre: Rock, Power Pop
Total Time: 00:15:57





Upon arriving in Los Angeles in 1975, the onset of the burgeoning Punk Rock/ New Wave scene a year later was a cultural besotting for Cammarata. Punch drunk with the sheer audacity of the cultural dadaism, it was another year before he found his place. That place was helping to put together seminal pop/punk band The Zippers. Sharing stages with cultural icons like The Blasters, Patti Smith, The Buzzcocks, and John Cale, the band built a hard core following from San Diego to Houston to Tokyo. Their debut single on Back Door Man Records, He's A Rebel b/w You're So Strange, made a decent local splash, and was eventually featured in the Dennis Christopher film "Fade to Black". Eventually teaming with former Doors publicist Danny Sugerman, and keyboardist Ray Manzarek, the band released a six song "mini-lp" in 1980 on Rhino Records. Several of the songs have since been appropriated for use on half a dozen different punk/pop collections. Despite being lavished with critical acclaim from the likes of LA Times' Robert Hilburn ("the best unsigned band in America"), renowned pop critic and historian Don Waller ("angelic four part harmonies surrounded by four chords and a cloud of dust") internal issues caused the disbanding of the group soon after...
                                                                                                            - Lewis Ray Cammarata



 • Side One:
A1. I'm In Love 01:50
A2. It Hurts 02:48
A3. Some Pay The Price (Some Never Will) 03:10
 • Side Two:
B1. Falling Off The Edge 03:13
B2. Someday 02:41
B3. Lock On My Heart 03:18
  Bonus Track:
1. He's A Rebel (Single) 02:38
2. You're So Strange (Single) 02:48

  Recorded At – Eldorado Recording Studios
  Mastered At – Precision Lacquer


Personnel:
Bob Willingham - Lead Vocal, Guitars
Danielle Faye - Bass, Vocals
Lewis Cammarata - Guitars, Vocals
Malcolm Murphy - Drums

Guests:
Design – Art D. Rekshun
Engineer – Dave Jerden
Management – Danny Sugerman
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Photography By – Suzan Carson
Producer – Ray Manzarek

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