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Twin Cities

by Narthex

Post-punk early 1980's duo featuring Dead Milkmen drummer Dean Clean. All killer, no filler, no joke. Big Fun.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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Album Notes
Back in the early 1980s, Philadelphia was buzzing with all kinds of bands whose names evoke a certain nostalgiac reverence, and even enough lingering buzz that they can mount reunion shows. Bunnydrums leaps to mind.

But there were also really amazing bands on the same scene whose reputations were more like footnotes even though their music was fiercely individual and wholly original.

Narthex was a duo of guitarist/vocalist Michael Ace and drummer Dean Sabatino. The latter went onto fame as a Dead Milkman.

The live mp3s posted on the website led former Philadelphian and jazz punk Skip Heller to ask if there any studio recordings. Luckily, there were, and legendary (re: awfully good) engineer and guitarist Chris Unrath was brought in to make these tapes sing with the verve of their era. And they STOMP.

For those of you who remember when Mission of Burma was a ten dollar show, when the East Side Club ladies room was best entered with a rolled-up dollar bill, when magazines like Terminal and Savage Pink documented a scene every bit as diverse and exciting as any music scene anytime anywhere, this record -- limited edition -- throws it back in your face and into your mind.

By the way -- Skyeways will be doing more punk archival CDR issues like this.


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Tristan Lambright

I'd buy it if I didn't already have it.
Really good simple progressional punk. Dean is a great drummer and works well with the guitar. There is a great amount of synergy on this cd.

Alex V

C'est très raffraichissant pour un vieux groupe.
Cette musique, aux sonorités Violent Femme, me tient réveillé malgré l'heure de la nuit. Belle découverte, je sens les minis Dead-Milkmen en puissance. Philadelphie me surprend ce soir, Narthex aussi, je «shake de la patte» !

miles xani

i like it. very much.
FAST, energenic, completely get lost in the tracks and get caught up in a wave of awesomeness.
Before listening to it and just checking the cd jacket I was a bit disapointed at the lack of tracks (only 10!), but you hardly notice when you listen to it forty times in a row! Neat Dean Clean artwork as well.


This cd is a must have for your collection.
The drum work on this album is off the hook. Nice guitar work and catchy song lyrics. Dead milkmen fans and everyone else you need to buy this album.