Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Spiffs - Don't Waste Your Money On This Garbage
A1. Here Comes Trouble
A2. Kill You
B1. Wink Tonight
B2. Space Age Laser
B3. Time To Go
THE SPIFFS (Phoenix, AZ)
Don't Waste Your Money On This Garbage
Industry Insulting (II-001), 1980
This record came as quite a refreshing surprise when I picked it up on my travels through Arizona last year. While one respected website gave it a less than flattering analysis, I contend that this is one hell of a great EP that shows versatility and promise. Despite the band's humility in naming their "mini LP" Don't Waste Your Money On This Garbage, released on the ever-so-confident Industry Insulting label, the songs are actually quite endearing, toying the lines of pop punk, power pop and even showing a mysterious dark side on "Kill You." Sure, the sleeve and foldout poster leave a little to be desired, but I give two thumbs up to what lies in the grooves.
Front man, Glenn De Jongh, went on to play in a flurry of bands after the Spiffs before ruling the casino and cruise line scene.