Black Hole is an upcoming Punk Rock compilation that focuses on the initial wave California Punk Rock, from 1977 - 1980. The album is scheduled to be released November 15 by Domino Records, home of Arctic Monkeys, Dirty Projectors, Tricky, The Kills, Four tet, Animal Collective, and Franz Ferdinand. The compilation was curated by acclaimed music journalist Jon Savage. The Black Hole logo and cover art was done by UK artist Fergadelic.
The tee shirts feature original artwork from some of the bands on the compilations.
The Weirdos - originally an art rock band formed in 1976, and were featured in a news article featuring punk rock groups in Time magazine. Formed by singer John Denney and his brother Dix on guitar, who initially used the band names The Barbies and The Luxurious Adults; they were the only constant members, though guitarist/bassist Cliff Roman, bassist Dave Trout and drummer Nickey "Beat" Alexander were relatively long-term Weirdos.
The Screamers - pioneers of a genre now known as "synthpunk," and can also be classified as art punk. The Screamers were among the first wave of the L.A. punk rock scene. The Los Angeles Times applied the label "techno-punk" to the band in 1978. In the documentary Punk: Attitude, the Dead Kennedys cite the Screamers as a key influence on their group and as one of the great unrecorded groups in rock history.
The Randoms - a jokey lark who only performed live once, featuring Dangerhouse founder Pat "Rand" Garrett on vocals and guitar, John Doe on bass and K.K. Barrett on drums. The names are notable, as K.K. Barrett went onto become the drummer of the infamous Screamers (who, sadly, never cut a record) and John Doe became a founding member of X.
The Dils - an American punk rock band of the late 1970s, originally from Carlsbad, California, and fronted by brothers Chip Kinman and Tony Kinman. They appeared as the second act in the "battle of the bands" sequence in Cheech and Chong's film, Up In Smoke, where they can be heard performing "You're Not Blank"
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Available January 28th 2011