Rave-up records







RUR #83 (LP)

Finally available again Texas punk classic ‘Panacea’ 12” plus four unreleased tracks! This is the secret story of this crazy record… “Originally, the 12” was recorded at Wells Sound in one day, & mixed on the next.

The band leader, guitarist Christian Arnheiter decided to record “Houston”, originally done by Dean Martin, in direct response to Wendy O. Williams’ amazing cover of Bobby Darin’s “Dream Lover”. It turned out to be one of the better decisions he’s made over the decades; people still ask to hear it at shows. And besides, what could possibly be a better tribute to the city that is the home of The Hates? Christian penned “Also Watched” specifically for this album, thinking along the Big Brother lines of spy satellites watching us as if we were the enemy. He was really proud of Lawrence’s drumming for that song.“Nuclear Age”, “Science’s Fiction”, “Punk 1301”, “This Year’s Model”, & “What Am I Living For?” rounded out the recording. As an experiment for this 12”, Paul suggested that they slow down the tempo on “This Year’s Model” even though they never played it that way live. And here’s an interesting note: this record was pressed in the same plant in Florida that helped to put out the Bee Gees & Eric Clapton albums the year before. Because Paul left to fulfill his psychiatry internship in Austin & Lawrence went on to get a higher education as well, Panacea was released without that lineup to represent it. While the record was being pressed by one company, the sleeves were printed by another company, & a third company printed the lyric sheets. When everything arrived, what could have been a boring job putting all those discs into sleeves turned into a little fun. Christian’s mother’s boyfriend, Lazaro, ended up helping out; he even took the finished 12” to a company down the street to get them shrink-wrapped. In fact, they actually put him in front of the machine & had him do it. How punk rock is that? Literally putting together your own album!” (Christian Arnheiter) So… after this… are you ready to get his album?!







RURX #09 (EP)

Dodgers were a teenage snotty punk band based in Roma. These guys were active in late 90’s, playing in various club with other bands of local punk scene of the period, such Taxi (later Giuda), Transex, Dissuaders, Idol Lips and others.

If you like Slaughter and the Dogs, Johnny Moped, Eater… you will enjoy ‘em! Three tracks of raunchy and obnoxious D.I.Y punk rock!!!!

200 copies only!!!!






RUG #08 (EP)

Back in the 1970s, Max’s Kansas City introduced many fine bands. Some of the best never got famous. Fuse, aka Knots, was one of the finest.

Let’s start at the beginning: Joey Pinter was looking to put a band together in the mid ’70s when he met ‘the loudest drummer I’ve ever heard in my life’: Niki Fuse! They recruited vocalist, Tommy Bell and began rehearsing with a parade of now forgotten bass players and began gigging at various dives in and around Manhattan. Soon, they scored gigs at CBGB and Max’s and began to attract a following that included Eric Dufaure, a former Island Records executive who asked them to record for his new label, Ideal Records. Unfortunately, band infighting had reduced Knots to Joey and Tommy, so they entered Neal Steingart’s Fly Studios in Brooklyn with replacement drummer, Jerry Ryan, and Pinter doing double duty on guitar and bass guitar! There, they recorded a few songs: the two that made it to the single, plus “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “New York,” “Blinded by the Darkness,and “Glad to be Alive “. They also covered the Stones’ “Live With Me.” When the finished record hit the streets in 1980, Knots became a hot commodity. I put the single on the Max’s jukebox, and Bleeker Bob’s sold out multiple copies. On Manhattan’s downtown club circuit, Knots shared bills with now-legendary outfits like the Heartbreakers, Tuff Darts, Planets, The Fast, The Cramps and VON LMO, as well as headlining their own shows at Max’s. With Nick Fuse back in the drum seat and Big Tony Corio on bass guitar, The Knots were on their way to fame and fortune! Knots also toured the nation with Johnny Thunders, but then, in ‘81, Max’s Kansas City died, CBGB went New Wave and Johnny took off for Europe. Knots broke up. Joey and Tony joined The Waldos, Fuse went on to play in a number of local groups, and Tommy disappeared. However, the Knots recordings have had a life of their own. They were covered by underground bands all over the world, used in a film soundtrack, and included on punk compilations (including my recent “Max’s Kansas City 1976 and beyond” re-issue on Jungle Records) and so the legend has been kept alive. Through the years, only three of their recordings survived: “Action”, “Heartbreaker”, and “Glad to be Alive”, the latter released here for the first time! - Peter Crowley

400 copies only, first 100 copies shocking pink vinyl!



RUG #07 (EP)

“The Violators are the epitome of what punk rock is,raw and intense. To me,it summed up what I was feeling as a teen with their angst driven sound” Steve Zing / Danzig

Finally out on Rave Up one of the best punk rock bands ever!!! Four tracks ep, that includes their ultra rare “Feel Lucky Punk?!/KBD” classic ‘NY Ripper/My Country” 7” plus two killer unreleased studio tracks!!! Formed in 1978, The Violators were a New Jersey band that was quite popular in NYC clubs such Max Kansas City and CBGB. They opened for many bands such Siouxsie and the Banshees, Stimulators, Johnny Thunders, Dead Boys and more. The band recorded just one single in late 1979 at Fox Studios in Rutherford NJ. Right now, over 40 years later, you have the last chance to grab this amazing milestone of the punk era! 500 copies only.


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