Harbinger Sound / UK / 2019
Pin The Needles is the first official live Urinals LP, released a mere 40 years after being recorded in 1979. The band was invited to play in Santa Barbara, a bucolic college beach community a couple hours north of Los Angeles. As you'll hear, the few people in the audience were treated to a set of Urinals classics and a few songs that would populate their debut LP released in 1983 -- just after the band broke up (and had changed their name to 100 Flowers to break out of the cookie cutter hardcore scene they felt trapped in). 22 tracks that transport you back to the late '70s; highlights include a slow workout of "Sensible Virgin", a hyper-manic "Surfin' With The Shah", and an early reveal of the now-classic "California's Falling Into The Ocean". This record is the Urinal's first ever release outside of the USA. Housed in an information-packed gatefold sleeve.