A collection LP of recordings by this all female Punk Pop band from St. Louis, MO. Studio recordings, rehearsals and live tracks.
Co-released by BDR Records (a division of Rerun Records) and Bachelor Records. 1000 pressed in total. 500 for the North American market and 500 for the European market. Each market has 100 on turquoise blue vinyl and 400 on black vinyl. The LP comes with a six panel, fold-out insert with notes on the songs and many archival photos of the band. 1000 CDs also produced, 500 for each territory. CD contains the same material. Packaged in a fold-out digipak cover.
With several years in the making, we are proud to present The Welders LP/CD collection we’ve had on our upcoming release list for what seems like forever. This is co-released with Rerun Records from USA. All US/CANADA customers need to order from them at www.rerunrecordsstl.com
The Welders were an all-female Punk Pop band from St. Louis, MO. Formed by four young, teenage women in 1975; they started playing shows in 1976, in one of the toughest climates to get booked for bands playing original material. The Welders bonded over their love of The Monkees, The Beatles and early glam rock. The comedy of the National Lampoon Radio Hour and the Marx Brothers were just as big of an influence. The Welders played several shows in the St. Louis metro area and eventually caught the attention of a local photographer and newspaper owner. He financed a recording session in 1979, with plans to release a four song EP. The newspaper folded before the release could happen, and all that survived was a cassette copy of the recordings.
The Welders continued for a couple more years after recording the EP. They had brief line up changes, and added an organ which shifted their sound more towards a ’60s garage pop sound. They were ahead of their time again, pre-dating most of the neo-garage explosion of the ’80s. By 1981, the band had moved on to other interests. In 2010 BDR Records (a sub-label of Rerun, designated for St. Louis area artists) issued that previously unreleased EP. The EP was well received worldwide and has been sold out for several years.
A2 Debutantes in Bondage
A3 S-O-S Now
A4 Baby don’t go
A5 Another Guy
A6 We are Dead
A7 To Sir with Love
B1 Tourist Trap
B2 Love is Bland
B3 Rage to Live
B4 Earth Dies Screaming
B5 Earth Dies Screaming (Instrumental)
Catalog Number: BR-116 / BRCD-116