The Crewd – Gather Round (Bemisbrain Records) 1983. Its muggy as hell here in swampland. Muggy and miserable. Puts me in a dour mood. So what am I gonna do? I’m gonna listen to Gather Round by The Crewd. Yeahhhh! You got a problem with that?
Cuz the Crewd were one of those great Long Beach bands from the early 1980′s who just plain didn’t give a fuck. Gather Round came out in 1983 and was one of those one-sided deals like Back To The Known by Bad Religion. Except this one has an etching of a demon on the B-side!
Musically, its pretty much stratightforward SoCal punk/HC circa 1983 but the singing is definitely unique. If you think Springa from SSD sounds constipated, then the singer in The Crewd must be completely log-jammed. Also, note the electronic drum clap-machine used every once in a while (Every Mother’s Dream). Nice touch!
Thanks to Matt for the killer rip of this. This is the kind of thing that Squabbler would have posted over at American Punk In Suburbia if he hadn’t have disappeared off the face of the earth. I have added the three tracks they recorded for the You Can’t Argue With Sucksess LP from Mystic. They are a little more minimal than the LP and I (along with Squabbler) like them more. I wonder what happened to Squabbler? Did he get whacked by Doug Moody?
The Crewd – Gather Round
Dog Day Afternoon
Every Mother’s Dream
Soldier of Fortune
We Don’t Give
You Can’t Argue With Sucksess
Little Boy Blue