LP - $20.00 | Oxblood LP - $20.00
In December of 2013, East Bay Punk chaos-a-teers Blatz played 924 Gilman for a one-time reunion. This limited LP is a document of that show! Mike Montano (a.k.a. Mike-o the Psycho, a.k.a. Mike Filth), the bassist from Blatz's sister band Filth, had just been diagnosed with aggressive cancer, so Blatz headlined an insanely overpacked 924 Gilman show with the also-reunited Special Forces (legendary East Bay '80s hardcore led by Orlando "Ox" and Bill Collins). It was a sold-out show and the six original Blatz members- Anna Joy, Annie Lalania, Marshall Stax, Joey Eggplant, and Jesse Luscious- were in the same place playing the same music for the first time in 21 years!
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gideon Zaretsky, this LP was to be a second benefit for Montano's cancer treatments, but he died before a final mix was done. Since his funeral expenses were covered, Blatz decided to make this a one-time benefit LP for the place that nurtured their spiky-haired razor-blade dreams: 924 Gilman Street. The record includes all of the chaos-punk favorites found on the Shit Split record with Filth and is pressed on both black and oxblood vinyl.
$10 from every sale goes to 924 Gilman! Limited to 502 Black Vinyl & 524 Oxblood Vinyl, this will NEVER be repressed!
"In 1992, BLATZ broke up and left behind a very small yet influential discography. "The Shit Split" with FILTH is a Bay Area hardcore treasure. 21 years after breaking up, all 6 members of BLATZ reunited for 1 night only to play a benefit for their friend Mike from FILTH, who was dying from cancer. This LP is the documentation of that night. The recording quality is incredible..."
"When I saw this record in the Razorcake review bin, I lit up. Blatz was an influential band for me in high school. Their abrasive, fuck-all attitude spoke to me. I especially remember often listening to the Blatz/Filth split. This live record was originally intended as a benefit for Mike Montano of Filth, but, sadly, he passed away before its release and now it benefits 924 Gilman Street. I was hesitant to listen because, at the time of this performance on December 27, 2013, it had been twenty-one years since Blatz's breakup. That's a lot of time to get rusty. Boy, I was wrong. Blatz delivers all of the energy and rage present in their recordings from over two decades ago. Mike Montano is a testament to the good shit (and great noise) that can happen when folks get together to support one another."
"How does a live BLATZ gig recorded 21 years after they broke up sound? In a word- FANTASTIC! You would never know that these fucking weirdos ever broke up. They're still sassy as fuck, angry as fuck, and since there's no photos to prove otherwise- I'm going to assume that Jesse Luscious took his clothes off at this gig just as if it was still 1991. All the hits are here, folks. I don't usually care for live records, but this is a definite winner. Fuk Shit Up!"
- Doomed Society