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Artist: EPICYCLE
Title: Youre Not Gonna Get It - 1978-81
Format: LP
Label: Hozac
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Like a snotty bottle rocket shot out of The Damneds dressing room and straight into the gut of Cheap Trick, suburban Chicagos sorely under appreciated teen punk pioneers, EPICYCLE, were left out by most modern historical accounts of Midwest underground music of the time, which is such a shame. We here at HoZac first contacted the band about 10 years ago when researching our Trunk City Punk: Chicago Underground 1976-81 feature article for Horizontal Action Magazine, so it was only natural as we evoled into a record label that we needed to rescue these tracks from the cracks of history. With this compilation LP, we present to you the original punch this band was trying to deliver with their three incredible singles, and tracks from their sole LP, along with some pre-razored demos from their earliest sessions, when they were angry, young, and unstoppable. Although the band were ambitious enough to do everything themselves, they went above and beyond and even started their own record label, Circkle, and released three singles, an LP, and a handful of singles for other bands, all within a span of a few years, yet it just wasnt enough, despite some key local supporters in the rockn roll underground. Their raw-edged pop cut a fine line between the emerging punk and powerpop worlds, and compared with regional bands such as Shoes, Pezband, The Names and many others in the shadow of post- "Surrender" Cheap Trick, they were far younger and more aggressive, yet still just as talented and refined when it was in order. But for all intents and purposes, this is the sound of pure teen punk with a knack for hooks and harmonies, and is just as essential of a document of Chicagos underground sound of the late 1970s as any of the more well-known usual suspects, who are more than likely the subjects of their classic song, "Hardcore Punk."First Pressing of 600 copies Black vinyl with poster insert." - Hozac.

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