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Young, Loud And Snotty
New York and London weren't the only places with punk scenes in 1977 - Cleveland had one too, and Dead Boys were the new music's leading exponent there. Nonetheless, the quintet felt the pull of Manhattan and cut almost all of their Sire Records debut, YOUNG, LOUD AND SNOTTY, in the city's Electric Lady Studios with producer Genya Ravan (a live cover of “Hey Little Girl” was recorded at CBGB). From the opening classic “Sonic Reducer” to the closing complaint “Ain't Nothin' To Do,” frontman Stiv Bators and guitarists Cheetah Chrome and Jimmy Zero provide attitude to burn and pulverizing riffs that would be the envy of The Stooges or Ramones. If you like your music YOUNG, LOUD AND SNOTTY, then this landmark U.S. punk album is for you.