Crimpshrine
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Notes About the Release
Before Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Lookout Records put the East Bay’s burgeoning punk scene on the map, a trio of Berkeley kids were reinventing the genre with music that was melodic but full of feedback, and a singer who sounded like he gargled glass. Crimpshrine's debut EP was Lookout’s fourth release, followed by an album, a second EP, and a slew of split singles and compilation tracks before the band imploded in 1989 after a ridiculous two-and-a-half-month tour in a Ford Pinto hatchback. Formed around teenage binary stars Jeff Ott and Aaron Cometbus, Crimpshrine went through a series of lineups in their four-year run, utilizing future Tilt and Go Sailor bassists Pete Rypins and Paul Curran, and briefly including second guitarist Idon Bryant. Not overtly political, their fiery brand of introspective punk touched on homelessness, teenage pregnancy, drug use, friendship, isolation, and a grimy sort of romance. Two collections have emerged posthumously: 1992’s Duct Tape Soup and 1998’s The Sound Of A New World Being Born, both falling out of print upon Lookout’s demise in 2012.

Free Box compiles Duct Tape Soup, Sound Of A New World Being Born, and the 7 Song Demo+Berkeley Sampler into one tidy box. Packaged in a sturdy, side-loading, tip-on style box, and limited to 500 copies. Includes Cometbus-designed History of East Bay Punk fold out poster. Only available here.
Product Details
3xLP

3 150g black LPs
3 direct to board single LP jackets
1 wrapped slipcase
1 19" x 14" double-sided folded poster
1 8.5" x 5.5" 28-page zine
1 18" x 22" folded poster of East Bay Punk's first dozen years


TRACK LIST

Crimpshrine Trying Too Hard
Crimpshrine Summertime
Crimpshrine Caught Up
Crimpshrine Left Outside Again
Crimpshrine Safely Wasting Away
Crimpshrine Wake Up
Crimpshrine Pick Up The Pieces
Crimpshrine RDC
Crimpshrine Construction
Crimpshrine Closed Doors, Closed Minds
Crimpshrine Pretty Mess
Crimpshrine WNWSFK
Crimpshrine Can You Feel That?
Crimpshrine Along The Way
Crimpshrine Free Will
Crimpshrine Fucked Up Kid
Crimpshrine Over The Years
Crimpshrine Another Day
Crimpshrine Walk Away
Crimpshrine Can You Feel That?
Crimpshrine I Don’t Know Why
Crimpshrine My Friend
Crimpshrine Tomorrow
S.A.G. Toil and Sin
S.A.G. Slaving Morons
Basic Radio There’s A Place
Basic Radio Jed
Soup Take A Day
Soup Hanging Out With Myself
Kwikway Paddle Or Die
Kwikway Fuck!
Sweet Baby Jesus Looking For Love
Sweet Baby Jesus Talk About The Girl
Distorted Truth Distorted Truth
Distorted Truth ???
Crimpshrine Another Day
Crimpshrine Rearranged
Crimpshrine Bricks
Crimpshrine Sleep, What’s That?
Crimpshrine MSFMB
Crimpshrine Second Generation Junkies
Crimpshrine In My Mind
Crimpshrine Tomorrow
Crimpshrine Butterflies
Crimpshrine Situation
Crimpshrine The Direction Of Things To Come....
Crimpshrine Sanctuary
Crimpshrine My Friend
Crimpshrine The Tour
Crimpshrine Easy Answers
Crimpshrine Inspiration
Before Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Lookout Records put the East Bay’s burgeoning punk scene on the map, a trio of Berkeley kids were reinventing the genre with music that was melodic but full of feedback, and a singer who sounded like he gargled glass. Crimpshrine's debut EP was Lookout’s fourth release, followed by an album, a second EP, and a slew of split singles and compilation tracks before the band imploded in 1989 after a ridiculous two-and-a-half-month tour in a Ford Pinto hatchback. Formed around teenage binary stars Jeff Ott and Aaron Cometbus, Crimpshrine went through a series of lineups in their four-year run, utilizing future Tilt and Go Sailor bassists Pete Rypins and Paul Curran, and briefly including second guitarist Idon Bryant. Not overtly political, their fiery brand of introspective punk touched on homelessness, teenage pregnancy, drug use, friendship, isolation, and a grimy sort of romance. Two collections have emerged posthumously: 1992’s Duct Tape Soup and 1998’s The Sound Of A New World Being Born, both falling out of print upon Lookout’s demise in 2012.

Free Box compiles Duct Tape Soup, Sound Of A New World Being Born, and the 7 Song Demo+Berkeley Sampler into one tidy box. Packaged in a sturdy, side-loading, tip-on style box, and limited to 500 copies. Includes Cometbus-designed History of East Bay Punk fold out poster. Only available here.

3xLP

3 150g black LPs
3 direct to board single LP jackets
1 wrapped slipcase
1 19" x 14" double-sided folded poster
1 8.5" x 5.5" 28-page zine
1 18" x 22" folded poster of East Bay Punk's first dozen years


TRACK LIST

Crimpshrine Trying Too Hard
Crimpshrine Summertime
Crimpshrine Caught Up
Crimpshrine Left Outside Again
Crimpshrine Safely Wasting Away
Crimpshrine Wake Up
Crimpshrine Pick Up The Pieces
Crimpshrine RDC
Crimpshrine Construction
Crimpshrine Closed Doors, Closed Minds
Crimpshrine Pretty Mess
Crimpshrine WNWSFK
Crimpshrine Can You Feel That?
Crimpshrine Along The Way
Crimpshrine Free Will
Crimpshrine Fucked Up Kid
Crimpshrine Over The Years
Crimpshrine Another Day
Crimpshrine Walk Away
Crimpshrine Can You Feel That?
Crimpshrine I Don’t Know Why
Crimpshrine My Friend
Crimpshrine Tomorrow
S.A.G. Toil and Sin
S.A.G. Slaving Morons
Basic Radio There’s A Place
Basic Radio Jed
Soup Take A Day
Soup Hanging Out With Myself
Kwikway Paddle Or Die
Kwikway Fuck!
Sweet Baby Jesus Looking For Love
Sweet Baby Jesus Talk About The Girl
Distorted Truth Distorted Truth
Distorted Truth ???
Crimpshrine Another Day
Crimpshrine Rearranged
Crimpshrine Bricks
Crimpshrine Sleep, What’s That?
Crimpshrine MSFMB
Crimpshrine Second Generation Junkies
Crimpshrine In My Mind
Crimpshrine Tomorrow
Crimpshrine Butterflies
Crimpshrine Situation
Crimpshrine The Direction Of Things To Come....
Crimpshrine Sanctuary
Crimpshrine My Friend
Crimpshrine The Tour
Crimpshrine Easy Answers
Crimpshrine Inspiration
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