SCREAMING ABDABS / CITY RAM WADDY LP
The Screaming Abdabs absorbed references from The Glitter Band, John Waters films & late night TV, Oz 60s punk and The Sex Pistols to create something loud & charismatic. Side A presents the Abdabs' sole recording, recently unearthed, unheard since 1978. Side B compiles two raw/rare/remarkable 1979 solo records by Abdabs drummer Richard "City Ram" Waddy. The City Ram Waddy 7" sets a benchmark for primitivism in Australian DIY, while the follow-up City Ram And Ja Mystics 12" achieves propulsive Suicide/PiL-like repetition. LP includes a Spurt! fanzine insert that folds out to a massive newsprint poster with detailed interviews, photos and press clippings.