A piece of punk history is restored to its proper place with the long-awaited reissue of the Stimulators‘ 1980 album Loud Fast Rules!, one of the milestones of the New York punk scene. The band — whose adolescent drummer Harley Flanagan would go on to form the legendary Cro-Mags — was founded in 1977 by guitarist Denise Mercedes, whose head had been turned around by a visit to England, where she soaked up the sounds of the punk revolution that was taking the U.K. by storm at the time.
Back home in New York City, Mercedes brought together Flanagan, bassist Nick Marden, and guitarist/singer Patrick Mack to kick up a punky ruckus as the Stimulators. It didn’t take long for the band to become a fixture of the city’s punk circuit, but other than a few singles, they only stuck around long enough to make one album — the appropriately titled Loud Fast Rules! Somehow, this vital part of the NYC punk legacy slipped out of print at some point, seriously depriving the public of its historic sonic savagery. But now the good folks at ROIR have seen fit to make Loud Fast Rules! available once again, reminding the world of what the Stimulators created in that golden musical moment. Got to the ROIR website to stream tracks from the album — or just go ahead and buy the damn thing!
Fuente: LimeWire Music Blog