The Raging Nathans - Cheap Fame LP/ Rad Girlfriend New Stuff


The sound here is best summed up having the all hallmarks of classic Lookout! Records bands like The Queers and Mr T Experience, with the acerbically sardonic edge of Red Scare Industries bands such as Arms Aloft and The Falcon. Throw in the winsome appeal of Masked Intruder and Teenage Bottlerocket, and it’s a winning combo that these guys have got going on here. There’s also key elements of that snotty, furious punk rock that Dillinger Four used to do so well (see Vs. God and Midwestern Songs… for example) in evidence here – and although often imitated (more often than not, badly), it’s pulled off with aplomb here. In places, the vocal sounds very much like that baseball playing dude Scott Radinsky from Pulley.
Fact fans should note that the cover art is by Winston Smith. He’d previously done the artwork for Green Day’s Insomniac (Reprise, 1995) and the Dead Kennedys’ Plastic Surgery Disasters (Alternative Tentacles, 1982).
This record has all the required ingredients of a modern classic in spades, mate. This is a definite contender for those best of 2018 lists for sure.

Pressing Information

Black Vinyl