Sunday Music 6/28/15
Action Swingers-Bum My Trip
The Action Swingers were a criminally overlooked outfit who combined the best aspects of garage punk (with the emphasis on punk) with the bludgeoning repetitive nihilism of noisier outfits like the Brain Bombs. Ned Hayden and ever his changing lineup of co-conspirators made some great music that seems like a blueprint for the kind of stuff that labels like Goner Records are releasing today. Their 1994 album Quit While You’re Ahead has just been re-issued by In the Red, it collects a couple of early singles and some unreleased stuff.