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Roach Motel "It's Lonely At The Top" LP

Roach Motel "It's Lonely At The Top" LP


They're here, more beer, get used to it. Gainesville’s Roach Motel (featuring future Maximum Rock N Roll columnist George Tabb) were Florida’s most noteworthy contribution to the early American hardcore scene. They ran their own label, toured with Black Flag, put out two of the most collectable Florida punk singles, and were the only Florida band to gain inclusion in Stephen Bush’s opus “American Hardcore." They existed from 1980-1984 during which time they released the "Roach and Roll" and "What The Hell It's Roach Motel" singles, and a comp 7", featuring all Florida bands, aptly titled "We Can't Help It Were From Florida" on their label Destroy Records. "It's Lonely At The Top" compiles tracks from the singles and the comp, as well as two live cuts, and the recordings which were intended for their ill fated full length. 21 blistering hardcore anthems about killing Brooke Shields, loud mouthed girlfriends, mad dog 20/20, anarchist dogs, the death of Burger King, and other such serious subjects. They combine the ferocity of early Black Flag with the snottiness of Wimpy era Queers. The record includes printed inner sleeves with track by track liner notes written by the band, pictures, and flyers. 1000 pressed in all.

Tracklist Show Credits

A1 I Hate The Sunshine State
A2 Now You're Gonna Die
A3 Make Me Sick
A4 Brooke Shields Must Die
A5 Burger King Is Dead
A6 Death Squad
A7 Shut Up
A8 Creep
A9 More Beer
A10 Suburban Fun
A11 Mad Dog 20/20
B1 Heart Attack
B2 Florida Reptile Land
B3 My Dog's Into Anarchy
B4 Frenzy
B5 Nothing To Lose
B6 Mom Likes Drugs
B7 Pizza Face
B8 Chowburger
B9 I Wanna Keep My Gun
B10 American Band

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