Filed under: American
Ugly Americans - Philadelphia Freedom (restless records) ‘86
It has been written that Simon Bob basically started the ‘punk scene’ in Durham, he was the big promoter of the day. He would run all his show outta St. John’s Cultural Center, a church basement. Sinister was credited for doing graphic works for COC, Dead Kennedys and his own band. The Ugly Americans first lp was entitled “The Dream Turns Sour” (Discipline Records) ‘84 and was said to have gotten rave reviews amongst the local Durham ’scene’. Their second offering the “Whos Been Sleeping In My Bed” Lp saw the americans signed on with Metal Blade records offshoot Death Records in ‘85. Sinister went on to sing for COC for a short stint, recording and producing “Technocracy” as well as the tour support for this release, this was also the last great COC lineup to emerge. Heres their last single produced and engineered by Slagel and Metoyer…around the time of the whole ‘crossover’ scene if you had a band you wanted to work with these two guys, you knew just those 2 names on the back of the sleeve would help.