Here’a a “The Mad” special. Both their killer 7″s from the late ’70s. The band were known for their shock performance art type shows. Special effects featured a lot on stage and frontman Screaming Mad George went on to make a career out of it. Working on Hollywood movies and videos for bands that really have no place being mentioned here. Other band members unfortunatley didn’t fare so well and are no longer with us.
So aside from all the artsy aspect this is essential ‘nasal’ punk with a level of complexity that few managed to equal. “I Hate Music” is one of the most vicious riffing punk cuts of the ’70s and has been comped and bootlegged more times than I can count. Included here is their equally great if not greater 2nd 7″ EP.
The Mad – Eyeball 7″ (Disgusting Records, NY, USA) ’79
I hate Music
The Mad – The Hell 7″ EP (Disgusting Records, NY, USA) ’79