30 Years Ago: SAINT VITUS release Thirsty and Miserable

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30 Years Ago: SAINT VITUS release Thirsty and Miserable

SAINT VITUS released the Thirsty and Miserable 12" on this day in 1987. The title comes from the BLACK FLAG cover song:

We picked that song because we like it, and it represents the alcoholic side of the band. The only reason we were allowed to do it, because if you notice nobody does Black Flag covers, Gregg Ginn will not allow it. Dez Cadena wrote that song, and he said go ahead and do it. Which pissed off Gregg Ginn no end, but he couldn't say a damn thing about it because Dez wrote it. So that's how we ended up the only band that can legitimately do a Black Flag cover, and not get into trouble. We wanted to do it slow just to be weird, and then at the end go fast, just to show we can do that if we wanted to.
- Dave Chandler / Saint Vitus interview, Room Thirteen, 2014

The record also features "The End of the End" and "Look Behind You". Thirsty and Miserable was only released on vinyl but all three songs are included as bonus on CD versions of Born Too Late.