Suburban Lawns - Suburban Lawns (2018 Reissue) (Digipak CD)


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Turn your lawn sprinklers to the maximum as your gonna need cooling down, because the SUBURBAN LAWNS are back! Never before reissued and out of print since 1981, FUTURISMO proudly present this eccentric slice of Californian new wave art punk originally released on the integral I.R.S. Records.
SUBURBAN LAWNS were the embodiment of everything that new wave was supposed to be: subversive, artistic, humorous and aligned to the timeless sensibilities of pop.

Their Self-Titled LP is something of a lost masterpiece with it's tales of computer dating, religion vs. superficiality and alien spotting excursions, a cocktail of unique subject matter filtered through equally unique musical characteristics. Featuring the off kilter classic 'Janitor' - where the enigmatic anti pin-up Su Tissue relay's those famous words "i'm a janitor, oh my genitals" - the album is guaranteed to either reignite memories of those late night viewings of New Wave Theatre, or leave newcomers to the band astounded that it took this long to catch up.

This much deserved re-release is delivered in fine redux fashion, on both 180g vinyl LP in exciting limited edition colours with free download, as well as a never before released CD version. Both versions have a metallic ink sleeves with new artwork, unseen photos, huge foldout poster, all the tracks present on the original Self-Titled LP plus five bonus tracks as featured on their fabulous Baby EP.

Thank 'mom and dad and god' for the SUBURBAN LAWNS!

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Track listing

  1. Flying Saucer Safari
  2. Pioneers
  3. Not Allowed
  4. Gossip
  5. Intellectual Rock
  6. Protection
  7. Anything
  8. Janitor
  9. Computer Date
  10. Mom And Dad And God
  11. Unable
  12. When In The World
  13. Green Eyes
  14. Jam The Controls
  15. Flavor Crystals Bonus
  16. Enjoy Bonus
  17. Hug You Bonus
  18. Baby Bonus
  19. Cowboy Bonus

Review

In the final analysis the Suburban Lawns were a good band who in the boom years of 79 to 81 probably didn't get the attention that they deserved because of the rush of similar bands that were around at the time. Now with the distance that only time can give we can see they were well worth the effort. - 4/5