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Rick Sims, formerly of the Supersuckers and Didjits (certainly no shame THERE), formed the Gaza
Strippers in the early 2000's, along with bassist Darren Hooper, fellow guitarist Mike Hodgekiss, and a variety of drummers......the rocked out more Didjits-flavored humorous punk (after all, they were called the "Gaza Strippers")..........not as well known as The Supersuckers or Didjits, and maybe now QUITE as god (at least as the Didjits), but there are four (that I know of) Strippers albums that fit nicely on the shelf of people who enjoy the genre of tounge-in-cheek, early 2000's punk with a sene of humor........

The first release was 1999's "Laced Candy", a smoking, hard rocking, and underappreciated album that I think is kind of a semi-classic, Sims shreds his axe and screams like a man in pain throughout, the highpoint for me being  the set-closing cover of Love and Rockets'"Yin and Yang and the Flower Pot Man," which really has to be heard to be believed.

The following year brought us another fine release "1000 Watt Confession",  another fine collection of short shotgun blasts of screeching punk, "Mommy Shot Daddy", "Juvenile Detention", "Outasight" and plenty more, a great album.......highly recommended

Next up was "Electric Bible The New Testement", another fine collection tunes with one of their trademark "out there" covers, this time Elvis Costello's "Lipstick Vogue".....but don't miss "Throttle Bottom", "Brainwasher"and all the rest.....these are under-rated albums all, and if you respect my opinion at all (SOME do, for some reason, I guess, I really, really enjoy these.

2002 brought us "From the Desk of Dr. Freepill", another fine album, "Yin and Yang"  makes an appearance here, again, but there is plenty of good NEW material, a fine skewering of "Sheer Heart Attack",  a cover of BOC's "ME262" so out of place as to qualify as semi-genius, and "Almost Instant Karma".....the Suckers and the Didjits, in my estimation, were most completely underappreciated punk bands of their era, and the Gaza Strippers follow suit. Great albums, 4-star at least.

Maybe you have never heard of the Gaza Strippers.....but I once did a Didjits post that went over
quite well, so I know there are somd didjits fans out there at least.......you will love these albums, trust me, they are ALL fantastic. Thank me later.

LACED CANDY-01 Automat/02 For Dead/03 C'mon Join the Ride/04 Brainwasher/05 Missle Command/06 Ape/07 Throttle Bottom/08 Medecine Man/09 Dead Mr Hubble/10 Yin and Yan and the Flower Pot Man

1000 WATT CONFESSION-01 Outasight/02 Get em Down/03 My Car Is/04 Cat Fight/05 Juvenile Detention/06 Newburgh Housewives/07 Who Can Save Me?/08 Sex and the Drifter/09 Injected/10 Swan/11 Mommy Shot Daddy/12 Jesse Wayne/13 As Long As It Feels Good

ELECTRIC BIBLE NEW TESTAMENT-01 Throttle Bottom/02 Low Dog/03 Lipstick Vogue/04 Transistor/05 Brainwasher/06 White Hotel/07 Pull the Plug/08 Laced Candy/09 Stinger/10 Star

FROM THE DESK OF DR FREEPILL-01 Almost Instant Karma/02 Sheer Heart Attack/03 Sugar Machine/04 Rodan/05 The Suicide Lovers/06 Electric Rider/07 ME262/08 My Car Is/09 Swan/10 Yin and Yang and the Flower Pot Man/11 Unknown

You'll like these, I promise......good stuff!






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