The Invalids (Tony on bass guitar, Sean on drums and Scott on guitar and vocals) really wanted to be Green Day. While they may have failed as imitators, they did succeeded in creating their own micro-style. That fast, sarcastic and catchy sound they hit on, ended up resembling a cross between the cow-punk of fellow East Bay'ers Sewer Trout and the gruff pop-punk of Chicago's Screeching Weasel, both fellow Lookout Records (more HERE) artists. Their 1995 single, Punker Than Me, is jam-packed with sing-along choruses, off-kilter lyrics, stripped-down chord progressions and the whole damn record clocks in at 6:42!
By the way this is one record that my friend Andy O. who used to work at a music store called The Cellar, put on and said, "Jeff, you're gonna love this" and I bought it before the end of the first track:
Scott has re-activated The Invalids and they recorded a cool new album, Still Sick, in 2010.
So tell us what you think of these Invalids in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find the Punker Than Me link).
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P.S. Once I've done this much upgrading on a three year-old post, it's hard to call it a 're-post'.