Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Invalids: Punker Than Me (1995)

East Bay pop-punk band 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'.



  2. Oh my god, I had heard of these guys back in the day, but never got anything from them. "Wouldn't Care If Died" takes me back to '95.....put a big smile on my face. Thanks for the download.


  3. Speaking of mid-90's pop you have the Winepress album? I have been looking for that but it is out of print and I would love to get a hold of it. Thanks.


    1. Loved that first Winepress singles. I'll investigate the full-length for you.

      P.S. Yeah this brings me back to University days as wwll.

  4. hmmm...I had another comment that I posted that didn't seem to show up. I had originally said that this was a fun recording. It totally brought me back to 1995 and listening to pop punk like this on my walks to and from class in college. Thanks for this.


  5. Anonymous donor
    Thanks for the Winepress upload. I deleted the link (since I'll post it soon) but if you want your name on the post just let me know and I'll be glad to offer thanks!


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