By Jeff Fulton (8bitjeff)
Penny Wise – Word From The Wise 33 1/3 7 inch Ep – Old Shit From My Attic.
I remember picking this seminal, LA South Bay Suburb Punk Rock disc at the old Go Boy record store on PCH and Ave F. This vinyl, 7 inch 33 1/3 (as opposed to the usual 45 RP 7″inch) was a power house of Descendents / LA Punk (but also original sounding) inspired greatness during a sea of hair metal and late 80’s alternative, post punk whiny KROQness. The original 500 copies were released in 1989 and have a green logo on the front. My version, while purchased that same year, is one of the later pressings.
The disc is double sided and includes 5 outstanding tracks.
|Side 1||Final Chapters|
|Side 2||No Way Out|
The inside includes a fold out lyric sheet plus original pirate artwork.
This disc was released on a CD with Wild Card tracks in 1995.
Here is the Amazon link. The Mp3’s are reasonable, but the CD is very collectible and not easy to obtain.
Here are images of the two disc sides:
The tracks from this can be easily heard on Spotify where the band will get a few pennies from every million listens. That’s the sad state of the music industry today.