88 Fingers Louie - Thank You For Being A Friend LP

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Bird Attack Records ‎(BAR-036)

12 track Black Vinyl LP.

88 Fingers Louie (named after a shady piano salesman from the Flintstones cartoon) has played a very important part in Chicago’s rich punk rock heritage. The seminal Chicago melodic punk/hardcore band got their official start in 1993 they quickly started writing, playing shows and released three 7” records during their first year as a band. The band’s sound was unique and a combination of all the things they loved about punk-rock— drawing influences from 80’s California punk, east coast hardcore as well as midwestern hometown heroes the Bollweevils, Naked Raygun and Pegboy.

A lot has changed in the 18 years since Chicago’s 88 Fingers Louie last released an album. Shortly after the release of a split EP in 1999 with Philadelphia’s Kid Dynamite, the band decided to call it quits due to differences in vision for the band’s future. Its previous members went on to form and join almost a dozen new bands in the wake of 88FL’s demise (Rise Against, Explode and Make Up, The Story So Far, Paper Mice, Alkaline Trio and many more). This is a story with many stops and starts, ups and downs and many of the players have come and gone throughout the band’s career. What’s most important is that they are back with a new album entitled Thank You For Being a Friend, and they can’t wait for you to hear it.

A1 - Meds
A2 - Advice Column
A3 - Knock It Off
A4 - All The Right Words
A5 - Turned To Grey
A6 - Here's To That Innocence
B1 - Catastrophe Awaits
B2 - The Violence Of Denial
B3 - 2810
B4 - Our Tired Vices
B5 - November's Big Mistake
B6 - My Final Story

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