LP - Zipper - Zipper (PERMANENT EXCLUSIVE "WHISKEY AND CIGARETTE SMOKE" COLORED VINYL)
EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON "WHISKEY AND CIGARETTE SMOKE" COLORED VINYL FROM PERMANENT RECORDS! LIMITED TO 250 COPIES!
"For our 50th label release, Permanent Records was stoked to reissue the 40th Anniversary reissue of Zipper's self-titled LP from 1975!!!! It's hard to believe that it's almost the 50th Anniversary of this ripper! You all know Fred Cole from Dead Moon, The Lollipop Shoppe, and most recently, Pierced Arrows (just to name a few)! But preceding both of his more "famous" bands (and others like The Rats, etc, etc) was Zipper! Formed when Fred and Toody Cole returned to Portland, Oregon after homesteading in Alaska, Zipper was the beginning of both Whizeagle Records, their in-house label, and Fred's long illustrious DIY RnR career. Equal parts acid fried psych, raw blistering guitar fireworks, proto-punk pummel and bone crunchin' heavy rock machismo, Zipper was Fred's headfirst dive back into the rock world after his disillusionment with the 'garage scene' post Weeds / Lollipop Shoppe. No managers to tell him what songs to play or what 'sound' was in. No label to fight with. Just Fred Cole and a close knit group of fellow disenchanted rock n rollers (Lorry Erk, Jim Roos and Greg Shadoan), playing their in-the-red whiskey and cigarette fueled music as loud and furious as can be!!! So for those into scorching Acid Archives psych rock, Zipper is yer next fix! And for those those Fred and Toody Cole completists, this reissue is ESSENTIAL, as originals go for as much as $250!!!! For everyone else, if you like yer rock n roll, RAW, MEAN AND UNHINGED, just like it should be."
"Fred Cole's mid-70s album is as uncompromising as anything he's done. His vocal style is aspecially strident on these hard rock songs, which don't have the garage-style feel of Dead Moon or the occasional subtleties of Loilipop Shoppe. The first song is a bunch of raunchy double-entendres. Pretty twisted...This LP is worth hearing. It's unigue and wild.(Aaron MilenskI, THE ACID ARCHIVES)
"this is righteous rock to the max, full of chunky, proto-punk riffery and blowout solos that never stray too far from a punk aesthetic despitethe cock-rockery leanings." (Brian Turner, WFMU)
"File under awesome. 1975 no-frills, no bullshit, cock rock, This is Zipper- Fred Cole and company's. sicko American twist on Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.(Aquarium Drunkard)
For Fans Of: Dead Moon, Led Zeppelin, Granicus, Jerusalem, Grand Funk Railroad