|Crime hailed from the Hippy streets of San Francisco,
USA. And despite this major drawback (most notably
from amongst the more snottier LA scene down the
coast) they were as punk as it came. This debut 45
'Hotwire My Heart' and 'Baby You're So Repulsive'
Featuring Frankie Fix (vocals/guitar), Ron 'the Ripper'
Greco (bass), Johnny Strike (guitar/vocals) and Ricky
Tractor (Drums).This Crime report to your right
appeared today in the New Musical Express 2 months
after the release of their November 1976 debut and
was their first British press.
Crime used to walk their local San Francisco streets
dressed in full cop uniforms. And this is the band who
got paid $100 not to play what would've been their first
gig after using a picture of Hitler on the flyer.
|"Idol holds the mike like it was a python
going for his throat and screams and spits
out the words as his face contorts and
turns purple. James makes his runs back
and forth across the stage, Bob Andrews
stands motionless and Towee whacks hell
out of his shiny drumkit." - Tony Parsons
reflects on tonights Generation X