I wish I had some funny stories about The Injections, but I don't have any, really, other than Lou Alexander seemed like one of the most normal guys to ever front a punk band and you can practically hear Spaz Jeff's kick pedal falling off during the recording of "Knucklehead". Anyway, good music blogs aren't about funny stories-- they're all about historical details, dammit, and cutting and pasting descriptions from Allmusic.com and stuff. What are you, stupid? Jesus!
The Injections were Connecticut's version of Screeching Weasel and The Queers, 10 years before every town had one. I don't know if Lou had been in any other bands, but Matt Mullarkey was in Blanket of Ash ("Too Messed Up" is awesome, look it up-- I posted it not even three weeks ago) and then Elvis McMan, and Jeff Coleman has been in Seizure and Clusterfuck and a bunch of others, of course.
"Won't Grow Up!" came out after one earlier demo and a 4-song EP ("The Kids Aren't Right"), and the very first verse of the very first song will let you know what you're getting into:
My dad thinks I'm a bum
My car never wants to run
My ex-girlfriend just got engaged
My new one wants me to "change"
Cuz these are the things that I learned today
Yeah, these are the things that I learned today...
I wanna die
If you're still confused, the chorus to "Knucklehead" ("Whoa-oh-ohh, I'm a knucklehead") should ring a few bells. If it doesn't, then you haven't listened to enough Queers records in your lifetime and what the fuck's your problem?
The Injections -
"Things I Learned"
"What Can I Do"
(these files are now listen-only)