I first found out about Sperm Wails when Gerard Cosloy gave them a hefty push in an issue of Conflict; not long afterwards I stumbled upon this 7" at a record store in Waterbury, and snagged it right up. I don't remember what Gerard's line was about these guys anymore, but this was still two or three years before every other band started sounding just like this, so it was a lot easier to be impressed. If I were to describe Sperm Wails now (which I sorta have to), I'd probably say they sounded a lot like Head of David but with a sense of humor, or Pain Teens if they tried a set of all Brainbombs covers and then gave up.
Part of the appeal of this 7" is the oddly great packaging, since it includes a 24-page fanzine about the British "Carry On" movies, which apparently were a bunch of low-budget comedies back in the '60s. Oh, and the a-side is a locked groove, can't have too much of that ever.
Sperm Wails -
"The Golden Age of The Carry On"
"The Golden Age of The C.A.S.U.A.L."