The first Dredd Foole 7" and the LP that followed it are two of my favorite records ever. I ended up losing contact with the 7" for the longest time (a fancy way of saying that some fucker stole it from me, or else I sold it), but I was eventually able to score another copy, which made me ecstatic because it's easily an all-time top-10 single for me. The a-side, "So Tough", has a great hook, with the guitar part sorta reminding me equally of the Byrds "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" and the Cockney Rejects "Bad Man". The b-side, "Sanctuary", is just flat-out awesome, starting out with one of the most unhinged whoops you'll ever hear before eventually fading out, nearly seven minutes and one pounding riff later, into a barely-recognizable version of the Velvet Underground's "I'm Waiting For The Man". Like the sleeve says, "recorded on first impression". Great sleeve, too-- the back is upside-down, meaning that it folds out to a full 14" x 7" illustration when you open it up. A closer look at the sleeve reveals a bunch of names that I don't recognize comprising the back-up band; I'm told one of them was a future member of Kustomized, don't ask me which one, though.
Dredd Foole and The Din -