LILLINGTONS, THE: Death by Television: CD

A remastered re-release of the Panic Button original. The Lillingtons were one of the few bands that Fat Mike openly laments he muffed up on not signing to Fat. It’s ball-bearing tight pop punk that works like some sort of flu-like, invisible infection of catchiness, and has some of the best spooky lyrics this side of the Misfits (chopping up humanoids, putting them in a sack, and running them over with a van, x-ray specs, phantom maggots {the titles are usually the chorus to the songs}). I loved this record when it first came out and am happy to report that it’s aged well.

 –todd (Red Scare)