Man, unreleased tracks from the Turks! This is the second 10” I picked up in less than a month, which is cool ‘cuz I likes me some 10” records. It’s a blast being able to listen to demos that would go on to be future NBT releases, in their original slower incarnations. I remember an old Crypt Records catalog (circa late ‘90s) that used the same artwork as the cover of Tape Worm Blues. Liners by “Irving Azlik, Jr.” himself, who was Crypt’s favorite fictional whipping boy for all things they hated music biz-wise back then. I love !!Destroy-Oh-Boy!!, think it’s one of the great punk albums of all time, but NBT always shined brightest as a live band (and I actually think their best album was the Pissing out the Poison singles comp.) NBT still plays the occasional show, and I got to see their recent twentieth anniversary gig celebrating the release of !!Destroy-Oh-Boy!!, in their hometown of Columbus, OH. In case you were wondering, NBT still kills it live.
–Sal Lucci (Crypt)