REACTORS, THE: Self-titled: 7” EP

The Reactors were a female-fronted punk band from San Bernardino. Active from 1978-82, they managed to self-release one EP and one LP before they threw in the towel. Don’t happen to have copies of either release, but by the looks of this, this is a repress of the 7” EP, which had an original run of three hundred copies when it was first released, and included five tunes of straight-ahead, scrappy punk rock. Although he doesn’t appear on this, the band is also notable for having included Tony Fate (The Sins, Grey Spikes, BellRays) in a later lineup. Word is Artifix has acquired the band’s recordings, so look for either more releases or a more comprehensive collection of their tunes in the near future.

 –jimmy (Artifix)