Pure Hell

"NOISE ADDICTION" CD / DVD


Taken from the Welfare Records web site:
In 1974, on the streets of Philadelphia, a band unlike any other was formed. They called themselves Pretty Poison. The band consisted of Stinker (Kenny Gordon) on vocals, Chip Wreck (Preston Morris III) on guitar, Lenny Steel (Kerry Boles) on bass, and Spider (Michael Sanders) on drums. They had a sound so ahead of its time that the music industry was not yet ready for it. They coupled the punk sound of the New York bands of the time with a harder, faster heavy metal edge unheard before. Their unique sound was a result of Gordon's berserk choreography and Morris's needling guitar riffs, while Steel and Spider added a synchronized barrage with no nonsense execution to the arsenal.
Inspired by the famous fuel-altered dragster, they changed their name to Pure Hell in 1975. Soon after, they moved to New York City where they played with bands like the New York Dolls, Sid Vicious, Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, The Dead Boys, The Stimulators, Richard Hell, The Germs, The Nuns, The Cramps and more. In 1978 Pure Hell headlined a tour of the UK, with bands like The UK Subs, Wilko Johnson, Vermilion & the Aces and more opening for them. While in the UK, their only original record was released. It was a single released by their manager Curtis Knight on his label, Golden Sphinx Records. The songs on the single were “These Boots Were Made for Walking” and “No Rules.” The single charted in the top 40 charts in the UK. During the same year, a full length album was recorded but was never released. It did not surface again for 26 years…


Track Listing:

NOISE ADDICTION
HARD ACTION
LAME BRAIN
I FEEL BAD
WILD ONE
ROT IN THE DOGHOUSE
NO RULES
THRILLERS OF OZ
SPOILED SPORT
COURAGEOUS CAT
THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING
AMERICAN
THE GIRL WITH THE HUNGRY EYES
I WANT YOUR BODY
FUTURE

Plus bonus DVD with ten songs Pro-Shot live from 1978!

7 + 11 originally These Boots Are Made For Walking/ No Rules7" Released in 1978 by Golden Sphinx Records
1-6 + 15 recorded at Right Track, NYC on Fenruary 27th, 1978
7-11 recorded at Right Track, NYC on September 10th, 1978
12-14 recorded at Utopia Studio, London on December 18th, 1978