For quite some time I’ve been wanting to cover the world of Punk and collecting records that fall into that category but as a collector of funk, soul, jazz, soundtracks and other genres, my knowledge in that area is rather minimal. Although I know a few of the bands and love the music, it would be just another of the deep rabbit hole that I would fall down if I decided to start collecting it so instead I reached out to the experts in the field and got a great response from quite a few people who wanted to contribute. The first person to contact me was good friend and fellow collector Antonio Leiriao of Naptown Soul Club in Indianapolis. Antonio and I have been friends for quite sometime and are both collectors of not only records but vintage toys, Kaiju and horror memorabilia. His Funk & Soul 45 collection is pretty thorough as is his Punk collection and who better to begin this new series with than someone who actually runs the indie label, Small Hand Factory that specializes in the genre!? Within no time, he dropped five records on us and we’re excited to present it to you. Here is his Five on The Black Hand Side!
The Bizarros “Lady Doubonette” (Gorilla Records,1976) Akron, OH along with Cleveland are as deserving as New York or L.A. when it comes to the history of punk and it’s genesis points. Before the “Rubber City” would see DEVO find success beyond its city limits,The Bizarros turned heads with this moody Velvets meets Television stunner.