Ear-Piercing Punk

Ear-Piercing Punk  is a compilation album issued in both LP and CD formats of obscure 1960’s garage rock.  As discussed on the AIP Records website and in reviews of the album during its initial release, the album was given the name “Ear-Piercing Punk” to try to market or turn this music, now often referred to as proto punk, on to kids just getting into punk rock for the first time as a result of the 1970’s punk explosion.  The purpose of the album was to show that punk had existed for quite a number of years prior to the generally accepted mainstream use of the term to define bands such as the Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash.  (More from Wikipedia)
The best-known song by Bohemian Vendetta, Enough shows up on numerous garage-rock and psychedelic-rock compilation albums, including Ear-Piercing Punk (both the LP and the CD) and the original Pebbles, Volume 1 CD.  There are several YouTube entries for this song, including this one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1dIGlVZGI4 ; all are basically audio only, but one of them (not this one) shows a completely unrelated movie clip in the background (also apparently from the 1960’s).  
(April 2013)
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(Ear-Piercing Punk, the compilation album that introduced me to the UARB for April 2011Bohemian Vendetta, released clandestinely in 1979 by Bomp! Records on Trash Records) 

(May 2013)
Last edited: March 22, 2021