Barely Appreciated

Chris Ashford then set out to record the other bands that were performing at the city’s first punk club, the MasqueThe Eyes were one of these bands, with a sound that was described on the liner notes of What? Stuff as “poppy but hard edged”.  “Don’t Talk to Me”, featuring vocals by Charlotte Caffey came out on the third What Records? release; the flip side actually had two songs:  “Victims” by the Skulls plus the wonderful “Neutron Bomb” by the Controllers (which was also released as the A side on What 04).  Another song by the Eyes with an equally compelling beat is also included on the compilation album, called “Kill Your Parents”.  (I want to say it was tongue in cheek, but honestly, I can’t tell for sure!). 
(July 2010)
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Amanda Brix and Jeff Drake rounded out Amanda Jones by adding the rhythm section from the early LA punk rock band called the Skulls – their first release, Victims was on only the third single from What Records? – Keith Michael on bass (who had been a good friend of Jeff Drake from Huntington Beach) and Sean Antillon on drums and percussion. 
(December 2015)
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