The Mopes "Low Down Two Bit Sidewinder"
The Mopes started out with some silly songs written by Dan Vapid and B-Face while on the road with the Queers. They promised each other they'd record them at some point but both of them were pretty busy with their other bands, Screeching Weasel and the Queers. Then one afternoon in early 1997, Vapid showed up at John Jughead's house with an acoustic guitar and no explanation. Jughead was no slouch, so he invited him in and they started messing around with some of the songs Vapid had written with B-Face. It kept happening. After working out some songs together, John and Vapid invited Squirtgun's Dan Lumley over to accompany them on drums. Since they were playing together in an apartment with neighbors, Lumley fashioned a drum set out of cardboard boxes. From an original idea by B-Face and Vapid, and filled out by John and Lumley, the Mopes were officially born. Fast forward to Thanksgiving weekend 1997 when they laid down the tracks for this CDEP full of poppy punk rock, catchy instrumentals, and goofy 60's style stuff - plus a hidden track - with Mass Giorgini at his Sonic Iguana Studio in Lafayette, Indiana. Originally released in 1998.
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