Catalog No.: FTF-501 | 
Release date: April 17, 2010 | 
Length: 41 minutes
 | Year: 1977/1978/1979


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   SIDE A                                              SIDE B
1. Wham Bam Son of Sam               10. I Wanna Be a Janitor  
   2. Jenny                                            11. Maybe You're the One
   3. Show Me You Love Me                 12. No Manners
       By Doing Me Harm                       13. I've Got Zits/Zombie Hordes
   4. Delinquet Rat                                14. No Head From Darlene
   5. Burn Down the Discotheque         15. Rot Gut Wine
   6. Doing Nothing                               16. Terminal Disease/Kid de Sade
   7. Anarchy, Man
                             17. Berlin
   8. Freud's Fucked
   9. Dead in Our Beds

Tutu & The Pirates, Chicago's first anti-lectual sub-urban insult rock band and perhaps even its first punk band finally gets its due in their first 17-trak LP compilation of demos (from ’77/’78), practice tapes (recorded at their rehearsal loft, “The Placenta”), and live material (from ’78). Formed in 1977 by a cross-section of childhood friends and misfits, the Pirates culled inspiration from The Stooges, MC5, and the New York Dolls, as well as 60's garage and the Mothers Of Invention. Quirky and fearless, these guys made it up as they went along, quickly becoming Chicago’s go-to opening band for the Ramones (five times), the Undertones, and the Pretenders. True to punk credo, they lived hard and played harder, and within a few short years the rot set in and the group disbanded. Yet despite their influence in and on the Chicago punk scene, the legendary Midwestern pioneers of punk never managed to release an album until now. A new recording of "Berlin" proves that even three decades later, they can still rock the fuck out.

Tutu & The Pirates:
Little Richie Speck - Vocals
Mel Torment - Guitar
Jimmy Socket - Guitar & Vocals
Frankie Paradise - Bass
Tutu - Drums & Vocals



"Tutu & The Pirates can hold their own against anything New York has got to offer"
- David Witz, Chicago Reader

"Tutu & The Pirates are absolute MANIACS!!"
- Gabba Gabba Gazette

"Only Tutu's inspired musical one-liners save the act from complete imbecility"
- Chicago Sun Times

"It's probably the clever and audible lyrics that gives this edge over others of this type"
- Variety

"A wonderful discredit to Chicago!"
- Illinois Entertainer

"A group from Chicago called Tutu & The Pirates are going to release what's known to be the first Idi Amin disco record: "Everybody objects just because I eat my subjects" Bon Appetit!"
- Creem

Tutu & the Pirates from You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984