Woodstock ‘99 - S/T 7”
A year before they took over the world with their debut LP, Super Gremlin, Woodstock ‘99 self-released a four-song EP in a microscopic edition of 100 copies. As one might expect, that record came and went in a matter of days, snatched up by collector scum who live with their ear to the ground and their finger on the “buy” button. Sorry State is pleased to bring this title back into a print in a slightly larger edition with revised artwork and packaging. While these four tracks only hint at the psychedelic depths the band would plumb onSuper Gremlin (much less the follow-up album, coming later this year on Sorry State), their idiosyncrasies were already in full flower, whether it’s an odd lyrical preoccupation with fermentation and pickling, their way of stumbling nonchalantly between disparate punk styles, or their decision to reappropriate Poison Idea lyrics as an entry into the Great Chicken Sandwich Debates of the early 2020s. No one does cracked-up, half-digested punk and pop culture slurry like Woodstock 99, and these four tracks prove they had it dialed from the jump.