"Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch..." 7"
4 Hours Left
2. All Allowed
3. Johnny Was
4. Human Chess
on red vinyl.
This was a curve ball
release for most people. This was a posthumous release of a late 1980s
/ early 1990s Boston area punk band. I saw Cabal play at my first "punk"
date at a Flag of Democracy show at the Primal Plunge in Allston, MA.
I also saw them at the first Boston Fugazi show in the Harvard Square
church (booked by members of Cabal). I just loved them. They released
a split LP with Angry Kids while they were around. One of the band members,
Rusty Nails, also ran a punk label called Wasted Effort Records. I wanted
to resurrect that label and tracked Rusty down in Chicago. I was in
Wisconsin at the time and we worked out a deal to release some old Cabal
recordings. Resurrecting Wasted Effort didn't work out. I really wasn't
in the financial position, and I think the label and Wasted Effort name
was a very personal thing to Rusty (I can understand that!). But Cabal
had one more release. A great political punk band made up of members
that did a lot for the Boston scene that was better known for Slapshot
and their ilk during this time period.
Sold out from me, look on: