This is a very unique CD. It's where Detroit sleezy 70's proto-punk (Ron Asheton of the Stooges, Mike Davis of the MC5, sounds like Steve Mackay on sax (Stooges "Funhouse") meets the New/No Wave of Richard Hell and the Voidoids. The singer, Niagara, sounds like a demented Debby Harry (more like the Bush Tetras). Very cool. Perhaps a bit dated with the "chorus" effect on the guitars and the self-consciously arty No-Wave quirkiness of Niagara's vocals, but Ron Asheton's guitar slays, as always. RIP Ron.
Even as a second single, "Meet the Creeper," was being readied for release, Destroy All Monsters was coming apart; tensions within the group had come to a head when Niagara left longtime boyfriend Loren to hook up with Asheton, and soon Loren, as well as the Miller brothers, left the band over creative differences. In response, Loren issued a 1979 live EP, The Days of Diamonds; a year later, he, the Millers, and drummer Rob King formed Xanadu, recording an EP, Black-Out in the City, co-produced by Kelley and Shaw. Meanwhile, the remaining members of Destroy All Monsters carried on until 1985 before finally disbanding. In the wake of a 1994 box set, the original lineup occasionally re-formed to play live and record new material. A concert set, Live in Tokyo & Osaka, appeared in 2008.
02. You're Gonna Die
03. Meet The Creeper
04. November 22, 1963
05. Jesus Is A Shotgun
06. Nobody Knows
07. What Do I Get
08. These Boots Are Made For walking
09. Anybody Can (Fuck Her)
10. Party Girl
11. A/D (Angel In The Daytime, Devil At Night)