Wednesday, June 17, 2009
TOKEN ENTRY ready or not...here we come! 7" (1985)
If you lived in Albany in the 1980's chances are you saw Token Entry multiple times. I think I first saw them at Ruthies Inn in SF with A.F. in the mid 80's, then a bunch of times when I moved home to Albany in 1989. Tim Chunks was always a killer and hilarious front man who was so filled with engergy that the stage could never contain him. I have many fond memories of seeing these guys. I recall buying a Token Entry necklace from them on one of their trips up north. Ernie, the drummer getting out of the van upon arrival and asking a crowd of teen age kids "where's all the pussy at?" The band setting up, and asking the sound guy to throw on their NWA tape, and lastly seeing multiple homeless people in the ghetto of Albany NY walking around with Token Entry shirts.
This ep is pre Tim Chunks on Vox, and instead features Anthony who went on to Raw Deal and Killing Time. The songs are slower, and less produced then the later LP versions, but I still love them. They are catchy, yet dark and to me still hold up to the test of time. As always, comment if you download.