STIPHNOYDS - Afraid Of The Russians 7"
Official reissue (on Sub Discos (BR) & Nausea Records (UK)) of the lone 7" from Portland's incredible Stiphnoyds. Lovingly recreated with a heavier duty reproduction of the picture sleeve, insert and freshly mastered (by Daniel Husayn) audio.
" • In September 1955, civil defense authorities staged an exercise called “Operation Green Light.” This was a big evacuation drill in downtown Portland – where they practiced getting thousands of cars and tens of thousands of people out of the city in about an hour. Routes were marked and shared in advance on printed maps, and law enforcement helped direct traffic on streets temporarily made one way out of town. Because the big threat to the United States in the 1950s was from long-range Soviet bombers, exercises like “Operation Green Light” were based on a scenario where a city like Portland might get a warning of incoming enemy aircraft as much as a few hours before an attack.
• It’s no wonder the Stiphnoyds people, who lived their entire lives doing “the Russians are coming to kill us” drills, wrote such a hypnotically paranoid opus like “Afraid Of The Russians”. Thanks to the Civil Defense Administration and their propaganda machine for influencing this perfection from teat to turntable. And for making one of the coolest logos while they were at it." -motorheadreference
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