The SENDERS – ” All Killer No Filler ” (1977 – 2001) 

Posted: December 31, 2022 in MUSIC

The Senders are the great lost band of New York Punk. Begun in 1976, they were peers of all the early legends – Ramones, Blondie, Heartbreakers, etc. Their brand of dangerous sidewinder r&b, with a twist of rockabilly, shook the rafters at CBGB and Max’s Kansas City…” 

The New York rockers The Senders are one of the great unheralded outfits to emerge from the punk scene, and it’s hard to tell whether their relative obscurity was a purposeful move or pure bad luck. While their compatriots the New York Dolls and the Heartbreakers were snagging major label deals and international tours, the Senders stayed put and stayed under the radar.

The folks in the know, however, grok what the rest of the known universe has been missing, which might be one reason why Left For Dead Records put together this double LP compilation that plucks from the group’s slim discography and slaps a truly juicy morsel on the fourth side. Leading up to that last disc flip are a spectacular assortment of rip-snorting originals, choice R&B and blues covers and the complete “Seven Song Super Single” recorded for Max’s Kansas City’s in-house label.

Rounding out the set is a fierce live recording of the Senders at Max’s in 1978 augmented by former NY Doll Johnny Thunders. The late guitarist’s presence adds some extra juice to the proceedings as they turn lead Sender Phil Marcade’s originals and a cover of Them’s “I Can Only Give You Everything” over under sideways and down.

released November 18th, 2022

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