The Retros were arguably the best Punk band in St. Louis during their brief existence. From 1978-1981 they wowed crowds at parties, VFW Halls and bowling alleys with their infectious Punk-Pop anthems. Plus, they opened for the Ramones at the legendary Mississippi Nights club, a coup for any band in the supposedly non-Punk-friendly Midwest.
A couple attempts at recordings were made, but the Retros produced no official releases during their lifespan. In the Spring of 1979, the band was the subject of a final exam for a friend’s studio recording class at Webster University. When the exam was finished, the Retros took advantage of the couple hours of leftover studio time. They ripped through twelve originals in a quick, live-in-the studio type set up. Limited time meant no over-dubs and only a couple retakes. The block of studio time was completely exhausted with the recording, and they didn't even have time for playback. Without access to another 4-track machine, the reel ended up on a shelf in Soundman/Manager, Don Hollenbeck's closet and was nearly forgotten. It would be almost thirty years before these recordings were heard by ANYONE.
The LP includes the entire twelve song session, and the CD adds four bonus, live tracks. The LP is limited to 300 copies in a silk screened cover with a full color insert featuring photos, gig posters and liner notes, and it includes a copy of the CD. The CD format comes in a standard jewel case with alternate art.