Album of the Day
We Have Come For Your Children
First-wave punk rockers Dead Boys burned bright but fast; the Cleveland quintet's final studio album, WE HAVE COME FOR YOUR CHILDREN, arrived in stores just a year after their debut. The 1979 Sire set was cut at Miami's Criteria Studios with producer Felix Pappalardi (of hard rock band Mountain), whose efforts to make the Boys mainstream-friendly never dampen their anarchic spirit. Just listen to Stiv Bators spit out lyrics over Cheetah Chrome's riffs on “Flame Thrower Love,” “Ain't It Fun” or “(I Don't Wanna Be No) Catholic Boy” and you'll know why the band was a favorite at CBGB. Joey and Dee Dee Ramone sing back-up on that last track, and Guns N' Roses later put their stamp of approval on the collection with a cover of “Ain't It Fun.” The underrated WE HAVE COME FOR YOUR CHILDREN is a must for anyone who likes their music young, loud and snotty.