Why Bother? - Calling All Goons – New LP
first pressing. black vinyl.
A new Why Bother? LP is always reason to stick a fork in the outlet and BBQ your brain, crunch on some moth balls and chase it down with a can of purple crush. life might not be great all the time but at least we got Why Bother releasing an album every year, nightmares and bats flapping in the attic, you head for the basement and stir up a cauldron of witches brew, pick it up and burn your hands and chuck it on the baseboard heater to listen to it sizzle, kick open the storm door just to listen to springs squeak, burn your clothes in the burn barrel and running through the woods under the moonlight showing through the shaking branches and bat wings. -- winch
"Would it be October without a new WHY BOTHER? album? 'Calling All Goons' is WB?'s fourth album in three years - a lexicon for the freaks, a beacon of hope amidst the digital deluge. A band that extends from the roots of Midwestern punk while adding something new to the conversation...so step into the world of WHY BOTHER? and let these new 13 tracks dilute your mind forever!
releases October 27, 2023 TERRY- VOCALS/SYNTH SPECK-GUITAR/VOCALS PAMELA-BASS/VOCALS ON “I Wanna Be Like Pete” PAUL-DRUMS MIXED BY GATO MASTERED BY BILL MCELROY
nightmares and dust devils, outer-space basement punk rock from Iowa. -- winch
released September 16, 2022
MIXED BY PAUL GATO AT THE DELAWARE BOMB FACTORY.
MASTERED BY CAUFIELD SCHNUG AT MELODY MEN MASTERING.
VOCALS/SYNTH-TERRY.....GUITAR/VOCALS- SPECK.....BASS GUITAR- PAMELA......DRUMS- PAUL.......
ARTWORK BY BILL DOVER.
WHY BOTHER? WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THANKS TO MARTIN, IAN, DAVID, EDDIE, JOE AT PAPERFACE ZINE, NEIL CRUD AT LOUDER THAN WAR RADIO, STEPHEN AT EQUALIZING-X-DISTORT, PHIL AT EXTREME NOISE RECORDS, CLAY PIGEON AT WFMU, PETE, BAXTER, GINA, LEMMEMOTO, GORDY, ''SCREAMING'' LORD SUTCH, SIMONE, MAGNUS, PATRICK, STEVEN BERNARD, WALTER ''WALLY'' LAB, DT, COLIN, OTTO, NICK, MARIAN AND LASSIE, ADAM AND SYMPATHY FLOWERS, THE FLYNSTONED KIDS, WET BREAD, AND ''ITCHY'' ALFRED.....
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO SAM RICHARDSON AT FEEL IT RECORDS AND THE TREMENDO GARAJE YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR THEIR TIME AND SUPPORT.
In the heart of the heartland, a mere ten miles from where the airplane carrying Buddy Holly crashed into a frozen cornfield, lies Mason City, Iowa. A town so small that it's pre-pandemic punk scene (with 20+ bands) went almost entirely unnoticed. That is, until the music of WHY BOTHER? and the "Punk on the Plains" compilations (curated by WB? drummer Paul), were made available by Tremendo Garaje - one of YouTube's most obsessive gateways into contemporary underground punk music.