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Wax. – (February 19th 1981)
Ricky buys a 4 track tape recorder, with the intention of making their record themselves. If they can record it themselves on to these tapes maybe they can actually build some fans. So The Bad Plants make their tapes, dubiously called “The Bad Plants” and it works. This is them recording, and they joy and satisfaction that can come with putting your music down in wax and hearing your songs come out of a scratchy tape deck. This is the joyful side of making


-[Rickeys Parents Basement]-
We’re D.I.Y. until we die, We’ll make our tapes, we’ll book our dates
L.A. will know our name, by word of mouth it’ll start to change

*Pour your life on plastic tape
Let it rise and take it’s shape
Pour your life into the grooves
And let the wax consume*

What goods a label when you got drive, Keeping art and punk alive
Recorded in our basement, cut the J cards hope they’ll fit


“Four Track Died”

Print the first Bad Plants T shirts, half are good that’ll work
Get outta basements, get outta bars, we can get far on these guitars



from Punk Rock Opera, Vol. I (Album), released April 22, 2016


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