The Avengers were a great punk band with a career that closely mirrored the profile of a great punk song. Fronted by a fiery, charismatic singer in Penelope Houston, the quartet formed in San Francisco in 1977, released the now-seminal three-song EP We Are the One and broke up abruptly two years later. They went out on a squealing high note, opening for the Sex Pistols for their final show.
The self-titled “Pink Album” came out a few years later, but it was frequently out of print and hard to find, even as the passage of time burnished the band’s legend. As of this month, however, fans can finally luxuriate in a release that does justice to the Avenger’s legacy. Available through Houston’s website as a two disc CD set or 14 track LP the reissue contains the original full-length plus outtakes, rehearsal tapes, and live recordings.
Note to potential consumers: We’re talking about really nice outtakes like “Teenage Rebel.”
Avengers Teenage Rebel by Howlin’ Wuelf Media