Portland's Taxpayers are known for being one most infectiously young punk bands in America. Their live shows are displays of manic energy complete with inflatable toys and tornado dances. So dedicated to not taking things too seriously, the band even puts on a festival every year called The Gathering of the Goof Punx.
So when their singer told me their next record would be a companion piece to a book he is writing about the recently deceased Henry Turner, a pitcher for the Georgia Tech baseball team in the 1970's who threw his arm out before his chance to play in the big leagues, needless to say I was intrigued.
This record is insane and I can't explain it any better than the video below:
1st pressing 500 mixed. This INCLUDES the book mentioned above.
1. As the Sun Beat Down
2. Atlanta's Own
3. Who the Hell Are You
4. Goddamn These Hands of Mine
5. Drinking With Mickey Mantle
6. Raised in the Shadows
7. Weapon of God
8. Jimmy Bartlett's Teeth
9. Hungry Dog in the Street
10. The Business Man
11. The Carriage Town Clinic
12. I Love You Like an Alcoholic
13. Some Rotten Man
14. Let the Seconds Do Their Worst