Shits Alive!


"A limited edition brown vinyl LP put together by Pete Makowski and us at DG to celebrate the reunion gigs by The SS in late 2018 and 2019. The original SS album I Can't Come was released on DG back in 1989 with original frontman Giovanni Dadamo supplying the tapes and helping with the artwork. We started to get to know the other two original shits, Pete Makowski and Dave Fudger in the 2010's and Pete was very keep to 'get the old band back together' as they say... so they got in Tom Crossley on vocals, he was in Giovanni's second band, Famous Monsters after the original shits imploded so he was a perfect replacement, another good friend of Pete's was James Sherry (of Done Lying Down/Toast/Desperate Measures) who took over the drums, and Moyni from Tom's current band on bass. After a few rehearsals they did a lo-key warm up show then their first proper show at the DG 30th anniversary shows at the Lexington on the 15th December 2018 supporting Johnny Moped, this was followed by another show at The Pelton Arms in Greenwich on the 16th February 2019. Both shows were recorded by Lee McFadden and sounded great so Pete suggested making a live album up to 'celebrate' the events. They went onto play in front of a huge crowd at the Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool in August 2019. That was the last show as soon after the pandemic hit and very sadly Pete Makowski died in late 2021. We've really proud to have this coming out, albeit lot later than planned due to the vinyl shortages. It's a fitting tribute to Pete (who oversaw the artwork and tapes) and the band's amazing comeback shows. It also includes two demos from the original line-up that appeared as a very limited 7" for sale at the Rebellion Festival show in 2019. Pete would only let us release it if it was on brown vinyl... so that's what it is!"