IAR 47 - 7"
The Spinoffs "Stayin' Alive"
Release Date: December 2010
Test Pressing: 10 black vinyl
First Pressing: 300 orange vinyl
Cover Art: Adam Alive
01 - Stayin' Alive
02 - Wilt Chamberlain
03 - Square Patrol
04 - The Breakdown
05 - Prosthetic Hip
Mutant Pop Records played a huge role in my own personal
musical history. It not only exposed me to a number of fantastic pop punk
bands by way of releases and the 1,000 Flowers mailorder and distro, but it
also provided me with hours of enjoyment reading the monthly catalogs -
later turned full-fledged zine - and weeks of excitement; anticipating the
day I would come home to find my mailbox full of new records to spin.
I started my own record label nearly a decade after Tim had started Mutant
Pop, and sadly nearly half a decade after he called it a day (for the first
time anyway). I have never been shy to say that along with Stardumb Records,
Mutant Pop was the biggest influence and inspiration for how I wanted Itís
Alive to operate as a label, but also to act as a documentation for what was
happening in the underground.
Timís final go-around with Mutant Pop ended with a couple of records left in
limbo between plating and release. One of these was The Spinoffs ďStayiní
AliveĒ EP, originally slated to be released as MP-47. The band had intended
to ask Itís Alive to release the EP (hence the first track and title of the
record), but understandably jumped at the chance to be part of the Mutant
Pop catalog when the opportunity arose.
It made all the sense in the world to rescue this record from oblivion and
release it ourselves! It is the closest thing we could do to co-releasing a
record with the inimitable Mutant Pop - the plates are 100% MP; read the
etchings! The Spinoffs are a great representation of a pop punk band doing
their own unique thing in their own special way, just the way MP and IAR