||FEEL IT 19
Formed in 1979, the Insinuations existed entirely on the fringes of the early Richmond punk scene. The group did not last long, playing perhaps a dozen shows, and recording only two songs before disbanding. However, what the Insinuations left behind is quite unheralded and unique, even to this day. Released in 1980, "Prompt Critical" - an arty, schizoid punk blast with lyrics inspired by the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor failure of 1979, hits hard - delivering with a loose, oddball amount of character...perhaps in some parallel universe where Captain Beefheart and Pere Ubu coexist. Draper's deranged vocal delivery and wah-washed guitar lines are some of the era's best, standing tall amid a serious field of contending KBD/Bloodstains-comped hits. Originally pressed in a criminally obscure edition of 100 copies. A fine specimen of early 80's American punk, finally widely available after toiling in regional obscurity for nearly forty years!