Album sleeve (mouse over image to view back).

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8-Track cartridge (mouse over images to view back).

  Marty Thau Presents 2x5

Label: Red Star Records # RED 100

Released: USA, Spring 1980

COMATEENS recorded two songs for this early New York rock compilation, produced by JIMMY DESTRI of Blondie. This was the band's first appearance on a commercial album.

Produced by JIMMY DESTRI
Executive Producer MARTY THAU
Recorded at HOUSE OF MUSIC STUDIOS, West Orange, New Jersey, January 1980
Engineered by JIM BONNEFORD assisted by CLIFF HODSDON
Cover design PETER ZAREMBA

Also released as a cassette and 8-track tape(!!)

LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
RAMONA JAN: Vocals, guitar
NIC O. TEEN: Vocals, bass, keyboards

Songs: Lead Vocal:
1 Overseas
2 Late Night City

Bands Appearing On This Album:


- This album is now considered a classic snapshot of New York underground pop as it existed at the dawn of the '80s, and has recently been re-released on CD after being out of print for more than 20 years. All ten tracks were recorded and mixed over the course of five nights.

- Legendary entrepreneur and rock manager MARTY THAU (New York Dolls, Blondie, Suicide) saw the band playing in a nearly empty club one night, and liked the song "Late Night City" so much that he called Nic soon afterwards and invited the band to be on the album.

- Recorded late on a freezing cold January night, producer JIMMY DESTRI was pleased with the sessions, giving Nic the following cryptic compliment: "Great angst, man, great angst!"

- The album cover was designed by the FLESHTONES great frontman PETER ZAREMBA.

- The near-penniless band received round trip transportation to the New Jersey recording studio; chauffeured in a black stretch limousine. They could get used to that.

- Drummer JEFF ZILM left the band soon afterwards and returned to his native Texas to pursue a career in graphic arts.