This is THE single. 1979. Detroit, Michigan. A-Moms, a.k.a.
Algebra Mothers, were one of the Midwest’s early cutting-edge new wave
punk groups, who would go on to play shows with like-minded artists Pere
Ubu, Destroy All Monsters and Sonic’s Rendezvous Band. And this is
their only release ever, that is, up until Third Man released a
compilation of unreleased and live material last summer. Now you have
the chance to own a reissue of the single that sparked it all, in 3
vibrant and eye-catching colourways.
“Strawberry Cheesecake” is absolutely frantic and infinitely
catchy, popping right off of the platter into your ears. Lightning bolt
melodic synth punches, desperately human but then briefly robotic vocals
and no shortage of freewheeling guitar solos make no secret why this
track so beloved. On the flip side, “Modern Noise” is an alien punk
keyboard-cram blaster with a decimating, canonical guitar freakout
feedback ending that successfully melts minds.