Get Hip gets back to its Punk roots with a remastered retrospective of Carsickness, one of the most influential bands to emerge from the prolific Pittsburgh Punk scene of the late 1970s.
Centered around art students from Carnegie Mellon University, the Steel City’s burgeoning Punk movement included (in)famous bands like The Bats (featuring acclaimed writer Michael Chabon), The Five, The Cardboards, and eminently esoteric Carsickness. The band’s socially and politically charged themes have withstood the test of time, as relevant now as they were in the heyday of the original Punk Rock movement.
What really sets Carsickness apart is their exceptional sound! With an intriguing lineup featuring two keyboardists, a sax player, and a singer armed with a uniquely snotty growl, the band outlived the Punk scene they helped create, staying active for the better part of the following decade–even going on to open for U2 during the band’s first U.S. tour in 1981.
Get Hip is proud to give this seminal collection of vintage PGH Punk Rock recordings the red-carpet treatment it deserves: remastered from the original tapes and reissued on limited edition vinyl LP, CD, and digital.