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Mystery Bands I: SPITTIN’ TEETH

Along with the original (promo-) version of “The Future Looks bright”, this is maybe the rarest release on the legendary Posh Boy label from LA. THE SIREN features three bands: RED CROSS (their entire first 12″EP), 391 (a mystery band too . please fill in!!) and the phenomenal SPITTING TEETH.

As soon as you, who never have heard SPITTING TEETH before, will start listenting to the first song “2nd Generation” you will, I’m sure, think “FUCKING JESUS – WHAT THIS?!!!”. Be assured I thought the same when I first heard the three tracks of this band (wich was pretty late in the 90s actually; the record seemed to be pretty much a mystery as a whole). But be assured: As a woman (probably man) of taste, you haven’t heard shit! The last of the three – “Destruction” – will destroy you! Unheard of before intensity, a singer and an atmosphere that puts SPITTIN’ TEETH at the very top of early HC bands – it’s so fucking great! Uaaarrghhh!!!!

If you happen to know more of SPITTIN TEETH, please share your knowledge! And Posh Boy – please please re-release this!

Listen to:

2nd Generation.mp3

PS: Go here for more SPITTIN’ TEETH.


  1. Mike Woodford

    I’ve only ever heard one song by 391 entitled, “The Kids Gonna Do It”. It was on one of the Hyped To Death comps and it’s pretty good. I know they released a s/t 12″ on Posh Boy in 1982 but beyond that I could find no other info. I’ve seen the record on eBay before but never got around to picking it up. Next time i won’t make the same mistake.


    Posted on 05-Aug-06 at 14:13 | Permalink
  2. E.

    Thanks Mike! Never heard the mentioned 12″, nor heard of it. Will keep my eyes open too!
    “The kids gonna do it” is from The Siren comp.


    Posted on 06-Aug-06 at 01:51 | Permalink
  3. Joe Stumble

    Prostitute ain’t downloading!


    Posted on 06-Aug-06 at 05:50 | Permalink
  4. E.

    Problem fixed!

    (“prostitute ain’t downloading” – that sounds reallly obscene!)


    Posted on 06-Aug-06 at 05:59 | Permalink
  5. Peter - KBDRecords

    This is up my ally. I would love to hugh that bear a little. Where did you get one of those?


    Posted on 09-Aug-06 at 05:46 | Permalink
  6. E.

    Peter, I knew you were a tiny guy, but I had no idea!


    Posted on 09-Aug-06 at 06:09 | Permalink
  7. Peter - KBDRecords

    ha ha I fit perfectly into most beds that’s why I’ve gotten me a nick name:”Toy Boy”.


    Posted on 09-Aug-06 at 06:16 | Permalink
  8. E.

    I am truly shocked! I thought you were a nice guy and not a pervert!


    Posted on 09-Aug-06 at 07:40 | Permalink
  9. Tom

    391 was a follow-up band for a couple of the Nuns, specifically the Jeffs.


    Posted on 02-Sep-06 at 07:34 | Permalink
  10. douchebag

    dude, my aunt was in that band!!!!


    Posted on 30-Apr-07 at 22:32 | Permalink
  11. douchebag

    spittin’ teeth, that is


    Posted on 30-Apr-07 at 22:33 | Permalink
  12. Suburban Voice On-Line

    wow… that’s awesome. Any more info? I just played “2nd Generation” on my radio show and did a Google to see if anyone was talking about the band. I play the song once a year in the summer since I have it on a mix tape I made in the summer of 1980 (yeah, I know–a bit odd). The 391 stuff is good as well.. I first heard them the same summer, as well. “You Bother Me” is a good snotty punk song.


    Posted on 09-Jul-07 at 13:41 | Permalink
  13. Erich

    Great to have you here, Al. Suburban Voice used to be one of my top fanzines back in the day!


    Posted on 09-Jul-07 at 13:44 | Permalink
  14. Friends, 391 are at my space. Check it


    Posted on 10-Jun-08 at 20:03 | Permalink
  15. Hi, there’s any possibility to repost these songs again? The link is missed. I got this LP in my adolescence (in the 80’s) and I don’t know what hell I did with this, but I lov Spittin Teeth and I can’t live without this music. Please man, help meeeee!


    Posted on 11-Jun-08 at 13:58 | Permalink
  16. Spittin’ Teeth 7″ (from 1980) up on ebay for grabs now. It’s not as throughoutly great as the tracks on here, but those of you with cash might want to buy it (a ryebread auction).


    Posted on 31-Oct-08 at 03:00 | Permalink
  17. The entire Siren LP is posted here on the Factor Zero blog of the guy above named Strongos- I guess he found his copy that he said above was lost:

    He also threw in one track off of the 391 4-song 12″EP and two “bonus” Spittin’ Teeth tracks which is their 7″. The site is in Portuguese so get your Google Translator ready to go.


    Posted on 31-Jan-09 at 02:16 | Permalink
  18. What a lousy rip this is. I don’t understand why people can do so much harm to music. It’s unfair and a crime against boh humanity and nature.


    Posted on 31-Jan-09 at 02:36 | Permalink
  19. David

    Saw a shrink in SLC for awhile who played bass for Spittin Teeth.


    Admin Reply:

    Haha, thanks for the info.


    Posted on 18-Jul-10 at 09:10 | Permalink
  20. fugu

    I personally found the s/t better. And on this, I preferred “Prostitute” to “Destruction.”


    Posted on 28-Sep-10 at 09:57 | Permalink
  21. Sounds like a great site. I’ll keep looking around. One of my favorites of the 80s is agonist front.


    Posted on 11-Mar-14 at 05:01 | Permalink
  22. max

    Destruction used to be a big hit in a underground-discotheque on the countryside in austria (called “Kamakura”) during the late 80s and early 90s.

    but we all thought the name of the band was “The Siren”!
    now you say “The Siren” is just the name of the compilation of 3 bands?! O.O

    but i still dont get it.
    Spitting Teeth seems to be the band of the first song then:

    “who never have heard SPITTING TEETH before, will start listenting to the first song “2nd Generation” you will”

    but it is obviously also the band of the third song

    “Destruction” – will destroy you! Unheard of before intensity, a singer and an atmosphere that puts SPITTIN’ TEETH at the very top of early HC bands”

    but if Spittin’ Teeth was the band of the first song AND of the third and last song, there is just 1 song left for both of the other bands……

    or…. is “The Siren” the name of a Supergroup where bandmembers of all 3 other bands met?!
    then it was not a compilation…
    please help


    Pidgy Reply:

    Are you retarded?


    max Reply:

    whats up with you?
    no! i am not retarded

    what does your aggressive answer mean?
    my question was meant absolutely serious


    max Reply:

    no, we all thought that the band of all this 3 songs of this Maxi-Vinyl was performed by the band “The Siren”.

    “Destruction” was played maybe 15 years every weekend in this discotheque and all vinyl-geeks were looking for this Vinyl and/or other songs of this band, but never found any….

    so … your declaration that there were 3 bands and just the vinyl was called “The Siren” is somewhat interesting after all this years of hunting a band which maybe never existed ^_^


    Posted on 03-Jan-15 at 21:23 | Permalink
  23. Cliff Butter

    I know the bass player from spittn’ teeth. Jim Poulton is a practicing psychologist in Salt Lake City. He plays in a blues band called Better Off with the Blues.


    Posted on 03-May-16 at 22:17 | Permalink

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