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Les Thugs Chess and Crimes

Les Thugs Chess and Crimes

Out of print

Release Date February 1, 1989

Catalog No SP29

Formats 7 inch

French punks Les Thugs are the first international act to appear in Sub Pop’s catalog, though far from the last. Hailing from Angers, France, they sounded as tenacious as their name would imply. The band would continue making pummeling tracks like the beastly “Chess and Crimes” before calling it quits in 1999. The band would later reform for Sub Pop’s 20th anniversary in 2008.

-Dusty Henry, courtesy of KEXP