Thursday, September 08, 2005

Reptile House

Reptile House - I Stumble As The Crow Flies

My post on the Bouncing Babies compilation a couple of weeks back generated some comments and emails both praising and asking for more Reptile House. Reptile House were a Baltimore band circa 1982-1987 and are notable for having a pre-Lungfish renaissance man David Higgs on vocals and London May (Samhain) on drums. In 1985 Reptile House released their only 7" I Stumble As The Crow Flies, produced by Ian Mackaye. The record was released as Dischord #15 3/4, a split with Baltimore label Druid Hill. The four tracks on the 7" contain some melodic, atmospheric guitar sounds that reminds me at times of the Proletariat's Indifference LP. Reptile House would eventually release a solid and enjoyable posthumous LP titled Listen to the Powersoul in 1988. Like this EP it to is currently out of print.

1985's I Stumble As The Crow Flies 7"
Reptile House - Keelhaul Love.mp3
Reptile House - Social Champion.mp3
Reptile House - Mrs Rain.mp3
Reptile House - Sleestak Weather.mp3