Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Last: Disography of the Moment

The Last are a power pop band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1976 by the Nolte Brothers (Joe, Mike and David). This band came out around the same time as bands such as Black Flag, the Descendents, and the Circle Jerks.

Here are some links:
Official website
The Last MySpace page
The Last Wiki article


LA Explosion
Released in 1979 by Bomp! Records
Produced by John Harrison and The Last.
Band lineup:
Mike Nolte - vocals; Joe Nolte - guitar, vocals; David Nolte - bass; Jack Reynolds - drums.
Tracks: 15
She Don't Know Why I'm Here; Every Summer Day;

Look Again
Released in 1980 by Backlash Records.
Produced by The Last
No lineup changes
Tracks: 12

Fade to Black
Released in 1982 by Bomp!
Produced by The Last.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 4

Painting Smiles on a Dead Man
Released in 1985 by Lolita Records.
Produced by Bill Inglot.
Lineup changes:
Half-way through recording David Nolte was replaced on bass by John Rosewall. Jack Reynolds was replaced on drums by John Frank.
Tracks: 12

Released in 1988 by SST Records.
Produced by Bill Stevenson.
Lineup changes:
John Rosewall was replaced on bass by Larry Manke and John Frank was replaced on drums by Dave Nazworthy.
Tracks: 12

Released in 1989 by SST.
Produced by Bill Stevenson.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12

Gin and Innuendoes
Released in 1996 by SST.
Produced by Earl Mankey.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 16

Released in 2008 by Owned & Operated Records.
This was supposed to have been released in 2008 by O&O but I can't find any information about it anymore. Even the O&O website doesn't have any information about it. *shrugs*

1 comment:

  1. I have LA Explosion at home. It's a pretty good album. What's most striking about it to me though is how much of the early Descendents I hear in that record (especially the pre-Milo Ride the Wild EP). Every die hard Descendents/ALL fan should check out The Last.