The Snakes "Happy" & "I Won't Love You 'til You're More Like Me" CD
Adult Swim Records No. AS 2 CD, released in 1990
The Snakes were a studio project consisting of schoolmates and fellow S.O.A. bandmates Simon Jacobsen and Michael Hampton (Michael went on to play in The Faith, Embrace, One Last Wish, Manifesto). While not a "real" band, the Snakes injected some very necessary levity as well as nice harmonies into the early DC punk scene. They had very catchy songs, filled with great melodies and silly lyrics, all performed with infectious enthusiasm.
The Snakes first album "I Won't Like You 'til You're More Like Me" was recorded in 1982 and 1983, and released on Dischord in 1985.
The Snakes' second album, "Happy", was one of the factors which led to the formation of Adult Swim Records in 1989. Dischord Records partners Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson both loved The Snakes' music, but had very different views as to whether The Snakes were a "real" band, and whether their music was suitable for Dischord Records. Jeff loved The Snakes music and the Holy Rollers first demo tape so much that he formed Adult Swim to put out stuff deemed unsuitable by Ian.
CD includes 2 full albums:
"Happy" (1990, Adult Swim Records)
"I Won't Love You Till You're More Like Me", (1986, Dischord No. 18)
Produced by Ian MacKaye and The Snakes
1-My Girl Gloria 2-Don't Tread On Me 3-Glass Eyes 4-World Upside Down 5-Happy 6-Afraid of Love 7-Appraising Personalities 8-I'm a Holiday 9-Man of the Monocle & Bottle 10-Oh No, Olga 11-Jane of Apes 12-Hat on the Bed 13-Dance, Mr. Fish 14-She's Got It Now 15-I Won't Love You ('til you're more like me) 16-For Colored Girls 17-Six O'Clock 18-Serv-Pro Joe 19-Snake Rap 20-Greek Song 21-Twelve Angry Men 22-Push Over 23-City Girls 24-Exchange of Clowns 25-Everything He Wants 26-Fixing a Chair 27-License to Fish