Published Jun 15, 2009In case you missed it while it was around, Atom and His Package was the gloriously goofy one-man band of punk nerd Adam Goren. He made incredible, hilarious punk anthems with his guitar and a whole bunch of preprogrammed synth beats. Whether you know his work or want an introduction, Hartless Hind Records will give you a hand with Up End Atom, a new tribute album in honour of the musician.
The compilation will feature contributions from like-minded outsiders MC Lars, Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer and Math the Band, among many others. One of the reasons Atom and His Package folded in 2003 was due to Goren's diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes, so $4 from each release will go towards the American Diabetes Organization. Nice, eh?
Up End Atom is set to come out on July 14, with this tracklisting:
1. Steinbeck - "Possessions (Not The One By Danzig)"
2. Mcchris - "Punk Rock Academy"
3. Math The Band - "Upside Down From Here"
4. Zambonis And Atom - "Goalie"
5. Yidcore - "Avenger"
6. Mc Lars Feat. Worm Quartet - "(Lord It's Hard To Be Happy, When You Aren't Using) The Metric System"
7. Worm Quartet Feat. Curt Allen - "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Lib 20"
8. Locas In Love - "I Am Downright Amazed At What I Can Destroy With Just A Hammer"
9. Emotron - "Me And My Black Metal Friends"
10. Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer - "Happy Birthday Ralph"
11. Golden Bloom - "Lying To You