The Stems are and always will be in my top 5 bands of all time. They join The Byrds, The Beatles, The Electric Prunes and Love. Wow, they\’ll probably be embarrassed being in that company but there you go.
Back in the mid 80s they kicked every neo garage bands arse and delivered classic punker after classic punker. Also in leader Dom Mariani they were blessed with a talented songwriter and someone with the best mushroomed head of hair this side of 1966.
This record came with a Stems Illustrated Biography and contained rare tunes unavailable elsewhere. \’Let Your Head Rest\’ is killer garage punk with fuzz, tremolo, caveman drums and punk attitude. I find it amazing that this track was left in the vaults and never released until they had disbanded. It was recorded during their first sessions in 1985. Even to this date \’Let Your Head Rest\’ has never surfaced on CD.