Grimple “ Up Your Ass” ( GUYA) is a classic East Bay punk album of melodic hardcore, originally released in 1993 by legendary punk Photographer Murray Bowles and Eric Yee on their M&E record label. Grimple had recently moved from New Mexico to Oakland with a fast hardcore sound reminiscent of early song driven So Cal punk, but Their sound quickly absorbed some of the East Bay punk’s melodic underpinnings and shout-a-long choruses .These Fifteen tracks are such brash punk explosions, super fun odes to punk, being punk and having fun. One of the greatest fusions of what would later be called pop punk and caustic thrash ever! Grimple came from a scene that spawned intense and Heavy bands Like WORD SALAD and LOGICAL NONSENSE, but found themselves Playing back yard parties and at 924 Gilman with the diverse East Bay Punk Scene - from the super punk bands like ECONOCHRIST and FILTH to catchy song driven bands like GREEN DAY and RANCID and Grimple just fused a little bit of all of it together in perfect balance. This album was recorded by Legendary Lookout Records producer Kevin Army, and was painstakingly remastered by John Golden, who mastered the original pressing. This new version replicated the original, in a 24pt Jacket with slight changes to the lyric sheet and an additional printed inner sleeve of band photos by Murray and is issued on three different colors of vinyl with three different colored center labels.
LP's ship Double bagged, media mail in an oversize Whiplash mailer with two pads and a piece of bubble wrap.
Official Grimple march at www.baymerch.com/grimple
Classic Footage of Grimple live : https://bit.ly/3qhIXNz
“Love those Grimple dudes! We smoked weed and listened to Slayer in their Van”
-Billie Joe Armstrong-
“Boy, you sure can’t judge every band by their name!
Since it was all the rage at Gilman, I assumed they were another pop punk band.
Then they came on, and they were fierce as fuck, no bullshit hardcore. Too good at it to be generic, and a crude extra edge that made me think of the early Brazilian stuff, like Olho Seco and Ratos de Porão. Doesn’t seem like they live in Suburbia, with their parents...Wait, they’re from New Mexico.
Years later, they returned. “Better” equipment, fuller updated sound, and great once again.
Then, like before, they were gone... “
-Jello Biafra -
“Going to a Grimple show back in the day was like experiencing a blistering assault of extremely fast hardcore punk mixed with alcohol and sweat, nothing but pure energy!!!”
OPERATION IVY, SCHLONG, JEWDRIVER, KICKER
“Grimple are one of the classic West Coast punk bands that are not only toxically addictive but fun and destructive! Wired aggressive vocals with scathing guitars met with a deep imbedded melody that will have you hearing their songs buzzing around in your head for the rest of your life. Many a 40 oz. was guzzled then smashed in the presence of these guys, live and on vinyl... Grimple Up Your Ass mothafuckers!!!”
-Mike IX Williams-
EYE HATE GOD
“Grimple was a quinticential early "DoomPunk" favorite of the early Oakland Hardcore scene!
Couldn't be done without em! Anarchy! “
-Matt Pike- HIGH ON FIRE-SLEEP