CAN YOU DIG LA PESTE? INTERVIEW WITH PETER DAYTON

La Peste blasted through the Boston punk scene, left their mark and retired from the field all too early.

La Peste was perhaps one of the most underrated bands from the first wave of punk (1976-82). They blasted through the Boston punk scene, left their mark and retired from the field all too early. During this brief career they released the single “Better Off Dead” (b/w “Black”). Though the single has been long out of print, making it a rarity, it is being given new life. On April 19 this single was rereleased on 7” vinyl by Wharf Cat Records and yours truly wasted little time getting his hands on it. The number “Better Off Dead” is well worth any rock n’ roll fan’s attention, as it is a perfect example of the raw energy that punk unleashed on the unsuspecting world in the 1970s…

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