Album artwork for Recordings 1981 by Vitamin

It was 1979 when Boston teenagers Jason Shapiro and Mike McGlinchey saw the wide-open door of punk as it turned to art-punk and no wave, and scurried straight in. Shapiro was 14. McGlinchey was only a few years older. Neither had played an instrument for long when Vitamin formed. Eventually, violinist Margie Politzer and drummer Chris Gill joined to complete the line-up.

Inspired by the no wave impulse to tear rock apart and build something new from the blistering pieces, Vitamin’s sound was raucous and careening but playful, with a dash of conceptualism for good measure. Truly joyful noise.

Their brief life stands as a difficult-to-top example of art-making for its own sake, and a document of youthful collective creation.

Vitamin

Recordings 1981

Don Giovanni Records
Album artwork for Recordings 1981 by Vitamin
LP

$22.99

Black
Includes download code
Released 04/01/2022Catalog Number

LP-DG-220

Album artwork for Recordings 1981 by Vitamin
LP +

$21.99

White Vinyl

Released 04/16/2021Catalog Number

LP-DG-220LE

Vitamin

Recordings 1981

Don Giovanni Records
Album artwork for Recordings 1981 by Vitamin
LP

$22.99

Black
Includes download code
Released 04/01/2022Catalog Number

LP-DG-220

Album artwork for Recordings 1981 by Vitamin
LP +

$21.99

White Vinyl

Released 04/16/2021Catalog Number

LP-DG-220LE

It was 1979 when Boston teenagers Jason Shapiro and Mike McGlinchey saw the wide-open door of punk as it turned to art-punk and no wave, and scurried straight in. Shapiro was 14. McGlinchey was only a few years older. Neither had played an instrument for long when Vitamin formed. Eventually, violinist Margie Politzer and drummer Chris Gill joined to complete the line-up.

Inspired by the no wave impulse to tear rock apart and build something new from the blistering pieces, Vitamin’s sound was raucous and careening but playful, with a dash of conceptualism for good measure. Truly joyful noise.

Their brief life stands as a difficult-to-top example of art-making for its own sake, and a document of youthful collective creation.