These photos are of Seattle band The Retards playing live at Fallout Records from I think June of 1998. The Retards were a poppy, garagey young punk band playing Seattle in the late '90s, think Ramones meets Screeching Weasel meets Head. I loved the band even though they were all about 16, sloppy and kinda goofy. They enthusiastically loved to play the kind of music I was into--simplistic, catchy punk with a very '70s feel to it. At some point they changed their name to The Cheatin' Hearts, then to The Dirty Looks, before breaking up.
Band members: Derek on guitar and vocals, Leif on bass, Stacey on guitar and Conor on drums
- 1997, "First Offense" 7" (Puke Records)
- 1998, "Still Playing with Toys" 7" (Shady Grove)