Jason Narducy’s Childhood Punk Band, Verböten, Release Retrospective EP In Advance Of The House Theatre of Chicago’s Upcoming Verböten Musical

Verböten, a new musical inspired by Jason Narducy’s now-seminal childhood punk rock band of the same name, will open this Sunday, January 26th, at The House Theatre of Chicago. In advance of production’s opening, Verböten is pleased to announce their first-ever official release – a self-titled, retrospective EP 7”, out now. The EP is limited to 500 vinyl copies, and features a live version of “He’s A Panther,” originally captured on camcorder by Narducy’s father in 1983 at the Cubby Bear in Chicago when the group shared a bill with Naked Raygun and Rights Of The Accused.

Listen To Verböten’s “He’s A Panther” (Live) – 

Narducy formed Verböten in 1982 in Evanston, IL, when he was just 10 years old. Although the band only lasted a year, it went on the inspire musicians like Dave Grohl (cousin of the band’s singer, Tracy Bradford), who spoke of the band in the documentary series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways.

With lyrics and music by Verböten’s original guitarist Jason Narducy (Bob MouldSuperchunkSplit Single) and book by Brett Neveu (OdradekPilgrim’s ProgressTraitor), Verböten is inspired by the true story of Chicago’s own young punks. The musical follows the band – made up of outsider teens with seriously complex home lives – as they gear up for a show at The Cubby Bear.
Verböten 7” Tracklist:
01. My Opinion
02. Slumpshot
03. Work To Let It Out
04. He’s A Panther (Live)
05. Leave Me Alone

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