Over their stormy existence from 1984 to 1989, Carnival Season were regularly lectured, threatened or just simply booted out of clubs for playing too loud, even in their home state of Alabama. On top of that nobody liked their records and their interpersonal shenanigans pretty much ran off every legitimate music biz contact that might have helped them along the way.
Nevertheless, on most nights they were as good of a rock and roll band as you could see and they were the only group in Birmingham in the '80s (with the exception of label mates and comrades The Primitons) that could legitimately claim to be a national indie rock act. When not headlining at The Nick, the converted convenience store where they regularly gigged, they often played second fiddle to bigger acts, opening for The Replacements, Redd Kross, The Flaming Lips, Meat Puppets, The Pixies, Alex Chilton and dozens of others.
Now, for the first time, Carnival Season's entire output is available on CD with extensive liner notes and photographs documenting the period.
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