OH HOLY FUCK THIS IS AWESOME. Basically, Crime was “San Francisco’s First and Only Rock and Roll Band.” Now, sure, that’s a bit of hyperbole, and even I like Quicksilver, the Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, the Avengers, etc. so it ain’t even accurate. But Crime were the true real deal, one of the first punk bands to release singles in America outside of New York, and of a much higher quality than what would pass for “punk” in the UK. Most of their recordings have been sadly only available as bootlegs, and even the most discerning music fans probably only know Sonic Youth’s cover of “Hot Wire My Heart.” So now here’s your chance to get hip.