Dave E & The Cool Marriage Counselors- Searching Through Sears 7”. You should know by the retarded cover art that this is going to be pretty cracked. Dave E. was formerly the singer of the Electric Eels, who produced some of the most vitriolic proto-punk to spew out of the city so foul its river caught fire. HOLY MACKEREL! Absolute must-have reissue of three post-Eels Dave E. songs. In the scumfreak Electric Eels tradition, Dave tended to project a mix of snottiness and vulnerable bafflement; with “Searching Through Sears” (originally released on a flexi back in ’81), any punk leanings get chucked for a full-on frazzled oddity that out-weirds and out-laffs anything else I’ve heard from Cleveland, 1970s and onward. THIS 7” WAS LIIMITED TO 500 COPIES AND IS VERY HARD TO FIND!