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Formed in Los Angeles, Kaos was active between 1980 and 1981, and featured Johnny Stingray (aka Jim Gann), formerly of The Controllers, on vocals and guitar.

From the reissue sleeve:
“I started Kaos mostly for an excuse to be a guitar player again. I’d been playing bass for The Controllers for the the last year and while I enjoyed it, I really wanted to play my new Ibanez Les Paul really loud. My girlfriend at the time, Amy Wichmann, wanted to learn how to play bass. She had a highschool buddy, Lisa Adams, who played a little guitar, so we started jamming together just for fun…”
– Johnny Stingray, April 2000

A. Official Releases (7″ vinyl)

1. Kaos ‎– Product Of A Sick Mind…
Label: What Records?
Catalog Number: W7-1216
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, EP
Released: 1980

Notes: Also issued in a 12″ 45 RPM format; reissued in 2000 in the 7″ format on Bacchus Archives / Dionysus Records.

A ‎– Alcoholiday
B1 ‎– Top Secret
B2 ‎– Iron Dream

Online Resources:

Punky Gibbons – band biography and discography