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KORO- 8 Songs 7"EP (no label [NR15035], USA, 1983)

This is a repost – mp3 files added. For more greatness in this league – go here.

Over the last 2 or 3 years, word has spread about this 7″. When about 10 years ago, somebody in germany bootleged this one, nobody cared about it too much the first couple of years. Nowadays even the bootleg (on green vinyl) sells for a good price.

I remember when I ordered this 7″ of KORO from a german mailorder (for 5 german Marks), I first was dissapointed when I had opened the package because I believed this was the japanese KURO. Well, dissapointment didn’t last long. The 8 upsa-daisy songs impressed me a lot, tight as fuck and played with such enthusiasm, it still jumps at me. I used to think “Dear Sirs” was the best, then it was “Acid Casuality”, then it was “700 Clubs” until I realised this is an entity – you simply cannot pick one single song off it!
There were rumours going around of more songs from KORO but as far as I know, nothing ever surfaced. It’s about time though that this gets a proper re-release!

Bummer: I had kept this record in one these sturdy, thick plastic sleeves for over 20 years until I realised that the printing of the cover somehow had started to glue on it! You cannot get it out of that üvc-sleeve anymore!! Beware: Never use one of them hard pvc sleeves!! What was also a bit dumb maybe was that I used to detest those “stamp collectors” (as I called them) who would make a big fuzz about having clean copies of rare records, whereas I always thought that these discs were there to be played and gain patina over the years so they would really grow on you and become something unique. That’s why I never cared too much when the top of the sleeve was damaged (in some cases, I even simply cut off what I thought was out of size!). Well – who would have thought these records go for 800$ one day …..

700 Club.mp3
It’s okay.mp3
Dear Sirs.mp3
Acid Casualty.mp3


  1. Anonymous

    yeah YEAH YEAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! BEST record EVER!!!!!!!


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 04:52 | Permalink
  2. Bernard

    it’s not a good idea to spread mp3 files of this. it’s too great. it should be kept secret.


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 06:16 | Permalink
  3. Peter - KBDRecords

    One the best HC records ever! And as I’ve told you Erich I have the same issue with my copy beeing stucked in the PVC bag. Haven’t the Koro been reissued by now? There where lots of talk about it beeing out this autumn on the KBD mailing list.


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 06:44 | Permalink
  4. E.

    You seem to be right, Pedro! Just did some research and here’s what I found:

    Good to hear these rumours were true! Really looking forward to hearing that LP!


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 06:57 | Permalink
  5. Kill ugly pop

    I agree with you : These hard PVC sleeves suck!!!

    I’ve had the same problem with my copy of the first RIISTETYT 7″.

    I can’t wait to hear this long lost KÖRÖ LP!!

    Keep on adding more killer HC stuff! Erich you rule!


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 07:22 | Permalink
  6. i_hate_the_rich

    I think guys like you and peter kbd from such weird countries as sweden must be very rich.


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 09:50 | Permalink
  7. Anonymous

    i got the legal reissue a few months ago and it sounds amazing! the LP is out now. i just ordered it. The label said that there is a live show on video floating around out there.


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 09:56 | Permalink
  8. E.

    Great, Timmy! Looking forward to hearing that LP and video would be nice too!

    @ i_hate_the_rich: yes, my father owns the national bank of sweden. so what. are you jealous?


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 10:01 | Permalink
  9. Peter - KBDRecords

    And my mom is a nurse! Earns loads of money. You want some records? Please band that winners IP so he can’t download anything. You should shut up and be grateful.


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 11:05 | Permalink
  10. Peter - KBDRecords

    I love typos! Ok he’s a winner!


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 11:06 | Permalink
  11. E.

    Haha, I can’t ban anybody here and I wouldn’t ban this guy. With all the money I’ve got, I’d buy his house and have him kicked out.


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 11:18 | Permalink
  12. Anonymous

    what a dickhead!

    hey, why don’t you promote your blog better? i’m sure A LOT of people would love it!!!

    Jon J.


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 11:37 | Permalink
  13. malfeitor

    …”such weird countries as Sweden”…Is it true?? Is your country weird?? So weird, in fact, that everyone sits around all day wiping their butts with Kronors (sp?) because in addition to being so weird you are also incredibly (weirdly) wealthy. I knew it. I just fucking knew it……


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 14:00 | Permalink
  14. Anonymous

    since when is sweden the same as switzerland? or am i getting something wrong? insider jokes?

    koro: FUCKING KILLS!!!!!


    Posted on 07-Oct-06 at 14:45 | Permalink
  15. Peter - KBDRecords

    I don’t know where I live anymore. Please tell me. Is it Switzerland or Sweden? Swaziland?


    Posted on 08-Oct-06 at 03:48 | Permalink
  16. Matt

    Hell yeah, killer TNxHC. anyone have the STD another dead asshole 7″?


    Posted on 14-Mar-10 at 20:01 | Permalink
  17. Clinton Chapman

    Mine has the printed sleeve, so the pvc sleeve was never a problem.


    Admin Reply:

    Mine has the printed sleeve too (is there a non-printed sleeve?).


    Clinton Chapman Reply:

    Some are photocopied(the ones that stick to the PVC). Less than 100 maybe have an offset printed sleeve. the way to tell, the offset printed version doesn’t have the contact address on the inside flap-the photocopy(xerox for the American audience) has contact details.


    Posted on 14-Jun-10 at 09:58 | Permalink

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