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RAPED TEENAGERS- Jag gillar Blommor … 7″EP (selfproduced, Sweden, 1985)

rt_front.jpgrt_back.jpgBefore Peter was a worldwide known blogger and Powerpop expert, he was drummer and singer in RAPED TEENAGERS. I happen to know that he doesn’t like to talk about his former musical adventures and likes to focus more on the work of his current band, The Flakes. But let’s just break the seal of silence and talk about the man’s past.
RAPED TEENAGERS became quite famous in Europe upon the release of their first LP, »I kraftans klor«. They were hyped up and down the pages of every fanzine and quite rightly so, because it was maybe the only band from the old world that had the ultra quick, hectic, playful, jazzy HC style of american bands like early Rhythm Pigs or later Flag of Democrazy. Twenty years ago, both his band and mine almost played together on an openair festival, but that would be another story.
To me, RAPED TEENAGERS’ debut, the 7″EP, you can download in a few seconds, has always been and still is one of my most beloved pieces of vinyl. So popping fresh, quirky and joyful! The band really had its shit together and was obviously miles ahead of what was going on in Sweden at the time (you know, 20 ft. mohawks and 17 tons of leather and chains). Although all the tunes here are kept short and often burst out without the typical structure of verb-chorus-verb, each and every one of them is a memorable, actual song. And Peter’s drumming animates me to playin’ airdrums every time again! Let’s close this with the words of the immortal ABBA: Thank you for the music!
And here’s a picture of the artist as a young man:rt_peter.jpg
Intro / Gubbar.mp3
Oh Baby.mp3
Matriel Kultur.mp3
Sveriges Utveckling.mp3
Pengar till vad?.mp3
Ställ dig I din Köko.mp3
Tomma Ord.mp3

PS: Now that everybody can hear how played to death my vinyl is, will that persuade Peter into sending me an unplayed copy? Peace & Anarchy.