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TECHNYCOLOR- Bunker, c/w Tot 77 (Another Swiss Label, Switzerland, 1979)

technycolor_front.jpgtechnycolor_back.jpg“Stammheim macht frei” – weird, provocative lyrics from this swiss band from Geneva, in the french speaking part of the country. TECHNYCOLOR had another 7″ after this one, I’ve been told, but it seems to be quite weak. This first 7″ is however one of the top ’79 singles, in my opinion. It’s crazy when you hear how varied and “experimental” Punk was when the first wave was about to abate. “Bunker” is a hit, but the flipside song, “Tot 77”, is a total KBD-type hymn. Quirky and crazy, it’s a miracle to me why this has never been on one of these comps (or has it?). One of the rare songs that get better and better towards the end, until they have you jump around. Insane!
Don’t know absolutely nothing to tell about TECHNYCOLOR. I’ve first heard “Bunker” on a local radio show long time back, but didn’t like it in my HC days.
One of my top finds from today’s record fair. Been looking for this monster for many years now, and since I’m so happy having finally found a copy, I’m sharing it right away. Enjoy, bastards.

Bunker.mp3
Tot 77.mp3

18 Comments

  1. Mutt

    I never knew much about swiss punk but it seems to me there were some AWESOME bands in the 70s! TNT, JACK AND THE RIPPERS and now this. Phantastic job you’re doing here!

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    Posted on 28-Oct-07 at 00:09 | Permalink
  2. Nice score Erich! Both tracks are really really good but I have to go with Tot 77 as the winner. Bunker have been comped on Spring Time In Belsen.

    Aufwiedersehen.

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    Posted on 28-Oct-07 at 01:49 | Permalink
  3. Rob

    Excellent! I already had this but it’s nice to have a quality rip. Early swiss punk is so great!

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    Posted on 28-Oct-07 at 21:43 | Permalink
  4. moyo

    Tot77 was new to me. A miracle this wasn’t on one of the KBD boots!!! Excellent.

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    Posted on 29-Oct-07 at 00:12 | Permalink
  5. Admin

    I’m not going to post anything new until this has received 29 euphoric comments!

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    Posted on 29-Oct-07 at 10:05 | Permalink
  6. Amazing!

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    Posted on 29-Oct-07 at 10:45 | Permalink
  7. Admin

    28 left.

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    Posted on 29-Oct-07 at 12:07 | Permalink
  8. OTTO

    Breathtaking!

    (Pretty good, actually… but you wanted euphoric)

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    Posted on 29-Oct-07 at 13:49 | Permalink
  9. adamski

    Incredible stuff!

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    Posted on 30-Oct-07 at 10:35 | Permalink
  10. Yvesteric

    Hello guys

    It is great to reheard the songs
    Love from the bass of technycolor

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    Posted on 27-Mar-08 at 03:03 | Permalink
  11. behjan

    the fact it is sung in french adds a charm to it
    cool one and even in the KBD universe not much raved about (possibly cos of its lim.ed.`ness)
    the lyrics are special it seems. other contemporary
    punks from geneva YODLER KILLERS also recommended (sole 7″,also in 1979) ,at least musically

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    Posted on 27-Mar-08 at 16:05 | Permalink
  12. späti

    euphoric comments!
    part1
    great i didn´t hear it for 25 years.
    tat

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    Posted on 29-Mar-08 at 00:09 | Permalink
  13. späti

    euphoric comments!
    part2

    bunker is a cheap but great rip off, from the pere ubu`s datapanic in the year zero, great they put all the songs into one.

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    Posted on 29-Mar-08 at 00:21 | Permalink
  14. späti

    euphoric comments!
    part3

    and question is were is TROPPO with the version of -Final Solution??

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    Posted on 29-Mar-08 at 00:23 | Permalink
  15. späti

    euphoric comments!
    part 4
    a bit more difficult,a kind of philolosphyyy
    tot77, lyrics is a bit overwise, well, nazis and their vaterland, basic was, they all hated each other in the early 30 ´,yeah it could happen in any country (and still does) but the german way was to do it perfect.
    so i´m so sorry to be a german……
    hahaha , cucuxclan, what a bunchful of amateurs.
    got this??????????????????

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    Posted on 29-Mar-08 at 00:43 | Permalink
  16. späti

    euphoric comments!
    part 4
    fanx for submittiing the last one, last question is:
    were is : KIE 13
    -anarchie isch äs wort, wo chei arschloch wöt fästo-

    ps.please send more
    euphoric comments!

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    Posted on 29-Mar-08 at 00:50 | Permalink
  17. For once I have to say that I totally agree with you Erich, Tot 77 has to be one of the best songs of all time, and Bunker ain’t that far behind. Incredibly inspirial and quirky record. Sorry it took me so long to leave a comment, but I couldn’t remember where I downloaded this 7″ from until a google search got me back here.

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    Posted on 05-Jun-12 at 10:21 | Permalink
  18. Aleister

    Sehr sehr Good !
    Thhhxx for that ultra rare vinyl !
    (Helmut Macht Frei !) 😉

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    Posted on 17-Dec-12 at 16:23 | Permalink

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