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SHITLICKERS- Cracked Cop Skulls 7″EP (Malign Massacre, Sweden, 1982)

shitlickers_front.jpgshitlickers_back.jpgSHITLICKERS debut 7″ was released in 1983, and not 82, I think. Anyway – crazy swedish pacifist HC galore from 1983, basically copying ANTI-CIMEX (or was it the other way round?) but with good results, if you ask me. Too bad this 7″ is so short. For me, it could go on and on for hours, really.

Various pressings exist. The one here is the so called “export version”. Not much to tell other than that. Please SwePeter fill in the blanks, as I know you have some stories to tell … I really wonder what these guys are up to today.

War System.mp3
Spräckta Snutskallar.mp3
Leader of the fucking …mp3
Armed Revolution.mp3

24 Comments

  1. smut

    Had a lousy tape copy of this with messed up song names. Thanks for this post and the awesome quality! PS: The third pressing had a red cover and was released in 1985. First one had a war photo and songs were in different order.

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    Posted on 13-Nov-07 at 04:03 | Permalink
  2. I think everything you need to know about this is here: http://www.shit-fi.com/Reviews/SL%20boot/SL.htm

    Some pictures of the band is here:
    http://farbrorpunk.blogg.se/1194690281_punknostalgibilder.html

    Also saw one of two of this one on eBay yesterday for reasonable prices…

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    Posted on 13-Nov-07 at 04:51 | Permalink
  3. Thanks Slobo for posting a link to my review of the recent bootleg (and also for linking these killer photos!).

    I have an online archive, which is always growing, of writing, photos, scans, links, etc., related to Anti-Cimex and Shitlickers here: http://www.shit-fi.com/archive/index.php

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    Posted on 13-Nov-07 at 08:53 | Permalink
  4. Schalke

    The pictures Slobo directed you to, shows a young punk with the first and original pressing from 82 used as earmuffs. My scanner is fucked so I link to http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.php?itemnr=4708486564 The Matrix # SL-8206 if not it´s a boot. The singer Lasse is a modern man http://www.myspace.com/theshitlickers. More to come maybe….

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    Posted on 13-Nov-07 at 15:26 | Permalink
  5. Eddie

    No, this EP was released in ’82 cuz I remembered reading about it in an ’82 issue of Flipside in the scene section.

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    Posted on 13-Nov-07 at 15:39 | Permalink
  6. SwePete

    The bass player is the one and only Jonsson from the Anti-Cimex fame. Schalke is a good man and have all the facts. After a gig incident in a small town in Sweden, the band left in a rage, leaving a bunch of their EP behind. These copies soon found new homes. The pressing were 300. How many copies they did sell I don´t know. But how many of this collectors item that is circulating around the world comes from this incident? I bought mine from the band after they did their sound check. I have got a clean conscience.
    The band did only two gigs. Their last were this aforementioned. After three or four songs(memory a bit faded) someone pulled the plug and Skitslickers went mad. Let me put it this way, they walked the walk and they talked the talk(how I have been waiting to write that and now at last) Great band, shitty ending. They recorded some more songs but in my opinion the spirit was faded. Bla,bla,bla

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    Posted on 13-Nov-07 at 16:05 | Permalink
  7. SwePete

    Oh, where is the Schalke post? In short he was writing that the young punks earmuffs,( see Slobos post) is the original pressing and that you can see it here http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.php?itemnr=4708486564 and that the Matrix # on the original is SL-8206

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    Posted on 13-Nov-07 at 16:33 | Permalink
  8. SwePete

    And the first pressing is from 1982.

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    Posted on 13-Nov-07 at 16:35 | Permalink
  9. Nope, SwePete!
    They did more than 2 gigs. I think we played at least 3 times with ’em at Sprängkullen and they also played at famous Rockers, and supported Exploited at Mudd club (first line-up, in ’81?) and they did gigs in Kristianstad, Skövde and Jönköping. But if my memory fails then please feel free to correct an old man who’s out riding the bajk…

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    Posted on 14-Nov-07 at 09:07 | Permalink
  10. And BTW:
    Here some more “kuriosa” ’bout the Skitslickers:
    After the split Lasse and Jimmy formed a heavy-heavy band together with Bumsen Muss Mann-members Lasse (on vocals) and guitarhero RÃ¥bban (on drums) I don’t think that there are any tapes made from that time. And after that (in ’85) Lasse and Jimmy teamed up with former Göteborg Sound-singer LOB in the band Raw Deal. Some soundclips are still available at:

    http://hem.fyristorg.com/lob/

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    Posted on 14-Nov-07 at 09:33 | Permalink
  11. Admin

    Thanks much Pete & Senap & everybody for the additional info!
    @ Senap: Can you tell us how and why you came up with that band name “Bumsen muss Mann”? Are there any demos etc. I could post here? I’m not sure and too lazy to check, but I thought your band was on that fab “Warning for Punk” CD Box, right?

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    Posted on 14-Nov-07 at 09:41 | Permalink
  12. @Erich: Can’t actually remember how we got the bandname but singer Lasse said “Hey. let’s name the band “Bumsen Muss Mann”, that’s german for “knulla mÃ¥ste man” and when you are 16 that’s really funny. But that was a real shitty choice ‘cuz no one could spell it right when gigposters and flyers were written. The only demo I’ve got is the first one from ’82. I could send you the cover and some mp3’s if ya want. Most of the stuff that I’ve got on mp3 has already been out on our myspace. And no, we weren’t on the “Varning för punk”-collection but we were on the “GBG Hardcore ’81-’85” CD.
    Since our myspace are in Swedish I can tell you some more Shitlickers history. During the time when BMM were between drummers back in ’82 Gutte (original Skitslickers-drummer) and Skit-Lasse did two gigs each as stand-in’s.

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    Posted on 14-Nov-07 at 10:35 | Permalink
  13. Zeb

    The first record with Shitlickers was released in the spring of -82, before Anticimex started playing hardcore punk, they made around 10 gigs, and it would be a slight exaggeration to call Shitlickers pacifists (if you read the lyrics and remember the gigs).

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    Posted on 15-Nov-07 at 02:17 | Permalink
  14. One of the few swedish 80s HC records I kept. The rawness is over whelming. First came Alien Beat then Anti Cimex and last Shitlickers. Shitlickers where VERY influenced by the first swedish power pop wave in 81.

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    Posted on 15-Nov-07 at 07:21 | Permalink
  15. @Peter: LOL!!

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    Posted on 15-Nov-07 at 08:23 | Permalink
  16. SwePete

    @ Senappi! Your memory does not fail you! It is me who is out riding ze Bajk! But I must say that I do like this two gigs only story. Adds to the Myth.

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    Posted on 15-Nov-07 at 09:47 | Permalink
  17. Eddie

    KRIXHJALTERS!!!

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    Posted on 20-Nov-07 at 15:50 | Permalink
  18. SwePete

    Short Interview up at http://www.myspace.com/theshitlickers

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    Posted on 16-Jan-08 at 03:54 | Permalink
  19. Fuck you!

    “pacifist HC”?? Are you on drugs?

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    Posted on 09-Aug-08 at 09:26 | Permalink
  20. Branden H.

    Who is Alien Beat? I am curious to hear them if they have any relation to Swedish HC.

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    Posted on 16-Jan-09 at 23:08 | Permalink
  21. Anonymous

    Definitely pacifist in the meaning of anti-militaristic, anti-war sense. Not in the more modern usage of the word; meaning non-violence hippie bullshit.

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    Posted on 16-Feb-09 at 03:22 | Permalink
  22. Haha, brilliant, Anonymous, and very modern, indeed. Let’s crack some cop skulls, string some bankers, blow up some factories, destroy the USA & Israel for world peace. That kind of pacifism?

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    Posted on 16-Feb-09 at 03:58 | Permalink
  23. Charlie M

    This ‘export’ version was partly a product of Andy (Xcentric Noise/XNT) “Shesk” Thompson in the UK, who must have struck some sort of distro deal with Malign Massacre. He also had a hand in the 7-track shorter (non violin!) UK version of the Huvudvatt/Headcleaners 1st (Disinfect”) and 2nd (“Infection Grows”) EPs – also MM releases.

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    Posted on 12-Jun-09 at 17:11 | Permalink
  24. elliott

    yeah does sound like cimex but still a very good ep. and what a great record title. swedish punk is amazing.

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    Posted on 27-Jun-10 at 11:01 | Permalink

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