German Post-Punk at its very height, from a band known to attack its audience physically if necessary – KFC‘s first LP is one cynical, masterful piÃ¨ce de rÃ©sistance, bound not to please everybody. A bit less punky than the debut 7″ (check it out here), but nonetheless a total smasher, with instant hits like “Wie lange noch” (“How much longer”), “U-Haft” (“Detention pending trial”), “Senorita”, or “Letzte Hoffnung” (“Last hope”). Some of the songs will require a second and third spin to be fully enjoyed, but fuck, who wants easy listening crap?! “Liebling” (“Darling”) sucks, but I think it was meant to suck. Still, it sucks.
From what I understand, this has been long out of print, including a UK CD reisusse. It goes without saying that this download does not keep you from buying the original or a possible re-reissue. The complete LP (incl. all of its wonderful crackling noises) can be downloaded here, it’s a .zip file.
Please note that for reasons yet unknown to me, the mp3 files have different bit-rates (this goes also for the past couple postings). Will take care of this problem until the next blog entry, promised.
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Quote of the moment:«What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn't everyone's life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?» (Michel Foucault)
On heavy rotation:
BULLDOZER's lost 1984 demo. Awesome!
Movie of the moment:
«Another Woman». Recently revisited this somehow overlooked Woody Allen movie. Stunningly complex and well balanced between straight story telling and a very elaborate character study.
Book of the moment:
Jugendliteratur ist ja nun nicht mein bevorzugtes Genre, aber dieser Roman des kürzlich verstorbenen Wolfgang Herrndorf ist ein aussergewöhnlicher Roadtrip in einem geklauten Auto. Unangepasst, sensibel und eine richtige Energiepille vom feinsten!
- RE-UP: In memoriam Jeff Hanneman (1964-2013): SLAYER- Instrumental rehearsal session for “Hell awaits” (1985) September 30, 2013
- CRUCIFIX- s/t 12″EP (Universal Records, USA, 1981) September 15, 2013
- Squirt, The: s/t Cassette Album (selfproduced, Switzerland, 1983) September 12, 2013
- CHEETAH CROME MOTHERFUCKERS- s/t 7″EP (Cessofonya Records, Italy, 1981) May 12, 2013
- GHOST- Year Zero Video March 26, 2013
- OVERDRIVE- s/t 7″EP (Boring Grantham Records, UK, 1981) March 7, 2013
- ANTISECT: Out from the Void 7″ (Endangered Musik, UK, 1986) January 20, 2013
- SCREAMING SNEAKERS- Marching Orders 12″ EP (Screaming Sneakers Records, USA, 1982) January 6, 2013
- F- You are an E.P. 12″EP (Intendo Distorto Records, USA, 1984) December 28, 2012
- VENOM- Witching Hour Video Clip December 26, 2012