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V/A PAERE PUNK- Compilation LP (Kong Paere, Denmark, 1979)

img_0121img_0122“Paere Punk er het stykke historie” – yeah, fucking well said.

This formidable piece of hard plastic has never been reissued and that, lads & lassies, is a crying shame. Some Punk Grandezza here, even though the super hits are maybe missing. LOST KIDS deliver one nice DEVO tribute, by making “Mongolid” an “Asocial”. The other two tracks are nice, with a bit strong Sex Pistols influence (lacking the aggression of them though). SODS start off rather weirdly with the mocking “Rock’n’Roll” song, but “Tin Can Army” is a stomper and “Military Madness” is extremely pleasant too. Next up come ELEKTROCHOCK: Kinda whacky, haha, but probably meant dead serious. One of the worst female singers I heard. The guitar licks sound so nice you’d wish there was more of them. SLIM probably had a pub rock band past, before turning Punk. Their bassist should have been sacked and the singer maybe too. They have a song called “Fuck the Queen”. Well said. Haha. The chorus is hillarious, makes me roll around every time I hear it and when he sings “fuck the pope”, I yell “and fuck me too”. That makes me have a good time at the expense of no one. Yes, I’m a humanist, I think in these moments, and give meself a hug.
Flip the platter over and off you go with KLICHÉ. Funny organ there and I love the vocal line. Wow! And then, hooray, there are three exclusive BRATS tracks, not yet in the same vein as the mandatory LP. Definitely punkier, with not much of the later NWOBHM audible. Very nice, but the LP stuff is of course much better. Crazy, how bands sometimes change within a year’s time, between two recording sessions. Another bigger name follows with DREAM POLICE. “Johnny come with me” was on the first 7″ too, wan’t it? “Bubbles” is great too. Great singer! NO KNOX is the last band on this rare comp. Three arty blues and noise songs. They took the Punk thing seriously by tearing it apart and probably people won’t have liked them too much, up there, in that horrible country of Denmark. Good when you’re drunk, I suppose, though I never tried. When I’m drunk, I normally don’t play compilations because that would overstrain me.

Download the entire PAERE PUNK Comp. LP here.

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