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CRAPSCRAPERS- Don’t waste Money 7″EP (selfproduced, Germany, 1985)

crapscrapers_frontcrapscrapers_backFrom Berlin came CRAPSCRAPERS – the german WRETCHED. Abrassive, primitive and maybe not the elaboratest piece of plastic ever released, but when I came home from work today, I had this on my mind and I knew, it would be the perfect thing to kick start the weekend. I used to play this record up and down and at least one song was on every private compilation tape I made. At some point in time, I must have gotten tired of it, but now, that I just played and worked on it, I enjoyed the whole thing pretty much. Funny how you can’t even make out in which language the singer sings. Lovely! And a song which starts off with a dry “Prost!” (“cheers), can’t be bad, cannit.

Recorded in 2 hrs., as it says on the cover and I’m afraid I can’t tell you much more about CRAPSCRAPERS. To my knowledge, this is the only record they ever put out. I think Jens of SM-70 / PINK FLAMINGOS (who loved Crapscrapers!) once played me a demo tape which sounded really good, but I’m not sure anymore. Maybe somebody out there has this demo? You could order this EP from one of the band members directly and it costed almost nothing, it was so cheap. I once had a dozen or two of those lying around, but they’re long gone.

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Exocet.mp3
Rassismus – Tourismus / Abschuss.mp3
Europa.mp3

15 Comments

  1. Wow, thanks for posting this totally overlooked gem, sold this one ages ago… Great shitty lo-fi stuff from the year when both “shitty” and “lo-fi” were crossed off the Punk list, and replaced by “self-righteous” and “boring”… BTW, I remember there was something weird about the cutting of this record, the awful noise at the end of Abschuss looked like some kind of huge zig-zag groove that probably ruined a bunch of styluses (styli?).

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    Posted on 08-May-09 at 12:51 | Permalink
  2. steve distraught

    They had a song or two on the Kultureshock Attacke vol. 1 compilation LP with Circle of Sig-Tiu and Ani-X- Vax etc.

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    Posted on 08-May-09 at 14:21 | Permalink
  3. blahblah

    Wretched are “better” – more powerful. Crapscrapers might remind other band that are forgotten (for one or more good reason).

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    Posted on 08-May-09 at 17:11 | Permalink
  4. Sean

    I put the demo up on DN almost 2 years ago Erich!

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4VA5PVY2

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    Posted on 08-May-09 at 18:22 | Permalink
  5. Thanks Sean – that’s the demo I wanted. Great!

    Oh yeah, Kulturschock Attack – remember the comp, but I don’t think I ever had it.

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    Posted on 08-May-09 at 23:39 | Permalink
  6. steve distraught

    It’s a really good comp actually, it is worth seeking out

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    Posted on 09-May-09 at 07:03 | Permalink
  7. HChaos

    Yummy fucking excellent. Not as devatating as Vorkreigsphase but still pretty intense. I love the way they did it in the 80s.

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    Posted on 09-May-09 at 07:17 | Permalink
  8. DLO

    I have worked as a crap scraper. Not that cool. Great band, though.

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    Posted on 09-May-09 at 10:08 | Permalink
  9. Par

    Not as good as Wretched of cause but still really powerful. The songs would benefit beeing longer, now the fun just starts and stops to soon.

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    Posted on 09-May-09 at 22:17 | Permalink
  10. dAVe

    raw as fuck! when are you gonna post some much needed live pink flamingos!?!?!?!

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    Posted on 13-May-09 at 00:16 | Permalink
  11. Andy (Crap-Drums)

    Crapscrapers LP “Abschreckung” released at May 2006 on Rottentotten-Rec./CRAP 3 split Production with 28 Sonx from 1984/1985.Comes with a 20 side Booklet with Crapscrapers History,Lyrics and some Pictures.Only Vinyl,150 Ex. Edition ! Contact:
    treppenterrier@t-online.de
    Cheers,Andy

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    Posted on 19-May-09 at 13:03 | Permalink
  12. BoWu

    ..by the way, andy (crapscrapers) released the first SM-70 7″ on his label “lancelot” in 1987. this band later turned into- pink flamingos.

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    Posted on 27-Dec-09 at 17:19 | Permalink
  13. As you can read in the post …..

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    Posted on 27-Dec-09 at 17:31 | Permalink
  14. BoWu

    just wanted to complete the circle…

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    Posted on 27-Dec-09 at 18:50 | Permalink
  15. Nathan.G

    This one really kicks in after a few listens – you have to give it a chance to show it’s greatness!!

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    Posted on 13-Jul-11 at 06:30 | Permalink

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