Another regional pearl up your asses! MALINHEADS came from the rather small but forceful Berlin Punk scene and released this EP, the band’s debut, in 1983.
I didn’t realize this so much in the 80s, but today, records like this sound a lot more interesting. The musicianship might not be overwhelmingly good, but still this is very tight and played straightforward. All three tracks totally rage, but the beer & sex anthem “Bex & Sex” is my fave here. Great singer and a great bass sound. The production’s slick and thick, especially for a 1983 record. Reminds me of Sweden’s Unter Den Linden second 7″ a bit.
Pictured is the 2nd cover version. The first one looks better, but I don’t have it.
Thomas from Thought Crime Records out of Berlin has just announced that the official repress of this EP is now ready to be shipped. The first 100 copies come on various colored vinyl. Buy it from the label directly, downloaders!