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THE FARTZ- Because this fucking World stinks … 7″EP (Fartz Records, USA, 1981)

Man, I just blasted a radio show from 1982. I found it on the great “More than a Witness”-Blog and it hit me like a brick: I suddenly found myself in a state of euphoria. The music cranked up loud, the adrenaline was rushing through my blood and I had the overwhelming feeling of going berserk in my mind (wild and chaotic streams of pictures, sentences, colors – a fucking rush!). That’s how I felt about Hardcore in the first half of the 80s, when everything was fresh and happening at this very time. Radio shows seem to capture the spirit of the times so perfectly. The quality is raw, the moderation hectic and “unprofessional” yet affected and the music hits you like a fucking freight train. Yes, Hardcore was the final, the ultimate, the most radical form of musical teenage rebellion – for as long as it wasn’t pressed into stereotypes. Although bits and pieces of it have been sucked up by the industry and regardless of the complete destruction of Hardcore through the global militia of right wing, religious, middle class, animal loving assholes in the second half of the 80s – Hardcore has kept much of its rebellious power that jumps at you (sometimes). It’s not domesticable (well, as a matter of fact, let’s just pretend it weren’t. That alone would help!).
And which band came to mind almost immediately when I thought of how to pin down this moment of mine on the blog? THE FARTZ – we all know them and yet they seem to get a bit overlooked. Why is that? Or am I wrong and it only appears to me that they’re overlooked when in fact they are fully appreciated? Anyway – this first EP rips shit up like it did almost 30 years ago. “Waste no Time” is one of the immortals of Hardcore and when the characteristic counting in by the drummer begins (perfectioned on the 12″), I have goose bumps all over my alabaster body.
Speaking of the 12″ (“World full of Hate”): It was even harsher, of, say, RATTUS-like wall-of-sound-quality (I mean the second Rattus 12er), but all in all, this EP does it more for me. Raw, brutal, aggressive as fuck. The trillion of retro bands that keep infesting the world since more than 20 fucking years now can all eat their own shit – they will never ever even get close to the brilliance and emergency of a band like FARTZ. I know, my prayer mill is on again, haha, but what can I do gawddammit.
This is the original version of “Because this fucking World stinks”. Before Alternative Tentacles re-released it in 1983 (not sure about the date though, could’ve been 82), the band had released the EP on its own label. It has a different mastering job and a thin paper sleeve and if you don’t have it any form, go buy the official re-releases of THE FARTZ, don’t just download.

Fuck art, let’s Fartz! Or in my own words: Fuckshitupism NOW!

You got a Brain.mp3
How long.mp3
No Wordz.mp3
Campaign Speech.mp3
Waste no time.mp3
Congame.mp3
Idiots Rule.mp3
War.mp3
F.A.L.F.mp3

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