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FINAL BLAST / RAPT- Split 7″EP (Chaos Produzioni, Italy, 1986)

Two bands from France on the same italian label that also brought you WRETCHED. FINAL BLAST contribute two songs. I wish I could say that I don’t like them, but I must admit that there’s a certain melancholy in these two bass driven numbers that I still find quite appealing. I remember that I used to have a demo tape by these guys as well which I think consisted of more songs from the same recording session here.
On the flip, RAPT burst off with simple, amateurish and somehow really touching Noisecore à la LÄRM. I used to play these songs up and down, down and up in the cold winter of 1985/86, before the sensation of these raw, yet democratic sounds (“here’s one chord – now form a mongo-band!”) somehow got boring and simply swept away. Two LÄRMs were enough (the third, RUIDO DE RABIA from Spain came a bit later and were a bit too dull). So I was really surprised when recently I played the RAPT side again after probably 20 years and still could remember every song.

Olivier of RAPT soon moved to New Jersey and formed PSYCHO SIN. He was a great guy to trade tapes and records with.

Final Blast: Final Blast.mp3
Final Blast: Quelque chose à dire.mp3
Rapt: Gueree chimique.mp3
Rapt: Non Le Pen.mp3
Rapt: Thrash War.mp3
Rapt: Afrique du Sud.mp3
Rapt: La Punition nécessaire.mp3

9 Comments

  1. chano

    Got this rec from a skinhead pal when i was 12. I’ve loathed RAPT, but as time passed, i truly realized they were the highlights of this 7″. Final Blast are cool as well, but Rapt… My fkn gawd!!! 🙂

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    Posted on 05-Sep-10 at 13:28 | Permalink
  2. LongHairedAsshole

    Lets see what Mr.PowerPop has to say about Rapt.

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    Admin Reply:

    You mean Peter KBD? He will HATE it and although I like it, I can understand him. Complicated world we live in.

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    Castros Cigarr Reply:

    I feel flattered that you so eagirly awaiting my comments :). One of my old bands did a split tape with Rapt. Love those guys. Rapt for life!

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    Castros Cigarr Reply:

    Ha ha here it is:
    http://crucifiedforyoursins.blogspot.com/2010/07/herraids-rapt-hans-losmohikan-1986.html

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    Clinton Chapman Reply:

    I like the Herraids interpretation of Bad Religion’s “doing time” in their song “Gulaktig SÃ¥s”.

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    Castros Cigarr Reply:

    Ha ha never noticed that but you’re right. Downloaded the demo since I don’t think I’ve listened to it since the 80’s. The first 11 studio recordings are horrible but the last three tracks recorded on a 4 channel porta is quite charming.

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    Posted on 05-Sep-10 at 20:57 | Permalink
  3. davey

    love RAPT. FINAL BLAST sucks.

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    Posted on 05-Sep-10 at 22:38 | Permalink
  4. roswell47

    i owned this, traded it, stuck to my lärm records, still happy about it.
    personally i didn’t see rapt in the same environment as lärm because lärm for sure could play (at least from the first 7″ onwards). on the other hand in a “non-music” approach rapt wasn’t as extreme as i.e. 7MON, so i never really cared for them too much.

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    Posted on 05-Sep-10 at 22:50 | Permalink
  5. Beautiful from beginning to end. There’s just weren’t enough “bass driven” bands in the international hardcore scene. Guitars are cool but what the point of having an instrument you can’t hear half the time. The “raw, yet democratic” sounds of Rapt make are food to the ears as well. Nice when there’s variety to these splits. Thanx “Mr. Powerpop” for the link too, definitely down with oddness of Herraids.

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    Posted on 07-Sep-10 at 06:33 | Permalink
  6. Adamski

    One of the first records I got by mailorder after I got into hardcore. Rapt are a mess of noise, but somehow catchy! Didn’t one of the guys in this band end up becoming some sort of neo-Nazi or something? I’m sure I read that in some fanzine eons ago.
    I like Final Blast, too. No-nonsense UK-influenced hardcore.
    Anyone heard the “Rapsodie” comp. LP of that era? Some great (and not so great, admittedly) stuff on that like Zoi whose vocalist sounds like she’s just making noises rather than using actual words.

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    Posted on 16-Sep-10 at 09:06 | Permalink
  7. elliott

    final blast are very good hc. rapt are great. i wouldn’t call it noisecore though. old anal cunt is noisecore. this is thrashcore at it’s best. not as good as larm (couldn’t get the umlaut to work) but very good. thanks.final blast are very good hc. rapt are great. i wouldn’t call it noisecore though. old anal cunt is noisecore. this is thrashcore at it’s best. not as good as larm (couldn’t get the umlaut to work) but very good. thanks.

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    Posted on 26-Sep-10 at 21:36 | Permalink
  8. juke

    Used to listen this a lot (mean a LOT) late 80s on my noise-core era along with such a bands as PSYCHO SIN,LÄRM,STENCH OF CORPSE,PUTRID CADAVER,RUIDO DE RABIA,BRIGADA DO ODIO,ATTA,PATARENI,B.G.T.,SPOOSTIK HOSPITAL,FEAR OF GOD etc. These bands don’t get spins nowdays that much (excl. PSYCHO SIN). At some point the FINAL BLAST side started to sound better than RAPT perhaps due to ageing.

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    Posted on 28-Oct-10 at 14:54 | Permalink
  9. Malek

    And how about REVENGE OF THE WHORES?

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    Posted on 05-Nov-10 at 23:15 | Permalink

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