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Category Archives: German Transcendental Punk

NIKOTEENS- 1st 7″EP (selfproduced, Germany, 1981)


Formed in 1979, Germany’s NIKOTEENS released this 7″ on their own. The songs were originally intended to be included on the now legendary «Soundtracks zum Untergang» compilation album, but got rejected by label owner Karl Walterbach (who founded “Noise Rerords” out of the ashes of “Aggressive Rockproduktionen”, when Metal was the new thing and Punk […]

CRETINS / BLUT + EISEN- Split 7″ (Weird System, Germany, 1984)


“Dachau Disco” – what a title (as you know, Dachau is the name of a german village near Munich and notorious for being the location of one of the first nazi concentration camps). CRETINS wrote this song in 1979 and first released it on the legendary »HanNOver FunFunFun« compilation album, with different lyrics, that made […]

MALINHEADS- Probegepogt aus Spandau 7″EP (Pogar Records, Germany, 1983)


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 […]

V/A DIE DEUTSCHEN KOMMEN- Compilation LP (Rock-O-Rama, Germany, 1982)


Classic, notorious and hard to find compilation album on the controversial Rockorama label. FASAGA open up with four great, funny songs: Simple music totally dominated by the singing. In this case, the melodic and wacky vocals sound heavily inspired by the Neue Deutsche Welle thing that was on its peak in 1982. It adds a […]

TOXOPLASMA- s/t Demo Tape (selfproduced, Germany, 1981)


That’s the great thing about this blog: Sometimes people support it and its idea by providing freesource material. Early this week, I had a box full of original demo tapes in the mail. Thanks a bunch Joachim! Here’s the first demo tape by Germany’s TOXOPLASMA who were one of the most popular of the 2nd […]

UPRIGHT CITIZENS- Bombs of Peace Mini-LP (H’artcore, Germany, 1982)


A while ago, I’ve posted the final EP by UPRIGHT CITIZENS, “Facts and Views”. Since I’ve been riding the German HC / Punk wave here at home all week long, I just couldn’t resist – so here’s the incredible debut by the Ãœber-Citizens. The record starts off with a real slap in the face: “Bombs […]

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


From 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 […]

UPRIGHT CITIZENS- Facts and Views 7″EP (Skvaller Records, Sweden, 1985)


UPRIGHT CITIZENS from Germany were one of the first & major Euro Hardcore bands with an “american” sound. The bands first two releases, the incredible “Bombs of Peace” MiniLP and the great “Make the Future mine and yours” LP set new standards for Hardcore in Germany (and beyond): A clean, crisp sound, a tight rhythm […]

KURO- Who the Helpless 8″EP (Blue Jug, Japan, 1984)


I will admit that I used to be deeper into that particular style of Hardcore Punk when I was younger. I will also admit that this second release by Japan’s mighty KURO still impresses me. The overall brutality and man, the vocals – the vocals. Fucking awesome, really. And if you have ever held the […]

BETON COMBO- Sound LTD 7″EP (SLS, Germany, 1983)


Thanks for the donations. Full service for another year guaranteed! Germany’s BETON COMBO released one LP, a 12″ and this monster of a 7″. I must admit that the LP means everything to me a Punk LP could possible mean to anyone, with all its Indian Hardcore Punk-charme, so totally focussed on that Berlin of […]