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Category Archives: Kinky Metal

E.N.T. & K.L.F.- 3 a.m. eternal 7″ (selfproduced, UK, 1992)

27-Jul-10

When in 1991, the british acid house act KLF decided it was time to retreat from the nasty music business (with the millions they had made), they decided to leave it with a bang. The group was announced to play the Brit Awards ceremony (a tasteless annual meeting of the music industry) and had in […]

BITCHES SIN- Always ready (for Love) 7″ (Neat Records, UK, 1981)

20-Jul-10

A perfect summer record and one classic NWOBHM scorcher! BITCHES SIN rode in on the first wave and apart from this 7″ reached their peak with the song “Strangers on the Shore” (on the mandatory “Heavy Metal Heroes” sampler). The fresh air was lost a bit on the subsequent releases, I think, but nevertheless these […]

BLACK ROSE- No Point runnin’, b/w Sucker for your Love 7″ (Teesbeat Records, UK, 1982)

22-Apr-10

BLACK ROSE learned from Punk: The band’s selfproduced, scarce debut 7″ is done pretty cheaply, with a simple piece of paper glued onto the innersleeve. One of my most beloved 7″s from the genre, but not so much because of the a-side, which is good (“No Point runnin’”), but the phenomenal, super-catchy flipside, “Sucker for […]

STATE TROOPER- She got the Look, c/w Veni, vidi, vinci 7″ (Neat Records, UK, 1985)

11-Apr-10

Ever dreamed of the the following situation? You’re standing somewhere in the city (or in a forest – that’d make a neat picture too), dwelling on thoughts. Out of the blue, some guy walks to you with a friendly smile on a friendly face: “Hi! Aren’t you the guy who knows practically everything about good […]

PLASMATICS- Butcher Baby 7″EP (Vice Squad, USA, 1978)

11-Mar-10

Malcolm McLaren had done it in the UK and Rod Swenson in the U.S. – however obscene you might find today’s casting shows, you should never forget that in a way, the casting idea had played quite a role in the early days of Punk. THE PLASMATICS basically were put together by Swenson – or […]

AC/DC- Electric Shock Double LP Bootleg (WLS Records, UK, 1980)

19-Feb-10

Today is the 30th anniversary of Bon Scott’s death. You can read more about AC/DC and me here and here and especially here. One of my fave AC/DC bootlegs is “Electric Shock” (although side three tends to be a bit lengthy with its two versions of “Rocker”). It was one of the earliest AC/DC boots […]

WHITE SPIRIT- Backs to the Grind, c/w Cheetah 7″ (Neat Records, UK, 1980

19-Jan-10

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I just started watching Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist” and after the first (intense!) 10 minutes, I started realizing that I had a WHITE SPIRIT song on my mind. Whatever may be responsible for this most extraordinary association (you tell me!), here I am, taking a short break from […]

BITCH- Damnation Alley 12″EP (Metal Blade Records, USA, 1982)

10-Dec-09

Three Metal posts in a row and now what? Right – another one! Wait a second. Is BITCH a Metal group? Actually, this is totally punked up, sleazy, sexually aggressive, lustful, dominant, highly energetic Metal Punk of the finest sort. Singer Betsy is in the center of interest here, as her wild and powerful performance […]

THE HANDSOME BEASTS- All Riot now, b/w The Mark of the Beast 7″ (Heavy Metal Records, UK, 1980)

05-Dec-09

What since the 2nd half of the 90s has been constructed as a music genre, the NWOBHM, is actually a very complex and diverse potpourri. On the one hand, you have bands like MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN or JUDAS PRIEST: They were among the firestarters of the NWOBHM but never actually part of the underground phenomenon. […]

GASTUNK- To Fans 7″EP (Sex69, Japan, 1986)

09-Oct-09

What a bizarre blend of Metal, Hardrock (KISS!), Folk and Punk. GASTUNK from Japan enjoy some sort of cult status and I can really understand why. There simply ain’t no band with a similar sound around. The “Deadsong” Lp was a bit too much for me, but this collectible 7″ is great. And the packaging […]