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Category Archives: Powerpop

STETZ- Songs of Experience LP (Russo Syndicate Records, USA, 1986)


How much I loved this LP when it came out – and I still know every song by heart, even though I don’t spin it as often as I used to! Too bad STETZ never released anything else beside this, apart from songs on three LP comps («Hardcore Takes Over», «One big Crowd» and “New […]

PUSRAD- Smart Trams 7″ EP (Just4Fun, USA, 2012)


Perfection. Sort, sharp, to the point. Clever, full of energy, sounding like the best and yet like no one else. I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more that I could say. This yellow piece of plastic has so much energy, it makes me breathless. Thus the concept of “Smart Trams” is perfect: Short songs – and […]

FEAR OF GOD- Live at Fri-Son, Fribourg, 1/10/1988 Video


Out of the blue, a video of my old band FEAR OF GOD’s second last show surfaces. I didn’t know this existed until recently and now, I’m watching it the first time myself. What can I say. The soundboard recording of this show was released on the “As Statues Fell” Mini-LP and I always felt […]

(IMPATIENT) YOUTH- s/t 7″EP (selfproduced, USA, 1980)


I just come from watching Gus van Sant’s “Milk”. What a melodramatic, hollywoodesque soap opera was that?! Sean Penn’s acting was almost as funny as Adolf Hitler who played Bruno Ganz. If you want to see a great movie about Milk and the riots (check the first Dead Kennedys album cover!), do yourself a favor […]

V/A NOT SO HUMDRUM- Comp. LP (Abberant, Australia, 1984)


Finally, here’s the long overdue repost of one of the best compilation albums I can think of. First posted August 2nd in 2006. Flawless. If you find a flaw, you can keep it. Re-ripped in super-hifi-nuclear-stereo. Delete your old files. You can get the complete album by simply clicking this link here. I sometimes wonder […]

MAIDS- Back to Bataan 7″EP (Anemic Records, USA, 1979)


The MAIDS one and only release has been posted here and there before, but that just can’t hold me back from running my own feature. The two songs on this 7″ were first introduced to me by a fellow tape and record trader from Germany, very late, just before the internet changed everything. I had […]

BRATS- 1980 LP (CBS Records, Denmark, 1980)


Satan who thou art in heaven – please forgive me for not having discovered the BRATS back in the old days. I remember hearing this album occassionally around the time when MERCYFUL FATE released their three first masterpieces, but it never did much for me. I particularly remember when I saw MERCYFUL FATE live in […]

FEAR OF GOD- Live at Fri-Son, Fribourg (Switzerland) September 1 1988


The second last gig of my band FEAR OF GOD took place in the french speaking part of Switzerland. We shared the bill with Caspar Brötzmann, a jazz avantgardist. I barely remember anything from that show. It was a pretty big place, a lot of people, it had a lightshow and a professional mixer. The […]

BRAILLE PARTY- Welcome to Maryland LP (Fountain of Youth, USA, 1984)


… and then there are bands who would just leave you wondering, how the fuck they managed to pass through the music circus unnoticed. BRAILLE PARTY from Maryland had a couple of tracks on two comps (“Bouncing Babies” and Flispside Vol. 2″) and this LP and that was it. Never-heard-of-agains of the finest sort, although […]

Podcast 2: REANIMATED BY LIFE – 34 Punkblasts!


I made this compilation about 10 years or so ago for my car. In fact, I don’t have a car and I don’t even have a driver’s license. Well. Download the whole thing as one large zip.file (79.9 MB) and drive safely or else. I had to encode this with 128 kb/s to make it […]