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Category Archives: Punk

CRUCIFIX- s/t 12″EP (Universal Records, USA, 1981)


As of late, and don’t ask me why, I have learned to appreciate the debut by CRUCIFIX. It is sloppy, the guitar’s out of tune, the songs sound like the band was sedated, they’re just too slow. But still, this has got a lot of charme, especially when you think what a scorcher the following […]

SCREAMING SNEAKERS- Marching Orders 12″ EP (Screaming Sneakers Records, USA, 1982)


I can’t say how I excited I was when not too long ago I heard the song “Violent Days” by a – to me – totally unknown band for the first time. SCREAMING SNEAKERS – it would sound like some sort of a comedy punk band, but as it soon showed, they were not. Hailing […]

KLEENEX- Hedi’s Head Video Clip


«Hedi is oh-so sad!»

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 […]

ANGRY RED PLANET- Too much Knowledge can be dangerous 7″ (Angry Red Records, USA, 1983)


Summer is (meteorologically) over and this will allow me to put more time into the blog again. ANGRY RED PLANET were a band from Detroit that during its existence might have gotten more attention in Europe than in the U.S.A. Not only was the first album licensed in Germany in 1987 (“Little Pigs, Little Pigs” […]

HAERVERK- s/t 7″EP (Torpedo Plater, Norway, 1979)


What would you expect me to write about yesterday’s bombing and massacre in Norway? Of course you will make an immediate connection between these events and the norwegian Punk record posted here. But what could I say? That I’m posting this because it’s from Norway? That would be a rather bizarre explanation, wouldn’t it. What […]

ISM- I think I love you 7″ (Shelf Job Records, USA, 1983)


Repost from August 29 2007. Fresh rips. Added vinyl scans. I was asked to take down the mp3 files a couple years ago, which I did. No re-release of any of ISM’s material has ever surfaced in the meantime, so I think it’s a total necessity to repost this. At least until a proper re-release […]

THE DILS- 198 Seconds of 7″ (Dangerhouse Records, USA, 1977)


The guys over at KBD Records recently had the nice idea of posting 5 records in 5 days. Whilst their concept was to post five records from 5 different countries, I decided to go with five records from the homeland of Hardcore and five records that somehow never got posted here until now (mostly because […]

X-RAY SPEX- Identity 7″ (EEEMMMIIIII, UK, 1978)


On April 25 2011, Poly Styrene (born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said) died of breast cancer. She was the singer of X-RAY SPEX, a first generation Punk band from London. My love for X-RAY SPEX’ «Germfree Adolescents» album (released in 1978) is of the most intense nature. The combination of razor sharp guitars, an even razor sharper […]

PEGGIO PUNX- La citta e’ quieta …. ombre parlano 7″EP (selfproduced, Italy, 1983)


On Mayday, here’s my small contribution to what this day meant to me (however silly these memorial-, festivities-days may be in general): Labor is the enemy. Am I still an operaist at heart? This I don’t know. PEGGIO PUNX were formed in 1982 in Alessandria, a small city in the north of Italy. In the […]