'My Boyfriend's Back' was a hit in 1963 for The Angels, an American girl group, and has also been covered in punk rock-influenced recordings by a lots of bands. So also from the American girl pop-punk band the M&M's which released in 1979 their only 7'' called 'I'm Tired'. Four Years later the German label Line-Records published the record again with one more song (My Boyfriend's Back). And nowadays this record is very rare and listed at exorbitant prices. All three goodies are beautiful sweet punk-pop with lots of charm and let's rise the sixties again.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Their first EP, Blood Sucking Freaks is already a killer and the Snipers from Denmark brings with their second release, also on the grand Kick'n'Punch Records label, another Brainkiller out. And on it nine snotty garage-trashy punk rock numbers which ensures all over the line for a pleasant atmosphere. The right soundtrack when you traveling to a concert and the beer tastes again so fuckin' good. Unfortunately, far too soon disbanded but they left us with their two EP's which are little masterpieces of the Danish underground from the 21st century. Amen!
Monday, 20 February 2017
From Karlshamn/Sweden came this short-lived band and they were active from 1979 - 1981 and Bad Girl is their only release on Ori Records. Arsenik were Paul Zanichelli (vox & keys), Anders Fernlund (guitar & vox), Peter Vestermark (bass), Roger Karlsson (drums) and these youngsters offers here three awesome poppy '77 punk tunes and the keys rock the songs and I love the rattling sound which fabricate the four. The band recorded some demos but only these three songs have made their way on vinyl. The title song was taken for the rare Killed By Death #51 compilation. They did a reunion gig in 2002. Enjoy one more Swedish Punkrock pearl from the good old days.
Saturday, 18 February 2017
A short-lived band from Berlin were System! and they existed from 1979-1982 and have only one record released on People's Records in 1982. Various compilations contributions, worth mentioning the Licht & Schatten album with two pieces were their first offer in the punk world. Here, we get nine pieces of solid punk rock, musically & lyrically in the major league, melodic and aggressive as I like it. In my opinion quite underrated band at this time and I think they deserve more attention. Why don't Karl Walterbach from AGR ask them to made more with the band remains a mystery. No matter, nowadays a classic and highly sought-plate that is be traded on any record fair to high prices.
From Dunkerque came this five piece and this is their only record on Ratplay and both songs shine as mid-tempo streetpunk, lightly Oi! Influenced, and are easily digestible, the flip was used for the Killed By Death #24 compilaton. Again one of the bands which unfortunately disappeared after a record in the sinking. Definitely a good start into the weekend.
Friday, 17 February 2017
A Request by Luca and I took it and refined it yesterday but I'm not happy with the rip, maybe the recordings are so, well anyway, here's the record with all Punkenstein songs they ever recorded, released via Vince Lombardy Highschool Records in an edition of 1000 copies and this is the info: Punkenstein were founded in early 1977 by Wolfgang and Fritz and first concerts were held in summer 77 at school festivals. The first line-up consisted of Wolfgang (vox), Frank (guitar), Fritz (bass) and Hans (drums). At the end of 1977 the first recordings were made (2 Track). In 1979 the entire line-up changed and Udo Lindenberg produced two songs in the Teldec studio (Pierre at that time on the guitar died unfortunately at the end of the 80s). 1981 again line-up changes and Wolfgang changed into the management and made the deal with Konnekschen who released then the first EP which today is one of the most wanted records of the early punk time. Around 1983, Punkenstein disbanded and, as usual in Hamburg, the band members reappear later in many bands. Be ready for radical rough furious German Punkrock!
Japan has some really great Oi! bands, Cobra, Raise A Flag, Cockney Cocks, etc... They all excellent and worthy of recognition, primarily due to their unusual aggressiveness and extreme unapologetic poppiness. Hooligan proved here the Oi! spirit in an excellent way. They released this 7'' by their own and put two smashers on it, sung in native Japanese and the sound is strong and well produced. Have no further info about the band but if you like Japanese Oi! as I do, you'll love it.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
And again a visit in Sweden and meet the Alleybirds with their lone 7Inch on Daniel V. and it's from the Wanted-List and this is not a typical KBD record. Two great Reggae tunes here with a brilliant organ, no breathing instruments and this makes the single remarkable in my eyes and that's it for today, I'm a bit tired.
- Great Thx to Gen -
For almost two years this little not really punky 7Inch of the band Skanstull from Stockholm is slumbering unworked on my computer and I lose slowly the overview of all the cool stuff I have. OK, this is the bands second release on Hemliga Bolaget and they're playin' a solid rockin' roll with much fun. In total, they have made three singles and two other songs can be found on the compilation Hemliga Vågen, also from Hemliga Bolaget. Musically in top form, catchy and very nice bass running.
- Special Thx to Fredrik -