Sunday, 14 February 2016

VON GAM - Ung & Söt (Demo) 1981

Last one today is a rare tape from a band which came from Hovmantorp and I would like to use some info from Sobriquet Magazine: "With the exception of 1981's Ung & Söt, a 7 song cassette that was limited to two hundred copies and a pair of compilation appearances ("Mode" can be found on Bloodstains Across Sweden #3 and both "Hasse Parasit" and "Mode" appear on Killed By Death #41), Von Gam's recorded output is limited to this little artifact. Although Von Gam's lineup for most of the band's 100+ shows consisted of Anders Karlsson on guitar, Bo Lindberg on bass, and Jan Vestergren on drums and vocals, Per Åke "Sticky Bomb" Holmberg (better known in punk circles as the drummer for Kriminella Gitarrer) appears on the recording as a backing vocalist. Holmberg's sonic signature is perhaps most noticeable, however, in the considerable amount of reverb he added to the disk during the mixing process. The band play a driving, mid-tempo rhythm sound and gritty vocals. A pretty solid bit of straight-forward (and totally danceable) 77-style punk. Well worth a listen." The bands only release Hasse Parasit came out in 1980 in an edition of only 500 copies is one of the rarest and most sought after Swedish punk records. Von Gam is cool and always welcome.

- Big Thx to Fredrik -


3 comments:

  1. brilliant!! thx Fredrik!!
    everybody who's interested in the old swedish punk history should try to catch these fine 7 Inch vinyl-records: https://www.discogs.com/label/549810-Slyngel-Rekords

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  2. how could I forget this... thx for remembering :))

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  3. FYI
    http://www.vongam.se/Von_Gam.html

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