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Friday, 22 May 2020

V/A - Bakverk 80 1979

Friday, weekend and I say "Hello folks" with another rare record from Sweden and I'm sure you'll like it. Released via Musiknätet Waxholm (MNW) Records and three bands from Stockholm are represented here. First Kurt Sune Med Berits, better known as KSMB, with seven solide '77 crackers which require no further words, simply delicate. The Travolta Kids celebrate a dose of powerpop and they for me set, game & match. Catchy tunes with a high addiction factor. They made two 7Inches and I recommend to listen at their album which they released in 1980, a real masterpiece. Last but not least the Incest Brothers, their only release is a mini 12'' called Tre Ar Försent on Rosa Honung Records and a lot of compilation songs. Overall, a very successful Platte with plenty songs plus one of the most creative covers I think, and with this cake I leave the stage for breakfast.

1.Bohman - KSMB
2.Abab - KSMB
3.Hårding - KSMB
4.Miltärlåten - KSMB
5.Förortsbarn - KSMB
6.Jag Vill Dö - KSMB
7.Muf - KSMB
9.Tryck På Knappen - TRAVOLTA KIDS
10.Tunnbrödsrulle - TRAVOLTA KIDS
11.Nick Carter - TRAVOLTA KIDS
12.Bli Polis - TRAVOLTA KIDS
13.Bill Å Bull - TRAVOLTA KIDS
14.Titta På Den Här - TRAVOLTA KIDS
15.Lördagspunk - INCEST BROTHERS
16.Discofnask - INCEST BROTHERS
18.Pubertetsproblem - INCEST BROTHERS
20.Arbetslös - INCEST BROTHERS

Friday, 28 November 2014

V/A - Musikverket EP 1980

Stranded Rekords, sometimes just called Stranded, is a Swedish record label founded in 1979 by Klas Lunding. The label was as a continuation of the fanzine Stranded, started in 1978 in Stockholm, which published texts on the new music style, new wave and punk. Their first release is this EP called Musikverket, which came out 1980 and the songs were recorded live in Stockholm and all tunes are fuckin' amazing. Travolta Kids, Incest Brothers or Watabout here are the known bands and they released a few records too, the other bands are probably dayflys and only here on it. Aside from all they do their job excellent and the recording sound quality is worth hearing and after 13 minutes the spook's already over. Worse luck! Stranded's motto was "Style, Beauty & Elegance." That hits the nail on the point I would say. Polar Music bought into the company in 1982 to completely take over in 1984 and then close down the label in 1986. What remains is another KBD pearl which will no longer wait to be heard.

1.Hur Ska Det Gå - WATABOUT
2.Progressiv - STALIN BOYS
4.Falsk Matematik - TRAVOLTA KIDS
5.Glass - QUIZZ KIDS
6.Vi Tjejer E En Blaska - ANKSDANK
7.Jag E Allan - OINKS

Monday, 29 June 2020

TRAVOLTA KIDS - Veckans Brott EP 1979 + Det Känns Okej EP 1980

First I came in touch with this nice band as I found their first record on kbdrecords (one of the earliest blogs I know and one which I still follow). Check in if you looking for '77 exotic stuff and more, definitely worth it. Travolta Kids were a punk band during the big 77-point scale in Sweden. They were formed in 1977 in Åkersberga/Stockholm and were a six/seven piece band. They release their debut EP on Bröderna Surf and this record has four simple cozy garage numbers on it and you can really feel the spirit of a new subculture. In Sweden, U.K., Germany, France, etc. .. punk was born and many young and nowadays great bands were founded and the virus quickly spread over the entire planet (with a few exceptions).

The recordings here stimulate me always so I dance to kitchen and get another cup of coffee. After the EP they put seven new songs on the brilliant Bakverk 80 compilation on MNW Records. Further Bands here are KSMB and the Incest Brothers. A tour of all three bands together followed through Sweden and I'm sure those were cool gigs. The band changed the label and the second EP 'Det Känns Okej' was released on Mistlur with three cuts. This record goes more into PowerPop and I like the harmonic melodies which pull through and the sound is a bit better. In the same year they released their only full length album, again on Mistlur & is also present in the Blog. Directly after the LP the band split up. I have read the LP should be far away from their original sound and offers more shallow pop scrap. What do you think? The band features on various compilations, worth mentioning the Musikverket EP, Ny Våg 78-82 and Bloodstains Across Sweden #2A better opener for a shitty Monday is not possible today.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Early in the morning and I put out this fantastic record and one more Swedish highlight, a lot of stress comin' my way last time but I have it under control, haha.... OK, about this band I won't write a lot because you can read more about Travolta Kids in the net and I recommend to listen at their 7inch Veckans Brott. Their one and only album is a damn good powerpop record, they leave the aggressive punk sound and turn into a melodic, partially 60s style. The result is simply brilliant. Released via Mistlur records and that's it. They also on a few compilations which you can find by search through this Blog - Seize the Day!

- Extra Thx to Fredrik -

Saturday, 16 October 2021

INCEST BROTHERS - Tre År Försent 12'' 1984

Incest, because they cheated on each other. Brothers, because they hated the thump-thump culture of the disco freaks. How angry can punk band better periodize all that shit, than with a dressy obscene name? Incest Brothers Founded autumn 1978 in Järfälla. Hasse (vocals) and Sir N (guitars) bused their band on the Stockholm audience for the first time in the autumn of 1977. Then followed typical time chaos and a gathering of wannabees went in and out of the lineup. When Sören (drums) and the band's fifty-eleventh bassist Tompa dropped out in early 1978, they quickly and uncomfortably reduced to a duo. Luckily, the Nuts (another unhappy Feierabendcombo) were in Järfälla and Vortex (guitars) and Mongo (bass) joined them. Happy (drums) had his own whirlpool and a hi-hat so he also got to join. However, the new Incest Brothers were too small for both Hasse and Sir N. After two gigs, Hasse was fired, Sir N & Mongo shared then the singing chores.

In fall of 1978, they closed themselves in and practiced hard and purposefully for six months, and at Christmas time, gigs were held. The feature of palace shawls and Ebba Grön sprayed leather jackets in the audience was striking. Incest Brothers, with their British punk exterior and witty humor, could hardly be bundled with the ultra-orthodox prog punk. But the song repertoire's socially critical lyrics, performed in angry Swedish, still made it crystal clear that the band belonged to the political punk phalanx. After two years of ravaging Stockholm's suburbs, Incest Brothers' first chance came to record a piece of wax and the ticket was called Bakverk 80, a brilliant collection with KSMB and Travolta Kids. The group had recorded half a dozen songs for the record in the fall of 1979, just a few months after Vortex had left and been replaced by John.

Around the turn of the year 1979-1980 was at the peak of their popularity. They became part at a live EP named Musikverket and in December 1979 participated in Studio S infected TV debate about punkrockers and the fatherland. Filmmaker and author Kristian Petri wanted to do a kind of "They Call Us Courage" about the punk generation, which resulted in "Incest - The Movie", a documentary about the band that was broadcast in February 1981. Before filming began, the band had a new member with Pettson (keys). Essing, who was considered too troublesome for the band's best, had been fucked six months before and instead started playing with UschThe conflict between the group's two front figures deepened with the result that Mongo dropped out. The others continued in the spring of 1981 as a trio. He returned for one last concert in Karlshamn. That farewell was covered by the evening press and later broadcast on the radio's "Ny Våg", the band had then made about a hundred gigs since the start in 1977.

In 1984 the Gang Of Four was discovered by the Rosa Honung label and invited them to spend some time to record new stuff and together with a few old songs from the early days, six tracks were pressed on vinyl. The album's title Tre År Försent was telling in more ways than one: for the new generation of hardcore punk, Incest Brothers was passé. (source: Ny Våg)

Saturday, 27 September 2014

V/A - Sveriges Största Singel 1980

Sveriges Största Singel (Sweden's Biggest Singles) is a compilation that was sold to a single price and was released in 1980 by Mistlur Records and is the first of three. Contains assorted artists, mostly punk. Very varied and ideal for shallow evenings or annoying housework.

1.Tyst För Fan - EBBA GRÖN
2.Vad Ere För Fel På Mej - NERV
4.När Vi Ändå Är Här - KRIGET
6.Hon Älskar Honom - TRAVOLTA KIDS
7.Den Ljuva Ungdomen - SKABB
8.7'38'' - MÖRBYLIGAN
9.Ge Mig Din Heta Längtan - HELA BALETTEN
10.Train Blues - BLUE FIRE
11.Husfaderns Bekymmer - DAGENS UNGDOM
13.Bön Till En Arbetare - CANTALUCHA
14.Barkbåts Färden - BILDCIRKUS
15.Lätta Liljeklockor - LENA EKMAN