Here’s a some what overlooked Norweigan classic, or at least no one bothered to tell me about it until a few years ago. Don’t know why as it’s really good and the band is sloppy in a very nice way. In Drom eller mareritt (dream or nightmare) the band is not too far away from hardcore, so it might be one of the earliest Norweigan hardcore songs. I bet someone will say something else and namedrop 25 bands and songs that was done before this one in Norway, as usual… That’s perfectly fine as my knowledge of punk and hardcore from our beloved rich neighbours is far from as good as it could be, so go ahead and enlighten me, punk!
Label: Tempererte Plater
Blir det krig.mp3
Drom eller mareritt.mp3
I’ve had such a hard time to come up with something to write about this one, just as I had with Anders Ångest. It’s really hard to put words to such greatness without using the usual killer and filler words, but everytime I try to make up which my favourite UK punk records are, this one is on the list wheter I try to make a top 10 or a top 5.
I could probably listen to nothing but the way the singer counts 1-2-3-4 in the start of Amory Buildings for the rest of my life! Is it even possible to sound more energetic and eager to start a song than that? And is it possible to hear that a person have an overbite? To me it sounds like he has. I simply L.O.V.E. the hectic way he spits out the lyrics. And that plunky bass, the paper thin drums and the cheap guitar sound! And the sax that pops up a bit in Amory building! And the farfisa organ in Leave me alone!
This is the second press by the way, the first press have red/ blue sleeve instead of red/ black, which means that this version is slightly cheaper. Sounds just a good though so why bother? And it’s a really clever package as well, the sleeve folds out like an unglued envelope!
Leave Me Alone.mp3
Don’t Just Sit There.mp3
Swedish punk rock recorded in 1979 but never released until now. Slyngel Rekords 005.
Listen and buy it here!
I’m sorry for writing the band name and song titles in English, but I don’t know any Japanese. The band name is supposed to look like this I suppose; アナーキー if anyone wants to search info about them. All I know is that they did a whole bunch of LP’s between 1980 and 1984, but only two 7inches that I’m aware of, this one and one called Not satisfied, both released in 1980 on Invitation, the same label who released their first 7 full lenghts. This is just a wild guess of my part, but it seems like they were major players on the Japanese scene and was probably concidered a sell out band in the vein of the Clash by the real scensters. No matter what both sides of this piece of plastic are smoking hot, and I’m pretty sure more or less everyone here will recognice 3-3-3 within seconds.
There’s a 2009 (?) documentary about the band done by Tatsuya Ota with lots of old footage of the band, and if anyone knows the title of that documentary, please let me know.
3 3 3.mp3