Oopsy Daisy, another super catchy UK 7″! Not too far away in sound from the mighty Last Stand that everyone should go down on their knees and pray for, just like you should do with this one. And the a-side is about
anarchy heart ache. Raise a hand if you’ve ever been hurt before.
I have to say that I’m really surprised that this one haven’t been reissued yet, but I guess it’s just a matter of time before Sing Sing, 1977 or Breakout records will do it. Let’s see who’ll be the first to track the band down.
I’ve been hurt (so many times before).mp3
Heart to heart.mp3
As this went for some insane money recently on eBay I thought it appropriate to make the mp3s available for the public. The Charlie Chan 7″ from 1981 where posted many years ago and show a more new wavish side of ‘em. The debut here capture their punkier past though their stuff from 1978 is much rawer. The Beat makes me think of Roxy Music mixed with punk in The Beat. I Loved the Sixties still have some Roxy vibe or mainly Bryan Ferry as heard in the vocals and a hooky chorus. And the sleeve!! THE SLEEVE! A perfect example of great looking punk sleeves that breaks all the rules by marrying the swastika with the star of David. Je Suis Chuzpe.
I Loved The Sixties.mp3
Here’s a crude 7″ that makes some punk collectors drool and rewrite their want list. Speaking for myself as a collector of Swedish punk in general it’s never been too high up on my want list as I don’t find it that great. I can’t really put my finger on why as it’s got all the right ingredients for a great record; the band members are very young and just learned to figure out how their instruments works, the recording is very simple done, the guitar solo is uber simple, and the band was from a really small village (Bromolla). Still, the songs stick, but I don’t find them as great as Shas, Massmedia, Shit Kids or any of the other great under produced Swedish records that I really like. So why is it such a collectors item? I know some people have different taste and think that this is a great record, but despite that I guess it’s the rarity of the record. Between 150-200 copies pressed, 2 different sleeve versions (very similar though) and a lot of copies was probably destroyed when the band choose an alternative distribution way by throwing out most of the copies from stage when they supported Ebba Gron.
OK, let me know what you think about it!
2015. Signs all over Europe makes me think of the title of the first track. Politics aside this is a new discovery to me thanks to Niels/Gepopel. Reminds in many ways of another dutch band: Brommers. And just as Brommers, Waste also reminds me a bit of danish Sods. The fucked up chorus guitar sound ads a nervous touch which I like a lot. There’s one track you can skip: Brain Wash the rest are great. You may hear that Blue Light sounds a bit weird. I listened to another rip on Youtube and it sounds the same so I assume it’s a pressing flaw: Punk Rock.
Anyone here who’d fancy some commersial, well produced and cheesy power pop? I might add that it’s a total killer as well. Now we’re through should’ve been a huge hit for these guys, but I guess it dropped like a bomb. Too bad, but lucky for us copies of it are still quite easy to find, and cheap as well. Released on the Future Earth label that had a few other power pop nuggets that are worth tracking down.
Label: Future Earth
Now we’re through.mp3
Baby please don’t go.mp3