For unknown reasons I don’t think Peter likes this one, which is totally wrong as it’s one of the greatest UK punk/ power poppers ever done. Both sides are smoking hot and oozing with sexuality despite the looks of the members. A-side is sort of slow and perfect for slow dancing with your baby, while the b-side is a bit faster and fits perfect for a nice shake with your favorite bad boy.
Top 3 on my list over the best UK punk & power pop 7inches from the 70’s!
Waiting for you.mp3
Repost: first published 27th of April 2006. Added new rips, scans and To Be A Boy.
Guy Robert Archambue aka Rob Noxious(lewdsnot and zoloft_anaconda) you still owe me a sleeve for this one too! Once again I had to borrow the sleeve from Henry Welds American Punk Discography. Need an original sleeve or a 150dpi scan. Ok they where from Connecticut and they also released a 12inch. “Small Talk” has the best lyric ever made by a punk band(including Crass and Arabens Anus). “What I Got” is a killer pop punk number that could’ve been a little bit shorter. It should’ve ended exactly at 2:13 so if you have an editor just cut the song from there and delete the end.
Label: Queue Music
What I Got.mp3
To Be A Boy.mp3
One of my favorite norwegian releases besides the Kjott EP 12″. Holocaust sound somewhat like Californian punk maybe because of the surf sound on the guitars. Moody, dark and hooky. And does he sing in german all the way? Can’t tell. Great great song anyway. The b-side isn’t in par with Holocaust still good but not great. Sounds somewhat more like danish punk to me. Maybe it’s the norwegian dialect from the middle parts of Norway that’s a bit more harsh than the south?
Label: Plateselskapet Mai
A gentleman over at the KBD Facebook fan page asked if Ramones is a swedish band. He never heard of them. So here’s a real KBD obscurity. The band was actually invented by the swedish clothing chain H&M in 1974. A couple of years ago they decided to make the Ramones a bit more known and started selling t-shirts that has become immensely popular. Who’ve guessed one of the most obscure bands in punk rock would get this kind of recognition?
This is the Ramones first 7inch and I think it’s the rather rare Indian sleeve variation.