Flackoff – The Flackoff 7″ E.P.

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If you ask med to make a list over my top 2, or 5 or 10 or 100 UK punk 7inches, this one is always number one. As Tina Turner almost sang, It’s simply the best!
And if you ask me which record I’ve spent most time ever in tracking down, this one will most likely always be number one. Close to 15 years to track down this one, including help from the band members who posted Wanted ads on their personal facebook pages.

It’s not hyper rare or wanted by millions of punks all over the world. It’s not insanely expencive and I don’t even think it’s a super small pressing, but before I found my copy, it just didn’t turn up anywhere. Since then I’ve seen a few more copies for sale and realized that there might be some misunderstandings about the band name, where some people divide the name into two words, Flack Off, and some as one word. I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be one word as that’s what their official website says as well. Never mind the band name, it took me close to 15 years before I actually got hold of a copy of my own. So, the years of searching might be a part of why I hold this one so dear. There are shit loads of records that I love, but this is one of the very few ones I’ve been completely obssesed  with. And at least I think it’s a perfect record to be obsessed by. All 3 tracks are absolute top notch, and yes, so is the a-side Cocktails at six even if it’s over 4 minutes, has lots of slower parts, guitar picking and a weird hard rock influenced guitar break.
I DON’T CARE MAAAAAAN!

If you don’t get the greatness of this EP you just ain’t worthy!

THIS IS PUNK ROCK PERFECTION!

Country: UK
Year: 1980
Label: Sofa
Format: 7″
Songs:
Cocktails at six.mp3
Montague Jack Farmer.mp3
The king is dead.mp3

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Depression – S/T E.P. 7″

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For unknown reasons I can’t get my scanner to work right now so I took some shitty photos instead, deal with it! I wish this was the only reason for my long drawn absence from this website, but I’ve lost interest for a while when the summer was so hot here in Sweden. Hopefully I’ll get back to posting a bit more now when the autumn is creeping nearer and the rain’s pouring down. Glad Peter don’t mind the heat and kept on posting at a higher than average speed.

So what about this plastic pancake then? It has the kind of bass lines in punk that really makes me go down on my knees. So melodic and simply irresistible, and as I tend to listen to the bass and drums in music before guitar and vocals, this cheap French 7″ is one of my many favorites from there. Is this kind of melodic bass called “walking bass” by the way? The b-side is slower and less catchy but I still think it’s pretty OK, despite being too long.

All I know about the band is that most of them went on to become graffiti writers, bombers and taggers as they just couldn’t resist to sign more or less every single copy of this EP. I got lucky as only one of them put his doodeling on my copy.

Country: France
Year: 1980
Label: Not On Label
Format: 7″
Songs:
Moderne.mp3
Debout papa.mp3
Asphyxie.mp3

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The Bombs – The Bombs Live! 7″

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The singer in The Bombs sounds VERY much like David the vocalist of The Normals it’s kind of spooky. The Bombs were from Milwaukee and that’s all I know. Their one and only effort is an amazing single. Let’s go… is the obvious hit. Catchy, sticky and all that. Fortune and fame is slower darker song leaning to powerpop that I dig a lot. And it’s also here you can actually hear the songs were recorded live, which makes the record even more impressive, let alone they filled it up with some fake crowd noise. I guess that was the kind of response they think they deserved and I tend to agree. Killer!

Country: USA
Year: 1979
Label: Bomb
Format: 7″
Songs:
Let’s Go (To Guyana).mp3
Fortune And Fame.mp3

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Roach Motel – Roach And Roll E.P. 7″

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Maybe you’re old enough to have read George Tabbs columns in MRR? He did some of the best columns in my opinion. He also played in Roach Motel and False Prophets among others and still do this day continue to not make an ass out of himself on stage like so many oldsters. He was/is also a victim during 9/11 which you can read about here:
http://www.verbicidemagazine.com/2012/07/17/george-tabb-interview/. Roach Motel seems still very underrated? When it comes to great HC records this is seldom mentioned? Or maybe I’m wrong here. Anyway there’s not a single bad track on this EP.

Country: USA
Year: 1982
Label: Destroy
Format: 7″
Songs:
I Hate The Sunshine State.mp3
Shut Up.mp3
Wetback.mp3
Now You’re Gonna Die.mp3
Creep.mp3
More Beer.mp3

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The Rowdies – A.C.A.B E.P. 7″

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All cops are bastards? Great song. Negative malfunction? No thank you. Free zone or Freeze out? I’ve always loved free zones for sex and drugs. Your time to google about Rowdies and let us know what they were all about.

Country: UK
Year: 1978
Label: Birds Nest
Format: 7″
Songs:
A.C.A.B.mp3
Negative Malfunction.mp3
Free Zone.mp3

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