Seems Twice – Non Plussed E.P. 7″

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Glad midsommar svenskjävlar!

How about some artsy fartsy punk rock from Australia? Yes, we like. Like a mix of Wire and Minutemen though I doubt Seems Twice had heard Minutemen as they released their first 7inch the same year. Maybe some Urinals in here too. The Fall? Yeah, that too. Same influences and same mind set maybe. Fave track: Column One. 15 seconds of pure joy. This record will never bore. That’s how things work with short songs. If you like it. Play it again.

Any info welcome about Seems Twice.

Would love to hear this:
http://www.users.bigpond.com/pturnbul/nns_reissues_seems-80.htm

Country: Australia
Year: 1980
Label: Doublethink
Format: 7″
Songs:
Salient Feature.mp3
Wish It Is.mp3
Non Plussed.mp3
Side Effects.mp3
Column One.mp3
Warhol.mp3
No Clear Ideas.mp3
Real Arafat.mp3
Metropolitan Recluse.mp3
Look At It.mp3
Abrupt Alteration.mp3
Anglican War.mp3

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33 Responses to Seems Twice – Non Plussed E.P. 7″

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  5. Lee says:

    Great 7″

  6. Erich says:

    Oh great! Never heard of this before. Like the amateurish edge of it and that the bass indeed sounds a bit like in the MINUTEMEN sometimes. Hope this ain’t too expensive to buy.

  7. r.c. says:

    this is one of the best 7″ in rock history period. I heard it a few years ago, a friend gave me a cassette mix which included this entire Seems Twice release. That was back in 1998 and I still never got over the music of Seems Twice. To me it’s a little bit better than the Minutemen stuff because there are no comical elements in it. This is more artsy and serious and 100% awesome. It’s like they took the artsy element of the UK bands like Wire and combined with the speed hardcore “I don’t give a fuck” attitude of the American bands. To me it’s a classic and a keeper forever.

  8. Anonymous says:

    to kbd, seems twice wrote all there material in 1978 and 1979 ,, they never heard of the minutemen ;,. influenced by wire. so hello from australia. your sight is seminal.

  9. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Just what I suspected.

  10. philT says:

    hi. glad you like the band – one of the most interesting variants of oz punk. they were all quite scary to me – especially the drummer – but others in the scene got on really well with them. i’ve put the live stuff from the web link you mentioned (+ some other tracks i found from a Civic hotel gig) on rapidshare: http://rapidshare.com/files/45101748/Seems_Twice_-_Live.rar

  11. Anonymous says:

    PhilT glad to know you like the band-however seems twice never payed the civic or the metropole-funny hey!

  12. Anonymous says:

    played

  13. philT says:

    yeah – bad tagging: 1st gig defintely at the rockgarden. 2nd gig attributed to the civic on the cassette but that could simply be caused by the track “the civic’s dead”. we played quite a few gigs with them around the limited venues available to us all.

  14. Anonymous says:

    first gig definately the grand hotel 1979. 2nd gig was the rocks art centre ,with the slugfuckers.then a host of rags shows and stagedoor shows.civic hotel gigs was really the rockgarden, where the live stuff was recorded.civics dead was only played at rags.they played numerous other one nighters,then unfortunately called it a day.

  15. paul says:

    yeah i remember them they played the fastest set ive ever seen….

  16. John Douglas says:

    its great to see the band has an afterlife of its own nearly 30 years on. I played drums in the band and can answer any questions. The post above is pretty acurate as to gigs we played.Gee was I really scary?? None of us had listened to the Minutemen but yes wire were a big influence and we did covers of their songs we also covered adam and the ants plastic surgery from Jubilee and metal urbain stooges alex chilton shadows the atlantics etc.

  17. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Thanks the comment John. Would love to hear the cover of Plastic Surgery. Any unreleased recordings laying around?

  18. John A Douglas says:

    Phil T has the only live recording that I know of. Plastic surgery was a definite crowd pleaser.

  19. HAS SEEMS TWICE GOT A MYSAPCE ? says:

    I AM SITTING HERE WONDERING IF SEEMS TWICE HAS A MYSPACE ? THEY SHOULD.
    I HAVE THEIR SINGLE RIGHT HERE AND I AM LOOKING AT IT , HAD IT SINCE IT CAME OUT, WAS MADE IT SAYS 21,22,23RD MARCH 1980 . A CLASSIC,
    DROP THAT CAR!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. HAS SEEMS TWICE GOT A MYSAPCE ? says:

  21. HAS SEEMS TWICE GOT A MYSAPCE ? says:

    if so go join our punk site for aussie punks
    on myspace, cheers

    Group URL: http://groups.myspace.com/SYDNEYPUNKS

  22. Group URL: http://groups.myspace.com/SYDNEYPUNKS says:

    any punks remember the civic days and stagedoor tavern closing last show,

    come join us and blog,
    thanx

    Group URL: http://groups.myspace.com/SYDNEYPUNKS

  23. Joe says:

    Seems Twice does not have myspace. This is the only recording of Seems Twice The band consisted of 3 people. Anthony on Bass and Vocals, Mick on guitar and John on drums. They mainly played in Sydney Australia.
    The EP is incredible hard to get i have tried and only know of 1 copy. i use to have a copy but was stolen. Seems Twice split not long after the EP but their music is still played by small groups of people.I know what Anthony is up to just playing here and there and still has the same bass from the EP caught up with him over Christmas 07/08 as he is my brother.
    Only wish the EP was released again.
    By the way Ducati is the only real motorbike in a sea of SHIT.
    Cheers
    Joe

  24. joe says:

    Hi JD
    It’s Joe glad your still around. Where’s Mick????>
    Anthony is fine seen him recently. My son plays, loves SeemsTwice (6 guitars age 15) plays both lead and bass and plays around with the piano and keyboards. Little bugge stole all my Iggy, Wire, Buzzcocks, Clash and Metal Urban (still have that album sought off). Andre’s fine see him all the time. Gone are the days of the Grand, Rock Garden, Civic and at times Garriabaldies.
    Cheers
    Joe.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow….funny reading about a small/large part of my life here!! This is Mike Molloy from Seems Twice. I would LOVE to get in touch with both Anthony and John if anyone can help me with that Post a reply on here or email me at mike .at. rogueprojex .dot. com Thanks! I’m back in Auckland after living in the US for many years

  25. Anonymous says:

    on the back of the cover it says, this album was produced by seems twice . could this be, with all the songs involved, the worlds first mini album………

  26. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Residents – Commercial Single came the same year. It has 8 songs on it. Maybe that could be a mini album too? But I bet there’s stuff earlier then these two. Anyone?

  27. anyone says:

    interesting,if before 1980.. bordering on 70s,,if anyone can help ,, it would be educational.

  28. doctor gixer says:

    what the fuck happened to union T.
    hi john what about a second hand vardis.
    Do you still dress as arafat when playing drums.
    Andre’.

  29. john n says:

    Cheers for making this music. My friends and I had to play it over and over again when we heard it. Got so inspired we made a band. Thanks again

  30. alleywaykid says:

    Rad. Any chance someone might send me the live stuff?

  31. Hebdomeros says:

    Thanks for this awesome 7″.

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