Chuzpe – Charlie Chan 7″


Yeah I know the title track is terrible!! Flip the plastic around and you’ll get Chinese Chive which is a great hectic weirdo synth punk track. Their debute shall be great too but I haven’t heard it. If anyone knows about temporary bands that plays this kind of stuff please let me know.

Take a look at the back of the sleeve. I swear to god it’s Sty Terrarie from Kriminella Gitarrer etc second from the left. And the first guy from the left has to be Binke from Garbochock. What did they do down in Austria?

And by the way I don’t know a thing about Chuzpe. Do you?

Year: 1981
Label: GiG
Format: 7″
Charlie Chan.mp3
Chinese Chive.mp3

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23 Responses to Chuzpe – Charlie Chan 7″

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  3. Martin says:

    That’s not Stry, he didn’t wear busschaufförsglajjer as far as I know.

  4. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    He did! This photo here is the proof.

  5. Milky says:

    Erich is in the news.

    “A Swedish heavy metal fan has had his musical preferences officially classified as a disability. The results of a psychological analysis enable the metal lover to supplement his income with state benefits.”

    from here:

    That is all.

  6. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Milky, I don’t need stuff like that here. If you got something to say to Erich you’ll find the link to his blog on the left. And WHEN did Erich move to Sweden?

  7. Milky says:

    You do too need it! It’s incredibly important!

  8. Milky says:

    …and he shall always live in Sweden and always has because this allows me to compare him to the “Swedish Chef” Muppet forever, due it being rib-tickling and amazingly clever and humorous beyond bounds and also very funny, and etc. This is very humorfull to use “and” over and over in a clever and humorfull manner also and.

    I would much rather attack Slobbering Burddog due to him being a mouth-breathing COMMUNIST, however his “blog” will not take my “comments”.

  9. Slobbering Burddog says:

    NORK! NORK! Social equality! NORK! NORK!
    Fascist United States empire building! Nork! Nork!
    United States bombs Arabs because they aren’t caucasians! NORK! NORK!

  10. Jay Thurston says:

    Wow! What the fuck is this shit??? Reminds me of the Human Hands meets Fibonaccis meets the Flyboys with the Plastics thrown in for good measure. Hmmm…????

  11. Hardison Collins says:

    – it’s interesting (to me at least) that the synthesizer never really made it as a “punk” instrument, and was instead relegated to the “new wave”. Of course, there were exceptions (Suicide and all the groups that followed). For the most part though, punk seemed to gravitate to the more traditional RnR instrument of Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page: the guitar. Was the synth too close to disco?, or was the synth not phallic enough?

  12. Nietzba says:

    There is also a band from vienna called Chuzpe on the LP comp “Es Chaos is die Botschaft”. I think its the same band, but the tracks “Kopfschüssler” and “Nervengas” (killer!!!!) sound a lot different. More traditional punk sound ;-)

  13. Nietzba says:

    A little more information you will get here (about the comp.)

  14. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Yepp it’s the same band. Tracks are from their first 1978 7inch.

  15. Nietzba says:


  16. henry says:

    First Chuzpe 7″ is I Loved The 60s and is a really great piece of geek-punk. The Es Chaos tracks were only released as a test press 7″.

  17. Paul F says:

    They also released a 7″ cover of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” all of which appeared on the 1981 album “1000 Takte Tanz.” I’m actually sending people from my site directly to your post, but added the info I found out about this release if you want to read more. What a bizarre, yet interesting single. Thanks for the music…

    Paul F

  18. Mosh says:

    “Was the synth too close to disco?, or was the synth not phallic enough?”

    I guess it couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the actual sound of the instrument, could it?

  19. discoscheissser says:

    The first Chuzpe is (They cant beat)The Beat/I Loved the 60’s 7″(Schnazzz 001) from July 79′.Apparently 20 copies had a different sleeve with a cartoon drawing of the band, done by the guitarist/vocalist/main songwriter Robert. They mention friends Dirtshit and Mordbuben AG on the insert/lyric sheet, and its good early melodic punk.

  20. Susan says:

    You should have been around when the early Chuzpe were out. They were awesome man! Along with Drahdiwaberl (including Groebli)

  21. funny to see that our little band has left some traces and questions…cheers, robert

  22. Alexander M. says:

    Chuzpe released a bunch of Records before 1984, i count 12 including the Wiener Blutrausch-Compilation and a absolutely rare promotional-7″ for a fashion boutique in vienna made in ~1980. The started with Punk in 1977, then played some Garage-Mod-Sound in 1979 and till 1984 New Wave, but they always kept their beginnings in mind.

    When you know “ES CHAOS IS DIE BOTSCHAFT! ES WURSCHTLN ES!, and like it, there is part 2 comming out next week, with more obscure austrian punk and punk-influenced music till 1984.

  23. Alexander M. says:

    by the way, the studiomaterial from 1978 by CHUZPE was never released on an own 7″ in the past. if someone tells you he knows a testpressing, than he is cheeting, ask a CHUZPE-Member!

    But things can always change!

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