This is a re-post from June the 5th 2006. Added more scans, new rips and all songs. First posted by the TV Eye // Drummer.
I have a feeling that I will write this quite a few times when I’m posting here, BUT this is one of my absolute favorite records ever! The songs are all “killers” (a word I’ve learned from the older clientèle here and on various punk blogs, which means that they are very good and not that they end lives), and it’s impossible for me to pick a favorite track amongst them. The intro to China drags on for 35 seconds before the song kicks in, but when it does you’re in for a fight, 1,2, left, right! The hi-hat and kick drum break after 1,33 is nothing but amazing and the same goes for the guitar break and boogie stick 39 seconds in Chartertont.
The excellent site Punktjafs put up an interview with the boys from Stress zine where the interviewer complains about the lyrics to Du snackar, but I think the lyrics are nothing but brilliant and describes the way I feel about most people every single day. And yes, that includes me as well.
The band came from Ockelbo and took the name from their drummer to stand out from the crowd of bands with hard and chocking names (just like Sarah Coffmann, remember?). Lars left the band pretty quick thou (but keep his name in memory as he joined another great band that will be posted soon), and the same goes for quite a few of the other original members as well. Despite the constant line-up change the band managed to visit the studio no less than four times during their existence, but this is their only release. More studio tracks, a few live songs + the members previous band Garage can be heard here, so make sure to download them as well.
It might be worth mention that this master piece was recorded in 1979, but not released until almost a year later due to massive technical problems. If any of the band members or anyone with more info wants to add some info about this that is more than welcome, as usual.