Badboll – S/T E.P. 7″

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Here’s a little gem that I judged by the cover, and expected some we-just-bought-our-instruments-and-they-sound-like-this-punk by a bunch of snotty teenagers. Well, as you can hear by yourself this is not as snotty and amateurish as it looks, and I would say that it’s actually closer to power pop than to punk. Surprisingly well played and even an acoustic (social democratic progg) break in the song T-vald.

I was a bit disappointed when I heard it, except for the track Valen, but after a few spins it grew on me and now I think it’s almost as catchy as their second E.P., which is a pure power pop release, and probably has the only song about a girl who won’t comeback to her boyfriend even though he baked her a yummy apple pie. Geeze, that sentence was so long and informative that I can stop writing now.

Country: Sweden
Year: 1979
Label: Badliv
Format: 7″
Songs:
Valen.mp3
T-vald.mp3
Otrygg framtid.mp3

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9 Responses to Badboll – S/T E.P. 7″

  1. The socialdemocratic prog rock break was great!!

  2. The second EP is a 1000 times better! (heter äppelkaka “apple cake” på engelska??)

  3. Martin says:

    I guess it’s actually apple cake and not apple pie, but it’s not as poetic in english. I think the difference is in the batter where the cake is more like a like a sponge cake while the pie is a pie.

    När de skulle göra appelkaka på fängelset använde de en fånge som smet.

  4. Martin says:

    Oh what the heck,

    om en kaka går paj så får man laga den!

  5. Tony says:

    I have never heard this one before, thanks for posting! For me, the track “Valen” is the best one- the guitar sound on that song *kinda* reminds me of Just Urbain’s “Burning” for some reason. The band kind of lost me during the acoustic guitar break on the second track. But always nice to hear unheard Swedish stuff. Loking forward to the 2nd EP being posted. Martin– did you get those mp3 links I set you offline a few weeks back? Just wanted to be sure they worked for ya. If not, then I’ll try resending them, let me know.

  6. One more thing- clean that vinyl next time around, eh. May I suggest the KAB EV-1 record cleaning system? Or you can use the very inexepensive ghetto method of just running your finger along the vinyl to get some of the crud off, heh heh. It is 4:30 in the morning here and I need to get some more sleep before the kids wake up in a few hours so my flurry of comments this morning are done for now, cheers guys.

  7. Hi Tony,

    I did get the mp3s links. Thanks a lot. And I just sent you an email, a few weeks too late…

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  9. Nathan G says:

    Yes, Valen is the big one here!!

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