Almost 2 years ago Erich/Good Bad Music posted Switzerlands the Rebels incredible punk explosion:http://www.goodbadmusic.com/2007/10/30/rebels-artificial-insemination-7ep-musk-project-switzerland-1979/. Time for a repost.
“Yesterday I wanted to screw my teacher, but she ran away. The day before I wanted to screw my girl, but she ran away.”. The opening to Mayday and how well they describe a situation just too common, at least to me. Accompanied with a super fuzzy and distorted wall of sound they manage to get their message through better then let’s say Abba’s Fernando. In Mental Disaster they cross their outrageous punk with powerpop like keyboards ala Dickies. Works perfect. Sweet Society touch the subject of jealousy, a subject we swedes living with socialism for decades are way too familiar with, coupled with some jamaican sounding drum sound effects in the intro. Works perfect. Three tracks. All winners. One of the best punk records from Europe ever.
Label: Musk Project
What a monster of a record! Total love!!!!!
mayday! epicl’y radd
Not the best European record ever..but pretty good record!
Who said it was the best? ONE of the best ;).
I know you truly meant to say, that it is “the best”, but you got scared….
Ah fuck you see right through me :D!!
Truly good stuff from the Confederacion of Helvetica. I think I need to seek out Bloodstains Across Switzerland.
Knulla! Mayday is a killer! THAT is the kind of punk I like! Exclamation!
Erich deserves credit for turning me on, as the expression goes, to this record, but thanks for posting it again. The Mayday hollering in the background, the weird lyric “I have great power”!? and Ree Violence chasing what looks to a city boy like a rhinocerous makes for great record. Great! Great! Great! (Forgive the repetition, but from experience threesomes are always fun.)
Def. not the best Swiss punk record, just a good one!
Definitely a fantastic and authentic worldwide punk rock record.
What do you mean by “authentic”?
I don’t get it? Was that hard to understand? And why the “Hahaha”? It may not be from 1977, but it’s still a great punk record from the first wave of punk rock.
Actually, it’s from the second wave and no, it’s not really Punk Rock. I was just laughing at the naive conception of “authenticity” in music, whereas nothing in this world has ever been more surreal and posed and forged than music groups. And that’s why we should like them – cause they’re all non-authentic.
Rebels are not punk rock? what are they then? You called them punk rock on your blog yourself? Is Fear Of God surrel and posed?
Fear Of God was a christian project. We (four altar boys) formed the band to subliminally spread the word of God (praise) through total noise. We’re proud to say we converted many! And no, I never said that REBELS are or were “Punk Rock”.
Well, i’ll say it then, they were definitely punk or punk rock. it’s basically the same. But whatever, your opinion is unimportant anyway.
I pray for you!