Blackout – Volympop E.P. 7″


These days every single crust band includes lyric translations on their records so that everyone can understand the horrors of war that they sing about, but in 1981 it wasn’t that common to translate the lyrics as far as I know. I have no idea if these 17 year old boy scouts was going for an international career, but if they did, I’m sure they failed miserably. Just like they did with their lyrical translation from Swedish to English on the insert. Too bad they didn’t translate the lyrics to Karriar pa gang as there’s so much Stockholms slang in it that I can’t really understand what some of the lyrics means. Anyone who’s willing to translate them into proper Swedish for me?

As I’m still on a mission to post Swedish power poopers and gain hate from the downloaders, here’s more of that shit as the previous posts from me. Blackout leans a bit more towards poppy punk in some songs, but hopefully they will still annoy a few of you frequent commentors enough to make it worth it. Lots of keyboards on this one, but what stands out most to me is the drums, and especially the super loud mixed kick drum. My guess is that the drummer was a metal fan, just like the drummer in Scoop who did a super cheesy E.P. in 1983 that might show up here in the future when there has been too many records with positive comments.

Country: Sweden
Year: 1981
Label: Profit promotion
Format: 7″
Tidens hjalte.mp3
Karriar pa gang.mp3

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12 Responses to Blackout – Volympop E.P. 7″

  1. From where they are comin’ ? East Europe ? It sounds like Krautrock or
    the second Track like Early Punk. OK it is rough and fresh.

  2. Jay Thurston says:

    It is not too bad…I hope you really dig up some more shit like you did before. It is fun telling you how bad they are…hahahaha.

  3. Monger says:

    its not the worst thing ive heard…but certainly not the best

  4. Erich says:

    I just came to realize something: The problem Sweden had in the 70/80 was that there simply weren’t enough good singers around. Or then it was the same guy singing on all these records. Musically, this is very good, very interesting. But these vocals ……

  5. EEK says:

    As usual, I love this.

  6. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Underrated record! Three tracks out of 4 ain’t bad. They could easily have skipped Radiaktiv and made a killer EP.

    Erich, I kind of agree with you especially the bands from Stockholm had vocalists that tends to sound the same.

  7. Prospector says:

    Wow this is the best I’ve heard in a long time. Farfiza organ and funky drums. I do not agree with you that do not like the singer. His voice is original and intense. This is Swedish new wave when it was the best. I hope that Blackout has more vinyls …

  8. Peter J says:

    The heavy metal drumming on the first song is really awful!

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