Just as Erich I kept the Koro sleeve in a NASTY hard PVC sleeve which glued the sleeve to the plastic and could never be removed again. In case I don’t want to ruin the sleeve totally. Not much to complain about since I’m never going to sell it. Luckily the vinyl wasn’t affected as was the case with the b-side of GG Allin-I Hate You, You Hate me. The GG 7″ I could easily replace, but could’ve been a little bit more difficult with the Koro 7″. My copy came without the insert so Erich was kind enough to send me some scans until I got hold of the originals.
The EP came in a box full of candy from Raunch Records out of Texas in 1986. I’ve traded about 25 copies of my band Raped Teenagers EP for a lot of stuff that I just picked out of random or cause I’ve read good reviews of ’em in MRR or Flipside: Mecht Mench, Rights of the Accused, Rebel Truth that I can think of right now and Koro. I took 2 copies of everything so my mate Packe aka The TV Eye // Drummer in Raped could have a copy too. Unfortunately I just got one extra mint one of the Koro. Sorry Pat!
There are so many great USHC 7″ from the period 80-83 so it’s really hard to pick a favorite but Koro is for sure Top 5. I can’t think of a single thing that ain’t perfect here. The production, arrangement, song length, lyrics, bas sound, guitar sound and drum sound. And what a drummer they had! Bill was his name. And as a drummer myself you can easily tell this was the HC 7″ to get inspired by together with Virus X from Articles of Faith. Ok there’s more USHC drummers, I know but when it came to technicality drumming Bill and Virus X are in a league of their own(Rhythm Pigs came later for me).
It has been posted before over and over and here you get it again. One can never get enough of Koro. That is in case you love high quality Hardcore played with enthusiasm and that don’t fall into the trap of aping Discharge or some other HC band that was hot at the time. Non generic HC NOW!