Here’s a bunch of proud punx from Vasteras who once almost gave up on their punk career for a more new wave influenced one. Lucky for us they heard the new UK hardcore bands and decided to stay on the punk train to nowhere. The Shock Treatment, as the Ramones song the band took it name from, has to be one of the longest running punk bands in Sweden as they were formed in 1977 and released their last LP in 1988 although they continued playing sporadically for yet another 10 years after that.
This is the bands first release after some demos, and their only release with a song in Swedish, so even you non-Swedish speaking muppets can understand what they sing about.
I’m surprised that this E.P. haven’t been posted on another punk blog (at least I haven’t found it posted somewhere yet) concidering both the band, and their behaviour, is quite legendary and the band has been comped on various collector scum compilations. Their first and second 12″ will show up here if Peter allows me to post them. I know he ain’t too found of them, but they have a bunch of quality songs in my opinion, as well as a few oh-no-tracks.
PS. As some people want us to say how rare records are, this one was sold for about 4500 SEK, which should be about $650, last time I saw it for sale. Glad I got it in a trade. DS.