P.F. Commando – Manipulerade Mongon L.P. 12″

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A long time ago since this one found it’s way to the posting queue and I have a vague memory of ripping it years ago but wasn’t satisfied with the rips. These days I’m not so picky, so here you go.

I guess most of you know that this is concidered to be the first punk album from Sweden, which I don’t really agree with as at least Ravjunk’s LP Uppsala stadshotell brinner, Problem’s self titled LP and the Ljud fran Friberga comp was released prior to this one. Doesn’t really matter though as it’s a massive and murky slammer no matter what.

Highlights in my humble opinion include the drums in the intro to Get fucked (but not the lyrics), the thick and plodding bass playing and sound, the overall murkiness of the recording, the paper structure of the sleeve, the grumpiness and general frustration that reeks from every single track of this LP, the intense hate to their hometown Gavle, how easy it is to hear that they learned how to play faster since their debut E.P., the title of the first and last song on side B that goes so well together, that they didn’t speed up Ganget fran 60 and Rocken i Gavle and last but not least the amazing album title.

This one has been reissued and bootleged a few times and the last reissue was done by Canada’s Ugly Pop last year, and if you have a copy of that you can see yours truly in the thank you list I’ve been told. Simon, who run that label, asked around for photoes etc for the inlay and I sent him the insert that came with my copy. I was told I’d get a free copy as a thank you, but I’m still waiting for that one…
Speaking of the insert, my copy is the only one I’ve seen with it, and it’s a review of the album from a major Swedish news paper, but the thing that’s more interesting is that it’s got the Pang records logo header and the text “News from Pang records”. Pang was supposed to release the bands second album, but as the label wanted the band to smear dog shit on each other on the cover art, and sing “provocative” lyrics about piss, shit, fucking whores etc the guys told the label to fuck off and recorded the album themselves instead in 1979. Unfortunately it wasn’t released until 1997 as it’s their best work in my opinion, and it would’ve been another Swedish classic. Now it seems like a lot of people don’t know about it, which really is a shame. From what I’ve heard, Pang records handed the distribution for this album for a little while, and I guess that the insert came from that period.

Country: Sweden
Year: 1979
Label: Comm
Format: 12″
Songs:
Allt O.K.mp3
Johnny Bugger.mp3
Ganget fran 60.mp3
I’m innocent.mp3
Auschwitz.mp3
Svenne pop.mp3
Failed abortion.mp3
Go go go.mp3
Get fucked.mp3
Varje ar.mp3
London sightseen.mp3
No more masturbation.mp3
Rocken i Gavle.mp3
Raggare.mp3
No no no.mp3

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4 Responses to P.F. Commando – Manipulerade Mongon L.P. 12″

  1. Simon says:

    Hey, my friend just showed me this, but all you needed to do was drop me a line. Clearly just slipped my mind!

    • Martin says:

      Hahaha, that’s OK Simon. Didn’t mean to upset you, just wanted to help you promote your reissue as promised, and be a true noxious punk at the same time.

  2. Damski says:

    Just bagged the second LP on Discogs for a nice price (£10!) in great condition. I agree it’s probably better than the first LP, but that’s still excellent, too.

  3. Kount Jizznach says:

    This record kicks ass.

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