Karanteeni – Sid Vicious 7″


First 7″  from Karanteeni had a Sex Pistols cover while this one, their second, had a song about that band’s second bass player. Their third 7″ had a Sham 69 cover.

Now let’s see if the comment section will be longer than this text, considering how many comments Nirvana got. Up yours!

Country: Finland
Year: 1979
Label: Poko
Format: 7″
Sid Vicious.mp3
Potilas x.mp3

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Menace – I Need Nothin 7″


I’ll take the easy way out and post a classic. I posted Screwed Up a couple of months ago and that is hands down a top 10 7″(among 100 other Top 10 punk 7″‘s). I Need Nothing is anthemic and great but I prefer the Electrocutioner and I think it’s cause the vocals are a bit more dominant and Morgan Websters snarling voice is a voice to love.

Country: UK
Year: 1978
Label: Illegal
Format: 7″
I Need Nothing.mp3

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Nirvana – Kielletyt leikit/Kuljen kaupungilla 7″


In Suomi punk was a big thing and lots of bands had long and fruitful careers with multiple releases in the late 70’s and in suprisingly many cases a long way into the 80’s. The music school kids from Nirvana however only did this 7″ in 1980, then had a long pause before they moved to the US and released a cover of Shocking Blue’s Love Buzz in 1988 which created a buzz (get it?) and made it big in 1991. Musically they didn’t change much although this first release might be a bit too slick compared to their later releases, but the songs are ace despite the somewhat lame early 80’s production with too many keyboard fills and over dubs.

By the way, Ramones on paska!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Country: Finland
Year: 1980
Label: Nirvana Production
Format: 7″
Kielletyt leikit.mp3
Kuljen kaupungilla.mp3


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Saigon – S/T E.P. 7″


I think I heard Saigon for the first time a couple of years ago. And it seems I wasn’t alone in being late on this one. A lot of collectors have been obsessed with tracking down a copy. I acquired my copy from a long time LA scenester named Paul Hamilton who unfortunately needed money to be able to cope with medical issues. Paul have told me some stories about his friendship with Walter Lure of Heartbreakers and what not. A really really nice fellow. I wish I could pay him back in some way and wanted to put a Paypal donation link up together with this post so people could chime in some money for his medical bills. I think Paul was a bit too modest for that or he didn’t understand what I meant. Anyway thanks a lot Paul for bringing this awesome piece of Californian punk rock into my home.

The over the top track is Annihilation but the other tracks is hard to beat. Just an incredible record from start to finish.

From an eBay auction:
“Two members of the band, the drummer Adam “Bomb” Maples, and bassist Eddie Wayne, went on to play  in the renowned punk bank Legal Weapon. Adam Maples was later selected to play drums for Guns & Roses, who, unfortunately for Adam, soon disbanded.”

Country: USA
Year: 1981
Label: WW III
Format: 7″
Life Is So Fun.mp3
Anti Vogue.mp3


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The Bodysnatchers – S/T 7″


May not be the best Aussie punk 7inch but still quiet amusing in it’s amateurishness. I post it mostly cause I feel that I really need to have as many of the 70’s Aussie punk records up here on the blog. Enjoy!

Country: Australia
Year: 1979
Label: Savage Music
Format: 7″

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