Culture Shock – Forever + Ever 7″

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Insanely catchy and cute poppy punk rock from Canada released as late as 1983, even if it was recorded a year before it ended up on vinyl. I love, love, love, love, love, love, love this 3 chords slab of a love song, and the b-side is just as good!

I guess they were a bit inspired by the early Buzzcocks, and they managed to crank out one of the best guitar solos ever on Forever and ever. I could listen to it forever and ever to be honest!

There are two different sleeve versions for this 7″, this screen printed silver version, and a brown version, that I think might be done on construction paper. All in all 300 copies pressed, and I think both versions were done at the same time.

Anyone who’ve heard their compilation CD from 1977 records?

Country: Canada
Year: 1983
Label: JMR
Format: 7″
Songs:
Forever and ever.mp3
Thought you were a friend.mp3

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The Misfits – 3 Hits From Hell E.P. 7″

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Here’s a record by The Misfits. It’s great. Three hits. All from hell!! Who would’ve guessed?

Country: USA
Year: 1981
Label: Plan9
Format: 7″
Songs:
London Dungeon.mp3
Horror Hotel.mp3
Ghouls Night Out.mp3

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Silent Noise – I’ve been hurt (so many times before) 7″

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Oopsy Daisy, another super catchy UK 7″! Not too far away in sound from the mighty Last Stand that everyone should go down on their knees and pray for, just like you should do with this one. And the a-side is about anarchy heart ache. Raise a hand if you’ve ever been hurt before.

I have to say that I’m really surprised that this one haven’t been reissued yet, but I guess it’s just a matter of time before Sing Sing, 1977 or Breakout records will do it. Let’s see who’ll be the first to track the band down.

Country: UK
Year: 1979
Label: Easy
Format: 7″
Songs:
I’ve been hurt (so many times before).mp3
Heart to heart.mp3

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Chuzpe – (They Can’t Beat) The Beat / I Loved The Sixties 7″

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As this went for some insane money recently on eBay I thought it appropriate to make the mp3s available for the public. The Charlie Chan 7″ from 1981 where posted many years ago and show a more new wavish side of ‘em. The debut here capture their punkier past though their stuff from 1978 is much rawer. The Beat makes me think of Roxy Music mixed with punk in The Beat. I Loved the Sixties still have some Roxy vibe or mainly Bryan Ferry as heard in the vocals and a hooky chorus. And the sleeve!! THE SLEEVE! A perfect example of great looking punk sleeves that breaks all the rules by marrying the swastika with the star of David. Je Suis Chuzpe.

Country: Austria
Year: 1979
Label: Schnazz-o-phone
Format: 7″
Songs:
The Beat.mp3
I Loved The Sixties.mp3

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57 Kez – Punks E.P. 7″

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Here’s a crude 7″ that makes some punk collectors drool and rewrite their want list. Speaking for myself as a collector of Swedish punk in general it’s never been too high up on my want list as I don’t find it that great. I can’t really put my finger on why as it’s got all the right ingredients for a great record; the band members are very young and just learned to figure out how their instruments works, the recording is very simple done, the guitar solo is uber simple, and the band was from a really small village (Bromolla). Still, the songs stick, but I don’t find them as great as Shas, Massmedia, Shit Kids or any of the other great under produced Swedish records that I really like. So why is it such a collectors item? I know some people have different taste and think that this is a great record, but despite that I guess it’s the rarity of the record. Between 150-200 copies pressed, 2 different sleeve versions (very similar though) and a lot of copies was probably destroyed when the band choose an alternative distribution way by throwing out most of the copies from stage when they supported Ebba Gron.

OK, let me know what you think about it!

Country: Sweden
Year: 1980
Label: Rockslaget
Format: 7″
Songs:
Punks.mp3
Min musik.mp3
Herr samhalle.mp3

 

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