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


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″
Allt O.K.mp3
Johnny Bugger.mp3
Ganget fran 60.mp3
I’m innocent.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
No no no.mp3

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The Stains – Gidding Around 7″


Obscure powerpop on the same label as bands like the teen punks in Arsenik, the slighly punky rockers in Emergency, the sloppy  teen hardrockers in Turbo and Gröna Hissen that ends up sounding pretty punky as well as a few other acts.

You all know Ebba Gron’s debut LP is called “We’re only in it for the drugs” which these guys thought was a dumb title, so they stated “We’re only in it for the milk” on the back of the sleeve, and it’s a nice photo of the guys hanging out in Korovas’ on the front. I think that Teen Idles got their song I drink milk from the Stains, but they never managed to come up to the speed these lads mastered. Everyone shreds, but the drummer is exceptional! Just listen to that ride and see if you can hear the individual hits, or if you just hear a wall of sound!

Country: Sweden
Year: 1979
Label: Ori
Format: 7″
Gidding around.mp3
It’s all you can say.mp3

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Slowguns – T.V. Movie / American Heartbeat 7″


Superb UK powerpop, and the first out of two equally good 7inches from this band. And they both have very attractive sleeves as well, if you’re like me and like the minimal and clean approach. Pretty damn cool idea with the photos of the band members on the back as well. And good lyrics, not particulary cool, but well written and a nice twist on somewhat popular themes. The verses to T.V. movie reminds me a bit of MDC’s My family is a little weird, but a more calmed down version of the veirdness in the family Dave sang about. The b-sides American dream is slightly inferior to my ears, and it has a wicked melodic guitar solo as well as lots of nice surf styled back-up vocals.

The band’s follow up 7″ will be posted later on, and it’s as cheap and easy to find as this one, so do yourself a favour and pick them both up next time you’re record shopping on the interweb.

Country: UK
Year: 1979
Label: MPA
Format: 7″
T.V. movie.mp3
American dream.mp3

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Dangerous Rhythm – S/T 12″ E.P


Been a long time since we posted anything here, but I think it’s about to change now. I got at least a few posts more or less done, and over 1000000 records waiting in line to be ripped, scanned and posted. Here’s one that I’m sure you’ve all heard before as it’s quite common. I wish I at least had the dignity to post the rarer black vinyl version, but I’m afraid I just got this pressing. As you all know this is the second release from these Mexicans after their magnificent, but uber rare, 1979 7″ EP that I’ve never even seen for sale so far. If you find one, be aware that it might be a bootleg as they look very, very legitimate so don’t overpay unless you’re 100% sure it’s an original. Someone told me not to long ago that a label is about to do a legal reissue of their first 7″ as well, but I have no idea of who told me, or which label. Time will tell I hope.

So, this ain’t as raw as their first release, but it’s still a damn fine one. My favourite track is Social germ as I think it’s the snottiest one, but all three tracks are well worth a few spins in a row. Which is your favourite from this EP?

Country: Mexico
Year: 1980
Label: New Rockers
Format: 12″
I pity you.mp3
Social germ.mp3


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The Dogs – Rot ‘n’ Roll 7″


Long time since you saw a “real” KBD record here. I mean a record that actually was included on some of the Killed by Death comps(#18). Rot ‘n’ Roll makes me think of Sonic’s Rendezvous Band City Slang. They don’t sound the same but it’s that simple and effective riffing that can go on forever without getting boring. Teen Slime threads on that same grass. Closer to Stooges than contemporary punk in 1977. Still very good to my ears.

Country: USA
Year: 1977
Label: Rave-Up
Format: 7″
Rot ‘n’ Roll.mp3
Teen Slime.mp3

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