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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No Trend – Teen Love E.P. 7″


Nihilistic. Monotonous. In theory I shouldn’t like this. I have a hard time with bands like Flipper, Butthole Surfers etc. I would like to like them cause they all seem cool and crazy. Why I dig No Trend is beyond me. It’s the same with New Zealands Gordons. Some of this “non happening” music ticks and some don’t.

Country: USA
Year: 1983
Label: No Trend
Format: 7″
Mass Sterilization Caused By Venereal Disease.mp3
Teen Love.mp3

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