This mind blowing 7inch have been posted at 7inchpunk.com. But since the files posted dosen’t make the songs justice I have to post my own rip. Alot more fuzzy and creamy here.
“Playing gigs with the Dead Kennedys, DOA, Pinball machine, Mutants, and so forth at the legendary Mabuhay Gardens, around the San Francisco Bay area, and up and down the coast helped establish the VKTMS sound and style. Shows with the Sweep, Johnny Thunders and other godfathers toughened the music even more. VKTMS also became the ritual sacrificial offering for many touring acts (Stranglers, Roky Erikson, 999, Killing Joke, Wall of Voodoo, Bush Tetras, Fear, Psychedelic Furs, Delta 5, and many others) when they is on drugs through town.”
100% White Girl.mp3
No Long Good-Byes.mp3
Thanks Peter – another great choice!!!!
(the a-side link doesn’t seem to work)
Thanks Erich! The link works now.
Great single, great cover. Wish the image was bigger! One of the great female-fronted West Coast punk bands. There is a compilation CD out there…
Jon, if you click the image you get the bigger picture ;).
I did. It doesn’t get big ENOUGH.
Good band, these songs aren’t as good as the song midget from the bloodstains across california. but I’m glad to hear more from ’em.
Saw this act at one of the many Vex clubs, visiting LA from SF, in the middle of the bill, of: 100 Flowers (opener, just changed their name from the Urinals, and still sounded like the Urinals), then the VKTMS (that gal was pissed that there was nobody there, on a Tuesday night in East LA, I remember the day of the week!), then The Angry Somoans with Jeff Dahl singing instead of Metal Mike. Musta been ’80 or ’81. Great show!
great female singer and lyrics
You should be aware that this was a nazi band. Tim Yohannan told a friend of my friend.
That’s TOTAL B.S. I don’t care what your friend of a friend told you, I knew them (still do) lived with them, and they were about as far from Nazi as you can get. There were a lot of skinheads in that scene back then and they did some satire with their song, “White Girl”. That rumor that you are perpetuating did them a lot of harm back then. If a friend of a friend told me something like that, I wouldn’t be spreading it around on the internet like I knew what I was talking about.
Babs, CrassRuler is obviously ironic.
A friend of a friend of a friend… rumours… DKs and DOA playing with a nazi band? sounds a bit unbelievable, doesn’t it? Gimarc (Punk diary 1980-82) mentions precisely this single with its lyric as causing some racist accusations against the band. Same happened with Black Flag’s White minority, SLF’s White noise etc etc, no wonder…
The single’s great, by the way.
Crassrules, listen to the lyrics!
Not as good lyrics as Eddie Meduza or for example Onkel Konkel.
Eddie was the master of lyrics. Never before or after him has anyone put so much work in to do lyrics about nothing intelegent. GG did try but I think eddie beat him with the huge gallery of songs. If you do a search for eddie meduza on youtube you’ll find a video of my neighbour dancing halfnaked.
Let me set this straight. The VKTMS were never / are not NAZIs!!!
Guitarist John Binkov is a good jewish boy, I know as my roomate and I formed Daflspitz Records in the 90’d to put out there stuff.
For the record I am also a jew and my father escaped Hamburg in 1935.
Do the math; two nice Jewish boys.
Tim and the MRR types are plain crazy and if you buy their stalinist tactics then you get what you deserve.
Sorry; I’m doing the same as the doofus who made the accusation. I have no idea that Tim said any such thing!
Sorry Tim; I’m a little sensative about the “N” word as they tried to turn my pop into a lampshade.
Ya’ll might want to also know that VKTMS were put together a common friend, Mohammed Obead, who just happened to be Palestinian. Steve the bass player is Puerto Rican/Philipino. Many the band’s friends and supporters were GLBT. The list goes on…
Also, we (John VKTM speaking here) had strong roots in African American music, most especially blues, funk, and jazz.
Last, to quote a friend of ours, “Nazi Punks Fuck Off”.
Much more info at myspace.com/vktms, btw.
And the correct quote from the old webpage is “Playing gigs with the Dead Kennedys, DOA, Flipper, Mutants, and so forth at the legendary Mabuhay Gardens, around the San Francisco Bay area, and up and down the coast helped establish the VKTMS sound and style. Shows with the Ramones, Johnny Thunders and other godfathers toughened the music even more. VKTMS also became the ritual sacrificial offering for many touring acts (Stranglers, Roky Erikson, 999, Killing Joke, Wall of Voodoo, Bush Tetras, Fear, Psychedelic Furs, Delta 5, and many others) when they came through town.”
first of all, being black, jewish, mexican, etc. doesn’t exclude one from being racist. there are many ethnic minorities that are socialized to be racist. regardless, 100% white girl is a great punk song, but the message, along with that of “white minority” (black flag) is irresponsible to say the least. its subject is up for interpretation, and its message is heavy on the “poor me, blue-eyed, blond -haired white girl”, which, to me, is evidence of a poor understanding of (and sensitivity to) the history of just exactly WHO is being oppressed here.
anyways, this song wasn’t meant to be anything more than one girls’ account of her experience, and apparently her experience is being oppressed by ethnic minorities, perhaps merely for being white. that experience sucks, and might compel anyone to write a song like this. its not nazi, its not racist, its just a simple, catchy punk song with irresponsible lyrics. the same can be said of “guilty of being white”. the intention got (or can be) misconstrued, but it is not racist.
Just stumbled on this comment. Well said, Sarina.
Wow, Sarina…you should write a book about it!
Thank G-D we have good folks like Sarina and MRR to tell us who is and isn’t racist.
I can honestly say that I and each and every other Jew world-wide sleeps better at night due to their wisdom and willingness to dispense it to us unrequested.
White Girl was written by Nyna, who lived in the Tenderloin of San Francisco, and at that time, whenever she went outside, she was called “white girl” and harassed. It was a violent, dangerous neighborhood for anyone, and the song was an honest account of her experience, maybe an attempt to counter her fears, thus the “switchblade in her garter”. That’s the simple truth of the song’s inspiration, and it turned out to be a great tune. Songwriter’s lyrics are often taken way too seriously. The members of the band were all true egalitarians and great people. NOT Nazis, in fact the opposite.
I am sick of everyone spouting off that people are “racist”. There is no such thing, as we are one race, the human race. Got it? Great! Antifa!!!!
I forgot one thing. The Vktms cannot be prejudice as Nyna loved midgets…hahahahaha. “Sawed off little nipper”….hahahaha
gg is god. the lyrics to the first song piss me off. it’s like oh poor you you’re just a little white girl oh how sad. stop puting so much on color. that black flag song is horible. yes i’m white but i’m able to forget that i am for years. really don’t care though. good singer and good band. oh and a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend’s dog told me they were nazis.
The lyrics to this song piss you off, but GG is “God”? You must not have ever heard “Kill the Children, Save the Food” or “No Room for nigger” from GG or some of his other lyrics like “In Chicago Niggers tried to kill me”, “The KKK put them niggers out to die, when the blackies burnin’ I hope he’s gonna die”, “Hey bad nigger with your hand in the pot”, or various stage banter such as “I’m not into the niggers”.
Once you know a couple of girls who’ve been raped by blacks or you yourself have one of them stab you, you might start to understand why someone would write a song like “100% White Girl” and it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with some abstract Tim Wise gibberish about “whiteness”.
Yea, Milky. I hear ya. Once you’ve known a couple of American citizens who’ve been raped by zio-bankers and their unrelenting mortgage backed securities fraud, it all makes sense, don’t it?
“She writes great lyrics, including “100% White Girl”, which seems to have upset some humorless people around town.”
yeah i know gg’s lyrics. he wasn’t actually a racist he kinda hated everyone. tim y was anoying. i’ve changed my opinion about this song. all i was saying is white people can rape too. love ya man.
If you don’t like it don’t buy it! Bunch of PC fags, fuck you and your ideas about what is socially acceptable.
Right on nigga!
Thanks for this one! Cheerz!
The song is now China White Girl and it’s about dope. A PSA ya’ll, don’t die for that high. Use Narcan if you can.