Cosmic Overdose – Observation galen 7″


Like a Swedish answer to Geza X’s The Deadbeats. This has to be one of the most underrated Swedish gems out there. Observation galen is such an instant hit. This is their only “punk” release but from what I remember when seeing them on the telly in the early 80’s they had some more punky tunes. They quiet fast went into a more synth direction which I happen to like a lot too. Their first LP Dada Koko still has some punk in it so it might be worth checking out for some visitors here. Their second LP 4668 is great but more of a darker synth album. Listen to the very special guitar playing on Isolatorer that became kind of a trademark for CO. After awhile they evolved into the two man synth band Twice A Man which still today did some of the greatest gigs I’ve been to visually.

Country: Sweden
Year: 1980
Label: Silence
Format: 7″
Observation galen.mp3

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19,170 Responses to Cosmic Overdose – Observation galen 7″

  1. Jay Thurston says:

    Ummmm???? Kind of a new wave shmenge with horns.

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Yeah it’s great stuff here Jay!

  3. Jay Thurston says:

    I’m thinking that this must be great, as we are the only two commenting on this….hahaha.

  4. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    The lesser the comments the better the music. It’s been proven so many times on this blog :):

  5. Bjorn says:

    I love this one…but on the other hand I love all that Cosmic Overdose released…

  6. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Bjorn, you’re a man with very good taste.

  7. Jay Thurston says:

    Yeah, Bjorn, you have outstanding taste.

  8. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    That’s true. Glad you joined in on the praise for Bjorn.

  9. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Wow this post is growing in popularity.

  10. Jay Thurston says:

    It is like an avalanche of love for this amazing shmenge band.

  11. Erich says:

    Haha, actually, I like this too. It’s kinda goofy.

  12. fernando says:

    “Cosmic Overdose”? The name says it all – cosmic psychedelic guitar on “Isolatorer” which show the fractal shapes of the inner spiritual moving of the universe, and “Observation galen” is a Magma-like Kobaïa destruktiv attack, haha. I enjoyed the trip, tak

  13. Lieven says:

    I have one for sale.

  14. Lieven:

    I’m interested.

  15. b e h j a n says:

    I confuse this band -for whatever reasons-with another Swedes of the time who had a 7″ with the titles of “Sleepwalker”/”Nn betong(?). Was that one the CORTEX? “Sleepwalker” is a fav.

    • The Flakes // Drummer says:

      Yes it´s Cortex Behjan and it´s been posted awhile ago.

    • You might want to check out their LP “Spinal Injuries”. Perhaps also “You can’t kill the boogeyman” but it’s not exactly in the same vein.

      The vocalist is still a wonder to see live to this day. The latest time was at the gothenburg opera, where he sang evert taube songs mixed with his own stuff and something else i didn’t recognize.

    • Other similiar artists from sweden who’ve done something similiar at least once in their carreer: StåålfÃ¥gel (possibly one of the best darker punk rock offsprings ever to come from this country), Dansdepartementet (Or dance de partement 1 -perhaps best reffered to as swedens answer to killing joke, just like siekiera from poland (also a great band!) after they switched from hardcore to post-punk) Commando M. Pigg, Camouflage (with the self-titled LP), Dom Dummaste (more avantgardist, less typical punk), Memento Mori (there’s a bunch of bands with that name, it might help to add that they’re from eskilstuna) Rukorna (second track on antistatskivan), Liket Lever. You’ll notice it’s the same singer in the two latter recommendations.

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