Arsenik – Bad Girl E.P. 7″


Here’s another record that was recently posted over at Girls from Tahiti, but as it’s totally incredibly I felt like posting it here as well. This is yet another band from Karlshamn, but as far as I know these guys only appeared in this band during the punk years, unlike the other inbreed bands from that town.

The a-side Bad Girl is a great poppy track that was included on KBD 51, but I think something went wrong when they mastered that comp as the keyboard and guitar overdubs are barely audible on the compilation. For a short while I thought there were different versions of the 7″, but after comparing 3 different copies of this record I’m quite sure that it’s just the mastering of the compilation.

As you can hear, there are 2 different singers in the band, where the guy who handles the vocals on the b-side is my favourite for sure. Only 14 years young, and yet so pissed off! It sounds like they band consists of older guys (even though they are all about the same age as the singer) who picked up a kid from the street to do the vocals to make it sound more punk. I which more bands had singers who still had puberty in front of them when they recorded their records.

Country: Sweden
Year: 1980
Label: Ori
Format: 7″
Bad girl.mp3
Swedish Boy.mp3
Vi gor som vi vill.mp3

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19,170 Responses to Arsenik – Bad Girl E.P. 7″

  1. Jay Thurston says:

    Jag inte lik den den har…

    • Martin says:

      How is it even possible to not like this record Jay? It’s great! Don’t you like great music, or was it your wife who told you it sucked;)

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Fantastic EP!!! All three tracks are solid with Bad Girl being the standout track. Got to love the keyboard.

  3. Ian says:

    Jo jag gillar det!

    B-side is better than the A for sure.

  4. Senap says:

    Jag gillar tror jag den också där skiva.
    Mycket bra

  5. Chris says:

    Yaargh!!!! Bad girl is as fantastic as you know its going to be from the opening riff! Another stone punk pop classic….. How many more of these monsters can there be out there? Didn’t people do anything else in 1980?

  6. mh says:

    jag likar den skiva ockso mycket bra

  7. Brian C. says:

    I have a major request here.

    The Crucified “Let the Kids Play” EP from Chicago 1977. I’m making a Chicago comp for my friends who moved there and . . . this is and essential piece of history.

    Also the song “I Suck” from the Leatherscabs single has gone unheard by me for too long. 15 years is a long time to wait (I know I could’ve bought them but I live in such poverty its sick).

    Best music blog ever! Thanks for many good times.

    • Stan Barker says:

      Hey, Brian– This is Stan Barker, singer and songwriter for the Crucified (went by S.A. Barker back then). The Crucified EP is very rare now and expensive to get, but drop me a line at and maybe I can get you MP3s of the songs. Thanks for considering us “An Essential Piece of History”!

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