Seven days ago I posted a killer powerpop record. Today I post a killer punk rock record. For some people that want to define all kind of different aspects of punk music they’ll call Men in Black for more aggressive art punk. I’m ok with that but why not make it as simple as to say that it’s KILLER PUNK that shreds, destroys and what not. On the Lectric Eye label that also released other killer records by The Normals and The Skinnies. The label also side stepped quality wise with The Buns-Anti Matter 7″ which is just as hard to get as Men In Black but be aware cause it really sucks. Maybe there’s more releases from Lectric Eye to keep an eye on? I wanna know. Pay attention to the guitar sound. Must’ve been the same amp as used on the Skinnies record? Total damage.
Label: Lectric Eye
The Gypsy Lid.mp3
This is pretty fkn’ good!! Hectic & psychotic with a great guitar sound and the sinth sound isnt too predominant. Thanx for this and for the Billed By Theft comp…. :D
Hey I LIKE THE BUNS!
Ok. How about the Men in Black?
Total winner! I should have bought this when I saw it at a local record store two years ago (it was 250$ though).
Bummer. It goes for a lot cheaper on the thing we call eGay when it pops up which is about once every twice a year.
No doubt I write many dumb things on this site (for better or worse, I am confident I do many more drugs), but to an American there is something peculiar about hearing the casual banter of Europeans talking about spending hundreds of dollars on a 7″. On RARE occasions I spend that much (cumulatively) on my wife and prostitutes, I was once set back when I shared a beer and a hooker with Rudy Guiliani, but it seems like the Swedes/Swiss have much more disposable income. Are European records collectors the equivalent of the sort of people in the US who work in offices and play golf in country clubs? Why the stunted, idiotic interest in “desperate” punk rock when material concerns must be only “desperate” in a lamely bourgeois sense? No insult, just curious.
250 dollar for a European collector ain’t always 250 dollar like it is for an american. Take into account the value of the swedish krona vs the dollar and you get the picture. But yeah still a lot of money. For myself: I’ve had/have a vast collection from where I’ve sold/traded a lot of records to be able to buy/trade other records that I really wanted. But for what I know the US collectors spend more dollars then the European ones.
“Why the stunted, idiotic interest in â€œdesperateâ€ punk rock when material concerns must be only â€œdesperateâ€ in a lamely bourgeois sense? ” so punk rock is only for the poor ;)?
But again what about Men in Black???
Get a real job.
$250 on a prostitute? My limit on records is the same for hookers, $20.
Men in Black fucking rock btw Peter.
Thanx for being a rich man and sharing this music with the poor punks.
…btw, would you mind passing the Grey Poupon.
You mean this Grey Poupon:
Thanks for being a poor punk that donÂ´t compete on the eBay market ;). On the other hand donÂ´t you have a huge fucking ranch?
Yes that Grey Poupon. There’s an old commercial here in the states where a guy rolls down the window of his limousine to ask the guy in the car next to him if he has any Grey Poupon (rich men prefer a finer mustard). Not a big ranch my friend and just rented. Besides in NoWhere Kansas 50 acres (20 hectares to you foreigners that use the obsolete and inferior metric system) is just a drop in the bucket. As far as being competition on ebay Peter, I have no fucking clue how the hell you even know these obscure records even exist, I wouldn’t even know how to start a search. Shit, more than half of the stuff you post, I have never even heard of. Is there some kind of book or database?
And then you should know that I donÂ´t know that much compared to many other collectors. The obvious is the kbd, powerpearls, break the rules and what not comps. Then thereÂ´s some databases like:
for american stuff.
Books: 45 Revolutions for everything UK related.
Then when on ebay and find an interesting record you can do a google search for it to see what comes up. And when collecting you come in contact with other collectors that give hints on what might be good and not.
Old fanzines. Hm what else? Curiosity and a constant hunger for old shit youÂ´ve never heard.
men in black are great! thanks! but i need more powerpop hopefully with female vocals (girls just do it better) soon. yeah haha egay haha. i didn’t know more people called it that.
Great songs. Thanks from New Orleans!
GYPSY LID was quite rightly comped on an otherwise laclustre KBD 999.
Wow. That A-Side is a total rip off of “Tattoo Vampire”. Not that there’s anything wrong with ripping off Blue Oyster Cult or anything.
I have always thought the same thing. Sounds like “Tattoo Vampire”.
I don’t know “Tattoo Vampire” but punks should at least ripoff Meltzer’s BOC songs.
Are the Men in Black precursors to the black bloc? Antifa!
Thanks to the “old rich bastards” of Europe for posting this record and records of similar ilk. :)
Men in Black :)