X-Pulsion/Streets – Split E.P. 7″

A great split E.P. on the equally great Romantik label. X-pulsion is great chaotic punk with super snotty vocals (I love the nasal back-up vocals on Heaven only knows) and the last song; Castration is a great short outburst of proto hardcore, while Streets do punky reggae, but I still think it’s pretty cool done as I don’t mind some of that from time to time. Listen carefully to the drumsound on the X-pulsion tracks as it’s played and produced with chaotic perfection, just as Mad Virgins and Cell 609.

I don’t really have to write anything more, but as I’m a nice guy I add some trivia. The song Police Control might sound a bit familiar as it’s the same song, or at least the same lyrics as the Contingent song. Why you ask? Well, there’s a link between Streets, Contingent and Chainsaw and that link is Bob Seyton who were in all 3 bands. And then there’s a link between Chainsaw and X-Pulsion as well as Jerry WX were in both bands for a short while.

Here’s a little video clip as well, so enjoy!

Country: Belgium
Year: 1978
Label: Romantik
Format: 7″
X-pulsion – Heaven only knows.mp3
X-pulsion – Schmucks/Castration.mp3
Streets – Police control.mp3

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3 Responses to X-Pulsion/Streets – Split E.P. 7″

  1. Chano says:

    I really love X-pulsion. Their side of this split just screams “snottiness!!” from the bottom of every single groove; especially “Castration” is a proto-HC ripper on par with such monsters as “Fuck You” by Private School or “I See” by The Testors. Unfortunately Streets doesn’t hold up to such sloppy magnificence and I find their song to be extremely boring. Thanks!

  2. John says:

    Romantik records! What a record label! I even love their logo! The Chainsaw record is my favorite on this label but every releases are great! The Marie France record is so overlooked and great! I like X-Pulsion too but this record is sorta less desirable because of the mediocre Streets song. It would have been a killer release if not for Streets! Still Chainsaw is the best release!

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