Saturday, September 14, 2013

BARN AV REGNBUEN - Det E'kje Nåkka Artig Længer ep

This seemed like an appropriate EP to follow up the last few posts with. BARN AV REGNBUEN (Children of the Rainbow) released this amazing EP in 1986 on one of the best Euro punk labels ever, X-Port Plater, as well as an excellent flexi a year or two later. Similarities exist between them and other Norwegian stalwarts of the 80's, but BAR definitely had the coolest basslines and most unconventional guitar parts, creating almost their own category of ferocious but tuneful hardcore. Really unexpected, awkward gruff-sung vocals just make it all the weirder and more special. There's also a discography LP out there including more unreleased tracks, seemingly from the same sessions. This EP gets overshadowed by heavy hitters like SVART FRAMTID and BANNLYST, but I assure you, if you've never checked it out, it stands up right beside them as a classic!

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