Friday, February 27, 2015

6000 CRAZY / DETESTATION - You Can't Evict The Spirit split Tape

Here's for all the other Norwegian hardcore completists out there. 6000 CRAZY was a German hardcore band in the 90s fronted by Norwegian punk forefather Gunnar Nuven. Their only other release, as far as I can tell, was the split 7" with ANKER that I posted a while back. I'm not really sure what sort of pedigree exists with other members in the band, but the guitar playing and songwriting is unmistakably heavily influenced by Norwegian bands like SO MUCH HATE, BANNLYST, etc. On here they do covers of NEGATIVE APPROACH and KAFKA PROSESS, as well as a track called "Andre Veiar" that I recognize but can't place where I've heard it. Most of you probably know DETESTATION, as they released a slew of records and toured extensively in the 90s. Released by Trujaca Fala, this tape was released as a benefit for the long-standing Berlin squat KOPI (a friend just reminded me that this year is KOPI's 25th anniversary!) Both live sets were recorded in German cities in 1998, and the sound quality is pretty great! 

Monday, February 23, 2015


First EP from 1985 from this Finnish punk band. The key ingredient to this is the charming reckless and drunken vocal style that demands a singalong, bottle of vodka in hand, at least one time each track. Six songs on a single side, complete with crude drawings. I liberated this lovely record from Dirty Old Shop in Zagreb. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Random Pull: THE VALVES - Robot Love/For Adolfs' Only 45

I don't have much info about THE VALVES, but they were from Edinburgh, Scotland, and this single is from 1977. "For Adolfs' Only" is the more compelling track, though I'm unclear what the hell they're singing about. According to Wiktionary, there are 3 definitions for piss artist: someone who is frequently drunk, someone who claims knowledge or understanding that he does not possess, and someone who frequently ridicules others. Which one is Adolf? All 3? 
"Robot Love" is still at least half catchy, but a bit more goofy and far less driving. But with lines like "we could go drinking with all the stars, but there's no atmosphere in the outer-space bar," how can you go wrong? Overall, this is a nice single to have in your arsenal for your DJ night!

Saturday, February 21, 2015


The posts are few and far between these days. I do apologize, but I've been busy acquiring some really great and rare records in recent months, so make sure and check back from time to time, as I do intend to upload and post them!

Let's get back to it with an EP I grabbed at the MRR/Thrillhouse?Prank Record Swap last weekend in SF. Nowadays it's easy to make a raw noisy punk record. Most punx have access to recording equipment, distortion and fuzz boxes, shoestrings, etc. Many friends love this new era of raw noise punk, but I often find it to be boring, unoriginal, and unimaginative. This 1982 demo session from Brazil's is a different type of monster: a result of their only resources scraped together with their enraged no-frills hardcore attack pumped through the machine. A furious, ugly, and honest snapshot of the early days. Hear the hooks? They are there too. Neck and neck with OLHO SECO for most brutal Brazilian punk recording from the early 80s, and a rare exception to my dedication to music not noize!