Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Keihard & Swingend (LP, EMI, 1978)
Punk captured by the majors, EMI of them all. Perhaps the bands on this live album aren't all real punks, but it was presented at such. Recorded live in Paradiso on 12, 13 and 14 Februari 1978, so that is today exactly thirty years ago. Wow, small coincidence there (I hadn't planned this, as I was merely playing Mgr Ubu records in a row, and this is the final one). Writing credits for Sammy America's Gasphetti goes out to Sammy America (still active these days) and Henny Vrienten (later of Doe Maar). Other bands include The Nits (who just released the nineteenth album, I believe), Subway, Suzannes, WHizz Guy, Suzannes, Panic, Captain Coke, Sylph, Turf, Cilinders and The Lizards.