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Vicious Fishes! (Nor) Falling Through The House; demo (1992)

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tracks: Through The House * Falling

This Norwegian punk-rock band (from Os, near Bergen) send me a tape to get shows around here. They were probably introduced to me by Kjell E(ngelsen) Moberg (of ‘Punishment Park’, who toured with ‘Agent 86’). He played bass for them aswell at some timepoint…

Review in Tilt! #7: >>The band themselves calls their music ‘”SubSkaHardcore”. A bit of reggae?, but most of it has a definite poppy touch to it and wouldn’t really draw attention between the muzak on any average radio-station. Let’s settle for uptempo poppy punkrock.<<

Brob

The first line-up of ‘Vicious Fishes!’ was Morten ‘LilleMorten’ Flaterås, Terje Lilletvedt, Vidar Hjartåker (drums) and Knut Fjellvang. The line-up that made them ‘famous’ was Morten, Vidar, Knut, guitarist Eivind Hodneland (from ‘Rasputinene’ which I also played in back in the 80s) and Fredrik Tonnesen (bass). They recorded some extremely awesome songs which I released on my label October Party recs later. In 1992 Epic recs called them from London and wanted to sign the band, it never happened – not exactly sure why. I joined the band on bass in 1992 to help them out on their European tour (Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxemburg). We all grew up together and we still hang out and set up projects… Falling Through The House is the tape that got the Epic recs office in London moving and got Bob Geldof listing them as “one of the most awesome newcomers in 92” after their gig at the summer rock festival in Tallinn (Estland).

Kjell

>>Vollsuff sampler 1<< (Ger) compilation (1984)

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(A): Yellow Lights / Tin Can Army / Guten Morgen BRD / Führer Befiehl – ‘Tin Can Army’ * Lieber Egoldt / Stumpfsinn / Ficken / Oh Gott (live) – Mut Aus Flaschen * Wir Sind Schon Tot / Wodka  2:30 / Skinhead / Massenmord – ‘Inferno’ * Weltkrieg / Hardcore – ‘Maniacs’

(B): Der Kampf Wird Weitergeh’n / Grenada Today – ‘Maniacs’ * Oi Oi Oi / America / We Hate Cops / Kriegszustand – ‘Scapegoats’ * Bullenstaat / Sprüh Es An Die Wand / Verpiss Dich / Der Deutsche Stirbt Aus – ‘Abzess’ * Governments Arguments / Streetfight / Maniac Run / System Lies, System Dies – ‘Voices Of Protest’

This is a tape from my friend Mokka’s collection… All bands are from Germany.

Vollsuff  was “das Zine für alle Punx und Sympathisanten” that Karl-Heinz Stille (Möglingen, north of Stuttgart) did. With the slogan “Bier, na klar” on the cover, obviously the description “erstes Deutsche SxE zine” is ironic… He also released tapes. This one was the first, I believe…

Brob

I did five compilation-tapes: Vollsuff 1-4 [2 = Schlaftrunk (“nightcap”), 3 = Umtrunk Oder (“drink or”] and Hit Oder Niete [“hit or bummer”]. The tape-label started with the first compilation in 1983. The idea was to have a tape with each issue of the zine (or vice versa, bands featured on both). The first three compilations sold quite good (500-700 tapes). Number 4 was only available with Vollsuff #4 (which had a small print-run of 25). I also put out a lot of live-tapes (all in all more than 100): I recorded most of the shows that I went to and distributed them. Some of the recordings are still circulating. When I got sick of the Vollsuff-label (which means “totally drunk” – which was odd because I wasn’t drinking that much at all), I changed the name of the fanzine and the tape-label, did one more compilation titled Hit Oder Niete and finally quit the the tape-label around 1990/91. I still write for OX magazine…

Karl-Heinz Stille

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Abzess (Bremerhaven): Mathias Brünjes (guitar/vocals), Ulf Kück (bass), ? (drums)

Inferno (Augsburg): ‘Archie Alert’ Christian Pfister (guitar; later ‘Vellocet’, ‘Happy Hour’ & ‘Terrorgruppe’), ‘Zong’ Stefan Vetter (bass), Bernhard Hlava, ‘Donald’ a.k.a. ‘Howie’ (vocals), Lorenz ‘Max’ Praxenthaler a.k.a. ‘Praxe’ (drums; later Rolf of ‘Cat-O-Nine Tails’)

Maniacs (Rotenburg an der Fulda/Göttingen): Kai-Uwe Schönewolf (drums), ‘Kümmel’ Peter Küllmer (bass), Peter Thomas (guitar), ‘Socke’ Thomas Schedensack (vocals)

Mut Aus Flaschen (Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt): Dirk Christoph (bass), J.P. Rapp (drums), ‘Danny’ Jürgen Stiehl (guitar), Thomas Morawek (vocals)

Scapegoats (Klausdorf/Kiel): ‘Kalle Stielzel’ Karl-Heinz Tolkmit (drums), Olav Nielsen (bass), Ulf Nagel (guitar), Henning Prochnow (vocals)

Tin Can Army (Göttingen): Steve (vocals), Hugo (guitar), Miele (bass), Thomme (drums)

Voices Of Protest (Neuhausen/Stuttgart): Ralf Sandner (vocals), Ralf Kohler (bass), Andy Gabka (guitar), Volkmar Scheider (drums)

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‘Voices Of Protest’ rose from the ashes of the punk band ‘Fehlproduckt’, that disbanded in 1981. It was one of the bands of the 2nd wave of Stuttgart punk, among ‘Ätzer 81’ and ‘Chaos Z’ (who played their 1st show with ‘Fehlproduckt’)… I’m still active today in the bands ‘Murder Disco X’ & ‘Iron Gates, and booking shows under rhe name Better Gigs.

Ralf Sandner

Paruzija (Cro) promo (1998)

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 Bioritam Duše (“biorhythm of the soul”) / Malo Dobrih Ljudi (“few good people”) / Raspet (“crucified“) / Božja Pjesma (“song of god”) / Osobno (“personally”) / Refleksija (“reflection”) / Blues / Paruzija [tracks from the compilation-CD Tribute To Our Parents]

Juda (“Judas”) / Psalm No. 0 / Moralna Većina (“moral majority”) / Eho (“echo”) / Jadikovka (“lament“) / Međusvijet (“underworld”) / Tišina I Šutnja (“quietude and silence”) / Spoznaja (“comprehension”) [tracks from the EP Nulti Psalam]

This tape was either sent to me by Darko Kosalec (Hyperion recs, Zagreb) for review (intended for Tilt! #10) or perhaps a donation by my friend Teo Petričević who mentioned them in his zine… It was advertised as ‘ljepota HC stvarnosti’ (attractive HC reality”) ‘…kao stvarnost nepodnošljive težine postojanja u strukturama grijeha’ (“the reality of the unbearable weight of existence in the structures of sin“). The lyrics were sung in Croatian.

This HC outfit (Zagreb & Kutina) consisted of Boris Gunjević (vocals), Hrvoje Jagarinec (bass), Pavle Vučinić (drums; also in ‘Razlog Za’) and Zdravko Šavor (guitar). They were labeled a “christian band” by some…

Brob

‘Peruzija’ means judgment day. The songs deal with human greed and the carelessness for humanity; about life. At the time the singer was studying [theology] at a lutheran-protestant university… [Nowadays reverend Boris is a pastor of the evangelical lutheran church in England.] There are some lyrics about christianity but nothing extreme…

Darko Kosalec

‘Peruzija’ refers to the situation after the apocalypse. It comes from the Greek word “parusija” [παρουσία = presence/appearance/arrival]. There’s many meanings to it; literary it means the arrival/presence of a new testament thelogy, and generally: the second coming of christ. There are 4 individuals in the band and it’s obvious that their visions/ way of thinking are different…

Teo Petričević (in his zine You & Me)

‘Paruzija’ was active since 1997 (I think) till 2000, with a short reunion in 2005 and last live gig in Močvara (alternative club in Zagreb). We also released a second album, entitled 999 Zlo I Naopako. There’s an official video of our song Malo Dobrih Ljudi. After the break-up of ‘Paruzija’ we formed ‘Kiper’ in 2007 (still more or less active) without singer Boris but with 2 additional members ‘Six’ [Danijel Sikora] & ‘Misch’ [Krešimir Certić].

Zdravko Šavor

Charlie Don’t Surf (Bel) Oh! No! It’s A Rehearsal!; demo (1996)

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TV Girls / One Step Higher / Honesty / My Old Friends / Religious Song / Saturday Night / The Price / Sometimes / Rational Girl / Regendruppels Vallen (“raindrops fall”; traditional)

In the late 80s Roberto Gasparini did a few zines; one was with his mate Kurt Van Asselberghs (both from Rotselaar). Later they ended up in this band: Roberto did bass/vocals, Kurt guitar/vocals. Kurt De Bont (from Haacht) played drums and sang.

A bit later Gert Goris joined to do vocals. In ’98 came the 7” (Six Songs To Die For: released by Funtime recs, Kurt DB’s own Hageland Strikes Back and Tim Leten’s Filth-Ear distribution). They also released a split-CD with the ‘End of Ernie’ in ’99 (Kurt VA says it was ’97). Both were recorded at Studio 195. The split-CD was just with Kurt VA on guitar – Philippe Anthonis joined later.

My review in Tilt! #9: >>Midtempo melodic punkrock with sneering vocals (the singing hints to the ‘Buzzcocks’). Recorded on a 4-track so don’t expect anything super-smooth. Hey this is DIY! The sociocritical lyrics are quite understandable. Simple but honest.<<