Here's a fun lo-fi garage punk split single by the Hot Rod Honeys from Belgium, and the Loudmouths from some place or other. The Honeys' side features a cover by the wonderful Johnny Moped, and the Loudmouths' side another one by the Dayglo Abortions. It won't change your life but it's a nice enough single, and I happen to have two more LP's by the HRH's so if anyone out there is a fan, maybe you'll be happy to see them featured here in the next few days.
1. The Loudmouths - Cum'n'Go (1:47) 2. The Loudmouths - Feelin' Alright (1:28) 3. The Loudmouths - Argh Fuck Kill (1:18) 4. Hot Rod Honeys - Hard Lovin' Man (1:50) 5. Hot Rod Honeys - Naked'n'High (1:05) 6. Hot Rod Honeys - Ain't Got Luck (1:39)
The Bambi Molesters are today probably the most critically-acclaimed surf band in the world, having such outspoken fans/collaborators as Peter Buck or Chris Eckman; quite a feat for a small band from a small Croatian town like Sisak. This 7" EP, released back in 1997 by the Plastic Bomb fanzine from Germany, is their second release (there was a tape called "Bambi Molesters Play Out of Tune" before, released by Slusaj najglasnije/Listen Loudest, which might be still available on a CD-R reissue from the same label), and features two instrumentals and two tracks which feature singing; after hearing them, it's really no wonder they gave up on singing completely, haha. Anyway, the recordings are charming and the single is currently not available anywhere, either in physical or virtual form, so here is a rip from my vinyl.
In relation to yesterday's post - it turns out that my girlfriend has a copy of the Gipss full-length CD, so here's that, too, for your slightly lesser enjoyment. Listening to the two releases back to back it's obvious that the album is much less "noise rock" than "RI rock", which to my ears feels to have aged rather more poorly. Still, it's not a bad album, some songs are quite good (I especially like the title song "Uh!", which has not appeared on the EP before, like most of the other better songs on the album - albeit in different versions), and it should be preserved as a document; so here it is!
1. Slika (3:56) 2. Zemlja (1:51) 3. Raspuce (2:46) 4. Sam (3:30) 5. Sijun (2:26) 6. Neda (2:13) 7. Program tvog kompjutera (3:21) 8. Djevojcica (2:29) 9. Uh! (Zig-zag) (2:46) 10. Nahrani me (2:41) 11. Sunce - Ride (7:11)
Gipss were a '90s alternative/noise-rock band from the city of Rijeka, who released this 7" EP and a full-length album before disappearing in obscurity. The album can be found elsewhere on the net is out of print and not available, just like this EP (I've just realised the album's been taken down from Mediafire - I'll try to find a copy or maybe even rip my tape), and differs from the EP by having female vocals; the singer from the EP has left the band by then, if I'm not mistaken. Their sound is in the vein of Croatian '90s alternative scene, so if you like the type of stuff that can be heard on "Feathers, Wood and Aluminium" you'll probably enjoy this.