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ARTIST
TITLE
Seuchen
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
H 10152LP H 10152LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/19/2017

One hell of an obscure release for fans of leftist German street punk. A compilation featuring one of the most iconic underground acts Germany saw in the 1980s, Tollwut (Bochum). Punk rock in its original form and spirit: border songwriting with lots of ska rhythms among furious riffs. Seuchen compiles the rare 1981 Seuchen 7" EP, the even more rare 1983 MC cassette album, and the more sophisticated 1983 recordings. It makes one think of a way more raw, nihilistic, and aggressive Ideal, Fehlfarben, and Ton Steine Scherben, and might appeal to fans of the more wicked Neue Deutsche Welle underground as well. In the end, all of these bands are rooted in a similar background they share with Tollwut ("rabies"). Interchanging male and female vocals add much diversity to these tracks. When it gets to the four tracks from the classic 7" EP, ferocious underground punk rock are placed in between more tracks from the 1983 tape. It works fairly well with this splitting of the original single tracks and illustrates how a full-length album released back in the day might have sounded. Tollwut have a good feeling for great punk rock anthems that stick to your mind and deliver a brilliant rabid performance. They could have become a hard hitter on the scene back then! Fans of German punk music of the '80s should definitely give this a go.