PI$$ER - Crushed down to paste
They’re back! And upping the ante in the d-beat / hardcore with weird saxophone stakes. The first 7”, Wretched Life created quite a stir and sold out superfast, and now Crushed Down to Paste takes things up a notch over the course of its 20+ minutes. The saxophone is employed more extensively (but still with those wonky-sounding lines we all loved on the 7”) and the vocal effects are cranked up to 11.
The material is dynamic, moving from the thrashing anti-fascist bile of Nazi Rhythm to the beguiling, almost soulful, Dance in the Light of Your Burning Bridges, the five minute+ ending to the record, channelling NEU! As much as IMPALERS in its urge to break away from a destructive past and start anew. This isn’t punk-by-numbers and it never will be.
Some have called PI$$ER a d-beat / hardcore / punk “supergroup” and, in fairness, they do feature members / ex-members of DOOM, ANTI-CIMEX, THE DOMESTICS, SORE THROAT, THE SHITTY LIMITS, REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN, PERSONNEL, WOLFHOUR, BEAT THE RED LIGHT, BRING THE DRONES, TOKYO LUNGS, CABRO and more, but this band has a sound that no one else is making.
JAMES DOMESTIC: VOCALS
BRI DOOM: GUITAR
CHARLIE CLAESSON: DRUMS
MATT WOODS: GUITAR / WD-40
EDDIE O’TOOLE: SAXOPHONE
500 pressed worldwide. 150 on army green vinyl / 350 on black vinyl.
Cimex Records, Tvåtakt Records
When we put Driller Killer to hibernation I didnt actually have any band at all. And Al Rixon just put The Accidents to rest and moved to Gothenburg. We had been talking about doing something together for a long time. So we started to meet up in the rehearsal and did some songs. We really liked them and wanted someone to sing them, so we called Joe Visst, also vocals in Ticking Bombs, and bam, we had a band, sort of. We didnt have a bass player and a solo guitarist, but that didnt stop us. We lended people to both gigs and recordings.
Whatabout the music? I think its a good mash up between Motörhead and GBH. Fast, furious and with rock'n'roll as the foundation. We only did record the nine songs that this LP contains, and I must admit that Im very proud of my drumming here. Might be the best drumtracks I ever did! But thats me. Whatabout you? If your into fast, punky rock, this might be for you!
We are the poison, why arent you?
A release in cooperation with Tvåtakt Records.
Professional drunkards, amateur musicians! Thats what these three seasoned veterans from the outskirts of Gothenburg are. Besides that, they are old, fat and grumpy. In spite of this and an ill will against all living creatures, they decided to share their simple, but catchy rock´n´roll with us. Is it because they wanna punish us? Probably. We are talking guys with a vision. Blurred, but still a vision!
The songs are all rock'n'roll and punkrock. Think The Ramones, think the Accidents, think Rose Tattoo. Short and filled with every rock cliché you can think of. And I mean that in a good way. The ultimate party songs.
But remember, they hate you. And love beer. And pubs. Lower your expectations!
PROFESSIONAL AGAINSTERS ARE:
MARTIN: VOCALS & ELECTRIC GUITARS
THOMAS: DRUMS & PERCUSSION
ANDERS: VOCALS & ELECTRIC BASS
500 pressed. 100 on yellow vinyl / 400 on black vinyl.
189 pressed on red vinyl / 125 on limited black.
If you’ve heard the much-acclaimed debut 7”, 'Wretched Life', or the equally well-received follow-up mini LP, 'Crushed Down to Paste', you’ll have already sussed that PI$$ER do things a bit differently, especially given the usually tight stylistic parameters of the d-beat genre that underpins their frenetic sound.
Having thus far shunned any traditional ‘band photos’, instead using mutant collages which neatly reflect the Frankenstein’s’ Monster approach taken with their unique and uncompromising music, provides a visual clue that we’re not dealing with a run-of-the-mill band here.
Described by some as “just too weird”, and by others as “a revelation”, this is always going to be a marmite band – you’re either going to want to smooch it raw or recoil in disgust; there’s unlikely to be much middle ground. I guess d-beat with a prominent saxophone was always going to be divisive!
So, hot on the heels of 'Crushed Down to Paste', comes 'Carved Up for Yuks', and if the previous releases hadn’t bewildered sections of the punk public enough, then this might just be the one to do it. 'Carved Up for Yuks' is the sound of KING TUBBY and LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY fighting viciously over how best to mix a DISCHARGE record. Brand new versions of tracks from 'Wretched Life' and 'Crushed Down to Paste' make up the tracklist here. Heavy reverb and delay, monstrously treated sounds soaked in effects, complete restructuring of the original songs – in some cases to the extent that they sound like entirely different songs – are what this record offers. This isn’t one of those remix records where you can barely tell the difference between the original version and the remix; these are radical treatments, as you should expect from PI$$ER by now. “Carved Up” really is the right phrase, although ‘utterly eviscerated’would have been an equally apt descriptor!
PI$$ER is unlike most other bands. PI$$ER will not stagnate. PI$$ER is not for everyone., but a fantastical journey awaits those with inquiring minds and strong enough stomachs.
James Domestic (THE DOMESTICS / BRING THE DRONES / TOKYO LUNGS / DIS-TANK)
Charlie Claesson (ANTI-CIMEX / THE PARTISANS / WOLFHOUR / VENGEANCE BY PROXY)
Bri Doom (DOOM / SORE THROAT / BLACKSTAR LAZARUS)
Eddie O’Toole (THE SHITTY LIMITS / THE FILAMENTS / BEAT THE RED LIGHT / PERSONNEL)
Rhodes (THE DOMESTICS / HOBOPOPE / UNICORN FART SUGAR)
Matt Woods (REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN / DISSIDENTS / ENGLISH DOGS)
Here's the blurb for the uninitiated...
Few artists have ever captured the UK pond scene as have FROGGY & THE RINGES with their freshwater dominating sound. Their singles and albums are highly sought after by collectors. FROGGY & THE RINGES’ popularity in the dance field has exploded, producing record-breaking crowds wherever they go. Now comes “SOFT G”, but soft they are not, with more exciting originals like “AUCTION THIS!”, “DON’T LISTEN” and “(WE ARE) CHEAP BEER”…all in the style that only FROGGY & THE RINGES could capture.
FROGGY & THE RINGES are known by their many followers for possessing a tremendous musical sound as well as individual personality and showmanship. Froggy writes the words and Ranchard Ringe writes the music and also drives the bass guitar (which is the only way to describe his work). The other RINGES are Sir Ringe-o-Lot on keys; Ringe-o-Starr, providing the rock solid and explosive backbeat, and Claudio Winkelf-Ringe, whose lead guitar provides the basis for the original “squeals from the lily pad” sound. The group has an unusual vocalization plus a space-age, plus-beat sound…all of this makes FROGGY & THE RINGES! The next time you hear a riotous rock ‘n’ roll ‘ribbit!’ from the bulrushes it may just be FROGGY & THE RINGES!
307 copies on coal-coloured vinyl (OK, black!).
4 raging slabs of raw, stripped-to-the-bone hardcore from Charlie Claesson (ANTI-CIMEX/DRILLER KILLER/BRING THE DRONES/PI$$ER/THE PARTISANS/KNIFE FOR AN EYE...) and James Domestic (THE DOMESTICS/PI$$ER/TOKYO LUNGS/CABRO/BRING THE DRONES...).
Full-on, barely produced and memorable stuff.
Simply a covid project between me and James Domestic. Nogigs means more records!
Cimex Records, Godzilla records
Gianluca of Godzilla records had previously released a vinyl LP with two live concerts with my old band Anti Cimex. This cassette simply contains one of the concerts, the one at Birkagården in Stockholm, 1985. Probably recorded on a simple taperecorder but still good enough quality that the bands sound and aggrevation is clear! Printed in 250 pieces, and Cimex record have 50 of them.