Wednesday, August 6, 2008

V/A - "Finnish Spunk / Hard Beat" (1984 Rock-O-Rama)


That last post got me thinking of another record I have of Finnish bands on a foreign label, this one on Germany's Rock-O-Rama. And though I've seen Propaganda Records' (from whom this release was licensed) "Russia Bombs Finland" LP posted on a few blogs, I've never seen this one up anywhere.
This is admittedly not as classic as the great "Russia Bombs Finland" LP, but it features many of the same bands that had the hardcore scene drooling and slobbering over (the heavily Discharge-influenced) Finnish HxCx in the early 80's. Was a time you couldn't pick up a fanzine without reading mad-dog ravings on the latest Finnish punk release. And this is a fine release; not just for the completist (but please, complete away!) Looking over the differences in line-up just now, I see that this one has at least two truly fine bands not on the other: Tampere SS and Varaus. Or is it Vaurio I'm thinking of?
As well as the usual suspects.
I believe some of these bands carry on to this day, notably Terveet Kädet.
320 rip right HERE.

Tracks:
01. Haluun Kuolemaa (Riistetyt)
02. Tuomiopäivä (Riistetyt)
03. Maailma Palaa (Bastards)
04. Lopun Alku (Bastards)
05. Sinivalkoinen Lama (Hic Systeemi)
06. Uskonsota (Kaaos)
07. Kenellä On Valta (Destruktions)
08. Ajattele (Vaurio)
09. Sortoa ja Vainoa (Vaurio)
10. Sankaripeli (Poikkeustilla)
11. Painajainen (Appendix)
12. Syyllinen (Varaus)
13. Paiskattu (Varaus)
14. Suvivirsi (Klimax)
15. Moscow (Klimax)
16. Vapaa Maa (Lahden Raivaus)
17. Mikkeli Über Alles (Nussivat Nunnat)
18. Vapauttava Kuolema (Tampere SS)
19. Häkki (Tampere SS)
20. Petsamoon (013)
21. Musta Jumala (Terveet Kädet)
22. Outo Maa (Terveet Kädet)

2 comments:

Elvis said...

This record gave me a boner!

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