Monday, August 3, 2009
Swiss Vinyl Feast #7
It's back to Switzerland for some punk rock and weirdness. This time we have a 7", a 10", a 12" and an LP.
Bayer played drums in Mother's Ruin and also, I was told, the Rebels but I'm not sure about that. His solo 7" is perhaps a little on the weird side for most tastes, especially the version of 'Yellow Submarine'. It came in an oversize 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch sleeve that was sometimes also used as a mailer for sending the record.
Besides 3 great 7"s TNT also released the Eine kleine Machtmusik 10" in 1983 (1000 numbered copies).
Jof & The Ram released only this 12" EP in 1981 that sometimes shows up on discographies and sale lists as "punk". The cover came covered in plastic bubble wrap.
Debils released just this one LP in 1981. Three of the songs (Maso / Crisis / Made In Switzerland) were included on the V/A - Made In Switzerland LP along with songs from NDT, Crash Course, Vorwärts and Bellevue (all songs previously released 1981 - 83).
Bayer - Ask Noback If You Won't Get Back / Yellow Submarine 7" (Bayer 1, 1982)
TNT - Eine kleine Machtmusik 10" (Movie Billy / Train / Empty Sound / Clowns / Bubble Guns // Popstars / Bank Rubber (Punk Robber) / Krokodil / Splash) (Off Course ASL-3308, 1983)
Jof & The Ram - Vie Belle / Berufsverbot // 3° Guerre / Aux Chiottes 12" (General Mix-Up 01, 1981)
Debils - s/t LP (Intro / Debils / Crisis / Made In Switzerland / Prisonnier / Troupe // Maso / Apache / The Baston / Le Pendu / Crisis II) (Teva 00400-P, 1981)
For sleeve scans (except Bayer) see: Punk-Disco