Monday, July 12, 2010

Jaws (Germany, 1978)

Something from Germany this time, this one from the city of Münster. There is no year on the record or sleeve and all I could find on the internet was a want list that had a date of 1978. So I'll go with that. A little something to sing along with after your girlfriend has dumped you ...

From a comment we have some info about the group:
Münster-based punk trio with lone single of which only 200 copies were made. JAWS were schoolmates who worked for a local lights/PA rental company. After seeing STRASSENJUNGS and CLASH touring Germany in the spring of 1977, the three guys started to play a short set of self-penned punk/hardrock songs as a soundcheck for their sound-system. Their boss liked what he heard and recorded one of their sets. In the summer of 1977, the trio finished school and all left Münster for different reasons. Later, while visiting his parents, the drummer discovered that the owner of said rental company had released these songs without permission: confronted with this, he showed that only 200 copies were manufactured and gave 25 to the band as ‘payment’.

Jaws - Loser / Slow Rider 7" (Modern Music Studio A-3895 / Schallwand Musikhandel, 1978)

6 comments:

chukulun_09 said...

where can I email you with some of your want list?

topper said...

thank you

bristolboy said...

another great tune - cheers

Franck said...

As the drummer told me, the record was recorded in 1976. Nowadays he is drumming in a german SCHLAGER band...so the story goes...LOSER is a real HIT!

Anonymous said...

wow, haven't expected such a thing from germany

Anonymous said...

JAWS “Loser/Slow Rider” 7", 1978
Münster-based punk trio with lone single of which only 200 copies were made.
JAWS were schoolmates who worked for a local lights/PA rental company.
After seeing STRASSENJUNGS and CLASH touring Germany in the spring of 1977, the three guys started to play a short set of self-penned punk/hardrock songs as a soundcheck for their sound-system.
Their boss liked what he heard and recorded one of their sets.
In the summer of 1977, the trio finished school and all left Münster for different reasons. Later, while visiting his parents, the drummer discovered that the owner of said rental company had released these songs without permission: confronted with this, he showed that only 200 copies were manufactured and gave 25 to the band as ‘payment’.