ASTA KASK: Med Is I Magen: LP

May 08, 2013

Vital reissue by Prank of one of the most important Scandinavian punk records. Originally released in 1985, the first full-length by this Swedish band was a big hit and become something of a collector’s item in later years. I’m pretty sure this is the only reissue of this record and it’s about time (thanks Ken). Taking cues from early Swede bands like Ebba Grön or Problems but speeding things up some, they actually remind me of the Toxic Reasons or Germany’s Upright Citizens, but all Swedish. As with all Prank records, the vinyl is thick as a brick and sounds tremendous (I bet it sounds better than the original). A real slice of history. Mandatory.

 –Tim Brooks (Prank,