PISSE / PERKY TITS: Split: 10”

Nov 26, 2018

If you were a teenager in 1983 and had a pen pal in Europe who sent you a cassette of their band practicing in their local equivalent of a basement, the odds are fairly good that if the tape survived the transatlantic journey unsmashed, it sounded reasonably similar to Perky Tits (minus the singing in German, since your pen pals would have probably been from Finland or Italy at that point). Decent, uptempo punk with invisible cymbals and either nonexistent or inaudible bass (the song where it stops sounding like a guitarist playing along with a drummer and starts sounding like a guitarist and bassist playing along with a drum machine is notable in how much better it sounds than everything else). Pisse start out sounding darkly wavey, then hit the gas and come out sounding like what might’ve happened if Joe Meek produced the first Discharge album and made them sing in German. Don’t laugh, George Martin made the Beatles do it. BEST SONG: Pisse, “DunkelStraβe.” BEST SONG TITLE: Perky Tits, “Drips of Pee.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: The kids still love the Smell the Glove album cover, don’t they?Rev. Nørb (Phantom)

 

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