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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Music: Kalashnikov

Because not everything on this blog can be about stumble finds, here's some more music for y'all. So just sit back, relax, and have yourself a cancer stick or two if that's your thing.

Not? That's okay too because at the end of the day it's all a matter of whether or not you read all of the nonsense I'm writing here to take up space anyways.

Smoking kills.

Backtracking to the whole point of this post, Kalashnikov was an old school punk band from Denmark and the song I'm sharing with you is called "Schluter's Kabinet" (about the then Danish Prime Minister Poul Schlüter). In my opinion, this song is one of the best examples of the "UK '82" movement going on at the time; UK '82 personally being one of my more favored styles of punk rock.


For those of you that aren't familiar with UK '82, it is often confused with "hardcore" since both are loud, fast, and usually brief, leading to UK '82 sometimes being (in my opinion) mislabeled as UK hardcore. To be fair, instrumentally there isn't much difference between hardcore and UK '82 but unlike hardcore, for which vocals are characterized by scream-singing, vocals in UK '82 are not yells but (very) loud singing. 


There's a difference. The difference being a melody you can follow.


Now, while I could go into soporific explanation for what melody is, a better rule of thumb to keep in mind is the humming rule. Basically, if you can hum the song, it has melody; if you can't, it doesn't. So applying this to our situation, a "hardcore" song you can hum is actually UK '82.


Anyways, I found this gem on the 1984 punk rock compilation P.E.A.C.E./War, which featured punk bands of all styles from all around the world. If you like punk rock or are just curious,  I can't stress enough how highly I recommend you buy/torrent/steal this compilation, it is golden.

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Cheers,
Touch



32 comments:

  1. that's a unique perspective on it!

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  2. - a "hardcore" song you can hum is actually UK '82.

    Finally, some clarification. :) This tune is pretty room-smashing fun.

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  3. sounds a bit like old afi or no age.. gotta love punk!

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  4. Ew, cancer sticks. No thanks. But I will take your music suggestion into consideration because it was actually quite good!

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  5. Awesome. Now I'm on the hunt for this compilation.

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  6. (Part I) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OTTO3EGQ

    (Part II) http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WIN2N8Q2

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  7. Not quite my style, but decent Punk nonetheless.

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  8. Eh you should start rolling your own. While you're at it why don't you roll over to my shaving blog and get that dirt off your face. j/k hehe

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  9. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  10. You've made some interesting points... I also have some points (actually bubbles) on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  11. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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  12. Sounds kinda grundgy but I still like it man =D

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  13. Great stuff. You keep me coming back!

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  14. you've got an interesting point here, good job with the post

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  15. Finally got an update on using the razor...

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  16. Great music, man. Branching out a little from the death metal and stuff I usually listen to now... Trying to find more stuff like this. Thanks for the heads up!

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  17. I enjoy reading your articles :D

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  18. I enjoy reading your comments :D

    Thank you all for the support.

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  19. Nice find. Very oldschool indeed.

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