MUS99 VULTURES - S/T 7"
Official reissue of another of the scarcest Dutch punk records that was listed in the top 25 European punk rarities in Record Collector. THE VULTURES hailed from Epe, in the middle of the Dutch Bible-Belt. They recorded this 4 Track EP in 1981 that overtime has became impossible to find. Which is a shame as it is simply a masterpiece of Dutch Punk. Loud, proud and snotty, the sound is based around a trademark chainsaw guitar tone, plodding bass, passionate vocals and overall a clear UK influence. Without doubt if this band was english they would have been on Riot City, Rot or Secret Records or seen supporting the MAU MAUS, THE EXPLOITED or both DISORDER's (Bristol and North East). Reissued replicating the artwork as originally printed but adding a few unseen full colour pictures on the reverse sleeve.
I saw tons of great bands in the 80s at places like The Mabhuy Gardens, Thw Farm, and Gilman Street Project.
Those bands had a sound and feeling that's hard to sum up--- they were Lo-Fi even thougb many were accomplished musicians,they were raw and crucial and provided a soundtrack for pissed off yourh who WERE going to be heard whether the system liked it or not----- sneak into the back entrance or kick in the door----- it didnt matter which.
Condor sounds snd feels like some of the great 80s hardcore and punk bands that shaped the Punk/ Hardcore landscape of today.
im not surprised-- this is a one man operation from the drummer of Rixe If you are into French Punk and Oi it is CRIMINAL not tp have this in your collection.. East Bay Working Class
Seeing this live at The Louisiana a few years ago with my partner in crime Joe made me realise I needed to start a punk band before I got too old...because its fun! So we did...cheers Amy & crew x LAWNMOWERS (Fan)