Sporten Är Död

Sporten Är Död
Sporten Är Död
Sporten Är Död

The maiden fishing trip of I Dischi Del Barone’s new reissue imprint Fordamning Arkiv lands a white whale of the Gothenburg punk underground: all-girl flexi-pop bullet train Sporten Är Död. Their 1981 studio-cut demo cassette, originally issued in a run of 100 copies, and a blazing live recording from the storied Sprängkullen venue in May 1982, are brought together on this LP, and it’s the dream ticket: music that radiates barely-out-of-high-school innocence but also bags of Svensk speed and glue brattitude and moreover is played TIGHT as a gnat's arse, with guitar that effortlessly straddles tuff, ultra-choppy, whipcord riffage and sugar-spun jangle, dum-dum bass that fair scoops you up, and ultra-minimal, human-metronome drumming that wouldn’t disgrace the Feelies in fifth gear (check the photos of drummer Åsa Wassberg, what a badass). The vocals turn on a sixpence from high-school whimsy to percussive barks of pure propulsion, betraying the influence of Raincoats and Liliput and addressing, among other things, the girls' pointed distaste for athletics. No one track in isolation can convey the cumulative power of this record: every song is in the same key, I mean, every song is the same three chords, I mean fuck, is it just the same song played again and again???? Don't know and don't care...all I wanna know is: how were they this good….???? Beautiful artwork, edition of 300 including 12-page booklet with liner notes by the singer/guitarist Ulla Åkerström and Peter Kagerland. 

£18.99

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