… tiny place, tiny stage, tiny audience…does not stop DeeCRACKS!

DeeCRACKS (Gun Club, 29.05.2014 (c) gehkacken.de)
DeeCRACKS (Gun Club, 29.05.2014 (c) gehkacken.de)

Yesterday retro into 1973, today retro into Ramonescore – so lets say retro into 1976! DeeCRACKS from Austria relentlessly tour Europe and thus hit upon Hamburg. The only space available turned out to be the Gun Club, a tiny watering hole in St. Pauli with an equal tiny stage. And a support stint for Peach Kelli Pop, a bubblegum girl band from Canada. I think i counted 6 Austrians (besides 3 band members), 5 canadians, 2 landlords, 2 barflys and 10 people that wanted to see Peach Kelli Pop and roughly 5 that where in it for DeeCRACKS. I guess the door was not more than 25×6€ – now there is your sellout. How do you think clubs and touring bands survive in the long run? TV Money? Grants? Nope!

Ten a clock sharp DeeCRACKS blasted off and 5 seconds later broke down, as their own guitar amp had a loose socket…it became a constant throughout the show that it would break down after the opening chords! I like their records and live they where as great as on vinyl but hey Hamburg – give them a larger stage and audience please. I was so frustrated with the setting that i settled for home after their 45 minutes, watching stars. You could see Jupiter, Mercury and Mars next to other highlights…

DeeCRACKS live and loud:

Thanks boys!

my loveliest vinyl, part 37

DeeCRACKS - Attention! Deficit Disorder (Monster Zero #10, 2010)
DeeCRACKS – Attention! Deficit Disorder (Monster Zero #10, 2010)

Now it’s time to turn south and that is south of Germany – this time round not Switzerland (that has always had strong punk ties to Hamburg) but to Austria. Austria? That rocky country we do our ski holidays in? And they have punk bands? Actualy i only heard none to very few bands from Austria back in the early 80s but today they have a mighty force called DeeCRACKS (actualy, they started as „The Cretins“ but too many other bands had that name so they had to change), 10 years going and still strong. Plenty of singles and this is their prime 12″ Album! And it is fucking great!

The verdict:

1977 – actualy 1976, as it is full blast ramonescore!
published by a cool lable – Monster Zero NL, home of The Manges and The Windowsill – sure cool as fuck dutch punk masters!
found in a cool shop – Burnout Hamburg, tick!
catching sound – 1:35 packed with all you need: hammering drums, driving bass and sawing guitar plus snotty singin‘ with „shout-out-loud refrain“ – as said: RAMONESCORE!
The lyrics – about the drug that fit’s the soundtrack, perfect! 

See yerself mate:

1234

well, don't care about chineese food
no pizza, pie nor barbeque
i don't spend much on the livery
'cause i hang out at the pharmacy

i'm allright

chicks could not handle me
i was a blank sheet of disassembly
cause mom and dad just wana keep me down
i was a hyperactive little clown

and now i sit here quiet again
and since you put me on a 10

ritalin for lunch
ritalin for lunch
ritalin for lunch
ritalin for lunch
ritalin for lunch
ritalin for lunch
ritalin for lunch
ritalin for lunch
ritalin for lunch
ritalin for lunch

i wan't my 
ritalin for lunch
i wan't my 
ritalin for lunch
i wan't my 
ritalin for lunch

(c) 2010 DeeCRACKS / Monster Zero

They are currently touring Russia and Japan, let’s hope they play Hamburg when they are back on EU tour in November!

Listen up fuckin‘ loud:

And see them live in 2011 in Austria: