my loveliest vinyl, part 2


The Pack - King of Kings (Rough Trade, 1979)
The Pack – King of Kings (Rough Trade, 1979)

Now this is a great one, from way back! I only realized what gem it is when i re-discovered this upon hitting the follow up of The Pack, Theatre of Hate and their cool singles „Rebel without a brain“ and „Do you believe in the Westworld?“ (watch out for young John Peel!) …

But back to The Pack. This 7″ has it all:

1977 – almost ticked, this is 1979
published by a cool lable – ticked, Rough Trade back then when i started to listen to Punk was one of the key sources and a name to look up to
found in a cool shop – ticked, found back then „Konneckschen“ or better „Unterm Durchschnitt“
catching sound – ticked, esp. the start-up/signature riff
not too bad words – more than ticked, one of the best lyrics ever
great cover – tick tick tick, this package is timeless (hence shown in full here)!

Singer/Songwriter Kirk Brandon went all the way from fame to bankruptcy and recently also into ill health. Damn, he was a great great singer and did write a couple of catchy tunes i’d love to see covered by some bands today! Volunteers anywhere?

Enjoy young Kirk here:


2:1 away – surprise but well done!


Home, sweet home...
Home, sweet home...

2:1 in Bochum – wow! Am meisten hat es mich für Max „Axel“ Kruse gefreut: Ein unermüdlicher Rackerer der offensichtlich erkannt hat das die eigene Physis (=Fitness) heute im Fussball den Unterschied macht. Nicht umsonst hat er im Sommer ein eigenes Fitnesstrainingslager aus der eigenen Tasche bezahlt! Das nenne ich „positiven“ Ergeiz.

Bleibt zu hoffen das seine Torquote (statistisch alle 467 Minuten ein Tor bei 154 Spielen in der 1., 2. und 3. bzw. Regionalliga) sich noch verbessert. Das würde nicht nur mich glücklich machen!

PS: Axel Kruse machte alle 355 Minuten ein Tor – ist das kein Ziel?

Record Covers never made, part. 276

No babies allowed
No babies allowed

This is a picture that should  have been a record cover. In case your band is called „NO BABIES“ and you want to put out a record – that should be yours. If you then play decent, let’s say, crustcore or something to that extend…perfect for the angry young ones.

i’d guess this US by the looks of the cars, anyone being able to single this out?