As i finally get my self together after a ferocious, funny as hell night with a lot of alcohol (what a straight-edge-r i am!) running in my veins, i got up unexpected good and fresh. As a result of my good overall condition i decide to post gorilla angreb. Plan A was a Young wasteners post, but i think those guys are not the type of band that amuses me, i'll dare to say...
Gorilla angreb took form once again in the beautiful gardens of Ungdomshuset squat. When amdi petersens arme finally torn-apart, their members made some other great bands - as you may already know - and one of those bands was Gorilla angreb.
Peter from Amdi Petersens Armé started the band with Mai, Banger and
Retardo (who got his name after having played in Danish punk band Los
Retardos). Mai and Peter had originally formed the band in the autumn of
1999 as a sort of a project, but after 2002 the band began to be a
real full time project.
The 7'' aborted came out in 2005 to deliver 4 tracks of fast, unwounded punk rock. Great female vocals that are not the smooth-tongued thing, but clear, bruisy and phlegmatic...
On the other hand the "bedre tider" 12'' has a more radio-friendly sound and is the more easily recognizable and ear-catchy in my opinion. Think that you get the same "beautiful" voice with a more "shake-your-body" rock thing that is totally amazing, if you are the type of human that can stand 5 minutes without listening to all the boring warhate thing...
They tend to remind me some other bands after many listenings, but i can't recall the names. So, i am either a fool, or they are good enough on the cheating-thing... who knows? hehehe
Surely, melodic and for specific tastes. Enjoy
P.S. the k-town series can go on and on forever, that's why we'll do just one more post for this section (propably ripping headache), to continue with some japanese and greek stuff... It's time i guess... take care...
O.K, so this isn't pure headfirst hardcore punk, or crust as
fuck..crust, nor true norwegian black metal, but hell this is really
good! Gorilla Angreb is a K-town band (obviously!) playing a weird style
of punk, other times leaning towards raw garage, and other times
sweat-talking pop themes...
You can distinctively see two
different periods of the band, one being the earlier days, namely the
''Aborted 2000'' ep, where the band has more garage punkrock structured
songs with shouted girly vocals, a rawer production and an urge to get
through the songs as dirty as possible. On the other hand, the ''Bedre
Tider'' 12'' shows a more mature songwriting process (''the process'' by
Judgement is a fucking good song!), stearing away from normality, while
the band explores new ground. It is dangerously poppy, but in a
harmfull un-pop way...the song melodies can
stick to your head worse than a bubblegum on your filthy
skateshoes...speaking about the melodies, what an oddity they are
indeeeed!!! Especially the song ''Pa Patrulje'' feels like a mix between
the Wipers and Neil Young's ''Dead Man'' soundtrack (the excellent Jim
Jarmous film with Jonnie Depp)...it has an earie haunted dessert feeling
to it...very good!
I think one of them runs the really good
Repoman record store in Kobenhavn, while another guy is P.J. Bonneman
(hehe)...don't know anything about the others...actually what do members
of broken-up punk bands do when they no longer play in a band? Do they
still stay in the scene?
P.S. it is actually nice having a cup of
coffee while listening to ''ciggaretter & kaffe'', a song about the
singer of No hope for the Kids skipping work (and his girlfriend!) to
enjoy ciggaretter & kaffe with mr. Bonneman himself in layed back
attitude...good valuable times!
dbill in coffee