Here we have, not the ultra pioneers of old-school d-beat hardcore from sweden, but ultra katsa-punks from thessaloniki, greece. Katsa punk is a music genre that took form in greece under very difficult circumstances... 'Cos you must have guts to take elements from uk punk of the 80's, anarchopunk or even early european hardcore, to mix it and the result to be so shitty and awful (as japan's (music) has to do something with susi and portland (music and women) has to do something with the industrial water, greece's hardcore music is a real mystery. How the majority of bands is so shitty?)...
But not all of them, no. no. no...
Here we have some serious, killing, '77 - '82 uk punk with all the great elements. Passionate, from the heart, with voices straight from my grandma's well, and melodic for endless sing-alongs...
Gia ena aurio means "for a tomoroww... (different)"
Hour of the wolverine :
Hey ho, let's go! I remember we played with Totalalitar in Salonika (exei dika mas paidia!) @ Orfanotrofio squat (exei dika mas paidia!). I'm not a big fan of UK '77 punk, but those punks fucking rocked live. Simple and rocking punk riffs, sweet sing along melodies, and Nikolakis (their singer) saying really bad/cold jokes between the tracks.
I therefore came back home (zofos athens hardcore city, exei dika mas paidia!) with one of their cd's in my bag, kind courtesy of mr. Nikolakis trellakias himself (oust gourouni!). To be honest though, their cd doesn't give the feeling i had at their live perfomance. It might just not be my style, but their music doesn't really touch me. Maybe cause i don't have a mohawk, or zips on my tight pants.
If you're a fan of katsapunk, or want to become one, then maybe this is your stuff.
dbill zofos athens hardcore city
afti einai mpanta
giati re man?
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