Mittwoch, 28. Dezember 2011

CRKO Fanzine #2: out ... since summer ^^ (incl. TOYOTAS 7inch)

Hey hey, since you know we are ULTRA-professional here at the CRKO Fanzine and THH Records headquarter, I noticed that I ... uhm ... forgot to post here, that there's a new CRKO Fanzine out since summer, haha!!! Well, it's never too late ... you know: CRKO Fanzine is still Numero Uno and due to the fact that the music-business will be even more fucked up in 2012 than ever, here's your last chance to grab one of the zines and smell the taste of times when everything was at least halfway okay. Or somethting like that, bla bla ... Here's whatcha get:

Corporate Rock Knockout #2 (incl. TOYOTAS - Radio Off 7")
As always you get a hi-quality vinyl-7inch with the zine, this time the new TOYOTAS single "Radio Off!" You can listen to a 7inch-snippet here. The zine itself has 80 pages of useless crap like the big CRKO-Canada-Special part 1 (focus on Ottawa/Montreal feat. Ian Manhire, Going Gaga Recs/White Wires, a Montreal-Undercover-report, Nomeansno), lotsa Canadian bands interviewed: Le Volume Etait Au Maximum, McRackins, Strange Attractor... Furthermore: Bad Sports, Bobby Hussy/Kind Turkey Recs, Burger Records, Cyanide Pills, Kidnappers, Modern Pets, Riverdales, Sonic Surf City, Toyotas, Ty Segall, Derby Dolls, Terrible Feelings, Gonerfest 7 travelogue, tour-diary White Wires/Mean Jeans fall 2010, plus tons of reviews and other stuff...

Send a mail and order it for 9,- Euros (postage not included). If you wanna have it, take a look at our distro-list, too. I can pack cool records with the zine for ya!

Samstag, 22. Oktober 2011


Hey folks. Besides of my own releases I've got small amounts of good records from trading etc... I made a list of those records and if you wanna buy some cool stuff you find the list here!

I will update this on a regular basis, so you can have a look from time to time and find new records. Only good stuff, no bullshit ;)

Freitag, 7. Oktober 2011

THH Records: Radio-airplay

Some releases on THH Recs got airplay at the radioshow "Le Garage" from Jena/Germany! Massive 120 minutes, tons of cool Garage and Punkrock-stuff and funny dialect ;) You can ask the guys for a download of the whole show: go get it!!!

Sonntag, 25. September 2011

THH Records: New video by the Golden Helmets!!!

New video by our favorite garagepunk-troublemakers the GOLDEN HELMETS!!! Watch it and find the truth, it's weeeeiiiiiird! The song is on their split-7inch with the mighty JIZZLOBBERS (Timmeheiehumme Records realease number THH005) and the record is still hot, so go get it, yeah! :)

Samstag, 24. September 2011

THH Records - Repress is available: THH004 Terrible Feelings

Woohoo, just in time for touring Europe again in fall 2011 we've got the repress ready for Malmö's finest TERRIBLE FEELINGS! The first 500 of their debut-single "Tied Up" sold like hot cakes and now we repressed the single on orange vinyl (first press was on black vinyl). Again we've got 500 copies made, the band will get their vinyl on October 8 at their show in Bremen. Find all the label-infos on the release here:

Find all the tour-dates of the TERRIBLE FEELINGS here:

And here you'll find a free mp3-download of the two songs:

Donnerstag, 22. September 2011

EROTIC DEVICES: Interview and Tour 2011!!!

Hey kids! If you wondered what CRKO-writer Ben Accident is doing ... well, he's talking shit and drinking all the time as always, uff course. But he also started booking and his first effort is the tour of the EROTIC DEVICES from Berlin. I saw them live a few weeks ago and they goddamn rock!!! If you are into the RAMONES and RIVERDALES you should de-fa-nite-lyyyy check out the EROTIC DEVICES (not those in your in your bedside table, I'm still talking about the band from Berlin, blockhead)!!! As a little appetizer for their tour here's a little interview, done by Mr. Ben Accident himself in September 2011:

Bruuuthas and shit-startz!!!! Friends of the degeneration!!!! Are you ready to testify?! I'll bring you a testimon-i-ohh … Well … However: After shamelessly skippin' to contribute to the last issue of our all beloved Garage / KBD / '77-punkrock-bible, the most magnificent and I mean really, REALLY swingin' CORPORATE ROCK KNOCKOUT-fanzine, here I am finally once agaiiin!! And let me tell you one thing: Uff coooz, I had a good reason for my time off, becuuz I just started a little cute 'n' tiny booking agency of my own: It's still small, but it's also really hot'n'swingin' and it's called Bazooka Booking – you can check it out here, for instance:
Well, however, shameless as I am, I just want to use'n'abuse the empty space of that beautiful crko-thh.blogspot here to announce the very first tour of the EROTIC DEVICES!! Yup, most probably you never might have heard of 'em so far, but these guys are definately cool and really know how to combine that straight Whuun-thoo-fee-faaaw kick in yer face RAMONES-punkrawk with the best blends of UK'77-punk and even some skoshes of latin-american '60ies garage like their demented cover-version of LOS SAICOS' “Demolicion” proves … And they are gonna release their first 7” “We vibrate!” on INCOGNITO RECORDS soon, so watch out!!

Gerson Device: Singer, guitarist and violent Johnny Ramone look-a-like of Peruvian origin, but livin' in Switzerland.
Tara Ramona: Very much ass-kickin' bass-playing murder-chick from San Francisco.
Michi Mykill: The drummin' monkey, also known for his ivolvement with Berlin's old-school Doitch-punkster's EASTIE ROI!S (

The EROTIC DEVICES' “Blitzkrieg over Europe!”-tour will embrace following dates:

September 30th: GER-Weimar “Clockwork Bar” w/ MARY'S KIDS
October, 1st: GER-Wittenberg “Irish Harp” w/ MÖPED
October, 2nd: GER-Kassel “Das Haus”
October, 4th: CZE-Prague “ Cafe Na Pul Cesty”
October, 5th: GER-Passau, “Tabakfabrik” w/ CHASING FOR GLORY
October, 6th: SWI-Schaffhausen, “Schäferei”
October, 7th: SWI-Basel, “Agora Bar”
October, 8th; SWI-Kreuzlingen, “T.O.M.” w/ THE GABBA HEY'S
October, 12th, GER-Dresden, “Chemiefabrik” w/ LOMBEGO SURFERS
October, 13th, GER-Berlin, “Schokoladen” w/ THE FROGRAMMERS
OCTOBER, 14th, GER-Gadebusch, “K.u.T.” w/ ZACK ZACK

And now here we finally go with the interview:

Please give me a brief history on your band. How did you guys come to know each other, since when are you playing together, etc., blah, blah …

Michi: It was during the week, I was asleep and a friend of mine (Janie, our first bass player) gave me a call, asking if I would like to form a band. And if I met already this guy from Peru called Gerson. He was really excited for doing it and I was pleased that he asked me because I wanted to form a second band since a while. I also was free in that time because I was unemployed. So it fitted perfectly, because I had the time left for doing things like that. We rehearsed as much as I never did with any other band before. We joined the rehearsal room five days the week, because I was not the only one being unemployed in the band, as I found out quickly. We met mostly around 11 a.m. and played until 6 p.m. with very little breaks as far as I can remember. But we had lots of fun. The first show was just after six weeks of rehearsing and we already had ten songs on our set list. But the things changed after a few months and our first bass player didn't spend much attention anymore on the band and we decided to split.

Gers: So Michi and I continued the band as a duo for a while and then he wanted to play the bass and we looked for a drummer, which we never found. Tara was hanging out with us every weekend already, and luckely shortly after she joined the band.

Michi: We gave it a try and it worked out very well and … since then the EROTIC DEVICES have an erotic device.

Tara: I had just moved to Berlin and I was hanging out with powerpoppers. Anyways, our friend Daniel from THE ABOUT:BLANKS was spinning records and I showed up and met Michi. About a year later I met Gerson. I was looking for a band and heard that E.D. was looking for a bassist so I just asked one day when we were out at some bar. The rest is history.

Who are your personal idols (not only as influences on your band, but also in general...)?

Tara: Generally speaking, anyone who thinks for themselves: Critical thinkers unite!
Musically, I would definitely say a lot of the northern Ireland bands circa late 1970s
like RUDI, STARJETS, PROTEX, THE OUTCASTS, SLF and then of course the RAMONES!

Michi: Since I was 15 I'm a huge CLASH-fan and THE CLASH is, in my opinion, still the best band that ever was around. They had Topper Headon on drums and he was so incredibly great. But there is nobody in my mind, about whom I'd say: They are my idols. There is not much what catches me as much as the punk movement back in the days from 1977. I love to see all the footage and I listen with a lot of passion to all the recordings from that time and this is my inspiration.

Gers: Many bands and individuals from the punk movement of mid-late seventies mainly. Other than that I would add Guy Debord, Gamera, UltraSeven, Gohan, Stephen King, Isaac Asimov, Matt Hensley, AstroBoy, La China Paula and THE GUINEA PIGS!

What was your career aspiration, when you were kids? And what are you doing actually nowadays to make your living?

Gers: I never had a carrer aspiration, but I liked computers. I work with computers.

Michi: Honestly speaking, I can't remember what I wanted to be, when I was a kid. Probably I wanted to be an astronaut as almost any other kid in that age. I didn't even know what I wanted to do when I was in 10th grade. Then a friend of mine told me he saw a documentary in television about confectioners, who work the hole day with chocolate and doing cakes, etc. So from that moment, I knew that was my dream job! I became a confectioner, but I found out quickly that between my dreams as being a confectioner and actually really being one is a big difference, as it is always in life, when you compare your fantasies with reality. So after more than four years doing that, I broke up and decided to do something more thankful. Now I go back to school, joining a night course in order to get get my diploma for university admission and to become an educator.

Tara: I didn’t care, I just I wanted to fly. Now I am finishing up grad school and work as a sociologist, but I still think flying would be a killer vocation.

Which was the very first record, you ever owned?

Tara: My first CD was GREEN DAY. I get so much shit for that here in Germany, but they were a local band for me! I bought my first vinyl a while later and it was a local band called DEADFALL. One of the dudes plays in RED DONS now, who are simply fantastic.

Michi: Oh shit, I always ask my self how people can remember that ...  But I can tell you which was the first LP and the first 7” I ever bought by myself:. CHELSEA – “s/t”, a record which I still love and GENERATION  X – “Day by day b/w Paranoid “ as a live recording.

Gers: I used to copy K7's from my friends, latin-american punk rock mostly. My first CD was MEGADETH, so far, so good so what ... I took it from my cousin, he was a metal headbanger. I took it only for one song, the third one, it was a cover of the SEX PISTOLS “Anarchy in the UK”, the best song on that record. My first LP was THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS - “s/t”.

Which is your most favourite song in general and what's spinnin' on your turntables at this very moment?

Michi: Shiiiit, one horrible question after another … There is so much great music out there, what makes it hard to reduce it to only one. And, of course, it changes from time to time. For me, some of the best songs ever written are: EDDIE & THE HOT RODS “Do anything you wanna do”, MEMBERS “Solitary confinement”, NEWTOWN NEUROTICS “Living with the unemployment” and  THE CIRCLES “Opening up”. At the moment I always have in my mind: THE INVADERS “The best thing that I ever did” which is such a great song AND almost every song from one of my hard loved favourite bands ever, THE TEARJERKERS!

Tara: There is a suitable song for every mood. I have resonated with “Have you ever fallen in love?” by THE BUZZCOCKS a lot lately. Currently, I have been listening to this band from Canada called THE COLD WARPS. Their song “Hang up on you,” is awesome. PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS and NOBUNNY have also been on repeat.

Gers: It's impossible to name only one song ... I can tell you, that last week I had THE ZIPS “30 years of punk rock” stuck in my head. Yesterday and the day before it was “Can't wait till the summer comes” from Ronnie Mayor and today I've been listening to the FORGOTTEN REBELS, NIKKI & THE CORVETTES and PROTEX all the time.

You’ve just been playing the “Garage Craze”-festival in Oberhausen recently- how did you like it? To be honest, in my opinion it wasn’t really one of the best shows you are able to put on, was it?!

Michi: The “Garage Craze” is a really great event. The people were really nice and let us feel welcome. The food was great, as well as our sleeping place and the unbelievable breakfast the next day … The only thing that sucked that night on “Garage Craze” were we. Dunno why, but unfortunately it was that way. It's wasn’t thaaat bad, but it wasn't that good neither. Well, I wasn't really happy with the concert we played that night.

Tara: I had fun, but that show was sort of embarrassing. We were playing a lot of new songs for the first time live, most of which I learned the day before, plus a new set list. But we still had a lot of fun and some people were bopping their heads - that’s all that matters!

Gers:  We played like four songs we just put together the day before... I had fun and  I guess the punk rockers who were there as well. The people who work in that festival were great: Frank the promoter, the sound engineers, the cook, the lady at the hotel … I had a good time there!

Apart from that, which was the best and which the lousiest show you’ve ever played and WHY?!

Tara: The best show that we have ever played was with ABRASIVE WHEELS at „Cortina Bob“. Those guys were probably some of the nicest dudes I’ve ever met. They let me use their bass amp, too and the sound that came out of that beast was just magnificent.
Worst show I would have to say was either at „Wild at heart“ with 999, a close second
with Oberhausen.

Michi: The best show we ever played was at “Wild at heart” with 999 and HIFI SPITFIRE. We played only ten songs, really fast and almost without any breaks. The sound was great and everything worked pretty well. Lots of people told us that we were better than 999 that night, which was a pleasure to hear. The worst was in “Schokoladen”, together with ZACK ZACK. I can remember, that I was so unhappy afterwards and I'm sure Gers doesn't want to remember that night neither. But we are happy that the “Schokoladen” will give us a second chance and this time we will kick ass big time! I'm already looking forward to our personal revenge!

Gers: Best shows for me were with 999 and the one we played with THE INSERTS at “Kvu”, those were absolutely great! Yeah, actually the “Schokoladen” one was kind of a nightmare... Unfortunately ... We'll play there again on Thursday the 13th of October. They are having problems with the authorities at the moment, but it's a really cool place and I hope it will last forever!

Gerson lives in Basel, Switzerland and the other two guys in Berlin, which – as I guess – surely makes it pretty difficult to rehearse on a regular basis ... How do you cope with that problem and who writes the most songs in the band, anyway?!

Michi: Of course things have changed, since Gers went back to Switzerland. But we are trying to make the best out of that situation. Tara and I always meet or rehearsing. And once a month Gers is coming over to Berlin for a weekend and then we practise all together as much as possible. So we cope with the situation as good as possible and it actually works better than we all expected in the beginning. I added only two songs yet. But I have a lot of great ideas, just I didn't have the time yet to finish them. Which is good for Gers because it's always a nightmare for him, learning all the long lyrics I use to write.

Tara: Michi and I have a solid rythm section going on. Gerson writes most of the lyrics and Michi and Gers write most of the songs. I came into the band and tweaked a few of the bass lines. Of course, songs evolve and we have done that all together.

Gers: It's crazy, that we managed to keep the thing rolling this way and we are already used to meet at least once per month in Berlin and when we start playing it's like we've just seen each other the day before. In the words of the Tuff Darts: It's all for the love of rock n' roll”.

By beginning of your tour, you will finally have released your very first four-song 7inch called “We vibrate!” on nonetheless than Germany’s legendary INCOGNITO RECORDS - as far as I know, you must be the very first band ever to release a record there since ... well, I don't know when! How comes and does it make you feel somewhat proud, being INCOGNITO’s “comeback band”?!

Tara: Its fantastic!

Michi: Yes, it's a big pleasure to be on INCOGNITO! They sell all the stuff that we love and for me it always was the best mailorder and I know a lot of people, who are thinking the same. They also used to release a lot of great records years ago. I have no idea but probably the last release on INCOGNITO is already ten years ago. And now they are going to present us as their “comeback band”, so to say! We are all looking forward to the record. It took us a long time and lots of work from the recording until the mixing,the cover design etc. and now we'll soon be holding the result in our hands. I always wanted to release a vinyl and so this is a dream which becomes true now!

Gers: Ow yeaaah! For me being on INCOGNITO it's like being on „Good Vibrations“ in the late 70's. It's Great! Besides, it's the best mailorder out there. If you go to their  website you can blindly choose a record and be sure you will get a good one.

As your absolutely awesome lookin’ band-mascot proves, you seem to have a very high affection towards guinea-pigs – how comes: Just because it’s the national food of Peru, or what?!  And as I’ve heard, the artist who drew the guinea pig is one of the inventors of the “Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles”?! Whooweee, how cool is that? How did you get in touch with that guy?!

Tara: You mean „Ninja“? I still think its a hamster half the time. The first time I saw it, I thought it was a rat! I guess that Gers finds guinea pigs erotic. Haha.

Michi:This was Gerson's idea, he took care for all of that. It's great, that especially this artist took the time for doing that and what he drew at the end (our mascot) is great. For me it's a pleasure, especially since I used to be a huge “Turtles”-fan, when I was a kid. I loved their cartoon-show on television!

Gers: Comics and cartoons have always been in my head since I was a kid. I thought this comic-look-a-like-guinea-pig-punkrock-superhero that was crawling in my brain could be a our mascot. I first asked a friend but couldn't get the real comic look out of the idea, then I tried my luck and mailed to my favourite comic book artists and was surprised when Rick Veitch replied my email and was keen to help us out. I explained him the guinea-pig-punk-superhero thing and after some emails going back and forth, he sent me the drawing: I was stoked! He was probably a punk back in the days, I should have asked him. However, he actually didn't invent the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” but at least he once did a “Ninja Turtles”-storyline.

As mentioned before, you’ll be on the road playing a dozen of shows from September 30th to October 15th all over Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. What do you expect from it aaaand what may the audience expect from you?!

Michi: Going on tour as well always was kind of a dream for me. I'm looking forward to see all the nice cities and the locations where we are going to play. I hope a lot of people are going to come, because its always nice to have some people in the audience and its always great to meet people in other towns. I do enjoy that and I'm sure we will have a lot of fun on the trip. And the fact that we are going to play almost every night within two weeks is so great and makes me smile! People hopefully know that they will see three different nationalities in one band, playing 77-punk with a lot of power and passion and who took the time to come just to perform in their town. If they know that, they will come and they won't be disappointed.

Tara: I want people to know that punk rock isn’t dead. Sounds cliche, but we are gonna bring you back to 1977! I hope that people are able to learn and hear our influences outside of just a „RAMONES“-band. I’m also looking forward to growing tight as a live band.

Gers: It's going to be a blast! But please don't expect to have a bunch of guys with beard, moustache and trendy tattoos playing long rock riffs and making jokes during long talks: No, no, no, it will be exactly the opposite!

Okay, this one goes out to each one of you guys: What are the most disturbing habits of the other two guys in the band?! Come on, don’t be shy: I won’t tell anybody, I promise ;-)!

Michi: Do you already wanna get us in trouble before we even started the tour or what? Alright, the most disturbing thing is the sweat that I always lose when Gerson is playing the intro of “Demolicion”. If I would have my hands free, I would cross my fingers, so that this time he will play it well, but unfortunately I never have my hands empty in that moment. And honestly speaking as well Tara's girl characterising that we have to stand sometimes. 

Gers: Michi used to involuntary throw drumsticks to me while playing, luckely he has stopped doing that. Tara, when she's drunk and she's about to recognize a song, she starts saying “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!!!” and banging her head from left to right very quickly. I never know if she's suffering a kind of attack or she's trying to get her brain to give an answer to the song, but I always get confused and scared at the same time … It really disturbs me!

Tara: Michi always eats chocolate between songs, which is fine, except that he eats
sooooo slowly!! Gers always convinces me to do things that I know I shouldn’t do,
like stay at Kreuzberg's infamous „Trinkteufel“-bar until the next day... We all have our fun though, we’re a family.

Ha, alright, the last question might be the most important, since you are calling yourselves EROTIC DEVICES: Which one is actually your “porno name” (= name of your first pet plus your mother’s birth name)?

Michi: This is a question which sounds to me that it definately has priority compared to all the others, so why you didn't ask this first? Alright, it is: “Donatello Haeselar”.

Tara: “Piper Segovia Chiongson”, which sounds pretty lame. For my stripper name, I think I would use “Ashley Scarlett,” my middle name and nickname combined.

Gers: “Pichicutin Delcarpio

Okay that's it! Now go and see the EROTIC DEVICES live on stage and get their first 7inch, cuz it's great!!!

Dienstag, 6. September 2011

Berlin: Voodoo Rhythm Labelnight

Hello world! Been living under a rock the last few weeks, so no posts here, sorry. For now I just wanted to let you know that there's a cool show in Berlin at the end of October from our friends at Voodoo Rhythm Records:
If you are in Berlin that night make suuuure to be theeeeere!!!!

Some more "news" on the CRKO Fanzine and THH Records will follow here soon! :)

Samstag, 11. Juni 2011

Sonic Avenues - s/t Album on TAPE

Hey Ho! Hosehead Records just released the tape version of the fantastic self-titled album from our Montreal-friends SONIC AVENUES! Get it directly from Hosebag or soon from Static Shock Records (Berlin):

Dienstag, 19. April 2011

THH Records - New Release: THH005 Golden Helmets / Jizzlobbers (Split-EP)

THH005 -  Golden Helmets/Jizzlobbers Split-7"
Releasedate: Spring 2011. Both bands are well-known in the German Punkrock-scene, especially in their hometowns Cologne and »Rockcity No. 1« Solingen. JIZZLOBBERS and GOLDEN HELMETS are true »brothers in crime«, not only because they both released their full-length debut-albums on the same label and at the same time in 2010. Now they finally team up on this split-EP!

GOLDEN HELMETS tell you smart things: »In a club at night circumstances change. Everything’s different.« – A good old wisdom. Five yobs, driven by their very own »Mission from God«, can’t help but keeping this wisdom alive. Early they’ve got hooked up with garagepunk by playing in bands like DIRTSHAKES, CAVE 4, CURLEE WURLEE, BATTLEDYKES and THE SHELLS. No matter which country, city or venue – this mission is law and the method is easy, loud and simple: Farfisa-driven 60ies punk and garage-rock combined with a little Northern Soul! And there’s just one rule a wild show by THE GOLDEN HELMETS is based on: »They don’t eat no honey, they’re chewing whole bees.« So, if you ever get the chance to see them live: Don’t miss it! They are ripping party animals!!! GOLDEN HELMETS deliver their masterpiece with their new songs »Run« and »Attractive Depression«! Masterpiece cuz there was always ONE thing to complain about the band: they couldn’t catch their unbelievable live-energy on their studio-recordings. So, there were two choices – to record a liveset or to destroy a studio and polish the new tracks with shitloads of studio-ruin-dirt and Farfisa-crazed-madness! The band made the second choice and the result is ab-za-lootely over the top! One of their songs will soon be released on the GaragePunkHideout-Sampler Volume 5 and they did a cool video for »Run«, too.

The JIZZLOBBERS play energy-driven melodical oldschool-punkrock built on sweat and loads of thirst. The band was born in 2000 sporting current staff members since October 2006. Maybe one or the other has heard about them from great former bands like BACKWOOD CREATURES or HAVANA RAGDOLLS - though propably not. JIZZLOBBERS got the pretty charms of bands like the LAZY COWGIRLS – in their music and some say in their looks, too! Well, musical-wise just add some oldschool-stuff like Mr. Thunder’s HEARTBREAKERS and cool cats like DEVIL DOGS, HUMPERS, BRIEFS, MODERN ACTION and SHARP OBJECTS and you’ll get the picture: Just great ’n catchy Punkrock! JIZZLOBBERS do nothing less than to answer one of the last unsolved mysteries of Punkrock: Who killed Johnny Thunders? The Germans did!!! To be accurate: DIE TOTEN HOSEN (or »The Dead Trousers« in perfect German English)! Those fuckers payed the last cheque for Johnny’s golden shot! And they continued with crimes against Punkrock e.g. by stealing the complete »On A Rope« riff from ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT for one of their shitty songs. Disgusting! But that’s another story... Thank god that there are still bands like the JIZZLOBBERS who still pay respect to the heritage of Mr. Thunders. Listen to the great songs of the JIZZLOBBERS: melody, energy, passion and some great singing. Those guys know how to write AND play amazing Punkrock-tunes! That said, maybe the world will pardon us poor Germans for our sins someday. Call us sweethearts!
All artwork for this record by Bernd (comes with special gold-print).
THH005 -  Golden Helmets/Jizzlobbers Split-7": Front- and backcover with goldprint.

THH Records - New Release: THH004 Terrible Feelings

THH004 - Terrible Feelings: Tied Up 7"
Releasedate: Spring 2011. TERRIBLE FEELINGS are four twenty-somethings from Sweden: Manuela sings, Anton plays guitar and sings, Willy plays bass and Andy plays drums. Together they play absolutely fantastic black angst-ridden power-pop and this is their debut-EP (they already did a superb 4-song-demo in early 2010)! Members of the TERRIBLE FEELINGS play/have played in various other bands and projects, some very cool, some not even good. The hometown of the TERRIBLE FEELINGS is Malmö, a world-famous city for cool Punkrock- and Hardcore-bands like FY FAN, SKITKIDS, HERÄTYS, HÅRDA TIDER, SISTA SEKUNDEN (Andy plays the guitar), DIPPER and SLÖA KNIVAR. The band TERRIBLE FEELINGS formed in the fall of 2009, and their basic impetus was to do something that was thoroughly thought through and set them apart from other punk bands in their town. The band once described their sound as »sorta DISCHARGE meets LOST SOUNDS mixed with surf-guitars and 80ies Swedish punkrock. Or something. It's very melodic.« Rob Seaton from Canada voted them »AMAZING!!!« when his band STATUES shared stage with them in Malmö. Guess what. .. he’s right! TERRIBLE FEELINGS will tour Germany and Europe in June 2011 and it’ll be huge!!!
Artwork by Terrible Feelings. 500 copies pressed, two-sided sleeve with lyrics, no special edition, just great music! The band played an acoustic set on record store day 2011 and already sold half of their copies. This thing is going fast ... and here's a video from that recordstore-acoustic-show:

THH004 - Terrible Feelings: Tied Up 7"

Montag, 18. April 2011

THH Records - New Release: THH003 Steve Adamyk Band/Sonic Avenues

THH003 - Steve Adamyk Band/Sonic Avenues: Eurotour 2011 7" (Split-EP)
Releasedate: Spring 2011 (This is a co-release with P.Trash Records.). If you like both kinds of music, Power and Pop, and if you need your Punkrock sticky like a popsicle, it's time to finally leave the house and go see this double feature of two of the most talked about bands last year. All the way from Canada, THE STEVE ADAMYK BAND and the SONIC AVENUES will keep your ears glued to the PA like a two-component adhesive. And to make sure this will be a night to remember, here's an appropraite souvenir to take home and make love to: A Double-A side split EP with a brand-new original and a superb coverversion by each band. ADAMYK and his band with the super catchy ''Bored of love'', that could work as the perfect opener for a new LP, and ''Eternal Isolation'' by our pals IDLE HANDS, perfectly adapted to their needs with LIZZY dual guitars and vocals. The SONIC AVENUES present themselves even poppier than on their LP with the sugar-coated ''Fading love'' and the wavy and heartbeating SWEET BABY cover of ''Two tons of dynamite''. This very limited platter comes in the German soft-porn design of the 70s and is perfect to join in any escapade, not only with the Bavarian Fräuleins. Don't miss out on this one!

Artwork by Dave Williams. There were special editions: a very limited picture-EP-touredition and a P.Trash club-version. There are still a few copies left of the picture-EP-touredition at my place. If you want one: only ONE per customer!
THH003 - Steve Adamyk Band/Sonic Avenues: Regular edition (middle) and the picture-EP (left/right, front/back).

THH Records - Releases THH000-THH002

I didn't really write much about the releases on my label Timmeheiehumme Records. But here you'll find some words on the releases so far. Infos on the new release will follow soon:

THH002 - Mean Jeans/White Wires: Eurotour 2010 7" (Split-EP)
Releasedate: Fall 2010 (This is a co-release with P.Trash Records.). Please note: This release is DIFFERENT from the split-EP on Dirtnap, that came out the same time.
Two of the best US/Canadian Punkrock-exports! Their superb longplayers made highscores on almost every Punkrock-playlist worldwide and for their Euro-tour they did the only right thing to do: they team up on one EP to cover each other! The retarded party-dudes of the MEAN JEANS took "I Remember How" from the WHITE WIRES and made an ultra-sharp smasher out of it! In return the WHITE WIRES (feat. Ian, Going Gaga Records, SEDATIVES) do a classy version of the MEAN JEANS tune "Born On A Saturday Night", 100% poppy SUPERCHARGER-style. Packed in a beautiful cartoon-artwork this is a true PARTY-RECORD! Listen and believe it!
Artwork by Bernd. There were limited special editions: a THH Records release edition and a P.Trash club-version. And yes... there are still a few copies left of the THH Records release edition. If you want one: only ONE per customer!
THH002 - Mean Jeans/White Wires: Regular edition (left) and THH Records release edition (right) with silkscreend cover-art.

THH001 - Zygoteens: Sleeping With The Stereo On 7"
Releasedate: Summer 2010. Four fantastic Powerpop/Punkrock songs on 45 rpm by this trio from Milwaukee/Wisconsin (feat. Members of GUT REACTIONS and PLEXI 3)!!! Catchy as hell and inspired by THE REAL KIDS, MODERN LOVERS, GIZMOS, DICTATORS and pure teenage folly! The songs of THE ZYGOTEENS are usually kind of fast, pretty loud, and only usually in-tune and on-beat. Under the layers of fuzz, snapped guitar strings and busted drum sticks are well crafted pop-songs that are surprisingly sincere and delivered in an immense outpouring of passion and energy. The songs represented on the "Sleeping With The Stereo On" EP are very autobiographical and cover all bases as to what the band is interested in: girls, sleeping, and watching TV. These songs have the right hooks to provide the soundtrack for your late-night summer dance parties AND the right lyrics if you can't make it to the party because you didn't wanna go outside so you just decide to fall asleep while watching TV ... OR if you're at the party and you see that girl you have a crush on in the arms of some other jerk. So whatever you're doing on Saturday night, these songs have got ya covered!
Artwork by Bernd. 400 copies pressed. There is also a small limited edition of 100 copies with a different silkscreen-artwork (silver on black cardboard). There are still a few copies left of the THH Records release edition. If you want one: only ONE per customer!
THH001 - Zygoteens: Regular edition (left) and limited silkscreen-edition (right).

THH000 - The Missing Shadows: Wrecked Emotions 7"
Releasedate: December 2008 (SOLD OUT). Punkrock from Osnabrück/Germany (pre-IDLE HANDS). This was a co-release with Hits Missing and Drugcontrol.
If you went nuts for the fantastic IDLE HANDS single in fall 2008 (the 500 copies sold out in something like five minutes) you better make sure to check out this baby! THE MISSING SHADOWS are Andi’s (IDLE HANDS bandleader) original band and they finally put out six great new songs on their brandnew “Wrecked Emotions” EP as an amazing follower to their highly appreciated LP on P.Trash Records (released in 2007). Hailing from the same scene as bands like PRESS GANG, DEAN DIRG, GRIZZLY ADAMS BAND or DUESENJAEGER, this one is another stepstone for the new wave of german underground Punkrock and Hardcore-bands! Tunes like “Burnout” or “Wrecked Emotions” will bite your ear better than Mike Tyson did! Wild and nervous oldschool-punkrock meets fine melodies, somewhere between ANGRY SAMOANS, WIPERS, HÜSKER DÜ and younger bands like AGGRAVATION, TOYOTAS or the aforementioned IDLE HANDS. Or as the band says: “Our Rock will fuck you!”
300 copies pressed. The THH version (100 copies) had a special extra-postcard. If you got one you are lucky, cuz the THH version is totally sold out! You may still get some from the band or from P.Trash Records...
THH000 - The Missing Shadows: THH Recs edition with postcard.

Freitag, 15. April 2011

MISS CHAIN & THE BROKEN HEELS european tour!!! ... and more...

Aaarrrgh, I know ... I'm a poor blogger. Just wanted to let you know that CRKO #2 is hard in the making (review-marathon) and I've got 2 new releases finished on Timmeheiehumme Records: the debut-EP by Malmö's TERRIBLE FEELINGS and the split-EP by Germany's Garage'n'Punkrock-monsters GOLDEN HELMETS and JIZZLOBBERS. More infos on those releases SOON (I promise)!

The most important news for this moment: the fantastic MISS CHAIN AND THE BROKEN HEELS will tour Europe. Here are the dates! Come out and don't forget your dancing-shoes. Yours truly will hopefully make it to the Münster-show:

Sat. 23 April - Amigdala, Trezzo Sull'Adda (Milano)
Sun. 24 April - Great Rangtengteng, Freiburg D
Mon. 25 April - Grenzwert Bar, Basel CH
Tue. 26 April - Ateneo Cultural Beleza Malandra. Bermeo ES
Wed. 27 April - Bar Páramo, Zaragoza ES
Thu. 28 April - Cafe Dam, Gijón ES
Fri. 29 April - Wurlitzer Ballroom, Madrid ES
Sat. 30 April - Loco Club, Valencia ES
Sun. 01 May - Moog, Barcelona ES
Mon. 02 May - Mudd Club, Strasbourg FR
Tue. 03 May - Dreikönigskeller, Frankfurt D
Wed. 04 May - Gleis22, Münster D
Thu. 05 May - White Trash, Berlin D
Fri. 06 May - Gun Club, Hamburg D
Sat. 07 May - Sonic Ballroom, Köln D

Freitag, 28. Januar 2011

SVARTA MARIA - new song

My pal Magnus Sellergren has done a little Youtube-thingy for a new song of his band SVARTA MARIA: cool SwedishHardcorepunk - enjoy!

Montag, 24. Januar 2011

CRKO #2 is coming!!!

CRKO #2 is coming, release-date somewhere around mid-March/early-April 2011! See topics below. If you wanna book advertising space or wanna send review material, get in touch NOW (just write a mail)!!!

Plus... there will be two new releases on THH Records in the next weeks, so watch out:

Topics CRKO Fanzine #2:
Big Canada-Special part 1: focus on Ottawa/Montreal (feat. Ian Manhire, Going Gaga Recs/White Wires, Montreal-Undercover-report, byline articles, lotsa Kanada-Bands interviewed: Le Volume Etait Au Maximum, McRackins, Nomeansno, Strange Attractor)
Furthermore: Bad Sports, Bobby Hussy/Kind Turkey Recs, Burger Records, Cyanide Pills, Kidnappers, Modern Pets, Riverdales, Sonic Surf City, Toyotas, Ty Segall, Derby Dolls, Terrible Feelings, Gonerfest 7 travelogue, tour-diary White Wires/Mean Jeans fall 2010, plus tons of Reviews and some columns...

Vinyl-7inch this time by: THE TOYOTAS
I'll lock myself in my review- and layout-dungeon for the next weeks. See ya!

Dienstag, 18. Januar 2011

ZYGOTEENS: Best Tracks of 2010 (Kind Turkey)

Bobby Hussy of THE HUSSY and Kind Turkey Records is a man of good taste and voted Milwaukee's THE ZYGOTEENS "Sleeping with the Stereo On" as one of his favourite tracks in 2010 on his Kind Turkey webpage ( Thanks dude! For all of you who don't know: Timmeheiehumme Records released the fabulous 4-track EP of THE ZYGOTEENS in late-summer 2010 and it's still a killer! If you wanna order it just drop a line. I think there are also a few left of the limited edition with silkscreened covers. GO FOR IT!!!

Here's what Bobby had to say:
Catchy as hell. It veers toward pop-punk at times, but I think the hard-edged production, tough guitars, rawness and sneer make it a lot more punk than pop. And punk CAN be catchy too, can’t it? Out on a brother label of P-Trash’s: Timmeheiehumme Records (Also home to the EXCELLENT Corporate Rock Knockout Zine). Yes, REALLY hard name to say, and even harder to spell.

Freitag, 14. Januar 2011

European Tour 2011: Steve Adamyk Band / Sonic Avenues

Happy new year to y'all!

THEY ARE COMING! Our friends from the STEVE ADAMYK BAND and SONIC AVENUES will tour Germany and Europe in spring 2011! Wowee, this will be so great!!! Find the tour-dates below. If they play somewhere near to you go and see them! If they don't play somewhere near, get in your car and drive you jerk (or die dumb)!

More great news: For that tour TIMMEHEIEHUMME RECORDS (that is us) and P.Trash will release a split-EP of both bands. I already listened to 3 of the 4 songs and they K-I-L-L!!! The EP will be ready for the tour, Dave (STEVE ADAMYK BAND) is working on the final mix while I'm writing this...

MORE great news: Both bands will play the headquarter-town of the CRKO zine: Minus-Rockcity Meppen! We'll see if we can erase that "Minus" out of the "Rockcity" that evening, haha. Damn, the date is sandwiched between Amsterdam and the mighty PIT's... But anything is possible, it will be April 1, time for April-fool tricks... The show will hopefully be the release-party for the newest issue of the CRKO Fanzine, too! I hope I have it all finished until then, it's kinda chaotic at the moment, but I think it's possible. Stay tuned for the first preview on CRKO #2 in the next days and weeks.

Oh, and maybe the Meppen-show will be the release-show for the tour-EP, too! Party double-feature!!! I know, I know... it's the next to last day of the tour, but we're only amateurs, haha...

21.03 - Mannheim, Germany - Juz
22.03 - Kassel, Germany - tba
23.03 - Berlin, Germany - Cortina Bob
24.03 - Prague, Czech - 007
25.03 - Leipzig, Germany - Zoro
26.03 - Graz, Austria - Musichouse
27.03 - Munich, Germany - Kafe Kult
28.03 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Alte Hackerei
29.03 - Cologne, Germany - Sonic Ballroom
30.03 - Paris, France - Bouillon Belge
31.03 - Kortrijk, Belgium - The Pits
01.04 - Meppen, Germany - J@M Center
02.04 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Occii