19 October 2010

BALTHASAR GERARDS KOMMANDO


B.G.K.'s Nothing Can Go Wrogn was the first record I ever ordered through the mail, picked from the Alternative Tentacles catalog because the cover looked cool and packaged along with my Jello Biafra 3xLP spoken word release. The first time the needle hit the vinyl my mind was fukkn blown - I had never heard rage like this before, and these dudes were fast. I think B.G.K. are Holland's answer to Tulsa's N.O.T.A. (or maybe it's the other way around)...just amped up rapid fire hardcore punk, and this live tape highlights the band at their fastest. Excellent quality live recording from 198something, the tape might have been recorded in Phoenix but maybe I just think that because "PHOE" is scrawled on the label...YOUTH OF TODAY and 7 SECONDS are on the other side but no other information is available (I suppose I could ask Devon, to whom the tape belongs, where and when this set was recorded). The guitar, however, is fukkn SCREAMING so I really could give a shit where it was recorded, I'm just glad that it passed through my hands. 14 songs here, but the set cuts off partway though "Distorted Views," so there might have been more at one time.  One of the best hardcore bands ever, though I never noticed until today that Rene's vocals kinda sound like Lee Ving.

11 comments:

Doug said...

awesome. been wanting to hear some live B.G.K....one of the all time best.

brainless maniac said...

oh fuck i don't know how to thank you for this great tape !!!!

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS said...

this tape is great way better than there records in my mind

the wizard said...

You are crazy!! BGK records are untouchable!! But I'm glad you dig the live tape...Cheers.

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS said...

i would say i'm picky i hear they recorded a demo what would be nice to hear that tape

Anonymous said...

I first heard BGK on the Flipside #9 video. I never even heard the name before but after I heard and saw them, I was hooked. I would wander the halls of high school like a rooster in search of a hen during the late 80s with my headphones listening to Nothing Can go Wrong; oh, how the memories flood in. Thanks!!

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS said...

there records suck ive always hated them

the wizard said...

Thank you as always, Gabe, for your positive and encouraging comments.

SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS said...

your welcome

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing, this brutal band in live!!

Andres said...

thanks