Thursday, 10 September 2009

Nostalgia trip

This post will only be of interest to very few people, but I was on a bit of a nostalgia trip during my walk home from work today, so here goes...

When I was in high school I was in a punk band called Tarmgniders. The name doesn't really mean anything, but roughly translates into 'intestine rubbers', as in the verb 'rub', not the noun 'rubber'. We made some insane songs about utterly random things and recorded a lot of them in our drummers bedroom, straight into the mic on his ghetto blaster. Unfortunately, all these recordings are probably lost forever, unless he finds them in a box somewhere in the future. This picture is probably the only picture of Tarmgniders in existence, at least the only one I know of. It was taken at a gig at some point in 1995 or early 1996. I printed it out on a crappy laser printer in high school and then kept it in a folder until today.

Dana on drums, me on vocals, Andreas on bass and Martin on guitar

Anyway, at some point in 1995 or 1996 we had the opportunity to record a song properly at the local youth club. This is the resulting song, Legosoldaten (The Mercenary)

There was only one other punk band in our year in school, Happy Piraya. They were completely awesome as well.

Happy Piraya live in 1995

Happy Piraya had an amazing song called Kaktus, which we occasionally cover live with Moustache of Insanity. The original is pretty much the best song ever recorded.

The sound on these mp3's is absolutely terrible, but it's the best I could come up with.

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