"Will Protect You"
79 allover! right from the reeperbahn the infamous KIDNAPPERS return home and put Germany back on the punk map with their new album „Will Protect You“. And as their former two albums this can be equally considered as essential. Yes, the KIDNAPPERS divide the ocean and deliver an album of powerpop pearls in their own upfront manner.
To catch up, the KIDNAPPERS are a three-piece of twin-brothers Philipp (gt,vc) and Chris (gt,vc) and Netzhemd-Timo on drums and record cover. The KIDNAPPERS started in their early teens as the HIGHSCHOOL ROCKERS some highly acclaimed 45s and with quitting school just changed names into the KIDNAPPERS. After the stunning debut „Ransom Notes and Telephone Calls“ they got hijacked onto legendary RIP OFF RECORDS with the „Neon Signs“ album. All KIDNAPPERS records received raving reviews and they found their spot between hot dogs and their 90‘s heros TEENGENERATE, LOLI & THE CHONES and classic STIFF RECORDS sound. It´s it´s dutch it would be HOT POCKETS. Come on, it would be blatantly wrong to tell that there is same formula for the new album. It´s ten originals recorded in Chris‘ kitchen during the winter - it ain‘t LoFi! This is the loud on-the-spot punk-power pop album for a long while. The Hamburg boys hail the flag for a sound which seemed to be forgotten the last years. We talk about KING LOUIE, GENTLEMEN JESSE, KING TUFF here (Be sure having ALIEN SNATCH! records catalog - we cherry pickin´ bands for that). What better album title than go for the the last song on the album - „Will Protect You“! It´s a record to be filed next power pop one hit wonders, a perfect dose of NICK LOWE inspired pop songwriting and utter respect for the CHEAP TRICK knack and the DICTATORS guitar riffage. They sing are about girls, girlfriends and whores. Now they quit their jobs to go on tour. Check out them out - the twins still look the same. There is a limited 100 color vinyl mailorder only edition in clear red vinyl. .
"Ransom Notes And Telephone Calls"
|The twins are back! In the age of 22, it was time to close the book of their legendary teentrash past in the HIGHSCHOOL ROCKERS and start another band, and here we are to get kidnapped! Louder than ever, hooky as fuck and more fast than upbeat .... and still the same "who is taking who serious anyway ?" attitude. There are undeniable references to the idolized japanese way of trash rock-and-roll music personalized in TEENGENERATE, HAVENOTS among so many others killer nippon outfits and Fink offshoots. KIDS punk rock songwriting through the veins of the uncountable power pop "one hit wonders" - made a deliquent sonic debut. Yeah, they are music addicts.. the ace "close to you" is a definite power pop hit on the album (and pleez.. we´re not talking ´bout pop punk here, dudes)! "Ransom Notes and Telephone Calls" was perfectly mid-fi recorded in their superteem basement and mixed by the twins on the soundboard formerly owned by Pete Townshend (Ain´t that a rock-and-roll trivia fact?).It turned out as diverse debut album with catchy songs and bleak MURDER CITY DEVILS alike rockers. Out of the 12 songs there is one cover "everybody hates me" -there has been no show of this guys not crankin´out this LOLI & CHONES classic so expect a great adoption. Alrite, this is Germany 2003. .|
THE HIGHSCHOOL ROCKERS
"I love Anna Kournikova" Teentrash Series 45 Vol. 1
|It´s time to introduce you to my new plans ! A new Idea to kill my money !! A Series full of LOFI but supercatchy Blast-O-Rama Punkrock !! Let´s begin with the HIGHSCHOOL ROCKERS, three real teens totally freakin´out about the now defunct Bands like Teengenerate or the Phantom Rats - Believing in the South City´s Radio X™ & Rip Off Records™ release bible, and sure they love the powerpop bands of today. The band members are the Twins Beat-It High (voc. & guit) and Crizzy High on bass supported of their friend Arne High who cares for the trashy backbeat. This 4-Tracker was recorded in one day in the summer of 99, and the Songs are fast & loud & energetic three chord bashers with cheap & infectious backround choruses, always gain on the max. All songs under 2 Minutes ! They´ve got the attitude, the firepower and the drugs to push their debut release and themself to the hip-shakin, toe-tappin audience. Have fun with this platter, it kicks some furious ass ! Lim.600 Edit with a classic b/w killer hardcover. GET THE LIM.100 EDITION OF CLEAR TEEN PINK VINYL - ONLY DIRECT ORDERS !|