Hitlerss - Skate Like Elvis (30tx LP vynil - Big Star Rolling 'o8) - A fortuitous glimps to Johnny Rotten on tv, - and i guess you can figure out the rest. Two adolescents, 30 years ago, in Pordenone, northern italy, galvanized by hormones and '77 riots, gave life to the first italian punk band. They renamed themselves Miss xoX and Plastic Girl (wait: certain Sid Delicious and Paris complete the line-up), and together have been wasting their afternoons on the street. And even in the Bel Paese of Fiat and BR, it looks like the only way out was exactly the same than abroad: two chords and no future. And these kids knew barely how to tune their cheap guitars, - anyway they started tape recording as much as they can. That's, more or less, HitlersS' genesis (their name is for - with their best intentions - plural for stuipd), cutting edge for notorious Great Complotto (that one featuring Andy Warhol Banana Technicolor, Waalt Diisneey Production, XX Century Zorro, etc.), an underground cult classic, obviously also because of its rarity and hard-to-find nature (in honor of truth, a different version of Slave was on vol.6 Killed by Death sampler, even if credits state they were from Switzerland.. tsk!). Ok, it's something pretty naif, made by young guys of a few words.. but at those times, they have been able to put our little sleepy country to the sword, and this LP is a faithful polaroid of their gusty but happy life (from a split vynil with Tampax, to the confiscated discs in Dover). 30 songs, or, more simply, slices of early youth, heart-blood, desperate, yet not arty. Everything Lo-Fi, No-Fi and... Well-Ok-Fi :) and packaged in a beautiful case that can be opened, with photos and insert. Not exactly something ideal for a x-mas gift to your uncles. And not something for your beach neighbours, but - personally - a precious witness, essential to understand what real Punk looks like. One more strike for Big Star Rolling rec after Mercenary God's Burning generation. “Ein-zwei-drei, banzai”.
(28/09/2008 14:02:00 - ip: 151.49...)
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