Monday, November 3, 2008
DREAM POLICE demise 7" (1981)
Dream Police were a radical and obscure punk band that were from Denmark, who put out three records that I know of. The 3rd one is a 12" that I recently scored(clearly not as good as the first two eps). They were fronted by the insane Johnny Concrete, who put out some solo records that used the Dream Police members as the backing band. This 7" ep I was lucky enough to hear through my old pals Luke and Roger in Albany. They were huge fans of both the 1981 7" and the 1986 ep. Pretty raw punk noise, That in 2008 sounds like something that could have come out on Am Rep in the late 80's. Noisy for sure.
This is the first Danish hardcore band I'd ever heard. I loved the speed of the songs on the one side, but now sorta like the other side for its rockin metal riffs. This ep was recorded live, though you really can't tell. Its also the bands 1st release ever. I was lucky enough to get a copy of this when one of the bands I played in toured Europe and played shows in Scandinavia. A great Punkish Motorhead vibe in some of this material.