Monday, March 10, 2008

Strikniën D.C. "Songs from The Smack Cradle" 7"

I know that a lot of people are fed up with ska punk (me too), and that's not without reason 'cause there was tons of shitty bands that made the whole genre soooo boring, but...
There are always bands that stand out from every genre and Strikniën D.C. are surely one of them.
I would call this punk with ska rather than ska punk (and you won't feel guilty if you'll like it). The power of punk rock is surely here with such nice guitar tunes that I haven't heard too often and ska parts aren't boring um-cha um-cha heard it thousand times type, but they carry the tune too.
This was their only vinyl release as far as I know. They also had split CD w/Monkhouse, "Ghettoblaster" CD (with this 7" on it) and "Horses For Courses" CD. Later there was a discography which included all that plus CDR with unreleased stuff. All that stuff was released by Irish "Rejected Records".
This is the band that made me sick of the rest of ska punk and made me listen to their punk with ska A LOT during quite a few years.
This here is an excellent band.

Released: 1995
Label: Rugger Bugger Discs
Size: 29 MB

01. Fear Of The Future
02. Planet Happy
03. Not Scared
04. Where Is He?

download here or here


irishdave said...

I never had Dekko down as being an asshole. Being a bit of an "elder statesman" of irish Punk, he's been around the block a few times (see Paranoid Visions), and he may not suffer fools too gladly? Maybe, like the UK's John Robb, he is a bit of a talking head when it comes to "back in the day" type tv/radio programmes, he annoys folk by seeming to be everywhere you look? I dunno - he was always cool with me BACK IN THE DAY :-)

irishdave said...

oh yeah - I love gosspi as well - did you hear the one about...

Malisha Old 666 said...

Maybe that's the reason the people that I've met didn't think of him too kind. And since you don't agree with what I've heard I'll remove the gossip part. Don't want to lead people to wrong impressions like they led me. I was thinking about posting that part or not but the little old lady in me said DO IT! DO IT! Old cunt!
And yeah, The Dagda's "An Endless Betrayal" is grrreat too.

irishdave said...

hey - just 'cos I disagree, doesn't meant it aint true - I have a very high asshole tolerance level :-)

Argh! said...

fuckin cheers for that!
i've been looking all over for shit by strieknin dc for ages, but its bloody impossible to find anywhere, except for maybe in some dusty irish tavern under som (very)green moss in ireland.
cheers again!