Various ‎– Killed By Death #7

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Redrum Records (13) ‎– YNF 007
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Compilation of tracks from extremely rare punk records (1977-1982).

First pressing on black vinyl with yellow and black labels, 700 pressed.
Standard cardboard record sleeve. Also released in a foldover cardboard sleeve.

B7 is mislabeled on record and sleeve. It is incorrectly labeled as "Sperma-Zuri Punx". "Zuri Punx" is the name of the record that it was originally released on.

B8 is not listed on the record or the sleeve.

The fake Australian label address on the back of the record was the actual address of a collector of impeccable taste whose want list was used in making the track selection.

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YNF 007 Various Killed By Death #7(LP, Comp, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Redrum Records (13) YNF 007 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Various Killed By Death #7(Cass, Comp, RE, Unofficial) Redrum Records (13) none US 2016 Sell This Version
none Various Killed By Death #7(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Redrum Records (13) none Australia Unknown Sell This Version
YNF 007 Various Killed By Death #7(LP, Comp, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Redrum Records (13) YNF 007 US 1998 Sell This Version

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djides

February 2, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

This record was actually done as a joke, and featured only records that were on the want list of the guy who did Killed By Death #5 and Killed By Death #6.

Excellent record, with great old school punk tracks. Most of the original 7"s that these tracks were released on go for obscene amounts of money (the "Village Pistols" record sold for almost $800 on eBay recently).

The Cigarettes track is great in your face '77 style UK punk rock, with loud snotty vocals and some mod influence. The other tracks on the EP that this was originally released on is also great. The Lost Kids "Cola Freaks" is classic Danish punk with some killer fuzzed out guitar leads, and almost incomprehensible English lyrics. It's one of the best songs on this comp. Fresh Color is good noisy punk from Switzerland. The Maids "Back To Bataan" is great drunken and noise-ridden San Francisco punk rock, despite (or because of?) the incredibly stupid lyrics. I actually lucked out and scored a copy of the original Maids single at a record store in Berkeley for less than a dollar!!! DDT obviously took about a box of reverb pedals and their marginal musicianship along with them when they decided to "walk down the psychopath". This one definately falls into the "lo-fi" category! On the contrary, Zurich's "Sperma" obviously didn't hit the sperm bank often enough to afford to buy a distortion pedal for their guitarist. Kinda a weak track. The unlabeled track (actually by Ice 9) is a loud punk rock blast, with good screaming vocals. MD's contribution shreds Great punk / noise.

"Big Money"? Ironically, that is what it takes to pick up the original of the Village Pistols track. Great loud and nasty hardcore from North Carolina, US! Fire Exit is amazing late 70's melodic punk rock from Scotland and is one of the highlights of this comp. Some killer guitar on this one! The Rude Norton record is quite good Canadian punk. Chain Gang is New York punk, verging on art-rock. Still, their track is excellent. Guilty Razors from France deliver an absolute scorcher. Definitely another highlight of this comp. Ed Nasty & The Dopeds contribute a garage rock style lo-fi jam. Not really too exceptional or memorable. Italy's Tampax is loud, distorted, and incomprehensible. Whoever had to write the lyric sheet for this one must have had a fun time. I can't even tell if it's in English or Italian! The Absentees 7" is one of the rarest punk records in existence (around 100 copies in existence). "Tryin' to Mess With Me" is great fuzzed out punk rock, but probably not worth the $500+ for an original copy. Dot Vaeth Group's "Armed Robbery" is a killer track. Absolutely low-fi punk from Texas, 1978 that sounds like it was recorded in a trash can. Ironically, the Dot Vaeth single was released by a "Electric Slum" -- a Texas recording studio. Still, this track is absolutely packed to the brim with raw punk rawk attitude-- definitely another standout track on this compilation. The original of this one will also set you back more than $500.

While not quite as incredible as the first 4 Killed By Death comps, this is a great compilation, and should be picked up if you can find it. Or you can spend five figures and five years of searching to pick up the original vinyl records comped on here. Every track on this release is good. Unfortunately, later "Killed By Death" comps drastically deteriorated as the stockpile of undiscovered obscure punk records has gradually depleted itself and the desire of bootleggers to make a quick buck has driven down the quality of these releases.