Virus (17) ‎– Carheart

Jester Records ‎– Trick 011
CD, Album

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1 Something Furry This Way Comes
Music By – Kim Sølve, Virus (17), Zweizz
2 Carheart
Lyrics By – Virus (17)Music By – Virus (17)
3 Queen Of The Hi-Ace
Backing Vocals [Backyard Barks] – Aggie Frost Peterson*, Krispy Rygg*Lyrics By – Virus (17), ZweizzMusic By – Virus (17)
4 Road
Music By – Virus (17), Yusaf Parvez
5 Gum Meet Mother
Lyrics By – Virus (17)Music By – Virus (17)
6 Dogs With Wheels
Music By – Kim Sølve, Virus (17), Zweizz
7 It's All Gone Weird
Lyrics By – Virus (17)Music By – Virus (17)
8 Kennel Crash Recovery
Music By – Kim Sølve, Virus (17), Zweizz
9 Hustler
Backing Vocals [Backyard Barks] – Øyvind HægelandLyrics By – Virus (17)Music By – Virus (17)
10 Bandit
Lyrics By – Virus (17)Music By – Virus (17)
11 Be Elevator
Lyrics By – Virus (17), ZweizzMusic By – Virus (17)

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Issued in a jewel case, with 16-page booklet.

Produced & mixed at various kennel clubs.

Distribution: Voices Music & Entertainment

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 035538 883118
  • Barcode (Scanned - EAN_13): 7035538883118
  • Matrix / Runout: TOCANO AS 54007 TRICK011
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2Z06
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 6E01

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DUPLO 32R LP, ANTI-GOTH 340 Virus (17) Carheart(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Duplicate Records, Nuclear War Now! Productions DUPLO 32R LP, ANTI-GOTH 340 Norway 2017 Sell This Version
OLP-027 Virus (17) Carheart(CD, Album) Othal Productions OLP-027 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
DUPLO 32, PLAKK-1 Virus (17) Carheart(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Duplicate Records, Virulent Music DUPLO 32, PLAKK-1 Norway 2010 Sell This Version
DUPLO 32 Virus (17) Carheart(LP, Album, RE, TP) Duplicate Records DUPLO 32 Norway 2010 Sell This Version
Trick 011 Virus (17) Carheart(CD, Album, Promo) Jester Records Trick 011 Norway 2003 Sell This Version



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May 13, 2012
As if spilt from some time capsule, this sounds so much like the hybrid music which emerged after the initial phosphorescent angry youth splurge of emotion which was Punk, when the more Hippy end of the musical scale put aside sitars and finger bells and embraced the raw Rockiness of the late 70's / early 80's zeitgeist. The Birmingham area certainly seemed a breeding ground for this amalgam of spite and Prog Rock, coughing out a plethora of cool bands who remain in relative obscurity to this day (DANGEROUS GIRLS will always remain in the forefront in my mind, for their Surrealism and interwoven Politi-Social commentaries). Other groups rode on the tsunami-in-a-tea-cup who might or might not have been enervated by the atmosphere of the moment - THE SOFT BOYS come straight to mind, and, taken to a much more extreme point, BLURT seemed to capture the same essence, although with more of a Jazz drive rather than the strobe-light Psychedelia of Progressive.

VIRUS certainly manage to capture this feeling well - the sudden changes of direction feel angular and disjointed, like some puppet whose limbs have become more limber than the Creator intended. Which adds to the overall unreal atmosphere of this album - sounding often like a deft cut-up collection rather than a 'live-to-mike' recording. And between the chug-a-chug rhythms they glue some interesting ambiences and indulgencies, from mood layerings to Nursery Playtime messing around to urban ambience of cars, planes and barking dogs.

What sets this above any others who might be indulging in such retro sounds is when the voice appears. Then the needle of my reference compass starts spinning - from PSYCHEDELIC FURS, through PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY to THE NIGHTINGALES to so many others which kept my generation amused via JOHN PEEL in the velvet depths of what seem now such ancient nights. I even discern elements of the edgier, so much younger JOHN FOXX circa ULTRAVOX's debut album in there somewhere. There's a distinct resonance to the playful layering of voices - a striving urgency to be heard, a desire to communicate which keeps you listening (despite the fact the vocals nestle back into the muscular guitar-heavy mix).

Originally reviewed for Metamorphic Journeyman.