Comando Suzie / Ô Paradis ‎– Split

Punch Records (3) ‎– PUNCH 021
Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition



Limited to 300 copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A runout): 7169901/A
  • Matrix / Runout (B runout): 7169902/A



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June 26, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

Sarcastic to the max, yet solemn and serious enough to be interesting. I got introduced into Comando Suzie by following O Paradis, which lead me to this 7" and must say this is an Spanish revelation, more than sure Raúl López is the sum from a punk youth with all the flavour and spice typical from Spain, humour, sarcasm, carelessness and a strong sense of poetry navigating into these aforementioned currents in a disinfranchised idealism boat.

I often laugh hard while just listening the lyrics in most of his albums, this particularly poignant and sardonic song was evidently dedicated, if not for a person, at least for a group of people, it is more than clear anti-fascist statement and a distance caller call in my opinion. Perhaps for some people this may sound all too loud and unnecessary, but that just means they don´t know Spain, there are so many vile memories and reminiscences, forgotten bodies and lively cruelty events that creeps inside the Spanish soul as result from, well, certain events in the not so distant past.

The song follows a very similar type of construction to the early O Paradis albums, some found sounds, a set of basic chords and melodic line and the lyrical component from the rutilant yet polite voice from Raúl, concise and precise quantity of black humour, all time necessary remedy for the wounded soul. There is a tremendous seriousness in all this, even though it keeps the pace of something humouristic and perhaps sadistic, a vengeance is very probable...
Good creation, it is a good place to start with this fabolous band, after this, go to "El Hombre sentimental" an ode to destroy love idealism and human relationships.
Viva España!