Liliput ‎– Liliput

Label:
Kill Rock Stars ‎– KRS 373, For Us Records ‎– FU014
Format:
2 × CD, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered
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Tracklist

1-1 Nighttoad 3:04
1-2 Madness 3:02
1-3 Krimi 1:37
1-4 1978 1:01
1-5 Beri-Beri 2:04
1-6 Ain't You 3:02
1-7 Hedi's Head 2:10
1-8 Nice 2:26
1-9 You 3:16
1-10 Ü 2:30
1-11 Split 2:00
1-12 Die Matrosen 3:55
1-13 Hitch-hike 2:40
1-14 DC-10 3:28
1-15 Thumblerdoll 2:51
1-16 Igel 1:44
1-17 Türk 2:50
1-18 Tisko 1:50
1-19 Wig-Wam 3:00
1-20 Eisiger Wind 3:25
1-21 When The Cat's Away 2:17
1-22 I Had A Dream 3:10
1-23 Turn The Table 4:32
1-24 Dolly Dollar 3:09
2-1 Do You Mind My Dream 3:57
2-2 In A Mess 3:49
2-3 Birdy 2:57
2-4 Feel Like Snakes Twisting Through The Fog 2:41
2-5 Tschik-mo 3:36
2-6 Outburst 4:00
2-7 Umamm 2:23
2-8 Might Is Right 2:29
2-9 Like Or Lump It 2:30
2-10 Ichor 2:39
2-11 Tong Tong 2:58
2-12 The Jatz 3:15
2-13 You Did It 3:36
2-14 Ring-a-ding-dong 4:18
2-15 A Silver Key Can Open An Iron Lock Somewhere 3:37
2-16 Your's Is Mine 3:09
2-17 Blue Is All In Rush 3:47
2-18 Terrified 3:38
2-19 Étoile 3:18
2-20 On Streets Without Names 3:09
2-21 Boatsong 3:58
2-22 His Head All Red 2:03

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Notes

CD1
1 to 8 recorded at Sunrise Studio (1978)
9 & 10 recorded at Kingsway (1979)
11 to 14 recorded at Sunrise Studio (1980)
15 to 19 recorded May 28, 1980 at Gaskessel Biel by Schweizer Radio DRS
20 & 21 recorded at Sunrise Studio (1981)
22 to 24 (no info)

CD2
1 to 11 recorded at Platinum (1982)
12 to 22 recorded at Platinum (1983)

Barcode appears on a sticker on some copies of this release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text On Sticker): 7 5965-60373-2 7
  • Barcode (String): 759656037327
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 2A8M2<0241>KRS373CD1 Made In Canada By Americ Disc
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 2D312<0241>KRS373CD2 Made In Canada By Americ Disc

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ASL-2CD-12-2 Liliput Liliput(2xCD, Comp, RM) Off Course Records ASL-2CD-12-2 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
MR-084 Kleenex / Liliput Kleenex / Liliput - 1977 1983(4xLP, Comp) Mississippi Records MR-084 US 2011 Sell This Version

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TheatreX

TheatreX

June 4, 2010
Back in the olden days I got this 45 by Kleenex (You/U) (sorry, I can't make umlauts on my keyboard to go over the "U") and was immediately taken with this band, in part because the beat was backward. Kind of sounded a bit like The Slits too, only not in English. I did have a couple more records by them, knew they changed to Liliput and then forgot all about them for 20 years until this compilation came out that has probably ALL of their recorded output. Oh my, was I happy. Hitch-hike is a song I could listen to over and over (and sometimes in the car, I do, while busily exceeding the speed limit). The earlier stuff still sounds great too (as Kleenex, before they were forced to change the name). This band was sadly overlooked and this compilation really made me remember how great I thought they were, even though, technically, they sucked, and the beat was BACKWARD, for heaven's sake...but that's what made me fall in love with them in the first place. Thank you Kill Rock Stars, for this great compilation.
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y-1

March 19, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

The standout tracks on this collection of the complete recordings of Liliput and their early incarnation as Kleenex are so exciting, they make it very easy to forgive all sub-par material – especially if you consider that you would have a very hard time to collect all their great tunes which are scattered on numerous seven-inches and two albums, all flipping rare.
I personally regard the Kleenex years more as a formative period. All the key elements of the band’s original sound were there, including their amazing alternating vocals with shouts and unintelligible words and noises, but the songwriting was yet very basic punk. It’s thanks to John Peel’s loving ears that Kleenex found an audience outside their hometown of Zurich at this early stage.
During the first one and a half years as Liliput, with Chrigle Freund as their singer, the band could virtually do no wrong for me. The pure joyous energy of Split, Die Matrosen, and Hitch-hike made me fall in love with these tunes the moment I first heard them. Eisiger Wind is one of Liliput’s most ferocious and at the same time most accomplished pieces with three singers upping the pressure, startling to me every time I listen to it.
The two LPs (with a new singer again) make up the second CD on the compilation and are mixed bags for my liking, but songs like Feel Like Snakes Twisting Through The Fog from the first album, Terrified from the second one, and You Did It from an in-between seven-inch show the band on more experimental and more ambient new heights.