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Artist: BODYSNATCHERS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: 540
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"A reissue of the self-titled debut 7-inch from Australias BODYSNATCHERS, originally released in 1979 by Savage Music. Recorded the same day and in the same studio as YOUNG IDENTITIES. "Formed in early 1978, the band were a short lived studio based outfit. ROD  & GAVIN MCLEOD were members of two other local punk outfits THE YOUNG IDENTITIES and JUST URBAIN. When the opportunity arose for a cheap and nasty recording session, the 3 piece decided to fill in the last remaining time slot by cramming in 2 short sharp songs that didnt quite fit in with the sounds arising from the rest of the Brisbane music scene. Drawing on the likes of the Gang of Four, A side Frantic was a re-write of a Just Urbain song while its flipside Mystery is a sped up/hacked up cover of the Velvets Venus in Furs. The record has a jarring sound with the vocals more whispered than yelped, while the vintage drum machine drone adds an additional spectral quality. Above and beyond that, it still has the trademark bass heavy, non production values much loved by the rest of the Savage Music family. Released as a 300 limited edition with photo copied cover in 1979, its sound stands as the odd, stumbling step-kid of the label and the band was never to be seen or heard of again. Frantic mystery indeed!" -540.

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