Various: Greek Punk '82-'91 cassette

Various: Greek Punk '82-'91 cassette


Tags: · 80s · compilations · europe · greece · recommended · reissues
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Just what the title says! Another in this excellent series of internationally-focused mix tapes. Professionally duplicated and sure to expand your want list.

Our take: Latest in a series of incredibly well-done compilation tapes resurfacing rare, vintage punk rock from around the globe. This series (which is unnamed… someone didn’t go to school for marketing!) is like a modern version of the old BCT Tapes, but the availability of basically everything on the internet means that the bar has been raised. We expect even more obscure bands and certainly better sound quality, both of which are present here. While I’ve always heard that Greek punk and hardcore is a thing, I’ve never really investigated it before. I was familiar with a few of the names on this compilation (Stress, Ex-Humans, and ANTI), but by and large I’m hearing everything on this compilation fresh. While there isn’t enough information for me to say for sure, it sounds like the compilation proceeds somewhat chronologically. Most of the bands on the first side have a classic Eastern European punk sound that I associate with Pekinska Patka, while hardcore (primarily of the noisy and raw variety) takes over on the b-side of the tape. Unfortunately my inability to read or type the Greek alphabet prevents me from being more specific (or, indeed, from researching many of these bands further, which is one of the chief joys of an enterprise like this), but if you like going down YouTube rabbit holes or scouring Soulseek for the most obscure 80s punk you can find this comp and the others in the series are all essential.