Thursday, 19 October 2017

Campingsex ‎– 1914! (Schmockstajn ‎– SH 1) 1985


Unless it means something relevant in German, "CampingSex" is a fucking awful name for a group.
Not a good start.
They are another German band that gets name-dropped as 'influential' ,for some reason unknown to your scribe,by anglo-american show-offs who like to impress with their (lack of) knowledge of the German music scene(like me);most famously by serial record collector nerd, Thurston Moore. Can't see for the life of me how this group influenced Sonic Youth in the slightest, maybe Sonic Youth influenced CampingSex?....more likely.
The music is that post-post-punk goth rock stuff that was so common in 1985, like The Birthday Party, whom I suspect was a major influence here.
Very dated and of its time, and not likely to be subject of a revival any time soon.....but ,as i said, they are cited as somewhat 'Influential'?

Tracklist:

A1 Nichts
A2 Guten Morgen
A3 Schuld
A4 Liebe
B1 Schließ Die Tür
B2 Fall Ich Hinein
B3 Und Sie Alle
B4 Die Welt Geht Unter


5 comments:

Ian said...

With the arrival of Car Seat Headrest, we have officially depleted the pool of horrible band names now, I believe. It can get no worse than that.

Michael said...

One of my all time faves. period. but:wot?!? no bonus tracks? where´s the VOD rip;D
Great record. Still have the signed photo that came with some of the 1st ones.
Ahhh, krchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Car Seat Headrest is truly terrible!!!!
Worse than campingsex...dunno if its one or two words

Jonny Zchivago said...

No bonus tracks...i'm sure you have them already don't you?.....i have an aversion to anything VOD after that cunt Frank slagged me off on discogs!...the twat....anyway most albums are better in their intended form.

Matt Chandler said...

Fuuuuuuuuuuck Yeeeeeeah!!! I fucking love this album!!! Haven't heard it in years . . . Thanks so much for sharing it here!! Cheers!!