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Solger / Codex 1980
Album:Codex 1980 Collection:General
Artist:Solger Added:09/2003
Label:Empty Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-19 Pull Date:2004-03-22 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:29 Feb1 Feb25 Jan
Airplays:112

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 19 Aug 06:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton
4.Wed, 28 Jan 04:Tom R
Dumbarton Auroras
2.Thu, 24 Nov 05:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Trip Over (Athertonian) Bloodstains
5.Sat, 24 Jan 04:Your Imaginary Friend
Among Nine Brownian Motions
3.Tue, 24 Feb 04:Neepa
Eclectica
6.Wed, 21 Jan 04:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2004-01-29 
Early, ultra-raw punk/hardcore from Seattle. Think early Black Flag and The Germs (and throw in The Necros, too) if they had to work some super-shitty janitor job for 60 hours a week at Boeing and you might have this.
Christ - this stuff sounds pissed-off! Luckily there were more than 2 songs for us to remember them by (unlike the great, but incomplete “Bloodstains Across...” and “Killed By Death” compilations).
Production-wise it usually comes across as pretty clear but about a trillion miles from any of that ProTools or 32 track remastering junk.
(((1)))) Ripping, early, kind of ‘unity’ tune. Total feeling of: ‘fuck the government’, ‘fuck the system’ that’s been repeated a 1,000 1/2 times but still NEEDS to be repeated! Darby Crash moves up north and gets ‘damaged’ on primo junk.
(((2))) One of those ‘severly fucked up’ songs sung up ‘severly fucked up punks’ . The subject matters no worse than most Slayer tunes (and shies away from a multitude of gross adjectives, this is just sick and to the point). Absurd and twisted but musically really fucking good.
((((3)))) The Germs with Greg Ginn on guitar??!?! Fuckin’ A this is awesome!
(((((4)))) A stone cold, 3 chord killer! (FCC’s : “fuck”).
((((5)))) Oh sure, it sounds like a few Black Flag songs but damnit is this just amazing. Total anti-miltary/anti-war tune. Songs like these NEED to be repeated. “Now more than ever!” as Tricky Dicky once said).
(6-11 are all live & super-raw)
(((6))) Sounds a bit like a more fucked-up version of Black Flag “Nervous Breakdown”.
7) A waaaay tooo fast version of The Germs “What We Do Is Secret”
(NOTE: “Repetitions” is actually TRACK 8 NOT TRACK 7!)
8) Surfy, noodling going kind of nowhere and a lot of uh, ‘repeating’.
(((9))) Sloppy but inspired Damned cover.
((10)) Oy vey! I think I found this raw punk tune, just too raw.
((11)) Slow, echoey sounds like a not-so good Negative Trend song.
(12-16 are über-raw demos)
12) Fuzz, hazy version of #4. “Still sounds OK if you can get past the recorded in a shed with super-thin doors” sound.
13) Same deals as above, only it's a different version of track #2
14) Same thing as above, ultra-raw take on #3
(((((15)))) I dunno but, ANY version of this tune just seems to totally work.
(((16))) Raw as an 40 year old, uncooked hotdog but it still sounds killer!

Track Listing
1.American Youth 9.Stab Your Back
2.Raping Dead Nuns 10.The Last Punk
3.Aman 11.Scheme & Fraud
4.I Hate It 12.I Hate It
5.Dead Solger 13.Raping Dead Nuns
6.Do Me a Favor 14.Aman
7.Repetitions 15.American Youth
8.What We Do Is Secret 16.Dead Solger