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Kebab – We Live in a System

Kebab existed within a weird junction between Europe’s waning post-punk explosion and the new wave of electronic synthesia. With a vocal sound obviously close to The Slits, the Belgian quartet remain more youthful, subtle, and haematic, fusing drum-machine maximalia with actue guitar riffery to create their strange sinusoidal centre. Remarkably, they listed Crass as a main influence, information I gleaned thanks to the beautiful Soft Spot reissue containing their incredibly rare Life is a Joke EP (1982), unreleased studio tracks, and their demo cassette. HUP!

Kebab – Anti-L

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Kebab – Life’s a Joke

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2 Comments

  • I like it! strangely muscular overall (due to the vocals mostly) considering how twee the synth sounds! Thanks for posting this!

  • Danny Vermeyen

    Another example that Belgium had some very good post-punk bands that didn’t get the chance they deserved at that time!

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