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Auto-Mod – Sadistic Dream 7″

Another one by Auto-Mod! Sadistic Dream, released in 1984, only has the title track on Side A and the „karaoke version“ on Side B. The quite „relaxed“ in style, I guess I‘d even go so far as to call it a New Wave rock song, hehe! There’s a „dreamy“ sax, a show-offy guitar solo, lots of reverb on the drums, you know what I mean… But I guess -judging from the title- the lyrics may have been a bit less relaxed.

To the Sadistic Dream!

Auto-Mod – 遠い声 7“

1983’s 遠い声, the faraway voice, has two of my favorite tunes by Auto-Mod. The title track is a straight, dancable new wave number with an extremely catchy chorus, while the b-side (Enemy No. 3) kills everything with its funky bass and its Killing Joke allusions. No more of my useless babbling, just get it!

They‘re the enemy of the third world people (or something like that…)!

Auto-Mod – Last Punk Hero/Dancin‘ Rhythm 7“

Last Punk Hero, what a great name for a great 7“, I hope it pissed off lots of humorless punk purists! Released in 1982, these two tracks are great disco‘esque post-punk with funky guitar and basslines, a drum machine, chirping synths and of course Genet’s unique voice. Yeah!

Dancin‘! Dancin‘! Dancin‘, dancin‘ rhythm!

v.a. 時の葬列 – Selections From Excommunicated Monument

This is great compilation album of japanese mid-eighties gothic, new wave, post-punk and noisy avantgarde stuff. G-Schmitt are frail, beautiful and full of pathos, Madame Edwarda’s tracks definitely surpass the songs of their debut album, Auto-Mod deliver songs of dancable aggression and childlike wanderings (but less funk than on some of their 7“es), and Sadie-Sads‘ tracks on this album are pure genius. And to make it all perfect, the title translates as…

The Funeral Procession Of Time!

Auto-Mod – Cannibal Of Love 7“

Cannibal Of Love, what a title! This 7“ from 1985 is already a bit different from Auto-Mod’s earliest releases: slow, dark and romantic, new wave pop rock with crooning vocals and a wailing saxophone. Side B even has some disco-like moments during the chorus.

Delicious!