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ゴメス – Unaffected Nation 8“

Like their debut flexi 7“ from the year before, this 8“ from 1986 has three tracks of melodic, mid-tempo (and on the last track somewhat melancholic) punkrock. For some reason the a-side -“Unaffected Nation“- starts out with the wedding march as its intro, and the b-side’s catchy opener -called „To Hell“- has some chants of „Oi! Oi! Oi!“. A nation unaffected by weddings? To hell with Oi? Is that the meaning of this? I guess not. What’s a bit strange about this ep is the lengths of the songs: the first and the final track last more than 5 ½ minutes each, which is a bit much for simple punkrock.

Btw: no Beatles on this one!

Gomess – Lxx Ix Bx 7“

Why would anybody do such a thing as release a cover version of a Beatles song? Why? That band always was, is and always shall be The Enemy (not the UK ’82 band)! What ever happened to „How brilliant! They hate the Beatles!“?
Here the abomination cover song especially aggravates because I really like the other two tracks on this flexi 7“: Kick Down on side A is a cool, upbeat, melodic punk rock song, Jim Niteshade on side B is even cooler, dark and sad. So why do the unforgivable pay a completely unnecessary hommage to THAT BAND, when you‘ve got enough cool tracks of your own? Damn!

Unaffected Nation in Japan! 1985