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Zelda – S/T LP

After their first two independently released 7“es Zelda were signed by major label Philips, where they released their S/T debut album in 1982. The album has still quite a lot of punkrock’s energy and snottiness, but is already very much a new wave album. It’s sometimes bouncy, sometimes melancholic, dancable, and -most of all- very good.

I love it.

Zelda – S/T 7“

This live flexi 7“ from 1980 was one of two releases before Zelda’s major label debut album. On this 7“ Zelda are not yet the adventurous, eclectic and more polished pop band they would become later on. These three songs are fun, raunchy (and somewhat shambolic) punk/new wave, and could have musically ended up on their first album, too. The sound quality is okay, but it’s still kinda sad there are no studio recordings of these songs.

(For fans and lovers of outsider music: the wild trumpet solo on Mackintosh Popout is almost as good as the one on Bob Vido’s Boo Bah Bah. Almost!)

Boo bah bah, ba bobby bah boo boo bah!