Thanks to the internet, music is far more easy to get for a lot of people. The rarest records can be found as mp3 on blogs or in P2P programs. That's a good thing as far as I am concerned. It's also possible to get records from all over the world on various auction sites, but most of the time they are being sold for ridiculous amounts of money, but that's the way it is I guess. Sometimes you can get very lucky though and I have been lucky a few times. On a Dutch auction site called Marktplaats I got the Tits ep for 10 euros and also the Art Ratz ep for 7 (without sleeve though).
Anyways, the Art Ratz. I always thought that this band was from Friesland, maybe because they have a newspaper clipping on their record that's from Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland. But they are from Abbenes, in the Leiden/Sassenheim area (I had to google that town!), a very small town I guess. The backsleeve of the cover features a newspaperclipping that says: 'Research proves that disco music turns you into a homo'. Now I understand! hahahahaha.
Paul and Olav picked up this ep when it was released in 1982, probably in some record store in Amsterdam. In good punk spirit, we taped eachother the records we bought and I was hooked on this ep when I first heard it. It was impossible to find a copy for myself though and I gave up looking for it. So you can understand I was pleased to find it for 7 euros, about 25 years later. Olav copied me the sleeve and the record looked brandnew.
Seein Red covers the first song 'Steunzolenboogie' on teh split 10" w/ Mihoen! by the way.
Musicwise this is raw punk, bass dominated and pretty clean guitarsound. Lyrics vary from songs about Dallas, prime ministers and drugs and ofcourse the arch support boogie (the title track).
This one of the more obscure Dutch punk records, I hope you will like it as much as I do. I have included the sleeves in the zip file.
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