Saturday, October 07, 2006
Gnu - Skalp
Gnu Skalp 7" (Scrape, 1996)
That we've barely touched on Eastern Europe has more to do with our ignorance and lack of vinyl in hand than any kind of prejudice against those Moe headed foreigners. There was and has been a thriving punk rock world in the former East Bloc, even when it was still behind the Iron Curtain. Took the fall of the wall to get much of it onto vinyl and even then things like sketchy economics and the Balkans War kept a lot of the records out of casual reach. So there is our excuse (please apply it to any other country or region of the world we have neglected).
Gnu is one of those Eastern Euro bands. From the Czech Republic, they started in the early 90s and first found vinyl with this pup. By the proto-sludge metal sound it should be no surprise that they followed this up with a split 7" on Amphetamine Reptile. I think the early '00s promised them a full length. I am not sure. Anyway, here is Gnu. Expect more E. Euro stuff as we dig it up. --Scott S