Not quite sure what ‘Schubumkehr’ _means. I think ‘Schum’ means ‘push’ in German, but I can only guess what ‘Bumkehr’ means. Whatever. This compilation has been put together by Austria’s **Rise or Rust **label as a statement for peace in the ongoing Iraqi crisis, bringing together a cross-section of bands from Austria’s punk rock community and urging you to listen, think and shout out loud the words of HG Wells: ‘If we don’t end war, war will end us’. I think it was Gandhi who said something similar - ‘an eye for an eye will make the world blind’. Well, this compilation serves as a brilliant reminder that the punk rock scene will not just sit back and watch events unfold, but actually rise up and voice its concerns.
21 bands are included here (including two bonus videos from scene faves Red Lights Flash *and *Cromit) and reflect mainland Europe’s proclivity for rougher, hard-edged hardcore punk styles. Most of these bands I’ve never heard of before but stand out tracks can be heard from the ultra-political Sick Of Silence, the ‘hey hey! Let’s go!’ punk chants of Rotten Rooters, the churning hardcore heaviness of Endogen, the bratty punk beats of Beatbrats, the Jimmy Eat World stadium rock of Cromit, and of course Household Name acts Red Lights Flash *and *Antimaniax.
A window into the current Austrian punk rock scene this compilation is essential for anyone interested in what our punk brothers across the channel are up to.
6Mat Hocking's Score