Sunday, March 10, 2013

Þeyr - As Above LP / The Fourth Reich 12"

Got a mail a few weeks ago asking me if I had some records of  Þeyr.
So here are both records I own of them. Both were released in the UK as well on Shout. They are the easiest to find although still pretty hard to find.
Þeyr existed from 1980 to 1983 and are one of the better known postpunk bands from Iceland. Their discography includes two albums and four singles & EPs.
The 'As Above' LP looks similar to the 'Mjötviður  Mær' LP but has a different tracklisting as well as English lyrics. 'Homo Gestalt' is also known as 'Life Transmission' (released as 7"), an ode to Ian Curtis.
The 'The Fourth Reich' 12" was the band's second to last release and show the hardest side of the band.
My copy of the 12" is the Icelandic version.As stated, also released on Shout with different artwork.
A bit of scuffing noise on side A of the 'As Above' album which I couldn't remove.

As Above LP (Shout-LX 001-1982)
1. Homo Gestalt
2. Killer Boogie
3. Dead/Undead
4. Wolf
5. Technologos
6. Poème
7. Current
8. Rudolf
9. AreYou Still There
10. Enough
11. Shout
12. Mjötviður 

As Above - 320

As Above - FLAC - Side A

As Above - FLAC - Side B

The Fourth Reich 12" (Mjöt-MJÖT 1-1982)
1. Public
2. Metamorphosis
3. Zen
4. Blood

The Fourth Reich - 320

The Fourth Reich - FLAC


Anonymous said...

thank you

icastico said...

One of my faves from back in the day. tak.

Anonymous said...

never heard abuot the band, i'll try it trusting you as always.many thanx from argentina

TymexPyres said...

These sound so great in flac!Thank-you.I wish the others were available as such.Fellow said he is trying to put out the other cd compilation this year,and video documentary.When it comes out,I think I'll purchase both the compilation cd's,and whatever the video format will be.Have been listening to this band just the past 5 years,but they are simply awesome.Thank you for these high quality files :D

Curious Guy said...

Thanks everyone. I was thinking about ripping it all again and convert to flac but lack of time gets in the way.

Anonymous said...

Iam not usually one so big on .flac,but I must say the format does This band's msuic so much of its' deserved justice.Thnk u :)

TymexPyres said...

Do you happen to have possession of the headhunter records?Now that would be an awesome post in flac. I wish they would re-issue..

Anonymous said...

already had the lp so 4th reich was an ideal add-on, thanks
btw, any idea what's this?

FuseRed said...

thanks for this - 4th reich is great

David lordofvhs said...

grat blog have anice summer

Anonymous said...

I've been searching for a particular

song with the lyrics " I made a deal

with the devil, I made a little

deal." It's either punk,post-punk or

goth. I also tried to google the

lyric with no luck. I had heard the

song back in 1986 and have had a

hard time finding it. If you know or

have any leads or ideas your help

would be greatly appreciated.

Contact me at

Thanks, Rocco

Anonymous said...

The band sounds like early Artery and Sad Lovers & Giants Thanks,Rocco