Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Here's the last post for this month.
Twisted Nerve from Edinburgh, Scotland are one of the most underrated but one of the best goth punk bands there were.
Started in 1978 as The Insults, the band played full on punk back then. First recordings of Twisted Nerve can be heard on the 'Mint Sauces For The Masses' comp. 7" on local label Playlist. The band released another two 7"s, 'Caught In Session' and 'Five Minutes Of Fame', on which you can hear their transition from punk to a darker sound.
After some line-up changes, the band released the 'Eyes You Can Drown In' 12" on Criminal Damage, followed by the 'Séance' mini album, a record they released themselves. Both these records are very hard to find now.
It's a shame that Twisted Nerve never got reissued until now. Maybe because they weren't from London or Leeds or so? Well, here's your chance to listen to this cult band.
Eyes You Can Drown In 12" (Criminal Damage-CRI 12-103-1983)
Séance MLP (+1 Records-Nerve 1- 1984)
2. Yes Man
3. Twisted Nevrosis
4. Freak Of Nature
6. It's All In The Mind
Twisted Nerve (320)
Eyes You Can Drown In (FLAC)