Friday, December 6, 2013

CORTEX - Rare Tracks LP 81 w Spinal Injuries 1983 w You Can't Kill The Boogeyman LP 85

REPOST Request:  Cortex was a rock band from Gothenburg, which was active from 1980 - 1988. Front Figure and sole constant member was Freddie Wadling, ex-Livet Lever. The band is today best known for the song The Freaks, who are featured in the film God Save the King. Cortex grew out from Freddie Wadling's former band Liket Lever. Cortex was called at first (from January
1980) Koma Jesus, but they quickly changed the name into Cortex. 1981 they released their first 7inch at Heartwork Records.  The band was initially very punk-related but then more towards into a decent new wave sound. Today, however, the band counted as the most post-punk band. The band changed its constant members, and even their song material was wide.  Cortex was initially on the label Heartwork Records, run by Henrik Venant in Lund during the first half of the 80s, but then
switched to the Gothenburg-based Radium 226.05 label. Their legendary debut record Spinal Injuries came out 1983 (recorded 1981) and offers ten cool wave-rock-pop tunes, including the song 'The Freaks' which is today their most famous creation.  Then many line-up changes accompanied the band and they released a live album plus two more. At the end of the 80s the band split up and and now has cult status.
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Viacomclosedmedown on youtube said...

Jay IRC said...
"Mayhem Troopers" would TOTALLY kick ass with some handclaps. Just saying.

May 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Bernando said...
To be honest i often add them myself unless i am driving a car or listening to it in public
May 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Jay IRC said...
Do you do it in front of a mirror while singing into a hairbrush?

Bernando said...
Are you questioning my manhood now Jay? Now you will get nothing but Doom-metal uploads mixed in with some videoshots of me lifting weights and drinking nothing but Guinesses the upcomming weeks ;)
May 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Mostro a tre Teste ; said...
Thanks for sharing,this is great.
May 22, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Desperate Future said...
been a favorite for many years

just got a 3rd copy of this LP

i never pass up a chance to buy this record.

live at urania is as good, and sometimes even better.

liket lever and perverts are quite good as well.
March 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Bernando said...
Perverts where fantastic with their "punky oldfolk r'nr" sound or as we in Sweden call "gubbrock". To bad they never released a full-length though
March 9, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Bernando said...

Just a correction. His old band was called "Liket Lever" which translates into "The corpse is alive". Not "Livet leker" which basically translates "Life is a party" and sort of takes away the overall dark tune of the band as a whole. Just saying. Thanks for the re-ups though.