Dirt Shit’s “Rattenlock” EP was released in Austria, 1979, in a reported edition of 200 copies. It is one of the most unreal, over the top artifacts of punk music I have ever heard (and is an all-time, top ten record). Here the record has been legitimately reissued for another 666 people to enjoy. The A-side of the record has three punk scorchers that make my hair stand on end every time. The abrasive guitar sound is lifted from a construction site while the producer was surely an idiot savant on an exchange program from Bedlam. The recording has fades and tape manipulations that add another layer to the songs. “Discoscheisser” and “Exit” are paint-peeling originals while the third song is a great take on the Rolling Stone’s “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”. The flipside of the record is a weird, extended reggae influenced song that doesn’t get spun often by me, but certainly makes the record even more interesting. The reissue does not have the hand colored sleeve or all of the inserts with the original, but is incredibly well done. This should be in everyone’s collection.
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