Arsenik – Bad Girl (1980)

March 8:st 2013 – Great early Swedish punk

Arsenik – Bad Girl

Ori Records ‎– ORI 0707 S – 1980 – 7″

Maybe I should not put out Bad Girl by the Karlsham (Sweden) punk band Arsenik on the international women’s day! Whatever! There have been a lot of hardcore records and tapes posted lately as I have not bought too may records from the first wave of Swedish punk recently. However – I was able to land this little gem, an amazing release actually.

Arsenik started out only 13 years old, the keyboardist was only 12. A couple of years later their only cut on vinly was released. Here you will find a three song EP with two songs in English (Bad Girl / Swedish Boy) and the one in Swedish (Vi Gör Som Vi Vill – We will do as we want). As the kids were in their puberty the lyrics were not a robust but despite this it’s a great record. Someone might have heard Bad Girl on Killed By Death #51 which was a different (and not as good) mix. As for the the City of Karlshamn, it has a quite active punk scene. The band became fairly popular and played in front an audience of 2000 people at one time. Of various reasons they split and moved over to other bands.

♬ Full 3 song EP MP3 320 kbs

Click on the images to expand them to higher resolution. The rips and images are from my record.

Front and rear sleeve


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